Best Bluetooth Wireless Keyboards of September, 2017
If you are a person that spends a lot of their time on the computer or any other device like I do, having a great keyboard is one of the first things you need to think about. Whether you are typing a lot as part of your job or you are tired of using on-screen keyboards on your smartphones or even some tablets, you should carefully choose a perfect keyboard for yourself.
When I started writing this review, I had in mind all the troubles that I faced for years with my old keyboards. I once had a keyboard that was so loud that my neighbors probably heard me typing as well. Also, when I use the keyboard on my laptop, I often graze my touchpad and that really, really annoys me. These are only some of the reasons why I decided to look for a great Bluetooth wireless keyboard that is very functional and looks nice. But before I start talking about some of the best keyboards you can find on the market today, I will focus on things you need to consider when you are purchasing a new keyboard.
How to Choose a Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard?
The first thing you need to take into account when you are thinking about buying a new keyboard is connectivity. If you are purchasing a keyboard for your desktop computer, buying a keyboard that has a USB cable to connect it with to a computer is perfectly fine, especially when you know that you won’t have to worry about the battery life of your keyboard. However, if you plan to use your keyboard with some other device, you should consider only Bluetooth keyboards. Otherwise, you will experience a lot of discomfort or even the inability to connect.
Key Arrangement and Key Quality
When it comes to the keyboard layout, this is up to individual preferences. Some prefer standard QWERTY key arrangement (most people do actually), while others want another keyboard layout. This also includes the positioning of specific keys like F-keys section, specific keys for different operative systems, etc.
Even more important than keyboard layout is the quality of the keys. You need to look for a perfect keyboard that will enable you to feel comfortable when you type. Having a keyboard that produces little-to-no sound when you are using it is also very important, especially if you will use it for important work and you don’t want anything to disturb you in focusing. Backlit keyboards are a great thing to own since they allow you to type in the dark as well.
Once again, if you are purchasing a standard desktop keyboard, you will not have to worry about this. However, when you go with wireless keyboards, battery life is a very important factor to consider. Having a great battery life is a huge benefit for any keyboard. However, when it comes to rechargeable versus non-rechargeable keyboards, opinions differ. I, for instance, prefer rechargeable keyboards since I don’t want to think about buying or recharging batteries. Others prefer to simply stick another battery in the keyboard and go on their way.
These are only a few most important things you need to consider, but there are many more. Others depend mostly on what you need your keyboard for. The characteristics you need will vary depending on this, which means that you will look for different things if you need a keyboard for gaming, or traveling, or work. However, I have decided to focus on Bluetooth wireless keyboards and I have compiled a list of 10 keyboards I find very functional and comfortable that I think are best you can find on the market.
Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810
There are many great keyboards out there, but Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 is probably one of the best you will be able to find. It is not only functional, with amazing features, but it is also a very modern and stylish keyboard as well.
The main advantage and benefit that this keyboard brings to the table is the compatibility with tablets, smartphones and desktop computers. That is all available with one-touch simple switching, so you wouldn’t have any problem setting it up and changing the devices on which you use this keyboard. This is a very innovative idea and one that probably has many users love this keyboard more than any other.
This keyboard is crafted with metal and plastic, so its body is pretty sturdy and reliable, particularly when it is compared with other keyboards that are usually made of aluminum. It is a well-made and beautiful hardware that has, as we already mentioned, an easy switch option that allows you to use it on multiple devices simply by pressing a mouse button.
One other thing that separates this keyboard from others is the fact that it has sharp and shiny backlit keys. This allows you to type even in complete dark thanks to the illumination that happens automatically by adjusting to the brightness of the room. However, if you don’t like the level of the automatic illumination, you can always change the brightness manually using a set of function keys. Once you stop typing for a few moments, the backlight will automatically shut down.
This is also a keyboard that can be recharged in a very simple and easy manner, just with a USB cable. You can even recharge it while you are using the keyboard. According to Logitech, one full charge can last up to 10 days, especially if you use the on/off button.
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
As the name itself says, Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard is designed to be used on smartphones and tablets primarily, although it can also be connected to the computer as well. It is a Bluetooth-based keyboard that is very robust and responsive which, in addition to its flexible design for the tablet stand makes this keyboard one of the best you can find when tablet keyboards are in question.
