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- Rating: (4.5) based on 1216 reviews
- Manufacturer: Logitech
- Model: 920-000914
- UPC: 097855054548
Logitech 920-000914 Customer Reviews
Great for production typing!
I do production typing for a living and just bought this keyboard today. This is the best keyboard for my vocation. The wrist rest and keys have made the pain and numbness that occur in my hands obsolete tonight. Have not had this happen in many months! The backlit keyboard makes it perfect for having dim lighting and being able to see all the keys easily. The soft touch keyboard is so easy on the hands, and with it being wired the response is immediate. I love this keyboard and am so glad I bought it!
Review by Psychtype ().
Now I'm spoiled!
Ever since I first used this keyboard, I just can't use anything else. The last time I went by Best Buy, they only had 2 in stock and I bought both of them for backup. I'm a medical transcriptionist and type 8 hours a day, my pay is based on production, so a good keyboard is essential to my job. I love the soft touch and, being in an office with other employees, the fact that it is so quiet is a gigantic plus. I have absolutely nothing negative to say, except I just wish the price were a little lower, as I am buying these myself. But they do go on sale occasionally, so I keep a watch out for that. Now I'm just paranoid that Logitech will quit making it!
Review by tiffin ().
love my keyboard
love the different levels of back lighting and different colored f keys
Review by thetobster ().
This keyboard is awesome. The ability to change the back light settings makes it even more versatile from bright sunlight to a completely dark room. Excellent workmanship. I have nothing bad to say about it.
Review by TalonLV ().
Nice and quiet for work, but ...
I bought this keyboard for work. My old standard-issue Dell keyboard was wearing out after seven years, and I wanted to replace it with a quiet keyboard b/c I often need to take notes on the computer while I'm on the phone. Pros: It is indeed very quiet. The design is sleek and attractive and the product is high quality (well made and feels good). I like the full number keypad. The typing experience is very nice, although I will say I've had this thing for a couple of months and still struggle a bit getting used to it. My typing speed is slower now b/c I make more errors now. I finally had to remove the Caps Lock key b/c I was hitting it by accident all the time. And I still have to look down for the Delete key, which I could find by touch on the old Dell. I'm not sure I'll ever type at my old rate. ... There is no USB port on the keyboard itself so if you have a wired mouse you will need to plug it into a USB port on your computer. (If your CPU is on the floor, make sure your mouse cord can reach it!) I find it odd that a wired keyboard doesn't directly support a wired mouse. Last but not least, I wish the "Getting Started" card that comes with the keyboard included a link for where to find the online tech support (which is on the Logitech web site but is limited and for some reason was hard to find the first time I looked for it).
Review by computerslave ().
Best Keyboard Ever!
Logitech has aced it with this keyboard! The over-all quality is astounding and the comfort level is great. It's the flattest keyboard I've ever used and the heaviest. It's the first I've purchased with the "back-lit" keys and they're adjustable, they have 3 brightness levels. I use it a lot playing C.O.D. Modern Warfare II and it's always stable and stays put, no sliding around on my desk and best of all, playing MW2 in the dark, love that! The keys are smooth and quiet and the keyboard is so flat it doesn't bother my wrists to use it for extended periods. It is a USB keyboard so if you only have a PS2 input you'll need an adapter. Needing this adapter is rare these days with all the USB ports available on desktops. I'm a Huge Logitech fan and this is another great product from them, enjoy!
Review by JC103 ().
Great keyboard for gamers and average users alike.
I gave this keyboard all 5 stars across the board for multiple reasons. First off, the soft touch palm rest is extremely comfortable. Also, the backlighting is conventient, and can be adjusted based on the user's preferences. The short keystrokes are precise, and aren't very noisy. The shortcut buttons are very convenient, and the macros are very easy to setup once you install the included drivers. I exchanged my defective Razer Lycosa for this model, and I'll never buy Razer again. If you're looking for a great keyboard, this is a must-buy.
Review by StoutSystematic ().
Awesome keyboard for gamers
I've had this keyboard for about a week and I love it. I can play my PC games in pure darkness without any issue. The keyboard itself feels great and not cheap like other keyboards out there. Buy this, you seriously won't be disappointed.
Review by GamingGuy28 ().
Nice keyboard-like backlight
I would have loved the keyboard, but I had to send it back because it had a usb conncection and would have had to go to the neighboring town to get the adapter and that was the reason for ordering it on line-not to go to Augusta, Ga. at Xmas time -it was a gift, so i will try to buy it again later when a tech can show me what adapter I need.
Review by Granelda ().
I love this keyboard
WOW! I wish I had bought this years ago, but it might not have been available then. I can work with most of the lights in the room turned off early mornings and late evenings or in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. The brightness of the keyboard is adjustable! Or, you can turn off the back lighting completely. Also, the keyboard is ultra-thin yet remains very stable on the desktop, does not slip or slide at all. It has a very "solid" professional feel too it. Definitely not a cheapo product. The function keys are also programmable. I really do love this keyboard. Thank you, Logitech and Best Buy!
Review by judwil ().
Cannot handle 3 key presses
PROS Very nice to type on. Keys feel pretty good and responsive, keyboard is sturdy, and quiet. I love the illumination. I think it's bright enough, and overall really feels its helpful in not quite as illuminated rooms. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Delete CONS You cannot press 3 keys simultaneously. Like Shift+W+Space, neither could you press W+D+Shift This keyboard is rendered useless for games; it appears LogiTech wants you to buy their "gaming" series of keyboards to play games OTHER NOTES I'm so glad BestBuy has a return policy. It's a shame, I have another LogiTech keyboard that I use for my Mac, and I couldn't be happier. Everything is so smooth, I love these keyboards. Just don't know why LogiTech felt the need to stiff arm consumers into buying a specific product of theirs. My old HP's keyboard is what I'm using to game now. It was cheap and works flawlessly
Review by kernDogJx7 ().
I love this keyboard.
I bought this keyboard on sale during a black friday a couple years ago and I couldn't be happier. The keyboard feels amazing, is slim, very sleek looking, and the software is great. There are a lot of cool customizing options for the keyboard and how you want it to work for you, and lots of quick-access buttons that can be customized.. The illuminating feature looks great and is very handy in low-light situations. Noise-wise the keys are as quiet as standard laptop keys.
Review by FreakOfMusic ().
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
This is a great keyboard. It had a quality look and feel to it and is backed with a 3 year warranty.
Review by Mnstr3d ().
I always wanted a backlit keyboard and when my old keyboard broke I bought this one. Its so easy to type, the keys are friendly to use and it is not laud. the backlit can happen in 3 different modes from very light to somewhat light. Also I love this keyboard because the cord is fairly long which is very convenient for me. I really like this product
Review by kassh ().
