How to Use An External Keyboard with Your Laptop

For those who began their digital experiences on desktop computers, using a keyboard that’s so close to your laptop screen can feel unnatural, not to mention typing itself may feel more difficult.

Whatever your reason for wanting to use an external keyboard with your laptop, installing one shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. 


Less Strain, More Money

Even if you’re typing on a laptop at your desk and that desk is positioned at exactly the right height, it can still cause a strain. This is because, in order to see your laptop screen clearly, you need to be further away from the device than the integrated keyboard allows. 

Plus, if you have intentions of reselling your laptop, a pristine keyboard will fetch a much higher price than one with the letters worn down. Maybe you’re sold on the idea of using an external keyboard, you’re just not quite sure how to go about it. As it turns out, it’s not complicated at all. 

A Few Clicks to Set Up 

The first step in using an external keyboard is deciding whether you want one that connects via bluetooth or wires. Depending on your laptop, you may not have a choice but to use a bluetooth keyboard, as new laptops have fewer ports. 

If you do choose a wired keyboard, all you need to do is plug it in and start typing. If you opt for bluetooth, you’ll need to turn on your laptop’s bluetooth capabilities and select the keyboard. Once connected, you should be good to go, until the keyboard needs charging. 

Using an external keyboard is a great option if you spend significant periods of time on your laptop, and setting it up for use it a breeze.