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 reviewed over 80 keyboards; here are our recommendations for the best wireless keyboards. Also, see our recommendations for the best keyboards and the best mechanical keyboards, and if you're looking for a more gaming-oriented board, check out our recommendations for the best gaming keyboards.
The best wireless mechanical keyboard we've tested is the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED. This full-sized option is packed with a ton of features, making it an outstanding choice for gamers. The frame is made of metal with hard plastic on the back that exhibits minimal flex. Also, it has two incline settings with rubber pads on the feet that help prevent slipping. It lacks a wrist rest, but seeing as this is a low-profile keyboard, you shouldn't need one anyway.
The unit we tested uses GL Tactile switches to complement its low profile, and as such, the pre-travel and total travel distance of the switches are quite low. These switches feel very similar to the Cherry MX Browns, while the keys are stable and well-spaced. It's fully compatible with Windows, and it can be used with the outstanding Logitech G HUB companion software, where you can customize the RGB backlight and set macros.
Unfortunately, if you plan on using it with a mobile device or macOS, you may notice that a few keys don't work at all. Due to the low profile, the low pre-travel can sometimes lead to unintended keystrokes to register, resulting in an uptick of typos. That said, you can get it with clicky blue or linear switches if you don't like tactile feedback. Overall, if you're looking for a wireless mechanical option, this is one of the best gaming keyboards we've tested.
If you want to save some space on your desk and prefer a compact 60% keyboard, then the Obinslab Anne Pro 2 is a great choice. It doesn't have any incline settings like the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED, but instead, all keys are macro-programmable. It also has full RGB backlighting and it has multi-device pairing with up to four devices via Bluetooth. It's available in a wide variety of switches, but our unit has the Gateron Brown switches. They have a fair amount of pre-travel distance but overall offer good tactile feedback, and the typing experience is excellent. Sadly, due to its small size, it doesn't have many extra features like media keys or a Windows Key Lock, but this is expected from a small keyboard.
Overall, the best wireless mechanical keyboard we've tested is the Logitech, but if you want a compact option where you can set macros on any key, the Obinslab is a good alternative.
The best wireless keyboard we've tested for office use is the Logitech MX Keys. This wireless, full-sized model looks very sleek, with a frame that's made entirely of metal and keys made from a dense, good quality plastic. While there's no RGB, there's a white backlight that'll automatically turn on in the dark and can be manually adjusted.
It uses tactile scissor switches that result in the keys not needing a lot of force to actuate. Even with its low profile, typing is very quiet, stable, and great due to an indentation on each key. While it's fully compatible with Windows and macOS, the media buttons don't work on Linux, and the calculator button doesn't work on mobile devices.
Unfortunately, customization options are limited with the Logitech Options software, with a lack of macro programming and on-board memory. Also, ergonomics are decent but may not be as comfortable as you'd like for an office keyboard due to no incline settings and its straight design. However, this is still a very good office option with a great typing experience that's one of the best keyboards for writers we've tested.
If you're concerned about repetitive stress injuries and you want an ergonomic keyboard, take a look at the Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split Keyboard. It has scissor switches that feel very much like the Logitech MX Keys, but the board is split into two halves and has reverse incline settings, which are meant to promote a more natural typing position. It has the same excellent multi-device pairing feature, but unfortunately, it runs on disposable batteries, and there's no backlighting. The function keys can be reprogrammed, and most keys function properly with various operating systems, desktop or mobile.
Overall, if you prefer a straight keyboard or need backlighting, consider with the MX Keys, but if you need better ergonomics, then the ERGO K860 Wireless is a great choice.
The best wireless keyboard for mobile devices we've tested is the Logitech K380. It's a fantastic choice for working on your tablet or cell phone, as it can be paired with just about any device over Bluetooth. Carrying it around is easy thanks to its compact size, and it feels very solid. There are rubber feet on the bottom to prevent slipping, and the keys feel stable.
It uses scissor switches that have a tactile bump that needs a bit more force for the keys to register, but they have a short pre-travel distance that can result in more typos when you're not used to the feeling. That said, typing feels responsive overall, and the low profile should be comfortable to use for long periods. Despite the insert key not working on macOS, it's otherwise compatible and customizable on Apple's OS as well as Windows.
Unfortunately, its companion software, Logitech Options, can't program macros, and the keyboard itself has no onboard memory. Also, if you do a lot of work in the dark, the lack of backlighting may be frustrating. However, if you're looking for an option that's easy to carry around and can pair with just about any mobile device over Bluetooth, this is one of the best keyboards we've tested.
The best wireless keyboard we've tested for use with your TV is the Corsair K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard. Due to its high-end aluminum build, it both looks and feels very high-end. This unique model has an integrated touchpad, a volume wheel, mouse buttons, and even a joystick, so you should be able to navigate menus easily.
The keys are satisfying to type on, although they do feel a bit mushy when compared to other scissor switches we've tested. Each key is also individually backlit, and even the circular touchpad has some backlighting, which is a nice touch. You can use it wirelessly from your couch via Bluetooth and with its dedicated USB receiver. There are additional buttons on the top and rear sides.
Unfortunately, our unit's spacebar makes a strange squeaking sound, and we don't know if it's a design flaw or simply an issue with our unit. Also, its ergonomics aren't the best, and when laying down, it's at a permanent incline as it doesn't have additional incline feet. On the other hand, if you're looking for a single keyboard that can basically do it all and allows you to browse the web or navigate your smart TV, this is one of the best wireless keyboards to do so.
The best wireless keyboard in the budget category that we've tested is the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Wireless Keyboard. This wireless, full-sized model is a great choice for office use due to its ergonomics. It has a curved build that's designed to reduce the pronation of your wrists, which could help with wrist pain over time. There's one incline setting, with the feet creating a negative angle and a more natural typing position.
It uses rubber dome switches that offer tactile feedback and feel light to type on, but require a decent amount of force to actuate. Typing feels decent overall, with the keys feeling mushy due to the rubber domes. Despite the spacebar being noticeably louder, overall the keyboard is very quiet and shouldn't disturb anyone around you. You can use it over Bluetooth or its proprietary receiver, and it can be paired with up to two devices at once.
Unfortunately, while it has excellent compatibility, it lacks any companion software. Not only that, but there's no backlighting or dedicated macros, and it's powered by two AAA batteries. Also, the button to switch between devices is located underneath, making it 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 we've tested.
09/23/2020: Updated text for clarity and structure, no changes in product picks.
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 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.