The Logitech MX Master 2S has been called the best mouse for creatives by a lot of people. It’s also not the most budget mouse ever created. That’s why after 10 months of usage, it felt right to create a Logitech MX Master 2s review. The review is based entirely from the usage and perspective of a creative person like me, who uses the best moba mouse – read the reviews on best-reviews.net, for gaming and editing and also who gets to travels all over the planet while working thus having a ton of insight into the tech world. If you are going to pay over $50 for a mouse, it better be worth it, And it better be the best mouse for productivityand creativity ever made.
The problem is that most reviews on this mouse are based on office use. Not all creatives travel, but I do, and I’ve been with this mouse all over the world, having tested it in the most bizarre conditions so that you know what it can handle.
Speaking of handling, if you are left-handed, you most likely won’t be able to handle it meaning that even if this mouse is the best mouse for creatives overall, it’s not the best mouse for creatives for everyone. It’s also not a gaming mouse although it still can work as one. And that’s something not every creative will be happy about but I personally hate how gaming mouses look.
Convenience Is the Biggest Productivity Factor Ever
We’re not going to talk about why a good mouse matters. If you are here, you already know.
The best mouse for creatives? It needs to make your life quicker.
If you are on a laptop and don’t have a mouse, any mouse will do that. Touchpads suck.
The thing about touchpads is that they almost always work. Not the case with a mouse. If you are on a plane, on a bus, on grass, on a glass table, or pretty any other surface than a mouse pad or a desk, an average mouse won’t work on that surface. Pfft, a great mouse most likely won’t work on that surface.
The thing about MX Master 2s is that it’s a mouse that works on any surface. And I was skeptical at first too about that claim, but then I traveled and had to use the mouse in some really weird conditions such as having to use it off the window panel of a bus, on a leather journal, on a jacket, and even on the likes of grass. This mouse works on every surface I ever tried. And by “work” we don’t mean that it somewhat works, it works just like if you had it on a desk. And that’s skin included too. I once even tried using it on my dog because she was on the couch and I had nowhere else to put the mouse. My dog loved it by the way.
Just for that feature alone, in the first major highlighting of the MX Master 2s features in this Logitech MX Master 2s review 10 months later, we can tell that for most this will be the best mouse for creatives as being able to use a mouse everywhere is what most creatives need but that don’t have.
But this is the Logitech MX Master 2s review 10 months later. You might be asking how well does it still work, 10 months later, and to be honest, just as good as when I got it, and the reason it works so well goes down to the grips at the bottom of the mouse, or rather 3 of them that are unlike any other grips out there. And they are still holding extremely well 10 months later. And I used this mouse a lot more than most people will.
Do you ever just have to scroll forever to find the right picture? Logitech MX Master 2s comes with this technology called SmartShift that allows you to scroll a lot faster than on mouses without such technology. Instead of having to scroll over and over again, you just put more force, and it keeps scrolling, and when you want it to stop, you touch it.
This is one of our favorite features on a mouse and for sure something that adds to the argument that this is the best mouse for creatives. I scroll a lot, especially searching for the right pictures, this feature makes my life so much quicker than any other alternative. It’s also a great feature to play around with when you are waiting for something. It’s an entertaining feeling since the wheel actually rotates. And yes, 10 months later, it still also works as well as when we initially started using this mouse.
It saves you more than a few minutes per day, and the best mouse for creatives should do exactly that as ultimately productivity is about doing a task much quicker than otherwise while maintaining the level of quality expected.
One of the Most Solid Battery Life Experiences You Will Ever Witness
I work every day. I also work more than most people. An average day of work would consist of me using a mouse from 8 AM to 23 PM. That’s 15 of hours per day. Of course, some days I just travel, and sometimes I do nothing for a few days, because, I can, but either way, I only charged my Logitech Craft MX Master 2s 3 times in the last 10 months. And I’m not sure if it was chared fully either of the times.
