Logitech K480 keyboard lets you switch between devices
By Stu Robarts
September 3, 2014
Today, our attention is increasingly shared between multiple devices. Constantly switching between devices can be a pain, so Logitech has unveiled a keyboard that aims to make the process more seamless. The Logitech K480 keyboard allows users to switch between three different devices for typing.
Logitech has a reputation for producing innovative peripherals. One of its recent offerings that Gizmag reviewed was the K830 living room keyboard, which allows users to control their computer-powered home entertainment system more easily than can be done with a remote control or an on-screen keyboard.
Like the K830, the K480 aims to make life easier for the user. It can be connected to up to three different devices via Bluetooth and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Chrome OS computers, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. The device on which the user wants to type can then be selected by just turning the so-called "Easy-Switch" dial between one of three different positions.
An example of how the keyboard might benefit a user would be by allowing them to type a document on a work computer, switch to their personal smartphone to reply to a text message and then switch to their tablet to send a tweet. A cradle integrated into the keyboard itself also allows the user to stand their smartphone or tablet devices upright for easy viewing.
The Logitech K480 keyboard is expected to be available in the US and Europe from September 2014 for a suggested price of US$49.99.
The video below shows the Logitech K480 keyboard in action.