Logitech has been a household name in India and abroad for decades now. They have made home in some form or the other in almost all the houses. Whether it is a keyboard or a mouse you want to buy, you will definitely look at options from Logitech. Recently, the company launched the Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboards in India in full-size (with NUM pad) and mini options. We got our hands on the full-size version of the keyboard for review. This is our Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard review and is it worth your shiny penny.
Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard review: Design
As always let’s first start with the design of the device. The Logitech MX Mechanical keyboard is a superbly well-built keyboard that exudes brilliance. Premium-ness is written all over it and it looks very futuristic. Since it is a full-size keyboard, it has the full function NUM pad also on it.
Dressed in shades of grey and silver, Logitech has used 40% recycled plastic and low carbon aluminium, based on the carbon-neutral policy they have. Talking a little bit more about it, the packaging that Logitech has used is also made of recyclable materials. There is hardly any plastic used in the packaging and you will find cardboard or paper used to package and ship the device. This is great for eco-sustainability and they also provide distributor service, in case you want to recycle your old devices.
Coming back to its looks, users get a USB Type-C charging port on the top right part of the Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard. All the multimedia keys and more can be found on the top of the keyboard that double up as the function keys. These include search, calculator, media playback and volume buttons, a special emoji button and our favourite the computer lock button, which is located on the top right corner of the NUM pad is also there.
The keys can be pulled out and set apart, which makes up for easy cleaning. The Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard is also 7-level backlit with 5 illumination modes, which include breathing and random key illumination as well. In case you are wondering is it an RGB backlit keyboard? Then no, this has a single white colour lighting. The best part is, as soon as you bring your hand close to the keyboard the lights turn on their own.
Lastly, you will see the Logi branding on the top of the keyboard on a nicely laid black bar with a low battery light indicator to its right. Yes, the ergonomics have been kept in mind and the user gets twin pull-out feet underneath it, which raise the keyboard a few millimetres for a better ergonomic feel.
Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard review: Performance
Let’s talk about the performance of the Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard now. We have written this review on the Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard and were very happy with it. The keys on this keyboard are super smooth and are a treat to work with. When you switch keyboards, there is a subconscious learning curve of a device. But it did not happen to us, as soon as we laid our palms and fingers on this keyboard, we felt right at home.
The Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard is a mechanical keyboard as the name suggests. However, there is not a lot of travel space between the key presses. That is a good thing as the tactile feel is very good and with leaner, flatter keys you end up typing much faster.
Another bright point of the Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard is its multi-device support. Users can connect it to up to 3 devices at the same time and switch between them in real-time by pressing the 1, 2 or 3 keys placed above the home and page up keys. As per the company, you can switch between Windows and MAC as well. Though we could not try this, between Windows to Windows it worked fine.
The keyboard can be connected to any device using the supplied USB dongle or Bluetooth. A power button is also given next to the USB charging port to turn off the device completely. As for the battery, the company suggests that the Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard can stay alive for 15 days after full charge (backlighting turned on), or up to 10 months when the backlight is turned off. We have been using it for the last 8-9 days with the backlight at 50% and it is working well without the need for a recharge.
To stress-test it further, we did play a few games with it like DOTA 2 and CS: Go. To our amazement, it performed rather well. Almost as good as full-time gaming keyboards by the company. Overall, we were very satisfied with this luggable keyboard.
Overall, the keyboard is very robust with aluminium added to the show. We were able to type with extreme ease with the Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard and interestingly there was less fatigue.
The keyboard registers the lightest touch and the not-too-loud mechanical sound is just right. This keyboard is aimed at creators, makers etc. So, at Rs 19,999 is it worth buying? That is a firm yes. With its multi-device support, ergonomics, and beautiful looks, you will not feel that you overpaid. If you can afford it, buy it.
Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard Pros
Loog battery life and brilliant multimedia keys
Logitech MX Mechanical wireless keyboard Cons
Can easily catch smudges
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