Hail the Master
Logitech MX Master 2S
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.