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Logitech MX Mechanical MX Master 3S Review: A mechanical keyboard truly designed for productivity

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Inspired by what makes the Logitech MX Keys and MX Master 3 products so perfect, Logitech has launched the MX Mechanical and the MX Master 3S. The MX Mechanical combines lessons learned from Logitech’s G-series gaming line, with the awesome productivity features from the MX Keys series. It is a new accessory for folks who like gaming and mechanical keyboards, but want the same control in their professional desktop keyboard for use at work or at home. The MX Master 3S, meanwhile, refines the Master 3 in more ways than one with quieter clicking mechanisms, and a new sensor. I was provided both for review ahead of today’s launch, and I think these are the perfect feeling keyboard mouse, designed for productivity.

Logitech MX Mechanical

Specs Price

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The Logitech MX Keys Mechanical retails for 170. The minute I unboxed this keyboard, I knew I would be impressed. MX Mechanical takes a similar shape and design as the MX Keys but with some added gaming-like touches here and there to make for a better typing experience.

Oh, and for you technical folk, it measures 26.10 mm in height, 433.85 mm in width, 131.55 mm in a depth, and 828 grams in weight. That’s way different from the heavier, bulky, wired RGB gaming mechanical keyboard from Aukey that I use when gaming. It’s even slimmer than Logitech’s own G915, which is 22 mm in height, 475mm in height, 150mm in depth, and 1025 grams in weight.

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logitech, mechanical, master, review

logitech, mechanical, master, review

Logitech is also offering a mini version of the keyboard known as MX Mechanical Mini. It is cheaper at 150, but it has the same features I get into throughout this piece, sans the number pad. It should be familiar to anyone who used MX Mini in terms of size and layout. The only exception is it has bigger full-size arrow keys and delete, home, end, page up, and page down buttons on the side. The idea is that the Mechanical Mini is the same great keyboard as MX Mechanical, but for smaller desks. Logitech clearly understands the needs of everyone.


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The MX Mechanical keyboard has a metal top cover, and plastic bottom, for a super sturdy build. However, there are also feet tucked inside the bottom casing that you can pull out if you need a better typing angle. This is to help lift the keyboard to a more ergonomic position for typing. That is a very important design choice, too as Logitech is also marketing this keyboard for those who want a product with deeper travel and a better feel.

In terms of suitability, a portion of the plastic parts on the keyboard is made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic. 45% for MX Mechanical and 47% for MX Mechanical Mini. That includes plastic in printed wiring assembly, the FFC cable, and packaging.

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But since this is a mechanical keyboard, you’ll notice some big design differences over the MX Keys. The first of those is the keycaps, which have two colors. This choice is all about peripheral vision. It is to make commonly used keys easier to spot. It also is to make the keyboard feel less distracting in an office environment, over traditional gaming keyboards that you might come across.

I like that choice, as it helps me FOCUS on where my fingers are when I am speeding through a document and quickly glancing down at my keyboard. I did ask Logitech, though, if they’d sell different color keycaps. I was told that this is not something that’s available at launch. I also was told that the switches can not be replaced.

Typing experience

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A second difference in this product over MX Keys is the typing experience. Combined with the low-profile look and the matte-top feel on the keycaps, typing on this keyboard feels very fluid. For me, it is a big and positive change from MX keys, where the keycaps are much softer, a lot less tactile, and have a laptop-like feeling.

As someone who rarely uses mechanical keyboards, I’ll say that MX Mechanical has great tactile feedback that makes me feel like I am in control and typing faster. The key travel is also amazing, as well as actuation. Logitech tells me that the MX Mechanical keyboard travel distance is 3.2 mm and the actuation force is 55 grams. That’s versus the 60-gram actuation force and 1.8 mm travel on the MX Keys.

In my tests, I got to around 92 words per minute in a typing test on Bing. That’s just a few words more than my usual speed on MX Keys. I really think the 19mm pitch Logitech has on this product helps promote better typing, as well as the shorter distance between keys. Yet after two weeks with a mechanical keyboard like this one, I really do think it’s hard to go back to something that isn’t mechanical. The accuracy and feedback are amazing.

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logitech, mechanical, master, review

logitech, mechanical, master, review

I do want to note that I am reviewing a unit with clicky switches. As a mechanical keyboard, I liked the clicky-clack noise and tactile feedback of the keyboard that I get as I type away in a document, but Logitech is aware this might not be for everyone, especially those in office environments. That’s why Logitech is offering three switch types.

