Best Wireless Mice in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 29, 2019
Having the same operating principle as an ordinary PC mouse, wireless mouse devices communicate with the controlled hardware via a radio or Bluetooth transmitter. We have selected 5 of the best models available for ordering online and analyzed them in our review to help you choose the most suitable option. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Connection Type
Range
OS Compatibility
Movement Sensor Type
Resolution
Case Type/Design
Number of Buttons
Weight
Battery Type
Warranty
 
PROS

The software from Logitech has the ability to set dpi in the range from 200 to 4000 with an adjustment step of 50 dpi. Dpi button allows you to instantly change the speed of the cursor.

CONS

Clicking is a bit noisy.

OUR VERDICT

This model is equipped with two wheels at once (main and side), therefore it makes it easy to scroll the text up and down and left and right. Ideal for people working with large images and text documents.

detailed parameters
Connection Type

Bluetooth / USB (radio frequency)

Range

10 m

OS Compatibility

Windows, Mac OS

Movement Sensor Type

Laser

Resolution

200 to 4000 dpi (can be set in increments of 50 dpi)

Case Type/Design

Ergonomic plastic design with a soft-touch covering contoured for right-handed users

Number of Buttons

7

Weight

145 g

Battery Type

Rechargeable battery

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Optical sensor with BlueTrack™ technology has 4 times the beam size, so it allows you to work comfortably on almost any surface. As a result, the mouse is similar in properties to laser models, although it is much cheaper.

CONS

Relatively low range (~ 4.5 meters).

OUR VERDICT

Microsoft has released a computer mouse designed for convenient and easy office work: 4 buttons will help you comfortably surf the Internet, and the classic symmetrical design and low weight will reduce the load on your wrist.

detailed parameters
Connection Type

USB (radio frequency)

Range

~4.5 m

OS Compatibility

Windows, Mac OS

Movement Sensor Type

Optical with BlueTrack™ technology

Resolution

1000 dpi

Case Type/Design

Ambidextrous design with textured rubber side grips

Number of Buttons

4

Weight

104 g

Battery Type

1 AA battery

Warranty

3 years

PROS

Contoured mouse shape is designed to provide more comfortable use in either hand, so left-handed people can use this quite comfortably.

CONS
Small and compact design may not be suitable for people with above average hand size.
OUR VERDICT
This model will be a great pick for those who spend long hours on computers. It is suitable for use both at home and in the office .
detailed parameters
Connection Type
USB (radio frequency)
Range
10 m
OS Compatibility
Windows Vista and above, Mac OS 10.5 or later, Chrome OS, Linux kernel 2.6+
Movement Sensor Type
Optical
Resolution
1000 dpi
Case Type/Design
Symmetrical design with a matte grey plastic coating on top and soft-touch covering on the sides is suitable for left and right-handed users
Number of Buttons
3
Weight
84 g
Battery Type
1 AA battery
Warranty
3-year limited hardware warranty
PROS

The rechargeable battery provides up to 90 days of battery life from one full charge (a micro USB cable is included). 3 minutes of charging will be enough for one day of full operation of the mouse.

CONS

Clicking the middle wheel is uncomfortable.

OUR VERDICT

If you are looking for a mouse that can connect to 3 computers and switch between them with a single button - choose the MX Anywhere 2S: thanks to Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity options, it is compatible with any Mac OS or Windows device.

detailed parameters
Connection Type

Bluetooth / USB (radio frequency)

Range

10 m

OS Compatibility

Windows, Mac OS

Movement Sensor Type

Laser

Resolution

200 to 4000 dpi (can be set in increments of 50 dpi)

Case Type/Design

Ambidextrous design with textured rubber side grips

Number of Buttons

7

Weight

106 g

Battery Type

Rechargeable battery

Warranty

2 years

PROS
A possibility to conveniently switch the sensitivity parameters with a special button on the top of the case, adjusting the mouse to different tasks.
CONS
Due to high sensitivity, the dpi switch button can be hit accidentally.
OUR VERDICT
Ergonomic mouse with adjustable sensitivity will perfectly suit gamers by providing comfortable navigation and precise cursor control.
detailed parameters
Connection Type
USB (radio frequency)
Range
up to 15 m
OS Compatibility
Windows 2000 and above, Mac OS 10.x
Movement Sensor Type
Optical
Resolution
2000/1500/1000 dpi
Case Type/Design
Ergonomic plastic case with a soft-touch grip on the sides for right-handed users
Number of Buttons
5
Weight
77 g
Battery Type
1 AA battery
Warranty
18 months

Logitech MX Master 2S

Set Your DPI

Many computer mouse models come with a preset DPI (dots per inch) that dictates the speed and the accuracy of the mouse cursor movement compared to the movement of the mouse itself. For many casual computer users, this is usually fine, as most people don't really need an extremely high accuracy of the mouse, but professionals who require extremely accurate mouse movements are left out in the cold. While most operating systems allow for adjusting the speed of the cursor, none of them can actually adjust the accuracy of the mouse. This leaves those who require high DPI accuracy to look for models that can actually support their needs.

The Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse is a model made for both casual and professional users alike, as it includes the ability to adjust the DPI speed to the user's liking. The software from Logitech has the ability to set the mouse DPI in the range from 200 to 4000 with an adjustment step of 50 DPI. An included DPI button on the mouse also allows you to instantly change the speed of the cursor. Those who need to manually adjust the DPI to find the exact setting that matches their needs will find this feature to be indispensable, giving them the ability to fine tune their control over the mouse.

Review of Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse

Four Direction Scrolling

Another incredible feature of this mouse is the ability to perform four directional scrolling. This model is equipped with two different scroll wheels (main and side), making it incredibly easy to scroll the text up and down and left and right. This feature makes this model ideal for people working with large images and text documents who need to quickly and easily scroll in four directions. The mouse sensitivity of both scroll wheels is quite good, so those who require fine scrolling should be pleased with this model's performance.

The two main features we have already listed are just the tip of the iceberg in regard to all that this mouse has to offer. Using Logitech's Flow technology, this mouse can be used on up to three different computers at once, making it the perfect model for professionals who frequently use more than one workstation. The mouse uses a rechargeable battery which lets you quickly recharge it in 3 minutes with a full charge that should last the entire day. A total of seven different buttons are included on the mouse, letting you customize them to easily handle common tasks. You can even connect the mouse through either a USB wireless adapter or Bluetooth, giving you plenty of connectivity options as well. In short, this high-end flagship mouse from Logitech will give you precise control over any computer task.

Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse in the use

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Microsoft 4000 (D5D-00004)

Accurate and Affordable

Microsoft is no stranger to making optical mice. In fact, they were the first company to release one that didn't require a special mousepad around 20 years ago with their revolutionary and highly acclaimed IntelliMouse series, and today they continue to release high-quality computer mouse models at very affordable prices. Despite this, some users have moved on from using optical mice and instead use those that include laser technology, as laser mice are generally considered far more accurate and precise than optical versions, with the only downside being that they are usually more expensive.

The Microsoft 4000 Wireless Mouse is an optical mouse that can give almost any laser mouse a run for its money in regard to accuracy and performance. This mouse uses an optical sensor with BlueTrack™ technology that has 4 times the beam size of most other optical models, so it allows you to work comfortably on almost any surface, whether it be on a mousepad or directly on a desk. As a result, the mouse is similar in properties to laser models, although it is much cheaper. The accuracy that this optical mouse has affords users pinpoint accuracy that they can typically only get from much more expensive models that use a laser sensor.
Review of Microsoft 4000 (D5D-00004) Wireless Mouse

Comfortable to Use

This high-quality optical computer mouse from Microsoft is designed for convenient and easy office work. The 4 buttons included on the mouse will help you comfortably surf the Internet, and the classic symmetrical design and low weight will reduce the load on your wrist. The button placement is also quite convenient, letting you easily press the buttons when needed without having to distort your hand to do so, while also being stiff enough to prevent accidental clicks. In short, the comfort and convenience of this model is something that is often only found on much more expensive models.

Many other features are packed into this extraordinary yet affordable optical mouse. This model uses a single AAA battery that can last up to 10 months before needing to be replaced. When the battery power is low, a battery status indicator will light up, informing you that the battery will need to be replaced soon. The 1000 DPI of this model should also be good enough for most users, whether they be casual or professional users, and the included software will allow for easy customization of the different buttons. All in all, this powerful yet very affordable mouse from Microsoft will provide any user with comfortable control of their computer.

Microsoft 4000 (D5D-00004) Wireless Mouse in the use

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Logitech M235

Appreciate the Comfort

The Logitech M235 wireless mouse is designed to provide full comfort even to the most demanding user. Its symmetrical shape with smooth contoured design fits excellently both right and left-handed users. This model is moulded to cradle your hand and is comfortable to use even for long stretches of time. The mouse can be connected to other devices via a special nano radio-receiver. The unobtrusive USB dongle is very compact and extends beyond the USB port just far enough for you to get a good grip on it to remove it. So, keep it plugged in to your laptop for safety and convenience - it won't be noticed. Another interesting point worth mentioning is that the M235 software works well on Mac OS and Windows operating systems, but it is also compatible with Linux and even Chrome OS. It is advisable to buy this model for work purposes. It can also be recommended for users who spend long hours on their laptops.

