With extended battery life, the ability to quickly recharge, and a long list of benefits that include ease of use and mobility, padded palm rests and ergonomic designs that will decrease hand fatigue, wireless keyboards have become the standard in both personal and professional computer use. Whether you use a laptop and are looking for a portable and ergonomic full-sized keyboard or need a keyboard for your computer that has added benefits not found in traditional wired keyboards often packaged with computers, we’ve got options for you. If you’re ready to break free from your wired keyboard, it’s time to make the switch to wireless.
Those who travel will love using a wireless keyboard, with the ability to set up their travel office on the go and still use a full-sized keyboard. Use your laptop as a monitor and give your hands a break from typing on a small and cramped keyboard by packing your wireless keyboard either in your suitcase or carry-on.
We also love wireless keyboards for the office, with the ability to easily take your wireless keyboard with you to different desks and conference rooms for presentations. Keyboards are germ magnets, so make sure you’re using one that only has your germs on it. Which wireless keyboard is right for you? Check out our top picks below and find out.
1. Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Keeping with a traditional design and feel, the Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo runs on AA batteries with up to two years of power for the keyboard and one year for the mouse. The keyboard features whisper-quiet keys and eight programmable shortcut keys. The MK270 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, but if you’re using Windows 10, we recommend the K800.
Pros: A big pro of the MK270 is its spill-resistant finish, good news for anyone who likes to drink or eat at their desk.
Cons: Unlike the K800 and K350, the MK270 is not a unifying Logitech product, which means it can’t be paired with another wireless mouse unless a second USB receiver is used, which can be an issue if your laptop or tablet only has one USB port.
2. Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
With illuminating keys that are both useful and visually appealing, the Logitech K800 is a sleek keyboard that features the quiet Logitech PerfectStroke Key System and a padded palm for an ergonomic fit. It’s got a powerful 2.4 GHz wireless connection that you can depend on paired with a tiny receiver for your computer that stabilizes a consistent connection. It also easily pairs with other Logitech devices if you’re in the market for a mouse or additional digital accessory.
Pros: Designed to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10, the K800’s standout feature is its rechargeable universal micro-USB cable, which means there’s no need for batteries. Three to six hours of charging can last up to 10 days depending on use. And even better, the keyboard can be used while charging.
Cons: The Logitech K800 doesn’t come with a mouse, which can be a pro or con depending on your situation.
3. Logitech K350 Wireless Keyboard
Featuring a curved layout, the Logitech K350 comes with a padded palm rest and wireless mouse. Like the MK270, this option runs on batteries and is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money or time replacing batteries. Logitech advertises the battery life of the K350 as being up to three years, but we’ve been using our K350 every day for more than three years and have yet to replace the batteries in either the keyboard or mouse.
Pros: In addition to an impressive battery life, a big pro of the K350 is its adjustable height, with the K350 as the only keyboard on this list that includes options for standing feet. The K350 also has customizable F-keys that can open apps and browsers and like the MK270 and K800, it has a strong 2.4GHz signal connectivity that can easily reach a nearby laptop or tower.
Cons: The keys are on the louder side compared to the other two Logitech keyboards, but they are robust and can handle frequent cleanings.
4. Arteck 2.4G Wireless Keyboard
Weighing less than 15 oz and able to run for up to six months on a single charge, the Arteck 2.4G Wireless Keyboard is the ideal wireless keyboard for travel. Made with a durable and professional looking brushed stainless steel body, the Arteck is also ultra-thin at 0.6” thick. It’s very easy to set up with a nano USB receiver that simply inserts into your computer for a stable and reliable connection. It’s made of stainless steel for a heavy duty feeling with lightweight keys that are quiet and comfortable to type on.
Pros: The low-profile keyboard offers quiet and comfortable keys for typing and is plug-and-go portable thanks to its nano USB receiver.
Cons: The Arteck does not come with a mouse or a padded palm rest.
5. Vssoplor 2.4GHz Rechargeable Compact Quiet Full-Size Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Trying to get work done with a sleeping baby nearby? How about a co-worker with sensitive hearing? Thanks to the three-level adjustable DPI on the Vssoplor 2.4GHz Rechargeable Compact Quiet Full-Size Keyboard and Mouse Combo, you can choose whether you want your mouse to click or remain silent while you work. The Vssoplor keyboard also has quiet keys and a scissor-switch design. Both the keyboard and mouse can be fully charged within two hours.
Pros: The Vssoplor allows users to customize fast action hot-button keys for quick shortcuts. We also like that the Arteck can connect to computers up to 10m away, making it a great option for presentations in large boardrooms.
Cons: The Vssoplor can last one month on a full charge, which is a shorter battery life than the Arteck.
6. KLIM Chroma Wireless Gaming Keyboard
Boasting a super-fast response time of 2ms, the KLIM Chroma Wireless Gaming Keyboard is one of the highest rated non-mechanical keyboards available. The KLIM features chromatic lighting effects that provide a fun and bright backing to each key. This feature can also be turned off with a simple switch. Featuring quiet keystroke buttons, the KLIM comes with a free eBook to educate users on how to maximize the performance of their keyboard.
Pros: Even if you’re not a gamer, many users will appreciate the KLIM’s waterproof feature, good news for coffee drinkers and humans in general.
Cons: The KLIM keyboard lasts 17 hours on a single charge, which is the shortest life span of all the rechargeable keyboards on our list.
7. Corsair K57 Wireless Gaming Keyboard
Corsair’s K57 wireless keyboard comes with a super fast connection via Slipstream wireless capabilities and boasts a sub-1ms low-latency Bluetooth connection. The keyboard has dynamic RGB backlighting with capellix LEDs that shine brighter while efficiently using less power than conventional LEDs. It’s got six different programmable macro keys for elevated game play via tactical key remaps and powerful macros. It also comes with a soft rubber palm that reduces stress on your wrists that’s easy to remove and adjust. You can also adjust volume and other multimedia controls directly on your keyboard.
Pros: This keyboard has a super fast sub-1ms wireless connection, powerful and energy efficient keyboard backlighting LEDs, programmable macro keys.
Cons: The keyboard must be plugged into your computer to enjoy the backlighting feature.
8. VELOCIFIRE Mechanical Wireless Keyboard
This mechanical keyboard from VELOCIFIRE is made for copywriters, programmers, typists and those who enjoy a powerful type on a heavy duty keyboard. It’s got a strong signal that’s powerful enough to stay connected up to 26 feet from your computer, and it’s got a low-noise setting that adds a tactical bump to each key for a satisfying tactile typing experience. It also has a smart charging feature that allows you to charge it via USB and type at the same time so you won’t slow down your progress.
Pros: This mechanical keyboard has a strong wireless connection that can withstand far distances, and a tactile typing experience that’s satisfying.
Cons: Mechanical keyboards are louder than other brands and varieties.