The 10 Best Wireless Mice to Buy in 2018

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The days of wireless mice being “laggy,” slow or otherwise unresponsive compared to their corded brethren are long behind us. Today, it’s the wireless mouse that’s moving this accessory staple forward with designs that range from simple and inexpensive to detailed ergonomics made for prolonged use without hurting the hand. Not sure which wireless mouse is best for your computing needs? Keep reading to see our best picks (you'll notice that Logitech has developed a stronghold in the space).

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Logitech’s MX Master 2S

Widely regarded as the best mouse available, Logitech’s MX Master 2S is the class leader for overall performance. Compatible with Logitech’s Flow technology, the Master 2S connects with multiple devices seamlessly (and even includes a copy-paste function between different computers). Alongside Flow technology, the Logitech adds support for dual connectivity, allowing up to three Windows or Mac computers to connect via the unifying receiver or through Bluetooth technology, which eliminates the need for any additional hardware on a desktop.

The track virtually anywhere feature adds support for the Master 2S to work on any surface (even glass). The re-chargeable battery lasts up to 70 days on a single charge and the design was engineered not only with performance in mind, but also ergonomics for a comfort that’s sculpted to conform to the shape of a hand for a naturally comfortable position.

Best Anywhere Mouse: Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse

Logitech’s Anywhere Mouse “works everywhere you do,” from office desks and kitchen islands to coffee shop tables and airplane tray tables. It can also navigate seamlessly between up to three computer screens, copying and pasting text and images from one screen to the next. It boasts a 4000 DPI laser sensor that gives you smooth tracking on almost any surface, including glass.

The mouse’s design is crafted for comfort and productivity, featuring hyper scrolling and customizable buttons via the Logitech Options Software. But what good is a wireless mouse without a reliable battery? The MX Anywhere 2S holds a charge for up to 70 days and can be topped up with a full day’s charge in just four minutes via microUSB.

Best Apple Mouse: Magic Mouse 2

Magic Mouse 2
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Designed solely for Apple’s computer line, the Magic Mouse 2 is a typical Apple design that skips on buttons and scroll wheels and opts for a multi-touch surface instead. Swiping between Web pages or scrolling through documents requires nothing more than the brush of a finger with minimal desk resistance, thanks to an optimized foot design. The built-in battery lasts around 30 days before requiring a recharge through the included Lightning-to-USB cable (it'll fullly charge in nine hours). Apple’s inclusion of multi-touch gestures such as swiping, scrolling and zooming are all a refreshing way to use the mouse. Weighing just 7.2-ounces, Apple’s unique take on the mouse offers a love-it-or-hate-it approach but if you love it, its feature-set is hard to resist.

Best Budget: VicTsing 2.4G

With technology that maximizes battery life for longer performance, the VicTsing 2.4G wireless mobile mouse is a great choice at a truly budget-friendly price. With five adjustable CPIs to help your ideal scroll speed, the 2.4GHz wireless technology has a 50-foot range before dropping signal. Aside from wireless performance, the VicTsing’s ergonomic shape and build were designed to be both sweat-resistant and skin-friendly for all-day comfort and support.

 

A rest position for your little finger adds extra support not often found on mice that are quadruple the price. Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, the VicTsing maximizes battery life with energy-saving features (shuts down after eight minutes of no use), which allows it to last up to 15 months on a single AA battery.

Best Comfort: Logitech M570

Logitech M570
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Logitech’s M570 wireless trackball mouse might not be the most eye-catching of the bunch, but its sculpted shape helps support and keep your hand in one place. The trackball bears all the workload weight with smooth, precise cursor control whether you’re working on your desk or any other room in the home or office. With battery life good for up to 18 months on one included AA battery, the 2.4GHz wireless connection works up to 30 feet away on both Windows and Mac operating systems. With a bevy of buttons and a unique design, there’s plenty of reason to think this mouse represents a new whole way of working online.

Best Gaming Mouse: Logitech G602

Logitech G602
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There’s no shortage of competition in the gaming wireless mouse space, so standing out from the pack requires an impressive set of features. Fortunately, Logitech’s G602 delivers with more than 250 hours of battery life and a shelf life rated at more than 20 million clicks. In fact, Logitech delivers a two-millisecond response rate alongside Delta Zero sensor technology. This gaming mouse offers both an ultra-durable build that can stand up to even the most intense gaming experience. Add in 11 programmable buttons and support for Windows and Mac operating systems and you’ll find a gaming-friendly mouse that won’t break the bank. Logitech claims a lag-free gaming-grade experience and the online reviews deliver with a 4.3 out of 5-star Amazon rating.

Need some more help finding what you're looking for? Read through our best gaming mice article.

Best Design: Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse

Ergonomically, a well-designed mouse provides comfort and efficiency over long periods of use. That’s why we love the Logitech M510 so much. The mouse is contoured comfortably to support your hand and wrist and there are rubber grips on the side for your thumb and pinky. Unfortunately, the two buttons on the left side limit its users to righties only.

As for productivity, you can customize shortcut tasks for all of its buttons to make it easier to do tasks such as switch applications, open windows and tabs or jump to full screen. The laser tracks smoothly across every surface (barring mirrored ones like glass) and Logitech claims the battery lasts up to two years with daily use. If you’re a power user, you’ll be pleased to know that Logitech’s Unifying receiver plugs in via USB and connects to up to six devices, including keyboards, to free up previous ports.

Best Battery Life: Logitech Marathon Mouse M705

Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
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Logitech’s Marathon Mouse M705 is appropriately named with battery life (powered by one AA battery) that can last up to three years. The M705 is so power efficient that it can vastly outlast most wireless mouse options on the market by 2x the total battery life. Fortunately, battery life isn’t all the M705 does well. It has an ergonomic design with a sculpted shape that fits your hand naturally. Advanced tracking offers an ultra-responsive and accurate cursor control while working on various surfaces without skipping a beat. The three integrated thumb buttons offer quick and easy multitasking with quick swapping between applications. With an easy-to-swallow price tag and battery life that can last longer than your computer, there’s plenty of reason to give the M705 a look.

Best Mobile Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

Half the benefit of a wireless mouse is the ability to take it anywhere and seamlessly connect it to your laptop without plugging it in. But, an added benefit to a wireless mouse is that they can work with Android tablets as well. This Microsoft 4000 mouse operates at a 2.4 GHz wireless frequency for a seamless connection, and it’ll work with the latest Windows, Mac OSx, and even Android devices. The other feature that makes it really mobile-friendly is Microsoft’s BlueTrack technology which allows precise laser control on virtually any surface so you don't have to pack a mouse pad. It’s ergonomically pleasing for both righties and lefties, and the nano USB receiver clicks into the mouse itself for easy storage when not in use. Microsoft claims you’ll get up to 10 months of use out of a single AA battery, so you won't have to keep swapping in new batteries either. All in all, it’s a great little mouse to toss in your briefcase. 

Check out our guide to the best travel mice you can buy today.

Best Silent Mouse: Logitech M330

Logitech M330
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While a mouse usually works to reduce and eliminate extraneous noise, Logitech’s M330 silent wireless mouse reduces total click sound by up to 90 percent. You can say goodbye to both noises and distractions for your cubicle neighbor with a mouse that offers the same click feel as a “traditional” wireless mouse while offering a high-performance material feel and rubber wheel that whispers along quietly. Add in two years of battery life on a single AA battery and 33 feet of range on both Windows, Chromebook, Linux and Apple computers and the M330 continues to shine as a wireless mouse favorite. Additionally, ultra-precise movement works on just about any surface.