A mouse is an accessory that we consider as the most important tool with a PC or laptop. It comes in different shapes and sizes, and one must have the best one to finish your tasks efficiently. If you are a professional who wants more control from his/her mouse, then you are reading the right review. Logitech threw over the MX Anywhere 3, which we have been tinkering with for a few weeks now. This is Logitech MX Anywhere 3 review and what we think of this new-age PC/laptop companion.
Logitech MX Anywhere 3 review: Design
Right of the bat, you will find the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 to be one of the best-looking wireless mice out there. We have been using the MX Anywhere series in the team since the first version. And with every new edition, we feel that the company will only give a little bit of an upgrade. But to our amazement, they have been bringing some solid changes in both looks and performance sectors.
Compared to the first version, you will see a lot of changes on the exterior shell, but over the second version, not so much at least in the contour and curves department. What has changed from the last series is the rubberised side gripping, which works for us. We reviewed the silver-grey variant and quite liked the outlook. Other colours available are pink and white.
The Logi branding can be found on the top as well and really suave silver metallic scroll wheel. More about it in the performance section. Here you will also find the mode shift key that can switch the scroll wheel from ratchet to smooth free-spin mode.
Twin forward and back buttons can be found on the left side and are well within reach. Below you will get vertically placed glider footings. These work really well, irrespective of the surface. The power key and the device selection button can also be found here. The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is lighter than the previous edition and weighs 99 grams. The connectivity port has also been upgraded. Now you get USB Type-C port instead of the micro-USB port.
Logitech MX Anywhere 3 review: Performance
The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is a workhorse, which the work from home force wants. This is a mouse that actually lowers a lot of your burden. To begin with, it works with multiple operating systems, including Mac and Windows. The company does give a USB wireless connection dongle with it, however, you do not require it as it can connect with Bluetooth easily.
The sensor in the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 has a max DPI value of 4,000 which is excellent if you work on large screens. Most of the functions can be customised using the Logitech Options software. Users can customise the scroll click button, the side buttons and even the mode key just above the scroll wheel. Or they can use some of the pre-sets already present in the software for apps like Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft office suite. So, this way the side buttons are pre-customised for each software you use and you do not have to change it every time you open the software.
This brings us to one of the main attractions of the mouse, its fabulous scroll wheel. The metal roll is something that has been borrowed from the Master edition of mice from Logitech. The mouse auto-detects the speed of your scroll, which the company calls MagSpeed. If you are slow scrolling, it will scroll few lines and if you quickly scroll it, the wheel becomes free and will start scrolling multiple lines at once. Pretty neat!
Also, if you use multiple laptops or a desktop and laptop. You can download the Logitech Flow app. What this does is that you do not require multiple mice for each device. Just one Logitech MX Anywhere 3 mouse is enough. All you have to do is install the flow app in each machine (can be a MAC and Windows too), put them on the same WiFi network, take the mouse pointer to the edge of one screen and it will be automatically taken to the next one. The process is almost seamless. With it, you can even transfer files from one machine to the other or copy-paste text from one laptop to the other. Yes, we know, Mind Blown!
The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 can work on any surface including glass. And it does work on glass surfaces, but not as well as it does on a gaming mouse pad. Nonetheless, it surely works much better than its competition. A 500 mAh battery is placed inside the mouse and the company claims it can last for up to 70 days. Well, it has been 4 weeks for us and we have not recharged it even once. Also using the supplied USB-A to USB-C cable you can fast charge the mouse and get three hours of battery life in just 1 minute of charge.
The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 can be purchased for Rs 5,995 from online e-commerce stores. The mouse makes perfect sense for power users, photo and video editors as it gives you more control. If you work on multiple machines, this is one mouse that can juggle three of them at once. We quite liked it and frankly speaking found no flaw in it. It is an exceptional buy if you can afford it.
The scroll wheel
A lot of good extra features
Works on any surface
Some might find it a bit expensive
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