Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX Review
If you are in the market for a new wireless mouse, there are a lot of options to choose from. The Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX is near the top of that list in terms of feature set and design (although some of Microsoft offerings come very close).
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX Review – Pros
1) Customization – The Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX features 7 programmable buttons (more than that of any other competing mouse). This includes the tilt wheel, a top button behind the scroll wheel and 2 thumb buttons. All of these options make it very easy to streamline your computing needs.
2) Design – The look and feel of this mouse is high end. It has a nice weight to it (though a bit heavy with both batteries in at once). The mouse has rubberized concave sides that are comfortable for extended use. The main surface of the mouse also has a nice matte finish that feels smoother than your typical plastic finish.
3) Scroll Wheel – The scroll wheel on the Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse features a unique dual functionality. When pressed the wheel changes to a free spinning wheel allowing for quick scrolling of large documents. Press the wheel again and it reverts back to a standard wheel.
4) Darkfield Technology – The “Anywhere” Mouse lives up to its name. This mouse can track on virtually any surface, even glass with no noticeable decline in performance thanks to Logitech’s patented Darkfield technology (which surpasses even Microsoft’s excellent Bluetrack Technology).
5) Size – The size of this mouse could be a pro or a con depending on the size of your hands. Its size falls somewhere in-between the typically too small mobile mice (such as the Logitech M305) and some of the larger offerings (such as the Logitech M510).
6) Runs on One Battery – Although this mouse has room for two batteries it only needs one to operate. This is a nice feature as the mouse feels quite heavy using 2 batteries at once.
7) Unifying Receiver – As with all Logitech Mice, the Anywhere Mouse comes with a unifying receiver allowing you to sync other Logitech devices like a wireless keyboard to one single usb receiver, effectively saving you valuable usb real estate.
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX Review – Cons
1) Ergonomics – While the Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX is far from uncomfortable it does leave something to be desired when compared to other more ergonomic mice, such as Microsoft’s Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000. It just doesn’t fit in your hand quite as nicely as Microsoft’s offerings, but that can be said of all Logitech mice in my opinion.
2) Range – It could just be my particular mouse, but the range of the Anywhere Mouse seems quite limited. At about 15 feet away the signal starts to become erratic. Again, this could simply be my particular mouse, but that has been my experience.
3) Price – The Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX is a bit pricey. Expect to spend anywhere from $40 to $60 depending on where you buy, any sales, etc. You can get the comparable Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000 for around $15 on sale and no more than $30 any other time.
The Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX is a solid wireless mobile mouse with more bells and whistles than you would expect to find from a notebook mouse. However, if you don’t need all the extras, or are on a budget, it may be better to go with a cheaper option such as Microsoft’s 4000 or 3500 series.