The best mouse you can buy in 2019

From simple work tools to high-end gaming peripherals, these are the best mice

Whether you’re a gamer or an office worker, there’s a great mouse out there for you which will make your day-to-day PC usage much more enjoyable. From programmable buttons, to adjustable sensitivities, to RGB lighting, the best mice in the world have something for everyone. To help you pick the right one for you, we’ve broken down our favorite mice into distinct categories that show their strengths among stiff competition.

If you’re more interested in a specific type of mouse, consider checking out our buying guides for ergonomic mice and wireless mice.

At a glance

Mouse Category
Razer Deathadder Elite
Best mouse overall
Logitech MX Master 2S Best wireless mouse
Steelseries Rival 710 Best gaming mouse
Logitech G203 Prodigy Best budget mouse
Microsoft Intellimouse Best business mouse

Best mouse overall

Razer Deathadder Elite

Razer Deathadder Elite
Bill Roberson/Digital Trends

Why you should buy this: It’s a fantastic all-rounder at an affordable price.

Who’s it for: Anyone but the left-handed (see the end of this entry).

Why we chose the Razer Deathadder Elite: 

Razer has been at the top of our list for best gaming mice manufacturers for years, but there’s no reason that they need to be hoarded by that niche group. Razer’s Deathadder Elite is a mouse that has a fantastic feature set whether you’re fragging enemies or working on a spreadsheet. It’s comfortable, accurate, long-lasting, and has an understated style that means that you can probably get it approved as an office upgrade.

The Deathadder Elite has a sensitivity that reaches 16,000 DPI, but the more important elements is that it’s entirely adjustable, which means no matter what style of mouse control you prefer, you can bend the Elite to your will. It also has mechanical mouse switches which are extremely durable, meaning you won’t need to replace this mouse for years. It even has full support for Razer’s Chroma lighting system. You may not care about RGB, but Razer’s software gives you full control over it, meaning you can adjust or turn it off at will.

The side and main buttons on this mouse are also programmable, so you can add macros or custom commands as you wish. It’s even compatible with the Xbox One if you’re looking to add that input option to your favorite console.

The Deathadder Elite may not be our favorite gaming mouse or our top choice of office rodent, but it ticks so many boxes at a price that isn’t astronomical, that we’re confident in calling it the best mouse in the world.

Note: If you’re left-handed the Razer Deathadder Elite isn’t the mouse for you. But Razer does have a left-handed version of the original Deathadder. It doesn’t have the high-sensitivity of the Elite, but it enjoys the same great ergonomics and software support.

Read our full Razer Deathadder Elite review

Best wireless mouse

Logitech MX Master 2S

the best mouse logitechmxmaster2s

Why you should buy this: It’s accurate, comfortable and lasts for months on a single charge.

Who’s it for: Those who want a comfortable, wireless mouse without gaming bells and whistles.

Why we chose the Logitech MX Master 2S: 

The Logitech MX Master 2S has been our favorite wireless mouse since it was launched and with good reason. It has a 500 mAh battery that can last for up to 70 days on a single charge, is ergonomically sound enough to provide solid wrist support and comfort during use, and it supports sensitivities up to 4,000 DPI — more than enough for the average PC user.

One of its greatest strengths is the ability to pair with up to three separate systems at once, so if you find yourself switching from desktop to laptop regularly, this mouse is perfect for that.

It’s not the most exciting mouse to look at, but many prefer the understated style. If you don’t need RGB or ridiculous sensitivities and prefer your mouse to lack a cable, there’s none better than the MX Master 2S.

Best gaming mouse

Steelseries Rival 710

the best mouse steelseries710

Why you should buy this: It looks and plays the part with every modern gaming feature you could ask for.

Who’s it for: Gamers who put style and substance on the same pedestal.

Why we chose the Steelseries Rival 710: 

With DPI support of up to 16,000 and a display on its side, it could be argued that the Steelseries Rival 710 is complete overkill. But it’s not. It’s the gaming mouse that does almost everything. The TrueMove3 sensor used in this mouse is one of the best we’ve ever tested and although its sensitivity is more than most will need, it’s extremely accurate throughout the range and offers minutely adjustable DPI steps that can be switched to on the fly.

Although the side display might look silly, it forms a key component of Steelseries’ feedback system. Along with in-mouse motors that provide haptic feedback, the display can give you notifications on when your ultimate is ready to fire, or when you’re low on health. Or just use it to display GIFs to show off to friends and onlookers.

The mechanical switches are durable and will last up to 60 million clicks, meaning this mouse will be with you for years to come. They’re also fully programmable using Steelseries’ software suite, so you can have them and the onboard lighting do whatever you want them to.

In a bold move, Steelseries also made the Rival 710 modular, so you can swap out the sensor, the cable, or cover to not only tweak the mouse to your aesthetic and performance preferences, but upgrade it in the future as new options are released.

Best of all, it’s not even ridiculously priced. Some competitors reach well above $100 but that’s a firm ceiling this mouse doesn’t break through. It’s smashed all the others, but the Rival 710 remains a fantastic gaming mouse without an astronomical cost.

Best budget mouse

Logitech G203 Prodigy

the best mouse logitechg203

Why you should buy this: It’s compact, very affordable and doesn’t sacrifice some of Logitech’s top mouse features.

