Move aside Logitech, there’s another solar keyboard in town.
Earlier this week, Logitech introduced the K750, an $80 wireless, solar-powered keyboard made of recyclable plastic and billed as the world’s first solar keyboard. The K750 may be first but it certainly won’t be the last.
This Wednesday, Taiwan’s AU Optronics released details on its own solar keyboard solution. According to reports, AUO’s version is essentially a solar sheet, measuring 2.1 millimeters thick with touch sensitivity. Aesthetically, it looks like the complete fusion of a solar panel and keyboard. The surface is perfectly smooth and somewhat reflective, like a solar panel, with only the hint of a keyboard’s outline.
Similar to Logitech’s K750, the AUO version promises to charge in natural and artificial light. However, unlike Logitech’s freestanding model, AUO’s 14-inch touch keyboard will be built into computer manufacturers’ laptop sets.
AUO will showcase demo models of its solar contraption next week during FPD International in Chiba, Japan.
(Image Source: AUO/via Digitimes)
AU Optronics Corp. engages in the design, development, manufacture, assembly, and marketing of thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels and other flat panel displays. The company’s TFT-LCD panels are used in computer products, such as notebook computers and desktop monitors; consumer electronics products comprising mobile phones, digital photo frames, digital still cameras, portable navigation display, portable digital versatile disk players, digital camcorders, automobile display, and amusement and printer displays; and LCD televisions and industrial displays. It sells...
Founded in 1981, Logitech designs and manufactures computer and electronics peripherals such as mice, keyboards, speakers. They have been making computer keyboards and mice for HP, Apple, Dell, and also for platforms such as PlayStation. Their products sell universally, which is on account of their innovative range of options with a focus on products that deal with navigation in PCs, gaming, music, communications, and home-entertainment control.