Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The built-in keyboards in laptops are not always comfortable enough when it comes to extended use – for example, when typing long text or writing code. And they do not differ in reliability, every now and then they break down – sometimes from mechanical wear, sometimes from the ingress of foreign objects.
Therefore, we have compiled a rating of the 6 best laptop keyboards that can be used as an alternative to the built-in one – if it is broken or just uncomfortable.
- Rating of the best laptop keyboards
- Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 Black USB
- HP Wireless K5510 Keyboard H4J89AA White USB
- Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard Black USB
- Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 Black USB
- Oklick 830ST Black USB
- Gembird KB-400BT Black Bluetooth
Rating of the best laptop keyboards
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best laptop keyboards||1||Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 Black USB||RUB 5,790|
|2||HP Wireless K5510 Keyboard H4J89AA White USB||RUB 3 350|
|3||Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard Black USB||RUB 1 889|
|4||Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 Black USB||RUB 2 089|
|5||Oklick 830ST Black USB||1 360 RUB|
|6||Gembird KB-400BT Black Bluetooth||RUB 2 050|
Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 Black USB
Why her: Ultra-slim, ergonomic backlit keyboard.
This wireless keyboard has a special ultra-thin design that makes it easy to carry with your laptop, even in small briefcases. In addition, the ergonomic design of the device reduces stress on hands and fingers during prolonged use.
The model is full-sized, equipped with 108 main keys and 4 non-customizable additional keys. It is made according to the scissor type, due to which it is distinguished by its durability, as well as a short and quiet stroke. It communicates with a laptop via a 2.4 GHz radio channel, a USB receiver is included in the delivery set. The keys are backlit, if necessary, in a milky white color with adjustable brightness and automatic activation upon motion detection.
The keyboard is powered by a built-in battery. The charge lasts for several weeks with the backlight on. A standard micro USB connector is used for recharging, there is an indicator of the current reserve in the battery.
- Quiet short-travel keys;
- Long battery life;
- Adjustable backlight brightness.
- Glossy areas on the case are covered with fingerprints;
- Backlight in only one color – milky white;
- Very short travel on the leftmost buttons.
HP Wireless K5510 Keyboard H4J89AA White USB
Why it is: Luxurious appearance and pleasant tactile feedback.
This keyboard is well suited for people who are typing long texts or writing code, and the convenience of the built-in laptop leaves much to be desired. The device has a pleasant tactile response thanks to well-felt pressure, optimal grip of the fingers and short travel.
The keyboard is full-sized, with a separate numeric keypad, 109 primary keys and 5 non-customizable secondary keys. The device is made in an ultra-thin plastic case. The keys are located on the membrane, covered with an island-style panel from above.
For communication with the computer, a 2.4 GHz radio channel is used. USB receiver included. The model itself is powered by two 'little finger' batteries (size AAA), the charge of which, due to the lack of backlighting and other resource-intensive features, lasts about 2-3 months, depending on the activity of use and the quality of the batteries.
- Pleasant key travel, perceptible pressing;
- Attractive appearance;
- Long battery life.
- No backlight;
- No LED indicators (work, active Caps Lock, etc.);
- Sometimes it loses the signal if you carry it more than 2-3 meters away from the laptop.
Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard Black USB
Why her: Built-in touchpad, many additional customizable keys.
This keyboard is an excellent solution for working at a laptop while at some distance from it. For example, sitting on the couch. The keyboard is equipped with the best-rated built-in touchpad, which is located in the place of the block of numeric keys and is more useful than the Num Pad during normal use.
It is carried out in a fairly thin case. Equipped with 86 main keys and 7 customizable auxiliary keys. The touchpad does not support gesture control. The keyboard is a membrane island type.
The model is connected to a computer via a 2.4 GHz radio channel. USB receiver, one for both keys and touchpad, included. The device is protected from water. Powered by two 'little finger' batteries (AAA format), one set lasts about several weeks. There is no key backlight.
- Built-in touchpad;
- Many additional customizable keys;
- Quiet keys.
- No backlight;
- The touchpad does not support gesture control;
- The relatively small size of the keys takes some getting used to.
Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 Black USB
Why it is: A compact, full-size keyboard with an attractive design.
This keyboard is well suited for owners of subnotebooks, ultrabooks and other mobile computers with a compact footprint. Despite the full-size layout, the device has a very modest size and at the same time is carried out in an ultra-thin body. In addition, the keyboard boasts an attractive design.
The model is equipped with 110 main keys and 6 additional ones used for multimedia control (unfortunately, only some of them can be configured). Performed in a classic membrane configuration, island type. To connect to a computer, a 2.4 GHz radio channel is used, a USB receiver is included.
The model was not backlit. It uses 2 AA batteries (so-called “finger”) for operation. The batteries are charged for several months with average usage.
- Attractive design;
- Some keys can be programmed;
- A universal receiver that can communicate with other Logitech devices.
- Relatively small key size;
- Non-standard arrangement of some keys, due to which the left Shift is very small, and the right one is very large;
- Very narrow arrow keys.
Oklick 830ST Black USB
Why her: Inexpensive keyboard with built-in touchpad.
Another convenient keyboard for remote work at the computer, equipped with a built-in touchpad – only at the same time it is also relatively inexpensive. Indeed, this model is the cheapest in the ranking. But at the same time, it is quite functional and is not much inferior to more expensive devices.
The keyboard layout is shortened, 69 keys. The place of the digital block was taken by a rather sensitive touchpad without support for gesture control. The keyboard has an ultra-thin design and is notable for its small size. Membrane, island type.
A standard 2.4 GHz radio channel is used to connect to a computer. One USB adapter for keyboard and touchpad included in the package. The device is powered by 2 'little finger' batteries (AAA format), which are enough for about a couple of months of battery life. The device has no backlight.
- Low price;
- Built-in touchpad;
- Compact dimensions.
- No backlight;
- No customizable keys
- The 2.4 GHz channel is 'clogged' if you use the keyboard near a router or when surrounded by many wireless devices of the same frequency.
Gembird KB-400BT Black Bluetooth
Why her: Foldable design and connection by Bluetooth.
An excellent keyboard for those who appreciate the compactness of plug-in accessories and travel a lot. It is carried out in ultra-small sizes (length 29 centimeters and width 9 centimeters when unfolded), and also has a folding design. In addition, it connects to the computer at Bluetooth, leaving one USB port free. Of course, this keyboard is also compatible with some mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.
The model is made in a shortened configuration – 66 main keys. There are no additional ones, as well as backlighting. In this case, the keyboard is made according to the membrane type and has an island design.
It uses two 'little finger' batteries (AAA format) for power. Connects only by Bluetooth, adapter not included, so make sure it is compatible with your laptop.
- The only keyboard in the rating with Bluetooth;
- Supports connection to mobile devices;
- Has a folding design.
- Slightly non-standard layout;
- No Delete key;
- The buttons near the folding hinge are very small.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.