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Logitech diNovo Cordless Desktop

Posted December 9, 2012 by Jonathan Roubini in Accessories




Company: Logitech
Price: $149.95 list


Sleek keyboard; portable mini-receiver.


Mouse too small, batteries not rechargeable.
Bottom Line

You can now purchase the award winning diNovo keyboard for nearly half the price, but is it really worth it?

by Jonathan Roubini
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With the new diNovo Cordless Desktop bundle, Logitech brings the sleek design of the diNovo keyboard to the masses, but fails to deliver in the mouse department.

The first diNovo keyboard was launched by Logitech, featuring a compact, yet full-featured keyboard. This new bundle offers basically the same keyboard, but for $100 less. The most noticeable difference is the color, silver rather than the original blue. Unlike the original version, this keyboard does not use Bluetooth technology, not a major loss unless you need to sync other Bluetooth devices with your PC.

We should make a note of a minor discomfort with the keyboard. If you like to lift upyour keyboard, you’ll notice that you can only do it with the actual keyboard and not the number pad.

On the positive side, the receiver that connects to the computer is very small. If you want to use it with a laptop you can unplug the receiver from its base and plug it directly into a USB port. The diNovo Cordless Desktop is targeted at people on the go, but we don’t see a significant number of users that would cart this keyboard and mouse around with them.

One of the major downside to this bundle is the mouse. You get the Logitech Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooksa fairly small size and not very comfortable to use for everyday work. In addition, the mouse runs on AA alkaline batteries, rather than recharging directly from a stand.

Overall, we love the keyboard, but the mouse that comes with it doesn’t match up, making the Logitech diNovo Cordless Desktop bundle far from the ideal desktop solution.


About the Author

Jonathan Roubini
Jonathan Roubini

Jonathan Roubini is the Editor-in-Chief of Lab Reviews.