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Most Popular: Microsoft Sculpt at Amazon
"Natural arc layout that helps mimic the curved shape of your fingertips."
Best Overall: Das Keyboard 4 Professional at Amazon
"Best-in-class mechanical typing experience that offers excellent tactile and audio feedback."
Best Budget: Verbatim Slimline Keyboard at Amazon
"Slimline profile stays low to your desk, so it will look sleek and keep out of the way."
Best for Portability: Logitech K780 at Amazon
"Full-sized keyboard in a compact body that leaves no wasted space."
Best Wireless: Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900 at Amazon
"Quiet keyboard that comes with an ergonomically designed mouse."
Best for Mac: Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard at Amazon
"8 inches long, featuring a similar interface to the Apple Magic Keyboard."
Runner-Up, Best for Mac: Anker Ultra Compact at Amazon
"Takes up just two thirds the space of a traditional keyboard."
Best Quiet: Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard at Amazon
"Slim structure and concave key cap design."
Runner-Up, Best Quiet: Jelly Comb MK08 at Amazon
"Stylish and colorful keyboard experience without making a sound."
Best Mechanical: AUKEY Mechanical Keyboard at Amazon
"Vintage-style typewriter look, with a solid metal base and round keys."
If comfort is your main priority, then spring for the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard. The unusual design offers a natural arc layout that helps mimic the curved shape of your fingertips for the most comfortable typing experience around. Add in a cushioned palm rest and your wrists will feel comfortable, well-positioned and in a more natural typing position. Beyond its comfort, the three-year battery life, based on an estimate of two million keystrokes per year, is top-notch for a wireless keyboard.
Ideally compatible with Windows 10, Apple laptops and previous Microsoft versions, almost any computer user can give the Sculpt a try for added comfort. The included mouse provides additional ergonomic support with a thumb scoop to keep your hand in the best possible position and there's even a separate number pad for your workspace. The single unifying receiver for both the mouse and keyboard can connect to any laptop or desktop allowing for a 15- to 20-foot range before losing connectivity.
First released in 2014, the Das Keyboard 4 Professional is a superb choice with an outstanding typing experience. Available in both “soft” and “clicky” variants depending on your noise tolerance, the 4.4 out of 5-star Amazon rating speaks to the superb typing experience that comes with a mechanical keyboard. Beyond keyboard features such as two USB 3.0 ports, an instant sleep button and laser-etched key inscriptions to avoid wear and tear, the anodized aluminum top panel provides a solid feel that’s sure to last for years or 50 million key presses, whichever comes first.
The Das keyboard offers a best-in-class mechanical typing experience that offers excellent tactile and audio feedback, which leads to precision typing and cuts back on errant key presses. Dedicated media controls and an oversized volume knob give immediate access to adjust volume quickly during a Skype or Google hangout call or while listening to music. The included 6.5-foot cable plugs directly into any USB port while additionally powering the built-in USB ports on the keyboard itself.
In the world of keyboards, you’d assume that any peripheral worth its salt nowadays is either a high-end gaming keyboard or a seamlessly, wirelessly connected Bluetooth keyboard. But, whether you’re looking for an ultra affordable keyboard for yourself or a bulk order of keyboards for a whole office, the Verbatim Slimline Keyboard is a great choice for wired, USB keyboards. The slimline profile stays low to your desk, so it will look sleek and keep out of the way of the rest of your desk gear.
It also comes with the large, far-right number pad for quick data entry, so you won’t have to sacrifice space for functionality. The action is smooth and tactile but also operates quietly. It’s compatible with Mac or PC, and Verbatim offers a one-year warranty for factory defects. It comes standard with function keys and music playback controls built right in. It’s all under one pound and sits at 5.71 x 17.52 x 0.98 inches.
Logitech’s K780 multi-device wireless keyboard is the ideal choice for travelers or even desktop fans who want a superior typing experience. Connecting to computers, tablets and smartphones via USB or Bluetooth, there’s room for three devices with instant on-the-go switching between them at the touch of the “easy-switch” button on the keyboard. Compatible with Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, as well as both Android and iOS devices, the K780 offers a full-sized keyboard in a compact body that leaves no wasted space to maximize portability.
Additionally, the Logitech includes a number pad, as well as an integrated smartphone and tablet stand that offers the ideal angle for both typing and reading. With its two-year battery life (based on two million keystrokes per year), inexpensive pricing and comfortable typing experience, the K780 is the must-own portable keyboard.
The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900 is a full-sized, ultra quiet keyboard that comes with an ergonomically designed mouse. The inclusion of 128-Bit encryption provides an added level of security for business types who have enterprise-level security concerns. Luckily, the Microsoft keyboard favors both right and left handed design, with an ambidextrous look and feel that’s great for either dominant hand.
Additionally, hot keys offer fast and easy access to commonly used shortcuts, as well as customizable buttons to quickly find the Windows feature you use most. With up to 24 months of battery life, 30 feet of range and super-quiet, comfortable keys, the Microsoft 900 is handily the total wireless keyboard package.
