Regardless of how and where you use your computer, having good peripherals is integral to having a productive experience. Mouse and Keyboards are perhaps the most commonly used input-output devices.
While keyboards take the spotlight with a lot of attention going in to choose the one that suits a specific use case for the computer, picking a good mouse is often overlooked. It is generally regarded that all mouses are the same.
However, this just is not the case. Just like keyboards or any other component, mouses come in different shapes, sizes, grips, features, prices, etc. All with varying targeted usage.
Today, we bring you our picks of the best mouse of 2020. This list is based on the collective experience of all our staff using different mouse over the years and hundreds of expert reviews.
Best Mouse for Enthusiasts and Gamers
Logitech G502 Hero or Razer DeathAdder Elite
In the past few years, we have been picking Razer DeathAdder Elite in this category. However, we have begun to realize that it is actually a very close call between it and Logitech 502 Hero.
So this year, we pick both as the Enthusiast’s Pick for the best mouse of 2020. Despite being similarly priced at $50, both these mice offer very different experiences.
Talking about Razer DeathAdder Elite, this is a 5-inch long and 1.7-inch high mouse. What it means that this mouse will sit very comfortably in almost any grip style.
It also has rubberized side grips for a more comfortable feel, a highly accurate 16000 DPI sensor, and 7 fully-programmable buttons on board. The clicks feel pretty good and are rated for up to 50 million clicks.
Coming over to Logitech G502 Hero, this has a vastly different set of features. The rubberized side grip is present here as well, however, the left side is carved to house a comfortable thumb grip along with a dedicated sniper button.
It has a total of 11 fully programmable buttons on board that can be customized with the Logitech Dashboard software. On the bottom, it houses five removable 3.6-gram mini-weights, that can be used to adjust the overall weight. The scroll wheel was surprisingly fun and responsive to use.
Best Wireless Mouse (for Productivity)
Logitech MX Master 3
While the previous two picks for enthusiasts should suit most of your productivity needs, the Logitech MX Master 3 was built keeping that just productivity in mind.
This $100 mouse is fitted with a high precision 4000 DPI sensor that Logitech claims will work on any surface. The scroll wheel is even more surprising than on G502 with horizontal scrolling and an improved dual scroll mode.
Logitech Flow software allows you to control up to three computers at a time. It even lets you click and drag stuff between multiple operating systems. It can be connected via the bundled 2.4Ghz Dongle or Bluetooth.
Step Up: The Luxury Wireless Gaming Mouse
Logitech G604 Lightspeed
If you thought our enthusiasts and gamers picks weren’t enthusiastic enough, fear not, the Logitech G604 is here to take it up a notch.
G604 is a direct step up to G502 with similar shape and design but with additional wireless functionality. The mouse’s wireless comes in two modes- Bluetooth and Wireless Adapter.
While Bluetooth offers enhanced battery performance, the Lightspeed Wireless Adapter is designed with performance in mind with just 1ms response time. It also houses the Logitech Flagship 16000 DPI sensor with adjustable DPI by programmable buttons.
There are also 15 fully programmable buttons on. At $70, it probably won’t get much better than this on our picks for the best mouse of 2020.
Best Mouse for MOBA/MMOs
Razer Naga Trinity
The gaming mice we picked above work just fine for most of the titles. However, MMOs and MOBAs are a different world. Just the existence of accessible buttons placed strategically means a world of difference here since the gameplays depend heavily on different actions and combos.
But no mouse can offer that many buttons. 10-12 is the usual limit. Razer comes to rescue here. Razer Naga Trinity is a $73 mouse that is unprecedented in terms of high-quality gaming mouses.
You can configure it to have up to 19 fully programmable buttons. It does this with the help of three interchangeable side panels that come in 2, 6, and 12 button configurations. If this is not enough to bind your character abilities and spells, we’d recommend getting a second keyboard.
Best Ergonomic Mouse
Logitech MX Vertical
This is the most unique pick in the best mouse for 2020. Logitech MX Vertical is an (as the name suggests) Vertical Mouse. These mice have a much better hand placement and grip.
This is considered to be more healthy for someone with extended hours of mouse use every day. Logitech MX Vertical is a $150 mouse that has a very different overall feel and usability than your regular mouse.
But it still has many standard features like a 4000-DPI sensor that works on any surface, three extra customizable buttons, a long battery life, and even Logitech Flow support for working across multiple machines at once.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
If you are always on the move and need something that is clutter-free, portable, and functional we have a spot for your needs in our picks for the best mouse in 2020.
Logitech steps in here too with it’s MX Anywhere 2S. This $50 mouse is the perfect balance between usability and portability.
It feels comfortable in hand, has a 4000-DPI sensor that can track on almost any surface, is compatible with Logitech Flow to enhance multi-system operations and has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 70 days in one go.
Best Value Option
Logitech G203 Prodigy
To conclude our list, we bring the best value option by (once again) Logitech. G203 is a $21 mouse that does it all. For this price point, you get six programmable buttons, an excellent 6000-DPI sensor, and a simple no-gimmicky design that should suit everyone.
If you are looking for something that’s cheap and still manages to do it all, you will be hard scrubbing to find anything better than Logitech G203 Prodigy.