Logitech MX Master 3S for Mac review: Precise pointing for the digital transformation age

I have to admit that I didn’t love the Logitech MX Master 3S for Mac mouse at first.

I was a bit of a newb, because I wasn’t fully aware of how mouse technology has evolved recently, especially when it comes to gaming. I’ve used the same Dell mouse for the last few years, and it has worked fine. I’m not into gaming as much these days, and most of my computing duties center around writing and answering email. 

Earlier this year, I released a new book, and I’ve spent a lot of time working in the social media space promoting, and even tried my hand at Canva a few times making graphics. Let’s just say I don’t work in Adobe Photoshop everyday, and I don’t play a ton of computer games. Yet, the Logitech MX Master 3S mouse grew on me over time, and here’s why.

First, an ultra-precise mouse can be set to anywhere from 200 to 8000 DPI. I’ve admitted I don’t use Photoshop constantly, but the precision did help with everyday mouse duties. Even in Google Docs on a large-screen display and using Canva, the precision helped. 

Darkfield high precision sensors sound ominous, but what is happening with them when you mouse around is not. Sensors can read a surface quickly and efficiently, even if it’s glass.

The mouse is so smooth, it just flows from one thing to the next. The soft-clicks are subtle and silent. I didn’t appreciate this enough at first, and even thought there might be a problem because in a few cases I would click and it didn’t register. Turns out you can change the soft click settings, too. That’s how my impressions of the device changed, knowing you can set the DPI precision in a hundred different ways (technically, in segments of 50 DPI at a time) and adjust how soft that click is. Once I explored those settings, I learned to appreciate the silent operation and how the ergonomics work. My finger didn’t have to hard-press all day.

Another perk with this mouse is that it can connect to three different Mac devices. Let’s say you have a Mac laptop and use the mouse with that at work. When you get home, you can use an iMac with the mouse and press one button to switch the connection. The mouse uses low-power Bluetooth and charges using a USB-C cable at the front. 

For me, it lasted about two weeks on a charge. I then realized I don’;t mind just keeping the USB-C cable attached at all times. Still, I know I can quickly disconnect and bring the mouse with me on a trip, to the office, or for a coffee run and not worry about it running out of battery. Amazingly, Logoitech says the mouse will run for three hours after a quick one-minute charge.

Overall, the mouse just feels light and agile, yet comfortable in the hand. I found it was easy to access all seven of the buttons, including the one for switching the Bluetooth connection. I had nothing but good things to say after using it for a month, even if that soft-click issue bothered me for about five minutes (until I found the setting to change it). It’s a brilliant mouse. At $99, it’s a smart productivity aid.

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