In the letter: Logitech has launched a compact version of its popular MX Keys wireless keyboard for creatives looking to save space. It won’t save them any money, however, as the Keys Mini is priced at the same $ 100 price as its bigger brother.
The MX Keys Mini Wireless is a minimalist keyboard best suited for developers and users working on multiple platforms who are okay with paying a premium for a small wireless keyboard or who have already invested in the Logitech ecosystem .
As with the larger MX Keys, the mini version offers connectivity and switching with up to 3 devices at the same time and support for Logitech’s Flow software for seamless work between macOS and Windows. Although it connects via Bluetooth and Logitech’s recently released Bolt USB receiver, the latter is an additional $ 15 purchase, which is disappointing given the MX Keys Mini’s $ 100 asking price.
The domed keycaps on the keyboard use scissor-based switches and have lettering for macOS and Windows commands, though a Mac-only version is available in a gray / white color combination. It’s also compatible with other mainstream platforms like Linux, Android, iOS / iPadOS, and Chrome OS.
The portable version has an almost identical design to the standard MX keys and comes without a number pad, but adds an emoji, mute and voice dictation on the function keys in the top row. The MX Keys Mini is charged via USB-C and offers the same battery life of 10 days as the larger version, which is up to 5 months with the backlight switched off (only white).
Other nice touches include environmental and hand proximity sensors, as well as battery and lock indicators. The only thing annoying is that the smaller version doesn’t come with a lower price. The MX Keys Mini is available now on the Logitech official website.