Logitech’s carved out a nice niche for themselves. It’s a brand that’s known to both normal users and hardcore gamers. It’s got a ton of gear under its name, for every type of user. The Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse is aimed at normal users but it has a ton of premium features that set it apart.
After having a few weeks to play around with it, how did I feel about Logitech’s latest entry for its MX premium brand?
Read and find out.
What is the Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse?
The Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse is a 7-button USB Type-C wireless mouse with an 8K dpi that connects via Logitech’s Logi Bolt USB receiver (included) or through Bluetooth. It features noiseless clicks and an electromagnetic scroll wheel, which Logitech claims is 87% more accurate than its Logitech Master 2S mouse.
The mouse is compatible with Logitech’s Options+ customizable app as well, so you can customize the buttons on it to your liking.
The company also claims the mouse can go 70 days without charging, on a full charge. It also says you can get about 3 hours of use, with only a minute of charging. Bold claims indeed.
Environmentally conscious users will also find it palatable that the mouse (like other Logitech products) is made from recycled plastic, has zero carbon footprint and is packaged with environmentally safe materials.
It retails for SG$169.
I’ve used a ton of mice over the years. From Razer to ROG to your generic off the shelves. The Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse is honestly one of the best.
Connection is painless no matter which method you try.
It connects seamlessly via the dongle, same thing with Bluetooth. It also works wired, so you can use it while the mouse is charging. The only downside that I can think of is that there’s no internal storage for the dongle, so unless you’re using it, you might want to think of a safe space to keep it.
The Logi Options+ app did give me trouble though. It wouldn’t detect the mouse (despite my using it with no issues via Bluetooth) and I had to use the dongle for it to register. I tried changing to different profiles (via the button under the mouse) but while the mouse popped on Windows’ Bluetooth manager, Options+ wouldn’t detect it at all. It’s certainly weird.
I love how the Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse feels, with its rubbery plastic coating. It fits my palm perfectly with its right handed grip (left handed users should not apply) and the buttons (most of them anyways) are great. The mouse buttons also click satisfyingly and better yet, are virtually silent.
Even in a quiet room, my left and right clicks barely make any noise. Even the other buttons are pretty much noiseless too! It’s really cool and is a definitely plus no matter how you look at it.
The sensor on the mouse’s no slouch either. It’s not going to beat gaming mice with its 8K dpi but it’s still smooth and detects a ton of surfaces (cloth, plastic, wood and metal) I’ve tried it on with no problem.
I especially love that the mouse has two different mouse wheel scrolling styles; notched (where you can feel the wheel move gradually into fixed positions) or free (which allows you to scroll the wheel without resistance). You can switch at anytime via a button on the top of the mouse. I’m personally a notched man because free scrolling is a bit too finicky for my tastes but it’s appreciated that the mouse has both.
The electromagnetic scroll wheel (which is made out of notched metal) has a great grip and is damn smooth whenever you’re scrolling. It’s certainly on par with any of the hardcore gaming mice that Razer or any other premium gaming brand produces.
As for the battery life, the mouse’s not needed a charge since I initially charged it fully. It’s been 3 weeks now and I’m using it daily for work AND play (so about 10 – 15 hours a day). No issues whatsoever about signal disruption or anything of the sort. It looks like Logitech’s claims of 70 days without a charge might be true after all.
At the very least, it can last 3 weeks without one, even with heavy usage daily.
The only thing I’d change about the mouse are its side buttons.
These buttons (which allow you to forward or back while browsing) blend a bit too well with the mouse body, which makes differentiating them a bit hard. They’re also a bit too close for comfort to the side wheel and I’d have preferred them to be a bit bigger too.
There’s also another wee button on the left wing of the mouse where your thumb rests. It’s a customizable one that offers four more buttons options (when used in combination with the other mouse buttons).
I feel that is should’ve been much bigger and wider as it’s location (at the very edge of the mouse rest) makes it really hard to use comfortably for me. There’s only a smooth line to indicate its position, so you’ll need to be right on top of it to use it. I personally found it awkward to move my thumb to its location. Maybe if it was bigger and nearer to where the thumb naturally rests (near the inside of the mouse) I’d have used it more.
The Bottom Line.
That’s the best word to describe the Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse. The mouse definitely deserves its asking price for what it delivers. It’s comfy, has great buttons, has a looooooooong battery life and is quiet like no other mouse on the market.
Some button placement (and size) issues do detract from how awesome the mouse otherwise is but those issues are easily overlooked.
In the grand scheme of things, this is certainly one of the best mouse (gaming or otherwise) you can get.
Great premium mouse that feels and looks good and is whisper quiet.
- Feels great.
- Responsive buttons.
- Chrome mouse wheel.
- Long lasting battery life.
- Works on every surface tested.
- Side buttons too small.
- Thumb rest button awkwardly placed.
- Options+ detection issues.