Best Keyboards for Tablets

Best for iPad’s

Apple Magic Keyboard

Apple Magic Keyboard
Best Overall

Logitech K480

Logitech K480
Best Mechanical Keyboard

Keychron K2

Keychron K2

Beating all odds, Tablets have become a staple in modern space. With recent boosts to performance and usability through products like the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro, expecting a laptop’s level of performance is not of the question. 

But, a laptop-like experience with a tablet demands that you have a keyboard to type on. However, getting a good keyboard can get confusing with all the options out there. 

So, today we’ll be solving that issue and taking a look at some of the best keyboards on the market that you can use with your tablet without worrying about compatibility issues. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get started. 

12 Bluetooth Keyboards for Tablets & iPads 

Keyboards help you improve productivity and type faster on your tablet, which in turn saves time and improves the overall performance. So, here are 12 picks that will help you do just that.

Note: Most of the keyboards below are compatible with iOS, iPadOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux devices. However, the Magic or Smart Folio keyboard and the Surface keyboard are limited to their respective devices. 

 

1. Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard

Logitech K480 Wireless Multi-Device Keyboard for tablets and ipads

The best overall wireless Bluetooth keyboard that you can get for your tablet. Logitech K480 comes with a nice design that can hold your tablet and phone and can even connect to both so that you can use it simultaneously on both devices. 

I love the chicklet keys that Logitech uses, and the overall experience with the key presses, the activation times, and the responsiveness make up for a great typing quality. The knob on the top-left helps you switch devices, and you also get batteries to get started asap. So, if you are looking for a new keyboard for your tablet and are unsure which one to get, I’d recommend buying the K480. 

 

2. Logitech POP Keys Mechanical Wireless Keyboard

 Logitech POP Keys Mechanical Wireless Keyboard for tablets and laptops

The POP series is something that Logitech has just recently brought into the market. Imagine the K480 but a little more bulkier and a lot more traditional with a splash of color mixed in. You can still throw it in your bag and take it with you, but it’s the least portable keyboard on this entire list. 

The POP keyboard also uses mechanical keys, which makes up for a great typing experience and the overall build of the frame feels sturdy and great. It also has an emoji key that is super helpful if you use a lot of social media sites. 

Overall it’s a great keyboard, but if you plan to use it with your iPad/Tablet you need to get a Tablet stand.

 

3. Logitech Keys-to-Go Ultra-Portable Keyboard

Logitech Keys-to-Go Ultra-Portable

Do you need an ultra-lightweight portable keyboard that you can take anywhere and that works with all tablets and smartphones? Well, the Logitech Keys-to-go is the ideal pick. It’s super slim, making it easy to carry and use in most places. 

However, Logitech had to sacrifice the keys to achieve the extra thinness. These come with dust-resistant and water-repellant keys, perfect for everyday wear and tear but not great for typing out long paragraphs. I would say that it is meant for emails or small edits on the fly, but if you are a writer or need a keyboard with better comfort, then I would recommend getting the POP keys or the K480 from Logitech. 

 

4. Microsoft Surface Keyboard

Microsoft Surface Pro X Keyboard

Ok, so if you have a Microsoft Surface tablet from the Go, Pro, or Pro X lineup, then their respective keyboard is the best choice to get. I’ve been using the Surface Go 2 for about a year now, and I can comfortably say that the keyboard is brilliant. 

If comfort is your priority, then their Alcantara models are perfect as they offer a great typing experience with excellent key travel, white backlight, and a smooth Windows Precision trackpad. Oh, and you don’t need to hassle with the connection as they just connect with some pogo pins on the bottom of the tablet making for a fantastic experience. 

5. Apple Magic Keyboard

magical keyboard

Looking for the best keyboard for your iPad? Well, then the Apple Magic Keyboard is the best option for you. It is a little pricey but is the best integrated with the iPad Pro. It attaches magnetically and has a chicklet style design with decent key travel, and the way it holds the tablet up is purely magical. 

The only gripe I have with the keyboard is the small trackpad, which works perfectly with my larger fingers. Other than that, the build, the typing experience, and the backlight are just perfect for the tablet. 

This is a keyboard I use on daily basis for my iPad Pro and honestly, there isn’t any better fit.

 

6. Apple Smart Keyboard Folio

Apple Smart Keyboard Folio

Is the Magic Keyboard expensive for you? Well, if you want to save a bit of money and don’t want a trackpad, then the Smart Folio Keyboard is the one you should get. It will save a bit of money which you can invest in some other peripherals. 

In use, the Folio has the same chicklet keys as the Magic Keyboard and generally feels the same. However, the key presses are a little more profound, which might change the overall feel for true keyboard enthusiasts. 

 

7. Logitech Combo Touch

Logitech Combo Touch

Want a Magic keyboard but for any iPad? Well, you’re in luck. Logitech’s Combo Touch is a clip-on solution that works just like the regular Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro. The keys feel super similar, and the layout is great too. 

It also comes with a trackpad which is great but still suffers from the smaller design. Other than that, I think it makes for a great combination for all iPad users, so I highly recommend it. Oh, and it also works as a case for your iPad. 

