Logitech MX Master 3 review: wireless multi-tool mouse


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Logitech has a very impressive range of diverse computer peripherals in various categories and

price segments. Separately, it is worth noting the MX Master line, which has been produced since 2015 and is positioned as a universal flagship solution for working with a bunch of additional features and functions. This year, the company released the Logitech MX Master 3, which in general has a lot in common with its predecessors MX Master and MX Master 2S. But there are enough differences. And we will look at what she is capable of.

  1. What is it?
  2. What is interesting Logitech MX Master 3?
  3. What is in the box?
  4. What does Logitech MX Master 3 look like?
  5. How comfortable is it?
  6. What can she do?
  7. How long does it work on a single charge?
  8. In the dry residue

What is it?

Logitech MX Master 3 - flagship wirelessmouse with the ability to work via 2.4 GHz radio channel and Bluetooth, Darkfield sensor with a resolution of up to 4000 DPI, MagSpeed ​​electromagnetic scroll wheel, additional wheel for horizontal scrolling, support for working with 3 devices at the same time and support for gestures.

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What is interesting Logitech MX Master 3?


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Logitech MX Master 3 - a large mouse unusualforms under the right hand with a Darkfield sensor at 4000 DPI, which (according to the manufacturer) works on any surface, including glass. A 2.4 GHz radio channel (using the Unifying USB dongle) or Bluetooth is used for connection. In this case, you can connect to three devices and switch between them with one button. There is also an interesting Flow function for controlling several computers simultaneously, including on different OSs. Of the interesting features - the MagSpeed ​​electromagnetic dual-mode scroll wheel, which allows you to scroll up to 1000 lines per second, an additional side scroll wheel and gesture support using an additional button. All this can be customized as desired individually for any application. Logitech MX Master 3 is powered by a built-in battery, which should last for 70 days of battery life.

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What is in the box?


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Logitech MX Master 3 packed in dark graya box with the image of the mouse itself and the main technical features. Inside is another box of thicker black cardboard, in which is the mouse and everything else. Included is Logitech MX Master 3 itself, Logitech Unifying USB dongle, USB Type-C cable for charging and documentation.


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What does Logitech MX Master 3 look like?


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Logitech MX Master 3 looks very unusual,although those familiar with previous models will definitely recognize the shape. It is large, designed only for use with the right hand. The design uses plastic with a different coating and metal. The main part is made of dark gray plastic with a rough, as if slightly rubberized surface. The buttons are the same color, but the coating is just matte. The lower part is made of slightly lighter plastic.


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The main buttons are separated from the mouse body, whichOverall not bad, but minimal play is present. A little higher is the button, which by default switches the scroll wheel modes (with cutoffs and inertia). The wheel itself is made of stainless steel and looks very impressive.


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The layout of the side elements has changed a bit.compared to its predecessors. The side scroll wheel has become a little wider, and additional buttons are now not behind it, but a little lower. They have become more familiar form and design. And behind the side wheel is now an LED indicator.


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The thumb pad is present and a small notch is visible on it. This is an additional button for using gestures.


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Front - Type-C connector for charging the mouse.


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The mouse has no removable parts, which with oneparties are good. Less moving parts - less chance of breakage, and the design is more holistic. On the other hand, it would still be nice to think of a place for a USB transmitter in the mouse.


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Below the mouse there are four Teflon legs: on the sides, front and back. They are medium sized. In the middle is the Darkfield sensor, below is the EasySwitch button for quick switching between the three devices, and above is the power slider.


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How comfortable is it?

Logitech did a great job on the MX formMaster 3 and, despite the unusual appearance, it lies perfectly in the hand, my medium-sized palm is completely located on the manipulator. The only thing that needs getting used to is a very impressive weight of 141 g. It took me a couple of days to adapt. For games (especially FPS), the mouse is not particularly suitable, in particular because of its weight. And the sensor is not too suitable. But Logitech MX Master 3 is positioned as a working tool and just for this it fits perfectly.


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The main buttons are pressed easily and informatively. The additional ones are located and implemented successfully: the convex shape and their distinct separation will not allow to miss. The front one is pressed with the fingertip, the back one is pressed with a joint (in any case, it was most convenient for me). With an additional button for gestures on the platform under the thumb, there are also no special problems, the position of the hand does not have to be changed to hold it.


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Main electromagnetic scroll wheelMagSpeed ​​is made of stainless steel and has notches for convenient use. It works not silently, but really quietly. By default, it works with cutoffs (not too informative) when scrolling slowly and goes into inertial mode (without cutoffs) when fast, a function called SmartShift. It can scroll 1000 lines per second. The modes of its operation can be customized for itself: fix the standard or inertial mode of operation, assign a button to switch it (in the standard setting - the button above the scroll wheel). The extra thumb scroll wheel is not bad, but it works smoothly, without cut-offs and in some functions it will also take some getting used to. For example, if you assign tab switching to it in Chrome, you sometimes “jump” further than necessary. But in a number of other functions (such as zoom or timeline scrolling in video editors), it works just as it should.

