Logitech: Partnering with iFixit to Offer Product Repair Service
Logitech is a well-known and highly respected name in the computer industry. The Swiss manufacturer offers a vast catalog of products, including some of the best mice and keyboards on the market. Logitech also produces headphones, microphones, web cameras, and more, with differentiated lines for gaming, casual, or professional use. As a fan of their products, I can attest to their longevity. In fact, my Logitech MX5000 keyboard and mouse combo lasted more than five years. The only reason I had to dispose of it was that replacement parts for a broken key were not available, until now.
Logitech has partnered with iFixit, the premier name in the repair of technological products. This partnership means that any product out of warranty, found on the iFixit Logitech Repair Hub website, is readily reparable through this DIY service that leaves no option unturned. From mice, keyboards, to headphones—repair your Logitech products yourself.
iFixit offers its iFix Kits set, which includes everything you need to repair your products, from tools to precision drill bits. However, the first products to receive replacement parts are the Logitech MX Master and MX Anywhere mice. Nonetheless, Logitech’s Repair Hub has an expansive catalog of spare parts and guides available for webcams, keyboards, headphones, mice, speakers, and more. You can even learn how to change the Logitech H800 Wireless battery.
According to a Logitech report, global e-waste is expected to grow to over 75 million metric tons by 2030, and the high rate of consumption suggests that growth may be exponential. This partnership between Logitech and iFixit aims to extend the useful life of Logitech products and prevent environmental problems caused by electronic products through e-waste. Besides, it demonstrates their fight against planned obsolescence.
“Consumers often struggle to find ways to repair and extend the life of their product,” said Prakash Arunkundrum, Logitech’s chief operating officer. “Brands and broader value chains can do more if they want to play an active role in the shift to a more circular economy. I’m excited that we can collaborate with iFixit to develop better designs and make it easier for consumers to have a repair option.”
As for pricing, that is yet to be revealed, but the service overall points towards a positive future. Logitech’s exclusive partnership with iFixit is one way of showing their commitment to the environment and their customers.