As an alternative way to traditional remote controls in the living room, Logitech has unveiled its new Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830. The wireless K830 keyboard is expected to enhance the PC-to-TV entertainment experience for users.
With a receiver that provides 2.4GHz long-range wireless connectivity, the K830 will have a range of up to 33 feet and is suitable for HTPCs. Backlit keys are a key feature of the device that brightens and dims based on the amount of light in the user’s living room. When typing, the keys will automatically light up and, when the user stops typing, turn off after five seconds to conserve power.
In eliminating the need for a mouse, the K830 comes with a touchpad that will allow users to quickly navigate and select what they want for their HTPC. For those dreading the thought of constantly replacing the batteries, the K830 is also rechargeable. However, no information has been provided as to how long the battery will last.
The Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 will be available in the U.S. and Europe sometime in April for $99.99.