Being a big fan of the Logitech MX Mouse series I was very happy when I was notified about their latest release – the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse. Building upon the great Performance Mouse MX which introduced the Darkfield Laser, they could improve the product and have now released the MX Master Wireless Mouse, also nicknamed as the possibility machine.
This mouse is in the segment for home and office use but also greatly serves as gaming mouse if you are a gamer. If you are a power user or a professional who uses mice throughout the day, then you definately want one of these. I never felt any pain in the hand even being on the computer for many hours.
“The Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse is a beautifully designed, customizable mouse with the versatility of control, precision and speed. The numerous navigation options and advanced features make it our best mouse ever.”
– Charlotte Johs, Global Vice President of Computer Peripherals at Logitech
Logitech designed the MX Master Wireless Mouse based on a hand-carved wooden sculpture for maximum comfort. The effort in the refined design truly pays out, I really appreciate the new look and feel of the mouse. The previous ones were not bad either but polygon pattern on the grid space really gives it a little bit more technical look.
The popular speed-adaptive scroll wheel is improved and again implemented in the MX Master Wireless Mouse. What does it do? No that’s not a feature that you will never use, actually it is a great usability add-on that I frequently leverage. Mode 1 let’s you scroll in a precision mode how you are used to with a mechanical noise that occurs every segment you scroll. Usually one segment would scroll your page for 3 lines if not configured differently. Mode 2 is the one I really love. It does not snap to the segments but you can freely scroll without noises and in high speed. Give the scroll wheel a good spin and you can watch it roll for several seconds. This is optimal for large documents or webpages with infinite page scrolling support.
Supported by the Logitech control software the unique thumb wheel lets you scroll side to side with a stroke of your thumb. The software is in general light-weight and you don’t need to bother about it taking up computing power but if you are in a corporate environment without access to install software on your machine then a few of the functions will not work as optimal as they possibly could. As this is an environmental restriction and related to the OS not natively support advanced mouse functions, it would however occur with every mouse of every manufacturer.
The Darkfield laser tracking and sensory technology has improved yet again. It is a really great technological achievement that makes it feel almost native to control a mouse. The nominal value of the sensor is 1000 dpi. The minimum value is 400 dpi and the maximal value is 1600 dpi (can be set in increments of 200 dpi).
The battery life and energy consumption is great. The rechargeable Li-Po battery has a capacity of 500 mAh. You can get enough power for a full day of usage in 4 minutes only, with no down time while recharging. A full charge can last up to 40 days.
Whether you are currently looking for a new mouse or not, the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse is a great device to aid you in your computer productivity whether you are on Windows or Mac. You can grab it at Amazon for about 99 USD starting from the first of April – and no that’s not a Fool’s day joke.
YouTube: A behind the scenes look at the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
Photo credit: Logitech