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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 review: A high-performance mouse for mobile users

Like the MX Master, this mouse can connect to your Windows or Mac computer with the included Pico Unifying Receiver (a small USB dongle that will also work with Logitech keyboards) or via Bluetooth Smart technology.

If you go with Bluetooth, you can pair the mouse with up to three devices and switch between, for example, a laptop, desktop and tablet using the appropriately named Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch button.

Logitech's Easy-Switch button

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Using the Logitech Options software, you can customize all the buttons on the mouse. Mac users, meanwhile, enjoy the extra luxury of gesture support -- most of the multifinger trackpad gestures can be duplicated on the MX Anywhere 2 when holding down an extra key.

One of the most important buttons on a mouse is the scroll wheel. Like the MX Master, this mouse has a speed-adaptive scroll wheel that lets you autoshift from click-to-click to hyperfast scrolling with a press of a button. That smooth, precise scroll wheel is one of the components that help justify this mouse's premium price.

The mouse connects via Bluetooth, or you can use the included Pico Unifying Receiver, which will also work with Logitech keyboards.

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What's missing? Well, you don't get the MX Master's thumbwheel for side-to-side scrolling and page switching, which is great for spreadsheet jockeys. It's also missing an extra button where your thumb rests on the mouse.

But as far as mobile mice go, it's a worthy successor to the original MX Anywhere, which was powered by two AA batteries and didn't look or feel quite as swanky as this mouse, but had similar features. The first MX Anywhere did come with its own travel pouch, and this new model doesn't. Not a big deal, but it's always nice to have a little extra protection with your mobile products.

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