Logitech has revealed their new wireless All-in-one keyboard, the TK820, a slim 2.4Ghz wireless tenkeyless keyboard that replaces the numpad with a built-in touchpad.
The TK820 is a wireless slim keyboard that features a large touchpad where its numpad should be. The touchpad is much larger than what we usually find on laptops, and it registers a wide variety of gestures. As the official blurb states, the pad supports up to 13 Windows 8 multi-touch gestures with the aid of the Logitech SetPoint software.
"We created the Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 to combine everything you need to control and navigate your computer in one sleek keyboard," said Charlotte Johs, Logitech's global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories. So there you go, a keyboard that does away with the need of a mouse and brings touch to Windows 8 PC users.
Logitech also claims that the adition of the „PerfectStroke" Key System distributes pressure evenly, making every key-press quiet and smooth. The keys seem to be a mix between laptop chicklets and traditional keys, with curved edges, low-height press and a downward curves in the middle.
Instead of Bluetooth, Logitech uses its properitary „Unifying" Wireless technology (via the tiny USB dongle included in the package) that features a 2.4 Ghz connectivity. The combo is compatible with Windows 7 and 8 PC's and as of yet, there is no word about a Mac version, although Logitech is known for adapting their Windows keyboards to Apple fans.
Currently, the keyboard will be available in the US in August for $99.99 and in September 2013 for €99.99. If the price puts you off, you can check out the Logitech Wireless Touch k400, a similar model that uses a much smaller trackpad and doesn't look nearly as good as the TK820.