Best computer keyboards for work or play

It’s worth investing in something you type on every day.

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Trust us. We know the type!Sam Albury via Unsplash

Finding the right keyboard can be a daunting task, with so many brands and functionalities available. Regardless of your preference or use case—be it a board for every day work, one that is suited to travel, or a first time mechanical keyboard purchase—we’ve got the best choices.

Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
An office workhorse.Amazon

Logitech has long been a leading name in computer accessories, and their master series solidifies that title. The MX Keys can connect to multiple devices at once, and its design is crisp and modern, with a full key layout, and delightful keystroke weight—the backlight even adjusts automatically to lighting conditions, in order to save battery power. On that note, the wireless board holds a charge for ten days, and charges quickly through a usb-c port.

Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (Wireless, Rechargable)
A standard Bluetooth choice.Amazon

Even if you aren’t a dedicated Mac user, Apple’s Magic Keyboard remains one of the best picks for reliability and a minimalist profile. This keyboard is fully wireless, rechargeable via lightning port on the back, and features the scissor key mechanism that has made its keys so lightweight yet comfortable to type on.

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480
Great for traveling.Amazon

This wireless Logitech model has a slot that can prop up a phone or tablet, and a dial that can flip between three different devices. Its slim profile and light weight make it a great travel companion, perfect for slipping into a small backpack or handbag. We also love the pop of color.

Varmilo VA87M CMPYO White LED TKL Dye Sub PBT Mechanical Keyboard
For that sweet clicky-clacky.Amazon

If you’re scouting a solid choice for dipping your toes into the world of mechanical keyboards, look no further than Varmilo’s TKL (which stands for ten-key-less). For an office setting—where you’ll want to avoid loud keys that could annoy co-workers—the cherry silent red switches are your best bet. But if you’re looking for that typewriter sound and feel, the blue switches should be your choice.