Wireless technologies have greatly improved over the past few years, and we’re even starting to see bluetooth keyboards. They can help reduce your desk’s clutter by getting rid of the cable, which gives off a much cleaner look. However, there are a lot of different types of keyboards, whether they’re for the office or playing games.
We’ve tested over 110 keyboards; here are our recommendations for the best wireless keyboards. Also, check out our recommendations for the best bluetooth keyboards.
The top 10 best bluetooth keyboards in United Kingdom in 2021
Need a keyboard that lets you work or play without cables getting in the way? Here’s all the advice, nuances, and deep-dive reviews you need to pick the best bluetooth keyboards and keep your fingers happy.
1. Logitech K380 Wireless Multi-Device Keyboard
The Logitech K380 is an excellent portable keyboard that lets you type comfortably wherever you want. It can be used with nearly any device that’s Bluetooth-capable, and its small size makes it easy to carry around. It has a multi-device pairing feature and media control hotkeys, but it lacks backlighting and macro programmable keys. Typing on this keyboard isn’t fatiguing and the resulting noise is quiet enough for any office setting. Although there’s software support, the customization options are pretty slim.
The Logitech K380 has good ergonomics. The keyboard doesn’t have any incline setting and doesn’t come with a wrist rest; however, most people should be comfortable typing on it due to the keyboard’s low profile.
2. Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
The Logitech MX Keys is a good productivity keyboard. Its wireless connectivity allows you to pair up to three devices over Bluetooth or its USB dongle, and you can switch easily between the paired devices without having to repeat the pairing process. Typing feels light and responsive due to its scissor switches’ short pre-travel distance and low operating force, and its indented keys help minimize typos.
Also, typing noise is quiet and shouldn’t bother people around you. It’s relatively comfortable to type on without a wrist rest due to the keyboard’s low profile; however, there are no incline settings. Unfortunately, while there are quite a few programmable buttons, you can only reassign them to preset functions, not macros. Lastly, the latency is a bit high, so it’s not ideal for playing fast, reaction-based games, although it should be fine for general desktop use.
3. Corsair K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard
It’s designed to be used with a smart TV and has a ton of extra features to this effect, like a built-in trackpad, a joystick, and L/R mouse click buttons directly on the board. It also feels very well-built as it’s made with a mix of metal and dense plastic that gives it a rather premium look.
It has good typing quality, with scissor switches that feel light, though maybe a bit mushier than other keyboards. It also has customizable white backlighting, which is great for when you want to watch TV in a dark room. You can connect it with three different devices at the same time, and it’s easy to switch between them. The keyboard is small and lightweight, so you should be able to use it comfortably while sitting on a couch.
4. Kensington Pro Fit Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard
Available in black or gray, the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless is a competent keyboard elevated by a solid ergonomic design. The full-size keyboard has a curved chassis, with the primary keyboard layout split in half, separated by a triangular gap. The design is made to reduce the stress of typing on your body. Splitting the keys and tilting them away from center reduces your need to pinch your shoulder blades to push your arms directly in front of you to type. The curved body also eases the need to twist your wrists so your hands line up with flat keys.
The keyboard’s wireless capabilities generally work pretty well. It supports both Bluetooth and a 2.4GHz radio frequency connection via a USB dongle, both of which generated a stable connection and added a negligible amount of input lag—most of the time. In one instance, the 2.4GHz connection repeatedly lost key inputs over the course of a couple of hours. While frustrating, the issue only occurred once and never returned, so the issue may have been related to my system or otherwise a fluke.
5. Razer Pro Type Ergonomic Wireless Professional Keyboard
The Razer Pro Type, its wireless mechanical “productivity” keyboard, shares a lot of DNA with the standard Razer Huntsman, but with a few key tweaks. Out with the Chroma lighting, in with Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless support. At the same time, it still offers many of the strong, “gaming grade” features that have always made Razer keyboards appealing. The result is a keyboard that brings the comforts of a gaming keyboard, but with a design that will not distract or make waves at the office.
The Pro Type would make for a comfortable typing experience even without the key coating due in large part to Razer’s mechanical switches. For the uninitiated: Mechanical switches, which trigger their input or “actuate” by pressing a physical switch, have grown very popular for gamers, programmers, and PC enthusiasts, but aren’t used as often for office-focused models.
6. Apple Magic Keyboard
The Apple Magic Keyboard is a very good Bluetooth keyboard for office use. Its scissor switches provide a quiet yet satisfying typing experience, but it lacks certain extra features like backlighting and programmable keys. It has a built-in rechargeable battery that Apple claims should last over a month between charges, though this isn’t something we test for. The minimalist design is great for those looking for a clean, wireless setup.