The standard Apple Magic Keyboard will serve you well, but if you’re looking for a change, then there's a whole wide world of Mac-compatible products to explore. The best among them is the Matias Wireless Keyboard. The Matias boasts similar performance quality and design, for a cheaper price. It features a six-month battery life, and multi-pairing Bluetooth, allowing the keyboard to connect to four different devices simultaneously, including an Apple TV. Switching between paired devices is as simple as pressing a button. While we’ve listed it as one of the best Mac-compatible keyboards, the Bluetooth can also connect to PC and Android devices. The Matias keyboard is 8 inches long, featuring a similar interface to the Apple Magic Keyboard. As the name suggests, its frame is built with real aluminum and it comes in four colors, including the very trendy rose-gold.
Apple’s included keyboard is a well-loved experience for Mac users, but if you want something a little different, the Anker Ultra Compact wireless Bluetooth keyboard is your new go-to. Priced at less than half the price of Apple’s wireless keyboard, the Anker takes up just two thirds the space of a traditional keyboard. Additionally, it offers nearly six months of battery life based on non-stop usage of around two hours per day. Beyond battery life, its slim and compact design features matte finish keys that automatically connect to the last device via Bluetooth connectivity. Recharging takes around 2.5 hours with the included universal USB cable and Anker promotes a three million click lifespan, which is perfectly OK given the low price point. Fortunately, Windows fans don’t have to feel left out since the Anker offers compatibility with Windows 10. (But it's best used for Mac owners, thanks to its dedicated shortcut keys that are Mac specific.)
Thanks to its slim structure and concave key cap design, the Logitech K750 boasts fast and silent typing ability. This wireless keyboard features a lasting battery life; it’s solar-powered, but any indoor light source will suffice, and the keyboard holds enough charge to last for three months in total darkness. At one-third of an inch thick and weighing 3.12 pounds, it’s remarkably thin and easily portable; however, at 18.3 inches in length, it does take up a good amount of desk space. If you also need a mouse, then the Logitech model is incredibly responsive, with precise cursor control, fast scrolling, and a curved body that fits comfortably in your hand. It connects to your desktop with an easy plug-in receiver and offers a reliable 2.4GHz wireless connection. Like the keyboard, it boasts battery longevity, with three years worth of charge. The Logitech K750 models are compatible with either Mac or Windows software — just be sure to check your cart before you purchase, as there are two separate versions.
If you’re on the hunt for a whisper quiet keyboard to mask the sound of typing, your search is over. The Jelly Comb MK08 ultra compact wireless keyboard offers a stylish and colorful keyboard experience without making a sound. Designed for both Windows and Android devices, the MK08 connects via a 2.4GHz wireless connection directly through a USB receiver. Additionally, the MK08 comes with a similarly styled yellow and black wireless mouse that connects to the computer via the same USB receiver. The addition of a built-in numeric keypad masks the compact nature of the MK08. which is just 15.9-inches long overall. Whether you’re typing a novel or an e-mail to your colleagues, the MK08 and its months of battery life provide a comfortable, stylish and silent keyboard for a wallet-friendly price.
The ultra-sturdy, metal base AUKEY keyboard makes the “best mechanical” spot on the list for its beautiful style and satisfying user experience. First, the mechanism itself -- each key is operated via an independent Blue Key switch that provides tactile feedback. Each key is also independently tested for 50 million keystrokes, so it will stand up to years and years of coding or writing. Those keystrokes are supported by anti-ghosting, as expected by independent keys, which means that you won’t have any conflict between keys and will never miss a stroke. The keyboard’s style is a really cool, vintage-style typewriter look, with a solid metal base and round keys set against it. The keyboard comes equipped with double-shot-molded ABS keycaps that are super durable, but you can also swap in Cherry MX keycaps (or whatever style is more in line with your personal aesthetic) because they employ the same stem design. It connects via USB and it will take up a footprint of 6.38 x 15.55 x 2.17 inches on your desk.
When it comes to gaming, few keyboards can compare to the speed and comfort of the Razer Huntsman Elite. Yes, it’s a little bit on the pricier side, but the extra cost is well worth the additional value: the keyboard introduces "optomechanical switches" — mechanical switches with optical sensors integrated into them for switches that actuate and reset at the same point — to become one of the fastest options on the market. The key stabilizer bar has been so refined that every keypress is precise.
This keyboard is easily paired with a mouse and headset, and it comes with an ergonomic leather wrist rest so you can stay comfortable during long gaming sessions. Customization is key: the Razer Chroma-enabled underglow lighting has 20 different settings, and a digital dial can be programmed to give you quick access to your favorite functions. To ensure you have access to your settings and information from anywhere, the Huntsman Elite includes hybrid onboard memory and cloud storage.
We bought a top-rated computer keyboard and our reviewers tested it daily for weeks on end. We asked our testers to consider the most important features when using this keyboard, from its size to its compatibility. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.
Size - When it comes to keyboards, size matters. Are you planning on using yours primarily at your desk or will you take it to coffee shops with you? If you need a portable keyboard, there are still great full-size options but do keep size in mind when deciding which one you want.
Mac vs. PC - What kind of computer will you be using with your keyboard? While it seems like all keyboards should be compatible with both Macs and PCs, this isn’t true. Windows and Mac keyboards also have slightly different layouts; if you’re shopping for a Mac computer keyboard, it’s best to get one specifically tailored to that OS.
Use - There are all types of keyboards out there, so think about how you intend to use yours. Office-focused keyboards should be ergonomic, while gamers have different concerns. However, if you’re going to be using your keyboard for everything, it’s best to find a multi-purpose model that’ll work as well for typing emails as it will for everything else.