Today in our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review, we will discuss the MX Master 2’s successor, the MX Master 3. It’s packed with new features that ease up your workflow for video editing, document editing, photo editing, and more.
The Logitech MX Master 3 has a build designed & geared for professionals who mostly sit in front of their screen. We’ll also check how it compares to its predecessor.
While wireless mice are a thing nowadays, Logitech implemented features that you can’t see on cheap wireless mice. Not only have they upgraded to a premium USB-C charging port, but it also features quick charging.
The general shape of the MX Master 3 is very similar to the MX Master 2S, but the MX Master 3 is much more comfortable. Logitech also made the clickers and scroll wheels a ton better.
Logitech also plans to release a keyboard to be paired with their MX Master 3 Mouse, the MX Keys. These two products are an excellent combo, especially for those who don’t like wires.
In this review, we will discuss and tell you why we think the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse deserves to be the best ergonomic mouse for overall productivity usage.
Let’s find out by judging the design, features, and usability. But we’ll start with the packaging first.
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse Packaging
The first part of our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review talks about the packaging. We’ll dig into the package’s design and how it fits inside.
As we got our hands on the Logitech MX Master 3, the box has the common design Logitech offers. The colour of the box has a mixed black & cyan theme, which represents their basic products. The box design looks simple, clean, and minimalist.
At the front side, there’s the Logitech logo on the lower-centre, which is a nice touch. Just like Logitech’s typical front design, the product is fully shown in a good angle while listing the product name on top-left.
Finally, the product features are located at the back. This portion is very important to buyers for a quick-decision which mice to buy.
There’s another box inside, which covers the actual product. This gives a premium feel and can be a good display in your cabinet.
The first thing you’ll see with the box’s contents is the mouse and dongle. There’s another box at the bottom, which is the instruction manual and a USB Type C Cable. There’s also a product card which indicates that this mouse can be paired with their Logitech MX Keys Keyboard.
Overall, the packaging is excellent and clean. Moreover, it is secured firmly, which makes it excellent through shipping. Let’s move on to the design and functionality section.
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse Review – Design and Functionality
Now let’s talk about the design and functions that the MX Master 3 offers here in our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review.
The Logitech MX Master 3’s design is similar to its predecessor, the Logitech MX Master 2S. Logitech looked forward to a better ergonomics redesign. They’ve addressed all the issues that their previous MX Master 2S had.
While both mice are packed with excellent features, the MX Master 3 comes with new & better features. Let’s dig more into that after we talk about the design.
At first glance, it looks like they’re completely the same. But if you look closely, there are a few changes.
The Logitech MX Master 3 still has a 4,000 DPI sensor, but there are a lot of improvements when it comes to design and comfortability. You’ll easily determine all the differences once you place your hand.
The Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse also has a bulkier shape compared to the MX Master 2S, and it sits on your hand naturally. The shape of MX Master 3 also forces your palm to sit directly at the mouse. If you’re going to view it side-by-side, you can easily notice that the MX Master 3 is slimmer.
The palm rest is made of rubber, and also has an integrated switch button for your thumb. The body’s height was also made lower, and they’ve removed the pointy tip between the left and right click.
Let’s now move to our key features section of our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review.
Key Features of the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse
This part of our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review is where we’re going to elaborate on each feature that the MX Master 3 Mouse offers.
The Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse comes with MagSpeed Electromagnetic scroll wheel, which gives benefits to users and a huge upgrade from MX Master 2S. It feels like a clean regular scroll wheel, but you can also do a free scroll.
Unique Thumb Scroll
The Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse features a side scroll for an effortless adjustment. You can scroll sideways or utilise it depending on which software you’re using. You can switch between apps, adjust the volume, zoom in and out, and more.
Visible Battery Indicator
The Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse had a battery indicator redesign. It is now located on the left side, which will green but will turn red if it’s running low.
Quick Gesture Button
The Logitech MX Master 3 features a thumb button that gives you an ability to do different actions. Pressing it once will display all your running apps, and holding it while swiping your mouse enables gesture features. You can also change the control actions through their Logitech Options software.
New USB Type-C Port
Logitech finally decided to upgrade to a USB Type-C Port, which is more durable, flexible, and faster than a regular micro USB. This port will charge up to its maximum rating.
Multi-Channel Connection Button
The Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse can connect up to 3 computers. You can use either via USB receiver or Bluetooth connection. The button is located under the mouse, and pressing it will easily cycle through three different channels.
Pre-Installed Software Configurations
Unlike the Logitech MX Master 2S, the Logitech MX Master 3 comes with pre-installed software configurations. You can define and modify the settings through their Logitech Options software.
Let’s begin with dimensions. The Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse has a height of 124.9 mm, a width of 84.3 mm, a depth of 51 mm, and a weight of 141 g. If you’re someone who highly depends on mouse grips, it’s an excellent choice to check the dimensions.
The USB Receiver is quite small, giving only a height of 18.4 mm, a width of 14.4mm, a depth of 6.6 mm, and a weight of 2 g. It supports Windows 7 onwards, macOS 10.13 or later, and Linux-based operating systems.
The Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse also supports Bluetooth low energy technology and Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology.
For the sensor technology, it has a Darkfield high precision sensor. It has a minimum DPI of 200 and can be set up to 4000 DPI.
The battery is made of rechargeable Li-Po battery, with a capacity of 500 mAh. You can get up to 3 hours of usage from a 1-minute charge.
Hands-on with the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse
We’re finally on the hands-on section of our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review. Let’s get our hands on the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse and perform a few tests with different software and tasks.
As per daily usage, the Logitech MX Master 3 does a decent job of performing your everyday tasks. It also feels very comfortable, even on any surface you place this mouse.
Both the scroll and thumb scroll feels better with the MX Master 3 when compared to the older MX Master 2S. Logitech redesigned it to be quieter & smooth.
They’ve lessened the friction on the scrolls and gave you an option to fast scroll. This feature is very useful on things like long documents, coding, and other long projects that you can scroll, especially when you’re in an office which involves a lot of paperwork.
There’s also a small button in the middle, which changes the feel of your scroll. You can easily change the stiffness of the scroll by pressing this small button that looks like a DPI switch button.
On the other hand, the thumb scroll felt a bit bigger, and the thumb buttons were also moved below. It’s easier to reach this way and gives a nice touch overall. The gesture button is what made this mouse a premium product; it boosts your productivity and consumes less time for you to finish all your tasks.
You can easily switch through your running apps by pressing the gesture button once, and this is a feature everyone would opt for.
The Logitech Options software allows you to customise the buttons, features, sensitivity, and speeds of your mouse and their user interface are very user-friendly.
Upon using the software, we found that the MX Master 3 comes with predefined settings for each application. You can select which software you’d like to install a predefined setting and give you an option to customise it.
Overall, the mouse felt excellent, and the features it offers are bang for the buck. Let’s discuss further through our summary section.
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse Review Summary
Now that we’ve covered everything in our Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse review, let us summarise our thoughts.
Is the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse worth your money? In our opinion, it’s a yes! There are lots of benefits with the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse, including features that are missing on a regular mouse.
If you’re switching from a regular mouse, the difference is night and day. This is currently one of the best wireless mice that Logitech has made, and they didn’t fail to deliver what they’ve advertised.
It is given that Logitech is an expert when it comes to ergonomic designs and special features, but we’re also impressed with the software usage. Overall, this mouse is easy to utilise, especially when you combine it with the Logitech Options software.
This is a mouse that offers a lot and saves your time in a very efficient way. You can bring this anywhere and begin to work at any workspace easily. The wireless feature also gave better multi-tasking options, especially when you have different setups.