The Logitech K380 is an excellent portable keyboard that allows you to type comfortably wherever you want. It can be used with almost any Bluetooth-enabled device, and its small size makes it easy to take with you. It has a multidevice pairing function and hotkeys for media control, but lacks backlighting and programmable macro keys. Typing on this keyboard is not strenuous, and the resulting noise is quiet enough for any office environment.
Despite software support, customization options are rather scarce. The Logitech K380 is an excellent keyboard for use with mobile devices. It can be used with any device with a Bluetooth connection and has excellent compatibility with most mobile operating systems. It is easy to carry and has a multiple pairing function that allows you to pair it with your computer and smartphone at the same time.
We originally misidentified this keyboard as a 65% compact model. We reclassified it as a 75% compact keyboard because it has a row of features. The Logitech K380 is a fairly small keyboard because it is designed to be used with a wide range of devices, including phones and tablets. It is very light and fits easily into bags and cases. The build quality is decent. The keyboard is made of plastic and has some flexibility, but overall it is solid.
Although the keys are stable, the ABS key covers look cheap and the key legends are pad-printed, which can chip or fade over time. There are rubber feet on the bottom to prevent slipping, and there is a slight rustle when shaking the keyboard, although this is mainly due to the small movements of the batteries inside the compartment.
The Logitech K380 has good ergonomics. The keyboard has no tilt setting and no wrist rest; however, most people should be comfortable typing because of the keyboard’s low profile. This keyboard can only be connected via a Bluetooth connection and can be paired with three devices at the same time. You can easily switch between devices using the shortcut keys (F1-F3). The K380 has very few additional functions. There are media control hotkeys on the top row, shared with the function keys. There are also some keys (F4-F7) that can be reprogrammed through Logitech’s Options software, but you can only choose from a list of preset commands.
Typing quality is good. The keys are stable and the low profile of the keyboard makes it comfortable for prolonged typing. Key spacing is a bit closer together than on the Logitech K780, but this should not be a problem for most people. Typing is light and responsive and should not cause fatigue. The Logitech K380 keyboard uses scissor switches. There is a pronounced tactile bump that requires some force to overcome, but the overall feel remains light. These switches have a very short pretravel distance, which can lead to more typing errors if you are not used to them. The feel is very similar to that of the Logitech K780.
Typing noise is very quiet, making it suitable for any quiet environment. The Logitech K380 keyboard has good click latency. It is not good enough for gaming, but should not be a problem for typing. This keyboard has poor software support. It uses Logitech Options software for customization, which allows you to reprogram some function keys, but you can only choose from a list of presets. Cloud synchronization is available when moving to another computer, but requires an account.