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Logitech MX Master 2S Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
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Test Methodology v0.8.1
7.8
Mixed Usage
8.8
Office/Multimedia
7.2
Travel
6.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
4.3
Ultra-Light Gaming
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

7.8 Mixed Usage

The Logitech MX Master 2S is very good for mixed usage. It has impressive ergonomics, making it comfortable to use for long periods of time, great for use in the office. Depending how you hold the mouse, however, you may have a hard time hitting all the buttons if you have smaller hands. While it may not have all the features hardcore gamers may be looking for, its decent click latency should be alright for more casual gaming sessions.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
8.8 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.

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.

6.5 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.

See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
7.3 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.

See our Video Games (MMO) recommendations
4.3 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.

  • 7.8 Mixed Usage
  • 8.8 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.2 Travel
  • 6.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 4.3 Ultra-Light Gaming
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.
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

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
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
185 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
149 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
149 g

The Logitech MX Master 2S is quite heavy and, unlike some other mice, the weight can't be customized.

5.2
Design
Portability
Length 5.0" (12.6 cm)
Height 1.9" (4.8 cm)
Width 3.4" (8.6 cm)
Volume
31.73 Cu. Inch (520 Cu. centimeter)
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.

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.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Grip Width
62 mm

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
Palm Grip: Small Hand
No
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: 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
Claw Grip: Small Hand
No
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: 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
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: 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.

10
Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch

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.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 4.0 ft (1.2 m)
Braided
No
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.

Design
In The Box

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

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Laser
Works On Glass
Yes

The sensor is in the center of the mouse, and works on almost any surface, even a glass desk or patio table.

7.4
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.

8.0
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
4000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
12.0 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
125 Hz

The performance of this mouse is great. It has a wide CPI range with 50 adjustment steps, meaning you can easily fine-tune how quickly the cursor moves around your screen to suit your personal preferences. Unfortunately, the polling rate isn't very good, meaning the cursor may not feel too fluid when moving around.

7.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
8
Number Of Programmable Inputs
5
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
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.

9.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
Yes
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
Physical
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No

There's a scroll unlock button below the scroll wheel to toggle between incremented or infinite scroll.

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 3
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B&H

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 more latency than its predecessor, which is unfortunate, although most people won't notice it. The polling rate of the 2S is also slightly higher, which can result in a more fluid cursor movement.

Apple Magic Mouse 2
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B&H

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better mouse than the Apple Magic Mouse 2. It has more buttons and a much more comfortable, ergonomic design. It can also be used in both palm and grip type, though people with small hands may have a difficult time getting a comfortable grasp, while the Magic Mouse is designed to only be used with fingertip grip. However, if you're an Apple user, you may appreciate the touch-sensitive surface of the Magic Mouse which is compatible with all the swipe-based gestures in macOS.

Logitech G602
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B&H

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 will smaller hands will likely have a hard time getting 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 G903
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Newegg.com

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech G903 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. On the other hand, the G903 is more gamer-centric with RGB lighting, two programmable side buttons, a much higher max CPI, and a smaller body that can be used by almost every hand size in any grip type.

Logitech G305
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Newegg.com

The Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech G305 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 through big documents and spreadsheets. The G305, on the other hand, is more designed for gaming, with only two side buttons and a wider CPI range. The MX Master 2S is a bit large, however, and may not be comfortable for small hands. The G305 is suitable for most hand sizes for all grip types, though those with large hands may not find it comfortable for palm grip.

Logitech MX Vertical
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B&H

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 fairly large, and may not be comfortable for people with small hands.

Logitech M510
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B&H

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better mouse than the Logitech M510. Its performance is better and the MX Master 2S' 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.

Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse
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Newegg.com

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

J-Tech Digital V628X
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Newegg.com

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 accurate and 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 Digital V628X has more programmable buttons and a lower click latency. Both mice are recommended for palm or claw grip with medium or larger hands.

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