The best mouse 2023on September 6, 2023 at 16:19 Tech Advisor


When buying a desktop PC or Mac, a mouse is one of the first accessories you’ll need. It remains as fundamental to navigation as ever, especially as most computer monitors don’t support touch or pen input.

However, with so many mice out there, how do you decide which is right for you? Most are compatible with both Windows, Mac, ChromeOS and many other operating systems, so that doesn’t narrow it down.

If you’re just looking for the top all-round options out there, we’ve reviewed and ranked 10 of the very best below. But detailed buying advice can be found in the FAQ section at the bottom of the page.

Best computer mouse 2023

1. Logitech MX Master 3S – Best Overall


Ergonomic shape

Seamless multi-device switching

Near-silent click



Price When Reviewed:

82,99 €

Best Prices Today:

€129.99 at Logitech

The Logitech MX Master 3S is a small but important update to Logitech’s most popular desktop mouse, the MX Master 3, that solidifies it as one of the best mice available. 

Like its predecessor, the design of the MX Master 3S is gorgeous – in fact, at a glance, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. That’s a good thing because it’s still just as comfortable to use and the curves fit perfectly against your hand.

Don’t let the near-identical look fool you though; beneath the curved body you’ll find a new, upgraded 8K DPI sensor. Up from 4K of its predecessor, it’s perfect for quickly moving your mouse across multiple displays – especially when they’re high-res 4K displays. 

There’s also a new click mechanism that’s an impressive 90% quieter than its predecessor, making for a less distracting noise if used in an office or in a Zoom call. Nobody (except you, of course) like’s the sound of a crisp click every 2 seconds throughout the workday.

Importantly, the sound dampening doesn’t have a knock-on effect on how crisp the mechanism feels when clicked – it’s still as satisfying as ever. 

Elsewhere, it’s very much business as usual for the MX Master 3S. Other perks include a machined steel scroll with an electromagnetic mechanism that all but removes resistance from the scroll while not making a peep.

There’s also support for Logitech Flow, allowing you to seamlessly move your mouse between displays – even when they’re different computers running different operating systems. It makes copying and pasting files and working across a multi-computer setup a breeze.

Through the software, you can also set up app-specific controls using a combination of pressing the gesture button where your thumb rests and swiping with the mouse in a particular direction. 

The MX Master 3S can be connected using Bluetooth, wired connection via USB-C or Logitech’s proprietary Logitech Bolt wireless connectivity. The wide array of connectivity options makes the mouse fantastic for use with various platforms and types of setup. Though the standard 3S works across both PC and Mac, there’s also an MX Master 3S designed for Mac, sporting Apple’s signature Space Grey or Pale Grey colour schemes.

No matter what you need a computer mouse for, it’s likely that the Logitech MX Master 3S will do the job – and then some. 

2. Razer Pro Click – Best for Power Users


16,000 DPI

Connects to multiple devices

Stylish wireless design


Mac functionality is limited

Price When Reviewed:

96,39 €

Razer may be best known for its range of gaming peripherals and laptops, but the company also has a line of less gamer-specific gadgets for creatives and power users. 

The Razer Pro Click is one such accessory, tailored towards power users that use macros on a day-to-day basis. That could be to speed up your video editing workflow or quickly access a tool in Photoshop – macros aren’t just for gamers, after all. There are 8 reprogrammable buttons in total, more than any other entry in our chart.

Razer being Razer, it hasn’t skimped on the DPI either; sporting an impressive optical sensor with a whopping 16,000 DPI, you’ll get a fast, smooth experience ideal for those working across larger displays, or those with a multi-display setup. Like Logitech’s MX Master 3, the Pro Click offers multi-host connectivity with up to 4 devices, allowing you to quickly move from a desktop to a laptop without a fiddly reconnection process. 

The wireless mouse connects primarily via Bluetooth, making it compatible with both Windows and Mac, but without dedicated Razer software available for macOS, it’ll be limited to basic mouse functionality on Mac. 

And, of course, the white and grey colour combination looks great – but what did you really expect from a company like Razer? 

3. Razer Pro Click Mini – Best portable mouse


Portable design

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support

Near-silent click


Limited Mac support


Price When Reviewed:

71,03 €

If you like the idea of the Razer Pro Click but need something more portable, the Click Mini is the answer to your prayers.

In many ways, it’s the same as the Razer Pro Click, sporting the same combination of Razer Hyperspeed wireless and Bluetooth connectivity for multi-platform use, reprogrammable buttons and general design aesthetic as its bigger brother, but there are a few subtle changes.

The biggest is, of course, the form factor. Measuring in at 100.2 mm x 62.7 mm x 34.2 mm and just 111g with two AA batteries inside, it’s the most portable of all mice in our chart, making it the ideal laptop pairing. It’ll certainly perform better than the built-in trackpad of most laptops! But despite the small dimensions, the mouse fits perfectly into the palm of the hand for a comfortable typing experience.

