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Logitech diNovo Edge (967685-0403) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • PerfectStroke¿ key system - A precision micro-scissors mechanism distributes typing force evenly across key surfaces, making every stroke natural and fluid.
  • Stylishly sleek - Laser-cut from a single piece of Plexiglass and set in a brushed aluminum frame, the diNovo Edge makes a bold statement. Only 11 mm thick!
  • Elegant charging base - Put your keyboard on display while charging via the slim base/stand. Advanced Li-ion batteries recharge faster and last longer.
  • TouchDisc¿ scrolling - A new type of touchpad, the TouchDisc¿ unifies scrolling, selection, and cursor control. Scroll at hyperspeed with a touch of your finger.
  • Backlit stealth controls - Hidden hot keys light up at a touch, and fade into the background when not in use. The touch-sensitive volume slider gives you precise, fingertip audio control.
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  • Product Dimensions: 50.5 x 24.9 x 10.2 cm ; 998 g
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: 967685-0403
  • ASIN: B000J43HJ8
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 25 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #259,488 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard (Black)


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I was pleasantly surprised by this keyboard. I've been using a lower end wireless keyboard for the past 2 years and have put up with a number of frustrations like loss of connection, repeating keys, no keystroke registering, frequent battery replacements, etc. This one has none of those problems. The unit performs flawlessly, is built solid, has notebook keyboard quality keys (or better) and a beautiful finish. It also looks good standing on it's charging base in my family room.

The circular glidepoint pad took some getting used to. It requires using a circular motion to scroll up/down. Also it's oddly located on the far right side of the keyboard. I've found that circular scrolling actually has an advantage in that you can use a circular motion to scroll down through lengthy documents or websites without having to repeatedly lift and reposition your finger as would be necessary with a rectangular pad. This was the biggest adjustment I had to make, everything else was easy. I also like the zoom and volume keys. Very nice for reading small print from a distance and adjusting volume.

I decided not to use the bluetooth dongle that came with it as I wanted to use the on board bluetooth adapter in my notebook for all bluetooth devices including a BT wireless headset I was planning to buy. After a few days of fighting through problems with getting the Widdcom bluetooth stack to function on a Dell 64 bit Windows 7 system, I finally got it going for both the keyboard and the headset. It's been working fine since.

My only regret is not buying it sooner!
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This keyboard is amazing. The battery life is wicked. The product is kind of pricey but its worth it. It looks nice with an amazing design. It comes with its own dock and USB drive. Definitely recommend the product.
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182 of 189 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f7625a0) out of 5 stars Slim and Stylish Feb. 16 2007
By ©ooper - Published on Amazon.com
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So who spends almost $200 on a keyboard that doesn't even have a number pad? Well, I do...

If you are in the market for a good utilitarian cordless keyboard to use, this might not be the best choice. But if you like unique, stylish computer gear, that still works well, then this makes a nice addition to your desktop. Even if you don't get a chance to show it off to your friends, you'll enjoy looking at it sitting in its charging stand, or on your desk. It must hold a pretty good charge, because I've only charged it once in the month that I've had it. So if you're thinking the charger is too cumbersome to take with you on a trip, you don't have to worry about it; you won't need it. And at about 1/2" thick, it won't take up much space in your bag.

You could hook it up using the built-in bluetooth in your computer, but unless you're starved for USB ports, the receiver is about the size of a small flash drive (unlike the previous DiNovo Desktop). It connects instantly too, so you won't spend ages trying to figure out why it's not connected.

The trackpad is a small circlular affair, positioned off to the right, so you won't be constantly hitting it like the pads on most laptops. Only southpaw mousers will suffer from this layout. And scrolling with the pad works surprisingly well.

A few drawbacks are the lack of a number pad. You don't even get the typical fn + keys to enter numbers, which could have been easily included, but wasn't. And the fn key is to the right of the spacebar, which is opposite from what most people are used to using. Other than that you get a full set of keys (except the number pad). Plus nicely placed zoom buttons, volume control, and media keys, and a nice oversized delete key.

