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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 3323 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pairs With Any Tablet Or Phone

    Posted
    AlanHouston

    This keyboard is designed to be used with any tablet or phone, including a Windows tablet, a Chrome tablet, an Android tablet or an Apple iPad. It has a dial which lets you select between three devices that have been paired. My Windows tablet is "one" and I just turn the dial to "two" to pair to my Android phone. An eleven inch long tray at the top of the keyboard holds your tablet or phone upright. The keyboard is heavy so that it is stable while holding a large tablet. After pairing, it can take a second or two for the keyboard to "wakeup" but then it works smoothly. Characters appear on the screen instantly, even at my fastest typing speeds. The keyboard is about the size used on a 14 inch screen laptop which means it is about 95% of the size of the keyboard for an desktop computer and larger than the keyboard for a ten inch or eleven inch laptop. I can type at about 90% of the speed I reach with a good desktop keyboard. The heavy weight means this keyboard is not really very portable. It is best used at home. Leave it on a desk or table. If you are typing a long email, just power on the keyboard, set the dial to the correct number to match your tablet or phone, put it in the holding slot and begin typing. The holding slot is the correct width for a tablet or phone without a case or in a VERY thin case. My phone case fits in the slot but I have to remove the case on my tablet. It had never occured to me to use a phone with a bluetooth keyboard. I was surprised how much easier it is to type a long email using a large keyboard. The only problem is that the fonts on my phone are difficult to read from the two feet of distance that using a keyboard requires. My ten inch screen tablet permits using larger fonts so typing with my tablet and this keyboard is actually easier than with my ten inch screen laptop and ten inch chromebook. In the past I have used a desktop computer for writing long emails. This keyboard makes it easy to use my phone for long emails so my desktop will be getting dusty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Keyboard, ... But ...

