Logitech - MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Laser Mouse - Black

With its Bluetooth interface, this Logitech MX Anywhere 2 910-004373 wireless mouse enables you to pair with up to 3 Bluetooth Smart Ready devices simultaneously. Darkfield Laser Tracking technology allows operation on most surfaces, including glass.

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Overview

What's Included


  • MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Laser Mouse
  • Pico unifying receiver
  • Micro USB cable
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (968 out of 1011)

Features


400-1600 dpi sensitivity

Can be adjusted in 200 dpi increments for precise operation.

Darkfield Laser Tracking technology

Allows use on most surfaces, including glass.

2 scrolling modes

Include a mode that is fast and easy to control and another that offers line-by-line use.

7 buttons

Include 5 programmable buttons that provide quick access to frequently used commands.

Ambidextrous design

For comfortable left- or right-handed use.

Bluetooth interface

Enables you to wirelessly connect your Smart Ready computer or Windows tablet. You can easily pair up to 3 devices simultaneously and switch between them.

Rechargeable battery

Offers lasting use.


Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, but battery life not what is claimed

    Posted
    jcgoble3
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    I bought this looking for a mouse that would be compatible with my ASUS laptop's touchpad drivers, specifically one that would be recognized as an external mouse, thus disabling the touchpad. My requirements were back and forward buttons built in, and not being required to use a Logitech Unifying receiver (as my new touchpad drivers were incapable of recognizing a Unifying mouse). I was hesitant to purchase this, given the high price ($79.99), but after struggling to find an inexpensive mouse that fit my requirements and returning one two days after buying it, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the MX Anywhere 2. This mouse includes a Unifying receiver, but also supports Bluetooth, which my touchpad drivers correctly recognize and which enables me to free up a USB port on my laptop. There is a second or two of lag before cursor movement when the mouse is powered on, while it "shakes hands" with the computer, but once it pairs, the cursor responds instantly, and movement is very smooth. Speaking of smooth, the mouse slides over my desktop with ease, and does the same on the tables at the library and Tim Hortons for when I go to those places to work. Those who are used to pushing the mouse wheel straight down for a middle click might be initially confused. On the MX Anywhere 2, the small square button below the wheel is your middle click button; having the middle click separated from the wheel enables more reliable middle clicking, eliminating the annoying tendency to accidentally scroll just before or after clicking (a problem common on other mice), which I love as I probably use the middle button more often than the left button, mainly for opening links in new tabs and closing tabs in Firefox. What "clicking" the mouse wheel actually does is change the behavior of the mouse wheel, which has two modes. In one mode, it behaves like a typical mouse wheel, turning through discrete "steps" that you can feel each time it advances. The other mode removes those discrete steps and feedback, as well as all brakes, allowing you to fling the wheel in a particular direction and let it spin freely for several seconds, a surprisingly useful feature when rapidly scrolling through huge documents and webpages and not wanting to move the cursor over to the scroll bar and back. Each downward press on the mouse wheel alternates between these two modes. If you install the Logitech Options software from the Logitech website, this software also enables you to reprogram said square button, the back and forward buttons on the left side of the mouse, and tilting the wheel (which defaults to horizontal scrolling, a useful feature), as well as swapping the functions of the two main mouse buttons for left-handers. Many, many functions are available for programming, and any function can be assigned to any of the five programmable buttons (including the wheel tilting). The back and forward buttons are in a very comfortable and ergonomic position, but only if you use the mouse with your right hand like I do. If you are a southpaw, those buttons seem like they would be in an awkward position unless you're willing to use it with your off (right) hand. My first of two complaints about this product is the battery life. The box claims that the battery (a rechargeable battery built in) will last two months on a single charge; the fine print qualifies this by saying that this battery life is with 6 hours of use daily. I use the mouse approximately 10 to 12 hours per day, occasionally significantly less, so I would expect to get around four to five weeks out of a charge. Instead, the battery dies after about two weeks of use, and annoyingly, by the time you get the low battery warning (a flashing red light on the mouse, and if Logitech Options is installed and configured to do so, a semi-transparent overlay on your screen), you have literally just a few *seconds* of battery life left. By the time you get the charging cable out and get it connected, it's already dead (though it comes back to life once plugged in). On the plus side, the charging cable is a standard USB cable, so any USB cable with a Micro-B connector (such as most Android chargers) will work if you lose the cable that came with the mouse. My second complaint is more of an operating system issue than an issue with the mouse itself, but still something worth warning about: the MX Anywhere 2 CANNOT connect via Bluetooth on Ubuntu (all previous software mentions in this review were under Windows 10). This mouse requires Bluetooth 4.0, which is not a problem for Ubuntu, but also requires Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth Smart support, which Ubuntu's Bluetooth drivers do not have due to still using a very out-of-date version of the "bluez" library. Thus, when I boot into Ubuntu, I have to use the touchpad or dig out the Unifying receiver that came with the mouse and connect through it. This is supposed to be fixed in 15.10 Wily Werewolf, due to be released sometime in October 2015, but won't be backported to the current LTS version due to incompatibility issues, so Ubuntu users not using intermediate versions with short-term support will have to wait until around April 2016 when the next LTS version (likely 16.04) is released before they can connect this mouse via Bluetooth. Overall, it's a great mouse, albeit a bit expensive. It loses a quarter of a star for Ubuntu incompatibility, half a star for the battery life complaints, and half a star for the high price, and I'll happily round the resulting 3.75 rating up to 4. PROS: - Bluetooth support, freeing up a USB port - High level of programmability - Dual scrolling modes - Middle button separate from wheel - Comfortable back and forward buttons (for right-handers) - Glides over tabletop/desktop easily CONS: - Battery life half of what is claimed on box - Virtually no warning before battery dies (always carry the cable with you when you travel with it, even for a 30-minute work session at the coffeehouse) - Cannot connect via Bluetooth on current Ubuntu LTS version - Expensive

