The Best Budget Compact Wireless Keyboards for Mac, Window, Android and Chrome OS

So there are premium wireless keyboards and there are affordable budget wireless keyboards. If you are after an alternative to those some what exorbitantly priced keyboards you are in luck.

We search the web for some of the best budget wireless keyboards. They not only perform well but is suitable for multiple devices with quick switching function. Given its size, it is also perfect to take with you. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a wireless keyboard:

  • Type of battery used: rechargeable or AA / AAA batteries. If rechargeable battery is built-in, you can charge the keyboard from a standard USB port using cable provided. If AA or AAA batteries are in use then you have a choice of single use batteries or rechargeable ones. You may need to get these separately and would have to remove the rechargeable batteries to charge them on a charging station.
  • Slim vs not so slim: Typically, keyboards with built-in rechargeable battery are slimmer and more compact than compared to keyboard that uses AA or AAA batteries. There needs to be a silo or battery holder for the batteries making the keyboard a lot thicker.
  • Multi-Device support: check compatibility iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Windows or Mac to meet your specific requirement. For instance, if you have a Mac, you would want a Mac compatible keyboard.
  • Quick Switching: some keyboards have dedicated fast switching buttons and support moving from one Bluetooth enabled device to another. This meant you can switch between your tablet, smartphone, desktop or even Smart TV quickly.
  • Portability: If you are looking for a compact wireless keyboard to take it with you, consider looking at the dimensions and weight and compare these to other compact keyboards. Also, make sure to consider the dreaded bulge, should your keyboard use standard off the shelf AA or AAA batteries.

Logitech K380 Budget Wireless Keyboard for Multi Devices

Here are some of the premium wireless keyboards in the market.

Top 8 Best Budget Wireless Keyboard

These ultra slim, portable wireless keyboards are so lightweight and small that you can just chuck it into your backpack or suitcase and take it with you.

Logitech K400 Plus in the Living Room

These are also prefect for the living room to interface with the media center, smart TV or set top box, for use with the tablet and smartphone apart from it being a wireless alternative to your wired keyboard for your desktop.

Here is an overview of our best affordable wireless keyboards:

  1. TeckNet Backlit Bluetooth Illuminated Ultra-Slim Wireless Keyboard – BACKLIT
  2. Caseflex Ultra Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
  3. Anker® Ultra Compact Slim Profile Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
  4. Arteck Universal Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard – BACKLIT
  5. Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard
  6. Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Touch Keyboard – INTEGRATED TOUCHPAD
  7. JETech Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
  8. Elzo Ultra Slim Wireless Rechargeable Bluetooth Keyboard

Now for a closer look.

TeckNet Backlit Bluetooth Illuminated Ultra-Slim Wireless Keyboard – BACKLIT

TeckNet Backlit

  • Built-in Li-polymer rechargeable battery with up to 200 hours of normal use without backlight, 500 hours of standby time.
  • Back light automatically dims when not in use. Quick switch buttons to switch between Bluetooth devices.
  • iOS, Android, Windows, Chrome OS
  • Dimensions & Weight: W: 24.5 cm D: 15cm H: 0.4 cm, weighs 218 grams

Caseflex Ultra Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard

Caseflex Ultra Slim Side and Top

  • iOS, Android, Window & Mac
  • 2 x AAA batteries (non-rechargeable) Quick Switch Buttons
  • Dimensions & Weight: 28.5 x 12 x 0.6 cm, weighs 322 grams

Anker® Ultra Compact Slim Profile Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard

Anker Ultra Compact

  • Built-in Rechargeable Battery (up to 6 months with average use). Quick switch buttons. Available in black or white.
  • iOS, Android, Window & Mac
  • Dimensions & Weight: (11.3 × 5.0 × 0.5in)

ALSO: Anker Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard

Anker Ultra Slim Black

  • iOS, Android, Window & Mac

Arteck Universal Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard – BACKLIT

Arteck Universal Backlit

  • iOS, Android, Windows & Mac
  • Backlit with 7 backlit colours to choose from with adjustable brightness,
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (lasts up to 6 months between charges, sooner with backlight on), Ultra Compact (6mm), Quick Switch Buttons
  • Dimensions & Weight: 257 x 134 x 6mm, 272 grams

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

Logitech K380

  • Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Android and iOS (also Apple TV 2nd and 3rd gen)
  • 2 x AAA batteries (pre-installed with up to 2 years battery life)
  • Quick switch buttons (EasySwitch in yellow) to switch between three Bluetooth devices
  • Dimensions & Weight: 13mm thin (see below), weighs 400 grams

Logitech K380 side

Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Touch Keyboard – INTEGRATED TOUCHPAD

Logitech K400 Plus Black

  • Chrome OS, Android, Windows
  • Integrated wireless keyboard with touchpad and 13 media and shortcut keys
  • 2.4GHz Wireless connectivity with up to 10 meters range
  • Powered by AA batteries with service life of up to 18 months
  • Dimensions & Weight: 354.3 x 139.9 x 23.5 mm, 390 grams

Logitech K400 Plus White

JETech Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
JETech Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard Black

  • iOS, Android, Windows & Mac
  • 2 x AAA batteries (not included, up to three months with normal use). Quick Switch Buttons, available in white or black
  • Dimensions & Weight: 285 mm x 120 mm x 6mm (thinnest edge), 340 grams

Elzo Ultra Slim Wireless Rechargeable Bluetooth Keyboard

Elzo Ultra Slim Black

  • iOS, Android, Windows & Mac
  • Built-in Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries (80 hours), Quick Switch Buttons, Ultra Slim [12mm], available in black or white
  • Dimensions & Weight: (11.3 × 5.0 × 0.5in) 122mm x 286 mm x 12mm, weighs 381 grams

 Elzo Ultra Slim Side Profile