While the nature of the office has changed drastically in the past couple of years, the need for a good keyboard hasn't. When using a keyboard for work, it's important to find one that's comfortable, quiet, and satisfying to type on. Wireless models are also a good choice, as you won't have to do any cable management. Plus, many of the wireless models recommended here have incredibly long battery lives, meaning you won't have to charge them very frequently.
We've tested over 185 keyboards, and below are our recommendations for the best keyboards for work. That said, if you're interested in checking out our recommendations for keyboards for a specific type of job, you can check out our lists of the best programming keyboards and the best keyboards for writing. Otherwise, you can check out our best ergonomic keyboards recommendation if you're interested in a specifically ergonomic keyboard.
An office keyboard needs to be comfortable, quiet, and satisfying to type on, which is why we recommend the Logitech MX Mechanical as the best office keyboard we've tested. This mechanical unit uses low-profile switches; these are quieter and more comfortable to type on as you don't have to strain your wrists upwards to reach the keys. Plus, it comes in your choice of switch type, so you can get a tactile Brown if you want a bit of resistance, linear Red for a smooth and fast keypress, and even clicky Blue with a more subdued and softer click that's still office appropriate.
In addition to its aesthetic and comfort features, this keyboard has a host of software integrations to better improve your workflow. One such feature is the ability to pair this keyboard with up to three other devices using standard Bluetooth. You can even control multiple devices and share files between devices simultaneously using Logitech's FLOW feature. Alternatively, you can connect this keyboard with the included USB BOLT receiver, which offers a more reliable wireless connection in congested Bluetooth environments. This receiver also works with select Logitech mice, so you only need one receiver for multiple devices.
The Logitech MX Keys is an excellent choice for a mid-range office keyboard, especially if you're used to typing on a laptop, as it uses scissor switches similar to what you'd find in laptop keyboards rather than the mechanical switches found in the Logitech MX Mechanical. While the typing experience doesn't feel as premium, this keyboard offers the same productivity-oriented software features to improve your overall workflow. It connects wirelessly with Bluetooth or uses Logitech's Unifying Receiver.
Since this was, for a long while, Logitech's flagship office keyboard, they put in a lot of finer details to create a nice overall product. The keycaps have a little indent in the middle, which guides your finger directly to the center to promote better typing accuracy, while the low profile keys keep your wrists flat on your work surface for support while you type. Unlike the MX Mechanical, which has a rigid metal top plate for added durability, the top plate on this keyboard only looks metal, so the keyboard is pretty lightweight while keeping a premium look.
If the Logitech MX Keys falls outside your price range, the Logitech Signature K650 is your best bet for a budget-friendly office keyboard. This full-size unit uses rubber dome switches instead of scissor or mechanical switches. Though these switches are quiet and fairly comfortable to type on, they aren't as snappy-feeling as the scissor switches in the Logitech MX Keys, and they may feel a bit mushier than you're used to if you're constantly typing on laptop keyboards.
This keyboard has quite a few built-in ergonomic features, which is pretty surprising given its budget price point. The palm rest supports your wrists nicely, while the keys themselves are deep-set into the board, so you don't have to strain your wrists upwards to reach them. Also, if you tend to eat or drink in front of your computer, this unit is a good choice since the plastic frame is all one solid piece, so no moving parts are exposed.
If you're looking for a cheaper option, and you know you don't need a bunch of extra features, fine details, and a range of wireless capabilities, we recommend the Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard. This unit is a simple plug-and-play board that doesn't offer many extra features or customization, making it a great choice if you're less tech-savvy or want a straightforward keyboard to type on.
As its name suggests, it connects using Bluetooth, but only with one device, meaning you can't pair the keyboard with, say, your tablet and your computer simultaneously. Despite its cheap price point, it has a decently solid build quality that doesn't feel cheap or flimsy. The keycaps have a grippy soft-touch covering that makes them nice to the touch, and since it's a full-size keyboard, it isn't too cramped to use.
The Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split Keyboard looks intimidating at first, but there's no reason to fear it. Once you get used to it, you'll have an extremely performant unit with a ton of ergonomic features to keep you comfortable. The wave-like shape descends into two distinct clusters of keys that help to keep your shoulders, wrists, and hands in a more natural position while you type. Plus, the attached wrist rest is plush and high quality, providing good support for your palms.
Instead of the standard incline settings, where the feet are on the top of the board, the feet are actually on the side closest to you, so when you pop them open, you tilt the board away from you, so your wrists bend downwards rather than upwards. On top of it all, this keyboard features an extremely long battery life, with the two AA batteries lasting you around two years. You can connect it with its USB receiver or with three devices at once using Bluetooth.
Maybe your work week is split between home and the office, and you'd prefer having a portable option for both workplaces; in this case, we'd recommend the NuPhy Air75. Not only is this unit incredibly lightweight and portable thanks to its thin, low-profile design, but it offers an exceptional typing experience that's both satisfying and quiet.
Additionally, its connectivity options mean you can use it just about anywhere, with just about any device. There are two toggles on the top: one to switch between operating systems and one to switch connection types and turn the keyboard off to conserve power. On that note, the keyboard's battery life lasts around 48 hours, and while this isn't exactly the longest battery life, the overall build quality and typing experience more than make up for its shorter battery life.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best keyboards for work available. We factor in the price, feedback from our visitors, and availability.
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all of our keyboard reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no keyboard is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.