After doing the tantrums for a few days, did your computer mouse stop working? Good … that is bad, but at least now you have a valid excuse to buy a new one! In this regard, how about replacing your old mouse with a wireless mouse? How do you say?
They cost too much, they are not very precise, and you don’t know if your computer “digests” them? I’m sorry, but I think you’re not very up to date on the subject.
I can guarantee you that wireless gaming mice are now extremely precise (there are also some for gaming that guarantees performance very close to those with cable), and most of them can be brought home at very affordable prices.
Of course, for the most complete and precise mice, it is necessary to shell out figures of a certain level, but not much higher than those that would be spent on the purchase of a top of the range mouse with cable.
Buyer Guide to Choose Best Wireless Mouses
Mice can have various shapes, each of which is optimized for a different type of handle. The most common handle is the one called palm grip (palm grip) in which the palm rests entirely on the surface of the mouse.
Then there is the claw grip (claw grip) in which only the fingers are placed on the mouse, without the palm, and finally, we have the fingertip grip (taken with the fingertips) in which the mouse is moved with the tip of the fingers without always keeping your hand resting on it.
Number of Keys
Most mice have three buttons: right-click, left-click, and scroll wheel (which can also be used as a button), which are often accompanied by one or two side buttons with variable functions. This configuration is fine for most uses, except for gaming, where a mouse with more keys may be more useful.
The additional mouse keys for gaming that can be associated with various functions thanks to special software to be installed on the PC. In this case, we speak of programmable keys.
Optical or Laser Sensor
The sensor is the essential part of a mouse, the one on which the accuracy and efficiency of the device depend. It can be optical or laser.
The optical one (LED) ensures greater speed of movement, has a good level of precision but does not work on surfaces that are too smooth or in glass, this is because the sensor takes “photographs” of the body on which it is located and compares them to calculate the movements to do.
The laser sensor, on the other hand, also works on smooth surfaces as it captures images with greater contrast. It guarantees a higher level of precision than the optical one but also has a greater sensitivity to the specks of dust that can be found on the desk.
Bluetooth Wireless Connection
Wireless mice can operate radio frequency via the 2.4GHz wireless network or via Bluetooth. Those based on the 2.4GHz system require the use of a small USB stick (called a dongle) and work on all computers.
Bluetooth ones do not require the use of dongles but only work on computers that support Bluetooth technology (unless you use external keys, but this would not make sense!). Generally, they have a lower autonomy than RF ones. The range may vary from mouse to mouse but is typically 10 meters.
Some wireless mice can be associated with multiple devices at the same time and allow you to switch from one device to another with the push of a button (without having to perform a new pairing each time).
The wireless mice can be powered by rechargeable batteries such as those of smartphones, which must be charged occasionally via USB cable, or by regular AA or AAA batteries. Their autonomy is variable, although in general, we always talk about weeks per charge or per battery change.
Jetech Wireless Mouse
If you are looking first and foremost at savings, take seriously this JETech wireless mouse, which has the three standard buttons (left-click, right-click and wheel), an optical sensor, and an adjustable sensitivity of 800/1200/1600 DPI. It works via a 2.4GHz network with a USB dongle to be connected to the PC. It is powered by two AA batteries (not included in the package) and has an autonomy of about six months.
The Logitech M535 is a mid-range Bluetooth mouse suitable for all common uses. It is compatible with Windows PCs, Macs, Android devices, and Chromebooks, and thanks to its optical sensor with laser precision (1000 DPI).
It works very well on all surfaces. It has a rounded shape with a rubber grip and has four buttons: right-click, left-click, navigation button, and tilting scroll. It is powered by 1 AA battery, which ensures up to 10 months of autonomy and has a range of 10 meters.
One of the best mid-range wireless mice is the Logitech M720 Triathlon, characterized by dimensions of 115 x 74 x 45 millimeters and weighing 135 grams, mixed with an extremely reliable 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Smart or Wireless connection. It uses a sensor with a sensitivity of 1,000 DPI and is aimed at maximum productivity.
Among the functions of this model, there is the possibility to create shortcuts with the single keys present to speed up the workflow.
As its name suggests quite easily, it is an ergonomic version of Microsoft’s Sculpt mouse. Its semi-circular shape was designed not to strain the wrist and forearm and thus prevent disturbances caused by the repetitive stress of the upper limbs.
It works via USB dongle and has a set of standard keys to which a touch strip has been added to bring up the Windows Start menu quickly. The functions of the side strip and the central wheel can be changed via software. It is powered by an AA battery and ensures up to 12 months of autonomy.
Like the standard Sculpt, it is not suitable for gaming and left-handed users and does not allow you to adjust the DPI. The sensor that animates it is always of the BlueTrack type (more precise.