Crucially, the mouse clicks are tactile with satisfying feedback, but without the annoying click that usually comes with it. If you’re in a shared workspace, it’s something those around you will no doubt appreciate. Combined with a maximum 12,000DPI, it’s a versatile small-scale mouse that provides a great experience.

Lasting up to 725 hours via two AA batteries, it’ll keep on going too – although that drops down to 465 hours when using the Razer Hyperspeed connectivity. Razer’s proprietary wireless connectivity is provided via a tiny USB-A dongle that lives within the mouse itself, which is great for most, but it’s not so ideal for those with USB-C laptops like the MacBook Air. 

4. Logitech Signature M650 – Best for Quiet Environments


Near-silent click

Different builds for left- and right-handers

Lightweight and portable


Feels a little cheap in places

Price When Reviewed:

Dès 36,99 €

If you’re looking for an inexpensive wireless mouse that doesn’t make a lot of noise, look no further than Logitech’s Signature M650.

But while it’s at the budget end of the market, it offers elements of the flagship Logitech MX 3 experience with the same SmartWheel scrolling tech that’ll switch between a precise notched scroll and a fast smooth scroll intelligently. There are also two side buttons that sit by the thumb, both customisable to perform actions or open apps on both Windows and Mac.

It also makes use of Logitech’s SilentTouch technology to reduce the sound of mouse clicks by up to 90%. While that’s hard to quantify, the clicks are notably more muted than the regular MX Master 3 without sacrificing click feedback. 

The ergonomic shape of the mouse fits into the palm of your hand comfortably, and unlike many alternatives, there are different shapes available for small/large hands and left/right-handed users – just be sure to purchase the right variant at checkout!

The Signature M650 connects primarily via Bluetooth, and comes with a handy USB Bluetooth dongle (stored in the battery compartment for safekeeping) for use in older PC desktops without built-in Bluetooth. It’s compatible with PC and Mac, and it’ll play nicely with the iPad too. 

The only real budget giveaway is the feel of the material used; while the rubberised sections are soft to the touch, the plastic body feels brittle and a little cheap in the hand.  

Still, throw in up to 24 months of use from a single AA battery and you’ve got a great workhorse that won’t make much noise. 

5. Microsoft Surface Precision – Best for Windows users


Exceptional build quality


Three-month battery life


Windows-exclusive features

Price When Reviewed:

Dès 87,85 €

The Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse has an understated grey design that might look a little boring, but this is a serious contender for the best mouse out there.

It’s heavier than a lot of rivals at 135g but the weight actually makes it a joy to use. It glides like an experienced ice skater across a mouse mat with ease and grace.

Build quality is exceptional with solid construction. The top part offers a smooth surface while the sides are grippy, although perhaps not as much as some.

The scroll wheel can be toggled between smooth or magnetic detent scrolling quickly using the button just behind it. You can also customise vertical or horizontal scrolling.

The Surface Precision uses Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy and can connect to up to three devices simultaneously with the option to use a USB wired connection if needed.

A total of six buttons gives you a lot of control and four of them are customisable so you can make the mouse do what’s most useful for you. However, this, along with Smart Switching, are not available on Windows 10 S or Mac.

Inside are rechargeable batteries and the Surface Precision can last up to three months. 

6. Razer Cobra Pro – Best for Gaming


Impressive optical sensor

Dedicated DPI controls

11 RGB lighting zones


Hyper polling dongle sold separately

Bulky and can feel cramped

Best Prices Today:

$129.99 at Razer

The Razer Cobra Pro doesn’t come cheap, but it ticks all the boxes as a gaming mouse.

Not only does it look the part, complete with impressive RGB lighting, the Cobra Pro has an impressive amount of functionality.

The optical sensor is a joy to use while gaming, especially with dedicated buttons to adjust this all the way up to 30,000 DPI. It’s also easy to create and switch profiles via the Synapse companion app.

The mouse itself is clicky and responsive, with the slight extra weight giving you more control while gaming. However, that heft won’t be for everyone, while the layout of buttons can be fiddly if you have large hands.

You’ll also have to pay extra for the 4000Hz hyper polling dongle, but there’s no doubting it’s a great gaming mouse. And there are certainly more expensive ones out there.

Read our full

Razer Cobra Pro review

7. MSI Clutch GM51 Lightweight Wireless – Best for Charging


Charging dock included

Good battery life

Great Pixart sensor



Not actually very lightweight

Complicated companion app

Despite its name, the Clutch GM51 isn’t actually that lightweight – 85g certainly isn’t remarkable. But it performs well in almost all other areas.

Combining a high-performance Pixart sensor with Omron switches delivers impressive results in all scenarios, but especially while gaming. There are also plenty of ways to connect it to your devices.

A 550mAh battery might not sound like much, but you can expect around 150 hours of battery life. And when you do run out of charge, the included dock makes it easy to power up again.

