Logitech MX Anywhere 2 vs 2s | What’s the Difference?

When you’re looking for a portable mouse that you can take with you wherever you go, then you’ll need to find something durable and long-lasting. The Logitech MX Anywhere range has been filling that gap quite comfortably for a while now, with the MX Anywhere 2 being a pretty popular choice.

But you’ve probably also noticed the Anywhere 2s is also available, and it seems very similar to the original. Between them, they’re some of the bestselling Logitech mice out there. So what are the differences between these two mice, and how can you determine which one would be a better purchase for yourself? Well, let’s look at them both a little closer.

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 vs 2s

The main difference between the Anywhere 2 and the MX Anywhere 2s is that the 2s has a longer battery life and the ability to adjust it to a higher sensitivity too. The Anywhere 2 can only be adjusted to 1600 DPI maximum, whereas the 2s can go up to 4000 DPI.

These are the big differences between the two, but that’s definitely not everything. Let’s look at the two in a closer detail. You can also check out other popular mice from the MX Master range if you’re looking for good quality.

Logitech MX Anywhere 2

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse, Bluetooth or 2.4GHz Wireless Mouse with USB Unifying Receiver, 1000 DPI Any Surface Laser Tracking, Amazon version, PC / Mac / Laptop - Black
  • Wireless Freedom: With an operating distance of up to 10m, this mobile wireless mouse gives you the comfort and control you need at home, at work or on the go

When it comes down to finding a travel mouse, the Anywhere 2 comes very highly recommended. It’s a durable mouse that isn’t as sensitive as other Logitech mice, and it can take a few bumps without you having to worry about it falling apart.

The mouse itself is pretty good. It has multiple computer connection capabilities, and of course it’s a strong and reliable wireless mouse with a 10m maximum distance for it to work well. It has a very long battery life, and you can customize the 7 additional buttons that it has around it’s sides and top.

Whilst it doesn’t represent the very best that the Logitech brand has to offer, it’s definitely a well priced travel mouse which certainly isn’t a bad choice.

Pros

Overall, it’s a well built mouse which runs smoothly and is fairly responsive too.
You can connect to three different computers at the same time with this mouse, which is one of the reasons it’s great for travelling.
The Logitech Anywhere 2 is well known for being one of the most durable mice out there, and you won’t have to worry about it breaking in your luggage.

Cons

The weight of this mouse is fine, but in comparison to the 2s it’s actually not as smooth when you’re moving it around your mousepad.
Something that the 2s has is flow tech, which allows you to connect to two devices and use your mouse on both of them (flowing through). The 2 doesn’t have this feature.
In comparison to the similar MX Master line, both of these mice are not really in the same league in terms of overall quality and use.

Logitech MX Anywhere 2s

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse, Multi-Device, Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz with USB Unifying Receiver, 200 to 4000 DPI Any Surface Laser Tracking, 7-Buttons, laptop/ PC/ Mac/ iPad OS - Graphite Black
  • Flow-enabled mouse : control multiple computers with a Flow-enabled wireless PC mouse and switch between them with a move of the cursor. Seamlessly switch text, images, and files across computers – and operating systems – with a simple copy and paste

At one point in time, the MX Anywhere 2S was actually the more expensive out of these two mice – by a significant margin, too.

However over the last year or so, Logitech have dropped the price to the same as the Anywhere 2, so they can usually be found within a similar price range to each other. Whether this is due to a lack of sales I’m not entirely sure.

It’s difficult to really compare the mice too much because they’re actually exactly the same weight and exactly the same dimensions too. The 2s is the newer of the two, and there are a few areas where it’s a noticeable improvement on the 2.

Pros

Even though these two mice are pretty much the same when you look at their designs, they do feel a little different in your hand. The 2s has a better weight distribution than the 2, which is probably a noted improvement the brand made.
The MX Anywhere 2s has a longer battery life than the base model – it’s not by much, but it should last 10-15% longer off the same battery.
As well as having a better battery life, it also is the more sensitive of the two. With the Anywhere 2, the maximum DPI is 1600. With this mouse, the maximum DPI is 4000. So, it’s a big difference.

Cons

Although the Anywhere 2s doesn’t have anything majorly different in terms of build quality, it seems like the scrolling wheel is a little looser than the 2, which was more sturdy and slightly less noisy than the newer model.
Even though this is the updated version of this mouse, you still can’t use the scroll wheel as a clicking button, which makes both of these mice pretty awful choices for CAD users and designers who need to pan.
The 2s feels a little bit cheaper than the 2, although there’s very little difference between them.

Conclusion

Overall, if you can find both of these mice at the same price point (which they are at the time of writing), then I’d advise that you opt for the 2s. It’s the newer model with more battery life and you can make it far more sensitive than the MX Anywhere 2 (even if you don’t use this, it’s nice to have the option!).

However if the 2s is much more expensive when you’re looking at these two mice, then it’s probably not worth the upgrade.

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