If you frequently video call your relatives, friends or colleagues and got tired of the poor resolution of your built-in webcam - go for the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. With this webcam, you can enjoy crystal-clear video chats in Full HD 1080p on Skype or record vibrant and true-to-life videos! Let the sky be the limit for your self-expression!

Review of Logitech M235 Wireless Mouse

Efficient Battery Life

Another great feature of this model is its highly efficient use of the battery. Thanks to a number of power-saving technologies incorporated into this mouse by Logitech, the single AAA battery that it uses can last for up to a full year before needing to be replaced. This extraordinarily long battery life makes it a key feature for those who are tired of constantly replacing batteries in their mice, and helps make this one of the most sought after models on the market.

Despite the budget price of this model, this mouse from Logitech includes many features often only found on premium models that cost a lot more. The 2.4 Ghz radio receiver of the mouse gives it high resolution accuracy, meaning that your computer won't lose track of the mouse movement no matter how fast it is going, This makes it a good model for use by gamers who require a mouse that can keep up with the fast action of their games. The small and compact design of the mouse also makes it perfect for those who like using a real mouse with their laptops, as it will easily fit in any laptop bag. The only downside is that those with large hands may find the compact size to be a bit uncomfortable, but this shouldn't be an issue for most users. This high quality Logitech mouse gives you great performance at a very budget-friendly price.

Logitech M235 Wireless Mouse in the use

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Logitech M235 mouse unboxing video
 

Logitech MX Anywhere 2S

Quck Charge for All Day Use

Ask almost anyone who uses a wireless rechargeable mouse extensively what the biggest problem is with their mouse, and they will most likely say how inconvenient it is to have to constantly recharge it. Most mouse models with rechargeable batteries don't actually provide a whole lot of battery power, meaning that the mouse constantly needs charging. Furthermore, many of them may take a while to recharge, which causes a lot of inconvenience for users when they run out of battery life in the middle of a task and then have to wait a long time for the mouse to recharge. This is probably the single biggest issue that holds back most rechargeable models.

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse grants users freedom from constantly having to recharge their wireless mouse, or from having to be interrupted in the middle of a task by a dead battery. The rechargeable battery in this model provides up to 90 days of battery life from one full charge (a micro USB cable is included for charging). If you find yourself running out of battery life in the middle of a task, 3 minutes of charging will be enough for one day of full operation of the mouse, so there is no need to worry about the battery life of this model.

Review of Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse with Cross-Computer Control for Mac and Windows

Share Between Computers

One of the best features included with this rechargeable mouse from Logitech is the Logitech Flow technology that was mentioned before in a previous review. This revolutionary technology from Logitech lets you share the mouse between three different computers, letting you switch between systems with just the click of a button. For professionals that often need to use more than one workstation at their desk, or who often have both a laptop and desktop system, this technology provides instant access to all systems without needing to use any outdated KVM switches or other technology.

Plenty of other high-quality features are included as well. This mouse features a DPI of 4000, letting power users who require precise mouse movements and pinpoint accuracy do the tasks they need. The scroll wheel is also very high precision, something that is often sorely lacking in many other mouse models, and includes an option for hyper-fast scrolling. The included Logitech software gives you plenty of options for customizing the seven mouse buttons for easy tasks. All of these features combined with the highly contoured shape that gives the mouse an extremely comfortable feel in your hand all add up to one of the best rechargeable mouse models available.

Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse with Cross-Computer Control for Mac and Windows in the use

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TeckNet M002 TrueWave

Tru-Wave Is a New Word In Precision

This optical mouse from TeckNet presents revolutionary performance enabling high precision and smooth cursor control over a wide variety of surfaces. The built-in Tru-Wave Technology significantly improves tracking accuracy from the mouse sensor and can effectively work even on transparent and reflective tabletops. Since different surfaces reflect light differently, the Tru-Wave motion sensor adapts to determine optimal light output required on any surface, giving you an extreme amount of flexiblity in where and how you use the mouse. By regulating light output it reduces power consumption, thus allowing you to save on battery power. In addition, the mouse features an intelligent sleep mode that makes its energy use even more efficient. You may also boost energy efficiency with the on/off switch and just one AA battery will enable you to use your mouse for as long as 18 months. No worries, you will never be surprised again by a low battery charge, thanks to the smart indicator light just above the scroll wheel that will warn you in advance when the battery power is running low. Those who constantly have to worry about their wireless mouse battery dying will no longer have that problem with this model.

Review of TeckNet M002 TrueWave Wireless Mouse

High Accuracy

Another thing that is quite worthy of your attention is the included intelligent connection recognition technology. Co-Link, as it is called, saves you the trouble of installing software drivers or configuring the mouse. Just plug the included mini Nano Receiver into a free USB port and Co-Link will take care of everything else for you, without requiring any additional configuration. Your mouse will be ready to go the moment you connect it. In a word, feel free to take this mouse anywhere you go and use it anywhere you like. Offering all the benefits associated with wireless mobility, the mouse incessantly provides the accuracy and integrity of a corded device.

