Logitech MX Mechanical review: the almost perfect office mechanical keyboard

At first glance, it’s clear that Mechanical belongs to Logitech’s MX range, where it takes over the main lines. We saw the black gray chassis with anodized aluminum plate giving it its premium look and excellent rigidity. The keys are tighter and the design is less airy. It’s an aesthetic detail that doesn’t interfere with typing quality – which we’ll return to below. It weighs 828g and measures 43.4 x 13.2 x 2.6cm.

The MX Mechanical is sensible, maybe even a little too much, but that’s a matter of taste. The two gray tones used to separate the keys according to their uses are dull and the keyboard clearly cannot illuminate an office. Little detail, the keys are less anchored, creating a bit of misalignment, as we noticed on the Cherry MX 10.0N RGB.

The keys are slightly misaligned.

The MX Mechanical is small.

We also noticed that the keyboard is slightly taller (2.6 cm) than the MX Keys (2 cm), the fault of the mechanical switch being thicker than the simple scissor switch. This isn’t really a problem, because Logitech has chosen the models low profile which is even thinner than conventional mechanical switches. In addition, the retractable feet allow the keyboard to tilt 8 ° to elevate it.

The feet allow the keyboard to be tilted by 8 °.

The keyboard is good.

The connection is always good with most of the brand’s high-end products and Mechanical is no exception. It can be connected via Bluetooth or using a Logibolt radio receiver. Slightly flat on this subject, there is no dedicated storage housing dongle, which must be carried carefully so that it does not disappear. Easy-Switch technology-which allows you to connect your keyboard to 3 different devices-is of course available, as is Swift Pair compatibility-which means that a PC should detect the keyboard automatically when you turn on it. activate Bluetooth for the first time.

There are the same shortcuts as the new Logitech keyboards, which are the “dictation” shortcut, the one that opens the emoji window or the screenshot tool and the available multimedia shortcuts. As is often the case with the manufacturer, serigraphs are applied to PC and Mac, which can confuse a user looking to type a specific character, especially if he or she is not accustomed to this double presentation.

Like the MX Keys, the MX Mechanical is backlit, which is very valuable and quite unique among the wireless keyboards on the market. Smart Lighting saves battery; the keyboard will adjust its brightness according to ambient lighting and will be deactivated when the hands are no longer on top of the keyboard. You can manually increase the brightness using the F2 key or the Logi Options + software and even put some light effects there like keyboards. play (pulsation, wave, static light, etc.). The interest that it has to receive is limited, because the light is only white. And given the asking price for the keyboard, we wanted to customize it a bit with the LED colors – always leaving the option to stay on white light.

Autonomy if not announced for about 15 days with backlight, and almost 10 months if it is not. What appears to be to come. The keyboard is still usable while charging using its USB-C cable plugged into the back, next to the on-off button. Above the numeric keypad, there is a small LED that glows red when autonomy is low. Note that the battery is inaccessible and therefore cannot be easily replaced if needed.

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