Logitech MX Master 2S Review

Logitech MX Master 2S Review

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

Logitech has been making mice for years now, and many of us have a favorite mouse we use for everything from casual gaming to hardcore competitive play. My personal mouse of choice is the Logitech MX Master, and I’ve been using it for quite some time now. But is the Logitech MX Master 2S any better than its predecessor? Read on to find out!

Design

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Starting with the design, of course, is the first step. Despite its gray color, the Logitech MX Master 2S is encased in a rubberized textured body with metallic silver trim, a thumb grip, and size (5.0 in x 3.4 in x 2.0 in) that is not exactly compact but fits most users’ hands (even the smallest).

It’s a little heavy at 5.1 oz (145 g). However, it isn’t too noticeable and does not affect performance much. Even if it is heavier, the mouse still feels balanced and ergonomically shaped, which is more important than weight.

In addition to the left and right buttons and a middle scroll wheel, the MX Master 2S has an additional wheel next to the thumb grip for horizontal scrolling as well as five additional buttons (back button, forward button, and gesture button at the thumb grip, Mode Shift button in the middle, and computer selector button in the back).

With the exception of the computer selector and the L/R buttons, these buttons can be customized to a certain extent to fulfill your productivity needs.

Features

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The MX Master 2S is well crafted to meet the needs of most computer applications, from word processing and browsing the web to post-processing images and videos, as well as graphic design.

Even games work well on it. As it was not designed with game-specific features such as on-the-fly DPI switching and a Sniper button, it’s not necessarily the best mouse for gaming, but it still works well especially for non-FPS games.

Several great features are worth mentioning, but we’ll focus on the most impressive ones. Firstly, it has a Darkfield sensor, which gives it high precision tracking on any surface with 4,000 DPI.

We’ve tested it on almost everything – glass, silk, textured couches, dish towels, even stained oven mitts – and it works just fine.

There is also the Logitech Flow system, which lets you connect to and use it on three different computers at once. As a result, you can move from one computer to another seamlessly – even copying and pasting text and files – without switching systems. The option to use just one computer at a time is still available.

Performance

The MX Master 2S’ performance has been nothing but positive. By providing dual connectivity through Logitech Unifying USB receiver or Bluetooth – plus that impressive multi-computer control – Logitech has combined low latency and high precision tracking (especially for a wireless mouse) with flexibility and easy workflow.

Multitasking and productivity go hand in hand. While editing your videos on one computer and answering emails on another, you can play a turn-based strategy game on a third one without blinking or switching mice. You can use it on virtually any surface thanks to the 4000-DPi precision sensor, making it even more flexible.

Even in the smallest details, the MX Master 2S is beautiful and efficient. You can adjust its buttons according to your needs, allow or disable SmartShift for scroll wheel mode automation, and turn Logitech Flow on and off with the free Logitech Options software.

In default settings, the horizontal and vertical scrolls, as well as the back and forward buttons, make it so easy to navigate websites and programs/apps that there’s almost no reason to customize them.

For example, horizontal scrolling may be switched from Ratchet scrolling, which gives a more tactile response and makes scrolling more precise. On the other hand, free spin scrolling allows you to “free scroll” through long documents or web pages with one flick.

The MX Master 2S will automatically switch to a free-spinning scroll wheel if you throw it hard enough. By clicking on the Mode Shift button, users can manually switch between the two types of scrolling.

Lastly, there’s the battery life. Logitech promises a battery life of up to 70 days when fully charged. When you combine that with its fast recharging ability, you might never want to use a wired mouse again.

Pros Cons
Switch seamlessly between computers Not suitable for FPS games
Tracking on any surface This is not for lefties
Easily customizable buttons It’s a little heavy

Final verdict

Only the Logitech MX Master 2S comes close to its perfection when it comes to efficiency. The mouse has a wide range of applications due to its customizable buttons and scroll wheels, the ability to control multiple computers at once, its high-precision tracking and ability to work on most surfaces, its dual connectivity, and its long battery life. Not to mention its low latency, good ergonomics, and high sensitivity.

Whatever you need to do with it, whether it’s designing concert posters, post-processing your photos or simply writing long reports for work, you can customize it. It’s also great for gaming.

We have a few points of contention: it’s not the lightest mouse on the market, and it seems to be designed for right-handed users. However, those are more nitpicks on our part.

We may have just found the ideal mouse for you if you’re looking for a mouse perfectly sculpted for productivity.