Computer accessory manufacturer Logitech recently unveiled the world’s first solar-powered wireless keyboard, which can be completely recharged simply by setting it out in the sun. Much like solar calculators, the solar keyboard gets its energy from an array of solar panels that located are along the device’s top edge. The keyboard even comes with a lux meter that tells the user how intense the available light is at any given moment.

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Not only does the Logitech K750 charge in the sunlight, but it also absorbs energy from light fittings such as light bulbs. The keyboard itself is made from renewable plastic, and while Logitech’s devices are renowned for their high quality and durability, the device’s photovoltaic cells ensure that its carbon footprint will be significantly reduced.

In the company’s press release, Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech’s keyboards and desktops said, “The keyboard is still the best input device for typing emails and IMs, updating your Facebook™ page or posting responses to your favorite blogs – and the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is the next big innovation in keyboard technology.” “The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard is powered by light but can work in total darkness for up to three months. Plus, with its PVC-free construction and fully recyclable packaging, it’s designed to minimize its footprint.”

In a world where businesses and students use a wide array of electronic devices, it is good to see a tool that can reduce our own carbon emissions. Now all we need is a solar-powered laptop….

The product will be available from 15 November and will cost $79.99.

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Via Engadget