The Logitech K400 keyboard is considered by many, including myself, to be the best Fire TV keyboard. It is the best selling keyboard on Amazon, and for good reason. It’s a great balance of compact size and comfort, without giving up any functionality. Logitech just announced an updated version of the K400 keyboard, called the K400 Plus. Does the new keyboard improve on the current model, as the name would imply? Lets take a closer look at the differences to find out.
The new Logitech K400 Plus is very similar to its predecessor, with only minor design changes. The Plus uses the exact same USB based Logitech Unifying Receiver as the K400, so it should work just as well with the Amazon Fire TV. The new model drops the old aqua blue color highlights in exchange for a little bit of yellow found on the mouse button and trackpad.
The K400 Plus has reduced the size of the UP and DOWN arrow keys to fit within one key row in order to increase the size of the right-shift key to better match the layout of standard full-sized keyboards. Considering the arrows keys are used as the primary way to navigate the Fire TV interface with a keyboard, this change alone makes me prefer the old keyboard over the new one, for Fire TV use.
The dedicated buttons in the upper left of the K400 which, depending on which version you have, are either volume keys or Music/Home/Lock keys have been moved to over the trackpad on the K400 Plus. The new location is more convenient considering your hand will likely be resting there for touchpad use.
As for the touchpad, the mouse buttons are thinner on the new model than on the K400. They’re also now the same size instead of having the left mouse button slightly larger than the right mouse button.
The two keyboards are so similar, both will make great Fire TV keyboards. Having not used the new keyboard yet, if I had to recommend one over the other, I would personally choose the K400 over the K400 Plus for Fire TV use. The larger arrow keys, larger mouse buttons, and proven track record of the Logitech K400 keep it the reigning king of Fire TV keyboards.