    Posted
    SpockCO
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    PREFACE : I swear by Logitech "computer" accessories! - ALL of my "mice" (wireless AND cord-connected), and all my desktop speaker systems are Logitech products. ... Logitech designs, manufactures AND supports truly high-quality accessories, and they sell them at REALLY reasonable prices through many highly reputable sources! UTILITARIAN (YET ELEGANT) DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS : This k480 Bluetooth Multidevice Keyboard IS NO EXCEPTION to my previous statement. - I purchased it to accompany my Digiland DL808W 8" Windows 10 Tablet. I have my Digiland tablet in a Thermoplastic Polyurethane "Gel Shell" Case/Cover (flexible, full-surround "rubber" protector) AND IT STILL FITS in the "stand-up" (molded "rubber") device slot (10 & 5/8" long by 7/16" wide by 1/2" deep) built into this keyboard's case. I am quite sure that this slot will fit ANY "naked" smart phone (or 2, vertically) or tablet made by Apple or Samsung, among others (although a large tablet may have to be turned vertically). ... The "stand-up" device slot IS a true stroke of design genius, and just the kind of thoughtful design element that I have come to expect from Logitech. However, there is a price to pay for the nifty "stand-up" device slot: This keyboard is QUITE heavy - 1 pound, 12 and half ounces with batteries. - There IS a reason why this portable, wireless keyboard has to be so heavy though: Its weight provides plenty of "counter-balance" for even the heaviest 10 inch tablets, when it is sitting flat on a table or desk top. A stiff gust of wind is not going to up-end this keyboard when it is cradling your iPad. Initially I thought its heft was a detractor, until I put my 10 inch tablet in the slot ... the counter weighting REALLY DOES ADD TO ITS STABILITY! EASY OPERABILITY FOR HUMANS AND "GEEKS" : This keyboard "PAIRS" EASILY with up to three separate Bluetooth-capable devices and the rotating "selector" switch makes changing the keyboard's connection between your three devices nearly infallible. - I have it paired with my Digiland 8" tablet, my ASUS 10.1" Transformer Book 2-in-1 and my Lenovo 15.6" G50 series laptop. It works really well with all three of them, and it allows me to lie in bed and type from across the room while my computer remains on the desk attached to all my storage devices, modem connections and printers. (Yes, I do have my computer hooked up to my TV with an HDMI cable.) ... Operating range for this keyboard is supposed to be up to 30 feet away (more or less) from its "receiving" device. I haven't tried it at much more than 15 to 20 feet away, but it worked just fine at these distances! The keys on this keyboard are light and responsive, and yet, they do deliver positive feedback for the reasonably adept "touch" typist and more than ample responsiveness and feedback for the "hunt-and-peck" typist as well. It is not much harder to get used to typing with than most modern compact laptops or netbooks. - If you can type 120 WPM on an IBM Selectric, you are going to be lucky to do nearly that speed on this, or any other "compact" keyboard that you can put in a medium-sized messenger bag. MY "COUCHED" COMPLAINTS : The battery "door"/retainer cover seems really loose and only has two very small retainer "hooks"/teeth to hold it in its slot. I find myself wanting to reach for a strip of adhesive tape to help hold it in the position where it is supposed to "latch". - I am using Duracell Quantum (with "Powerlock") batteries, so hopefully I won't have to mess with this battery retainer cover for at least 12 months (or maybe as many as 24 months), because I AM really disciplined about switching my devices off if I'm not going to be using them for more than a couple days. This complaint (born from years of aggravation) applies to this keyboard AND nearly all my Logitech mice (but NOT their desktop speaker systems). - The On/Off switch on this keyboard really seems like a cheap, "satisficed" after-thought: #1) It is a REALLY small tab of plastic; it is a completely smooth button without even having their usual small, nearly undetectable ridge on it. They could have molded in a set of deep ridges across the whole exposed surface of the switch or maybe a small round knob like a small male Lego block connector. #2) Even if this switch had a better, more tactile surface, it is still REALLY loose and feels like it could be pushed into the "wrong" ("On" when you are trying to put it away, or "Off" when you are jamming on a "stream of consciousness" document creation session) position with only the slightest brush of a finger or knuckle, etc. - This "wibbly-wobbly" switch complaint is especially glaring when there are two other switches on this keyboard that are solid, strong, and positively responsive with the physical reactivity that you expect from a device that is meant to last for years upon years of regular use. In Logitech's defense: After a dozen years of experience with Logitech accessories, I have NEVER had a power switch FAIL OUTRIGHT. Although, I have had several mouse (mostly left) buttons become "sticky" or barely responsive to normal finger pressure. However, this was AFTER 5 years (or more) of daily use. I'm sure that as careful as I am with ALL of my electronic equipment, I will be using this Logitech k480 Bluetooth Multidevice Keyboard HAPPILY for many years to come!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Bluetooth keyboard that is worth the money

    Posted
    jharris1993
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    I bought myself an ASUS (Android) tablet a while ago, and have been looking for a Bluetooth keyboard that: 1. Doesn't cost an arm and a leg. 2. Will work with a broad variety of devices. (Not just Samsung or Apple) 3. Isn't flimsy, and can be used by my fat fingers. 4. Has a good tactile key-feel. This particular keyboard meets all of these criteria, and does it remarkably well. 1. For the features and build quality given, it is remarkably inexpensive. Despite being inexpensive, it doesn't feel like a cheaply made piece of junk. 2. It worked with my tablet right out of the box - no "updates", no "special drivers", it just worked. Unlike other Bluetooth keyboards I have tried, it paired quickly and reliably. Other keyboards I tried either had trouble pairing, or would not hold a connection to my tablet. 3(a). It is not flimsy. In fact it has a remarkably solid feel to it. Admittedly, it's a bit thicker and heavier than the usual run-of-the-mill Bluetooth keyboards, but the added thickness and weight makes it a solid piece that I am not afraid to pound on. 3(b). One of my biggest complaints with the usual Bluetooth keyboard is that the keys are too small. This keyboard is large enough to provide a reasonable key-spacing which allows me to type normally without having to worry about what key I'm going to hit. 4. The "key-feel" of *any* keyboard is one of the most important attributes, and a keyboard's key-feel is what distinguishes a good keyboard from the many punter "wannabees" out there. This keyboard, despite it's small size, has a remarkably firm and positive key-feel and tactile feedback. Additional things I liked about it: * It uses regular batteries. Since this keyboard uses regular Alkaline batteries, you don't have to worry about charging it. Likewise, since it uses "replaceable" batteries, the keyboard doesn't become landfill once the internal battery dies. * It has a docking slot that is both deep enough, and wide enough, to accommodate a 10+" tablet without being clumsy or top-heavy. * It allows for multiple-device pairing. The ability to selectively pair with more than one device is a welcome feature - one that I would not have expected to see on a keyboard in this price-range. This is done by a three-position switch that allows you to select one of three possible devices to pair with. With this feature, I can pair the keyboard with both MY, and MY WIFE'S tablets, and freely move the keyboard from one to the other without jumping through hoops. All I have to do is set the switch to the one-of-three positions it's paired to, and turn it on. ------------------------------------- Disadvantages: 1. It's not a "micro-thin" keyboard. If you're looking for a keyboard that you can fold up and put in your shirt pocket, this is NOT the keyboard for you. 2. It's no featherweight. (See "It's not micro-thin") This keyboard is SOLIDLY BUILT, and will take a bit of abuse, but it's not the lightest keyboard out there. Like I said above, if thinness and lightness are important criteria, you may want to look elsewhere. 3. Some consumers may object to it using replaceable batteries instead of an internal rechargeable battery. IMHO, if this is a concern, get a battery charger and some rechargeable batteries. Bottom Line: This is a well thought-out keyboard that is built to last. Would I recommend it? Absolutely!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just got it home, and started playing.

