Logitech Craft Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Sep 14, 2020 at 09:08 am
Logitech Craft Picture
7.6
Mixed usage
7.7
Gaming
6.4
Mobile/Tablet
7.9
Office
7.4
Programming
Connectivity Wireless
Size
Full-size (100%)
Mechanical
No

The Logitech Craft is a good, versatile wireless keyboard. It's ultimately very similar to the Logitech MX Keys, except it has a unique creative input dial on the top of the keyboard that can be programmed to undertake different tasks depending on the software you're using. Typing feels great, due to indentations on each key that should help reduce typos, while the tactile switches are quiet and stable. While there are programmable buttons, they're limited to a list of preset features and unfortunately, you can't set any macros. Ergonomics are only decent, as there are no adjustable incline settings, but the low profile should make for a comfortable typing experience. That said, you can pair it with up to three different devices and switch between them at the press of a button.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed usage

The Logitech Craft is a good keyboard for a wide variety of uses. It's perhaps best suited for programmers or those working in an office environment due to decent ergonomics and quiet keys. The keys have a low actuation point and a short pre-travel distance, as well as indentations in the keycaps to help reduce typos. Casual gamers should be comfortable using this keyboard as long as you're okay with not having RGB lighting or programmable macros. However, this is a mediocre choice to use with your mobile device due to its large size.

Pros
  • Unique, programmable dial.
  • Great typing experience should help minimize typos.
Cons
  • No programmable macros.
  • Limited customization options in companion software.
7.7 Gaming

The Logitech Craft is a good keyboard for casual gaming. The ergonomics are decent, despite the lack of any incline settings due to the low profile. The keys have a low amount of pre-travel and they don't need a lot of force to actuate. The creative input dial complements various Office and Adobe software as well. That said, while there is a white backlight, there's no RGB lighting and you can't set any macros.

Pros
  • Bluetooth-compatible.
  • A comfortable low profile.
Cons
  • No programmable macros.
  • No RGB.
  • No incline settings.
6.4 Mobile/Tablet

The Logitech Craft is a mediocre choice for use with your mobile or tablet. While it's not designed to function as a keyboard for tablets or smartphones, it does have Bluetooth support and can be paired with multiple devices. That being said, it's rather large and bulky, making it very difficult to travel with.

Pros
  • Bluetooth-compatible.
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy design.
7.9 Office

The Logitech Craft is a very good keyboard for office use. It has decent ergonomics due to its low profile, which makes up for the lack of a wrist rest and adjustable incline settings. The typing experience is great due to the keys' low travel distance and minimal force needed to actuate them. Also, the keys are very quiet and shouldn't disturb anyone around you.

Pros
  • Unique, programmable dial.
  • Great typing experience should help minimize typos.
  • A comfortable low profile.
Cons
  • Limited customization options in companion software.
  • No incline settings.
7.4 Programming

The Logitech Craft is a decent keyboard for programming. The satisfactory ergonomics and solid build complement the great typing experience. However, there are no programmable macros and the companion software doesn't work on Linux.

Pros
  • Unique, programmable dial.
  • Great typing experience should help minimize typos.
  • A comfortable low profile.
Cons
  • No programmable macros.
  • Limited customization options in companion software.
  • No incline settings.
  • 7.6 Mixed usage
  • 7.7 Gaming
  • 6.4 Mobile/Tablet
  • 7.9 Office
  • 7.4 Programming

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
0.8" (1.9 cm)
Width 16.9" (43.0 cm)
Depth 5.9" (14.9 cm)
Weight 2.1 lbs (1.0 kg)

The Logitech Craft keyboard features a full-sized, wireless design. Despite its top panel that houses the unique wheel, the keyboard is about the same size as the Logitech MX Keys. For a smaller alternative, check out the Logitech K780.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is great. The frame is made of both metal and plastic, with only a little bit of flex. The keycaps have circular grooves indented into the plastic, which should result in a better typing experience. The dial found on the top left-hand side of the keyboard is made of metal and doesn't feel flimsy or cheap.

7.0
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Incline Settings
0
Wrist Rest No

The ergonomics on the Logitech Craft keyboard are decent. It's a straight keyboard with no incline settings or wrist rest; however, due to the low profile, most people should still find typing comfortable. There are rubber grips under the keyboard to prevent it from sliding as long as you don't apply too much force.

