Logitech is probably the first name that pops up in everyone’s mind when you think of getting a Keyboard. They have keyboards in every price bracket.
The Logitech K380 is my fifth Keyboard from the company that I bought for my usage. Before this, I used the Logitech MK240 Keyboard and Mouse combo, and I bought it because my previous MK240 Stopped working. My 2-year-old just took the nano dongle out from the CPU, and I could never find it.
I was eagerly looking to buy the Logitech K380 for the last two years, but sadly it wasn’t avaialble anywhere. In 2021, when I casually searched for it, it was available. and I bought it without even blinking.
It was listed on Amazon now and then, but it never appeared for me since I gave up on finding it.
Anyway, It’s a fantastic keyboard with excellent built quality. You are paying the double what the Logitech MK240 is avaialble in a combo.
The Logitech K380 uses Bluetooth to connect it to up to 3 devices. It has three buttons in yellow color, which lets you pair it with different devices.
What’s in the box
The box is pretty minimal. You only get the Keyboard, along with two AAA batteries in the battery compartment, with a small tag to prevent the connection so that the batteries are new when you start using it.
As I said, you are paying double what the MK240 is available for, so you can feel it when you take it out of the box. It’s still plastic but has an excellent feel of it.
The keys are round, instead of the squared ones on every other Keyboard. I first thought it would be a little distracting or challenging to type, but the typing experience is also pretty great.
There is a fair amount of weight to the Keyboard, which makes it sit on the desk properly, without sliding when you are typing. It is also because of the rubber point on the bottom, which prevents it from sliding.
It is thicker on the top/front and thinner on the back/bottom, making the Keyboard properly house the AAA batteries and making the Keyboard a little elevated to improve the typing experience.
As Logitech claimed, the AAA batteries can last for up to 18 months, but there is also an ON/OFF button on the left side.
Windows, Mac and Android Support
Since it is a multi device Keyboard, they keys have proper signs on them to make it easy for you to use with all three major platforms. Like the alt key has also cmd written on it, the start key has alt/option wirtten on it. So that it’s easier for you to use it with Mac.
It also has other keys that work with Android. The tab key has screenshot icon, that works with the fn key. And there is also window preview key, also a right click/long press function.
How to Pair
The Logitech K380 can be paired with three devices, and the dedicated Bluetooth key makes it easy to switch between them.
Turn on the Keyboard by sliding the on/off button on the left side of the Keyboard. Then press and hold the Bluetooth 1 key on the top left. The LED light starts blicking means it is in pairing mode.
Find the Logitech K380 on your Device’s Bluetooth and connect to it.
You can follow the steps to connect to up to three devices and use different bluetooth buttons on the Logitech K380 keyboard each time.
When you have to use the Keyboard with a device, press the Bluetooth button to connect to it, and you are good to go.
Typing Experience with Windows
The layout of the Keyboard is made for Windows. The ctrl key is on the extreme left bottom, making it easy to use keyboard shorts that require a ctrl press.
The start key doesn’t have the Windows logo but works as intended, and the mute and volume keys work on all platforms.
Typing Epxerience with Mac
The Keyboard on MacBooks are so well made that it’s not easy to find an alternative.
I’ve previously tried using the Logitech MK240 with my mac, but it wasn’t a great experience. This is probably why I could never use my Macbook in Clamshell mode because the keyboard experience wasn’t the same.
Logitech K380 has allowed me to use my MacBook in Clamshell Mode, aka Closed Display Mode, and thanks to the Magic Trackpad 2, it is almost like using the MacBook Laptop with a giant 43-inc screen.
The best Keyboard for Mac would still be the Magic Keyboard, but the Logitech K380 is pretty close, both in quality as well as experience. Aesthetically, it’s better than having the Magic Keyboard if you want the Space Grey Magic Trackpad.
Typing Experience with Android/ Chromebook
I love using it with my Lonovo Chromebook Duet because it makes the Chromebook more usable for long typing sessions. I can now take my Chromebook Duet to my flat’s balcony and writing articles on it like I am doing right now.
Although the Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a pretty fantastic device, clubbing it with the Logitech K380 makes it even better.
Should you buy it?
There is no reason not to buy the Keyboard. If you own multiple devices/computers, this is a must buy. One Keyboard on your desk cn is used for typing on all your devices. Isn’t it cool?