Logitech MK850 Performance Combo

Logitech MK850 Performance Combo Software Driver Manual and Review for Windows and Mac

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Logitech MK850 Performance Combo Review

Logitech MK850 aims to be a keyboard and mouse for your desktop, cellphone, and tablet. With a roomy design and ergonomic mind, this keyboard is also a gift for a sore wrist. But while the agility of the MK850 in juggling wireless connections was impressive, the keys themselves felt soft.

MK850 certainly feels comfortable thanks to the soft palm rest and a slightly ergonomic protrusion in the middle of the main button. Two pairs of folding legs tilt the MK850 to four or eight degrees; I stuck with an eight-degree pair.

The keys themselves boast an excellent ride and a whisper, but don’t bother much. If you like getting satisfying clicks from your keystrokes (I know I know), the MK850 key might feel soft, especially when it just came out of the box. With time and repeated tapping, the individual buttons on the MK850 start to feel a little sharper, but the keys that are less used (such as function keys and numeric keypad keys) continue to feel stubborn.

Logitech MK850 Performance Combo

Back on the plus side, the spacious design of the MK850 makes it easy to feel the way around the keyboard, and I appreciate how keys like Start, Alt, and Control automatically change functions depending on whether the keyboard is connected to a PC or Mac. Windows users (not Macs, unfortunately) also get seven programmable keys, where you can assign functions using the downloadable Logitech Options application.

The MK850 can pair with up to three devices at once via Bluetooth 4.0 or a 2.4GHz wireless connection (including a single wireless USB dongle). You can change devices by tapping one of the three white “easy-switch” buttons to the right of the function button. Pairing the device is a simple matter of pressing and holding one of the buttons until the indicator light flashes. I paired the MK850 to my Windows 10, iPhone, iPad, and iMac PC without problems, and the keyboard quickly restored connections after a period of inactivity.

Although it can be connected to cellphones and tablets with minimum hassles, the MK850 itself isn’t too portable. With folded legs, the 1.6-pound MK850 is quite flat, and only one inch thick, but this 17 x 8.27-inch keyboard feels much more comfortable on a table than stuffed into a wallet or backpack.

Like the keyboard itself, the impressive wireless mouse that comes in the MK850 “combo” package feels more like a desktop mouse than a mobile-friendly mouse. With a weight of 4.8 ounces, the 5 x 3 x 2-inch mouse is not lightweight or compact in any way, but the mass of the mouse is made to glide gracefully across my mousepad.

Logitech MK850 Performance Combo

The mouse also can be connected wirelessly to up to three devices. You can browse them by repeatedly clicking the button. PC and Mac users can also program dozens of system functions and unique applications to various mouse buttons and movements, which you can do by pressing the mouse button on the mouse itself or by holding down the Fn key. One complaint I have about the mouse is that the Forward, Back, and gesture buttons are only on the left side, a nuisance for left-handed people.

In the end, the Logitech MK850 keyboard and mouse combo is an impressive duo for desktop users who want to switch devices frequently, as long as you can get more than the keys that aren’t too sharp on the keyboard.

The Bad 

  • The keys feel slippery and annoying
  • Too big to be truly portable

The Good 

  • Comfortable design
  • Easily switch between desktops, phones, and tablets
  • Bundled with a smooth and reliable mouse
  • Seven programmable keys

Conclusion > Logitech MK850 works with your desktop, cellphone, and tablet, and its spacious and ergonomic design is also a gift for a sore wrist. But the keyboard experience itself is marred by soft keys.

 


Logitech MK850 Performance Combo Specification

Technical Specifications

Requirements

  • Keyboard
    • Unifying
      • Windows® 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7
      • Mac OS X 10.10 or later Chrome OS™
    • Bluetooth
      • Windows 10 or later, Windows 8
      • Mac OS X 10.10 or later iOS 5 or later
      • Chrome OS
      • Android™ 5.0 or later
  • Mouse
    • Unifying
      • Windows 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7
      • Mac OS X 10.10 or later
      • Chrome OS
    • Bluetooth
    • Windows 10 or later, Windows 8
    • Mac OS X 10.10 or later
    • Chrome OS

Dimension

ComponentHeightWidthDepthWeight
Keyboard25 mm (0.98 inch)430 mm (16.9 inches)210 mm (8.3 inches)733 g (28.86 ounces)
Mouse45 mm (1.77 inches)74 mm (2.91 inches)115 mm (4.53 inches)135 g (4.76 ounces)

 

Logitech MK850 Performance Combo Software & Drivers

  • For Windows

Logitech Options

  • Software Version: 8.00.863
  • Last Update: 2019-09-04
  • OS: Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 10
  • File Size: 188 MB
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Firmware Update Tool

  • Software Version: 1.2.169
  • Last Update: 2019-08-20
  • OS: Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 10
  • File Size: 14.7 MB
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  • For Mac

Logitech Options

  • Software Version: 8.02.86
  • Last Update: 2019-10-08
  • OS: macOS 10.15, macOS 10.14, macOS 10.13
  • File Size: 78 MB
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Firmware Update Tool

  • Software Version: 1.2.109
  • Last Update: 2019-08-20
  • OS: macOS 10.14
  • File Size: 27.3 MB
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