While, at least aesthetically, Apple’s Magic Mouse is a beautiful piece of technology, it’s not without its faults. It’s entirely touch-based, with no physical buttons, and it’s unusable for gaming. When it comes to productivity as well, many people still prefer physical buttons and the tactile feedback they provide. Enter the Logitech MS Master 2S.
Design and features
The MX Master 2S is available in several colours, but the version reviewed here has a black rubberised surface with gunmetal grey trim (“graphite”). It’s also available in blue (“midnight teal”) and in white (“light grey”).
The mouse is very comfortable to hold, being ergonomically moulded to perfectly fit the average human hand, with the buttons perfectly placed for maximum ease of use.
Something many video editors miss when switching from Apple’s mouse to a third party mouse is the ability to scroll from left to right. Logitech solves this with a second scroll wheel on the left, close to where your thumb would normally sit. Whereas most mice have a single scroll wheel, for scrolling up and down, the MX Master 2S’s second scroll wheel adds horizontal scrolling ability. This wheel, can be switched from ratchet scrolling, for more precise control, to smooth free scrolling, perfect for scrolling left to right through a Final Cut Pro X timeline.
Next to the horizontal scroll wheel are two small buttons which function as back / forward buttons.
Battery life is excellent, routinely allowing several weeks of uninterrupted use before need to recharge. Charging is performed via a Micro USB cable and remaining battery life is indicated by three green lights on the left hand side. Logitech claims up to 70 days of use from a single charge and we have no reason to doubt this.
The high precision, 4000-DPi, sensor is able to track on virtually any surface. We tried on carpet, paper, mouse mat, jeans, or the arm of a leather sofa and they all worked perfectly with a high degree of accuracy. The sensitivity is configurable using Logitech Options software for Mac, which installs a new icon in the ‘System Preferences’ panel.
It has low latency, high precision tracking and easy switching between multiple machines or Operating Systems make this the single best mouse available for your MacBook Pro or even Hackintosh.
Full customisable buttons allowing quick access to different functions, Bluetooth connectivity, superb battery life and an extremely comfortable design which is moulded to fit perfectly to your hand.
This is the best mouse for productivity on the Mac, bar none.