Mice from Logitech are known for efficiency, ergonomics, and their productivity-based features. And today in our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review, we’ll discuss the vital stuff about their MX Master 3.
This mouse is a follow-up to the company’s popular MX Master 2S which sports a similar design and feature set. Logitech utilised USB-C charging and kept the quick-charge technology from the MX Master 2S.
The MX Master 3 sports the company’s signature features but it really looks just like the previous generation mice. Does it offer enough or more to approve its higher price tag? We’ll find out here in our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review.
The MX Master 3 arrived in a premium-looking cardboard container that features an image of the mouse in front. MX Master 3 is seen on the upper-left corner while Logitech is just below the image. We love the dark theme Logitech used for the product since it gives off that sleek vibe to it.
Of course, we looked inside the package for our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review. There, we saw that the mouse came with a couple of accessories such as a unifying USB receiver. You’ll also find a USB-C charging cable (USB-A to C) and user documentation for reference.
Everything inside was secure and well-packed, so you don’t need to worry about accidental damages on the MX Master 3.
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse Review – Design and Functionality
The MX Master 3 is an ergonomic mouse for right-handed users. It has a functional design and curves that are ideal for your hand’s grip and shape. The area for your thumb and nook for your thumb both feature slip-resistant and textured surfaces which is great.
This mouse has seven buttons present. On the top, you’ll see a clickable scroll wheel and button for adjusting the scroll settings.
The company has slightly altered the technology in the scroll wheel and opted for a magnetic mechanism called the MagSpeed. It facilitates the ratchet scrolling effect.
We looked into other details for our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review. And to note, earlier generations had the same effect when utilising mechanical contacts.
The new technology keeps fixed scrolling very solid and defined while simultaneously making it easy to scroll lines quickly. This is evident especially when changing to the free-scrolling mode.
The MX Master 3 has a thumb scroll wheel and two customisable buttons on the side. There’s even an extra button when you press on the thumb pad.
Its USB-C charging port is in front of the mouse, while at the base, you’ll see another button. The latter is present for manually switching among the different available device profiles.
The mouse’s scroll wheel is Logitech’s current development since their MX Master 2S. It allows you to toggle between smooth or ratchet scrolling.
You can link the mouse to up to three different devices. And with the help of a button on its base, you can easily switch among different profiles. This button also helps you determine which device is currently in use.
If you’re installing Logitech Options on your computer, you can easily switch between them with ease.
Compared to earlier Logitech mice, the MX Master 3 doesn’t have a place for keeping the USB dongle. So, there might be a higher chance of misplacing or losing its little adapter.
Key Features of the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse
Now, our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review will discuss the different key features of the mouse.
Scroll a Thousand Lines in One Second
Logitech reinvented the MX Master 3’s wheel. This all-new MagSpeed Electromagnetic scrolling provides high levels of precision. This technology is quick enough to scroll 1,000 lines within a second and stop on a pixel.
Use the MX Master 3 with Multiple Computers
With the Flow-enabled MX Master 3 Mouse, you can seamlessly control multiple computers. All you have to do is move the cursor to the edge of the screen. The best thing is it works between Windows and macOS operating systems.
Using this mouse lets you transfer text, images, and files between different computers with ease.
Track Faster on Any Kind of Surface
The MX Master 3 Mouse is faster and more precise than other Logitech mice without an electromagnetic scroll wheel. With that, you can hit the right pixel at all times. With Logitech Darkfield Tracking and top-notch 4,000 dpi precision, you can track on any type of surface.
Quick Charging with USB-C
Stay powered for up to 70 days with a fully charged MX Master 3. And a quick one-minute charge gives three hours of use.
The MX Master 3 is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux Sensor. Its wheel and buttons will be supported without additional drivers in most popular Linux distributions.
Easy-Switch Button of the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse
Connect the MX Master3 with up to three devices, then switch between these by simply touching the Easy-Switch button.
Convenience in Video Calls
Using the MX Master 3 makes meetings a breeze since it has predefined settings for Zoom and Microsoft Teams. You can instantly start/stop and mute the video with the two buttons on the mouse’s left.
In this section, our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review we’ll look into the mouse’s different specifications. Let’s see what it has in store for us.
The MX Master 3 measures 124.9 x 84.3 x 51mm (H x W x D) and weighs 141g. For its unifying USB receiver, it is 18.4 x 14.4 x 6.6mm and this weighs 2g.
Speaking of its unifying USB receiver, of course, you’ll need an available USB port to use it. For system requirements, you should be using Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.15 or later, Chrome-OS, or Linux.
When it comes to Bluetooth, you need Bluetooth low-energy technology, Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.15 or later. It also includes iOS 13.4 or later, iPadOS 14 or later, Linux, Chrome-OS, or Android 5.0 or later.
For the technical specifications of this Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review, it has a nominal value of 1,000. As for the mouse’s minimum and maximum dpi value, it’s rated at 200 to 4,000 dpi. These can be set up in 50 dpi increments.
The MX Master 3’s wireless operating distance is 10m and it utilises an advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology.
The MX Master 3 uses a rechargeable 500mAh Li-Po battery that lasts up to 70 days on a full charge. Of course, its battery life depends on the user and computing conditions.
Hands-on with the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse
We tried using the MX Master 3 to see how well it performs. Of course, we also used the Logitech Options app to see what customisation options it offers.
This section of our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review will discuss the performance of the mouse. But before we get into that, let’s check out its app for customising the mouse’s pointer sensitivity. Aside from its pointer sensitivity, the Logitech Options app also customises its gesture shortcuts, Smart Shift sensitivity, and more.
The app allows you to assign actions to all the available buttons except for the right and left ones. Instead, these are made app-specific.
Logitech Options also has an extensive list of programs that it supports. This only means that it isn’t only the creative pros who can take advantage of it. However, Lightroom isn’t included in the list.
But with programs like Microsoft Office, Outlook, Chrome, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams being supported, things get even better. Why? Because everyone can benefit and get a lot out of the MX Master 3.
When we used the MX Master 3, we noticed the cursor’s precision and accuracy. It was also comfortable to use for long periods and it worked smoothly on any surface. In fact, we didn’t need a mouse pad or a smooth surface for the mouse to function well.
Its Bluetooth connectivity was also seamless even when connected to three devices. This was an issue with its predecessor, so we’re glad that Logitech fixed this issue for the MX Master 3.
For the older model, we had to disconnect one of the linked devices or reset the mouse. The MX Master 3, on the other hand, worked smoothly out of the box.
Overall, we were satisfied with the Logitech MX Master 3’s performance. We enjoyed customising its shortcuts and using its unique features. With that, we’re recommending this product.
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse Review Summary
The Logitech MX Master 3 is an excellent productivity mouse that offers accuracy, speed, product design, and customisable settings. It’s ideal for professionals like coders, film editors, and graphics designers who spend most of their time on specialised software. Plus, its design and construction make it comfortable to use.
But of course, the MX Master 3 is also ideal for everyone who needs a good mouse that works efficiently.
This mouse inherits its predecessors best features and it also comes with added improvements, thus, making it a great product. And during our tests, we had a great experience using the mouse and we didn’t have any issues with it. Because of this, we were satisfied with its performance and we’re highly recommending this product.
If you want to get your hands on the Logitech MX Master 3, you can purchase it from the company’s official website.