This is by far the best keyboard I have ever owned. When I recently needed to replaced my old keyboard, I did a little searching at Best Buy and noticed this one right away because of the back lit keys. The room where my PC is located is usually soft lighting, so I would always have trouble seeing the keys. No longer with this one. It can be totally dark and you could still use it. In addition it is solidly built, quiet keys ( I hate noisy keys while typing). It also has some weight to it so it doesn't slide around. And to top it off it has a very nice sleek look to it. If you don't mind putting out a bit of extra cash for a keyboard definantly check this one out. You won't be dissapointed.
Review by MidnightBlues ().
Didn't think I'd like this as much since the keys are much flatter than on a nonlaptop but the feel of them is fantastic. Not slippery at all like some keyboards. I type much faster and I just love the adjustale illuminated keys - not too bright, not too dull, perfect! I even bought one for my laptop as I hate those slippery keys. I just waited until this went on sale and picked it up from Best Buy, my favorite store! Moirish
Review by Moirish ().
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard is one of the good purchases I did in 2010.Very accurate, nice typing and has a incredible design.The illuminated keys helped me a lot at night.Before it, I couldn't find keys when typing at night, in a poor lighten room.The unboxing was incredible, it felt like an apple product.It is by far the best keyboard that I have ever owned. Thank you Logitech for this marvelous piece of technology, and thank you Best But for being the bridge that helped me getting it. I really recommend it. Cheers
Review by icpneto ().
GREAT KEYBOARD, WORKS GREAT, EXCELLENT PRODUCT, ILLUMINATED IS CLEAR AND VERY NOTICEABLE
Review by kazooz ().
Key board is great, great software, easy to use
Great software and design. has made all my computer uses much better
Review by ASignor ().
I saw this keyboard on sale for 60 and had to go get it after reading so many good reviews. The illuminated keys look incredibly nice, I like to turn off the lights to enjoy it. The keys are seem large and flat compared to the HP keyboard I received with my computer, which actually makes typing feel much faster and more comfortable. With the provided set point program, you can set the function keys to open certain programs or websites. Lastly, I love the look of this keyboard: it's very thin and the clear plastic around it looks fancy. No key command problems so far. I have pretty much created an awesome computer with logitech peripherals.....(keyboard, mouse, and speakers).
Review by musicnick ().
A Very Nice Keyboard
Hours into using this keyboard, I'm not disappointed at all! It was recognized immediately, I downloaded latest Set Point version for it from website and off I went. The multiple key problems that others are complaining about have not been a problem. I have been able to do some work in Photo Shop to check out the keyboard commands there and everything is working fine. Four key commands are coming through with no problems. It is quiet, easy to move around on and the illumination will be a tremendous help to me. I love the rounded keys for the bottom row. It makes them stand out and helps to know the placement of the shift and control keys. I always mix these up. So, I'm very pleased I went ahead and picked this up on sale. I'll keep you posted.
Review by blueja ().
And Let There Be Light!
The keyboard is out of the box amazing. The first thing you will notice about it is the great design, how thin it is, and it actually has weight to it at 14 lbs. The design is unlike the others that I saw in the store. The clear plastic around the keyboard adds a uniqueness to it that I find rare. Also it is remarkably thin at around 1" without the bottom stands lifted. I like the fact that it's quiet (except for the space bar) thanks to the PerfectStroke(TM) key system, I am able to type into the night without the clicking sounds that my other keyboards made. Now the illuminated part is what sets it over the top. It makes it easy to concentrate on the keys weather you are a beginner or an experienced typer day or night. Also the fact that it does have four settings: -off-dim-medium-bright lets me choose the level of brightness that suits my needs. Furthermore, the Logitech - Illuminated Keyboard is on the high end side and a little pricey but, if you are willing to pay the $79.99 dollars it is on now. Consider it money well spent.
Review by Tony722 ().
This is a great keyboard. I love how the travel on keystrokes is so short. It is very similar to a laptop keyboard (as far as the key travel distance is concerned) The backlight is awesome, it has several different brightness levels. I love it. The backlight does not light up the function keys (F1, F2 etc...) instead it lights up the custom function icons.... which could be considered a CON. The keyboard is also pretty expensive. However it is very very nice. It looks really nice as well and has a very thin profile. I would recommend this to someone who doesn't mid dropping ~$70 on a keyboard.
Review by IzRey ().
Slim, sleek, easy to use
I really like this keyboard. I needed something to use with my ThinkPad, and after a lot of searching I came across this keyboard. I like the design, the lighted keys, and the way the keys feel. Overall, very pleased with this purchase.
Review by r3think ().
Great look and feel!
Love how this keyboard looks and feels, much like my laptop's keyboard. The illumination feature is extreamly useful. The layout isnicely spaced out, great sized keys, and well-weighted. Only flaw I found was that the keyboard would ghost. (ex. W,A,S,D, SPACE, SHIFT, CTRL controls don't work well on this keyboard) So I wouldn't recommend for gamers. As for other purposes, works great. Love the hotkeys at the top!
Review by TyTy12 ().
Remarkable product for the more casual user
This keyboard was amazing. It looked awesome, felt great, and was just plain cool with the back-lighting and being thinner overall than a any other keyboard you've ever used. Unfortunately, I do a fair amount of video and photo editing and gaming, so this keyboard has it's drawbacks. Although it was very easy to use after hours without straining your eyes and was incredibly comfortable, it has a (seemingly pointless and incredibly frustrating) built-in key-blocking system in the hardware itself. The manufacturer's defense is that at some point there needs to be a limit put on the number of keys being pressed at once so that the matrix that responds to the keypress combinations is not overloaded. A seemingly logical argument other than the fact that pressing down 3 keys at once should yield a result...that's a pretty standard number for a host of applications. For example, running and jumping in a first-person-shooter is a basic maneuver that one would need to utilize if they are running from someone taking shots at them or are just trying to traverse a map. By default in most games this would require holding W (move forward), Shift ("sprint"), and then pressing Space (jump) at some point. This basic combination was blocked (why? Gross.). Additionally, a number of Adobe photo shop and after effectscs4 & cs5 hot key functions were non-responsive. Luckily, as I predicted, Logitech was very understanding and is currently replacing the model with a "gaming keyboard" (I believe the G15) free of charge since they are both in the same price range. Logitech makes quality products, so the setbacks were very unexpected. Overall, for the casual user, this keyboard is the way to go for everything that you'd need. Definitely worth checking out (since Best Buy / Logitech offers a 30-day "trial" with both the keyboards and mice). -Kevin
Review by Nevik34 ().
I LOVE this keyboard! The keys are perfect and the easiest to type on that I've found. Very comfortable. I love the backlit feature. At night you can see the keys very clearly. And you can select the level of brightness that you want. There are also added keys for internet and media which is nice. I am so glad I bought this. Very happy customer here. =)
Review by TexasMomof2 ().
