- Wave design with Constant Curve layout: Curved layout guides hands into just the right position
- Ease and comfort: Cushioned palm rest makes work easier and fun more fun
- Longer battery time: This feature gives you up to three years of battery life. (Battery life based on a calculation of an estimated 2 million keystrokes per year in an office environment. User experience may vary.)
- Logitech Unifying receiver: The tiny Unifying receiver stays in your notebook, so there's no need to unplug it when you move around. And you can easily add compatible wireless mice and keyboards to the same wireless receiver
It's easy to see why this is a top selling keyboard. It's easy to install - just plug in the dongle and pull the tab that allows the pre-installed batteries to connect. (There's no "insert this CD" or crapware - YAY!) The upside of this is immediate usability. The downside is that some features don't work, or don't work the say you'd like. To completely take advantage of the keyboard, you need to go to the Logitech web site and download their specific software. It's easy to do, but no on will tell you to do this. When you do get the software, you can customize the function of many keys. For example, you can determine what the keyboard "power" key does. Seems that the default was sleep mode, but most people (or at least "I") would assume that it would perform a Shutdown. All the media ad function keys are easily customizable, so programmers or Excel fans can use them as "F1", "F2", etc., while others can use them as their other labels, for MS Word, MS Excel, etc.Also, this keyboard came up in response to a search for "ergonomic keyboard". I was specifically searching for a split keyboard (like the old Microsoft keyboards that had each row of keys split in half and presented at an angle). If that's what you're looking for, this keyboard will be awkward. If you merely like a keyboard that's a little easier to use and feels better, you'll be fine.SUMMARY:Advantages: Reasonably priced Easy to install - just plug it in! Comfortable to use Many shortcut keys for launching commonly used programs More fully customizable with Logitech softwareDisadvantages ( No real "disadvantages", but...) Requires Logitech software to unleash the full power of all the keys Not really "ergonomic"This is based on a week's use. Will update if my opinion changes.
I like the keyboard. I switched from a split ergonomic keyboard to this wave style. The transition was easier than I thought. I like the fact that it is wireless. Some reviewers complained about the keyboard not having indicator lights for cap lock and number lock. I didn't find this a deal breaker. If you install the software a notice pops up on the monitor screen indicating that you tuned them on or off.
This is, without a doubt, the best keyboard from Logitech I have had. Actually, this is the third or 4th one I have purchased. It is not that they are not good, I just have a problem with spilling liquids in to them!! ( Hint: White wine will harm the keyboard, due to the sugar content.) lolI like all the features such as volume control, calculator button, and so many of the other functions that can be controlled or at least accessed, right from the keyboard. It is also very ergonomically designed, so it is comfortable to use.
I love this product - as a software developer, I care a lot about keyboards and moving to a new keyboard is a somewhat traumatic event. Everything has to feel right - the tactile feel of the keystrokes, the position of Home/End/Delete keys, and the hand positions you have to adopt to type fast.I fell in love with this the first time I used it - and I have always purchased multiple in fear that one day it won't be available (I have three new boxes sitting in my office).Apparently, a lot of people feel the same way, because it's been around for a quite a long while.
A quality keyboard. The keys have a wave which was a concern. The design does not impact typing. There are extra keys that can be programmed to fit my needs. I had to use the Logitech site to download the needed software to set the keys. I found the process to be cumbersome. I don't have the time right now.I use the keyboard with my laptop. I prefer a bigger keyboard so I'm not scrunched up. I don't feel stiff at the end of the day. The keyboard provides two options to raise the board to the desired height. Contrary to many reviews, the keys are not quiet at all.Overall, a great keyboard. Just wish the setting of optional keys was easier.