Logitech - K830 Illuminated Keyboard - Black

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Easily navigate your Android TV's features with this Logitech K830 920-007182 keyboard, which features Bluetooth technology for wireless connectivity and a built-in touchpad for simple operation. The backlit design enables clear visibility.
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Overview

What's Included


  • K830 Illuminated Keyboard
  • Unifying receiver
  • USB charging cable, USB range-extender cable
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (975 out of 1051)

Features


Compatible with Android TVs

For use with your living room home theater setup.

Bluetooth technology

Allows you to browse easily from the couch. The 33' wireless range enables added flexibility.

Integrated touchpad

Simplifies navigation.

Backlit design

Provides illumination for easy readability. A sensor automatically adjust the light to fit your needs.

Sleek, compact design

Complements your living room décor.


Overall customer rating

4.5
93%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good at everything except typing and mouse control

    Posted
    newz2000
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    For the price, I thought I was buying a high-end, quiet, compact keyboard. It is indeed compact, and while I do have some positive things to say about it, the key point is that this keyboard is not good for typing or mousing. The keys are mushy. I've heard this said in reviews of other products before, but I've never known quite what it meant, until now. Essentially, there is an amount of travel and rock to the key press that makes it feel a little loose. It doesn't spring back quite right after you press the key down, in the end slowing down typing speed and accuracy. Once in a while, it lags and I type seven-ten words with no apparent on-screen response. Then, all of a sudden, it catches up instantly. Not a big deal, but fishy. (note I am using the usb receiver, not bluetooth support) The touch pad is excellent but too small and marred by terrible buttons. The left click button has a lot of rock to it, and on mine, it sits a little lower than the left click button. You have to use quite a bit of force, pretty close to the center of the button to get it to register a click. However, the gestures and tap-to-click work well. This touch surface part of this mouse is one of the best I've used on Windows. My last complaint: It has no tilt to it and no way to raise it up. It lays flat on the desk, which makes it difficult to type. I think I would adjust to this. Now the good: The rechargeable battery is great. The backlight is great. I love that it can be bluetooth or usb based. Foremost, the Logitech "Options" software is great. Very easy to use. My first response after using it was, "Is that it? Certainly there has to be more steps than this?" It may not be clear from Best Buy's website, but Logitech markets this product for TV and home theater scenarios. Maybe in that case, it would be a better keyboard. For desktop, it is not worth the price I paid. That said, I will still consider a logitech keyboard and/or touchpad. As amatter of fact, I am going to see if they have a higher end touchpad to replace this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

    Posted
    Prgm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After reviewing several of the Logitech keyboards I decided to splurge and get the K830 for a multi-media keyboard. I chose this over the others due the back lighting, and the sturdy feeling construction compared to the flimsy feel of the $30-50 models. This keyboard works great and has made me want to use it for more devices than I intended to. Lets start with the construction. Unlike some of the keyboards this one does not bend and feels sturdy in your hands. The keys on the keyboard are soft, but easily press-able. There is an on/off sliding switch on the top right hand side that you can easily tell when it is off or on. Overall the construction is great but does lend itself to collecting fingerprints. I've had luck wiping these off with a slightly damp hand towel which makes the device look like new again. The back lighting on this is great. It is just bright enough the see the individual keys (as seen in the photo) but not enough to blind you when trying to pause a movie in a dark room. The lights stay on for 2-3 seconds and then shut off. The touch pad on this keyboard is extremely smooth and supports two-finger multi-touch. (pinch to zoom, two finger scrolling, etc). I was worried about this using it with non-Windows OSes (Raspbian and Tizen); however, all except for a few apps that don't seem to support multi-touch it works great. Lastly, while it has a rechargeable battery the battery seems to last for quite some time as I have used it for over 14 hours and haven't charged it besides when I got it. The battery seems like it might be user-replaceable (but not by design) given that it has screws on the bottom of the keyboard; however, is definitely not recommended. Overall a great keyboard that I have started using with my work laptop along with the Smart TV and media Computer I bought it for. I am glad I chose this over the cheaper models. tl;dr: Pros: sturdy construction, nice back lighting, great battery life. Cons: Non user-replaceable rechargeable battery, finger print collector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Recharging Port Snapped after 4 months of use.

    Posted
    MacMan
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great Keyboard before it breaks. The keys light up as you type. The keys have a soft touch, are very quiet with no tactile feedback. They keys have a 1mm ~ 2mm travel so you can type confidently and quickly. It is a flat keyboard with no riser feet on back, so keep your wrist lifted up. the touch pad is excellent, above average. The software and gestures are very helpful. the media keys are there if you like, or in the software, turn on the true Function Keys F1 ~ F12. I prefer the setting of Real Function keys F1 to F12 for use day to day. Charger Port SNAPPED. It's a MicroUSB, typical for android cell phones and other small devices. The MicroUSB female ports snapped inside and rattles around, needless to say - it can no longer be recharged and no longer be used. ONE STAR for failure to securely mount the recharging port inside with a back stop block. Cell phones secure their MicroUSBs to withstand years of use. K830 just breaks after 4 months. Poor quality, poor engineering. Single point of failure, and I always was very careful plugging it in to recharge it. The charge time length was below average, so a larger battery inside would improve performance and reduce the times you have to keep plugging it back in to recharge it again and again. [The K400r keyboard does not light up and runs a very long time on regular AA batteries.] NOTE: The K830 power port is just that, only for recharging power. There exists no 'keyboard interface' via the USB cable. It is a true wireless keyboard and must be used with it's included USB wireless dongle. Which works flawlessly, by the way. Such a shame for a 90% perfect keyboard to have a single point of failure at the power plug. You can't build a sports car then slap cheap tires on it for the showroom. The K830 is a BMW of a keyboard, with 4 flat tires.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth setup for TV or HTPC.

