Headquarters peripherals get an update as one of our favorite mice gets a refresh, while mechanical keys get two sizes.
Setting up the perfect workspace often requires a few accessories, but it almost always means going beyond the keyboard and mouse on your laptop.
While many of us have started working from home thanks to the impact of the COVID pandemic, you may not be giving your hands a good chance if you’re still typing and clicking with the included bits and pieces on the laptop we all use.
The mouse can be very finicky, partly because trackpads aren’t always super fast or flexible, so an external one can be a solid option.
One of our favorite external mice is even getting a makeover this year, as Logitech updates the nearly three-year-old MX Master 3 and turns it into the 3S.
The latest variant includes an 8000 DPI optical sensor for tracking on multiple surfaces, including glass, while the knobs are tightened to sound quieter than what we experienced on the MX Master 3. Perhaps the extra “s” means silence.
Not everything has been upgraded, with Logitech leaving the electromagnetic scroll wheel system in place, allowing you to jump between a click wheel and a free-spinning scroll wheel with one click.
In addition to the updated and upgraded Master series mouse, there are a number of mechanical keyboards as Logitech brings the idea of the mechanical gaming keyboard to a workspace, without lighting.
We’ve been using mechanical keyboards in workspaces for a while now, and while the noise from the keyboard may bother some workers – they clack-clack-clack like the best of them – they’ll also often arrive with red or blue lighting, thanks in part to the typical gamer focus.
In recent years, these keyboards have made their way to the office crowd, and Logitech’s MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini are clearly in focus here, turning off the backlight colors with an auto-adjusting backlight, taking ambient light into account.
Part of the same MX line as the Master mouse, the keyboards will play nicely with Logitech’s “Logi Options+” software, which allows you to map keys and buttons for different software, and even move across different operating systems, connecting to Logitech Flow to drag and drop files from one computer to another, all from a mouse and keyboard connected to a network.
It looks like the range will be available in Australia in July, with the MX Master 3S mouse replacing its predecessor for $169.95, while the full-size MX Mechanical keyboard will cost $269.95, while the Mini edition will be $229.95.