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Logitech K480: The last mobile keyboard you'll ever need

Jack Wallen takes a look at the Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard and shows you how to connect it to your Android device.

Logitech K480 keyboard

As you might expect, I work with various and sundry mobile devices through the day and the week. Trying to work with those tiny on-screen keyboards in an efficient manner could snap the sanity of the sanest user. That's why I went in search of a full-sized, Bluetooth keyboard.

What I found made my work day infinitely easier. I'm talking about the Logitech K480. This baby easily connects to Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows — and it can connect to three devices simultaneously. That's right, three devices. You can switch between those devices by moving a single dial.

Instead of just singing the praises of this keyboard, I'm going to tell you how easy it is to connect your Android device. When you see how easy it is, you'll want to run to your nearest retailer and buy, buy, buy.

To connect an Android device, you first must make sure that Bluetooth is switched on.

Once the Bluetooth is on, turn the dial to the 1 position, then press and hold the PC button on the keyboard until it flashes quickly.

The next step is to go back to your Android device into the Bluetooth settings and wait for the keyboard to appear. Tap the Logitech entry and, when prompted, enter the six-digit key on the Logitech keyboard and hit enter. The device will pair, and you're ready to type.

Once you've connected one device, you can switch the dial to the 2 position and connect another device. Switch the dial to 3 and connect a third. You can then just move to the dial to the device you want to use and start typing. It's that easy.

If you use more than one mobile device, and you're looking for the best in breed keyboard for them all, the Logitech K480 is what you want.

Do you use a full-sized keyboard for your Android device? If so, which one do you prefer? Let us know in the discussion thread below.

About Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen.com.

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