Quick Note: Logitech Releases Solar-Powered iPad Case w/Keyboard
May 3, 2012 5:48 PM
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The keyboard to stay powered for two years on a full charge, whether it's in sunlight or complete darkness
Logitech unveiled a new $130 iPad accessory that both protects and charges the tablet in one case.
The new case, called the Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio, is a thin case that not only aims to protect a user's iPad from front to back, but also offers a built-in Bluetooth keyboard.
What's unique about the case is that the Bluetooth keyboard is charged using
onboard solar cells
, which draw in indoor or outdoor sunlight. This charging method allows the keyboard to stay powered for two years on a full charge, whether it's in sunlight or complete darkness.
The Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio is capable of two different positions: one where the full keyboard is exposed for typing like a laptop, and another where the keyboard acts as a media playback function for controls like play, pause, volume, etc.
This isn't Logitech's first solar-powered gadget. Back in November 2010, the peripheral company released a
wireless solar keyboard
called the K750. The K750 runs on light power, and was shipped to the U.S. and Europe for $79.99.
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K750 is awesome
5/3/2012 7:54:42 PM
I have a The K750 and it is supposed to last 3 months in complete darkness. my office isn't very light either but my keyboard is always fully charged. Has a cool app that will tell you how much lux they panels are taking in too. Once we run out of our current stock of Microsoft keyboards I plan on getting more of these even though they do cost a little more but they're the same price as an apple wireless keyboard. Never needing batteries again is kind of awesome.
RE: K750 is awesome
5/3/2012 9:56:15 PM
I've got four of them with one being a Mac version. Amazing technology. But never understood why they charge more for the Windows version.
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