10 best computer mice

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If you work at a computer, or spend a lot of time gaming on one, you probably spend a lot of time with your computer mouse. So it’s important to make you’re using the right one – whether you’re looking for something ergonomic, stylish, portable or precise.

{1} Steelseries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse: £99.99, currys.co.uk

 

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This is a very clever mouse – so clever that it has a computer chip built into it. That makes it extremely precise and easy to customise – and helps make the mouse look and feel great. Wireless mice have a bad reputation in gaming, which this dispels. It also comes in a wired version.

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{2} Mad Catz RAT: £59.99, pcworld.co.uk

 

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The RAT looks like a serious piece of kit – and it is. Built for gaming, you can add or remove weight to make it perfectly balanced. It comes in a range of colours including black and red – so you can choose what hue your terrifying desk accessory should be.

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{3} Razer Deathadder: £64.99, pcworld.co.uk

 

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This is a relatively simple mouse for the often expensive and complicated world of gaming. But it packs in great performance, is comfortable and you can tailor it to your needs, and still keeps some of the more high-end features such as lights you can customise.

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{4} Anker C200 ergonomic mouse: £10, amazon.co.uk

 

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If you’re looking for something ergonomic and comfy but don’t want to shell out for it, this is perfect. It’s engineered to fit around your hand, has six buttons and customised precision, is wireless and isn’t too pricey.

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{5} Logitech M185: £10, pcworld.co.uk

 

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If you’re after something small and portable, but don’t want to spend too much, this is perfect. Ideal for leaving in a bag for use with a laptop, or keeping as a backup, this is a simple but good mouse at a wallet-friendly price.

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{6} Logitech G502: £49.10, logitech.com

 

 

Some gaming mice sacrifice performance for comfort – but this definitely has both. It has most of the expected features of a gaming mouse at this price – including a super-precise sensor – but also fits snugly in to the hand.

 

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{7} Penclic Wireless Mouse: £50.96, penclic.se

 

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This looks more like a joystick than a mouse – and that’s sort of what it is. You can push the pen around to direct the cursor, so you won’t ever reach the end of your desk. Many find it much more comfortable than normal mice and helpful in avoiding RSI – but give it a try first.

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{8} Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX: £39, pcworld.co.uk

 

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Made for taking on the go, this will work on any surface including glass. It’s perfect for using with a laptop – easy to connect and to carry, while still comfortable to use.

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{9} Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse: £8.58, microsoft.com

 

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While Microsoft’s basic offering doesn’t have the frills that some of the other mice here do, it is well-built and very reasonably priced.

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{10} Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4: £59.10, amazon.co.uk (check for right and left handed versions)

 

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This is like a normal mouse – but turned on its side. In doing so it avoids ergonomic problems, while remaining convenient to use and not too odd-looking either.

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Verdict: If you’re looking for a gaming mouse, then Logitech’s G502 is smart and comfy – but if you’re looking to spend a bit more, then Steelseries’s Sensei adds extra features and a stylish (if slightly dazzling) look.

But if you’re just looking for comfort, Anker’s affordable ergonomic mouse is comfortable and could save you from injury.

But our best buy is the Logitech Anywhere Mouse. Comfy, portable and fairly ergonomic, it is a straightforward and easy to use mouse that does whatever is asked of it.

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