    Posted
    Bluepig
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    Super easy setup with both my Asus Zenpad 3S 10 and my Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. The typing is clear and crisp, and I really appreciate the fact that the keys are not dead or soft touch. On my home computer I use and mechanical keyboard, and when I try using the flat or soft keys I spend all of my time on the backspace key. It took no time to get used to the keyboard because the key layout is exactly the same as my Tesla keyboard, except for the arrow and start keys. The slot holds both the tablet and phone with my cases and glass covers, but when I put my S8 Active in its Supcase Beetle Unicorn case, then it is too thick. Not a problem as I will rest it on the tablet since I'm not ever taking the phone out of the case. I am obviously different than many on here because I love the solid feel and weight of the keyboard. It is not going to be knocked over by the idiot in front of me while they are performing gymnastics in their seat while I have my tray table down. I've ordered the carry case for the keyboard, which will also hold my tablet and charger. If I have any gripe, and I'm not certain this is even a gripe, is that it is so deep front to back. I wonder if they could take away the 1" bezel along the back and make it a little less deep. A majority of the depth comes from the notch for your BT device, so it is expected. Currently, the extra depth is where the batteries are housed, so if they could move the batteries between the notch and the top row of keys this would be a 5 Star+ buy over my current rating of 5 stars. Landscape or portrait depends on your application, not the keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The BEST Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard...PERIOD

