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Logitech MX Master 2S Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Logitech MX Master 2S Picture
9.0
Office/Multimedia
6.6
Video Games (FPS)
7.1
Video Games (MMO)
4.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.2
Travel
This mouse was replaced by the Logitech MX Master 3
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech MX Master 2S is an impressive mouse for everyday use. It's made out of high-quality plastic and has a premium and extremely well-built feel. The ergonomics are great and should be comfortable enough to not cause soreness or fatigue during long work sessions. It's compatible with both Windows and macOS and can be paired to up to three devices at a time, meaning you can easily use it with your work and home computer, or with various machines in your house. Unfortunately, it may not be great to take around with you as it's on the larger side and is fairly heavy, though this gives it a good sturdy feel on your desk. This also means it may not be suitable for those with small hands, as they may have a hard time reaching all the buttons.

Our Verdict

9.0 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech MX Master 2S is an excellent mouse for the office. It feels remarkably well-built and should be comfortable enough to last a full work day without causing soreness. Its plethora of programmable button options will likely please multimedia creators as well, though those with smaller hands may have a hard time reaching all the buttons.

Pros
  • Extremely well-built and premium feel.
  • Superb ergonomics.
  • Compatible with both Windows and macOS.
  • Adjustable CPI options.
Cons
  • Large and heavy design isn't very portable.
  • Decent click latency likely won't be acceptable for serious gaming.
  • May not be ideal for those with small hands.
6.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech MX Master 2S is decent for FPS games. While its click latency should be responsive enough for most people, it's very heavy which may not be ideal for FPS games. Unfortunately, its larger size means those with smaller hands may have a hard time reaching all the buttons.

Pros
  • Extremely well-built and premium feel.
  • Superb ergonomics.
  • Compatible with both Windows and macOS.
  • Adjustable CPI options.
Cons
  • Large and heavy design isn't very portable.
  • Decent click latency likely won't be acceptable for serious gaming.
  • May not be ideal for those with small hands.
7.1 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a decent mouse for MMO games thanks to its various programmable buttons. It doesn't have nearly as many buttons as some dedicated MMO mice, but it'll likely will be enough for more casual gamers. It may not be suitable for all hand sizes, however, as those with smaller hands may have a difficult time reaching all the buttons.

Pros
  • Extremely well-built and premium feel.
  • Superb ergonomics.
  • Compatible with both Windows and macOS.
  • Adjustable CPI options.
Cons
  • Large and heavy design isn't very portable.
  • Decent click latency likely won't be acceptable for serious gaming.
  • May not be ideal for those with small hands.
4.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech MX Master 2S isn't designed for gaming and is quite heavy. Those looking for ultra-light gaming mice should look elsewhere.

Pros
  • Extremely well-built and premium feel.
  • Superb ergonomics.
  • Compatible with both Windows and macOS.
  • Adjustable CPI options.
Cons
  • Large and heavy design isn't very portable.
  • Decent click latency likely won't be acceptable for serious gaming.
  • May not be ideal for those with small hands.
7.2 Travel

The Logitech MX Master 2S is okay for travel. It's a versatile mouse thanks to its Bluetooth or USB dongle connectivity options and ability to connect to three different devices at a time. While it feels durable enough to be tossed around in a bag, the mouse itself is quite large and likely won't fit into many smaller laptop cases. Its large size also means that those with smaller hands may have a hard time reaching all the buttons, depending how they hold the mouse.

Pros
  • Extremely well-built and premium feel.
  • Superb ergonomics.
  • Compatible with both Windows and macOS.
  • Adjustable CPI options.
Cons
  • Large and heavy design isn't very portable.
  • Decent click latency likely won't be acceptable for serious gaming.
  • May not be ideal for those with small hands.
  • 9.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 6.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 4.4 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.2 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Dec 20, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  3. Updated Dec 11, 2019: Review published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

Unlike flashy gamer-centric mice, the Logitech MX Master 2S has a clean and professional look that shouldn't stand out in any computer setup.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (126 mm)
Height 1.9" (49 mm)
Width 3.4" (86 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
5.2
Design
Portability
Volume
31.73 inยณ (520 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Disappointing portability. The Logitech MX Master 2S is quite large and heavy and likely won't fit into most laptop cases. For a smaller mouse that's more portable, check out the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
185 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
149 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
149 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech MX Master 2S is quite heavy and, unlike some other mice, the weight can't be customized. If you like the ergonomic shape but prefer a lighter mouse, check out the Logitech Precision Pro.

9.0
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech MX Master 2S has outstanding build quality. The main body of the mouse is made of high-quality, rigid plastic, which feels extremely well-built. The mouse wheel is slightly loose, but other than that, we didn't notice any issues.

