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Great replacement for a wired DESKTOP keyboard (read to find out why),
This review is from: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K270 with Long-Range Wireless (Personal Computers)
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I love the tactile qualities of this keyboard. It's light and compact enough that you can easily hold it in your lap, but the keys have the satisfying springy feedback of the much more substantial keyboards that used to come with "computer workstations" back in the day. It also has an LED to indicate when the caps lock is on, something that is omitted from many keyboards and laptops I assume for cost reasons. I REALLY appreciate this feature.
The wireless USB dongle is tiny and at first I thought it had been left out of my shipment before I found it in a little slot in the packing cardboard right against the inside edge; don't throw out the packaging too fast! I plugged it in and the keyboard was recognized instantly on two different laptops, an Acer laptop and a MacBook. Logitech says it can be as far as 33 feet from the screen and I did indeed transmit successfully at that range, though I could hardly see the letters on the screen.
If you want to buy a mouse or trackpad from Logitech that has the same "unifying" logo signifying a common wireless frequency, you can control several wireless devices with just one USB dongle. But I have a wireless mouse from another vendor, and I plugged its dongle in next to the Logitech and they played well together with no interference.
If you're looking to replace your wired desktop keyboard, this is an excellent choice with no negatives that I can see. As for using it in a laptop, it feels just a little lightly made to handle many moves in and out of luggage, backpacke etc. I originally thought there was no place to put the dongle when you take it off but was pointed to the little receptacle on the outside bottom surface of the keyboard housing; it fits snugly there but I can see it getting jarred loose or broken if something bangs against it. My wireless mouse has its dongle housing inside the battery compartment, where it's protected by a lid... better.
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Initial post: Aug 27, 2011 8:05:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2011 8:07:08 AM PDT
M. James says:
Hi ya Otis,
Just FYI, the keyboard does have a storage space on the base. However the placement isn't very obvious. It's on the external surface of the base (not inside the battery compartment like in other Logitech models). Just look for it & I'm sure you'll locate it (eventually).
Good review btw... very informative. Thanks. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2011 12:38:46 PM PDT
Otis Maxwell says:
You're right! there is a little hollow next to the printed warranty, and inside that hollow is an image of the dongle. I plugged it in there and it seems like it will stay put. So have updated/upgraded my review accordingly. Thanks.
Posted on Sep 2, 2011 12:39:47 AM PDT
M. James says:
Glad to have let u know... don't mention it.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 3:53:56 PM PST
You had me convinced! I was going to name my next dog Dongle. Then I looked it up and it's a real term. You see they don't let me out very often... Thank you for the review, it was very helpful. I just got my first wireless mouse and I'm so happy with it I'm going for the wireless keyboard. When you mention the spring is similar to the golden days of computer workstations (yes, I'm from that era) would you say it's close to a mechanical keyboard? I need a new one because I've worn the lettering off the keys of mine and I was thinking of going for a more mechanical keyboard this time (mine is Dell standard issue) because I'm a typist by trade and miss the feedback. Any comment you have would be appreciated. Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 4:15:14 AM PST
Otis Maxwell says:
Anzatowndog, yes, the springy mechanical feel is one of the most distinctive things about this keyboard. I predict you'll be pleased with it.
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