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Logitech has announced the expansion of its keyboard line-up with the Logitech wireless all-in-one keyboard TK820, a wireless keyboard with a built-in touchpad that allows one to type and perform multitouch gestures.

This keyboard has an ultra-slim design that takes up less space on a desk, connects wirelessly to a PC and streamlines navigation with a built-in touchpad. The touch area is much larger than a notebook’s built-in touchpad, delivering added room to point, zoom and swipe. The touchpad also supports up to 13 Windows 8 multi-touch gestures with the download of Logitech Set Point software.

In addition to its attractive design, Logitech believes this keyboard delivers superior typing comfort. The Logitech PerfectStroke key system distributes typing pressure evenly across the key surfaces, so every keystroke is quiet and feels smooth.

The Incurvekeys have rounded edges, which make the user’s fingers glide across the keyboard, so typing feels fluid and comfortable all day long.

Long lasting battery life

According to Logitech, the TK820 is able to function on a set of batteries for up to six months. This figure is based on an estimated two million keystrokes per year in an office environment. An indicator light gives notice when it’s time to change batteries, and an on/off switch helps save power when the All-in-One keyboard is not in use. 

This keyboard also comes with a Logitech Unifying receiver, which uses 2.4 GHz connectivity. The wireless connection is robust and reliable, so users can place the keyboard in the most convenient position and still enjoy fast data transmission.

“We created the Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 to combine everything you need to control and navigate your computer in one sleek keyboard,” said Yousef Atwan, regional director for Middle East and Africa: “This keyboard offers an innovative way to navigate, letting you type, touch and swipe with a single device.”

To the point

For users of Windows 8, Logitech’s TK820 might just make life a whole lot easier. In our experience with touchscreen Windows 8 machines, we barely made the effort to use the on-screen gestures. With the Logitech it should be easier for example to quickly call up the Charms bar, or zoom in and out of websites. Watch this space for our review.

The TK820 should be available in SA by October, retailing for an estimated retail price of R1 500.

In related news, check our review of the Logitech G19s gaming keyboard.

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