Logitech MX Master 3S review – boost your productivity with this premium mouse

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Logitech MX Master 3S review – boost your productivity with this premium mouse
MX Master 3SSourabh Jain
  • The Logitech MX Master 3S is a premium mouse aimed at professionals.
  • The device was launched along with the MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini keyboards.
  • Here’s my review of the MX Master 3S that will help you decide whether you should buy the device or not.
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Logitech is one of the most popular brands in the world of premium computer peripherals. It offers devices across different segments – from budget options to premium devices like the MX Master 3S. The MX Master 3S is the company’s latest mouse in its productivity lineup, replacing the popular MX Master 3.

The MX Master 3S was launched along with the MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini keyboards.

I have been using the MX Master 3S for a few weeks now, and here is my detailed review of the device that will help you decide whether you should buy the device or not.

Pros



  • Supports three devices and is easy to switch from one device to another.
  • Side-scroll makes it convenient to browse.

Cons



  • Cannot be used by left-handed people.
  • Thumb rest gets dirty easily.

MX Master 3S price in India


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The MX Master 3S comes in Graphite and Pale Gray color options. It has been priced at ₹10,995 and is available from Amazon India.

Design and comfort



Logitech MX Master 3S review – boost your productivity with this premium mouse
Logitech MX Master 3S in Pale Gray color optionSourabh Jain

The Logitech MX Master 3S feature a similar design as its predecessor, with the company only adding a new color – Pale Gray. I received the Graphite Black color, which is quite dull. The device features a minimalistic look, which some users may find as a positive as it does not stand out if you use it in your office, unlike some premium devices that feature RGB lighting.

Logitech MX Master 3S review – boost your productivity with this premium mouse
MX Master 3SSourabh Jain

The mouse is a bit big, and users with small hands may find it difficult to use. The size of the mouse was perfect for me and it was wonderful to hold, which is something people with large hands will like a lot. The weight is slightly higher at 141 grams, but you get used to it after a while.

Logitech MX Master 3S review – boost your productivity with this premium mouse
MX Master 3S thumb restSourabh Jain

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The left side of the mouse, where the thumb rests, is made of a rubberized material that makes it comfortable to hold. At the same time, I found that the thumb rest area gets dirty easily, compared to the rest of the mouse.

As someone who works on a computer for the majority of the time, I quite liked the MX Master 3S, it is comfortable to use for extended durations and the thumb rest area has been designed well.

The mouse has been designed keeping right-handers in mind and cannot be used by left-handed people.

Connectivity


The MX Master 3S has been designed keeping in mind people who switch between devices. It comes with two connectivity options – the Logi Bolt dongle and Bluetooth. The mouse can be paired with three devices and all you need to switch between them is to click on the device switch button at the bottom area.

I connected the mouse to my desktop using the dongle and to my laptop using Bluetooth. While I did not face any issues on my laptop, I did notice a little lag while using it on my desktop, despite the mouse being quite close to the dongle.

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It is quite easy to switch between devices, and I often switched between my desktop and laptop, with the mouse switching devices in just a second.

Performance


The biggest change that the MX Master 3S offers over its predecessor is that it is quieter. This is due to Logitech’s Quiet Click technology, which the company claims has made the mouse quieter by 90%.

Essentially, the left and right clicks make minimal noise and are barely audible, which people working in offices may appreciate. As someone who likes to hear the click of my mouse, the feature did not appeal to me.

The second change that Logitech has done is improving the sensor. The MX Master 3S features a higher resolution 8,000 DPI (dots per inch), twice that of its predecessor. This makes the mouse quite sensitive and seems like an overkill when most people are going to switch to a lower DPI option.

Logitech MX Master 3S review – boost your productivity with this premium mouse
Horizontal scroll wheel on the MX Master 3SSourabh Jain

The presence of the horizontal scroll wheel, which the company calls Thumb wheel, made it easier for me to browse through large workbooks without having to use the slider. It is very useful for someone who has to sift through a lot of pages.
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The forwards and backwards buttons are also quite useful, but this is not something exclusive to the mouse. The buttons are responsive and work well.

As a gamer, I found myself switching to another mouse while gaming as there was some lag while using the MX Master 3S. This is due to the lower polling rate on the device, which is just 125Hz, compared to 1000Hz offered by most gaming mice. This increases the input lag and results in taking more time for you to target your enemies.

Then again, this mouse was not designed keeping gamers in mind and is aimed at professionals. As far as work is concerned, the MX Master 3S performed well and was comfortable throughout the day.

Battery Life


Logitech has claimed that the MX Master 3S offers a battery life of around 70 days on a single charge. During my usage, I found that the battery life is closer to 50 days, which is still quite good. Even if you run out of power, you can easily charge your mouse using a Type-C cable and unlike Apple’s Magic Mouse, you can use the MX Master 3S while charging.

Logi Options+


The mouse can be customized using the company’s Logi Options+ app. It allows you to remap buttons, set shortcuts, adjust the DPI, program button functions on a per-app basis, meaning the same button performs differently in different apps.
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The app also allows you to set the sensitivity of the horizontal and vertical scroll wheels and the pointer speed.

Verdict


The Logitech MX Master 3S is a good premium mouse that is quite useful for professionals, boosting productivity while increasing comfort. While it brings a lot of features on the table, it is quite expensive and may not fit everyone’s budget. In addition to this, it is not suitable for gaming, which may be a deal breaker for some people.

Overall, this is a good buy for professionals willing to shell out money to increase their productivity.

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