Skip to main content

Best wireless keyboards for productivity and gaming

Cherry Stream Desktop on a marble table
(Image credit: Future)

The best wireless keyboards are key if you want to live tangle-free existence or have a cleaner, more minimalist looking setup. If you’re tired of dealing with cables and detangling them, getting one will minimize the amount of wires you have to deal with.

Of course, if you’re worried about performance, you need not to. Wireless keyboards have come a long way over the last few years. And, just like the best wireless mice, they are much more reliable than in the past touting a longer range, lower latency, and a more reliable connection – not to mention impressively long battery life. And, the best ones are as accurate and responsive as the best wired keyboards. Some of the wireless gaming keyboards even come with features like RGB lighting.

So, no matter if you’re gaming or getting down to business, you should consider one of the best wireless keyboards on this list. Whether you want to live tangle-free or have a cleaner, more minimalist looking setup, it should do the trick.

Cherry Stream Desktop against a white background

(Image credit: Cherry)
Best all-rounder wireless keyboard

Specifications

Connectivity: USB wireless
Switches: Cherry SX scissor
Backlighting: No

Reasons to buy

+
Affordable
+
Painfree setup

Reasons to avoid

-
Not the best looking

Choosing the best peripherals (opens in new tab) isn’t just about finding the best looking one. The Cherry Stream Desktop is proof of this, and while it might look like it time-traveled from the Aughts or the late 90s, this wireless keyboard is the most compelling choice out there overall. 

Extremely affordable, comfortable to use, and easy to set up, this keyboard from Cherry is a pleasure to type on because of its incredibly responsive performance and satisfying tactile feedback. It’s a bit sparse on special features, but it also makes up for that with the wireless mouse it comes bundled with. Both utilize one USB wireless receiver, which means you’re not only saving money, you’re also hitting two birds with one single port.

Read the full review: Cherry Stream Desktop

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro against a white background

(Image credit: Razer)

2. Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro

Best premium wireless keyboard

Specifications

Connectivity: USB wireless, 3 x Bluetooth
Switches: Razer Green or Yellow Switch
Backlighting: Yes

Reasons to buy

+
Built like a tank
+
Best for gaming

Reasons to avoid

-
Not the cheapest

By premium, we don’t just mean its price. Where do we even begin? The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro comes with all the premium trimmings, from its build and impressive switches down to its multiple connectivity options, low latency connection, and deliciously plush wrist rest. 

In other words, there’s much to love here to justify that admittedly higher price tag. Breaking its wireless feature and performance down, however, there are three modes of connection here: Razer HyperSpeed wireless, Bluetooth, and USB-C cable (if you’re in the mood to be old school). That’s not all; it also lets you pair up to three devices via Bluetooth, which means it can connect to up to five devices at the same time - a major boon to multitaskers. What’s even more impressive is that both Bluetooth and USB wireless connectivities are equally reliable in range and responsiveness. You can have your computer in one room and be typing in another, and you won’t notice the difference between these and a wired connection.

Logitech K380 against a white background

(Image credit: Logitech)

3. Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

Best budget wireless keyboard

Specifications

Connectivity: 3 x Bluetooth
Switches: Unspecified
Backlighting: No

Reasons to buy

+
Under $50
+
Travel-friendly

Reasons to avoid

-
Not rechargeable

We’ve been using the Logitech K380 as our go-to work keyboard for months now, and we can honestly say that it’s one of the best keyboards out there for writers, digital nomads, and folks who spend most of their time pounding away. But, even if you’re not always typing on your computer, the fact that it’s very cheaply priced for what it offers also makes it a fantastic choice for you.

Adding to its value, it also comes with features like multi-device connectivity (specifically, up to three) and multi-platform compatibility. You can even toggle from one device to another with just a press of a button for the ultimate productivity if you’re multitasking. That’s without mentioning its super sleek and portable form factor, which makes it not just travel-ready, but also travel-friendly. We only wish Logitech made it rechargeable, but with a 24-month battery life, this missing piece is hardly a deal-breaker.

Logitech G915 against a white background

(Image credit: Logitech)
Best TKL wireless keyboard

Specifications

Connectivity: USB wireless, Bluetooth
Switches: GL Clicky, GL Tactile, GL Linear
Backlighting: Yes

Reasons to buy

+
Low profile
+
Satisfying presses despite shorter travel distance

Reasons to avoid

-
Pricey

Logitech G’s G915 TKL Lightspeed keyboard is one of the best looking keyboards we’ve ever used, touting a sleek and incredibly slim deck and even thinner floating keys. That’s without mentioning its cool volume wheel and unique round keys for connectivity and media controls. 