    Posted
    Panther6834
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    I've owned/used several wireless keyboards over the years (all but a few being Logitech), including a few "multi-device" keyboards. Through personal experience, I've had to deal with numerous problems - keyboards constantly disconnecting/reconnecting; ghost "stuck keys" where the physical key isn't actually stuck, but the keyboard continuously sends a signal as if the key is pressed; keyboards that claim to be compatible with any Android device, but actually aren't. I could continue pointing out problems, but those reading this should get the picture, and those who have used wireless keyboards...especially Bluetooth keyboards...understand what I'm referring to. The funny thing about this...in a sad way...is that I had considered the K480 a while back, but dismissed it due to its price. Well, as is said fairly often, “You get what you pay for.” The Logitech "Tablet Keyboard for Android 3+" was good, but could only connect to my cell phones & tablet. While I really liked the keyboard's case doing double-duty as a tablet stand, that couldn’t make up for its inability to connect with non-Android devices. Additionally, it had an ongoing “ghost stuck key” problem, making it relatively useless. Two other keyboards purchased through Amazon (one cheap, the other costing as bit more) were true multi-device keyboards, but both had markings specific to a single device (on the cheap keyboard), or only two device types (Windows & Android on the more costly keyboard). While the more costly keyboard did connected to the MacBook, its lack of Apple-specific markings wasn’t its only downfall – its disconnect/reconnect problem was worse than that of the Logitech keyboard mentioned above. Now...moving to Logitech's K480, this is the first wireless keyboard that I've had which is TRULY multi-device compatible. To start with, it has Windows, Mac, & Android markings, completely taking away any guesswork from the previous keyboards. Second, it connects to all three device-types, without fail. In testing it, I’ve had it connected to my Windows laptop, both of my Android tablets (Samsung & Asus), my Samsung phone, and the church's MacBook Pro (ok, with the MacBook, it has disconnected/reconnected, but very rarely…but it always connects initially without fail). In terms of switching devices on the fly, I've had it simultaneously connected to the MacBook, my cellphone, and one of my tablets (honestly, I was trying to remember whether it was the Asus, or Samsung, but I couldn't recall), and switching keyboard control from any one device, to another, is as simple as turning the dial...and it ALWAYS functions correctly. My ONLY complaint is the neon yellowish-green rubber on the dial, and in the tablet stand. While I’d have preferred blue, white, gray, and even black, would have been far more acceptable. I do realize that Logitech used to make a white version, with gray rubber pieces, but it was aimed primarily at Mac users, and has since been discontinued. You can find a few online retailers carrying refurbished units, but, if you want a new unit, you’ll be hard-pressed to find it…thus, the only realistic choice is the black with neon yellowish-green. Ignoring my one complaint, you will NOT find a better multi-device wireless keyboard. True, it’s not a full-size keyboard, but, if you have need of such, then you should really be sticking with a wireless keyboard designed for one specific type of device. On the other hand, if you have need of a multi-device wireless keyboard, to be used with different device types, then the Logitech K480 will not only be your best choice…it should be your ONLY choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but my review is a little mixed

    Posted
    sketchie
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    First I want to explain that this is the second Logitech Bluetooth keyboard I've had. About three years ago I got an iPad Air and a month or two later bought a Logitech keyboard specifically for the iPad. I use it daily and I think in all that time I've replaced the batteries once. I do turn it off when I'm not using it so that does help on saving battery power. A year after I got the iPad, I got an iPhone 6 Plus. Recently someone showed me the K480 and said it would work with multiple devices and the price was right so I got it. I think I've had it a month or so now and tonight had to replace the batteries to type this review. It may be the original ones were already weak when I got it, I don't know. Anyway, there are some things I like about this keyboard and some things I like better about the one made specifically for the iPad. Because this one is able to cross lines between android, IOS and PC, there are some functions that work on the other one that don't work on the K480. Example: on the other one if I have two apps open I can do command tab to toggle between the two apps. This one does not have that feature. I had no problem pairing the iPhone with the K480. I did have a problem pairing it with the iPad. I suspect the problem is because I did not delete the pairing information in the iPad before trying to pair the K480 with it. I think there must be some kind of software glitch where it won't allow you to pair with two different keyboards on the same device. I finally gave up and use this K480 when I'm at home on the iPhone and use the other keyboard with iPad. It would be a little too big and heavy to put in a purse to take everywhere, so I mostly use it at home. Inspite of those issues I still think it's a pretty good machine and the price was right. It was less than half the cost of the one that works just with iPad. Although the K480 will not work with the iPad without me deleting the other keyboard out of the Bluetooth menu, there is one thing I use the K480 for with the iPad. It's the tray. The iPad has a folio case and when I FaceTime, I can never quite get the iPad into the position I want it to talk. Many of the people I talk to on FaceTime are deaf or hard of hearing, so we really do need to see each other to communicate and having a folio case that won't hold something in position while you're trying to sign something can be frustrating. That tray holds it just perfectly at just the right angle. So, although I don't use it for typing on the iPad, it's still a keeper and useable with the iPad for FaceTiming. I like the touch a little better on the other keyboard but the touch on this K480 is okay. I'm a good typist and I don't find it clunky or cumbersome, just like the touch of the other one a little better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth keyboard!

