I pre-ordered Logitech’s Craft Keyboard several weeks ago and it just arrived – a week earlier than expected! The Craft Keyboard is compatible with Logitech’s FLOW technology and is a perfect companion to my MX Master 2S mouse.
I use computers extensively in my line of work and I’m always looking for the ultimate keyboard experience. I was also looking for a single solution that would allow me to work on more than one machine using the same keyboard and mouse.
Logitech’s Craft keyboard coupled with the MX Master 2S mouse and Logitech’s FLOW software technology is the answer to that quest. I can now work seamlessly between my SurfaceBook Pro and MacBook Pro machines all while using the same keyboard and mouse. The keys on the Craft keyboard are labeled for both PC and MAC machines.
The top left dial, referred to as the CROWN, is one of the unique features of the Craft keyboard. The CROWN presents either a smooth or ratchet style feel when turned depending on the current context of the application.
The touch sensitive CROWN integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office, Adobe, and other applications. Even browsing the web is a slightly enhanced experience. You can perform context specific tasks from within an application by simply tapping, pressing and / or turning the CROWN.
As a premium keyboard, my expectations were high and for the most part, Logitech has delivered . The Craft keyboard provides the best typing experience of any keyboard I have literally had the opportunity to lay my hands on. The backlit keys are very quiet, highly responsive, and require minimal travel and effort to actuate. The tops of the keys are slightly concave and your fingers naturally settle into them.
The backlit keys turn on immediately as your hands approach the keyboard and turn off approximately 5 seconds after you move them away. You can use the F6 and F7 function keys to decrease or increase the brightness level of the backlit keys respectively. There are 15 levels. This is worth noting as the backlit keys work regardless of the ambient light levels in the room.
Simultaneously pressing the “fn” and “esc” keys toggles the shift state of the function keys between standard and assigned features. The assigned function key features can be repurposed to perform a variety of tasks using Logitech’s Options software.
Visit Logitech’s web page for a complete review of the Craft Keyboard’s many features and capabilities. I ordered my keyboard directly from the site and I’m extremely pleased with my purchase.
Although the Craft keyboard carries a steep price tag, when I consider the many hours that I spend working on my computers, the quality of the keyboard itself, and the new found real estate on my desk top, it’s worth every penny.
Increased productivity and creativity are just two of many reasons that make Logitech’s Craft Keyboard my new keyboard of choice.
Until Next Time – STAY lean!
Logitech’s Craft keyboard offers premium typing with big bonuses, Darrel Etherington, TechCrunch.com
Logitech Craft Keyboard – Review, Curt Blanchard, mymac.com
This Dial Controls Everything! – Logitech Craft keyboard, Hardware Canucks
MX Master 2S Mouse (Versalytics.org)