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It's Time to Get a Better Wireless Mouse

A better wireless mouse can help you be more productive. Get one that works for you.

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If you're in the market for a new wireless mouse, you've got a lot of options. The first thing you need to decide is what kind of mouse you want. Do you want an ergonomic mouse to help with wrist discomfort? A compact mouse for when you travel? A gaming mouse? Or just a mouse that's an upgrade from what you currently have?

After that, you need to decide how much you want to spend. The good news is that there are so many options out there. You buy one for pretty cheap. Say, less than $30. You can also spend a lot more than that, too.

The last thing is to make sure that your wireless mouse works for you and your current workstation. Not every wireless mouse is fully compatible with both Mac and Windows ecosystems. And some, like pairing Apple's Magic Mouse with a PC, just don't make much sense.

Below, we've rounded up the best wireless mice — from traditional to ergonomic, gaming to travel-sized — to upgrade your current workstation.

What to Look for

Design: There are generally two types of wireless mice you can buy: one with a traditional design and one with an ergonomic design. The latter of the two is better for your wrist and hand (as it decreases pronation) but might take some time to get used to.

Compatibility: You want to make sure that the wireless mouse you buy will be compatible with your computer. There are lots of options that can work with either PC or Mac, while others are only compatible with one system. So get one that's compatible with your computer.

Connectivity: The majority of today's wireless mice connect to your computer via Bluetooth or a USB receiver. Some can do both. In contrast, others can plug into your computer via a cable and charge while functioning as a wired mouse, too. A Bluetooth connection is generally considered the best option because it doesn't take up one of your computer's ports; plus, with today's more advanced Bluetooth technology, some mice can connect to multiple devices at the same time, which is convenient.

Battery life: A wireless mouse can be powered by either replaceable batteries or by a charge. If replaceable batteries, it's likely that the wireless mouse will have a longer battery life (up to two years). However, having a built-in battery affords you the ability to more easily charge your wireless mouse if it dies.


Logitech Master MX 3S

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Best Wireless Mouse
Logitech MX Master 3S
amazon.com
$99.99

  • Comfortable ergonomic design
  • Very customizable
  • Works with any computer

  • A little pricey

The Logitech Master MX 3S is a new and improved version of the company's well-loved MX Master 3. The "S" version has an updated sensor and comes with a new USB receiver; the result is that it's faster and more accurate. And it has quieter buttons. Aside from that, it's basically the same great mouse as its predecessor. It has an ergonomic design, two scroll wheels, customizable buttons and it can be programmed to work with three separate devices.

Works best with: PC or Mac (choose specific model)

Logitech Signature M650

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Best Budget
Logitech Signature M650
amazon.com
$39.99

  • Comfortable ergonomic design
  • Affordable
  • Works with most computers

  • Not as feature-rich as other options

Released in early 2022, the Logitech M650 is the company's flagship no-frills wireless mouse. It has an ergonomic design and works with any computer (Mac, Windows or Chromebook) — just plug in its USB-A wireless receiver or connect via Bluetooth. Additionally, it's available in either righty or lefty models, so you can get the one that best fits your needs. The only kind-of caveat is that it runs on a AA battery, which should last you around two years.

Works best with: PC or Mac


Corsair Katar Pro Wireless

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Best Entry-Level Gaming Mouse
Corsair Katar Pro
Corsair amazon.com
$39.98

  • Budget-friendly gaming mouse
  • Supports Bluetooth and USB connectivity

  • No RGB lighting
  • Not as feature-rich as other gaming mice

The Corsair Katar Pro Wireless is one of the most affordable gaming mice you can buy. It has a lightweight and symmetrical design, along with a 10,000 DPI optical sensor for gaming accuracy. It lacks RGB lighting and programmable buttons and relies on two AA batteries for power. It has two connectivity options, USB transmitter or Bluetooth, which makes it quick and easy to switch between your various devices.

Works best with: PC or Mac


Apple Magic Mouse 2

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Best Wireless Mouse for Mac
Magic Mouse 2
amazon.com
$79.99

  • Works well with Macs
  • Charges via Lightning

  • Not ergonomically design
  • Can't charge and use at the same time

The Magic Mouse has been one of Apple's most polarizing products for years. Yes, it's beautiful and works well with all Mac computers, but the fact that you have to flip it over to recharge (via Lightning), rendering it temporarily useless, still baffles many. Also, why does the space gray model have to cost an extra $20?

