Review: Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Mouse

Nowadays many of us are using tablets in their free time, but we still use our computers for work or gaming. And for this reason, we need the good old mouse.

I personally don’t like any cables around me and my laptop; it just looks clean and is easier to work without them. Few years ago I used one very good looking wireless mouse, the Roccat Pyra Wireless, but one day the mouse suddenly stopped working. After using one old fashion Logitech wired mouse for a while, I decided to go for the new Logitech MX Anywhere 2 wireless mouse. I will make a small review of it and share my impressions here.

First things first: the mouse is very well packaged, but still easy to take out of the box (if you ever took an GoPro camera out of its box, you know that fact is not self-evident).


Personally I don’t buy myself stuff, that I don’t like how it looks. As well my old Roccat Pyra Wireless mouse, this one looks great. Furthermore it is quality made, not heavy weight (106g) and fits good in my hand (regular European size).


Connecting the mouse took me about 15 seconds. Just plug the small Unifying-Pico-Receiver and you are ready to go. You can also connect the wireless mouse without the receiver, just over Bluetooth. I need to mention, that on my 6 years old HP2230s laptop with Bluetooth 2.1 it didn’t worked. On one newer Lenovo it worked just fine. Change the channel trough the small button on the bottom of the mouse and pair with the PC, that’s it. By pressing that button, you can easily change the device you want to control in a second.


Using the mouse without the receiver was one of the main reasons to go for it. I am considering to replace my old laptop with the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I suppose the new Microsoft tablet will come again only with one USB port. So it would be good to have it not constantly used for the mouse receiver.

The mouse use the “Darkfield Technology”, which allows using the mouse on almost every surface, so I don’t need my mousepad any more. I played StarCraft II a bit without having any problems (I am not a pro-gamer, so I don’t need the 2400dpi). It is precise and fast enough for normal gaming.

Functionality: I didn’t install the Logitech Software, but I still can use the side buttons for navigating in my browser. I also change photos forwards and backwards using the scroll wheel horizontal. Really cool feature of the scroll wheel: by pressing it, you can change the way it rotates – normal or super fast. On my old Logitech wired mouse I have used the scroll wheel for middle clicks. On the MX Anywhere 2 mouse this is done by the small button in the middle. At first it was uncomfortably, but after few hours of working, it is not a problem any more.


Charging the battery of the mouse is easy with the supplied or any standard Micro-USB cable. Using the mouse while charging is not a problem too. I’m concerned if everyone would have the ability to change it by himself. It is described how to do that on the last page of the manual, but you need to open the entire mouse to take the battery out. Hopefully it will last more than 2 years. I can not tell much about the battery time for now, but I will play some more StarCraft II and then update this review.

Summary: the new Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse is here to stay. My personal reasons for keeping the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 as my mouse are the great design, the build quality and the usage just over Bluetooth.