Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800: The Wireless Keyboard with a Nightlife

I’m excited to introduce you to our newest keyboard innovation, the Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800.

Some of you may be familiar with our Illuminated Keyboard – it’s one of our most popular keyboards. But one of the comments we heard most from customers it was they would love it even more — if it was wireless.

This thing is, illumination can be a real drain on battery life, and we wanted to make sure we provided the great experience that you’ve come to expect from Logitech. So we put a lot of effort into maximizing the energy efficiency of the keyboard and the result is the Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800.

This thin, sleek keyboard combines style with serious technical innovation. Some of the energy management features include:

  • Backlighting that automatically adjusts based on the amount of light in the room using ambient light sensors
  • Motion sensors that detect your hands as they approach to turn the backlighting on and to turn it back off when your hands move away
  • Manual lighting adjustments that allow you to tailor the brightness based on your personal preference
  • An on/off switch so you can conserve energy when you’re done typing for the day

Thanks to all of these innovations, the Wireless Illuminated Keyboard offers up to 10 days of battery life (depending on use and environmental conditions.) When the battery is about to run out, an indicator light comes on to alert you, and you can recharge the battery with the included micro-USB cable.

These are just a few of this keyboard’s outstanding features. The Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 is expected to be available later this month for a suggested retail price of $99.99 (U.S.). Click here to find out more about the Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 or to order yours today.

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Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Keyboards and Desktops

83 comments

  • Hello Guy,

    I really wonder of this keyboard, great development!
    2 q’s i have:
    - Is it possible to change color of backlightnig?
    - For keyboard with languages, will be letter for this secondary local language with their own backlight? What color for it will be used, same as for english?

    Thx.

    • Hi Alex,

      Thank you for your comment. The K800 does not feature different backlighting color options. However, our G-series gaming keyboards do allow you to customize with many backlighting colors, so you might want to check those out.

      Best,
      Guy

  • Hi!
    I want to buy it so bad but this comment stops me.

    “A word of warning. As an unhappy purchaser of the wired illuminated keyboard due to the reason I will detail below, do not buy this if you are a keen FPSer as they’ve told me it contains the same “design” (which I like to think of as a “flaw”).
    When pressing W and SHIFT together, the SPACEBAR will NOT register. Meaning you cannot sprint forward then jump (with the almost universal FPS standard keys). You can remap but if you’re a die-hard like me it’s too confusing!”

    I have 2 questions. 1.Is this problem remains with this model?
    2. Can I use this as a typical wired keyboard If I kept it plugged in with the usb cable?
    Your help will made my decision!
    Thanks for your time,Stelios.

    • Hi Stelios,

      1) If you’re looking for a keyboard for gaming, I would highly recommend our G-series line of gaming keyboards – I think they will better suit your needs.

      2) Yes, you can use the K800 while it is charging with the usb cable (like a wired keyboard).

      Best,
      Guy

  • Hey,

    I am wondering why Logitech has chosen for replacable batteries instead of using the same system as with the Logitech MX Revolution mouse where there are no replacable batteries and it works for 10 days before you have to put it in the dock to recharge. Now the keyboard has to be used with replacable/rechargable batteries the costs of using the keyboard will rise a lot compaired to the battery life of the K340. And yes, I know this one uses no lighting but for a keyboard that does use it, plus a wireless one, I don’t see why going for replacable batteries and not li-thon for example.

    Sincerely

  • I am also curious about the release date; as your press release initially indicated end of August. We are half way through September and still nothing. Leaves me to wonder if there are not ongoing technical issues and that your announcement may have been premature. I love Logitech products and all of my last 12 keyboard and mice have been Logitech. But I have been waiting for this one since the announcement if there is to be much more of a delay I may be parting for the first time ever to a Microsoft keyboard! gasp! PLEASE HURRY TO PREVENT THIS. ;)

  • Hi

    Will this keyboard have Baltic/Estonian layout also? Or Swedish? With big Enter button and most important: with | key on left side (and with short left-shift)

  • @ Guy Raeber
    Yes, there are settings in SetPoint but they are only for changing sensor- or key light turn on.
    But not for changing between manual and automatic brightness settings.

