Best overall

Logitech MX Master 2S

MX Master 2S

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The MX Master S2 ($88.14) by Logitech is the successor to the fantastic MX Master wireless mouse, which was our previous best overall choice. A new sensor joins vastly improved battery life and other useful features that make pointing anywhere on a screen a breeze. Should you need a mouse that isn't bolted down to a device, the MX Master 2S is for you.

Bottom line: This really can be considered the king of all mice, with its excellent ergonomics, functionality, and portability.

One more thing: The optional USB receiver can actually connect up to six supported Logitech devices — or you can use Bluetooth.

Why the Logitech MX Master 2S is the best mouse you can buy today

We see the MX Master 2S as the best mouse available in 2017. The pointer from Logitech offers great levels of functionality for the price and is the company's flagship mouse for a very good reason.

Looking at the MX Master 2S, you can see just why this thing is one of the best pointers to come out of Logitech. The ergonomics of the unit itself makes it comfortable to hold, regardless as to which grip style you prefer, and everything feels well built. It's fairly pricey but isn't going to destroy your budget like some of the gaming mice out there. There are also a bunch of handy features baked into the experience that make the price worth the investment.

First up is the receiver, which is entirely optional. Logitech has made it so you can conveniently use Bluetooth should your computer already have the wireless tech built in. If you need to rely on Logitech's own dongle, this little unit will be able to support up to six devices from Logitech's Unifying wireless system simultaneously, which is ideal for connecting multiple Logitech devices — like a keyboard or trackpad for those who prefer alternative inputs.

As for the mouse, the MX Master 2S can be linked to up to three devices at once. A button underneath the device enables the wielder to switch between connections, which makes for interesting scenarios in the home and office. But it's not all about the wireless capabilities of the mouse because, in addition to featuring a scroll wheel that adapts to speed, there's also a secondary thumb scroll wheel located next to two thumb buttons.

But that's not all. There's also what the company calls a gesture button — you can set up your own custom actions to be carried out by your digital gestures. Logitech has deployed its own Darkfield sensor, which enables the mouse to handle surface tracking with little issue, and that includes on glass. Overall performance is solid, as one would expect from a mouse that sets you back almost $100.

But just because we like the MX Master 2S enough to put it on top of our best mice of 2017 list, it doesn't mean this mouse is a definite purchase for everyone. The handheld pointer is a personal device that needs to match your requirements. Should you need a wired mouse, the MX Master 2S clearly isn't for you, nor can it be cranked up to 6,000 DPI for super-sensitive gaming.

Compared to the MX Master, this new version packs a 4,000 DPI sensor with improved tracking and performance, extended battery life (from 40 up to 70 days), and the superb Logitech Flow software. This allows one to control more than one PC with the same mouse. Overall, and excellent package.

Best Budget

VicTsing MM057

VictSing MM057

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The MM057 ($9.99) by VicTsing is a super-affordable portable mouse with a small USB receiver. Like many other solutions available, there are no drivers required, you simply plug and play. Five DPI choices are available: 800, 1,200, 1,600, 2,000 and 2,400. The receiver and mouse are capable of communicating up to 15 meters away, so you won't feel chained to your PC. And with up to 15 months of battery, the MM057 will keep going throughout your trip and then some.

Bottom line: VicTsing has produced a cheap, cheerful and capable mouse.

One more thing: VicTsing will give you a full refund if you're not completely satisfied within 45 days.

Best Portable

Logitech M510

Logitech M510

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The M510 ($19.95) from Logitech is a solid choice with a balance between cost and ergonomics, packing some advanced features like a powerful receiver. Logitech states that the M510 can keep its charge for up to two years, depending on how much you use the peripheral. The onboard laser is also powerful enough to work on most surfaces, too, which is ideal when you're traveling and don't have a mousepad at hand.

Bottom line: The Logitech M510 is not only a superb wireless mouse but affordable too.

One more thing: The USB receiver can connect to up to six compatible devices.

Best Gaming

Razer Naga Epic Chroma

Razer Naga Epic

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The Naga Epic Chroma ($140.73) is the tool for MMO gamers who require a thousand means of input for the massive array of spells and abilities. With the addition of solid wireless capabilities, the ability to charge the mouse while continuing to use it, and customizable options make it well worth the extra funds, at least if you're serious about MMOs.

Bottom line: Avid MMO gamer? You'll need to take advantage of the available extra buttons the Naga Epic Chroma offers.

One more thing: There's an in-game MMO programmable button configuration tool that can be used on the fly.

Best Silent

Logitech M330 Silent Plus

Logitech M330

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Logitech's M330 Silent Plus ($17.99) really is as silent as a mouse. The company has worked on reducing the noise emitted by the device when pressing buttons or using the scroll wheel. Should you prefer near-silent operation to go with your quiet laptop keyboard, this is definitely a pick worth considering.

Bottom line: It's silent, compact and can last up to two years.

One more thing: There's no Bluetooth connectivity so don't lose that USB dongle.

Best overall

Logitech MX Master 2S

MX Master 2S

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The MX Master S2 ($88.14) by Logitech is the successor to the fantastic MX Master wireless mouse, which was our previous best overall choice. A new sensor joins vastly improved battery life and other useful features that make pointing anywhere on a screen a breeze. Should you need a mouse that isn't bolted down to a device, the MX Master 2S is for you.

Bottom line: This really can be considered the king of all mice, with its excellent ergonomics, functionality, and portability.

One more thing: The optional USB receiver can actually connect up to six supported Logitech devices — or you can use Bluetooth.

Updated November 15, 2017: We swapped out the older Logitech MX Master with the newer MX Master 2S.