Logitech K600 TV KeyboardSource: Logitech

Best Smart TV Keyboards iMore 2021

In the modern television era, almost every set on the market now includes smart features. Smart TV keyboards can help navigate lists by natural scrolling on a trackpad, and physical keys assigned for each letter of the alphabet. The Logitech K600 TV Keyboard is a comfortable, familiar, and easily accessible keyboard that puts the navigation experience at the forefront. We have gathered all of the best smart TV keyboards around to help you choose the best for your viewing needs.

Best Overall: Logitech K600 TV

Logitech K600 TV KeyboardSource: Logitech

Logitech's K600 TV keyboard brings the traditional computer keyboard to the big screen. Standard size keys, a generously sized trackpad, and familiar function keys placed at the top make this the ultimate keyboard for those looking for the best typing experience. In addition to the standard keyboard layout, Logitech added a conveniently placed directional pad and mouse keys, enabling two-hand control using just your thumbs. The K600's flat keyboard design is perfect for typing with it resting on your lap.

Rounding out the feature set is an impressive operating range of 49 feet and a 12-month battery life using just 2 AAA batteries. Best of all, the K600TV can also double as a keyboard for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.

Pros:

  • Dedicated media keys
  • Laptop like trackpad
  • 12-month battery life

Cons:

  • Large Size
  • Not backlit
  • Limited Compatibility

Best Overall

Logitech K600 TV Keyboard

Logitech K600 TV

Classic keyboard, modern tv

The Logitech K600 Keyboard provides the best navigation and typing experience around with its traditionally sized keys and layout.

Best Value: Rii i28 Mini Wireless Keyboard

Rii I28 Mini KeyboardSource: Amazon

The i28 from Rii is a cost-effective smart TV keyboard that doesn't skimp out on the features. This compact keyboard has 70 backlit keys and a trackpad with a natural scroll wheel function.

Also included is a built-in rechargeable battery that makes wondering if you have the right size batteries available a thing of the past. This keyboard is also compact and easy to use with one or two hands.

Pros:

  • Low price
  • Backlit keys
  • Rechargeable battery

Cons:

  • Trackpad size
  • Trackpad placement
  • mini-USB

Best Value

Rii I28 Mini Keyboard in White

Rii i28 Mini Wireless Keyboard

Small price, big features

The Rii i28 brings the best of what smart TV keyboards have to offer with a trackpad and plentiful keys, at an affordable price.

Best Compatibility: iPazzPort Bluetooth Mini

Ipazzport Bluetooth Mini KeyboardSource: iPazzPort

iPazzPort's KP-810-61BT is one of the few smart TV keyboards on the market with built-in IR learning. This feature allows you to program this keyboard with essential functions such as power and volume, removing the need to have your old remote around.

This keyboard also includes a customizable RGB backlight, making it much easier to find in the dark. A large, built-in rechargeable battery can keep this keyboard powered for months on a single charge.

Pros:

  • IR Learning
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Customizable backlight

Cons:

  • Design
  • Layout
  • Trackpad size

Best Compatibility

iPazzPort Bluetooth Mini

iPazzPort Bluetooth Mini

Intelligent control

iPazzPort Mini includes IR learning, allowing it to replace your TV remote. Eight Assignable keys are perfect for covering it all.

Best Layout: Fosmon Mini Wireless Keyboard

Fosmon Mini Wireless KeyboardSource: Fosmon

The Fosmon Mini Wireless Keyboard emphasizes thumb typing and navigation with a thoughtfully placed trackpad and mouse keys. Perfectly situated near the edge, the trackpad will have you browsing like you are on a laptop in no time.

The Fosmon Mini is also compact and lightweight, making it easy to hold for extended periods. Media keys positioned near the top of the keyboard bring standard functions like fast forward and rewind to the forefront.

Pros:

  • Layout
  • Compact size
  • Backlit

Cons:

  • Battery life
  • Aesthetics
  • No IR Learning

Best Layout

Fosman Mini Bluetooth Keyboard

Fosmon Mini Wireless Keyboard

Thumbs up

The Fosmon Mini has one of the best layouts with a touchpad and paddles that allow you to swipe and click, with your thumbs.

Best for Games: Rii i4 Multimedia Mini

Rii i4 Mini KeyboardSource: Rii

The i4 Mini from Rii is a keyboard that can also function as a game controller. A conveniently placed control pad and shoulder buttons can come in handy if in a pinch for better control, without the controller.

A large trackpad sits directly in the center of the i4 Mini which supports scrolling, and both single and double clicks. Dedicated media keys allow for quick volume adjustments and easy navigation.

Pros:

  • Cursor key placement
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Shoulder buttons

Cons:

  • No IR learning
  • Cursor key size
  • Small space bar

Best for Games

Rii i4 Mini Keyboard

Rii i4 Multimedia Mini

Game on

Rii's i4 takes a game controller-like approach to the tv experience with shoulder buttons and perfectly positioned cursor keys.

Best Design: iPazzPort KP-810-30BR

iPazzPort KP-810-30BRSource: iPazzPort

The iPazzPort KP-810-30BR takes on the form of a traditional remote and does so with style. This keyboard features a clean, modern, black, and silver design that is light and compact, perfect for typing with one hand.

For those with a Fire TV in the home, an included silicone sleeve can attach this keyboard directly to your remote, making it always ready for use. Plus, the KP-810-30BR includes backlit keys that make typing in the dark a breeze.

Pros:

  • Compact design
  • Included Fire TV sleeve
  • Backlit

Cons:

  • No volume keys
  • No trackpad
  • No cursor keys

Best Design

iPazzPort KP-810-30BR

iPazzPort KP-810-30BR

Clean and compact

The KP-810 features a clean, modern design with backlit keys. An included sleeve can attach it directly to a Fire TV remote.

Type it up

Smart TV keyboards offer so much more than just the ability to type in your search queries. Quick access to specialized functions, natural scrolling through lists or Apps, and more take your watching habits up to the modern tv age.

If you are in the market for the best typing and navigation experience, then Logitech's K600 TV keyboard is the one for you. This traditionally styled keyboard offers familiarity with layout and size, but does so with added touches tuned for the living room such as an easy to use directional pad, and dedicated media keys. Best in class range and 12-month battery life make this keyboard worth the price of admission.

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