    Posted
    CaramelBear
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    Style: The keyboard does have a thickness to the device. For example, I've put a 20 oz. plastic bottle cap next to the keyboard for size comparison and they're both exactly the same thickness. However, this does not bother me as the keyboard is always at home. Height - 0.79 inches Weight: The weight doesn't bother me but for some folks out there, this may be an issue if you choose to carry this with you in your bag along with your tablet. Keep in mind thickness and weight. Weight 1.81 ounces. Performance: The keys do have a solid reaction time and performs as any keyboard should. Now with that said, the bluetooth capabilities on this keyboard are excellent because the keys react along with my typing speed. I type roughly about 100+ words a minute and this has posed no issue for me. This keyboard is only used for my gaming station and laptop hooked via a monitor through HDMI. I have a wireless mouse attached to the keyboard and with these two paired up, I couldn't ask for anything more. Yes, this does sync and works well on the PS4, PS3, and Android phones/tablets. Cons: When it comes to the keys, pressing down is not the same as any other keyboard whether it be membrane, mechanical, etc. The keys for an advanced typist may feel stressful on the fingers and wrists, if used for a long period of time. I had no such issues because this is not a primary keyboard for me but I have been able to make a few mistakes because the keys are closer together and require harder presses than a regular keyboard. Bluetooth Dial: This is a great idea and I love how easily I can change from one device to another in an instant without the need of pairing. Again, with that said, the downside or rather a concern for me is how well this keyboard will handle stress and age with a rotating dial. For the user that is going to be using this a lot, I can predict the dial starting to act up with age. I wish that the dial would have been a button selection similar to the Logitech - K380 Wireless Keyboard. The cons are for those whom I am predicting this to be a problem towards the device but as for me, I'm content and glad I purchased this keyboard because this has served my needs and more. Thank you BestBuy and Logitech for a solid device worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bluetooth Keyboard

    Posted
    zpenguin
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    The Logitech K480 keyboard is an excellent choice for a keyboard to connect to your iPhone, Android, iPad, or other mobile device. Pros: 1. Key feel is nice 2. Touch placement is adequate and works for touch typing 3. Key travel is sufficient 4. Key stiffness is good 5. Tactile feedback is good 6. Weight and solid feel is Excellent 7. Battery life is great with ability to replace with standard/common AAA batteries 8. Ability to attach to 3 devices and switch between them with the rotary switch 9. Pairing works well and straight forward 10. Function keys like F1, F2, volume, cursor, etc. is a plus. Cons: Relatively few and I am nit-picking just to find any to say 1. Keyboard size, but this is a actually good because you do not want keys too small to touch type 2. Weight - it is a little heavy, but this adds to the solid feel and the keyboard does not move around when typing like some of the cheap stuff. 4. Limit connectivity to 3 devices; most people would not need to connect more. 5. Non-rechargeable - but that is not needed since it is so good with the use of batteries and replacement of batteries is with 2 standard AAA. 6. No speakers - wouldn't it be great if this keyboard even provided you with Bluetooth speaker capability in addition to the keyboard functionality? OK, that's a little out of scope for a keyboard, but that would make this product killer-good! Summary: Worth every penny and highly recommend. I like it so much, I pair it to my iPhone, iPad, and Computer. I had to choose, since there was only a maximum of 3 simultaneous connections and had to leave my Android tablet orphaned, but this allowed me to connect my most used devices. I like the keyboard so much, I use it even on my PC notebook computer because I like the keyboard better than the keyboard on the notebook computer! It also allows me to use one keyboard and switch between all my most used devices. So cool and convenient. It also allows me to use my iPad so much more so I do not use my PC as much. Full disclosure - I used this keyboard to write this evaluation - can you tell? ;-) This keyboard is a game changer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much more convenient mostly

