Numeric keypads are unnecessary. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure some older people use them out of habit, but I – and many other consumers – never do. Frankly, since you can buy a dedicated digital keypad if you really need it, why load everyone up just to please a small group of people? As a result, many keyboards are longer than necessary. Although it doesn’t sound so bad, it is a nuisance as it takes up valuable office space – especially with more and more people working from home these days.
Today, Logitech is unveiling a slim wireless keyboard without a numeric keypad. Called the “MX Keys Mini,” it’s notable for more than just being compact. The backlit keyboard can charge quickly using USB-C, and Logitech promises up to 5 months of battery life with the backlight turned off. With the lights on, you can expect up to 10 days of use.
MX Keys Mini can pair up to three devices using Bluetooth or the included secure USB “Bolt” dongle, and is also compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, iPadOS, Android, Chrome OS and other Linux distributions , such as Ubuntu and Felt. You can have it in your choice of four colors – black, graphite, light gray, and pink. It even has dedicated buttons for dictation, emojis, and mute / on microphone.
MX Keys Mini is equipped with Perfect Stroke, Logitech’s best non-mechanical typing technology. The minimalist form factor aligns your shoulders and lets you place your mouse closer to your keyboard for less strain on the hand – resulting improved posture and ergonomics. Its spherical keys put every key, command and shortcut at your fingertips, without cluttering your space with extra keys you don’t need. Increased key stability reduces noise while optimizing responsiveness – and the tactile reference for hand positioning makes it easy to orient your fingers and stay in your flow, ”says Logitech.
The company adds, “At Logitech, products are designed to provide an exceptional user experience and minimize the environmental footprint. The sustainable design takes into account environmental and social impacts from the time the raw materials are purchased until the end of MX Keys Mini plastic parts are made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic – 30 percent for graphite and 12 percent for pale gray and pink. “
So the Logitech MX Keys Mini is compact, versatile and durable, while being offered in four colors? Sounds good to me! Of course, a quality Logitech keyboard like this won’t come cheap – the company is asking $ 99.99. The standard version can be ordered here now in graphite, pale gray and pink. The optimized model for Mac, which is only offered in light gray, is available here. An all-black variant appears to be a Logitech.com exclusive.
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