I have found that wireless keyboards and mice can vary substantially, in both their reliability and functionality. Which is why today we will be putting the Logitech MK270 through it’s paces to see how it stacks up.
First off the product is pitched as a powerful wireless keyboard and mouse combo, which makes it perfect for those that regularly use their computer from a distance, be it on the sofa or in your ow gaming room.
When I’m at home, I have a young family to attend to, which means I frequently need to change seats and locations, to keep an eye on my children and even my wife!! The appeal of having a keyboard and mouse I can use anywhere simply can’t be beaten.
Furthermore, I like to relax in my armchair or on the sofa, while streaming movies and Netflix. This device would allow me to do so without the bother of getting up and fussing around with my computer.
A Comfortable And Full-Sized Keyboard
This product effectively combines mobility with size. The wireless keyboard is full-sized measuring 17.5 x 5.25 inches, meaning you won’t have to mash tiny keys while typing or playing games. This is extremely useful for me as I get frustrated trying to do anything complicated on an undersized keyboard.
There is enough space for a number pad, direction keys, nine F-keys, as well as eight programmable hotkeys at the top of the keyboard.
The keys are soft-touch with a low-profile. Even after hours of typing on this keyboard I felt minimal discomfort and since I like to sit back in my armchair whilst typing emails this setup sure did make it easy.
The keyboard is made out of plastic and is very light, weighing in at 0.25kgs. It’s not bulletproof but can take a reasonable amount of abuse without breaking.
Seamless 2.4ghz Connectivity
I can’t stand to be browsing through Netflix or engaged in deep work, and suddenly have to deal with wireless outages or infuriating keyboard lag. Luckily, these annoyances are rare with this product. The powerful 2.4 GHz wireless Nano receiver provides seamless connectivity for up to ten meters.
The receiver also works instantly as soon as you plug it into a USB port. You won’t need to waste time with a lengthy installation process, and when you do need to travel, it can be conveniently stored within the mouse. This is good for impatient people like me, as I always want to start using my new purchases straight away.
Substantial Battery Life
Some keyboards and especially mice, require frustratingly regular battery replacements. This is not so with the Logitech MK270. An excellent battery life allows the keyboard to operate for up to 36-months and the mouse for up to 12-months. (The batteries to use are AA and AAA).
Features And Specifications
- A compact mouse that is easy to carry around.
- A full-sized keyboard with a number pad, direction keys, and nine F-keys.
- Eight hotkeys on the keyboard. These can be programmed.
- The keyboard is a light 0.25kg.
- A significant battery life of up to 36 & 12 months (keyboard and mouse).
- No software installation is necessary.
- A wireless range of up to ten meters.
- The receiver can be stored within the mouse when traveling.
What Customers are Saying
Customers are finding the MK270 is simple to set-up and start using. All that’s needed is to chuck the batteries in the keyboard and mouse, then inert the wireless receiver into the USB drive. This process only takes a minute, and they are good to go.
While most people love the full-size keyboard, others find the mouse to be a letdown due to its size. It is too small to be comfortable for people with big hands.
The fact is many people find a mouse to be a very personal choice. They either love it or hate. People let down by the small mouse option should view this product for what it really is: a high-performing wireless keyboard, with an extra mouse thrown in. They can simply go on using their current mouse and keep the new one as a back-up
Taking this all into account, I can say I’m very confident in recommending this product, due to its performance, convenience, and value for money.
Who Should Buy This Product?
If you have a desktop computer, then this product is a good choice. Whether your watching movies, working or surfing the net, being stuck in the same seat and hunched over your computer can get annoying. This product gives you the freedom to get up and about, change seats, and even lie on your sofa or bed.
If you have a laptop which you regularly connect to your TV, then this product will also be handy. You will no longer have to keep getting up to mess around but rather be able to just sit back and relax.
Who Should NOT Buy This Product?
Hard-core gamers should either give this product a miss or purchase it primarily for the keyboard. As previously mentioned, the mouse is very small and basic, making it unsuitable for playing certain games.
People with bigger hands may find it ergonomically awkward when playing for hours on end. However, most gamers use a mouse specifically designed for gaming anyway, and their best option is to continue to use it.
To summarise this Logitech MK270 Review, this combo is ideal for my wireless needs. I am be able to work, stream movies, or surf the net, whether I’m laying on the sofa, sitting in my armchair, or just up and about while attending to my children.
Also, the full-sized keyboard allows me to type with ease whatever my seating situation. This freedom and convenience can’t be obtained with an ordinary keyboard and mouse.