(Review) Logitech K230 Wireless Keyboard – Budget keyboard Under Rs. 1000?
As you know Laptop keyboards are not good for long and heavy use. Some of the keys will start to give troubles after few months or years of usage. At last, only the option that remained is buying an external keyboard to save other keys for future use 😛 In my case also same. So recently I bought a Logitech K230 wireless keyboard which is the clever little keyboard has all the standard keys so that you can save lots of space without missing anything. It is very compact keyboard compared to other keyboards. So here is my opinion after 3 weeks of usage.
I was looking for a budget wireless keyboard to use with my laptop. This keyboard turned out to be exactly same what was looking for! Here are some Pros and Cons of this keyboard.
|Cheap, Compact, lightweight||No LED indicator for num lock, caps lock and on/off|
|Excellent wireless capability||Slightly smaller in size (maybe problem for desktop users)|
|Good build quality under this price tag||Small Up/down keys, Some function keys are missing like Fn|
|Sleek & Customizable design with 3 cover strips||Not for gaming|
|128-bit AES encryption to protect information||Nothing much 😛|
With the advanced 2.4 GHz wireless, you can move around freely, managing your work with ease as this keyboard allows a proximity range of 10 m/33 feet with your system. The wireless connection virtually eliminates delays, dropouts, and interference and gives you the range of up to 10 meters. 128-bit AES encryption helps protect your information by encrypting data transfer between the keyboard and receiver with one of the highest levels of data encryption available. No need of any extra setup, you just need to plug in the receiver to start using the keyboard.
Design & Comport-
This is very impressive looking keyboard under this budget and the design is aesthetically pleasing. As I mentioned before the keyboard is compact and lightweight to carry around. The keys are very soft and work fine without any lag and there is no much click sound. This keyboard is ready to last for 12 to 24 months with single time battery replacement and the Logitech has given a premium feel with this compact sized keyboard. On the back side, you will find the on/off button. The keys are not backlit but they are good at this price and they won’t make any noise. When I unboxed and picked up this keyboard, I’m very happy with the tiny size and impressive design. As this keyboard comes with additional 3 strips to cover the battery slot with different colors blue, pink and white. So that the look of the product can be easily changed by replacing different color strips on the left-side battery panel.
This keyboard has good battery backup with auto sleep mode and additionally you have an option of on/off button to save battery while not in use. You never had to change the battery for every 4-5 months. As company mentioned, the battery lasts for 24 months with single time battery replacement.
However, when we talk about the cons of this keyboard, the keys are not that much silent as Logitech advertised. Moreover, there is no LED indicator for caps lock, num lock buttons which is preferred by many people. As we mentioned earlier this is not good for gaming as the keys are very small enough to control the games.
|Package Dimensions||39.4 x 13.2 x 3.2 cm|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||2 years|
|Included Components||Keyboard, Nano-receiver, 2 AAA batteries and User documentation|
If you are not a gamer then this keyboard is excellent for a moderate use with the premium feel. If you own or planning to buy a Logitech mouse or any other Logitech wireless device then you can easily use that device along with same Nano receiver with the Logitech’s Unifying software. You will get 3 years warranty Logitech along with quality support. This is the best keyboard within this price range if you’re a laptop user. The compact design allows you to carry it even in a backpack. It can fit in your laptop without any problem. If you want to buy a keyboard for the desktop then it is better option to increase the budget and go for something better.