Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo
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The stylish Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo is perfect for the home office or workplace. Ditch the touchpad for this full-size keyboard and mouse.
Easily connect using Logitech’s plug-and-forget receiver—just plug it into the USB port, and you’re ready to work. There’s no lengthy installation procedure to slow you down. When you’re on the move, the receiver stores comfortably inside the mouse.
Both the keyboard and mouse included in the MK270 combo use wireless 2.4GHz connectivity to provide seamless, interruption-free use. Use the keyboard within a 10 m range without dropouts or keyboard lag. All of your information is securely transmitted to your computer using 128-bit AES encryption.
Work for longer with the MK270’s long battery life. The keyboard can be used for up to 24 months, and the mouse for 12 months, without replacing batteries.
The Logitech MK270 keyboard includes 8 hotkeys that are programmable to your most-used applications to boost your productivity.
Most helpful customer reviews
1065 of 1108 people found the following review helpful.
Be aware - two different versions out there
By Blue Ribbon
I ordered it on 3/23 from Amazon and received a couple of days later. To my surprise, the box doesn't say "unifying receiver". Took the keyboard/mouse out - yes indeed the receiver only says "Nano Receiver", and it doesn't have the orange star unifying logo. I also installed Logitech Unifying software but this receiver is not recognized.
UPC/Product ID all match. Appears Logitech changed the product. Amazon needs to change the product description.
If you are looking for a unifying receiver to work with other logitech products, don't buy this.
Update - Amazon sent me a replacement, and this time it comes with Unifying receiver. UPC and product ID printed on the boxes are identical, packagings are slightly different. One has "Unifying receiver" clearly printed on the box and feature list and the other one doesn't.
Keyboards and mice are also different. One set both have orange star unifying on the label and the other set don't. Product IDs are different too.
73 of 75 people found the following review helpful.
I'm so very happy with my new keyboard and mouse!
I love, love, love my new Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse! It took me about 2 days to figure out which one to order and I'm just so glad I decided on this one. There are so many to choose from, but I knew mine had to be wireless, have a 10 key keyboard on the right side and be large enough, but not too bulky. I also wanted one with the right sized letter keys. It's perfectly sized for using on top of my little portable laptop desk and it's so easy to pair with my laptop. There are little legs on the bottom, if you like to prop it up at an angle.
What I really love about this set is the simplicity, when it comes to setting it up. Just plop 2 AAA batteries into the back of the keyboard, put a AA battery into the mouse and stick the little nano receiver into your laptop's USB port. Next just turn on both the keyboard and the mouse and 'Voila!', you're good to go! At least that was my experience. I'm not a person in a rush any more and I tend to just go with the flow nowadays. Since I'm also now retired, I've just slowed everything I do, down to a slow crawl...and maybe that's why I like the plain and simple quality of this keyboard and mouse. It's nothing fancy and that's just fine with me. Comes with a great price tag too!
781 of 819 people found the following review helpful.
Not perfect, but then none is. This combo is good enough and GREAT value
**IMPORTANT TIP**: Although the MK270 combo does indeed work perfectly right out of the box without installing any drivers, as stated on the box (and it also works outside Windows - in boot screens, BIOS, Linux, non-OS boot utilities, etc.), it works better with the Logitech SetPoint drivers and software you can download (for free) from the manufacturer's Web site. You gain battery life indication (there are no LEDs on the product, other than a very dim Caps Lock indicator, to save battery life), screen notices when you press Caps Lock and Num Lock, low-battery warnings, some key and mouse button customization, and receiver dongle management. The product box doesn't come with a CD and there is no mention to SetPoint at all anywhere, so here is my tip for you.
Now, I once had a wired Logitech keyboard that lasted 10 years, as well as several mice (which lasted less, but still above average). A year and a half ago, it was finally time to replace the veteran keyboard. I use a Windows 7 desktop PC, but I wanted a wireless model in order to reduce cable clutter. So, first I bought a Microsoft Desktop 3000 combo. Overall, I liked it at first, and wrote a largely positive review here. Unfortunately, that Microsoft product proved to have horrible durability. After a year and a half, the formerly fabulous Bluetrack mouse was wrecked: the wheel's rubber band rotted, disintegrated and fell off, rendering the wheel unusable, and the left button was failing. The keyboard had faded lettering and a failing low battery indicator. Battery life was getting shorter each time I replaced them, too.
