I hate Apple's mouse but this bargain Logitech really is Magical

Logitech Mx Anywhere 2s
Logitech Mx Anywhere 2s (Image credit: Logitech)

Most people would argue that the Logitech MX Master range of input devices are among the best on the planet, and they might be right. Their extra buttons, special features like custom gestures, and long battery life make them popular. But they're just so .... big. But there's an answer in the form of another Logitech. I'm talking about the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S, a mouse that can be had today for just $47.97.

This mouse has much of what its bigger sibling has to offer but in a smaller package. Logitech and others might call it a laptop mouse, but that really just means that it's smaller than the monster that is the MX Master. I've tried those devices and they're just too big for my admittedly small hands. The Anywhere range, though? They're much more my size and being able to get some great features in the process makes the deal even better.

So what does the MX Anywhere 2S have to offer? Kicking things off is that 4,000 DPI Darkfield sensor. That name doesn't tell you a great deal, but in practice it means that this mouse can be used on almost any surface and at any angle. Got a glass desk that no other mouse will work on without an ugly mouse pad? This thing will happily do its thing, as if by magic.

Speaking of magic, can we talk about the elephant in the room? Apple's Magic Mouse is, to put it bluntly, terrible. It's too low, too slow, severely lacking in buttons and that Lightning port is criminal. Oh, speaking of which, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S charges using USB. And you can charge it while you're using it. Revolutionary, I know. That that you'll need to charge very often because Logitech says this thing lasts for up to 70 days on a single charge. I've found that to be pretty spot on as well.

Moving on, the Anywhere 2S features "hyper fast scrolling" which just means it can whiz through web pages and PDFs like a flash when you need it to. There's also a more precise scrolling option, too.

All of that makes this a great addition to any desk. This thing has plenty of buttons, looks great, and is now available with 20% off. What's not to like?

Small hands rejoice

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.