The 10 Best Wireless Mice
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March 20, 2020:
There are tons of mice on the market, and they come from an almost countless number of manufacturers, many of whom you've probably never heard of. So, when looking for the best, we generally try to stick to well-known manufacturers, as their offerings tend to be the most advanced, reliable, and supported. For this reason, you'll find a large number of Logitech models on our list. The MX Master 3 is one of their newest releases, and it's a highly advanced model in basically every way -- the only real drawbacks are its large size and high price. But if you're looking for high-end functionality, that's one to look at. Another luxury option is the MX Anywhere 2S, which looks and feels like a high-end piece of equipment. It's a really great peripheral, but if you use your middle button frequently -- for example, to open web links in a new browser tab -- you might want to steer clear of it, because clicking on the scroll wheel inexplicably changes the scrolling from clicky to smooth operation, rather than functioning as the middle mouse button. If it weren't for this one gripe, I would probably still be using this one on a regular basis.
Overall, though, most users will really like the Logitech M720 Triathlon. It has pretty much everything most people need, including thumb buttons and dual-mode connectivity. The Logitech M590 --- the one I'm currently using -- is functionally similar, but considerably smaller and able to pair with only two devices simultaneously rather than three. This, however, is a function that a majority of users won't likely notice. The Logitech MX Vertical is an excellent ergonomic option that's built quite a bit differently from traditional mice, so while it does have a pretty big learning curve, it can actually help to mitigate wrist, arm, and shoulder stress. Rounding out our selections from this popular manufacturer is the Logitech Pebble M350, which is about as well-made as a low-profile mouse gets, although its button selection is pretty limited.
They're not the only HID makers, of course, and if you're a gamer you'll want to look to the Razer Basilisk Ultimate (really expensive) or the UtechSmart Venus Pro (not nearly as much so). While a lot of Razer's releases over the past few years have suffered from quality control issues, the high-end Basilisk is not one of them. The UtechSmart, on the other hand, is an excellent value, especially in light of its 12-button macro panel.
There are two more whose companies you probably aren't familiar with, but they're still quite good options. The Jelly Comb MS04 is slim, lightweight, and highly portable, and if you only need the standard left and right buttons, it's a worthwhile and low-cost option. The VicTsing Pioneer is every bit as affordable and offers plenty more features, including dual connectivity modes, that are often found only on much more expensive models.