Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Last updated date: September 28, 2020
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In our analysis of 26 expert reviews, the Logitech Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
The stylish Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo is perfect for the home office or workplace. Ditch the touchpad for this full size keyboard and mouse. Easily connect using Logitech's plug and forget receiver—just plug it into the USB port, and you're ready to work. There's no lengthy installation procedure to slow you down. When you're on the move, the receiver stores comfortably inside the mouse. Both the keyboard and mouse included in the MK270 combo use wireless 2.4GHz connectivity to provide seamless, interruption free use. Use the keyboard within a 10 m range without dropouts or keyboard lag. All of your information is securely transmitted to your computer using 128 bit AES encryption. Work for longer with the MK270's long battery life. The keyboard can be used for up to 24 months, and the mouse for 12 months, without replacing batteries. The Logitech MK270 keyboard includes 8 hotkeys that are programmable to your most used applications to boost your productivity.
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An Overview On Wireless Keyboards
Whether you want a keyboard to use on the go with your tablet or an alternative to the computer keyboard for your desktop PC, a wireless keyboard can offer convenience without the need to deal with another cable. With the wide selection available, you can find numerous options that fit your needs.
Some wireless keyboards come without the standard number keypad for users who prefer portability and don’t need to use many shortcuts or work with spreadsheets. Others are full-size to fit the needs of gamers and professionals who rely more heavily on the number keypad.
Most wireless keyboards feature membrane keys that are quiet, have little travel and make it easy to type. Others have taller keys with mechanical switches and often target gamers.
Mechanical keyboards have a distinct “click” when you type and may feature colorful lights controlled by software. Some wireless membrane keyboards also have a backlight that is helpful for working in dimmer environments.
When shopping for a wireless keyboard, you’ll find that many use Bluetooth to connect to your device without any extra hardware. However, other wireless keyboards have a special receiver you can plug into a computer if you lack Bluetooth, and these are usually easy to install. Some Bluetooth keyboards let you easily connect to multiple devices.
Some wireless keyboards require you to replace AA or AAA batteries occasionally as they’re not rechargeable. There are also plenty of rechargeable models that charge with a USB cable and allow you to use the device while it’s charging.
You’ll also want to consider ergonomics when shopping for a wireless keyboard. If you spend many hours typing daily, consider looking for a keyboard with a built-in wrist rest. Some wireless keyboards also arrange the layout at a slight angle for comfort.
DWYM Fun Fact
Here are some interesting facts you may not have known about keyboards:
- While wireless keyboards are a modern invention, typewriters with a built-in keyboard trace all the way back to the late 1800s. These require significant force to type compared to the keyboards we use now.
- The QWERTY keyboard layout you find on most keyboards was patented way back in 1878. An alternative layout called the Dworak keyboard debuted in the 1930s, but only a small group of typists use such keyboards today.
- Computer keyboards that look like the ones we use came out in the 1970s and used mechanical switches that were noisier than most wireless keyboards on the market.
The Wireless Keyboard Buying Guide
- If you opt for a compact wireless keyboard but end up needing a dedicated number pad, you can always purchase one separately in wireless or wired versions.
- While more convenient, wireless keyboards can cause glitches where keys don’t type properly or your keyboard doesn’t seem to connect. In many cases, you can fix the issue if you disconnect and reconnect your wireless keyboard or update drivers if there are any. If these tips fail, find another computer or mobile device and try to use the keyboard on it to verify the problem is the keyboard.
- Interference can occur with wireless keyboards, especially if you have other wireless devices connected nearby. For example, USB hubs on a computer can cause interference, so try to move those away from your keyboard. A cable extender can come in handy for this issue.
- You can expect your wireless keyboard to need a good cleaning from time to time. Shaking your keyboard while you hold it upside down can help loosen debris, as can using a brush or canned air. If you have a mechanical keyboard, you can carefully remove the keys and clean underneath.
- You can often find wireless mouse and keyboard sets that work together well and may help you save money, rather than buying them separately. If these aren’t Bluetooth, then the receiver included usually allows you to connect both devices.
- Verify compatibility before you buy any wireless keyboard. For example, if you have a Mac and buy a Windows keyboard, it will likely work, but you could miss out on some features and the keyboard will have a slightly different layout. In particular, check if the keyboard requires certain drivers or software since it may only be compatible for a specific platform.