Three ways the Logitech Solar Powered K760 keyboard could be the best ever

It's always been a struggle for Apple peripheral vendors. They have to find a way to build a better mousetrap, so to speak, than Apple. Look at the Apple Magic Mouse for example, and notice that nobody has really even tried to build a better mouse for Macs. In the PC world, where mice and keyboards are almost an afterthought, it's easy for a vendor like Logitech to make better keyboards than what comes with the computer.

But with Apple, their wired and wireless keyboard are built well and wouldn't be out of place in the Museum of Modern Art. So it's high praise when Logitech releases a keyboard that replaces my everyday Apple keyboard!

So what is so special about the Logitech K760? Let me count the ways. First, it's wireless, so you don't have to deal with tangled cables. But Logitech went further. Yes, it supports Bluetooth but it can pair with three different iOS and/or Mac devices, and you can switch between them at the touch of a button. This is a wonderful feature for someone like me, an app developer with seven Macs, two iPads, and two iPhones!

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The Logitech K760 keyboard has all of the special keys you would want for a Mac or iPad, although it does not have a numerical keypad. For me, this is a plus. Unless you're an accountant, you probably make very little use of the keypad, and I would rather save the desk space and have a portable keyboard.

Perhaps the neatest feature is the fact that the Logitech K760 is solar powered. I go through batteries on my Apple wireless keyboard all the time, and what brothers me more than the cost of the batteries, is the environmental impact and the hassle of replacing them. Inevitably, the batteries fail while my family is using it, and I'm traveling, and I have to hear about it. The solar powered keyboard actually charges using regular indoor lighting, and can last for three month in darkness! Now if they could just make a car like that, I'd be all set!

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.