 

8. Arteck Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard

Arteck Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard

Need an ultra-slim keyboard with great build quality and some decent keys? Well, the Arteck keyboard delivers on all these promises. It features rounded keys that are easy to type on and a soft-touch plastic base, making the typing comfortable. 

It uses 2 AAA batteries, and it also works across all platforms through a Bluetooth connection. You can also quickly switch to different devices with the press of a button. It can also be adjusted to an angle for a better typing experience. 

 

9. UBOTIE Portable Bluetooth Keyboard

UBOTIE Portable Bluetooth Colorful Computer Keyboard that works with tablets and ipads

Do you love the old aesthetic of a typewriter? Well, this Ubotie keyboard is an updated take on the typewriter design for a Bluetooth keyboard. It features rounded spaced-out keys just as a typewriter with a modern design flare. 

If you don’t mind spending a little time getting a little comfortable with the keyboard, then this is a great option. Oh, and it also has replaceable keycaps for better cleaning and easy replacement. I really love the punchy colors, and the aesthetic just screams to me. So, if that’s something you vibe with, then definitely give it a shot.

 

10. Gimibox Pocket Size Keyboard

Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

This is a unique keyboard that most of you will love. The sole reason anyone should buy this is portability. You can literally carry this keyboard in your pocket. However, the typing experience is just mediocre. But, it makes up for it by including a trackpad which is super useful for productivity. 

You can charge it with USB-C, and it lasts for a really long time. So, you can charge it once and forget about it for weeks. It also works across any device with a Bluetooth connection making it super useful and a universal peripheral.

 

11. OMOTON Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard

OMOTON iPad Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

A standard keyboard with an awesome price tag. The value you get with this keyboard is insane. It also has a full-sized Numpad, so it’s amazing for pro users that can take advantage of it using macros or shortcuts. 

It also features a Bluetooth connection and features an array of shortcut keys on the top. However, it runs on AAA batteries which can be an issue for some of you. So, make sure you keep that in mind before buying it. Other than that, the typing experience is decent, but I would’ve loved to see a little more key travel for better feedback.

 

12. iClever BK10 Bluetooth Keyboard

iClever BK10 Bluetooth Keyboard

While this iClever BK10 and the Omoton keyboard are very similar, you will get better comfort with the BK10. This is due to the ergonomic design choices and the rounded back design. It also features a USB charging port so that you won’t have to worry about replacing the batteries. 

The typing is nice too, with a fair amount of key travel with the keys, and it also comes with a Numpad just as the last option. However, it is a fair bit expensive, so I recommend comparing and selecting the perfect keyboard for your tablet.

Can I Use a Mechanical Keyboard With iPads & Tablets?

Yes, you can use a mechanical keyboard with iPads and Tablets. However, you would need to keep a few things in mind. Either you would need a USB-C to USB-A adapter for all wired keyboards or get a Bluetooth one to be able to use it without a cable. You would also need a tablet stand so that you can easily type on your keyboard, just like a regular laptop. 

With that being said, here are great wired and wireless options that you should consider buying if you love the mechanical experience.

Best 75% Mechanical Keyboards For Tablets

Before you make your choice, remember that you would also need to buy a tablet stand or a cover with an integrated stand so that you can hold your tablet up while typing. 

75% layout keyboard size is relatively speaking small, but in our opinion it’s quite perfect for tablet devices, if you work a lot with numbers, perhaps you should consider a larger layout.

 

1. K2 Keychron

Keychron K2 Wireless Bluetooth/USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Keychorn is a company of keyboard enthusiasts, and so you know that their mechanical keyboards will be awesome. So, I had high expectations from the K2, and it boy did it deliver. It uses Gateron mechanical switches and comes in four different flavors. I recommend getting the browns as they offer faster speeds with decent tactility, which is a nice balance for typing enthusiasts and gamers.

However, a slight issue with the K2 is that it is one thick boy. It is thicker than most other similar 75% keyboards. This means portability takes a hit, and the other thing that I noticed was the typing experience. While the keys feel amazing and the actuation is great, the main issue is the angle. It’s a flat keyboard, so your hands don’t have a place to rest on, which makes your wrist tired and strained. 

Hence, I recommend getting a wrist rest with it and then using it with your device. It also supports most devices on the market, and you can also use it wired with a USB-C connection.

 

2. K3 Keychron Slim

Keychron K3 Version 2, 84 Keys Ultra-Slim Wireless Bluetooth/USB Wired Mechanical Keyboard works great with tablets

Another Keychron 75% keyboard that feels amazing to type on. It comes with a sturdy base, but it decreases the overall footprint by a lot. This is a slim keyboard, so it’s built for portability. It, too, uses the same keys as the K2 and delivers nearly the same experience. 

However, the K3 Slim feels slightly better to me with the smaller design and better ergonomics. But it sacrifices the battery life for it. So, if you want better battery life, then get the K2, but if you can live with charging it often, then the K3 is a solid pick.

Also, the keycaps are a lot shorter, which might feel weird at first, but once you get used to it, the experience is just like a decent mechanical keyboard.

