Logitech Keys-To-Go Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 20, 2020 at 09:11 am
Logitech Keys-To-Go Picture
4.7
Gaming
8.5
Mobile/Tablet
6.0
Office
4.9
Programming
4.6
Entertainment / HTPC
Connectivity Wireless
Size
Compact (60%)
Mechanical
No

The Logitech Keys-To-Go is a very small keyboard that is great to bring around when traveling. It offers a more tactile feel than typing on a phone or tablet, but doesn't quite compare to a typical typing keyboard. The keys have a very small travel distance, meaning it's quite easy to make typos. On the upside, it feels rather well-built thanks to the nice rubber coating and it's one of the quietest options available.

Our Verdict

4.7 Gaming

The Logitech Keys-To-Go isn't designed for gaming. It takes a lot of force to actuate the keys, and the latency is quite high. On top of that, it lacks backlighting and macro-programmable keys.

Pros
  • Can be used via Bluetooth on any platform.
Cons
  • Can only lay flat; no ergonomic design.
  • Mediocre typing quality.
  • High latency.
  • No programmable keys.
  • No backlighting.
8.5 Mobile/Tablet

The Logitech Keys-To-Go is a great mobile keyboard. It connects to your devices via Bluetooth and allows for a better tactile typing than on the touchscreen of your phone or tablet. It's very portable due to its small size and lightweight design. Unfortunately, you can't connect it to multiple devices. You also need to buy the right variant for your device, as there are variants for Apple devices, and another for Windows/Android.

Pros
  • Travel-friendly design.
  • Can be used via Bluetooth on any platform.
  • Excellent compatibility with various operating systems.
Cons
  • Can only lay flat; no ergonomic design.
  • Mediocre typing quality.
6.0 Office

The Logitech Keys-To-Go is a mediocre office keyboard. Its typing quality is quite sub-par due to the rubber dome switches and is quite typo-prone. On the upside, it's very quiet, but shouldn't really be used for typing during a full day at work.

Pros
  • Very quiet keyboard.
  • Can be used via Bluetooth on any platform.
  • Excellent compatibility with various operating systems.
Cons
  • Can only lay flat; no ergonomic design.
  • Mediocre typing quality.
4.9 Programming

The Logitech Keys-To-Go isn't designed to be a programming keyboard. It's hard and uncomfortable to type on because the layout feels cramped, and its scissor switches require a lot of force to actuate. Also, it lacks a multi-device pairing feature and macro-programmable keys.

Pros
  • Can be used via Bluetooth on any platform.
  • Excellent compatibility with various operating systems.
Cons
  • Can only lay flat; no ergonomic design.
  • Mediocre typing quality.
  • No programmable keys.
  • No backlighting.
4.6 Entertainment / HTPC

The Logitech Keys-To-Go is bad for use with a home theater PC. Even though it has wireless connectivity, it doesn't have a trackpad, so you'll need a separate mouse. Also, there's no backlighting, which makes it hard to see the keys in the dark.

Pros
  • Can be used via Bluetooth on any platform.
  • Excellent compatibility with various operating systems.
Cons
  • Can only lay flat; no ergonomic design.
  • Mediocre typing quality.
  • No backlighting.
  • 4.7 Gaming
  • 8.5 Mobile/Tablet
  • 6.0 Office
  • 4.9 Programming
  • 4.6 Entertainment / HTPC
  1. Updated Feb 04, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Jan 20, 2020: Review published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
0.2" (0.6 cm)
Width 9.5" (24.2 cm)
Depth
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Depth With Wrist Rest
N/A
Weight
0.41 lbs (0.186 kg)

The Logitech Keys-To-Go, like its name suggests, is a very small and portable option that is easy to bring around. It's one of the smallest keyboards we've tested so far.

7.5
Design
Build Quality
Keycap Material Rubber

Although the Logitech Keys-To-Go is small and thin, it's fairly well-built. The keyboard is covered by a rubber coating and it feels very lightweight. While the coating feels durable enough, the edges might wear off prematurely.

5.5
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Minimum Incline
Medium Incline
N/A
Maximum Incline
N/A
Wrist Rest No

This keyboard isn't made to have an ergonomic design. It lays completely flat and there's no incline setting or any wrist rest.

0
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting No
Color
No Backlighting
Individually Backlit Keys
No
Color Mixing
No Backlighting
Effects
No
Programmable
No

The keyboard doesn't have any backlighting options. It won't be ideal to type on in low-light situations. If you're looking for a mobile keyboard with backlighting, then check out the Brydge 10.2 Keyboard for Apple iPad.

Design
Cable & Connector
Detachable
Yes (Charge Only)
Length 1.3 ft (0.4 m)
Connector (Keyboard side)
Micro USB

The only cable the keyboard has is a short micro-USB charging cable.

7.5
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth Multi-Device Pairing
No
Proprietary Receiver
No
Battery Type
Rechargeable

This keyboard connects wirelessly to your source via Bluetooth. You can check your battery status with the battery button in the top right corner and recharge it with the included micro-USB cable. The manufacturer advertises a 3-month battery life if typing 2 hours on a daily basis. If you need a multi-device pairing feature, check out the Logitech K380.

Design
Extra Features
Media Keys
Dedicated
Macro Programmable Keys
No
Trackpad / Trackball No
Wheel No
USB Passthrough
No
Numpad No
Windows Key Lock
No
Lock Indicator No Indicator

This keyboard has very few extra features. It has dedicated media keys on the top row of the keyboard right above the numbers row, but unfortunately, you can't program keys to what you want, which is very disappointing. On the upside, there are also home, screenshot, quick search, and app switch buttons on the left of the media keys.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech Keys-To-Go keyboard
  • Phone holder
  • USB-A to Micro-USB charging cable
  • Manuals

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
Rubber Dome
Feel
Tactile
Operating Force
90 gf
Actuation Force
81 gf
Pre-Travel
1.1 mm
Total Travel
1.5 mm

The Logitech Keys-To-Go's rubber dome switches have very minimal travel. The keys have a small bump near the actuation point, but they feel a bit mushy, and doesn't give great feedback as to when a key is pressed. If you prefer more typical keycaps that don't require as much force, check out the Logitech K480.

