Logitech Ultra X Media USB Keyboard First Looks

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Logitech Ultra X Media USB Keyboard First Looks

Post by acaurora » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:30 am

Having owned two of the first Ultra Xs from Logitech, I was interested in seeing how this new Ultra X Media USB Keyboard fared versus its predecessor. (other than the fact that the 1st UltraX was PS/2, this one is USB)

There are 3 versions of the Ultra X:
1. The Logitech Ultra X PS/2 Keyboard
2. The Logitech Ultra X Wireless USB Keyboard/Mouse Combo
3. The Logitech Ultra X Media USB Keyboard

I do not have #2, so this First Looks will cover only #1 and #3

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Here it appears that there is nothing really different, however there are a few subtle changes to this model.

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As you can see here, Logitech opted to use two black strips (very glossy = fingerprint magnet warning!) on the top and bottom, and there is more of a beveled edge around the keyboard rather than a straight edge on the sides as compared to the previous model.

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Another thing to note here are the keycaps. They are slightly more curved. As for typing on the keyboard, it has a slightly more cushioned feel to it, similar to other Logitechs (similar to Apple keyboards). I am not really in a position to pry one of my keycaps off to see what kind of mechanism it uses, but I believe that the older model uses a mechanism that is much more tactile (I type faster on the older one than I do on the newer one).

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Both of the keyboards have the same media keys, by the way, and still are natively supported by Windows XP (requires no software).
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Post by davidstone28 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:04 pm

Quiet typing action but I never like the 'rubber dome' feel to the key action (I have the similar DiNovo).

I still don't reckon the ThinkPad keyboard (you cane get desktop versions as well) can be beaten for feel, speed and typing action though.

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