There are tactile and quiet (brown switches,) Clicky (blue switches,) and linear (red switches.) The Tactile Quiet switches give you a tactile bump with precise feedback, but with less noise. The Linear Red switches give you uninterrupted key travel and minimal spring force for faster reactions and smoother typing. All three are priced the same at 170.

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You can pick and choose which one fits your needs. The tactile/quiet switches will be sold broadly, and the clicky and linear will only be available online at Logitech.com, Bestbuy.com, or Amazon.com. Logitech also provided me with a linear switch sample unit, and after unboxing and trying it, I went back to the clicky switch. I really do love hearing that feedback as I jam my way through typing posts.

Lighting effects

Just like MX Keys, MX Mechanical has special lighting. The keyboard has proximity sensors that automatically light the keys as your hand approaches, and also based on the lighting in the room from the time of day. However, this time around, Logitech added six different lighting effects that you won’t find on MX Keys.

There’s static, breathing, contrast, wave, random, and reaction. These are reminiscent of what you’d get on a gaming keyboard but really toned down to just the white color that’s also on the MX Keys. I love this, as it’s not overly fancy. Out of all the effects, I love the wave one as it reflects nicely off my white-colored desk. You can switch between the various lighting modes with the FN Key a lightbulb icon on top of the volume up key. Backlighting is evenly distributed, with no bleeding through the keys.

Multi-platform use battery life

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MX Mechanical is designed for multi-platform use. You’ll notice that there’s both a Start key for Windows, as well as a command Key for Mac OS. Everything is placed perfectly for folks like me who cross between different devices. Even the OS-related function and media keys are perfectly placed. Compared to MX Keys there is a new emoji key, dictation key, and mic mute key. This makes it easy to use with calls in Teams. Not to forget the screenshot button. You can toggle the FN lock if you want to keep using the function row without OS-related actions.

And I can’t forget the way the keyboard connects to multiple devices. You can pair the keyboard with three different devices via the Logi Bolt, or Bluetooth Low Energy. Just tap the respected Logitech Easy-Switch 1, 2, or, 3 buttons at the top left of the MX Mechanical to switch. Logitech is always great with this multi-device stuff, and it’s no surprise to see this signature feature make a return to MX Mechanical. I used the one keyboard across my Mac Mini, Surface Laptop Studio, and iPad Pro.

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As far as battery life, you can get up to 15 days on a full charge, when using the backlights. I have yet to charge the keyboard in my two weeks of use. Outside of that, you can get 10 months without the backlights on. Charging is via USB-C just like with the MX Keys.

Logitech MX Master 3S

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The Logitech MX Master 3S costs 99. It has the same design that I love from the MX Master 3. That means it is a palm-grip mouse for righties, with a wide and tall profile, so your hands fit in the nook on the left side. There’s also the MagSpeed Electromagnetic wheel, which can be used for 1,000 lines of scrolling in one second. USB-C charging returns as well.

For more on the design, I invite you to check out my MX Master 3 review, especially if you’re not familiar with the design and button choices. Nothing major changed there, other than a new Pale Gray color.

What has changed on the MX Master 3S is the clicking mechanism. Like the Lift Vertical Ergonomic mouse, it is now a lot quieter. Logitech claims it’s 90% quieter between generations but still has a lifespan of 10 million clicks. Yet, the clicks still are precise and satisfying. I had no issues in two weeks of use, with every one of my clicks registering properly. The quiet clicks also meant I did not annoy anyone on my Teams calls.

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Another change on MX Master 3S is the tracking sensor. Designed for advanced creators, the sensor can now track up to 8,000 DPI, which is double the 4,000 DPI over the MX Master 3. This is for folks who might be using high-resolution monitors or multi-monitor setups.

This is a great change, as it really helps make the mouse future-proof and means I need to move my hands less when tracking my mouse across my massive 34-inch monitor. Tracking is just as accurate as clicking and scrolling are, as I used the mouse on wood, glass, and fabric, and it still worked fine.

Logitech Options

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To help you manage and customize your Logitech MX Master 3S and Logitech MX Mechanical devices, Logitech also has the new Logitech Options software. Tested in beta for the last few months, it’s now launched to everyone in the public with a fresh new UI.

This app lets you create application-specific shortcuts for the MX Master 3S and also customize the functions of buttons. I used it to change the buttons on the side of the MX Master 3S to switch between open tabs in Microsoft Edge. Not to forget this app also unlocks the benefits of Logitech Flow, which allows you to use the mice across Macs and PCs simultaneously and also share files.

