Logitech MX Keys Mini Minimalist Wireless Illuminated Keyboard, Compact, Bluetooth, Backlit, USB-C, Compatible with Apple macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux, Android, Metal Build - Graphite
About this deal
Logi Bolt USB receiver: Windows ®, macOS, Linux ® Device basic functions will be supported without software for systems other than Windows and macOS., Chrome OS™ Device basic functions will be supported without software for systems other than Windows and macOS. The keyboard is also entirely wireless, Bluetooth specifically as Logitech has stated it believed in the capabilities of Bluetooth over wireless dongles (though the MX Keys Mini is compatible with the Logi Bolt USB Reciever), so you can't use the device with a connected USB-C.
If you are a macOS or iOS user, your characters and special keys will be on the left side of the key:
Mini in size, but mighty useful
If you can live without the Numpad on a keyboard there are some serious benefits to getting this downsized model as, despite its smaller size, a few useful features have been included that would have made remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic a little easier. Your keyboard is compatible with multiple operating systems (OS): Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.15 or later, iOS 13.4 or later, iPadOS 14 or later, Linux, ChromeOS, and Android 5 or later. When you’re in the flow state, the last thing you need is discomfort getting between you and the work.
The same MX high-performance engineered for comfortable, fast, fluid typing, with smart illumination, and programmable keys in a space-saving, form factor. The minimalist form factor of MX Keys Mini aligns your shoulders and results in better posture and improved ergonomics. When using the Bolt Receiver, it’s necessary to install Logitech’s software (Logi Bolt) for keyboard pairing. However, MacBook users can bypass this step due to the Bluetooth connectivity option. For my MacBook, the pairing was seamless and required no additional software. Battery Life Also, the restrictive permanent tilt is frustratingly still here. As someone who has spent a long time with the original MX Keys, I’ve learned to get used to this angle and its touch type benefits. But I can see this being limiting for those who may prefer a more flatter typing profile or a greater angle to bring the keys closer to you. Logitech MX Keys Mini software, lighting and battery lifeOr you should consider installing Microsoft PowerToys (available on Github). It’s a software that allows button rebinding—you can swap the Ins and volume up keys If you google around (reddit) you will find photos of this keyboard after only one year usage, with badly worn keys. And logitech says that’s “physical damage” and NOT under warranty. MX Keys Mini for Mac fits right into your Mac and iPad workflows – with a layout for Mac so you never miss a beat. You’ll get more functionality, a superior key design, and a robust build quality in a design that blends perfectly into your Apple ecosystem.
Smarter Fn Keys Requires Logi Options+ app, available for Windows and macOS now give you the power to send emojis, mute and unmute your mic, and activate talk to text.
For MacBook users, the keyboard conveniently connects via Bluetooth, eliminating the need for an additional adapter. You can disable “standard function keys” in the Logitech Options software. This allows you to control the volume using the F11, F12, and Ins keys without holding down the fn key. However, if you want to use the standard function keys (F1, F2, etc), you’d have to press the fn key first.