For a keyboard I was ready to hate, testing the Logitech k400 turned out to be a very pleasant experience. Solidly made, no hassle to set up, and more comfortable to type on than expected, this little device was really a surprise. What’s most important for a device like this is whether I would recommend it to someone. Sure, it has a somewhat limited set of use cases, but the bottom line is that if you like the idea of a wireless keyboard-touchpad combo, for the price, you really can’t go wrong with this device. I give this lovable Frankenstein’s Monster 8.5 keys out of 10.
The Logitech K400 offers a solution. Small, wireless, and featuring a built-in touchpad, this set of keys seems ready to handle any situation. It’s large enough to be used for normal productivity, yet also small enough to be used on a couch with a home theater or gaming computer. Better still, you can grab this keyboard for $40 or less. Does all of this add up to a great peripheral, or does the low price translate to cheap construction?
I’ve said very little about the touchpad on the Logitech K400, and for good reason. There’s not much to tell. The touchpad works exactly as you’d expect it to. The only comment I’ll make is that if there is any moisture on your hands (or crumbs from Cheetos), the sensitivity will go down. Be nice to your keyboard and wipe your hands on something else first, please.