The MK270 is a cost-effective wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo that is very highly rated by users.
To enable wireless connectivity it uses a small black USB dongle that plugs into your laptop or PC. In fact it’s so small that it’s easy to lose or forget. Many users will throw away an old PC and forget that the dongle was plugged into the USB port. In this post we answer some user questions.
? Many customers don’t know how to connect the MK270 combination to their PC/Laptops. Logitech ships every product with a USB dongle. The USB dongle is typically stored in one of two locations: 1) The packaging 2) The battery compartment of the USB mouse.
Can I use the MK270 without the USB dongle?
No, the MK270 cannot be used without the USB dongle. The dongle includes a wireless receiver that communicates with both the mouse and the keyboard and is required to operate.
Is the MK270 a Bluetooth dongle?
The MK270 is not a Bluetooth dongle. Instead it uses a proprietary 2.4 GHz wireless technology designed by Logitech. It is optimized for Keyboard and Mouse devices.
Where can I get a replacement dongle?
A replacement dongle can be purchased on eBay.
A similar nano receiver replacement dongle can also be used for the following Logitech combo devices:
Make sure to check the correct receiver type when making your purchase as the USB dongle is associated with a specific receiver.
Is the MK270 a Unifying Receiver?
No the MK270 is not a unifying receiver. Neither are the Keyboard Mouse combo devices listed in the previous section. For more on the differences please read our article on the four different types of Logitech receivers.
Note that the K270 keyboard (which is part of this combination) when purchased separately uses a Unifying receiver. Here’s what you should do if you lose the receiver for the K270.
If you have lost or misplaced the USB dongle for your MK270 Keyboard Mouse combo device, it is easy to purchase a replacement receiver from eBay.