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Scroll Your Own - Mega Mouse with the Most OptionsPosted
The Logitech MX Master 2S is a premium quality wireless laser mouse with the versatility to satisfy the most demanding applications. LIKES 1- Tracking is exceptional on any surface. I tried a Allsop mousepad (see photo), wood desk, glass, paper & leather. Same precise tracking on all surfaces. 2- This is a large, ergonomically designed mouse & it is very comfortable in my size XXL hand. The mouse is offered for right hand use only. Note the size in my photos compared with the Apple Magic Mouse 2. 3- The extreme flexibility of being able to configure the buttons for your specific needs is a great benefit. 4- The button on top, directly behind the wheel, changes the functionality of the wheel from individual clicks to continuous silent spin. This is very handy for scrolling through large documents quickly. 5- The charging port is on the front of the mouse, enabling operation during charging. 6- Master Power switch on the bottom enables all power off mode, which will greatly save battery life when you are not planning on using it for several days. It also keeps the mouse from waking the computer if your cat decides to bump the mouse in the middle of the night. 7- The gliding surfaces are extremely low friction, so smooth movement with precise control is a breeze. 8- Appearance: The fit and finish are first rate & make a statement: this is a top quality product! The color is ideal & blends with any computer. 9- Connection flexibility using either Logitech Unifying Receiver or Bluetooth adds further versatility. 10- Long Battery Life - Logitech claims 70 days on a full charge. DISLIKES: 1- Wake-up lag for 1/2 second after mouse rests for 10 seconds or more. Once you move the mouse & experience this lag, there is no further delay until the mouse rests again, after which the lag occurs again. This is a major issue & is very frustrating. Mine is Bluetooth connected to the latest Mac Pro desktop operating MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 (latest OS). 2- Forward / Backward buttons above the thumb are small & I press backward when trying to press forward; however this is a very minor issue. 3- Computer selector 1 - 2 - 3 is located on the bottom of the mouse. Because my use of 2) computers requires very frequent switching, I find it easier to keep 2) mice on my desktop, rather than pick up one mouse & switch it from underneath each time I want to switch back and forth. 4- The Right / Left Click buttons are loud, compared with the other Logitech mice I own & the Apple Magic Mouse 2. 5- Battery is non replaceable. When it no longer holds a charge, recycle this mouse & buy a replacement (same with Apple Magic Mouse 2). 6- I prefer a charging cradle to sit this mouse on when not in use, as other Logitech mice & Harmony Remotes include, rather than keeping a charging wire on the desk just to charge it, as needed. SUMMARY: I love the appearance, feel & flexibility of this super versatile mouse! I would rate it 5 stars, were it not for the wake up lag. I will continue to run additional tests & will connect via the Logitech Unifying Receiver. I will post any new developments.
I would recommend this to a friend
A classic, revisitedPosted
BLUF: The Logitech MX Master is a timeless classic. A big, heavy, solid mouse with reliable buttons, a switchable scroll wheel (clicky or smooth), works with three computers, supports Bluetooth and the Unifying receiver. May be too big for some hands. Intro: I've been using the original Logitech MX Master mouse for about two years now - it was pricey, but so, so worth it. I've used the MX Master with Windows and macOS, MacBooks, Dells, Bluetooth and Unifying receiver - the MX Master has been unstoppable. After two years of daily use (often 10-12 hours per day) my original MX Master is still going strong. When I saw that Logitech was coming out with a new version, I had to try it out! Bluetooth pairing/connection: This is the most noticeable improvement over the original MX Master for me. The original had some kind of a strange issue with macOS, where you'd have to re-pair the mouse a couple of times with the computer to get it to connect reliably...the mouse would actually show up more than once in the macOS list of Bluetooth devices. The MX Master 2s does not seem to have this issue - it paired quickly, and stays paired reliably. Bluetooth range is good enough working reliably from 10 feet away (as far away as I could see the pointer moving on my laptop screen). The 2s no longer has a separate "Connect" button for reconnecting to Bluetooth hosts; one simply long-presses the device selector button now. Since this is an activity I typically do once or twice a year, not an issue for me. Mouse pointer movement: This is what the mouse is for, right? The 2s appears to be, if anything, a little smoother than the original MX Master. While I usually use a mousepad (mainly to keep the bottom of my mice clean), the 2s works smoothly on every surface in my office, from the carpet on the floor to the metal cabinets to my window (yes, it works on clear glass!). Pointer movement seems to be a little smoother than the original MX, which was already excellent; Logitech has changed the surface sensor design on the 2s, as visible in my photo of the bottom of the two mice below. The MX Master touches the table in four places, with harder plastic sliding surfaces along those points; it slides smoothly on most surfaces (even glass). Button layout/tactile response: The buttons on the 2s are *identical* to the buttons on the original MX Master. I can't feel any differences between them - if nothing else, since my original MX Master has been in use for two years, it's a credit to how durable this mouse design is. The top left/right