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Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 15, 2020 at 11:15 am
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Picture
7.8
Office/Multimedia
7.1
Video Games (FPS)
6.9
Video Games (MMO)
6.3
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.5
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is a low-profile and travel-friendly mouse with an ambidextrous design that has two reprogrammable side buttons on its left side. It feels very well-built, made out of a solid-feeling plastic with two rubber grips on each side. Its click latency and CPI range might not be good enough for competitive gamers, but it's more than low enough for web browsing and office work. Unfortunately, its small size is only designed for a fingertip grip and it isn't ideal for people with extra-large hands.

Our Verdict

7.8 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is a very good option for the office. Although it's designed for a fingertip grip and it doesn't have the best ergonomics, almost all of its buttons can be remapped for your needs. Also, its scroll wheel has amazing features that make working on long documents easier.

Pros
  • Excellent scroll wheel features.
  • Bluetooth support.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Few ergonomic features.
7.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is only okay for FPS gaming. Although its wireless, fingertip grip design would be good for FPS games, its click latency might feel a bit too unresponsive, and the cursor movements might not feel very smooth.

Pros
  • Very good companion software.
  • Wide and adjustable CPI settings.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Few ergonomic features.
  • Non-adjustable polling rate.
  • Somewhat heavy for its size.
6.9 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is a decent MMO gaming mouse. The companion software is very good, but it only has two side buttons and its ergonomics might not be the best for long gaming sessions. It also has no RGB lighting.

Pros
  • Very good companion software.
  • Wide and adjustable CPI settings.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Few ergonomic features.
  • Non-adjustable polling rate.
  • Only has two side buttons.
6.3 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is an unremarkable mouse for ultra-light gaming. Although its wireless design means no cable drag, it's somewhat heavy for its size which isn't ideal for ultra-light gaming. Its click latency might feel a bit too unresponsive, and its polling rate isn't adjustable.

Pros
  • Very good companion software.
  • Wide and adjustable CPI settings.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Few ergonomic features.
  • Non-adjustable polling rate.
  • Somewhat heavy for its size.
7.5 Travel

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is good for traveling. It's a small, low-profile mouse that shouldn't take up much space in a laptop bag, and thanks to its wireless design, you don't need to worry about a cable. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a compartment for its USB receiver, but it does have Bluetooth support.

Pros
  • Small, low profile design.
  • Bluetooth support.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • No compartment for USB receiver.
  • Somewhat heavy for its size.
  • 7.8 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.9 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.3 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.5 Travel
  1. Update 10/19/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is a small, low-profile mouse with a sleek style. It has a logo on the back, but it doesn't light up. Although the side buttons are only on the left side, it has an ambidextrous design with geometric grips on both sides, so holding it should be comfortable whether you're right-handed or left-handed.

Design
Shape
Length 3.9" (100 mm)
Height 1.3" (34 mm)
Width 2.4" (61 mm)
Grip Width
54 mm
6.1
Design
Portability
Volume
12.75 Cu. Inch (209 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Since the mouse is small and wireless, its portability isn't bad, so shouldn't take up much space in your laptop bag. Unfortunately, there's no place to store its USB receiver.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
124 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
106 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
106 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is somewhat heavy for its small size, and unfortunately, there's no weight optimization.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S mouse has very good build quality. It's made entirely out of solid plastic with nice rubber grips on each side, although they don't feel as grippy as they should. The side buttons feel a little mushy, but still quite solid. There's a bit of rattle from within, and the scroll wheel wobbles, but that's most likely due to its wheel tilt feature.

7.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

Due to its small size, the mouse's ergonomics are just okay. It's designed for a fingertip grip, although people with small hands might be able to use it with a claw grip. Also, the rubber texture on each side doesn't feel grippy enough to stop it from slipping. On the upside, the buttons are well-placed and easy to reach.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is too small and short for a palm grip.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S isn't suitable for a claw grip for most hand sizes, but small hands shouldn't have any problems reaching any of the buttons.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is designed for a fingertip grip and should be comfortable for almost any hand size. Only people with extra-large hands might find it too small, even with this grip.

9.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

This mouse has outstanding wireless connectivity options. It can be used via Bluetooth or with its wireless USB receiver. If your battery is low, you can continue to use it while it's charging. However, you can't use it with just the cable plugged in if it isn't also connected via Bluetooth or with the receiver.

6.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
Micro USB
Port Type: PC End
USB

The rubberized cable isn't very flexible, but it doesn't feel cheap.

7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Logitech MX Anywhere 2S wireless mouse
  • USB to Micro-USB charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • Manual

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Laser
Sensor Model
Darkfield
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
4000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-8 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
125 Hz

The mouse's laser sensor is slightly off-center, positioned more towards the back. Unlike many modern mice, this one works on glass.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
8
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
5
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
Yes

It has a typical layout with two side buttons on its left side and a button right below the scroll wheel that defaults as a gesture button but can be reprogrammed to another action, such as a middle-click or a CPI switch. You can reprogram all of the buttons except for the left and right click. Unfortunately, there's no way to switch profiles directly from the mouse.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The scroll wheel on the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is fantastic. The wheel is incremented, and it can be unlocked for infinite scrolling by pressing down the wheel until you hear a click. Although it wobbles a little, it's most likely due to its wheel tilt feature that can be programmed to perform various actions.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
7.7
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
16 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
28 ms
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

The click latency on the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is alright. It should feel responsive enough for day-to-day tasks, but it might feel too unresponsive for competitive gamers, specifically if connected over Bluetooth.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech Options
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

The Logitech Options software lets you customize all the buttons except for the left- and right-click buttons, and you can also adjust the CPI to your preference. The software also allows you to create profiles for specific software that are loaded when that software is opened, but you can't create multiple profiles for the same software.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is available in Graphite, Midnight Teal, and Light Gray. Although we tested the Graphite variant, we expect the other two variants to perform the same.

Compared to other mice

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is very good for office use. Its ergonomics aren't as good as other higher-end office mice especially due to its low-profile design, but its ambidextrous design and its scroll wheel's features are great if you often work with long documents. Also, it's easy to travel with thanks to its small size and its excellent wireless connectivity options. See our recommendations for the best ergonomic mice, the best wireless mice, and, if you want to stay with the Logitech brand, the best Logitech mice.

Logitech MX Master 3

The Logitech MX Master 3 is a better office mouse than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S thanks to its outstanding ergonomics and build quality. Due to its bulky size, the MX Master 3 is not ideal for travel, but the MX Master 2S is much lighter and smaller and should fit in laptop bags much easier.

Logitech MX Master 2S

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better office mouse than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. The MX Master 2S is more ergonomic thanks to its thumb rest, high back, and side scroll wheel for long documents. However, the MX Anywhere 2S is much better for travel thanks to its small size and lighter weight.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is overall a better mouse than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. The G305 LIGHTSPEED is better for travel since it can store its receiver within itself, and it has a much wider CPI range and a lower click latency. However, the MX Anywhere 2S has significantly better connectivity options, whereas the G305 Lightspeed doesn't support Bluetooth.

Razer Atheris

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S and the Razer Atheris are both good mice, but the Logitech is better for office use and the Razer is better for gaming. Both mice are small and better suited for fingertip grips. The Logitech scroll wheel has more features than the Razer, but the Razer has a wider CPI range and an adjustable polling rate.

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