Logitech MX Master 3 Review – I’m Switching!

by birtanpublished on May 2, 2021

So this is the Logitech MX master 3 and for those of you wondering the MX master 2's its predecessor was launched more than two years ago and if you recall my review of this mouse aside from the way how I looked I actually really enjoyed my time using this guy because it was packed with features that helped ease my workflow for editing videos and doing other things but it was also geared for professionals who spent a lot of time sitting in front of a screen creating spreadsheet documents working on presentations coding you know working on graphics you name it now the master 3 addresses some of the issues that I had

With the 2s but Logitech has also added some more features to make it a little bit better like a newly redesigned machspeed scroll wheel which I'll go over in the video as well as the inclusion of pre-configured button profiles that can take advantage of all these buttons including the horizontal scroll wheel depending on certain apps and the best part is they aren't charging a premium for it it still retails for $99 so it's the same price as a 2s when it was launched back then so let's go over some of the changes that Logitech has done to the master 3

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Below alright so what's new with the master 3 as you can see from a physical standpoint they do look different so the master 3 doesn't have the pointy tip like the 2's and if slimmed down the palm rest area by a little bit it's still the same size as the 2's and weight wise the 3 is 4 grams lighter than the 2's but honestly I wasn't able to tell the difference however coming from my glorious model oh that weighs only 67 grams the difference was night day but then again these two mites are geared towards different users so that's something to keep note of unfortunately

It's not ambidextrous so left hand users are out of the equation if you prefer a palm type grip the master three does not disappoint just like the 2s my hands are fairly large and I was comfortably able to wrap them around the body but you could hold a claw style as well if you're into that they've shifted the battery LED indicator to a more visible spot because with the 2s I was easily able to hide the indicators with my thumb due to its location and the biggest shift for me at least is that they relocated before and backward buttons to a comfortable position it's

Right underneath the horizontal scroll wheel and it was easily able to reach all three of them without having to stress my thumb like I did with the 2s however there's still not as tactile as I'd like them to be they still feel mushy but that's just personal the primary left and right buttons on the other hand have great tactile feedback and they don't require a lot of pressure to register as for other changes the Master 3 finally finally uses a USB type-c for charging and it supports quick charge so you can get about 3 hours of use from a minute of charge

Which is awesome unfortunately battery life hasn't really improved compared to the 2s because they still feature the same size battery and so expect up to 70 days worth of use from a single charge which is still amazing considering that this is a wireless mouse packed with features now having switched the 2's for a little while since launch I remember taking it to show floors like CES and Computex and I only remember charging in maybe one or two times over the course of 6 months which is amazing and the master 3 is still going strong I still have full bars which by the way can be

Monitored through the options software unfortunately I still wish if they gave us the option to view the battery percentage but we don't have it so yeah now just like the master 2's the master 3 comes with bluetooth support and easy switch which means the user can switch between three different systems at the same time by this button right over here which is pretty cool I think this will come in super handy if you're working in an environment where you have to switch between different systems at the same time and if you're looking for a

Keyboard to go along with that logitech didn't announce MX keys which features flow support as well as easy switch and I think there'll be a perfect companion for the magic three it is $100 which is expensive but hey if that's something that you're looking into that's an option moving on let's talk about the max speed scroll wheel Logitech spent quite a bit of time talking about this feature during my briefing so here's what you need to know they've implemented electromagnets inside the wheel that's supposed to offer silent and precise movement as

Well as a seamless transition between ratchet mode and Free Spin for those of you wondering ratchet mode is when you can physically feel the scroll steps whereas if you quickly switch over to four you spin you're basically letting the scroll wheels go for as long as it can depending on how much force you've applied so when you're in ratchet mode the magnets inside are polar opposite which results in repulsion hence you'd be able to feel the scroll steps as the teeth inside make contact with each other when you switch over to

Free spin the mouse sends an electric charge which then reverses the polarity and so the inner teeth retracts making no contact with the exterior wheel which ultimately doesn't create resistance but why would someone need such a crazy high-tech scroll wheel on a mouse I can't really answer that question but I can certainly tell you how it feels these scroll stamps they feel a lot more smoother and softer compared to the master two less and most importantly they're very quiet you can't really hear the scroll steps as you're scrolling through it almost feels like it's

Vibrating inside but it really isn't it probably has the electromagnets anyway here's a quick sound test comparing this hyper max speed scroll wheel to the hyper fast scroll wheel on the master 2's so I hope that gave you a rough idea on how this new mechanism works it's really difficult to explain it through video guys because you really have to try it in person to experience it you see I'm coming from a traditional medicine with a scroll wheel that has well-defined scroll steps that I can feel them and hear them it's normal to

