Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of computer accessories — including the best lap desks and the best computer speakers — here we’ve rounded up the best Bluetooth and wireless keyboards, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated wireless keyboard
One reviewer who “type[s] over 300wpm, 7 hours a day,” says, “If you are looking for a good typing keyboard that will keep your hands from cramping, this is the keyboard for you.” Hundreds of others agree that the ergonomic design of this keyboard is great for those with hand issues. A transcriber calls it, “the best keyboard I’ve ever worked on, hands down. The keys have a very unique and comfortable feel and the ergonomic style with the ‘wave’ in the middle as opposed to all slanting one way is very easy on my wrists.” Another says, “Your hands always feel pretty close to ‘at rest.’” While one review mentions that “there are a lot of keys on the keyboard, many of which I do not even know their function,” more tech savvy reviewers like the functionality upgrades of this keyboard. “The big silver buttons can be reprogrammed to do whatever you want,” one notes.
The strength of the wireless connection is also a selling point for reviewers. “While I haven’t bothered to properly range-test this, it operates on 2.4GHz, the most crowded band in a modern home, and I’m in a large apartment complex with wifi oozing out of the walls. I can still use this keyboard everywhere in my apartment that I’ve tested it from.”
Best-rated (less expensive) wireless keyboard
For one user whose desktop computer’s full size keyboard was “suddenly too hard to use” because “the kittens were in their favorite spot — on top of it,” they were forced to find a solution. “This IS the solution,” they write. “And this thing is awesome. It has been functioning as a full-time keyboard since I got it. It very seldom needs recharged, the click-feel is satisfying without being too soft or too firm and the buttons are soft to the touch.” Many users report using this with their TV, as an upgrade to typing with their remote. “I use it for my Fire TV and makes searching and scrolling so much quicker than the fire stick,” one user notes. Another says, “Anyone who has experienced the tedium of using a remote device as a keyboard knows what I’m saying here. I get things typed up right away and am finished so much faster.” Others say this is also compatible with computers, gaming systems, and Raspberry pi. Dozens more attest to its durability. “This bad boy is compact, multi-functional, and long lasting,” one writes. Another adds, “I ordered one of these for myself many months ago and it still works like a champ, even though my 15-month old likes to carry it around and often drops it. It is very durable to say the least.”
And now for some micro-picks for every type of wireless keyboard you might be looking for.
Best quiet wireless keyboard
Over 75 percent of reviewers give this keyboard a five-star rating, and many mention how quiet this keyboard is. “This whole keyboard and mouse set is extremely quiet, it makes no noise at all,” one writes. Another says, “The keyboard is perfect for my office because it is very [quiet,] I could hardly notice the noise while typing.” Other reviews mention how great of a value this keyboard is as it comes with a mouse. Users also appreciate the connectivity of both products to the computer. “This combo has just one USB receiver which leaves the second USB available for other uses,” one writes. Another full-time developer says, “I’ve tried so many keyboards and mouses. This is a definite value purchase. I love the fact that the keyboard itself is pretty heavy and functional.”
Best compact wireless keyboard
Dozens of reviews use the word “easy” to describe setting up this keyboard. “High quality made, very easy to use, simply insert the receiver into your computer, and put batteries in the keyboard/mouse and they are connected instantly,” one reviewer writes. Another says, “plug the NanoReceiver into a USB port, and everything worked right away — no fooling around like the equivalent Logitech combo.” Others appreciate that this combo set is “plug and play” and comes with everything you need to get going “including the 4 AAA batteries for both the mouse and keyboard,” according to one. The ease of everything makes this ideal for users with multiple devices. “I am regularly switching between computers and all I have to do is unplug from one device and into the other and they are immediately working.”
Best travel Bluetooth keyboard
Simply put by one user, “This keyboard is tiny.” Another compares it to the size of the iPhone 8 Plus. “Catching up on work email on a plane was so easy — the keyboard easily fits on that tiny tray, along with the phone, and allows me to be very productive,” one says, adding ‘It is light, folds up easily, and it is also ridiculously simple to set up.” Another user, who thought its size would affect its functionality was quickly proven wrong. “It folds up to such a small size and is so light in weight that you immediately doubt its functional capabilities,” they write. “But boy, does it deliver. When expanded it is not much smaller than my 15-inch laptop keyboard and if you think those seems would in anyway interfere with your typing, guess again. Even the keys have the same responsiveness and satisfying click I crave.”
Best lightweight wireless keyboard
Reviewers love this keyboard so much that one “came to write this review just so I could have a chance to type more!” The consensus among reviewers is that they love how compact it is without forgoing sturdiness. A professional graphic designer who says they use “more keyboards than I can count” thinks this keyboard is “seriously amazing.” They continue, “Each key is exactly where it should be. Every key press has a softer click but I wouldn’t say is silent. The backside is the brushed metal which gives it the sturdy and professional feel. It is VERY lightweight, but the grips on the back keep it from sliding around on a flat surface.” Another compares it to an Apple keyboard. “While this isn’t quite the same, it’s pretty close,” they write, adding, “You can use the keyboard while it’s recharging…The keyboard is very light and minimal (which I was looking for).”
