On the time of its launch, the Logitech K380 was revolutionary. This keyboard might hook up with as much as three gadgets directly through Bluetooth and change between them with the press of a button. With this function, you need to use the K380 to begin typing an electronic mail in your laptop, transfer to your smartphone to ship a fast textual content message, change to your Apple TV to alter your background leisure, after which swap again to your laptop to complete up that electronic mail. Beforehand, this performance had been out there solely in its far more costly predecessors, the Logitech K810 and K811. This “easy-switch” performance has set the usual for wi-fi keyboards within the years since. These days, all of our Bluetooth picks—and even some mechanical keyboards—supply this function.
As a result of the K380 is so compact and lightweight—however nonetheless sturdy and durable sufficient to make use of in your lap—it’s simple to slide in a bag and take with you. I’ve prevented numerous neck-strain complications by pairing my K380 with a moveable laptop computer stand and a wi-fi mouse. This setup makes my workspace extra ergonomic after I’m at a espresso store or a good friend’s home, away from my fancy standing desk and monitor. And I’ve watched my associate crank away at writing tasks on a airplane with simply the K380 and his cellphone. No different keyboard we’ve examined presents this mix of portability and flexibility.
For a few 12 months and a half, I used the K380 practically on daily basis for work (after I wasn’t testing different keyboards and laptops), typing tons of of 1000’s of phrases on it and touring with it a number of instances per thirty days. Apart from shiny spots worn into the most-used keys (regular put on and tear I’d anticipate from any keyboard), the K380 works simply as properly now as on the day it arrived. And the battery hasn’t run out in that point. One other Wirecutter editor’s K380 nonetheless works nice, regardless of periodic abuse from younger children who seize it off her desk and use it to “work.” She informed me, “I’ve needed to change the battery so hardly ever, I couldn’t even inform you after I final did it.”