Ever since my first computer back in the 90's, at a time when mice had massive rubber balls, I have always been very particular with the pointing devices that I used and as far as I can remember, I have always used Logitech. After our trip to Colombia last February 2017, I managed to lose my trusty old Logitech wireless mouse (not sure exactly what model it was). To replace it, I decided to take on the more premium route considering that I use the mouse probably more than any other device for the work that I do. After a few hours of research, I decided to buy the Logitech MX Master in the Navy colorway.
The MX Master is Logitech's flagship mouse. That said, it packs as much technology as a mouse can get. A whole lot of though was also put in to the design and ergonomics, which is probably the first thing that you will notice. To me, it looks like a stealth fighter or a Lamborghini. Based on the Logitech's advertisement videos, it was hand carved on clay, a process which is common for race car design. The mouse comes in 3 colors, Black, Stone (white), and Navy (blue) which I have here.
Since it packs a lot of technology, the MX Master has more buttons and wheels than your average mouse. It has a total of 8 moving parts which have their own individual functions, and none of them are gimmicks. Besides the typical left and right click buttons, the MX Master has a speed adaptive scroll wheel which turns the scroll wheel in to a free spin when given a good flick which enables you to quickly scroll through long documents or web pages. This feature can be turned on and off via the function button just beside the scroll wheel. It also has a horizontal scroll wheel which is very convenient for video editing when scrubbing through a timeline. The forward and back buttons beside the scroll wheel are convenient for web browsing. The gesture button in the thumb area enables you to do Mac gestures when held down.
The MX Master is compatible with Mac or PC and connects via Bluetooth or the supplied USB wireless connector which Logitech calls the unifying receiver. Another awesome feature is its ability to connect to three (3) separate devices, which can be hot swapped via the button at the bottom of the mouse. The MX Master has an internal battery which can be charged via the supplied micro USB cable. The battery lasts for about a month on a single charge.
For all its positive points, the only con I can think of is its price. It is listed at $99.00 on Logitech's website, but I was able to get mine at $85.00 on Amazon.
Overall, it is a very good looking mouse with excellent functionality and ergonomics. The buttons serve a specific purpose which helps overall productivity. The only thing that is holding me back from recommending this to everyone is its price tag.