Shut Up and Take My Money: Logitech K480 Multi-Device Keyboard
Ideal for anyone that frequently switches between multiple devices, the Logitech K480 Multi-Device keyboard allows a user to switch between three different Bluetooth-enabled devices using a yellow dial (on the black model) on the left side of the keyboard. Basically eliminating the need to constantly re-pair devices of Bluetooth, users can quickly pop between their smartphone, tablet and computer.
In addition to the Bluetooth switching feature, the keyboard also includes a cradle at the top of the keyboard to rest your mobile devices. The devices are angled back with the screen facing the user as a more direct angle. Logitech has also attempted to make the keyboard compatible for both Windows and Mac users, thus users will find key notations for both types of user on the keyboard.
Seeing that it’s been designed with mobile devices in mind, the keyboard is completely dependent on AAA batteries for a power source. There’s no way to plug the keyboard in, unfortunate for anyone that wants to use the keyboard as a desktop for an extended period of time. However, Logitech estimates that the batteries will last approximately two years (or two million keystrokes). There’s also a device on off switch to preserve battery life over time.
Logitech is pricing the keyboard at a $49.99 MSRP, thus it’s likely that the device will be on sale in the $35 to $40 range by the holiday season. To learn more about the device, you can watch the video below or check out the product page here.