Keystrokes are short, but give reasonable tactile feedback. I'm not a very good typist, but I don't think those who are will find much to complain about.

And depending on your computer you can lay it right on top of laptop keyboard. Or use it from across the room.

I was worried that I would be sacrificing usability for style and looks, but it turned out not ot be the case.

I give the diNovo top marks in all respects. This is one of Logitech's success stories, unlike some of their products.

I'm very pleased with this purchase.

update 03/01/07 Since I just got a MacBook I thought I would update my review with some new info. Logitech does not support this keyboard for use with Macs (when you open Logitech Control Center, similar to Setpoint but for Macs), it won't recognize the keyboard. But that doesn't mean it won't work. Mac's bluetooth recognizes and pairs the kb instantly, and almost all functions work. What doesn't work is the set of buttons on the left (which I don't use anyway). And the fn+function keys don't work either as far as I can tell (the function keys themselves do work, and F12 works as an eject button for the DVD drive). But the mousepad works the same, as does the volume control, and the 'windows' key functions as the 'apple' key.

In addition, if you flip up the legs, the DiNovo will fit perfectly over a 17" MackBook Pro. So if you have a Mac and this keyboard, you won't have to put it aside till Logitach decides to support it.

I would also assume that third parties will come out with drivers or whatever might be needed to fill the void.
295 of 331 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f7f8f9c) out of 5 stars Pretty, feels good, far from perfect, overpriced Sept. 5 2007
By madman - Published on Amazon.com
I feel like the Grinch after reading all the gushing reviews of this thing, but it's only a good keyboard, not a religious experience.

Yes, it's thin, nicely styled, and most of all has a wonderful feel--keys are silent, have a short throw, and have no play or sloppy feel. Every stroke feels sure and positive. It has the feel of a laptop keyboard on a desktop computer--best of both worlds.

But the layout is distinctly nonstandard, even whimsical. There is no 10-key number pad, which others have noted rather casually. I've never done a spreadsheet in my life, but I miss it even for entering phone numbers, addresses, charge card numbers, every number in everyday use is amazingly awkward without it. "Delete" has grown to double size, and the whole Home/End/Page up/Page down cluster is configured to guarantee some unwelcome surprises, for no reason that I can imagine. "Page up" is not at the top of the cluster; that space is given to the perky, promoted "End" key. Don't bother to look for the "right-click" context menu key to the right of the space bar as on every other keyboard I've ever seen in the world. It's not there or anywhere else. Its place is taken by an "Fn" key, also in a nonstandard location, which serves to reveal extra functions for F1-F12 keys, some programmable, most not, and "Scroll lock" and "Pause/B" keys, hidden secondary functions of "Insert" and "Print screen" respectively.

The software is disappointing: First it froze on installation, and required a second installation. Then its help file (the only documentation that exists--printed material is SO 20th century) turned out to be not specific to this product, but generic to Logitech products. One has to plow through all manner of irrelevant material to pick out what's relevant for this product. Sort of shabby for a flagship product with a flagship price.

Worse, it just doesn't do what it says it will. The "Media" hot key can be set to do one of various things, including popping up a mini-menu of media applications. So I created the menu, and assigned it to the key, but pressing the key doesn't display the menu. Instead, it starts the first program listed on the menu. That's a very different, less impressive function.

Having started the (wrong) media program, the keyboard's dedicated media control keys for Play/pause, Stop, Back, and Forward didn't work at all in it. By dedicated, I mean non-programmable; they are hidden functions of F5 through F8, entirely unmarked until pressing the "Fn" key reveals them as lit icons showing through the sleek black surface of the keyboard. Having revealed them, I have yet to make them actually work.

