A photovoltaic keyboard is a wireless computer keyboard that charges its batteries from a light source such as the sun or interior lighting, addressing a major drawback of wireless computer peripherals that otherwise require regular replacement of discharged batteries.
The Logitech K750 is the first solar keyboard. It has a set of solar panels along the top edge, charges in sunlight or under a standard bulb, can work up to three months in total darkness, and includes software to display battery charging status. It is compatible with Windows or Macintosh operating systems, and it also works out-of-the box with Linux, even though the accompanying software from Logitech does not have a Linux version.[original research?]
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