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Since March, there has been an increase in the demand for electronic accessories, as people continue to work from home. Wireless keyboards, mice, and webcams seem to be selling like hotcakes, as people want to replicate an office ambiance in their homes. Now, Logitech has decided to take it up a notch. Its new MX Anywhere 3 mouse can control Zoom calls- it has buttons on either side that can direct the camera, and the mic settings while you are on a call. All this, to facilitate video calls that have slowly replaced in-person meetings. 

If you believe that the MX Anywhere 3 can just do that- you are mistaken. This is its preset action, while there are a host of app-specific actions that can be chosen by the user. All you need to do is go over the Logitech Options software and assign a specific function to each of the buttons that this wireless brings. As of now, there are a few options which will allow you to press a button on the side to stop or start your video. Remember, this will work only on a Microsoft Teams, or Zoom call. 

What Are the Other Features of the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 apart from maintaining Zoom Calls?

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Logitech has always had app profiles. These are nothing new and are limited to apps like Adobe Photoshop, Google Chrome, Microsoft Word, or Final Cut Pro. The basic premise is that Logitech allows you to map shortcuts for specific apps on your keyboard or mouse buttons. And with the present scenario in mind, it becomes even more important for these features to be circulating- you never know when you might have to mute your call or hide your video. It is also to be noted that while these features are just present in the MX Anywhere 3, it will soon be incorporated in the MX Master 3 too- owing to the increase in zoom calls. 

The Design of the Logitech MX Anywhere 3

If the design is to be taken under consideration, then the MX Anywhere 3 actually is of the same size as of the Anywhere 2s. There is a slight difference- Anywhere 3 has side grips made of silicone and also contains a bump on the back which will allow the mouse to fit in your palms perfectly. There might be a bit of an issue with the size if you have been a user of the MX Master 2s, but the deficit will be cut out in time. One of the most useful features of the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is probably its ability to side-scroll. All one needs to do is press the side button, while moving the MagSpeed simultaneously. 

There is just one universal version of the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 which is perfectly compatible with almost all of the Operating Systems- which includes Linux, and Chrome OS. You also have a perfectly curated version simply for the macOS. The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 for Linux works with both Bluetooth and a USB receiver- whereas the macOS version simply has Bluetooth. The price has been set at $79- a bargain considering its utility when dealing with Zoom calls. 

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