Logitech has partnered with iFixit to give its customers more options to repair their out-of-warranty hardware instead of chucking it into the waste. The company will be supplying official spare parts, batteries, and repair guides for select products starting “this summer” with the MX Master and MX Anywhere mouse models.
The pricing hasn’t been disclosed yet and Logitech hasn’t announced any other products that will receive genuine spare parts and repair guides. Many Logitech products, including webcams, keyboards, headphones, Bluetooth speakers and gaming peripherals, are already listed in the iFixit Logitech repair hub.
Most of these are only placeholders at the time of writing, but some products do have repair guides such as battery replacement for the Logitech H800 Wireless. Although the guide was made by an iFixit community member and is from before the partnership announcement.
In addition to giving customers self-repair options, Logitech is also very focused on reducing e-waste. According to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 report cited in the announcement, global e-waste is projected to grow to over 75 million metric tons by 2030. The major causes for this are increased consumption and limited repair options for existing products. The self-repair program’s announcement is Logitech’s way of combating this growing problem before it gets out of hand.
iFixit is probably one of the better choices to go over for a self-repair program. The brand has already patterned with the likes of Google, Samsung and Valve to bring repair guides and spare parts to the market helping customers extend their devices’ lifespan. Considering that the MX Master and MX Anywhere are two of the company’s most popular mice, it makes sense to be starting the program off with them.