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool Mouse

    Posted
    noone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have used Version 1 of the MX Anywhere for over three years, for an average of 45 hours a week. I sincerely believe that the MX Anywhere 1 was the best mouse at any price for laptop users. So naturally, I jumped on the refreshed MX Anywhere 2. Here is my guide to whether the upgrade is worth your hard-earned dollars. Warranty: The warranty on this mouse is incredibly important. The biggest problem that I (and many other users) had with V1 of this mouse was that the left click—either double click, or click and drag—would mysteriously stop working after a certain period of time. This was typically around the 12-18 month mark, based on my own experiences and those of my coworkers with the same device. That said, the V1 had a 3-year warranty and Logitech Customer Service was great at sending the two replacements that I have needed over the past three years. The V2 coincidentally has a truncated 1-year warranty. Will the left click have issues on V2 of the product? Time will tell and I will update this review if that time comes. Scroll: The biggest selling point of the MX Master was the smart speed-adaptive scroll wheel that would intelligently switch between click-by-click and smooth scroll. Sorry, despite the similar styling, the MX Anywhere V2 does not have that feature. It retains the switching mechanism of the V1 mouse: press down on the scroll wheel to switch between the two modes. It’s a bummer—but it’s still the best scroll mechanism on any portable mouse to date. Connectivity: V2 adds Bluetooth connectivity so that the mouse may be paired with up to 3 devices (laptop, tablet, PC). You’ll know whether this is important to you. Personally, I use this mouse only with my laptop because I prefer full-featured mice for desktop and no mice for tablet. Power Button: The V2 features a small power switch on the underside that you’ll use to turn off the mouse for storage/transportation. I find this switch to be much less convenient than that on the V1, which was a large, easy-to-actuate spring-loaded tab that slid over the laser. With the original design, there was no searching or fiddling. Yes, first world problems at their finest. Gestures: While the button below the click wheel offers access to the gestures feature found on the MX Master (ex. swipe up to maximize window), I have always set this button to be a middle-click button using the Logitech software because this mouse otherwise will lack a middle-click. You may still set one of the side buttons to activate gestures if that’s important to you. But I prefer using those for Ctrl+Pg Up/Down to scroll through tabs in Excel and Chrome. Ultimately, personal preference. Battery: Two month advertised battery life is quite good—right around what you’d yield with V1 of the mouse which took two AA batteries. The rechargeable battery is admittedly an improvement to AA batteries because while almost nobody carries spare batteries on them, it is easy to borrow a micro USB cable from someone in the office in a pinch. Receiver: The Pico Unifying Receiver from the V2 is lower-profile than the original Unifying Receiver on the V1. However, the big downside is that there is no internal storage for the receiver now because there’s no need to open the mouse to change batteries. That was one of my favorite design features of the V1. While you won’t be removing the receiver often, a safe place to store it was a godsend in the past. Appearance: From most angles, the V2 is supposed to be more attractive with its Logitech’s new MX design language. The top is matte, unlike the [later generations of] V1 mice which featured gloss finishes. That said, it’s not a dramatic mouse and actually looks quite “corporate” in person, so it doesn’t really draw attention in the office. Personally, I think the silver trim and gloss on the V1 might have been more distinctive. Carrying Pouch: Non existent in V2. This is fine because I stopped using the carrying pouch after a while for the V1, and just slipped the mouse into a safe compartment in my bag, but with a matte finish, the V2 might pick up more scratches this way. Price: The MSRP for V2 and V1 respectively are $79 and $59. So you’re looking at about $20 extra for a refreshed design, rechargeable battery, and Bluetooth/switching functionality. (Note that the street price for Logitech mice tends to drift down to as low as 50% of MSRP over the product life cycle—watch for sales.) Conclusion: If you do not need the Bluetooth connectivity for separate devices, I would easily advise against this mouse. Go for the V1 at a lower price with the longer warranty and same key features. On the other hand the V2 does feature rechargeable batteries which is nice for all of those who couldn’t find AA batteries when they needed them the most. If the scroll wheel had been updated as well, that would have been a major selling point. Time will reveal the left-click durability of the V2. But frankly, while I do not regret my purchase, there are not many features pushing early-adopters to this mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent effort B+