buttons have a very light feel, little resistance to being pressed, with smooth travel and no sense that things are binding when you press them. The "thumb" button - the one you push down with your thumb, built into the thumb rest - is harder to press, and has very short travel. This is probably intended to minimize accidental button presses, but it will definitely tire your thumb out. The "forward/back" buttons are honestly too small for my liking and too close together (I have big fingers), so I don't use them as often as I used the ones on older mice. That said, the travel on them is smooth, and the action is light enough that your thumb doesn't get tired pressing them. Scroll wheels: The top scroll wheel can be configured to "click" as it's turned, or to spin freely. In free-spinning mode, the wheel is nicely weighted and will spin for a few seconds on its own without binding or wobbling. The top scroll wheel feels a little better on the 2s than on my original MX Master. I've never really been able to make good use of the side scroll wheel...just couldn't figure out what the point of it was; it can be customized to perform many functions, but I usually wind up disabling it because I trigger it inadvertantly. Software support: To really make good use of Logitech's mice/keyboards/trackpads, you have to install the Logitech Options software on macOS or Windows. The MX Master is no different in this respect - while you will get basic use of the many buttons without extra software, Logitech Options allows you to customize the behavior of all of the buttons and scroll wheels on the mouse. The current version of Logitech Options works smoothly and transparently. Comfort: This is a tricky issue - mouse comfort is a very personal thing. The MX Master is *big* - it's the biggest mouse I've ever used, by a wide margin. It's taller, wider and longer than any other mouse I own (and I own about 20, going back to the Macintosh SE). I have fairly large hands, so I find the MX Master to be comfortable to move, click and use all day long; I've let my co-workers try it, and some have said it gave them hand cramps due to its size. Best advice I can give here is try it in the store before you buy it. Because it slides very smoothly, you don't really need to *grip* it - it's more like guiding it as it glides across your desk. A fabric mousepad is recommended for smoothest mousing. Battery Life: The MX Master has a built-in Lithium-Ion battery, which recharges using a standard Micro-USB cable. Takes 2-3 hours to charge when fully depleted; a charge seems to last 2-3 months for me. There's a 3-LED battery level indicator on the thumb-side. Conclusion: The MX Master is a great mouse, *if* the size works for you. While the side scroll wheel seems gimmicky, the other mouse controls are solid, smooth and durable. It's highly recommended by many review sites and individual reviews, and my experience with the original MX Master has been great.
I would recommend this to a friend
This mouse is a joy to use.Posted
I absolutely love this mouse, but it kinda threw me for a loop when I first started using it. I first started using this mouse while I was on a break at work. I didn’t have internet access at the time, so I just hooked up the mouse to my computer via Bluetooth and went to town with it. I did some light graphic design work with it, and I marveled at the smoothness of the side scroll wheel and the comfortable ergonomics (Side note: this mouse is clearly designed for right-handed people. This is fortunate for me, but maybe not so much for you). At first I thought that the thumb pad wasn’t seated properly, but then I discovered that it was in fact another button. After about fifteen minutes of use, I was very impressed with the mouse. I then went home to download the Logitech configuration software to try out flow and to see what options were available for remapping buttons. This is where things got weird. Upon connecting to the internet and downloading the software, my button mapping changed without notice. Suddenly, the side scroll button no longer performed a vertical scroll, it was strictly horizontal. The thumb pad button stopped performing an “alt+tab” application switcher and instead opened Windows 10’s task view (which to be fair, I greatly prefer). After taking some time to re-acclimate myself to the mouse’s new default button mapping, I still love this mouse; but I have some caveats. I’m not loving the top scroll wheel. The side scroll wheel has a wonderful oily smooth feel to it that makes for a very comfortable scroll. The top wheel has a “clicky” feel to it that reminds me of a playing card stuck between bicycle spokes. It isn’t terribly smooth, and if you scroll too fast; it feels like a ball bearing drops into place and the scrolling suddenly accelerates. I suspect that this was designed intentionally as a “feature” and is not a design flaw. I’m not loving it though. Ironically, you can’t remap the side scroll to scroll vertically after downloading the configuration software. This is a shame since (as counterintuitive as it may seem with it being on the side) it was by far the superior scrolling experience. The thumb pad button is a really nice touch, but I don’t like how far up on the button you have to press to trigger a click. I get that this was probably done intentionally to prevent accidental clicks, but it makes pressing the button somewhat difficult. I do love Windows task view though, and I appreciate having a single button to trigger it. The forward and back buttons are awkwardly positioned so that they overlap each other in a “yin / yang” style shape. It’s easy enough to feel along the button to determine where to press, but if you’re working quickly it seems like an unnecessary opportunity for a mis-click. I almost never use these buttons on a mouse, so