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The new Logitech MX Anywhere 3 may be the best portable mouse ever

This new compact mouse, designed for mobile use and those with smaller hands, adds many of the same features found in the full-size MX Master 3 — and it works with nearly everything, including iPads.

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Last September Logitech unveiled the MX Master 3 ($100), the third generation of its premium home/office mouse. Now, a year later, we get the MX Anywhere 3 ($80, £65, AU$130), the third iteration of its premium “mobile” mouse — and it may just be my favorite Logitech mouse yet.

The MX Anywhere 3 comes in a couple of versions. There’s the that works with Windows, MacOS, iPadOS (13.4 or higher), ChromeOS and Linux computers via Bluetooth or Logitech’s Unifying USB dongle, which is included. works only via Bluetooth and is optimized for Macs and iPads. Shipping soon, both mice are available in pale gray and MX Anywhere 3 (with the dongle) is also offered in rose and graphite.

It weighs 3.5 ounces (99 grams). No case is included, but Logitech says “It’s built to withstand the bumps and drops of mobile work,” which means you can toss it in a bag and not worry about it too much.

What I like about the MX Anywhere 3 is that while it’s compact, it feels more substantial than the MX Anywhere 2 and the new silicone side grip is more pleasing to the touch, offering better grip than the rubber on its predecessor. Overall, the mouse just seems a little more ergonomic.

Along with mobile professionals — yes, there are a lot more now that the majority of us haven’t returned to our offices due to the coronavirus pandemic — Logitech told me it hopes the MX Anywhere 3 will also appeal to those with smaller hands, namely women and kids.

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Like the MX Master 3, this mouse works on any surface, including glass, and has Logitech’s MagSpeed…

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