  • Hi guys,

    for a very long time since Logitech released the disappointing S510 slim keyboard I was looking for a new, wireless keyboard with a standard keyboard layout.

    I’v been starting with the faimous IBM classic keyboard in 1985 and I like (better I need) the standard layout with the 6 keys (Ins,Del,Pos1,End,Page up,Page dn) above the cursor block and a big “Enter” key with a german layout.

    All keyboards in the past from Logitech and other manfacturers were really disappointing due to their layout, the biggest crap are lot’s of mislocated special keys an this fn-use needs for the standard function keys.

    When I saw the new Logitech K800 a week ago, I couldn’t believe but Logitech did learn what programmers and standard users need every day. Rapidly I did order the keyboard at my distributor and this week it arrived.

    Perfect Logitech – congrats !!! This is my personal favourite, big enough Fn-keys, standard layout, 4 nice feature keys (Mute, decrease/increas volume, calc Hotkey) above the Num-block, PrtScr, Scroll lock, Pause und the lovely 2×3 standard block above the cursor keys. The | key is also present and the layout of the Strg-Win-Alt keys also fit’s my need.

    Unbelievable that I could get all of this in a fantastic, backlit wireless keyboard with real keycaps and not such a “chicklet” desing.

    Tnx, Mike

  • Awaiting the release of this product with bated breath…

    There’s really no information you have access to or can publish regarding its release?

  • A keyboard with a NORMAL, non-logitech-specific delete-key? GREAT!!!

    Could you tell me what kind of rechargeable batteries are included with this keyboard (size and capacity). When I purchased my “Performance MX”, I immediately replaced the included 1x LR6/AA 2000 mAh with a AA 2700 mAh to avoid recharging my mouse too frequently! This rechargable is better than any Li-Ion solution!!!

    I have already spent > 1000 EUR (!) on Logitech keyboards and mice the last few years and I am still missing something innovative like an “MagSafe” or charging dock station (via induction?). @ logitech developers: many people will be willing to pay far more for great innovation, quality and convenience!

  • As soon as i read about logitech k800 keyboards, I proceeded to Gilmore, New Manila (the Philippines’ center for Computer Sales on parts and accessories. Unfortunately, said item is not on display… but shown on publication only. Please tell me where to buy this item in the Metropolitan Manila area. Thank you most sincerely. – Gil

  • What we want and need is the G510 made into a wireless, or the DiNovo Edge given backlighting….. (whats up with edge not having backlight? its gotta charging cradle!! it will always have enough power)

    As long as board runs for a full 24 hours power shouldn’t be an issue, most people do tend to sleep before a full 24 hours pass.

    I love my diNovo Edge and it is absolutley fine for gaming (with my G700 mouse) until the sun goes down that is!!

    I would replace my Edge for this if it wasn’t for the W, Shift, Spacebar problem detailed above.

    Some of us gamers have the need for wireless and backlighting in our boards, Not one product from your range (or Razer’s for that matter) addresses this yet.

    My tip: Wireless, Backlighting and Charging Cradle
    Full those 3 points and you’ll sell alot of boards.

  • Does the unifying receptor of this keyboard works with M505 mouse?

    I will buy both K800 anf M505 and wanna use only one of the unifying receptor.

    Thanks.

    • Hi Alberto,

      Since both the K800 and M505 feature Logitech’s Unifying nano receiver, you can pair them on a single receiver.

      Best,
      Guy

  • The numpad IS useless. It is nothing but a waste of space and REDUNDANT. You already have your 1234567890 row right there above your QWERTY row. Why in the world do you need the exact same keys AGAIN on the other side of the keyboard? There is no excuse for it!

