Keyboards are more important than you think. Because it is the part you mostly keep your hands on. Today is the world of technology. Everything is getting wireless, and so are the keyboards. These are called wireless keyboards. These keyboards are connected to the computer via receivers which are inserted into your PC's USB port.
Wireless keyboards free you from more than a wire, it frees you from the old jamming slab you get bundled with your PC. Wireless keyboards are a good option for those who want to upgrade their old PC or want to satisfy their gaming ambitions.
Upgrading a keyboard may not seem an important change to you but a highend model can make a big difference in comfort , a keyboard may not seem an important change to you but a highend model can make a big difference in comfort , efficiency, and overall satisfaction. Wireless keyboards , especially the high-end models have some really cool features to offer like backlit keys and built-in touch pads.
The gaming keyboards are an exception which offers some features especially to enhance gaming experience like mechanical switches that provide better tactile feedback giving more of the "clicketyclack" sound and larger travel lengths. They also appeal to the gamer aesthetic, with designs that impress and intimidate with pulsing backlight, dramatic color schemes, and brutal functionality. Some new keyboards have that chiclet layout found on most laptops and ultrabooks.
There is also another category of wireless keyboards called the rollup keyboards. These are small keyboards with rubber bases that can be rolled up when not in use. This makes them very portable. Some backlit keyboards come with customizable backlights so as to make some keys prominent and easier to find and to personalize your keyboard. All these keyboards mentioned offer a competitive edge.
There are certainly lots of keyboards to choose from if you want to buy one. We have here, worked out the list of the best wireless keyboards of 2016, to help you select the perfect one for you.
1. IOGEAR Quietus RF Desktop
IOGEAR’ s Quietus RF Desktop is , as the name suggests , quiet but only at typing not on features. This wireless keyboard comes bundled with a wireless mouse that is a plus point. The keyboard has chiclet style layout and is best for people who want to have a laptop like key-feel. The keyboard is built to last with quality construction. The chiclet style keys have smaller spaces between them which in turn increases key surface area and make typing more efficient.
The Quietus RF desktop comes with a 2.4 GHz wireless receiver which makes sure that you can use the keyboard even at a distance of 33ft. The best thing I like about this keyboard are the 12 hotkeys it comes with. They can be used to access the browser, music player , volume management, sleep mode and lot more. Typing on Quietus RF is quiet but not as quiet as on other mice such as Microsoft designer desktop.
One downside of the keyboard is that when you click the caps lock, num lock or scroll lock key , the indicating led just blinks once. It doesn't stay on continuously due to which it becomes difficult to notice it is turned on or off. Despite this drawback, it is a good keyboard to use if you can compromise.
Moreover, the bundled wireless mouse makes the deal irresistible. For your information, the mouse bundled has 1000 dpi resolution , which makes me thinks that the keyboard is somewhat undervalued for what it offers.
2. Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900
Wireless Desktop 900 is yet another entrylevel wireless keyboard from Microsoft. Microsoft has produced many wired and wireless keyboards in its history and you surely have used anyone of it in your life. The keyboard comes bundled with a wireless mouse that is welcomed. The mouse has a simple scroll wheel and two buttons. It has a universal design so it can fit in any hand. There is nothing special about the keyboard but nothing bad either.
I have used it for a while. It has all the features you would expect from a keyboard. Keys are solid and less noisy having moderate travel length.The only key I hate was the loud spacebar that couldn’t keep quiet. The media keys are awkwardly placed above the numeric pad.
I’m saying this because you have to move your fingers from the home row every time to access them. But one thing I like about the media keys is that they are programmable. By using the software that comes with the package you can assign specific functions to the keys.
This worked fantastic for me. The keyboard has a battery life of 2 years , at least this is what Microsoft says. The best selling point of this keyboard is its encryption. The keyboard protects the data you enter by encrypting your keystrokes thus protecting you from any scam.
Overall the keyboard is good, feature-rich and solid built, plus you'll have a free mouse.
3. Microsoft Designer Bluetooth desktop
This keyboard is the best
The word “Designer” in the name is for the style the combo has to offer. The built quality is up to the notch with soft touch matte finish plastic. The keyboard is elegant ,angular and compact enough to fit even on the most jumbled desks. The scissor switch keys are soft to touch and responsive.
