The 8 Best Wireless Keyboards to Buy in 2018

Cut the cord once and for all

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Wireless keyboards have gained popularity in recent years, thanks to their ability to fit into any user's setup. Whether you need a tiny keyboard to use with Netflix on your smart television, a portable one for powering through e-mails on your phone or tablet, or a hardcore model for typing out hundreds of thousands of lines of code, there's a wireless model that does the job.

It's important to know how you plan to use your wireless keyboard ahead of time, as they aren't all compatible with every device. Bluetooth models typically have the greatest compatibility, but those with their own little USB wireless connector are often cheaper and easier to set up. Those with dedicated Windows keys aren't as useful for owners of Apple devices, while mechanical keyboards last forever, but can be too loud for a quiet room or office.

There's a bit to think about, and that's why we've tracked down the best wireless keyboards for every situation, across all kinds of budgets.

Our Top Picks

Best for Portability: iClever Foldable

iClever Foldable

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When you're traveling light, or want a keyboard just for replying to a few long e-mails on your phone or tablet, most wireless keyboards are too large and heavy to justify carrying. Not so for this iClever model, which folds in two places to form a compact, lightweight package.

Compact (5.7 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches) when folded down, it weighs just 6.3 ounces, yet expands out to close to the size of a standard keyboard while in use. The iClever Foldable is compatible with most Bluetooth devices, including the majority of smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Battery life is impressive, at up to ninety hours of continuous use, and the keyboard fully charges in two hours via the included micro-USB cable.

There's a useful pouch to store and protect everything in transit, and it stays stable on any hard surface, even while typing quickly. Well-priced and reliable, it's the ideal wireless travel keyboard.

Best for Gaming: Logitech G613

Even as wireless models have started to dominate much of the keyboard market, gamers have steadfastly stuck with the wired versions. Delays and disconnections can be the difference between success and failure in fast-action online games and the reliability of a cable is hard to beat.

Designed specifically with gamers in mind, the Logitech G613 does a good job of changing all that. The 1ms response time with the bundled Lightspeed USB dongle is about as good as it gets with wireless keyboards, and Bluetooth is also included for connecting to mobile and other devices.

There's a number pad on the right-hand side, while six standalone buttons can be programmed with macros of your choice. Mechanical key switches ensure precise, consistent keystrokes, and a pair of AA batteries lasts up to 18 months.

Weighing just over three pounds, this is a solid, sturdy keyboard that can handle even the most intense gaming sessions with ease.

Best for Media Centers: Aerb 2018 D8 Pro Mini

As smart televisions and media centers take over our living rooms, many people are looking for simple, compact ways to control them. This Aerb D8 Pro keyboard is ideal for the job, combining small size and weight with useful features and a very reasonable price.

This compact keyboard is easy to slip into a drawer or tuck away out of sight when not in use. The trackpad on the top is large and responsive for reliable pointer movement, while the adjustable backlight keeps the keyboard visible even in a darkened room.

You'll get twenty hours between charges if you don't use the backlight, and around five hours if you do. The keyboard charges via a micro-USB port on the front, and ships with the appropriate cable.

The 2.4Ghz USB receiver works with most computers and recent smart televisions, but there's no Bluetooth option for phones and tablets. Common features like play/pause, skip, and volume control are accessible via the top row of keys.

Best With a Touchpad: Logitech Wireless Touch K400 Plus

Logitech K400

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If you're looking for a keyboard that's just as useful for extended typing sessions as it is as controlling your home theater or smart TV, look no further than Logitech's Wireless Touch K400 Plus.

This quiet, slimline keyboard works with Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, Linux, and Android-powered devices with a USB-A port, including smart televisions. Just plug in the small USB receiver, and you're good to go from up to 33 feet away.

There's a three-inch touchpad for easy cursor control, with both left and right mouse buttons, and two-finger scrolling. The keyboard gets up to 18 months of battery life (based on two hours of typing per day) from the two AA batteries.

Quick-access volume control buttons are included above the touchpad, with other standard media management options on the top row of keys.

Best on a Budget: Arteck HB030B

The Arteck HB030B is a good, reliable wireless keyboard that won't break the bank. This low-cost model's biggest claim to fame is its multiple backlight colors and intensities, but even if you never turn them on, there's plenty to like about this keyboard.

Bluetooth connectivity ensures broad support for computers, phones, and tablets, and you'll get up to six months of battery life with that fancy backlighting turned off. When it does eventually run out of juice, charging is handled via a standard micro-USB port.

The HB030B is compact and lightweight, measuring 9.7 x 0.2 x 5.9 inches, and weighing under six ounces. Media control keys are included in the top row of buttons.

If you're sick of typing on a touchscreen and want a small, inexpensive wireless keyboard to drop in your bag or stick in a drawer, this is the one to go for.

Best for Mechanical Keys: Filco Majestouch Convertible 2

Do you miss the reliability and feel of old-school mechanical keyboards? While they're not the most office-friendly option due to the amount of noise they make, mechanical keyboards have remained popular with programmers and others who do a lot of typing due to their better tactile response and longer lifespan.

There aren't many good wireless versions around, but the Filco Majestouch Convertible 2 is one of the few that ticks all the right boxes. At 2.7 pounds, this sturdy keyboard is designed to take a beating. You'll get months of use out of a pair of AA batteries.

The Cherry MX key switches are some of the best in the business, and this keyboard is available with blue, brown, or black switches—each has different physical characteristics.

The keyboard can be connected via the included USB cable or paired via Bluetooth with up to four devices, but there's no backlighting, media keys, or other fancy features. The focus is purely on the typing experience, and at that, the Convertible 2 excels.

Best for Flexibility: Logitech K810

While it's not hard to find wireless keyboards that are slim and lightweight, good for extended typing sessions, or can control multiple devices, tracking down one that does it all isn't so easy. Logitech's K810 keyboard costs more than some of the competition, but for road warriors who do a lot of typing, it's well worth the extra money.

Pair the K810 with up to three Bluetooth devices and switch between them with the touch of a button. While the K810 comes with Windows-specific kyes, there's a K811 version designed for MacOS.

Both versions have adjustable backlighting that adapts to the amount of light in the room, and switches on via a proximity detector when you move your hands nearby.

Despite its slim profile, the keys have a good amount of travel and are quiet enough that you won't annoy the people around you. The battery in the K810 charges via a micro-USB port in the back and lasts for several weeks with the backlight off.

Best for Ergonomics: Logitech K350

If you've ever had problems with wrist pain due to spending too much time typing, you'll already likely know that standard flat keyboard designs aren't great. Wired ergonomic keyboards have been around for several decades, but wireless ones like the Logitech K350 are a more recent innovation.

The keyboard's wave-like design and integrated wrist rest force your hands into a more natural position, helping reduce strain on those tiny muscles. Fold-out legs on the back also let you adjust the height and angle.

Using Logitech's standard Unifying Receiver that also works with the company's other input devices, the K350 is designed for use with Windows-based computers.

The pair of AAA batteries lasts up to three years in a standard office environment, but with a full set of media keys at the top, plus zoom and other specific buttons elsewhere on the keyboard, it's equally useful at home.

Our Process 

Our writers spent 10 hours researching the most popular wireless keyboards on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 30 different keyboards overall, screened options from 16 different brands and manufacturers, read over 160 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 1 of the keyboards themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.