So, it was time to give up and shop again for a mouse/keyboard combo, and I found the MK270. I'm aware that the Microsoft Desktop 3000 belongs to a higher feature and price range than the Logitech MK270, so a direct comparison would be, to some extent, comparing apples and oranges. But the point is, I'm not really missing the more sophisticated product. The Microsoft mouse (when it still worked) was better, with 5 buttons and a larger, more ergonomic shape, not to mention the Bluetrack feature, which is awesome. But while the MK270 mouse won't make you go "wow!" (it's actually the Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse, which can also be bought separately), it's good enough for everyday use, and other than the somewhat small size for my taste, I can't really complain. It's responsive and reliable, with Logitech's usual solid build and impeccable finishing.
The MK270's keyboard (also available separately as the Logitech K270 Wireless Keyboard) lacks the wrist rest area that my old keyboard had, but a spare foam rest is cheap and easy to find. My old keyboard had a plethora of customizable keys that the (M)K270 doesn't have, but honestly, I never used any of them. The (M)K270 does come with Play/Pause, sound mute, volume down and up keys, as well as Home, e-mail, PC shutdown and Calculator shortcut keys. I wish it had more media keys (Stop, Next Track and Previous Track), but I can live without them.
On the other hand, the MK270 also has some features that the supposedly better Microsoft combo did NOT have. The best of all is an on/off switch on both the keyboard and the mouse. This little detail is more important than it sounds: it makes A LOT of difference for battery life. With the Desktop 3000, I could not turn off the keyboard, and I could only turn off the mouse by taking the receiver dongle out of the USB port (remember I use a desktop, so this is a nuisance) and placing it on the mouse. My old Microsoft model didn't encrypt the signals either - the MK270 does.
Another good feature is the Unifying receiver dongle technology: if either component dies before the other, you can buy a compatible stand-alone Logitech product and the dongle will recognize it, with no need to buy an entire new combo. If the dongle itself fails, you can buy the cheapest Unifying-compatible item you can find and the problem will, likewise, be solved. That, of course, assuming that your warranty is expired - Logitech offers 3 years for this combo. And if for some reason you need more than one keyboard or mouse, you can add extra compatible ones, too.
The (M)K270's keys themselves are MUCH, MUCH better than in my old Microsoft model, with the right size, height, readability, and feedback - Microsoft's were a bit too short, crammed and soft, and the Esc and function keys were a joke: almost microscopic and labeled with icons instead of names (I had to count the function keys to find the one I needed to press!). To be honest, I'm enjoying working with this basic keyboard more than I did with the more sophisticated one by Microsoft. When it comes to keyboards, no esoteric feature compares to having the right feel of the keys, and the (M)K270 has it. I'm a translator and I type all day long in my work, so I should know.
Overall, great value for the price, I'm very happy with my purchase and recommend it enthusiastically.
UPDATE (May 2015) - It's been now two years since I bought this keyboard/mouse combo, and it's still working like new, and looking almost like new as well. The keyboard labels haven't faded, with few exceptions, which is remarkable, considering how intensively I use the keyboard all day every day. The Logitech logo on the mouse has almost disappeared, and the on/off switch on the mouse is a bit worn (the relief "handle" is, to be more precise), so sometimes it's a bit difficult to move it to the other position (once I do, it still works), but otherwise it's still perfect. The keyboard still works perfectly. No question that both components are VERY DURABLE.
Now I'm using Windows 8.1 and it's still compatible (SetPoint even allows you to configure some buttons to Windows 8.x functions like Charms, though I use Classic Shell and I'm never on the new "Modern"/"Metro" interface, which I dislike). I'm expecting no problems if and when I upgrade to Windows 10. I'm getting a much shorter battery life than Logitech promised, but it's still very reasonable: about 4 months for the mouse and 6 months for the keyboard (I used to get only 2-3 months for both with my old Microsoft combo). Keep in mind, however, that I'm a very intensive user and you may get much longer battery lives if you use the PC less often (remember to always turn the keyboard and mouse off when you won't use them for a while). Also take note that in my experience, it really pays to use better-quality batteries, even if they're more expensive. So, I'm still very happy with my purchase and still recommend it.
Some other reviewers have noted that some recent shipments of the MK270 have come without the Unifying technology. While I don't think that would have the least impact in your operation in the short term, it may make it more difficult to replace one of the components if it fails in the future (not that this is likely to happen, judging from my experience), so be sure to ask and confirm if it will come with Unifying.