With computers and tablets taking the central aspect of most of our professional life, the keyboard garners even more relevance.The usage pattern has shifted to long hours of gadget usage and so the input devices have also evolved. To beat the stress of seating in the same position for hours to being able to pack a keyboard along while travelling, Bluetooth keyboards solve a range of problems. Let us look at some of the best Bluetooth Keyboards available in India. We've put together this list for 2018 which to include only the best bluetooth keyboards you can buy in India today. We will continue to update and refresh this list as and when needed.
The Microsoft PT3-00001 is an entry-level wireless keyboard with sufficient features required from such a device. The keyboard is a full-size design with chiclet-style keys. The keys are adequately spaced resulting in a hassle-free and quick typing. The standout feature for the keyboard is, however, the customisable hotkeys. You can download the software and dedicate shortcuts to the eight keys as per your needs. Besides, other shortcut buttons such as media control, calculator, etc. are also present.
While the name Anker may sound unfamiliar, the company has been manufacturing computer accessories for a few years now. The design is comparable to any other Bluetooth keyboard available in the market. You get a slim, light-weight keyboard with a tilted design. It is compatible across operating systems including iOS, Windows, Android, and Mac OS. The typing experience is also comparable to actual laptop keyboard which is good for a portable device. The device is powered by an 800mAH battery which can run up to 8 hours on a single charge.
Microsoft has over the years developed a range of computers and peripherals. The Universal Foldable Keyboard is the company’s take on the new-gen problems of portable keyboards. The device, as the name suggests is thin, light-weight, and foldable. It can be charged via USB for standard use of up to three months. You can also pair two devices by just holding the button for the respective device. The Surface’s keyboard largely inspires the design of this device. The size of the keys is similar to the full-size keyboards. However, due to the foldable design, some of the keys such as T, H, G, 7 are large compared to others.
After years of wait, Apple upgraded its earlier keyboard with the Apple Magic keyboard. Apple has retained the earlier design with silver top, matte white keys, and a plastic bottom. One of the major upsides is the sealed internal battery. The initial connecting process has also been eased with a Lightning-to-USB cable which automatically connects the keyboard to your Mac via Bluetooth. There is no option to tilt the keyboard, so you will have to do with a flat keyboard resting your wrist on your desk. The keys use a scissor mechanism to offer precision and stability while typing. Windows users can also use this keyboard by following a setup procedure similar to pairing any Bluetooth device.
The Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard is for those users who frequently switch devices. The keyboard is designed to work with mobiles, laptops, and tablets. You can easily switch between three devices in surprisingly quick time. It is compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows, so operating system compatibility is not a problem. The build of the device is quite big making portability a problem. The layout of the keyboard is uncanny and can take some time to get used to it. The keyboard uses two AAA batteries that Logitech claims work for two years with 2 million keystrokes per year.
As we have seen in the above list, there are a variety of Bluetooth keyboards available in the market to suit different needs. There are several important parameters that you should consider before making the purchase.
Using a Bluetooth keyboard should mean complete freedom from typing on small mobile devices. So, ease of connectivity along with the ability to connect to multiple devices is critical. The keyboard should also be compatible with different operating systems.
Since you would be carrying your keyboard with you, ease of portability is also important. The device should also have a decent battery backup. Finally, since you are going to use your keyboard to type, you should be comfortable using the device for long hours.
|Microsoft PT3-00001 Wireless Keyboard||6,299||8||8||9||7||8.1|
|Anker Ultra Compact Slim Profile Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard||4,055||8||8||8||8||8.1|
|Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard||10,670||7||8||9||8||8.1|
|Apple Magic Keyboard||8,990||8||8||8||7||8|
|Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard||1,899||7||8||8||8||7.8|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Mouthshut, Amazon, Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites CNET, NotebookCheck, Laptomag, and PCmag, and Expertreviews.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
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