All other keyboards pale in comparison.
I had my doubts about spending 70$ on a keyboard but this is definitely worth it. This is far and away the best keyboard I have ever used and I would highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't strongly prefer ergonomic layouts. Logitech really got this one right. A++
Review by NiStCo ().
Best Keyboard EVER
Just dont use the setpoint software unless you want another program slowing your computer down. It was plug and play of course for win vista/7. I have owned mine for over a year now and havent had a single issue, it is the perfect keyboard. I will never own a non-backlit keyboard again. I previously owned a RAZOR backlit board which I returned within a week because it always looked so dirty and the buttons sucked. I also have a Logitech G9 keyboard I got for free, and do not use because the button action is not as nice. A year in and its still sleek clean looking and working great.
Review by Gibhunter ().
I have had this keyboard for only a few days but I like it already. I am not using this keyboard as a replacement, it's an additional keyboard for night time use. I am using it at night because of the backlit keys and how quiet it is in general. I really like the font used for the keyboard itself and the fact that there isn't much stray light going around the keys... it provides a soft glow that doesn't strain my eyes when in a dim room. I would have liked to see it self powered (optional ofcourse ) via a power adaptor that could plug into the USB connector along with a hub being built-in. If the FN keys were backlit differently would also be nice. I stayed at Best Buy for a while typing on all of the backlit keyboards, picking them up and comparing prices. The decision came down to two keyboards, this one and a gaming keyboard. The gaming keyboard had an unusual shape to it and had red back lighting... while I understand red might be better to keep your night vision, I would still be looking at a monitor most of the time and wasn't worried as much about night-vision as I was about functionality. The other keyboard cost 2/3 of the price of this logitech, but I have trust in the name Logitech and not so much in the "other" brand. When I was looking around my main desk, I realized I was already using another logitech keyboard and two logitech mice... I have been using a MarbleFX trackman for nearly 10 years straight and it still works fine, along with a Cordless MousMan Optical for around 5 years... If this keyboard lasts 5 years it will be a GREAT VALUE!
Review by MiJim ().
The Logitech Illumiinated keyboard was a perfect fit for me. At first I was only looking for a keyboard replacement that felt right. I.E., good construction, not flimsy, good key construction, well spaced keys that weren't cramped, not fancy, etc... I found all that and more with this keyboard. The First, the weight of this keyboard is perfect. It has a great solid body construction, it is not not wimpy. And yet, it is as thin as a wisp and aesthetically appealing. The 2-3" wrist rest is just right. The keys are silky smooth to the touch and so quiet. At first I didn't think the retractable support feet would be sturdy enough, but they are. I also didn't think the keyboard angled up sharply enough but got used to a 'flatter' keyboard aspect quickly. I wasn't looking for illuminated keys or special key programming but this one has both. I haven't really used the programming features but about the illumination I will say this. At 40 years old it is kind of nice to have the extra light from the keys, even with my lamps on around me. Yeah, it also looks wicked in the dark on its brightest setting. There is zero eye strain if you have to look at the keyboard to type. Also, the keys light up in increments of brightness, 4 levels from bright to not on at all. Nice. There are only 2 small points that I can 'ding' this product on. One, there is no properties key. On a traditional IBM keyboard there were usually 2 Windows logo keys or 'start' keys. One to the left of the space bar and another to the right of it. To the right side of the right most Windows key there was usually a key that looks like a page with a couple horizontal lines. This was the keyboard equivalent of right-clicking on a file/icon which usually lead to the properties and a whole bunch of other options. This keyboard does not have that shortcut. Two, there is a clear plastic strip 1/4" wide running around the outside top, left and right sides that wasn't really needed (IMO) and feels a bit rough along the edge but will probably wear smooth in time. Setup on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit was a snap. I tested the (mostly) programmable top row keys a bit and the defaults all worked fine (quickly). Bottom line: This keyboard is very good for the money. If you're picky like me and want simple solid construction then this keyboard is for you. Oh, and if like to type in the dark...
Review by PaulyB ().
I have had this keyboard for about a year now and I just absolutely love it! The keys have a great feel to them. The keyboard can lie flat or with the back slightly raised. Since it is not wireless, the keystrokes translate instantly to the screen. The illumination makes it wonderful to use in lower lighting situations. Would buy it again in a heartbeat.
Review by jkNy ().
This is a great keyboard
The keyboard is very sleek and quiet. Typing on it doesn't give you that clackity-clack most other keyboards do. It has the option to light up at night to help you see where you are typing and find the shortcuts that you may not be familiar with. Has many customizable keys and options.
Review by Grebsie ().
For Casuals, Not Gamers
Anti-Ghosting - allows you to press down a maximum of keys at the same moment. PROS: Great for casual typing in chat, browsing the internet, opening applications. The features are great from the bright lit keyboard to keybinds to open applications. The laptop feel makes typing fun and very smooth CONS: However, I want to talk about where this keyboard falls short: When I'm holding multiple keys(FPS) or typing extremely fast my key commands are lost which is called anti-ghosting. This keyboard is advertised as a gaming keyboard. As a gamer knowing that, my keyboard commands are lost?! Having a command not register is extremely frustrating.
Review by BlueCharmander ().
See The Light
While eighty bucks is a bit much to pay for what is pretty much a basic keyboard in my opinion, when it comes to back-lit keyboards you don't have much of a choice. I really wanted a wireless keyboard but there are none that are back-lit. My online searches turned up either cheap no-name boards with lousy user reviews or high-priced gamers boards with more stuff than I needed or wanted. In-store, hands-on research singled out this model as my prime candidate. But then there was that $80 price tag and I had to really wrestle with my shoulder devil and angel to rationalize shelling out that kind of geetus (money) for this keyboard. Fortunately, I found it on sale online at BestBuy.com for $60 and the shoulder angel gave in, muttering that it was still a bit high for a keyboard. Now that I've had it for a few weeks I have to say that I really like it! It's pretty much plug and play and the adjustable back light is a nice feature. The Delete and Insert Keys are in a bit different configuration than a regular board for some reason, but everything else about it is very nice. Good action on the keys that don't feel cheap or flimsy in spite of how thin they are. They are very quiet and I can use it without waking my wife when I'm working late at night. Little indicator lights for the caps lock and number lock are helpful but appear under the key pad area where you might expect to see the caps lock indicator. As I mentioned above, the labels for the F-Keys are not lighted, but the special function symbols that share the key are. However, this is pretty much a full size keyboard so you should find everything right where you need it if you touch-type. Still overall, this is a fine keyboard and if you need a lighted keyboard and can find it on sale I'd say get it. You and your shoulder angel won't be disappointed.
Review by DaveMo ().
It works as advertised and aesthetically enhances darkwood and darker desk layouts. It is a great product.
Review by Dave419 ().
Best Keyboard I have ever had!!!