9.7
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting Yes
Color White
Brightness Settings
Yes
Individually Backlit Keys
Yes

The Logitech Craft advanced keyboard has outstanding backlighting capabilities. While there are no RGB settings and the backlight is limited to white-only, it lines up with the more professional design of the keyboard. It detects your hands as soon as they go over the keyboard, which automatically activates the backlight.

Design
Cable
Detachable
Yes (Charge Only)
Length 4.5 ft (1.4 m)
Connector (Keyboard side) USB type-C

The Logitech Craft charges with a detachable USB-C cable, which is included.

10
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Proprietary Receiver
Yes
Multi-Device Pairing
3
Battery Type
Rechargeable

The Logitech Craft wireless keyboard has outstanding wireless versatility, as it can be used over Bluetooth or its proprietary receiver and can be paired with up to three devices.

Design
Extra Features
Media Keys
Hot Keys
Macro Programmable Keys
No
Extra Controls
Wheel
USB Passthrough
No
Numpad Yes
Windows Key Lock
No

The Logitech Craft keyboard has a unique dial on the top left-hand side of the keyboard. Depending on how you use it, it can perform a variety of tasks. It can adjust volume, scroll through tabs in a browser, and can be set to control various tools in programs like Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. Furthermore, there are media hotkeys on the top of the keyboard and the f-keys can be reprogrammed in the companion software.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech Craft keyboard
  • User manual
  • Unifying receiver
  • Charging cable

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
Scissor
Feel
Tactile
Actuation Force
34.0 gf
Pre-Travel
1.26 mm
Total Travel
1.90 mm

This keyboard uses scissor switches that have a pronounced tactile bump and a very low pre-travel distance. The keys have a low actuation point and don't need a lot of force to register. It feels very similar to the Logitech MX Keys.

8.0
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

The Logitech Craft keyboard's typing quality is impressive. Despite the low profile of the keyboard, the tactile keys themselves are quite stable and very quiet. The circle grooves should help keep typos to a minimum.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Very Quiet

Typing noise is very quiet and shouldn't bother anyone around you.

Software and Operating System
5.9
Software and Operating System
Software
Software Logitech Options
Account Required
No
Profiles
6+
Onboard Memory
No
Cloud Sync
Yes
Backlight Programming
No
Macro Programming
No
Software Windows Compatible
Yes
Software macOS Compatible
Yes

The Logitech Craft uses the Logitech Options software to reprogram your f-keys and customize the dial. The keyboard works on both Windows and macOS and the software allows you to sync your settings to the cloud. Unfortunately, you can't program macros and there's no onboard memory.

8.5
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Full
macOS Partial
Linux Partial
Android Partial
iOS Partial
iPadOS Partial

This keyboard has great compatibility. While it's fully compatible with Windows, some buttons, such as 'insert' and 'screenshot', don't work on macOS.

Compared to other keyboards

The Logitech Craft keyboard is a very good choice for office work. It's incredibly similar to the Logitech MX Keys, except that it includes a unique dial on the top left-hand side of the board that allows for specific interactions, such as controlling audio levels and browsing multiple tabs. The typing experience is great due to the low pre-travel distance and the tactile keys are quiet, which is great if you're bringing it to the office. See our recommendations for the best keyboards, the best wireless keyboards, and the best keyboards for writers.

Logitech MX Keys

The Logitech MX Keys is a better wireless keyboard than the Logitech Craft. The two keyboards offer a very similar experience. While the MX Keys lacks the Craft's unique dial, it may represent a better value for some people.

Apple Magic Keyboard

The Logitech Craft is a better wireless keyboard than the Apple Magic Keyboard. The Logitech has a white backlight, supports multi-device pairing, and works with its proprietary receiver, as opposed to the Apple keyboard, which only works via Bluetooth. That said, the Apple keyboard is much more portable, making it easy to travel with.

Logitech K780

The Logitech Craft is a better wireless keyboard than the Logitech K780. The Craft has a white backlight, has a rechargeable battery, and has a detachable charging cable. On the other hand, the K780 is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS and is a bit quieter than the Craft.

Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED is a better wireless keyboard than the Logitech Craft. The G915 is a much better gaming keyboard, with full RGB backlighting, dedicated macros, and compatibility with superior companion software. That said, the Logitech Craft offers a better typing experience and can be paired with more devices at once.

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