Both Logitech and (especially) Kensington have produced vastly superior programmable-key/button functions fifteen years ago for their mice. This isn't cutting-edge stuff, and still it doesn't work.

Oooh, almost forgot the amazing super-duper touch-disk! Why? Because it's nothing new or remarkable at all. It's a touch pad that's round instead of square, again to no obvious advantage. Its action is adjustable, both in mouse mode and in scroll speed. I've got touchpads from ten years ago with more impressive features, like an adjustable size for the scrolling part (outer margin of the surface), an option for a tap to be a double-click in one area, etc.

For a desktop computer, the wireless bluetooth feature is useless for me.

If this were a $50 keyboard, I'd recommend it for its touch, with a warning about all the nonstandard placements, and lack of number keypad, and defective software. For a list of $200, its failings become less tolerable.
46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e35960) out of 5 stars A good professional's keyboard Feb. 1 2007
By Christopher Lansdown - Published on Amazon.com
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(At the time of writing this review, I've owned this keyboard for about a month now.)

This is definitely a professional's keyboard. It's got a soft enough touch not to cause strain when you're typing for hours, but enough resistance, travel, and sudden reduction of resistance (I forget the proper term for how the key's resistance goes away once you've registered a keystroke) to allow you to type accurately. Being only 11mm tall, you don't need one of those cumbersome wrist rests -- your hands are barely above the table that you're typing on, so your posture is just naturally good. The keys are also a very good size -- I'm a touch typist (not trained; everyone becomes a touch typist if they type enough) and the keys are spaced very well to allow you to touch type without mistakes.

That the keyboard is pretty doesn't need further comment; it's also very solid. The first thing I noticed when I took it out of the box was that the keyboard was really solid. It may not be a cheap keyboard, but it's not made cheaply, either.

Thankfully the included receiver does bluetooth-to-usb conversion, so using the keyboard is simple plug-and-play, at least in Linux. (All of the keys work fine in Linux, there's still a bug in the mouse driver which disables the touch pad, but there will be a fix in USB mouse driver which fixes that, I believe -- a cursory google reveals at least one patch floating around.) I've never tried it in windows (I do embedded development in a Linux environment).

The battery life isn't an issue. Supposedly it can go a whole month on a single charge, but I can't fathom letting it go that long. As other commenters have noted, it looks good so good in its stand that when you finish for the day, you might as well put it there so that you have something pleasing to see when you start the next morning. Even so, I have gone close to a week without recharging it and didn't notice the slightest difference, so I believe the month-on-a-charge claim.

The bluetooth links is very reliable -- I've never missed a single keystroke. The touch-based volume control is really cool, and works quite well.

Oh, one other thing about it I love: instead of using an LED for caps lock, it beeps at you in one tone for turning caps lock on, and in another tone for turning caps lock off. I can't figure out who would use caps lock (and not a number pad) in the modern world, but as long as this mis-feature persists on keyboards, the beeping is extremely helpful for touch-typists who get a little sloppy with the left shift key.

In summary, I highly recommend this keyboard to any professional who can afford good tools. I'm very glad that I bought this keyboard.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f820c54) out of 5 stars Good keyboard - but not up to the pricetag April 15 2007
By J. Sheckler - Published on Amazon.com
I recently picked up this keyboard as an attempted replacement for my Adesso wireless keyboard with touchpad I've been using for control of my HTPC from the couch. This keyboard is good - but not good enough to justify the price premium, so it's going back to the retailer until I can find something better.

The good:

- Looks - it's beautiful (as you already know, and why you are interested).

- The keys are nice - very similar look, feel and layout to my Thinkpad - which is a good thing.

- The media launch buttons and zoom buttons are great for a HTPC

- Setup was a breeze - no configuration required to get the basic functionality working. And no missed keystrokes so far.

The not so good:

- The touchpad. It's ok - but at this price point it should be great. This was my main beef with the Adesso, and as this one is only incrementally better, it's not worth it. The scrolling features, which are, imo, one of the most important features of a touchpad, are difficult to use consistently.

