How we picked and tested
Having thoroughly researched and tested this category last year, we saw no reason to reinvent the wheel. Everything we discovered then about the world of Bluetooth keyboards still applies today, so we recently looked into the new models that had come out that were worth testing against our top pick and step-down models.
To make sure I hadn’t missed anything, I checked back in with Macworld Senior Editor Dan Frakes to see what new additions he’d made to his iPad and Bluetooth keyboard buying guide. I also kept a close eye on accessory CES 2014 launch
announcements from companies like Belkin, Logitech, Microsoft, Anker, and Kensington. And, as people who use the hardware typically know what works and what’s crap, I also trawled Amazon, NewEgg, NCIX, Best Buy, and FutureShop on the hunt for favorable and critical user reviews of the keyboards we’ve already reviewed as well as the ones we were considering testing out this year.
I then used each keyboard. I tested each for how easy it was to pair with Mac and Windows computers and Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. I then checked each keyboard to see what compatibilities their function and shortcut keys offered.