5.0
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

Typing on the Logitech Keys-To-Go feels sub-par. Although the rubber finish feels nice, the keys are hard to press and don't offer any satisfactory feedback. Also, since the travel needed to register a key is rather low, this keyboard is prone to typos. On the upside, the keys feel stable but can be tiring during long periods of writing. If you want a Bluetooth keyboard that has a better overall typing experience, check out the AmazonBasics K4R or the Fintie Soft TPU Keyboard Case For iPad 7th Gen.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Very Quiet

This keyboard is near silent when typing on it. It's one of the quietest keyboards we've reviewed so far.

6.2
Typing Experience
Latency
Latency Wired
N/A
Latency Receiver
N/A
Latency Bluetooth
28.5 ms

The latency is fairly high. It should be fine for general typing, but it's not recommended for gaming.

Software and Operating System
0
Software and Operating System
Software & Programming
Software Name No Software
Account Required
No Software
Profiles
No Profile
Onboard Memory
No
Cloud Sync
No
Macro Programming
No
Ease Of Use
No Software
Software Windows Compatible
No
Software macOS Compatible
No

There's no dedicated compatible software for customization options.

8.8
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Partial
macOS Full
Linux Partial
Android Partial
iOS Full
iPadOS Full

Overall, this keyboard has great compatibility. It connects to your source via Bluetooth and can be used on any platform. However, some macOS shortcuts can't be used on Windows, Linux, and Android. Note that there are Apple and Android/Windows model variants of this keyboard. You must choose your preferred variant depending on your own devices. Our unit was Apple-compatible.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

Some Logitech Keys-To-Go are compatible with Android/Windows while others are fully compatible with Apple devices that run on iOS or iPadOS. We expect our review to be valid for both variants, but make sure to buy the right one for your devices. 

Compared To Other Keyboards

The Logitech Keys-To-Go is an excellent portable keyboard due to its compact size and Bluetooth support. However, it provides a sub-par typing experience and lacks a multi-device pairing feature, which the Logitech K380 has. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best wireless keyboards, the best iPad keyboards, and the best cheap keyboards.

Logitech K380

Overall, the Logitech K380 is a much better keyboard than the Logitech Keys-To-Go. The K380 is more comfortable to type on, and its switches require a lot less force to actuate, providing a significantly better typing experience. Also, it has multi-device pairing and is compatible with Logitech's Options software for customization. On the other hand, the Keys-To-Go has a better build quality and a built-in rechargeable battery, whereas the K380 uses disposable batteries. The K380's latency is lower, but it's still not recommended for gaming.

Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multidevice Keyboard

The Logitech Keys-To-Go is a better option than the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multidevice Keyboard if you're looking for a lightweight keyboard to bring around. It's noticeably smaller and lighter than the K480, but it can only be paired to one device at a time, while the K480 can be paired to three simultaneously. The Keys-To-Go is also rechargeable, while the K480 uses two AAA batteries. On the other hand, the Keys-To-Go has a very poor typing experience as the keys are mushy and require a lot of force to actuate.

Apple Magic Keyboard 2017

The Apple Magic Keyboard 2017 is much better than the Logitech Keys-To-Go for most uses, although the Logitech is meant more as a portable keyboard for mobile devices. The Apple provides a significantly better typing experience because it requires a lot less force to actuate the keys and gives satisfying tactile feedback. Additionally, it has better build quality and is more comfortable to type on. That said, if you're on an Android device, the only option is the Logitech because the Apple isn't compatible with it.

Fintie Soft TPU Keyboard Case For iPad 7th Gen

The Fintie Soft TPU Keyboard Case For iPad 7th Gen is a much better keyboard than the Logitech Keys-To-Go. The typing quality is much better and the ergonomics are significantly better. The Logitech has a much better build quality and it's fully compatible with macOS, while a few keys on the Fintie don't work on macOS.

iClever Tri-Folding Keyboard BK08

The iClever Tri-Folding Keyboard BK08 is a better keyboard for mobile devices and tablets than the Logitech Keys-To-Go. Its unique folding design is more portable, although it doesn't feel as durable as the Logitech's design. On the other hand, the iClever has a trackpad and can be connected to three different Bluetooth devices. Its keys also offer a slightly better typing experience than the Logitech.

AmazonBasics K4R

The AmazonBasics K4R is a better office keyboard than Logitech Keys-To-Go, which is better suited for mobile devices thanks to its Bluetooth connection. The feedback of the AmazonBasics switches is better and will be more similar to typical keyboards, while the rubberized keycaps of the Logitech are harder to press down.

Brydge 10.2 Keyboard for Apple iPad

The Brydge 10.2 Keyboard for Apple iPad is a much better keyboard than the Logitech Keys-To-Go. It has a much better typing experience, build quality, and ergonomics. It also has white backlighting for use in dark environments. The Logitech is lighter to carry around, and it's nearly silent when you're typing on it, perfect for use in a cafe or a library.

Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard

The Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard and the Logitech Keys-To-Go are very different keyboards. The K840 is a mechanical keyboard meant for desktop work because it's wired-only, while the Keys-To-Go is a compact keyboard meant for mobile use, and it has Bluetooth support. Typing feels much better on the K840 because of the mechanical switches, but choosing one over the other comes down to how you're going to use them.

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