Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard review:

The best multidevice Bluetooth keyboard yet

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CNET Editors' Rating

The Good The Logitech K380 is a compact, solidly built wireless Bluetooth keyboard that pairs with up to three devices at once and lets you toggles between them. It's compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled computers, tablets, and smartphones and offers long battery life at up to 2 years from two AAA batteries.

The Bad Keys may be a little cramped for users with very large hands; Caps Lock is a little close to the "a" key and can be accidentally pressed.

The Bottom Line With its ability to toggle between nearly any smartphone, tablet and most computers, Logitech's smooth-operating and affordable K380 is one of the best multidevice wireless keyboards you can buy.

8.0 Overall
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0

People tend to have several devices -- a laptop, a phone and maybe a tablet -- which is why Logitech keeps putting out "multidevice" Bluetooth keyboards. The company's newest model, the K380, which I'm using to type this, costs $40, £35 or AU$70 and is one of the best compact full-size wireless keyboards Logitech has created to date.

The first thing you notice about it is that it has a little bit of heft to it -- it weighs 14.92 ounces (423 g) with batteries -- which makes it suitable for use with a desktop computer, though it's still light and compact enough to fit into a bag and take on the go. Measuring 4.9 inches (124 mm) high, 10.9 inches (279 mm) wide, and 0.6 inches (16mm) deep (including feet). It comes in two colors -- dark gray or blue; I prefer the latter.

You can set it up to pair with three different devices and press one of the numbered "Easy-Switch" buttons in the top left corner of the keyboard to toggle between them. Pairing went smoothly with my test devices -- an iPhone 5S , iPhone 6 , Samsung Galaxy S6 , iPad Air , MacBook Air , Dell laptop and an Asus Chromebook .

The K380 comes in two colors. Sarah Tew/CNET

The keyboard can distinguish between Mac and Windows machines as well as Android and iOS devices and map keys to supported functions and shortcuts. It also supports connectivity with Chrome OS devices and Apple TV .

I liked the feel of the keys and they're spread out enough to keep mistypes down to a minimum. Some people don't like round keys (as opposed to square), but I didn't have a problem with their shape. For those with very large hands, the keys may be cramped, but for those with average-sized and smaller hands should feel comfortable typing on the keyboard.

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