You know who Logitech is. The monstrous company has been manufacturing computer mice, speakers, gaming controllers, headsets, webcams, and more since 1981 in Apples, Vaud, Switzerland. Logitech has one of the most pristine reputations in the technology industry, and for good reason (perhaps you’ve read my review of the Logitech K750 wireless keyboard). Time after time, Logitech introduces accessories that ooze quality and craftsmanship. This has become even more apparent as Logitech has continually attempted the penetrate the Mac-user market. The results have been products that would make any long-time Apple user satisfied. The Logitech K760 is an iteration of the wildly famous K750 mentioned above.
Was it able to fill its big brother’s shoes? Read on to find out.
While the K750 is a solar-powered keyboard, the K760 kicks it up a notch and is simply a light-powered keyboard. The difference between these two things is that the K750 can only be powered by ultraviolet light, whereas the K760 can be powered by any light: halogen, incandescent, ultraviolet, you name it. Users who desks may not be located near a window should be jumping for joy right now. Never once did I run into battery problems with the K750, and the same can absolutely be said about the K760. It’s literally almost impossible to not charge this thing. The top quarter of the product is a dedicated light panel for charging. Aesthetically, it’s the most displeasing part of the K760, but it’s a necessary sacrifice for absolutely stellar battery life.
The rest of the K760 is beautiful. Like I mentioned earlier, Logitech is attempting to penetrate the Mac-user market. I’m so glad that they realize in order to do that, there are certain aspects of design that are essential to many long-time Mac users. The keyboard is composed of plastic, which I suppose could be used as a knock against it if you’re comparing it to Apple’s wireless keyboard. However, I don’t mind it one bit. The grey insert between the keys gives an aesthetic that fits nicely along Apple’s unibody MacBooks and iMacs. The keys are composed of white plastic and provide great haptic feedback when used. Furthermore, the keys themselves are concave, which provides a fantastic ergonomic typing experience. The K760 is a unibody keyboard, with a built-in typing angle that feels extremely comfortable.
Another important step in penetrating the Mac-user market is providing a familiar experience with your product. Needless to say, Logitech has you covered there, too. The fuction keys have numerous multi-device actions, such as brightness control, a dedicated home button, and Mission Control. Because the K760 has fast-switching Bluetooth between three different devices (more on that later), you do lose out on a couple keys: the media skip forward/backward keys are gone. Regardless, Logitech has included all neccessary keys to have a pleasurable experience, whether you’re using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
My favorite thing about the K760 is its fast-switching Bluetooth capability. The first three function buttons are dedicated for three different devices. Yes, you can pair this bad boy with three different devices. At the same time. And use them up to thirty feet away. If that doesn’t make you want this keyboard, I’m not sure what you will other than the experience of switching between devices is absolutely flawless. When I’m working, I have my iPhone propped up on a stand and my MacBook in front of me. If I received an SMS or iMessage on my iPhone, I simply press the second function button, and almost instantaneously, the keyboard is ready to input text. There is absolutely no latency when typing, either. The experience you get when doing something is something you need to experience to truly understand how useful it is. Gone are the days when users constantly switch between typing modes per device. The K760 does such a good job of this, and I simply cannot overstate it.
Every time I have the pleasure and privilege of reviewing a new Logitech product, I get more and more impressed. It’s a rarity that a company of Logitech’s size introduces new and exciting products, not merely knock offs of a flavor-of-the-week Kickstarter project. Logitech is setting the trend in the Mac accessory market, and they’re winning big. If you’re even considering getting a new keyboard for using in my daily life, give the Logitech K760 priority. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
You can check out the K760 on Logitech’s website for $79.99.
Pros: Great built quality, phenomenal user experience.
Cons: All-plastic construction may put off some users.