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Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Oct 15, 2020 at 11:15 am
Latest change: Writing modified May 13, 2024 at 09:31 am
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Picture
7.4
Work
7.4
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
6.9
Raw Performance

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 and is made out of 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 isn't ideal for people with extra-large hands.

Note: As of 2024, this mouse has a new variant called the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Bluetooth Edition, which doesn't include a USB Unifying Receiver. For more information, see the Differences Between Variants section.

Our Verdict

7.4 Work

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
  • Small, low profile design.
  • Excellent scroll wheel features.
  • Bluetooth support.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Few ergonomic features.
  • No compartment for USB receiver.
7.4 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.
  • Small, low profile design.
  • Wide and adjustable CPI settings.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Few ergonomic features.
  • Non-adjustable polling rate.
  • No compartment for USB receiver.
  • Somewhat heavy for its size.
7.3 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.
  • Small, low profile design.
  • Wide and adjustable CPI settings.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Few ergonomic features.
  • Non-adjustable polling rate.
  • Only has two side buttons.
  • No compartment for USB receiver.
6.9 Raw Performance

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S offers adequate raw performance that's well-suited for productivity, everyday browsing, and even casual gaming. However, its click latency and sensor latency are too high for competitive gaming, and the maximum polling rate is 125Hz. While this helps prolong the mouse's battery life, cursor movements may feel somewhat less smooth and will look noticeably less smooth on higher-resolution displays compared to dedicated gaming mice, which typically have polling rates of 1000Hz or more.

Pros
  • Small, low profile design.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • No compartment for USB receiver.
  • 7.4 Work
  • 7.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.9 Raw Performance
  1. Updated May 13, 2024: We've added text in the Introduction, Differences Between Variants, In The Box, and Wireless Versatility sections of this review discussing the Bluetooth Edition of this mouse.
  2. Updated Mar 01, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.4. This update modifies our Hand Size Recommendation test, adding a more granular hand size recommendation chart. We've moved several minor tests into different test groups, removed the Travel usage, and added a new Raw Performance usage. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  3. Updated Feb 22, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.3. This update adds a new Sensor Latency test and makes minor changes to several of our existing tests, resulting in test result changes in several sections. For more information, you can check out our full changelog here.
  4. Updated Sep 28, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.2. This update simplifies our Weight test and expands on our CPI test from Test Bench 1.1, resulting in changes to test results in both sections. For more details, you can see our complete changelog here.
  5. Updated Sep 21, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.1. This update revamps our Click Latency test and results in changes to test results. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  6. Updated Oct 19, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  7. Updated Oct 15, 2020: Review published.
  8. Updated Aug 27, 2020: Early access published.
  9. Updated Jul 08, 2020: Our testers have started testing this product.
  10. Updated Jul 08, 2020: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  11. Updated Jul 04, 2020: The product has won our suggestion poll, so we'll buy and test it soon.
  12. Updated Jun 20, 2020: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

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.

As of 2024, you may see a variant listing for this mouse under the name Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Bluetooth Edition. The only difference with this variant appears to be that the 2.4GHz USB Logitech Unifying receiver is no longer included, so the mouse is intended only for use with a Bluetooth connection. However, we can't confirm if it still works with a Unifying Receiver. If you have this version and can confirm if it works with the receiver, we encourage you to let us know in the comments.

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 M720 Triathlon

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is better for office use than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S, although the MX Anywhere 2S is still a very good option. The M720 feels better built, and its high back makes it suitable for people with small or medium hands if you like using a claw or palm grip. Also, it has a third side button, making switching between paired devices easier. On the other hand, the Anywhere 2S is significantly lighter and smaller, so it should fit in laptop bags and cases much easier.

Logitech MX Master 2S

The Logitech MX Master 2S is a better office mouse than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. The Master 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 because of its small size and lighter weight.

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.

Logitech MX Anywhere 3S

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S and the Logitech MX Anywhere 3S are compact wireless mice in the same product lineup. The MX Anywhere 2S is the older version. Its scroll wheel has left and right tilt functions, which the MX Anywhere 3S lacks, and it connects wirelessly via Bluetooth or Logitech's Unified Receiver. On the other hand, the MX Anywhere 3S is the newer version. It feels somewhat sturdier, more lightweight, and has quieter click buttons. Its sensor also supports a higher maximum CPI, and it connects wirelessly via Bluetooth or with Logitech's BOLT receiver, which is sold separately.

