Today, on the 4th of September, 2019, Logitech announced about their latest addition to the Master series – MX Master 3 mouse. The company also revealed their first keyboard (wireless) in the series, known as the MX Keys.
Logitech’s MX Master 3 –
MX Master 3 is instant precision and infinite potential. It’s the most advanced Master Series mouse yet – designed for creatives and engineered for coders. If you can think it, you can master it.
The new mouse keeps everything that made the Master 2S so popular with desk jockeys. There’s plenty of support for your wrist and thumb, a side scroll wheel with two buttons above it and 4000 dpi Darkfield tracking that can be used on any surface, even glass.
The MX Master 3 mouse isn’t just about adding USB-C. It also packs new scroll wheel technology that is 90 percent faster, 8 percent more precise, and almost entirely silent, according to Logitech.
The built-in battery is good for as many as 70 days on a full charge, and via the new USB-C quick charging, you’ll get a full day of use in just three minutes of charging.
The body is slightly redesigned on this mouse, too, but only slightly so it’s probably going to feel just as comfortable if you’re a fan of the existing Master series. The MX Master 3 retails for $99.99 and is on sale now via Logitech directly and Amazon.
More Insight –
MX Master 3 employs magnets for a better scroll!
There’s one change in the MX Master 3 that could be a game changer for some users. The top and side scroll wheels ball are now aluminum, and instead of mechanical gears, the Master 3 uses magnets to control how quickly things scroll.
This can lock the wheel into place so you can advance frame by frame through a video or, if you give it a good flick, the magnets will unlock (by reversing their polarity) and zoom you down 1,000 lines. That’s great if you have a massive spreadsheet to get through, or just really miss having a ‘home’ button that will quickly take you back to the top of a web page.
Logitech’s MX Keys –
The MX Keys also supports USB-C or Logitech’s Unifying receiver for connectivity, and supports Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.
The company says it should last up to 10 days with the keyboard backlight turned on (the backlight features a proximity sensor to only light up when you’re actually typing), or up to five months with it off. And if the battery gets too low while the backlight is on, it’ll automatically switch to disable it, getting you an extra two weeks of battery to find some time to charge it.
You an also get an optional add-on detachable palm rest for more ergonomic typing. This looks like a really promising piece of hardware based on the reputation of the excellent Logitech Craft, but a much better bargain.
The MX Keys keyboard, is also on sale now with a retail price of $99.99.