The current market for PC peripherals is flooded with gaming products right now. Every basic thing you can think of probably has a gaming version of it out there somewhere. The thing is, not everyone cares about that sort of thing, and some people just want to get work done without all the fancy features. For these people, a keyboard and mouse combo is more than enough.
While they can be quite basic, you can opt for a wireless combo that will give you much more flexibility. They usually connect via a USB dongle or Bluetooth, although the 2.4GHz wireless dongle is always a better option compared to Bluetooth. They are easy to use, simple to pair, and don’t cost a fortune. That’s why they are so popular.
If you have an all-in-one PC from Dell, HP, or even Apple, you can make things clean within your setup by simply connecting the wireless keyboard and mouse combo wirelessly. Cable management won’t be an issue anymore.
With all that through with, let’s have a look at some of the best wireless keyboard and mouse combos on the market.
To me, this combination was a no-brainer just for the mouse alone. The Logitech MX900 Performance Keyboard and the MX Master Mouse is the best combo you can have for extreme productivity. For people looking for the ultimate clutter-free experience, this is it.
Let’s talk about the mouse first. The one included in this combo is the excellent MX Master, which is the most popular mouse of all time among power users. That’s because of the ergonomic shape. It has been engineered with comfort in mind. The left side has a slot to hold your thumb, and the overall mouse is at an angle so your wrist stays elevated a bit.
It also has an amazing DarkField sensor, a robust scroll wheel, great responsiveness, and just overall premium construction. It’s a joy to use and Logitech’s software makes it even better. The keyboard is just as good. It does use a membrane style layout, so you should know what to expect.
Apart from that, the keyboard is slim, lightweight, and quite responsive. It’s soft to the touch and is excellent for writing too. The keys barely make any noise, so it’ll fit right in an office environment. Layout-wise it’s standard, and the battery life lasts for up to 2 weeks. The mouse can list for up to 6 weeks
There’s been a recent craze among keyboard and mouse buyers over the last few years. This time the trend is all about ergonomics, and rightfully so. We’ve been neglecting it for far too long, and paying attention to things like carpal tunnel is important. So if comfort is your concern, this is the best combo for it.
It’s all in the name itself. The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 combo is aimed at ergonomics, and it does this quite well. All of this is immediately apparent from the keyboard, which has a large wrist rest to help with fatigue. The layout is sloped at an angle, which helps to move both your palms further away from each other.
A lot of research has shown that tucking your elbows in and typing in an awkward position is bad for your muscles and bones. So, this is a good move on Microsoft’s part. The mouse is also quite large, so it will fill the palm of your hand. You don’t have to exert a lot of pressure on it to move it around quickly. It also glides smoothly which is nice.
The only downside is the optical sensor in the mouse. It’s great for day to day casual use, like writing emails or working on spreadsheets. But if you need something more precise, look elsewhere. Otherwise this is a comfortable and affordable combo.
This whole guide is talking about basic wireless keyboard and mouse combos. Affordability is also an important concern. As you can probably guess, whenever those two things are mentioned, Amazon probably has an AmazonBasics product for it. Sure enough, it’s called the AmazonBasics Wireless Keyboard And Mouse Combo.
Amazon is using any fancy branding or clever naming schemes here. You probably know where I’m getting at. This combo is aimed entirely at getting things done in the simplest way possible. Affordability is the main focus, and that’s about it. With that said, it’s actually a decent product for the price.
The keyboard itself is quite slim and compact. In fact, the keyboard is my favorite part of this combo. Layout-wise it’s quite standard and it uses a rubber dome membrane, so it feels familiar. But the inclusion of the media buttons, back and forward buttons, an email and browser button, and even a dedicated power button at the top are all excellent. Definitely a lot of versatility here.
The mouse is, again, basic and gets the job done. It’s big enough so it feels comfortable, the clicks are okay, and the scroll wheel is nice. But the responsiveness is why it’s so low on this. It tends to jump around a lot and isn’t great for precise workflows.
The battery life lasts for a long while, with a couple of weeks of use on both mouse and keyboard. Strangely enough, there is no specific number to indicate battery life, which left us in the dark a bit.
Next up, we have a combination that is aimed at a specific audience. This combo was designed with wide compatibility in mind, and seamless switching is an added bonus. Logitech earns another spot on this list for this great combo.
The Keyboard here is the MK850 performance and the right-handed contoured mouse is paired with it. Both of these are excellent in terms of overall quality. The keyboard is nice and compact, with a standard layout and dead silent typing experience. The mouse is also excellent, with 8 programmable buttons, up to 1000 DPI, and 8 buttons.
I’d happily use this mouse for casual games, something like MOBAs or MMORPGs. I wouldn’t recommend it for FPS games, however. The keyboard has three white buttons labeled from 1-3. These are profiles so you can switch between devices. Similar buttons can be seen on the mouse. It also includes Logitech Flow, which allows you to move the cursor from one system to the other.
However, it has some frustrating issues on macOS. There is no way to figure out how to switch between devices, as there is no documentation. We had to Google that to figure it all out. Another major downside is the comfort, which is quite bad with the keyboard. Although, the mouse is much better at this.
Last on our list is an incredibly affordable and compelling option for Mac users. It’s not going to be able to compete with the Magic Keyboard included with iMacs, but it’s a good cheap replacement. The keyboard is thin and light and feels surprisingly similar to the Magic Keyboard.
This might be mostly due to aesthetics. Both the keyboard and mouse are white, and look and feel similar to Apple’s offerings. They are also incredibly easy to pair, you just need one 2.4GHz wireless receiver (included in the box), and you’re good to go. If you need something compact, this is a great option as the keyboard is short and the mouse is extremely portable.
The keyboard is short near the base and has a rounded cylinder edge near the top. This gives it some elevation and provides superb comfort. The layout is a bit different from standard Mac keyboards, but it’s easy to get used to and has all the needed buttons.
The mouse is decent, but some people will have a hard time adjusting to it. It looks similar to the Magic Mouse, but doesn’t feel as good nor is it the most comfortable. I would have also liked to see some media buttons on the keyboard.