|Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard with Backlighting
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You've just gotten home. It's dark but you still have e-mails to write, people to chat with, blogging to do. While everyone else is in the dark, you're getting ready to shine. Don't you deserve a keyboard that shines with you?The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard provides precise illumination that can be adjusted to suit your needs. Only the characters are illuminated, so you get just the right amount of light. It makes a bold statement and adds an elegant touch to any desk. The ideal combination of form and function, the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard gives you exactly what you need from a keyboard.
- Bright, laser-etched, backlit keys that let you type easily--even in the dark
- Cutting-edge, ultra-thin profile (9.3 mm) that adds an elegant touch to any desk
- PerfectStroke key system for typing that's silent, natural and fluid
- Sleek, minimalist design for the ideal combination of form and function
- Soft-touch palm rest and full-size key layout for enhanced comfort
- Best On The Market
I bought this keyboard for my son and both he and I are very pleased with it. I looked at a lot of other illuminated keyboards before buying this one. The white backlighting is easy on the eyes and illuminates the keys better than the colored lighting. The keyboard is super thin and the keys are easy to use. Have had no problems with it at all....more info
- A Real Upgrade
You would never think how much easier an illuminated keyboard can make your typing experience. If you are someone who finds yourself trying to type in a darkened room this keyboard is perfect for you. Not only will the illuminated keys make it easy for you to see, but the keyboard being laptop style means it is quieter than other keyboards. I never thought my keyboard would make this much difference on my computing habits, but this was money well spent....more info
- Great keyboard for low light areas!
This is the first keyboard I have ever purchased. I usually just use what comes with the computer but decided to give this a try because of the lighted keys. I recieved the keyboard fast and simply plugged it in and it works flawlessly. I have not run the cd that comes with it yet and don't know that I will. I love the feel of this keyboard and it is really nice to be able to use it without the need to turn on lights which bother my eyes while using the computer and watching TV. There are two levels of brightness or you can turn off the lighted keys. It is also a really nice looking keyboard with a really nice feel to it. I would never be satisfied with a regular keyboard after using this one.
Judy ...more info
- Most people don't need to worry about the blocking
I was slightly worried about the phantom key blocking issue reported in the video review for this keyboard. After having used the keyboard, I can say that for most typists, it will never be an issue. First of all, you have to mash down the n, apostrophe, and t keys simultaneously for this to be an issue. Usually even if you are a heavy typist, you will at least remove your finger from the n key before letting go of the t key. In short, typing "n't" isn't going to be a problem for almost any typist.
Now onto the keyboard itself for most users:
It looks really nice, especially in a dark room.
Backlit keys are an awesome feature and are very well done. There isn't very much light bleed around the outside of the keys so it doesn't just blast you with light. The light is only directed out of the keys themselves so there isn't much light wasted and if you're looking at the monitor, the keyboard light is not distracting even in a dark room.
The little legs to increase the angle between the keyboard and desk are nice and sturdy.
Almost completely silent keystrokes--the keyboard is truly remarkably quiet.
Installation was a breeze. I haven't installed SetPoint but I just plugged it and off it went.
The illumnation being adjustable is a really really good feature. You can have 100%, 50%, 25% and 0 light. I use 100% at daytime and 50% at night.
The thin profile of the keyboard is nice and looks great.
The shapes of the letters on the keys is block style and in the center of the keys. I think it's pretty cool and modern-looking.
The layout is a little strange--the backspace key is just a little smaller. Not a huge problem but it will take a little getting used to.
The bottom row keys are rounded much more than the rest of the keys. Maybe this is meant to be helpful but I think it's just kind of weird.
The wrist rest is in sort of an awkward position for me. I have large hands and I type with my hands rather flat, but I always find myself wanting to rest my hands just outside of where the wrist rest is. If you type with textbook technique or have small hands, this won't be a problem.
I really wish it were wireless, and as nice as it looks, it would look a lot better not having a cord coming out the back.
I got this keyboard so I could work on desktop applications and enter data without having to have the lights on all the time. It works wonderfully day and night, and I highly recommend it. It's the only illuminated keyboard I could find that didn't have obnoxious ugly backlighting and the only one with a nice slim profile.
