Logitech and iFixit declared a new partnership today to allow clients to repair their gadgets. For “select products,” iFixit will provide out-of-warranty support and spare parts, as well as manuals for doing DIY repairs on Logitech gear. The program will start off this late spring in the US with help for two popular accessories: the mouse models MX Master and MX Anywhere from Logitech.
The self-repair program, found on a new Repair Hub website, will use genuine Logitech replacement parts and batteries. iFixit says you can order parts individually or in packs with all that you want for a particular fix, including the requisite part(s), tools and an accuracy screwdriver bit set. The organizations haven’t yet declared pricing for the bundles or replacement parts.
The initiative is a part of a larger trend that has developed recently. Last year, Apple launched a program for iPhone repair; Since then, it now includes Mac and Apple Studio Display support. Similar programs have been added to some of Samsung and Google’s flagship devices. The most obvious benefit is reducing e-waste by extending product lifespans, which may also enable repair-minded customers to save money. Nonetheless, the organizations might be propelled considerably more by Right to Fix regulation passed in New York and Massachusetts — while maybe attempting to head off potential government regulation expecting them to offer self-fixes for a more extensive cluster of items.
“Consumers often struggle to find avenues to repair and extend the life of their product,” said Prakash Arunkundrum, chief operating officer at Logitech. “More can be done by brands and by broader value chains who wish to play an active role in the shift to a more circular economy. I am excited that we are able to collaborate with iFixit to develop better designs and make it easier for consumers to have a self-repair option to extend the life of our products.”