A quick look at the new Microsoft Precision Mouse in black

We recently found out that Microsoft began selling a new black version of its Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse (review) – except it drops the Surface branding as the new color scheme is more PC-neutral for any setup.

The original Precision Mouse was announced with the Surface Book 2 and is on the same level as Logitech's popular MX Master 2S (review) – in fact, we later compared the two and found it came down mostly to personal preference and brand loyalty.

Microsoft Precision Mouse (black)

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FeaturesSurface Precision Mouse
DesignErgonomic desktop
MaterialsMachined aluminum
Molded TPE side grip and thumb rest
ButtonsThree customizable
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0/4.1/4.2 Low Energy
USB 2.1
RangeAt least 16 feet (5 meters) in office environment
Power supplyRechargeable (USB)
BatteryThree months
Dimensions122.6 mm x 77.6 mm x 43.3 mm (L x W x D)
Weight135 g
CompatibilityWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (USB only)
mac OS X 10.12+ (USB mode only)

The new, non-Surface Precision Mouse is the same as the original (which is still available, so there's no need to re-review it, but it does warrant a few real, non-rendered photos. We've seen a lot of interest from users in this mouse and for a good reason – it not only can do some nifty things (like run on three PCs at once), but it looks the part too.

The only downside to the black version is the heightened ability to attract visible dust, especially on the rubbery sides. But if you have plenty of all-black PC accessories you're familiar with this effect.

Overall, if you're looking for a great desktop mouse that is comfortable to use and is built for Windows 10 users, then the Microsoft Precision Mouse is a good bet. It's typically $99, but you can grab one on Amazon for $94 with Prime shipping.

If you find the original grey Surface Precision Mouse just as desirable you can have it now for just $79 on Amazon.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.