Logitech mouse and keyboard break battery record

Wireless gadgetry is close to all our hearts, but it does have a problem: the juice doesn’t flow forever. Logitech’s latest keyboard and mouse combo,

Wireless gadgetry is close to all our hearts, but it does have a problem: the juice doesn’t flow forever. Logitech’s latest keyboard and mouse combo, on the other hand, almost does.

The peripheral maker claims a record-breaking battery life of three years on its freshly unveiled Wireless Desktop MK710 accessories, based on two million keystrokes a year and average pointer use.

And these aren’t some proof-of-concept prototypes we’re talking about. The long-life duo go hit shelves on February 19 with a £90 price tag. It’s available for pre-order now.

Logitech’s labs say the extra life is down to advanced wireless transfer tech that is faster and more efficient than typical systems. But that won’t matter so much to wireless peripheral fans who’ve had enough of their input devices falling flat at crucial moments.

The ergonomically-smooth keyboard and mouse are paired to Logitech’s tiny Unifying USB receiver, keeping bulk down on the dongle end. Plus there’s an LCD ‘dashboard’ for key locks and a battery meter.

We’re guessing you won’t need to use the latter much.

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