Wireless mice are a game-changer for most computer users. There’s no ugly “tail” wiggling across the desk — no visual tether that could suffer potential damage. Even more, newer mice have virtually no latency thanks to modern wireless connectivity. Who needs cables, right?
Whether you want something minimal or an ergonomic design for comfort, the best wireless mice will help you get your work done more efficiently. Gone are the days of having to choose between speed and the mouse of your dreams, so consider these mice for your current or future computer.
The best wireless mice at a glance
- The best wireless mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S
- The best minimalist mouse: Microsoft Surface Mouse
- The best mouse for gaming: Logitech G Pro Hero
- The best mobile mouse: Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
- The best ergonomic mouse: Logitech MX Vertical
- The best budget mouse: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850
Building on the sterling legacy of its predecessor, the MX Master 2S is a sublime wireless mouse offering great accuracy, comfort, and features. With an adjustable sensitivity ranging from 200 to 4,000 dots per inch (DPI), it supports fan-favorite sensitivities and use styles.
Also found on our list of the best ergonomic mice, the MX Master 2S features great thumb and finger rests, with a shape that caters to different grip types and helps prevent repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel. The 500mAh fast-charging battery lasts up to 70 days, so you won’t need to worry about running out of juice.
However, one of its best features is multi-device support. It can pair with up to three devices at once and switch between them at the touch of a button. With support for both Logitech’s unifying receiver and Bluetooth technology, you don’t even need to switch the wireless receiver.
Although it targets Surface owners who want a little more functionality than the standard touchpad, the Surface Mouse is equally capable on any system you choose. It’s elegant, streamlined, ergonomic, and most importantly, lasts up to a year on two AAA batteries.
Even though it’s a Microsoft product, the Surface Mouse is compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, MacOS, and Android. It uses Microsoft’s own “BlueTrack” technology for the low-energy Bluetooth connection.
The scroll wheel and mouse switches are rated for thousands of hours of use and an enormous number of actions. It also ships with a one-year warranty, so you’re covered if you face any short-term problems. It’s not packed with loads of extra features, but that’s the point of a minimalistic mouse!
Logitech has a lot more competition in the gaming peripheral space than some of its other markets, but that doesn’t mean it’s not at the top of its game in this space. The G Pro Hero is one of our favorite gaming rodents with good reason: A 16,000 DPI optical sensor, a 1ms latency, and an acceleration of up to 400 inches per second for high-speed gaming.
But even with all of that technology under the hood, it weighs less than 3 ounces, making it comfortable to use for all hand sizes, but not so lightweight that it escapes across the desk. Its ergonomic shape makes it supremely comfortable in our long gaming tests, and thanks to tweaks to its overall shape, there’s no accumulation of dirt and grime over time.
If you don’t like the default button mapping, the G Pro supports Logitech’s free desktop software so you can remap any of the peripheral’s eight buttons. You can also tweak the polling rate and the logo’s cool RGB lighting, then save it all to the mouse’s onboard memory for use on different systems.
Logitech manages to cram great speed and functionality into this compact wireless mouse, making it a comfortable fit for your hand.
It includes two well-positioned left buttons for your thumb and a clickable button behind the scroll wheel, bringing the total usable buttons to seven. That scroll wheel is both durable and fast, although you can also click the wheel to enter a click-to-click mode for more precise work.
The 4,000 dpi sensor allows the mouse to run across most surfaces. It’s powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 70 days on a single charge … not bad at all. That means you don’t need to swap out batteries continuously but at the cost of connecting the peripheral to your PC for a recharge.
You can pair it with your Windows, MacOS, or Linux PC in several ways — via the provided USB cable, Bluetooth, or by using the included Logitech Unifying Receiver (2.4GHz wireless). It supports the Logitech Easy Switch platform too, meaning you can pair up to three compatible computers and switch between them with a simple button press.
If you spend a lot of time computing and are looking to minimize long-lasting effects like carpal tunnel syndrome, an ergonomic mouse is ideal.
The MX Vertical’s design is a level above any of its competitors with a look that resembles a sculpted piece of cloud, perfectly molded to fit your hand. This design relieves physiological stress, potentially minimizing fatigue and the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
The MX Vertical is one of the most comfortable and intuitive mice we’ve ever used despite its unique, on-the-side design. Its natural wrist positioning forces you to rest your hand in a position that is more conducive to long-term wrist health — all in an attractive package.
The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 is an economical, no-frills device. It may not blow you away with adjustable click force or customizable accents, but if you require a wireless mouse that’s less than $20, this is your best bet.
The symmetrical, ambidextrous design makes the Mobile Mouse 1850 perfect for users of left- or right-handed persuasion, and its compact design makes it great for those on the go. The included nano-transceiver is similarly diminutive, making it easy to stow away inside the mouse itself or even leave on your laptop.
Microsoft’s mouse uses AA batteries that last up to six months on a single charge. It also comes with a three-year warranty, so if you run into any problems, you should be well covered.
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