According to Logitech, users are 50 percent more productive with a mouse than with a touchpad. A likely reason for this is speed: The company noted that mouse users are often 30 percent faster than touchpad users, based on bits per second for average movement time. But as Logitech seems to understand, not all mice are the same.
Many of the devices are marred by complexities, including incompatibility with operating systems or applications and long or arduous setups.
Looking to solve these and other challenges, the Logitech team designed its MX Anywhere 3 mouse as a compact, high-performance mouse engineered for mobile users in every industry.
In testing, I worked from my home office as well as a cafe and an airport lounge, and found that in every location, the MX Anywhere 3 was almost as important to have as my computer. I also put the device through its paces by creating and editing graphic images and Microsoft PowerPoint files, which often depend heavily on the mouse.
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Setting up the MX Anywhere 3 takes seconds for any engagement, and its light and compact form factor fits easily in most bags or laptop cases. The electromagnetic MagSpeed scroll wheel is quiet, and it seems more precise and easier to control than the scroll wheel on other mice.
Comfort is the keyword to describe the MX Anywhere 3. The low-profile design is soft and comfortable, and the shape seemed ideally contoured for my hand, as well as the hands of the men and women who tested it with me. It’s also durable — weighing almost 3.5 ounces, the mouse handled several drops to the floor and kept working without issue.
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The MX Anywhere 3’s ambidextrous design and fingertip grip enhance productivity. Buttons are well placed for both left- and right-handed users, and the solid plastic design and rubber grips on the sides provide more control. The scroll wheel is metal, with grooves instead of the smooth surface many competing products have, and this, combined with its sleek size, makes the mouse one of the few peripherals that users with small hands can easily manipulate for hours.
If technology that promotes mobility boosts productivity, then the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is the ideal mouse for any environment — especially for educators who are on the go, traveling between home and the classroom.
Top 3 Lesser-Known Attributes of a Good Mouse
For many educators, dealing with remote learning is just part of the job these days. These users often depend on a set of good peripherals to do their jobs better, and mice are often essential elements among those key items. Logitech’s MX Anywhere 3 checks the box for mobile productivity in these categories:
1. Wireless Longevity
A good mouse must have reliable wireless capabilities. If it can’t connect through its proprietary receiver or through Bluetooth, then it’s essentially a paperweight.
The Logitech mouse has great wireless options, including the ability to connect to up to three devices. More important, it can be used while charging, and battery life lasts up to 70 days on a full charge.
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The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is easy to use with any operating system. It comes with a solid rubber cable that is long and flexible enough to use in different environments.
The polytetrafluoroethylene feet on the mouse are amazing. The material connects extremely well to many surface types, including glass — a big plus on the road when proper desks or mousepads may not be available. The feet also seem a little thicker than on other mice, which likely contributes to their effectiveness.
Thanks to MX Anywhere 3’s six buttons, users can program the mouse to meet almost any need. This customization includes four programmable inputs and a DPI switch button, which changes the speed of the mouse’s on-screen movements.
These three characteristics make the Logitech mouse a clear winner for any school district whose users are traveling, working from home or even back in the classroom. It’s a mouse that is ready to handle any environment.
CONNECTIVITY: 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth
MAX OPERATING DISTANCE: 33 feet
RECEIVER: USB wireless
DIMENSIONS: 2.6x3.9x1.4 inches
MOVEMENT RESOLUTION: 4000 dpi