it doesn’t really impact me all that much. I may still remap these buttons to work as volume control though. The ergonomics are just awesome. This mouse is very comfortable in the hand. I love the larger size of the mouse, but I do have to acknowledge that this diminishes its portability quite a bit. The mouse came with very sparse instructions (a single sticker on the mouse itself illustrating how to turn it on and how to switch between devices). The mouse can pair with up to three devices via Bluetooth or the included USB dongle. Pairing was triggered the moment that I turned the mouse on, and it was largely intuitive. That being said, I do worry some about being able to change out connected devices down the road (i.e. what’s the process for swapping out Bluetooth device number 2 while keeping 1 and 3?). Logitech Flow is far more awesome than I’d expected. I’d thought it was just a nifty way to copy on one computer and paste on another. I had no idea that it integrated so seamlessly. Using Logitech Flow, you can set it up to automatically switch from one computer to another just by going to the edge of the screen. This is great if you want to pair a laptop and desktop together for a pseudo dual monitor display. They also claim that certain keyboards will automatically switch over when your mouse switches from one computer to another. Best of all, this works on both Mac and PC. If your workflow requires that you work on both platforms simultaneously, you no longer have to have two separate sets of mice and keyboards for each computer and you can copy and paste freely between each machine. I really wish I’d had this at work back when I was juggling two machines. All in all, I am VERY impressed with this mouse. If you do any kind of design work, this mouse is a no brainer.
I would recommend this to a friend
The Wireless Mouse PerfectedPosted
As a writer and researcher, I spend most of my work days in front of two monitors and two computers scrolling through long documents and reports. I previously used a Logitech keyboard/mouse combo - which I loved and didn't think could possibly get any better. That is, until I discovered the MX Master S2. For those who are serious about productivity and multitasking, this is the new pinnacle of wireless mouse technology. PROS: - Easy setup. The mouse connected to both of my Windows computers (one desktop and one laptop) via Bluetooth. The real power of this mouse is in the Logitech Options program (free download on Logitech's website), which allows you customize the buttons, pointer speed, scrolling direction, and so much more. - The Flow feature really surprised me -- I wasn't expecting it to work as well as it does. After installing the Options program on both computers and ensuring that both are on the same network, this mouse has essentially combined both of my machines into one dual-monitor setup. Just like if you had two displays side-by-side, if you move the cursor through the right side of one screen to the other, the cursor passes over to the other computer on the opposite side. You can even copy text and files on one machine, move the cursor over to the other machine, and paste them. There is a slight delay when pasting, especially with large files, but it's so much more convenient than emailing or swapping an external drive. - Incredibly comfortable. The ergonomic shape and thumb rest really make this mouse easy to use for hours on end. It may sound weird, but I actually look forward to holding this mouse because it feels so comfortable. - Possibly my favorite feature: the different scrolling modes used by the center scroll wheel. You can choose from either ratchet (a slight "click" feedback while scrolling) or freespin, which allows you to spin the wheel as fast as you want, and it will keep scrolling until you stop it. Freespin is perfect for when I need to scroll through 300-page reports. - The mouse seems to work on practically any surface. I've tried a wooden desk and even a clear glass desk - both worked flawlessly. - Long battery life. Logitech claims 70 days on a full charge. The battery is rechargeable via USB cable, so you don't have to worry about having spare batteries lying around. CONS: - The forward/back buttons near the thumb area seem just a bit too small. On several occasions, I've accidentally hit the "forward" button when I meant to hit "back." Not a huge deal - I'm sure I will get used to it. OVERALL: For me, the MX Master S2 is the perfect wireless mouse. Anyone who considers themselves a "multitasker" or who works in front of multiple computers should strongly consider this mouse. Even if you're not a power user or multitasker, this mouse still offers incredible battery life, comfort, and customization options. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I would recommend this to a friend
Feels like a part of my handPosted
I've always used Logitech mice on my work computers and were happy with them, my latest one was Performance Mouse MX and I thought it's the ideal. When I've got this brand new MX Master 2S I realized it's a significant improvement! It feels very nicely in hand, I don't get tired after a whole workday with it. Tracking speed is perfect - mouse reacts to the slightest movement on any surface I've tried it on, including a glass table. Controls: 2 buttons on top for left/right click, wheel between them which acts like a middle button too, in addition to that - wheel has 2 modes - "free fly" is when you spin it - it will continue spinning (and scrolling) until you stop it is very handy for the long documents when you need to scroll fast, and the second mode - is when wheel actually clicks in at stops - letting you scroll just a couple lines at a time for precision scrolling. In the "click mode" - you could still spin the wheel real hard and it will continue