    Posted
    Geoff
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    I haven't tried any of the esoteric programmable functions of this mouse so this review is primarily as a replacement for it's predecessor, the Nano. I believe the Nano is still available (as of right now—Aug 2015), and is substantially cheaper though the potential of the additional features of the Anywhere 2 did beckon me. The unit is a tiny amount heavier—though barely perceptibly. I had to pop them on a scale to confirm I wasn't just imagining it (3.7 vs. 3.5 oz.). It seems to be quite well put together, insofar as one can tell with such a device (buttons, wheel and switch all operate smoothly and cleanly. No movement or flexing anywhere there shouldn't be. Personally, I prefer the on/off slider-switch to the previous generation's push button. You do usually have to catch it with your fingernail, unless you've got good friction on your finger at the time. there's a convenient slot in the middle of the switch for that purpose. I find this switch faster than the couple of second wait necessary with the previous version, it is a positive tactile experience that you can also confirm visually with the position of the switch, color of the background, the presence of the tiny led to the rear underside or the green LED on top (though the latter only when you first switch on). The scroll wheel works as expected. in "step" mode (I don't know the official term but I'm sure that's obvious enough!) the resolution is a little on the course side although I'm not sure if this is actually a function of the mouse or just the common implementation of the various software applications. In "smooth" mode it is very smooth and carries a good bit of inertia to allow you to "spin it up" for large movements. I have noticed occasional scroll-creep when it should be standing still. Not sufficient to bother me providing it doesn't become worse or more frequent. The Back/Forward browser buttons are in a different position compared to the Nano but they're now more in keeping with the full-size desktop Logitech models. Because of the size of the mouse and the fact that one's hand is normally slightly further forward on this mouse than a full size model, there is a slight amount of increased flexing of the thumb to get it sufficiently rearward for the Back button. I did find myself hitting Forward in error for the first few days—easy to get used to though. Battery life appears quite good, in my opinion. I use this mouse a fair amount every day (I am pretty diligent about switching it off, though I'm not sure if that helps or not—it's likely got some kind of auto-sleep mode, I'm guessing) and I seem to be getting more than a couple of weeks per charge. Charging is quite fast. I'm not sure what the options are if/when the internal chargeable battery deteriorates. The change lead's micro USB end, which plugs into the mouse, is a poor fit on mine—I have to be very careful about lining it up and, even then, it requires a little wiggle—could just be a bad luck fluke on this particular one, I guess. The charge lead is a little on the short side (26") but not unduly inconvenient and the shortness does have advantages for the storage thereof. A handy little Velcro strap is included to keep the cable looped so you don't have to have a cable tie to lose and it's small enough that it doesn't get in the way or irritate eve me—a certified Velcro hater! I have three laptops with which I use this mouse but I have been unable to make use of the Bluetooth connectivity for any of them. They are all over two years old and I've messed with trying to update Bluetooth drivers etc. but I suspect it's just that my hardware is too old so I just swap the tiny receiver back and forth as I've been doing for years. I do like the idea though and I assume it works okay on more recent hardware. I do miss the ability to store the receiver inside the mouse. I wonder how much money that actually saved them. I can't imagine it being hard to do. Having said that, perhaps the goal is to move toward dispensing with the dongle altogether in the future and relying on built-in Bluetooth being available on the host machine in the future. As mentioned at the beginning, I haven't used any of the programmable features--maybe when I get some time to play around with the software. Right now for me it's just a mouse and does that job quite well and very compactly. The button behind the scroll wheel has a default behavior somewhat similar to ALT-TAB then keeping the ALT key down. This could be quite handy although I've never remembered it's there enough to get used to it—moving the mouse down to the task bar, when no keyboard is handy, is just too ingrained for me to appreciate any added convenience! All-in-all: Expensive but, if you don't mind that, then does the job pretty well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great everyday mouse for software developer

