Are you in the market for the best wireless mouse for work, gaming, or both? We’ve rounded up the best wireless mice offering silent clicks, programmable buttons, ergonomic and lightweight designs, and affordability in this 2023 buying guide.
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1. Logitech G Pro X Superlight
Logitech’s latest entry into the ultra-lightweight mouse market is the Logitech G Pro X Wireless, which takes after the heavier 80g G Pro Wireless. Like its predecessor, the G Pro X Wireless comes with a minimalistic design. It has no RGB, which makes it a good fit for office computer setups. A full charge lasts up to 70 hours, and charging it from 0% to 100% takes up to 90 minutes at most.
- Weighs a little less than 63g
- Appearance fits both office and gaming computer setups
- A full charge lasts up to 70 hours
- 90-minute charging time from 0% to 100%
- Connects using LIGHTSPEED (2.4GHz)
- Works with Logitech G Hub
- Pricey if you’re looking to use it just for light office work and minimal gaming
- Only has two programmable buttons
- Charges and connects with micro USB
- Not ergonomic, which could cause fatigue with prolonged use
- No Bluetooth connection
However, the G Pro X Wireless isn’t the best pick if you’re looking for a mouse to use for light work and minimal gaming. You may want to opt for a less expensive mouse if you don’t play a lot of games or work long hours on your computer.
2. Razer Pro Click Mini
The Razer Pro Click Mini offers silent, tactile clicks that are perfect for office environments. Since it’s marketed as a gaming mouse, it’s also good for gamers who prefer inaudible clicks and a small mouse. The Pro Click Mini has seven programmable buttons that you can set up in Razer Synapse.
You also won’t have an issue switching between up to four devices, as there’s no need to pair and unpair. The Pro Click Mini can connect to devices using its 2.4GHz receiver and Bluetooth.
- Silent, tactile clicks
- Sleek design that fits gaming and office setups
- Good for people who prefer small mice
- Comes with seven programmable buttons
- Can connect to up to four devices at the same time
- Customizable in Razer Synapse
- Connects using Razer HyperSpeed (2.4GHz) and Bluetooth
- Size is not ideal if you have big hands or prefer bigger mice
- Not ergonomic and prolonged usage may cause fatigue
- Only comes in white
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3. Logitech G502 X
The Logitech G502 X is the wireless version of the Logitech G502. Like its wired counterpart, the G502 X comes with a good number of programmable buttons that are perfect for customization in Logitech G Hub.
It connects using a 2.4GHz dongle and doesn’t allow connecting via Bluetooth. making it possible for use on tablets, smartphones, and other devices.
- Up to 25,000 DPi
- All 13 programmable buttons are customizable in Logitech G Hub
- Connects with LIGHTSPEED (2.4GHz)
- Perfect for gamers who primarily game with their mice
- Battery lasts up to 140 hours
- Appearance won’t fit office setups
- A pricey option for light gaming
- On the heavy side of wireless mice at 89g
- No Bluetooth
4. Microsoft Surface Mobile Mouse
The Microsoft Surface Mobile Mouse is Microsoft’s answer to Surface users looking for mouse navigation. However, you can also use it with devices that support at least Bluetooth 4.0. You can customize the four buttons and scroll wheel in the Surface Mobile Mouse section in Windows settings.
- Small and easy to carry around
- Fits office setups
- Left and right click swap
- Scroll wheel customization
- Comes in eight colors
- Not rechargeable
- Only offers Bluetooth connection
- No software
5. Lenovo Go Wireless Vertical Mouse
The Lenovo Go Wireless Vertical Mouse is an ergonomic mouse and perfect for people who are prone to forearm and wrist strain because of prolonged mouse use or physical conditions. It has a grip designed with cork material for better grip and comfort.
You can customize its two programmable buttons in Lenovo Go Central and connect to your computer using the mouse’s 2.4GHz dongle. Bluetooth isn’t available for this mouse, so you can only use it on one device at a time.
- Has a vertical design to reduce forearm and wrist strain
- Connects via a 2.4GHz dongle
- Unique cork grip for extra comfort
- Works with Lenovo Go Central for customization
- No Bluetooth connection
- Only has two programmable buttons
- Design may take some getting used to
6. Logitech MX Master 3S
The Logitech MX Master 3S is a silent, ergonomic mouse that’s suitable for office environments. Its physical design limits strain on your hand, wrist, and forearm, even after hours of use. The MX Master 3S offers good battery life, and you can get three hours of use after a minute of charging, according to Logitech.
However, it’s not the lightest wireless mouse, weighing 141g. If you’re used to lightweight mice, its weight may take some getting used to. If you’re a Mac user, you can buy the Mac version of the MX Master 3S.
- Has silent clicks
- Ergonomic design is excellent for reducing strain
- Connects using a 2.4GHz dongle
- Three hours of use with a one-minute charge
- Has a variant for Mac users
- Comes with seven programmable buttons through Logi Options+ and Logitech Flow
- Weighs 141g
- No Bluetooth connectivity
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I set up programmable buttons for any function?
You can only set up programmable buttons for functions allowed by your mouse’s software. In addition, not all mice have programmable buttons and software.
Can I use a wireless mouse while it's charging?
You can use any mouse listed in this buying guide while charging, except for the non-rechargeable Microsoft Surface Mobile Mouse. When its AAA battery dies, you need to replace it to use the mouse again.
Is 2.4GHz connectivity better than Bluetooth for a mouse?
For tasks that require speed and precision, such as gaming and graphic design, a 2.4GHz connection is more ideal than Bluetooth. However, if you want to use your mouse with different devices and don’t need the speed and precision a 2.4GHz connection offers, Bluetooth is better.
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