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard is everything I expected and more. It really does illiminates my keyboard and I really can see without turning on the lights at night. It really is quiet too. Of course you can still hear the keys but it's not as loud as some of the keyboards I have used. I got mine when it was on sale for $59.99 that's what I call a great buy--I was going to purchase it that week anyway but I was very happy to catch that great sale. I love the keyboard, but I do have one minor complaint--it doesn't have the Cut, Copy, Paste keys. But other that it's great!!!!
Review by Jo864 ().
Best Keyboard Ever!
Tried a dozen keyboard to find this one. It's the best.
Review by kjo2 ().
Best wired iulluminated keyboard ever!
Amazing keyboard, replaced it from a long history of logitech wirless keyboards and let me tell you this is amazing! Its super thin and the back lite keys are amazing, in the day or night. I never turn the back lite keys off. Super quiet keys. If your looking for a replacement keyboard, go with this one!
Review by WarrenGK ().
AFTER READING SOME REVIEWS OF THIS KEYBOARD, I WANTED TO TRY IT. IT WAS ON SALE FOR $59.99 A FAIRLY HIGH PRICE FOR A KEYBOARD. YOU CAN BUY THROW AWAY KEYBOARDS A LOT CHEAPER, BUT THAT'S WHAT YOU WILL END UP DOING, THROWING IT AWAY. THE SOFT TOUCH OF THE KEYS, THE QUIETNESS OF THE KEYS, HELPED MY TYPING ABILITY IMPROVE GREATLY. ALSO, THE KEYBOARD IS ILLUMINATED WHICH IS A FEATURE I HAVE BEEN WANTING FOR QUITE SOME TIME. THE KEYBOARD WAS TOO FLAT FOR ME, SO I CUT A PIECE OF WOOD, 17 1/2 INCHES LONG. 1" X 2". THIS ELEVATED THE BACK OF THE KEYBOARD JUST THE RIGHT HEIGHT. NOW IT IS A PERFECT KEYBOARD.
Review by YrDaddy2 ().
Great Keyboard at a great price!
First keyboard purchased in over 10 years. Right out of the box this one was easy to install and looks great on my deak. Very easy to view the keys because of the lit up keys. Been using this keyboard for over a month and it's one of the best I have ever bought.
Review by happycustomer1 ().
Great in a dark room. Every black keyboard should light up!!
Review by Ed4fun ().
I bought this keyboard about a day ago, and i've got to say, its AMAZING. I absolutely love the back-light (im using it right now =] ! The design is really high tech looking and the keyboard as a whole seems extremely well built and sturdy. I've only found about 2 MINOR problems, if they can even be called that. one is that the backspace key is shorter than average keyboards, to it takes a little getting used to. the other it that the keyboard is bent in a very slight curve, so if you press down on the middle, it sink in slightly. But other than that, this is by far, THE BEST keyboard i've ever used. Now you dont need to buy a $150 gaming keyboard simply to have the backlight effect.
Review by LogitechLover ().
I purchased the keyboard because I wanted the illumination. The extra functionality with the F keys is a nice touch. If I could change one thing it would be to give the keys a little more of a longer stroke for a comfort standpoint. Some of the finger reach is pretty long coming from an ergonomic microsoft keyboard. The outside part of the keyboard is a clear plexiglass look and it would have been nice to have that light up a little bit, too, to give perspective to where the keyboard is when working in a darkened room. The home row relief tabs are hard to detect before the keyboard is lit up.
Review by Richocet ().
Great little board!
I do not have any typing training, so I use my own semi-efficient hunt and peck method. This of course means that in the dark, I can have a very hard time getting things typed out properly. I have been using mainly gaming keyboards for their illuminated keys to this point, and that means having some LARGE keyboard with a host of macro-keys taking up a lot of space on my keyboard drawer. No longer! This is a very comfortable little keyboard. It does not have some of the fancy features you get on other boards, like independent media keys, but is wonderful to work at for long periods of time. The illuminated keys are of course a life saver for me, as I really hate having to keep my PC room bright as the sun just so I can bang out some chat responses in quasi-proper English. I wojld definitely recommend this for any user who really likes having the illumination function on their board and does not want to have a huge gaming board eating their desk space.
Review by Will1977 ().
I'm absolutely in love with this keyboard. Well worth the money! I'm up late at night (no more struggling to see particular keys in the dark), and I can type pretty fast (88-92 wpm). But because my fingers fly across the keys, my previous keyboard would make a racket. Not with THIS one. I can fly across the keys and type as hard as I want (but really you barely need to touch the keys), and it makes only the slightest tapping/clicking noise. Laptop keys aren't even as easy to press as this keyboard offers. It has a great weight to the keyboard too. No more shifting as your flying across the keys. Sometimes my other keyboard would shift or get pushed forward slightly while I was typing, but this one really anchors itself down. I don't think it weighs almost 14lbs as it says in the specs, but it's got a nice weight that keeps it in place. One reviewers complained about the bottom row being "raised", those keys are actually just rounded on top. I've come to find it helpful when I lose my hand placement, but I definitely don't have to readjust my typing position to avoid them. It seems the other user complaint might be a simple case of bad keyboard height placement for the user, or possibly incorrect hand positioning that they got used to prior to owning this keyboard. The only possible negative thing I can say about it would be the arrangement of the del, home, end, page up and down keys. It's taking some getting used to. I've had this keyboard for about a week, and I'm finally getting a bit more used to it - still have to look though. But my other keyboard had a weird placement of these keys too (vertical placement), so that might be why it's taking me a bit longer to adjust to this new arrangement. But this keyboard is SO worth the learning curve!
Review by TygrTat ().
Second keyboard only because I spilled a drink on it and while trying to dissasemble and clean broke a number pad key. I love the fact that it is still a wired keyboard and never have to worry about dead batterries.
Review by doug81b4u ().
Sickest Keyboard out there!
I am a guy who is very big into electronic toys, and have to have them all.. This is the keyboard for me! yet would be for anyone who appreciates nice functional styling. Best looking keyboard on the market. Stylish, Way thin, Contermorary yet not to much, and of course the cool Backlight. You can adjust the lighting from High, to mid, low, than off.. And it is done so by one touch on the keyboard. This product wasnt on display at best buy, it was buried in the top shelf, and still getting sold out. Ive been waiting for them to be in stock, and finally after waiting a month it was there. It completed my stylish workstation with my thin widescreen monitor, Logitech speakers, and VX (sexy) mouse. It writes like a dream also. I would highly recommend this keyboard. Icing on the cake would be if it was able to be wireless. Based on a rechargable battery system that stayed mostly plugged in, yet you could pull it off and have a few hours of use (with full light on) off the cord in case you wanted to plug out the keyboard for Watching shows and what now (i,e. netflix, hulu) Im sure thatll happen, its very understandable that it is not, because it is a (highpowered device) because of the lights of course. Just wish I had the ability to pull it off the cord for a few hours at a time. (hint hint logitech) But that is just wishful picky thinking...... I just got it today, and am super happy with this weeks new toy :)
Review by AbSoLoT ().
best thing since sliced bread!!