    Posted
    Dpizzles

    I'm in love with a rodent! The MX Anywhere 2 is by far the best mouse I've ever used. I'm a software developer and have used the mouse full-time for about 90 days. Admittedly, before entering the good life I was using a $20 optical mouse with a left-click button that was starting to wear out. The build quality is impressive. I carry it to and from work each day in a backpack and after 90 days, it looks and feels brand new, like you would expect from a high-end purchase. The mouse hits the sweet spot of functionality and simplicity. I use all of the buttons/features on it, but don't crave more and think it would be too crowded with additional buttons or wheels. I've had fancy keyboards with features I never used. I love that I use and know what everything does on the MX Anywhere 2. The mouse is exactly the size I like. I'm 6'3" and have large hands, but I love being able to man-handle the thing. The guy I sit next to at work has the MX Master, and I find it too big for my liking. He thinks the Anywhere 2 is small for daily use. If you're not sure about the size, I recommend going to a store like Best Buy to try different mice and see what feels most natural to you. Another strong point is the Logitech Options software that is used to configure the buttons, tracking and scroll speed. It's extremely intuitive and simple. I've seen mouse configuration software before that makes me feel like I'm in the mission control center of NASA. I don't want to spend time trying to figure out how to configure the mouse and with Logitech Options, it couldn't be easier. The only negative I've noticed is that the Bluetooth connection to my 13" Macbook Pro (2015 model) did not work perfectly. It was usable, but the tracking wasn't precise. So, I've been using the included receiver and the performance is perfect. Other reviews and articles suggest it's an issue with the Macbook and not the mouse, but who knows?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse, but not a super improvement

    Posted
    MikeB
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    I own both the Logitech - MX Anywhere (Gen1), and the Logitech - MX Anywhere 2 (Gen2). The main differences that I notice are rechargeable internal battery, and builtin bluetooth that supports 3 devices with the Gen2. The Gen1 came with a custom fit case that you could store it in when you traveled. I wish the Gen2 came with that also. That way the pads on the bottom don't get peeled off from rubbing, or that it gets scratched up while in your bag. I do like that it comes with mini USB to charge the battery. That way I can use the same charger, or cord that I use with my phone. As I want the battery to last as long as possible, I prefer to turn the device off and on in between uses. The Gen1 device had a large switch on the bottom that was easy to toggle with very little effore, but the Gen2 has a tiny switch that you need to pop your finger nail in to slide.Sometimes I think I turn it off, but I realize I left it on all night draining the battery. Since it has built in bluetooth, there is no need to have the tiny dongle in your computer tying up a USB spot. That feature is great. The mouse should work with your computer as soon as you connect it via bluetooth. It does not come with the full software, so you will have to download that from the Logitech website. For $80, it should come with a tiny disc, but Logitech was just trying to save a buck. But in there defense, less and less computers come with a physical CD/DVD drive now. Overall, I would say that either Gen1 or Gen2 will do. They both function exactly the same, with the only real thing added to Gen2 is the builtin rechargeable batteries, and builtin bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the Perfect Bluetooth Mouse!!

