Logitech has taken its advanced Bluetooth keyboard and made it smaller. The Logitech MX Keys Mini and MX Keys Mini for Mac, announced today, drop the numpad and navigation keys of the full-sized Logitech MX Keys released two years ago in favor of a smaller form factor that still has some contains useful functions.
Like the MX Keys, the smaller MX Keys Mini is aimed at creative professionals with the ability to connect to three devices via Bluetooth Low Energy, allowing you to control up to three PCs, tablets or smartphones without having to switch dongles or change the keyboard. to pair and reconnect (who has time?). Logitech’s compact keyboard is compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Chrome, Android, and Linux.
Unlike its predecessor, the MX Keys Mini includes an Emoji key for easy access to an Emoji keyboard. There’s also a dedicated key to turn your microphone on or off and a dictation key for talk-to-text.
In addition, the MX Keys Mini is available in a wider range of colors than the MX Keys, which is only available in a more mundane shade of gray. You can get the MX Keys Mini in the same color, but you can also choose a gray and white scheme that Apple fans will love, a shade of pink that Barbie fans will love, or an all-black look that the low-profile will love. appreciate.
Logitech claims that the MX Keys Mini (as well as the MX Keys) will last 10 days with its white backlight on or up to five months with the backlight off. Battery-saving techniques come from sensors that keep the backlight off until they detect your hand is nearby and ambient light sensors that adjust the brightness of the backlight based on the amount of light in the room. When the keyboard is empty, it is rechargeable via a USB-C to USB-A cable.
While the MX Keys Mini will save you space over the standard MX Keys, don’t expect it to save you money. Like the full version, the MX Keys Mini costs $100.
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