Your 7-Inch or 9-Inch tablet can substitute for a laptop; you just need a portable Bluetooth keyboard. In this article, the GS team presents a detailed review of most recommended portable Bluetooth Keyboard in the Indian market. Here you read a review of iBall, Logitech, and iConnect wireless Keyboard.
►iBall Mini Bluekey Bluetooth Keyboard
If your budget is low and you still want some accessory with modern features, iBall is the only brand you should be looking for. I can prove this with a real case study.
Some three years ago, on my friend’s suggestion, I went to Nehru Place (Delhi) to buy a set of wireless keyboard and mouse. I had 1000 rupees in my pocket, but good quality sets were available only above 1500 rupees. Wandering there for a while, I finally found a shop selling mostly iBall made products. A big relief for me when I got a wireless mouse and keyboard set for just 950 rupees.
Since we are discussing the best wireless keyboards for portable devices, it was obvious for my team to see what iBall has to offer. The features of iBall Mini Bluekey BT keyword have really surprised my team. Thanks to an attractive price of 1275 rupees, this keyboard has already attracted many customers in the recent months. You should definitely try it.
Can we trust iBall: Six out of 10 iBall customers will complain about poor built quality and unprofessional customer service. Therefore, I am not saying trust the brand rather it all depends on product-to-product basic. I have bought an iBall TV tuner recently, in fact, the best choice in the market today. I do think no other company can make such competent device at such a low price.
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→Compact Design and Very Comfortable in Typing
Search on the internet and you will find hundreds of wireless keyboards set. Most of them are huge in size mostly suitable for desktop & laptop use. Yes, we can use them for small screen devices but that will not be an ideal use.
For a smartphone and tablet, we need more compact & portable input device with the same wireless technology. IBall has successfully addressed this issue in the product, which we are discussing here.
The Mini Bluekey BT keyboard is a lightweight as well as a nicely built compact device. Here, iBall has brilliantly crushed its size without making it less user-friendly. You will like typing as the keys offer very good tactile feedback. You will need at least a week to get used to with length, width, and the individual keys on this efficient keyboard.
Easy Setup and Typing: To use this iBall Keyboard, first you will have to pair it with a small screen device using its Bluetooth connectivity. The pairing process is really easy.
Especially in Bluetooth connectivity, real-time input recognition is a concern sometimes. Coming to this iBall keyboard, there is no time gap in typing and input registration on the attached device. In fact, the strokes appeared on my android smartphone the moment I pressed a key.
This device is also compatible with laptops and desktops.
→This Bluetooth Keyboard has an Impressive Battery Life
The iBall Mini keyboard offers good power back. A set of two AAA batteries will easily last for more than three months. This is an impressive thing considering the keyboard connects through Bluetooth 3.0 technology, which is known for sucking fuel at a faster rate.
- Beautiful and sleek design
- Offers wireless range of 10 meters
- Long battery life
- Highly compact setup
Cons: Extra-soft keys
Verdict: Everything on this keyboard seems to be good and in balance with its price. However, I am not very sure about its build quality and durability. The manufacturer promises one year of service warranty, but we all know how Indian brands perform when it comes after sales service.
|Dimensions||28.5 X 12 X 1.85 cm|
|Battery Life||180 Hours|
►Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard
Touch devices like smartphones and tablets have come a long way. Today, we use mobile phones not for just calling but also for searching on the web, filling online forms and paying bills. Powerful tablets like Microsoft’s Surface Pro, iPad Air, and other 10-inch tablets are now replacing laptops to be a primary device to watch movies and play games.
When it comes to productivity related stuff, these touch devices offer limited functionality. In fact, typing on a touch panel is not very convenient. In a crowd of unprofessional and cheap products, the good thing is many reputed brands are now launching some serious accessories to solve this problem.
The Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard proves my claim here. It is available in the Indian electronic market for around 2,000 rupees and can be paired with multiple devices together.
Attractive Looks: I must say Logitech has put lots of hard work while designing this input gadget. You can buy it in your favorite color from multiple color variants. Better, you choose the color of your smartphone. The build materials used in the making are of much high quality and will last for many years to come.
I was expecting it to be a lightweight device, but the keyboard is a bit heavier and large. Users might feel a bit uncomfortable to keep it on lap.
→Comfortable Typing on this Portable Keyboard
Logitech has placed Chiclet-style keys on this device that offer a good amount of travel. They are easy to press and give a soft feel. It is a perfect solution for long typing sessions, as your fingers will not get tired. Moreover, the depression at the center of buttons allows the fingertips to automatically slide in.
