Mouse is one of the basic input devices for the computer. I still remember those days when mouse was wired and length of the cable was a constraint to work with the computer. But as technology evolved the humble mice lost its tail. I mean it can also be connected wireless. Here we are going to discuss about the best featured mouse available in the market.
1. AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse (MGR0975)
The wireless mouse of AmazonBasics is an optical mouse with 3 buttons and comes with a nano receiver for your laptop or computer. The nano-receiver which comes stowed inside the mouse from production (Make sure you remove the receiver once it is opened) can be connected to your PC. This device is used to connect to your computer wirelessly. It communicates with the wireless receiver at the 2.4 GHz Frequency band. AmazonBasics Wireless mouse is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. This works even with Apple Computers running OS X v. 10.x.
I tried to know the feel of using it and found that the scroll wheel operation is smooth and the pointer is accurate. It is a plug and play device and so there is no need to install separate drivers. The optical mouse worked very well and the wireless connection was flawless and has a pretty good range as well.
2. Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
Logitech’s M510 wireless mouse is shaped in a way that you can hold it all day and the soft rubber grips eliminate all the discomfort. The company claims that the battery lasts for 2 years (depends upon computing and the user); which means you will have to replace the battery only once in two years. When almost all others come with optical sensor technology M510 comes with laser sensor technology for pointing. A unique feature of this mouse is that along with the standard scroll wheel it comes with Forward/Backward buttons to skip through web pages or documents. Logitech calls their nano-receiver unifying receiver. Using this wireless mouse is very simple. Just plug in the USB unifying receiver to your computer’s USB port and turn on the mouse to start working.
Logitech M510 stands out in the crowd because of the additional buttons (Forward/Backward buttons) and its contoured shape. Without doubt this has all the features that you wish you had for your wireless mouse.
3. AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse
The Amazon Basics 3 button USB wired mouse is an optical mice that offers smooth and precise navigation. Its high definition (1000 dots per inch) optical tracking ensures responsive cursor control for accurate tracking and ease of text selection. This device measures 4.3 inches x 2.4 inches x 1.35 inches while the cable is 1.5 meter long. It has a typical plug and play USB interface that is easy to install. This device is compatible with operating systems – Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Mac OS X. The ambidextrous design makes it a comfortable device for both right and left handers.
We found this mouse easy to install. All we had to do was just plug it in the USB port of my laptop and we were ready to go. I am a right hander and found navigation quite easy. The mice is quite comfortable to hold and the pointer movement was precise. If you are one of those guys who believe that wired is always better than wireless – this should be the choice when you look to buy a mouse.
4. Apple Magic Mouse 2 (MLA02LL/A)
The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a lightweight wireless mouse that has much more than just premium looks. It has less number of moving parts – the built in battery, continuous bottom shell and an optimized foot design. These factors enable the Magic Mouse 2 to move easily with limited resistance and track easily. The surface is multi-touch enabled allowing you to make simple gestures like scrolling through documents or swiping between web pages. The Magic Mouse 2 is plug and play and pairs itself automatically with your Mac. It can connect using the Bluetooth Connectivity or wireless. It has the proprietary lightning to USB cable too. The magic mouse 2 weighs under 100 grams thanks largely to the inbuilt battery. The mice measures 2.16 cm x 5.71 x 11.35 cm and is compatible with Bluetooth enabled Mac systems with OS X version 10.11 and later.
This is strictly for the Apple guys only. You would love the design and quality of the product that you may plan to immediately make it your own.
5. Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse (910-004337)
The Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse has a unique design. It has a unique thumb wheel meant for horizontal navigation and other advanced gestures. It can be easily connected to up to three Windows or Mac computers using the Unifying receiver included in the box or using the Bluetooth smart wireless technology. You can easily switch between computers that are connected using the touch of a button. The Darkfield LASER sensor tracks motion flawlessly even on a highly glossy surface like glass.
The Speed-Adaptive scroll wheel enables you to scroll through large documents and webpages easily and quickly. The precision wheel is automatically shifted from click to click to hyper fast scrolling. This feature can be customized using the “Logitech Options” software that can be pulled up either as an application or from the Control Panel. This software also helps you to customize the thumb wheel. For the USB port use the operating systems supported include Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, and Mac OS X 10.8 or later. The Bluetooth smart is only available in Windows 8/8.1/10 and Mac OS X 10.10 or later.
The Logitech MX Master wireless mouse is perfectly sculpted to support your wrist and arm in a comfortable and natural position. The buttons and wheel are ergonomically positioned to give you the premium experience.
6. HP x3000 Wireless Mouse (H2C22AA#ABL)
The HP x3000 Wireless Mouse has a sleek and attractive design that will catch your attention immediately. The glossy look and metallic shine further accentuates its looks. It connects over 2.4 GHz frequency bandwidth and the connector is a 27 MHz frequency USB wireless receiver. The compact dimension of the HP x3000 wireless mice is 9.4 x 5.5 x 3.8 CMs and it weighs just over 80 grams. In the box, you get one HP x3000 wireless mouse, 1 Receiver, 2 AA Batteries, documentation and warranty. The optical sensor of this mice works fine on almost all surfaces and the fast-moving scrolls also come out well on any surfaces. In fact, the scroll wheel zips through the documents and web pages with ease. The supported operating systems include Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.
HP is a name that has been around since the days the computer was invented and the brand is well-known to deliver quality products. The HP x3000 is no exception. It does not look outdated neither does it look too jazzy. On the functional part, we found that this mice was easy to use and precise in tracking.
7. Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse
The Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse comes with 800 / 1200 / 1600 DPI resolution optical tracking technology to provide it more sensitivity than the regular optical mice available in the market. This gives it the precision and smoothness on different surfaces. The design is ergonomic and scientific to ensure best hand position so that any strain arising from the use can be reduced. The box contains one Anker 2.4G wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical mouse, one 2.4 GHz USB receiver, and 1 instruction manual.
It has to be noted that there is no AA batteries included in the box. So grab 2 good AA batteries from a local store to get it up and running. Something I noticed was that it has a next and previous buttons that can be quite useful while surfing the web.
This sums our review of a few make and models. Now, it’s your turn to decide on which one to get.