Recommendation for wireless mice

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  1. Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #1

    Recommendation for wireless mice


    I'm trying to look for a wireless mouse to replace the one I have right now. However, it seems that despite my seemingly low requirements, I can't find something that seems satisfactory.

    Right now, I'm using a Dell WM514p which, while good enough, doesn't have back/forward buttons, but rather a back/forward function. You have to hold the side button, then tilt the wheel sideways go back/forward, which is annoying and sometimes unreliable, as it activates the zoom if you hold and scroll.

    So my first requirement would be that I want dedicated back/forward side buttons or at strict minimum a back button.

    My other requirement is that this is not for gaming. In fact, I'm trying to avoid gaming brands (I bought a Corsair Glaive Pro last week, I'm good on that end). This is specifically for work, I don't want any RGB or have to deal with any additional software like iCUE or Aura or whatever (besides strict utilities like Dell's or Logitech's driver panel). I'm also trying to avoid unknown random chinese rebrands for obvious reasons.

    Now, most of what I've found falls under 2 categories: it's either too cheap to have side buttons, or it's expensive as hell.

    On the high-end, yes, there are some that could be good, if only they weren't so expensive. The Surface Precision or the 3Dconnexion CadMouse are interesting, but they're 130$-150$ (for the record, yes, I work in CAD). Or the Logitech MX Master series which starts at around 80$-90$. If I have no other satisfactory options, the CadMouse is what I'll go with.

    Pretty much everything available on the low-end are simple 3-button mice, and the issue that I have is that even on the mid-end, I can't seem to find anything else either. Like the MS Sculpt, which has a good price and even a button, but that button is a Windows button (just why?). And most of what I can find in the same price range (40$-60$) is either gaming gear, which is unfortunately a hard no, or barely better than the low-end with no additional functionality for a higher price.

    And almost everything I can find in the 15$-30$ range is so cheap that they don't have side buttons.

    Now, I've managed to find a select few options, but I wanted to ask to see if there were other options. There is an Amazon Basics Ergo mouse for 20$ with side buttons but... It's Amazon Basics. Do I really want to be that cheap?
    There are also some MS mice with one side button but if I can, I'll try to have two.
    There are a few Logitech in the 30$-60$ range, but these don't seem to be work oriented, and a couple even have some bad reviews.
    There's also a Dell Mobile Pro for 50$, but the issue here is availability, international shipping is difficult right now.
    And I've found a Verbatim Ergo for 30$ which seems fine, and really the only real option I've found yet.

    So yeah, the options I've found right now are a few Logitech, that one Verbatim, or a 150$ one. Which is why I ask if anyone else has any other recommendations for me to look at.

    And sorry for the rambly wall of text.
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  2. Posts : 27,217
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    You mentioned MX master. Some members here are using it, and are very satisfied ( @OldMike65 ), then you have Logitech Marathon, @kado897 uses it. These are non-gaming mice.

    on the other side, I have some gaming equipment that I use for work.. headphones are one of them. You can get some extras
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  3. Posts : 47,258
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #3

    AndreTen said:
    You mentioned MX master. Some members here are using it, and are very satisfied ( @OldMike65 ), then you have Logitech Marathon, @kado897 uses it. These are non-gaming mice.

    on the other side, I have some gaming equipment that I use for work.. headphones are one of them. You can get some extras
    Yep Marathon M705. Seems a good general purpose mouse. Definitely not gaming.
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  4. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #4

    Hi,
    I could be wrong but I don't think many gamers use wireless mice.
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  5. rqt
    Posts : 126
    Windows 10 mainly 64 bit
       #5

    Logitech M510 is what I'm using - should be no more than $40 US - has forward & back buttons,
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  6. Posts : 27,217
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #6

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    I could be wrong but I don't think many gamers use wireless mice.
    Of course, i've mentioned that since OP brought it out.., and gaming stuff can be pretty useful. but logitech have a couple of them.. G pro and G502..

    Update..

    Logitech G305 looks interesting. Gaming, not too expensive, good reviews

    I have tested G203, and it is incredible mouse. Only too small for me
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  7. Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Home, 2004
       #7

    I have the Logitech MX Master 2S and it is a great mouse. Worth every cent.
    Just be aware that it has a non-replacable battery. For me it lasts about 3-4 weeks on one charge but how many charging cycles can that battery last is a good question...
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  8. Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    MX Master is the way to go, it really is so much better than any other mouse i've ever used, both in precision, and imaging (the ability to see changes, but i also use a high quality optical mouse mat too). it's got a side scroll wheel, which is nice for side-to-side scrolling, and forward/back buttons, plus several other programmable buttons (like one to perform atl-tab).

    It's more expensive, but it's really worth it. You won't go back to any other mouse once you've used it.
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  9. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #9

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    I could be wrong but I don't think many gamers use wireless mice.
    I do and have been for a while. Currently gaming with the Logitech MX Master 2S. Before that the Logitech Performance MX. For keyboard I'm currently using the Logitech Craft, which is also wireless.

    Love Logitech's keyboards and mice
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  10. Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
    Thread Starter
       #10

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    I could be wrong but I don't think many gamers use wireless mice.
    As mentioned in my OP, this is strictly for work, not ​for gaming. I have just bought a wired Glaive Pro for that.
    AndreTen said:
    Logitech G305 looks interesting. Gaming, not too expensive, good reviews
    rqt said:
    Logitech M510 is what I'm using - should be no more than $40 US - has forward & back buttons,
    So I didn't mention it in the post because I thought my profile would've made it obvious (and the fact that I mention Intl shipping) but, convert all prices in CAD$. That G305 maybe 43 euros (on sale), it's 90 CAD$ for me. The same price as the cheapest MX Master, a first gen one (which has really weirdly placed side buttons for some reason). The 2s and 3 are 130 CAD$, same price as the Surface and CadMouse.

    The M510 was one I was looking at. 50 CAD$, 30 on sale. Looks fine enough. Also the MX Anywhere 2S for 60 CAD$. As for the M705, that's actually one I've had before and had issues with (intermittent lag issues and scroll, not a battery issue).

    Man it really does seem I wont get out of less than 60$.
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