Nathan W. writes:

I am looking for a wireless keyboard for my Windows 7-powered laptop because I end up “docking” my computer and don’t want to keep reaching out to the built-in keyboard to type. Since I’m on a PC, an Apple keyboard is out, obviously. I would prefer the keyboard to be reasonably compact due to desk space limitations. I do not want a Bluetooth keyboard, since my computer does not have Bluetooth and I don’t feel like buying a Bluetooth dongle. My spending limit is around $80 and, while I would prefer to not spend that much, I am open to more “expensive” suggestions — provided they’re truly worth the cost. The keyboard should also have a decent battery life.

I don’t plan on using the keyboard for gaming, at the moment, and really just need something for a “good” typing experience when I am working on documents. I am looking at the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 since a lot of people seem to like it. The solar panels would mean that I would not need to worry about replacing the battery. I’ve gotten the chance to try this keyboard in person and I do like the way it feels.

What do you think about this keyboard? I appreciate any and all help that you can give. Thanks in advance!

logitechWell, Nathan, you seem to have your heart already set on the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard. On the “Apple keyboard is out” angle, however, I do think I should point out that the Apple Wireless Keyboard does work on Windows-based PCs, though it would require a Bluetooth dongle to get it working on your system.

I know that’s not quite what you had in mind, but I didn’t want you to disregard options just because of the (what was once a quite reasonable) assumption that Apple hardware won’t play well with your PC.

Examining what you’ve already told me about a keyboard that I’ve never actually tried in person, I have to concede to your experience in this matter. The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 does seem to be able to do the job that you’re asking of it, and it does seem to be a good fit for the uses you have in mind. If you’ve tried it and liked its feel, then you may have answered your own question — you’re the expert in this case, not me! It’s hard for me to try to shoot it down without knowing if there was anything in your experience with this keyboard that you didn’t like.

I have said on many occasions that Logitech makes great hardware; from my perspective, it’s usually the software that’s… more troublesome.

Since you’re also looking to save some money on your new keyboard, I’ve found that the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is quite a bit cheaper on Amazon than the $60 price tag that Logitech asks for on its own site.

I know I told you that you already answered your own question, but I hope this helps at least a little bit!

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