Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard: Providing the light to work into the night
Skip to content
Home / Accessories / Reviews
By Michael Ansaldo
PCWorld Feb 1, 2019 11:08 am PST
At a Glance
- Adjustable backlighting
- Quiet, responsive keys
- Universal receiver lets you connect multiple mice and keyboards to a single computer
- Thin chassis is a little bendy
The affordable Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard enables comfortable typing with plenty of backlighting to work into the night.
Best Prices Today: Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
Logitech’s K800 Wireless Illuminated keyboard is indispensable if you often type late into the evening or otherwise work in dark environments. This backlit keyboard not only provides the necessary light but also offers one of the most comfortable and pleasant typing experiences we’ve encountered, all at an affordable price.
This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best wireless keyboards. Go there for reviews of competing products and buying advice, including how we tested.
The most striking thing about the K800 is its size. In an age where keyboards seem to cram everything into smaller and smaller profiles, the K800 takes up a luxurious amount of real estate. It measures nearly 18 inches across and about 8 inches top to bottom. That size doesn’t necessarily translate into durability, though. I found I could bend and twist the plastic chassis—which measures only an inch at its thickest point—with my bare hands. That’s probably a negligible complaint, as the K800 is clearly designed to be desk-bound, not tossed into your gear bag like portable wireless keyboards.
The ample size allows for a full set of alphanumeric keys, a number pad, and dozen function keys that do double duty as hot keys for music playback, email, and other secondary tasks. There’s plenty of room left over to provide a palm/wrist rest at the bottom. And its sleek wedge shape and matte-black finish with transparent trim will add a little elegance to dreary office desktop setups.
The K800’s signature feature, though, is its illumination. When activated via an on/off switch at the top right, the characters on the laser-etched keys are backlit. You can reduce or increase the brightness by pressing the secondary function key—located to the right of the spacebar between the ALT and CTRL keys—and F5 or F6, respectively. Logitech also included hand proximity detection, so that the backlighting will dim when you pull your hands away from the keyboard and brighten when you return them.
The K800 uses Logitech’s unifying receiver, a 2.4GHz USB dongle that provides better connectivity and allows you to connect multiple mice and keyboards to one computer. All I had to do was plug it into a USB port and the keyboard was up and running.
Thanks to the full-size keyboard, touch-typing was seamless moving from my regular keyboard to the K800. The keys were neither sticky nor too clicky, and were noticeably more comfortable to type on. No doubt this is the benefit of the PerfectStroke key design, which enables a key travel of 3.2mm. Research shows that the deeper travel requires less keystroke force than the 2mm to 2.5mm of travel allowed by typical laptop keyboards. Keystrokes felt more uniform and I felt more fleet-fingered as a result.
With our increasingly 24/7 workdays, backlit keyboards are more of requirement than ever. The Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard will provide all the light you need to work into the night and a quieter, more comfortable typing experience to boot.
Logitech K800 Illuminated Keyboard Review
PerformancePSU Verdict: 4.8/5
View on Amazon
From the Reviewer
Another quality product from Logitech. A wireless keyboard that is pratical and wont leave you without batteries coming with a built in charger.
Ease of use
report this ad
Logitech have been around for years being first established on October 2, 1981. Since then they have risen the ranks to become a household name and one that 95% of people who have ever used a PC know. After a long hiatus for over 10 years I have returned to Logitech with the new K800 wireless illuminated keyboard.
Out of the box, it comes in a mix of matt and gloss black plastic with a very thin piece of clear plastic around the edge that illuminates your desk in the dark.
The keyboard comes with a cable, so you can recharge your keyboard and a small documentation pack that includes a Bluetooth dongle and warranty information, overall its well packed and includes everything needed to get setup.
Considering we are not in 2015 anymore, you might be interested in our Steelseries APEX TKL Pro RGB Keyboard Review. It’s an amazing piece of kit and looks great with any gaming setup.
Logitech K800 Wireless Keyboard Key Features
- Full size QWERTY Keyboard
- Laser-etched backlit key
- Hand Proximity Detection
- Streamlined Design
- Adjustable keyboard lighting
Logitech K800 Build Quality
As with everything you buy, you do get what you pay for. Coming in at nearly £80 ($150USD) it would be disappointing if the keyboard felt cheap but as always Logitech has over-delivered with an extremely good product.