spinning until you stop it by hand, and then switch back into the "click" mode. That makes switching between modes very easy. Left side of the mouse had horizontal scroll wheel which is handy while working with the wide documents (drawings, diagrams, large excel sheets), forward/back buttons for the easy browser navigation and an extra "gesture" button just under the thumb - holding that button and moving mouse in a certain direction would be considered as a "gesture" allowing you to have 4 extra actions to assign. For example - holding the gesture button and moving the mouse down - minimize all windows (show desktop). This makes mouse extremely functional! Connections - mouse would work with either PC or Mac and it's capable of using Logitech's Unifying receiver OR just the bluetooth connectivity. If you already have a Logitech keyborad for example - using Unifying receiver technology is a no brainer, but if you don't like a little USB dongle occupying a port on your laptop - bluetooth connectivity works about the same. This mouse is capable of pairing to 3 different receivers and there is a button at the bottom of the mouse to select the computer you need. Software - the new MX Master 2S mouse does not work with the SetPoint software that I used to but requires a brand new "Logitech Options" software to support all functions. You can certainly use it with no software at all - just as a basic mouse with the wheel. Couple negative points: battery inside of the mouse is not user replaceable, so when it dies (when it's unable to hold the charge anymore) - you would be stuck with using your mouse as "corded" or just replace the whole thing. Another minor thing - top buttons of the mouse seem to click real loud. Louder than any other mouse I had before. Overall - it's an ideal choice for me, feels great, allows me to do a lot more than just a regular mouse.
I would recommend this to a friend
OMG this mouse is Amazing!!Posted
First off the last mouse I used was for about 6 or 7 years, The mouse I had was a Razer DeathAdder and that mouse pales in this day in age. it was also on its last leg dealing with years of click abuse with games. The MX Master 2S completely blows that mouse away and this is perhaps the best mouse I ever used let alone from Logitech. It's so much to this product that I don't know where to start. I guess I should start off with the incredible build quality because that deserves a standing ovation, this MX 2S is perfectly designed with a build that is out of this would. It not only feels weighted in the hand but EXTREMELY comfortable. The mouse doesn't feel flimsy at all that's for sure. Speaking of comfortable, I can not stress this enough but this mouse is insanely comfortable in the hand. I have been using this mouse for hours and I just can't stop holding it. I don't know what it is but MX 2S is sculpted so perfectly in my big hands. its shape contours smoothly which also support the thumb. Crazy enough as your hand use the mouse it feels natural with every button reachable. There is even a hidden button where your thumb rest! Where your thumb rest on this mouse have a spiderweb or diamond shaped pattering to keep the solid grip in the hand. The design of the mouse is nice with sliver accents along the scroll wheel, Actually the design really shows how mature Logitech have grown over the years. So far I tried using the mouse on different surfaces and it works even on GLASS. yes it works on glass and it works so well. DPI is 4000 so its more then enough for precision and accuracy for me. Logitech "Flow" technology is where you can use this mouse on three different computers and/or macs at one. While I haven't tired this on a mac it works seamless on a windows PC. I was able to copy and paste items to each computer I had a Gaming desktop and a laptop. If this isn't next level technology I don't know what is?! You can tell logitech worked very hard on this one feature and honestly if they keep working on it this could be something I would want on all their future mouse products. While you can't drag and drop windows to another PC and it takes a 1 second delay to the next PC...if they can keep working on this feature its going to be AMAZING! (There is also a button under the mouse where you can switch between PCs) MX Master 2S wireless mouse so it takes a charge via Micro USB but it charges really fast. They claim it last up to 70 days without a charge. That is something I have yet to test as I haven't had the product for 70 days. You can connect the mouse through Bluetooth or using Logitech own receiver, Bluetooth works just fine and used the mouse on a android tablet with no issues. There is three led indicators on the side of the mouse so you always know what battery life is left. The its about 7 clickable buttons on the mouse and with the software from logitech you can customize the buttons. They are hyper responsive and give a satisfying click to them. Using the scroll wheel on Microsoft edge is beautiful sight to be seen (especially on a G-sync / Freesync monitor) giving you the SMOOTHEST scrolling you could ask for on a PC. Side to side scrolling is equally as good. This high preforming mouse is one of the best mouse I ever used and I don't find any fault with them yet. As for gaming it works just fine played L4D2, CS GO, and Killing Floor 2 just to see how it preforms and it was just fine. Seeing how its good with gaming as well to me its multipurpose. I happen to enjoy this mouse and I honestly have never felt or anything better. I am very please with the way Logitech handled this product that's packed with features. I recommend downloading the software from Logitech website because there is so much more you can do with customizing the buttons. I would indeed recommend to anyone with a Windows PC period. This is the mouse to get!
