Are you looking for a good Bluetooth keyboard? If so, this post is for you.
I don’t typically write reviews for tech products because of how unique each person’s preferences and needs can be, but this is something I think anyone who does a lot of typing could use.
The Logitech K380 has three designated keys across the top (F1, F2, F3) that allow the user to switch between connected devices quickly. I use it for both my work setup, and for typing posts, such as this one, on my iPhone. There is no lag when typing in any of the ecosystems I’ve tested (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android). Switching between devices is as easy as tapping a button, and waiting for three seconds while it establishes the new connection. I’ve not had to mess with Bluetooth settings on any of the phones/computers I have it connected too after the initial setup.
This keyboard has a really good feel when you’re typing on it. The keys are very responsive, have just the right amount of travel (my opinion), and the keyboard supports both Apple and Windows ecosystems. Regarding size, It’s a little over half an inch thick at the very top above the function keys, but fairly slim (maybe 1/4”?) below the space bar. The keyboard’s length across the keys is only slightly shorter (1/2”?) than a standard keyboard on a Surface Laptop or MacBook. The size difference is not very noticeable, and only takes a few minutes to get used to. It’s not ultralight, but not too heavy either—it doesn’t add much weight to a travel bag.
The K380 doesn’t have a built-in device stand for tablets or phones, but you can pick a device stand up for dirt cheap online from a plethora of sellers. (Note that there is a variation of this keyboard available, the K780, which is equipped with both a built-in stand and a NUM pad.) Note that neither of these models have backlit keys. This isn’t a deal-breaker for me (obviously), but it may be for some.
I frequently use this keyboard and my iPhone (rather than my MacBook Air) in order to draft posts or respond to emails and longer texts.
All-in-all, if you’re in the market for a good Bluetooth keyboard to rid your workspace of some wires, this could be a really solid choice.
Disclaimer: Not a paid promotion. (Ha… can you imagine?)