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Logitech K380 wireless keyboard test: practical and inexpensive

Ergonomics

The K380 is a tiny TKL keyboard (no numeric keypad) that clearly doesn’t take up any desk space (just 11 inches wide and 4.9 inches deep). It slips very easily into a bag and weighs only 423 g. The 60% format is very practical, provided you do not need to handle the numbers regularly.

The keyboard is compact and lightweight.

The keyboard is compact and lightweight.

It is also very thin with 16 mm thick and therefore does not require a palm rest. On the other hand, the angle of inclination is not adjustable, which is a shame, and there are only four non-slip feet under the keyboard. There is also an access cover for the AAA batteries, but you will not have a priori no need to change them right away since the autonomy is announced at 2 years. Finally, we find on the left edge the small on/off switch.

The K380 is very thin.

A colossal longevity which is explained in particular by the absence of backlighting. On wireless keyboards, it is generally necessary to move towards high-end models to be able to take advantage of them (MX Keys, Pro Type Ultra, keyboards gaming).

The keyboard is battery operated.

The keyboard is battery operated.

The construction is quite basic, even if the chassis seems solid. We note that the finishes are not exemplary and that the printed symbols do not look of the best quality; they may well fade over the years. It is difficult to judge the longevity of the material on a test of a few days, however.

The finishes are clearly not high-end on this model.

The finishes are clearly not high-end on this model.

The comfort of the keys is not optimal. Their flat shape does not hug the fingers as well as the concave keys of the MX Keys. We can also blame them for being a little small, but that obviously depends on the morphology of each one.

The layout of the keys is quite classic. We find the double screen printing PC / Mac, a little confusing for uninformed users, but welcome if you work on Mac. You can also connect to three different devices using Bluetooth and Easy-Switch technology by simply pressing the F1 to F3 keys – very useful if you work on several computers, between home and work, for example.

The F1 to F3 keys allow you to connect to different devices.

The F1 to F3 keys allow you to connect to different devices.

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