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Logitech MX Keys review: A luxurious necessity

Tim Danton
31 Jan 2020
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Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
100
Inc VAT

Yes, it’s overpriced, but if you want a luxury keyboard to match your luxury MX Master mouse, you’ll love it

Pros 
Comfortable design
Multi-screen use
Chic
Cons 
Pricey
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We all know that mice get lonely when left on their own, which is why Logitech has created the wireless MX Keys to accompany its excellent MX Master 3 mouse.

Logitech MX Keys review: Design and features

Finished in the same industrial chic grey, the moment you lift the MX Keys from its eco-friendly packaging it’s obvious you’ve bought a top-quality device: its all-metal plate only adds to the feeling.

Most crucially, though, the MX Keys is lovely to type on. Concave key tops mean that your fingers sit comfortably in place whether you’re mid-flow or sitting in “home” position, ready to start touch typing. And if you’re used to a mechanical keyboard, it’s pleasantly quiet, too. The keys don’t have the same triumphant feel of a Cherry MX Red, but there’s enough travel and positivity that you know you’ve hit the right key.

There are no feet to adjust this keyboard’s height, but I found the 8mm lift created by the battery/antenna unit at the rear to be sufficient. This battery keeps going for up to five months on a single charge via the USB-C connector, but note that drops down to around 500 hours of use if you switch on the backlight. However, this cleverly switches itself off if it detects that you’ve stepped away from the keyboard.

Other neat features tie in with the MX Master mouse, including the ability to flow between up to three computers: by using the same Logitech dongle, and its software, if you move the mouse to the edge of one window it knows you want to slide over to a neighbouring system. Or you can simply pair the MX Keys with three different computers (it supports Windows, Macs, Linux, iOS and Android) and manually select the one you want using the shortcut keys.

Note that you can buy an accompanying palm rest at the time of purchase by opting for the £109 version, but whichever you choose Logitech is asking for a lot of money. Even bearing in mind the two-year warranty and promised lifetime of ten million keystrokes, that’s difficult to justify.

Logitech MX Keys review: Verdict

Nevertheless, if you already own an MX Master mouse and love the design, you will enjoy using it long after the memory of its price has gone away.

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