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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1294 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

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    Prgm
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    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good at everything except typing and mouse control

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    newz2000
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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Recharging Port Snapped after 4 months of use.

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    MacMan
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    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.

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    zer0
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    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
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    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

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    J7469
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Replacement

    Posted
    Chix
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    I bought this to replace one of my smaller logitech keyboards that sed a dongle. So far I am impressed and have had no major issues with it. Sometimes when it sits a while i have to tap the keys to bring it back to life so it can reconnect to bluetooth before typing, which can be annoying. However since it does have a built in battery and needs to be charged at some point in time I understand it's an energy saving feature. The keyboard backlighting and the ability to dim them is one of the main reasons I purchased this keyboard and I could not happier as they work great. The mouse pad though not great does work fine though but was more like a bonus for me. The button at the top of the keyboard can be a bit tricky as I tend to hit when I am shifting the keyboard around but is not a deal breaker for me. Great little keyboard and for the price I paid I cannot complain too much. It's definitely better than the model I had before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    so nice, bought it twice

    Posted
    carlos
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    I use to have the k400. it worked perfectly. but i wanted to step up my HTPC game. so i bought the K830 as soon as it went on sale. it added the benefits of rechargeable built in battery (micro usb) and back lighting. i thought the battery would be worse, but i was surprised to find out it still lasts months at a time between charges. and only takes maybe a few hours to fully charge. my first one i have had for maybe 2 years with no issue. so when i setup a HTPC in my living room i new which keyboard i needed. i bought it again. no negatives. my only tip, buy it on sale. for some reason i cant stand paying full price for things. ONE NEGATIVE: i do use this from my bed, usually sitting up right with this on my lap. sometimes when im using one handed the straight edge of this digs into my palm. so if 1 thing can be improved, it would be to make all the edges rounded.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love this keyboard

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    anonymous
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    I've been using this keyboard for while now. Even though this keyboard is meant for smart TVs i replace it with my everyday keyboard with this item it works awesome i even got rid of my mouse because of this keyboard lol turns out we still need the mouse in our life i was starting to have pain in my fingers lol because i have use 1 finger to move the pointer and the rest of the fingers had to be lifted in an awkward position it would've been a better product if we where able to move the pointer with 2 fingers instead one and the scrolling with 2 fingers should be 3 fingers overall i purchase a mouse again wireless one went with anywhere mx2 mouse from logitech some what it matches the keyboard color :) i love the black light makes it easy for the night if you don't type for a bit they turn off pretty awesome to save you some battery life its rechargeable also no more batteries pretty happy about that the shortcuts are awesome you can customize each shortcut to your liking thru the Logitech program when you plug the usb receiver works fine for gaming also have no problems with it i purchase this keyboard in Jan ive only charged it twice :D now we in april :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, minus the fingerprints!

    Posted
    Mark
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    Solid feel, great tactile feedback in keys, nicely etched keys, cool backlight, charge via usb, nice touch on the left mouse button on the upper right. Love the fact the it has left/right mouse buttons (big ones). Previous keyboard I had was more flakey with double tap, this keyboard you can turn it off. I looked for a keyboard to replace an aged one for my media room so I wanted one with a touchpad. The only things I wish this had (which I knew beforehand obviously) was the ability for multiple pairing (like many other Logitech keyboards) so I could do my android tv and PC from the same chair. Also, preferred a metal casing. Both these things, oh well I knew what I was getting and its hard enough to find one with all the other features this one has. Only thing unexpected was this thing is a fingerprint magnet!!! I dock it one star for that, and the fact that turning off double tap also disables the ability to easy use two finger scrolling. Ideally there would have been separation in those two features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect - likely perfect for someone else

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    Ron1S
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Idea, but ...

    Posted
    Sharon
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    This keyboard feels good to the touch. It is comfortable and fits my hands well. The lighted keyboard was a feature that was important to me because I sometimes use my keyboard in darkened rooms. However, the keyboard does not stay lit; you have to keep using it or it quickly turns itself off. The lighted keyboard feature also requires that it be plugged into an electrical outlet; therefore, it is not easily portable to various room locations. Finally, the keyboard has the DELETE and BACKSPACE keys in slightly different locations than many keyboards, including two I also use. Thus, I find myself hitting the wrong keys and having to study the keyboard when I use either of these functions. So, while I like the keyboard, I DO have some cautionary tales. The keyboard is more expensive than most; so note the pros and cons of purchasing one. I like mine, with reservations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for HTPC users

