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Logitech Keys-to-Go review: A great iPad keyboard that doesn't lock you into a case

Jason Cipriani | Jan. 5, 2015
Keys-to-Go is literally the keyboard that doesn't want to stay put, but it's also quiet, convenient, and just as easy to type on as Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover.

I'm not sure if it's due to the material used to cover the keyboard, or the way the keys are engineered underneath it, but this thing is astonishingly quiet. No matter how hard I would press a key, I was only ever able to elicit a subdued "click" from the keyboard. At one point my 4-year-old walked over to my desk and asked if I was pretending like I was working, because he couldn't hear anything. Not only was it an adorable question, it just goes to show how loud other keyboards are in comparison.

It likes to...wiggle

So far so good with the Keys-To-Go keyboard--but there is one problem that's likely to drive you as crazy as it did me. When using the keyboard on a smooth surface, such as a finished wood desk or table, the keyboard moves. (I don't have a glass table, but I imagine the problem would be present there as well.) It wiggles just enough to throw off your typing, forcing you to stop and adjust the keyboard or move your hands to the correct keys. It's an ever-so-slight movement, but one that over time becomes increasingly annoying.

When resting the keyboard on my lap, or an unfinished surface, the problem vanished. I would love to see small feet added to the corners to eliminate the issue--I just might end up picking up some stick-on feet from Amazon.

Bottom line

For users of either size iPad or even an iPhone 6 Plus, the Keys-To-Go is a solid choice. Not only does it ditch the requirement to replace (or remove) the case on your device, it's lightweight, super portable, quite, and offers a familiar typing experience. The wiggling issue I experienced on a slick surface can be easily remedied with a little ingenuity, but still, it should have been a nonissue. I haven't decided yet if it's going to replace my tried-and-true Ultrathin keyboard, but I can tell you it's giving that one a significant run for my money.


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