Logitech’s ultra-slim Keys to Go Bluetooth keyboard caught my eye recently at the London Drugs Tech Conference in Whistler. I’m already a happy owner of Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, so I wanted to see how the two would compare in terms of functionality and portability.
Both work with Bluetooth and can can operate about three months (when used about two hours a day) on a fully-charged battery. I unpacked the Keys to Go out of the box and plugged it in using the included micro-USB charging cable. In under three hours, the first-time charge was good to go for a test drive.
The keyboard’s status light will turn solid green when done charging and the Bluetooth status light turns blue when pairing.
Hot keys include switch application, switch language, virtual keyboard, screen shot, and play/pause, next track, mute, volume up, etc. for audio control. Five function keys sort out the basics (cut, copy, paste, text select left, text select right).
Keys to Go will enter sleep mode if powered on and not used for two hours. Wake it again by pressing any key.
Height: 137 mm (5.39”)
Width: 242 mm (9.53”)
Depth: 6 mm (0.24”)
Weight: 180 g (6.35 oz)
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android 4.1 and higher, Windows 7 and higher
The touch is obviously softer than the hard plastic Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, and while most keys were responsive, I found myself having to occasionally touch a letter a bit harder in order for it to appear in my notes on the iPad.
While the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is a two-party cover that detaches to allow the iPad to fit into a grooved slot on the keyboard, the Keys to Go will work on any flat surface and is lighter in weight.
Keys to Go will work with a smart phone so if you’re in meetings or class, this little keyboard’s pretty handy to take around! Tuck it into a purse or briefcase and you’re ready to work just about anywhere.
One thing we’d love to see a soft pouch included in the box. My husband immediately noted that it was lacking a case!
Logitech’s Keys to Go is available in red, teal, dark blue and black, comes with a one-year limited hardware warranty and retails for CAD $79.99.