Magic Mouse 2 vs Logitech MX Master

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  1. iGangsta macrumors member

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    Hi all

    Im looking for a mouse to use for video editing on FCPX. I use 2 external displays with my MBP, so i cant use its trackpad or keyboard. They are not very successful for these jobs anyway. These 2 mouse has same price.

    Magic Mouse 2
    -Horizontal and ver. scrolling
    -Very stable bluetooth connection
    -Apple ecosystem? (What are the benefits?)
    -Not very ergonomic (By user)

    Logitech MX Master

    -They say "Best wireless mouse in the world"
    -Customizable buttons and wheels
    -Scrolling in 2 directions in MAC (using wheels)
    -Super ergonomics
    -Unstable bluetooth connection (by user)


    Which one should i buy?
     
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  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    used both... MX master all the way no comparison
     
  4. keviig macrumors 6502

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    This thread popped is literally just as I finished my order for the MX Master!
    For those of you that have it, how well does it play along with Mac OS?
    I tried the Magic Mouse 2 and yes it looks nice, but my god, the ergonomics... Use it for a few minutes and your hand is a mess.

    Currently using a worn down MX518, looking forward to a fresh mouse!
     
  5. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Pretty much anything is better than the 'Magic' mouse. Unless you work on a reception desk and want to look flash.
     
  6. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    I have both.

    The logitech MX is waaaaaaay more comfortable to use.
     
  7. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    I echo the sentiment regarding the Logitech MX Master. It's a very solid choice. I have been using it and its predecessors for years and was never let down by its performance in any way.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    I'd like to reiterate my point on 'flashiness' after seeing that beige mouse. I never thought I'd see a beige mouse, now I cannot unsee it.

    Whoever designed that thing should be shot at by a Pantone equipped paintball gun until they knock the colour beige from their 'imagination'...
     
  9. iGangsta thread starter macrumors member

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    How is bluetooth connection stability on Mac? Is it smooth?
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    people here report mixed uses. For me 95% its ok... a few hiccups but nothing i can't live with.
     
  11. doitdada macrumors 6502a

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    I had the MX Master, but switched to a cabled mouse because wired responds better.

    [​IMG]
    Gaming mouses are the cutting edge, even though they look like a teenage toy. Like the weight and precision.
     
  12. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    It's not beige, it's champagne.

    Seriously though... I agree with you. Logitech's latest design choices have been horrid.
     
  13. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Champagne is just Swiss marketing for Beige. It's beige, plain old beige. At least it doesn't have beige LEDs poking out of it, I'll give them that. At least they had some restraint.
     
  14. terminator-jq macrumors regular

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    On Black Friday, I bought the Magic Mouse. Visually, its a stunning product, very simple and elegant. It's also very light weight so its easy to move around. The touch surface worked fantastic. Overall, it was a great mouse... but only for light task. As a 3D artist, I depend heavily on the scroll wheel (both rolling it and pushing it). So for heavier task, the Magic Mouse failed me.

    After 2 days, I returned my Magic Mouse for the MX Master and never looked back. It works great for heavier task and the precision is fantastic. It also has Bluetooth so you don't have to use one of Logitech's USB receivers (which is great if you have the new MacBook Pro like me). Best of all, its comfortable to use. The Magic Mouse looks nice but in practice, the shallow design forces you either arch your hand with no support or hold the mouse in an unnatural way.
     
  15. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    How is the Bluetooth with the 2016 MBP? I've heard some people the Bluetooth for the mx master had issues with older macs
     
  16. lclev macrumors regular

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    I am looking for a new mouse. I have been using a trackpad and it works okay for video but is a pain when I work in Photoshop or Illustrator. I have used a magic mouse but would love something better. Unfortunately I need a left handed mouse and this does not come for lefties. I can use my right hand but I had surgery on it and my thumb does not have the dexterity it use to have. Any suggestions?

    Lisa
     
  17. kokhoong0624 macrumors regular

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    Get the Logitech MX Anywhere 2! It's superb and the specifications are actually quite similar to the MX Master and it's lighter, and easier on small hands. If you're left handed, you might have some difficulties clicking the left side buttons of the mouse, but that's the only drawback I believe.
     
  18. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

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    "MiX Master, cut, cut faster..." anyone? anyone?
     
  19. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    For me the BT on the MX Master isn't up to my standards...I use Logictechs unifying receiver unfortunately.

    So basically the only downside to the MX Master is that it's typical logictech.
     
  20. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I use the previous model Performance MX and it's great, the supplied battery in mine is garbage though so I swapped it for a different one. I keep eyeing the MX Master but can't seem to pull the trigger.
     
  21. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    I own Master, and it's the best mouse I have ever owned. No problems at all, It's hooked to my iMac and MBP. Works like a charm. MM is a nice mouse for surfing the web. And that's about it.
     
  22. Dukat macrumors regular

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    What mouse is this? Thanks
     
  23. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    I find the Performance MX to be slightly superior ergonomically over the Master. I have both and prefer the ergonomics of the Performance to the newest version.
     
  24. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    Looks to me like a Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, or some model very similar.
     
  25. doitdada macrumors 6502a

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