USB-A to micro-USB charge cable (charger not supplied)
USB-A male to USB-A female extension cable (to better position the USB receiver)
First, the design reflects Logitech’s style direction – slimline, svelte, and suitable for office or the coffee table.
Second, it is subtly and smartly backlit – great for lounge room use at night.
Third, it has amazing compatibility with almost any Bluetooth device as well as any USB device – Windows, smart TVs, Android, Chrome and some macOS and iOS devices.
It is meant as a portable, rechargeable, living room-based keyboard/touchpad. In a typing speed test, it scored 80% of my best speed with its island-style keys – a close set, compact design. There was no keyboard flex or key bounce that is typical of thin keyboards.
A sensor detects the amount of light in the room and automatically dims or brightens the backlight.
Type and the keys illuminate. Stop typing, and the backlight turns off after 7 seconds to save power.
Logitech claims ten days use (2 hours a day) after three hours charge. In tests, I got three-four weeks of occasional.
Bluetooth Smart LE Range is 10 metres. It only pairs to one device at a time – no multipoint as is becoming popular. But pairing is very easy to so, so this is not an issue.
I tested it on several devices (as long as it supports HID – human Interface Device ) it should work.
Android TV – Sony
Laser Android 4K TV set top box (USB and Bluetooth)
Android Tablet – Samsung Galaxy Tab
Android smartphone -Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Windows 10 – Samsung Galaxy Book and Surface Pro 2017 – it is especially handy for the new USB-C only devices
MacBook Pro 2017
Telstra Roku device
A keyboard and touchpad work wonders on most TVs compared to an imprecise remote. It is even better for typing in passwords for Netflix et al.
Size/Weight: 125.3 (H) x 367 (W) x 16.5mm (D) x 495g
Touchpad: (included in dimensions above) 52 x 80mm
Wireless Unifying receiver: 2.4GHz (will not interfere with Router) or Bluetooth Smart LE (V.4 or higher)
Life: 5 million keystrokes
Backlight: smart illumination
Cables: 130cm USB-A to micro-USB charger and 150cm USB-A male to USB-A female extender
I own two of the USB only models for HTPC (smart TV and media centre use) – they have given excellent service. I have found no other brands/models that come close to their functionality (keyboard and trackpad) or quality.
But with the addition of Bluetooth it has become a real HTPC keyboard, it is a great addition to the lounge with a great trackpad, subtle backlighting, and Logitech quality.
At GadgetGuy we increasingly use this Bluetooth keyboard for testing the new USB-C only devices.
I am impressed with the device’s preciseness on an Android TV and tablets – yes, using a trackpad beats a remote control.
$149.95 – for either version. Online prices can be up to 30% less.
It may be best to take this article with you if you want to get a Bluetooth version.
Logitech K830 Keyboard
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Amazing combined Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad works on so many devices