Logitech MX Anywhere 3

The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is better for the most part than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. The 3 feels better-built, it's lighter, and it has lower click latency. However, the 2S has more programmable inputs because the scroll wheel has left/right tilt inputs.

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 isn't ideal for travel, but the MX Master 2S is much lighter and smaller and should fit in laptop bags much more easily.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a better wireless gaming mouse than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S, but the Anywhere 2S is designed for office work and travel. The G305 LIGHTSPEED has a much wider CPI range and a lower click latency. However, the MX Anywhere 2S has Bluetooth support, which the G305 lacks.

Logitech M535

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is a more versatile travel mouse than the Logitech M535. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and uses a micro USB cable for recharging. It's well-suited for most hand sizes using a fingertip grip. Unfortunately, it lacks a compartment for its USB receiver. On the other hand, the M535 only connects via Bluetooth and uses two AA batteries. It feels sturdier, and it's significantly lighter but has a low polling rate, a fixed CPI, and sub-par click latency. It's best suited for small and medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip.

Logitech Precision Pro

The Logitech Precision Pro is much better for office use than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. The Precision Pro has a higher back and a thumb rest that makes it more comfortable, and it should be more comfortable with a claw or palm grip for people with small or medium hands. Also, it has a third side button that makes it easier to switch between paired devices. On the other hand, the Anywhere 2S is significantly lighter.

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S and the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse are both mice designed for productivity and office use; however, the Logitech performs better overall. Its scroll wheel unlocks for free scrolling, and it's Bluetooth compatible. Also, you can adjust its CPI, and its software is available for both Windows and macOS. On the other hand, the Microsoft feels more comfortable thanks to its ergonomic design, and it feels more solidly built than the Logitech.

Logitech M525

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is a better travel mouse than the Logitech M525. It's lighter, it feels sturdier and more comfortable, and it connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It also has two side buttons, a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling, and the newest version of Logitech companion software compatible with Windows and macOS. On the other hand, the M525 only connects with a USB receiver, but it has onboard storage space for it when it isn't in use. Both mice are best-suited for fingertip grip with most hand sizes.

Mad Catz R.A.T. DWS

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S and Mad Catz R.A.T. DWS are wireless mice designed for different purposes. The Logitech is a travel-friendly office mouse that's lightweight and low-profile, and its scroll wheel can unlock for free scrolling. On the other hand, the Mad Catz is a wireless gaming mouse with interchangeable parts that change the look and feel of the mouse. Since it's geared towards gaming, it has more programmable buttons, a lower lift-off distance, and a much higher polling rate. It uses an AA battery while the Logitech uses an internal rechargeable one.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
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)
Width 2.4" (61 mm)
Height 1.3" (34 mm)
Grip Width
54 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
No
Finger Rest
No
6.1
Design
Portability
Box Volume
12.75 in³ (209 cm³)
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. If you're looking for an office-oriented mouse with a storage compartment for its USB receiver, check out the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse.

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. The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is the successor to this mouse, and it feels better built.

5.9
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
104.5 g
Default Weight
104.5 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

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

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

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. If you'd prefer something with a right-slanted ergonomic shape, check out the Logitech M720 Triathlon or the Logitech Marathon Mouse M705.

9.7
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
3
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. You can use it via Bluetooth or with its USB Unifying 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.

As of 2024, there's a variant of this mouse called the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Bluetooth Edition, which doesn't include the 2.4 GHz USB Unifying Receiver. It's unclear if the Bluetooth Edition works with Logitech's Unifying Receiver. If you have this variant and can confirm, please let us know in the comments.

6.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
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 Unifying Receiver
  • Manual

Control
6.5
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
8
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
5
Profile Switching Button
No
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.

7.0
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
13.2 ms
Wired
N/A
Receiver
13.2 ms
Bluetooth
19.5 ms

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.

9.5
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
0.06%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
0.04%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.17%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.28%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.28%
Worst Tracking Error
3.75%
Minimum CPI
200 CPI
Maximum CPI
4,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
6.9
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
24.5 ms
Delay At Half Movement
16.1 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
17.5 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Laser
Sensor Model
Darkfield
Works On Glass
Yes
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.

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
Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name Logitech Options
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
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.