A great feature of this mouse that is definitely worth mentioning is its high durability. Its ultra-durable build of this device gives it an unprecented level of durability, designed to handle up to 8 million clicks of the mouse button. While this same kind of durability can be found on other models, it is unheard of for it to be included on a model in the budget price range like this one. At the end of the day, the extremely high quality of this mouse will astonish you with its excellent performance and extreme durability, and all of this at an extremely affordable price.

TeckNet M002 TrueWave Wireless Mouse in the use

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What Is a Wireless Mouse?

One of the most commonly used devices for interacting with the human-machine interface (HMI) or a user interface is a PC mouse. The rapid development of wireless technologies spurred the popularity of wireless mouse devices. Wireless computer mouse devices or simply wireless mice allow operating not only a PC but also all the portable and digital devices supporting the corresponding technology. Perhaps the most important advantage a cordless mouse offers is an entire freedom of the user movement due to the absence of constrictions imposed by the connecting cords or wires, thus contributing to the convenience of use of the wireless mouse. For instance, if you intend to use your notebook mostly on the road then using a cordless mouse for your work is a much more convenient option. Since a wireless mouse is capable of operating for several dozens of hours without an external power supply, those people, who travel on business will often feel right at home with them. It is worth noting that you should monitor your wireless mouse battery charge level in order not to get the battery drained when you least expect it. If you've opted to use the most up-to-date devices, our review will help you pick the best wireless mouse.

For those gamers, who want to take advantage of the advanced input devices to conquer the virtual battlefields we offer choosing an optimal device by checking our gaming mouse review.

What Features to Compare

When choosing a wireless mouse the first thing you should consider is the Connection Interface and Autonomous Mode Operation of the device. There are several interface types used for the wireless connection of the mice to PCs and other supported devices, though the most widespread and popular are the Bluetooth connection and radio frequency connection called the RF-connection for short. Wireless computer mice that use the Bluetooth connection can work with the mobile devices and laptops, which have a built-in Bluetooth receiver. However, such wireless mice can be easily connected to desktop PCs or laptops using a small Bluetooth transceiver (adapter). As for the RF-wireless mouse devices, they are paired with a special transceiver. The transceiver can be plugged into any empty USB port and serves for transmitting the signal from the mouse to the device controlled by it. At this stage of considering the best wireless mouse parameters, you should pay attention to the operating system compatibility of the wireless device in question, which provides its normal operation under the given OS. Another important feature of a wireless mouse to pay attention to is the mouse power source, which conditions the type and number of the batteries required for the mouse operation. The rechargeable batteries are a preferable choice for the home use of a cordless mouse as you can always recharge the batteries when depleted. On the other hand, the wireless mouse devices powered by conventional batteries can work much longer on one battery pack – up to several months in case of durable batteries use.

After clarifying the convenience factors that affect a wireless PC mouse connection it’s logical to focus on the convenience of use of the device itself, which is influenced by its Ergonomic parameters. There are several key factors contributing to the convenient use of a wireless mouse, therefore, it is important to highlight them. Wireless mice come in different shapes and design options, thus, you need to select the one, which has an optimal shape and design to suit your preferences. With that, it is essential for the mouse to fit your hand nicely and be easily operated. A cordless mouse may have a symmetrical (ambidextrous) design and suit the use with both left and right hands, though some models are made for the right-handed users only. The weight of a wireless mouse conditions the ease of its operation in the long-term use so you have to “weigh” all the options and find the most balanced one.

As you proceed with the singling out the convenience and connectivity features you come to the consideration of a wireless mouse Functionality or its capabilities of navigating the user interface. Some wireless mice are equipped with a sensor panel or a touch surface instead of mechanical buttons, which is much more multifunctional and provides better control but is far less common. The more buttons your wireless mouse for PC or a laptop has, the more interface control actions you can perform with them, while the feature of assigning the desired function to a key (key programming) is a nice addition and is no less useful. The programmable key mice will likely catch the gamers or avid web-surfing users fancy. Among the functionality aspects we analysed is the mouse sensor resolution, which directly impacts the precision of the mouse cursor control. It is very likely that 800 dpi (dots per inch) resolution would suffice for a wireless mice intended for the office and enterprise environment. However, if you intend to use your mouse for gaming or working with a specialised software you would greatly benefit from a higher resolution as well as from a possibility to change a resolution scaling level yourself.

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4. Brian Westover How to Buy a Computer Mouse, PCMag. February 13, 2014.

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