Logitech’s MX Master and MX Anywhere are considered by many to be some of the best mice for professional work on the market. Today, Logitech announced updated versions of both models in the MX line: the MX Master 2S and MX Anywhere 2S.
Both mice feature improved hardware over their predecessors. The sensor has been upgraded from 1,000 DPI to 4,000, resulting in a faster and smoother tracking experience, and battery life has been nearly doubled from 40 days up to 70. The two mice are otherwise largely similar to the previous version, with the same design, excellent mechanical scroll wheels, and button layouts (although the new black-and-gray color is certainly preferable to the odd black/bronze model from the last generation.)
But the biggest addition is a new software feature called Logitech Flow. While the previous versions of the MX mice were capable of quickly switching between multiple computers at the press of a button on the bottom, Flow takes it a step further, by seamlessly allowing the mouse to switch between two different computers just like a single computer switching between two monitors. So, simply drag your mouse over to the edge of one computer, and the cursor will seamlessly pop up on the other computer automatically. It’s basically a software version of the old keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) hardware switches that have been around for years.
While I don’t personally use multiple computers at the same time, according to Logitech, over 39% of adults in the US do, for purposes like programming, video editing, and stock trading. And if you do use multiple computers like this, then Flow is a pretty slick trick.
Flow works by linking two computers connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and is compatible with both Macs and PCs at the same time. Things like copying and pasting text, images, or even whole files works across the computers — in a hands on demo, I saw a single mouse copy from a TextEdit document on a MacBook Pro and paste it to a Surface sitting next to it.
Flow also is compatible with several other Logitech mice, including M585 Multi-Device and M590 Multi-Device Silent, along with several keyboards (the Flow software uses the mouse location to decide which computer the keyboard inputs to.)
The MX Master 2S is available now for $99.99, while the MX Anywhere 2S sells for $79.99.