Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This is currently the best mouse from Logitech. This mouse has 2 innovative interesting features.

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The top mouse wheel has 2 modes. ① clicky. ② free spin.

It automatically switch from clicky to free spin, when you flick it fast.

You can turn this auto-switch off by pressing the button on top of the mouse, to make it stay in spin mode or clicky mode.

For video the Logitech's spin wheel, see: Logitech Mouse with Spin Wheel

Thumb Wheel

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Thumb Wheel. This lets you scroll horizontally. But, how often do you need to do that?

Better, is to set it to {switch tabs, switch apps, switch windows}. That's extremely useful.

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Thumb buttons

The 2 buttons behind the thumb wheel is by default browser forward/backward page. They are kinda awkward to use.

Gesture Button

logitech mx master wireless mouse gesture diagram
Gestures by holding down the thumb button.

The Gesture Button is hidden on the thumb rest.

Wireless Bluetooth or USB Receiver, Connect to Multiple Computers

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Bottom. Push bottom to connect to 3 different computers, PC or Mac. “Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse” Buy at amazon

Included is Logitech's Unifying Receiver, meaning that this USB receiver can also be used with other Logitech wireless mouse or keyboards.

But also, this mouse is Bluetooth. So, on any computer that has Bluetooth support, you can connect to 3 PC or Mac computers. Press the button at the bottom of the mouse to switch.

Wired Charger. No Need Battery

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plug in to charge. Can use as a wired mouse.

Builtin Charger. Included is a USB wire you can connect to mouse to charge. Can charge while in use.

Battery Life Per Charge

Battery is said to be up to 40 Days, but reviewers says 20 days.

Size Comparison

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from left to right: G700s, MX Master, G602 Wireless.

Video Reviews

Logitech MX Master Review. 〔“Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse” Buy at amazon
“Mice Battle: Logitech MX Master vs Performance MX” 〔“Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse” Buy at amazon〕 〔“Logitech Wireless Performance MX Mouse” Buy at amazon

Potential Problems

amazon reviewers point out the following potential problems.

• The scroll wheel notched/spin may break. Many said that it becomes just spin, impossible to set to notched mode.

• For some unit, the wheel is not evenly weighted or such, so that when you leave finger off the wheel, it may rock a bit, causing page to move.

• bluetooth does not work well on the Mac.

• The thumb wheel may be too sensitive.

So, i'm not sure about this mouse overall. If a mouse is great in every way, except 1 in 10 it's defective, then it's not good.

Alternatives

for wireless, compare Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse. It has lots buttons, but no spin-wheel nor thumb wheel.

this Logitech G700s Mouse Review, also wireless, but battery lasts only a few days. But has spin-wheel.

or, get a smaller version of the mx master, the logitech anywhere 2 mouse

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Logitech Anywhere 2 mouse.

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