Me but switching to something that's out of the ordinary something that uses electromagnets inside it's it was a little bit awkward at first but I slowly started like it after because of its smoothness and just when I'm you know editing videos and doing things in Photoshop it just felt a lot more natural and pretty cool too but is it a revolutionary feature that's worth upgrading from your existing Mouse not really guys because if you're coming from something like the master 2's the hyper fast foveal is one of these signature features of the MX master

Series and yes this goal will feel a little bit more premium compared to the 2's but it's not worth upgrading to at least in my opinion but if you're willing to try something new you're coming from something a little bit more basic why not one of the things that I loved about the 2's was the ability to customize the buttons with different commands not just window specific but app based as well so if you need to create a custom button layout for Photoshop or AutoCAD or Adobe Premiere you can easily set that up through Logitech options the master 3

Adds an extra layer on top of that by pre configuring the mouse with different app profiles once you install logitech options the app scans for programs that you have installed on your system and it identifies apps like Photoshop Final Cut Pro Microsoft Office Adobe Premiere and a few more and it loads the button layout automatically so for instance with Photoshop you can use the horizontal scroll wheel to adjust the brush size when you're doing touch-ups or you can set it to adjust the hardness or opacity or zoom I use DaVinci Resolve

For editing these videos so I use the horizontal wheel to scroll through my timeline plus I have customized the forward and backward button to mark in and out points when in reviewing footage this really helps my workflow I use Excel to create graphs for comparisons and to make things quick I assign the horizontal scroll wheel to increase and decrease the text size and the four and backward buttons to redo and undo if you're a web browser like Chrome or edge you can use the horizontal wheel to switch between

Different tabs which is also pretty neat and if you hold the middle scroll wheel and start moving the mouse around you can pan within an image whether if you're in Photoshop or PowerPoint or any other program logitech has really unleashed customization to a whole other level especially with that horizontal scroll wheel it's more intuitive to use and I really love using it for editing videos and creating thumbnails that being said you could technically do all of that on the master 2's except you lose a lot of the tool based support for apps for the horizontal scroll wheel and

You also miss out on the pan feature plus you also have to create profiles for every app by yourself since it doesn't come pre-loaded with any moving on to tracking performance and honestly nothing has changed here the master 3 still uses the same darkfield 4000 dps sensor just like the 2s and it felt very similar now I cannot emphasize this enough guys the master 3 is not a gaming mouse so you're not gonna expect the most accurate responsive pinpoint accuracy like you would on a traditional Gaming Mouse like the model o with an optical sensor I was

Still able to detect a little bit of acceleration and lift off distance tracking so if you plan on gaming if you're planning on playing FPS titles on the master 3 that is ultimately your choice but I would strongly not recommend that just just don't just don't buy this for gaming the last thing that I want to cover here is the software experience this is one of the best that I've looked at so far it's simple and provides basic controls for the user to customize if you want to set a custom button layout you can simply head over here and choose your app but

If Logitech doesn't support it you can add programs manually which is nice and guys the amount customization that you can do with the master 3 is endless and I have nothing to complain about it the pointing scroll tablets you adjust the sensitivity and a few more things I still wish it launched it give us the visual indicator for dpi levels it's pretty disappointing I should also mention that this mount supports launch text flow just like the master 2s and for starters this is a pretty cool feature that lets you seamlessly switch the cursor between

Different computers as long as you're connected to the same Wi-Fi network and you can also copy and paste files as well although be mindful that it heavily depends on your network speed so here's the bottom line with the MX master 3 it's slightly refined compared to the master 2's the body certainly looks a lot different they have relocated the forward and backward buttons to a more comfortable location which I really like you also get USB see finally that's a thing I'm sure a lot of you guys will appreciate that as well and the max

Speed scroll wheel it's a cool feature it uses electromagnets to create a smoother and quieter operation when you're scrolling through documents and doing things but it's not really a feature that's worth upgrading from the master to s however if you desperately need USB type-c and if you see yourself taking advantage of those custom pre-configured button layouts where you can bring them that horizontal scroll wheel within your workflow and if your Creator I think you're gonna appreciate the master 3 now if you're a professional watching this video and if

You're currently using a very basic Mouse and if you're thinking about or looking for an upgrade to something a little bit more robust and feature-rich I would highly recommend checking out the Master 3 yes it's still expensive a hundred dollars but given logitech's history with sales you can certainly pick this up for a lot less during special sales event so that's something that's worth looking forward to I should also mention that I have switched from my glorious model o to the master 3 and I know a lot of gamers might be disappointed by that but if you think

About it I spend the majority of my time creating content for you guys and less time gaming so if I find something that can ease my workflow make it a little more efficient and faster that's a win-win for me so let me know what you guys think about the master 3 from Logitech I really want to know thoughts about it yes it's true it's truly interesting and different to try something refreshing compared to a traditional Gaming Mouse so yeah there's that thank you so much for watching guys amoeba with harvick Enochs signing off make sure to check out some relevant

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