    Posted
    cyranodebarkeep
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    Got this to better type long texts on my phone and search on my PS3. They keys are a good size and have a satisfying click to them. There's no dedicated number pad, but the keyboard is complete without. It is heavy without being unbearable and it's size is comparable to a netbook. There is a selector dial to choose which device (up to 3) it will bluetooth pair with and pairing in my case was as easy as pressing the PC button for 3 seconds and having the device searching for compatible bluetooth devices. There's an option to pair it to iPhones and iPads as well. In most apps on my phone, you type on the keyboard and the app receives it appropriately. Unfortunately, the messaging app required a few steps to make functional. The virtual keyboard has to be onscreen or the phone receives multiple signals from a single keypress. With the virtual keyboard onscreen, there are no such issues. Once the message is complete, I have to tap the send button on my phone to send the message. There is not a button on the keyboard that will send text. There are dedicated search, back and menu keys on the keyboard and those do work on my Android phone. On my PS3, it functions completely well as long as I don't switch it to connect to another device while the PS3 is on. I've done this several times, to type on my phone, and each time, it froze the PS3 to the point where I had to unplug the PS3 and plug it back in. To circumvent this, I turn the keyboard off, then select my phone with the dial, then turn it back on again and everything works fine. It works great once I figured out how to work around it's limitations. It's unfortunate it has them, but it wasn't hard to figure out how to work around them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Portable Bluetooth Keyboard

    Posted
    Michael
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    When I upgraded my ancient cell phone, I missed the old slide out keyboard and found composing emails difficult due to my fine motor control deficiencies. I shopped long and hard for a keyboard looking at all manner of "android keyboard reviews" and saw some great models, many more expensive than I wanted. But then the K480 caught my eye and seemed the perfect fit for what I wanted. That other online store jerked me around by requiring subscription to their premium services, and when I saw Best Buy had a better price on sale that weekend and I could pick up in store, I was sold. I have not regretted this purchase for a minute. The K480 is in my backpack and goes with me everywhere. It pairs instantly with my Android phone and I can finally compose messages again even with my shaky hands. The tray slot holds cell phones and tablets perfectly. At first I thought the 3 way switcher was a gimmicky feature I wouldn't use, but it really does work like a KVM where I could pair with my Android, Chomebook, and Windows 10 laptop simultaneously. I've also paired it with an older iPad device and Chromebit on my TV. Everywhere it has worked flawlessly. The only platform I haven't tested pairing with is MacOS X. The keyboard itself is extremely sturdy. Other reviewers said it was virtually indestructible. Having used it I agree, it is remarkably sturdy and the keys are designed to take abuse. It's a lot of fun to pull out my keyboard and Android phone when I'm working with a client: At first they laugh at my "tiny laptop" but when I demonstrate my GNUroot Debian app, and start launching pen testing tools from a Linux command prompt on my Android, the trusty K480 really shines, and the combo never fails to make a good impression.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Backup Keyboard

    Posted
    CaptRob
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    I like this keyboard a lot. It is very comfortable to type in on a desk or your lap. The crevice line on the top is deep enough for me to fit my iPhone X with a case and it stands very well. I use it mostly for typing on apps that only work in my iPhone. I am a slow typer with my fingers on a screen and this allows me to type way faster. It also can work as a multimedia keyboard attached to your favorite home theater setup, tablets, computers, anything that accepts bluetooth typing accessories. I have found myself using it as a backup keyboard those times when your main keyboard runs out of battery in your desktop and you have no wired ones to help you, this will do the trick. The only downside is its size. It is a bit too big and heavy for traveling. I would love to bring it on trips with me but it takes the room of a tablet with a cover and about the same weight. When I travel with my iPad only I like to travel light, having this and my tablet would be too much. If the day ever comes when I only need to travel with my phone because I don't need my tablet, then this will be a great addition. Also keep in mind it is not a rechargeable keyboard, it uses two AAA batteries. Those last a very long time, 5-6 months or so with casual use. Something to keep in mind when traveling abroad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It actually works the way it is supposed to!!

