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Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 review

The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 is a simple but responsive duo for those needing a keyboard and mouse.

Logitech Wireless Combo MK520
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Our Verdict

The MK520 keyboard is great for typing on, and is very responsive, whereas the mouse performs well on all surfaces. Overall a decent combo.

For

  • 2mm actuation point on keys
  • Mouse does well on different surfaces
  • Well priced combo

Against

  • A little older now
  • Mouse is quite basic

The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 just fell short of the top three when we ranked the best wireless keyboard and mouse combos. This keyboard has rounded keys that are soft upon impact, yet responsive. It also features a small, unpadded wrist rest and media buttons across the top of the keyboard. The mouse contains only the simplest features, but this is a solid wireless mouse and keyboard combo that works well and travels easily.

MK520 review: Keyboard

We found both the wireless mouse and keyboard were comfortable to use, and appreciated the responsiveness of the keyboard along with the flat profile of the keys. The 2mm actuation helps you pick up the speed while typing, and while not quite as low a profile as the best laptops, it's still easy to type quickly on this keyboard. Other keyboards have to be depressed 3mm or more to fire properly. A single millimeter difference might not seem like a lot, but it's something you can feel.

The switches found under the key shell are silicone, which makes for a soft impact. Even though they are soft, the keyboard is responsive and a bit loud, more like what you'd expect from mechanical switches.

Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 review

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MK520 review: Mouse

The mouse has a large arch for the palm of your hand to rest on. Sadly, the main drawback of the mouse is that it doesn't have any additional features or buttons beyond left and right clicking and a scroll wheel for vertical page scrolling.

The mouse was impressive in surface testing. We tested all mice on wood, laminate, carpet, denim, marble and glass surfaces... and it was amongst the most responsive in our comparison. The only surface that made the cursor lag a little was glass, but that is a common occurrence for mice with a laser sensor. The lagging was only minor and the mouse still performed well on glass.

The mouse is powered by a single AA battery, while the keyboard is powered by two of the same. Logitech claims that the mouse will last up to one year on a single battery, which is fair, but others can last up to three years. The company doesn't specify battery life for the keyboard.

This wireless keyboard and mouse combo is covered by a three-year warranty from Logitech. If you experience any problems, you can contact support via phone or email.

Should you buy the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520?

The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 is a solid choice for a keyboard and mouse combo. If you tend to use your mouse on a variety of surfaces, this mouse is more than capable. If the mouse had more features, this would certainly be one of the top wireless mouse and keyboards in our lineup.