At IFA 2015 I was able to meet with a wireless keyboard Logitech K380 review Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard, but now we can say this gadget became friends and have something to tell. The title of the self-keyboard device, of course, does not pull, but as a gift for lovers of print in most fields it. And by the way, the New Year!
Design: Logitech K380 review
The main advantage of this accessory – is versatility.
The keyboard Logitech K380 review is really very mobile; you can always take with you if you are used to carrying a bag or backpack. Why does this you ask? I will answer.
The gadget Logitech K380 review has the ability to connect to three different devices via Bluetooth. For example, it connects the house with your desktop PC, in the living room with a TV connected to Apple TV (2 or 3 generations), and on the study or in the cafe with a smartphone or tablet.
Changing Bluetooth-instant connection is due to three yellow keys Easy-Switch on the top line. It is gratifying that the “Claudia” is not buggy. It does not require repairing and so on. I set up once and done.
With a connection all the way, just. Hold one of the free yellow keys, the LED above it begins to actively flash, and then everything goes according to plan. On your computer, smartphone or activate the search for new Bluetooth-enabled devices, and find our gadget – Logitech K380 review. Next, the system requires you to enter a numeric code that need to type blindly on our joinable devices. Nothing complicated.
For additional configuration (not too deep, though) you can download a special utility – Logitech Options. Here you can activate inactive until this moment buttons F1, F2, see a list of connected devices, the remaining battery power, and so on.
Of course, there are many function keys. As soon as playback control (in iTunes on a Mac, and Android OS tested – works), adjust the sound, but not the brightness. These buttons are the busy system, as you remember, they are responsible for switching the connected devices, and not adjust the monitor brightness.
For additional key combinations present Fn, users Mac alternative layout as Cmd, and Options marked gray font.
Alternative layout for Mac OS: Logitech K380 review
In addition, the letter E, for example, is present in two places: for the “window” of users on the left for people like me – right next to the Enter.
But the use of the same colors for English layouts is not the best idea.
Advanced anyway, and those who regularly watches where clicks, do not like it. With this review, I encountered more than once or twice. I wonder why the manufacturers ignore such requests.
It does not work out with the navigation buttons. They are small, cramped here is clearly residual. The play vividly moves the cursor, and so forth will be uncomfortable. It might be worth getting used to.
Ease of operation: Logitech K380 review
Keyboard mobile. It fits easily into a bag and lost in the mass (in all senses of the word) of things.
To accessory accidentally there in a backpack that entire he wants, on the left side there is a switch with its own indicator. Such is the blocking of unwanted clicks.
Off button Keyboard Logitech K380 review
It’s great that the size of the keys here left more or less standard: 15.3 mm in diameter. In my desktop keyboard with numeric keypad, Apple’s across the width of each button takes approximately 15.4 mm. In theory, there is practically no difference, but in practice there. And that’s why.
Nuance is that all buttons are round here. It looks very cool and really original. Just a breath of fresh air into the ossified foundations keyboard design. However, in practice, this unit will have to adjust. Personally, it took me enough time. The signs – that’s about this whole review. Do you think it will be a plus / minus is the same.
As for the rest, everything is convenient. The key travel is soft, but at the same time, the response is well palpable.
Progress button on your keyboard: Logitech K380 review
Separate LED Caps Lock is not in front, so I have to check this point at random. Not critical.
Personally, I lacked only one thing – stand or seizure under the Smartphone directly into the body of the gadget.
So he has to constantly just lie on the table, and convenient to tilt the phone screen to yourself – you need to lay a book or something else, which was handy. It turns out some farm and something stylish. In general, it would be better engineers have thought through this point in the development phase.
Most interesting is that the company has in the arsenal of such a device – Keyboard K480. I do not know what prevented the developer from coming up here and some clever mechanism to hold the smartphone like what already exists in the older model.
Specifications Logitech K380 review
- the full name of the model: Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard Y-R0056 (Y-R0056)
- type of connection: Bluetooth 3.0
- the range of 10 meters
- LED indication of the currently connected channel
- powered by two AAA batteries (included in the present)
- battery life is 24 months
- Unpacking Logitech K380 keyboard for computer
Yes, the manufacturer assures that the autonomy of the gadget Logitech K380 review can be up to two years, using high-quality batteries. Some are already complete, so worrying about it does not need a long time.
AAA batteries for Logitech K380 review
Compatibility with devices based on:
- Windows 7, 8, 10
- Mac OS 10.10 and above
- Chrome OS
- Android 3.2 and above
- iOS 5 and later
For each operating system, of course, there are combinations that must be learned in advance. Below I’ve posted a screenshot from the official website of the company, which shows all the necessary work in combination.
Shortcut keys and combinations of keyboard Logitech K380 review
The rest of the nuances of device and settings can be found on this page.
Verdict: Logitech K380 review
In the US, novelty Logitech K380 review is sold at a price of $ 39.99.
What to pay that kind of money? It’s simple. Stylish, functional, reliable, and all so-mi-mi Mishnah keyboard Logitech K380 review from a known brand. Buy it for yourself, I would not, but receive a gift of such a device would be nice. No hints, ladies, and gentlemen!
I have a gadget Logitech K380 review with only one claim: why he has not fully mobile (smartphone or tablet). In that case, the accessory could be considered 100 percent universal and without special stand dwell, perhaps 80%.