Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard Review
The Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard has a feature beyond many Bluetooth keyboards, the ability to change the device you connect to using a pre-programmed dial. No Bluetooth adaptor is included in the box, so the connecting device will either need a Bluetooth adaptor or a pre-purchased connector.
Size wise, the keyboard is similarly sized as a 12” laptop. The keys are well spaced and whilst making a clackety sound when used, the key strokes are true and functional.
The Bluetooth connection to a Surface Pro4 is fast. Same when testing with an ASUS Tablet and a Moto G5 Mobile phone. Whilst not tested, Logitech claims the K480 can also be connected to Apple MacOS and iOS devices.
Whilst the keyboard is sold promoting the usability with mobile devices, the Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard is not a mobile keyboard. The keyboard weighs 810 grammes with batteries (2 x AAA batteries), most of the weight seems to be used to ensure a strong base to hold mobile phones and tablets within a rubber groove at the top of the keyboard. Because of this weight, when a tablet is added, the combination is more than many lightweight laptops (however would be less weight than a budget 15.6” laptop).
I’ve seen the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard priced between €50-€90. At €50 is not a bad option. I would have been very disappointed if I had paid any more for the keyboard, as without the benefit of portability, the keyboard loses a lot of its appeal.