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Logitech MX Keys Review: great keyboard for work

Logitech MX Keys is the best wireless keyboard for work that we can buy today, surpassed only by Craft, aimed at creatives. Especially if we combine it with the MX Master 3, we have two of the best peripherals for productivity.

More than a PC keyboard, MX Keys is designed to give priority to productivity, customization of configurations, durability and comfort of use.

The price of this advanced wireless keyboard is close to 100 euros.

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Highlights of the Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Elegante Elegant, minimalist design with very good construction
Inteligente Smart key backlight with proximity sensor
✅ Battery life for 1 week (average)
✅ Keyboard typing comfort and speed
✅ Can be used on up to 3 computers with Logitech Flow
❌ Wrist support sold separately
❌ Not available with layout PT

The construction of the keyboard is very good

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Height: 2 cm
Width: 43 cm
Depth: 13.2 cm
Weight: 0.8 kg

Built from a metallic structure that gives it rigidity, stability and instills confidence in its durability, the impression we have is very positive. The keys are made of high density ABS plastic and their profile is low.

It is ideal for use on the desk when it is relatively heavy (0.8 kg) with rubber feet that prevent slipping when writing. The coating on the outer surfaces is of good quality plastic, but there is some twisting when picking up the product.

It is not as compact as Apple’s Magic Keyboard, nor does it have its metallic finish, but the keys on the MX Keys are as good or even better than this one.

The design is sober and suitable for the professional environment

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Structure: dark grey
Keys: black
Lighting: White

The Logitech MX Keys are perfect for use in the office, at the desk with the work computer. It stands out for its rounded corners, metallic appearance and attention to detail, maintaining the sober aspect that suits the professional environment.

It is a complete keyboard, with alphanumeric keys, a good dozen for multimedia control, or functions that can be assigned through the Logitech Options software. When pressing Fn + Esc we switch between function keys and multimedia control.

The keypad has proximity sensors that activate the illumination of the keys when they feel the hands approaching and vice versa. The white lighting is adjustable at 7 degrees and can be deactivated, something that happens automatically when it reaches 10% charge.

Writing is fast and comfortable in MX Keys

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Switches: Scissors
Type: Full keyboard (alphanumeric)

The MX Keys keyboard is similar to the Magic Keyboard in moving between keys. In both cases the keys are very close to each other which minimizes the distance that your fingers have to travel and helps to increase the speed of writing.

On the other hand, on the Logitech keyboard we have more space, more keys – a total of 108 – and room for fingers. In fact, the surface of each key is relatively concave so that the finger rests, almost center, in the center of it, avoiding mistakes.

It is pointed out, as a cons, the non-inclusion of the wrist support in the case of this keyboard for work. The same can be purchased separately for around 20 €, but it would be so much more valuable if it was already included with the product

All keys have a low profile, being a relatively quiet keyboard, without disturbing those around us, or polluting a zoom call with the noise of typing.

This low profile of the keys gives it good stability and the relief itself reduces the chances of missing the key.

Autonomy is sufficient for one week of work

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Autonomy: up to 5 months without lighting / up to 10 days with lighting

The wireless keyboard for computers has a USB-C port for fast charging of the built-in battery. MX Keys does not use batteries, but a rechargeable battery with USB-C cable included in the box for this purpose.

That said, we can count on up to 10 dayss of autonomy with active lighting at minimum level and moderate use (3-4 hours daily). For intensive users (about 8 hours a day) – with medium lighting – the average is around 5 days of use.

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

It is worth noting that the Logitech keyboard has two sensors to automate the lighting. The first detects when the fingers approach the keys to illuminate them. The second is an ambient light sensor that adjusts the intensity of the LED lighting.

In summary, for intensive users we have autonomy for one week of work (5 days) with the benefit of automatic adjustment of the backlight. It is an integrated luxury in this advanced keyboard for PC and Mac.

The wireless keyboard has Bluetooth connectivity with USB adapter

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Connection: Bluetooth or USB adapter

The Logitech MX Keys keyboard can be connected via Bluetooth, or via the USB adapter 2.4 Ghz included in the box, without lag or detectable typing delay. We can even pair this wireless keyboard with up to three different devices.

For example, if we want to work with the iMac, laptop and a smartphone, we can use the same keyboard for these devices without any transition difficulties. All we have to do is press one of the three keys dedicated to wireless channels.

This is highly convenient and makes MX Keys a versatile product. After the first configuration, we can switch between the fixed computer, laptop and even the phone or tablet.

For greater productivity we have some “Options” from Logitech

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Software: Logitech Options

Logitech makes the software available Options to control, discover and customize the advanced keyboard. Here we can also get more out of the MX Master line mice, among other Logitech products, it is a very intuitive control center.

Here we can configure the function keys, assigning specific tasks for different applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Chrome, games, among other programs installed on the machine.

It is also from Logitech Options that we can define what some of the keyboard shortcuts do, see the battery levels of the keyboard and save the user settings / profiles.

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Finally, if you are also using an MX Master 2S or MX Master 3 mouse, one of the useful functions is Flow. This allows, for example, to copy a file from the computer and paste it on the smartphone, or on the laptop – in the paired products.

In summary, despite not being abundant, customization options are present in the Logitech Flow, being an easy-to-use software that adds value to the product.

PT layout is missing, but it is possible to live with ES

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

The punctuation, signs and special characters of the UK’s language are there – and in the usual places – as long as the computer is also configured for the UK’s language.

The lack of the PT layout is an inconvenience, but it does not compromise the use of the keyboard.

I recommend not looking at the keys, but pressing them until you find the cedilla, tilde and all the signs in the UK’s language, even though they require a period of habituation. It is far from the perfect scenario, but productivity is not compromised.

Who is this Logitech wireless keyboard for?

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

If you have a Mac computer – choose the special version for Mac. If you use an Apple Magic Keyboard and are looking for a very similar keyboard, but with more keys and space, this is the perfect solution – or it was almost not the ES layout.

It is, above all, a work keyboard, ideal for those who have several computers or devices that they use daily, and can be used in up to three pieces of equipment. To optimize the workflow, the workflow is a valuable ally!

This is the working keyboard to buy. It is perfect for a setup dedicated to productivity and the perfect companion for the MX Master 3 mouse, as it unlocks the Logitech Flow software.

The verdict and opinion 4gnews

Logitech MX Keys keyboard

Initially annoying by the ES layout, as soon as I located all the keys and their characters, these concerns did not arise. It is a keyboard as or more productive than any rival with a UK’s layout, but of course, it is not an ideal scenario.

I started from an Apple Magic Keyboard so I was used to ultra-low profile and discreet keyboards. With minimal key travel that pleases a lazy pianist so much and with the backlight missing from Apple’s rival.

In 5 possible stars it is attributed 4.5 due to the lack of UK’s layout and the plastic that guides its construction. It is a top keyboard and should bring support for wrists, but in everything else it is really excellent.

The keyboard is available at Amazon.ES for about 100 €. 4gnews thanks Logitech UK for providing the products for testing.

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