At first glance the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 seemed too compact for me. I’ve used a standard sized keyboard for years and become accustomed to its characteristics. Yet after only a few minutes I was impressed with the efficient and comfortable typing experience that the K360 provides. With a retail price at around twenty dollars, this is a quality keyboard at an affordable price.
Logitech has been at the forefront of keyboards for over a decade and the Wireless K360 is no deviation from this trend. At 1 pound, 4 oz it is deceptively dense for its compact size (15” X 6.5” X .5”) . This gives a nice solid feel and prevents it from shifting. While some people will prefer the glossy finish, I find it can lend to scratches and smudges in other keyboards. It also comes with two AA batteries and a three year warranty.
The installation process was fast. I plugged in the receiver, hit the on switch and within 10 seconds I was using my keyboard. I didn’t have to install any drivers or read an instruction manual during the set up process. It is designed to work with Windows though I have read online that it works with Macs as well as Linux.
The keys are comfortable and don’t require much force to press down. There is a decent amount of spacing in between each key which removes the likelihood of accidental keystrokes and can lend to a cleaner keyboard. The tops of the keys are flat as opposed to concave which isn’t all that noticeable but is a deviation from most modern keyboards. The lettering is bold white and really pops out of the black background. Key strokes are a bit quieter than most keyboards which provides for a more unobtrusive typing experience.
The USB receiver is very low profile which is good for portable devices. One great feature of the receiver is its unifying capabilities, which allows the user to use only one USB slot for numerous devices that have the same technology.
Despite my praise, the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360, it might not be for everyone. Any compact keyboard will come with compromises. It is about two thirds the size of a standard and at times it feels a bit like one designed for a laptop. For example, the Insert, Home, Delete, End, Page Down and Page Up keys are situated as extensions of the F keys instead of inhabiting their usual spot. This feels awkward if you’re not used to it, but would probably become comfortable over time. There is also a function key similar to that of a laptop, which is utilized to save on space on the keyboard. This allows for one single key to have two functions.
Overall, I am impressed with the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360. It’s affordable, comfortable and easy to set up. I would recommend this product for anyone on a budget of under 30 dollars. Available on Amazon.com.