I didn’t expect to fall in love with a mouse. But then I met the MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Laser Mouse by Logitech and was smitten.
Sure, there are some nits to pick. For one, only the left side has extra control buttons. That’s great for those of us who are right-handed, but not as nice for the lefties. Second, it’s maybe 3/4 of the size of a traditional desktop mouse; I was actually hoping for closer to 2/3. Third, the included documentation is pretty skimpy and hard for my aging eyes to read. Lastly (and this is about as picky as you can get), the button to switch between different devices is on the bottom, so you have to pick up the mouse to change devices.
Ok, we got that out of the way. Now, let’s look at the positives.
First, this mouse works on any surface. I was using it last night on a clear glass desktop. No problems at all. I was really amazed.
Second, the fast-scroll option is cool. You press down the scroll wheel and it locks into another hyper-scroll mode. Press it again, and it’s back to normal mode.
Third, the software allows you to customize the buttons. In this way, at least the primary controls are ambidextrous. You can also customize swipe controls, which is just pretty neat with a mouse. You activate your swipe controls with the special gesture button on the mouse, just below the wheel.
Fourth, battery life is very impressive. A charge supposedly last two months or more. It charges quickly with a micro-USB cable.
Fifth, while it may be bigger than I’m used to for a travel mouse, it is very comfortable and easier to use than the other mouse I’d been using for my Surface Pro 4.
Last, but certainly not least, you can use the MX 2S concurrently on up three computers as long as they’re on the same network and have the free Logitech Flow software installed. Sure, you have to pick it up at first to sync it to the different devices, but after that, you can just go back and forth from one screen to another as if you were using a multiple monitor setup. On top of that, you can copy anything from one computer to another. Mind blown.
I love this mouse. It’s the kind of forward-looking accessory that makes the laptop or tablet experience that much better. Well done, Logitech!