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What can she do?

The mouse uses a proprietary Darkfield sensor with200 - 4,000 DPI resolution, adjustment step - 50 DPI. The maximum resolution is not a record, but it is quite enough for work. And the sensor has its own significant advantage: it can work on any surface (well, or almost any), including glass. Although the thickness of the glass itself should be at least 4 mm. In practice, Logitech MX Master 3 really feels great on all the surfaces it offers. A 2.4 GHz radio signal with a USB dongle Unifying or Bluetooth is used for connection. Within 5-6 meters, there were no problems with signal stability; it was not possible to verify the promised 10 meters.


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You can connect up to 3 devices and switchbetween them by pressing the EasySwitch button on the bottom of the mouse. For example, a PC, laptop and smart TV. The mouse does not work on the cable: if you remove the USB receiver from the PC and connect it with the cable, it will not work. But you can work and simultaneously charge the MX Master 3 by simply connecting the cable to another USB without removing the Unifying receiver. To configure the mouse using the proprietary application Logitech Options. It is it that fully reveals the potential and capabilities of Logitech MX Master 3. The first time you turn it on, the application briefly demonstrates the main available functions.


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All settings are conditionally divided into three tabs. The first, called “Mouse,” allows you to assign actions to all buttons, gestures, and scroll wheels. At the same time, there are both general settings and individual profiles for each application. There are ready-made presets for browsers, applications, Adobe, Microsoft Office, Final Cut, and so on. They can be edited and all this will automatically switch to the necessary settings of the currently active application. This makes it possible to optimize your work in the right applications. For example, instead of the buttons on the keyboard for zooming or moving around the timeline in the video editor, you can use an additional scroll wheel or gestures with an additional button under the thumb. In Photoshop, you can assign the size of the brush to the scroll wheel, and the Undo function to one of the additional buttons, instead of the usual Ctrl + Z combination. And there are a lot of such opportunities. At standard settings, the middle button is responsible for switching the modes of operation of the main scroll wheel MagSpeed. It can be reassigned to switch the mouse sensitivity and set two desired levels.


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In the second tab, you can configuresensitivity of the sensor, sensitivity of the scroll wheel, invert the direction of the scroll (if necessary), enable auto-transition of the wheel to inertial mode (SmartShift) and the sensitivity of the transition, or switch to fixed mode.


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Another useful feature is Flow. It allows the mouse to work simultaneously with two devices, without the need for switching. That is, moving the cursor to the edge of the screen of one device, we go to the screen of another. In this case, you can use the clipboard and copy data. And it works even between computers on Windows and Mac OS. For the function to work, you need to install Logitech Options on both computers / laptops and connect them to the same network.


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All this stuff fully works with Windows and Mac OS, on Linux only basic mouse functions work and there are no Logitech Options for Linux versions yet.

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How long does it work on a single charge?


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The mouse is powered by a built-in battery of 500mAh Logitech promises that battery life from a single charge is 70 days. Fast charging is supported: it is claimed that a minute of charging is enough for 3 hours of operation. In practice, it was not possible to confirm (or refute) the declared indicators. The mouse was charged “out of the box” and for 2 weeks of use (5 days a week, full time), the charge indicator did not lose any of the three divisions. So with autonomy, everything is clearly very good.

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In the dry residue

Logitech MX Master 3 - one of the most advancedand multi-functional mice, which are currently available for sale. It has a very convenient design, working on all surfaces of the Darkfield sensor, a number of additional controls and gesture support. And all this can be customized as you like according to your needs individually for each application. The mouse is universal in connection: you can use both the 2.4 GHz radio channel and Bluetooth, while connecting it to three devices, and the Flow function allows you to “seamlessly” work with two computers. MX Master 3 may not work if you are an active gamer and love FPS: it is heavy for these purposes, and resolution may not be enough. The price of the mouse, which amounted to 2500 UAH (at the moment it is not available anywhere).

5 Reasons to buy Logitech MX Master 3:

  • convenient design, nice design and materials;
  • additional controls and their customization options;
  • a bunch of additional features and individual profiles for different applications;
  • 2.4 GHz connection, Bluetooth and work with multiple devices;
  • long battery life, fast charging.

2 Reasons not to buy Logitech MX Master 3:

  • impressive value;
  • you need a game model.

Logitech MX Master 3

Flagship wireless mouse with the abilityworks on 2.4 GHz radio channel and Bluetooth, Darkfield sensor with a resolution of up to 4000 DPI, MagSpeed ​​electromagnetic scroll wheel, an additional wheel for horizontal scrolling, support for working with 3 devices at the same time and support for gestures.

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Logitech MX Master 3

Number of buttons
7

Sensor resolution
4000 dpi

Sensor type
Darkfield

Battery
500 mAh

Connection
2.4 GHz, Bluetooth

Cable
1.2 m

Dimensions
51 × 84.3 × 124.9 mm

Weight
141 g