Save the planet, have a cooler computer

By Mir
August 8, 2011
Category Contests

So a while back, someone pitched me for one of my other gigs, asking if I’d like to review a new solar-powered keyboard. I said absolutely! I was really looking forward to trying it out. But then it arrived and… it only works with PCs. We are an all-Mac household. No solar keyboard for me! But that’s okay, because it means I have one for you.

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard is just 1/3″ thick and never needs new batteries—even indoors, it gathers enough power through the strip of solar panels across the top to keep going. The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, so if you have a PC (not a Mac!) this could be a great keyboard for you.

Want to win it? Of course you do! First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 for a chance to win. I’ll determine the winner via random number generator, and I promise not to even mention how much better Macs are than PCs while I do it. (I know, I know; you see what I did there….)

Ready? Go!


  1. Hmmmm….. does the random number generator ever pick #1?

  2. PC girl here! Would love a new keyboard. 🙂

  3. I’ve had both (PCs and Macs), and the only computers I have had crap out on me consistently and before their time have been Macs (with the exception of one laptop, but one against many isn’t too bad). Sorry, Mir. I started trying to jump on the bandwagon years ago, but every time I think about trying it again, the computer or Apple product dies waaaayyy too soon. My husband’s best friend is an Apple guru (and lover and disciple and preacher) and used to work for them in California at their offices as one of those super-smart computer engineers, and even he can’t get us to switch due to our bad luck. He even checked ’em over and wondered at how “weirdly” they were acting. By “weird,” I suppose he meant “like crap and shutting down with a grey screen of death every few hours.”

    Yes, Macs have a screen of death, too. It’s just a more somber screen.

    That said, I would absolutely love to win a solar keyboard! 😉

  4. I’d love to have a solar powered keyboard!

  5. Well, that just sounds like fun! No idea what I’d do with it – get it to work with my laptop, I guess? 🙂

  6. This would be fabulous!!

  7. I would love to see one less cord in the computer desk area!

  8. I use both!

  9. PC and I can’t stand my laptop keyboard. Yes please and thanks again for a great giveaway!

  10. I could use a new keyboard…

  11. I could definitely use this!

  12. Wow, a solar powered keyboard…what will they think of next?

  13. How fun!

  14. This would stop my abuse of our other wireless keyboard (that takes batteries).Every time they run out, I’m beating on the thing for 5 minutes before it dawns on me that it needs batteries!

  15. Very cool!

  16. Hmmm…intriguing

  17. woo I want to win!

  18. AWESOME!!!

  19. me please!!

  20. oh, heck, yes, please! I need to revamp my whole computer system, and this would be an excellent place to start!

  21. Anti-Apple here – would love this for my husband!

  22. Wow this looks so fun! It’d match my Prious!!

  23. Oh, this would be awesome. Our desk right now is set up horrible for a wired keyboard.

  24. I have to admit, I already have this keyboard and I absolutely LOVE it! The only downside, the puppy dog look I get from my husband because I didn’t buy him one too 😛

  25. i keep messing up my keyboard. Would love a new one.

  26. you mean I won’t be running around looking for batteries and tearing out my hair because the wireless keyboard stopped working???? that would be amazing.

  27. Want!

  28. What a great idea, Mr. O would totally geek out over this.

  29. This would be great! Thank you!!

  30. I want to save the planet and have a cooler computer!

  31. this sounds great!!

  32. I’m turning into a Mac person myself (yeah, new iPad!!), but still use a desktop PC at home. This looks great!

  33. c’mon lucky #33!

  34. I wish I were solar powered! I have the IPad, which I love, but not the IPhone, and a desktop PC.

  35. Mir, this would rock my world!

  36. Would telling you how pretty you look today help? No? Because so far, the RNG has not been my friend.

    It’s okay, though – this is my lucky day, I just know it.

  37. I want a solar powered keyboard! Pick me! 🙂

  38. Very neat!

  39. Sounds great!

  40. Solar Powered Keyboard, huh? Sounds interesting! Count me in!

  41. what a good idea!

  42. What a great offer! Thanks for the opportunity, I’d love to have a solar powered keyboard!

  43. That looks very cool.

  44. Would love to try one of these babies out. Thanks for the chance!

  45. Thank you!

  46. Oh, DH and I were just talking about how we need to get one of these for our new AV set up. I’d love to win! And,…. it’s Logitech!

  47. That is so geek-alicious!!!

  48. I would love this!!!

  49. Interesting…would love to try it out! Thanks. Pam 🙂

  50. This sounds like a great idea for a collage student I know!

  51. this sounds pretty cool!

  52. I’m with commenter number 3: I want to be a Mac girl, and I was one from childhood on, until I had multiple desktops die on me (multiple=3) unreasonably quickly. Granted this was years ago, and I’ve never tried a Mac laptop so things could be different there, but right now I’m using a PC. A PC which has multiple letters missing and stuck keys due to an angry cleaning spree- still usable once you get used to it, but I’d love to have something different!

