Logitech K380

The terminals of all kinds: computers), smartphone, tablet invaded our lives. That’s why Logitech Bluetooth keyboard “multi-system”. The latest one is called K380 and costs 45 euros. This is probably the best compact keyboard without standard size over the brand has released to date.With dimensions of 12.4 x 27.9 x 1.6 cm to 423 grams on the scale, it is both well sized for a desktop computer while being compact and light enough to fit in a bag and be transported. It is available in two colors: dark gray or blue. One can simultaneously associate (via Bluetooth) with three different devices by switching from one to the other through dedicated buttons located in the upper left corner. We connected easily with many of our test products: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, iPad Air, MacBook Air, a laptop and a Dell Asus Chromebook

The K380 can recognize the different OS and adjusts the configuration to support the function keys and specific shortcuts. It can also work with devices Chrome OS and the Apple TV box.

We liked the feel of this keyboard. The keys are prominent enough to minimize typing errors. Their round shape displease some, for our part, we have not had any problem with that. Users with very large hands may find the keys a bit narrow, but the others should feel at ease. Our only complaint concerns the fact that it happened to us sometimes accidentally pressing the caps lock.

In addition to the wide compatibility, another highlight of the K380 keeps autonomy its two AAA / LR03 batteries (supplied with the keyboard) which, according to Logitech, reaches two years. It is not known what kind of use it is, but if the autonomy achieved if only half of this time, that would be fine.

Note that Logitech also offers another keyboard without multisystem wire, the K480, which costs 50 euros. It is much larger and incorporates a groove along its length in which one can take inclined smartphone or a small tablet which one connects with an adjustable three positions. Personally, we prefer by far the K380 because we use our shelves with protective shells that turn into support. But above all, we find the keyboard more comfortable and quieter.

There are other more compact options keyboards category “system”. Note the Logitech Keys-To-Go and the new keyboard Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard that folds in half. Both models are more expensive, respectively 60 and 110 euros. They are really ultra-portable and lightweight, but its keys are thinner and strikes is less comfortable to our eyes.

The Logitech K380 can really replace the keyboard of a desktop computer. Personally, we would not hesitate to choose it instead of Apple’s wireless keyboard is only compatible with Mac.

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