Best Overall

Razer Atheris

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'sc heaper 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

Razer makes great mice for gaming. The company also makes solid mice for travelers.

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

Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse

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Logitech has managed to pack numerous features into the Touch Mouse ($29.99), 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 for comfort

Logitech M325 Wireless

Logitech M325

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This mouse's design is based on the best-selling mouse shape in the world and most users will agree that it is comfortable. A textured rubber grip sets it apart from other mice design-wise; the mouse will not slip from your hand and will remain comfortable after long periods of use. It's simple to use, easy to connect and portable for mobile use. It's also inexpensive at around $15.

Bottom line: It's a super-comfortable mouse to wield and one that's a joy to use when out and about.

One more thing: This mouse works with Logitech's unified dongle, connecting up to five compatible devices, which is ideal if you also bring a Logitech keyboard along for the ride.

Best budget

TeckNet

TekNet

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For a simple, easy-to-use option that's inexpensive, TeckNet ($9.49) 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. TeckNet'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 transmitter can be stored away underneath the mouse, freeing up ports on the laptop when not in use.

Best wired

Targus AMU76US

Targus AMU76US

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The Targus AMU76US ($20.50) is the only unit on our list that isn't wireless, but it's still portable enough for use on the move thanks to a retractable USB cable. Ergonomic design and affordability make this mouse a great investment for any traveler. There's also no longer the requirement to carry around batteries since it draws power from the connected device.

Bottom line: It's wired with a retractable USB cable but is a great option for the desk and on the go.

One more thing: The USB plug can be hooked underneath the unit for easier storage.

Conclusion

There are a lot of great portable 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. What may be comfortable for one may not be for another.

Best Overall

Razer Atheris

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'sc heaper 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 October 2, 2017: We checked over our list to ensure we're offering only the best portable mice on the market.