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Best wireless keyboards 2023: Top wire-free options

If you’re fed up with the unsightly mess of cables on your desk, purchasing one of the best wireless keyboard options will be a worthwhile investment.

But finding the best wireless keyboard is easier said than done. In order to help make the buying process easier, we’ve spent the year testing the latest and greatest cable-free peripherals. Those with the highest scores are considered for this best list, so you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality.

We’ve made sure to include a good selection, be it ones more designed for office use, or all-out gaming powerhouses. We’ve also focused on the features that matter to people in wireless keyboards, including battery life, the feeling of the keypresses, and how well they’re made.

We’d recommend bookmarking this page as we’ll be updating it as more wireless keyboards pass through our hands here at Trusted Labs. Or, if a wireless board isn’t what you’re after, feel free to check out our list for the best gaming keyboard, as well as the best mechanical keyboard if you want a more substantial feeling keypress.

How we test

Learn more about how we test keyboards

We use every keyboard we test for at least a week. During that time, we’ll check it for ease of use, how good it feels for general typing, and put it through its paces by playing a variety of different game genres, including FPS, strategy and MOBAs.

We also check each keyboard’s software to see how easy it is to customise and set up.

Logitech MX Keys

Best wireless keyboard
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Pros

  • Incredible battery life
  • Jam-packed with functions
  • Logitech Options offers oodles of customisation

Cons

  • High price

We think the standard Logitech MX Keys is an excellent choice for those who want a great all-round wireless keyboard for office use.

It features a suave silver and grey frame that we also found to be pleasingly sturdy. It’s slim too, which looks fantastic and fits in well in a modern home office setting. While there may not be any plastic feet on the bottom to adjust the typing angle, we found the default rake to be great for day-to-day working, alongside the slightly recessed keycaps.

The keys here aren’t mechanical, and instead opt for a chiclet-style scissor actuation that offers a shorter key travel more akin to those found on a laptop. Overall, we found the typing experience here to be great with some responsive keys on offer and a decent amount of tactility – while we usually prefer a mechanical keypress, the scissor ones here will more than suffice for most people.

The MX Keys can also be used on up to three devices at once, and we found switching between them to be incredibly easy, alongside the fact it can connect via either Bluetooth and the bundled 2.4GHz USB receiver. Some of this functionality is extended with the brilliant Logi Options software that allows you to program keys and connect the MX Keys up with a Logi Flow-enabled mouse like the MX Master 3.

In addition, we found the battery life of the MX Keys to be fantastic. During testing, it managed to live up to Logitech’s quoted 10 days of life before needing to charge, albeit with the backlighting turned off. Overall, this is a great wireless keyboard, but only for basic productivity work.

Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
Full review: Logitech MX Keys review

Logitech MX Mechanical

Best wireless mechanical keyboard
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Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Responsive, tactile switches
  • Excellent battery life

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Lack of software-based customisation may not please some

The Logitech MX Mechanical is another fantastic office-based wireless keyboard, but this time features low-profile mechanical key switches for snappier key presses.

It’s based on the same formula as the standard MX Keys above, but features Logitech’s Tactile Quiet switches inside that we think bring with it an excellent typing experience. These provide a satisfying bump halfway down the key travel, as well as a snappy actuation force that makes day-to-day working a real breeze. There are also Linear and Clicky variants available if the tactile bump isn’t to your tastes, but as a handy all-rounder, you can’t go wrong with Browns.

We found the design here to be elegant yet functional with a two-tone grey colouring on the keycaps that looks excellent, alongside a sturdy metal and plastic construction. Everything here looks modern and reflective of an increasingly premium peripheral, as the pricing of the MX Mechanical suggests.

The battery life here proved to be outstanding, as the MX Mechanical lasted as long as Logitech said – two weeks or so with the backlighting fully on, while they also state it’ll last for up to 10 months with it off. The backlighting here is kept clean with a single white light adorning the MX Mechanical’s keys, and we found it to offer a handy boost when working after dark.

You can also connect the MX Mechanical to up to 3 devices at once and switch between them with no delay at all. The keyboard can be connected to your PC via the bundled Logi Bolt USB receiver or Bluetooth, with the dual options proving to be very useful when working on a MacBook and a PC at the same time.

This is an expensive option compared to other wireless office keyboards, but it’s definitely worth it for those looking for more tactile keystrokes. If you do want to save a little bit of money though, then you also have the option of purchasing the slightly more affordable Logitech MX Mechanical Mini which ditches the number pad to achieve a more streamlined design.

Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
Full review: Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review

Corsair K100 Air Wireless

Best wireless gaming keyboard
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Pros

  • Incredibly slim
  • Snappy and tactile ULP switches
  • Vibrant lighting
  • Clever software

Cons

  • Incredibly expensive

There are lots and lots of wireless gaming keyboards available, making it difficult to narrow down your search. But for this list, we decided to recommend the Corsair K100 Air Wireless dues to super-slim design that makes it easy to slip in a bag and take over to the office or a friend’s house.

You also have the option to connect wirelessly via either Bluetooth or the bundled USB-C dongle. The former will save you battery life (up to 50 hours in total) while the latter reduces latency for a snappier performance.

It’s not just the snazzy RGB lighting that separates the Corsair from non-gaming ‘boards. It also has mechanical switches for clickier feedback, and short travel distance so your inputs can register instantly. The iCue software suite also enables you to remap buttons and configure the lighting effects.

The high price is the only major issue we had with this gaming keyboard. If you’re looking for something cheaper, then we recommend the Logitech G915 TKL, which has seen a major discount since its launch.

Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
Full Review: Corsair K100 Air Wireless

Asus ROG Claymore II

Best wireless modular keyboard
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Pros

  • Premium build quality
  • Modular design is ingenious
  • Clicky optical switches feel decent

Cons

  • High price
  • Non-attachable wristrest
  • Cheap-feeling keycaps

The ASUS ROG Claymore II is a particular favourite wireless gaming keyboard of ours, and it’s for a very specific reason – its modular design.

The Claymore II allows you to chop and change the keyboard’s layout so you can attach and detach the number pad on either side of the board via magnets. For instance, if you want to have the number pad attached to the left hand side, then you can, or you can have it on the right, or not at all. During testing, we found the attachment to be secure, and in general, the Claymore II to be an incredibly durable and well-built keyboard as you’d expect for its £250 or so asking price.

Inside, it makes use of Asus’ own RX optical switches. They come in either Blue or Red, where the former is a clicky switch that’s a handy choice for typing, while the latter is a light and linear switch that’s great for gaming. Our sample had the RX Blues inside, which proved to be fantastic for typing during testing with a satisfying click and heavier actuation force. The click it comes with can be quite loud, though which means this isn’t the best keyboard for use in a crowded space. For that, you’ll want to look at something with dampened or quieter switches.

We also found the battery life here to be fantastic for a wireless mechanical keyboard with such a packed-out feature set. It lasted for the quoted 40 hours with all the RGB backlighting turned up to the max, which beats off other premium boards such as the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro by almost four times.

The Claymore II’s Aura Sync-capable backlighting was bright and sharp, and we thought it looked fantastic. The accompanying software, Armoury Crate, is also functional, and gives you loads of customisation choices regarding fiddling with the lighting, or programming macros.

Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
Full review: 
ASUS ROG Claymore II review

Logitech POP Keys

Best mini wireless keyboard
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Pros

  • Bright, fun design
  • Customisable keys
  • Seamless switching between three devices
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Typing accurately can be a struggle
  • Keycap options are limited

The Logitech POP Keys is a peculiar wireless keyboard. Not only is it tiny, having ditched the number pad in favour of a more compact design, but it’s also got a customisable row of emoji shortcut keys.

Logitech claims this keyboard has been designed with Gen Z in mind, for those who frequently punctuate sentences with laughing faces and heart icons. You’re able to swap around the emoji keys too, so you can set your favourite icons as easy-to-reach shortcuts.

You also get two wireless connectivity options, including Bluetooth and the USB dongle. What’s more, you’re able to swap between devices with a single press of a button which could be useful for anyone who likes to work with both a laptop and desktop PC simultaneously.

We loved the colourful design of the keyboard too, making a refreshing change to drab blacks and slivers that typically adorn our desks. This keyboard certainly won’t be for everyone, especially at the high price, but it’s still one of the best wireless keyboard options for those who don’t want to clutter up their desk.

Reviewer: Hannah Davies
Full review: Logitech POP Keys review

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FAQs

Is a Bluetooth keyboard better than 2.4GHz wireless?

Not really. Bluetooth has a slower response time than proprietary 2.4GHz wireless such as Razer’s HyperSpeed. You probably won’t notice a difference for general productivity tasks, as it’s only really beneficial for gamers. Bluetooth is more power efficient, so will see a greater battery life, making it the better choice for an office keyboard.

Is 60 or 65 keyboard better?

We prefer the 65% layout, just because you have arrow keys which can be important. However, if you don’t need arrow keys at all, then a 60% keyboard may serve you well too.

Why are wireless keyboards better?

That’s subjective. The benefits of a wireless keyboard is that you don’t have as many wires cluttering your desk, while they can also function a long distance away from your PC. However, they can have drawbacks such as latency issues and you’ll also need to make sure the battery is charged up.

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