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Solar powered keyboard?

What's so interesting about it?

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I'd say probably because it's a $40 keyboard that isn't mechanical, and keyboards can last so long on a set of batteries these days, or just be rechargeable. Overall I think it's impractically expensive and battery life is not an issue in modern wireless keyboards 

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it MUST NOT be rechargeable, so no one should game at night

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2 minutes ago, seon123 said:

What's so interesting about it?

It can run on any light source.

 

2 minutes ago, RGProductions said:

I'd say probably because it's a $40 keyboard that isn't mechanical, and keyboards can last so long on a set of batteries these days, or just be rechargeable. Overall I think it's impractically expensive and battery life is not an issue in modern wireless keyboards 

Ok good to know, this is just a gimmick then?

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Just now, Boinbo said:

It can run on any light source.

 

Ok good to know, this is just a gimmick then?

in my opinion yes, considering the first keyboard i found when I googled wireless keyboard is less than $20 and advertises 3 years off two double a batteries 

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2 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

it MUST NOT be rechargeable, so no one should game at night

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Well it's Logitech so there's that... if you ever wanted such thing, this is probably the way to go.

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Just now, Princess Luna said:

Well it's Logitech so there's that... if you ever wanted such thing, this is probably the way to go.

I don't want it, I'm just wondering why I've never heard of it before, as it sounds very innovative.

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1 minute ago, Boinbo said:

as it sounds very innovative.

Not really:

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Solar powered calculators exists for ages, this is the same principle being applied...

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5 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

Well it's Logitech so there's that...

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1 minute ago, KING OF THE DIRTY DANS said:

I too love typing on hot ass plastic. Just get a regular keyboard

Lol I have one, just wondering about this.

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Its only useful if you need a wireless keyboard and are too far out in the sicks to get replacement batteries if they die.

 

Think... remote research or something similar.

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i haven't changed the batteries in my keyboard since 2015

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It's a gimmick

There's so much room in the keyboard that you could easily add a flat battery in way less area the solar cells use... and you still have a battery or super capacitor inside that gets charged by the solar cells.

You can make a keyboard with a lithium battery and have it charge enough in 5-10 minutes from a usb port and that's enough to work for a few weeks. Leave it charging for an hour or two and they'll last 6 months or more.

 

It's unlikely you're gonna be so far away from a power source that solar cells will be critical to power your keyboard...

30 minutes ago, KarathKasun said:

Its only useful if you need a wireless keyboard and are too far out in the sicks to get replacement batteries if they die.

 

Think... remote research or something similar.

Even there you're probably gonna have some solar panel or some generator and a usb charger.

Worst case, you're gonna have some hand generator (like those flashlights that charge as you shake them, or a dynamo from a bike)

What good is a working keyboard when your computer is dead... the pc has electricity so your keyboard can charge from it.

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