Logitech MX Anywhere 2 wireless mouse review

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Call me the computer mouse queen – I love trying out new mice for all of my devices. It’s hard for me to go without one when carrying my laptop around.  Logitech just released the MX Anywhere 2, a wireless mouse that enables you to connect to Windows and Mac via a wireless USB receiver or Bluetooth. Let’s take a look at how it performed.Note: Images can be clicked on to view a larger size.

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The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse comes with a pico unifying receiver, a Micro USB cable and booklet documentation.  The mouse dimensions are 2.4 x 3.9 x 1.4 in, weighing in at 3.7 oz, and the receiver (0.6 x 0.6 x 0.3 inches in size).The mouse works with Windows 7, 8, 10 or Mac OS X 10.8 and later.  You can connect it to your computer or Windows tablet using Bluetooth or the pico unifying receiver.  

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The nice thing about this mouse is that it has a built in rechargeable Li-Po (500 mAh) battery. After I gave it a full charge, I haven’t had to re-charge it yet after using it for about a month!

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I like the geometric design of the mouse as seen on the side grip.  The mouse is made of smooth plastic and is black and brass-ish color.

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I’m a female with average hands (not too petite or thin) and I liked the size of mouse.  I’m very particular with mouse sizes since there are a lot of mice made for bigger hands (think gaming mice).  The dimensions listed above hopefully help with deciding if this is right for you.

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On the bottom of the mouse is a small easy switch button that gives you up to three devices to connect the mouse to.  This was useful when I wanted to switch from my Macbook Pro to my Mac Mini but still use the same mouse.  Yay for less desk clutter!

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On my Macbook Pro I set it up via Bluetooth with ease.

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I downloaded the Logitech Options software which gives you the ability to give you change almost anything on the mouse, including scroll button, gesture controls, and the side arrow buttons.

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I also tested the mouse using the pico unifying receiver since I already use a wireless Logitech keyboard that I”ve had for years. I found this set up a bit more convenient in my case since I can just leave the receiver plugged in and connect both the mouse and keyboard to my Mac.

Something to note: At my house I didn’t have trouble using it via Bluetooth connection, but when I traveled to a friends house, I had alot of trouble connecting with Bluetooth. I think it might have to do with their wireless signal and this mouse’s signal having a conflict. I found it a bit strange, so next time just used the pico receiver.

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is by far the best mouse I’ve used by Logitech.  I finally found a Logitech mouse that I like on Mac OS X – I used to find the tracking a bit off. Now I find the tracking perfect and the quality is top notch.  It’s the perfect size for travel and conveniently can connect to multiple devices simultaneously.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Logitech. Please visit their site for more info or Amazon to buy one.

 

Product Information

Price:$79.99
Manufacturer:Logitech
Retailer:Amazon
Requirements:
  • USB Port
  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • or
  • Bluetooth Smart Ready device
Pros:
  • Perfect travel size
  • great build quality
  • Bluetooth and Wireless USB connectivity options
Cons:
  • Bluetooth connection has issues in certain wifi areas
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  • Clésio Luiz August 24, 2015, 10:16 am

    The only thing that blocks me to buy this mouse is the lack of middle button in the wheel. You have to program it in a non standard button.

    Microsoft apparently does not make mouses with navigation buttons (back and forward), so it lets me with Logitech or A4tech mouses, but none of the I find the perfect mouse. There always something to give up.

  • Ron August 29, 2015, 10:18 pm

    Mac OS 10.9.5: The mouse doesn’t reconnect once connected to bluetooth after my mac is woken up after sleep for >15 minutes. It has to be re-paired.

    Not impressed.

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