The Logitech MX Master 2S is a brilliant mouse and is the successor to the excellent original MX Master. What Logitech has achieved is creating the best non-gaming professional wireless mouse.
Logitech MX Master 2S
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Do you find yourself using a wired mouse with your desktop, tablet or notebook and wish for a time where you didn't have to be tethered to the PC? The MX Master 2 from Logitech offers everything you need from a wireless pointer and is ideal for everyone.
Is it a good time to buy this mouse?
The MX Master 2S is the successor to the original MX Master wireless mouse from Logitech, making now a great time to buy this accessory.
The best wireless companion
Looking at the MX Master 2S (see our full review for more details), you can see just why this thing is one of the best pointers to come out of Logitech. The ergonomics of the unit itself makes it comfortable to hold, regardless as to which grip style you prefer, and everything feels well built. It's fairly pricey but isn't going to destroy your budget like some of the gaming mice out there. There are also a bunch of handy features baked into the experience that make the price worth the investment.
First up is the receiver, which is entirely optional. Logitech has made it so you can conveniently use Bluetooth should your computer already have the wireless tech built in. If you need to rely on Logitech's own dongle, this little unit will be able to support up to six devices from Logitech's Unifying wireless system simultaneously, which is ideal for connecting multiple Logitech devices — like a keyboard or trackpad for those who prefer alternative inputs.
As for the mouse, the MX Master 2S can be linked to up to three devices at once. A button underneath the device enables the wielder to switch between connections, which makes for interesting scenarios in the home and office. But it's not all about the wireless capabilities of the mouse because, in addition to featuring a scroll wheel that adapts to speed, there's also a secondary thumb scroll wheel located next to two thumb buttons.
But that's not all. There's also what the company calls a gesture button — you can set up your own custom actions to be carried out by your digital gestures. Logitech has deployed its own Darkfield sensor, which enables the mouse to handle surface tracking with little issue, and that includes glass. Overall performance is solid, as one would expect from a mouse that sets you back almost $100.
But just because we like the MX Master 2S enough to put it on top of our best mice of 2018 list, it doesn't mean this mouse is a definite purchase for everyone. The handheld pointer is a personal device that needs to match your requirements. Should you need a wired mouse, the MX Master 2S clearly isn't for you, nor can it be cranked up to 6,000 DPI for super-sensitive gaming.
Compared to the MX Master, this new version packs a 4,000 DPI sensor with improved tracking and performance, extended battery life (from 40 up to 70 days), and the superb Logitech Flow software. This allows one to control more than one PC with the same mouse. Overall, an excellent package.
Alternatives to the Logitech MX Master 2S
The MX Master 2S may not be to everyone's liking. This is where our viable alternative picks come in, offering different advantages.
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
The second Logitech mouse to be included in our best wireless mouse round-up is the M720. The onboard laser is solid and the battery life is rated to last up to two full years, which is ideal when you're traveling often.
When using the Atheris, Razer makes it easy to control various functions of the mouse using its Synapse software. You're not only getting a quality companion that lets you ditch the wires, but also one that can be customized and personalized to your individual needs and preferences.
VicTsing is best known for creating some killer budget gear, including mice and keyboards. The MM057 is a personal favorite of ours because of its affordability and build quality. For around $10, you're getting an excellent companion that hooks up via a USB receiver.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
This MX Anywhere 2S even supports use with up to three Windows PCs simultaneously, ideal if you have more than one device located nearby. The battery can hold up to 70 days worth of use on a single charge.
When choosing a wireless mouse, all you need to do is make sure it's compatible with your PC, but if you want the very best you're going to need the Logitech MX Master 2S.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.