I don't know how I lived without this keyboard!! I tend to use the computer in low light at night, so being able to see the keys now is a big plus. Typing is also a pleasure now with the soft touch keys and low profile of the keyboard itself. Kudos for this one Logitech!
Review by harmony71 ().
This keyboard is amazing for gaming. You can type very fast on it without getting caught up on the keys. The illumination is great with low or no light. I really have no negatives for it.
Review by Veigas ().
Love this Keyboard!
I was amazed at this keyboard since my husband brought it home. It has wonderful feel and key travel. I wish notebooks would mimic this keyboard. I can hardly use any other keyboard, it has spoiled me for sure.
Review by LeslieV1215 ().
Love the keyboard
Love it. Works great. I would recommend it to my friends.
Review by jasgr5 ().
Works with KVM Switches
Despite what one reviewer wrote, this keyboard works fine with the POWERED KVM switch that I use. I love it that I can see the keys in a less than ideally lit setting.
Review by Rodd ().
Very pleased with this keyboard!
Unfortunately, Logitech still hasn't gotten with the program, and made their devices compatible with KVM switches. On the good side, the laser etched keys mean that the letters won't rub off over time, and the illumination doesn't make the entire keyboard glow - just the letters. All of the function keys are working well with my UBUNTU Linux desktop - but the programmable function isn't available due to Logitech's "Linux ignorance" Also nice, is that the illumination is controlled with its own button, rather than the stupid practice of other manufacturers who re-purpose the scroll-lock key. My overall rating for this keyboard is lower because of the compatability issues, but the feel and comfort of this slim design won me over quickly.
Review by SAW ().
after 4 months, keys stopped working!
the up arrow, spacebar, and "A" key no longer respond. now, i do use my keyboards bard. however, the keyboard i got with my computer is the one i'm using now until i can afford to get a new keyboard. for $80, i'n vastly disappointed!
Review by Pasq ().
Got rid of my wireless HP keyboard which came with the system but looked more clunky and had battery and performance issues. I can live with the usb wire, as a trade up for the illumination and design. However, if you must have wireless, it may not be for you.
Review by Elektro ().
Modern design meets wanted functionality...
Ok, I will admit, at the suggested price this is a bit excessive. I got this on sale at significant savings and was quite worth it. Keyboard enthusiast love a good laptop keyboard. They are usually quite quieter and the short throw of the keys is much desired. Logitech had taken those two key features and created a desktop keyboard for us to enjoy. The design of this keyboard is very modern, which is nice. Nice but it is all about function over form for most. And the function of this keyboard is amazing. The lighted keys, while may not be very necessary, is done very well and professionally. This is not your teen gamers keyboard, but it will out perform it. The keys themselves have you feeling like you are typing on air, but still strong enough to let you know you are typing. If you like typing on a laptop, like a full size keyboard, like something that looks sleek and modern, go out and buy this. You wont regret it.
Review by DefStatic ().
caught this on sale for 49.99.....was a good buy at the time,,,nice keyboard
Review by Nicck ().
I love this keyboard
I really love my new keyboard. We play WoW (online gaming) and with the lights off, and still being able to see my keyboard, it is great! I have not really used the rest of all of the features, but what I wanted it for was the lighting, so I am very pleased.
Review by AngelsRreal ().
Illumination very useful. Touch similar to laptop.
Face it, even if you type by touch you've got to look down every once in a while. Since our desktop is in the main living area where the lights are dimmed in the evening, now I don't have to turn on my overhead desk light. The keys are quiet, soft touch, much like a laptop. The light level is adjustable so it can be dimmed (or turned off) if needed. The design is modern looking, matches my black logitech mouse nicely. It's very low profile, so perfect for a sliding keyboard drawer like mine. I also like the larger delete key! Got it on sale, but still a little pricey. No purchase regrets, though. Nice conversation piece.
Review by nusouth ().
I had the Saitek Eclipse 2 illuminated keyboard, and the t and L keys kept messing up so I got this one. I loved it in the box, and out of the box it is amazing, you can type silently, even change the brightness of the keys. also it is very very slim... which is just cool.
Review by Syphina ().
beautiful to the touch and to the eye
I'm heavy into the ergonomic keyboards. I've had the same ergo keyboard for over 8+ years (its still ps2!) now and I love it. If you type by touch, you should always go with an ergo keyboard. The only reason I decided to get a new keyboard (and actually decided to get a non ergo layout) was because my 6 year old keyboard was wearing out and the keys just didn't glide like they used to. I also wanted a keyboard with a little bit more snap to the key push. Having just built a new workstation with new logitech speakers and mouse, I decided it was time to upgrade they keyboard. The only other ergonomic keyboards had gawdy wrist rests and were bulky and well... ugly. Having tried out all they other keyboards at best buy... I fell in love with this one. They keystrokes feel absolutely perfect. Its quiet, sleek, and very minimal. I'm constantly switching between my tablet and my keyboard and this will actually sit right over my Wacom 12x9 intuos3 without resting on the writing surface... and even with those two things stacked on top of each other, they are thinner than my old ergonomic keyboard. The soft touch wrist rest feels great and provides just enough grip so my hands don't slip down as i'm typing. They only worry I have is that over time the soft touch my wear down. I think i've said enough. Its a great keyboard if you appreciate a nice feeling keystroke, simple elegant design, and hey... its BACKLIT! the only other backlit keyboards are the stupid gaming keyboards that look like toys. Not my cup o tea. If you want wireless... you're out of luck. This baby is wired... but I'm not a wireless fan. Its one less battery to worry about changing. With proper cable management wires can be neat and tidy. I just wish logitech would make an ergonomic version of this keyboard. While it is a bit pricy for a simple wired keyboard... you are paying for logitech's ergo R&D. they have the most comfortable mice. They definitely put some work into making this keyboard feel the way it does. Well done logitech. NOW MAKE AN ERGONOMIC VERSION!!!
Review by CADjockey ().
Ok.. I plead guilty. I have been buying keyboards the last few years... or maybe decades more for the sizzle of wireless, or all sorts of neato button features that I never used. I had concluded that the days of corded keyboards with a great feel had passed by. New ones that came with new pcs of late, and even add ons all disappointed. This jewel has great key travel distance, enough tactile and sonic feedback to make me very very content. The backlighting feature for me is a super bonus. Seems like the highly legible keycaps, with backlighting gets my pinkies to the right keys every time. The overall design is elegant, The special F key functions seem at least useful, and I find myself not even leaving the kb, and using key combos instead of mose clicking. The kb is heavy enough not to slide around my desktop. I too find the overall feel reminiscent of IBM kbs of yore, or perhaps the great old keytronics. Do yourself a favor. Get one of these.