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Best Mouse I Have Ever Owned!Posted
Logitech is having a banner year in my house! First I bought my wife a nice compact Bluetooth mouse for her laptop that she absolutely loves. Next I bought the Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote and that has made my presentations so much better and easier. There isn't a presentation where someone (usually many someones) doesn't come up and ask me where I got that cool little device. Now with the MX Master 2S, I have hit the trifecta this year in awesome and useful gadgets! I have always been a fan of Logitech products, from joysticks back in my flight sim days, to the endless progression of mice I have owned over the last several decades, and to the headset I used to narrate videos. Logitech has never let me down but until this year it has always been a satisfying yet rarely surprising relationship. This year with the Spotlight and now the MX Master 2S, Logitech has surprised me twice. My work computer has a dual monitor set-up with one in landscape mode and one turned on its side in more of a portrait mode. This is because I am often switching between really long text documents and projects that require a lot of landscape to dock toolboxes and such. While I am well aware of the fact that many mice have had the ability to do side scrolling (and in fact the Logitech mouse that this is replacing had that ability), nothing has done it as well or as fluidly as the MX Master 2S. That combined with the 'hidden' gesture button under where your thumb rests, has really made my workflow so much better. I also really like the fact that it can be linked to several different devices through a mix of Bluetooth or Unifying receivers and you can easily switch with a press of a button on the bottom of the mouse. I did try to use the new Flow ability that lets you be connected to multiple devices and to move files between them which would be an absolute godsend if I could make it work in my office but unfortunately all of the computers have to be on the same wireless network and my desktop is on a wired connection and has to be for access to several network devices that I need. That being said, I think I'm going to take this mouse home over the weekend and try it with my iMac and laptop to see how well it works. If it is as 'magical' as the Spotlight remote was when I first used it, I'm going to be giggling like a little schoolgirl which would probably come off as creepy as that sounds. Another feature that I really appreciate is that it is rechargeable and the micro USB port is on the front of the device (perhaps Apple could take a cue from this and actually make the mouse still useable when charging rather that forcing it to be on its side). I am also loving how comfortable this mouse is. For the last decade at least I have gone more towards smaller more portable mice and it has been a long time since I have used a full sized mouse, but MAN does it feel so much better! That, and my wrist doesn't hurt as much at the end of the day. While I probably will stick with my smaller MX Anywhere mouse for my laptop (not a huge fan of trackpads), I am definitely getting another one of these for my iMac at home. The Magic Mouse ain't nothing compared to this champ. I'm sorry if this review has been just a constant love-fest on this device. I usually try to point out some flaw in a device so that the maker can get honest feedback and also to help out those thinking of purchasing the device, but really, I can't think of a single thing that I am even remotely unhappy about with this thing. It is by-far the best mouse I have ever owned for a computer bar-none. This is a no-brainer if you are looking for a new mouse for your computer. I just wish I had gotten this or its predecessor sooner. Why are you still reading this? It's Over, Go Home. Just buy it already! Go Home! (Obligatory Ferris Bueller reference without the need to see me in a bathrobe.)
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Powerful Mouse options appPosted
The Logitech MX Master 2S is a wireless mouse that is a bit pricier but its features set makes it a joy to use for extended time. In addition to being a comfortable mouse with a sensor that works on all surfaces, its Logitech Flow feature lets you copy and paste documents, images, and text from one computer to another, speeding your workflow. The mouse features a stunning 4,000 dpi darkfield sensor that works on all surfaces even clear glass. I used the options control panel for the Logitech mouse to hone in on my perfet settings which produced a mouse that tracked quickly, precisely and smoothly over any surface. The mouse wakes from sleep instantly and gives you a visual battery level via 3 green LEDs on the left side. Speaking of battery life, supposedly you get 70 days but unable to test that but so far using continuously for about 7 days, 4-6 hours a day and all 3 LED still lit. There is a micro-USB port on the front of the mouse to plug in the included USB cable, which lets you recharge while using it. The mouse is connectable by Bluetooth or via USB nano receiver. I connected via the USB nano receiver. The mouse features seven buttons (left, right, center, back, forward, gesture, and scroll mode shift) and two scroll wheels, and they work the same way. Each of the buttons is adjustable for functions including left click, volume control, brightness control, and zoom, among others. You can click the gesture button under your thumb, hold it, and move the mouse up, down, left, or right for additional commands. You can switch the default via the Logitech Options app. I found using the mouse became second nature after tweaking the Logitech Options control panel to adjust the scrolling and mouse behavior to settings that suited me. A button on the bottom of the mouse lets you pair with and switch between a combination of up to three Bluetooth computers or Logitech USB receivers. But when it comes to using the mouse on multiple computers it is smart to install the free Logitech Options software. You install the software on each machine, then set up the Logitech Flow feature. Once installed, you'll be able to switch control between the computers just by moving the cursor between the screens, as long as all devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. Just like if you had two or more displays connected side by side to one PC, if you move the cursor through the right side of one screen to the other, the cursor control will pass to the PC or Mac to the right. Again, as long as all computers are connected on the same network, you can copy text or files from one machine, move the cursor over to another, and paste them. File transfer can take some time if the size is large but much quicker than using a USB drive, relaying over a network drive or emailing it to yourself. The Logitech MX Master 2S is the perfect mouse for anyone who uses multiple computers on the same desk. It is comfortable to use all day, is responsive, seems to have a long battery life with quick charge ability. Connectivity is a snap. The Logitech Flow is a killer app and enables you to become more productive as you copy and paste from one computer to another on the fly.
