Only a few names have as much prominence as Logitech especially when it comes to computer accessories such as the PC mouse. Logitech has more than eighty wireless mice listed in their catalogue, and their MX-Master collection is one of the most premier series available. The MX-Master 2S delivers an inclusive variety of options and features that are made specifically for the productive power users.
Today, let’s have a look at the MX Master 2S and just see how good this thing is!
Logitech MX Master 2S Review – Whats in the Box?
The box of the MX Master 2S from Logitech has a cool and sleek appearance: the device comes in a black box and the front portion of this features the product’s name, as well as its image. On the right portion of the package, you’ll see that there are a couple of product features listed here like the dual connectivity; if you want more of the Master 2S’ features, you can check the back portion of the package to see more of its detailed features.
We also took note of the box’s front portion since it features a magnetic flap; also, you will get to see the additional features of the mouse since these are featured in this area as well. Once you open the box, the items that you will see include the MX Master 2S itself, the user manual, a USB dongle, and a USB cord.
Taking a look at the Master 2S mouse, you will notice that it features a total of seven buttons (right, left, back, forward, scroll mode shift, gesture, forward, and center) and two scroll wheels that all function similarly. Each of these buttons can also be adjusted for certain functions such as volume control, left click, zoom, and brightness control among others. You can simply click on the gesture button located just beneath your thumb, hold this, then either move the MX Master 2S mouse up, down, right or left for more commands. This is set to switch at intervals in running various programs by default; you can also replace the functions via Logitech Options.
Logitech MX Master 2S Review – The Best Gets Better
The MX Master 2S’ hardware design is somewhat conventional and is also quite similar to the earlier MX Master from Logitech: it is a wireless mouse that comes in an array of colours and can be utilized either with Bluetooth or the company’s proprietary wireless USB adapter. On the MX Master 2S, you will see the common features of a classic mouse and this includes the two usual buttons, the scroll wheel at the top, plus a thumb rest that protrudes from the bottom left portion of the device; additionally, it also functions as the clickable button of the mouse.
Not only that but on the left portion of the Master 2S is a side to side scroll wheel which is also quite useful in our opinion. Compared to its predecessor, the MX Master 2S is more accurate and it also features a max sensor resolution that reaches up to 4,000dpi – this is best used with the latest high-resolution 4k and 5k displays, plus its internal battery can last up to a total of seventy days between charges.
The MX Master 2S makes use of the company’s Darkfield high-precision laser for its sensor, and when it comes to the device’s sensitivity, it ranges between two hundred to four thousand dots per inch (DPI); we liked the fact that we were able to customize the MX Master 2S at 50 dpi increments. As for its wireless technology, Logitech provides you with the option to use the company’s proprietary Unifying Receiver USB dongle (this works with a couple of other Logitech devices such as keyboards and mice) or the Bluetooth Low Energy.
Unlike the classic MX Master mouse, the MX Master 2S boosts the dpi to 4,000 from 1,000 to provide a smoother and more improved tracking while its battery life has closely doubled from forty to seventy hours in total. Other than that, the mice are generally the same for its overall features and design.
Listed here are the main and highly notable features of the MX Master 2S mouse:
Easy Multi-Computer System
This feature will exhibit the full potential of the device by simply utilizing the Logitech Workflow – a feature specifically for easy and seamless workflow systems between computers. You will be able to move the mouse cursor across three different computers, and you can even copy|paste images, text, as well as other files from one computer to another.
It Tracks on Any Type of Surface
Premium mice deserve the best quality when it comes to tracking which is why the MX Master 2S was designed using the new 4,000 dpi precision sensor. This type of sensor is able to track on any surface, including glass.
The MX Master 2S should be plugged into your computer using the designated micro USB cable and as quick as three minutes, the device will be charged and can be used throughout the day. If you are able to charge the mouse fully, the MX Master 2S can last over seventy days.
With this specific feature for scrolling, you can easily scroll through lengthy web pages or documents faster than ever. The MX Master 2S’ speed-adaptive scrolling wheel can automatically shift from hyper-fast scrolling to click to click; with just a click of the thumb wheel, you’ll be able to scroll side to side with ease.
Easy Switching & Dual Connection
Link the mouse using your Bluetooth or Logitech Unifying Receiver to be able to link a total of three devices while simultaneously switching between them with just a touch of a button.
Hand-Incised Body for Comfort
A hand-crafted and perfectly sculpted shape is what makes the MX Master 2S a very comfortable mouse to utilize. It supports your wrist and hand in a naturally adequate position to avoid any strain on your wrists.
Height x Width x Depth: 85.7 mm x 126.0 mm x 48.4 mm
Weight: 145 g
Height x Width x Depth: 18.4 mm x 14.4 mm x 6.6 mm
Weight: 2 g
Required: Bluetooth low energy technology
Windows® 8 or later
Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Required: Available USB port
Windows 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Internet connection for software download, USB port or Bluetooth low energy technology
Sensor technology: Darkfield high precision
Nominal value: 1000 dpi
DPI (Minimal and maximal value): 200 to 4000 dpi (can be set in increments of 50 dpi)
Battery life: up to 70 days on a single full charge
Battery: rechargeable Li-Po (500 mAh) battery
Number of buttons: 7
Gesture button: Yes
Scroll Wheel: Yes, with auto-shift
Standard and Special buttons: Back/Forward and middle click
Optional software: Logitech Options and Logitech Flow
Aside from the features, there’s a lot more to appreciate about the MX Master 2S: we can start off with its solid and aesthetic ergonomic design that features vertical and horizontal arches that make using the device extremely comfortable.
It is perfect for medium to large-sized hands and its thumb rest helps decrease tension along the metacarpal area. Although the horizontal thumb scroll only has a single niche appeal, it is a very useful feature especially if you are someone who regularly utilizes applications that usually involves interacting, panning, and scrubbing with more than the screen’s content width like photo applications, spreadsheet programs, as well as video or audio editors.
We also liked the fact that the mouse gives you the ability to seamlessly switch from up to three paired devices via the Unifying Receiver dongle or Bluetooth.
How to Use
When speaking of the connectivity of the MX Master 2S, it has two different ways of connecting to your tablet, desktop, or laptop: simply utilize your Bluetooth or the included USB dongle to be able to utilize the mouse. If you are utilizing a much older computer or a lower-end one, it is possible that there is not availability of Bluetooth; instead, you can just plug in the included USB dongle and you’re good to go since the MX Master 2S is literally a plug and play device and you do not really need to install any other program or software to use this.
If you decide to utilize the device using your Bluetooth, all you need to do is to press the button located at the lowest portion of the mouse to enter this into the pairing mode; from there, you will be able to link this with up to three different devices. You can also easily switch between those linked devices using the same button too. We were actually expecting to face a couple of issues with the Bluetooth connectivity, but we were surprised that we didn’t encounter any problems with the MX Master 2S’ Bluetooth connection so we’re giving Logitech a thumbs up for this.
When we tried out the MX-Master 2S on different computers, we saw that the mouse’s full potential can be exhibited after downloading and installing the Logitech Options free software. All you need to do is to install the software on all devices before configuring the Logitech Flow feature. Once you have successfully set this up, you can easily switch controls between the devices as long as these are all connected on the same Wi-Fi network. This would be similar to having multiple displays linked to a single PC: if you move your mouse cursor through the right portion of one screen to the next, the pointer will simply pass to the next PC on the right.
Setting up Logitech Flow made things even better since it only took about two seconds or less for image and text transfers. As for the file transfers, these can take longer though this all depends on the size of the data.
Remember that you will need to install Logitech Options on the two PC’s, have the MX Master 2S paired with both of the devices, and you should also have these on the same network. Aside from mice, you can also choose to utilize Logitech Flow with other Logitech wireless devices such as their keyboards, and we think that this is a great and convenient feature.
The MX Master 2S from Logitech is a definitely perfect mouse for people who regularly multitask, or for anyone who engages in numerous computers simultaneously on the same desk. We liked the body and curve of the mouse since it was comfortable to use even for long periods; not only that but the MX Master 2S was also extremely responsive plus it can also last for two straight months on just a single charge.
As for the Master 2S’ connectivity, it was easy and flexible between two wireless and wired modes which also include Bluetooth; add the Logitech Flow and you’ll automatically become more productive while you copy/paste from a computer to another. We’re going to give the Logitech MX Master 2S two thumbs up and we definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a quality-made mouse that is comfortable to use and perfect for multitasking.