Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard, Tactile Responsive Typing, Backlighting, Bluetooth, USB-C, Apple macOS,
- Perfect stroke keys: Spherically dished keys match the shape of your fingertips, offering satisfying feedback with every tap
- Comfort and stability: Type with confidence on a keyboard crafted for comfort, stability, and precision
- Smart illumination hand proximity detection and automatic backlighting
- Flow cross computer control: Type on multiple computers in 1 fluid workflow
- Multi device and multi OS: Compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android systems – Pair with up-to 3 devices. Easy-switch keys to connect up to three devices and easily switch between them
- USB c Rechargeable: Full charge lasts up-to 10 days or up-to 5 months with back-lighting off. MX Keys Keyboard- 5.1 H x 16.9 W x 0.8 D inch, USB Receiver-0.7 H x 0.5 W x 0.2 D inch, Palm rest-2.5 H x 16.5 W x 0.3 D inch
- 1 year limited hardware warranty
Hands down worth the moneyTYPING: Great feel. Not as good as a traditional mechanical keyboard, but light years better than any laptop. The keys all have a very consistent feel and are very quiet, making it great for office/night use. No complaints here, even for writing long documents.BUILD QUALITY: Again, great. This really feels like a $100 keyboard. When I first picked it up I was surprised how heavy it was (it weighs almost 2 pounds). It has a really nice heft to it and feels very premium.CONNECTIVITY: It’s a logitech product, so it connects easily, and stays connected. There’s 3 dedicated buttons to switch between devices. It’s easy to switch between a Mac and PC since the keys have both OS X and Windows labels on them.FEATURES: I absolutely LOVE the backlighting. Logitech nailed this on the head. The backlight is a nice color, there’s a variety of brightness options to choose from, and light bleed is kept to a minimum. The light turns off after about 5 seconds of inactivity, but you don’t have to start typing again for the light to come on. You can move the mouse, or even just hover your hands above the keyboard, and the backlight will be on before you can even start typing. This implementation alone makes this keyboard worth its price. The keyboard also has a USB C port (cable is included) which makes charging a breeze.FINAL THOUGHTS: Get it. I never thought I would spend $100 on a keyboard, but this one is well worth it. I’ve only had the keyboard for a short time so I haven’t gotten a chance to test out the battery life, but Logitech claims 10 days with the backlight on, and 5 months with it off.
Hey Mikey –
READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY A BACKLIT KEYBOARDThe overall keyboard provides a number of positives. It types quietly and effortlessly. It is about 2″ narrower in both the width and length compared to most other full size keyboards, allowing for a small footprint. All the “F” keys are programmable, using the “Options” software, which is free, easy to download, and install. This allows for a lot of flexibility if you want to change the function of any of these keys. For example, you can assign any of these keys to open your applications, as well as many other options.The backlighting on the MX Keys for Mac works flawlessly! It doesn’t matter if you are working with “automatic” or “manual” backlighting. The “automatic” mode is obtained by simply turning on the keyboard with the power button, and not using the “F5” or “F6” buttons. If you use these buttons, you will disconnect from the “automatic” mode and will be in the “manual” mode. There are a number of backlit brightness levels you can select in the “manual” mode. The “automatic” mode only has 2 backlit levels. One for a dark or dimly lit room, and a brighter level if you are using it a brighter environment. Once you stop using the keyboard for a number of hours and then return to use it, the hand sensor and backlighting still work! This is unlike the regular version of the MX Keys keyboard, which shuts down the backlight and hand sensor after a couple of hours and does not automatically come back on! There is only one minor issue with the backlighting. If you have “manually” set the backlit level, and don’t use the keyboard for a couple hours, when you go to use it again, the backlighting automatically comes on, but it is reset to the “automatic” brightness level, not the level at which you last set it, if you were using it in the “manual” mode. However, this is not a big issue, as the “automatic” level it returns to is the “second” brightness level, which is more than enough to see the keys in a dark or dimly lit room. Of course, if you manually turn off the backlighting, then the hand sensor will not work again until you turn the backlighting back on. If you are considering the keyboard for the backlighting feature, buy the MX Keys for Mac, not the standard MX Keys version. Overall, considering the compact size, and all the features this keyboard offers, it is a top pick, and the one to get!
