Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This means spending time away from my “bedroom lab” of test equipment, the stable internet connection at home and my desktop computer equipped with a nice mechanical keyboard. – Gough is in Nara, Japan, Notes: R&S NGM202 Battery Simulation for Charging (feat. The mouse claims to have laser-grade tracking, although from my experience, it is more akin to optical with occasional lag from idle. The MX Keys is already probably your best choice for a third-party keyboard that offers great performance and key feel, unless you’re specifically into clicky mechanical keyboards. Some of the things you will find include the names and OSes of the paired devices, the ability to customize some keys with mapping to other buttons or macros, the ability to control how the Fn buttons work, and the ability to see the firmware revision of the connected device. Unlike the keyboard, the M337 mouse comes in one of those “frustration” type plastic bubble packages. I experienced no issues hopping between devices. But a solar module made of 6 cells delivers you with 24W output and is oversized, It is possible to hold it in one hand and type with the other, without worrying about the board being damaged. The mouse has a shape that’s quite similar to other Logitech wireless mice, with a rubberized band around the middle. It also is covered by a one year warranty. If your receiver is non-Unifying, it cannot be unpaired. a panel connected by a long cable). So I can have one or the other, but not both. SGJPHK2017: Jurong Bird Park, Sinagpore Zoo, River Safari & Night Safari, SGJPHK2017: Oh Deer! However, it is the price of productivity, and sub-standard input devices just will not do. The customization features for the mouse are fewer, as expected, as there are fewer buttons to map. The K380 comes in a colour cardboard box, which is mostly teal-green in colour. The keyboard comes wrapped inside a plastic wrap for protection. It includes smart backlighting that activates automatically when your hands approach, and turns off automatically when not in use to preserve battery life. I need to contact Logitech asking them to move solar modules to top cover which when opened Often you pay much more for a solar powered device as well, whereas the cells themselves are hardly expensive ($0.5-1 per watt-peak). I’m Dirty, Wash Me! The package claims a two year battery life, running on two AAA batteries. Logitech MX Master 3 mouse & K380 keyboard review: Precision and comfort Logitech MX Master 3 is what the company calls an advanced wireless mouse. The major drawcard of this unit is the ability to support three devices and switch between them, as well as the multi-OS compatibility that allows you to “type on anything”. If you have a Unifying receiver, identified by this logo, see Unpair a mouse or keyboard from the Unifying receiver. I recently had my laptop's keyboard replaced due to worsening issues, and decided to start using an external keyboard … 89. I am not sure if my comment comes as follow-up This is accomplished using the light-blue keys and LED indications above them show you the pairing/connection status on changing from one to another. A small leaflet serves as the documentation, with the full guide available online for those who need it. Solar stuff might be nice, but practicality is often an issue. Logitech hasn’t reinvented the mouse wheel with any of these products (it already did that with the MX Master 3’s original launch), but these are all welcome updates that make its hardware feel more at home with Mac and other Apple devices. 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However, after a while, it’s quite comfortable to use, and the cupped shape of each key also helps. There is no 0.6V > 5V DC-DC inverters on the market, so you need to solder a string of 6 cells to get 3.6V output voltage since 3V > 5V DC-DC lower efficiency inverters are on the market. I’m glad I bit the bullet … otherwise I probably wouldn’t be doing any writing while I’m travelling. In normal use, I saw no issues with compatibility or signal range, with both keyboard and mouse working with my Windows tablet and Android phone across the whole room. That’s odd, because the MX Master 3 for Mac definitely still works with Logitech’s Unifying Retriever, and that’s exactly how I had it set up, using the USB dongle that shipped with the MX Master Keys for Mac. Logitech Illuminated Keyboard - USB - QWERTY. The OS auto-detection features are one of its biggest selling points, as it ensures the function keys behave as expected. The problem while building solar modules