It’s really hard to pull us away from our Logitech keyboards. We have been hardcore fans for many years. Most of the keyboards here are Logitech outside of a very few that the company simply didn’t have to offer (or at least, didn’t at the time that we acquired something else). We even stuck it through the pains of the MK710 combo that experienced letters rubbing off in around a year or two of use (and published a story with tips to fix it).
Now today, we get to talk about a third-party model that goes head to head with some of Logitech’s multi-device keyboards. It’s the Deeliva Multi-Device Keyboard, and like the other models, supports both 2.4 GHz as well as Bluetooth. Allowing you to connect it to up to 3 different devices (computers, video game consoles, mobile devices, etc).
We though, there is no way that a keyboard that costs under $30 from a brand we’ve never even heard of, could match up to some of the Logitech’s we’ve used. However, we were proved incorrect. As this is exactly what this one has done.
Just look at the box it comes in. It doesn’t get any more generic than that. No fancy color images, patterns or anything else to grab your attention with. Then again, it is only sold online (and at the moment, only via Amazon). So it’s not like the company has to worry about shelf presence. This is simply a box to put it in until it reaches your hands and you throw it away. Maybe this helps to toward what you save in the overall price.
Then you break it out of the box and feel the weight of it in your hands.
It really does have some weight to it. A good weight. The kind of weight that makes you think this is something that is going to last a long time through hours of typing abuse. Of course, we could be wrong, but that first impression is winning so far.
The keys feel great when typing, everything feels natural, and did I mention this thing is built like a brick? It would be considered a weapon if you were swinging it around. Maybe they can get some product placement in the next John Wick movie.
All jokes aside, it really does feel nice and it even looks nice despite having a bit of a plain design. No backlit keys. No fancy RGB lighting. Just a basic keyboard. Except that it has a slot at the top to store your iPad or phone while using it with those devices (also common with “some” of the Logitech models). It literally is a cross between the Logitech K580 and K780 keyboards. Only this one is as much as half the price of these.
As mentioned, it can connect to up to three different devices. This can be anything that supports USB or Bluetooth keyboards. Computers, consoles, tablets, smartphones, streaming boxes/sticks, smart TVs, etc. The three light-gray buttons at the top-right allow you easily and quickly switch between any of the three devices you have paired it with.
It even has a shortcut for the calculator built into Windows, which is always a bonus for us. Some of the most common apps we like to hotlink to buttons (or see natively supports in a keyboard) are calculator and notepad (for taking random/quick notes in a pinch). More calculator than anything else though.
This one really won us over. Enough that the first one we got our hands on wasn’t enough as we couldn’t talk about it (at first). It involved an odd contract that prevented us from discussing it anywhere else. So we bought another one, which put us outside of that, allowing us to discuss it here. That’s a dedication to getting the story out!
We paired this keyboard to an Xbox Series X using the included USB adapter. The Xbox consoles do not support Bluetooth (to this day), which is still very surprising to us. Microsoft claims it is because Bluetooth doesn’t meet its requirements for a low-latency gaming experience. However, what about other uses for Bluetooth? Like a keyboard for when you are browsing Netflix on an Xbox? That was kind of an Apple-like move in our opinion.
Thankfully, you are able to use USB keyboards, thus the adapter went to the Xbox. Then we booted up a PS4 and connected it to it via Bluetooth (menu path: settings->devices->Bluetooth devices). It supports both Bluetooth 3.0 and 5.0 for compatibility reasons. Thus both show up when scanning for devices. For the PS4, it wouldn’t connect to 5.0, but it would to 3.0 on the first try.
Finally, we booted up a Windows PC and connected it via Bluetooth to that. The BT 5.0 id in the list was supported on the first try.
Now the keyboard was paired to all three devices. We were able to quickly switch between all three of them using the three buttons on the keyboard. Sometimes there is a quick second or two for the devices to acquire the connection, but that’s it. No noticeable latency, no missed input, nothing. It worked great on all three devices.
Distance between the devices and the keyboard covers the “up to 33ft” spec of this model. Making it perfect for any home environment, even the larger living room spaces.
The only thing we can’t confirm (yet) is battery life. This may take months to find out how long the batteries last (2x AAA), and will play a major roll in what the score will look like come time. Right now it has a fantastic score with us. However, if the battery life doesn’t compare to the likes of Logitech’s models, this is going to drop the score down to reflect this. If it does last a long time, Deeliva might have a golden product.
This keyboard won us over enough that we published a tutorial on multi-device keyboards once we realized we hadn’t done that yet. Not to mention buying another one just so we can talk about it here (that, and because we had a use for it, which helped when it comes to getting the approval to spend the money).
So far, this keyboard does a grand job with competing against names like Logitech. Although, we’ll come back to update if we feel the battery life doesn’t live up to this as well. So far, our hopes are high that it will live up to the same.
It feels good, connects well to many devices, and fulfills the perfect task when it comes to decluttering your home (and saving you money since you don’t have to buy so many keyboards).
It is only available on Amazon (link below). The price is right and not only does it appear to be on sale, but there is also a coupon you can clip to save even more. Which brings the price down to $23.99 (all of this, at the time of writing this article).
Co-Authors: James H.
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