Logitech intros rechargeable keyboard with loads of bells, whistles

Logitech has launched a rechargeable keyboard with ambient light and motion sensors.

The Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800’s features are said to ensure people have the right amount of backlight when they need it, while conserving battery life when they don’t.

The backlighting automatically adjusts based on the amount of light in the room using ambient light sensors. Motion sensors detect  a users hands as they approach to turn the backlighting on and to turn it back off when their hands move away. The company claims that as “a result, you’ll enjoy bright, precise illumination and more battery life — up to 10 days of battery life without recharging.”  Sheesh.

In addition to its flashy features, the keyboard has a micro-USB cable that recharges the device while it’s being used. It also uses Logitech’s so-called “PerfectStroke” key system, which is claimed to make keys quieter and Logitech’s Incurve keys to make typing more quiet. Additionally, the letters and characters on the keys are claimed to be durable and won’t wear off.

The Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 is also the latest in a line of Logitech Unifying-compatible mice and keyboards that feature the tiny, leave-in receiver — so small you can leave it in your laptop.  Sort of a NeedleInAHaystack kind of thing.