Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad, Black

 
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  • 1,083 of 1,134 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A solid value (Mac compatible, too — with some caveats), September 8, 2011
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    J. Kim
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    Although there are a lot of promising ways to enjoy online content (web browsing, YouTube, Netflix, etc.) on your TV, the best one I’ve found so far is … a computer.

    The Logitech K400 is clearly designed with this setup in mind, giving you full control of a computer in a couch-friendly form factor. Surprisingly, it seems to be one of the few such input devices with a (near) full-size keyboard instead of a tiny thumb-sized one. Obviously, that means it’s much larger than a conventional remote control, but it’s also much more usable. It looked like exactly what I wanted, and at a reasonable price, too.

    The K400 features a fairly attractive, clean design (aside from the odd “random lines” artwork on the trackpad). It’s much lighter than I expected, which is nice, but it’s also not incredibly sturdy. The build quality is fair for the price, I’d say, but doesn’t seem likely to withstand a lot of abuse.

    As long as you don’t plan on writing a novel on your TV, the slightly-smaller-than-full-size keys are pretty usable. They aren’t backlit, though, which would be especially useful in a dark living room. On a semi-related note, the Caps Lock key doesn’t light up, either … but you don’t use that key anyway, right?

    One very handy feature is the additional left-click button in the upper left corner, which lets you operate the trackpad with both hands or thumbs. It’s a lot easier to click or drag with your left hand as you move the cursor with your right hand this way. The trackpad also conveniently offers Mac-style two-finger scrolling.

    Other nice touches include an on/off switch, and a slot behind the battery door to stow the teeny tiny USB receiver dongle. It also ships with factory-installed AA batteries, which is always appreciated.

    If you’re looking for a decent keyboard for a home theater PC, this one seems hard to beat — especially for the price!

    About Mac compatibility

    The keyboard claims to support Windows only, but I suspected this wasn’t the full story. Sure enough, when I plugged it into a Mac, the keyboard and trackpad worked automatically — complete with two-finger scrolling — on both Snow Leopard and Lion. Even the volume buttons are functional (but not the semi-pointless “home” button, it seems).

    OS X identifies the trackpad as a mouse, so that’s the preference pane where you can configure the sensitivity of the tracking and scrolling gestures. The latter really needs to be dialed down to work well, in my experience. Also, you may want to remap the Windows (Command) and Alt (Option) modifier keys for a more Mac-like layout.

    The only catch? I can’t figure out how to disable tap-to-click on the trackpad. (I’m hoping a software hack will make this possible, and that it’s not hard-wired into the device itself.) Unfortunately, Logitech’s Control Center software doesn’t recognize the device, either.

    If you can live with that, the keyboard otherwise works just fine with a Mac, despite the official word from Logitech.

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  • 606 of 634 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect fit for internet connected TV, July 16, 2012
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    Michael (Erie, PA USA) –

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    I bought the Logitech keyboard to use with my new Samsung UN46ES6150F LCD TV. The television is internet connected with a web browser, but trying to type anything using the arrow keys on the included remote was terrible! So, I did a little research (very little) and quickly ordered the keyboard.

    The keyboard is almost full size with nice keys. Very tactile with great feedback. The touchpad is quite large and responsive. The keyboard is NOT bluetooth and comes with its own USB dongle (and batteries!). I plugged the dongle in the back of the TV and it immediately recognized the keyboard. What a difference….typing and navigating on the TV now is a breeze! I walked into an adjacent room to test the range and even at around 25 feet or so…no problems.

    I’m happy with it.

    UPDATE (7/19/2012): The keyboard is not bluetooth. It does come with it’s own dongle, and you must use it. You will not be able to pair the keyboard with another bluetooth device. It will only communicate with the USB dongle included.

    UPDATE (10/10/2013): Added the “NOT” in front of “bluetooth” above.

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