It is 10.5 inches long when the cover is included and 4 inches deep, which makes Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard one of the tiniest keyboards you can find. It has an aluminum base with plastic keys, but it also has a rubber tablet stand. This all amounts to only 1 pound of weight, which is very light considering how sturdy this keyboard is.
This keyboard comes with two AAA batteries, which are unfortunately non-rechargeable, so if you want your keyboard recharged you will have to purchase additional rechargeable batteries. However, it has a battery tray that is easy to use and can’t be totally removed, which means that you won’t have to worry about it falling off or getting lost. Also, thanks to the rubber cover it has, it will turn off by default when it is covered, which can save you a lot of power in case you forgot to turn it off manually.
One of the things you probably want to know is how this keyboard feels when you type on it, and the answer is a total recommendation; Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard will make you feel like you are not typing at all. It has a great bounciness, but that doesn’t feel soft or squishy. However, one of the biggest drawbacks are the extra small arrow and function-row keys and the missing number pad, which were all sacrificed in order to create a compatible and sturdy, but smaller and lighter keyboard.
ESYNiC Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard
This keyboard is designed specifically for smartphones and tablets since it allows you to overcome the most usual problem that tablet and mobile users have – typing. Even though on-screen keyboards have come a long way and are being constantly developed, typing on a physical keyboard is necessary if you want to use your tablet or smartphone every day without going for laptop or desktop computers.
ESYNiC Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard is the perfect solution for this problem. It is compatible with Windows, Android and iOS, so you don’t have to worry whether this keyboard will work with your operating system. Once you connect the keyboard, you can simply choose the desired OS by pressing Fn and W for Windows, Q for Android and E for iOS.
At the first glance, this keyboard looks like a metal cube, but once you unfold it, you will see it in a full size that is almost as big as regular keyboards. If you are wondering whether this keyboard feels strong and solid when you type, the answer is a big yes. That is because the hinges are strong and the main alphabet is almost full-sized so the keyboard is pretty sturdy. However, that does mean that space was saved on number and function-keys.
This keyboard has a battery that has a 60-hour lifespan, but you can simply recharge it when you need to. This is done with a micro USB port, but you can also do it with chargers, cables and batteries that you have on yourself. ESYNiC Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard also comes with a cover that is made from leather and velvet. It is also magnetized and works fine, but it doesn’t cover the folding ends however. It can be used as a mobile or tablet holder if you flip it around.
Arteck Stainless Steel Bluetooth Keyboard
This is a portable keyboard that is compatible with all major operative systems (iOS, Windows, Android, MacOS), but it is also compatible with all devices as well. That means that you can use it for your smartphone, tablet or PC, as long as the device has Bluetooth. It comes with function keys that are specific to the OS in question, which means that you can switch platforms with a single tap on the key.
One of the major advantages that this keyboard has when compared to other keyboards is the design. It has one of the most stable designs thanks to the stainless steel that was used in manufacturing this specific keyboard. That comes in addition to the low-profile keys that allow you to have a low-volume and pleasant typing experience. It is a comfortable and sturdy keyboard that will help you type anything without any strain or extra effort.
Arteck Stainless Steel keyboard has a rechargeable battery built in it and this amazing battery can last for 6-months without having to recharge it if you use it for 2 hours on a daily basis. USB charging cable is included in the package to go with this long-lasting lithium battery. It is important to note that this keyboard will go into battery saving mode if you are not active for ten or more minutes. Once you press any key it will become active again after 2-3 seconds.
This keyboard is ideal for travel since it is very thin and lightweight. It can fit inside a backpack, or suitcase or any type of bag without any problem and you can use it while on the move easily since it is very stable and sturdy.
Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480
This is a wireless piece of hardware that is compatible with multiple devices and operative systems, like iOS, Windows, Mac and Android. You can simply switch from one device to another with the selection dial you will find placed right on top the escape key and you can do it very quickly, in under 5 minutes. So, if you are looking for a multifunctional keyboard to use on your phone, tablet and laptop or desktop computers, this is an ideal keyboard for you.
Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard K480 comes with a couple of AAA batteries, which are unfortunately not rechargeable. However, batteries in this keyboard should serve you for at least two years. This is based on normal workplace usage, which is around two million strokes per year.
Since this is a multi-device keyboard, the key arrangement is set up with this in mind, which means that the keys are arranged to be used for multiple operating systems. That entails split functionality for alt and cmd keys, depending on the OS you use. Keys in the top row are designed for smartphones and tablets.
One possible drawback that some might have an issue with is the fact that this keyboard is made entirely of plastic, which might feel like a cheap solution when you type. You will hear a click each time when you press the key, so it is not as quiet as some of the previous keyboards on our list. However, it is still a quite comfortable and spacious keyboard. That, on the other hand, means that it is not really a great travel companion. It weighs 1.8 pounds, so even though you could carry it around, it is clearly designed for home use primarily.
There is also an integrated cradle that serves as a holder for your smartphone or tablet, so you will have no problem reading and typing at the same time.
Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard
This keyboard is designed particularly for mobile devices, like Galaxy tabs and different iPad versions. That means that you won’t be able to use this keyboard with your laptop or PC. However, it is compatible with all major operative systems, namely with Windows, Android, iOS and Mac. That means that it comes with four shortcut keys, one for each operative system.
Since it is relatively small in size compared to traditional big keyboards, it is an ideal partner for travel purposes. However, keys on it are pretty large and will make you feel like you are typing on a regular-size keyboard, which means that this particular keyboard didn’t sacrifice its functionality for size. Also, typing on it will be as quiet and comfortable as possible, so it is certainly a lot better than most portable keyboards out there.
Another great advantage that this keyboard has when compared to its competitors is the fact that it has extremely low battery consumption. It will last you up to three months with standard usage and if you use power saving mode it might last even longer. It also has space for a couple of AAA batteries, but they are not included with the keyboard. There is a ridge where these batteries are supposed to go, so when you put them in, the rear of your keyboard will rise a little bit, so it has a bit higher angle for typing. Also, for this reason, there are four tiny rubber legs that will make your keyboard be solid and stay firmly in place.
The biggest benefit that this keyboard has, in addition to being a solid portable keyboard compatible with multiple operating systems, is the design. It is a very thin and stylish keyboard which will look beautiful when you use it with your smartphone or tablet.
Seenda Mini Bluetooth Keyboard W Touchpad
This is a very small and stylish keyboard created for mobile users. It is compatible with Android, Mac and Windows operative systems and you will be able to switch with ease between these in a matter of minutes. When you turn off your device, your previous pairing will be remembered, which means that you will not have to set up this keyboard with the operative system you use every time you turn it on.
When we talk about Seenda Mini Bluetooth Keyboard, the first and most important thing that separates it from other keyboards on our list is the size. It is the size of 4 x 6.9 x 1.2 in and it weighs only 4.8 ounces. However, this doesn’t take anything away from its functionality since you will be able to type with great accuracy on this unique keyboard. It has a very elegant design and backlight that will allow you to even type with your lights out. In addition to this, its small size makes it a perfect keyboard to use on the move, which means that it is an extremely portable keyboard.
Another huge benefit that comes with this keyboard is a built-in touchpad it has. It is a very sensitive touchpad that reacts and responds well. It is probably easier for many users to simply use the touch screen on their tablet than on the keyboard, but it still offers a great deal of flexibility even in these situations.
This keyboard doesn’t have any place for batteries due to its size, but it comes with USB charging cable that will allow you to use this device as much as you want or need. You only have to connect your cable to the micro USB port on the keyboard and you are good to go.
Amazon Basics Bluetooth Keyboard
As the name of this keyboard suggests, it is designed specifically for Apple devices, which includes iPhone, iPad, iPad 1, iPad 2 and iPod touch with Bluetooth enabled. That means that this keyboard is not as compatible as some previously mentioned, but if you want to buy a keyboard that works great with Apple devices, this one is probably the best choice.
One of the great things about this keyboard is the fact that it comes in a Frustration-Free package, which is a box famous for its functionality (your keyboard can’t get hurt in the transportation) and simplicity (it is extremely easy to open). With your keyboard in this package you will receive two non-rechargeable AAA batteries and instructions manual.