The Clutch GM51 is comfortable to use, and you also get the customary RGB lights on the side. The MSI Center companion asp isn’t great, but it’s far from a dealbreaker considering the relatively affordable price.

Read our full

MSI Clutch GM51 Lightweight Wireless review

8. Swiftpoint Creator – Best for creatives and designers


Maximum customisation

On-board memory

Wired for best latency



Right-handed only

Best Prices Today:

$179.90 at Swiftpoint

This Stormtrooper of a mouse is from New Zealand brand Swiftpoint, and it’s not a mouse for the fainthearted. Designed with creative professionals in mind, the Creator sports 13 programmable buttons and comes with onboard memory for you to save several different app-specific customisations onto.

If you work in Photoshop or create CAD renders then this is the mouse for you, provided you use a right-handed mouse. Some of the buttons are pressure sensitive so can be assigned two actions for a light or hard press, bringing genuine new features when you may have thought mice were restricted to old-fashioned point-and-click.

If the customisation is a bit daunting then fear not, as there are presets for tons of popular Adobe apps as well as others such as Canva or DaVinci Resolve that you can tinker with. The free software download works on PC or Mac and we received a firmware update for the mouse while testing.

With a 12000 DPI sensor and wired USB-A connection for pinpoint accuracy (not to mention you don’t have to worry about charging the thing) the Creator is a slightly daunting but ultimately extremely rewarding investment that caters excellently to its creative niche audience. The Swiftpoint site lists it in US dollars but ships worldwide.

If you want something at the other end of the spectrum, check out Swiftpoint’s incredibly cute and portable PadPoint ergonomic mouse for iPads and computers.

9. Logitech Lift – Best ergonomic mouse


Comfortable design for smaller hands

Left-handed version available

Quiet clicks


On the pricey side

Battery operated

Shape and weight make it not as portable as rivals

Price When Reviewed:

59,99 €

Logitech has expanded its range of ergonomic mice with the introduction of the Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse, a device designed for productivity and comfort, especially for those who struggle with arm stiffness or aches.  

The Logitech Lift comes in a choice of three colours – white, pink and black – and includes a range of buttons that can be customised in the Logitech Options Plus app to perform app-specific functions and more.  

This device differs from the
Logitech Vertical MX by its size, as the Lift is aimed at people with smaller hands. You can either connect it via the supplied Bolt 2.4GHz dongle, or via Bluetooth.  

The mouse may be a little jarring to use at first if you’ve never tried out a vertical shape. However, after a period of adjustment, the Lift is extremely comfortable for hours on end, and I never felt like I was straining to click the buttons or navigate. The design isn’t ambidextrous, but the Lift is also available in a left-handed design. 

This is not really the best mouse for gaming, better suited to those who are working, especially due to its near-silent clicks, smart scrolling and lengthy 24-month battery life.  

However, it is pricier than the other wireless ergonomic mouse in our chart, the Anker Ergonomic, and not as portable as the likes of the Logitech Signature M650, so it’s not quite the perfect option for everyone.  

10. Anker Ergonomic – An affordable ergonomic mouse


Unique ergonomic design

2.4Ghz wireless connectivity

Easy-access buttons


Takes time to get used to

1600 DPI max

Requires batteries

The Anker Ergonomic wireless mouse is aimed at those who want a different grip on their mice, whether due to a health condition or mere preference. The Anker is a vertical-shaped mouse, which is held completely differently from conventional mice.

The Anker connects wirelessly through a 2.4 GHz connection which works alongside a USB dongle. It also has two buttons on the left-hand side, which can be used to quickly go backwards and forwards on web pages. There’s also a button at the top of the mouse allowing you to quickly adjust the DPI level up to 1600.

This mouse isn’t recommended for those wanting to game, but is suggested for those wanting a different ergonomic grip.

Will I be using the mouse with my right or left hand?

Do I want a wired or wireless mouse?

Do I want a portable mouse to use on the go?

How much money do I want to spend?



How much money should I spend on a mouse?

That comes down to personal preference. Most people will be able to get a great mouse for under $100/£100, complete with a solid design, responsive controls and good battery life.

But spending more, especially if you need a mouse for gaming, will get you some extra premium features. And if you’re planning to use this mouse for several hours every day, it might be worth paying extra.

Ultimately, you’ll need to decide which high-end features you care about, and which you don’t mind doing without.


Do I need a portable mouse?

It depends on your situation. If you just need a mouse for use with your computer at home, something portable isn’t necessary.

But most mice are portable to some degree, whether it’s using a built-in rechargeable battery or ones you remove and replace manually.


Does being left or right-handed matter for a mouse?

Yes. Most mice are built with right-handed people in mind, and so designed to naturally fit the contours of a right hand.

While not always the case, this can make using it with your left hand feel awkward. There are a few left-handed mice out there, but you’ll need to make sure.


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