With people beginning to lean more towards the wireless approach when it comes to choosing peripherals for their devices, more and more companies are starting to offer numerous options across a multitude of categories. Thus, leaving customers with a wide range of options to choose the one that fits their requirement. So to make things easier, here’s a quick buying guide with some of the best wireless mice (in no particular order) you can buy in 2020.
1. Logitech MX Master 2S
If you are looking for the best overall wireless mouse, the MX Master 2S from Logitech is the way to go. It has an elegant and ergonomic design that appeals to a lot of customers and offers precision, comfort, and a slew of features for a wide range of functionalities. The mouse offers the ability to adjust its sensitivity from 200 DPI all the way up to 4000 DPI, in increments of 50 DPI. It is strictly a right-hander’s mouse, with curves and buttons designed to favor varying hand shapes and sizes. The mouse has a battery of 500mAh capacity that charges over micro-USB cable (and also allows it to use as a wired mouse), and according to the company offers 70 days of battery life on a single charge.
The USP of the mouse is Logitech’s Flow software, which is kind of similar to Microsoft’s Smart Switch feature and allows you to connect to multiple devices (up to three) at once and transfer text, images, files, etc between devices. Further, the software uses AES-256 encryption to ensure the transfers are safe and secure. There is an updated version, Logitech MX Master 3 which retails for $99.99 but MX Master 2S should suffice for most people.
2. Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
As the name suggests, the Anywhere 2S is another mouse from the popular MX series, which offers you the convenience to carry it anywhere you want. It has a pretty aesthetic and ergonomic design (a staple with most wireless mice in the MX lineup) and a traditional layout that is ideal for both left and right-handed users. Similar to the Master 2S, the Anywhere 2S also allows you to adjust its sensitivity in the range of 200 DPI to 4000 DPI and provides the same Flow software to connect multiple devices and transfer files between them.
The mouse charges over micro-USB, with the charging port located in the center, allowing it to be used simultaneously while charging. As per the company, the battery allows for up to 70 days of usage on a single charge. Overall, the mouse is a must-have for those who are always traveling and need something that is precise, comfortable to use, has a good battery life, and not to mention, convenient to carry.
3. Logitech MX Vertical
The MX Vertical from Logitech features a unique and aesthetically-different design, with the primary focus being the ease of use and ergonomics. Although you might not welcome the design initially, the outlook instantly changes once you get your hands on one. For starters, the index and pointer finger rest on the left and right mouse buttons, with a scroll wheen in the middle, and grippy surface on the left-hand side to rest the thumb and forward and backward buttons. The unique design is primarily aimed at preventing posture-related issues like carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) — a condition usually caused due to prolonged exposure of nerves within a restricted movement space, causing pain and numbness sensation in the hand and arm.
Although you get the option to change the mouse sensitivity in the range of 400 DPI to 4000DPI, the unconventional design fails to offer as precise and accurate movement, as some of the other wireless mice at this price range. The mouse charges over USB-C port on the front, which also doubles up to allow it to be used as a wired mouse. Logitech says the battery offers up to 4 months of usage on a full charge and the quick charge (on USB-C) provides 3 hours of use from a 1-minute of charge.
4. Logitech M720 Triathlon
The Logitech M720 Triathlon is a perfect blend of comfort and usability, making it an ideal wireless mouse for most people. It has a raised high back arch that makes the mouse feel ergonomic and comfortable to use for long hours. Like most other Logitech wireless mice, the M720 also offers the ability to connect with up to three devices simultaneously and quickly switch between when required.
It has a total of six programmable buttons that can be customized for different functions as per your requirement using Logitech’s Options software. Further, the software also aids in changing the sensitivity, pointer speed, and scrolling speed of the mouse. Similarly, the mouse also supports Flow software, which can be used to transfer files and move the cursor between different devices. Logitech claims the battery on the M720 can last up to two years, after which, they can be swapped with a fresh AA battery.
5. Logitech M705 Marathon
If ergonomics is something you are looking for, the M705 Marathon is another ergonomic wireless mouse from Logitech which comes with a contoured shape on the back that fits naturally in the hand of most people. It has been designed in a way to prevent wrists from rotating and moving in restricted space and allow the elbow to work for your wrist instead. The mouse has six programmable buttons that can be re-programmed and set for any specific function with the help of Logitech’s SetPoint software.
One of the key selling points of the M705 is the speed-adaptive scroll wheel, which, as the name suggests, allows users to toggle between smooth and notched scrolling with the button on top. Furthermore, there is also the Unifying Receiver that can pair up to six Logitech accessories at once. The mouse uses two AA batteries that the company claims offers up to three years of battery life.
6. VicTsing MM057
The VicTsing MM057 is a well-designed wireless mouse with a pretty simple design that is ideal for most hands. It comes with one programmable button that can be programmed to any function and also has five adjustable DPI settings, ranging from 800 DPI to 2400 DPI. An interesting feature about the mouse is its ability to switch on energy-saving mode when it is not used for more than 8 minutes, which helps it to save some battery.
Talking about the battery, one of the disadvantages that the MM057 has is the lack of rechargeable batteries. Instead of the traditional built-in rechargeable batteries, the mouse uses a single AA battery to keep itself running. Since the battery compartment lies towards the bottom part of the mouse, it does feel a bit bulky, and therefore, requires some getting used to. The mouse is claimed to offer up to 15 months of battery life, after which, you can swap it with a new one.
Those were some of our recommendations for the best wireless mice you can get in 2019. Do let you know which one did you go with.