- Aug 17, 2014
Logitech has joined the likes of Google and Samsung in tagging iFixit to help build out a self-repair program. iFixit will sell spare parts for Logitech's MX Master and MX Anywhere series of mice and provide relevant repair guides in the US this summer.
The iFixit Logitech Repair Hub will stock parts for what iFixit said in its announcement today are the most common repair needs, namely for replacing the mice's feet and rechargeable battery and opening the device.
"Once in store, the replacement parts for feet and batteries will be available for purchase individually or in our complete-solution Fix Kits," iFixit said, noting that the kits include tools like opening picks and a screwdriver handle and bits.
Neither iFixit nor Logitech has provided a detailed parts list or pricing, but iFixit promised that guides made by the brands' collaboration will be sufficient for helping "even the most novice fixer."
Elizabeth Chamberlain, director of sustainability at iFixit, in a statement said the company has also been working with Logitech to help develop product designs that support DIY repairs.
When considering the growing concern that is e-waste, it's not hard to see why Logitech is encouraging DIY repairs. In its announcement, Logitech pointed to The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report from United Nations Institute for Training and Research that predicted that global e-waste would reach 74 million metric tonnes by 2030, after reaching 53.6 million metric tonnes in 2019.