Form meets function in the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350, which is the second keyboard on our lineup that specifically addresses proper typing posture by pairing ergonomic design with additional features that anticipate users' needs. Although the K350 looks somewhat big and bulky amidst the currently available assortment of slim and sleek wireless keyboards, its sensitivity to the natural position of the hands, its multiple hotkeys and its affordability are enticing enough for this keyboard to nab the number-four spot on our lineup.
The K350 is consistent with other Logitech keyboards and boasts a wireless range of about 30 feet with 2.4 GHz connectivity. It connects to your computer using the manufacturer's own device-networking receiver, which allows you to sync not only your keyboard, but up to five additional compatible peripherals as well, freeing up your USB ports.
If you feel you need even more range to move about, you can plug the tiny Unifying receiver into the provided receiver-extender cable. The receiver recognizes the keyboard almost instantly, and you're ready to take on that waiting assignment. No software installation is necessary unless you'd like to customize the keyboard's hotkeys.
The keyboard is equipped with preprogrammed F keys that, in conjunction with the Function key, control common operations such as checking your email or launching your personal calendar. It also sports several one-touch hotkeys that give you quick access to media and internet applications.
Like most wireless keyboards available, the K350 is battery powered. However, this wireless keyboard will likely make you forget it uses batteries at all. It requires only two AA batteries that last for about 36 months, according to the manufacturer. That's three years on a single set of AAs! Additionally, Logitech receives kudos for going the extra mile by including a sleep mode and a power switch to help conserve the batteries. It also has a battery-level indicator so that you won't be taken by surprise when the batteries finally do give out.
The unique design of the K350 sets it apart from its competitors. Logitech engineers incorporated three distinct design elements into this keyboard with the goal of creating a more-natural and comfortable typing experience. The first of these is a curved keyboard layout, where the size and spacing of the keys is consistent, resulting in a more familiar feeling for your hands that is easy to adjust to.
The second is a wave-shaped frame with mechanical keys of varying heights that correspond to the varying lengths of your fingers to create a more-natural fit for your hands. The third is a contoured, cushioned palm rest that supports your wrists during long stretches of typing. The keyboard also has extendable feet on the underside of the case that allow for three different typing angles. The resulting keyboard is considerably copious in size, but oh, so comfortable. If you're seeking comfort with a dash of style, this is the keyboard for you.
When it comes to support options for this wireless keyboard, Logitech has made it easy to get the help you need. The product page contains links to an extensive FAQs list and troubleshooting guide, user manuals in PDF format, a users' community forum, and email and phone access to technical representatives. There is also a link to available software downloads and updates. Additionally, this keyboard comes with a generous five-year warranty.
Logitech engineers spent considerable time and energy studying the way we approach the task of typing and have responded with a thoughtful solution to some of our typing woes. The Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 offers a more-natural and comfortable fit for your hands, the freedom of wireless connectivity, an extended battery life and easy, one-button access to the applications you use most, all at a reasonable price point.