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- Reasonable price
- Small but ergonomic
- Works on any surface, even the glass
- Work on multiple computers simultaneously
- Nowhere to store the USB dongle
The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S ($49.99) is the latest embodiment of the company’s series of portable mice. Its greatest feature is the Flow software that lets it work with up to three devices contemporaneously.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S – Small and compact
When it comes to mice, the first thing to do is to find the right size. I have rather big hands so when I was asked to try out Logitech’s portable version of the MX Master 2S ($69.19) I was afraid that my findings would be biased. Thankfully I was wrong. Although the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is actually a small – medium for most of you – sized mouse it fits rather comfortably even in my palm. All the keys are easy to reach and press and the grip is comfortable.
The slightly curved top features several elements: the two main keys (right and left click) separated by a plastic insert that houses three other elements: the wheel, a function key, and an LED. The wheel is the most interesting one for me. It supports free scroll and that means that I can swiftly scroll through long web pages without much effort. This mode can be changed by pressing the wheel itself, activating the “classic” friction mode that is more precise.
But it does not end there: the wheel can be also used along the horizontal axis and this can also double as two additional programmable buttons.
Behind the wheel, we find the function button, also programmable. It enables the mouse’s gestures, which means that by holding it down every mouse’s movement along the four axis activates programmable functions.
On the left side, there are two small keys that are normally used as the forward and backward buttons. However, they are also easily customizable via software.
On the bottom of the mouse, we find four rubber pads, the small on and off toggle button, the laser sensor and a button that allows you to switch between devices. The only drawback here is that there is no place to store the USB dongle (at least you can buy a replacement in case you lose it).
The Darkfield sensor is very precise and works well even on a glass surface.
The mouse now uses an internal lithium battery, which according to Logitech guarantees more than two months of autonomy, while just 3 minutes of charging can guarantee a full day of use.
Last but not least the mouse has an almost ambidextrous design, if not for the two side button.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S – Flow
Let me explain briefly what this is: let’s make the case that you have two computers, side by side, that you use at the same time for different tasks. To do this you need two sets of keyboards and mice. Flow eliminates the need for a second set. By installing the software, you just need to move the mouse over the edge of the display of one computer to see it automatically appear on the other. It sounds like magic. But Flow doesn’t stop here. It effectively “merges” the two devices by enabling text and file sharing between them! The only prerequisite is that the devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S – Verdict
The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S ($49.99) is a mouse designed for those who have high demands even on the go and this portable mouse can really deliver. The only flaw but in no way a deal breaker is the lack of a compartment where you can store the USB dongle. Flow software is very convenient and offers real gain in terms of usability.
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