As for what this helps you do with the MX Mechanical, you can change the FN keyboard shortcuts, add app-specific shortcuts, and configure backlighting. Across both devices, you’ll get Easy-Switch options, too. This lets you see which devices your keyboard or mice are paired up to.

Completing Logitech’s lineup

These products now round out Logitech’s lineup of products. They both will sell right alongside the MX Keys, MX Keys Mini, MX Master 3, MX Anywhere 3, and the Craft. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone, and that’s what makes Logitech so great.

Logitech MX Mechanical review: A masterful keyboard in all switches and sizes

The MX Mechanical exemplifies Logitech’s legacy in keyboard engineering, fusing the productivity chops of the Master Series with the mechanics of the G-line.

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Logitech MX Mechanical

pros and cons

  • Sturdy aluminum case
  • All three switch options are premium and high quality
  • Plenty of configurations for different users
  • Multi-device and OS compatibility
  • Pricey
  • Keycaps are not the most oil-resistant
  • Only two tilt levels
  • Minimal design may leave more to be desired

Logitech has built a legacy that’s hard to match when it comes to computing peripherals. The MX Master Series, for one, is highly regarded for its productivity-enhancing keyboards and mice. While Logitech’s G-line, for gaming, offers a slew of quality gear that has earned rankings on ZDNet’s best lists.

Today, Logitech is bringing a new entrant to its MX Master Series; a mechanical keyboard that promises the productivity chops of its predecessors and the tactile mechanics that professional users have longed for. The MX Mechanical. available in full size (169) and Mini (149), is primed to round out Logitech’s small but mighty ecosystem of Master peripherals. And by borrowing some design cues from the brand’s G-line, Logitech is flexing its own multiverse of madness along the way.


Logitech MX Mechanical

Logitech MX Mechanical Mini

Keyboard size

Tactile Quiet (Brown), Linear (Red), Clicky (Blue)

Tactile Quiet (Brown), Linear (Red), Clicky (Blue)

Keyboard material

Bluetooth or Logi Bolt USB for up to three devices

Bluetooth or Logi Bolt USB for up to three devices


As I mentioned before, the Logitech MX Mechanical comes in two sizes: a full size and a Mini (75%). The former, like other full-sized keyboards, offers a 104-key layout with the number pad and all. Naturally, its 828-gram footprint is heavier than the Mini (84 keys at 612 g) and requires a greater commitment of desk space. Putting the size difference aside, though, you’re looking at two very similar boards. I like that because Logitech is fielding the same aluminum frame of matte-treated keycaps no matter your preference. And that combination, from my two weeks of use, has made for an exceptionally premium typing experience.

Unlike the previous MX keyboard. which sported scissor-switch keys, the MX Mechanical is built on a foundation of low-profile keycaps and your choice of Kailh Choc V2 switches (Tactile Quiet, Linear, and Clicky). This is where the expertise of Logitech’s G-line comes to play, with key switches that deliver, in my opinion, some of the best sounds and feedback out of any pre-assembled keyboard.

Here’s a breakdown of the three options, as well as a sound test:

  • Tactile Quiet (Brown): Silent presses with a reactive key reset, ideal for users who seek tactile feedback but not the noise.
  • Linear (Red): For smooth keystrokes with the fastest actuation point among the three.
  • Clicky (Blue): Additively satisfying clicks that produce audible feedback from top to bottom.

Personally, I went with the linear setup, favoring the improved responsiveness and thumping sound effects. No matter which of the three you choose, though, Logitech will be charging 149 and 169 for the Mini and full size, respectively. (Note that the key switches are not hot-swappable, so the layout that you decide on is final.)

Logitech made it clear that the MX Mechanical is for professional users and not gamers.- and I’m absolutely on board with that. By spending more time unifying the build quality of the keyboard, and less on how users can customize the hardware, the MX Mechanical feels sturdy and durable to type on for hours.

Even though the keyboard only comes in a Graphite colorway, it does have some splash of style with the matte-textured, two-toned keycaps. No matter the size configuration, the center typing keys are greyed out, while secondary keys like the number pad and arrows are dressed in a darker shade. Together, the MX Mechanical portrays a minimal and industrial aesthetic that should play well with any office setup.

My only real issue with these keycaps is their susceptibility to finger oil. Like with any matte-treated keyboard, typing for long periods of time can leave a sheen, especially on commonly-used keys like the space bar. The layering can be cleaned off with a wet wipe, but for a 149 keyboard, I wish Logitech would’ve used a more resistant coating.