Best long-range wireless keyboard
Many reviewers note that this keyboard has a pretty strong long-range wireless connection, allowing them to use it while sitting back and relaxing. “My inner Homer Simpson loves this keyboard,” one user writes, explaining “I just moved into a house with a long and thin main living room, and I set up my smart TV as a computer monitor with a laptop in one of the HDMI ports. There is about 13 feet from the TV to the sofa…This keyboard works great! I can just sit there on my arse and run the TV from across the room, and navigate Hulu and check some websites I frequent daily.” Others note that its compatible with many different devices. One writes, “so far I have gotten to work on a Windows 10PCpc, a Raspberry Pi 2 running Retro Pi, a old Ouya running Cyanogen as well as a Fire Tv running Kodi.” Others say that even though it has a PC layout it is still compatible with Mac functions.
Best Bluetooth keyboard for an iPad
Many reviewers use this keyboard as a Mac dupe to pair with their iPad. “You’re probably like me and didn’t want to spend a buttload of money for an actual Apple keyboard,” one user writes, adding “this product fits the same design language, at a fraction of the cost.” This user even enjoys tricking their “pretentious” house guests into thinking this thing is the real deal saying guests “commented on my ‘Apple’ keyboard and I just let them think I have money to burn.” Not only does this just look like the Mac keyboard, but hundreds of reviewers say the functionality stacks up too. “ I think it is every bit as sturdy as an Apple keyboard,” one writes. “So far I am extremely pleased that there is still a product available which gives an honestly great value for the money.” Another says, “It is lightweight, small enough to fit in my tote bag for taking it on trips, is very user-friendly, sturdy, and is very similar to the Apple keyboard we have for the iMac.” In addition to iPads, users have mentioned using this keyboard with their phones, Kindles and laptops.
Best wireless keyboard for Macs
Dozens of reviews mention the long battery life of this keyboard. “I charged it 100% when I initially connected it to my Macbook,” one reviewer writes, adding “I have used it every work day for more than 5 weeks, even taking it on a trip with me because it’s so thin and light. It currently has 67% remaining on the battery.” Another notes, “while it is crazy expensive, the quality is fantastic and the battery lasts forever.” Reviewers also mention that another selling point of this keyboard is the numeric keys, which previous versions of the wireless version didn’t have. “FINALLY, a wireless keyboard with numeric keys,” one writes. “Having the numeric keypad on this keyboard makes it a huge improvement over the first magic keyboard,” another adds. One user recommends “getting an app called iStat Menus (for Mac’s), that will put a tiny icon on your menubar that gives the battery status of the keyboard and mouse.”
Best Bluetooth keyboard for phones
“I’m actually happy the other one died,” one reviewer writes, refrenching the keyboard they had before this, which they call, “The keyboard I’ve been waiting for.” Another user says “This keyboard does light up, can be positioned however I want, and can hook up to any device with Bluetooth; I could connect it to my iPhone if I wanted,” which is how many reviewers use it. “I got this keyboard a few months ago and I’ve been the envy of my friends and coworkers ever since,” one writes, adding “They see me typing away on my phone like there’s no tomorrow.” Another appreciates the ease of using this virtually anywhere. “The connection is lightning fast, the keyboard pairs with the last device it connected to instantly on power on. I’ve been using the keyboard for work, at home, in my truck, just about everywhere, the past 3 weeks and have yet to charge it once. My phones on-screen keyboard doesn’t get used anymore because of this awesome keyboard.” One user makes a point that its compatibility with a smart phone not only makes it cool but makes it a money-saver because “it means I don’t need…another device like a tablet to carry around: my phone with this keyboard is enough.”
Best multi-device Bluetooth keyboard
For one user, this keyboard put an end to years of searching for the perfect one. “I’m a writer, and my keyboard is the lynchpin of my trade. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect portable keyboard for more than a decade, and I’d nearly given up hope,” one user writes, adding this “is as close to perfection as I’ve ever found.” Reviewers are consistently impressed with how easy this keyboard switches in between devices, since this can pair with multiple at once. “Switching between devices could not be easier — just press the corresponding yellow 1, 2 or 3 button and you are in business,” one reviewer notes. Another says the keyboard worked “seamlessly,” even when pairing it with a variety of technologies. “The keyboard and mouse have paired with everything I have tried from cheap Winbook T700 tablet, Windows Phone Lumia 640, iPhone, iPad, Microsoft Surface Book, Surface RT, Surface Pro/Pro3.” One reviewer notes that this keyboard not only makes it easy to switch between devices from a technology standpoint but from a user standpoint as well. “What it means for me is that as I become accustomed to the nuances and the character of the keyboard, I don’t have to readjust each time I transition to a new device. I can take this keyboard with me as I travel, and use it on my other two devices interchangeably without missing a beat.”
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