- The size. The Adesso has it all over logitech on this one. This keyboard pretty much requires two hands, and the thing is huge (for a remote replacement). If you're using it on a desk, it probably won't be an issue. In the livingroom, however, I'd prefer if they were a little more thoughtful about the size.

- The media controls. As opposed to the Adesso, which has none, the few that Logitech gives you are nice, but there aren't enough of them! There is tons of extra space on this keyboard, so why are the bulk of these keys paired with the F keys which requires two hands to operate?? How about some dedicated keys?

- No backlight! Why on earth isn't the main keyboard backlit? I knew this going in to the purchase, but this keyboard is supposed to be cutting edge and top of the line. Backlighting should be mandatory for a keyboard marketed to HTPC users.

- The charging stand. I know it's a good looking piece of equipment, but please. I don't really care to show it off, and finding a permanent location that fits the keyboard in the cradle in my living room isn't easy. I'd prefer at least the option of just connecting via a cable.
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f9d7c9c) out of 5 stars Edgy Keyboard for Work and Play Jan. 12 2007
By NoConsent - Published on Amazon.com
Now look here. Disregard all those one- and two- (and three- and four-) star reviews. If you immediately order anything shiny that scrolls past your screen, you might not know what you're getting with this keyboard. If you did your research, however, you will not be disappointed once you make the decision to buy Logitech's latest wireless solution. As a professional writer, I can tell you that the diNovo Edge is a well-organized, well-designed unit tailor-made for those interested in their keyboards as an extension of themselves and as a primary (and indispensable) tool for the expression of thought. Writing is serious business, and the Edge is a serious keyboard.

The key layout is fairly standard, and will be comfortably accessible to anyone already used to the mini-/laptop-keyboard size and response. The keys depress silently and fluidly, and everything works seamlessly on XP. The programmable second-echelon F-keys are a nice touch, and their orange backlighting is eye-catching and practical. In all, you get 14 modifiable keys out the box; and F5 through F8 have the secondary function as media controls (back, stop, play/pause, forward). These will default to whatever media player you have open at the moment (or whichever you are using primarily in the foreground).

The trackpad makes the unit a very good all-in-one for any situation where you want to relax and type with the unit in your lap. Indeed, it takes some getting used to, but the vertical and horizontal scrolling functions are intuitive enough and work as expected (which is quite well). Intensive browsers and application-switchers will undoubtedly want a traditional wireless mouse to go with the set, but such is not actually necessary to get full mouse functionality. The volume slider is extremely responsive, and -- as one reviewer pointed out -- indeed makes you feel like Scotty working the transporter console.

Bluetooth's 30-foot range makes it viable for nearly any spot around your home-theatre, and charges last as advertised. That means that one full charge gets you two months of semi-continuous use, while quick-charging wiill give you one day for every five minutes in the cradle. However, you'll likely keep the thing in its dock a lot more than is actually necessary, because it looks so slick standing up for all to see.

Aesthetically, there are complaints of fingerprints being detrimentally noticeable. This is true, because the unit is cut from plexiglass and is black, giving it a slight mirror-effect. It comes with a cleaning cloth, though; and a quick wipe will tidy the keyboard right up. You know -- if you're having company or somehting.

After some study, I decided to switch from my old EluminX to the diNovo Edge, and I am pleased with every aspect of the change. Except that the Edge does not light up in the manner to which I've grown accustomed. Still, that's a moot point, because the Logitech's not an illuminated keyboard nor ever claimed to be. Perhaps future iterations will have that functionality, but as a "next-generation" keyboard, the Edge is the best I've seen anywhere to date.

I have so far put about 5000 words per day (for two weeks, roughly)through the thing and have had no problems.

And if you like orange, the entire back panel is that delightful color.

You will not be disappointed if you do your homework and decide the thing is right for you.

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