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Logitech announces its first mechanical keyboard specifically for the Mac

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Logitech’s MX Mechanical Mini for Mac is the company’s first mechanical keyboard that is “optimized for Mac”. As the name suggests, the keyboard is a modified version of the MX Mechanical Mini that Logitech released earlier this year, with some Mac-specific features. It is part of a quartet of new Mac accessories the company today announced that it will also include the MX Master 3S for Mac mouse, the Lift for Mac ergonomic mouse and the K380 Bluetooth keyboard for Mac.

Specifically, the Apple features of the MX Mechanical Mini for Mac include removing the Windows and Alt legends on the original MX Mechanical Mini, leaving only the macOS Option and Command keys. In addition to the dark gray version, it’s also available in a new light gray color scheme that aims to provide a “consistent design aesthetic” when used alongside Mac computers, according to Logitech’s Delphine DonnĂ©. There’s no shortcut to access macOS’ Mission Control by default, though, and the keyboard is only available with nondescript tactile switches for now, with no sign of the linear or clickable switches that were available for the cross-platform version of the keyboard.

The MX Mechanical Mini for Mac, the MX Master 3S for Mac, the Lift for Mac ergonomic mouse and the K380 Bluetooth keyboard for Mac.

The new For Mac range with the K380 at the top left, the Lift at the top right, the MX Mechanical Mini at the bottom left and the MX Master 3S at the bottom right.
Image: Logitech

Another difference from the standard MX Mechanical Mini is that these accessories are Bluetooth only and do not come with Logitech’s wireless USB dongles, according to 9to5Mac. That makes sense, considering Logitech’s dongles have yet to make the jump to USB Type-C, but it means the accessories are a little less versatile.

Like the MX Mechanical Mini for Mac, the K380 Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac also features Mac-specific keys and is available in a new light blue color. But the Mac-focused features of the MX Master 3S for Mac and the Lift for Mac ergonomic mouse seem to be limited to their light gray color schemes, with both mice otherwise identical to Logitech’s pre-existing (and, crucially, already cross-platform) models.

All four accessories will go on sale this month and will sell for the same price as the pre-existing versions. The MX Mechanical Mini for Mac costs $149.99, the K380 for Mac $39.99, the MX Master 3S for Mac $99.99 and the Lift for Mac $69.99.

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