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    Thangam S

    Hi All, we apologize for the delay in getting back to you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will pass this along to our team. We always want to ensure we are providing our customers with the best products and experience.

    Let us know if there is anything else in the future we can do to assist.

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    Thangam
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  • Frank V.

    Hi @Jari Annala? ,

     

    I'd be more than happy to assist you with your request. :)

     

    I will inform our developers about this.

     

    Happy new year!

     

     

    Feel free to respond back for any updates or the results. Have a great day!

     

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    Warm regards,

    Logi_Frank

     

     

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  • SkiBumBL

    I have the same problem. I don't want to use bluetooth because I already have a keyboard and mouse I really like, and I don't like logitech's bluetooth offerings. My computer only has USB C ports, so a USB C unifying receiver would be really great. Please, please, please make one!

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  • Mark

    I have the same request. Please make a USB-C compatible unifying receiver. I have a K750 keyboard for Mac and a M705 mouse which I love, and would be a buyer of a USB-C receiver to be able to use both with my 2017 MacBook Pro.

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  • demogo

    Ditto. Regular USB ports are disappearing. Logitech needs to have a USB-C unifying receiver and adapters aren't a good solution because they stick out an inch from the side of the laptop. ONE MISTAKE where it catches something (a wall, the side of furniture, or anything else) and the laptop jack will be destroyed and most of the time that will take out the other USB-C jacks on that side of the laptop as well.

     

    I've been using your trackball products for 20 years; you need a better solution than an adapter.

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  • Michael4079

    I need this as well. It needs to be about as thin as the current, but not as wide so it does not impair the neighboring ports on a MacBook Pro. Thanks.

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  • Larry2480

    I need these as well. I mainly need this for all of the MacBook Pros in my group, but I also recently discovered a very troubling issue with using adapters or Hubs with the existing receiver products. The USB-A receivers do not play well in or near a USB-3.0 port due to RF interference, which does not happen with 2.0. There are many detailed articles about this known issue (see Intel 2013). As far as i can tell virtually no adapters exist that use USB 2.0 now.

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  • rondfranks
    I would like a usb-c adapter option also, given how flaky Bluetooth is in Windows 10.
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  • DrDominee

    Surprised and disappointed that Logitech is not on top of this.

     

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  • Juan305

    I also agree. I want to upgrade my mouse and keyboard but waiting for Logitech to add the USB-C receiver. It is surprising they haven't adopted this technology yet.

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  • Brad2117

    I also need a USB C unifying receiver. I've used Bluetooth with my MX Master mouse in the past but it has too many reliability issues. I'm constantly tweaking it so my mouse will work. Right now, I can't even get it to connect and must use a USB adapter as pictured.

     

    Please Logitech, I don't understand why you can't make the transition to USB-C. USB receiver with USB C Adapter

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  • moeburn

    What on earth kind of computers are you guys using that do not have any regular USB ports? I'm going to guess it's some kind of Apple product? They're the only ones crazy enough to do that.

     

    Sounds like a problem with Apple, not with Logitech. I can't think of a single company that makes USB-C peripherals.

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  • demogo

    Try any laptop built in the last 18 months. Regular USB ports are rapidly disappearing. My laptop has 1 and the rest are USB-C. Many just have USB-C. I haven't looked at desktops recently but I imagine the same thing is happening there .

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  • DrDominee

    Demogo, you're absolutely right. I have a powerbook with only one of each. What I don't understand is how Logitech can fail to see that the industry is making this shift, and fail to keep up with the technology. I am using a bluetooth mouse, but they are notoriously unreliable in terms of their connection, even when one makes all the adjustments recommended around the web.

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  • Larry2480

    it does seem strange that they have not adresed this USB C shift and the USB 3 noise issue. Perhaps it is siply that there is a lack of decent competition in this space to drive innovation and product improvement.

     

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  • moeburn

    I cannot think of a single computer that does not have USB type-A ports, other than Apple computers. This is an Apple problem, not a Logitech problem. Complain to Apple for not having the ports to support what every single computer peripheral on the market uses, not Logitech for conforming to Apple's strange standards. It is like complaining that your Sennheiser headphones have a 3.5mm jack instead of bluetooth, because your iphone doesn't have a 3.5mm jack.