The only problem is that it comes with a micro-USB port which isn’t the worst problem to have, but going into 2019 I would like to make a switch from a standard USB port to USB-C only on both ends of the spectrum, and I can’t do that when some of my products still require micro-USB ports.
The mouse also has 3 lights to indicate battery level, although based on that battery life, these lights really don’t matter as they don’t tell much.
The Productivity Lies in the Buttons
A left and a right button, that’s a standard of any mouse.
That’s not what makes the best mouse for productivity, oh no. This mouse also comes with a button over the scroll-wheel, a gesture button where your thumb is positioned, a forward and backward button, and yes, another wheel for scrolling of sorts.
Ultimately buttons are the biggest difference between how much extra can you do, and when it comes to the best mouse for creatives and for productivity that’s the difference between a great mouse and the best mouse.
And that’s where Logitech is enormously ahead of the curve. The customization is just endless. Now, it doesn’t have exactly all the button customization I would like. But either way, this is where you can really get ahead of others if you take your time to come up with the right button strategy for whatever you do. And that’s where you can save hours in a week with.
You can even set the mouse to act out a function if you move it a certain way with a combination of a button. And if you have the likes of Logitech Craft keyboards, you can combine both of these for even more shortcuts.
I do wish Logitech perhaps used some AI so that the mouse learns how you use it though to automatically adjust to what it thinks you need.
Logitech knows that it’s not just about the mouse, but it’s also about the software. And they did an incredible job with software. Firstly, you can have this mouse connected to 3 different devices. To switch, you press the button underneath the numbers in the mouse. It’s extremely quick and is very convenient, especially if you have ever dealt with Bluetooth earphones where you need to turn off Bluetooth on other devices to connect at times.
But that’s not it. Logitech Flow is a function that works that works with certain Logitech devices that allows you to connect to several computers at once making two computers a 1 computer. Now, it does require internet on a somewhat decent level, but once you have that, it does an incredible job. Why does it matter? I’ll give an example.
I’m editing pictures on a laptop, that can sometimes get laggy when my Google Chrome tabs are open. If I have two laptops in use, even if the second one is slightly less powerful, those two will do a much better job. Logitech Flow can connect these two laptops, so it seems like they are just one computer. But that’s not all, you can even copy and paste files in between computers, and that, that is major. I really love that. And if you are a creative that tends to use two devices a lot or would like to, Logitech products are amazing for that. Oh, and the Logitech Craft keyboard also supports this, but the MX Master 2s is the requirement to have for this feature.
Looks Won’t Make You More Productive, but We All like a Nice Looking Desk!
This mouse, it’s here to impress with looks. You look at it, and you know that it’s a solid mouse. The materials look premium, and the design for sure speaks premium. The attention to detail is what this mouse is all about. They did forget about people with left hands though with this model and if you share with somebody that’s left-handed, not a great choice.
Of course, this mouse does still have some plastic, but just like with the Logitech Craft, it feels like premium plastic compared to just cheap plastic as on most other mouses.
And speaking of the Craft, these two devices match beautifully so if you are someone that likes to have products in sync as far as colors go, this is the right choice.
The little rest for your thumb is very clever and something you don’t often see on mouses, and therefore it’s not something that you think you need until you use this mouse. The mouse is also light enough. Heavier than most mouses, but it’s still only a mouse at the end of the day. If there’s anything to say is that this mouse is a magnet to dead skin cells, at least as far as appearance goes, and it does scratch very easily, although that’s the type of scratching that you might see on the new Pixel 3. Nothing too major.
The Best Mouse for Creatives 10 Months Later?
It’s really hard to say anything bad about this mouse. It has just about no flaws. 10 months later it perhaps has more signs of usage than prior, but overall it’s still in mint condition as the only signs of usages are the scratches on the main material on the mouse that do kind of rub off, and on the grip of this mouse. Other than that, all the features it comes with mixed with its incredible battery life and lower prices than ever, can you really go wrong with it? I don’t think so.
The truth is that I forgot it on my trip to Thailand in September, and that was the most unproductive time I had in 2018. If you are looking to get more, this is a must.