 

3. EPOMAKER EP84 

EPOMAKER EP84 84-Key RGB Hotswap Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The EP84 is the most versatile keyboard on the list, and I love it. The design is minimal, it comes in a variety of colors to choose from, and you can also choose between 5 different key switches. I love the browns, but it also comes with the Gateron Blacks, which just feels smoother overall. 

It also features RGB lighting and is a great fit for gamers looking to upgrade to a new keyboard for their iPad. However, it is a wired keyboard, so you need to connect it to your iPad with a USB-C connection which might be difficult for some users with older iPads.

Finally, it is also hot-swappable, so you can just pull out the switches and change them with something you like in the future. 

 

4. Drevo Excalibur 82 

DREVO Excalibur 84 Cherry MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Full Metal White LED Backlit

Another awesome pick for a 75% mechanical keyboard. The build is fantastic, the typing experience is great, and the overall aesthetic of the keyboard is simply brilliant. It is also wired, so it suffers the same fate as the Epomaker EP84, but it still is my favorite mechanical keyboard. 

It comes with Cherry MX Brown switches which are industry standard and are fantastic for typists and gamers looking to get a new keyboard for their iPad. It is also tiny and is the most portable mechanical keyboard on the list. 

The price tag isn’t outrageous and is one of the best options to consider if you are a professional that needs a great keyboard for their tablet.

If none of these are for you feel free to check out other 75% mechanical keyboards

Best Full-Sized Mechanical Keyboards For Tablets

1. Corsair K63 Wireless

Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

So, diving into the big boy’s category, we have the K63 from Corsair. It’s a TKL keyboard that is built for gamers in mind. I wouldn’t recommend getting it if you want a portable keyboard, but if you need comfort and robustness, then this is the perfect category for you. 

The K63 connects with a wireless connection, so it means that you won’t need to deal with the hassle of a wire, and considering that the iPad Pro has such a powerful chip, why don’t we make it a portable gaming device. 

Stadia and other such game streaming sites can be used to stream and play games on your iPad, and the K63 is one of the best for the job. It has a nice wrist rest and Cherry MX Red switches which are linear and really quiet, amazing for long gaming sessions. 

 

2. Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro Mechanical Wireless Gaming Keyboard

The V3 Pro is the largest and the most comfortable mechanical keyboard on the list. It comes with a variety of RGB configurations, a lot of keys, a full Numpad, volume knob, and Yellow switches, making it a one-of-a-kind keyboard on the market.

The wrist rest is made out of a soft material that comfortably rests your hands, and it can be connected to your iPad with a Bluetooth connection. You can also use it for typing out emails, long documents, or work-related articles as the switches provide quiet feedback and linear action.

It can also be configured with Alexa for quick commands and controls to all your smart devices and is the perfect keyboard to be attached to your PC, laptop, and tablet.

 

3. Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED

Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Finally, the last keyboard on the list is one of the greatest that you can buy. The G915 is a legendary keyboard with a full-size layout. It also has a media wheel that can help you control your device’s sound settings, and it comes with 3 different switches that you can choose from.

You can also connect it with a wireless connection or use Bluetooth to get it connected on all your devices, and you can quickly switch to any with just a click. I recommend getting the linear switches, which deliver a great balance between speed and comfort.

So, if you are a true Logitech fan and want a Logitech keyboard, then the G915 Lightspeed is a brilliant option to consider.

FAQs

Can I connect my regular keyboard to the iPad/Tablet? 

Yes, you can connect your regular keyboard to your iPad/Tablet. However, you would need to check if your Keyboard uses a wired USB connection or a wireless one. If your keyboard uses a wired USB connection, you would need to get a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and if your keyboard uses a Bluetooth connection, you can connect it directly by pairing it with your tablet.

Can you use a USB keyboard with iPad Pro?

Yes, you can use a USB keyboard with your iPad Pro. You would need to connect it using a USB-C adapter, or if you have a keyboard with a USB-C connection, then you would be able to plug it directly into your device. You can also, get an adapter to help you connect the keyboard with the iPad.

Can you get a keyboard for Android Tablet?

Yes, most Android tablets are now using the latest USB-C connectivity, making connecting peripherals such as keyboards and mice really easy. You just need to plug it in as you would in a regular computer, and everything would start working instantly.

Final Verdict

While there are a lot of keyboards to choose from, wireless portable keyboards and pro mechanical keyboards are the best picks. I recommend staying away from membrane keyboards and going mechanical as they deliver awesome feedback and a satisfying experience. 

The best keyboards work with most operating systems and are comfortable to type and game on. With that said, our list above has a lot of options you can take a look at and get. I have also tried to get the best keyboards on every different budget so that you can get a great deal and save some money in the process. 

So, what are you waiting for? Go take a look and decide on the best keyboard for your tablet. I recommend getting the K480 for a wireless portable option, the K2 Keychron as a great 75% mechanical keyboard, and the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro as the best overall mechanical keyboard. Try them out for yourself, and make sure to go through the reviews for a better overall pick.

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