Works best with: Mac


Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse

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Best for Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse
Microsoft amazon.com
$99.99
$42.99 (57% off)

  • Comfortable ergonomic design
  • Customizable buttons
  • Affordable

  • Only comes in right-hand models
  • Not as feature-rich as other options

The Surface Precision Mouse is a wireless mouse that's designed for PC power users. It has an ergonomic design and convenient scroll wheel, and it comes with companion software (which you can choose to use or not) that allows you to customize its buttons. The mouse can connect to your computer via Bluetooth or a micro-USB cable, so you can charge and use it at the same time. The downside is that there's no left-handed model.

Works best with: PC


Logitech MX Anywhere 3

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Best Travel Mouse
Logitech MX Anywhere 3
Logitech amazon.com
$79.99

  • Compact design is ideal for travel
  • Similar features as Logitech's higher-end mice

  • Small design won't be for everybody
  • Fairly pricey

Logitech's MX Anywhere 3 is a tiny (only 3.5 ounces) wireless mouse that's ideal for people who take a lot of video calls; its customizable side buttons can be programmed to toggle your microphone and video on/off during Zoom or Microsoft Teams video calls. It has a metal MagSpeed wheel that supports electromagnetic scrolling, just like Logitech's higher-end MX Master 3, and it charges via USB-C. The MX Anywhere 3 comes in specific models that are optimized for either Windows or Macs.

Works best with: PC or Mac (choose specific model)

Logitech Lift

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Logitech Lift
amazon.com
$69.99

  • Comfortable ergonomic design
  • Available in right- or left-handed models
  • Customizable buttons

  • Relies on AA batteries

Released in 2022, the Lift is a smaller (by about 20 percent) and more affordable version of the company's 2018-released MX Vertical. It's a vertical mouse with an ergonomic design that's ideal for people with small or medium-sized hands. It works with any of the major operating systems (macOS, Windows, Chrome OS, iPadOS, Android and Linux) and there's an app that allows you to adjust things like the speed of the cursor or scroll wheel. The only downside compared to the MX Vertical is that it requires two AA batteries rather than a USB-C charge and thus can't function as a wired mouse if need be. (However, it'll last roughly two years before you'll need to replace the batteries.)

Works best with: PC, Mac or Chrome

Logitech MX Vertical

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Logitech MX Vertical
Logitech amazon.com
$90.99

  • Comfortable ergonomic design
  • Customizable buttons
  • USB-C charging

  • Quite large
  • Fairly pricey

Most traditional ergonomic mice have a horizontal design, but the MX Vertical flips the script with a vertical design that positions your wrist and hand upwards — a more natural position — and helps prevent your wrist from rolling over or pronating. The MX Vertical connects to your computer via a USB transmitter and charges via USB-C. It has four customizable buttons if you choose to use its companion software.

Works best with: PC or Mac


Razer Viper Ultimate

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Razer Viper Ultimate
Razer amazon.com
$129.99
$68.94 (47% off)

  • Can be used wired or wirelessly
  • Customizable buttons
  • Low latency

  • Not fully compatible with Macs

The Razer Viper Ultimate is one of the best wireless mice for gaming. Its precision, low latency and the fact that it can be used wired or wirelessly (via USB transmitter), make it ideal for FPS gamers. It also has built-in RGB lighting, customizable buttons and it comes with a wireless charging dock. The downside is that its software (Razer Synapse 3) isn't fully compatible with Mac. Aside from that, its symmetrical design makes it a great option for either right-handed or left-handed gamers.

Works best with: PC


Logitech G502 Lightspeed

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Logitech G502 Lightspeed
logitech G amazon.com
$149.99
$125.99 (16% off)

  • Can be used wired or wirelessly
  • RGB lighting and customizable buttons
  • Low latency

  • Fairly pricey

The Logitech G502 Lightspeed is a super fast and accurate gaming mouse that's optimized for FPS gaming. It has a fast scroll wheel, eleven customizable buttons and RGB lighting (which you can customize to match the rest of your Logitech gaming gear). It comes with a number of weights, so you can make it as light or as heavy as you want. And it's compatible with the company's PowerPlay wireless charging mat (sold separately), in case you never want to have to worry about it charging. It can be used wired or wirelessly (via its USB receiver, not Bluetooth).

Works best with: PC or Mac


Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro

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Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro
Razer amazon.com
$129.99
$69.99 (46% off)

  • Designed for both productivity and gaming
  • Low latency

  • Not as feature packed as other gaming mice

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a wireless version of the company's DeathAdder V2, which is one of the best all-around mice for both gaming and productivity. It has a super accurate optical sensor and customizable controls and RGB lighting, which make it great for gaming. That said, it's also really comfortable and its design isn't too flashy, meaning it won't look ridiculous in your workspace. It can be used wired or wirelessly (via its USB receiver, not Bluetooth) and can last up to 70 hours on a single charge.

Works best with: PC or Mac

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