    Perhaps the only use for a numpad would be if you wanted to use it as a phone dialpad for Skype/VOIP or something, but no. The numbers are not ordered like a phone, they are upside down and nobody uses numpads for anything.

    Laptops have been outselling desktops for the last, what, 5 years? Millions of laptop users versus the ever smaller desktop user base who’ve never complained once about the lack of a numpad have all come around to realizing that numpads are a worthless, outdated, obsolete feature.

    So it is no surprise that numpad-less keyboards are the ones in demand. They are simply better, they take up less space, they look cooler, and anyone defending some gargantuan 2 foot keyboard that was designed before the internet existed needs to stop being a luddite and get with the times. If you disagree, that’s fine. But if Logitech, or any company for that matter, wants to make any money they better start losing the numpads because I for one am not buying any keyboard that has one. I’ve been using Adesso’s and other keyboards with no numpads for over 10 years. That’s not going to change anytime soon, so Logitech, you fail.

  • Hi, I’m trying to use the Function F5 and F6 keys (with the brightness symbol) and they only adjust the brightness on the keyboard. However, there is an indicator on screen that I am changing the brightness level, though the level on the screen doesn’t change.
    How do I make it so this adjusts the screen brightness?

    THank you

    • Hi Jason –

      The F5 and F6 keys on the keyboard are designed to adjust the brightness of the keyboard, and the indicator screen on your monitor refers to the brightness of the keyboard. To adjust the brightness of your computer’s screen you’ll need to follow the procedure recommended by your computer manufacturer.

      Best,
      Guy

  • Hi.

    Can Logitech K800 be illuminated all the time? Without need to touch it every 5 seconds?

    At night i use my present keyboard as light in my room… so dark keyboard makes no sense for me :-)

    Thanks!
    Martin

  • Anonymous, you’re a fool. Some people use their computers (and keyboards) for work, work that involves numbers even! For these people, the number pad is very useful. For example, an IT guy has to type IP addresses and such with frequency… numpad is much quicker for this. A clerk or an accountant needs to add, subtract, etc. numbers, and the numpad is great for this. Just because you may not have a use for it personally does not in any way prove that the public in general has no need for it. I’m inclined to think that the majority of keyboard manufacturer’s probably have a better understanding of its market demands than you.

  • I have the M505 mouse, and just purchased the K800 keayboard. Love both products, but the mouse doesn’t work with the new receiver (of the K800) and the new keayboard doesn’t work with the receiver of the mouse. I have to use both receivers in my laptop at the same time…so what does “unifying” mean? Any advice?

  • Anonymous, you fail. Although neither you nor I use the numpad, a lot of business people do use it and when buying a laptop, request it.

  • Dear Guy,

    Will K800 also be available in Russian language? How soon it can be expected to appear on the market?

    Regards

  • I currently own a K800.
    I am using it on a Mac, which I know is “not supported” at this time. Do you know if support for this keyboard – specifically customization options via Logitech Control Center – will be added in the future?

    Also, in Windows, I would like to have the option in SetPoint for the keyboard to sense the presence of my hands AND stay on for a specified number of seconds/minutes. Currently, if I enable the “keep backlight on for X number of minutes” option, the motion sensing option is disabled.

  • Geewiz, Anonymous. Talking about epic failure! I can’t make out whether you are arrogant, ignorant, or just plain dumb. Either way, the intelligence is not to be found. Maybe you do nothing on a computer that is productive, but the majority. . . Maybe you ought to study and learn how marketing works. Manufacturers, including Logitech, do extensive marketing research before putting out a product to fulfill the wants and demands of its customers.

    I have taught my children that if you don’t have anything intelligent to say about someone, then so yourself a favor and don’t say nothing at all. You could probably learn from that little life skill.

    “I’ve been using Adesso’s and other keyboards with no numpads for over 10 years.” Wow, maybe you should be the one to get with the times.

  • Can I access the computer BIOS with this keyboard? Logitech K800 can be used without the required software – like a ‘normal’ wireless keyboard ?

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