    Posted
    zer0
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I got this to use with my HTPC. It's a bit pricey compared to other options out there including other Logitech options. I wanted to get keyboard/trackpad with bluetooth so I didn't have to use the wireless dongle route some other sets use. For reference I had a Logitech K400 prior to this. That was a pretty great keyboard to use for TV/HTPC use but the wireless could be finicky and the typing experience wasn't that great. The track texture was a bit eh as well being a textured matte material. This set is noticeably better quality. The trackpad has a nicer smoother feel. The keys are way better for typing but I still wouldn't go recommending for everyday keyboard use. They keys have more a laptop feel to them. The backlight is quite useful in the dark. It has an extra left mouse button on the top left corner of the keyboard that helps when using the trackpad. The battery life is quite great so far. I haven't charged it since I got it about a month and some change ago but I don't use the keyboard much as I mentioned it's more for HTPC use. The only downside is it is heavier than the K400 but not to the point that it's a deal breaker. So far the bluetooth has been great. I haven't tested distance but with the K400 I used to have issues unless the keyboard had unobstructed line of sight to the receiver. I haven't encountered this issue yet using bluetooth. Also, I had to install the Logitech software to be able to use the function keys as regular function keys in Windows 10. If you don't then they by default act like shortcut keys for things. This can be a pro or con depending on your usage. Overall it's a great upgrade over the K400 but you do pay for it. I had a $10 reward and it was on sale so I think I got it for around $35. At that price it's a no brainer. At the $60+ point it becomes a bit more of a hard sale if you're using for something like I do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bright keys,compact,rechargable!!!

    Posted
    Shirley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Some have complained about keys. The lighting itself is perfect and can be ajusted. I could see to type with no light othwr than from the destop monitor. It would be nice if you had an option to keep the lights on for a longer period as im getting a bit slow in my typing now a days. You can tap the spacebar and they will light up again. The MAIN featurein my opinion of best value is that its rechargable. Years of eating through batteries and buying expensive rechargable ones broke the bank on mice. I knew this having bright lights would really do it. But you ca charge it via USB cable. I bought it for my smart tv which is in a dark den. But i love it so much Im using it foe my desktop pc mostly and can easily move it to the tv. The usbe cord is a lil short but it does come with an extender. It comes with a usb logitech unifying receiver so u can pair it with similar logitech mice etc that have the orange symbol (up to 6 devices I believe) sure saves on usb port space. Its not really heavy in my opinon. I like that it has a lil weight to it. Feels sturdy and well built. Really cant find anything bad to say about it! I havent tried it yet but Im hope it will work with just usb on an old pc with no bluetooth. I will try and add a picture later if I can edit and update more as I play around with it. :) But Love it so far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect wireless keyboard for all uses

    Posted
    J7469
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    From home I typically am using my laptop for several hours a day. From reading and replying to email, school work, web browser, etc... there is plenty of need to use a computer. For years I just used the small screen and trackpad on the laptop to do my work at home which is different than the widescreen monitor and fully keyboard i use in my office. I was looking for a great wireless keyboard that offered a back light to use at night and stumbled across this one. At first I was taken back by the price but after reading the reviews decided to give it a try. It only took one day of use before I realized this was one of the best purchases I have made. The keyboard works great, lets me see at night, and is wireless with rechargeable battery internal. This keyboard make everything much easier when I work at home and use it daily. The battery life has been fantastic and I don't have any real complaints. Here are the minor annoyances but definitely not show stoppers. The built in track pad would be better if it was close to the base of the keyboard, the button are not where you would think if you are not looking. The Function button light up but not which F they are so you have to count in the dark. I also wish there was a way to tilt the keyboard slightly but truthfully it isn't as big of a deal as I first thought. Lastly, the delete key is in a odd location so logging into Windows is strange at first. All in all this is a great keyboard and I highly recommend. If you are on the fence I can safely say you will be happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, it's worth it's price.

    Posted
    KC90

    It has a very nice keyboard feel., It's compact and it is great for presentations, or using it while computing from a TV monitor from across the room. The touch pad it's conveniently placed as long as you write with your right hand, and it recognizes your finger (since some touch pads you have to force your finger down so it recognizes a touch command). I program all day long, so I find it good enough for the work I do. It does allow a micro usb to usb 2 connection, and works with many operating systems, and tablets. I am currently using it with my Surface Pro, and it works a million times better than the sleek surface keyboards I have used. The lighting it's pretty nice too, it auto adjusts it's brightness according to the lighting of the room, and the letters are the lighten up part. It's pretty cool. Now if you just want a simple, functional and inexpensive keyboard, this is definitely an overkill, a simple Insignia $9.99 keyboard might be enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect - likely perfect for someone else

    Posted
    Ron1S
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Love the size - easy to handle. Battery life is very impressive. I go days, even weeks without recharging and I use it a lot. No idea how low I drain it. I use it in conjunction with my Logitech mouse, both with the same dongle. Two drawbacks. (1.) While editing my photography, I use PrntScrn a lot. It's quicker than the software's copy options. Logitech has decided we don't need the age-old one-tap access to PrntScrn. They've hidden it under the Back button, via the Fn key, the other end of the keyboard. Now, it takes two hands. I don't need any internet snarks potty-mouthing my practice. The loss of the ease of PrntScrn puts a dent in my work flow. (2.) It would be nice if we could extend the time the keyboard stays lit. Too often, a few seconds away requires finding a key that doesn't alter text or whatever to re-light the board so the next key can be spotted. -- For a fair review of the keyboard, I have to say it is really wonderful. Thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, usability, size and reliability. Editors have mixed opinions about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 87/100 = Very good quality.
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