Logitech wireless desktop features longer battery life

To address a common complaint of wireless keyboards and mice eating batteries, Logitech has announced its wireless desktop MK710 which the company claims is the first keyboard-and-mouse combination to feature up to three years of battery life for both the keyboard and mouse.

To achieve three years of battery life, Logitech says its improved 2.4 GHz wireless technology with 128-bit AES encryption transmits information much faster and more efficiently than typical wireless systems.

By reducing the amount of time the keyboard and mouse remain in active mode when left idle, the Wireless Desktop MK710 conserves power and minimizes lag when you resume typing or mousing.

The company says the battery life of its keyboards is based on a calculation of an estimated two million keystrokes per year in an office environment while battery life for mice will vary based on user and computing conditions.

In addition to longer battery life, the low-profile keyboard features Incurve keys, a cushioned palm rest and an LCD dashboard that provides users with an at-a-glance status for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Num Lock and battery life.

The Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 is expected to be available in April for $100 U.S.

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