Pros I love how it is thin and the backlighting makes it a conversation piece with my co-workers. They are all jealous of my keyboard! I love how you can turn the backlighting off when its the middle of the day. I also love that it is a full keyboard.
Cons The one downside is that it is a USB keyboard and not wireless. If this keyboard was wireless it would make it a million times better.
Summary Buy it! Bottom line. Its comfortable, sleek, modern, and great! You can adjust the height which is a plus and helps make your wrists comfortable. Would reccomend for laptop and PC users alike
Pros Beautiful sleek perfect design... Button's have a great press/click in the low-rider design and feels great to type. The backlit is perfect for completely darkened rooms.
Cons Height may not be as variable as some would like as it's quite low (fine for me). Not sure what others are going on about with key issues, as I've read the comments and experienced none of these issues.
Summary Been using this product for about a while (over a year) and it's the perfect keyboard peripheral for my desktop. Great design and feel. With all lights out I can easily type and layout is perfect. If a keyboard is sitting motionless on a desktop it doesn't need to be wireless (although some have a requirement to move keyboards I don't)
Pros Quiet keys
Cutting edge design
Cons Affects the computer boot time because of the BIOS hanging at startup
Not that many customizable functions for the price
Doesn't come in a set
Summary I have been a long time user of Logitech products. I had previously been using the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 with my computer, but I felt that I needed to move to a backlit keyboard, as I work very late at night from my home and the keys on the old keyboard were harder to see in the dim lighting of my room. I looked for another keyboard that would have similar functions to the one that I had before, and I settled on this one. This keyboard combined several of the functions that I have loved about previous keyboards and mice into one product. Overall, Logitech really has a winner with this one, although there is one issue that does affect the user experience and enjoyment of this product.
I have had several sets that I liked, but one by one I had to change sets because usually there was a deal-breaker issue with the set that made it not ideal for me. For instance, I had a Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000v2 that had an amazing mouse and keyboard, but the keys on the keyboard (and especially the space bar) were far too noisy. The mouse in that set was awesome, but again the keyboard was just too loud. Then I changed to the HP Wireless Desktop Elite. I absolutely loved the low profile of the keys, as I type faster and more accurately on a laptop-style keyboard than I do the regular profile. I loved the keyboard, but the mouse was too noisy and difficult to click.
I then moved to the Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop, but although the keyboard and the mouse were very quiet, I had trouble seeing the keys late at night with the setup in my room. My vision is weak, so I decided to put my own health over the coolness of the set and get a backlit keyboard. I looked around, and I saw this one. I was sold on the fact that it was such a low profile keyboard like the HP Wireless Elite, and had the function buttons of the MK710. I also paired this with the Logitech M500 mouse as it is very similar to the mouse that comes in the MK710 set, and this combination had been a winner with me.
The lettering on the keys is very nice. It is big and bold. The backlighting on keys is amazing, and comes in three brightnesses (including off). The function keys are basic, but what most users need to make their computing experience useful. The function key labels for the alternate functions light up, but not the actual default functions (F1-F12). This is awkward because it would have been nice for Logitech to make these light up too. As it is they don't light up at all. Still it is usable, but that would have been a good idea to include. I like the fact that this keyboard includes very discrete lighting indicators for the num lock, caps lock, and scroll lock functions at the bottom of the keyboard near the palm rest. The palm rest is a nice soft rubberized material, although it is a little small. The keyboard is very pretty, with a clear bezel around the outside that makes it look very stylish.
The very bottom row of letters on the keyboard have a raised curve to the keytops, where as the rest of the keys are pretty flat. This is a little strange, but you do get used to it. Otherwise, there are no real ergonomics to the keyboard. The keys are wonderfully quiet, yet give good tactile feedback for the user. I am not a fast typer, so I have not been able to replicate the keyblocking issue, but it is something to be aware of for faster typists out there.
The one reason I had to take away a star from this set is that when you plug it into some computers, because the keyboard uses more power for illumination, the BIOS of the computer will hang on searching for the keyboard when you boot up the computer. This does not affect the overall function of either the computer or the mouse adversely, but it may frighten some users who are not aware of the issue. This also causes a problem with users who need to access the BIOS to change settings with this keyboard attached. I don't access the BIOS much, so it isn't a dealbreaker for me; if I need to access the BIOS I can just switch out the keyboard for another while I boot and there should be not problem. However, a power use who wants BIOS access frequently will find that they cannot access the BIOS at all while this keyboard is connected, and their computer will take an extra minute or two to boot up. This is an issue caused by most BIOS manufacturers trying to conserve energy on PC units and is not an issue with this particular keyboard and mouse per se, but I think that Logitech would have done better to let potential buyers know this is a known issue.
Still, I do love this keyboard. The backlighting is a God-send feature for me as it reduces eye strain. The low-profile keys make typing a comfortable and quiet experience. As always, I highly recommend you go to Logitech's website to download the latest drivers for the product instead of using the drivers in the box. IF it weren't for the BIOS issue, this would have been perfect. As of right now, however, it is pretty darn close.
Pros It's a pleasure to use, especially in those early morning or late night hours.
Cons The delete key is a real pain!
The layout could be improved.
Summary It should be ergonomically designed with the keys at an angle instead of flat across which is unconfortable. Because of this I find myself typing more ipad style with my fingers raised up above the keyboard tring to accomodate for this I guess. The "delete" key is printed on the top instead of the bottom, and as it's often half hidden by my desk covering the keyboard drawer, it's almost invisible. I am constantly hitting the "end" key by accident as a result.If they just fixed those two things they would have created the perfect keyboard.
"LIKE BUTTAH"on by valerie_c
Pros Very smooth, quiet, and much more comfortable than my cheap, old, coffee stained clunker.
Cons Slightly noisy space bar detracts from the quietness of the rest of the keys.
Summary I write a lot, program, and generally spend a lot of time at the computer. I am definitely not a "gamer" though. My old keyboard was causing me wrist and hand pains because the keys needed too much pressure. The improvement with this keyboard is very dramatic!
I haven't experienced the "n't" issue at all. ;)