Product Review: Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

February 6, 2015

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This is a great item! I purchased this item from a brick and mortar store that was going out of business. I was most interested to use it with my phone (LG G3) and I was drawn to this particular product because of the slot in the top for holding a device. My G3 stands up very well in the slot and I use this keyboard to SSH into various servers I administrate. This is very handy because, I can pull over to the side of the road or set up at a coffee shop and easily log in to my servers and perform maintenance and troubleshooting. If you plan to use this device with an android phone or tablet, I highly recommend you install “Null Keyboard” (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wparam.nullkeyboard) from the play store. This app installs as a keyboard but doesn’t do anything. Essentially, it keeps the onscreen keyboard from popping up while you use the Bluetooth keyboard.

As I said, I had intended to use this mainly for my smartphone, however I have also paired it with my laptop and my Chromebook and it works spectacularly for both of those as well. The handy selector switch allows you to pair to up to 3 devices and switch between them without having to disconnect/reconnect. Very cool!

As I said, this is a fantastic keyboard and I highly recommend it. This keyboard is supposed to also work with OSX and iOS devices as well, but I don’t have one to test it with. However, my dad has and iPad and if I get a chance to test it out, I will update this review.