The best wireless keyboards

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6 of the best wireless keyboards to buy
It’s rare that we even consider a new keyboard, but a good one can transform the way you use your laptop or PC — not to mention make a tablet twice as useful. Wired USB keyboards have their place, but wireless models are much more versatile. Whether they work through Bluetooth or a proprietary wireless connection; you can use them at a distance and with multiple computers and devices; and some are just as at home with a tablet as a desktop PC. So if you want to speed up your typing or give your fingers an easier time, tech expert Stuart Andrews selects six of the best.
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Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Wireless Keyboard
eBay loves: The flat keys and light, crisp action.
Watch out for: The layout doesn’t suit Android tablets or Windows PCs.
RRP: £59

It’s the standard keyboard that ships with every new iMac, but the Apple Wireless Keyboard also works with the Mac Mini, the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air — and can supplement the virtual keyboard on an iPad, too. It’s a superb keyboard, pairing reliably with an iPad or your Mac via Bluetooth, and runs for months on a pair of AA batteries. The ‘Scrabble tile’ keys have a light, responsive action, and it hits a near-perfect balance between comfort and compactness. If you use Windows, you’ll find some keys in the wrong place and others missing altogether (most notably the Windows key), but this is the best Mac-friendly keyboard around.
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Microsoft Wedge
Microsoft Wedge
eBay loves: The keyboard cover that keeps your tablet propped up ready for work.
Watch out for: Windows-specific keys that don’t suit iOS or Android.
RRP: £79.99

If you have a Windows tablet, the Microsoft Wedge is the best Bluetooth keyboard you can buy. Only 10.5-inches wide, it’s an unusually compact model, and is light enough to take everywhere you go. A clip-on rubberised plastic cover adds protection and it pairs with most Bluetooth devices in a minute — though some of the function keys are Windows-specific. Despite its size, it has a very usable layout and the typing action has a satisfying bounce. What’s more, the cover doubles as a stand, turning your tablet into a miniature desktop PC in a jiffy. It’s a better keyboard than the clip-on Surface covers and good enough for use with a desktop PC.
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Logitech Wireless Touch K400
Logitech Wireless Touch K400
eBay loves: Replacing the keyboard and mouse with just one device.
Watch out for: The trackpad is responsive, but no good for games
RRP: £34.99

If your laptop or PC is plugged into the TV, or you want a wireless keyboard that doesn’t need a separate pointing device, the Logitech Wireless Touch K400 might be for you. It cunningly combines a compact keyboard with a large two-button trackpad and media player controls, so you can control every function of your PC from several feet away. It works over a 2.4GHz wireless connection with a plug-in USB adapter and although the keyboard’s spongy feel is more solid than stellar, it’s good enough for most purposes. For convenience, though, it’s hard to beat.
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Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard
Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard
eBay loves: The wrist supports and ergonomic shape.
Watch out for: Bigger and bulkier than most wireless keyboards.  
RRP: £59.99

If typing leaves your fingers aching and your wrists seizing up, it might be time to find a keyboard that better fits your hand. The Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard has a standard layout, but its contoured design promotes a more natural typing position. The cushioned (and detachable) wrist rest gives ample support and the keys are designed to rest right at your fingertips. There’s even a split spacebar that can double as a Backspace key. The Sculpt Comfort Keyboard will run for months from a pair of AA batteries and connects easily over a 2.4GHz wireless connection with a USB adapter. Don’t be put off by its peculiar looks — your fingers will thank you long-term.
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Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard
Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard
eBay loves: Having one keyboard that can type on all your tablets.
Watch out for: You’ll need the function keys to access some often-used controls.
RRP: £89.99

You have a PC, an Android tablet and an iPad, can one keyboard really rule them all? Amazingly, yes — the Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard. A slick, compact unit in brushed aluminium, it has a brilliant one-touch button for switching between different Bluetooth devices and while the layout is Windows-specific, it adapts well to Android or iOS. But that’s just the beginning. The keys are backlit for typing in the dark and a proximity sensor shuts off the illumination to saves power when you’re not typing. Impressively versatile, this might be the only keyboard you’ll ever need.
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Cherry DW8000
Cherry DW8000
eBay loves: The brushed-aluminium style and spacious design.
Watch out for: Paying extra for what might be an unwanted mouse.
RRP: £74.99

It’s hard to find except as a desktop set with matching wireless mouse, but the Cherry DW8000 combines the style of an Apple keyboard with the layout of a Windows one. In fact, this beautiful aluminium effort outdoes Apple in some ways, with a larger, more open, layout and a gently angled design. The action is crisp and responsive, and you get full-sized cursor keys, plus a full numeric pad. The mouse isn’t bad either, making this one of the most luxurious Windows wireless desktop sets around.
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