    Posted
    Shagnasty
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    I needed a new keyboard for my desktop and of course went to my local Best Buy. As I was pawing through the keyboard section I came upon the Logitech K480 bluetooth keyboard. As I examined the box I saw it wasn't what I was looking for, but, always a but, it looked interesting. Let me explain. The K480 is a half-size, Bluetooth keyboard. Full size keys, but no number keypad or direction keys. Home, end, up, down etc. It has a 3-way selector switch to choose which of 3 devices you wish to use it with.You would do the setup once and then just choose the device you need. It will connect to Android, Chrome, Windows, iOS, and MacOS operating systems. I have used it on Windows, Android and iOS. Anyway, you know how "easy" it is to set up most devices like this. Well this ain't that one. You select the device number on the keyboard. Any unused number. Then Bluetooth pairing on the device and then press and hold a button on the keyboard. There is one for Apple systems and one for the others. Ten or fifteen seconds later you are connected. That's it. You want to use the keyboard, you turn it on and select the device on the 3-way. You're connected. I use it when texting on my Galaxy phone and on my tablet. A lot easier than the built in keys. Would I buy it again? I did, for my girlfriend to use on her iPhone and iPad. She loves it. It will run both Android and iOS on the same keyboard. Just move the selector to the appropriate number after the setup. All in all a device that works exactly as it claims and is as easy to setup as it claims. Such a concept.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for travel with a tablet

    Posted
    CarlNY
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    This keyboard worked great during recent travels to allow me to carry a small Amazon Fire tablet instead of a full laptop. I used the keyboard daily for 2 1/2 weeks without any problems at all. While it is a bit smaller than my desktop keyboard, it is roomier than the keyboard on my wife's chromebook. Even though I have large hands, I found that I got used to the size and layout very quickly. It can be configured to work with up to 3 devices and switch among them with a dial. In practice, this works exactly as expected and the keyboard quickly links with each device in turn. The slot works well to hold your device while in use, however it just barely fit my Amazon tablet, so it could not be used while the tablet was in a case. Once I took the tablet out of the case, it worked great. Only negative is that the battery cover is very loose and frequently fell off when sliding the keyboard in and out of my bag. A small amount of clear tape fixed that issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great keyboard

    Posted
    BobinVA
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    I was looking for a keyboard that could easily switch between devices. I've been using a Microsoft BT keyboard for years, and I still love it, but it's a pain to re-pair every time I want to use it on a different device. Enter the Logitech K480. This keyboard switches easily between devices, and the slot is handy for when you need to stand your phone or tablet up. My biggest complaint is the way that typing feels on this keyboard. The keys are a good size, but the way they travel just doesn't lend itself to fast touch typing. It's not horrible, and I know I'll get used to it, but it's just not great. In addition to the feel, it's a bit loud, and sounds cheap. Also keep in mind that this keyboard isn't a great traveling option, if you're carrying it around. It's heavy, as it needs to be in order to not topple over when you're using it to prop up your tablet. This is better for a desk setup where you have multiple devices and just want to have a single keyboard. In that case, it will probably work well for you, provided you don't mind the drawbacks I mentioned. For a better traveling keyboard, get the Logitech Keys to Go keyboard. That one is very thin and light, and surprisingly, typing on it feels pretty good. I love that keyboard!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great keyboard if on sale.

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    MrPiggy
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    I use this keyboard in my shop. It runs on an Intel NUC attached to a VESA mount articulating arm and monitor. It is a really nice compact setup. It is hefty, and sturdy and that is good. It does not have feet which cant the keyboard which is bad. The BT works like a charm, yet when it sleeps it takes a few seconds for the keystrokes to arrive at the computer which slows me down. I know its 'glitches' now so I wait a few seconds for it to 'wake' before I type away, as I type rather quickly. The escape key is too small that that is inconvenient. I draw a lot in CAD on this setup so the escape key being substandard is a bit of a personal preference negative. Escape is a commonly used key for CAD programs. Good keyboard? Certainly! I would buy another one for the same price. No technical issues... I do wish that it switched to use a Logitech unifying receiver as well as BT. I think that would be better than BT in cases where BT is not native to the computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job for way under $100+

