Logitech K380: One Minute Review
Sometimes you need a strong mechanic keyboard it gives you that satisfying clickety-clack that only mechanical switches can deliver. Other times, you need something like the Logitech K380 – compact, versatile, the best keyboard travel with.
This multi-device, cross-platform 75% productivity keyboard manages to have a footprint equal to or even slightly smaller than most. mini keyboards🇧🇷 This, combined with its slim, lightweight build, makes it an ideal travel keyboard, something you can easily tuck into your oversized pocket. laptop bag or backpack🇧🇷
But, make no mistake: the Logitech K380 is a capable keyboard too, with a better feel and better performance than most you’ll see in less expensive laptops, as well as most options in its price range. More than just one compact keyboardits $39 (£44, AU$79) price tag will blow you away as soon as you take it for a spin – its keys are comfortable and desolate, its looks are sleek, and its features are plentiful.
So even if you buy it for the sole purpose of using it as a travel companion, it will be hard to let go of it when you get back home.
Logitech K380: price and availability
- How much does it cost? $39 (£39, AU$79)
- Where is it available? Available now
- Where can you get it? Available in the US, UK and Australia
Logitech K380: SPECIFICATIONS
Scheme: 65% mini keyboard
To exchange: Low profile scissor wrenches
Programmable keys: No
Dimensions: 4.88 x 10.98 x 0.63 in. (124 x 279 x 16mm)
RGB or Backlight: No
The Logitech K380 will cost $39 (£44, AU$79), putting it in the budget market in the US, UK and Australia. This means there’s really no need (or excuse) to scour Amazon for the cheapest keyboard and end up with a lemon that’s not only bad in quality, but also bad in typing experience.
If you are looking for a more premium product, you can opt for Logitech MX Mini keyswhich is nearly triple the price of $99 / £99 / €109. Or, if you need a full-sized fin, the Logitech Signature K650 it’s only $10/£10 more. Truth be told though, the Logitech K380 should be more than enough if you’re looking for something to help you with your everyday productivity needs.
Logitech K380: Project
- Slim, portable, very light
- Useful hotkeys you can reprogram
- Three connectivity options
Thin, portable, and quite light, the Logitech K380 will only take up 4.88 x 10.98 x 0.63 inches of the coffee table you’re parking it on for the rest of the day. That means it’s small enough that you still have room for your laptop and your cup of coffee and it doesn’t feel cramped. It is also quite light at 423g (14.92 oz) with the internal batteries.
It’s an attractive keyboard, not in a flashy way, but in a minimalist way so that you can easily imagine it on an influencer’s desk, regardless of color. And it comes in multiple colors – lemonade lavender, sand, graphite, off-white, pink. Opt for the Mac version, which is pretty much the same except it’s optimized for Mac, and you also have the Blueberry option.
Unfortunately, the Logitech K380 doesn’t come with a backlight. However, this does not interfere with its functionality. It comes with a battery indicator LED and three Bluetooth connectivity LEDs so you know which device you’re currently connected to.
Yes, it comes with three Bluetooth connectivity options and you can quickly switch from one to another using the three handy Easy-Switch buttons. Its Bluetooth 3.0 has a range of 10m (33 feet) which allows you to get far away from your device. And because it supports multiple platforms or operating systems, that device can be your laptop, iPad, phone, PC, or Apple TV.
But, what we really love here are its four hotkeys, all of which are customizable via the very easy-to-use Logi Options+. By default, these shortcut keys serve as the Home, Back, App-switch and Contextual Menu buttons. For a more seamless workflow, we strongly suggest taking the time to change the actions in them to the ones you need most. Your options are not limitless, but you can select from a number of options – from the Copy or Cut command to quick access to the Calculator app.
Logitech K380: Performance
- Low-profile scissor switches are comfortable
- Keys are small but not tight
- Decent battery life, but not rechargeable
To get that slim design made to fit in your pocket, Logitech has used its low-profile scissor switches here. These switches make the Logitech K380 incredibly comfortable and satisfying to type with.
We wouldn’t say it’s as satisfying as Apple’s Magic Keyboard. The K380’s switches have a little more resistance to them. However, it’s a fantastic keyboard to use, even during long days at work. Keep in mind that there is a slight delay here when waking up, about three to four seconds before you start typing.
Although it has a 75% layout, it manages to keep things compact by keeping the keys, which are circular or rounded, small or thin. The arrow keys are especially small. However, it’s something you’ll quickly get used to, and the keys are wide enough that you don’t feel cramped.
Unfortunately, it’s not rechargeable and requires two AAA batteries to function. This is disappointing as we like our devices wirelessly rechargeable. However, you can take comfort in the fact that it offers 24 months of battery life.
Should I buy the Logitech K380?
Don’t buy if…
Logitech K380: Bulletin
|Value||The Logitech K380 isn’t just cheap, it offers a lot for what it costs.||5/5|
|Project||Thin, portable, very light, has handy hotkeys and three connectivity options.||4.5/5|
|acting||Comfortable to type with no noticeable lag, the Logitech K380 also offers decent battery life, albeit not rechargeable.||4.5/5|
|Total||Overall, the Logitech K380 is a fantastic travel productivity keyboard that looks good, feels good, and is inexpensive.||4.5/5|
- first review November 2022
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