made of Si 4W 0.6V , size 156mm x 156mm cells is highly complicated since an individual cell already delivers 4W, enough power for charging your smartphone. The unit is powered by a single GP AA cell, which fits a little more loosely than I expect (as is common to the M325 as well). Thereafter, both peripherals functioned perfectly fine. It’s a mile better than working on the touch screen, and turns the tablet into a laptop-like experience. But this is not the first from Logitech and the MX … The tab is left hanging out for the user to pull, but I found pulling it awkward and instead caused the whole battery cover and batteries to dislodge anyway. I have built solar modules for years made of individual solar Si cells (4W 0.6V) sold by manager of solar company, good friend of mine. While a little on the pricey side, the Logitech K380 and M337 are a good match for the road warrior that likes to use touch devices for more productive purposes. The full guide is available online. The proof is in the pudding – this whole review was written up on my Iconia W3 using both peripherals. so I have tonnes of nice gadgets to test. Battery life was not assessed as this is a relatively fresh acquisition, however, the claimed battery life of around 10 months (mouse) to 2 years (keyboard) seems to be quite exceptional. The lighter and longer-battery-life Windows tablet would be great for some basic tasks (like writing a blog post of my thoughts), but the main limitation is that editing text on a touchscreen is pretty awkward, and the on-screen keyboard is just atrocious for doing anything long and involved. The remedy, of course, is to get some proper input peripherals. The mouse claims a 10-month battery life, laser-grade tracking (which means it is an optical system), and compatibility with Windows 7 or later, Mac OSX 10.5 or later, Chrome OS and Linux Kernel 2.6 or later. And as mentioned, it’s easy to charge up directly from your Mac with the included USB-C cable — which also allows you to use it while charging. Definitely a consideration for those looking to take it in their carry-on luggage. 4.2 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews. Last week I bought Car black box recorders ( one fullHD and another lower res but bigger screen). The keyboard travel is fairly short, although not much shorter than an average chiclet laptop keyboard. The spine features the full specifications, with support for Apple iOS 5 or later, Android 3.2 or later, Windows 7 or later, Mac OSX 10.10 or later, ChromeOS and Apple TV. http://goughlui.com/2017/01/26/review-logitech-bluetooth-wireless-keyboard-mouse-k380-m337/ Some of my readers have noted that it’s been a while since I last made a blog posting. It’s extremely comfortable to use, features a healthy array of controls that are customizable with Logitech’s Options software and provides smooth, high-precision tracking, with the ability to use it while charging. Optionally, to change the behaviour of keys and read the battery status of the peripherals, the Logitech Options software can be used. K380 Pros: + Overall size of the keyboard makes this a perfect travel device + "Flow" between three devices works flawlessly + K380 can be linked to follow any Logitech "Flow" enabled mouse (like the M590, M720, or MX Series) + Keyboard is very comfortable for me to type on (first test was 57 WPM, 96% accuracy vs my 65/96% avg.) This budget bluetooth keyboard works both on windows and mac. It’s also able to connect via Bluetooth, and can be connected to up to three devices with dedicated keys to switch between each. The light from the mouse is not visible to the eye, so I’m guessing it is probably infrared as it does come up a dim purple under a mobile phone camera. Logitech’s work on the color scheme here really does a good job of matching the look of Apple’s aluminum treatment, right down to the metal-like speckles on the Space Gray surfaces. The keyboard features a reduced key-count, and the style of the keys are circular similar to an old-fashioned typewriter, with large gaps between the keys. Also like the Mac Master 3, the MX Keys can work across devices, including those running macOS, iPadOS and iOS. The unit is a little on the heavy side, tipping the scales at 421g. BTW Target / Electronics / logitech keyboards mouse ... Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard (K380) Logitech. to Logitech has released new versions of its MX peripherals in Mac-friendly finishes, as well as a new K380 wireless Bluetooth keyboard designed for Apple devices. If you’re sitting at the login screen and the Bluetooth connection has not established yet, you can still go ahead and key in your password and “enter”, and the keyboard will try to make the connection and dump the buffer to the host, logging you in without any frustrating “waiting” for connection or invalid password on the first attempt. Logitech. The keyboard also worked fine on an iOS tablet as well, confirming its automatic OS detection abilities to automatically select the most appropriate key mapping. Instead, I will be “making do” on the road with a laptop, a Windows tablet, and an Android phone. The two batteries included are GP branded AAAs, and the approvals information is printed inside the battery bay. It is more conventional than some other more crazy looking mice from rival companies. However, if you have a replacement … I decided that the Logitech K380 and M337 best fit my needs and plonked down the AU$95 or so to buy both of them. It’s also done up in Space Gray to match Apple’s colorway of the same name, and it features contrast-coloured black keys and a top bar that houses the wireless and battery electronics. This time, the battery is isolated with a white pull tab, but again, it doesn’t work well and instead needs to be removed by opening the battery door rather than just pulling on the tab. Installation is straightforward, and just requires following the instructions. Because Bluetooth uses 2.4Ghz, tablets such as the Iconia W3 which only have 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi will see reduced Wi-Fi performance while the Bluetooth peripherals are in use. The keyboard is a little on the heavy side, but it is very sturdy and worked flawlessly after getting used to the circular-shaped keys and wide-spacing between keys. entry, but if so, let me communicate you that I have got 3 x BT wireless keyboards for tablet by Logitech and one is Solar BT Keyboard. The k380/m350 combo is the perfect companion while on the … Bluetooth Mouse,Slim Rechargeable Dual Mode(Bluetooth 4.0 + USB) 2.4GHz Wireless Bluetooth Mouse,3 Adjustable DPI,Compatible for MacBook, Laptop, iPad, PC,Computer (Pink) ... Ultra-thin and design-forward keyboard and mouse … I purchased the Logitech K380 to use as a full-time keyboard at a desk with my MacBook Pro (MBP) 2018 laptop, which unfortunately has a keyboard infamous for malfunctioning. Logitech Series K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac Item model number 920-009729 Operating System IOS 13 or later, MacOS 10.15 or later, IPadOS 13.1 or later Item Weight 14.1 ounces Product Dimensions 4.9 x 10.9 x 0.6 inches Item Dimensions LxWxH 4.9 x 10.9 x 0.6 inches Color Off-White Manufacturer Logitech … The new Logitech logo adorns the top, which looks a little minimalist, as well as three white LED indicators above each of the quick-switch buttons. If you’re in the market for new peripherals and don’t already own the MX series, these are obvious choices. As I’m not someone who likes to invest in thin-and-light ultrabooks, as I find them overpriced and underpowered for the types of experiment I often like to run, I resort to living with a “fatbook”. This is mainly because I’ve been extremely busy trying to prepare everything for my upcoming holiday. The three-device capability of the keyboard works well with power-users such as myself, who might want to swap from writing a document on the Windows tablet, to writing an SMS on the Android phone. The mouse paired without any need to authenticate, and the keyboard paired after a the generated on-screen code was entered on the keyboard (i.e. Overcome with this ultra portable, compact and lightweight mouse/keyboard combo. $26.89 $ 26. Reversing the mindless enslavement of humans by technology. Even Apple itself charges a premium for the dark-coated versions of its input devices, too, so it’s nice to see pricing stay the same along with the facelift. This is noteworthy because Logitech is charging $129.99 for the MX Master 3 for Mac — the same as the non-Mac version, but it doesn’t include the receiver and bills itself as a Bluetooth mouse. As both devices are “classic” Bluetooth, pairing proved to be simple and straightforward. The keyboard paired, but the mouse would not. The typing feel is a bit shallower than the MX series, but still impressive, and it’s near-silent, which makes it better for use in shared or busy spaces. Clicking on a peripheral brings up the options specific to the peripheral. It works across macOS, iOS and iPadOS, and can switch between each seamlessly, making it a great choice for working on the road with a setup that includes both a Mac and your iPad or iPhone. 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