Tired of dealing with a cluttered work area full of various papers and cumbersome cables? Your desk already has enough cords; your mouse doesn’t have to be one of then. The best wireless mouse models are designed to be portable, efficient and extremely minimal.
Comparing wireless mice to regular mice is like comparing apples to, well, older apples. Not only are wireless mice generally more comfortable and more responsive, they’re extremely portable and are virtually universally compatible. Sure, you need to use a battery (or two), but most models are designed to work for years on a single charge. Plus, some models even come with their own rechargeable batteries, so you can ditch the AAs altogether.
From budget options to ergonomic models and more, we’ve rounded up our favorite wireless mice. Take a gander below.
1. Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse
Sturdy, smart and surprisingly durable, the Logitech M570 is a great wireless mouse that will last for years. A single AA battery is guaranteed to last up to 18 months (or longer), and the sculpted design is made to help support your hand and keep your mouse movements in check. The built-in trackball is a nice bonus, and the plug-and-play design means it’s universally compatible. All that for under $30 makes this mouse our all-around favorite pick.
2. Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse
It’s hard to find a decent wireless mouse for only $10, which is why this option is such a steal. Available in four vibrant colors, this wireless mouse features a super slim design and comes with a built-in storage unit for its nano receiver. Promising a six-month battery life, it runs on AA batteries and is designed for both left- and right-handed users. If you’re looking for a portable mouse to keep at the office (or at home), you can’t go wrong.
3. Logitech G PRO Hero Gaming Mouse
BEST MOUSE FOR GAMING
Need a mouse that’s comfortable, lightweight and highly responsive? The Logitech G PRO comes with an impressive 16K sensor that’s designed for impeccable precision. It also features customizable lighting with more than 16.8 million colors. What’s more, it comes with six programmable buttons and features built-in memory so you can easily store and access your settings later.
4. Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse
BEST ERGONOMIC OPTION
Designed to ease the strain on your wrist, this Anker mouse may look weird, but it works like a charm. For starters, it’s designed to mimic a handshake-like motion, so your hand won’t feel tired or sore after hours of use. It also comes with a handful of built-in buttons (eight to be exact) to help you scroll, click and move from page to page with ease. If you suffer from wrist problems, this is the wireless mouse for you.
5. 3M Wired Ergonomic Optical Mouse
For when you really want to turn a few heads, this uber original optical mouse is a must. It comes with a touch-sensitive joystick and four different buttons you can customize. It also utilizes a smart LED optical sensor for ease of use. And because of its unique design, it takes the pressure off your wrist by making your thumb do most of the work. Sorry, left-handers, this mouse is made for righties only.
6. Logitech Trackman Marble Trackball Mouse
This teeny-tiny mouse is a great portable option and comes with a center trackball for easier navigation. But more than just looking the part, this powerful model features convenient left and right buttons and comes with programmable controls you can use to customize your preferences. What’s more, it only weighs 3.14 ounces. There’s no reason not to bring it on your next trip.