I would recommend this to a friend
An already great product, made just a little bettePosted
As far as I can tell, there are 3 types of mouse buyers out there. The first, which represents the majority of users, can mouse with just about any piece of plastic that is put in front of them. They are frugal, they are not picky, and they tend to not see value in paying more for something that has marginally more features than the bargain-basement devices. They are categorized in this sense as not requiring a ton of precision nor low response times when using input devices, specifically keyboards and mice. The second buyer is the polar opposite from the first: they require both high precision and low response times to their devices. It is a specific bunch of people, but we see this most in the PC gaming world where these two things (precision and response time) are high on the requirements list. They also tend to like flashy, sometimes colorful devices. The third buyer is where I fall. I’m not all that picky when it comes to input lag (although if it’s really bad I’ll move on to something else), but precision is extremely important. These are highly productive individuals, who stew over mouse and keyboard purchases because of concerns about comfort over long periods of use, or even just for the pure aesthetic of the thing. But this all begs the question, of the 6.3 billion wireless mice available in the market, why would anyone pick Logitech? Even if you fall into the third category, certainly you’re not aching to spend extra money on a mouse that just isn’t all that nice. Right? Well, perhaps the MX Master 2S is a little different than you’re average mouse. Maybe it’s the Logitech Flow software that allows you to use the mouse simultaneously on two separate computers, and copy and paste between them. Or maybe you like the scroll wheel that smart selects between a click-scroll to a hyper scroll based upon the speed that it is traveling. Maybe you want a mouse that looks a little like a futuristic space ship and conforms perfectly to your hand, or one that has numerous programmable buttons that can be customized at the app level as you see fit. All these things, plus fast charging and a battery that lasts 2 months...yeah, maybe this is the right mouse for you. Aside from the high price tag, this device is an all-around great mouse. I previously had the MX Master, which is essentially the same without the Flow technology. Mouse movement is clean and buttery, as expected, scrolling is amazing. There are only a few improvements over the previous iteration of the MX Master, but for those who have used it–they are already well aware of just how great it is. I found the Flow technology to be a little buggy if you’re firewall settings aren’t wide open...so users who want to bring this device into a corporate environment to use multiple machines may run into some technical difficulties there. Fortunately Logitech support provides the firewall adjustments on their support page, but might be difficult to get your corporate IT team to make those exceptions for you. Otherwise–Flow works very well, albeit there being a slight lag when passing from screen to screen. Not a deal-breaker by any stretch, but still something to get used to. All of the other features are strictly repeat customers from the last version. It’s a great mouse, has great features, the thing is just really great. And of course, aesthetically speaking, this mouse is a must have for a sleek home office setup. It comes in three colors, I prefer the graphite which has a matte black body and graphite (maybe “space gray”??) accents. So considering my “3 types of mouse buyers” comments above: the first mouse buyer won’t find the value in this. At $99, the price seems steep–and I’ll agree that’s a pretty big pill to swallow on a mouse. But, if you spend a lot of time at your computer, it would behoove you to spend a little extra money on the creature comforts. This isn’t limited to mice: quality keyboards and desk chairs are just as important. The second mouse buyer may be willing to spend $100 on a high-end gaming mouse, but maybe not on a wireless one. The accuracy on the MX Master is great, but still not up to par with some of the more capable gaming mice available on the market. Even using this as a corded mouse (via the micro-USB connection) on the front might make it a good multi-tasking device for light gamers. The third mouse buyer is obviously where this device is aimed, and justifiably so. That said, if you already own an earlier MX Master, the upgrade may not be worth it to you–unless you are really into the Flow software that is available. However, if you own an MX Master now and do decide to upgrade, you can expect to be equally as impressed with the latest generation device. This is a pretty open-and-shut case. Logitech already makes a great product in the MX Master, and the latest version is just as good (if not better) at doing all the things we expect a mouse to do. The only real problem is the price tag, which seems a little bit steep even for those who like to spend a little extra on the creature comforts. If you’re in the market, it might make sense to try to find the older MX Master which will be at least a little cheaper with a very similar feature set.
