Best tablet keyboard 2023

Someone in a red jumper using a white tablet connected to a foldable keyboard.
Credit: Apple

Someone in a red jumper using a white tablet connected to a foldable keyboard.
Credit: Apple

The best tablet keyboard can add a little more functionality and flare to your tablet of choice.

The options on our list are some of the best wireless keyboards available for tablets and can all conveniently be connected via Bluetooth. Of course, there are wired ones if you'd rather, although they tend to connect via USB ports.

Although wireless options will need to have their batteries re-charged or replaced, they tend to be compatible with a wider range of devices than their wired counterparts. This is why we've opted entirely for Bluetooth devices here.

Speaking of compatibility, it's still important you double-check that the keyboard you're looking to buy will definitely work with the specific tablet you have, as some are only compatible with certain devices and models.

On top of compatibility, we've also selected these keyboards based on specs, general reviews, and any other features we think make them worth considering. So, let's take a look at our top picks for the best tablet keyboards.

Best tablet keyboard

  1. Logitech K480
  2. Apple Magic Keyboard
  3. iClever BK10
  4. Samsers Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard
  5. Coastacloud Portable Ultra-Slim Keyboard
Logitech K480 product image of a compact, black keyboard with a light green trim.
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1. Logitech K480

Best tablet keyboard overall

Weight: 1.81lbs
Dimensions: ‎12.2 x 1.61 x 7.91 inches
Compatibility: Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Android, and iPadOS
Wireless: Yes
Other features: Bluetooth, spill-resistant

This Logitech keyboard seems like a great option to use with your tablet. It's compatible with the majority of tablet operating systems, including Android, iPadOS, and ChromeOS.

This means it should work with whatever tablet you happen to own, whether it be the new iPad Pro or the laptop-sized Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

The keyboard is wireless and can be connected to your tablet via Bluetooth so you don't have to worry about wires.

Although it doesn't come with a rechargeable battery, it does come with a set of AAA batteries which, according to Logitech, can last you up to two years without you needing to worry about changing them again.

You can also connect any wireless or wired mouse to this keyboard if you're thinking of using it at your desk or in the comfort of your bedroom alongside one of the best tablet stands for bed.

You can even connect three separate devices to it at the same time as well - it comes with a numbered dial so you can switch easily between them depending on which one you want to use.

Another handy feature is that it's spill-resistant, so you don't have to worry about damaging it if you accidentally tip a drink over it whilst working...we've all been there!

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Apple Magic product image of a black keyboard hooked up to an iPad.
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2. Apple Magic Keyboard

Best tablet keyboard for iPad

Weight: 1.74lbs
Dimensions: ‎10.18 x 7.96 x 0.87‎ inches
Compatibility: iPad Pro (3rd, 2nd and 1st generation) and iPad Air (5th and 4th generation)
Wireless: Yes
Other features: Bluetooth, magnetic, trackpad, backlit keys

If you happen to own an iPad, then Apple Magic keyboard is probably worth considering as it's compatible with the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation iPad Pro and the 4th or 5th generation iPad Air.

As with most Apple products, it features a sleek design with backlit keys, and you're bound to get the smoothest typing experience possible when using it as it features a scissor mechanism with 1mm travel that ensures it will be quiet and extremely responsive.

It also comes with a trackpad so, if you want to, you can your tablet in the same way as you would a laptop rather than using the touchscreen.

You can also attach your device magnetically to the keyboard so it doubles up as a tablet stand, and adjust your device accordingly so it's at a comfortable viewing angle for you.

It even folds up into a case to protect your iPad when you're on the go with its front and back protection. Overall, a standout keyboard for travelling with.

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iClever BK10 product image of a white and grey keyboard.
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Credit: iClever

3. iClever BK10

Best Bluetooth tablet keyboard

Weight: 0.82lbs
Dimensions: ‎‎9.72 x 5.91 x 0.25 inches
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, iMac, MacBook, Laptop, PC, Tablets, Smartphone, Windows, IOS, Mac OS, Android
Wireless: Yes
Other features: Bluetooth, environmental protection power saving function

With Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, this iClever keyboard is compatible with a number of different devices and operating systems.

It's a versatile keyboard that you can pair up to three separate devices at the same time. So, as well as using it for your tablet, you could also connect it to your laptop or even your iPhone too.

It's designed to remember your Bluetooth-connected devices as well and should automatically connect straight to them when ready to use, meaning you avoid having to set up the Bluetooth connection every time.

