Logitech Craft, much more than a keyboard

When Logitech announced its new Craft keyboard it was very clear that it had to be tested yes or yes. I'm in love with the Mx Master 2s and the Mx Ergo, not only for their quality as devices but for the software that accompanies them and that allows you to customize the functions of its buttons and movements.

A wireless keyboard, backlit, with a good design and on top of it with the same software that I like so much… That had to be proven without a doubt and after several weeks using the keyboard daily I can tell you about my already mature impressions. And the conclusion, by way of summary, is that It is the best keyboard that you can buy right now for your Mac. The analysis with images and video, below.

Design and Specifications

It is a wireless keyboard manufactured in aluminum and plastic, with a layout of keys in Spanish, a numeric keypad, memory of up to 3 devices to which you can link and switch between them by pressing the dedicated buttons that it includes, with backlight that is self-adjusting and turns on automatically when it detects your hands on the keyboard, and that also has Bluetooth connectivity as well as its own 2,4GHz USB receiver to which you can connect up to 6 different devices. Its 1500mAh battery is charged with a USB to USB-C cable that is included in the box.

The images speak for themselves, so there's not much to say about the keyboard layout. Although there will be opinions for all tastes, it seems to me a very nice, modern keyboard that exudes quality on all four sides. It is heavy (960g), which is not a problem because it is not a portable keyboard, and I see it as a positive, since the keyboard does not move the least while you use it.

But the most remarkable thing about the keyboard, which gives it its own identity, is the rotating wheel that it has in the upper left corner, and with which we can perform Completely customizable tasks, not only within the system itself, but also customizable depending on the application you use. But we'll talk about that later.

Backlight and battery? It has a price

It's essential once you try it, and you'll never use a keyboard without that feature again. Backlighting is something that should come standard on all quality keyboards, but the first one that doesn't include it is Apple. Logitech has bet on it, and has done it with a really impressive system. To save battery the key lighting adjusts to the ambient light, but always works. It may be absurd to have the keyboard illuminated during the day, but it is not, at least I like it.

But in addition to adjusting to the ambient light, the keyboard turns off and on depending on its use. Simply by placing your hands on it, without having to touch it, the backlight magically turns on, and a few seconds after you stop using it, it turns off. You do not have to wait for you to press a key for the light to appear, as with other keyboards, here it detects that you are going to play it and before you do it you are ready for it.

This comes at a price: autonomy could be better. My use has been quite intensive and permanently on. The keyboard has a button to turn it off completely, but I don't use it, I don't have that habit. With this mode of use the battery lasts me about two weeks, which is frankly better, but I don't care. Because the keyboard warns you in time to charge it both with notifications on the screen and with an LED that it has in the upper right corner, and that lights up red when the battery is low. When one day it lights up red for me, that night I put it on charge and unplug it the next day.

Operation

A keyboard is for typing, and this Logitech Craft is very comfortable thanks to its full size, its keys with a greater travel than Apple's butterfly keyboards, it is quite quiet and very comfortable to use for several hours without problems. The keys have a small concavity in the central part, and a size and separation to which I have adapted very soon. The keyboard is ready to be used with Windows and with Mac, you will not miss anything.

But the star feature of the keyboard is undoubtedly the spinning wheel. With it we can perform different tasks, all of them configure from the Logitech Options application that you can download from the Logitech website (link). Scroll, navigate between desktops, rotate images, zoom, take screenshots… The possibilities you have when configuring the rotary wheel function are enormous, and if you can't find the one you want among those included in the application, you can always assign keyboard shortcuts to a gesture, so the possibilities are endless.

But you can also configure the functions of the wheel specifically for each application, so that when you rotate in Chrome you navigate through the open tabs and when you do so in Word you scroll vertically through the page you are viewing. If you have other devices such as the Mx Master or Mx Master 2s mouse, or the Mx Ergo trackball, the possibilities multiply, because by pressing a key on the Logitech Craft and making a gesture with the mouse you will have new possible functions. The goal is that you have everything at your fingertips without having to lift them from the keyboard, and this Logitech Craft does it.

Editor's opinion

The Logitech Craft keyboard falls in love at first sight for its design, for the quality of construction and for its features such as the backlighting. But . If you also accompany it with other brand devices, together with the Logitech Options software, the possibilities to improve your productivity multiply. With a price that is usually around € 150-160 in The Amazon, you won't find any better keyboard for your Mac.

Logitech craft
  • Editor's rating
  • 5 star rating
150 a 160
  • 100%

  • Functionality
    Publisher: 100%
  • Finishes
    Publisher: 90%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 80%

Pros

  • Adjustable and automatic backlighting
  • Rotating wheel with customizable functions
  • Top design and materials
  • Very comfortable full keyboard with three memories

Cons

  • Improved autonomy

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  1.   Ricardo said

    The keyboard is very nice and well made, it hurts that you have to connect the bluetooth every time it is turned on and throughout the day. A real refined shit. The battery does not last or by surprise and the wheel serves as decoration because programs like Photoshop do not work and do not do anything that another keyboard does not. It's a waste of money and a Logitech scam.
    And I've been with the keyboard for 2 years that never worked, they changed it for another and the same. I went back to the Apple keyboard.