Logitech’s MX Anywhere 2 is an excellent mid-tier Bluetooth mouse, with outstanding accuracy and battery life
Logitech is renowned for its high quality computer accessories, and the MX Anywhere 2 delivers this promise. Logitech’s MX mice lineup is specifically designed for business and professional users and features customisable buttons and an ergonomic design for continuous use.
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
- Mappable buttons
- 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.
Once connected, the MX Anywhere 2 can easily be customised using the Logitech Options app (Mac + Windows). Each button - including the centre button and two side buttons - can be mapped to over 30 different options. Pointer speed and scroll speed can be set using the app.
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.
The battery life of the MX Anywhere 2 is brilliant. I never charged the mouse out of the box, and I expect it to last another two months before I would need to charge it for the first time! The mouse uses a rechargeable battery that can be charged using the provided micro-USB cable.
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).
The MX Anywhere 2 is the perfect mid-tier Bluetooth mouse, as my experience with it suggests. Undoubtedly, the mouse has received excellent reviews on Amazon as well as other tech websites. Logitech is good at making mice, and this mouse is another evidence of it.
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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