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. This makes wireless rechargeable mice both 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. With that in mind, here's a look at our top picks for the best wireless rechargeable mice.
Surface style and versatility
The Surface Precision Mouse is rechargeable via Micro USB thanks to its lithium-ion battery, which lasts up to three months on a single charge. It's also packed with valuable features, such as simultaneous Bluetooth connectivity with up three different devices, a magnetic scrolling feature that delivers excellent precision, and three customizable buttons that let you easily perform your most common tasks.
Portable and powerful
The MX Anywhere 3 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. 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.
Pricey but amazing
The Razer Viper Ultimate is lightweight, features a 20,000-DPI optical sensor, and can be used in either hand, so it's righty and southpaw friendly. You get up to 70 hours of use on a full charge, and it comes with a wireless charging dock with Chroma RGB lighting support. If you want the best wireless rechargeable gaming mouse, this is it — but keep in mind that it's quite expensive.
It's about the trackball, y'all
The Logitech MX Ergo's trackball is designed to decrease muscle strain, and it, along with the device's customizable angle and tilt between 0 and 20 degrees, makes this one comfortable mouse. The built-in lithium-polymer battery delivers up to four months of life per charge, and one minute of charging via the included Micro USB cable can yield a full day of power. You can also connect the mouse to two devices at once, if necessary.
Master o' productivity
The ergonomically designed Logitech MX Master 3 is perfect for folks in need of something comfortable and productivity-focused. The 4,000 DPI precision sensor helps the mouse work well on any surface, it lasts more than two months on a single charge, and it takes just three minutes to power it up for a day of work using the included Micro USB cord. It can also connect wirelessly via Bluetooth or USB, and the "hyper-fast scrolling" makes combing through large documents or webpages a breeze.
Charge without wires
The Logitech G903 Lightspeed can charge wirelessly while you game with Logitech's Powerplay mouse pad (sold separately). It also charges via the included Micro USB cable, connects via USB, and has customizable RGB lighting. Battery life isn't exceptional, but using the mat alleviates all battery concerns. It's also quite light at 110 grams, though the included weight can be added to give it more heft. Tracking is accurate and responsive, the buttons and scroll wheel are exceptional, and the mouse itself is ambidextrous and ergonomic.
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 covering 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.
Ergonomic and affordable
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, or if you're experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, 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.
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Rechargeable mice have advantages over their non-rechargeable counterparts, including the fact that they're more eco-friendly and don't require you to buy (and then discard) batteries every time you run out of juice. They save you tons of money on batteries in the long run, and as long as you remember to charge them up regularly, they're more convenient, too.
We appreciate and vouch for every mouse featured in this collection, and you won't be disappointed with any of them. If we had to pick just one to recommend, though, it would be the Surface Precision Mouse since it offers a variety of valuable features, the battery lasts a long time, and because we're just big fans of the Surface look and feel.
If you're looking for a wireless rechargeable mouse that's best for travel, you'll love the MX Anywhere 3 from Logitech since it's incredibly compact, but still very precise and performant. Alternatively, if it's a gaming mouse you need, you'll surely find a friend in Razer's Viper Ultimate mouse. Between its incredible 20,000 DPI optical sensor, lightweight chassis, snazzy RGB, and the included wireless charging dock, it offers plenty of awesome value.
If none of these devices suits your needs, make sure to check out our full roundup of all of the best wireless mice available for other options to consider.
Al Sacco is content director of Future PLC's Mobile Technology Vertical, which includes AndroidCentral.com, iMore.com and WindowsCentral.com. He is a veteran reporter, writer, reviewer and editor who has professionally covered and evaluated IT and mobile technology, and countless associated gadgets and accessories, for more than a decade. You can keep up with Al on Twitter and Instagram.