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  • rondfranks
    There are Windows tablets now that only have USB-C ports. I doubt towers will be an issue for a while, but most Windows laptops have already started moving to USB-C. Probably a couple of years out before it will be the main interface. I wish someone else made a USB-C receiver that would work for my keyboard, but I don't see that happening either.
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  • moeburn

    Tablets and phones are definitely moving to USB-C. But they're moving from Mini-B, not Type-A. The only tablet I ever came across with an actual Type-A port was a development prototype of a cheap chinese model, and the port was used for debugging.

     

    In the meantime, if you bought a laptop without any USB type-A ports, you should know what you were getting into. Every single PC peripheral made for the past 15 years has been on Type-A. I just got a brand new gaming PC in November, top of the line Z270 chipset motherboard, and it has a grand total of one Type-C port. Eleven Type-A ports.

     

    I mean don't get me wrong, I love the smaller, reversible connector of Type-C. But I also love being able to use all my existing peripherals without having to use a dongle.

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  • demogo

    "Moe", we get it. You use and love desktop computers and so do I. I much prefer to use my 24" monitor, mechanical keyboard, etc with my desktop.

     

    But that's just one part of the marketplace these days and the phone+tablet+laptop markets are much larger. As you said, phones and tablets are now largely USB-C but so is the laptop marketplace and that's where much of the action has been for a long time now.

     

    Desktops are the last holdout of USB type-A ports and they will likely remain there for a few years yet but before too long they'll be mostly USB-C ports with a few type A.

     

    Logitech doesn't HAVE to change with the times. I'm certain that Kensington, Microsoft, and all of those Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers would be delighted if they lost the laptop market.

     

    Regarding USB-C, it's a question of "when", not "if".

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  • moeburn

    Phones and tablets are irrelevant because they could never accept a USB Type-A mouse/keyboard in the first place, that's what I was saying in my last comment. They never had Type-A ports.

     

    The only laptops that have moved to exclusively USB-C are Apple, and those are the people that removed the 3.5mm headphone jack too. Everyone else was sensible enough to retain USB Type A, because that's what everyone uses.

     

    It's not that "desktops are the last holdout of Type-A ports", the statement that is true is that "Apple laptops are the only people that refuse to include Type-A ports".

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  • demogo

    Phones and tablets are NOT irrelevant because they represent something like 60% of 2017 sales in the computing devices segment. PCs represent about 40%. Of PCs, almost 2 out of every 3 PCs is a laptop. This means that the desktop segment is about 15-20% of the market nowadays which while important is a ghost of its former self. Data courtesy of IDC market research.

     

    Phones, tablets and laptops represent 80-85% of the market. Phones and tablets are now standardizing on USB-C and while micro-USB phones still are being sold, they’re phasing out. It’s the same situation with laptops. USB-A plugs will continue to exist for a while longer but USB-C is rapidly taking over. Of the 2 Windows laptops that I’ve purchased in the last year, each had only one USB-A port for compatibility.

     

    Your comment about laptops with no USB-A ports isn’t relevant; USB-A is rapidly disappearing in that market segment that is almost 2x the size of desktop sales. As I said earlier, if Logitech wants to play only in the 15-20% of the market remaining then market forces will prevail and Logitech will get a lot smaller.

     

    So why is the phone and tablet market segment important then as far as USB-C ports go? Because ~85% of the market has standardized on another plug format which has a number of advantages over the old format. USB-A will absolutely be around for a while but USB-C ports have now appeared in the desktop market and before too long market forces will ensure ever more USB-C ports. Everyone involved (phone/tablet/laptop/PC manufacturers, users, peripheral makers) have a vested interest in supporting one connector even if there is some short term pain involved.

     

    Honestly, given the other people coming forward asking for USB-C support and given that you’ve identified as someone that apparently has no horse in the race (at the moment), I’m really not sure why you’re involved in this request to Logitech since it doesn’t affect you.

     

    In any case, I’ve spent far too much time on it so this will be my last post on the subject.

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  • moeburn

    "Phones and tablets are NOT irrelevant because they represent something like 60%"

     

    No, forget about how many devices they represent. They're irrelevant to this argument because they never had type-A in the first place. This whole argument is about "why oh why doesn't Logitech update their mice to support my new laptop", well when it comes to your phones and tablets, they never supported the old one either! Most phones and tablets don't even support USB host mode at all, and the ones that do require a special OTG cable.

