Logitech Partners with iFixit for Self Repairs, Starting with Logitech MX Master and MX Anywhere Mice

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Logitech mouse users who run into the dreaded double click problem may now be less inclined to spend their money on a brand-new device. Logitech International announced today that it has partnered with iFixit, the global repair community that sells replacement parts and provides toolkits and repair guides for consumer electronics devices, to facilitate the availability of spare parts, support beyond-warranty repair on select products, and more, including the release of relevant repair guides. The first items that are supported under the collaboration are Logitech’s MX Master and MX Anywhere series of mice, which can now be found under the Logitech Repair section at the official iFixit site. There’s no word on when this program might extend to Logitech’s gaming mice, such as the hugely popular G502, the older versions of which seem to inevitably suffer from the double click problem.

“Consumers often struggle to find avenues to repair and extend the life of their product,” said Prakash Arunkundrum, chief operating officer at Logitech. “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.”

“Making spare parts available and designing more-repairable devices are the best things manufacturers can do to make their products sustainable,” said Elizabeth Chamberlain, Director of Sustainability at iFixit. “We’ve been working with Logitech to develop designs that make it easier for people to fix their stuff. And now, we’re thrilled by the opportunity to help get Logitech repair parts to people around the world. To give a healthy planet to the next generation, we need to keep our things working for as long as possible, reduce our demand for raw materials, and cut down the amount of e-waste we’re generating. It’s wonderful to see Logitech working towards those goals, and we’re beyond happy to do what we can to help.”

From a Logitech press release:

Global electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) is projected to grow to over 75 million metric tons by 2030 according to The Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 Report. Design and repairability will need to go hand-in-hand in order to reduce the amount of e-waste the world generates. The growing e-waste challenge is fueled by higher consumption rates, short life cycles, and few repair options. Logitech is working to address this challenge by elevating its repair capabilities to increase the life-span of Logitech devices, Design for Sustainability (DfS) and drive more circular business models. Essential to Logitech’s product development process, DfS plays an important role in informing design decisions, including those around repairability, refurbishment, and recycling.

The iFixit Logitech Repair Hub will be the source for genuine replacement parts and batteries for our chosen launch products of Logitech MX Master and MX Anywhere mouse models. Parts will be available as standalone or in Fix Kits that contain everything needed to complete a repair such as the replacement part, tools, and a precision bit set. Genuine Logitech replacement parts for these devices will become available for purchase starting this summer in the US.

Logitech is taking action and investing in ways to innovate by designing for sustainability and developing circular models that reduce waste and extend life, such as trade-in and refurbishment programs, and also using recycled materials. Recently, Logitech also accelerated its climate action strategy and has set itself on a direct path to be climate positive beyond 2030 by capturing more carbon than it creates. It is also the first consumer electronics company to commit to providing detailed carbon impact labeling on product packaging and online across the entire portfolio. Learn more about all of Logitech’s sustainability initiatives in the FY22 Impact Report or on the website.

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