- Frustrating Typing Errors
I wish I would've found these reviews prior to purchasing this keyboard.
I'm a professional typist and I've run into the issue with dropped letters. I was going crazy for awhile, trying to figure out why I was getting so many misspellings. Then I found the review about the blocking and everything suddenly made sense.
I've never had this type of issue with any other keyboard before so there's definitely something different programmed into this keyboard. And, for the people saying that other people "don't type correctly," good grief! I've been typing for over 30 years and have never seen anything like this before. It doesn't matter how fast or succinct someone types, there's no excuse for a keyboard to drop letters like this one does....more info
- Excellent keyboard, I recommend it highly
I work in the computer biz and have access to many different brands and styles of keyboards. When my company-supplied keyboard got killed by a spilled Coke recently, I found that none of the keyboards that our IT folks had on the shelf were to my liking; they either had a bunch of junk on them I didn't need at work (like extra keys and knobs for multimedia control), or the feel of the keys was terrible, or they had badly-shaped and/or badly-sized keys (looks like they might have sacrificed simple usability for the sake of spiffy looks). So, I took the opportunity to look around for something I liked better.
I ended up buying the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard for the most basic reason; it felt nice, easy and comfortable to use. The keys have a very good and positive feel. They are uniform height and shape and so don't get in each other's way. The letters on the keys are large and bold, so easy to see; one unusual thing is that all of the key markings are in small caps instead of upper/lower (so, "CAPS LOCK" instead of "Caps Lock").
Frankly, I thought the illumination would be of no use to me at work; my office is well-lit by natural light. I've gotta say though that it does look nifty, and it does make the keys easier to see, even in the daytime. I still would have bought the keyboard if it had not been backlit, but now that I've used it for a while, I'm glad the backlighting is there.
I've seen others comment on the unusual placement of the "Insert" key. That was actually a huge selling point for me. On the previous keyboard I had, the "Insert" key was directly next to, and close to, the "Backspace" key. I would sometimes accidentally smack the "Insert" key while using "Backspace", which would put whatever app I was using into "overstrike" mode...and so the next time I added something in the middle of a line, I'd end up overwriting the existing text. ARRGGHHH!! So, having "Insert" out of the way is a win for me.
I also like the placement of "Home", "End", "Page Up", "Page Down" and the arrow keys on this keyboard. They make sense to me.
I like the fact that the USB cable on this keyboard is small in diameter (1/8" or 3mm) as compared to the cable on other keyboards I have (typically about 1/4" or 5mm). This makes it easier to route in with the other cables. It's also longer than the one on my previous keyboard; I had to use an extension on my previous one to reach the system.
I like the sticky rubber feet; they definitely keep the keyboard from sliding around on the desk, unlike the crummier plastic feet on other keyboards I've used.
I have not experienced the three-key-dropping problem that others have mentioned, so it doesn't appear to be a factor for me.
I saw that another reviewer said that the "F" key row is not illuminated. It is on mine. So, either his keyboard is defective, or I have a later rev that has the "F" row lit as well.
It would have been nice if Logitech had included a USB port for a mouse. I understand it'd be hard to do given the low profile, and it's really not a showstopper, but it would cut down on the number of wires I have to route.
- Great Keyboard , just a little compact
This i a great keyboard I would recommend it to who ever wants to update from those old big clunky keyboards. The only issue I have, but I know I will get use to it is its a little compact. What I mean by that is at first it looks like a regular sized keyboard, but when you start typing you will realize that the backspace is shorten and you tend to hit the letter right next to the one you actually want. This doesn't happen too often but it something that is easily adaptable. Overall great keyboard with great features. ...more info
- Great keyboard!
When I received this keyboard I knew it would be slim but let me tell you I was shocked to see how super slim it was. What I like about it over the Dinovo Edge is that it has the number keyboard included which I use a lot. The other 3 unique and stunning features I love are the bright white backlight for the keys which has 3 settings from dimming to off and the clear glass around the perimeter of the keyboard to enhance the look and lastly the precision tactile feel/feedback on the keys which are very smooth and quiet. Overall, it is an impressive keyboard and I fully recommend it. ...more info
- Great Keyboard
I find that I can not see as well as I used to and the lighted keyboard gives me the edge I need. I am not a true typist and need to look down at the keyboard as as I type most of the time. On gloomy days I always have to have a bright light on the keyboard. That is not true with this keyboard. You can see it under any condition.
