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The best wireless keyboards 2022

best wireless keyboard Cherry Stream Desktop on a marble table
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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. 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 their wired counterparts, even making it to our best keyboards list. Some of the wireless gaming keyboards even come with features like RGB lighting.

So, no matter if you’re on your gaming PC 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. And, no matter what you choose, you should pair it with one of the best wireless mice.

Cherry Stream Desktop against a white background

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The best all-rounder wireless keyboard

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Affordable
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Painfree setup

Reasons to avoid

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Not the best looking

Choosing the best peripherals 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, we found this keyboard from Cherry to be 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 our full Cherry Stream Desktop review

Logitech K380 against a white background

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2. Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

The best budget wireless keyboard

Specifications

Connectivity: 3 x Bluetooth
Switches: Unspecified
Backlighting: No

Reasons to buy

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Under $50
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Travel-friendly

Reasons to avoid

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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.

Razer Pro Type Ultra, one of the best keyboards, against a white background

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An excellent premium wireless keyboard that's worth the price

Specifications

Interface: Bluetooth, Razer HyperSpeed 2.4GHz, Wired USB-C
Switches: Razer Yellow Mechanical Switch
Backlighting: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Mechanical keys are surprisingly quiet
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Connects to multiple devices wirelessly

Reasons to avoid

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Linear switches option only
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Expensive

The Razer Pro Type Ultra delivers that satisfying tactile feedback without the unnecessarily loud click-clacking that's not completely appropriate in an office setting, thanks to its silent and linear mechanical keys. Of course, this being a Razer keyboard, it also comes fully-loaded with features with three connectivity options, multi-device connectivity, and a luxurious wrist pad to keep your wrists comfortable. Due to the added height of the keys, we found our wrists bending upward, but that's exactly what the wrist pad is for.

if you don't feel like having to charge every time the battery runs out, you can naturally go wired. Not that you would have to constantly worry about that since it's got up to 214 hours of battery life on Bluetooth and up to 207 hours when using the 2.4GHz dongle. The Razer Pro Type Ultra may be expensive, but it's completely worth the price.

Read our full Razer Pro Type Ultra review

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro best wireless keyboard against a white background

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The best low-profile wireless gaming keyboard

Specifications

Connectivity: HyperSpeed 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, Wired (USB)
Switches: Optical
Backlighting: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Sleek, slim profile
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Shorter actuation distance
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Very comfortable

Reasons to avoid

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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

Logitech G915 against a white background

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The best TKL wireless keyboard

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Low profile
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Satisfying presses despite shorter travel distance

Reasons to avoid

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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.

Read our full Logitech G915 TKL Lightspeed review

Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini against a white background

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The best wireless mini keyboard

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Breathtakingly responsive
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Feature-rich

Reasons to avoid

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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 our full Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed review

Apple Magic Keyboard against a white background

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7. Apple Magic Keyboard

The best wireless keyboard for Mac

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Amazing tactile feedback
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Thin and portable

Reasons to avoid

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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.

How to choose the best wireless keyboard for you

Choosing the best wireless keyboard is just a little more involved than choosing a traditional wired keyboard. You have to account for reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, and build, of course. But, you must also ensure that the one you're choosing comes with fast and solid connectivity, whether it uses 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth (or both). You have to check the range, of course, but having very low latency is much more important.

Another important factor is battery life. Know that not all wireless keyboards come with a rechargeable battery so if it's important to you to have it, be sure to check if your choice comes with one. Naturally, check just how many hours you're getting on a single charge as well. Some offer long battery life, some you do have to charge constantly. If you are ok with getting a non-rechargeable model, however, it's likely to offer a much longer battery life of up to one or two years.

How we test keyboards

Testing keyboards is a serious matter. After all, it is your main interface for interacting with your PC or laptop, and many people use it all day long for work and play. That means that not only does it have to be reliable and to perform well, but it has to also be comfortable and satisfying to use.

Each keyboard that lands on our desks is treated and utilized as our main keyboard for a week or more. That's the best way to ensure that we're not only experiencing it the way consumers would in the real world, but also coming across any quirks, flaws, and issues. 

We take a look at its design and ergonomics, ensuring that they don't cause finger, wrist, and shoulder fatigue but rather prevent it. If compact, we also test out just how travel-friendly or ideal for small setups they are. If a keyboard has additional features, we test those out as well, checking how effective and useful they are.

When it comes to wireless keyboards, we take a closer look at the connection, whether it's 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth. We take a look at just how reliable and solid that connection is, whether there are discernible lags, and what its range is. Finally, we take everything we've learned and compare them with the keyboard's price to gauge if it is a great value and worth recommending.

Michelle Rae Uy
Buying Guides Editor

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.