Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard

I recently picked up the new Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard. The price is $99 and you can buy it from Logitech, Amazon, Best Buy, or other retailers.

I bought this keyboard to use with my MacBook Pro for the times I use it on my desk along with an external monitor.

I chose the MX Keys for several reasons, First I wanted a backlit illuminated keyboard. Second, I wanted a wireless keyboard that uses a bluetooth connection. Third, I wanted a keyboard that had the Mac specific keys such as the command and option keys. Finally, I wanted a study keyboard without a lot of flex.

The MX keys has adjustable backlighting controlled using the f4 and f5 keys. The MX Keys supports both Bluetooth LE and Logitech’s wireless uniting receiver for wireless connections.

The tiny USB A receiver is included with the keyboard. I’ve used Unifying Receivers before on both my Mac and PCs and they are rock solid, even better than Bluetooth in my experience, but you have to have the receiver plugged into your computer to use it.

The MX Keys is still and feels well built with an aluminum base plate. The functions keys are labeled with both the Mac and PC symbols for modifier keys.

The keyboard has uses a rechargeable battery and is charged using the included USB-A to USB-C cable. They claim the battery will last for months without backlighting and for ten days if you use the backlight.

Another cool thing about this keyboard is that it can be used with Windows, Mac, and Linux computers as well as IOS and Android devices. There are three buttons on the front that can be used to switch between the different devices. I’ve yet to pair the keyboard with other devices yet, but plan to do so.

I want to spend more time trying out the MX Keys to see if I like the MX Keys. I had some concern about the contoured keys but so far I like typing on the keyboard.

Check out my unboxing video here

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