The touch is nice and the keyboard does not "clack" as you type. The size and weight are a plus as well.
I really like my Logitech Illuminated keyboard.
- Excellent Product
Arrived in atimely fashion. Works very well. My typing speed is about 60wpm. No problems.Backlighting is excellent and noiseless keyboard is very user friendly. Am using it with a notebook PC.
- My Favorite Keyboard!
My absolute favorite keyboard so far, and I've tried MANY. I've been searching for the "perfect" keyboard for almost two years now - and have spent hundreds on the search. I've tried everything from Razer Lycosa to Siatek Eclipse II.
Being that I don't always want to work under bright light, an illuminated keyboard was a must. But most of them are poorly designed or horribly tacky - targeted at gamers only. This one is very sleek and the illumination is perfect.
* Great key feel, very similar to the Apple keyboards - maybe even better.
* Lights up so only the letters glow white - not between the keys like many others.
* Perfect amount of light (adjustable)
* Very sleek looking - not tacky like many of the others (hint: Siatek). Awesome design.
* Has an insert key (small one)
* Really easy to read the keys - night or day.
* No drivers required (like with the Razer)
* No scroll lock key - does that matter?
* Large delete key (double size) and the insert key is a half sizekey where Scroll Lock would be.
* Function keys are half-size like Apple and not illuminated as well as the other keys. This is probably my biggest gripe. The Function keys double as the "media" keys - a popular design. But they lit the media part of the design, not the function part. So for example the symbol is lit, not the F11. Why not light both?
* Where is my built in USB hub? For $70 (street price) give me a couple of ports.
Did I mention the key feel? Simply fantastic.
I think this one is a keeper.
- Illumination/Touch Great - Software Not
Really like the touch of this keyboard. Also, at times work in low-light conditions and the illumination is awesome. However, the Logitech software causes the keyboard to switch its focus between open windows. For example, sometimes I can only type a few letters in an Outlook e-mail and then the active window changes to another app, requiring you to mouse click back into Outlook. Uninstalled the software and no longer an issue, but can't use the F keys to launch programs....more info
- Great product... Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
I love it so much I bought one for home, and it isn't a cheap keyboard :). Key stroke is long with a good positive hit on the bottom, very similar to my excellent IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad keyboard. Design is great, footprint is small, it looks good, and there isn't a bunch of extra buttons and knobs to sit there and never be used....more info
- I REALLY wanted to like this keyboard :-(
It's a nice looking keyboard. The illumination scheme (easily set to different brightnesses) works great (although as others have noticed, the F- keys are not similarly illuminated.)
But I personally find I make a lot more mistakes typing on it than with a $10 Dell keyboard. I have acrylic nails, but those seem to make typing on the Logitech MORE accurate than I would otherwise be, as I can center my hits on the keys. The flatness of the Logitech keys (like a laptop's) is less forgiving than a regular keyboard's taller keys. I can't tell you how many times I've typed dir &.* instead of dir *.* (yes, old DOS people are... old...)
Yesterday I used the numeric keypad portion extensively to enter scores for a local pistol match. Having trained myself to do touch numeric entry (rather than looking at the keys), I find that the standard manner of hitting the zero key on the keypad (thumb curled under) is much less sure than with the cheap keyboard.
That was probably the final straw, as one reason I'd bought the keyboard was for its thinness... in the hopes that it might be convenient to carry with my laptop when I travel to places where I may need to do data entry. That it also weighs 970 grams versus the Dell's 515 (almost double... or a pound more) also works against it as a travel companion.
Probably too late to return it. But perhaps somebody on eBay will be looking for a bargain.
