Small, but perfectly formed, this mouse packs a lot of features into its diminutive frame. The MX Anywhere 3 lives up to its name, with the ability to track and navigate on any surface, including glass, with high precision. It's powered by a rechargeable battery offering up to 70 days of life on a single charge. Plugging the supplied charging cable into the USB-C port for just one minute gives you enough power for three hours of use. You can also use the MX Anywhere 3 as a wired mouse.
The mouse can connect wirelessly via its included USB dongle or Bluetooth, and up to three computers can be paired to the mouse via the Easy Switch button.
The MX Anywhere 3 supports Logitech's FLOW software, which lets you copy and paste files across different computers. In testing, we could move files from a Windows 10 desktop (the mouse was connected via Bluetooth) to a USB dongle-connected MacBook Pro notebook by just clicking and dragging between the two screens. It's an amazing piece of software that solves a problem of file transfer between two systems without needing a storage device, hard-wired connection, or internet cloud storage.
The MX Anywhere 3 also features our favorite scroll wheel option—the ability to switch between a click-style scroll (some call it detent) and a smooth scroll by just pushing the wheel with your finger. It’s fast enough to scroll up to 1,000 lines per second.
With Logitech Options software you can customize the mouse's four buttons (two on the left side, one up top, and the scroll wheel click). You can also set the sensor sensitivity in increments of 50, from 200 DPI all the way up to 4,000 DPI.
Our biggest complaint about this and the Logitech MX Master 3 mouse, a larger model that we also tested, is that there's no storage compartment for the USB dongle, increasing the likelihood that you might lose it. While you could still use the mouse via Bluetooth, we prefer having a storage option for the USB dongle. But that's hardly a major concern, and for most people, this high-performance mouse offers everything you need and more.