Good, not great but greater than everything else I’ve tried.This keyboard is surprisingly nice to type on. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever typed on but it’s worth the money.Lets skip all the logi features and get right down to the hardware and typing experience.Starting with the build and feel of the board, this thing is HEAVY. Feels like a few pounds heavy. Great feeling….however….the keyboard has a shocking amount of flex when you grab the ends and twist it in your hands. Unfortunately it’s primarily made of plastic and not metals like the Apple keyboards. There’s some minor detectable flex if you hammer the keys but none during typing that I can tell. It would have been really nice if it was more rigid but honestly not a big deal. I’m just nitpicking because it’s supposed to be a premium product.Next are the physical keys. The dome depression of the keys is actually nice under your fingers but not really a meaningful enough feature to me to warrant much discussion. The keys have a very soft yet grippy feeling texture to them, satin if you will. Really nice feel to them.Now the key mechanism, and this is the actual remarkable part. I was weary of this product because it’s using the same silicone diaphragm underlying layer for key stroke registration as so so so many other cheap boards do. But there is one primary difference. Like any silicone diaphragm board, you’re not going to get any clickity clackity sensation BUT, the keys do NOT wobble and that makes all the difference. Most keyboards keys have some degree of wobble to them when you first rest your fingers on them, even Apple keyboards. These keys do NOT wobble before depression. While the depression is soft and even mushy by some standards, the lack of wobble makes the depression gratifying and the tactile sensation is pleasing. Furthermore, the key stroke takes slightly more force than you may be used to and feels weighty. It feels like each key has some sort of solid mass to it and has a nice gain in velocity once you get past the ‘click’ point. I still wish it had a physical click feel to each depression but this is still quite good and is the main reason why I’ve decided to keep it. So kudo’s to Logi and hopefully the next will actually have a click. Oh yeah the typing is really quiet too but I dunno if many really care about that. I also measure the key depression distance to be about 2.8mm which seems small but the weighty key press and lack of wobble actually makes it feel like it’s plenty.Connectivity, back light, multi device use, drag across computers….the Logi suite is great. No changes there and definitely valuable however it’s the connectivity and multi device use that I would focus on as the main added values in this department. This isn’t a cheap product that will die on you…..probably.Battery life I can’t discuss yet but I’d expect it to be good. It’s been going for a few weeks no charge so far.All in all I’ve used a LOT of keyboards. I’m no connoisseur but I’ve definitely got my preferences. Those looking for a premium keyboard, $100 really isn’t a lot to ask imo. While this product could definitely be better, it gets a solid thumbs up from me. But that thumbs up is primarily because I haven’t found anything that meets my preferences more closely rather than the board being excellent in and of itself.Lastly, it should be known that it’s the weighty key depression and lack of play/wobble in the keys in a resting state are what won me over to keep this as my primary. Nothing else is particularly amazing about the product and I wouldn’t be surprised if it got mixed reviews after thousands of people give it a go.
Vinicius Rocha –
Think twice before buying this one!This keyboard is not ergonomic at all! I have a much more comfortable experience using the full version. It hurts my fingers trying to reach the arrow keys and pressing other keys like enter. Not comfortable at all! Logitech would be much better served by proving a TKL version of the full version instead of this lab experience.Not making it compatible with the unifying receiver was a big mistake. If they are only making this compatible with the Bolt receiver, they should at least provide one. It is not even available here at Amazon. If you buy it from the Logitech website you have to pay for the delivery, which makes it a lot more expensive.The keys are much heavier to type than the full mx keys version. I had a much more smooth experience typing on the mx keys than on the mini version.
Amazon Customer –
Need a Logi Bolt receiver if you don’t have bluetoothThis keyboard requires a Logitech Bolt unifying receiver if your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth. This is a new, and different, receiver than needed for most of the other (older) Logitech mice and keyboards. It is not included with the keyboard and is, of course, out of stock. As our computers at work are not Bluetooth enabled, I have a shiny new paperweight. Very disappointing.
Not compatible with the unifying receiver.Maybe I should have looked closer at the listing but when I got this I found out it is not compatible with the unifying receiver. Nor does it come with a receiver. Fortunately I was able to connect via Bluetooth. While the listing could make this more clear, I take responsibility for missing this.However, why no included receiver given the many people who find this out after purchasing? Also, why not have support for both technologies in one receiver (which should be provided). I also wonder why the Bolt is $25 while the unifying receiver is $16. I big BOO to Logitech over this.As for the keyboard itself, it is similar the MX Keys but more compact, which is what I was looking for. I have the MX keys and really like it. However, one difference I noticed is that the keys seem to be a bit firmer on the mini. I prefer the feel of the MX Keys but, then, I am used to it.
Toronto Bob –
Excellent mini-keyboardI was looking for a small wireless keyboard to fit (with a mouse) on my laptop pillow, and this works great. Good feel for touch-typing, the keyboard is about the same size as a built-in laptop keyboard. I’ve linked it to two laptops and my phone, I can change devices with the press of a key. I have used it for a week at this point, for roughly 3-4 hours per day. Battery life seems good, it was 60% charged when I got it and it was 55% at the end of the first week. There’s no battery indicator on the keyboard itself, which is the one thing I would change. The other would be for a raised marker on the F and J keys so I know I’ve put my hands on the right places when touch-typing. I don’t miss the number pad that much, but if you are keying in a lot of numbers, this may not suit your needs.
Good keyboard but poor/bad connectivity.First time easy to pair to my laptop. No issues. However, once I turn on my laptop again the next day, Bluetooth is not connecting. I removed device but can never connect back to my laptop. I then try to connect to my ipad. Can’t detect the keyboard. Search on YouTube and website for troubleshooting. Still not able to connect. Return item. However, it’s a comfortable good design. I will search for other keyboard or I may still give a second chance later.