Affiliate links on Android Authority may earn us a commission. Learn more.
Logitech MX Anywhere 4 wishlist: All the features I want to see
The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 launched in 2020 and received a minor refresh in May under the name Anywhere 3S. The newer variant has quieter mouse buttons, an improved sensor with high max CPI, and a few other tweaks. The end result is one of the best travel mice on the planet. Still, you have to wonder what a proper successor could bring to the table. Here’s what I want to see from the Logitech MX Anywhere 4.
A design that’s easier to clean would be nice
The Anywhere doesn’t attract dirt and grime nearly as badly as the Master series, thanks to its mostly silicone body. Unfortunately, the sides of the mouse use a rubber coating that is more akin to the Master. It tends to get sticky, and cleaning it can actually wear down its coloring.
While it’s a small thing, an easier-to-clean design and better build materials would go a long way in making the Anywhere even better.
The Anywhere 4 needs to bring back the left-right tilt click
For whatever reason, Logitech axed its L/R tilt click feature that was previously found on the Anywhere 2 series. It replaced it with the ability to scroll horizontally by using the side button in combination with the mouse wheel. It’s a system that doesn’t work nearly as well as the old way.
We’d love to see the Anywhere 4 reintroduce this feature, or add an actual thumb scroll function like the Master. Of course, the latter would require more space and a slightly larger design, which would negate some of the portability aspects of the mouse.
Return the Logi Bolt dongle, and add some storage for it
The Anywhere 3S no longer includes a dongle, meaning you’ll have to buy one separately if you don’t have the ability to directly connect via Bluetooth. We get that this mouse is mostly used on laptops and other devices that are likely to support Bluetooth out of the box, but there are some of us that prefer to use the dongle regardless.
While we’re at it, we’d love for there to be a built-in storage method for the Anywhere’s dongle, too. Yes, this would take a little more space, but Logitech could shave off some other aspects of the design to ensure the mouse stays relatively compact.
Logitech MX Anywhere 3: What do you want to see?
Will there be a Logitech MX Anywhere 4?
The MX Anywhere series might not be as popular or powerful as the Logitech MX Master, but it’s still a great mouse. Given Logitech’s fanbase, there’s no reason to believe we won’t see an MX Anywhere 4. Still, the MX Anywhere 3S isn’t even a full four months old yet, so it’s unlikely to be seen for at least a year or more.
As for the launch date, the MX Anywhere series doesn’t jump up a full number very often. There was a six-year gap between the Anywhere and Anywhere 2. Then there was another five-year gap between 2nd and 3rd gen models, though a 2S was introduced two years after the Anywhere 2 as a stop-gap of sorts. Fast forwarding to the MX Anywhere 3, it arrived almost three years ago and just recently got an S variant. Here’s the full release list so far:
- Logitech MX Anywhere 2: June, 2015
- Logitech MX Anywhere 2S: July, 2017
- Logitech MX Anywhere 3: September, 2020
- Logitech MX Anywhere 3S: May, 2023
Unless Logitech dramatically changes its patterns, that means the MX Anywhere 4 may not happen until 2025. Of course, it’s possible Logitech could do things differently this time around and release it in 2024.
Should you wait for the Logitech MX Anywhere 4?
The MX Anywhere 4 is unlikely to arrive until 2024 or even 2025. If you need a mouse anytime soon, you have plenty of alternatives. The most obvious would be to pick up the MX Anywhere 3S ($79 at Amazon). Looking for something significantly cheaper? The Logitech M170 ($9 at Amazon) is a great portable choice, though it does make a few sacrifices, like the use of AA batteries and the lack of Bluetooth support.
Outside of Logitech’s umbrella, the Razer Orochi V2 ($44 at Amazon) is extremely lightweight and has six programmable buttons for those who want to customize their experience. The Microsoft Arc mouse ($63 at Amazon) is also very portable and similarly priced.
Lastly, you can still pick up the MX Anywhere 3 ($79 at Amazon) and you’ll likely save at least $10-20 over getting the 3S.