9.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb

The Logitech MX Master 2S has excellent ergonomics. The mouse is curved to match the shape of your hand, making it a great choice for a palm grip or claw grip. Unfortunately, the two side buttons are small and rather high, which may be hard for some to reach, especially those with small hands.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse may not be suitable for small hands using palm grip, as it may be difficult to reach the side buttons.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse may not be suitable for small hands using claw grip, as it may be difficult to reach all the buttons.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
Yes

The Logitech MX Master 2S's shape is designed more for palm or claw grip, and may not be ideal for those who use the fingertip grip, unless you have very large hands.

9.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

Although it can be plugged in to your PC for charging purposes, the Logitech MX Master 2S can only pair to your computer via a wireless connection. It's one of the few mice on the market that comes with a proprietary receiver, but can also be used over Bluetooth. Through a button on the bottom of the mouse, you're able to switch between three paired devices.

6.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 4.0 ft (1.2 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
Micro USB
Port Type: PC End
USB

The included Micro USB cable is decent, but it's a bit rigid. The Logitech MX Master 2S can be used while charging, but it still requires a wireless connection to your PC.

8.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No

The PTFE mouse feet are great and glide smoothly on both a mouse pad and directly on a desk. Although there aren't any replacement feet included in the box, you can purchase third-party ones.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Micro USB cable
  • USB receiver
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Laser
Sensor Model
Darkfield
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
4,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-2%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
125 Hz

The sensor is in the center of the mouse and works on almost any surface, even a glass desk or patio table. If you want a mouse with an adjustable polling rate for smoother cursor movements, check out the Razer Pro Click.

7.0
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
8
Number Of Side Buttons
3
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
Yes

There's a customizable button under where your thumb rests that allows you to program different gesture-based commands, such as minimizing a window when you press it and swipe the mouse downwards. There's no dedicated button for switching profiles, though these can be assigned to individual apps on your computer via Logitech's software. There's a button on the bottom of the mouse to switch between three paired devices.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
Free Wheel
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Step

There's a scroll unlock button behind the scroll wheel that toggles from incremented scrolling to free-scrolling, but this also automatically unlocks whenever you scroll very quickly.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud

Mouse clicks are loud, but they shouldn't bother those around you unless you're in a noise-sensitive environment.

7.2
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
20 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
18 ms
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

This mouse has decent click latency. While it's not as low as dedicated gaming mice, it should still feel responsive enough for most people. Although this mouse can be plugged in, it still relies on its wireless connection so doesn't benefit from a lower wired click latency.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech Options
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

This mouse has no on-board memory; instead, you create an account via the Logitech Options software and save your settings to your account. The software also allows you to create profiles for specific programs that are loaded when that software is opened.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Works with both Windows and macOS, though some programmable functions are OS exclusive.

Compared To Other Mice

The MX Master 2S is a great versatile mouse with a very professional look and comfortable design. It can be wirelessly connected to three devices simultaneously and has fairly low wireless click latency, which is great. Its performance will satisfy most office users, but it won't be ideal for more competitive gamers. Although it's an excellent office option thanks to its programmable buttons and gesture-enabled commands, people with smaller hands might have trouble reaching all the buttons. See our recommendations for the best mice for MacBook Pro, the best ergonomic mice, and the best mice for MMOs.

Logitech MX Master

The Logitech MX Master and the Logitech MX Master 2S are remarkable office mice from the same lineup. The Master 2S is an updated version with an improved sensor. It has both a lower minimum CPI, a much higher maximum CPI, and a set CPI that's more adjustable with steps of 50 compared to 200 with the original. Unfortunately, it still has a very low, fixed polling rate of 125Hz. The 2S also claims a much longer battery life, but this isn't something we test.

Logitech MX Master 3

The Logitech MX Master 3 is a slight improvement over the Logitech MX Master 2S when it comes to ergonomics. The side buttons and side scroll wheel are now easier to reach and use. However, the MX Master 3 has higher click latency than its predecessor, which is unfortunate, although most people won't notice it.

Logitech M720 Triathlon

While the Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent mouse for office or multimedia use, the Logitech MX Master 2S is likely a better option for most people, thanks in part to its more ergonomic and comfortable design. The MX Master 2S feels better built, has a thumbwheel, and its larger size may be a better choice if you have larger hands. However, if you have smaller hands, the Triathlon may be the ideal option.

Logitech MX Anywhere 2S

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better office mouse than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. The Master is more ergonomic thanks to its thumb rest, high back, and side scroll wheel for long documents. However, the MX Anywhere 2S is much better for travel because of its small size and lighter weight.

Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED are different. The 2S is an outstanding office mouse that's very comfortable and well-suited for a palm or a claw grip, except if you have smaller hands. It features two scroll wheels, supports gesture commands, and can pair with up to three devices at once. On the other hand, the G604 is an excellent choice for MMO gaming. It has a lot more buttons, including six on the side, and offers more customization options. It also has a much lower click latency when used with its USB receiver.

Apple Magic Mouse 2

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Apple Magic Mouse 2 are designed for different uses. The Logitech is an ergonomic and comfortable mouse for office use. It has a high back and a thumb rest which makes it most suitable for a palm or claw grip, and it has a freewheel feature and a thumbwheel for easier scrolling. While its ergonomic features make it larger and bulkier than the Apple, it isn't intended to be travel-friendly. On the other hand, the Apple is much more portable thanks to its slimmer shape, so it can easily slide into your laptop bag, which is great if you're often on the go. Unlike the Logitech, the Apple is intended for a fingertip grip only.

Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED are both great mice but designed for different uses. The MX Master 2S is designed more with productivity in mind and has a comfortable, ergonomic fit with a thumb rest on the left side. It also has a horizontal scroll wheel and a slightly better-built quality, but unfortunately may be too large for smaller hands. The G903 is more gamer-centric with RGB lighting, two programmable side buttons, a much higher max CPI, and a smaller body that almost every hand size in any grip type can use.

Logitech G602

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better office mouse than the Logitech G602, while gamers may prefer the layout of the G602 more. The MX Master 2S feels better-built and has better ergonomics. However, it's a larger mouse, and people with smaller hands will likely struggle to get a comfortable grip. The G602, on the other hand, can be used in palm grip with small hands. The MX Master 2S is also rechargeable, while the G602 requires 2 AA batteries. That said, gamers will likely appreciate the six side buttons on the G602.

Logitech MX Anywhere 3

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 are in the same family. The 2S is designed for the office, while the Anywhere is for traveling. The Master is twice as big and quite heavy. It has an ergonomic shape with a slight curve and a thumb rest for more comfort. It’s a great choice for a palm or a claw grip, though people with smaller hands may have difficulty using it with any grip style. On the contrary, the Anywhere is fairly small and lightweight, and it’s well-suited for a fingertip grip.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED are designed with different uses in mind. The MX Master 2S is more of an office mouse, with a thumb rest for comfort and a side horizontal scroll wheel to help navigate big documents and spreadsheets. The G305 is more designed for gaming, with two side buttons and a wider CPI range. The MX Master 2S is a bit larger and may not be comfortable for small hands. The G305 is suitable for most hand sizes in any grip type, though those with large hands may not find it comfortable with a palm grip.

Logitech M510

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better mouse than the Logitech M510. Its performance is better, and the shape is more ergonomic for long periods of use. It also has a side scroll wheel and is noticeably better-built than the cheaply made M510.

Logitech MX Vertical

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech MX Vertical are both great office mice. The MX Master 2S feels better built, has more programmable buttons, and features a side horizontal wheel, which is great for scrolling sideways through Excel spreadsheets. On the other hand, The MX Vertical's more unique shape is great if you find your wrist gets sore after long days of using your mouse. The MX Master 2S is also large and may not be comfortable for people with small hands.

Logitech MX ERGO

The Logitech MX ERGO is slightly better than the Logitech MX Master 2S. The ERGO is a trackball mouse with an extra programmable button, lower click latency, and a more comfortable design. On the other side, the Master 2S is a traditional mouse with a wider CPI range, lower increment steps, infinite vertical scrolling, and a horizontal scroll wheel.

Logitech Precision Pro

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better office mouse than the Logitech Precision Pro. The MX Master 2S feels better built and more comfortable, and it has a thumbwheel. However, the Precision Pro has an L/R scroll tilt, and its smaller size may be more ideal for people with smaller hands, and it may present better value for some people.

Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better overall mouse than the Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse, but it doesn't offer as ergonomic a design as the Anker. The overall performance of the Logitech is better, but its design doesn't put your wrist in a neutral position like the Anker's vertical design.

J-Tech Digital V628X

The Logitech MX Master 2S is drastically better than the J-Tech Digital V628X. The Logitech feels much better built, is much lighter, is much more comfortable, is wireless, has a much more consistent sensor, has a much better mouse wheel, and has better software that's compatible with both Windows and macOS. On the other hand, the J-Tech has more programmable buttons and a lower click latency. Both mice are recommended for palm or claw grip with medium or large hands.

Microsoft Arc Mouse

The Logitech MX Master 2S is better than the Microsoft Arc Mouse. You can use the Logitech with its proprietary receiver or through Bluetooth, has more customization options, and has a scroll wheel. However, the Microsoft is lighter, making it easier to carry around.

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