The chiclet style layout with large key surface area makes it an ideal typing apparatus. It supports all Bluetooth HID devices. Microsoft says that the keyboard can provide enough juice for 12 months with the mouse working for 6 months. The reason for the keyboard not sitting straight is the protruding battering battery compartment which itself works as a stand.
The plus point is the flap of battery compartment which is magnetic and snaps into its place. All these features make the keyboard an ideal choice but as always it all depends on your preference. If you are willing to pay some extra dollars for the special treatment then welcome.
4. HP Elite v2
Hp elite v2 is another highend keyboard from HP that provides fantastic typing experience. It sleek, attractive and stylish. Having scissor switch keys , it feels nice to type on it. HP has paid more heed to the design of the keyboard making it ultra slim and stylistic. The keyboard is flat and
The keyboard strives to make your finger tips happy. The keys are flat with chiclet layout. They are quiet to type and nice to touch with moderate travel length. The
If you are one of those people who like to have a drink while using their
The plus point here is that you can connect
5. Kensington Kp400 Switchable keyboard
Kensington’s KP400 is a
The design is nice and it's
The lack of hotkeys is a big drawback for people like me which are very used to them. Except those all keys are present. Although the KP400 can work with a tablet or a smartphone but it doesn't have a dedicated slot. If you want to tilt the keyboard
To toggle between your tablet and PC you have to use the designated usb-to-bluetooth key. It's easy to use and responsive.
To connect your device with the device you have to go through the pairing procedure every time but that's not a problem. The advertised battery life of the keyboard is 6 months that is quite small as compared to other competitors.
6. Gyration 100’ wireless keyboard
Gyration 100 wireless is a compact wireless keyboard and is considered to be something of a classic. Due to the arcshaped design of this keyboard, your hands are in neutral position and every key is easily accessible. Ergonomic styling further improves typing speed. The keyboard is designed to work with Windows and OS X. The keyboard houses 88 sculpted keys which provide tactile feedback and are responsive.
The keys are nicely arranged with concave surfaces so that you can easily press them. The individual keys are coupled with silicone dome switches which
The only drawback here is the lack of a dedicated numeric pad. It may not be
The keyboard uses four AAA batteries. Gyration hasn't advertised any battery life for their keyboard but four batteries should be enough to provide 12 months of battery life.
7. Logitech Illuminated K800
Logitech Illuminated K800 is a
The design is ergonomic with a slope on which the keys have been placed. This slope mirrors your
The keys boast scissor switches coupled with Logitech’s Perfectstroke key system which
The Logitech K800 runs NiMH batteries that come
8. IOGEAR GKM561R Multimedia Keyboard
GKM561R is a compact keyboard from IOGEAR and is ideal for using with HTPC setups or MCE applications. The keyboard features ergonomic and compact design. This design allows you to type from any angle with comfort. There are rubber grips on both sides of the board with make it slip resistant The glossy top and bottom areas blend nicely with the matte finish sides.
The built quality is up to the notch. The plastic frame is very hard and durable. All the necessary keys are present except for a separate numeric pad. The
In addition to its innovative design the keyboard also features a
The trackball comes with three resolutions, 1200 dpi, 800 dpi and 400 dpi. The receiver you get with the keyboard ensures that
The keyboard is a plugandplay device and doesn't require any setup. It comes with two AAA batteries which are enough to power it for 12 months.
Rii i8+ Wireless 2.4G mini keyboard
There are rubberized areas on sides where you put your fingers preventing slipping of the board. The 92 multifunction backlit keys are in easy reach of your fingertips and with ample travel length.
Mostly mini keyboards have soft keys and little or no sound but i8+’s keys produce enough
The presence of a multitouch trackpad is a nononsense feature. The trackpad uses single tap for left click and two finger tap for right click. As trackpad is small and not too responsive I'd prefer to use the dedicated mouse buttons. The media key also
When you connect the receiver to your machine, it requires a small setup after that , it's ready to rock. The i8+ has a built in battery which recharges via a provides mini
10. SMKLink VP6630
VP6630 is an allpurpose universal keyboard from SMKLink. It is best for people who want
The keyboard oozes style with matte finish top. The large scissor switch keys offer effortless silent typing without any strain on your hands. Your hands rest nicely on the smooth keys. It is a
The scissor switches
If the keyboard sits idle for 30 minutes then it automatically goes into sleep mode to conserve power. There is also a battery level indicator which flashes at low battery level