You know, we'd really hate to be in charge of the "innovation department" that's responsible for making keyboards better. Like, how do you make a keyboard significantly better than the last one without creating a new way for humans to type? It's like telling someone to make Pepsi better--just can't do it!
Thankfully, the engineers over in Logitech
's labs are apparently quite a bit smarter than us (or just really good at their jobs...or both), because they've actually managed to produce a keyboard that's not only intriguing from a design standpoint, but also ergonomic. The new MK700 Wireless Desktop is actually a two-piece kit that's comprised of the keyboard we've been mentioning and an equally stunning mouse.
The standout feature on the MK700 keyboard are Logitech's Incurve keys, which are definitely different than your typical hunks of plastic used to type out emails and such. These keys are actually shaped in order to "cradle the fingers" of the person using it, essentially providing a much smoother typing experience and one that's easier on the wrist/hand. Furthermore, the board has its very own LCD (we told you it was fancy!), which is used to display battery status, caps lock on/off, Function on/off, Scroll lock on/off, Num lock on/off and Mute. Finally, the AA batteries within the keyboard can last up to three years in ideal conditions, and even if that means only two years under bad conditions, we'll take it.
As for the mouse, it's gently contoured for a natural fit and has a scroll wheel that gives you a choice between hyper-fast and traditional “ratchet-mode” scrolling. Both devices connect to one's PC via a USB dongle, though we were a bit saddened to see that this set isn't contained in the company's newly created Unifying range. The MK700 combo should ship this month for $100.