Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard Reviewed

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Design

9.0/10

Build Quality

9.0/10

Performance

9.0/10

Pros

  • Pair with up to 3 devices at once
  • Supports Windows, Android, Mac OS, iOS, Chrome OS & PC
  • Silent keypress

Cons

  • Lack of auto sleep mode settings
  • Key layout slightly different to regular keyboards
  • Not rechargeable. Uses AAA batteries
Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard with Silent Typing

In today’s modern world, many use multiple digital devices at the same time. This means moving from the computer keyboard to the virtual smartphone or tablet keyboard and back again. It is not always easy to maintain focus and efficiency when moving from one device to the other. Fortunately, it looks like Logitech have the K780 Multi-Device Wireless keyboard that fits the bill.

Easy to switch between devices

Logitech K780 easy switch buttons

Imagine typing a report on your computer, then typing a message on your smartphone on the same keyboard? This is what Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless keyboard offers. It allows users to quickly switch from one device to the other at a touch of a button.

More to that, the keyboard is fully compatible with PC, Mac OS, Chrome OS, Windows, and iOS. The universal keyboard automatically recognizes the operating system you are working with such that keys like ALT and CTRL change functions depending on the device that is connected. The only OS not supported was Windows Phone but given the small market share I don’t think that would be a priority.

Full size fully equipped and quiet keyboard

Large rounded keys on the K780

One of the first things that caught our eye when unpacking the K780 was the large round buttons. The round concave keys are designed to allow your fingers to rest comfortably as you type.

Likewise, the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless keyboard has a quite responsiveness that provides an almost silent typing experience. This makes it perfect for touch typists. Logitech refers to this experience as the PerfectStroke system. With this keyboard, you can type away in the airport lounge or local café without fear of disturbing others.

The keyboard has a powerful wireless connection with a range of approximately 10m. For the security minded, wireless encryption is 128-bit AES between devices and the keyboard. In terms of wireless connectivity, you can use the Logitech unifying USB receiver or Bluetooth to connect your devices.

Integrated Rubber Tray

The length of the keyboard has a rubberized tray that can hold your smartphone or tablet at a comfortable angle and within reach. Found this to be a handy feature as I usually leave my phone laying around on my already cluttered desk.

Logitech K780 worked flawlessly with iOS

Battery Performance

Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless keyboard is powered by two pre-installed AAA batteries which reportedly can last up to 24 months. In addition to that, it has an on/off button, a battery status light and auto sleeps when not in use. We couldn’t find an option to adjust the auto sleep though. This caused some lag in responsiveness when we paused for thought. Yes, not so good for us impatient procrastinators.

Final thoughts

The Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard is attractive, simple and comfortable to type on. Its silent feature makes it possible to type from anywhere without causing any disturbance. The easy switch button makes it possible to switch from one device to the other, and it accommodates different computing devices.

There is a chance that in the beginning you might make more typos than usual due to the round and concave keys. But once you are used to it, the keys no longer are of concern. The main downside of this keyboard is that it is not designed to be portable but still serves the main aim of switching between multiple devices with ease.

In short, despite some of those minor annoyances, we loved this keyboard. Not only does it allow me to use the same keyboard with my iPhone, Surface Pro and miscellaneous tablets but also a great replacement for legacy devices connected using a KVM cable.

Post Author: Noeneel Sharma

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