Logitech has announced the release of its first mechanical keyboard designed particularly for the Mac
Logitech’s MX Mechanical Mini for Mac is the company’s first “optimised for Mac” mechanical keyboard. The keyboard, as the name implies, is a modified version of Logitech’s MX Mechanical Mini, which was launched earlier this year, with a few Mac-specific features. It’s one of four new Mac accessories announced today by the business, which also includes the MX Master 3S for Mac mouse, the Lift for Mac ergonomic mouse, and the K380 Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac.
The removal of the Windows and Alt legends from the original MX Mechanical Mini, leaving just the macOS Option and Command keys, is one of the Apple features of the MX Mechanical Mini for Mac. Along with its dark grey version, it’s also available in a new light grey colour scheme that, according to Logitech’s Delphine Donné, attempts to provide a “similar design aesthetic” when used alongside Mac laptops. However, there is no default shortcut to launch macOS’s Mission Control, and the keyboard is currently only available with low-profile tactile switches, with no evidence of the linear or clicky switch choices that were available for the cross-platform version of the keyboard.
According to 9to5Mac, these accessories vary from the regular MX Mechanical Mini in that they are Bluetooth only and do not include Logitech’s wireless USB dongles. That makes sense considering that Logitech’s dongles have yet to transition to USB Type-C, but it means the devices are less adaptable.
The K380 Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac, like the MX Mechanical Mini for Mac, has Mac-specific keys and is available in a new light blue colour. However, the Mac-specific features of the MX Master 3S for Mac and the Lift for Mac ergonomic mice seem to be restricted to their light grey colour schemes, with both mice essentially similar to Logitech’s current (and, critically, cross-platform) versions.
All four attachments will be available this month for the same price as the pre-existing models. The MX Mechanical Mini for Mac is priced at $149.99, the K380 at $39.99, the MX Master 3S at $99.99, and the Lift at $69.99.