Wireless mice have come a long way in recent years. No longer do they lag like they once did, causing your mouse cursor to feel like it’s a second or two behind. With improved sensors and Bluetooth technology, wireless mice have never been better in 2020. Whether you’re shopping for an ergonomic mouse, a gaming mouse, or a lightweight device, we tested all of this year’s top wireless mice to find the perfect device for your workstation.
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Building on the sterling legacy of its predecessor, the MX Master 2S is a sublime wireless mouse offering great accuracy, comfort, and features. With an adjustable sensitivity ranging from 200 to 4,000 dots-per-inch (DPI), it supports fan-favorite sensitivities and use styles.
Also found on our list of the best ergonomic mice, the MX Master 2S features great thumb and finger rests, with a shape that caters to different grip types and helps prevent repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel. The 500 mAh fast-charging battery lasts up to 70 days, so you won’t need to worry about running out of juice.
However, one of its best features is multi-device support. It can pair with up to three devices at once and switch between them at the touch of a button. With support for both Logitech’s unifying receiver and Bluetooth technology, you don’t even need to switch the wireless receiver.
Although it targets Surface owners who want a little more functionality than the standard touchpad, the Microsoft Surface Mouse is an equally capable wireless mouse on any system you choose. It’s elegant, streamlined, ergonomic, and most importantly, lasts up to a year on two AAA batteries.
Even though it’s a Microsoft product, the Surface Mouse is compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, MacOS, and Android. It uses Microsoft’s own “BlueTrack” technology for the low-energy Bluetooth connection.
The scroll wheel and mouse switches are rated for thousands of hours of use and an enormous number of actions. It also ships with a one-year warranty, so you’re covered if you face any short-term problems. It’s not packed with loads of extra features, but that’s the point of a minimalistic mouse!
Logitech has a lot more competition in the gaming peripheral space than some of its other markets, but that doesn’t mean it’s not at the top of its game in this space. The G Pro Hero is one of our favorite gaming rodents with good reason: A 1ms latency, a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, and an acceleration of up to 400-inches per second for high-speed gaming.
But even with all of that technology under the hood, it weighs in at less than three ounces, making it comfortable to use for all hand sizes, but not so lightweight that it escapes across the desk. Its ergonomic shape makes it supremely comfortable in our long gaming tests, and thanks to tweaks to its overall shape, there’s no accumulation of dirt and grime over time.
If you don’t like the default button mapping, the G Pro supports Logitech’s free desktop software so you can remap any of the peripheral’s eight buttons. You can also tweak the polling rate and the logo’s cool RGB lighting, then save it all to the mouse’s onboard memory for use on different systems.
Logitech manages to cram great speed and functionality into this compact wireless mouse, making it a comfortable fit for your hand.
It includes two well-positioned left buttons for your thumb as well as a clickable button behind the scroll wheel, bringing the total usable buttons up to seven. That scroll wheel is both durable and fast, though you can also click the wheel to enter a click-to-click mode for more precise work.
The 4,000 dpi sensor allows the mouse to run across most surfaces. It’s powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 70 days on a single charge… not bad at all. That means you don’t need to swap out batteries continuously but at the cost of connecting the peripheral to your PC for a recharge.
You can pair it with your PC in several ways — via the provided USB cable, Bluetooth, or by using the included Logitech Unifying Receiver (2.4GHz wireless). It supports the Logitech Easy Switch platform too, meaning you can pair up to three compatible computers, and switch between them with a simple button press. The mouse works with Windows (Windows 10 required for all features), MacOS and Linux.
If you spend a lot of time computing and are looking to minimize long-lasting effects like carpal tunnel syndrome, an ergonomic mouse is the way to go.
The MX Vertical’s design is a level above any of its competitors with a look that resembles a sculpted piece of cloud, perfectly molded to fit your hand. This design relieves physiological stress, potentially minimizing fatigue and the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
This on-the-side design takes a minute to get used to but once you adapt, the MX Vertical is one of the most comfortable and intuitive mice we’ve ever used. Its natural wrist positioning forces you to rest your hand in a position that is more conducive to long-term wrist health. All in an attractive package you enjoy seeing on top of your desk.
The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 is an economical, no-frills wireless mouse. It may not blow you away with adjustable click force or customizable accents, but if you require a wireless mouse and want to spend less than $20, this is your best bet.
The symmetrical, ambidextrous design makes the Mobile Mouse 1850 perfect for users of left- or right-handed persuasion, and its compact design makes it great for those on the go who need a portable wireless mouse. Its nano-transceiver is similarly diminutive making it easy to stow away inside the mouse itself or even leave on your laptop — just make sure you don’t lose it!
This Microsoft mouse uses AA batteries that last up to six months on a single charge, which is a welcome feature. It also comes with a three-year warranty, so if you run into any problems, you should be well covered.