Review: Logitech’s K375s keyboard is ideal for multi-taskers
Logitech's new multi-device keyboard can be really useful at both work and home
Be it professionals at work or a user browsing the web on a smart TV at home, multi-tasking across devices has become quite common these days. A regular keyboard often works with one device at a time. This is where keyboard like Logitech K480 which can connect to multiple device at the same time may be of great help. And now, we have the successor, called the K375s, which is meant for the more casual user. It is priced at Rs1,995.
The K375s looks like any other keyboard selling at the same price point. However, due to its black matte finish it blends well with the surroundings. The keys are big but the white inscription on them looks a bit smaller. The keys are closely packed which makes accidental typing common. However, the slight dip in the keys feels quite similar to the keyboard on Lenovo’s Thinkpad laptops. The keys respond well to the slightest of taps. It is a full-fledged keyboard with a numpad. The keyboard has a pair of foldable stands allowing users to adjust the height of the keyboard so they can type away more comfortably.
What we were not impressed with the battery panel on the pack. The keyboard is powered by two AAA batteries. The cover feels flimsy and the clasp that hold it in place doesn’t feel very firm.
The standout component that comes with the keyboard is the smartphone dock. It is made of plastic too but looks good. It can hold a smartphone at a time, which means you are required to use your tablet to use with it at the same time, you will need a separate dock or a tablet with built in kickstand to prop it up.
Easy to set up
It is a wireless keyboard and uses a USB dongle to connect to a desktop PC, TV, or laptop with compact keyboards. To connect it with tablet or smartphone, it uses Bluetooth connectivity. You can use it with any Android smartphone, tablet, Apple iPhone and iPad by pairing them with the device by tapping on any of the two buttons placed on the top row of the keyboard and highlighted in grey and typing the pin that will show on your phone’s screen.
These switch buttons are marked 1, 2 and 3 where the first number is meant for the laptop, while the other two are dedicated to the devices connected via Bluetooth. To switch to particular device a user can tap on the respective key.
Multi-tasking made easy
One can switch between devices almost instantly and doesn’t even require an app on the smartphone or driver on the Windows PC or Mac. When connected to smartphone, one can use it to type long documents, switch between apps, open apps, close app, read news, browse through social media posts. The fact that you can get a lot of things done without even touching your phone’s screen is quite refreshing.
At Rs1,995, this is hard to come by a keyboard that can fits into traditional as well as a modern workspace, where users rely on multiple devices simultaneously.
FIRST PUBLISHED23.01.2017 | 12:44 PM IST
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