I believe it is never too late to share my thoughts on an item that has been on the market for quite a while now, the Logitech K480 wireless, Bluetooth keyboard. Ever since I heard about it launching, I had always wanted to lay my hands on it. The thought of being able to control your personal laptop (why would you need another?), and also being able to reply your phone messages with just this (did you know you could control up to 3 different devices with just this beauty?) Astonishing! Mind you, this idea was brilliant before WhatsApp came onto the computer, being able to reply my phone messages without having to touch my phone keyboard was indeed a great idea.
It was actually the price that didn’t really seem to fit well with me. Forking out about 50 dollars, well, made me think twice if I wanted to spend that amount of money on a device. I did mention it to my wife a few times, but she said it wasn’t a need (she was right!) until recently…
We bought a used laptop just for simple school work from someone on Carousell and in a few months, the keyboard decided to lose sensitivity (some nuts and bolts) thus, some of the keyboard buttons could not be used. Then came the idea of buying a wireless keyboard and my wife gave me the task of getting one for her (so why not?) Where else to search for it but (let’s say it together) Carousell! (No, I am not being paid for advertising) but, the price of this beauty didn’t really come down at all. I managed to get it for SGD$30 from someone and it works like a beauty.
The connectivity is simple, just switch it on, and press the button required of you whether you are using android/ windows/ chrome OS or iOS/ Mac OS. Smart move on the versatility of both systems. You can connect to your tablets, laptops and phones (isn’t that like everything already?) Up to 3 devices (I mean come on, would you need more that 3?)
The buttons of the keyboard are clicky and responsive, though they do make some noise (like em ol keyboards, so quiet typing is just not really possible) I wonder, how it would work out in the library… Of course, the café (lots of people study there) and other outdoor locations makes this device a really useful tech to carry around.
It’s not that heavy, just a little more that 800grams and even has a top of the line green holder for your devices like your phones and tablets. Can you imagine your phone in an upright position sitting right in front of you? Smart right?
So, if you are thinking of multitasking, using 3 devices all at once ( I probably can do up to 2 at once) and have been sitting on the fence, do give this product a shot. It’s pretty fun being able to multitask without having to pick up your phone and all that. Saves you time in a way.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you own one yourself? What are the pros and cons from your experience? I’d love to hear from you!