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Logitech finally makes a wireless mechanical keyboard with a true Mac layout

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Logitech's MX Mechanical for Mac has an Apple-friendly layout.

Enlarge / Logitech’s MX Mechanical for Mac has an Apple-friendly layout. (credit: Scharon Harding)

Logitech has Mac-ified its MX Mechanical Mini wireless keyboard. That is to say, it has created a version of the truncated keyboard for people who use Mac computers. The Logitech MX Mechanical Mini for Mac joins a small number of mechanical keyboards that are designed for macOS, from its use of Option and Command legends to software support and an Apple-like aesthetic. It’s built for a cable-free setup and has pleasant typing but it’s not a good fit for mechanical keyboard enthusiasts who like various switch options, premium keycaps, or high programmability… or numpads.

True Mac layout

Logitech released the MX Mechanical Mini, a 75 percent keyboard, alongside the full-size Logitech MX Mechanical in May. The portable Bluetooth LE keyboard can wirelessly connect to three devices, allowing users to pick which device they’re controlling by pressing Fn and 1, 2, or 3. Officially, those devices can run Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, Linux, Android, iOS, or iPadOS. Because of that, key legends cater to both Windows and Mac users. The bottom row includes a key that can be Option or Start/Windows and one that serves as Command or Alt.

The MX Mechanical for Mac isn’t so neutral. Its layout only includes Mac legends, making for a cleaner-looking bottom row than the original MX Mechanical Mini.

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