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