One of the struggles of working away from an office or desk is finding a suitable option for a mouse. There are plenty of wireless solutions out there but they often struggle to meet the needs of professionals for a variety of reasons.
Today, Logitech has announced a new portable wireless mouse that takes its design cues from the popular Master MX. Head below for full details on the new Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse.
From the looks of it, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is essentially a scaled down version of the Master MX. It has the same gold and black polygonal stylings as well as an ergonomic shape designed to fit comfortably in your hand. Power users will appreciate the adaptive “hyper-fast” scrolling that adjusts based on the speed of the the wheel.
The MX Anywhere 2 also features Logitech’s Darkfield laser tracking technology, which works on “virtually any surface” including glass. In comparison to the larger Master MX, this new mouse lacks the side scrolling wheel and the programmable button where the thumb typically rests. It is capable of pairing with Mac or Windows via Logitech’s unifying receiver or Bluetooth, so you won’t be required to take up a USB port. Logitech’s Options software allows users to tailor functions and features for specific apps and buttons.
It can pair up to three computers at a time and switch between them by pressing the small button on the bottom of the mouse. Logitech states that users can expect two months of use with a full battery charge. An included microUSB cable handles recharging the built-in battery. Although it lacks the multi-touch support that Mac users love about the Magic Mouse, the ergonomic design and customization make this new offering from Logitech worth a look.
Logitech has set the price at $79.99 for the MX Anywhere 2, it is available for pre-order today with an undetermined launch date.
Logitech Introduces its Most Advanced Portable Mouse
NEWARK, Calif. — June 3, 2015 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) is enhancing the way people work with the introduction of the Logitech® MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse. This portable, high-productivity wireless mouse works anywhere you do.
Featuring an advanced Darkfield™ Laser Sensor that tracks on any surface, including glass, and a compact, contoured shape, you can truly take the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse anywhere you want to work. It is small enough to slip into a bag, and its rubber surface makes it comfortable for prolonged use.
“The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse is our mobile version of the award-winning MX Master Wireless Mouse and delivers the best combination of connectivity, size and comfort,” said Charlotte Johs, global vice president of computer peripherals at Logitech. “It is designed to work wherever you do, and it’s by far the most versatile portable mouse that we offer today.”
With dual-connectivity, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse connects to Windows® or Mac® computers with the included Pico Unifying™ Receiver or through Bluetooth® Smart technology. You can also pair the MX Anywhere 2 with up to three devices, and with a touch of the Logitech Easy-SwitchTM button you can switch between each device allowing you to work freely from your desktop, laptop or tablet, whether at home or on the go. The scroll wheel on the MX Anywhere 2 mouse is equipped with hyper-fast scrolling, so you can quickly read through long documents or Web pages and then shift to click-to-click mode for more precise navigation.
Similar to the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse can be customized by using Logitech OptionsTM software to replicate touch gesture controls on Mac® computers so you can accomplish more with precise control. The rechargeable battery lasts up to two months replacing the need for spare batteries, and one minute of USB-cord charging gives you up to two hours of usage.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse is expected to be available in June in the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $79.99. For more information, please visit www.logitech.com/mxanywhere2 or our blog.
About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).