Logitech K830 Review

Logitech is a manufacturer of computer peripherals and software with offices in Europe, Asia, and America. If you have used keyboards a lot, you may have heard about it. Logitech recently launched this keyboard.

It is targeted at people who use big screens with a PC and need a keyboard alongside it. This Bluetooth keyboard features a trackpad and works with all Bluetooth equipped devices. It supports Windows, Chrome, Android, and even iOS and macOS.

There is another version of this keyboard that does not have Bluetooth. With this wireless keyboard, you don’t need to be tethered to the device by a wire. When you buy the keyboard, you may also require a mouse. Well, this keyboard gives you both functions in one device.

Let’s read further about it.

Key Features

  • The wireless range is 10 meters.
  • It has a built-in 52 X 80 mm touchpad.
  • The keyboard has backlighting.
  • It supports Windows 10, Android, and Chrome.
  • Its life is 5 million keystrokes.
  • It comes in matte black color.
  • A one-year warranty backs it.
  • It weighs 1.7 pounds.

Pros

  • The backlighting looks pleasant.
  • It is very simple to set up.
  • It offers a good typing experience.
  • The trackpad works very well.

Cons

  • It is expensive.
  • The keyboard is a little noisy.

Unpacking

When you unpack the box, you’ll find a keyboard, USB receiver for non-Bluetooth devices, USB A to USB A female extension cable, and USB A micro USB charge cable.

Design

When you see this keyboard in the pictures, it might not look compact. But it weighs only 480 grams and has a compact design. It is thin, sleek, and very elegant with rounded edges. Keeping the fact in mind that it is a full-sized keyboard with trackpad included, the keyboard size is impressive.

The buttons of this slim keyboard are shallow and feel nice when you type. The keys offer great backlighting. Its trackpad is on the left of the keyboard with two left and right-click keys. Left-handed people would have trouble using it. You will also find the volume keys for high, low, and mute above the trackpad. You won’t have to use the mouse to control your media.

The case of the keyboard is durable plastic. It won’t bend or squeak.

Keys

It is a standard keyboard, so it uses the regular QWERTY layout. The keys are well-built with high-quality switches. However, there is no Numpad. The manufacturer chose the trackpad over the Numpad, and we think it is a good gamble. The F keys perform their normal functions, but you can also remap them with the Logitech software if you want.

The shape of the keys is square. You won’t have any problem typing on them; they are big enough. There is also a micro USB port and a power button under the keyboard.

Battery

Since it’s a wireless keyboard, it uses a lithium polymer rechargeable battery. It comes with a USB cable for recharging the battery. Once wholly charged in three hours, it lasts for at least ten days. However, it may change when you type on it with the backlight on full brightness.

To increase the life of the battery, you can always turn the keyboard off when you’re not using it.

Wireless Range

This keyboard uses Logitech Unifying and Bluetooth Smart technology. You can relax back on your couch and use the keyboard with ease. Both technologies provide seamless, fast, and reliable wireless connectivity. The unifying device is plug-and-play. It allows you to start using the keyboard right away.

You can also connect to your device with Bluetooth with one click of the button on the keyboard. The wireless range of the keyboard is 33 feet, which we think is impressive.

Backlight

This keyboard is loaded with features. It features beautiful backlighting as well. When you’re using the keyboard, the red and white keys light up with the backlight. You can control the backlight manually via the keyboard using the Fn keys. So, if your battery is low, you can always turn it off.

Programmable Keys

Some keys in this keyboard are programmable. But for that, you’d have to install the Logitech software. You can use the software to reprogram the F keys. It is not very impressive, but we’ll take it. Just the fact that it’s there is enough.

Logitech K830 Review – Final Words

If you are looking for a keyboard that works well on the desktop and the couch as well, you may consider this one. The buttons are well placed and soft to type on. It is wireless and also features a trackpad, which is responsive and fairly accurate. It also has right and left-click buttons. The wireless range and battery of this keyboard are impressive.

The backlighting further adds value to this keyboard. However, we don’t like the position of the trackpad. Also, the position of the power button underneath the keyboard is a little off. But it is a worthy companion if you spend a lot of time on your PC in your living room.

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