Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

The best wireless keyboards do more than free you from a cable. They let you toss the crummy keyboard you got for free with your PC—does anyone like that one?—and they also give you options. The models we’ve reviewed range from full-size desktop slabs to portable models that skip easily from laptop to tablet to phone. Whatever you need to type with, there’s a keyboard for it. (If you’re looking for a gaming keyboard, we’ve got you covered! Click that link to see our full reviews and rankings.)

Wireless keyboard cheat sheet

Our quick-hit recommendations:

Keyboard choice can be very subjective. That said, we’ve based our reviews on hours spent with each model, banging away on work projects or surfing the web and keeping up on social media. 

There’s truly no one size to fit all, but our reviews aim to give you enough specifics to make a sound decision. Check out our buying advice at the end to help you choose from other models you find. 

Updated January 15, 2020: We just found an ergonomic keyboard we can actually stick with. Logitech’s Ergo 860 improved our typiing comfort without exacting an onerous learning curve. All the others we’ve tried felt like a chore. This is one we’re actually still using as our daily driver. Read our review, and stay tuned for its availability later in January. 

Best overall wireless desktop keyboard 

Logitech’s K800 Wireless Illuminated keyboard (available at Amazon) is indispensable if you often type late into the evening or otherwise work in dark environments. This backlit keyboard not only provides the necessary light but also offers one of the most comfortable and pleasant typing experiences we’ve encountered, all at an affordable price. Read our review.

[$99.99 MSRP (now heavily discounted); available from Amazon]

Runner-up: We still like the sleek, elegant Microsoft Modern Keyboard (available on Amazon). It looks as good as its feels, with pleasingly clickable keys, a bevy of dedicated Windows keys and an ace up its sleeve: a built-in fingerprint reader. Our only gripes about this rechargeable, Bluetooth-enabled device are its lack of programmable keys and its lofty price tag. Read our review.

Best budget wireless keyboard

Dedicated typists looking for a premium, snappy keyboard without going the mechanical way should give Logitech’s MK540 Advanced combo a serious look. For a very reasonable price you get a roomy keyboard with dedicated media buttons, programmable keys, and tactile typing. The mouse is no slouch, either

[$59.99 MSRP; available through Best Buy.]

Runner-up: The AmazonBasics Wireless Keyboard ($20 on Amazon), which Amazon trumpets as “quiet and compact,” is built for this age of open work environments. When personal space is at a premium and even the clattering of a keyboard can feel intrusive, this discreet device helps everyone get along. 

Best wireless gaming keyboard

Corsair’s K63 wireless gaming keyboard is compact, durable, and reasonably comfortable to type on. It’s only the second wireless mechanical keyboard from a major manufacturer. It’s also the first with backlighting, though its single, bright-blue color may come to annoy you as time goes on. Still, whether you’re in for casual couch gaming or just want a cleaner, wire-free desktop, the K63 is a solid choice.

[$110 MSRP; available through Amazon]

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