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Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard Review

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If you love working on the go and you want to pack light, the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard might just be what you need. Packing a tablet or smartphone alongside this K480 could potentially be all you need to draft and send out emails, work documents and scroll through all your social media feeds with ease.

Design

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Compact and aesthetic, the K480 is a lightweight bluetooth keyboard weighing 820g, but it actually feels a lot lighter than that thanks to its ergonomic design.

It’s not the tiniest keyboard around at 195 mm by 299 mm, but it’s compact enough for 99% of the backpacks or sling bags there are out there.

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The round keys on the K480 makes it look pretty cute and urbanistic. The yellow streak found on the top that lets you place your tablet or smartphone looks extremely modern and stylish. A simple lightning line was all it took to separate this keyboard from the rest.

Functionality

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Setting up the keyboard is extremely easy to be honest. For an Android and Windows user, tapping the “PC” button will help you connect it seamlessly to your device of choice and you can pair up to 3 devices to the keyboard and switch between them with a toggle.

The keyboard feels very comfortable to use. I absolutely love the way keystrokes flowed on the K480.

If you have never used an external keyboard for your smartphone or tablet before, the K480 might take some time to get used to. The shortcuts can be quite nifty once you’ve mastered them well.

Connectivity

The bluetooth connectivity of the K480 keyboard was nothing short of awesome. It linked up with my devices swiftly and the connection wasn’t choppy at all. The steady and smooth usage of the K480 makes the user experience really awesome.

Battery Life

With 2 AAA batteries inside the K480, the Logitech wireless keyboard has an insane battery life of up to 2 years. I can’t attest to this since I’ve only been using the K480 for a couple of days, but it’s definitely awesome no doubt.

Verdict

Some people feel as if the K480 is somewhat of a budget keyboard since it is one of Logitech’s cheaper keyboards, but I can’t help but disagree. It’s true that at $65, the K480 is indeed affordable. Some say the plastic body of the K480 makes it feel cheap, but I think it’s most definitely sturdy enough.

Maybe it doesn’t feel premium, for lack of a better word, but I have 0 complains about the K480’s build. The rubber trough that lets you fit your phone and tablet in is superbly-designed. Never once did my phone or tablet fall out from it.

Should you get the K480? If you hate typing with your thumbs and want to convert your smartphone or tablet into a lightweight workstation, most definitely.

 

Zayne Seah
A tech geek going beyond specs.

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