Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 Lasts Three Years On One Set Of Batteries

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 Lasts Three Years On One Set Of Batteries

Logitech has been on a real roll of late when it comes to peripherals. The company has been pushing out some of the more unique offerings lately, and this product is no different. The Wireless Desktop MK710 is going directly up against some of Microsoft's own keyboard/mouse bundles, with this one claiming to be the "first keyboard-and-mouse combination to feature up to three years of battery life for both the keyboard and mouse."

It also uses the company's new Unifying receiver, Incurve keys and "hyper-fast" scrolling. If you're wondering how on Earth this thing lasts for so long, the Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology transmits information much faster and more efficiently than typical 27 MHz wireless systems. Evidently, it's just that simple. Or almost, anyway. Logitech's keyboard also remains active for less time when left idle, thus conversing power and minimizing lag while using it.

The combo is scheduled to ship in Europe this month, with the US market getting it this April for $99.99.


Ready to Work or Play – Whenever, Wherever
The combination of three years of battery life and the leave-in Logitech Unifying receiver ensures the Wireless Desktop MK710 is ready whenever and wherever you need it. To achieve three years of battery life, Logitech® Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology transmits information much faster and more efficiently than typical 27 MHz wireless systems. Furthermore, by reducing the amount of time the keyboard and mouse remain in active mode when left idle, the Wireless Desktop MK710 conserves power and minimizes lag when you resume typing or mousing. (Battery life of Logitech keyboards is based on a calculation of an estimated two million keystrokes per year in an office environment; battery life for Logitech mice may vary based on user and computing conditions.)

First introduced in August 2009, the tiny Logitech Unifying receiver is so small it can stay in your laptop when you’re moving around. And, a single receiver can be paired with up to six Unifying-compatible Logitech keyboards and mice — freeing up valuable USB ports and making it easy to mix, match and add to your existing setup, no matter where you are.

Comfort and Convenience – At Your Fingertips
The low-profile keyboard features Logitech Incurve keys and a cushioned palm rest. With their concave design, Incurve keys support the shape of your fingertips, while helping guide your fingers to the right keys. In addition, the soft, rounded edges make it easy for your fingers to glide from key to key. The cushioned palm rest gives you a place to rest your hands when you’re not typing. Plus, an LCD dashboard gives you at-a-glance status for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Num Lock and battery life.

The comfortable, midsize laser mouse delivers smooth tracking on a variety of surfaces and puts control in the palm of your hand. Hyper-fast scrolling lets you fly through long documents or, if you prefer, you can easily shift to precise click-to-click scrolling to navigate lists, slides and image collections. The mouse’s sculpted, right-hand shape guides your hand to a naturally comfortable position and places the three customizable thumb buttons within easy reach, so you can move quickly between Web pages or applications (after downloading of Logitech software).

Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity delivers the reliability of a cord plus wireless convenience and freedom. Fast data transmission, virtually no delays or dropouts, and 128-bit AES encryption give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your data is protected moving from keyboard to receiver to computer.


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Interesting. The one reason I have generally not liked wireless keyboards and mice has been responsiveness. I have never owned one personally, but have used them before elsewhere. The biggest thing was though anyone I ever knew who used one, and gamed did not keep them or did not use them when they gamed because of the delay (largely in the mouse from my impression). So this seems to address some of these things, as well as the other issue "batteries"

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Three years is nothing. Tell me when they catch up to this: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20091117/177713/

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I think a keyboard and mouse would need more than "weak vibrations" to stay powered. And I'm not surprised by this. My brother's Logitech wireless mouse is 4 years old and still works fine.

More important question is if the 2.4Ghz signal will interfere with cordless phones?

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Add a solar panel an rechargeable battery. :p

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