Logitech MX Keys keyboard Review

Hi,

I’m a software developer and to do my job I have to sit on the computer at least 8 hours daily. Having a decent, comfortable, and robust keyboard to do my job is a requirement. My previous keyboard was a Razer BlackWidow V3. I’ve used it as my daily driver for gaming and programming, but since I started recording videos the keyboard’s clicking sound was a problem and I had to replace it. (I think I’ve also heard my neighbor once complain about it 😅)

I’ve stumbled upon a Logitech MX Keys keyboard.

Here’s what I like about it:

  • It’s nice to type on. The experience is like ThinkPad keyboards. It feels nice, unique, and premium.
  • It has a white backlight that turns on when you hit a key or when it detects motion near the keyboard.
  • It’s silent, like a laptop keyboard.
  • It is wireless.
  • It works well on Linux and on Windows, macOS too.
  • It has lots of media control keys, they can be re-mapped using Logitech Options software.
  • Battery is good. It lasts about a week of daily use with backlight on.

And now, here’s what I don’t like about it:

  • You can’t use it in wired mode, it only supports wireless.
  • Backlight settings reset when the unifying receiver loses power. (At the time of editing this post, this problem went away by itself)

That’s about it. Overall, I like it and I will stick with it.

I don’t regret getting the version with the numpad since I don’t think I’m going to take it away from my desk, there’s a mini version that is more portable, if you’re interested.

Thanks for taking your time to read though this post. 🍻

*This post is not sponsored

Computer Speakers 🔊

Hello,

Yes, this post title is weird, but I want to take a moment to acknowledge that I’m very grateful for dad for buying these computer speakers and much more.

In ~2002 my dad bought me my first computer, and at the same time a man approached us asking if we want to buy his second-hand speakers. I was about 5-6 years old at that time and I still remember the moment.

I’m 25 years old now and these are the only computer speakers that I’ve used, they are almost 20 years old!

Thank you dad! 🔉

Learning Languages with Memrise

I purchased a lifetime of Memrise Pro today and I’m grateful that I could do that. Memrise is an mobile application that lets you access a variety of courses. It also has a website so you can use it from your internet browser too.

I find it very effective when trying to learn a new language. Last year I’ve tried to learn Chinese, I completed the Chinese 1 course and although Chinese is very difficult I’ve learnt to present myself and tell people that I can’t really speak Chinese. 😅

你好。我叫Denis. 我是罗马尼亚人和我不会说中文。中文是难。

I like chinese and I hope that one day I’ll learn how to read and write in it.

I wrote the sentence from above on my computer using Pinyin. It’s a keyboard layout that lets you write the words with roman characters and gives you the option to select the appropriate Chinese character.

Right now I’m focusing more on German because it would benefit me the most. I’m also interested in learning Norsk. I know a little German but I have no idea about Norsk.

Memrise has a lot of courses right now. What makes it magical and stand out is that it offers you the option to create your own courses. For example German 1 to German 7 are created by the Memrise team and they done professionally, but you can also browse courses created by the community, for all sorts of things, not just languages.

You don’t have to spend any money to enjoy Memrise, it is mostly free. Benefits of PRO include different chat bots that help you learn the grammar and different short videos with locals, I don’t know if these benefits apply to community created courses.

Overall I enjoy Memrise a lot.

Thank you for reading!