Logitech has introduced the its Wireless Desktop MK710 – a keyboard-and-mouse combination that features up to three years of battery life.

“No one thinks about changing batteries until they have to, but when that time comes, it can stop you in your tracks,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech’s senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. “With its industry-first three-year battery life for a combo, you might just forget the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 uses batteries at all.”

The combination of three years of battery life and the leave-in Logitech Unifying receiver ensures the Wireless Desktop MK710 is always ready. To achieve three years of battery life, Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology transmits information much faster and more efficiently than typical 27 MHz wireless systems. Furthermore, by reducing the amount of time the keyboard and mouse remain in active mode when left idle, the Wireless Desktop MK710 conserves power and minimizes lag when you resume typing or mousing.

First introduced in August 2009, the tiny Logitech Unifying receiver is so small it can stay in your laptop when you’re moving around. And, a single receiver can be paired with up to six Unifying-compatible Logitech keyboards and mice — freeing up valuable USB ports.

The low-profile keyboard features Logitech Incurve keys and a cushioned palm rest. With their concave design, Incurve keys support the shape of the fingertips, while helping guide fingers to the right keys. In addition, the soft, rounded edges make it easy for fingers to glide from key to key. An LCD dashboard gives at-a-glance status for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Num Lock and battery life.

The midsize laser mouse delivers smooth tracking on a variety of surfaces and and Hyper-fast scrolling lets users fly through long documents. The mouse’s sculpted, right-hand shape guides to a naturally comfortable position and places the three customizable thumb buttons within easy reach, so users can move quickly between Web pages or applications (after downloading of Logitech software).

The Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 is expected to be available in Europe beginning in February 2010 and in the U.S. beginning in April 2010, for a suggested retail price of $99.99 (U.S.).

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