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Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus review: Stylish couch keyboard

J.R. Bookwalter | Oct. 14, 2015
Media streaming boxes have largely negated the need for home theater PCs when viewing content on the television, but there are still occasions when it’s nice to plop down on the couch, kick up your feet, and be entertained—or even get some work done.

The actual keys themselves aren’t as noisy as other Logitech keyboards I’ve used, for a quieter typing experience—within 55 dbA, according to the company, who claims the plastic digits are good for up to five million keystrokes. (I’ll have to take their word on that.) The squared-off keys are just the right size and depth, although the angle of the keyboard is quite low and clearly not designed with desk use in mind.

I tested the K400 Plus on the mid-2007 Mac mini in my living room, and a Windows 10 virtual machine running on Parallels 11 and my MacBook Pro with Retina Display without issues (lack of OS X customization aside). The Windows key serves double-duty as a Mac Command/Apple key, although placement of the Function key is a little awkward being sandwiched between it and the Control key.

Bottom line

The Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus is an affordable way to lean back and take control of a home theater PC, but Mac owners will want to pass due to the lack of OS X software support.

 

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