Logitech this week unveiled their latest keyboard and mouse combo, the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK700. Keyboards and mice have always been this company’s bread and butter, and they’re known for making some of the best peripherals on the market today. While the items themselves don’t seem all that revolutionary, in terms of design, they do have a couple of tricks up their sleeve.
The keyboard clearly takes some of its styling from the recent G-series gaming keyboards, with the raised center at the top adding additional buttons and a basic, built-in LCD noting various keyboard modifiers, such as caps lock and battery life. The mouse looks a lot like their MX610 from not too long ago, noted to be the first affordable ergonomic mouse that also offered a left-handed variant.
While there’s no southpaw mouse in this setup, the new MK700 is notable for one very cool feature: its energy efficiency. Both keyboard and mouse use a pair of double-A batteries, but get this: the keyboard is claimed to run for THREE YEARS on a single set of batteries with average use before needed swapped out. THREE YEARS! The mouse, requiring substantially more power, can “only” go for a measly twelve months. Honestly, though, three years and one year are incredible battery life claims; it’s obviously unknown at this point how realistic they are. The new setup is available this month for $99.99.