Wireless technologies have greatly improved over the past few years, and we're even starting to see wireless gaming keyboards. They can help reduce your desk's clutter by getting rid of the cable, which gives off a much cleaner look. However, there are a lot of different types of keyboards, whether they're for the office or playing games.
We've tested over 100 keyboards; here are our recommendations for the best wireless keyboards. Also, check out our recommendations for the best keyboards and the best mechanical keyboards, and if you're looking for a more gaming-oriented board, here are our recommendations for the best gaming keyboards.
The best wireless mechanical keyboard we've tested is the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro. This is an outstanding choice for gamers, as it has full RGB backlighting and macro-programmable keys, both of which are customizable with the companion software. It's made of plastic with an aluminum faceplate that exhibits minimal flex, while the keycaps are doubleshot ABS plastic. Also, the incline feet are quite grippy and prevent the board from sliding around.
The clicky Razer Green switches on our unit have low pre-travel distance and don't require a lot of force to actuate. That said, there are also Razer Yellow switches available, which are silent and linear. Despite the straight design, the ergonomics are good overall as it has two incline settings and a detachable wrist rest that should make typing more comfortable. Also, it has dedicated media keys, a volume control wheel, and a Windows key lock.
Unfortunately, its companion software is limited only to Windows, which may be frustrating for programmers who use macOS or Linux. Also, the Razer Green switches are quite loud and may disturb those around you. On the other hand, it has outstanding wireless versatility, as you can connect it via Bluetooth or its proprietary receiver, and pair it with up to three devices. Overall, this is a very versatile choice and the best wireless keyboard with mechanical switches that we've tested.
If you're looking for a compact keyboard, consider the Obinslab Anne Pro 2. Although it doesn't have dedicated media keys or as many ergonomic features as the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro, its customization software is compatible with macOS, and it's a much smaller keyboard, so it takes up less space on your desk. This 60% compact model feels very well-built, and it can pair with up to four devices at once through Bluetooth. The Gateron Brown switches on our unit feel very light to type on, and the tactile bump before actuation should help reduce accidental key presses. Although it doesn't have dedicated macro keys, all of its keys are programmable through the ObinsKit software, and you can even customize the RGB lighting.
If you're looking for a full-sized keyboard with dedicated media keys, check out the Razer, but if you prefer a compact model that comes with macOS-compatible software, consider the Obinslab.
The best wireless keyboard for office use we've tested is the Logitech MX Keys. It's a full-sized, well-built model that has a solid metal frame and keys made from a dense, good quality plastic. You can pair it with three devices simultaneously via Bluetooth or its USB receiver. It's fully compatible with Windows and macOS, and it's partially compatible with most mobile operating systems, so you can connect it to your phone. It has media hotkeys, along with buttons to switch between your paired devices.
It uses scissor switches that have low actuation force and low pre-travel distance, resulting in a light and responsive typing experience. The low-profile keys have a slight indentation to them, which helps reduce typos. Also, the keyboard is very quiet, so it shouldn't bother those around you. The Logitech Options software allows you to program some of the keys to different functions, and you can also customize the brightness levels of the white backlighting.
Unfortunately, there are no inline settings and no wrist rest included, but you can buy one separately. Also, you can't set macros to any of the keys, which may be disappointing for some programmers, though you can reprogram some keys to a preset list of functions. Nevertheless, this is one of the best wireless keyboards for the office and it's among the best keyboards for writers that we've tested.
If you're concerned about comfort and want an ergonomic model, look at the Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split Keyboard. It’s not as well-built as the Logitech MX Keys, but the board has a curved design that's partially split in the middle, a wrist rest, and reverse incline settings, which are meant to promote a more natural typing position to reduce wrist strain, though we don't test for this. The keyboard also has great typing quality and uses scissor switches, which require a bit of force to actuate but still feel light to type on. Unfortunately, there’s no backlighting, but most of the function keys can be reprogrammed to a certain list of preset functions, and most keys work properly with various operating systems. You can also connect the keyboard with up to three devices at the same time, either with Bluetooth or the USB receiver, and it's easy to switch between them.