It also comes with helpful LED indicators, including a charging indicator and Bluetooth-Kanal 1, 2, and 3 indicators to tell you whether it needs charging and how many of your devices it's currently paired with.

The slim keys should be responsive and easy to type on, whilst the back of it is equipped with shock and skid-proof pads to protect it from any heavy typing.

Given it's wireless, it has a rechargeable battery, which should take around two hours to fully charge. However, with the 90 hours of continuous use you get from a single charge, you shouldn't have to worry about it constantly dying on you.

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Samsers Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard product image of a black and grey foldable keyboard.
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4. Samsers Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

Best portable tablet keyboard

Weight: 6.90oz
Dimensions: 5.98 x 3.85 x 0.47‎‎ inches
Compatibility: Universal except for IOS 13.4 and below and Android 3.0 and below 
Wireless: Yes
Other features: Bluetooth, foldable

If you're looking for a keyboard that is just as easily transportable as your tablet, then this Samsers keyboard might be the right choice for you.

Being foldable is what makes this keyboard portable in our eyes - once you've folded it up, it should fit in your bag with absolute ease, making it a wonderful companion for your tablet.

Although it's lightweight, it's also quite sturdy as it's made with what Samsers describes as a durable PC/ABS material. This is helpful if you think it might get knocked around a bit in your bag when you're on the go.

In terms of features, it comes with Bluetooth connectivity, so you can easily pair it with your tablet. It's also compatible with pretty much all devices bar ones that run on iOS 13.4 and below or Android 3.0 and below.

It also has a sensitive touchpad, which is useful if you'd rather control it using that instead of touching the screen - this might be easier for you if you're working at a desk or if simply don't want to smudge the screen too much.

And you don't have to worry about it dying on you all that often either because the rechargeable battery is said to provide you with an impressive 560 hours of use after one full charge (which takes between two to three hours according to Samsers).

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Coastacloud Portable Ultra-Slim Keyboard product image of a flat, black keyboard with light blue backlit keys.
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5. Coastacloud Portable Ultra-Slim Keyboard

Best backlit tablet keyboard

Weight: 12.3oz
Dimensions: 10.31 x 7.64 x 1.06‎‎ inches
Compatibility: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch SM-T580N/SM-T585N/SM510/SM515, Tab A 10.5, Galaxy Tab S4/S6, Galaxy Tab E 9.6, Tab E 8.0, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy S6 - S 9 S 10 and other IOS, Android and Windows tablets
Wireless: Yes
Other features: Bluetooth, backlighting

Backlit keys add a little bit of vibrancy to this keyboard by Coastacloud and are extremely useful when you need to type in low-light surroundings as you can see which keys you're hitting.

You can choose from seven different colours for the backlighting for a sense of customisation. The options include deep blue, yellow, green, white, red, purple, and cyan.

The keyboard is compatible with most operating systems, including iOS and Android. In fact, it should work with any device you own that has a Bluetooth connection.

As this may suggest, the product is conveniently wireless and works by being paired to your tablet via Bluetooth. With its thin keys as well, you should find typing is pretty quick with this keyboard.

Plus, it comes with a refined scissor mechanism that should make it even more responsive, comfortable, and quiet to type on because it's specifically designed to dampen typing sounds and allow for faster actuation.

It's also fairly small and portable, with a lightweight design to match your tablet so you can take it on the go with you.

And with 140 hours of charge, you don't need to be as concerned about it dying on you while you're out and about. It also has an auto-sleep feature which saves battery when you're not using it, thus making it a great pick to work on the move.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

You probably want to know a bit more about tablet keyboards, so we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions below to help you out.

Do I need a keyboard for a tablet?

Whether you need a keyboard for your tablet really depends on what you use your device for. If you mostly use it to watch films and videos, for instance, it probably isn't necessary.

But if you find yourself typing a lot on your tablet if, for example, you use it for work or for note-taking or sending emails, then we'd say you'd definitely benefit from buying a keyboard to go with it.

In this instance, a keyboard can improve your productivity because you should be able to type much faster on it than using your touchscreen.

Can I attach a keyboard to any tablet?

Most keyboards can be connected to any tablet, usually via Bluetooth, as long as they are compatible with your particular device.

This means it's important you double-check before buying that the keyboard you're interested in is intended specifically for tablet use and will actually work with the specific device you own.

This information can usually be found on the manufacturer in question's website if you're struggling to work out whether or not a specific keyboard is compatible.

In any case, there are plenty of options out there, so no matter which tablet you have, you should be able to find a keyboard that is compatible with it.

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