     

    "Your comment about laptops with no USB-A ports isn’t relevant"

     

    I think you meant to say "accurate", not relevant, but where are you getting this idea that USB-A is rapidly disappearing and accounts for 80-85% of the market? Again, the only laptop I can even name that doesn't come with them is Apple laptops. There's a grand total of 3 other PC laptops that don't have them. 3 models. Not 3 product lines, 3 individual models of laptop.

     

    "Honestly, given the other people coming forward asking for USB-C support and given that you’ve identified as someone that apparently has no horse in the race (at the moment), I’m really not sure why you’re involved in this request to Logitech since it doesn’t affect you."

     

    I like Logitech. I don't like it when people accuse them of being behind the times, and failing to adapt to a changing industry, when it's the other way around, it's Apple making absolutely insane choices and failing to use the connectors that every other device on the planet uses, as Apple always has.

     

     

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  • MojoD2

    Can we all agree that there is enough room in the marketplace for USB-A and USB-C unifying receivers? :)

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  • Frank V.

    Hi,

     

    Apologies if right now I still don't have any information if our developers will produce USB C receivers but I believe they are already aware of this requests.

     

     

    Regards,

    Logi_Frank

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  • Gadi5378

    Hi,

     

    I have the same issue.

    It would be a great help to get a USB C receiver for my MacBook Pro.

     

    Thanks

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  • RADnyc

    Moe, since Feb of this year, I count about 8 PC laptop models that are all USB-C ports and no USB-A ports. Dell's, HP's and Acer's have been implementing this. I am willing to bet this number of models will only increase as time goes on. While it will be, I am guessing decades before USB-A gets phased out entirely, USB-C is definitely gaining speed.

     

    I am not here to debate what you say, I am here to voice support for Logitech making a native USB-C receiver. This is a technology that is being implemented mainly for small laptops (aside from phones and tablets, but those arent a factor in this conversation). I agree that desktops will probably NEVER lose the USB A port, as they will always have the room. I also agree that probably the midsize to gaming laptops will also always have USB-A ports, as those models will always be "thick" enough to support the port.

     

    However, slim laptops are moving to USB-C. And just like you stated Moe, you dont want to have to use a dongle just to support the array of USB-A devices. It would be really nice to have the USB-C receiver, as a mouse/keyboard receiver is the kind of device you will ALWAYS leave plugged in. But when using the dongle it is now something you have to probably remove to get the laptop back into it's sleeve or carrying case. While they do make those USB-A to USB-C adapters, it adds at least a half inch to the depth the receiver will use. Considering the current Logitech USB-A receivers only stick out about 1/4 of an inch, that extra half inch really makes a big difference.

     

    I also understand the logistics for Logitech to have to include an extra adapter/receiver, costs will go up, support calls go up possibly. Their distribution partners don't want to have to stock up double amount of SKU's, considering how many different models Logitech has to offer.

     

    I wouldn't mind paying for that receiver as an addon. $10 should be a fair price. I am willing to bet most users will also pay for it. While they will probably complain about it, they will still whip out their wallets. We are afterall talking about a device that will mostly be used by slim laptop users, who are already paying a premium to have a small device. Or they can make a few select models that ONLY come with the USB-C receiver. I am sure there are solutions to this other than adapters and dongles.

     

    Bottom line, this kind of request is not out of line as some people here are making it seem.

     

    I hope Logitech is listening.

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  • Frank V.

    Hi,

     

    I kept on submitting all your feedback's and requests to our developers just so you know. :)

     

     

    Regards,

    Logi_Frank

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  • TBSF

    This would be really helpful for my MacBook Pro that is running BootCamp as the Bluetooth drivers are a little less than flawless. When I use the nano receiver everything is smooth sailing.

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  • Frank V.

    Hi @Trent Boorman? ,

     

    I do agree with you and just to inform your I'm still waiting for an announcement or any news about this.

     

     

    Regards,

    Logi_Frank

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  • muchosb

    I have just purchased a Chromebook that only has 2 usb-C ports. I would also like to add a vote to having a usb-C unifying receiver. I have a touch mouse that is fantastic and now can't use it without some sort of adaptor. Bluetooth isn't an option on this model of mouse.

     

    Thanks,

    Martin.

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