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 that are 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.
Below we’ve featured three Logitech wireless keyboards that all include 2.4GHz signal connectivity, which means they can emit a signal strong enough to easily reach a laptop or tower in the same room. Two of the models also come with a wireless mouse, which adds to the flexibility when moving computers or locations, with the wireless keyboard and mouse already programmed to work together using the same connectivity USB.
One of the pros of a wired keyboard is the fact that it doesn’t need to be recharged, but in the three wireless keyboards we’ve listed below, battery life isn’t an issue with an issue, with the ability to easily recharge the keyboard or use traditional AA batteries that last years, even with daily use.
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? We’ve typed descriptions of three great options below.
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.
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. The keyboard features whisper-quiet keys and eight programmable shortcut keys, but The MK270 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, but if you’re using Windows 10, we recommend the K800.
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. Also, the MK270 does not include a padded palm rest like the K800 or K350.
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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.
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, with the keyboard able to be used while in charging mode.
Cons: Customers agree that the keyboard’s biggest con is the fragility of the keys, making cleaning the keyboard difficult. The Logitech K800 is our only keyboard that doesn’t come with a mouse, which can be a pro or con depending on your situation.
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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.
Pros: 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. 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 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.
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