The battle of mice never ends. And today, we want to start with the Logitech MX Master and Apple Magic Mouse 2. Logitech has been known for long to be one of the best brands in this field. They usually come with a great price, but balanced with great value as well. It’s always a common case with Logitech, and we like it.
Apple does have several great mouses, but Apple Magic Mouse 2 outshines them almost every time. Let’s see whether they can actually withstand one and another or not.
Logitech MX Master
Logitech’s MX Master has long been a favorable flagship mouse that everybody loves. With an approachable price, it comes with great spec that could fit your wishlist pretty easily. It has all the things you need from the sleek, modern design, adaptive scroll wheel, and also offering versatility right from a single button.
It has this funky-looking design but with all the soft touch texture that makes the grip all comfortable. At a glance, it looks like a classic mouse, but mounted on an extra piece of plastic that’s out from the left side of the base. It has the eye-catching combo of gold and matte black which becomes its color scheme.
The result is quite apparent, a unique-looking mouse. To be honest, Logitech MX Master is visually pleasing than any other mice from the same brand. It’s not trying to be very edgy, and still stays within the cool territory.
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|Product Dimensions||5 x 1.91 x 3.37 inches||5.1 x 2.9 x 1.4 inches
|Shipping Weight||5.1 ounces||0.35 ounces
The top side of the mouse, which is dominated by black color, has the main left and right clicks, with the scroll wheel in the middle. You can find a small square button on the center also, which functions to control the wheel. They call it a Manual Shift, which we will cover later in this article.
Even though it’s unique, not entirely of it is pretty pleasing. It seems a bit new that you can find the thumb wheel on the top of the mouse’s left side. It’s accompanied with two long buttons which look like arrowheads. The thumb rest sits tightly underneath, and they also call it as the Gesture button.
Well, as you might know already, bad-designed products will always result in uncomfortability. In some cases, even hurting the users, which obviously needs to be avoided at all costs. Painful injuries can be felt when you’re forcing yourself using uncomfortable mice, like RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Fortunately, you won’t find any of these issues in the Logitech MX Master. Its design is like always focusing on maximizing the comfort aspect, which is always pleasing for any user.
If you consider buying a mouse that’s a bit larger than the rest, this one is a great choice. It’s big, but also a bit heavier as well. But 147 grams shouldn’t be too dangerous to handle. The Easy-Switch button that is located on the bottom center gives you an ability to change or switch between devices. That means, you can now use one mouse to connect to your three different devices at once. It’s connectible via Bluetooth connection, or Unifying Receiver that’s also included in the package.
Another feature, the speed-adaptive scroll wheel, is another important feature that lets you scroll up and down at different speeds. You can adjust it to click-to-click mode or hyperfast. It’s all in your hand now.
Thankfully, even though the price is nowhere expensive, this mouse is also blessed with Logitech’s Darkfield Laser Tracking that ranges up to the amazing 1.600 DPI, enabling advanced tracking on any given surface, including glass. The minimum rate is 400 DPI, but you can also change it to 200 DPI.
Apple Magic Mouse 2
Apple is one of the most notable brands, not only in America, but also in the whole world. Known for its strong fanbase, Apple is able to bring new innovation in each arrival of its products. In order to make them work, you need some additional device to work with. Within the same brand, you can find the mouse, Apple Magic Mouse 2. Possibly the best mouse they ever released that strongly promotes the gesture and rechargeable battery features.
First off, we want to say that this mouse is beautiful. It’s not your typical corporate mouse, it almost looks like an art. With this aesthetically pleasing mouse, you can get some useful features, the ones that mentioned before, and offering versatility on top of them.
This mouse is clearly not for gaming use. Its clean look and sensor capability is more suitable to use for professional works. Its 1.300 DPI sensor it’s not totally disappointing. It’s great even, remembering that this mouse is around 75 dollars. As mentioned before, the battery is chargeable, so it’s time to say goodbye to batteries.
Gestures are the main selling point of this mouse. As the name implies, the mouse will respond to specific given gestures. It feels like you actually have Apple Magic Trackpad, only the Force Touch feature is dissabled. Once you’ve mastered them all, productivity can be significantly increased.
But, Apple Magic Mouse 2 is not completely perfect. We find only one minus factor, and it’s major. It “unique” shape is not actually pleasing to use, especially for a long time. It can be uncomfortable to use it. Lacks of ergonomic decisions it has is pretty fatal for artists.
Its value does shine in several aspects, at least they’re the ones that make it great. This mouse is responsive, good-looking, but unfortunately non-ergonomic. Considering its low price, Apple Magic Mouse 2 still offers a good value, especially for casual use. Read also: Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 Vs Logitech MX Vertical.
Logitech MX Master vs Apple Magic Mouse 2
- Unique thumb wheel: for horizontal navigation and advanced gestures
- Easy connections for multiple computers: use with up to three Windows or Mac computers via included Unifying receiver or Bluetooth smart wireless technology
- Easy switching between computers with the touch of the button
- Tracks virtually anywhere even on glass: the dark field sensor tracks flawlessly even on glass and high gloss surfaces (4 millimeter minimum thickness)
- Magic Mouse 2 is completely rechargeable, so you’ll eliminate the use of traditional batteries.
- It’s lighter, has fewer moving parts thanks to its built-in battery and continuous bottom shell, and has an optimized foot design — all helping Magic Mouse 2 track easier and move with less resistance across your desk.
- And the Multi-Touch surface allows you to perform simple gestures such as swiping between web pages and scrolling through documents.
We don’t say Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a bad abomination. It has its great, Apple-look that could probably fit for its brand enthusiasts. But as a mouse in general, all the aspects go wonderful in the Logitech MX Master. With its long years of inventing great mice, Logitech never disappoints whether in quality or comfortability.
Value-wise, Logitech MX Master is more valuable than Apple Magic Mouse 2. The reason is, it’s more comfortable to use, has more buttons, and the ergonomic design is like icing on the cake. Both palm and grip types can be comfortable using the MX Master without any limitation. Its size is rather big, so people with small hands would feel a bit difficult to use it.