Keeping to the productivity theme, the MX Mechanical features monochromatic backlighting that can be adjusted within seven levels (via function keys or the LogiOptions software). At its brightest, all the keys are visibly lit during the daytime. At night, I found the third and fourth levels to do the best at illumination.

Speaking of, the MX Mechanical is built with Logitech’s Smart illumination technology, giving the LEDs reactive functionality. Basically, when you lift your hand away from the keyboard, the backlighting will turn off. And when it senses your hand above the keys again, the lighting turns on. It’s a Smart way to save battery life.

One of my complaints with the older MX Keys was that they only had one tilt angle, which was too low for some. Logitech isn’t making the keyboard that much more flexible with the MX Mechanical, but there is an 8-degree tilt stand on the back (see image above). When I asked Logitech why it settled with just 8 degrees, I was told that it was the most optimal typing angle based on user research and testing.


Both MX Mechanical keyboards can pair to Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux via Bluetooth or Logitech’s proprietary Logi Bolt USB receiver. The latter is a piece of connection tech that we’ve seen on newer Logitech hardware, including the recent Lift Vertical and M650 mouse and serves as a centralized dongle to sync with other mice and keyboards. This is particularly useful if you’re already vested in the Logitech ecosystem, as you only need one USB receiver to connect multiple peripherals to a computer.

The MX Mechanical can pair with up to three devices simultaneously and navigate around via the Easy-Switch hardware buttons as a standalone keyboard. It’s as easy as tapping between the numbered profile keys on the board. But while I found the pairing process very intuitive, it would sometimes take an extra second or two for my MacBook or Android tablet to detect the keyboard and register its inputs. If you typically work off one device, then this is a non-issue. But if you bounce between any combination of desktop, tablet, laptop, and phone, then the delay is noticeable.

Ultimately, you’ll want to tap into Logitech’s LogiOptions program to get the best software experience with the MX Mechanical. Once the device is added, the program lets you map key functions, adjust between six backlighting effects, assign Easy-Switch keys, and download firmware updates. Most importantly, you can unbind the Emoji menu function key to something that’s. more practical.


Logitech claims that both MX Mechanical sizes will last between 15 days and 40 weeks (10 months) depending on whether you have backlighting turned on or off. That’s a very substantial difference and one that makes keeping the lighting off totally worth it. My full-sized MX Mechanical review unit is still rated for 98% battery from my two weeks of use. (I’ve always found the added brightness distracting, so keeping the backlight off was a no-brainer.) On the side, I’ve also been testing the MX Mechanical Mini with the “Waves” lighting effect, and its battery has drained to 27% at the time of this writing. Both instances validate Logitech’s endurance claims.

When the keyboard does need a top-up, though, it can be charged via USB-C. Logitech says that 15 minutes plugged in provides one day of use.

Bottom line

In the MX Mechanical, Logitech adds another thoughtfully-designed peripheral to its Master Series portfolio. It’s rare to find a non-gaming keyboard these days that offer as much sizing and key switch options as this, making it easy to recommend for professional and casual users alike. For how much hardware you’re getting with these keyboards, though, you’ll have to pay up to reap the benefits. Starting at 149 for the Mini. the MX Mechanical is already 50 more than its slim-key predecessor, the MX Keys Mini.

Alternatives to consider

Logitech G915 TKL

If low-profile switches are your thing, but you want a keyboard with a little more spring to its step, then the Logitech G915 is a worthy alternative to the MX Mechanical. In fact, the two are very similar in that the G915 is also offered in full-size and TKL options, with three key switch types to choose from.

Keychron K1

Using the MX Mechanical reminded me a lot of the Keychron K1, another low-profile keyboard that focuses more on performance than flashy looks. It’s about 50 less than the MX Mechanical Mini but offers a similar typing experience and keys that are actually swappable. At its price point, the built quality does take a hit, though.

Logitech MX Keys

If it’s your first time shopping for a Master Series keyboard, then the Logitech MX Keys is also worth considering. Feature-wise, it matches the MX Mechanical in virtually every aspect, including multi-device pairing and LogiOptions compatibility. The main difference is that the MX Keys use scissor-switch keys, similar to traditional laptop keyboards, so keystrokes have a shorter travel distance and produce significantly less sound.

All the the rage with gamers, mechanical type comes to office users – where cool goes to die

Review Logitech has rounded out its Master series with the MX Mechanical keyboard and MX Master 3S mouse. Both cost serious money, but are they worth it?