  53. Way cool!

  54. Me me me! My current keyboard is dying and I need a new one.

  55. Once you go MAC, you’ll never go back!

  56. Our pc needs a new keyboard – this would be great!

  57. This sounds so green!

  58. How wonderful! Thanks!

  59. Oh I hope I win!! I would love to try this out. I am always buying batteries for my keyboard. Thanks so much.

  60. I’m intrigued!

  61. Pick me!

  62. Neat! I could put this to good use at work!

  63. Sounds really cool!

  64. Ooooooooooooh!

  65. Sounds awesome!

  66. VERY cool!

  67. Wow! I didn’t know they made solar ones. Very Cool

  68. We love cool!

  69. Thanks for the chance!

  70. OOH! Economics have dictated that we’re a PC family (4 of them, in fact). And my shift key has been sticking a might lately…

  71. That would be fabulous!

  72. here here!!

  73. So, does it have to sit in the sun to work ??
    Thanks for the chance !

  74. cool!

  75. would love it

  76. Would love a new keyboard!

  77. I am all for saving the planet…one keyboard at a time!

  78. Since we’re a dual family – both PC and Mac, I wouldn’t mind trying out this keyboard.

  79. Great concept! We’d love to try it!

  80. Some letters are missing (rubbed off) on my keyboard. I really need this!

  81. The only Macs I have are Big Macs!

  82. Love new gadgets!!!

  83. It is my husband’s birthday, and he would LOVE this! I’m crossing my fingers!

  84. Never knew there was such a thing! I would love to win one of these. Thanks for the opportunity!

  85. Me, please!

  86. One less wire to tangle. I am so old fashioned.

  87. VERY COOL!

  88. Wireless makes the desk area so pretty!

  89. boy o boy I would love this!!!!

  90. Cool–that sounds neat.

  91. Pick me please!

  92. This is just what my computer needs!

  93. Would love to win this!!

  94. That looks awesome!

  95. yeah, we are pc here and not mac so this would be great!

  96. Neat-O! I’ve never heard of a solar powered keyboard, but I’d love to win one!

  97. This is just what my family needs! I’d love to win!!

  98. I want it!

  99. OOO, this would be awesome for the kids’ computer! Pick me!

  100. how cool!

  101. One less cord to tangle would be nice.

  102. That would be super awesome. Now, do they have one in the split ergo style? Then I could have one at work too! And stop kicking the cords under my desk.

  103. Ooh, fancy. I like fancy!

  104. If the world goes to hell, I still be able to use my keyboard cuz it is solar powered! SCORE!

  105. entering my name, thanks!

  106. My son would love this and it might encourage homework!! lol

  107. I’m a Mac person, and of all the computers we’ve had Mac and PC, only one Mac had issues before it’s time (had to get a new hard drive, but it’s still kicking around 6 yes later – I almost wish it would die so that I could justify a new Mac). I don’t think we’ve had any PC that got replaced while still working. That said, my DH and kids use PCs for school compatibility issues, so I’d love to replace the flimsy keyboard!

  108. Cool! And maybe 107 is my new lucky number. It was the number I wore in a 5K over the weekend, and I had a very good race. Well, very good for me.

  109. So, this would be great! Thanks!

  110. Pick me, pick me!

  111. Just got a new PC and I’m still using the from-the-box keyboard. I could use an upgrade! Thanks!

  112. Pick me! :o)

  113. How cool – a solar keyboard!

  114. Cool keyboard!

  115. The “H” on my PC keyboard no longer works….which is why I’m writing this on my mac. Ah well.

  116. That would be pretty nice. My keyboard stinks and I have been looking for a new one.

  117. Sounds good!

  118. Awesome!! But I have never won anything in my life!! Perhaps this is my lucky day!

  119. My husband just built a new PC, and it would be great to have a planet-saving keyboard to go with it 🙂

  120. love this. would love to win it.

  121. I need a keyboard for when I hook up the laptop that now has a broken screen to a monitor. This would be awesome

  122. Environmentally friendly typing? I am in if you let me.

  123. That just looks delightful.

  124. A new keyboard would be nice!

  125. I would love to win this. I would use it as soon as I got it. Sounds juicy.

  126. Ooooh, cool!

  127. I’d love to try it!!

  128. I think I would like this…

  129. Would love to win this to “have a cool computer” and “save the planet.” What else could I ask for? LOL

  130. How nice!!!!!!! I have never heard of one of these and would LOVE to be among the first to actually get to use one.

  131. This does indeed sound as if it is something I could finally make work myself and something I would use and would enjoy using. PICK ME!!!!

  132. please please pick me!

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