looking for good portable bluetooth keyboard recommendations

Hardware and Accessories

What is a good portable Bluetooth keyboard? All recommendations are appreciated. If possible please provide links to your recommendations to make it easy to find. Thank you.



Submitted by Jenna Pepper on Sunday, November 8, 2020

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After several cheap keyboards with rechargeable cells, I landed on the k380. It's small, light, quiet, and it can connect to 3 devices. It uses AAA batteries, but I've owned mine for nearly 2 years, and I haven't changed the batteries once. It's super solid and sturdy. The only thing is that the battery cover can pop off if you start thumping the keyboard or shaking it a lot, so if you're the kinda person who slams it down into their lap in frustration, maybe put some tape over the cover. Other than that, it's perfect. https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Multi-Device-Wireless-Bluetooth-Keyboard/dp/B0876P8VHN/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=logitech+k380&qid=1604879180&sr=8-1

If you prefer something a bit larger and/or with more key travel, the k480 is available. I use it around the house. The k380 stays in my backpack for when I go to school. The k480 has a slot at the top for tablets, uses a device-selection wheel, is weighted so it doesn't tip over if you put a tablet in the slot, and you can switch between Windows and Apple keymappings on the fly (basically a little selector thing at the top right which swaps the cmd and option keys around). Keep in mind that the key switches are louder, and the weighting makes it a bit heavier, but overall it's a very comfortable mobile typing experience. Maybe don't take it to the library (when those open back up again). https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Bluetooth-Multi-Device-Keyboard-K480/dp/B00MUTWLW4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=logitech+k480&qid=1604879052&sr=8-1

Submitted by Adi on Monday, November 9, 2020

Tanya mentions the logitech keys to go is a very good choice. Another very good option is the Apple magic keyboard.You get two variants, one with numpad and one without. It is really light and very comfortable to use. However you will not be able to connect it to multiple devices at once.