Last Updated on December 1, 2023 by Daniel Osakwe
Logitech mk270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Review
- Springy typing feel
- The middle button on the mouse can be customized.
- The setup is incredibly simple.
- Both the keyboard and the mouse have a cheap feel to them.
- While typing, it is noisy.
- Only three programmable keys are available.
- Support for Macs is limited.
The Logitech MK270 wireless keyboard and mouse is a great all-around choice for a variety of applications. It has a number of useful features that make it stand out from other similar models.
Logitech’s MK270 is one of the most portable and lightweight wireless mice available. It’s also one of the few mice that can be used for both wired and wireless applications.
The MK270 has a number of useful features that make it stand out from other similar models. One of the main benefits of using a mouse with Logitech’s wireless technology is that you can easily move the mouse around the room, it’s customizable and easy to set up.
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Logitech mk270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: How Much Does It Cost?
The MK270’s keys, on the other hand, are rather bouncy, and the bundled travel mouse has a customizable center button. The Logitech “unified” USB dongle makes setup a breeze.
Basic features of the Logitech mk270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
- Windows and Chrome OS support, limited Mac support.
- Wireless 2.4GHz connectivity
- 3 programmable buttons
- 2 x AAA batteries (3 years battery life) for the keyboard, 1 x AA battery (1-year battery life) for the mouse
Logitech mk270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: Design
- Lightweight and portable,
- Easy to use.
- The hotkeys on the keyboard are Unprogrammable.
- Fantastic design
The Logitech MK270 keyboard, which measures 17.5 by 5.5 by 0.75 inches and weighs just over a pound, seems light and inexpensive. If you try to bend the keyboard, it will flex completely. The MK270 doesn’t have a palm rest, but it does have a set of retractable feet that can raise the keyboard to an 8-degree inclination.
A row of dedicated volume and media playback keys, as well as four hotkeys for Home, E-Mail, PC power, and Calculator, are located above the main keyboard. Only three of the four working hotkeys can be programmed. You may set a key to open a webpage or a program, switch programs, or assign a keystroke, among other things.
You’ll need to install Logitech’s aging SetPoint application to modify a key; unfortunately, Logitech’s newer, sleeker Options software only works with the supplied mouse (which we’ll get to in a minute).
Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse mk270:Connectivity
- Plug ‘n’ Play connection
- Fast wireless connection
- Works with most operating systems
The MK270 keyboard and mouse share a single 2.4GHz USB dongle for connection to a computer. Simply insert the dongle into a USB port on your computer, and both the keyboard and mouse should operate right away. No drivers are necessary.
During my testing, the wireless connection on the MK270 performed wonderfully, with both the keyboard and mouse waking up almost promptly from inactivity-induced snoozes.
Windows and Chrome OS devices are natively supported by the MK270 keyboard and mouse combo. The keyboard and mouse will operate on Mac systems as well, but none of the hotkeys can be customized.
While the MK270’s keys feel hollow and cheap, which is to be expected for a $30 keyboard package, the typing experience isn’t horrible. The membrane-style keys give a pleasing springy rebound and a fair amount of travel around halfway through a keystroke. Because of the keyboard’s wide size and molded keys, finding things isn’t too difficult. However, expect a lot of clickity-clack while you type.
The accompanying mouse (the MK185), like the MK270 keyboard, feels a little light and cheap. The multifunctional mouse has a strong plastic grip, a light bumpy scroll wheel, and a pair of mouse buttons that are very easy to press, and it weighs only 2.5 ounces.
On the bright side, the Logitech Settings app allows you to program the mouse’s central button. There’s a gesture control mode that allows you to execute custom operations anytime you press the middle button and scroll up, down, left, or right, in addition to dozens of other possibilities like opening applications, locking the screen, dismissing windows, and assigning keystrokes.
The Logitech MK270’s typing sensation is nothing like that of a more expensive mechanical type. However, considering its low price, the keys on this wireless keyboard feel quite excellent, and the bundled mouse goes over and beyond with its programmable center button. Those who choose the MK270, however, will have to put up with its poor design and somewhat loud typing.