Logitech MX Mechanical keyboard and MX Master 3S mouse

We’ve previously looked at Logitech’s MX Keys Mini for Mac and came away impressed with the compact unit. The MX Mechanical keyboard is an altogether different proposition, for better and for worse.

Keyboards are highly subjective things. Some users prefer the short key-travel of a modern laptop-style keyboard while others would only allow their ancient IBM Model M keyboards to be prised from their cold, dead hands – regardless of the deafening clattering of keys being struck.

The MX Mechanical tiptoes down a middle path and can be specified with one of three switches: Tactile Quiet (supposedly with less noise and a “satisfying tactile bump”), Linear, and “Clicky”. Our unit was the former and, to be frank, didn’t seem that quiet, certainly when compared to the MX Keys Mini.

But if key travel is your thing, then the MX Mechanical will not disappoint. Key travel is 3.2mm and ever so slightly less force is required to press a key than on the MX Keys. Where the keys of MX Keys are soft and dished, those of the MX Mechanical are much more traditional, with more of a matte effect to them.

The keyboard is full sized and can switch between Windows and Mac machines without much in the way of effort (Logitech’s Easy-switch function allows up to three devices to be connected and switched between.) A backlight is also present, which fires up when one’s fingers venture near the keys.

The backlighting has a number of settings, ranging from useful to pointless gimmick; contact lighting, for example, makes modifier keys brighter (useful) while random lighting creates a “mesmerizing pattern” (not so useful.) All in all there are six patterns to choose from, all selectable from the keyboard without needing to go near Logitech’s Options software.

The keyboard connects via either the supplied Bolt USB Receiver or Bluetooth (which is how we connected ours.) According to Logitech, a full charge (via the supplied USB cable) should keep things going for 15 days if you use the backlight and 10 months if you don’t.

As for software support, the Options software permits custom actions for the top row of keys (although we were happy enough with the defaults) and the setting of backlight options as well as Easy-switch settings. Other Logitech devices (such as the mouse – see below) can also be configured.

Physically, the keyboard feels hefty, despite its relatively small size. The MX Mechanical comes in at almost a kilo, weighing in at 828g (1.8lb) while the more compact MX Mechanical Mini weighs 612g (1.3lb).

The materials feel as if they are high quality, although still do not have the hewn-from-granite feel of IBM’s classic Model M.

It is also expensive; the unit comes in at 169 (€179,99 in the EU and £169.99 in the UK) on Logitech’s site. Then again, this is the sort of keyboard aimed squarely at a corporate user.

And, for fans of the technology, the mechanical action will be highly satisfying, more so than the membrane and scissor affair of the MX Keys Mini. However, keyboard preference is very much a subjective thing. While this writer would probably opt for the MX Keys Mini if given the choice, a colleague would regard such a decision as the height of insanity.

Handy, then, that Logitech appears to have all bases covered.

Taking pointers

The mouse, the MX Master 3S, is far easier to be objective about. At first glance, it is yet another strangely shaped mouse from Logitech, but it is made from pleasingly tactile and high quality materials, and a delight to use. As with the keyboard, the unit ships with Logitech’s Bolt USB receiver if required, but we connected with Bluetooth once again.

Also like the keyboard, the Easy switch functionality is present (although one must turn the mouse over to get at the switch – thankfully the charging port does not require an Apple-style inversion.)

The MX Master 3S is also where the Options software becomes essential. While the defaults all work OK out of the box, to get the best out of the seven buttons, two scroll wheels (including a thumb wheel) and gesture button, one really needs to dive into the software to pick an action. The same goes for the DPI setting, which ranges from 200 DPI – 8,000 DPI depending on how expansive one needs to be. We found 1,000 DPI did the trick for most purposes, but changing it in the software (we tried the macOS version) was straightforward enough.

Logitech reckons that users should get 70 days on a full charge, and three hours from just a minute plugged into the included USB-C charging cable. The device is also nearly silent when pushing the buttons or scrolling the wheels, while feeling of high quality.

Form follows function?

However, one potentially divisive aspect is the styling. Logitech has adopted what it describes as “an ergonomic silhouette” aimed at improving hand and arm comfort. Again, we’d argue that this very much a subjective thing. Certainly, my hand does fit the mouse well but there could be muscle memory that needs to be relearned. And those with excessively large or tiny paws may struggle.

Still, it is not as potentially visually alarming as the Lift although purchasers should consider if the user is right or left-handed, particularly since Logitech wants a cool 99 (€129,99, £119.99) for the unit.

