We rank the best keyboards on the market based on wireless capability, battery life, affordability, and most importantly comfort. Prolonged typing can and will injure you without a comfortable ergonomic keyboard, but for those who do not need prolonged use we have included standard form keyboards as well.
There is so much to love about the Sculpt system by Microsoft, especially if you are a long time user of split style ergonomic keyboards. This wireless modern rendition of the Microsoft Natural 4000 series is a fresh update and keeps hands and wrists comfortable. We highly recommend it if you are in to the style, but sadly compared to the old 4000 series there are some annoyances including a very awkward mouse and the standard six key arrangement of Insert to Page Down is moved around.
This is the only mobile bluetooth keyboard on our list because we just didn’t see the point of including any others. Anker is a fantastic brand which we have recommended in numerous other categories. Their slim bluetooth keyboard is available in black and white and works with nearly all popular tablets; this includes the iPad 2 all the way up until modern Galaxy tabs. We love this keyboard and its battery life.
This is a long shot and should really just be used in a pinch or to impress friends, but we wanted to include simply because it is cool modern tech. The projection based keyboard tracks your movement across the image of a keyboard it projects on to your surface. While this does work well for slow moving hands, once you start hitting over 60wpm you will start having inaccuracy as well. Otherwise this is a nifty travel device and can be used to impress your friends.
We are only including this one gaming keyboard on our list because we plan to release another top ten dedicated to gaming keyboards. Until then, we find this will cover the needs of the vast majority of gamers. The Cooler Master Storm Devastator is an extremely affordable keyboard and mouse combo with great looking blue backlight. It’s ergonomic for long gaming sessions. The keyboard is not a true mechanical, but instead something of a hybrid that still provides decent tactile feedback.
We love how this solar powered keyboard by Logitech looks and feels. It’s sort of like the Casio calculator of the 1980s matched with sleek modern goodness. On a functional level, the solar power is great. Replacing batteries is such a pain in the rear for keyboards. To never have to do it is a luxury. The keys are also somehow curved on this keyboard making it a pleasure to type on.
Here is another wireless Logitech keyboard that we love to use. This is the K360, and it is quite glossy indeed. At a very budget friendly price this will look good on just about any desk. The range on this keyboard is also fantastic if you want to take it with you as you leave the room. In other words, it doubles as a gigantic remote for your computer’s volume. Overall, we just really like the design and the price.
Amazon is serious about establishing their brand of consumer electronics. The AmazonBasics keyboard is just awesome. It has the same, if not better, build quality of the Logitech K360 we were just playing with but it comes in at half the price. Sure it doesn’t have wireless, but the keys are more tactile and properly spread. You never have to deal with battery replacements and it has all the hotkeys you need for volume, calculator, and more.
The Logitech Wireless WAVE is something of a classic keyboard. It has survived the test of time, and even now makes our fresh top ten list. It’s simply one of the most comfortable keyboards out there. We tested the combo kit here that also comes with a cheap mouse, but the star of the show is the keyboard. Battery life is incredible, comfort is great, and it’s hard to beat Logitech’s legendary warranty support should you ever have an issue.
Of course the most comfortable keyboard is still, the reigning champion, Microsoft Natural 4000. If you have never used a split keyboard then your wrists don’t know what they are missing, which is essentially a world of no pain. There is no need to get freaked out by the design, your hands and brain will adapt and thank you. If you use keyboards for prolonged periods of time, do yourself a favor and at least try one of these out at a Best Buy. Then pick it up on Amazon for a third of the price once you are convinced.
When balancing price, features, and comfort there is no better keyboard than the Logitech Wireless K400. It simply has it all, and although it is not the best at anything it is great at everything. The battery life is great, the wireless range is great, the comfort is as good as a non-split keyboard can be, and you will find yourself using the touchpad all the time. The only tiny downside is that this is not for prolonged use (ie. 8 hours per day), in that case you need number 2 on our list.