Who’s it for: Anyone on a tight budget.

Why we chose the Logitech G203 Prodigy: 

There are many mice at low prices, but few even approach the quality of the Logitech G203. Frequently priced well under $40 if you shop around, it offers many of the features you would expect to find on a high-end gaming mouse and doesn’t sacrifice much to make it super affordable. It still enjoys sensitivity options all the way up to 8,000 DPI, full RGB lighting for the Logitech G logo, and PTFE (non-branded Teflon) feet for smooth motion and durability.

Despite its economical price point, the G203 also has a polling rate of up to 1,000Hz for fast response to your movements, and has an onboard 32-bit ARM processor for handling the onboard profile which is fully customizable using Logitech’s backend software. There are six programmable buttons in total, including the textured scroll wheel, DPI switch that lets you jump between two pre-programmed settings on the fly.

It lacks the super high-end features of our favorite gaming and all-round mice, the G203 punches well above its weight and is priced very competitively.

Best mouse for business

Microsoft Intellimouse

the best mouse microsoftintellimouse01

Why you should buy this: It’s sleek, understated, and performs far better than a mouse with this aesthetic typically should.

Who’s it for: Office workers or anyone who prefers a more professional looking mouse.

Why we chose the Microsoft Intellimouse: 

Microsoft’s Intellimouse is a brand of rodent that has been around since the mid-1990s where it helped popularize the new phenomenon of a scroll wheel! Today the Intellimouse is more classic than it is revolutionary, but with such a strong pedigree behind it, this version of Microsoft’s popular mouse is worth considering over even the latest of competition.

The Microsoft Classic Intellimouse has an understated design with grey and black accenting, a DPI range that reaches 3,200 (more than enough for most PC users) and the same ergonomic shape of its predecessors. It has been upgraded with a new sensor to improve tracking accuracy, and a new white tail light helps modernize its look whilst also making it easier to pick out in a dark environment.

Like its contemporaries it supports a polling rate of 1,000Hz for improved responsiveness and three customizable buttons, so you can add macros, or custom commands to make your office tasks that bit easier. It’s not a bad price either.

Product Review

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 launched last year, but already feels old

Released in fall of 2018, the Surface Laptop 2 was competitive at the time but now must deal with new competitors that were announced at CES 2019. How does the popular Surface Laptop 2 hold up six months later?

Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop with one of these iPad keyboard cases

A keyboard case serves to both protect your iPad and give you a set of laptop keys. You don’t have to shell out tons of cash for a good one, either; if you’re looking for a way to turn your iPad into a 2-in-1 laptop, check these deals…

REI Anniversary Sale: Big price cuts on Patagonia, Osprey, and The North Face

The REI Anniversary Sale has big bargains on great equipment from brand names like Osprey, Patagonia, and the North Face right now. We’ve smoked out some of the best deals of the bunch that can save you cash on backpacks, jackets, and…

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for May 2019

Looking to score Nintendo's latest console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals, including discounts on bundles that feature must-have games like Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

iPad Pro prices drop to record lows on Amazon and Best Buy

Best Buy recently offered some great deals on theiPad Pro Wi-Fi+Cellular models. Well, Amazon has matched and even beaten Best Buy's prices on several models, and sliced prices on Wi-Fi models, too.

Cybercrime gang that stole $100M busted in international effort

A major cybercrime gang that used powerful malware to steal an estimated $100 million from bank accounts has been dismantled following an international effort that spanned six countries.
Product Review

Looking for discrete graphics on the cheap? The Acer Swift 3 will do the trick

The Acer Swift 3 is a tweener laptop that’s not quite budget and not quite premium – and it feels and performs accordingly. It manages to hold its own, though, thanks to its discrete GPU.

G-Sync is a game-changer. These are the best monitors with Nvidia's display tech

Looking for a monitor that plays well with Nvidia GPUs? You need G-Sync and we have picked the best G-Sync monitors available. Take a look and find out which monitor works best for your PC upgrade.

Microsoft is discounting this Surface Laptop 2 by a sweet $300

Microsoft is offering a nearly 14-inch Surface Laptop 2 with 256GB of storage at a $300 discount until May 18, 2019. The laptop comes with a PixelSense display, and Intel Core i5 processor and a 720p HD camera.

The Razer Core X Chroma is the best external GPU you can buy

The third entry in Razer's lineup of external graphics card enclosures, the Core X Chroma, brings together the best of its previous options in a single package. With RGB lighting and extra USB ports, is this the best you can buy?

Google recalls Titan Security Key due to hijack risk

Google is offering a free replacement for the Bluetooth Low Energy version of the Titan Security Key. A misconfiguration was discovered in the device, though hackers looking to exploit the vulnerability will find it difficult to do so.

Whether you want to edit, sign, or append, PDFs, these are the best PDF editors

While there are plenty of PDF editor options online, finding a solution with the tools you need can be tough. Here are the best PDF editors for your editing needs, no matter your budget or operating system.

Give your PC a new lease on life by upgrading its core components

Older PCs can still be great tools for work and play, they just need a little upgrade now and then. Here are the best upgrades you can make to your PC to make it feel fresh and fast once again.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Insect drones and kinetic sculpture robots

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it's fun to gawk!