Bottom line - other than the illumination, the only aspect of this keyboard better than what's built into my laptop is the numeric keypad... and that isn't really suited for more than casual data entry....more info
- Big Winner
Logitech has a winner with it's Ultrathin Illuminated Keyboard. The keys are very quiet and sensitive. It's low profile is perfect for typeing. Don't need any "legs" on the back bottom to angle the keyboard up. And the "second" usage for all of the "F" keys make Microsofts "Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center" not even in the same league! Yes there's is wireless, but would not trade my Logitech Ultrathin for the "Microsoft's" peice of junk! Logitech's new keyboard is fantastic, well designed,the keys on the keyboard are backlighted. Extremely comfortable to use. But one "trick" thing Logitech should have put on there keyboard is "NeonGlo wire" around the outside of the keyboard. Which would incorporate very well as there is a 1/4" clear plexiglass strip around 3 side's of Logitech's keyboard, and comes in 3 colors red, blue and green. I may try to rig something up myself. I would give this keyboard 4 stars. John E. Baker...more info
This is replacing a Fatal1ty low profile keyboard. The previous keyboard was a great and I had little intention of replacing it until I accidentally damaged it during travel. This new logitech thin keyboard was found because my previous keyboard was no longer on the market. The Logitech has a more sophisticated lighting scheme. It is a pleasure to see for it is is extremely clear and lacks the over lighting often found on gaming keyboards.
In my opinion this keyboard has the performance of a gaming keyboard without all the extra nascar like fuss. The logitech is a luxury sport model....more info
- Illuminated keyboard
The keyboard is built solid with a firm keystroke. The keys illuminate crisp and clear but could be slightly brighter. The tilt on the keyboard is a little low for me. It raises the front only a half inch. Overall it types great and has a solid feel to it. ...more info
- Decent with minor flaws
A quick and dirty review.
The keyboard works fine. Nothing wrong with it. Slim, sleek and silent and that whole ordeal about phantom key blocking business, I could care less. I don't type near that fast anyway. I also like the fact that the lighting is white, not colored. Another great plus, the windows key (unhappy accident key) is small.
But, it's not without flaws. Here are my minor nit picks that prevented a perfect score.
First, what inspired the fool to light the icons on the Function keys but not the F1-F12 numbers themselves? Right off the bat, these icons mean nothing unless you press another button to make them active. Why light those icons when the function keys are used more for their primary purpose? It wasn't too big of a thing to work around since they are broken into blocks of four, which makes it easier to remember, but still. Dumb idea.
No underside keyboard legs to prop it up with, what the heck? I'm using two decks of cards to stand it up at an angle that I can use it. Otherwise it just kills me to let it lay flat. The long and meager, nondetachable wrist rest doesn't help either. I slide my old cloth wrist rest back to it's home in the front for this keyboard.
The bottom row of buttons on the left has a really nice rounded up curve to it that helps with thumb key presses. Once you move past the right CTRL button, it goes back to concave. The arrow pad, I don't care to much about, but I do use the 10 key quite a bit and I find myself missing the zero and decimal quite often because I have to press much further down to trigger it.
The lighting itself isn't very universal. (And this is an extreme nit pick. Disregard this if you aren't a perfectionist.) The majority of the keys are lit all the way, but I'd have to say a lot of the border keys are about 70% lit. It doesn't make it unreadable, it's just something that you tend to notice.
It's not a bad keyboard. Really, it isn't. It's just not perfect. I'd give it a five if Logitech could just fix my first two problems in a second revision. That, or make a bigger, clicky version for people like me. I'm still getting used to this laptop style....more info
- I love this keyboard!
I have had so many keyboards and this one is by far the best I have used.. I am buying a second one right now!!...more info
- Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard with Backlighting
Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard with Backlighting
This keyboard is larger than most. It has three levels of illumination of the keys. A snap to install. Excellent keyboard viewing, even in the dark. Only issue is that symbols at top of keyboard do not automatically function when set up. Likely requires some additional software linkage with your system. Overall, well worth the price if you need a lighted keyboard....more info
- Stealth Keyboard - Quiet, Sleek and Cool Backlights! Awesome!
I type a lot and wanted a keyboard that didn't go clackety-clack every time I type. I also work in a dimly lit room, so backlit keys were essential. This Logitech keyboard delivers seamlessly on all fronts!!
