Accompanying the new hardware that Google unveiled yesterday, Logitech has announced a new keyboard and mouse which are branded as being “Made for Google” as they have features tailored toward being used on Google’s Chrome OS.
The combo is comprised of a Logitech M355 mouse and K580 keyboard. The mouse is a pretty standard affair with wireless connectivity via USB and Bluetooth, an 18 month battery life when using a single AA battery, and a compact oval design that measures only an inch thick. Buttons include right and left click as well as a scroll wheel.
There’s nothing hugely indicative of the Logitech 355 mouse being enhanced for Chrome OS, but the K580 keyboard has a whole row of Chrome OS shortcut keys along with a key for Google Assistant. The K580 keyboard was originally launched with different shortcut keys, but this Google-branded variant has shortcuts that resemble more of what you’d find on a Chromebook.
Both versions of the K580 can be paired with several devices at the same time—such as a PC and/or smartphone. The board even has a cradle in the top bezel where you can prop up your phone, and there’s an easy switch button that lets you quickly toggle the keyboard between up to three different devices.
The K580 features a relatively sleek design with low profile scissor switch keys in a compact package, measuring 14.7 x 12.8 x 5.6 inches and weighing 1.2 pounds. The board connects to devices wirelessly for up to 33 feet over Bluetooth or through a USB dongle, and it can run for up to 24 months on two AAA batteries (which are included).
The Logitech M355 Portable Wireless Mouse for Chrome OS is available soon through Google’s online store for $29.99, while the K580 Slim Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Chrome OS is going for $49.99 with free shipping. Logitech follows in the steps of accessory maker Brydge, which released a more expensive Chrome OS keyboard last year.