At times, a mouse with just two buttons and a scroll wheel doesn't get the job done. Whether you are playing your favorite game or getting your office work done, multiple buttons can always get that extra thing done with a click and moving your finger or thumb. For instance, you do not need to go all the way to the Back button on your browser. You can hit one of the programmable buttons, and it will get the job done. And it's just one of the many scenarios.
At the same time, wireless connectivity means that you can do away with the cable clutter. The compact and lightweight nature means you can easily toss it in your bag when you are traveling. In addition to that, you do not have to worry about lags and delays as well.
So, if you are looking to buy a wireless mice with programmable buttons, we have compiled a list of the best ones out there. All you need to do is pick one which suits your requirement the most.
If you want a mouse that will help you breeze through documents and apps with ease, you can't go wrong with the Logitech MX Master 3. This mouse is designed to fit your hands like a glove and is super comfortable at the same time. The crux of this mouse is the large thumb wing and its awesome connection profile. It has a total of 8 buttons out which 6 are programmable.
It's the successor of the much-lauded MX Master 2s. Speaking about programmable buttons, the MX Master 3 comes with preloaded profiles for some of the popular tools and apps such as Chrome, MS Office, and Adobe Photoshop, among others. Of course, you are free to customize them as per your wish. Apart from the spiffy scrolling, you can make the best of the company's proprietary Flow feature that lets you seamlessly switch between Windows and macOS based systems.
The buttons carry ergonomics-friendly design. Apart from the standard right-click, left-click, and the scroll wheel, you will find the thumb buttons.
Compared to its predecessor, the thumb buttons on Master 3 stack together so that you can easily use them as per your convenience without moving your fingers around much.
And guess what, there's a helpful gesture control on the thumb rest as well.
You can connect the MX Master 3 to three different devices and the best part is that you can switch between them on the fly via the button at the bottom.
Speaking of the specs, Logitech uses the Darkfield sensor in the MX Master 3 and has a DPI of 4,000. It sweetens the deal because you can use the mouse on any surface, be it glass or wood, and it works as advertised. That said, it's not the ideal mouse for competitive gaming. However, it'll certainly be a good companion if you want to game just to unwind.
The Razer Viper Ultimate is a fully packed mouse with a custom optical sensor, excellent ambidextrous design, and a set of eight buttons. It is usually referred to as one of the best gaming mice, thanks to its ergonomic design and great wireless performance. It has two programmable buttons on each side, apart from the standard buttons. Interestingly, the DPI switch is at the bottom of the mouse.
Speaking of DPI, this one goes many steps forward and supports up to 20,000 DPI. Yep, you read that right. As per the folks at Tech Rader, you can experience the improvement in the performance of this mouse after you connect it to your gaming PC or laptop.
At the same time, the optical sensor is highly accurate and the new optical mouse switches ensure that your clicks are accurate. Say goodbye to the annoying double-click issues. Even though it's an ambidextrous mouse, it's highly comfortable and the ergonomic design means that you will be able to use it for long periods.
The mouse is extremely lightweight, thus making it extremely easy to use. However, if you have used a heavy mouse before, you might find the shift a tad problematic initially.
With an all-black look, the Viper goes for a subtle design. The battery life is great, and if you are willing to go for the overall experience, you can also get your hands on the wireless battery dock.
Another compact gaming mouse that you can consider is the Corsair Harpoon RGB. This one has a DPI of 10,000, and all the 6 buttons remapped to the action of your choice. Staying true to the spirits of a gaming mouse, the lighting on the mouse can be customized.
Apart from the standard buttons, this one packs two side buttons, a mouse wheel button, and a CPI switch button. The buttons are clicky, and the texturized surface on the thumb rest makes gaming comfortable.
All the buttons are customizeable via the official Corsair CUE software. However, it's not one of the intuitive software out there and can be quite challenging for first-timers. The DPI button can cycle between five DPI settings.
The performance of this gaming mouse is excellent and has no latency & lags. And that's one of the reasons that it has earned a fair share of reviews on Amazon. At the time of writing, the Corsair Harpoon had around 67% 5-star rating with people praising it for its durability, battery life, and performance.
The Corsair Harpoon can get you around 60 hours of battery life. And if you run out of battery, you can charge it while gaming.
