Relax and type a few texts on the go with your tablet or smartphone without having to lug around a big, wireless keyboard with Bluetooth? The Logitech Keys-To-Go is a good choice right now, since many students work from home with tablets or iPads due to home schooling. The only question is, is it worth investing the 50 or so euros?
Height: 137 mm
Width: 242 mm
Depth: 6 mm
|Power supply||Rechargeable battery.
One charge is enough for 3 months
(2 hours of use per day)
|Extras||Protective layer against splashes and crumbs coated keys|
|Price||€ 45.20 *|
We will spare the point of the scope of delivery in this test, one would almost anticipate too much. Keys-To-Go are obviously designed for relaxed transport. 180 grams of weight and sporty dimensions of 242 x 137 mm and 6 mm thickness speak a clear language.
Furthermore, it is immediately noticeable that Logitech provides sufficient protection while working. The keyboard is protected against splash water, and is sealed for this purpose. It is not completely waterproof, somehow the built-in battery has to be charged. On the right side we find the power button as well as the microUSB port.
A special feature of the Logitech Keys-To-Go is the holder for smartphones or tablets. Preferably, of course, it is only recommended to use it with the iPhone or iPad, because they are not wider than 1 cm. In the test, however, even a Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC did not pose any problems for the holder. In the worst case, you might have to remove your protective case.
With a normal QWERTY layout, the Logitech Keys-To-Go comes along. Likewise, there are even some function keys for media control, for example. The keyboard does not have additional functions that can be controlled via an FN key. Likewise, there is no touchpad, so a use with Windows devices is rather unproductive without an additional mouse.
Except for the “@”, all keys are in the usual position. The special character is located on the L here, at this size it is easier to use that way. Likewise, some characters are located on smaller keys. The “+” and “#” as well as “<>” are probably not exactly as large as the other keys for space reasons.
Logitech already preloads the Keys-To-Go for us. On the right side, press the switch, hold down the Bluetooth button until the LED above it flashes quickly, and then just connect to the desired device. To confirm the connection, the displayed code must be entered on the keyboard and confirmed with Enter.
Due to the size, there is no way to avoid a period of acclimation. In the beginning, it happens that we accidentally press the wrong key, for example Caps Lock instead of Shift. After a short time, however, typing becomes easy. This is mainly due to the feedback of the keys. Although the Keys-To-Go is so thin, you can clearly feel it when you press a key. We have to praise Logitech for this. Of course, typing through the surface doesn’t feel like typing on a regular keyboard.
If you have some space on your desktop, we recommend using the included holder for smartphones or tablets. This makes working with the Keys-To-Go even more comfortable. Due to its light weight and small dimensions, you won’t notice it when you have Logitech’s little gadget with you.
Three months of battery life is quite a claim. Although Logitech refers to a maximum usage time of two hours per day, you can easily charge the Keys-To-Go via microUSB. And who uses such a keyboard for three months at a stretch without charging it once?
You shouldn’t do without the Logitech Keys-To-Go if you want to type a few texts on the go with your smartphone or tablet. At least if you want to spend the necessary small change for it. However, there are many points in favor of the keyboard.
It’s perfect to take along, because its small dimensions and weight make it almost unnoticeable in a backpack or bag. In addition, a coffee can be accidentally spilled on it if the person sitting next to you on the train doesn’t have his elbows completely under control. Additionally, the battery lasts for 3 months according to Logitech, provided you don’t use the Keys-To-Go for more than 2 hours a day.
The price is probably the biggest sticking point. Logitech officially wants 70 Euros for the small gadget. However, you can already get it for 50 to 55 Euros on other platforms, such as Amazon. Should you expect quality, it’s worth it to strike here and forgo a cheap product.