The Best Cheap Wireless Keyboard and Mouse to Use

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There are many wireless keyboards and mice to choose from for your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device, but it’s hard to choose the best one. I have recently bought a wireless keyboard and mouse for a very good price from Logitech that I’m very pleased with. Find below my short review.

Yep, I keep my laptop on an old Scrabble game box... Yep, I keep my laptop on an old Scrabble game box…

I have been looking for quite a while now to buy a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse for my Windows 8 computer. Having missed the sweet Black Friday period, I thought that I’ll have to pay a heavy price once the promotions have ended. Luckily for me, the biggest retailer in my country had a very hot sale for a day – 2 peripheral Logitech devices for the price of one. I took my chance and brought the Logitech Wireless keyboard K230 and the Logitech wireless mini-mouse 187. And it has been one of my best hardware investments yet.

Currently, the Logitech Wireless keyboard K230 retails for less than $30 on Amazon and the Logitech wireless mini-mouse 187 for less than $20. So, for $50 you get two peripheral wireless devices that will seriously improve your productivity and work on your Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or any other computer you might be using. Here are my impressions.

The Logitech Wireless keyboard

What you need to understand is that these wireless devices can’t compete with those from higher leagues, so you need not to forget what prices they have. So, judging at what price they come with, that’s why I said they are the best wireless keyboard and mouse combination for Windows 8 that I could’ve possibly found. I don’t claim they are the best, just that at this price range, they are definitely among the best choices to be used.

The Logitech Wireless keyboard K230 feels plasticky, there’s no doubt about it, and if you will have made the change from a laptop, it will feel too sturdy and robust and annoying at first. Actually, I had to look at they keypads for a few good times before getting the hang of it. I guess it took me less than one hour to start writing without having to look at the keyboard at all.

windows 8 wireless keyboardAll in all, I have ended up liking the plastic feel more than I did the one on my old laptop. However, I tend to think that there was a good layer of grease on my laptop’s keyboard, so that’s why it felt a little bit slippery. That’s now the case with my new Windows 8 wireless keyboard. Another big bonus that you get from switching to this wireless keyboard is its small size and ergonomic design. Albeit they keypads have been “crammed” to fit on a smaller size, it doesn’t bother you while typing. Logitech actually says that it is smaller by 36% than most standard keyboards.

The version that I have bought had three swappable corner battery covers – there was white, blue and a grena. It’s nothing too fancy, but it’s still better than complete dark, so this is something that I enjoyed. Actually, my wife found it to be much nicer than I did. The wireless keyboard is very lightweight so you can carry it with you anywhere you go, if you want to.

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