Logitech has done it again with Logitech MX Master 3. Those who are familiar with this line know that it makes all other non-game mice look like they only do a minimum, and we are happy to see the latest installment continuing the tradition.
However, this time, the necessary tweak has been made. Logitech MX Master 3 is slimmer, smaller and lighter; With better scroll wheels and enhanced connectivity. It makes its predecessor, Logitech MX Master 2S – Mouse that has been impressive – looks like an awkward ogre hulking.
Basically, Logitech takes all the amazing about Master 2 and put it in a better package while making repairs along the way. It makes Logitech MX Master 3 mouse better than its predecessor. Considering that the Master 2S received our 5 star rating which was very desirable, it was a lot to say.
Those who don’t want to spend more than $ 50 on a good mouse might want to find an alternative. MX Master Line remains at a price point of $ 99 / £ 99 – unless you are in Australia, in this case Logitech MX Master 3 comes at AU $ 20 more than Master 2 at AU $ 169.
If you tear the price, we get it. There are many mice that are able out there with far less. In fact, many of our choices in the best mouse list are half of the master price 3. At the same time, none of them really match the set of features, which themselves are worth the price label.
It is not to say that it is the only important aspect of Logitech MX Master 3. The ergonomic design is also feasible for the time in the spotlight, with a good lump in the palm rest for additional support and all the buttons – all eight of them – within fingers -Jari you are easy. The lump here is not spoken like in a 2s master, unfortunately, and it might be the result of Logitech trying to make it slimmer. However, it still offers enough support to avoid fatigue, especially to Palm Grippers.
Finish the rubber from the palm and the side handle is even more visible on this mouse to be grouped better, even though those who are not familiar with it might consider it a bit strange at first.
What’s good to touch here is the enhanced middle and side scroll wheel. Logitech has given them refreshed with a bugged steel machine that offers tactile feedback that is more calm and more premium. These wheels are very great, even, that they really make them from Master 2 feel cheap and not elegant.
The other design increase that we appreciated here is the placement of the side button. Where the Master 2S has them behind the side scroll wheel, with one button above the other, the Master 3 has it under the set scroll wheel. This configuration makes it much more accessible and less confusing to use.
Again, Master 3 is a little smaller, slimmer, and lighter than its predecessor. At 4.92 x 3.32 x 2.01 inches and 4.97 ounces, the difference may not look big on paper. However, it is seen during use. We are used to Master 2s, because we have used it as our main mouse to work for several years now. However, we are happy to trade for this new model, because it is much easier on the wrist and hand.
Some nice little extras are charging and cable ports. While the Master 2S comes with a unlucky micro-USB port and cable, this model has been upgraded to USB-C, which means faster charging time. This also means that you have one less cable to deal with if you already have a USB-C cable in the hand for your other peripherals.
Both the battery life and DPI on Logitech MX Master 3 remain equal to up to 70 days and 4000 dpi, but it is more than enough for the user of the mouse and is definitely better than what non-game mice least offer. It uses the same high-precision Darkfield technology in its sensor, provides the same high performance with Master 2S, and has inherited SmartShift technology, which allows automatically shifting between free round modes and click-click modes by detecting the application’s current or window You open.
However, there are two things MX Master 3 is better than its predecessor – scroll and connectivity. According to Logitech, the central scroll wheel is 87% more appropriate and able to scroll up to 1,000 lines in a second. This has proven a small portion faster during our test. With both scroll speeds each MICE is set to the maximum and smooth scroll settings are activated (carried out in the LOGI option application), on average around 20% faster when freespin.
Logitech MX Master 3
In terms of connectivity, this is a much smoother experience. We have a problem with MX Master 2 when setting one of two Bluetooth connections to a new device if it is previously connected to a different device. Basically, we have to disconnect it or reset the mouse. Maybe thanks to firmware updates, the problem was finally resolved alone. But, the thing to note here is that this hasn’t been a problem with MX Master 3 outside the box.
Meanwhile, the third connectivity option by means of a sophisticated 2.4 GHz USB Dongle remains perfect and long distance.
Finally, the assignment and adjustment is worth mentioning. They are a grace for most people who use most of their work overcoming computer tasks, whether it means doing a lot of research, typing, and having some open browser tabs at the same time or editing high resolution image or video stacks.
The Logi option application will allow you to set action to all buttons except those left and right, and make a special application assignment. In Photoshop, for example, you can set the side button to switch brush opacity or violent brush while adjusting the side scroll wheel to enlarge and the gesture button to save. It helps save your time and make your photo editing workflow much smoother, and reduces tension on your wrist and shoulder when you move it less.
What’s more, the list of supported applications is very broad, which means it’s not only creative pro who can take advantage – even though unfortunately, Lightroom is gone. With applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Chrome, Microsoft Outlook, and even Zoom and Microsoft teams supported, even Cogs offices and students will get a lot of use from this mouse