Best Keyboards for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes in 2022

Chromeos Keyboard Hero
Chromeos Keyboard Hero (Image credit: Ara Wagoner/ Android Central)

Once upon a time, Chrome OS only came on laptops that had a keyboard built-in, but now we have Chromeboxes, Chromebits, and Chrome tablets. No matter what form your device seems to take; one thing remains absolutely clear: a good keyboard is essential! Chrome OS plays well with most keyboards on the market, and whether you're looking for a travel-friendly keyboard to replace your Chromebook's sticking keys or need a wireless keyboard to use in bed, we've got a keyboard for everyone!

Go wireless or go home

Whether you intend to use this keyboard at home or on the go, a wireless keyboard is the best bet. They're great for using on the couch, on the bed, or in a home office that's already overrun with cables. For a long time, Bluetooth keyboards with specific Chrome OS key layouts were almost impossible to find, but we've now finally got an option from the first name in keyboard-makers with the Brydge C-Type Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard (opens in new tab). The Brydge keyboard has no number pad, but it compensates with a layout and keys specifically made to work like a charm for Chrome OS, including a home button key and a Google Assistant.

I'm personally thrilled to have an AUKEY mechanical keyboard (opens in new tab) to clickety-clack away on at home plugged into my USB-C hub-turned-docking station. Since this is a keyboard that's made for Windows computers, you'll need to remember what function each of the F keys corresponds to, but it's not too hard to remember, and as someone who does a lot of late-night typing, the RGB backlighting comes in very handy.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.