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February 24, 2013

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400r first impressions

The Logitech K400r is one of those bluetooth keyboards with a touchpad to make your typing and browsing experience more comfortable while laying your back on your good ol’ chair. We just got our hands on one, so sit back, relax and read on to get a quick glimpse of the wireless peripheral.

The design of the device doesn’t look too flashy. It’s light and compact, but to be honest, it feels quite cheap. The keyboard is all plastic, and the print on the keys look quite unpolished. Far to the right you’ll find the touchpad with the left and right clicks, and on the top-left corner you’ll find the volume keys and a home button. On top you’ll find the power switch.

Basically that’s it. The back follows a white color design, opposed to the black front. It attracts dirt very easily though, even if it looks good in white. With the battery cover off, you’ll find the spot for two AA batteries and a place for the USB receiver, which is a nice touch.

Let’s get down to experience. Logitech boasts the compact build of the K400r, but to have that, the company made a smaller keyboard for practice. It can get the job done with quite soft presses, we have to say, but there were a couple of times when we accidentally pressed keys.

Logitech has added some useful additions onto the function keys as well. Typing was also soft and quiet, and not as noisy as any other competitor.

We didn’t really enjoy the touchpad. The space is enough for your fingers, but when you’re using the keyboard from afar and without a surface (which you would normally do with a bluetooth one), the place for your wrists to rest on is at lost. Plus, the friction between your fingertips and the touchpad itself isn’t one of the best ones out there.

If you want something simple and light, with no regards to the build and the experience itself, you can get the Logitech K400r for around Php1,800. However, we have to say that if you’re looking for something that packs a better experience, you may have to look elsewhere. It boasts a keyboard and a touchpad in one bluetooth peripheral, and it basically does the things you need, just not in the best way.

Written by Bob Freking

Bob Freking is a current college student who renders phones and other tablet designs on the internet and a contributor for YugaTech. You can follow him on Twitter: @bobfreking.

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