Logitech K400 Plus Test : a wireless multimedia keyboard

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Logitech K400 Plus Test : a wireless multimedia keyboard

Logitech has just updated its multimedia wireless keyboard K400 and today offers an improved version, the K400 Plus. What are the evolutions of this keyboard, and do they make it better? Answer right away.

Like its predecessor, the K400 Plus features a compact and convenient design that is easy to use with one or two hands. We can indeed find a button used to trigger the left click of the mouse at the top left of the keyboard.

Dimension Logitech K400

Its dimensions are 35.4 cm wide, 14 cm long and 2.3 cm thick.

We note that the keyboard is very thin and does not have pads to raise it and adjust its inclination, which seems logical for mobile use. With its weight of 390 g, batteries included, the K400 Plus is very light, to the point that it is forgotten when placed on the knees.

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We notice the use of a thick and granular plastic which thus prevents the keyboard from slipping out of the hands and becoming too dirty, but is unflattering and recalls the material used on certain devices intended for children.

Touchpad K400

Nevertheless, it gives a certain solidity to the whole and, given the nomadic character of the K400 Plus and its use by the whole family, proves rather judicious once the first impression has passed. The finishes are also impeccable; no assembly defect is noted.

As on the K400, the touchpad – which has swallowed up the numeric keypad – is also well thought out and practical. It can be configured through the software and assigned various functions.

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The default setting allows you to adjust the direction of scrolling, to enable or disable horizontal and vertical scrolling, to manage the speed of the pointer or to manage certain functions such as “tap to click” or the zoom by spreading or pinching with two fingers.

Note that the volume control keys have migrated from the upper left corner to above the touchpad, making them more accessible when using the one-handed keyboard.

USB Port Plug n Play

Using the K400 Plus is as easy as its design. All you have to do is plug in the “Unifying” USB receiver – which is also used to control all Logitech mice -, turn on the keyboard and synchronization is done by itself. The keypad is ready to use and works at a distance of 10 meters from the base.

This single receiver that allows you to pair several Logitech devices is very useful to avoid cluttering the PC or TV with various dongles. Unlike its predecessor, the K400 Plus runs on two AA batteries and promises a lifespan of 18 months.

You can turn off the keyboard when it is not in use to save the batteries and store the dongle in the cover of the

Impresion Use Logitech K400

Finally, we note the presence of four small rubber pads, relatively ineffective and which do not prevent much the keyboard from sliding on a desk. Note alNo change on the side of the keyboard keys compared to the K400.

Here we find membrane switches, flat, relatively wide and comfortable but hard to activate.

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Feedback is also very low, making typing laborious over long sessions and increasing the chance of typos. We regret that the “Enter” key is so small, which is a shame for such a used button.

HIT for Logitech K400

No change on the side of the keyboard keys compared to the K400. Here we find membrane switches , flat, relatively wide and comfortable but hard to activate. Feedback is also very low, making typing laborious over long sessions and increasing the chance of typos. We regret that the “Enter” key is so small, which is a shame for such a used button.

The K400 Plus is relatively quiet, especially when you are used to mechanical keyboards. Typing producing a muffled and muffled noise on the letters. A little more clear and sonorous on the “Enter”, “Shift” keys and on the bar space.

Conclusion

Simple and efficient, the K400 Plus fulfills its role of nomadic keyboard and back-up very well. This is a very good mid-range multimedia keyboard, positioning itself between the first K400 of the name and the K800.

However, the latter will be preferred for the backlighting, which is unfortunately still absent from the K400 series. But with its affordable price and versatility, the K400 Plus is satisfying.

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