AN AWESOME TRAVELERS’ MOUSE
Logitech MX Anywhere 2
customization options we especially like is called the
Gesture button. It allows users to invoke certain actions simply by swiping the mouse and holding the assigned Gesture button down.
For example, after assigning the little button under the scroll wheel as the Gesture button, I could skip music tracks simply by holding the Gesture button and swiping right. Swiping left would play the previous track, while swiping up or down would let me quickly adjust the volume. The Gesture button can also be setup for other functions like switching between applications, zooming in on webpages, and more.
Like its predecessor, the MX Anywhere 2 is also equipped with Logitech's awesome Darkfield laser sensor, which allows it to track on a multitude of surfaces, including wood, paper and glass. This is exceptionally useful when one cannot be picky about the surface that they can use for the mouse when travelling.
While our experience with the MX Anywhere 2 mouse is highly positive, just remember that it is an incredibly petite mouse, which limits its use outside of being your travel backup. If I may nitpick further, the scroll wheel also doesn't register a middle click. Instead, clicking changes the wheel's scrolling behavior between free and ratcheted. It can, however, be clicked left and right, so you'll have to assign the middle click to one of them as a workaround. Not a big issue, but can be frustrating after a lifetime habit of middle-clicking.