Rechargeable mice are eco-friendly and convenient. These are our favorites

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Best Rechargeable Mice Windows Central 2020

Nothing is worse than having your wireless mouse die when you need it most, only to realize you’re out of fresh batteries. If you use a rechargeable mouse with a built-in battery, though, you can just plug it in and charge away. Wireless rechargeable mice are also more eco-friendly and convenient. We believe you’ll never go back to a mouse that needs external batteries once you find a great rechargeable one. These are our picks for the best available.

Editor’s pick

The Surface Precision Mouse is not-only rechargeable via micro-USB thanks to its Lithium-ion battery, which lasts up to three months on a single charge, it’s packed with valuable features. It connects simultaneously via Bluetooth to up three different devices, its magnetic scrolling feature delivers precision that lives up to the mouse’s name, and it has three customizable buttons that let you easily perform your most common tasks. Plus, if Surface grey isn’t your thing, a non-Surface version is also available in black for a bit more cash.

$70 at Amazon

Best for travel

The MX Anywhere is the most compact and lightest mouse in this roundup, making it particularly well suited for travel. It works on just about any surface, and its “hyper-fast scrolling” makes it simple to navigate lengthy sites or documents. It connects via Bluetooth LE or using the included USB dongle. It pairs with three devices at once, and switching back and forth requires a single touch of a button, and you can cut and paste files between PCs. A full charge can last more than two months, and just three minutes of charging via the included Micro-USB cable delivers a day of use. It is also the most affordable rechargeable mouse on this list.

$60 at Amazon

Razer makes amazing gaming accessories. Its new Viper Ultimate is lightweight, features a new 20,000-DPI optical sensor, and it can be used in either hand, so it’s righty- and southpaw-friendly. The company claims you get up to 70 hours of use on the built-in battery, and it comes with a wireless charging dock with Chroma light support. However, all that excellence does NOT come cheap; it is the most expensive mouse in this roundup, by a good margin. If you seek the best wireless, rechargeable gaming mouse, this is it. We love the Viper Ultimate, and you will too.

$150 at Amazon

The MX Ergo’s funky trackball is designed to decrease muscle strain by up to 20 percent, and along with the customizable angle and tilt between 0 and 20 degrees, this is one comfortable mouse. The built-in Lithium polymer battery delivers up to four months of life, and one minute of charging via the included micro-USB cable can yield a day of power. The scroll wheel has a useful tilt feature. A dedicated “precision mode” button lets you quickly change scroll speed and accuracy. And you can connect two devices at once, easily switch between them, and copy files on one PC and paste on another.

$78 at Amazon

You can connect to multiple devices at once with the MX Master 2S (up to three at a time), easily switch between them, and copy files on one PC and paste them to another. A “hyper-fast scroll” feature lets you, well, quickly start scrolling really fast. The MX Master lasts more than two months on a single charge of its Lithium-ion polymer battery, and it takes just three minutes to power it up for a day of work using the Micro-USB cord that comes with it. It can also connect wirelessly via Bluetooth LE or the included USB dongle. The 4000-DPi precision sensor means the mouse should work well on any surface. And it’s available in three colors: black, light gray, and teal, though the latter two are more expensive.

$68 at Amazon

Razer’s Lancehead is our favorite wireless, rechargeable gaming mouse. It’s designed to reduce in-game data lag between it and your PC for a seamless wireless-gaming experience. It has mechanical mouse switches and an ambidextrous design, so it’s south-paw friendly. With a 16,000-DPI sensor and hyper-fast acceleration, this mouse is PRECISE. And it utilizes the company’s Synapse software to sync and save your settings. Battery life isn’t exactly great at just about one day, so you’ll need to charge often, but it comes with and a Micro-USB cord for charging and a USB wireless dongle. Oh, and it supports 16.8 million customizable Chroma light options, of course.

Renewed from $50 at Amazon

The G903 mouse can charge wirelessly while you game, using the Powerplay mouse pad (sold separately). It also charges via the included micro USB cable and connects via USB dongle and has customizable RGB lighting. Battery life isn’t exceptional, and it gets about a day’s worth of life on a charge (more if you don’t use RGB lighting), but using the mat can alleviate all battery concerns. It’s also quite light at just 110 grams, though an included weight can be added to give it a more substantial feel. Tracking is accurate and responsive. The top and side buttons and scroll wheel are all exceptional, and the mouse itself is ambidextrous and ergonomically designed.

$73 at Amazon

When you need to stand out in the crowd or just match your wacky RGB-laden gaming rig, Rii’s RM200 wireless pointer is the mouse for you. It connects via a wireless dongle to your PC, and it comes with a micro USB charging cord. The LEDs that cover it in a web-like pattern can display seven different colors that randomly change in a “breathing” pattern. After three seconds of idle time, the LEDs disable to save battery life. This rechargeable RGB mouse is more about form than function, but it has all the essential buttons you’d expect, including a scroll wheel, right- and left-click keys, and some side buttons. It’s also one of the most affordable rechargeable mice we’ve found.

$15 at Amazon

If money is your primary concern, and you just want the basics, you’ll gain a good buddy in the Genius NX-ECO Wireless Mouse. It’s simply designed, works on most surfaces, and it costs less than a ticket to the movies. It’s also designed to be ambidextrous so that you can use it in either hand. The Genius connects to your PC via USB dongle, and both the dongle and charging cord can be stored within the mouse. And a power-saving button should help extend battery life. There aren’t many bells nor whistles, but for the price, the Genius NX-ECO makes an excellent rechargeable backup or travel pointer.

$11 at Amazon

Vertical mice are designed to be more ergonomic and position your wrist and hand in a way that reduces strain. If you use a mouse for long periods at a time, or if you’re experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, a vertical mouse like Lekvey’s Rechargeable Vertical Mouse could help. It plugs in via a USB dongle, which can be stowed in the bottom of the device, so it does not use Bluetooth. Its feature set is basic, but you can adjust the mouse sensitivity up to 1,600 DPI.

$20 at Amazon

If we’re making some suggestions

Rechargeable mice have advantages over their non-rechargeable counterparts, including the fact that they’re more eco-friendly and don’t require that you buy (and then discard batteries) every time you run out. They can save you money on batteries, and as long as you remember to charge them up regularly, they can be more convenient, too.

We appreciate and vouch for every mouse featured in this collection. You won’t be disappointed with any of them. But if we had to pick just one to recommend, it would be the Surface Precision Mouse because it’s packed with valuable features, the battery lasts a long time, and we’re just big fans of the Surface look and feel. However, if you’re looking for a wireless rechargeable travel mouse, you’ll love the MX Anywhere 2S from Logitech. And if it’s a gaming mouse you need, and only the best will do, you’ll surely find a friend in Razer’s amazing Viper Ultimate mouse.

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