Pairs with Multiple Devices: The main selling point of this keyboard is the capability to connect with up to three devices simultaneously. With the help of a special button provided on the top left side, users can pair their devices in just a few seconds. The rotating knob on the left side is for changing the active device. I am sure you will not complain, why the keyboard takes about two seconds to shift the connection from one device to another.
→Two Years of Battery Life on Logitech Keyboard
This keyboard runs on two AAA batteries. A single set of batteries will last around two years. Therefore, maintenance cost of this Logitech Keyboard almost none.
Slot to Attach Devices: A much wide slot on the front allows the users to place their smartphones and tablets in standing position. This slot is wide enough to fit in three smartphones or a single 10-inch tablet. However, the lack of a trackpad limits the usability. Moreover, you can connect it to only those platforms that offer Bluetooth connectivity.
- 2 years of battery life
- Great build quality
- Can connect up to 3 devices
- Wide slot to place smartphones and tablets
- Spacious design
- No unifying receiver
- Lacks trackpad
Verdict: From this discussion, we can conclude the Logitech keyboard is not for everyone. I would recommend it to only those who use their entire day sitting in front of a desktop or using a tablet. One more Logitech keyboard review is waiting for you towards the end of this article. Do check them before taking a buy call.
|Dimensions||195 X 299 X 20 mm|
|Battery Life||2 Years|
►iConnect World Ultra-thin Keyboard
Have you heard of iConnect World? Even I do not have any information about this brand. For all I know, it is a small manufacturer sells affordable smartphone accessories in the market. While doing research for this article, my team came across the iConnect World Ultrathin Keyboard. This device blew my mind on the very first look and I decided to do a review on it right away. It mimics the design language of Apple’s Magic Keyboard and is available for an amount of 1,249 rupees.
Sleek Design and Premium Finish: The outer shell of this keyboard comes painted in a whitish aluminum finish, which is a trademark of Apple products. It gives an appealing feel to the eyes and looks great sitting on a table. Interestingly, this keyboard is quite thin and designed so well that it sits perfectly one a flat surface.
Poor Build Quality: Being a budget product, this keyboard does not offer the best build quality possible. Made with some cheap materials, I am sure it will not last long. Moreover, I am also sure the nice looking white paint will be eroded over time.
Users will find the keyboard not very comfortable in daily use. Its keys are made according to the butterfly mechanism that the MacBook 2015 features. This mechanism has been criticized all across the world. Moreover, for free-hand in typing, you will have to spend a good amount of time with this poorly designed iConnect input device.
→This Keyboard Supports iOS and Android Devices
This device is based on Bluetooth technology and supports all Android and iOS devices. It is also compatible with Windows laptops and desktops. However, we cannot guarantee whether it will work with Mac OS.
- Decent battery backup
- Attractive design
- Can be used with smartphones and tablets
- Build quality is not up to the mark
- Not comfortable
Verdict: The iConnect keyboard is not very user-friendly. It is a good choice for those users who want a keyboard that looks great on a table. I am sure looks is not your priority.
|Dimensions||30.2 x 12.8 x 3.3 cm|
|Battery Life||1 Month|
►Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard – My Pick
The Logitech K480 is a good device, but not very comfortable in use. The slot at the rear increases the overall size making it hard to place on a table. Logitech also knows about this, which is why it has launched a new multi-device Bluetooth keyboard K380 recently.
K380 is similar to K480 in functionality but has a different outer shell, functionality, and better performance. You can take this device home for around 2,000 rupees.
Much Comfortable To Use: Logitech has made this keyboard a bit thicker at the rear in order to make the setup comfortable in use for the users. Its round buttons may look a little weird but help a lot in typing. The keyboard is small enough that you will be able to fit it in smallest of places.
→This Bluetooth Keyboard comes wit Multi-Device Connectivity
Just like the K480, this device is also capable of pairing with multiple devices at the same time. Logitech has tried to save some space by not placing the pairing knob on the left side. To change the active device, you will have to use the first three function buttons that come painted in yellow color.
Moreover, It comes without a unifying receiver, so you will not be able to connect it with devices lacking Bluetooth connectivity.
Lasts For 2 Years on Single Set of Batteries: This Logitech product is overpriced now, but in a long run, it will save you money. Like Logitech K480 keyboard, a pair of two AAA batteries powers it. Moreover, it is a slow consumer of battery fuel offers whopping two years of unbelievable power backup.
- Superb battery life
- Pairs with up to 3 devices
- Durable outer shell
- User-friendly design
Cons: No unifying receiver
Verdict: The Logitech K380 is the best wireless keyboard you can buy now. It offers great battery life and supports pairing with three devices together. You can also use it with a desktop and a laptop. Read also The Best Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo for Laptop.
|Dimensions||124 X 279 X 16 mm|
|Battery Life||2 Years|