Review by spk205 ().
I love this keyboard. It has a nice "touch" to it. The illuminated keyboard is a real plus. I can't believe how much the illumination improves my use.
Review by Miki101 ().
Wow this is a beautiful keyboard
This is probably the nicest keyboard I've ever used. It has great feel, and the illumination greatly enhances the ambiance. If you've never used an illuminated keyboard before, you won't want to go back after trying this one. The only nit that I have is that I can't set it up on a great enough angle for comfort; the feet that you pull out aren't long enough. No big deal though, it just means getting used to a different feel. Highly recommended, if you have $70 for a keyboard.
Review by PrairieHawk ().
Logitech backlit keyboard
The logitech keyboard is a great soft touch keyboard; easy to use; usb so no batteries to buy or recharge. The back lighting is great for gadget lovers, the finish is great; no smudges. The soft touch has the feel of laptop keyboads. Great product for the price range.
Review by cheryle ().
Old School Feel and LIGHT, GLORIOUS LIGHT!
I have always used MS keyboards and mice. Force of habit I suppose, but lately MS quality seems to last only as long as its every shortening warranty period. REMEMBER when MS keys and mice carried LIFETIME warranties? Then 5 year warranties? Now 2 years or less. There's a reason for that guys ..... Anyway, the time had come where I could no longer tolerate missing the first letter typed so I put the MS 5000 Laser where it belonged, the dumpster, and bought this unit. I replaced my mouse with the Logitech MX Revolution. Definitely a good combination! i wanted an an illuminated keyboard. I do a lot of my paper writing at night and the warm (adjustable level) glow of the keys was appreciated. I love the old school tactile feel of the keys as opposed to the squishy feel that seems to be more popular these days, and I am old school enough to appreciate a sleek FLAT keyboard without any of the fancy rises and waves of newer ergonomic keys. If any of you are old enough to remember the first IBM keyboards, and miss that kind of response and feel then this will trip you down memory lane nicely. Best Buy offers this unit on sale at least once a month, so unless you have an immediate need, wait for it, and save a few bucks. Just be advised Forumteers, that this is a CORDED keyboard but the USB length is still ample enough to allow me to move the keys onto my lap when typing when the mood fits me. It's not what one could consider a GAMING KEYBOARD, but for those of us who just need a workhorse with a stylish twist, this may be the light at the end of the keyboarding tunnel.
Review by aved0n ().
I purchased this keyboard after returning the Razer Lycosa and I have been thoroughly pleased with it. With the Lycosa I had issues with keys not functioning properly within only a few days of purchase. As the Lycosa is very close in price to the Logitech, I would rather get the most for my money. First thing I noticed about the Logitech is that it had a very heavy, sturdy design which I loved. Also the keys are very quiet in comparison to other keyboards of equal price. I also own a Logitech mouse (G9) and headset and I've never been disappointed with any of their products. I recommend them to all of my fellow WoW raiders.
Review by Fallen005 ().
I might be picking up a second one soon for my wife, she really likes the back light and the feel of this one. It's a great keyboard, excellent replacement to my ancient (10 year old) Logitech PS2 keyboard I've been using. If you have a Intel Core i7 based machine, there is a weird quirk that might require you to update the BIOS. I have a MSI x58 Platinum SLI motherboard and had BIOS ver. 3.0 on it, had to update to BIOS ver 3.4 in order for my PC to boot in a timely manner. Without that, it would take approx 30 minutes to clear the initial POST screen. If you experience a slow boot time on your Core i7 system, upgrade your BIOS before returning the keyboard.
Review by Zeke009 ().
I like to game occasionally at night and had been considering a back lit keyboard for a while, but was always a little leery of the 'Gaming' keyboards, they seem directed more to kids and didn't have a sleek design and clunky keys. I noticed this Logitech pretty much the same day it came out, as soon as I picked up the box I noticed it was a rather heavy for a keyboard so I decided to try it out...It did not disappoint. If i were to guess, this thing is lit up with 4 or 5 cold cathode lighst, in a neutral white, neither cool nor warm, and 4 levels including off. I just leave it full on all the time, even in the day. Unlike some other LED - backlit keyboards, the back lighting is evenly dispersed, there is very little bleed around the keys, its looks great. Like I mentioned before, It's heavy so it doesn't move around easily, and the keystrokes feel really nice. It has hit a wooden floor twice falling from the desktop, but no damage - nothing. There are a few very minor thingsh that could be improved - The bottom half of the function keys are not lit up, the num lock / caps lock indicators are just in a bad place underneath the number pad. Also, this show come with a USB to PS2 adapter. Finally, I'd like to see a rechargeable wireless version, but i wont hold my breath on that one. Thinking about it, Best Buy would probably sell a lot more of these if they actually had any backlit keyboards on display and powered-up. I just barely noticed this keyboard initially. Anyway, it's an absolutely pro keyboard, don't hesitate, works no problem with Vista and I'm almost certain the drivers are contained in the keyboard itself because i didn't have to load anything up manually.
Review by JerryTehGeek ().
Great buy for $59.99...look for it on sale
The keys are so quiet compared to the regular keyboard I was replacing. The space bar makes a little more noise than the rest but still very quiet. Excellent for typing on business calls. I really like how they keys light up. Can't really notice in regular office lighting but are great when working in a dimly light room. The keyboard also looks more impressive than the ones shipped by HP or Dell. I picked it up on sale at Best Buy for $59.99. GREAT BUY.
Review by dms5378 ().
Nice, Sleek Keyboard
This is a very sleek keyboard. It's super thin and has a nice clear plastic border. The material at the "rest area" is nice. I would have preferred a larger space bar and I don't really like the placement of the Caps Lock and Num Lock lights. I'm not sure if it's the placement or the brightness of the lights, but it's very hard to tell notice them. One other thing I noticed was how this felt ALOT like a notebook keyboard. I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 that has very similar keyboard, lights and all. The keys are very flat compared to most other desktop keyboards I've used. I have a feeling that Logitech manufactures both keyboards.
Review by NotDonald ().
EXCELLENT!!! ...but a tad overpriced.
