Logitech Announces Illuminated Keyboard

Alongside diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks, Cordless Desktop S520.

Keyboards may be a commodity item to most of us, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still want the best and most innovative bit of kit available. Doing its bit to help, Logitech has detailed a trio of new keyboards joining its range, namely the Illuminated Keyboard, diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks and the Cordless Desktop S520.

Starting with the Illuminated Keyboard, which Logitech claims to be its thinnest model yet, the party trick is given away by the name – that is to say its keys are backlit. The idea, if you couldn’t guess, is to allow easy typing in low lighting conditions – something I wish my notebook allowed. Otherwise the Illuminated Keyboard is pretty much par for the course with its media and function keys, and admittedly pretty stylish looks. A £49.99 MSRP is reasonable, too.

Joining the Illuminated Keyboard, is a third member of the diNovo family. Joining its desktop and Mac counterparts, the diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks seems primarily similar only in name. There’s no trackpad present, and until Logitech actually stumps up some images we’ll have to take its word for it that the board “has a glossy black finish and brushed-aluminium palm rest that look great with any notebook PC“. As well as leaving product images conspicuous in their absence, Logitech has also yet to reveal pricing for the diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks.

Finally, the Cordless Desktop S520 is a pretty standard laser mouse and keyboard combo – doubtless following on from the Cordless Desktop S510. A set of function keys, media controls come alongside a claimed 15 months battery life, on the keyboard front. The mouse, meanwhile, should provide eight months of use – I doubt anyone is going to test that claim too extensively. The Desktop S520 has a £39.99 MSRP and should be available post haste, for the interested.

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