Hail the Master

Log­itech MX Master 2S

GAX (Malaysia) - - TEST - By Kenny Yeo

When Log­itech un­veiled the MX Master back in 2015, it quickly be­came a fa­vorite be­cause of its er­gonomic de­sign and cus­tomiz­abil­ity. Two years on, its suc­ces­sor, the MX Master 2S is here.

It is hard to tell the dif­fer­ence from the out­side be­cause the two are iden­ti­cal in terms of de­sign. Why fix what ain’t bro­ken, right? The MX Master 2S re­mains a joy to hold, although it also con­tin­ues to be more suited for right-han­ders.

One of the big changes to the MX Master 2S lies un­der the prover­bial hood. The mouse still uses a Dark­field sen­sor, which lets it track on just about any sur­face, in­clud­ing glass, but it is now more sen­si­tive. The sen­sor now tracks up to 4,000 DPI, mak­ing it no­tice­ably smoother and more ac­cu­rate. That be­ing said, it is still not an ideal de­vice for gam­ing.

Else­where, the MX Master 2S re­tains its seven but­tons and two scroll wheels, all of which are cus­tom­iz­a­ble us­ing the ex­cel­lent Log­itech Op­tions app. The app of­fers deep cus­tomiza­tion, and you can even set up spe­cific be­hav­iors for spe­cific apps. This way, you could use the side thumb wheel to scroll through tabs in your web browser, and then have it work as a hor­i­zon­tal scroll wheel when view­ing spread­sheets.

An­other big ad­di­tion is a new fea­ture called Log­itech Flow, which lets you seam­lessly con­trol up to three com­put­ers us­ing a sin­gle MX Master 2S (or an­other Flow-en­abled mouse). Oh, and this can be a mix of PCs or Macs too. All you need to do is to in­stall Log­itech Op­tions, en­able Flow on your com­put­ers, and con­nect them to the same net­work. Flow can even be used to copy and paste text and files between com­put­ers. The older MX Master mouse had this lit­tle switch lo­cated on the un­der­side to man­u­ally switch between desk­tops, which was cum­ber­some. So for power users work­ing with mul­ti­ple sys­tems, Flow is an in­valu­able tool.

Fi­nally, the ic­ing on the cake is the im­proved bat­tery life. The new MX Master 2S now boasts a bat­tery life of 70 days, up from 40 days in the orig­i­nal.

If you need a mouse for work, few can match the Log­itech MX Master 2S’s wide breadth of abil­i­ties.

CON­CLU­SION As far as pro­duc­tiv­ity mice go, the MX Master 2S is peer­less.

Users can cus­tom­ize the MX Master 2S us­ing the Log­itech Op­tions app.

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