Let me start right off by saying, this is a darn good keyboard. I'd been spoiled by the backlit keyboards on my MacBook Pros, and found myself wanting that feature in other situations when I'm not using the keyboard on the machine itself. At home, I often work in low-light settings, with an external monitor & keyboard, so it was always a small annoyance that I could never see the keys of my external keyboard in those situations. So I set out to find a backlit external keyboard. And to be honest, there really weren't very many products to look at. There were some dreadful-looking (and EVEN MORE expensive) keyboards made primarily for gamers, from companies like Saitek & Deck. But I'm not a gamer, and these keyboards just looked offensive to me. I pretty much narrowed it down to 2 products: This one & another one from a company called (similarly) Logisys. As the Logisys costs less than half as much as this one, it was easy to make the decision to go for that one initially. And to be fair, the Logisys is a nice keyboard. A formidable option if you don't want to drop the extra cash on this one. But I couldn't let go of my curiosity about this one, as there were just a few little niggles on the Logisys that made me keep wondering about this one. So I finally just bit the bullet, and paid more than I've ever expected to spend on a keyboard. So, now that I have them BOTH, and have tested them side-by-side, what do I think? Well, as I said, the Logisys (the other one) IS nice. It's well-constructed, and it gives you a choice of either blue or red illumination. But the keys are a bit sticky, the action just OK, and the illumination isn't quite as bright as I'd like. And while the blue illumination is OK (the red is just not my cup of tea at all), I'd much prefer something a bit brighter, and NOT colored; something more akin to the illumination I get from the MacBook Pro keyboard. Honestly, had I not tried this one, I probably would have been content to carry on using the Logisys. But I DID try this one. And I'm glad I did. Because once you have, there's really no going back. The Logitech (this one) is clearly the superior product. It's sleek, elegant, and VERY well-crafted. The action is EXCELLENT, and the illumination is even & bright. It is a very professional-looking keyboard, and a joy to type on. Despite all those positives, though, it still seems (to me) a bit overpriced for what you ultimately get. It is just a keyboard after all (how ever nice it may be). I think a more accurate price for this keyboard would be about $30-40. I know that this product is less than half the price of their diNovo Edge Keyboard, but those are, in my mind, ridiculously priced, and I could never dream of spending so much for a keyboard. I believe that Logitech is, ultimately, aiming at a very narrow margin of people who care about such things as the action of their keyboard, and illumination, and are willing to pay for it. Hopefully, there are enough people to warrant the continued manufacture of this product, but I'd be happy to simply see the price come down a bit. When you're thinking about spending this much on a keyboard, it's very easy to ignore the quality & seek out something cheaper (as I did initially). Logitech will probably lose a few sales because of this. It's a darn good product, but a tad overpriced in my opinion.
Review by CityGuySF ().
this is the best keyboard ive ever had, the illumination is just awesome at nighttime. very smooth touch, adjustable brightness, smart keys. the only thing is that i wish it tilted a littlr higher but once you get used to it , its fine.
Review by ddkiss ().
Best Keyboard EVER
I've owned dozens of keyboards and this satisfies almost all of my wishes. The feeling while typing is outstanding. I stopped using wired anything (keyboard,mouse) because I'm a gamer. My only gripe was I wish it had an ergonomic version. Other than that I recommend this keyboard VERY highly.
Review by damianicus ().
Most Comfortable Keyboard Ever
I originally had bought a Logitech G15 not because I am a serious gamer but because I wanted an illuminated keyboard...Well it had 3 dead keys that did not light up and typing on the keys was ok but not great...figured it was stiffer keys for extreme gamers.. So I took back to Best Buy and returned and saw the Logitech Illuminated and decided to try it...What a surprise!!!! The letters are easier to see, the keys are great to the touch and the white illumination makes typing fun..It has to rate as the best keyboard I have ever used. A little on the pricey side as I paid the full $79.99 but in the end well worth it.
Review by Goldwingdennis ().
This keyboard is awesome
This keyboard is great it feels like a laptop keyboard. When I opened it I didn't expect it to be so thin. If I had the money I would have probably bought two just because there aren't too many keyboards like this one out there.
Review by xprojectxintegx ().
Exceptional Keyboard-- See Hibernation Fix Below
This is the best quality keyboard that I've used from Logitech. The feel of the keys is much firmer compared to other Logitech keyboards. The layout is closer to a laptop than a traditional desktop: the keys are a bit closer together than in many PC or Mac keyboards. If you're used to wider spaced keys, this board will take only a bit of time to get use to using. One caveat: The keyboard cannot be used to place the computer into or taken out of hibernation. If the computer goes into hibernation and you bring it out of hibernation by depressing any of the keyboard's keys, the keyboard becomes useless--i.e., there is no input from the keyboard to the computer. You'll depress a key, but nothing will happen. But, there is a fix in Windows to get around this. The Fix: Go to Control Panel, click on Device Manager, click on Keyboards, double click on Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard, you'll see a four-tab selection come on the screen, click on Power Management, and 'uncheck' the box titled "Allow this device to wake the computer." After you've done this, when the computer goes into hibernation or 'sleep' mode, you will not be able to wake it with your keyboard, pressing the keys does nothing when the computer is in a 'sleep' mode. Now simply wake the computer with your mouse. NOTE: if you don't perform the fix and wake your computer with your mouse, the keyboard will work; but making the fix will assure you that no one will be able to render the keyboard 'dead' if a key is pressed to bring the computer our of its 'sleep' mode. You'll learn the ins and outs of the programmable keys via experience. All in all, it's a good keyboard with many programmable functions. By the way, Logitech doesn't have a software fix for the coming out of hibernation--and the one I mentioned above works flawlessly. Had Logitech placed a sleep-mode button on this keyboard, it'd be close to perfect. Perhaps they'll come out with a software fix.
Review by ThePracticalDesk ().
I wasn't expecting this kind of quality of keys.. let me say You will toss your old one after this is just used for 5 minutes... It reminds me of a HP calculator keys. I love it.
Review by norton712 ().
Finally ... Simple. Small. Fast. Lighted. Wow!
I am *hard* on keyboards. Smoke. Coffee. Kid goo, etc. So far this thing is easy to clean up and keeps rocking! Illuminated keys were a must for me. Quiet was key, too. I type after my wife is asleep and the Clackety! Clack! of most keyboards was loud enough that I worried about waking her up. This is not *silent*, but it is much quieter than all of my many other keyboards over the years. Illumination is subtle but effective. It's a little dark on the F1-F9 part of the function keys ... the lighting favors the "alternate function icons" on the keys, which I don't use. Simple. Very few extra buttons. I am a touch typist and mouser, I *never* use all the fancy buttons on keyboards these days. I have bought $19, plug in keyboards lately because I want SIMPLE. This is a simple, small keyboard. I'm actually considering buying several of these, in case Logitech decides to "new and improve" their design ... and screw it up! It's that good for me. That said ... keyboards are like musical instruments: Personal preference means go to a store and put your hands on one if you are fussy. Don't blame me if you don't! I *personally* am wicked fussy, and am ecstatic about this dang thing.
Review by DLdragon ().
I have about had my fill with keyboards...finding a good one is not easy. Saw the reviews on best buy for this one and figured I would give it a try. It feels just like a high quality laptop keyboard. Heavy keyboard that stays put and is literally 3/8" high. This is a very good investment...i am going to get another for my other computer. I have tried the ergonomic, cheap, wireless...never had ANY of them feel as sweet as this keyboard...and it looks KOOL in the dark!
