If you’re short on ports, using a mobile device, or just want to be more comfortable, using a wireless keyboard is ideal. After all, there are no fussy cables tangling around your feet or becoming chew toys for kittens. Still, performance is vital, so finding the best wireless keyboard is a must.
That’s where we come in. If you need a wireless keyboard for your desktop or tablet, our reviews showcase some of the best options available in 2020, starting with the remarkable wireless mechanical keyboard from Logitech, the G915 Lightspeed.
The best: Logitech G915 Lightspeed
The G915 is not aware that it is a wireless keyboard. It has a great mechanical design, RGB backlighting, a numeric keypad, and a low profile for comfortable positioning. The indicator lights up top are excellent for monitoring what mode you are in, battery life, and other key settings, while the aluminum top plate is great for durability. The keyboard is specifically designed so that it won’t slow down gamers who may need a wireless solution — as long as they can afford it.
One three-hour charge can provide up to 30 hours of performance for this keyboard. Logitech also made sure that it provides great feedback at the point of actuation if you’ve become used to mechanical keyboards. Onboard memory is also included, so you’ll always have your customized settings with you. There’s even a handy little side roller for instantly controlling volume, plus other onboard media controls.
If you’re looking for the absolute cheapest Bluetooth keyboard you can get, the Omoton keyboard is a good option. It may appear to be an Apple Magic Keyboard clone at first, but don’t be fooled: It is made entirely of plastic, versus the aluminum frame used in Apple’s model.
Overall, the Omoton is quite thin and light, so you can easily stuff it into a computer bag or backpack along with your tablet or laptop. The manufacturer claims 30 days of continuous use with two AAA batteries (not included).
Omoton seemingly had iOS in mind when it designed this keyboard, but it should work with MacOS, Windows, and Android. Longevity for future updates, however, is questionable.
The best battery life: Microsoft Surface Keyboard
Microsoft’s Surface-branded product line includes several killer convertible tablets. There are high-end solutions like the Surface Book 2 with its fantastic battery life and the extremely portable Surface Go at the entry-level. Whether you have one of those or a laptop or desktop from another manufacturer, Microsoft’s Surface Keyboard is a great accessory to consider.
This portable, lightweight keyboard has a fantastic battery life lasting up to 12 months on just two AAA batteries (included). The keys rate up to 500,000 actuations, making it less durable than a mechanical keyboard, but it should last for years of remote typing. The Bluetooth 4.0 connection offers quite the range, too, with up to 50 feet in the open air or up to 23 feet in an office environment.
The Surface Keyboard is compatible with Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
The best for Apple Devices: Apple Magic Keyboard
Apple’s redesigned Magic Keyboard is everything Apple fans (and others) could want from a minimal Bluetooth keyboard design. Older Magic Keyboards had a rolled base that propped the keyboard’s backside up to make room for AA batteries. This latest model has a rechargeable battery, so the keyboard lies flatter than previous versions.
Apple’s upgraded keys now have slightly more weight when typing, which is an improvement. The arrow key redesign is somewhat less welcome, but the overall advantages of this new design are hard to deny. The Bluetooth battery claims a one-month charge, too, so you can carry this keyboard around without worrying about its longevity.
Overall, the Magic Keyboard may be slightly larger than other options on our list, but it works well with both iOS and MacOS products. For Apple loyalists, this is the keyboard to buy.
The best compact keyboard: Arteck HB030B
Looking for a super-compact Bluetooth keyboard for your mobile devices? The 0.24-inch thin Arteck HB030B might be just what you need for typing on the go. It’s tiny, scrunched, and easy to slip into most computer bags or backpacks.
Artech’s keyboard comes with a surprising amount of backlighting, with seven different color options and two levels of brightness. It’s perfect for those in need of a mobile keyboard during low-light conditions.
The Arteck HB030B is compatible with every common mobile platform.
The best couch keyboard: Logitech K400
The Logitech K400 Wireless Keyboard has consistently ranked high as one of our favorite couch keyboards. It’s small, lightweight, and easy to use while lounging on your best sofa. Since we all know how pointless it is to try to use a mouse on the couch, the 3.5-inch touchpad on this keyboard bolsters convenience.
With a range of 33 feet, 86 handy keys, and a wide range of computer compatibility via the USB dongle, this keyboard is ideal for surfing the web.