Overall, if you prefer a well-built keyboard with backlighting, consider the MX Keys, but if you want better ergonomics, then the ERGO K860 Wireless is a great choice.
The best wireless keyboard for mobile devices that we’ve tested is the Logitech K380. It’s an excellent portable keyboard that you can use with almost any device that has a Bluetooth connection, and it's quiet enough for any kind of environment. Its 65% compact design makes it very light and small enough to fit into any bag, so it’s quite easy to carry it around with you.
It has good typing quality, with stable keys and a low profile that makes it comfortable to type on for long periods of time. It has scissor switches with a noticeable tactile bump, though the keys still feel light and responsive. You can connect it with up to three devices simultaneously and easily switch between them with the F1-F3 keys. There are also media hotkeys and you can reprogram a few function keys to a list of preset functions within the companion software.
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many customization options available, and there isn’t any backlighting so it’s harder to use in a dark room. Also, the build quality of the keyboard is only decent, as it’s made of plastic and has some flex to it, but it still feels solid enough for regular use. All in all, if you are looking for a compact wireless keyboard to pair with a mobile or a tablet, the Logitech K380 is an excellent choice and also one of the best keyboards that we've tested.
The best Bluetooth keyboard for TV usage that we’ve tested is the Corsair K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard. It’s designed to be used with a smart TV and has a ton of extra features to this effect, such as a built-in trackpad, a joystick, and L/R mouse click buttons directly on the board. It also feels very well-built as it’s made with a mix of metal and dense plastic that gives it a rather premium look.
It has good typing quality, with scissor switches that feel light, though maybe a bit mushier than other keyboards. It also has customizable white backlighting which is great for when you want to watch TV in a dark room. You can connect it with three different devices at the same time and it's easy to switch between them. Plus, it’s fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, and all the main typing keys work on iOS and iPadOS. The keyboard is small and lightweight, so you should be able to take it around with you or use it comfortably while sitting on a couch.
Unfortunately, the ergonomics of the keyboard are only decent, as it’s a straight board with no incline settings and no wrist rest, but at least it has a flat, low profile design, so typing on it shouldn't cause fatigue. Also, the space bar of our unit has a small squeak when being pressed, as if air was being pushed out, but your experience may vary. All in all, if you are looking for a wireless keyboard to use with your TV, this is a great choice.
The best wireless keyboard that we've tested in the budget category is the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard. This full-sized model is a great choice for office use thanks to its exceptional ergonomic features. It has a curved build that's designed to relieve stress on your wrists, though we don't test this. There's also one incline setting, with the three feet creating a negative angle and a fixed wrist rest.
It uses rubber dome switches that offer good tactile feedback and feel light to type on, though they require a certain amount of force to actuate. Overall, typing on it feels decent, though the keys may feel mushy. The keyboard is also very quiet, so it shouldn't disturb anyone around you, and it has two distinct spacebars. You can connect it with Bluetooth or its proprietary receiver, and pair it with up to two devices simultaneously.
Unfortunately, while it works on most operating systems including mobile devices, it doesn't come with companion software. There's also no backlighting or dedicated macros, and the button to switch between devices is located underneath, making it a bit difficult to reach. That said, if you're on a budget and want a simple yet comfortable option, this is one of the best wireless keyboards that we've tested in this price category.
12/17/2020: Updated text for clarity and structure, no changes in product picks.
10/23/2020: Moved 'Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED to Notable Mentions, added Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro as 'Best Wireless Mechanical Keyboard'.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best wireless keyboards and the best Bluetooth keyboards for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper product wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no keyboard that is difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our wireless keyboard reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no product is perfect for every use, most keyboards are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them. Be sure to know your key switch preferences before choosing.