It doesn’t just go by looks alone, however. Its performance and feature set are just as impressive, rocking an actuation distance of 1.5 mm, long wireless range, and low latency. Rounding those off are its onboard memory that lets you save two lighting and three macro profiles, a battery life rating of 40 hours when its RGB is at 100% brightness, and its Game Mode button that disables the Windows key. And, while it’s compact, it doesn’t completely abandon its special and arrow keys. In other words, what you’ve got here is a wireless keyboard that’s just as great for productivity as it is for gaming, whether you’re on-the-go or at your desk.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini against a white background

(Image credit: Razer)
Best wireless mini keyboard

Specifications

Connectivity: USB wireless, 3 x Bluetooth
Switches: Razer Green or Yellow Switch
Backlighting: Yes

Reasons to buy

+
Breathtakingly responsive
+
Feature-rich

Reasons to avoid

-
Pricier than competing mini keyboards

There are quite a few impressive mini keyboards that recently hit the shelves, but only a handful deliver wireless connectivity and fewer still do so impressively. If we were to list the best mini keyboards with wireless connectivity, then the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed would be sitting at the very top.

Despite its size, this new release from Razer more than punches above its weight, touting an incredibly robust build, vibrant RGB lighting, and satisfying tactile feedback. Go with Razer’s yellow switches, and you’ll also get a quieter typing experience without sacrificing your comfort. But, what’s truly impressive about this wireless keyboard is its connectivity. Offering both USB wireless and Bluetooth connections, it not only boasts an impressively long wireless range, but also zero discernable latency (much like its full-sized brother, the BlackWidow V3 Pro). That’s even when you’re in one room with the keyboard and the computer it’s connected to is in another. That’s already impressive in its own right, but given the competition, that’s really saying something.

Read the full review: Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed

Apple Magic Keyboard against a white background

(Image credit: Apple)

6. Apple Magic Keyboard

Best wireless keyboard for Mac

Specifications

Connectivity: Bluetooth
Switches: Apple’s Scissor Switch
Backlighting: Yes

Reasons to buy

+
Amazing tactile feedback
+
Thin and portable

Reasons to avoid

-
Not for Windows

Who are we kidding? The best wireless keyboard for Apple’s Macs and MacBooks is the actual wireless keyboard Apple specifically designed for them. Now touting the company’s scissor switches, the Magic Keyboard is aptly named, as the experience of typing on it may be bordering a magical experience.

It’s true there’s not really a lot of features here. Very much an Apple product, this one focuses more on form and function, and not as much on features. There’s still much to love, however. It pairs incredibly easily with an Apple computer, and it’s among the thinnest and most compact keyboards we’ve ever had the pleasure of using. And, if you plan on investing in the new iMac 24-inch, you can even get it in the same shade (of which there are six on top of the usual silver). Unfortunately, you can only get these colors if you purchase the matching AIO, but here’s to hoping Apple will make them available for individual purchase.

Razer Pro Type against a white background

(Image credit: Razer)
Best premium wireless keyboard

Specifications

Interface: Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless
Keyboard backlighting: Yes
Switches: Orange Mechanical switch

Reasons to buy

+
Mechanical keys are surprisingly quiet
+
Connects to four wireless devices without re-pairing

Reasons to avoid

-
Wireless connectivity isn't always reliable

Razer took all its gaming keyboard expertise and used them to create a keyboard for productivity. And, it paid off. You’re getting the trifecta with Razer’s Pro Type: beauty, sheer performance and comfort. The fact that this wireless keyboard is incredibly quiet for having mechanical keys is impressive; the fact that it connects up to four wireless devices without re-pairing and offers USB-C charging are just cherries on top. It may not be the cheapest option out there, but it’s a price you’ll be more than happy to pay for everything it offers.

Read the full review: Razer Pro Type

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro best keyboard against a white background

(Image credit: Razer)

8. Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro

The best low-profile wireless gaming keyboard

Specifications

Interface: HyperSpeed 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, Wired (USB)
Keyboard backlighting: Yes
Switches: Optical

Reasons to buy

+
Sleek, slim profile
+
Shorter actuation distance
+
Very comfortable

Reasons to avoid

-
Pricey

Wireless gaming keyboards, like wine, have gotten better with age, and the best example of that is the Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro, the first in Razer's new line of low-profile gaming keyboards. With three connectivity options: Bluetooth, USB wired, and 2.4GHz wireless, a full-key programmable design, and up to 40 hours of battery life on a single charge, this wireless keyboard is nothing short of impressive.

It's also incredibly comfortable to type on, whether you're gaming or seeing yourself through a full day's worth of emails. Its optical switches are fast, accurate, and satisfying to use. And, its short travel distance of 2.8mm and short actuation of 1.2mm (if you get the linear optical version) only enhances your experience.

It may be a bit of a late comer in the low-profile scene, but it's muscling its way into this form factor market with impressive specs nonetheless. Whatever it is you need a wireless keyboard for, you can't go wrong with it.

Read our full Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro review

Michelle Rae Uy
Michelle Rae Uy

Michelle Rae Uy is the Buying Guides Editor here at TechRadar. She's a Los Angeles-based tech, travel and lifestyle writer covering a wide range of topics, from computing to the latest in green commutes to the best hiking trails. She's an ambivert who enjoys communing with nature and traveling for months at a time just as much as watching movies and playing sim games at home. That also means that she has a lot more avenues to explore in terms of understanding how tech can improve the different aspects of our lives.