Logitech enters a partnership with iFixit for self-repairs. With that being said, official spare parts, batteries, and repair guides for select Logitech hardware will now be available via iFixit beginning this summer.
Logitech Partnership iFixit
Hanging on to your favorite wireless mouse just got a little easier all thanks to a new partnership between Logitech and iFixit, a DIY repair specialist. The two firms in question are now working together in a bid to reduce unnecessary e-waste and help customers repair their very own out-of-warranty Logitech hardware simply by supplying spare parts, batteries, and repair guides for “select products.”
Everything as you should know will eventually be housed in the iFixit Logitech Repair Hub, with parts available to buy as needed or within “Fix Kits” that help to provide everything that is needed to complete the repair, such as tools as well as precision bit sets.
Kicking off “this summer,” the MX Master and MX Anywhere mouse models of Logitech will be the very first products to receive spare parts. Pricing information has for now not been disclosed, and Logitech has not made mention of any other devices that will get the iFixit genuine replacement parts as well as the repair guide treatment.
Logitech Products Already Listed Within The iFixit Repair Hub
Many Logitech products, for now, are already listed within the iFixit repair hub, and this is including webcams, keyboards, headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and gaming peripherals. Some of them however are just placeholders, but others already sport guides on how to repair the product, like the battery replacement guide for the Logitech H800 Wireless. That very particular guide in question was created by an iFixit community member and it predates the partnership between iFixit and Logitech, which hopefully will get to expand to cover more devices at the earliest.
Global E-Waste Is Projected To Grow To More Than 75 Million Metric Tons by 2030
According to a report that was cited by Logitech, global e-waste is projected to grow to more than 75 million metric tons by the year 2030, thus aggravated by high rates of consumption and gadgets having limited repair options. Logitech has stated that it’s trying to fight this simply by encouraging its customers to repair as well as maintain their Logitech devices, thus sparing them from landfill.
“Consumers often struggle to find avenues to repair and extend the life of their product,” Prakash Arunkundrum, chief operating officer at Logitech reportedly stated. “More can be done by brands and by broader value chains who wish to play an active role in the shift to a more circular economy. I am excited that we are able to collaborate with iFixit to develop better designs and make it easier for consumers to have a self-repair option to extend the life of our products.”
Other Brands iFixit has Worked With
iFixit has also worked with tech brands such as Google, Samsung, and Valve in creating similar self-repair programs. It makes a lot of sense to launch Logitech’s program with the MX Master and MX Anywhere given that they are two of the most popular mice of the company, although I’m hoping to see the range of spares branch out into many more peripherals. I quite adore the Logitech G502 gaming mouse I’ve been using for close to eight years now, and given that I’m trying to cut back on my own e-waste, I would really love to extend its lifespan for as long as I can.