A keyboard with a number pad comes to the picture of you often have to deal with numbers and mathematical functions. While it's true that most new-age compact keyboards let you accomplish the same work via the number keys at the top, a dedicated num pad makes the grind a bit bearable. Add wireless functionality to this setup and you have got yourself a portable wire-free gadget.
Most wireless keyboards have dual wireless connectivity in the form of Bluetooth pairing and wireless 2.4GHz connection. This makes it easy to connect the keyboards to desktops and laptops. The good thing is that full keyboards with num pads can be helpful in several situations. There are a good number of wireless gaming keyboards as well.
Read on to find our recommendations for wireless keyboards with number pads. But first,
The Logitech MX Keys is suitable for you if if you want a low-profile yet high-performing keyboard. You get a stylish and slim look to the table. This keyboard comes with membrane keys.
The backlit keys ensure that you can carry on typing even in dark or low-light settings without issues.
It has dual connectivity options. Apart from Bluetooth, you can also connect it via the in-box USB-A dongle. The battery life is fairly good since the MX Keys delivers 10 days of battery on average with the backlight on.
The bottom line is if you are looking for an office-oriented keyboard and do not want to empty your pockets, this one should fit your requirement well.
The Keychron K4 is unlike other conventional keyboards with a number pad. It's 96% smaller than conventional keyboards, thereby making it apt for tight desk settings. It's a mechanical keyboard, and you can take a pick from the available Gateron switches. The ones with the Red switches are quiet, which makes them perfect for typing without major distractions.
The K4 V2 is a wireless keyboard at its heart and supports Bluetooth connectivity. It's one of the few wireless keyboards that work with Apple MacBooks out of the box. There's no need for special configurations, and that's a huge plus. At the same time, the company ships a braided USB-C cable which you can plug into the keyboard if the battery runs out (or for charging).
Aside from the above, this wireless mechanical keyboard bundles several extras such as RGB lighting and hot-swappable keys that will let you customize the layout of your keyboard as per your preference.
However, do note that you may need a bit of time to get used to the new layout. This is especially true if you are used to a regular full-size keyboard.
If you are somewhat not happy with the cramped layout of the Apple Magic keyboard, then you can have a look at the one by Satechi. This one features an aluminum exterior which blends well with the slate grey variant of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. At the same time, it has a low-profile look and delivers a comfortable typing experience.
This keyboard is designed for Mac users, and you will find similar shortcuts. Like the Magic keyboard, the keys are low profile. To add to it, the keys are recessed and keeps the fingers in place while typing. This is a minor design tweak, but it proves to be useful in the long run.
It can connect to three devices via Bluetooth, and has dedicated buttons to switch between the connected devices. However, the switching between devices may not be as smooth as you might expect it to be.
The battery life is decent for the price. You will get around 80 hours of battery on a single charge. And like its counterpart above, this one also comes with a USB-C port for charging.
If you spend long hours typing, then the Razer Pro Type is the one for you. This one is designed for long-term usage, all thanks to its silent and comfortable keys. The folks at Tech Radar imply that the keys are a dream to type on. Like the one above, it can switch between three wireless devices. The good news is that it also comes equipped with a 2.4Ghz connection for a lag-free experience.
Despite being a full-fledged keyboard, the Pro Type has an attractive design and brings some quirks from the gaming world, such as backlight lighting. The lighting is subdued and is not as loud as some gaming keyboards, making it apt for office use. Plus, it has the option of disabling the lights as well.
Unlike the Satechi and KeyChron keyboards, the Razer Pro Type doesn't have many customization options for macOS users and lacks dedicated software.
If you want an excellent typing experience and do not mind spending a few bucks, then this is the one for you.
If your primary objective is being productive at your work, look no further than the Logitech Craft wireless keyboard. This one is a premium wireless keyboard and carries a sleek and modern look, thanks to its rounded edges and low-profile look. The feature that sets it apart from the rest is the Crown. The Crown is a small metallic knob-cum-dial located at the top-left corner. This small knob doubles as a shortcut for various functions and apps and is customizable per your requirements.
The best part is that the Crown's functions are compatible with both Windows and macOS. That aside, the Craft delivers a comfortable typing experience. The keys are responsive and tactile. And hey, the keys are backlit as well.
Needless to say, the Logitech Craft also comes with dual connectivity in the form of Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. Logitech claims a battery life of around one week with the backlit on.
It's not perfect though. The Craft weighs almost 2 pounds, and it can be a hassle to carry it around regularly.
If you are a gamer and want a wireless keyboard that you can use for your work and gaming, then the Logitech G915 Lightspeed keyboard is a good pick. Again, this is a premium gaming mechanical keyboard and packs several nifty features. For instance, it has an ergonomic design and has dedicated switches for macros. And hey, it bundles a premium look and is not as loud as other gaming peripherals.
It uses in-house GL switches. The keys are tactile and give off a subtle bump when pressed. The keys are low-profile (not as low as the Apple Magic Keyboard keys) and have a shorter travel time. And this paves the way for faster typing.
That aside, the macro keys on the side mean you can customize the buttons as per your gaming requirement. And the clever placement on the left means you can easily switch to the function of your choice at a single press.
At 12 days, the battery life is decent. Naturally, it will last longer when the lights are disabled. It connects via both Bluetooth and wireless USB dongle.
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Apart from the Logitech G915 Lightspeed above, you can also have a peek at the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro mechanical keyboard. This one has the added advantage of a wrist rest, translating into long gaming/typing sessions without much discomfort.
The BlackWidow V3 Pro is a gaming keyboard at its heart. It packs several interesting features such as customizable RGB lighting, a dedicated volume button, individual key customization, and volume key remapping.
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