If you are looking for a modestly priced mouse with excellent performance, the Razer Mamba Wireless makes for a good buy. While it may not be a looker, this gaming mouse brings a lot to the table. For one, the sensor is accurate and flawless, and it offers a comfortable grip, thanks to the sculpted thumb grips at each side. There are a total of seven buttons, which include two thumb buttons and two DPI buttons.
The Mamba has a pretty symmetrical and subtle design, especially for a gaming mouse.
Customizing the buttons is via the in-house Razer Synapse 3 software. Though it's not one of the intuitive software out there, assigning different actions for the buttons is a pretty simple affair. Beyond that, you can also play with the lighting of the scroll wheel and the Razer logo. And yeah, you can also tweak the DPI levels, if at all you want to assign different functions to the DPI buttons.
Speaking of the DPI, it ranges between 100 - 16,000 DPI.
When it comes to user reception, reviewers are happy with their purchases. It has over 75% 5-star user ratings and an average rating of 4.5-stars on Amazon. One user sums up his experience as, "The mambas durability is just so much better than the viper and it feels smooth and has a great grip. Battery life is decent."
The battery life is fairly decent. The Mamba lasts around 50 hours and you may through a week of work and play on a single charge.
Compared to the above mice, Microsoft Surface Precision seems a bit too simple at first glance. However, don't go by its humble appearance for this mouse packs a lot of power. First of all, its ergonomic design with a smooth curve means it's super comfortable to use. And the thumb rest is the cherry on top.
The Surface Precision mouse bundles three extra buttons, and all of these are stacked just above the thumb rest.
And this premium mouse is one of the best options if you want to up your Windows game. The buttons come pre-programmed. While two of the thumb buttons lets you glide forward and back on browser pages, the remaining one helps you switch swiftly between different views on the Task Viewer. Cool, right? Of course, the button assignments are changeable as per your requirement via Microsoft’s Mouse and Keyboard Center.
Undoubtedly, this is a flagship device, and it performs its job to a T. The precision is accurate, and the battery life isn't too bad. What's more, if the charge runs out, you can connect it via the USB-C charger and go about your business.
Users recommend it for its ergonomic design and comfortable fit, and so far it has managed to collect an average of 4.3-stars out of 5 on Amazon.
The Logitech G Pro is often considered the star of wireless gaming mouse primarily for its flawless performance and wireless lossless connection. This gaming mouse is powered by the Hero 16K sensor, which translates into flawless performance. Plus, at just 80 grams, it is light and will allow you to glide through your favorite games.
The Logitech G Pro is ambidextrous, which means you won't find any curves on this mean beast. That said, there are two buttons on either side of the buttons and the DPI switch is located at the bottom of the mouse. Though the change can be a challenge for some, the good news is that you can program any of the side switches for the same.
Apart from remapping and customizing the buttons, you can also cycle through different DPI levels or tweak with the RGB lighting of the logo.
The lightweight design combines with the top-notch sensor means you will probably get one of the best gaming experiences. As per the folks at Toms Guide, all you need is a gentle pressure to move the pointer quickly and accurately.
The Logitech MX Vertical is considered the king of the ergonomic mouse, and trust me, I am not kidding. It looks nowhere near a typical mouse. Instead, there's a curved handle at the center of the mouse, which leans slightly towards the left. The right side of the curve holds the usual left/right-click along with the scroll wheel, while the left side has a deep curve to help you grip the mouse better.
The MX Vertical has a DPI up to 4,000, and it's insanely accurate. While it will take some time to get used to, but once you get adapted to the new style, your wrist will thank you.
On top of it, the in-house Logitech Options software gives you plenty of room to play around, be it assigning different actions to the buttons or tweaking the other customization options.
Like most of its counterparts above, the MX Vertical can be used even when it is charging.
Again, it will get a bit of time to get used to it. But other than that, if you are willing to take an ergonomic approach to your work, this office mouse is one of the best ones out there.
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So, which type of mice are you looking for? Are you looking for one to improve your productivity levels? Or, are you looking to up your gaming skills?
Razer Viper Ultimate and Logitech G Pro are often a preferred choice among people who love to game occasionally. The best part about these mice is that they are durable and will last you a couple of years. Plus, the wireless feature means one less cable.
So, which one of these will you pick?
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