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Review: With MX Master 2S, Logitech Continues to Prove It Has the Best Mouse on the Planet

It must do, by my own account, almost a decade that I just use mice gives Logitech. I went through all of her latest top-of-the-range models, and recently replaced the MX Master (which I ended up not writing a review of, sorry) by his immediate successor, the MX Master 2S.

Generation after generation, Logi maintains its position as the manufacturer of the best mouse on the planet. There is always room for improvement, but here we have a product that, at least for me, has no equivalent competitor in the market today. In other words, my only option is him.

Logitech MX Master 2S

The 2S is not much different from the original MX Master. The design almost hasn't changed, but its sensor Darkfield It now has 4,000 DPIs (compared to 1,000 DPIs before) and it has fast battery recharge Logi promises a full day of autonomy with just three minutes of recharge, which now lasts about 70 days (compared to 40 days earlier).

Honestly, I felt no difference with this sensor upgrade itself. The previous MX Master already worked well even on complicated surfaces like glass tables, and I already found it accurate enough for my type of use. But I trust the promise of the company.

The battery, yes, made a noticeable leap now with 500mAh capacity. Although I don't even come close to this Logi-announced range of autonomy, because I make advanced use of the mouse and above the eight hours a day on which the number is based, I still recharge something that I do sporadically and, when I need to do it, really fast. As your Micro-USB port is on the front (learn, Apple!), D to continue using the cable-connected mouse to the Mac without problems while it is powered.

MX Master 2S is a very robust mouse, with various buttons and customization possibilities applied by the Logitech Options app that is within the macOS System Preferences. Looking from above, we have the two traditional boats, a wheel with Smartshift which is also a button (use for App Expos) and another button below it (use for Mission Control). On the side is a horizontal wheel, two more navigation buttons (use to switch tabs) and a last large button where you hold your thumb (use to show the table).

In this new generation, the mouse is sold in three colors: Graphite (a grayish black), Light gray (light gray) and Midnight Teal (a kind of navy blue).

Logitech MX Master 2S Full Color

The technology Smartshift, which already existed before, sensational. By default, the caster will give you little "catches" as you spin, as if they were several scrolling "steps"; but if you spin it faster / stronger, it goes into free mode and spins it smoothly. If you want you can also disable the Smartshift and use it only in the way you prefer. In this case, it is ideal to use the little button below the wheel to do this mode switching (his default setting).

The side wheel does not have these two modes, it only works freely. And, at least for me, not something I use daily. But it's amazing how useful it is when you come across a horizontal scrolling situation. I think it's great that she's there, at my disposal.

Logi's newer peripherals now also feature a feature called Flow, great for those who use the same mouse with two computers alternately (either Mac or PC). Thus, you can move from one to another simply by moving the cursor to the corner of the screen and even copying text, images and files between them. This is not something I had the opportunity to test, however.

While highly ergonomic, the MX Master 2S is without a doubt a right-handed mouse. You can even, in the settings, invert the top two buttons if you want, but as there is no symmetry in your design, using it with your left hand should be somewhat odd.

Something that worries me about the MX Master 2S is its durability, and since I don't have that much time with it, I can't evaluate it yet. I hope Logi worked on it, because I had nothing less than three (!) Original MX Masters due to problems mostly with its larger side (thumb) button, which simply “got stuck” over time. Fortunately, the company's support is very attentive and quick in this regard.

In the MX Master 2S box you get the traditional RF receiver (Unifying Receiver) to connect USB port, but this is not necessary as the mouse works perfectly via Bluetooth. By the way, thank God for the wireless connectivity issues I faced months ago with mice Logi's only now passed is not sure if thanks to updates made by the manufacturer itself or maybe Apple applied patches on macOS High Sierra. Everything is working wonders and not even the AirPods interfere with it anymore.

The official price of the MX Master 2S is $ 100, but it can now be found at a discount of $ 80. Here in Brazil, it is on sale at Logitech Store for $ 426.55 view or 10x $ 49.90.