Review and Giveaway! K380 & M337 Combo as Logitech is 34

TGIF Giveaway No 2! Logitech is 34 this October and as part of the celebrations, they have kindly offered two sets of the K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and the M337 Bluetooth Mouse for you readers and supporters! I tested one set of the K380/M337 and I like it. Would’ve love to keep one for myself but will share the joy. However, since I used one set for review, one set will be opened (and used for a week).

Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard Review

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I especially enjoyed the K380 multi-device bluetooth keyboard, since it can pair and toggle through a single button across three devices. Perfect for pairing your computer, phone and tablet. Need to send a lengthy Whatsapp message to your boss? Toggle the keyboard and you have the comfort and convenience of desktop typing.

It’s a good keyboard too. I like that the keyboard is compact and well-built. Although compact leads to smaller spacing and smaller keys, which requires some time to adjust. But it didn’t take me long. The keys offer a moderately quiet tactile response, with sufficient travel to make quick typing a breeze. The Logitech K380 also features round key buttons, which I personally felt round keys help in reducing typos.

The keyboard is designed to work with phones, tablets, Android, iOS, Windows computers, Macs, and more. As such, there are a whole lot of mobile device functions such as your Home, Settings, Back button at easy access. This special functions are also set to default, and the traditional function keys require the Fn+F* combination. This leads to a mild annoyance when using it with my Windows computer, since F2, Alt-F4, are combos I frequently used. The K380 uses two AAA battery, which is apparently good for two years. Batteries are included too!

The K380 is quite similar to the K480 keyboard but I prefer the K380 as it doesn’t have the tablet / phone dock. This allows it to be lighter and more compact, although you would still feel the heft of approximately 420g. It can fit your carry bag, but may not be an accessory that you would want to lug around all the time. If you want a more portable option, the Logitech Keys to Go comes to mind.

Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse Review

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The Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse is less fanciful compared to the K380 keyboard. While you can switch across multiple devices at ease on the keyboard, you are limited to one bluetooth pair on the mouse. It looks and feels good though with it’s slight oft angular shape and textured plastic for a comfortable grip. Like other Logitech devices, there’s a programmable navigation button which defaults to mission control on a Mac or Task View on Windows, as well as left and right toggles on the scroll mouse. You can choose to install the associated Logitech app to change the features, but otherwise, it works great just by plugging it in.

The M337 uses a Laser-grade optical sensor which means it can work on just about any surface – from metal café tables to tile countertops to your favorite study desk. Great for a portable laptop mouse. I heard that Bluetooth mice tend to suffer drop outs as compared to the more traditional RF 2.4 GHz wireless mice, but I didn’t really notice any issues when using the mouse. Felt as responsive as a normal wireless mouse, without the hassle of requiring a separate dongle.

How to take part in GadgetReactor TGIF Giveaway:

The Logitech K380 is priced at $54, and the Logitech M337 mouse is priced at $49. AND there will be two lucky readers to walk away with the full set. Just do three simple steps.

1) On my Facebook post, tell me why you would like to win the K380 & M337 in the comment box below and the two most creative post will stand to win a set! Don’t forget to hashtag #Logitechis34 and like Logitech’s Facebook page to qualify!

2) Do so before Saturday 31 October 2015.

3) If you haven’t yet, like GadgetReactor Facebook page too :)

That’s all!

Terms & Conditions

Contest is opened to people based in Singapore only (Sorry!).
Have fun!

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Comes to Singapore

Logitech, announced that the highly acclaimed Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse is now available in Singapore. This portable, high-productivity wireless mouse works anywhere you do, with the aim, to deliver the best combination of connectivity, size and comfort.

Featuring advanced technology such as a Darkfield Laser Sensor, that allows it to track on any surface, including glass, as well as a rechargeable battery that lasts up to two months replacing the need for spare batteries, it is a high end mouse with portability in mind. For desperate times, one minute of USB-cord charging gives you up to two hours of usage, with no down time while charging as you can still use the mouse.

On the design front, the MX Anywhere 2 is almost mechanically identical to the old MX Anywhere. It sports the same shape, same button layout, same scroll wheel, and same glass surface tracking. That’s a good thing, since the Logitech MX Anywhere was recognised as one of the better portable mouse.

With dual-connectivity, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse connects to Windows or Mac computers with the included Pico Unifying Receiver or through Bluetooth Smart technology. The ability to pair the MX Anywhere 2 with up to three devices at once could be useful for those with multiple devices. With a touch of the Logitech Easy-Switch button to alternate between each device, it offers freedom and more importantly, ease of use when you want to use the mouse with your desktop, laptop or tablet, whether at home or on the go.

On the software front, you can rely on the useful Logitech Options software to replicate touch gesture controls, reassign button functions and more.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse is expected to be available from 20 July in Singapore, for a suggested retail price of S$129.00. For more information, please visit www.logitech.com/mxanywhere2.

TGIF Giveaway! M238 Logitech Mouse

Olivia the Owl and Marc the Monkey from the Logitech M238 series need a new home!

The M238 Wireless mouse are excellent for everyday use, and their bright, colourful designs are a good alternative to traditional boring solid colour mice. There’s a 1000 dpi sensor, wireless (compatible with Logitech unifying tech), 12 months on a single battery (battery is included!), all for $29. Two lucky readers can get it free!

Thanks to Logitech kindly sending me the M238 Wireless Mouse Collection, I have two of the three mice available for this giveaway and would want to use this opportunity to thank my loyal readers! I snagged the red Felicity Fox-themed mouse for my wife. But the other two are equally cute.

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How to take part in GadgetReactor TGIF Giveaway:

  1. Like and share this post on Facebook :) before Monday 6 July 2015 9pm.
  2. If you haven’t yet, like GadgetReactor Facebook page too.

That’s all!

Terms & Conditions

  1. Contest is opened to people based in Singapore only (Sorry! No money for postage fee, see T&C #5).
  2. Winners would be randomly selected from the list of successful applicants (meet condition 1 and 2).
  3. The 1st Winner will get to choose between the two designs. In an ideal world, both winners will want a different design, but unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world.
  4. Results would be announced by Wednesday 8 July 2015.
  5. Winners would be contacted via Facebook Messenger, and if I do not hear from you in three days, I will contact the next person.
  6. Item to be self – collected, or arranged for meet up at convenient location between both parties.