Thursday 6 January 2022

Logitech Pop Key Keyboard

Logitech Pop Key Keyboard

The Pop keys make this keyboard undeniably a cute little one. It comes with excellent features like multi-year battery life and easy cross-device compatibility. Besides, you can find a TikTok-friendly aesthetic and novelties-like keys on this keyboard. These Pop Keys' typewriter-style keycaps may seem to you eye-catching on social media, but in real life, these are hard to type on. Recently, pop keys have been available in the United States, and they will be available in Europe soon.

Basic Specification:

If you consider the basic specifications, there is something not right. The keyboard is not rechargeable, but it offers three years of battery life. An included pair of AAA batteries make the keyboard special. Using this, you can connect a maximum of 3 devices via Bluetooth. If you use Logitech's Bolt USB receiver, you can connect a maximum of two Bluetooth devices plus one. There are F1 to F3 buttons that allow you to switch between these. It is available in three different colors in the market: pink, yellow and black; or purple and yellow.

Pop Keys:

Due to the pop keys, you can see a 75 percent keyboard layout. It indicates that the keyboard is more compact compared to a full-size keyboard. Besides, it is equipped with a function row and arrow keys. You are capable of changing this in Logitech's settings.

An Fn key is there, using which you can access the more standard F1 - F12 buttons. You can see five programmable keys at the right side of the keyboard, where the keys are specially designed for typing different emoji symbols.

A key enables you to open up the emoji selection menu. The company is now adding keys with additional emoji symbols. These pop keys are compatible with both Mac and Windows. The function is quite fine, but it may look messy to you.

Emoji Keys:

The critical fact is that the pop keys have wasted five valuable keys on the emoji section. Instead of using these, the keyboard could have some useful buttons such as dedicated Home / End keys or Print Screen. Four emoji keys don't work until you install and configure Logitech's Options software. The key that helps open the OS-level emoji select menu does not need the software.

There is a tactile brown switch available under every key. If you want, you can remap the buttons to more useful keys, and it is possible with the help of Logitech's software. An option can remap these to separate keys or key combinations. If you are a Windows Operating System user, you can see that the F5 key is set up completely for launching the Snip & Sketch tool by default.

Functional Keys:

The key remaps don't remain saved to the keyboard. Therefore, you need to remap it whether you are willing to connect it to an alternative PC. Besides, the keycaps don't match the function if they are not emojis. In this case, third-party keycaps may be a solution, but you have to purchase them. Buttons from F1 to F3 allow you to switch between 3 paired devices. No problem is there with the switches below every button. TTC generates these tactile Cherry MX Brown clones.

The keycaps consist of ABS plastic. Other shapes don't seem to be well made, apart from the circular shape. These come with a coating with a UV-resistant finish. It makes the product idea and long-lasting. The plastic can become shiny over time and wear down too. It is one of the reasons also due to which it is recommended to use PBT plastic.


  • It offers users a decent typing experience. This feature makes a huge difference from a laptop keyboard. 
  • The keyboard enables you to connect up to 4 PCs, tablets, or phones. Bluetooth and/or the included Logi Bolt receiver are useful in this case. 
  • The batteries can be replaced and offer a battery life of up to three years. 
  • This battery features a Software-customizable function and emoji keys. 
  • As it is a reliable Bluetooth mechanical keyboard, the $100 price is acceptable. 


  • It may seem to you that the TTC Brown switches are fine, but these can't match the level of Cherry or Gateron switches. However, it is not for you if you want to use linear or clicky switches. 
  • You are unable to wear ABS plastic keycaps with printed-on legends in time. 
  • You should know one thing that all keycap sets don't fit comfortably but can be replaced. 
  • Some people may not prefer classy color schemes and emoji buttons. 

Extra Observations:

  • No height-adjustable feet are available on the keys. 
  • When you are going to use this, a smallholder can be seen. It is for the included Bolt receiver that is available in the battery compartment. 
  • You can find a small LED on the Caps Lock key. 
Having emoji keys is an excellent idea to add to the keyboard. But it is not beneficial practically because multiple people don't use these. Rather than adding the emoji keys, it would be better if some functional buttons were included.

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