With the introduction of the Logitech MX Master, the Performance MX (m950t) fate was sealed. And like a lot of others, I jumped on the fire sale. A month later with Performance MX, I would like to give my comments on what I think of the impulsive purchase.
Note: at time of writing, there are still a couple of places with stock and at clearance pricing.
Undeniably the Performance MX is nowhere near as nice as the MX Master. However, it’s a pretty well designed and very comfortable mouse to use as a daily driver. The testament to this is the number of years it has been on the market and not had a successor – 6 years.
With the ‘Dark Field’ technology, the mouse works on practically every surface I’ve used it on – glass, wood, textiles and tiles.
The battery life is a bit on the short side (around a week, depending on usage), especially after being spoiled by the Logitech G602 for the past 18 months. However, on a good note, you can plug the mouse in via USB and continue to use the mouse while it charges the battery.
The scroll wheel is very smooth and comfortable to use. The ability to scroll left and right adds an even nicer touch. However, there’s one thing I don’t like about the wheel; it sometimes scrolls on its own. The only way I know how to prevent this random scrolling is by using the ‘lock’ button behind the wheel, to lock the wheel. As little inconvenience, but not a deal break.
The biggest influence in my decision to purchase the Performance MX over the MX Master is warranty. Like most other hardware manufacturers, Logitech is only giving 1 year limited warranty for the MX Master, while the Performance MX comes with 3 years.
I have no regrets in purchasing the Performance MX and am happy to recommend it to others looking for a beautifully designed mouse, that’s perfect for everyday use at an amazingly low price and to top it off, a lengthy 3 year warranty.