    Posted
    Bren
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    I am in love with this thing. It is perfect for what I use it for: School work, music editing, and first person shooters. The programable buttons are awesome! I have become pretty good at Battlefield 1 thanks to having my major equipment and actions all being at hand, literally, with the programable buttons. I love that it comes with a usb dongle for non-bluetooth computers and that it charges via micro-usb cable. Yes, it can be charged and used at the same time, so just keep the short micro-usb cable it comes with on hand to charge it while on the go right from your computer with USB-A ports if you are ever worried :) The best thing about this mouse is that it can hook up to 3 different devices with the simple push of a button on the bottom. For each of the 3 selections, you connect the computer you wish it to work with and then simply push the button to select 1,2, or 3 that you assigned to the device. It works flawlessly between my 2017 Asus GL502VM, 2016 Alienware R4 17, and 2015 Macbook Air. A push of the button and it works, no need to reconnect or go through the process again. Seriously, if you are looking you are interested, so just buy it now and thank me later :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Mobile Mouse I've Seen!

    Posted
    hotice
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    I highly recommend the Logitech MX Anywhere 2. Yes, it's expensive but here is what you get: 1. USB or Bluetooth connectivity 2. Rechargeable and you can use it while it's charging with a standard MicroUSB cable - great compared to others because if one with replaceable batteries dies and you have no batteries you can't use the mouse at all. 3. DarkField tracking is excellent 4. Good weight, not too light, not heavy 5. High resolution 6. Switch between three computers easily 7. Click or friction-less scrolling 8. They improved the switches from the first model so the buttons should last longer and be more reliable. I think the click feels better too but it's been a while since I used the first MX Anywhere. Negatives: 1. Some marketing material mentions that you can set the DPI. There doesn't seem to be any way to do that even if you install the software it comes with. Thankfully, it's high enough resolution that I can use it at 2560x1440 without desktop scaling and it works fine, I don't need to lift my hand to get across that and two other 1080p displays, all three at one time. 2. There is no internal storage for the USB transceiver 3. Using USB takes one of the three connection "slots". Initially I thought those were for Bluetooth and it could connect via USB in addition to that. It's three total. You can do all Bluetooth, or have one USB and two bluetooth, however you want. Once setup, it's just one touch on the bottom to switch between computers and it does work very well. 4. No nice travel bag like the first version of this had

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Favorite Mouse - One Small Problem

    Posted
    Alpha013
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is one of the best mice I've ever had. It's extremely comfortable to use and it tracks really well. All of the buttons have a great feel and I especially like the scroll wheel. The mouse itself has 5 buttons - left click, right click, forward and back buttons by the thumb rest, and a 'gesture' button. Clicking the scroll wheel switches between normal scrolling and a fast scrolling, which was initially disappointed me. I use the middle click a lot to open multiple tabs and not having that in the scroll wheel is pretty awkward for me. You can remap the 'gesture' button right above the scroll wheel to be a middle click, but it's still not as natural to me. This is my only real problem with this mouse. You can connect to the mouse over Bluetooth or Logitech's Unifying adapter, which is nice. I like that you can do both and there are 3 presets that you can cycle between on the bottom of the mouse if you want to use the mouse on multiple devices. I do wish there was a spot to store the USB adapter in the mouse. Most other mobile mice I've seen have a spot to store their USB adapter under the battery cover. I only use my mouse over Bluetooth on one device though, so this wasn't really an issue for me. I find myself missing the middle click on the scroll wheel less and less as I use this. I still wish it was there, but everything else is just so good that it's not a deal breaker for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about durability, usability, design and size. Editors are less positive about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 95/100 = Excellent quality.
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    Logitech MX Anywhere 2 review
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