Don’t throw away the mouse, fix it yourself
(ETX Daily Up) – In the same way that you can order repair kits for your smartphone, computer, console or even your connected vacuum cleaner, it will soon be possible to change parts for your worn out mouse.
This will be made possible thanks to a collaboration between the manufacturer Logitech and the popular online repair platform iFixit. The objective is obviously not to have to buy a new model at the slightest technical problem and therefore guarantee the life of the product by extending its use and, consequently, reducing the CO2 emissions linked to the purchase of new new products. The goal is also to drastically reduce the amount of electronic waste generated every year in the world.
This partnership begins with support for two model families, MX Master and MX Anywhere. It will thus be possible to place an order that meets everyone’s needs, whether it is to change the screws, the pins or the battery of your mouse. These parts will be available on their own or in repair kits which contain everything needed to make a repair, ie the replacement part and the corresponding tools and bit sets. Logitech replacement parts will be available for purchase starting this summer.
Self-repair is a trend that is now conquering almost all manufacturers, aware that it is absolutely necessary to act in favor of environmental protection. Even peripherals that may seem harmless, such as mice, are now being considered. Note that Logitech recently announced that it plans to be “climate-good” beyond 2030, i.e. capture more carbon than it emits.
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