Keyboards and pointing devices were a high point in Logitech’s recent financial results even as demand for PC webcams tumbled. The company’s new devices are a recognition that while a move to a different way of working might result in different offices, keyboards and mice will always be needed. And Logitech is more than happy to meet buyers at wherever they are. /p>

And yes this pricing does not align with straight currency conversions, and means it both products are more expensive to buy in the EU than in the US, and even more costly if you buy them in the UK.

The Logitech MX Keys made my laptop-to-PC transition a breeze

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A few months ago I finally did it. I built my first PC.

After years of waiting for GPU to drop and days of deliberating over components, I locked in my choices on PCPartPicker. However, there was one crucial item I wasn’t quite sure about: the keyboard.

I’ve moved around a lot, so I’ve used laptops exclusively for the past 15 years. I loved the keyboard on my Matebook X Pro, and although I initially imagined upgrading to a fancy mechanical keyboard, reality convinced me otherwise. I could not get used to the resistance and travel distance on any of the models I tested, even with lighter linear switches.

Noise was another issue. I share an office with my wife, and although my noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones drown out the clackity clack of my incessant typing, the same can’t be said for anyone else in the house.

The key resistance and travel distance as well as the noise of mechanical keyboards pushed me to the Logitech MX Keys.

Eventually, I settled on the Logitech MX Keys (104 on Amazon). It’s a bit pricey — especially for someone who hasn’t paid for a wireless keyboard in over a decade — but since I type for a living, I figured I could justify the expense. Three months later, I’m happy to say it made my transition from a laptop to a PC smooth as butter.

The keys to my heart

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A big part of why I love the MX Keys is the feel of typing on it. It’s not a simple cheap membrane keyboard, instead using scissor switches. These are the same switches found on most good laptop keyboards with a low profile and short travel distance. They might not satisfy hardcore gamers, but for typing, they’re an absolute dream.

I love the way my fingers fly across the keyboard, and the switches provide just enough resistance to prevent accidental presses without causing finger fatigue. The keys also have a slight indentation which helps avoid typos.

The keyboard itself is also slim and beautiful. The brushed aluminum finish of my laptop felt nice, but it did get cold in the winter. The high-quality plastic used in the Logitech MX Keys prevents this while still looking and feeling great. The low profile also means it’s comfortable to use without a wrist rest, which I’ve never been able to get used to.

This bad boy is also heavy. At roughly 1.75 lbs (800g), it’s about half the weight of my (very lightweight) laptop. There’s no unwanted sliding on my desk, even without a desk pad. Of course, the downside is that this isn’t something to stick in your backpack and take with you, but then again neither is my desktop computer.

Mousing around

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Another great thing about the Logitech MX Keys is connectivity. It can pair wirelessly with three different devices via the included USB dongle or Bluetooth, and you can swap between them at the touch of a button. This made it easy to switch back to my laptop when I needed to, and it’s nice for typing out quick messages on the phone on my desk.

Eventually, I decided to go all in with Logitech by picking up the MX Master 3S (100 on Amazon) mouse. It annoyingly isn’t compatible with the same USB dongle, but it does use the same Logi Options Plus software for customizations. Admittedly, this isn’t the most fully-featured input software out there (no macros), but it does have the ability to quickly swap between connected devices without pressing any buttons.

Logitech’s Flow feature ties its mice and keyboards together, so you can easily move between connected computers and phones.

An option called “Flow” ties the keyboard to the mouse, so when I move the mouse to the edge of my screen, it automatically switches both to the next device. You can also copy/paste text and files between devices. This makes it even easier to move the last few bits of my digital life from my laptop to my shiny new PC. It isn’t as smooth as Apple’s Universal Control feature, but it certainly does work and on more than just the company’s devices.

Different (key)strokes for different folks

Ultimately, keyboards are highly personal, and what works for me might not work for everyone. But speaking as someone who types a lot, the MX Keys has a lot going for it. At this point, I can’t imagine typing on anything else.

It’s worth mentioning that there are other scissor-switch keyboards that can mostly scratch the same itch. Logitech’s own MX Keys Mini is a very similar tenkeyless model and the Logitech Craft has a funky dial bar at the top for creative work. There’s also the MX Mechanical if you want mechanical switches without diving too deep into the world of mechano keebs.

If you want to learn more check out our full keyboard buyer’s guide for a breakdown of terminology and what to look for.

Logitech’s MX Keys is a great all-around wireless Bluetooth keyboard with USB-C charging, easy switching between three different devices, and multi-platform support for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android.



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