Wireless control of your laptop.
This stylish keyboard with comfortable, low-profile keys provides long range, reliable wireless —perfect for the living room.
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Ideal for many scenarios
from North Dakota, USA
Comments about Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard:
Unless you're doing lots of typing or gaming, there isn't a lot to dislike about this unit. We picked it up for use with a HTPC, and I haven't used anything that works better for that purpose. The range and battery life are both excellent, and I haven't had compatibility issues in WinXP, 7 or 8. The mouse gestures seem to work just fine even with default Windows drivers. It also saved me a bunch of time when I was tuning up about a dozen old PCs for an event; just plug the receiver into the unit you're working on at the time and go. Minor cons: the compact layout can make fast typing dodgy, and twitch gaming is poor with the trackpad. But if you're doing either of these things, why are you using this keyboard? Getting used to the Fn command switches takes a little bit of time. There aren't any built-in legs to raise the angle if you're using it on a desktop, so be aware of that if you're using this product in that situation. However, I don't believe any of these drawbacks take away from the overall excellence of this product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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small layout of keys causes big problems
from Maine, USA
I have had this K 400 for a year and I like it in so much as I am sold on never using a separate mouse again if I can help it. I do a lot of extensive writing and editing for work. So I appreciate the mouse buttons next to the track pad for selecting sections of text, etc. A HUGE problem, however, results form the tightly packed laptoppy keyboard layout. The right hand shift key is so small you wind up pressing the up-arrow at the same time, selecting the next line of text up and accidentally replacing it with your next keystroke. Awful, confidence draining issue, makes you nervous and mistakes sneak through. I literally removed the up-arrow key to address this and I've been living with the resultant workarounds for a year now, trackpadding up and down-arrowing down to move around. SO, obviously, I have $100 to spend on the TK 820 with its larger keyboard but it doesn't have the mouse buttons built in next to the track pad so I'm pretty sure it's useless to me, if it only replaces one of the two functions of a stand-alone mouse? Any advice anyone?
works as described
never had an issue with this keyboard (unless I forgot to turn it on!). seriously, works so well I bought a 2nd one. one for work, one for home.
Good, but has some hiccups
from Montgomery, AL, USA
The keyboard as a whole works well with only a few missed keys about once every 300 key strokes, which is worlds better than the keyboard on the computer anyways (An Acer Aspire 7741z). I immediately went to download the drivers and for a week I thought everything was working fine, however, I noticed that there were a lot of problems using the shortcut buttons and multi-touch features. After a while, I just deleted the software, but I now had problems with the shortcuts either not working, or working slowly. I finally got fed up with it now 3 months in, so I have started using the drivers and software from my previous keyboard with it and what do you know? The multimedia shortcuts on keys F7 to F12 work, and the "show desktop" shortcut on F1 also works. I really didn't care for the shortcuts on F2-F6 so I was indifferent when those stopped working with the older software. The touchpad's multi-touch gestures work all the same as does the 5 feature buttons above the keyboard section also works flawlessly.
Not working right
Pluged in, a few keys do not work, taking back. The last Logitech keyboard I have, failed within less than a year. This one, right out of the box. Time to find another suppiler.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
the best for HTPC and TV use
from Toronto, ON, Canada
the K400 keyboard is something i always recommend and supply to clients when building or installing home theaters and HTPC systems. the ease of use and LONG battery life is great for the couch. i have never heard a single complaint yet and personally use one to control a new smart tv one of the best keyboards for couch use EVER
Great little wireless keyboard
from Mamaroneck NY
I know it isn't listed in the compatibility but this keyboard works like a charm with Ubuntu 13.10. Just plugged it in and it worked. The PC power button doesn't work but I believe everything else does. 13.10 even allows for multi-touch gestures. The keyboard is well designed and to those who slam it for not being good for touchtyping, what do you expect from a compact keyboard? I have it connected to a laptop that displays on my Plasma TV and it is perfect for that use. I have two year old twins that are very rough on this keyboard and it just keeps working. I plan on buying a couple more because for the price point they are awesome.
(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Not what I expected.
from Calgary, AB, Canada
From the picture on the box and relative cost I thought I was getting a quality keyboard. The keyboard is of very light weight construction and feels flimsy. Key action is jerky because of too much side movement of the keys. The body of the keyboard as well as the keys are textured which, in itself is not a problem. The identifying characters on most of the keys are white and have a thin shiny black edge around them giving the impression they are stuck on to the textured keys rather than being molded into the keys as are the "Home" key and other keys. What's in the box does not look nearly as good as the picture would indicate. The keyboard communicates with the PC via a very small usb dongle. The package also includes a "range extender" (an RF antenna I believe) which looks somewhat like a usb memory stick. Without the extender the keyboard will only work reliably when within a foot or so of the PC. With the range extender plugged in AND, the dongle in direct line of sight to the keyboard it worked reliably out to about 10 or 12 feet as shown on the package. If the PC is placed behind the TV or if it is placed out of sight in a cabinet, communication is lost even at very short distances. I thought the k400r keyboard would have had some form of visual conformation it was communicating properly with the PC (a 2 way RF communication system). I tried the keyboard with my 10 inch tablet. Working up-close to both the tablet and the to keyboard works fine and is deserving of a much better product rating. The k400 totally failed to perform in the environment I intended it to be used in.
(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Truly a good choice for the living room
I bought the K400r (Greek version) for my living room HTPC about 6 months ago. Overall satisfied with my choice. Pros: Light-weight, good quality plastics, stylish, nice feel from keyboard when typing, batteries last for a long time (I keep forgetting to switch it off and didn't change batteries yet), it has a "left-click" mouse button on the upper-left corner which I found very useful. Cons: 1.The "Switch off PC" button never worked with my Windows 7 PC and I could find no way to fix this on my own. 2. The reception USB dongle works well only when plugged in a front USB port and there is "eye-contact" between the keyboard and the receptor. Using a back-sided USB port resulted in a delayed and erratic response. 3. Logitech decided to put TWO "forward slash" buttons (that I NEVER use) in this small keyboard resulting with a "Enter" button that is narrower than the "Backspace" button above. I find this the most irritating feature of this otherwise good keyboard. I decided to submit this mini-review as a suggestion to Logitech to omit the redundant "right forward-slash" button on small-sized keyboards and put a reasonably sized 'Enter" button instead. (Take a look at the picture)
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
K 400 Keyboard
from Newport NC USA
I own two of these keyboards. One I use on Chromebook Acer C7 that I have hooked to my 24 in TV as a monitor and a white one I use on my 18.6 in Telikin computer. I hate a mouse and the built in track pad is a god send for the Chromebook since I use a lap deck a lot while using it. The white one matches my white Telikin computer and looks like a factory installation. As for the complaints about the right shift key location, it is a small keyboard and compromises had to be made. I like the dongle that is a straight plug in installation and not a blue tooth matching exercise. Just what I was looking for
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