The K800 is a sturdy keyboard that doesn’t feel flimsy in any way. The contrast between the matt and gloss black plastics coupled with the illuminated keys means it is extremely easy to see where you are typing even when it’s 2am and all the lights are out.
For those of you who prefer a laptop-style keyboard where the keys don’t stand so tall like many of the mechanical keyboards on the market then you will love the Logitech K800 wireless keyboard. The key height means it’s easy to touch type, and they don’t make a huge thump either when you press each key – it’s an extremely well-balanced keyboard.
Logitech K800 practical Usage
The reason for me ordering a new keyboard for my computer was that I had spent a long time developing websites on a Mac mini, after moving back to Windows using a terrible Razer Lycosa keyboard which is honestly the worst keyboard I have ever used I was finding it hard to adjust. At the end of a long day coding my knuckles and fingers hurt, and I was constantly mis-pressing keys.
Logitech’s K800 has been a great replacement for my old keyboard, allowing me to touch-type freely and code once again for extended periods of time. If you’re a developer or writer then this is the keyboard for you!
Gaming performance from the K800 is also surprisingly good considering it is a wireless keyboard that is notorious for a little latency when pressing keys however, Logitech has excelled and provided solid response times when keys are pressed, I had zero problems playing CS:GO.
The last Logitech product I owned was their G5 gaming mouse; that was a beautiful piece of hardware and this is no exception. As long as you don’t skimp too much you can never go wrong with a Logitech Keyboard or mouse. The K800 illuminated keyboard is no exception. This is the perfect keyboard if you spend lots of time typing at your desk or simply want to keep your desk clean.
Logitech MX Keys Advanced Backlit Wireless Keyboard, 10m Range, USB-C for Windows, Mac, Android, Rechargeable, UK Breadboard, Graphite | 920-009415
Delivery options and delivery speed may vary by location.
Sign in to manage addresses
AustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAnguillaAngolaAndorraAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAfghanistanBahamasBangladeshBarbadosBahrainBelarusBelizeBelgiumBeninBermudaBulgariaBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBritish Virgin IslandsBruneiBurki FasoBurundiBhutanVanuatuHungaryVenezuelaUSVirgin IslandsEast TimorVietnamGabonHaitiGuyanaGambiaGhanaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuineaGuinea BissauGermanyGuernseyGibraltarHondurasHong Kong ChinaGrenadaGreenlandGreeceGuamDenmarkDemocratic Republic of the CongoJerseyDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEgyptZambiaZimbabweGoIsraelIndiaIndonesiaJordanIrelandIcelandSpainItalyCape VerdeKazakhstanCayman IslandsCambodiaCameroonCanadaCanary Islands,Caribbean NetherlandsQatarKenyaCyprusKiribatiChinaColombiaComorosKosovoCosta RicaIvory Coast arCubaKuwaitKyrgyzstanCuraçaoLaosLatviaLesothoLiberiaLebanonLithuaniaLiechtensteinLuxembourgMauritiusMauritaniaMadagascarMayotteMacao, ChinaMacedoniaMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaltaMoroccoMartiniqueMarshall IslandsMexicoMicronesiaMozambiqueMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontserratM Yanmar [Burma]NamibiaNauruNepalNigerNigeriaNetherlandsNicaraguaNiueNew ZealandNew CaledoniaNorwayUnited Arab EmiratesOmanCook IslandsTurks and Caicos IslandsPakistanPalauPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPolandPortugalPuerto RicoRepublic of the CongoReunionRussiaRwandaRomaniaSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSwazilandSaint HelenaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesNorthern Mariana IslandsSeychellesSenegalSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSerbiaSingaporeSyriaSlovakiaSloveniaUnited KingdomUnited StatesSolomon IslandsSudanSudan rinamSierra LeoneTajikistanThailandTaiwan, ChinaTanzaniaTongaTrinidad and TobagoTuvaluTunisiaTurkmenistanTurkeyUgandaUzbekistanUkraineUruguayFaroe IslandsFijiPhilippinesFinlandFalkland IslandsFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaCroatiaChadMontenegroCzech RepublicChileSwitzerlandSweden ri-LankaEcuadorEquatorial GuineaEl SalvadorEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaJamaicaJapan
BerlinAach B TrierAach, HegauAachenAalenAarbergenAasbuettelAbbenrodeAbenbergAbensbergAbentheuerAbrahamAbsbergAbstattAbtsbessingenAbtsgmuendAbtsteinachAbtswindAbtweilerAchbergAchernAchimAchslachAchstettenAchtAchtbachAchterwehrAchtrupAckendorfAdde buellAdelbergAdelebsenAdelheidsdorfAdelmannsfeldenAdelschlagAdelsdorfAdelsheimAdelshofen, Kr FuerstenfeldbruckAdelshofen, MittelfrAdelsriedAdelzhausenAdenauAdenbachAdenbuettelAdendorfAderstedtAdlersteigeAdligstadtAdlkofenAdmannshagen-BargeshagenAdorf/Vogtl. AebtissinwischAerzenAffalterbachAffingAffinghausenAfflerAgathenburgAgethorstAglasterhausenAhamAhausAhausenAhlbeckAhlden (Aller)Ahlefeld-BistenseeAhlenAhlerstedtAhlsdorfAhlstaedtAhnatalAhnebyAhnsbeckAhnsenAholfingAholmingAhorn, BadenAhorn, Kr CoburgAhorn talAhrbrueckAhrensboekAhrensburgAhrensfeldeAhrenshagen-DaskowAhrenshoeftAhrenstedtAhrenvioelAhrenvioelfeldAicha Vorm WaldAichachAichelbergAichenAichhaldenAichstettenAichtalAichwaldAidenbachAidhausenAidlingenAiglsbachAilertchenAindling
Logitech backlit wireless keyboards in Odintsovo: 806-items: free shipping, 80% off [click here]
Clothing and footwear
Clothing and footwear
Food and drink
Food and drink
Textiles and leather0003
Textile and leather
Health and beauty
Health and beauty
Furniture and interior
Furniture and interior
Home and garden
Home and garden
Electrical engineering 9 0003
Keyboard Wireless Logitech Logitechk380, (Whisper Quiet), dark blue Manufacturer:
Keyboard wireless Logitech G9 13 TKL GL Linear [920-009522] black Manufacturer: Logitech ,
Keyboard wireless Logitech G913 GL Clickly , Type
Keyboard wireless Logitech G913 TKL GL Linear [920-009522] black Manufacturer: 90 073 Logitech ,
Portable PC Case with Hard Keyboard , Waterproof Protective Case for Logitech POP Keys Advanced with Wireless Backlit keyboards
Gaming keyboard wireless Logitech G915 TKL LightSpe ed GL Clicky, (GL Clicky), black/grey
Keyboard wireless Logitech MX Keys, black Manufacturer: Logitech , Type keyboards:
Gaming keyboard , Keyboard wired, wireless Logitech G Logitech G913 TKL, (GL Tactile), English keyboard , silver, white
Keyboard wireless Logitech MX Keys (GRAPHITE, backlight , 2. 4GHZ/BT) (M/N: YR0073 / C-U0008)
Keyboard 9007 3 wireless Logitech G913 TKL GL Tactile Logitech Manufacturer: Logitech , Interface
Keyboard wireless , Gembird KBW-8, Bluetooth 5.1, 84 keys, backlight , white, tablet slot compact wireless keyboard kbw-8 features: 1. Membrane key design 2. Bluetooth 5.1 3. Compact size, 300 mAh battery life: up to 60 hours
Wireless Keyboard Case for Keyboards Logitech MX Keys Mini, Wireless Keyboard with Backlight 90 074 , ultra-thin screen protector for keyboard Logitech MX Keys Mini
Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Logitech G Pro X KDA with RGB- Backlight G304 HERO 2,4G Wireless gaming mouse 100% original
Gaming keyboard wireless , wired Logitech G915 TKL LightSpeed, white Manufacturer:
Keyboard wireless + wired Gembird KBW-9, Bluetooth 5.