Sitting at the nexus of professional hardware and gaming hardware, the Logitech MX series gives its power-users a taste of great mechanical action along with precision tools. “There is a growing community of software developers who fell in love with mechanical keyboards when they started playing games, and now they want the same feeling of precision and control with their professional desktop keyboard,” said Tolya Polyanker, head of the MX Series for Creativity and Productivity at Logitech. “MX Mechanical combines the best of both – Logitech’s gaming keyboard expertise with MX Master Series signature experiences.”
Logitech unveiled the MX Mechanical Keyboard and the MX Master 3S mouse as an expansion of their MX series. The keyboard, available in full and compact sizes, offers the latest generation of low-profile mechanical switches. The mouse, on the other hand, takes the MX Master 3’s design and makes some significant tweaks to it, including an 8000 DPI optical sensor, and clicks that are 90% more quiet than its predecessor.
Logitech’s MX Master 3S follows the Master 3’s ergonomic shape, and even comes with the same metallic primary and secondary scroller that allows creatives to unlock newer interactions to help accelerate their workflows. The 8,000 DPI optical sensor tracks on most surfaces including glass, and offers a fast, quiet scrolling and clicking experience. The MX Master 3S also features the MagSpeed ElectromagneticTM wheel that zips through 1,000 lines in one second, the side scroll wheel for faster horizontal navigation, and additional buttons under the secondary scroll wheel that can be mapped to other commands and shortcuts through Logitech’s Logi Options+ software.
Logitech’s MX Mechanical keyboard has the best gaming keyboard features, but with new design elements that are focused on boosting productivity. The mechanical keyboard offers users with 3 switch options to choose from – Tactile Quiet (Brown) makes the keyboard Logitech’s quietest mechanical keyboard currently on the market, while Clicky (Blue) and Linear (Red) switch options are also available to users in certain markets.
The keyboards come in a Mini version without the numpad, and a regular version that includes said numpad. The intuitive design and tactile feel were crafted keeping Logitech’s advanced users in mind, including software developers, analysts, graphic designers, and dedicated gamers.
Logitech’s been making a committed effort to also ensure that their products are as environmentally friendly and carbon-neutral as possible. For instance, their Lift Vertical mouse used as much as 70% PCR plastic, and came in entirely biodegradable paper packaging. The MX series are no different. A portion of the keyboards use post-consumer recycled plastic – 45% of the MX Mechanical is made from recycled plastic, whereas 47% of the MX Mechanical Mini uses recycled plastic. Even the aluminum top case for the keyboards is made from low-carbon aluminum and produced with renewable energy rather than fossil fuels. For the MX Master 3S, the mouse uses anywhere from 22 to 27% PCR plastic, depending on the color variant.
The keyboards and mouse both run on Logitech’s Bolt wireless protocol, and are equipped with Bluetooth to allow them to wirelessly connect to as many as 3 devices. They’re compatible across a variety of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, iPadOS, Android, Chrome OS, and Linux, and can be configured using Logitech’s Logi Options+ software that’s in its beta stage and free to use.