It is not difficult to understand why Logitech, a Swiss manufacturer of peripherals, is one of the largest companies in the business: it creates products thinking precisely about the intensity with which users use them on a daily basis, linking performance and ergonomics (which are never too much).
Following this philosophy, the company launched the mouse this week MX Master 3 and the keyboard MX Keys, two new products that continue the legacy of its illustrious MX line.
MX Master 3
After the success of the MX Master 2S, Logi perfected what could be improved and maintained the most popular characteristics for users in the new MX Master 3 mouse, which elevates the concept (already quite high) of performance, uniting new technologies.
One of the main novelties of this version is the scroll wheel, which now has a new electromagnetic system called“Magspeed” – which replaces the mechanical mechanism, offering more resistance and a “silent mode”. The new wheel is also made entirely of stainless steel, which is even more pleasant to the touch than the rubber lining of the previous model.
The manufacturer improved the design of the buttons located at the height of the thumb and the side scroll wheel, which also received a stainless steel finish. In addition, the back / forward buttons are now below the side wheel, making them easier to use. Finally, Logi changed the Micro-USB input to a USB-C in the new model, increasing the charging efficiency.
As we said, some positive features of the MX Master 2S have not been changed in this version, including the sensor Darkfield 4,000dpi, the Flow and the 500mAh rechargeable battery, which can last up to 70 days.
The MX Master 3 is available in the American online store of Logitech for $ 100 (there is still no information on when it will be sold in the Brazilian store).
Along with MX Master 3, Logi introduced the MX Keys keyboard – the “spiritual” successor to Craft Keyboard. Unlike the model presented in 2017, which aimed at editing professionals, the MX Keys is a complete keyboard aimed at the general public, in addition to offering some very interesting features.
As in the Craft model, the MX Keys has a smart backlight feature, which makes the keys light up when your hands are close to the keyboard (without touching it). This is possible thanks to a pair of sensors, which also identify the intensity of the ambient light to adjust the brightness of the keyboard.
As for the main components of the alphanumeric keyboard (the keys), Logi maintained the use of its patented technology Perfect Stroke, which besides offering a stepped design for the fingers, softens the sound of the keys. In addition, as in the MX Master 3, the MX Keys also has the feature Flow, making it possible to connect the keyboard and switch it with up to three computers.
According to the company, the MX Keys sensors have been updated to optimize the keyboard’s battery life; so, with smart backlight on, the battery can last up to 10 days – with the backlight off, that time can extend up to 5 months.
As a keyboard set, Logi has also launched the new MX Palm Rest (shown in the image above), a palm rest that improves ergonomics when typing. While the MX Keys sells for $ 100, the MX Palm Rest is available for $ 20.
via The Verge