If you want to work longer and experience reduced stress on your wrist or fingers, finding the right type of keyboard is necessary. Certain keyboards also provide greater control and are specially designed for Multimedia and Gaming. Every computer or laptop owner can attest to the annoyance and discomfort that poorly designed keyboards provide. So when choosing the best keyboard for your computer, you need to make sure you pay close attention to the details. It may seem like a non-important part of the computer, but it's actually very essential considering that it affects the way you handle most computing tasks. At IntelliReview, we guarantee that you'll save time and money. We go through numerous reviews on various websites and use both the positive and negative reviews on each product to formulate lists of only the most affordable yet highest quality computer keyboards you can buy. With or without separate number and function keys, we have keyboards to please. When you can concentrate on features and quality, it is easier to get a better overall deal on something that will last for many years to come.
Pros: Lightweight, Sturdy, Good range, Matte finish, Built-in touchpad
Cons: Smaller keys, Not backlit, Bad placement of right shift key
Review: ifically designed for Windows 8, the Logitech K400 enables users of the said operating system to enjoy dedicated buttons that aim to enhance user experience. These buttons include a Start key, an App Switching FN key and four other keys on the top part of the keyboard that acts as a shortcut to Search, Share, Devices and Settings. Media hot keys are also provided, as well as a 3.5-inch responsive touchpad, thus, making it a perfect pair for your home theater PC or living room. Playing, pausing and even adjusting volume is as easy as lifting a finger and you can do all these at an amazing distance of 10 m or 33 ft, thanks to Logitechs Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology. The built-in multi-touch touchpad has left and right buttons that makes it a solid replacement to your bulky mouse. The Logitech K400 also features a no-driver setup, only requiring users to plug the Logitech Unifying receiver into a USB port. A storage slot conveniently holds the USB dongle when not in use and an on and off button helps in saving and extending battery life. Due to the smaller-than-average form factor though, the keys are made smaller, requiring some adjustment period for those who are used to a full sized keyboard. The keys are not backlit and the right shift key is also oddly placed. These nitpicks doesnt make the keyboard handicapped but may come across as a minor annoyance to some users. However, once you get used to the layout of the keyboard, the minor issues can quickly be overlooked, especially given its design and overall functionality. The Logitech K400 is compact and lightweight, easily fitting onto cramped spaces or on your lap. In addition to its already space-saving form factor, users are provided the added option to store it vertically to save more space. The keyboard accomplishes all these without feeling flimsy or too cheap. Truth be told, the K400 seems very sturdy and high quality, and the keyboard sports an anti-fingerprint, matte finish that makes it even more attractive.
Pros: Quiet keys, Padded wrist pad, Excellent battery life, Tiny receiver, Ergonomic design
Cons: F keys are grouped in sets of 3, Different location of Home, Delete and Page up/down buttons, No indicator lights
Review: Featuring a Comfort Wave Design Keyboard and a Contoured Laser Mouse with Rubber grips, the Logitech MK550 is perfect for your home or office. The wave design of the keyboard along with the padded palm rest offer a new level of comfort when working or just typing. You can also adjust the height to three positions and gain peace of mind knowing that your information is safe during data transfer through 128-bit AES encryption. Those coming from a standard keyboard should know that the F keys are grouped in sets of 3, not four and the Home, Delete and Page up/down buttons are also not in the same position as your old keyboard. In terms of battery life, both the keyboard and mouse can survive long hours of usage without frequently needing battery replacement. They come pre-installed with batteries and utilizes standard AA batteries. However, the trade-off for having an excellent battery life are the absence of caps lock and num lock indicator lights which could be inconvenient when typing long documents. This wireless combo uses the same unifying receiver found on most Logitech products. It can handle up to six devices and it pairs easily with your computer peripherals. The Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology ensures reliable connection and literally no drop-outs. As for the mouse, it has five buttons and is very responsive. It fits nicely in the hand and also permits smoother tracking on almost any surface compared to optical mice. Overall, although there are some compromises, the Logitech MK550 Keyboard and Laser Mouse Combo provides a great way to cut loose from messy wires and experience all the advantages of a fast and strong wireless connection.
Pros: Wireless, Paired receiver also works with selected Logitech products simultaneously, Ergonomic design, Batteries included
Cons: Installed batteries tend to run out rather quickly and may need to be replaced before long
Review: The Logitech K800 Wireless Keyboard relies on 2.4 GHz of wireless interface for a smooth, drop-free user experience that nearly simulates the reliability of using a wired keyboard. Its keys are laid out on a thin shell in a combination of matte and glossy black panels, with each individual key comfort-designed and every character laser-etched to prevent fading from constant striking. The glossy sections which are around the keys themselves, also serve to accentuate the brightness of the adjustable backlight shining through. A sensor turns off the backlighting after a certain amount of time to save on power; to reactivate it, simply press a key or just wave your hand over the keyboard. It can be deactivated completely if wanted with a simple flick of a switch. Key response is very similar to that of laptops or notebooks considering that they are quiet and requires little pressure for keystrokes to register. An added bonus of function keys provide easy access to programs and functions without having to reach for the mouse. Powered by two AA batteries (included in the package), this wireless keyboard offers options to charge the batteries directly from the PC using the supplied USB cord or to swap the installed batteries for new ones. It is recommended to replace the installed batteries as they tend to lose charge rather quickly. It should be noted, however, that while replacing them is not exactly difficult, it is not really easy either because it requires a little disassembly. The Logitech K800 uses a unifying receiver, a tiny USB dongle as its connection interface. It is possible to use the receiver with other compatible Logitech devices with the aid of Logitech's SetPoint utility software. A complete list of supported devices may be found at the Logitech website.