Logitech’s MX Master mice have long been among the most excellent money could buy. And now it’s back with the third-generation, the MX Master 3, that once more raises the bar with a much more refined version of its hardware that makes the already nice scroll wheel even higher and finally switches to USB-C for charging.
The ratcheting scroll wheel on the MX Master mice is getting a significant overhaul with the MX Master 3 with a brand new, electromagnetic system that replaces the mechanical scrolling wheel. There are nonetheless two modes: a step-by-step ratcheting scroll that provides extra resistance, and a sooner “silent” mode that lets the wheel freely spin. Logitech calls the brand new mechanism a “Magspeed” scroll wheel, and it’s entirely unbelievable for make use of in practice: the ratcheting mode is a smoother and quieter scroll than the earlier MX Master 2S model, and the free-spinning setting feels prefer it scrolls practically forever. The wheel can also be machined solely of stainless steel now, which is even more delightful to the touch than the rubber coating on the outdated model.
Logitech has additionally tweaked the design of the thumb buttons and second scroll wheel — the wheel is now additionally machined metal and much broader, and the back/forward buttons have been moved from behind the wheel to under it where they’re far simpler to press. The company has in the end finally switched over from Micro USB to USB-C for charging, which fixes considered one of the final major flaws of the earlier generation.
Different things stay unchanged from the MX Master 2S — the MX Master 3 nonetheless has a 4,000 DPI sensor, provides Bluetooth or Logitech’s Unifying USB receiver to connect with a tool, quick switching between as much as three computer systems, assist for Logitech’s Flow technology, and an estimated 70-day battery life.
Logitech can also be taking the time to announce a brand new keyboard to go together with the MX Master 3, the MX Keys, which is the company’s Craft keyboard minus the distinctive dial interface and at a significantly cheaper value.