When your job requires you sit in front of your computer all day, there are things to consider to ensure that you don’t strain yourself, such as having good posture, invest in a comfortable chair, and get a good mouse.
Often most people neglect that last one, especially laptop users. While trackpads and touchscreens are nice, mice are still superior for long productivity work.
And it’s always a good idea to pay more for a good quality mouse. Your hands will thank you for it.
Logitech makes some of the best mice out there, and the M705 Marathon Mouse is by far my favourite. If you want to go all out, Logitech’s flagship MX Master is an ergonomic king.
This week, the Swiss company announced a pair of new mice, the MX Master 2S (left) for the desktop crowd, and the MX Anywhere 2S (right) for the road warriors.
These new peripherals support Logitech’s new Flow software that allows you to use one mouse on up to three computers.
Flow addresses the issues with wireless mice – they only pair with one PC at a time. This software trick really comes in handy for those with multiple PCs, which is actually a common sight these days.
With Flow enabled, users can move their cursor between devices, and they can also copy and paste texts and images from one system to another.
Both the MX Master 2S and the MX Anywhere 2S have improved precision from the previous models they’re replacing, from 1,600 DPI to 4,000 DPI. Battery life on these rechareable mice are also greatly improved with up to 70 days of runtime on a charge.
If you’re planning on getting one of these, just remember to pick the right one for you. If you’re on a desktop PC, go for the bigger MX Master 2S, which will cost US$99.99 (around B$138). The MX Master 2S has a more ergonomic grip with a comfortable thumb rest, and has speed-adaptive scrolling.
If you’re primarily a laptop user and move around a lot, the smaller MX Anywhere 2S is a perfect companion as its geared more towards mobility. This one retails for US$79.99 (around B$110).