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The best gets even better, Logitech announces the MX Master 3 mouse

By Kenny Yeo - on 14 Sep 2019, 11:58am

The best gets even better, Logitech announces the MX Master 3 mouse

Note: This article was first published on 4 September 2019.

The new MX Master 3. (Image source: Logitech)

Everyone has their own favourite gaming mice. Some might like the Glorious Model 0, while others may prefer something wireless like the Logitech G502.

But when it comes productivity mice — i.e. the mouse that you use for work and not play — there's no question that everyone's favourite is the Logitech MX Master.

Now, there's a new version called the MX Master 3. The general design is largely the same but it now has a fancy electromagnetic scrolling wheel, a tweaked side scroll wheel, and repositioned thumb buttons.

From pictures, the side scroll wheel looks bigger and should be more pleasant to use. But most important to me are the repositioned thumb buttons. They now sit under the side scroll wheel which should be easier to reach.

(Image source: Logitech)

In the first generation MX Master and even the newer MX Master 2S, the thumb buttons are positioned just behind the side scroll wheel and require a bit of thumb gymnastics to reach. It's not a dealbreaker by any means but it isn't the most ideal. The MX Master 3 looks like it has fixed this issue.

The sensor is the same, so it's a Darkfield laser sensor that has a 4,000 DPI resolution and it will work on a multitude of surfaces, including glass and wood. It supports both Bluetooth and Logitech's Unifying USB receiver and can be paired with up to three devices simultaneously. The built-in rechargeable battery offers even juice for about 70 days.

No word yet on local availability and pricing but it is said to be shipping later this month and will cost US$99.99 in the States — the same as previous generations of MX Master mice.