The mouse has long been the prerogative of desktop computers, then the faithful companion of nomadic machines. At the same time, tablets like the iPad have become a real alternative to the laptop for users. The Apple tablet with a keyboard cover has become a real productivity tool.
However, regular interactions with the screen require a lot of hand movement. With a mouse, we can gain in precision and speed of execution. We have therefore selected the best wireless mice to accompany your desktop computer and those that will delight your laptop, whether Windows or Mac OS, or your Android or iPad tablet.
We aimed at two uses: the best mice for working in front of your desk and the best on the go. Anyway, all the mice in this selection will be suitable for sedentary or nomadic use, but some are more suitable for the first than the second. The Apple Magic Trackpad is a bit apart, but proves devilishly effective for iPad owners.
MAGIC TRACKPAD: THE BEST COMPANION FOR THE IPAD
With the arrival of iPad OS 13.4 , Apple’s Magic Trackpad is also an excellent solution to accompany your iPad. It will allow you to benefit from numerous interactions allowed by its support. It is particularly handy for enjoying multitouch gestures such as returning to the home screen, switching from one application to another or using the buttons. You can find it for around 130 euros on Amazon. Numerama the operation of the trackpad with iPad iOS 13.4 if you want to know more.
LOGITECH MX MASTER 3: OUR RECOMMENDATION
The last born of Logitech mice, the MX Master 3 is the Rolls of mice. Thus, despite its large dimensions, it weighs only 141 g and is easy to transport. His overweight allows him to offer ergonomics without common measure. Each of the 7 programmable buttons is accessible with a finger movement and its comfort allows it to be used for hours at a stretch without getting tired.
We like its magnetic wheel, sometimes free, sometimes notched depending on the speed of movement. The USB charging is remarkable: three minutes are enough for 24 hours of autonomy. It also has a thumb rest and a side scroll wheel. It is a purchase that you will not regret, even if it is not cheap.
- Powerful and precise on the move and sedentary
- Ergonomics and presence of 7 programmable buttons
- Thumb rest and side wheel
LOGITECH MX VERTICAL: ERGONOMIC
Although not very mobile with non-standard dimensions, this Logitech mouse is nevertheless quite light with a weight of 135 g. The MX Vertical is designed for those who work intensely with a mouse or who really want to spare their wrist joints. Thus, this vertical mouse reduces tension in the forearm and wrist by naturally realigning your hand to 60 °.
A particularly ergonomic and comfortable architecture over time. Charging is done by a USB C port which gives 24 hours of autonomy in three minutes of charge. However, it takes some time to adapt to getting used to this very special position.
- Comfortable and designed to avoid tension in the forearm and wrist
- Ideal for long term use
- Very good autonomy + rechargeable by USB-C
LOGITECH MX ANYWHERE 2S: THE MOST VERSATILE
Logitech treats the design of its products and proves it once again here. This mouse is very nicely designed, with very elegant diamond facet details. It also allows itself to be robust and very ergonomic. It perfectly fits the curves of the hand while being very compact and light (106 g). The wheel does not display any notch for ultra smooth scrolling. We also have two additional programmable buttons on the side. Finally, we welcome a battery life of 4 months and in the event of a dry breakdown, three minutes of charging gives 7 hours of use.
- Design, robust and comfortable
- Excellent autonomy
MICROSOFT SURFACE MOBILE: THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY
With an elegant and minimalist design, this mouse has style and is available in three colors (Platinum, Cobalt Blue and Bordeaux). It is comfortable, but being rather flat it tends to tire the wrist in the long run. It offers two buttons and a rather fluid wheel, but which sometimes lacks precision. It is very nomadic with its 78 g.
We regret that the magnetic cover that holds the battery comes off easily and ends up walking around in your bag. Add that an AAA battery is enough to power it for a good dozen months of autonomy. Unlike the other mice in this selection which connect either via a dongle or via Bluetooth, it only works via Bluetooth.
- Minimalist and elegant design
- Very flat
- Autonomy of almost a year
RAZER ATHERIS: FOR NOMADIC PLAYERS
The Razer Atheris is a very beautiful mouse with a very pleasant color and mat feel. It is quite nomadic with its 120 g on the scale. The icing on the cake, it benefits from an ambidextrous design as rare as it is pleasant for those concerned. It is also one of the most precise on the market: here we find Razer’s know-how in gaming.
It will be ideal for playing or simply making precise photo edits. Note that it works very well on glass surfaces. Unlike its competitor Logitech, no recharging by USB: 2 AA batteries are necessary to power it for an announced autonomy of only 350 hours.
- Ambidextrous design
- High accuracy for play
- Very nice mat look
WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT POINTS TO CHECK BEFORE BUYING?
We recommend favoring models running on battery, it is generally easier to find something to recharge the battery than buying batteries, especially for a mobile mouse. Unfortunately, the latter are more willing to use batteries, it is cheaper, and it also saves in size. Finally, prefer products that operate on a glass surface. On the go, you never know what type of office you’ll have on hand.
WHAT ARE THE TRUSTED BRANDS?
Several brands are battling on the wireless mouse market. The most famous is Logitech, which has a long history and has had few misfires. The preponderance of the brand in our guide to the best wireless mice shows this very well. Computer manufacturers also generally offer quality peripherals. This is particularly the case for Microsoft and Apple. In the more niche segment of mice for gaming, Razer is also renowned.