I would recommend this to a friend
Still No Suitable MX Revolution ReplacementPosted
Still No Suitable MX Revolution Replacement Pros -Flow multi-computer functionality -Tracks on most surfaces -Bluetooth and USB connectivity -Click to free spin scroll wheel -Buttons configurable for individual applications Cons -Thumb buttons are too far back and uncomfortable -No side-scroll on main wheel -Not all buttons are fully configurable -Thumb wheel is smooth scroll only and has no click button -Documentation sorely lacking -Connecting mouse to multiple computers is not intuitive -Bluetooth connection seems laggy Overall I've used Logitech's older MX Revolution for over ten years. It's my gold standard as far as productivity mice go. Battery life is excellent, it's comfortable for hours on end, and the amount of customizable buttons are fantastic. I've been hoping to find an adequate update and replacement for it, but Logitech seems more interested in shooting themselves in the foot on their MX line. The Performance MX used the same body mold but ditched the thumb wheel and half the thumb controls. Now the MX Master brings back the thumb wheel but in a very different body shape. Sadly neither of these mice stack up to the original. The Master isn't uncomfortable to use, but it changes your regular grip a lot. Instead of comfortably and naturally resting your hand on the mouse, the higher and steeper rear slope arches your hand back so your wrist rests on the desk. The thumb controls are poorly placed, especially for those with larger than average hands. The Front and Back buttons are so far back they're under my thumb joint, not the pad. Considering most people use the Back button more than all other thumb controls combined, I can't help but wonder what Logitech was thinking with this arrangement. The Forward button is stacked above the Back button in a wedge formation and is half the size, making it trickier to use than necessary. One more button is on the floor of the thumb rest. The main scroll wheel is the same Logitech has used for years. It's well-weighted and can shift from click-to-click to free spin mode if you spin it fast enough. In a long document or web page it's great to flick it and let it spin to quickly get to the top or bottom of the page. Unfortunately it does not tilt for horizontal scrolling. The thumb wheel, the signature feature of the older Revolution, is back, but is now a fully revolving wheel instead of a forward/back tilting toggle. Unfortunately it's in free spin only without any clicking stops. This is great if you want a redundant scroll wheel for documents and web pages. Those of us using it for more specific tasks, like cycling through web browser tabs and Excel worksheets, miss the click stops. Unlike the Revolution, you can't click the scroll wheel as an extra button. The configuration software is fairly good in that you can program the buttons to different tasks and keystrokes, even having application specific customization. Unfortunately not all the buttons can be customized in every way ( i.e. the thumb wheel can't be used for keystrokes or keyboard shortcuts ). The big feature with the MX Master is the new Flow functionality that lets you use a single mouse and Logitech keyboard with up to three computers on the same network. It makes the separate computers function more like multiple monitors on a single computer and actually works pretty well. Setting it up isn't easy as the documentation is all but non-existent. The first computer was practically automatic, but the second and third took a lot of experimentation. To connect the mouse over Bluetooth, I first had to connect it over the USB receiver then go through the pairing operation. Repeat three times for three different computers. If you don't want to use flow, you can still switch the mouse between them using a toggle button on the underside. Initial connection to the computer still isn't quick though. The Flow software seems to have high overhead. I often saw lag and jumpy mouse behavior, especially over Bluetooth. The mouse itself is no more impressive than any number of competing models, most costing less. The Flow features are the main attraction here, and Logitech's own studies show only about 10% of people simultaneously work across two computers anyway. If they'd simply remake the Revolution with a new sensor to work on glass, they'd have an instant hit on their hands. Instead they seem more interested in reinventing the scroll wheel.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Go with the FLOWPosted
With the MX Master 2S, Logitech has created the mouse function I have been waiting for: the ability to operate 2 or 3 computers simultaneously – even a mix of Apple and PC devices. They call this ability FLOW, and it enables me to use a single mouse to move seamlessly among my iMac, desktop PC, and laptop PC. I am a graphic designer and do my primary design tasks on an iMac, using Adobe Creative Cloud. I can’t afford to put the Adobe software on more than one computer, and, for my own purposes, the iMac is sufficient. However, I have clients who need me to provide them with files in Publisher, and Publisher is not available for OS systems (the rest of the Microsoft Office package is, but Publisher is specifically excluded). In addition, Microsoft Word has more bells and whistles in its PC version than the OS version, and sometimes I need those extra features. So, I ended up using a combination of Dropbox, email, and thumb drives to move things back and forth among my iMac and my PC computers. Now, I can create an asset on the iMac, copy the asset, move the cursor onto the PC screen, paste the asset where it needs to go, and proceed with my work on the PC. The MX Master 2S comes without any instructions, but the Logitech website has all the information you need in a user-friendly format, for