I NEED A NEW Logitech MX Anywhere mouse because my long-serving Logitech MX Anywhere 2 has walked away from one of my classrooms. I used that faithful mouse for more than six years and want to replace it with a newer and pinker version of itself.
The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 in rose is going to cost me more than €100 but I can vouch for its value for money. I know I can get more than three weeks of hard use between recharging it via USB-C. This means my phone can recharge my mouse. It also means the MX Anywhere will pair to my phone and I can use the Logitech mouse to scroll and click on items seen on my phone.
The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 incorporates Logitech’s Flow feature and that lets me move my cursor to copy and paste content from one Windows or Mac computer to another, as long as those devices have the Logitech Options software installed.
Three Things I Like
- I have become accustomed to the fluted effect on both lower sides of the mouse. This sculpting make gripping the Anywhere 3 very pleasant and that means I can easily use the mouse for several hours at a time without my hand cramping. And as a bonus, the metal scroll wheel feels very upmarket.
- Logitech's optical sensor means my mouse works on a glass surface. That's important to me because I often find myself in hotel lobbies with glass tables or highly highly reflective white table tops. I don't like carrying a mouse mat so this level of surface tolerance is essential.
- Battery life is superb. Logitech claims its 500mAh Li-Ion battery will run for 70 days. I have definitely gone that long with the MX Anywhere 2. And I really like knowing I can get three hours of use from a one-minute quick charge on my mains power adapter.
Versatile 2.4Ghz wireless
I use the Logitech MX Anywhere with Bluetooth most of the time but when I need long range service, I pair it with the add-on 2.4 GHz dongle. I have a slot in my Tumi shoulder bag for the MX Anywhere. It's empty at the moment but hopefully I will find a replacement mouse in a Christmas stocking next month.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches digital transformation on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Shannon.]