Review by Samickrl3am ().
BEST KEYBOARD YOU CAN BUY, period.
I work on my computers 16 hours a day making movies and soundtracks. I have a desk with 5 towers on 2 KV switches using 2 sets of Mice [Logitech G-5s, the best you can buy in my humble opinion] and up till recently 2 Saitek Eclipse II's. I've always worn through my keyboards in about 6 months of HARD use, so I haven't bothered to try for replacements when they simply wear out. For me, I focus on the quiteness, the feel, and "bounce" [previously a problem with Logitechs for me] and dependability. I know that I'm going to destroy the thing in 6 months [with the Saitek's I simply wear through the color on the keys and break the handrests with extreme wear]. Anyway, I thought I was stuck since nobody else had a comfortable, professionally designed, quiet, and wired [I've learned to HATE wireless mice/keyboards over the years] alternative. Imagine my surprise when I found this New Logitech using their cool low profile design in a wired keyboard that is actually illuminated in a way you can USE the illumination to actually see what your doing [memo to Saitek and faded colors that are useless, other than impressing your friends].
Review by Michael123 ().
feels simple amazing when i am typing on it the keys have a slight slickness to them but overall a very good buy!!!
Review by illi ().
What a gorgeous keyboard
This is a gorgeous keyboard. I also own a saitek eclipse ii and a cyborg. I waited on this thinking there is no way i could ever justify spending another $80 on a keyboard. Well, I broke down and got it and I must say, the others are now going to be collecting dust in my garage. It's a bit pricey but oh so worth every cent. The look, the feel, the overall design is as good as it can possible get. You cannot go wrong with this keyboard. And for those who gave 4 stars for price, try spending $80 on the 2 saitek keyboards and see if it's a five star price value or not. I'm buying 2 more so that every computer in my home has one.
Review by AzazelDigital ().
Ill let the picture explain it all. It has 3 modes, in the picture its the brightess.
Review by Juggy ().
Had to wander the store to find it after the clerk told me they were out of stock, but It paid off. By far an away the best keyboard I've ever owned. I actually LIKE typing on it, it just feels good and sounds cool. I think it make me a better typist. The box spouts something about the keystroke being optimized for better typing - well based on a days usage I'd say they are onto something. thin, light, lighted, good keyfeel, good tactile feel, good sounds. winner!
Review by eddie09 ().
smooth typing and very nice
this keyboard is very nice its easy to use and im typing with it right now i just got it today before this i had pretty much a 1997 keyboard and this is a great improvement nice and thin, sleek design
Review by AceOgGuitars ().
This has to be the most sophisticated keyboard I've seen. It's as much as a work of art as it is a keyboard. I would buy another one in a heartbeat. Only complaint is the space bar makes more noise when in use than any of the other keys. But that's ok. I'm using this keyboard on my computer that only has Ubuntu 8.10 x64 installed on it; no windows. Haven't checked to see if they multi-media keys work; couldn't care less if they do or not. The Backspace and Tab keys are a little smaller than most users would be used to, but that's ok. I haven't really had a hard time with that. If you want something sexy for your computer, and usable at night. I would get this one.
Review by KXSwa ().
I love this keyboard! It's a great price and it looks great on my desk. Would recommend to anyone seeking a new keyboard, especially if you want something easy to see in dim lighting.
Review by Scarfo11 ().
Good Keyboard Overall
This was a great keyboard -- for 2 days. Now its just a good keyboard because a couple keys stopped working. I love that it is super thin, but has a nice weight, and the feel of the keys is excellent. I originally purchased it for use in low-light conditions, and the backlit keys are excellent. But now I am going to exchange it for a wireless keyboard.
Review by Puzzel ().
Still new, but so far, my favorite keyboard ever.
I write for a living--day in, day out, every day, all year--and have for the past 25 years. I LOVE this keyboard. I bought it to replace one of those big honking humpy ergonomic Microsoft keyboards, and this Logitech is much more comfortable to use. I got it for its low profile and resemblance to a flat-key laptop keyboard, which I've come to prefer. I couldn't care less about the illumination aspect, from a functional standpoint, but it does look wicked cool in a dark or dimly lit room. Thing is, my 28" Hannspree monitor lights up my workspace well enough, that the illumination feature is a moot point. Regarding a number of reviews I've seen here and elsewhere complaining about "phantom blocking" of the n-apostrophe-t keystroke combination, I have not been able to reproduce it (and I really tried). That said, I am not the fastest typist in the world. I think it's not much of a problem (if a problem at all) unless you type at ungodly fast speeds. I would recommend this keyboard to anyone. Note: I did have to return the first one I bought because the left-side SHIFT button had a weird, sticky click to it. The replacement, however (which was obtained with no difficulty), has no such problem.
Review by mightyninth ().
Just what I expected
My last keyboard was the Logitech Bluetooth DiNovo, and I'm much happier with the Illuminated Keyboard. The numeric keypad is attached, which is convenient for me. I was always straightening the detached keypad with the DiNovo. Since it's wired, there's no need to ever reconnect or change the batteries. The illumination is great; very clear, but not overly-bright. My only gripe is the loudness of the keys. It's not so bad, but I'm used to the near silent DiNovo. Overall, I am very happy with this keyboard.
Review by axan ().
Let there be LIGHT!!!!
Logitech is all you have to say for peripherals and you know your getting great quality. I love the keys for their easy of use when typing. The backlit keys also is a HUGE bonus when using in a dim or dark room. Definitely a one to get for your computer.....
Review by BOX1 ().
Great for dark rooms
this comes in handy when i'm playing games or viewing movies in my darkened room. quality keyboard from trusted maker
Review by BestBuyConsumer123 ().
Buyer Beware - Critical Design Flaw
Just and FYI, this keyboard has "key locking" on the following sequence of keys: N apostrophe T That means that whenever you type a contraction, such as: don't, can't, won't, etc - the letter "t" will always get dropped from the output. This is a serious design flaw, and anyone who is a fast typer won't be able to accurately type of this keyboard. Until logitech releases a new hardware iteration of this keyboard, stay away!
Review by Usability ().
I've owned the Razer Lycosa and several other "light up" keyboards in the past. This new Logitech is by far the best keyboard of the bunch. The keystrokes work flawlessly and the lighting system has 3 levels of brightness, and the keys glow a simple white - none of this blue/red/purple nonsense. There isn't any fancy stuff, like programmable buttons or touchpads - Logitech has minimized the possibility of failures by keeping the keyboard simple and durable. If you're looking for a keyboard that has laptop-style keys, isn't ergonomic, and is extremely low profile, then this is the right one.
Review by Jason13456 ().