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    shae
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    I couldn't see myself spending over 100 bucks on a portable keyboard for an iPad so when this went on sale I grabbed it. Its very nice. I like the tray that holds your device. It comes in handy. I have a not so thin case on my 10.5" iPad Pro, and it still fits in the slot provided. With room on each side for a larger iPad not sure if it'll for the 12" but it seems like it would. Even though it's nice and setup, if you want to call it that, is a breeze, it is a bit on the clunkier side. It is weighty and not what you would consider portable bc it's not paper thin and super lightweight like other "portable" keyboards. It takes 2-AAA batteries, but lucky for whomever purchases this, it already comes with batteries installed. You just have to pull the tab out from the battery compartment so it'll work. Setup - Turn on keyboard. Turn on Bluetooth on device. Connect keyboard once it pops up in list and that's it. Set it and forget it. You don't have to ever set it up again. Just turn on keyboard and switch dial to the correct number for that device and start using. The dial - you can set up to 3 devices to use the keyboard. Currently I use it for two. My iPhone and iPad. If it was thinner, I would give it 5 stars, instead of 4. Performance wise it gets 5!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

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    Kiwin
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    Pros: -Full size keyboard besides the lack of number pad and the arrow keys being squeezed under the left Shift key -Can switch between three paired devices very quickly -Works with Windows, Android, and iOS -Keyboard keeps phones and tables in place and at a good viewing angle in the slot. -Feels sturdy and has a nice weight to keep it from falling with larger devices -Rubber pads underneath to keep it from slipping -Letter, number, Backspace, Shift, and Enter keys have a concave shape that feels nice -Function keys have nice uses on each OS Cons: -No number pad -Can't figure out how to line break with it -Can't fit tablets or phones with thick cases into the slot Other: -This black version is all matte besides the yellow/green rubber. The white version is glossy on top besides the gray rubber parts and the keys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect for the touch-typist w/touchscreen devices

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    AncillaDomini
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    I bought this because, while touchscreens can be more convenient, I always hated not being able to type as quickly as I can on a computer keyboard (but what can you do if your home internet is unreliable, and you have to use your internet-capable phone). This keyboard was a great find because it allows me to touch-type, even when sitting in the passenger seat on a long road trip, making the "mobile office" much more efficient but budget-friendly. Being able to connect to three devices, I can also connect to my tablet (for when the internet is working, and/or for watching videos that I've downloaded). I recently discovered (to my delight!) that I can even take screenshots on my tablet or phone (neither of which came with the option) when connected to the keyboard! If your pc isn't bluetooth-enabled, you will need an adapter (I was able to find one from Best Buy for $14.99 when some of the keys on the laptop stopped working). It worked when I originally connected the keyboard to the laptop, but for some reason my laptop deleted the widget that allows me to turn on the bluetooth adapter easily. I still gave five stars because I don't need to connect this keyboard to my laptop frequently, and I'm sure I can play around and fix the problem. I love this keyboard so much, I bought three :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, But Could Be Much Better

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    MoparMark
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    I purchased this with a Samsung Tablet as the sales rep recommended it as a great accessory for typing. Personally I find it a bit clunky, the tablet did not stay in place well in the slot on the keyboard and I just feel it was not worth the investment I paid for this. I was expecting a bit higher quality and also found that after I used it a few times I just set it aside and it is now collecting dust as I am sure the return process (along with I am most likely out of my exchange period) would be a big hassle. Please try this out in the store if possible with the tablet you purchase to make sure the slot on the keyboard fits your specific tablet well and really consider if you feel you would use this as it is not integrated with the tablet and is "Clunky" to carry around with you when the whole point of a tablet is to be as portable as possible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best!

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    MikeH
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    I'm a huge Logitech fan & have been on their bandwagon for at least 15 years (anyone else love their Wave K350 keyboard?). During the holiday season I bought a new iPad & wanted to add in a Bluetooth keyboard. The K480 keyboard offers exactly what I needed -- a great carry size, long battery live & multi-device connectivity for new iPad & iPhone. The keyboard setup is a breeze via Bluetooth. Managing multiple devices is also very snappy with the K480's integrated Easy-Switch dial. Maybe the best feature is the cradle which allows the keyboard to hold both my iPhone & iPad (in portrait mode). I don't always use the cradle for both devices but it's a nice option. The slot is rubber coated so there's no risk of damage to the glass or edges of my phone or tablet. This keyboard is another great product from Logitech & something I'd highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend