Logitech has released a range of keyboards and mice designed specifically to meet the needs of Apple users. The Designed for Mac line has expanded to include the MX Mechanical Mini Keyboard for Mac and the K380 Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac, as well as the MX Master 3S Mouse for Mac and the Lift Ergonomic Mouse for Mac.
From the outside, the new devices look similar to previously released PC variants. These can also be used with Macs. What stands out about the “Designed for Mac” keyboards are the Mac-friendly keyboard layouts, which contain the “Command” and “Option” keys in addition to the function keys. The mice, on the other hand, look identical. However, according to Logitech, they have different firmware tailored to Apple devices, so the manufacturer doesn’t add a Bluetooth dongle and is confident that they can communicate directly with Macs, iPads, and iPhones via Bluetooth without restrictions.
However, the manufacturer admits that the “for Mac” addition also has an important function in terms of marketing. Apple users often made purchasing decisions based on whether a device was specially optimized for it.
MX Mechanical Mini for Mac
The MX Mechanical Mini for Mac is a mechanical keyboard with tactile silent switches. There is also a backlight, which can be provided with various effects using the Option+ software. You can quickly switch between three set devices using hotkeys. The keyboard charges via USB-C. The keyboard is available in dark and light version (space gray and pale gray). It costs around 160 euros.
MX Master 3S for Mac
The MX Master 3S for Mac resembles the MX Master 3 and differs in its use mainly due to the significantly reduced click noise. The DPI rate can now be set between 1000 and 8000 so you can work more accurately on high resolution monitors. It charges via USB-C, also exists in a light and dark variant, and has the ability to quickly switch between three preset devices. The mouse costs just under 130 euros.
Elevator for Mac
The Lift Vertical Mouse for Mac is aimed at users who want to relieve their wrist. The ergonomically shaped device is angled at 57° and designed to place your hand in a natural position. There are two mouse buttons and a scroll wheel on the right and two function keys on the left. The mouse costs just under 80 euros and works with an AA battery.
K380 for Mac
According to Logitech, the K380 multi-device keyboard for Mac is aimed at “digital desktop nomads.” It’s quite compact and you can also quickly switch between three devices with the push of a button. The Blueberry colored device costs around 50 euros and runs on two AAA batteries.
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