Logitech Keys-To-Go 2 keyboard balances portability with usability

This well-designed keyboard is perfect for your foldable smartphone.

Logitech Keys-To-Go 2 keyboard balances portability with usability
Photo Credit: Paul Mah

The Logitech Keys-To-Go 2 is a well-designed keyboard that's perfect for your foldable smartphone.

Logitech says its latest keyboard is its most portable ever.

And it's pretty good in my view, offering an excellent compromise between a full-sized keyboard and those too-small keyboards that you dread to use.

Logitech Keys-To-Go 2

The Keys-To-Go 2 is a slim, rigid keyboard that's light enough to throw into the bag "just in case".

Key characteristics:

  • Pairs with 3 Bluetooth devices.
  • Slim tapered design of 4.5-9 mm.
  • Keys offer nice 1mm 'travel' when pressed.
  • Built-in flip cover offers protection in your bag.

The aluminium frame gives it unparallel rigidity and a premium feel - I think it should last a long time.

It isn't clear from the photos, but the cover flips back all the way and rests flat on the desk. Hidden magnets mean it doesn't feel wobbly at all.

What I liked about it

When I first saw it, I had the mistaken notion that it was a full-sized keyboard. Alas, it's not, though it's pretty close.

Logitech gave the Key-To-Go 2 the equivalent key spacing (or 'pitch') of an 11-inch laptop, effectively making it better than most other portable keyboards.

Here's how it compares:

  • Full-sized keyboard: 19mm
  • Logitech Keys-To-Go 2: 18mm.
  • Most portable keyboards: 17mm.

PS: The pitch is the center-to-center distance between keys.

What I really liked though, is its touted battery life of 3 years, courtesy of Bluetooth Low Energy and replaceable coin cell batteries.

Replacing the batteries requires the use of a "star-shaped" Torx screwdriver, but this beats proprietary rechargeable batteries that cannot be replaced.

A balance of portability and experience

In terms of experience, nothing quite beats the Aluratek Keyboard with its 18mm pitch that I wrote about some months back.

But if portability is more important, the Keys-To-Go 2 at 220 grams wins the Aluratek's heftier 380 grams hands down. I mean, you can throw the Keys-To-Go 2 into your bag and forget about it.

As someone highly sensitive to the pitch of a keyboard (I use split keyboards at my desk), the Keys-To-Go 2 wasn't too bad. I won't want to use this the entire day, but this sure is better than tapping everything out on-screen.

How do you type on the go? Do you use a keyboard case or a portable keyboard?