Finally, I can do all the typing I want and not have to hear the annoying sound of keyboard keys clicking and clacking!! I LOVE how quiet this keyboard is!! Not sure if this is a big deal to you? Try it out and I bet you'll never go back! In fact, you'll probably wonder why it took you so long to switch! Life is noisy enough without unnecessarily adding to it. Noisy keyboards are a needless placebo. There's no reason to bombard yourself all day long with the tedium. I wouldn't call this one silent, but it barely makes a sound. And for me, that's perfect. I love it!
Boy, the feature of backlit keys is something I never knew existed! I learned gamers like it because they play games in the dark. Me, I do a lot of graphic work in a dimly lit office and discovering that lighted keyboards exist was a revelation! I LOVE this feature! Above the keypad are controls to adjust the key's light intensity, low, med high and off. I use it on high when working then turn the lights off when done for the day. It's AWESOME to be able to see every key in the dark and still be able to type with ease! Not glaringly bright, just lit enough to make the keys appear white. Again, another awesome feature executed to perfection by Logitech!
The keyboard itself is quite thin and sleek. But the construction is solid and not cheap to the look or touch. On the contrary, this is a high end keyboard. The keys are similar to those on a laptop -- low profile, responsive, with a durable feel. There's even a hand rest along the bottom that feels slightly rubberized to the touch. Very nice. This is a full size keyboard with all the function keys along the top and full number pad on the right. The function keys along the top also double as special function keys like CD eject, webpage home, email calculator, etc. They're also fully customizable.
I found this keyboard by accident and bought it on a whim via Amazon Gold Box special. This was the first time I used Gold Box and the price was exactly half of Best Buy! No tax, free shipping, how can you go wrong!! Add to that the high quality keyboard itself and I'm VERY happy!
This keyboard delivers everything I wanted to perfection and I love it so much I'll probably buy 2 more for my other computers! I hope laptops start coming out with lighted keys! Once you get used to a keyboard of this caliber, it's hard to use anything else! Go for it!!
- Love this keyboard
I was attracted to this keyboard because of the white backlighting, but fell in love with it because of the light tension on the keys and the positive tactile sensation I get when typing.
It doesn't hurt that this keyboard looks sharp too. The illuminated letters on the keys look sharp and very precise.
I haven't run into any of the keyblocking issues that others have noted in prior reviews. I am an 85-90 wpm typist and have not had any issues with mixed up or blocked letter combinations.
Yes, it's pricey but compared to other keyboards, most notably the supposedly high performance gaming keyboards, the price is pretty reasonable. I'm far happier with this keyboard than I am with the MS Reclusa keyboard I've been using for the past few months.
One last thing I would like to note is that the F-keys (F1-F12) default to the F functions and double as hotkeys (email, www, search, etc) if you hold a Fn key while depressing a F key. I find this feature especially nice after fighting MS keyboards and their dual function F-keys defaulting to their hotkey function. ...more info
- backlight keyboard
I have had this keyboard for about one month and I think it is great. The keyboard has very soft keys, you can adjust the brightness, do not like how the delete key is shaped (may still need time to adjust). The function keys and features are good and I would buy it again....more info
- Great keyboard
This is a beautiful and easy to use keyboard. I particularly like the fact that the letters won't wear off as with normal keyboards. Wish it did not require a plug and cord, but that is not a big problem. Recommend it highly....more info
- i love this keyboard
This keyboard is great. Very cool looking. Love the backlighting. As other reviewers said, it is shaped differently than other keyboards. It is very flat, so it is like a laptop keyboard. It takes a little time getting used to it, but once you do it's great. I purchased this instead of a cordless keyboard because I read a lot of reviews about cordless ones falling asleep, and then it takes a while for them to wake up. This keyboard never falls asleep and looks great too! Thumbs up....more info
- THIS ITEM IS WONDERFUL FOR BABY BOOMERS
I recieved this Illuminated keyboard from Amazon tonight ....
Set Up was easy..........and how wonderful..to be able to see my keyboard
with light........I highly reccomend this item to anyone who might need a little help.......I'm typeing on it now........and I must say once again.this thing is great.......GET IT......Its teriffic...more info
When I bought this online, I thought it was just a run-of-the-mill keyboard. When it arrived at my office, turns out it has gorgeous clear edging. The keys are indeed very quiet and make it great to type on at all hours of the day and night.
Excellent buy!...more info