The Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 looks much like a basic keyboard that would come with your desktop. The keys are a little softer than usual, but it doesn’t have many additional features that you’d expect from a wireless keyboard and mouse (opens in new tab) combo. While Logitech make some excellent keyboards and mice, this particular combo certainly isn't one of the company's best.
Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 review: Keyboard
The keyboard is very disappointing. We don't like the fact that there isn't a wrist rest, and the keys are definitely too soft. Not only are they soft – they have a deep actuation point of 3.3mm, where some of the better keyboards only need to be pressed down 2mm. It doesn't seem like much, but even the slightest difference affects your typing speed. The MK270 wireless keyboard is very generic too, and there isn't any discernible difference between it and a regular keyboard that comes with even the cheapest home computers (opens in new tab).
This wireless keyboard is lightweight and small compared to other keyboards, making it much more portable, and this is by far its best attribute. It only weighs 0.5lbs, the lightest keyboard that we tested. Some keyboards weigh up to 4lbs.
The keyboard has great battery life as well. Logitech claims it can last up to three years on a set of AAA batteries, but this is likely an over-exaggeration. Some of its competitors can only last two months on a single set of batteries.
Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 review: Mouse
Like the design of the keyboard, the mouse doesn't stand out in appearance. For us, the mouse is too small and feels uncomfortable to hold. Even when tested by people with smaller hands, the design of the mouse is poor. Overall, it scored the worst in our comfort testing for all mice.
The Logitech wireless mouse doesn't have any additional features beyond left and right-clicking and a scroll wheel to vertically navigate webpages. It doesn't have four-way scrolling to allow you to scroll horizontally. It does have an ambidextrous design, for both left and right-handers.
Much like many of the wireless mice we reviewed, this model did not perform well on a glass surface. After testing the mouse on wood, laminate, carpet, denim, marble and glass, it was apparent that glass made the mouse jumpy and less responsive. It's best to stay away from glass countertops while using this mouse.
Should you buy the Logitech Wireless Combo MK270?
Although this keyboard and mouse combo is one of the most lightweight and portable combos we reviewed, it is also one of the most uncomfortable. It's incredibly basic, and misses a lot of essential features like a wrist rest, and multiple scrolling options on the mouse. The portability combined with the long battery life does make this keyboard suitable for travelers and students, but we wouldn't recommend it for most people.