Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX vs Logitech Performance Mouse MX

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  1. Photography macrumors 65816

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    I'm planning on purchasing a new mouse, and am currently looking at the Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX ($39.99) and the Logitech Performance Mouse MX ($86.79). Both mice seem great to me, and I don't know which one to purchase.

    There is a huge price jump between the two, which is something for me to consider. However, if the Performance Mouse MX is that much better than the Anywhere Mouse MX, I will go with that. Is there a big enough difference feature-wise to justify a $50 price increase? If they're relatively the same feature-wise and the Performance Mouse MX isn't much better, I will go with the Anywhere Mouse MX.

    Which mouse would be better for long-term use everyday in terms of ergonomics, comfort, and overall functionality? Also, are both of these mice compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?

    Does anyone here own either of these? Please let me know, and please provide as much feedback as you can so I can make an informed decision on choosing the right mouse for me.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Really its ergonomics, the anywhere is designed to be compact while the performance mouse is more ergonomic. The tech specs are better but really you won't notice it unless playing games and even then... Personally I can recommend any of the mice in the RAT series. http://cyborggaming.com/prod/rat3.htm
    You can get wireless in the RAT 9 but it is very expensive, I prefer wired mice but just trying to add something to this conversation!
     
  3. Alexjones macrumors 6502

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    I have the performance mouse MX. Its a fairly good mouse. The only issue is the rechargeable batteries. They simply don't charge correctly and there is this annoying flashing red light when charging. I discontinued using them. I use regular batteries. All in all, a smooth experience
     
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    The Performance - being larger - feels much better in my hand over long periods.
     
  5. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed, but still look around!! Logitech isn't the only company.
     
  7. YEEZY macrumors member

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    I have the Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse and have had it for a couple years.

    Right now, I'm looking for a replacement. The mouse did its job and kept going strong, but now it feels like there are times when it doesn't respond to me. I'm looking for a nicer mouse and have thought about a couple, but it really depends what you want to use it for. The Anywhere MX Mouse is good, and for that price, you'll get a reasonable-priced mouse. However, I used my own rechargeable batteries so maybe that contributed to the issues.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use the Anywhere Mouse MX and it works fine. The battery life could be better, but other than that, I have no complaints. I miss my Logitech VX Nano mouse. It was basically the same as the Anywhere mouse, but batteries lasted 4-5 months, on average.
     
  9. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    You might want to look at the Marathon Mouse, after 6 months of near daily use it is still at 95% battery level. I don't know how they do that. I have the original batteries that came with the mouse installed. They are simple Duracell double a's.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I did try the Marathon. I didn't like its size or ergonomics.
     
  11. Deewin macrumors newbie

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    I currently own and love them both :) The anywhere mouse is more comfy for me because I have smaller hands. I like the performance though because there's a button you can prince inside of the grip you hold onto while using it. By default it sets off the expose in Snow Leopard and does nothing in Lion. You can give it a keystroke command to use Lion features like Mission Control or Launchpad if you assign those commands to a keystroke.

    The one thing I don't like about the Performance mouse though is that the back and forward buttons are raised too high because of a useless zoom button right under it. I basically remapped the grip as the back button, the zoom as the forward, thumb left for launchpad, thumb right for mission control and left and right on the mouse well to switch between spaces. Now it's all Lion optimized :)

    Keep in mind that the Performance mouse comes with 1 rechargeable AA battery which will supposedly keep it charged for a few days (just recently got my performance mouse) but it comes with a cord you can use if you are out of juice. The anywhere mouse comes with 2AA batteries and that will last you months before you need to replace them again.
     

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