I picked up the MX Anywhere 2 as I transitioned to university. As a student, I was looking for:
- No wires, and not even USB dongles
- Easy to carry around
- Use on all surfaces without a mousepad
- Less than $100 (Canadian Dollars)
To my surprise, the MX Anywhere 2 was the perfect mouse, although pretty steep at $99 (Canadian Dollars). I also considered the MX Master (but was above my budget) and the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort mouse (that has a Windows ‘Start' button, that doesn’t work when paired with a Mac).
I have been using the MX Anywhere 2 for about a week now with my MacBook Pro, and I haven’t experienced any issues with it whatsoever. The mouse paired with my MacBook in a jiffy and every time I turn it on, it connects almost instantly. Moreover, the Bluetooth range is really good - the mouse works perfectly till about 7m away from the Mac. In case you don’t want to use Bluetooth, Logitech includes a Unifying USB connector in the box to connect your MX Anywhere 2 wirelessly. The unifying USB connector will also work with other Logitech products.
The MX Anywhere 2 is a comfortable mouse, although small in size. My fairly large hands can easily click all buttons. The mouse doesn’t slip easily thanks to the grippy side padding that seems to be inspired by some abstract art. The buttons provide tactile feedback whenever clicked. The scroll wheel can be clicked inwards to change modes from hyper-fast scrolling to normal click-to-click scrolling, allowing me to scrolling though the hundreds of pages of e-books in one quick swipe of the scroll wheel.
Best of all, the MX Anywhere 2 is super portable. It is ergonomic enough for 3-4 hours of daily use, and it can easily slip into my jeans pocket or backpack sleeve if I ever need to carry it around. For a student, this is perhaps the most important consideration. Another impressive feature is the dark field laser tracking technology that allows the mouse to be used on practically all surfaces, including high-gloss surfaces and glass (4mm thick).
Buy the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 (prices mentioned are at the time of publishing):
Amazon.com (USD 59.99)
Amazon.ca (CAD 84.99)
Amazon.in (INR 5,127)
Logitech MX Anywhere 2: http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/mx-anywhere2
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