I always enjoy new tech & gadgets. Whether it’s tablets, keyboards, cases, cameras…it doesn’t matter, if it’s electronic I want to see it.
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That’s why I’m excited about the Logitech Keyboard with TouchScreen designed for Windows 8.
As you may know, Windows 8 has some similarities to using a tablet or a smartphone. There are apps and some computers are even touchscreen allowing you to swipe and move your apps/tiles in any order you want. They also allow you to swipe from screen to screen.
Logitech’s TK820 combines a regular full size keyboard (minus the arrows and number pad on the right side) with a huge 4+” x 4+” touchscreen that dwarfs your average laptop track pad area.
The touchscreen integrates nicely with Windows 8 by allowing you to perform up to 13 functions that are unique to Windows 8. You can both type and swipe which is a fun new way to navigate around your computer comfortably with one device.
The TK820 doesn’t stop with Windows 8, it also works with Windows 7 very well and can be used from your couch with your smart TV. I am not sure what we are going to use it more for, the desktop or the TV. The TK820 provides a great experience for both.
Now for a little more information about the keyboard. The TK820 is made of a heavy plastic, it has some weight to it, and feels pretty solid. It also has a slight incline to it, so the keyboard is automatically angled without the use of adjusters on the bottom. Pressing down on the keys is a pleasant experience, the keypads are very quiet and feel good.
The TK820 is made to save space. How many of you have a desktop with a wireless keyboard that sits on a slide out drawer, staying hidden and helping you achieve a clean desk? But what about your mouse? Just like the pesky creature it is named after, it turns up everywhere and is never put away where it should be! The Logitech TK820 combines the mouse functions and actually eliminates the need for a mouse, while adding additional features that can be used with Windows 8. Less clutter helps!
One thing to note, this is not a rechargeable keyboard. You have to go old school and actually use batteries. This doesn’t bother us but I wanted to mention it. The good thing about this is the 6 month expected battery life of 4 AA batteries, which Logitech is kind enough to provide you when you purchase the keyboard.
We have enjoyed our time with the Logitech TK820 and look forward to typing and swiping on both our desktop and smart TV.
What about you? What would you use the keyboard’s huge touchscreen for?