Logitech K780 :: What a keyboard

by Volker Weber

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This is one of the rare moments where I meet a product that checks out in every single aspect. The K780 is a desktop keyboard, that can hold up your tablet or smartphone. It's a full featured six row keyboard with numeric keypad. Zero compromises.

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The most important trick is the Bluetooth switcher. You pair it with three devices at a time simply by holding down one of those numbers for three seconds. Once you paired your devices you just hit the corresponding key and it connects.

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It is quiet, substantial and heavy. Not meant to travel with you in your bag. But it is going to live on my table for the indefinite future. Editor-refuses-to-give-it-back award. Probably the biggest there ever was.

K780 works with Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Android and iOS. On MacOS and Windows you can download Logitech Options to customize the keyboard to your needs. It uses Bluetooth Smart for very low energy consumption and runs on two small batteries. If your Mac or PC does not have Bluetooth Smart you can use the included pre-paired USB dongle.

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Last but not least, the materials are fantastic. Matte black with white accents. It sits on a grey plate that also builds up the hump which keeps your tablet or smartphone upright. Since the keyboard is heavy, there is no wiggle. It's all around solid.

In the past, Logitech has been a provider of inexpensive computer peripherals, but the last three products I have been using point into a very different direction. Both the Logi Base as well as the Logi Create are very well thought out and provide a quality experience day in and day out. And this keyboard continues on the same path.

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Comments

only missing a solar strip on the backside of it. that would make it perfect.

Teymur Madjderey, 2016-10-22 14:16

You need two AAA batteries every two years at 2 million keystrokes a year. Still missing solar?

Volker Weber, 2016-10-22 14:19

Agreed! Bought the K780 for 99 Euros at our local MediaMarkt. A few Days later they reduced it to 68 Euros. I reclaimed and got the difference back! What a Steal this keyboard is for 68 Euros! It's big and massive in a good way and it holds my ipad pro and my iphone 7 Plus in a nice angle. It even has the usual logitech 2,4GHz Dongle besides the possible 3 Bluetooth Connections. I like it alot and would buy it again, even for 99 Euros, it's worth it. But not everybody loves such big Keyboards, there are still lots available at our MediaMarkt, with price back to the normal 99 Euros...

Bernd Hofmann, 2016-10-22 14:42

Hm, vielleicht sollte ich meine Model M doch mal austauschen?

Thomas Baschetti, 2016-10-22 14:43

Bitte wo gibts das für 68 Euro ?

Bastian Anthon, 2016-10-22 14:54

Bastian, war ein kurzzeitiges Angebot unseres lokalen MediaMarkt, jetzt leider wieder auf 99 Euro 😞

Bernd Hofmann, 2016-10-22 15:17

Volker, wie schlägt sich das Keyboard denn an einem Mac? Zumindest bei F3 sehe ich da konfliktpotential, oder kann man die Mac Funktionen da unabhängig von der BT Umschalt-Funktion nutzen?

Daniel Meyer, 2016-10-22 16:19

Ich habe mich damit nur am Rande beschäftigt. Aber was Du auf F3 suchst, ist hier die Hometaste auf F4. Du kannst aber über Logitech Options auf dem Mac auch festlegen, dass die Tasten F1-F12 standardmäßig verwendet werden. Dann wird man anders umschalten müssen. Das habe ich aber nicht verfolgt.

Volker Weber, 2016-10-22 17:58

Ich finde es etwas schade dass es die Tastatur (bisher) nur in schwarz gibt. Aber ich werde mir wohl trotzdem eine kaufen da ich die Bluetooth Umschaltfunktion interessant finde und mir meine K750 vor kurzem heruntergefallen ist (was die schönen Solarzellen leider nicht überlebt haben).
Danke!

Henning Heinz, 2016-10-22 18:38

Zur Info - derzeit im Saturn Onlineshop für 77 EUR erhältlich (Rabatt sieht man erst im Warenkorb). Habe gerade eine geordert...

Ralph Hammann, 2016-10-28 09:13

Dammit Volker, you keep costing me money (q.v. Sonos etc). This is a lovely keyboard though (typing on it now).

Christopher Linfoot, 2016-10-28 19:12

So, nach dem Spontankauf auf VOWE-Empfehlung muss ich nun leider zurück rudern: Ich werde mit dem K780 nicht warm. Der Druckpunkt der Tasten ist für mich irgendwie nicht das Gelbe vom Ei - ich wechsle wohl wieder zurück aufs Appel Keyboard.

Hat jemand Interesse, meins abzukaufen ? Ansonsten bringe ich das nachher zu Saturn zurück....

Bastian Anthon, 2016-10-31 12:50

Takes a while to remember which device you are typing on. Luckily not typed any password into a WhatsApp chat.

Stephan H. Wissel, 2016-11-01 07:33

Meine ist gestern angekommen und ich finde sie klasse. Endlich wieder BBMs vom Büro aus mit einer großen Tastatur beantworten... ;-)
Einzige Sache an die ich mich noch gewöhnen muss - pos1 und ende sind nur über den fn Umschalter erreichbar, aber das wusste ich vorher schon und es war kein KO-Kriterium. Danke Volker für die tolle Empfehlung!

Ralph Hammann, 2016-11-01 09:52

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