Logitech Craft wireless keyboard
The Logitech Craft wireless keyboard has a unique touch-sensitive aluminium dial for convenience and creative control. Logitech

Logitech on Thursday launched the all-new Craft wireless keyboard. The peripheral device is unique as it comes with a touch-sensitive aluminum knob, which is optimised for convenient and creative control. The new product will be available starting October.

Logitech’s latest “advanced” hardware comes with a creative input dial called the Crown. The feature, according to the company, sets “a new standard for computer keyboards.” With its look and added functionalities, the Craft does seem like a trendsetter.

The Crown’s touch-sensitive feature delivers a contemporary approach to quickly access context-specific computing programmes and tools. Adobe Photoshop users can tweak image brightness, contrast and saturation with just a touch, tap or turn of the knob. The dial can also be used to create and adjust graphs and charts in Microsoft Excel.

The aluminum creative input dial recognises specific user apps for immediate access to and changing the value of context-specific functions, including but not limited to chart type, brush size and font size. The Swiss electronics giant’s Options software allows custom profiling for further convenience when using Adobe apps such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro, although it only works on CC 2017 versions and above. Users can also easily access to global controls to effortlessly change desktops, navigate between apps or adjust volume levels.

Rounding out the Craft’s features are the “smart illumination” proximity sensors and the Easy-Switch button. The backlit keys detect the user’s hands and adjust lighting on-the-fly depending on the environment. The Easy-Switch button allows the keyboard to easily switch between three connected devices. And yes, the keyboard has dual layout Mac and Windows use.

“Our new flagship Logitech Craft keyboard is for all creators who spend a lot of time designing and creating - who want to work with greater precision and feel connected to their work,” according to Logitech global head of keyboards Art O’Gnimh. “The creative input dial gives you instant access to the functions you need, the moment you need them, allowing you to increase your productivity by simply touching the dial.”

The Logitech Craft wireless keyboard will be available worldwide in October globally for a suggested retail price of US$199.99. Based on the North American pricing, the peripheral should be offered in Australia for at least AU$249.99.

Logitech Craft wireless keyboard tech specs, features and details

  • Connection support:
  • Logitech Unifying 2.4 GHz wireless technology
  • Bluetooth Low Energy technology
  • Software support:
  • Logitech Options on macOS 10.11 and above, Windows 7 and above
  • Enhanced input dial experience in the following programmes:
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016 – Windows only
  • Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 and above – Windows and Mac
  • 10 m wireless range (may vary depending on operating environment and computer setup)
  • Wireless encryption (between keyboard and the connected computer or mobile device)
  • Miscellaneous features:
  • On/Off power switch
  • 3 connection indicator lights
  • Caps lock indicator light
  • Battery indicator light
  • Rechargeable with USB type C
  • Compatible with Logitech Flow enabled mice
  • Dimensions (height x width x depth):
  • 32 mm x 430 mm x 149 mm (1.26 in x 16.9 in x 5.87 in)
  • Weight: 960 grams (2.12 pounds)
  • System requirements:
  • Internet connection for software download
  • USB connection: Available USB port required
  • Bluetooth connection: Bluetooth low energy technology ready device with keyboard support required (Bluetooth HID)
  • Logitech Options on Windows 7 and above, macOS 10.11 and above
  • Package contents:
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Unifying receiver
  • Charging cable
  • User documentation
  • Warranty information:
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty