Logitech is working with iFixit on a self-repair program

Holding your favorite wireless mouse just got a little easier thanks to a new partnership between Logitech and DIY repair specialist iFixit. The two companies are working together to reduce unnecessary e-waste and help customers repair their own out-of-warranty Logitech hardware by providing spare parts, batteries, and repair manuals for “selected products.”

Everything will eventually be housed in the iFixit Logitech Repair Hub, with parts that can be purchased as needed or in “Fix Kits” that provide everything needed to complete the repair, such as tools and precision bit sets.

Starting “this summer,” Logitech’s MX Master and MX Anywhere mouse models will be the first products to receive spare parts. Pricing information has not yet been announced, and Logitech has not named other devices that will receive the original iFixit replacement parts and repair manual.

iFixit’s Logitech Repair Hub already has placeholders for a wide variety of Logitech products

At this point, there are already many Logitech products listed in the iFixit repair hub, including webcams, keyboards, headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and gaming peripherals. Some are just placeholders, but others already include product repair guides, such as the battery replacement guide for the Logitech H800 Wireless. That particular guide was created by a member of the iFixit community and predates the partnership between iFixit and Logitech, which will hopefully expand to more devices soon.

Global e-waste is expected to grow to more than 75 million tons by 2030, compounded by high consumption and gadgets with limited repair options, according to a report cited by Logitech. Logitech says it’s trying to combat this by encouraging its customers to repair and maintain their Logitech devices so they don’t end up in landfills.

“Consumers often struggle to find ways to repair their product and extend its life,” said Prakash Arunkundrum, chief operating officer at Logitech. “More can be done by brands and wider value chains willing to play an active role in the transition to a more circular economy. I am excited that we can partner 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.”

iFixit also partnered with technology brands such as Google, Samsung, and Valve to create similar self-repair programs. It makes sense to launch the Logitech program with the MX Master and MX Anywhere, as they are two of the company’s most popular mice, although I hope the spare parts range will expand to include more peripherals. I love the Logitech G502 gaming mouse that I’ve been using for almost eight years now, and as I’m trying to cut back on my own e-waste, I’d like to extend its life for as long as possible.

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