Logitech Wave Keyboard
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Logitech Wave Keyboard
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- 80AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE3 ReviewsCNET80Logitech Cordless Desktop WaveLogitech's Cordless Desktop Wave stands out for its comfortable ergonomic touches, an easy learning curve, and its affordable price. We have minor issues with its hot keys--the media controls get short shrift--but heavy typists will like what Logitech has to offer here.TrustedReviews80Logitech Wave Keyboard reviewThough slightly large and chunky, the Logitech Wave keyboard is well put together and makes typing for long periods effortlessly comfortable at a price that won't break the bank.Digital Trends80Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave ReviewOverall, we found the Wave didn't knock us over, but it splashed up on us and left us feeling content.
- 83AVERAGE USER SCORE24 ReviewsViktor70January 11, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Using it actively for gaming since 2009. No letter labels have been worn out (especially W A S D). Just a few months ago I scratched by mistake the palm rest and a piece of the outer film got peeled off and that's basically all that is physically deteriorated with my specimen.Engadget Reader80November 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 19, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60July 7, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Actually, the set is great. The only problem was it lasted 3 month. After that keys began gradually losing it's softness, typing became louder and louder until it took a huge effort to press the ctrl key (8 month) (as well as all other keys).So, 8 month is a time period of life for this keyboard. If you are ok to spend 40-50 dollars each 8 month on a keyboard, it'll be the best choice!Engadget Reader80February 6, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 1, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 28, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 5, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Even though it has a few quirks, it's still the best keyboard I've ever used. I use one at work and at home. I also like the fact that it's a full keyboard with Home, End, PgUp, PgDown, etc.Engadget Reader100October 10, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I like it a lot.Engadget Reader70October 4, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!All in all, comfortable for typing, but not great for gaming. Also doesn't look close to sleek.Good and soft armrests. I might regret moving to a less comfortable keyboard, time will tell.Overall rating a bit higher because ergonomics are very important.Engadget Reader80September 16, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100September 14, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Bought this for the wife after the dogs ruined the front USB ports on her computer, from getting tangled in the mouse & keyboard cords. It's always worked well, and is easy to use. They include a extension cord for the receiver too. We got the Wireless Desktop Wave, and it includes a re-badged LX9 mouse, which interfered with my LX9. I returned my mouse, and got something better. She likes her mouse as well as the keyboard. We're happy with this purchase and would buy it again.Engadget Reader90July 19, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It is not a small keyboard at all, but it is comfortable for long term use. The wrist pad isn't entirely too soft but it is better than a plastic bar across.A lot of the keys especially the media keys. Some of the labels I feel are useless especially if you remap the functions anyway.Setpoint is alright I suppose. I never hated it but its never been something I couldn't live without either.Engadget Reader80July 11, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A joy for typing essays. This is a serious keyboard, with a clacking that reverberates into the next room, but it makes up for the noise and sheer size with an insanely satisfying tactility and ergonomic comfort from the gently sloped keys, angled as a good compromise between ergonomics and a conventional layout. I'm not nerdy enough to need an actual split keyboard. It came with a rather crappy mouse that is nothing to write home about. You're probably buying this for the keyboard, and the rodent is just a garnish. I really like the palmrest, which is a soft-touch pleather type material. The number pad is also really well laid out. Battery life is rather incredible. I've had this thing three years and only changed the AAs once. The dongle is kind of finicky and jiggles in some computers' USB ports, leading it to lose signal if you jostle it. Your mileage may very. All in all, recommended!Engadget Reader90July 8, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80June 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70June 21, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80May 25, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is a great keyboard. I'm used to Apple keyboards however, and the keys feel very different to those.Engadget Reader80May 15, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 9, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I really like the shorcut buttons, I use these frequently. Great for my media PC because the tower is over by the TV and the Mouse and Keyboard Combo is on the cofffee table, but sometimes it has problems reading the keyboard and mouse from that distance. Some of the shortcut buttons are not very intuitive, so it may take some time for you to figure out what all of them do. I could read the instructions but that would make to much sense. Overall this is a great combo for the price and I love the convience of wireless.Engadget Reader30July 4, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great looking and feeling keyboard, but I bought it after my MS ergo multimedia one died, and it just didn't feel the same. The main advantage were the arrow and ins/del were the same, but the feel of the keys just wasn't the same as my old and trusty MS one. Luckily my old keyboard jumped itself back to life and I took the Logitech wave back. The extra keys are nice and all, but the main issue I had was with the curve of them. They just didn't have the same comfortable feeling as the MS version, whereas it had a "hump" in the keys, the Logitech version uses a dip to let your hands sit in. Different enough that for me I didn't like it. I suppose I probably could have learned to love the keyboard, but until my MS one dies, I'll stick with it (and believe me, I'm no microsoft fanboy!)Engadget Reader100July 2, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It has a bunch of programmable extra buttons, but other than that is a pretty no-frills keyboard. No USB Hub, blinding blue glow or backlit LCD displays. But the job it does as a keyboard it does better than any other keyboard I've