Logitech has officially unveiled the Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 for use with HTPCs (home theater PCs) and other compatible home entertainment systems.
The K830 is a rechargeable wireless keyboard that features backlit keys, an integrated touchpad, and advanced wireless connectivity. The backlit keys make it easier for users to type or control their entertainment systems in the dark.
“More and more consumers want an easy way to access movies, TV programs, music and photos with their PC connected to a TV,” said Charlotte Johs, global vice president of brand development for PC accessories at Logitech. “Our new Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 is designed with this setup in mind. Backlit keys and a premium aesthetic that blends into the living room make it a stand-out choice for people with connected TVs.”
One of the unique features of the Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 is the automatic dimming or brightening of the keyboards backlit keys based on the amount of light in the room. The K830 is also equipped with a power saving feature that automatically turns off the keyboard’s keys when the user stops typing for five seconds and automatically illuminate once the user starts typing again.
According to Logitech, the K830 was designed for “the modern living space” which reflects in the K830’s weight and compactness. The Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 is capable of connecting wirelessly to the user’s system all the way up to 33 feet away. The K830 is capable of connecting to the user’s system via Logitech’s Unifying Receiver through the advanced 2.4GHz long-range wireless connectivity. The keyboard is also rechargeable, so you never need to worry about changing batteries.
The Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in April 2014, for a suggested retail price of $99.99. Below are the specifications for the Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830:
Windows® 7, Windows 8 or later
Internet connection (for software download)
1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty
Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard
USB Recharge Cable
USB Range extender
Width 367 mm (or 14.4 inches)
Height 125.3 mm (or 4.9 inches)
Depth 16.5 mm (or 0.65 inches)
Touchpad size: 80 x 52 mm (or 3.1 x 2.0 inches)
Weight:495 g (or 17.5 oz)