Look and Feel
The Logitech MX Keys wireless keyboard is a high-end keyboard for sure, the look and feel of it is great, it’s very low profile and the grey one I have here looks metallic. It surprised me with the weight of it when I first took it out of the box, it is quite heavy – I suspect this is because of the non-removable battery it’s got within.
It’s got rubber feet as to stop the keyboard from moving especially needed when I thump the keyboard when I type. One thing to not is that it does not have legs to set different levels of incline so basically you have to live with this one setting, consider carefully before buying if this will be an issue for you.
After a few hours of use, I can say the keys on the keyboard feel great – they are soft touch ones so they don’t make a lot of noise, they feel sturdy i.e. not cheap. They have this concave shape for you fingers so it provides a bit more tactile feel when you press into the key.
This is the main reason why I bought this – I needed something to connect to both my PC and a work Macbook Pro I was supplied with. I use both my home PC and work laptop at the same time and I didn’t want to have 2 keyboards laid out on my desk. The Macbook Pro doesn’t have USB ports either (unless you use a dock) so I needed something with Bluetooth connectivity. I already have a Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse so it made sense to use the one ecosystem.
I’ve configured the keyboard and mouse on my home PC using the USB unifying receiver, I already had a receiver plugged into my home PC for the mouse, so I used the software to link up the keyboard to it. One unifying receiver can support up to 6 devices apparently. The linking process from installing the software to successfully pairing only took a matter of minutes. Once the devices are pair with the receiver, you can just take the USB receiver and plug into another machine and you can use the paired devices without needing to do anything else.
The keyboard supports up to three device pairings, I’m only using two as mentioned previously. To change between the devices, there are 3 dedicated keys on the keyboard that you can press to “switch” between. Here is a video demonstrating switching between my desktop and the Macbook Pro.
As mentioned before, the battery is sealed. It is rechargeable via USB cable which is provided in the box. The box states you’ll get 5 months of use with the backlight off and only 10 days use if you have the backlight on. I will see long mines last on the first full charge and update this post with the outcome.
Thus far I got to say it’s definitely one of the best keyboards I have used – but then I haven’t used any keyboard this expensive before! The support for Windows and Mac is great on the one keyboard, it means I can still use the shortcuts from both operating systems without having to go through a mapping exercise. I think it’s definitely worth it if you can pick it up on a deal rather than paying the full RRP, I got this from Amazon UK for just over £77 so price is it’s biggest weakness so far. If you’re into gadgets then I suspect this is another one you’ll be very much excited about with at the start while you learn and use all the cool key functions like the F11 mute button!