Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review – a premium mechanical keyboard for professionals

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Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review – a premium mechanical keyboard for professionals
Logitech MX MechanicalSourabh Jain
  • Logitech recently launched three new devices – the MX Mechanical, MX Mechanical Mini, and MX Master 3S.
  • The MX Mechanical is a premium mechanical keyboard aimed at professionals.
  • Here’s my review of the MX Mechanical that will help you decide whether you should buy the device or not.
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Logitech is one of the most popular brands when it comes to computer peripherals, be it for gaming or professional use. The Swiss giant recently launched the MX Mechanical, MX Mechanical Mini keyboards, and the MX Master 3S mouse, aimed at professionals.

I have been using the MX Mechanical keyboard for a few weeks now, and here is my detailed review of the keyboard that will help you decide whether you should buy the device for yourself.

Pros



  • Supports three devices and easy to switch between devices.
  • Good typing experience with minimal noise.

Cons



  • Price
  • It does not support macro recording.

Logitech MX Mechanical price in India



The Logitech MX Mechanical has been priced at ₹19,999 and is available from Amazon India.
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Design


The MX Mechanical is a full-sized keyboard that comes with a minimalistic design. Unlike most other mechanical keyboards which are aimed at gamers and feature RGB lighting, the MX Mechanical features a subtle white LED backlight, which can be customized as per your preference, allowing you to use it at work.

Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review – a premium mechanical keyboard for professionals
Number pad on the MX Mechanical keyboardSourabh Jain

The keyboard offers effects such as static, breathing, contrast, waves, reaction, and random. It also features an ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor, which controls when the lights turn on.

Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review – a premium mechanical keyboard for professionals
The key colors on the MX Mechanical keyboardSourabh Jain

The keys come in two shades – light gray for alphabets and numbers and dark gray for special and modifier keys. The keyboard comes with an aluminum plate below the keys, again offered in a light gray color. The rest of the keyboard features a plastic body in dark gray color.

The keyboard features a compact design and is shorter than many keyboards available, even with its feet open. While some may like this, it may take some time to get used to if you have just started using the keyboard. As the keyboard does not come with a wrist rest, this also means that you may not be able to use a lot of wrists rests available in the market.
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Typing experience



As a writer, I spend most of my day typing, and the most important thing about a keyboard for me is the typing experience. This includes how fast I can type on the keyboard and how comfortable it is, especially if it needs to be used for extended durations.

Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review – a premium mechanical keyboard for professionals
The Logitech MX Mechanical features Tactile Quiet (Brown) keysSourabh Jain

The Logitech MX Mechanical is offered with three key options – Tactile Quiet (Brown), Clicky (Blue), and Linear (Red). I tested the keyboard with Tactile Quiet keys, and true to their name, they produce minimal sound, quite the opposite of what mechanical keyboards are known for.

Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review – a premium mechanical keyboard for professionals
MX MechanicalSourabh Jain

I used the keyboard as my daily driver for a few weeks and found that the device offers good tactility and requires minimal pressure. The keys have a total travel distance of 3.2mm, allowing you to type easily. I noticed that I could type quite quickly while using the keyboard once I got used to it. The keyboard is comfortable to use, and I could use it throughout the day without any discomfort.
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Overall, I found the typing experience on the MX Mechanical good. The keyboard is comfortable to use and requires minimum effort.

Connectivity



If you are someone like me who switches between devices during the day, you will find the MX Mechanical a good option. It comes with two connectivity options – Logi Bolt dongle and Bluetooth.

What makes switching between devices easier is that it can be paired with three devices and it takes around a second to switch between devices.

I connected the keyboard to my desktop using the dongle and with Bluetooth for my laptop. To switch between devices, all you have to do is press the dedicated button on the keyboard or use Logi Options+. During my usage, I found it very easy to switch between devices and both dongle and Bluetooth connected instantly.
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Battery life



Battery life is another area where the MX Mechanical impressed me. The keyboard is claimed to offer a battery life of up to 15 days with the lights turned on and up to 10 months with the lights turned off.

I used the keyboard with lights turned on and found that the keyboard offers around 2 weeks of usage. Even if you run out of power, you can quickly charge the keyboard using a USB Type-C cable.

Logi Options+



The Logi Options+ is a free-to-use application that allows you to control and customize the MX Mechanical. It comes with a lot of options and also allows you to check the battery level of the keyboard.
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Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review – a premium mechanical keyboard for professionals
Logi Options+ interfaceSourabh Jain

The app allows you to adjust the backlighting effects, reprogram certain keys and more. Logitech does not allow you reprogram all the keys and the keys that can be reprogrammed are highlighted.

Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard review – a premium mechanical keyboard for professionals
Backlight effects on Logi Options+Sourabh Jain

The app also allows you to enable battery saver mode, toggling the backlight, forcing the keyboard to stay in windows layout, among other things.

The app however does not allow you to record macros, which may be a deal breaker for someone who frequently uses macros.

Verdict


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The Logitech MX Mechanical is a good keyboard that ticks most of the boxes. It is a good option for you if you are someone who spends most of their day typing and are looking for a mechanical keyboard that you can use without attracting too much attention.

The lack of a wrist rest, the short height and absence of macro recording are some of the drawbacks of the keyboard. Another factor that may force you to think twice before purchasing the keyboard is the price.

If you are looking for a similar experience but want a slightly affordable option, Logitech also offers the MX Mechanical Mini, which is priced at ₹17,495.

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