use onscreen or via a downloadable PDF. All 3 of my computers are on the same Wi-Fi network, so no changes needed there. I used Bluetooth to connect the MX Master 2S to my iMac and the desktop PC, and the USB dongle to connect the MX Master 2S to my laptop, pairing the MX Master 2S to each computer with the “1, 2, 3” button on the bottom of the mouse. No hiccups in that process. I then downloaded the Logitech Options software onto all 3 computers and activated the FLOW function, again with no hiccups. The first time I used the MX Master 2S, I set the bottom button to “1” for the iMac. From then on, I have been able to move the MX Master 2S among the 3 computers just by moving the cursor to the edge of one screen and onto the next. If all the MX Master 2S did was provide me with an inter-computer cut and paste service, that would be enough for me. However, it also provides me with a great multi-function, HIGHLY customizable mouse and – very important to me – it eliminates the need to switch the mouse I am using dozens of times a day. That is not a laziness issue – it is an ease of function and efficiency issue. The iMac mouse and a PC mouse differ in feel, touch, scrolling style, and other ways, so each time I have to switch between them there is a lag time while I mentally and physically adjust to the device. That means wasted time and wasted energy, and I need to conserve both. After I got all the buttons and wheels of the MX Master 2S adjusted to suit me (you don’t have to do that – your choice), I had an awkward day while I got accustomed to it. Now, it is just an extension of my brain and hand. The MX Master 2S’s battery life is excellent, and the 3 green lights on its left side (easy to see, but not distracting) let you know the battery level. And, because the charging cable is on the front, you can use it while it’s recharging. The 4,000 dpi Darkfield sensor really does work on all surfaces, and the scrolling action is the smoothest and most responsive I have ever encountered. I did one more thing to make my work life easier: I got the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard. It, too, operates all 3 of my computers, and it feels exactly like the keyboard that came with my iMac, while having those function keys that are specific to a PC. That means that it, too, conserves the time and energy I was wasting every time I made the mental and physical jump between two computers. Having just one keyboard and one mouse is a very worthwhile change for me.
I would recommend this to a friend
I've used it for two months... and now I'm donePosted
I've been using this mouse exclusively for two months now, so I've had a good chance get accustomed to it, and unfortunately, I've decided to retire it and go back to my old wired mouse. The truly tragic thing is that the device itself — the hardware — is great. The problem lies with the software. I bought this mouse to use in conjunction with the Logitech Craft keyboard. They both support Flow, and while I work primarily on a PC (video editing), I also have a MacBook Pro, so I thought the ability to use the same mouse and keyboard for both would great. And, in fact, on the handful of instances I used it, Flow *did* work very well. The majority of the time, however, I'm using just my PC. The first problem I ran into was that the mouse would disconnect from my motherboard's built-in Bluetooth. It happened frequently enough that, out of frustration, I decided to use the included unifying receiver, to see if that would solve the problem. For the most part, it did. I don't believe it's disconnected since then, however it frequently suffers from a sort of "stuttering" in connectivity. As if it's on the verge of disconnecting or suffering from interference, mouse movement will become choppy in fits and starts. That's profoundly annoying, because it interrupts my workflow — and, obviously, it's not something that I've ever had to deal with when using a wired mouse. The other problem, which is actually even more annoying, has to do with the Logitech Options software. Thanks to my Mac usage, I've grown accustomed to inverted scrolling (or "natural scrolling" as I believe Apple calls it). The Options software DOES allow you to invert the scroll wheel direction, which is great, but it occasionally just... forgets itself. The scroll direction reverts to normal, and even after opening the Options software, the setting still says "inverted," though it's not behaving that way. For a while, the only way I could get it to right itself was to literally reboot the computer. Eventually, I discovered I could use the task manager to force quit the Logitech Options processes, then restart Options and correct the setting. That would work for a while, but I'd have to do this at least once a day. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason behind when it would happen, but it was extremely aggravating. Between that and the occasional stuttering, I eventually had a moment of clarity where I realized I was putting up with the mouse's shortcomings for no reason other than that I'd already paid for it. Sadly, I'm outside of the return window now, but I'm going back to my old wired USB mouse, which was steady as a rock. PROs * Battery life is VERY good * The grip is comfortable — I don't rest my palm on the top of the mouse, but using a fingertip grip, it was pleasant * It's a handsome-looking mouse, if such things matter to you * Being able to pair it with multiple devices and use the Flow functionality is great for certain users CONs * Direct Bluetooth connectivity was sketchy * Connectivity using the unifying receiver was better, but still not rock solid * Settings randomly "forgotten" by the Logitech Options software * It's a bit overpriced, in my opinion
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great Mouse for all you needsPosted