However, it’s only fully compatible with Apple products, as some keys aren’t functional when used with Windows or Linux. It also has a full-sized variant that includes a numeric keypad, and we expect the overall performance to remain the same.
7. iClever BK10 Bluetooth Keyboard
The newest Bluetooth 5.1 ensures instant pairing and maintains a strong connection up to 33 ft. Enabled to connect with up to 3 devices, switch among them only needs a single touch. Save your penny from Bluetooth keyboards when you have more than one keyboard-needed Bluetooth devices, and keep your desktop clutter-free. One iClever multi-device keyboard is enough for your computer, tablet and smartphone.
An incredibly long-lasting rechargeable battery is housed in the Bluetooth keyboard, which delivers up to 90 hours of continuous typing on a single charge. It features environmental protection power saving function, which takes the Bluetooth wireless keyboard to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity, to cut back on unnecessary energy usage.
8. Cherry DW 9000 SLIM Bluetooth Keyboard
The Cherry DW 9000 Slim is a modestly priced wireless desktop keyboard-and-mouse combo. With its full-size layout and comfortable keys, the keyboard can be easily swapped in for your daily driver without missing a stroke. And, though the mouse is a little on the small size, its half-dozen customizable keys allow you to tailor it to your productivity needs.
The DW 9000 and its accompanying mouse can connect via Bluetooth or a 2.4GHz USB receiver. Each of these connection methods is the same for both devices. For Bluetooth, you slide a switch—on the back of the keyboard and bottom of the mouse—to “BT,” and press a button next to it to activate the connection, then follow the prompts on your PC to complete the process. To connect using the receiver, you remove the USB dongle slotted magnetically into the bottom of the mouse and plug it into your computer. Then slide the switch on the keyboard or mouse to “RF” and the device will connect automatically.
9. Arteck HB220B Universal Backlit 7-Colors Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard
The keyboard has an integrated 500mAh battery which takes up to 3 hours to charge with the included micro-USB cable, although mine arrived with plenty of charge remaining. Flick the power button to turn the keyboard on and press and hold one of the three blue device buttons for three seconds until its associated Bluetooth pairing light flashes. Pair to the descriptively named Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard in your device’s Bluetooth settings – in this case an iPad.
You can connect to a further two devices using the remaining 2 blue buttons in exactly the same way. Here I’m connecting button two to my iPhone and button three to a Samsung tablet. You can have the keyboard backlight off or choose from two brightness levels by tapping the backlight button. Holding the backlight button down, you can cycle through no less than 7 colours using the up and down arrow keys.
10. Macally BTMINIKEY, compact Quick-Switch Bluetooth Keyboard
The Quick Switch Bluetooth Keyboard for Three Devices from Macally is designed to wirelessly pair with up to three devices, including computers, smartphones, and tablets. This allows you to easily switch between connected devices using the keyboard’s input function. Thirteen multimedia and shortcut keys aid productivity. Moreover, the keys are made to provide a soft and quiet typing experience.
This keyboard has an integrated stand to prop up your mobile devices. The Quick Switch is designed with a small footprint, so you can have a portable keyboard that helps you keep your desk clear and organized. This Bluetooth keyboard supports up to three computers, smartphones, and tablets for all your input needs.
How to choose the best bluetooth keyboard for you?
You’ll find picks for all those use cases above. But first, here are some key things to consider when deciding what is the best wireless keyboard for you:
- Mechanical or not?
If you’re a gamer or will also be doing a lot of long-form writing, a mechanical clacker will definitely be the best wireless keyboard for you. Keyboards with mechanical switches are also more durable than most other types of keyboards. But mechanical keyboards tend to be bulky, even the compact 60% models. So if you need something slim that you can slide easily into a bag, you may want to consider alternatives.
- Backlighting / RGB
The cheapest wireless keyboards won’t have any backlighting at all, which is OK if you always use your keyboard in a well-lit space. But you often work late into the night and don’t want to (or can’t) switch on bright overhead lights, a keyboard with backlit keys is key.
- Pick your switch
Not all of the best wireless keyboards will use mechanical switches. But of those that do, you’ll have plenty of switch options, depending on the model you choose. Many gamers prefer linear switches (often labeled as red) because they make it easier to mash the same buttons repeatedly in quick succession. However, this design can lead to more mistakes (often repeated letters) when typing.
- Full-size, tenkeyless or smaller?
Tenkeyless keyboards drop the numpad, while 65% ones eliminate navigation keys and 60% boards also cut the arrow keys. While some users want every possible key, others prefer a smaller keyboard that gives them more space on their desk or is easier to travel with.
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all bluetooth keyboard reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no product is perfect for every use, most keyboards are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them. Be sure to know your key switch preferences before choosing.