Best Wireless Keyboard: The Logitech K340 Wireless Keyboard Review

I was using the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard for a while with my Thinkpad (running Windows 7), but I soon found it inadequate. The keys were mismatched, and I had to use software to match up the keys to what I want to achieve in Windows, i.e. home, end, delete, alt-tab. Also, since I got a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse with unifying technology, I decided that I should get a keyboard that uses the same unifying technology so that I don’t have to use 2 wireless receivers.

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After searching around, I found that the Logitech K340 seemed to fit my needs. I bought it off Amazon, and it came a few days after. When you take the keyboard out of the box, the first thing you’ll probably notice is that behind the keys is a red “background”. Typically, this would be black on most keyboards. The red matches the red used on the highlights on the keys. If you’re familiar with notebooks, this is the same thing – you can press the FN key and some keys have extra functionality like media functions, search, power off, etc. I like red and black, so I loved how the K340 used those colors.

Coming from an Apple keyboard with the chiclet keys though, the Logitech K340’s keys felt softer in comparison. It’s not a bad thing though, just different, and I soon found myself getting used to it. The sound that it makes is very soft as well, so that’s a good point.

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The next thing that I noticed is that the low profile of the keyboard isn’t changeable. You don’t have keyboard “legs” that you can flip up to increase the elevation of the keyboard. That’s fine with me though, because I like the low profile and the comfort that it gives. Normally, the elevated keyboard forces your hands to arch back a little, which makes it uncomfortable for prolonged typing.

The great thing about this keyboard that I especially love is the key placement – for the Ctrl, Windows, and Alt keys, they’re in the exact same spot as my Thinkpad T410s! That makes typing a lot easier because I don’t have to memorize 2 different key layouts when I switch between my notebook and my external keyboard.

Battery life is awesome, especially compared to a bluetooth keyboard. The rated life is in months instead of weeks for a bluetooth keyboard! The Logitech K340 keyboard also comes with a on/off switch, which is useful when you need to leave for trips or for any extended period of time. The good thing about this keyboard is that it uses 2 AA batteries, which is great because my previous Apple keyboard uses 3 AA batteries.

If you’re in the market for a good, reliable, and responsive wireless keyboard, then the Logitech K340 would be it. The price point makes it very affordable, the build quality is excellent, and the keyboard gives you the full range of keys in a comfortable, compact layout. I’ve been using it already for more than a week, and I love how the keyboard feels. Get the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340 from Amazon for the lowest price, and they’ll even throw in free shipping!

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Alvin Poh lives in Singapore, and is interested in marketing, techy stuff, and likes to just figure out how the two can work with each other. He can also be found on Google+.

8 comments On Best Wireless Keyboard: The Logitech K340 Wireless Keyboard Review

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  • Hello,
    I have a mac book pro and I want to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse to work more comfortable.
    I have seen this keyboard, but not if it is compatible with my mac. I like all the keys that worked.
    I would also like to buy a mouse that works with the same usb, as you have.
    Could you try on your mac if it works the keyboard and mouse right?

    Thank you very much and await your response.

  • Yup, they both work fine, and I find the Logitech k340 much more comfortable than the aluminum keyboard

  • i truly do want to obtain a new one!

  • hye alvin,

    about to find a replacement keyboard for my wireless apple keyboard.. is this baby work well in MAC environment? in the website, i didn’t state it is compatible with mac osx..

    • yep! works well with mine – although you must know that you don’t get the proper labelled keys for Mac, and you’ll need to remap 1 or 2 of the keys if you want. Otherwise you can just use it as it is, it works perfectly

  • Charles Knickerbocker

    I run Windows/Fusion on my MBPro and like the Pixxo KI-X381 keyboard that has both PC and Mac keys (on both sides of the space-bar) that permit to me work seamlessly between the two systems. But I want a compact keyboard for its smaller footprint.
    Do you know of any keyboard that has this? Kensington Slimblade?

    • I’m not sure about keyboards having both keys, sorry. What I do is to remap the Windows key though, and I find that it suits my needs when I switch between OSes.

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