How to improve the ideal? How to jump over the bar that you set very high yourself? Logitech faced such challenges – and he managed. Logitech MX Master 3 is the best mouse in the history of mice.
A new generation of top Logitech mouse has just entered the market, dedicated to working people – artists, designers, programmers, etc. I had the pleasure of using the MX Master 3 for two weeks before its official premiere and I have no doubt: it is impossible to buy a better mouse for work.
Three times lucky
Already the first Logitech MX Master was an extremely comfortable mouse, refined and therefore loved by customers around the world. However, it had two rather significant disadvantages: very poor work time on one charge and a relatively low sensor resolution – 1600 DPI.
Logitech MX Master 2S got rid of these disadvantages – the working time increased from four days to over two weeks of uninterrupted use (in real terms, the manufacturer gives a much higher value), and the bottom of the mouse got a sensor with a resolution of 4000 DPI. I've been using this mouse since its release and I can't really fault it. Maybe it's charging via microUSB? Maybe the side buttons are a bit too small? However, these are small things.
In practice, the MX Master 2S was almost perfect. So what did Logitech do to get rid of the word "almost" from this description on the third attempt?
Logitech MX Master 3 – what's new?
From small things – the microUSB port has finally been replaced by USB-C. The bigger and bigger – the main electromagnetic knob has changed, which is now even quieter and more precise than in the previous generation of the mouse.
Of the even larger ones – the side button layout has changed: now the function keys have landed under the side dial (which is larger and more convenient than in the 2S Master), and the button located in the panel under the thumb has a delicate protrusion, making it easy to grope.
But most importantly – although it seemed impossible, Logitech MX Master 3 is even more convenient than the previous generation of mice.
By placing Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Master 2S side by side you can see immediately that the new mouse is slightly higher and has a slightly different profile. The shape of the area where we put our thumb on the side panel is also different. As a result, the MX Master 3 appears to be glued to the hand; it lies perfectly, it is wonderfully comfortable and I have no doubt that it is the most comfortable mouse on the market.
To this pleasure of operation are also added the slightly redesigned buttons that have an even clearer stroke than in the MX Master 2S and the already mentioned new knobs, after using which you do not want to go back to any other mouse. Poetry.
I must admit that I like the new mouse design much more, especially the texture of the rubber that is covered. For example, under the thumb, the material is arranged in longitudinal stripes, not strange hexagonal shapes. This is not only aesthetic, but also functional – a simple design makes a much more pleasant feel.
I only have concerns about how covering the Master 3 MX will endure the passage of time; my MX Master 2S, just like the MX Master before it, wiped out in several places after a few months and does not look as beautiful as on the day of purchase. I'm afraid that the same can happen to MX Master 3, but time will tell.
One change that I am not convinced about is replacing the triple energy meter diode with a single one. Although Logitech declares that the MX Master 3 – like the MX Master 2S – will work without charging up to 70 days, the triple LED located on the front of the mouse edge was in my opinion more readable and visible than a single LED, which is hidden under most of the time thumb.
I couldn't test many Logitech MX Master 3 features yet.
Therefore, this article is not a review, but only the first impressions (though who would think that two weeks should be enough to give an opinion on the mouse).
Well, to use the full potential of MX Master 3 you need the Logitech Options application. Only in it can we, for example, change the button settings, assign macros for specific applications, or use the great Logitech Flow function, allowing the simultaneous use of the mouse on three computers and transferring files between them.
Unfortunately, Logitech has not yet updated its application to support the new mouse, so I could not try its additional functions pre-release.
But it works well because it gives me more time to play with the best Logitech rodent and track down any flaws. Maybe there will be problems, e.g. with Bluetooth connectivity, which troubled previous generations (and which I have not found so far). Maybe it will appear … I don't know anything that I could point out.
Because so far, after two weeks … I don't see a single one. I haven't found a single item that I could stick to. Not a single feature that could affect a negative purchase decision.
This mouse – at least so far – is an example of rare perfection.
And perfection costs.
Logitech MX Master 3 is not a cheap mouse. In Poland, it will cost PLN 479, as will the new Logitech MX Keys, which debuts with a new rodent (and which I hope to receive for testing soon). We can also buy both accessories in the set and save some money.
The mouse is also available in two colors – gray tested by me and quite elegant matte black, which will certainly be appreciated by computer owners AppleIn Space Gray.
479 PLN is not a small amount of money. But! We're talking about the really best mouse on the market. There is no other product in this category that would come close to the MX Master 3 in terms of comfort, quality, capabilities and service. There is no better mouse for people who spend long hours in front of a computer.
And from my experience with MX Master 2S, I also know that from poverty MX Master can also be used for games, doing great in any casual application, except maybe for e-sport games or very fast shooters.
Logitech MX Master 3 is a complete mouse. Comfortable like no other. And if only during the next weeks of testing there are no hidden flaws that cannot be seen so far, we can confidently talk about the best mouse in the history of mice.
For comfort – since the MX Master 3 has appeared on the market, the MX Master 2S will probably get cheaper and you will be able to buy it for very reasonable money. And it's still a fantastic mouse!