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Logitech announces the MX Master 3 and a new compact keyboard

By Humza · 7 replies
Sep 4, 2019
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  1. It's hard to top the Logitech MX Master 2S. The highly customizable mouse has found a place on the desks of many productivity users who admire its ease of use, long-lasting battery and features such as the Easy-Switch button that allows switching between 3 paired devices and its Flow software that enables cross-platform file sharing between Windows and macOS.

    With the MX Master 3, the company wants to raise the bar even further. "MX Master 3 is instant precision and infinite potential. It’s the most advanced Master Series mouse yet – designed for creatives and engineered for coders. If you can think it, you can master it," says Logitech.

    Major upgrades to the mouse include USB-C for interfacing, and aluminum top and side scroll wheels and magnets, instead of mechanical gears, to control scroll movement of items on screen. While the previous gears-based model might have annoyed some users with its slightly tacky sound (not me), the use of magnets ensures quick scrolls (up to 1,000 lines in a second) and nearly silent operation.

    Other updates include Linux compatibility and the placement of the back/forward buttons that are now located below the side scroll. The 4,000 DPI sensor is carried over from the previous model and Logitech says that a full charge can last up to 70 days (much like the 2S) and you can get 3 hours of use from just a one-minute charge.

    Also debuting in Logitech's Master Series of products is the MX Keys keyboard. Retaining the same productivity focus, this model looks similar in design and features to the company's Craft keyboard but removes the "Crown" dial and is cheaper to buy.

    The MX Keys can last up to 10 days on a single charge with back-lighting enabled or usage can be extended to five months with the lights off. Thanks to ambient sensors, the back-lighting adjusts according to your surroundings.

    To finish things off, there's a $20 MX Palm rest for the aforementioned keyboard for "premium, no-slip support for hours of comfortable typing." Both the mouse and keyboard cost $100 each and are expected to ship later this month.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,680   +4,025

    Zowie! For that kind of price the darn mouse better be able to go to the frig and bring me back a cold one!
     
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  3. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 580   +237

    This line of mouse is usually worth a pretty good portion of that $100 MSRP. Its a good line of mice. I swap between an MX Master and an MX Vertical. They both are solid mice although I do so much clicking at my job
    that I swap between them to reduce strain on my wrist. Honestly though, unless you are just desperate to have USB-C on all of your devices, I would just utilize this as a chance to get the MX Master Mouse 2s at a nice discount. I would bet we would likely see the 2s on a sale at $50 sometime between now and the end of black friday which would be a steal. MX Master 2s has hit $50 or below in previous sales according to my price research, no sales that look active right now though.
     
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  4. Bullwinkle M

    Bullwinkle M TS Booster Posts: 152   +78

    Bigger is Better!

    Bulky is "IN"

    The new 6000SUX from Logitech

    I'd buy that for a dollar
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2019
  5. kira setsu

    kira setsu TS Addict Posts: 161   +133

    Still using my original mx master, it's one of those items that'll get replaced the day it dies, no reason to upgrade otherwise
     
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  6. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 569   +351

    MX keyboard can last upto 10 days on a single charge....

    Sigh... my membrane Logitech keyboard can last for MONTHS on a couple of AA batteries. (Which I can swap within 5 seconds with new ones.)
     
  7. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 580   +237

    Does that membrane keyboard have backlight? I'd guess no. You conveniently cut the quote short where it says turning off the backlight will extend the battery life to 5 months. Plus its rechargeable. Is it really all that bad to plug in a charger every 10 days?

    I think the main flaw is the keyboard is ugly.
     
  8. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 569   +351

    Yep. And it's annoying too. Swapping a commonly available AA or AAA batteries within seconds and continue using it for months is much better than tethering tthe keyboard to a wall every 10 days.
     

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