HP Wireless Elite Keyboard V2 Review

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If you work from home or need a decent keyboard for basic use, the best keyboard for the job is the HP Wireless Elite Keyboard V2. It’s slim and low profile design makes it easy to fit on your desk. As a full-sized keyboard, you get a keypad. Keys require very little force to type, making it ideal for typists.

Why We Like It – HP Wireless Elite Keyboard v2

Small form factor, full-sized keyboard has low profile keys, little resistance and durable design, making it a solid choice for basic use or typing.

Pros
  • Works well and durable
  • Includes a battery life indicator
  • Wireless receiver can connect 5 devices
Cons
  • Price doesn’t match performance and design
  • Wireless receiver takes away a USB

Performance

What the HP Wireless Elite Keyboard V2 does well, above all else, is its typing environment. The keys have a small amount of resistance, just enough to know you’ve tapped one. Furthermore, the distance to press a key is very little as well. What this does for someone who types is create an experience that allows for speed and efficiency. You’ll always know you tapped a key. Compare it to a Razer Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard, however, and there’s simply no contest.

Design

Onto design, the HP Wireless Elite Keyboard V2 gets most details right. For starters, it’s a fairly durable keyboard. Not quite on the levels of an Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, but for its price we can’t complain. This is a wireless keyboard, which takes 2x AAA batteries. With a good pair, you can get anywhere between 6 months to a year of battery life. Along the top-right there’s a battery life indicator to keep you informed. Unfortunately, it uses a wireless receiver which will take a single USB on your computer. Up to 5 compatible devices can connect to one single receiver, however, like a wireless mouse.

Value

Now let’s talk value. Is the HP Wireless Elite V2 Keyboard worth picking up? Definitely. However, its price doesn’t match its performance. It works well, yes, and it’s a fairly durable keyboard—but it isn’t anything special, not for $52. You can sweeten the deal by picking up the same keyboard with a wireless mouse bundled. Alternatively, you can pick up a Logitech K400 at half the price and it has a trackpad built in. Still, this HP wireless keyboard would do well in an office setting.

HP Wireless Elite Keyboard v2 Wrap Up

The HP Wireless Elite Keyboard V2 does a good job planting itself in offices or at a home computer. It’s keys are light, responsive, and plenty of feedback for a typist. Having a wireless receiver is a bummer, but you only need one if you have compatible devices. With a good set of batteries, this keyboard will last months.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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