Best overall: Razer Atheris

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Sporting dual 2.4GHz and Bluetooth LE connectivity, the Atheris takes portability to a whole new level. With up to 350 hours of use on a pair of AA batteries, the Atheris (around $48.99) is great for those who need a companion pointer while on the go. Handy specs include adjustable 7,200 DPI for enhanced precision (depending on how you prefer to have the mouse configured).

It's also an ambidextrous mouse, meaning this is one portable pointer that can be used by both right- and left-handed notebook owners.

Bottom line: It's cheaper than Razer's Orochi mouse, and the Atheris focuses more on connectivity, which is important for any frequent traveler.

One more thing: This mouse sports Bluetooth and a dongle for optional 2.4GHz wireless.

Why the Razer Atheris is the best portable mouse

Should you be a fan of Razer's already well-established PC accessory collection, you'll dig the Atheris. It's compact enough to squeeze into the tightest spots in a laptop bag but offers the excellent performance of a full-featured desktop mouse. Utilizing Bluetooth LE and 2.4GHz wireless technologies, the peripheral can quickly connect to a Windows PC with an available wireless card or use the included dongle.

There is one downside: the omission of the Razer 5G sensor. What's included inside the Atheris is an optical sensor, which actually offers solid levels of accuracy with up to 7,200 DPI. It's capable of reading up to 220 inches per second and can handle 30G acceleration.

Because this is a portable mouse, we've got to talk about battery life. Sporting just two AA batteries, the Atheris can last up to 350 hours of action. Other features include adaptive frequency tech, tactile scroll wheel, ambidextrous, five programmable buttons, a polling rate of 1,000Hz, and support for Razer Synapse.

The best part is the price, and at just $49.99 it's not going to break the bank.

Best for gestures: Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse

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Logitech has managed to pack numerous features into the Touch Mouse (around $84.99), an ideal partner for anyone looking to head out on an adventure. The unit combines various gesture-based functions with the freedom of a point-and-click peripheral. The built-in battery is charged via USB and can last for some time before needing to be topped off.

Bottom line: If you need an affordable, yet feature-rich mouse for your travels, Logitech has the answer.

One more thing: One minute of charge can provide up to one hour of use.

Best budget: TeckNet BM308

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For a simple, easy-to-use option that's inexpensive, TeckNet ($14.99) has a basic mouse that can compete well with more known brands. It features dedicated buttons for standard functions like right- and left-click and scrolling, plus a side button for page up and down controlled by your thumb. TechNet's mouse automatically powers off if your laptop shuts down or is inactive and runs on just one AA battery.

Bottom line: It's simple, affordable and gets the job done.

One more thing: The company reports a whopping 24 months of battery life.

Best comfort: Logitech M535

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A portable mouse doesn't necessarily need to result in a less comfortable experience than a normal wired one for the desktop. The Logitech M535 (around $22.39) is perfectly sized for many hands. Sporting Bluetooth and ten months worth of battery life, it's a stellar pointer that performs well and can keep going after long sessions in the airport lounge.

Bottom line: Need a portable mouse that's also comfortable to use? Ther M535 is a great choice.

One more thing: This mouse has a tilting scroll wheel, which opens up more ways to navigate in Windows 10.

Conclusion

There are a lot of great Bluetooth mice out there and while we recommend all of the units listed in this guide, it's entirely up to you to decide which mouse is the perfect companion. We see the Razer Atheris as one of the best you can buy, even if it is marketed for gamers.

Best overall: Razer Atheris

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Sporting dual 2.4GHz and Bluetooth LE connectivity, the Atheris takes portability to a whole new level. With up to 350 hours of use on a pair of AA batteries, the Atheris ($49.99) is great for those who need a companion pointer while on the go. Handy specs include adjustable 7,200 DPI for enhanced precision (depending on how you prefer to have the mouse configured).

It's also an ambidextrous mouse, meaning this is one portable pointer that can be used by both right- and left-handed notebook owners.

Bottom line: It's cheaper than Razer's Orochi mouse, and the Atheris focuses more on connectivity, which is important for any frequent traveler.

One more thing: This mouse sports Bluetooth and a dongle for optional 2.4GHz wireless.

Updated April 13, 2018: We checked over our list to ensure we're offering only the best portable mice on the market.