Best Tablet Keyboards Windows Central 2019

Tablets are incredible little devices, but they have one drawback: they don't have keyboards. This means that you'll need to use the touchscreen if you want to type something, and that's slower than using keys. Thankfully, keyboards made specifically to work with tablets exist, and there are plenty of them on the market that will improve your tablet typing experience tenfold. Our favorite is the Arteck Steel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard, as it combines universal device compatibility with a comfortable design, excellent build quality, and an awesome price.

Best Overall: Arteck Steel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard

If you want the best overall balance between quality and price, than you can't go wrong with the Arteck Steel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard. The keyboard is made out of stainless steel, so it resists damage excellently. Also, the key design is low profile, which feels incredible to type on and is very comfortable. The keyboard is also very thin and incredibly light, which makes it perfect for usage on-the-go — something tablet users will love.

In terms of compatibility, this keyboard works with every tablet under the sun thanks to its adaptable Bluetooth connection. And you could even connect it to a smartphone if you wanted. The battery on the keyboard lasts for about six months, too, which is a robust battery strength for a device of this size. Finally, all of this excellence comes at an attractive price, meaning that you'll get some incredible bang for your buck.

Pros:

  • Durable design.
  • Comfortable to use.
  • Compact and light.
  • Can be used with every tablet out there
  • Awesome battery life

Cons:

  • None!

Best Overall

Arteck Steel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard

King of the hill

The Arteck Steel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard is the best value-to-price keyboard on this list, making it our favorite pick on the market.

Best Compact: Jelly Comb Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

This nifty keyboard from Jelly Comb can be folded up for travel, which makes it phenomenal in terms of compactness. It will be the device you want to opt for if you're a person who is always out and about. It's super light, too, and it's made out of aircraft-grade aluminum so you won't have to worry about it getting damaged. It's also capable of connecting with any modern tablet like the Arteck Steel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard is. The battery only lasts for 48 hours, though, so bring your charging cable!

Pros:

  • Incredibly compact and light
  • Durable design
  • Comfortable to use
  • Can be used with every tablet out there

Cons:

  • Weak battery life

Best Compact

Jelly Comb Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

Pack light

The Jelly Comb Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard is exceptionally compact and light, making it a fantastic choice if you're a heavy traveler.

Best Budget: Arteck HB030B Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

If you want something reliable that's also on the more affordable side, your best bet is the Arteck HB030B Universal Bluetooth Keyboard. It's made of plastic, which means it'll be less durable than the other options we've covered on this list thus far. But it feels good to type on and even has some cool backlighting, too. Also, the keyboard has a wonderful six-month battery life, and its capable of working with all modern tablets.

Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • Comfortable to use
  • Compact and light
  • Can be used with every tablet out there
  • Awesome battery life

Cons:

  • Less durable design

Best Budget

Arteck HB030B Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

Bang for your buck

The Arteck HB030B Universal Bluetooth Keyboard offers reliable performance at a fantastic price.

Best Spill Resistance: Logitech Keys-to-Go

If you often have a lot of liquids around your electronics, the Logitech Keys-to-Go may be the keyboard that's best for you. It's designed with a fabric skin that resists water and other liquids, which will help keep it safe from spills that may wreck other keyboards. Also, it's slim, light, and comfortable to use, which makes for an overall excellent user experience. Its battery life is three months, which is solid. However, the keyboard can't be used with Apple devices, so only consider this keyboard if you use a Microsoft or Android tablet.

Pros:

  • Very resistant to spills
  • Comfortable to use
  • Compact and light
  • Solid battery life

Cons:

  • Less durable against impacts
  • Can't be used with Apple devices

Best Spill Resistance

Logitech Keys-to-Go

Not today, spilled water

The Logitech Keys-to-Go performs well and strongly resists liquid spills.

Best for Surface Pro: Microsoft Type Cover (Surface Pro)

If you're a Surface Pro owner, then you should check out the Surface Pro variant of the Microsoft Type Cover. It's made from premium alcantara fabric that's both durable and * exceptionally* comfortable to type on, and the color never fades, either. Also, it doesn't need any sort of battery charging at all, as it clips onto the tablet and can be used that way indefinitely. Another benefit of this is that it can fold up into the screen when you aren't using it, which allows you to use it as a screen protector. It's pricey, but it's worth it in the long run.

Pros:

  • Extreme comfort
  • Fairly durable
  • No battery to worry about
  • Can be used as a screen protector

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Only for Surface Pro

Best for Surface Pro

Microsoft Type Cover (Surface Pro)

Go pro for the Pro

The Surface Pro variant of the Microsoft Type Cover will elevate your Surface Pro experience to an entirely new level.

Best for Surface Go: Microsoft Type Cover (Surface Go)

If you happen to own a Surface Go, then you'll want to check out the Surface Go variant of the Microsoft Type Cover. It offers all the great benefits that the Surface Pro version does, with the difference being that it's got a smaller frame to better fit the compact nature of the Surface Go device.

Pros:

  • Extreme comfort
  • Fairly durable
  • No battery to worry about
  • Can be used as a screen protector

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Only for Surface Go

Best for Surface Go

Microsoft Type Cover (Surface Go)

Trick out your Go

The Surface Go variant of the Microsoft Type Cover will pair phenomenally with your Surface Go tablet, allowing you to turn it into a reliable laptop.

Bottom line

Tablets are incredible devices that every type of person can get good use out of, but they suffer from not having keyboards for people to type with, but you can fix that by purchasing one and connecting it to your tablet. That way, you can use it as you would with a laptop.

There are tons of different tablet keyboards on the market. Because of its incredible balance of quality, versatility, and price, we think that there's nothing available better for the average consumer than the Arteck Steel Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard. If you want a reliable keyboard that will serve you admirably and won't drain the bank account, it doesn't get any better than this.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. He's relatively new to the writing scene, but he counters that lack of experience with a rock-solid work ethic and a desire to improve at every opportunity. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

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