We recently looked at the best keyboard for business 2021. Some of those keyboard choices came packaged with a mouse. However, as a general rule once you move to more expensive keyboards then you’re going to have to add your second input device yourself. So, what is the best mouse for business users?
What are the options?
What you’re looking for in a mouse is going to depend on what you’re using it for. However there are some common features you should look out for. You are going to want something that is comfortable to use, especially if you’re using it for long periods.
They also need to be fast, responsive and accurate. One of the common measures used is ‘dots per linear inch‘ or ‘DPI‘. This is a measurement of how sensitive a mouse is. The higher a mouse’s DPI, the farther the cursor on your screen will move when you move the mouse. A mouse with a higher DPI setting detects and reacts to smaller movements. A higher DPI isn’t always better. You don’t want your mouse cursor to fly all the way across the screen when you move your mouse a little bit! On the other hand, a higher DPI setting helps your mouse detect and respond to smaller movements so you can point at things more accurately. Again this is going to come down to personal preference and is often adjustable in the mouse settings.
There are also some features that will depend entirely on use case. To cover all the bases, we’ve picked a wide range of options here. There are mice that are small and easy to carry around with you, to wireless wonders with all kinds of extra buttons and features, and everything in between.
The Best Low Budget Options
Logitech and Microsoft featured heavily in our Best Business Keyboard 2021 list and they’ll be a big part of this list too. However we are going to kick off with aa bargain ergonomic offering from Anker. The AK-UBA Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse.
With a price tag of just £17.99 from Amazon the ergonomic design encourages healthy neutral “handshake” wrist and arm positions for smoother movement and less overall strain.
In the below £30 category we’d also recommend taking a look at the the more traditional looking Microsoft Intellimouse Classic. It packs in a lot of technology with PixArt tracking sensor, more responsive buttons and distinctive details. You can quickly and efficiently complete demanding tasks with two customizable thumb buttons and a middle click.
Microsoft Intellimouse Classic – Amazon
The Best Business Mouse – Mid-Range Options
We make no apologies for the fact that it’s the Logitec Show from here out!
Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic Wireless Mouse is our pick as the best ergonomic mouse, regardless of price. It’s significantly more expensive than the Anker at around £70 but feels premium and offers advanced features. Advanced Optical Tracking results in 4x less hand movement (compared to cordless mouse) and reduces fatigue. The cursor speed switch instantly adjusts DPI speed and accuracy with the touch of a button. You can connect to up to three Windows PCs, Macs, laptops and switch between them at the tap of a button or by simply moving the cursor from one screen to another. The mouse stays powered for up to four months on a full charge – and gets up to three hours of use from a one-minute quick charge.
The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 Compact Performance Mouse sneaks into our best business mouse mid-price category at just under £80 and walks off with the best mobile mouse prize. The low-profile ergonomic design is contoured for your hand, with ultra-soft silicone side grips for go-anywhere comfort. It will track on virtually any surface, even glass, thanks to a 4000DPI sensor. Stay powered up for 70 days on a full charge. You can also connect to up to 3 devices, switching at the tap of a button.
Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Mouse is our best Trackball pick. Personally have never got on with trackball mice but if you’re going to give one a try this is the one to go for. Fully adjustable for personalisation and comfort. Precise scrolling, horizontal scrolling and other convenient controls with tilt and middle click wheel. Switch instantly between accuracy or speed mode tracking. Move your cursor, files and links across two screens — even between Windows and Mac OS.
The Best Business Mouse – Our Number One Choice
At around £100 the Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse is not cheap but it’s our pick as the number 1 best business mouse 2021. We are not alone in this view the MX Master is a top pick for Tech Radar, PC Mag UK, Expert Reviews and Digital Trends – amongst others! Why? Speed, precision and near-silence of magnetic scrolling with the reinvented MagSpeed Wheel. Hand-sculpted for comfort. Countless customisability options – Change the thumb controls to optimise every action for your specific workflow. Cross-Computer Control: Work seamlessly on three computers. Transfer cursor, text and files between Windows, macOS or Linux, on PC, Mac or laptop. And much, much more. Team this up with our top peak business keyboard and watch your productivity soar!