seen. It's the most comfortable I've ever used, the wrist rest is solid and rubber foam padded, the keys' curved alignment is just right to be able to type without wrist contortions, and the key press is solid and firm enough without being clickety. As far as mice goes, I haven't bought anything but Logitech for 15 years, and I don't think I'll buy another keyboard from a different manufacturer after trying this one. It's high quality hardware without unnecessary bells and whistles.Engadget Reader100July 1, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A keyboard that fits the natural curve placement of your hands without having you learn a new way to type like split keyboards.I've been using cheap keyboards for years now. Those were loud and won't let you push more than several keys before they beep at you. They were also uncomfortable.The Logitech Wave Keyboard is no such keyboard. It has a slight curve to the way keys are placed to let you keep your hands on it's natural angle. It also features different key heights according to how most people rest their hands on the keys. So imagine the middle row of the keyboard. Most people are taught to place their four fingers on the A, S, D, F keys and their thumb on the spacebar. Notice how your middle finger is longer than your index and ring fingers. And notice how your pinkie is even shorter. This is how Logitech determined to place the key heights. It's a great system and it works.Another thing that sets the Wave Keyboard apart from cheap ones are the sounds and feel of the keys. Each key when you push down on it, feels solid and like how a good button should be like. There is no click when you push down however, so if there's your thing, this keyboard is not for you. For those who wants the great feel of a good keyboard, but the quietness of a cheap one, this has a good combination of both.The cheap keyboard I used to have had something that even cheap keyboards manage to have these days. A row of function keys are combined into the F-row of keys. The problem with the one on the cheap keyboards was that they were always on until you switched it off. I don't know about you, but I always liked how on laptops, the functions are never on until a Fn key was held. The Wave Keyboard borrows this great idea. An Fn key is placed between the right Alt and Ctrl keys.Like most Logitech products, this keyboard is pretty customizable if you use the Logitech included software. All the function keys can be customized to do something.There are some oddities that may or may not be liked however. The Home and End keys are placed differently than other keyboards, on top and together. The Insert key is now moved to the top next to the Print Screen and Pause/Break keys. The Delete key is enlarged, and the page up and down keys are placed next to it.There is also a small thing that might not concern everyone. The Wave Keyboard features a good leather palm rest but it's got little holes like in car leather seats. It is a small pet peeve that little bits of dust get into those crevices.Other notes are a dedicated calculator key, the Vista windows + tab switcher, and various other function keys such as volume and playback controls.I recommend this keyboard for anyone wishing to have a comfortable, good feel keyboard that is also quiet.Engadget Reader100July 1, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There are some really amazing looking keyboards out there for gamers, the thought that is going into these types of keyboards is admirable. For people who just want to get on with typing however, not so much innovation there. We had the ergonomic thing a while back that looked great but was really only suitable for people open to learning to really make the most of it, or people who could not really type before so it didn't matter. I think this is the first product I've seen that actually moves the art of the keyboard for typists forward. Nothing is radically different, and that in itself is important. People who type fast don't generally want to slow down learning new layouts. The Wave understands this, all the keys are where you'd expect them. It's probably easier if I just list the little touches that the Wave adds and you can add them up yourself and consider if this is for you.1. The caps lock key sits right above the shift key as normal but there is a small gap around the bottom and right of the caps lock key, as if the key has been eroded which makes it harder to hit when you're really aiming for shift with that little pinky, but it's still incredibly easy to hit it when you want to hit it.2. The bottom row where ctrl, shift and the space bar reside has been stretched a little. The keys are now ramped slightly down and stretch out a little bit more toward you. This is significant when you think what your fingers do when they reach for these keys, often it's a sliding move where your pinky reaches and slides down to hit the ctrl key, this gentle slope to the key now makes it even easier to perform this finger slide. Your pinkies will like it, I promise.3. The enter key is huge and so it should be, second in size only to the space bar, it finally makes one of the most used but harder to reach keys, that much easier to hit.4. The space bar, again it has the gentle ramp and is bigger but also helps become a place your thumbs can rest more naturally, given that slope. It's subtle but when you're typing at speed, subtle improvements are exactly what you really need in a keyboard.5. The cursor keys are a joy to behold. Never has so much thought gone into the shape and angle of cursor keys in a keyboard. The down cursor is the largest key and this makes much sense since this is the key your finger will rest on when using the cursor keys. the up, left and right cursor keys all slope down from the down key, it's a perfect arrangement.6. The Delete key is double height, finally someone gets that it is that important.7. Backspace is double width, nice. 8. Right shift is twice the width of left shift, sounds odd? once you start using it, you'll find that is the shift key you use most.9. The curve. The keys all curve very gentle around in a weak smile. It isn't quite the leap to ergonomic heaven but it's a nice touch, just helps when your fingers are going full pelt at the keys and your hands are naturally curving along with the keyboards layout, rather than trying to remain straight on which is a tiny bit harder to do.10. The wrist rest. It's built in, no snap on nonsense, its a really deep leathery blob of feel good surface to rest your wrist. Not as good as a serious gel rest but it feels comfortable, far more comfortable than any other keyboard that has gone before it and it will never move, it's part of the keyboard.And finally there are the extra media keys which are all fine and dandy if you like that kind of thing. I forget they are there. So clearly I love the Wave, if you like the sound of points 1 through 10, you surely will too.
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