You will notice how thin and lightweight this keyboard is as soon as you take it into your hands. Due to its size, you will be able to put it and fit it almost anywhere. It is truly a keyboard created to provide the greatest comfort possible regardless of the space in which you use it. You will notice that the top area of the back of the keyboard is a little bit thicker so it doesn’t stay flat on the surface. This small detail actually provides you with more convenience when you use it. There are also 5 rubber feet beneath it that prevent it from sliding during use.
Another great advantage of this keyboard is the sound it produces, which is minimal. It is a very quiet keyboard and you will be able to use it without hearing any clicking or popping sounds to disturb you. The layout of the keys is pretty ordinary, and also includes specific shortcut keys for iOS devices. In addition to this, there are battery and connection indicators that come in form of a complete F-button section.
Proster Folding Bluetooth Ergonomic Keyboard
This is a very innovative keyboard with unique design and features that you won’t find anywhere else. For starters, it is compatible with multiple operative systems, like iOS, Windows and Android. It is primarily designed to be used with smartphones and tablets, but you can use it with your laptop or PC as well. The pairing is pretty straightforward and keys are very responsive.
The main thing that separates this keyboard from others is its one of a kind, ergonomic design. The utmost goal for this keyboard is to make you comfortable while you type and it is able to achieve it with ease. It has a complete keyset that comes with 166° angle that allows you to have an enhanced sense of touch and extremely pleasant typing experience. It is a very thin and sleek keyboard that has a beautiful design that is simply an addition to the keyboard’s functionality.
Another thing that stands out about this amazing keyboard is the way it folds. You can fold it at the middle and when you do that, the device will automatically shut down. When you unfold it again, it will turn on automatically as well. This magnetic foldable design makes this keyboard truly unique among all others.
This keyboard comes with a built-in battery that will last for 40 hours of standard use without having to recharge it. However, it is important to note that this battery is rechargeable, which means that you will also receive a micro USB charging cable along with your keyboard. You can use this keyboard from the distance of up to 10 meters away from the device you are connected to. It also comes with a user manual in which you will find all the necessary instructions, but you won’t really need that much help since this is a pretty simple and straightforward keyboard.
OMOTON Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard
This keyboard is perfect for pairing with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets since it has an operating distance of up to 10 meters. It is compatible with any device that has Android OS and enabled Bluetooth, like Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, Apple iPad, etc. Pairing is pretty easy and fast and you will be able to quickly change the device you are using your keyboard with.
When it comes to the size of this keyboard, it is actually ideal. It is not too small, so you can type without worries that you might hit the key you didn’t want to, but it is not too big to fit into your handbag or suitcase. That means that it is a great keyboard to take with you on the road at any time. Even though this keyboard uses chiclet-style keys, typing feels very comfortable and you will be able to type as fast as you would on a regular keyboard. The key arrangement is standard, but there are customized keys for Android users. This keyboard also has rubber feet on the bottom that will prevent it from slipping or sliding while you type.
The battery life of this interesting keyboard is extremely long. You could use it for 30 days in one sitting without having to recharge it and when you add automatic sleep mode in the equation, you will get astounding results that say that a regular user will probably use this keyboard for around six months without having to recharge it. It is important to note that sleep mode will activate automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity and when you want to turn your keyboard back on, you simply need to press any key and wait a couple of seconds.
I hope you have enjoyed my review of the top 10 Bluetooth wireless keyboards and that you now have enough information to choose an ideal keyboard for your needs. As I have mentioned before, there are many things you need to take into account when you go searching for your new keyboard and I hope you will use these instructions when you go shopping. Remember, you need to look for connectivity, compatibility, keyboard layout, battery life, etc. Also, you need to focus on your needs before you decide on the keyboard you want to buy.
Of course, there are many keyboards on the market today, especially those that are compatible with smartphones and tablets since those devices are extremely popular and always changing. You should always keep your eyes open for anything better that might come along, but if you fail to find it, choosing one of these ten Bluetooth wireless keyboards is the right way to go.