I was able to test the product for a week, and both the keyboard and mouse made a great impression on me. Users who switch to the product from a mechanical keyboard might initially be doubtful of the somewhat more "sluggish" keys. This sounds worse than it is; however, key travel is a little slower than with mechanical keyboards.
Advantage: This makes the keyboard much quieter. Your work colleagues and/or anyone you live with will thank you for it!
Comfort and productivity
The ergonomic aspect is where the keyboard really comes into its own. The palm rest is extremely comfortable, the elevation at the centre of the keyboard is just right and the foldout feet feel like they're of high quality. They can be completely tucked away or folded out at one of two different heights. Just one bone of contention: The somewhat porous material of the palm rest also turns out to be a bit of a dirt trap.
The Mouse – M720 Triathlon
The mouse underlines the good impression left by the other components. It sits comfortably in the hand and has a pleasant weight. The scroll wheel can be switched to no-resistance mode at the push of a button, thereby allowing you to comfortably and quickly scroll though websites or documents. In contrast to the MX Master, the button for switching between different devices is located on the top, not the bottom, rendering the whole affair significantly more convenient.
Nice detail: The unifying receiver can be hidden in the mouse
At the thumb position, somewhat hidden, is an additional button that can be used to switch to a different mode, e.g. to Task Mode. Depending on the size of your hand, you might find this to be positioned somewhat too far at the front, meaning you might not manage to press it at the first attempt. This is a bit of a shame but does not dampen the overall impression of the product too much.
Controlling three devices
The ads promise that you'll be able to switch seamlessly between three different devices while typing – and it's a promise that Logitech keeps. The mouse and keyboard can be paired easily via Bluetooth or the unifying receiver and connected with the desired device via the specific buttons. I managed to pair the mouse and keyboard with Android 7 (Samsung S7) and iOS (10.3.1) as well as with various laptops. It's worth mentioning that the keyboard and mouse are controlled separately. Whether this is perceived as an advantage or disadvantage will depend on your personal preferences.
In summary, this new keyboard/mouse combo from Logitech is very good and is best suited for daily office work. Users of multiple devices will find the easy-switch function a particular advantage.
The object of desire
CHF 112.–instead of 129.–1
MK850 Performance Multi-Device Combo (Bluetooth, CH, Wireless)
Ein Tastendruck genügt, um vom Computer aufs Smartphone oder Tablet umzuschalten.
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Further multi-device Logitech keyboards
These products are also capable of controlling three devices.
CHF 99.–instead of 113.–1
K780 Multi-Device Keyboard (Bluetooth, USB, CH, Wireless)
Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 (Bluetooth, CH, Wireless)
Einfaches Wechseln zwischen PC, Tablet-PC und Smartphone auf Tastendruck.
K380 Multi-Device Keyboard (Bluetooth, CH, Wireless)
Verbinden Sie bis zu drei Geräte gleichzeitig, z. B. einen Windows-Computer, ein iPhone und ein Android-Tablet. Zwischen den Geräten wechseln Sie einfach per Tastendruck.
Multi-Device Keyboard K480 (Bluetooth, CH, Wireless)
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MX Anywhere 2 (Wireless)
Compact wireless mobile mouse with Easy-Switch technology.
CHF 69.–instead of 95.201
MX Master (Wireless)
The new revolution. MX Master – a precision instrument for demanding users
CHF 49.–instead of 59.–1
M720 Triathlon (Wireless)
Multi-device mouse, compatible with Flow!