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Logitech K830 is a backlit HTPC keyboard for couch potatoes

Logitech K830 keyboard is a HTPC users backlit method of controlling their PC from across the room and it has a built-in track pad
By: Shane McGlaun | Peripherals News | Posted: Apr 9, 2014 2:42 pm

Logitech has rolled out a new keyboard that is aimed squarely at the users out there who are watching video and playing games on the big screen in the living room. The new keyboard is called the Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830.




As the name suggests, the keyboard has backlit keys. An ambient light sensor on the keyboard automatically adjusts the backlight brightness to suit the conditions of the room and save power. Power comes from an internal rechargeable battery.



One of the biggest challenges with a HTPC is controlling the mouse, the K830 has an integrated track pad. Connectivity to the PC comes from a Logitech Unifying receiver that has 2.4GHz tech and a 33-foot range. Logitech says that the keyboard is good for ten days of use per charge.


"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."�


The keyboard also offers full media controls and has customizable software. Logitech will ship the K830 this month for $99.99.


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