I love wireless devices. They reduce the number of cumbersome cables and cords coming in and out of my computers and give me greater flexibility in how I use them. There are two common types. Bluetooth and 2.4Mhtz wireless connections. The Logitech K360 is of the latter family of wireless accessories.
Logitech has made a specialty out of wireless computer accessories; Most commonly mice and keyboards. They have developed the wireless technology into a more sophisticated panorama of products by introducing a device called a “Unifying” receiver which, once inserted into any USB port in a desktop, laptop or tablet allows for multiple devices to operate wirelessly drawing their signals from this single dongle.
Having used their products for the past several years, I was delighted to discover the new K360 keyboard. It has several advantages over earlier versions that are worth mentioning.
The K360 is a “Micro” device, about 70% the size and weight of a full-sixe traditional keyboard. Measuring an easy to use but convenient and highly portable 15″ X 6.5″ #1.6″ and weighing in at 1.6 lbs, the K360 sports chicklet style keys (like most modern laptops) that require a light touch but move sufficiently (and have some reactive sound) so as to allow for good response feedback to the fingers even as it demands only light keystrokes. It is easy on the fingers and hands.
Also, the chicklet key design leaves adequate spacing between the keys so as to reduce the likelihood of hitting the wrong keys. This is a blessing to any typist/word-processor.. I replaced my former favorite, the Logitech K340 with this keyboard. The K340 still has the more traditional keys which are miniature versions of the push-keys on a standard, wired keyboard.
The K360, unlike the earlier wireless keyboard from Logitech which were all simple black gloss, sports several attractive design options. Beyond cosmetics and feel, the board is nicely designed and highly functional. The Hotkeys work perfectly and provide one stroke access to many basic computer functions; Forward, Back and Play/Pause buttons on top provide easy navigation of videos and volume mute and control buttons are easily visible and fully functional as well.
The K360 also includes folding ‘legs’ on the underside of the top of the board, allowing for adjusting the angle of the keys to facilitate greater comfort of wrist angle in typing. The battery life is rated at about three years of two-hour-a-day use.
I found only one design oversights in the K360. It is not critical but is worth mentioning. There is no on/off light to indicate whether or not the keyboard is turned on. This was a common feature on earlier Logitech keyboards that has been dropped from this one for reasons known only to the manufacturer.
Otherwise, the K360 is a fully functional, easy to install and attractive wireless keyboard; One that will not disappoint.