Logitech MX Keys Review

The Logitech MX Keys is a low-energy, full-sized, wireless keyboard.

Equipped with white Smart Illuminations the MX Keys is a joy to use in subdued lighting. Avoiding wasteful use of the battery and reducing charging requirements, the MX Keys cleverly activates the backlighting when it senses your hand(s) in/over the proximity (about 2 inches) of the keyboard.

In terms of customisation the MX Keys delivers what you’d usually expect with swappable function keys plus an additional four programmable keys above the NumPad.

The keys have a nice feel to them and are concave, almost to the edges providing accuracy when typing.

Designed for creatives and engineered for coders – Logitech

Features

  • USB-C Chargeable (whilst in use)
  • Customisable top row
  • Four custom buttons above numpad
  • Sync up to 3 devices

Quality & Design

  • Built on a single metal plate with minimal flex
  • Full-sized premium keyboard with 108 low profile keys and number pad
  • Short click distance for the keys (less finger stress)
  • Weighty/solid

Dimensions

  • Height: 131.63 mm
  • Width: 430.2 mm
  • Depth: 20.5 mm
  • Weight: 810g

In the Box

  • Keyboard
  • Unifying USB 24.GHz receiver
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Palm rest (MX Keys Plus only)

Connectivity

  • Logitech Options
  • Logitech Flow
  • Easy Switch

Usability

  • Keys are responsive when typing and somewhat tactile

Suitability

  • Productivity improvements
  • Best for static use

Styling

  • Brushed aluminium body
  • Modern styling

Compatibility

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux

*Check your specific OS

Durability

  • Up to 10 days (Full charge with backlighting)
  • Up to 5 months (Backlighting turned off)

Alternatives

  • MX Keys for Mac
  • Logitech Craft Keyboard

Summary

This keyboard is a delight to type on and with its ‘quieter’ keys than the more traditional Cherry type; you’re less likely to annoy colleagues in a shared office environment.

It’s not a cheap keyboard sitting at the higher end of the price spectrum but for the quality, functionality and build quality that can help you to be more productive, it’s reasonably priced.

If you prefer lower profile keys such as laptop keys then you’ll probably love this keyboard/ However, if you prefer high-profile keys, this might not be a good match for you.

Individually, the MX Keys is a delight to use with probably enough customisation to keep most people happy. Where this wireless keyboard really excels is when it’s paired with other Logitech Flow devices – quite simply, the ability to seamlessly use a mouse and keyboard across up to three devices is a game changer. If you have a Mac and a PC that you use simultaneously; you HAVE to try this combination.

Where this keyboard, like many others fail, is in the lack of ability to adjust the typing angle – almost inexcusable from design perspective in our opinion. Manufacturers continually fail to miss the obvious and Logitech has continued this tradition with this device which will leave most users perplexed at this omission.

Whilst designed for creatives and coders – according to Logitech; this keyboard is really for anyone seeking quality, functionality and design. Minor gripes aside, you’re unlikely to be disappointed with this purchase.

 

Opinions

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Stable keys with natural typing

Cons

  • No TKL (Ten Key Less) option
  • Palm rest should be included
  • Lacks keyboard angle adjustment
  • It can be laggy