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    Jakers80
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    What can I really say about this keyboard.. it just works, and works amazingly. I have 2 of these for 2 different HTPC machines I use, and I haven't had any problems what so ever so far. They're comfortable to use, the back light comes in handy if like me you like to have the lights turned off while viewing your T.V. and you can select 2 different brightness modes too. The software you download from Logitech is easy to use, and does it's job. The battery life is just great, I've had these for a few weeks now and haven't had to charge them at all so far, and I haven't charged them since opening the box yet.. impressive. The track pad is responsive, and has the pinch controls if you want to use them, if not, you can turn them off. All in all, I'm very happy with this keyboard and it's well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well and backlights are nice feature

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    Vipre77
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    Backlights don't stay on long enough in their effort to extend battery life. Keyboard has built in rechargeable battery so no AA or AAA batteries to swap out. This is either a good or bad thing depending on how you feel about that. I personally like it. Size and weight are good. Keys feel a little strange at first if you're not used to these kind of keys. I miss having a real num pad, but that's to be expected on the size of this keyboard and with the included multi-touch capable touchpad. Price seems a bit too high considering they have another Logitech model with similar features, but without the backlit keys, for a much lower price. I recommend this keyboard for its features and function, especially for a home theater PC, but only if you buy it on sale. The features/improvements over the much cheaper model aren't going to be worth the price difference at regular price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard for Entertainment Center

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    Billy
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    I bought this keyboard for a desktop computer that is part of my living room entertainment center and it was exactly what I needed. After a few months of use, here are my thoughts: Pros: 1. The wireless signal has been flawless. The keyboard also comes with an extension cable so you can place the receiver anywhere. 2. Backlighting is a great feature for the living room as you may be watching something at night or a movie with the lights on low. 3. The layout took a little getting used to, but it is actually designed perfectly to be held in your hand. 4. The rechargable battery lasts a very long time and is easily charged through a provided micro usb cable. Cons: 1. It's a bit pricey for a keyboard, but you won't find a better keyboard for cheaper. All in all it was exactly what I wanted and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a living room or entertainment center keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good keyboard for the living room computer

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    Jeff
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    I like Logitech keyboards and mice. Usually they are good quality products. I found this keyboard on sale at Best Buy and looked up some reviews on it and decided to give it a try. I like that the keys on the keyboard light up. This keyboard works good for a living room PC connected to a large TV or such. The trackpad is pretty good. Scrolling up and down with 2 fingers is a little strange sometimes where the scrolling shoots up and down fast, but I may just need to install a driver or such. It works for what I use it for, though. I would buy it again. The price is a little high, though, for a keyboard. Battery life seems good...I've only had to charge it once since I bought it. I've had it over a month now. It has an internal battery, which charges via connecting it to the included USB cable to a PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and responsive

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    DARE77
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    The keyboard is very responsive when typing and has a nice feel about it. Very crisp key taps. It's well lit, however it would be nice if the keyboard would stay lit for a longer period of time after the last key stroke. It stays on for about 6 seconds before going dark, and will light up again when another key is struck. Having it stay lit longer allows the user to look away or look at the screen to make any adjustments. From what I can tell, there is no way to change the duration. Battery life is super long, and the brightness of the keyboard is adjustable. Would highly recommend. Nothing better than a Logitech, and the K830 is a nice addition to any home computer or home theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect with few shortcomings

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    hbal
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    I have bigger brother K800 for past 6 years. its still works great. But I needed something compact lightweight,combo in one device,backlit keys so that i can layback on my bed/couch and browse computer without loosing energy holding on my hand and lap. Which is when this little device caught my attention. This looks and feels great and brightness of backlit is great and satisfied me on all my need. Using unifying receiver you can connect multiple logitech devices after you install their software. But it comes with few short comings. Typing needs extra pressure to register the stroke. Need a backlit on the mouse buttons. i am having hard time searching the pad/buttons while in the dark. there is a slight lag occasionally when i move the mouse pointer using pad.Caps lock dont tell its on/off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not So New

    Posted
    Joseph
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    I ordered this as a brand new item. I got a repackaged keyboard with drink spots on it along with some hair. Try to reach Best Buy to get it resolved is a joke. The only way I found is through their forum. Ha! Anyway, if you buy this, buy it in store. I would not, and will not, trust Best Buy online ordering again. After cleaning and disinfecting, the keyboard works. The product probably should receive 5 stars. It connects via bluetooth with no problems and works. The trackpad on the side will take some getting used to but I need it more than a 10 key pad. I'm using it with a laptop, a wacom tablet, and 2 monitors so getting back a little is important so I can see all the screens. All in all, I'm happy with the keyboard. Too bad there is not a separate review for best buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend