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Conclusion

The Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 certainly helps to maintain Logitech’s superior position among keyboard makers. Having taken in the best features of the wired Illuminated Keyboard, the device adds to that a wireless interface and a standard layout of the editing block of keys.

There are some small downsides that must be noted. In the Cyrillic version of the K800, the short left Shift may be a problem. The short battery life shouldn’t be considered a drawback, though. Yes, you can expect an ordinary wireless keyboard to work for half a year from one charge, yet 10 days is quite long for a model with backlight. Besides, the batteries can be easily recharged at any moment by connecting the power cable to the Micro-USB connector, which transforms the K800 into a wired device for a while.

Thus, the most serious downside of the Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 is actually its price. All that scissor-switch mechanics, superb backlight and splendid ergonomics cost about $100. This is the official price tag from Logitech. And it may be considered quite steep for a keyboard. On the other hand, the K800 is not a mass product and has virtually no competitors.

Being in fact unique, this product will suit every user who often works with text and needs a reliable keyboard with scissor-switch mechanics, wireless interface and high-quality backlight.

Highs:

  • High-quality of manufacture
  • Classic layout
  • High-quality scissor-switch mechanics
  • Ergonomically shaped keys
  • Best backlight implementation in the industry
  • Low noise when typing
  • Small dimensions
  • Replaceable batteries
  • Micro-USB port for recharging
  • Beautiful exterior

Lows:

  • Short left Shift in the Cyrillic version
  • Easily soiled glossy surface
  • Short battery life
  • Faulty light sensor
  • High price
 
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