A wireless keyboard with a trackpad or a touchpad brings a lot of convenience to the table. These low-profile and portable keyboards make it easy to enter complicated passwords on TV or navigate odd menus. The wireless feature means you can do away with the complications of connecting wires and cables.
What's more, you can let go of the idea of having to buy a keyboard and mouse separately. But at the end of the day, most of the keyboards with touchpads are meant for casual use and are not ideal for professional usage. As mentioned above, you can use it to enter complicated passwords on your Smart TV or scroll quickly through menus.
So, if you have been searching for a good wireless keyboard with touchpads to connect to your smart TV or for casual use, here are our recommendations. But first,
The Logitech K400 Plus is a simple, inexpensive plug & play wireless keyboard that you can consider for casual use and light typing. It's a full-sized keyboard. However, it's slim and compact. It just measures 14-inches in length and is just an inch deep.
Though it's a wireless keyboard, it's not a traditional Bluetooth keyboard. The K400 Plus uses a small 2.4GHz dongle for establishing the connection.
While you will not get the best typing experience, it's safe to say that it delivers a decent typing experience. The ABS keys are quiet, though they tend to be a little slippery.
The lightweight ensures that you can carry it during your travels. Just drop it on your backpack and get going. The trackpad is smooth and registers touch without any issues. We have been using this keyboard on-and-off during the last year and thankfully, we have not encountered any issues with the keys or the trackpad.
Though it gets most of the work done (unless you have a keyboard-heavy job), it doesn't have any macro keys. The only extra keys you will find are the ones for controlling the volume.
2. Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard (N9Z-00002)
If you want to go a step higher, the Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard makes for a good buy. One of the best things about this keyboard is that the touchpad supports almost all the Windows 10 gestures, making it easier for you to multitask. From pinch-to-zoom to two-finger scroll, this one lets you do them all.
Unlike the one above, this one is not a super-compact keyboard. The keys are evenly spaced and the keys provide handsome feedback when pressed.
It also comes with a few necessary additions, like the two extra customizable keys. By default, you can either set it to play & pause media, or you can use them to set the computer to sleep. Thankfully you can change them with an additional software for Windows 10.
For the price, it's a decent keyboard for anyone who wishes to mix work and play. But if you are left-handed, the touchpad may feel a bit odd to work with.
So far, you can use the above keyboards with your TV and also while working. But if you are looking for a dedicated TV keyboard, your search ends with the Logitech K600 TV. With the K600 TV, Logitech has done away with the traditional square looks. Here, not only are the keys circular, but the trackpad also sports a circular look, making it trendy enough to find a place in your entertainment room.
An interesting aspect of this keyboard is that it comes with programmable keys. Unlike other keyboards, which you generally use to put your PC to sleep or play/pause music, here you can map the keys to various TV platforms on your TV. The best part is that it's compatible with Android TV, Amazon FireTV Stick, Windows, and even macOS.
At the end of the day, this one is strictly a couch keyboard. There is no backlight; neither is there any option to raise the keyboard's height or inclination. But it makes for some good old-school TV scrolling.
Corsair addresses most of the above issues with its K83 Wireless Keyboard. Not only does this keyboard come with a keyboard, but it also packs a neat joystick. Yes, you read that right. The latter makes it a joy to scroll through menus and the likes. This whole package, together with the two-shoulder button, manages to emulate the workings of a mouse and well, it does a petty good job.
In its heart, it's also an entertainment keyboard and not really meant for typing for long. Nonetheless, the membrane keys are quite decent.
The K83 has a slim and sleek look, and the low-profile keys add to its looks. Moreover, it also packs backlit keys making it easier for you to use it in the dark. But at the end of the day, it's not a gaming keyboard, and the lighting is not customizable.
Another feature that sets it apart from the rest is that it's a Bluetooth keyboard. So if there is a considerable distance between the source and the keyboard, it might pose an issue. Other than that, it comes with rechargeable batteries, and a single charge should last you around 40 hours.
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These were some of the small wireless keyboards with a touchpad. These prove to be a much better option compared to the minimal TV remotes these days. At the same time, you can also take them while traveling.
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