Five Best Desktop Mice

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Logitech swept the nominations round, but will its trackballs, gaming mice, new flagship models, or budget performers win out? It’s time to vote.

Logitech MX Series

I mean, if you don’t mind spending $100 on a mouse, then yes. It’s the best mouse I’ve ever used, hands down (see what I did there?) - Brent Rose for Gizmodo

Logitech MX Master

Logitech MX Anywhere 2

Logitech Performance MX

Also the 2012 Desktop Mouse Winner and 2011 Gizmodo Best Mouse Winner.

Logitech M705 Marathon Mouse

Not everybody likes ergonomic mice, but this one might just win you over. It’s ergonomic without being bizarre, and it’s easy to adapt to. It fits nicely in the hand and it has terrific glide, even over a leather desktop, which made a lot of the other mice catch.

The scroll-wheel on the Marathon Mouse is the gold standard. It can free-spin, seemingly without the restrictions of gravity or friction, or you can set it to go one click at a time. A simple click of a toggle switches between the two, making it great for a number of applications. There are three thumb buttons which you can customize, and they are incredibly convenient and result in far less arm-work. The two buttons above the thumb are easy to reach, but the one below it is more difficult to press than it should be. The scroll-wheel also acts as another button. Larger-handed people may find it just a hair too small, but minor gripes aside, at $50, this thing is a steal. - Brent Rose for Gizmodo

Also the runner-up in Gizmodo’s 2011 Best Wireless Mouse Battlemodo.

Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball

If you have the dreaded Mouse Shoulder repetitive stress injury, this is a great option to eliminate pain. Using a trackball takes some getting used to, but it is worth it in the long run. The M570 also uses Logitech’s unifying wireless receiver so you can also use any of Logitech’s other wireless mice that are compatible with the unifying receiver. The same wireless receiver works for both (and many of Logitech’s wireless keyboards). Just leave the receiver plugged in and swap wireless devices (or use more than one at a time, such as a mouse and keyboard). - ScooterBassman

Also nominated as a top five gaming mouse.

Logitech G502 Proteus Core

The marquee spec here is the DPI range of 200-12,000, adjustable on the fly. New ergonomics, aesthetics, and custom weight, surface calibration, and balance are all notable features here as well, especially on an $80 mouse. There are five easily movable and removable weights, and 11 customizable buttons, along with the classic Logitech dual-mode scroll wheel. Mechanical microswitches and a braided cable are also nice touches. - Shane Roberts for Kinja Gear

Also nominated as a top five gaming mouse.

Logitech M510

The Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse brings a lot to the table for not a lot of money. For one, it’s wireless, and uses Logitech’s Unifying receiver to communicate with your computer. If you have any other Logitech peripherals, you already have one of these, and this mouse will work without you having to coil a mouse cable or plug in a new dongle. It’s technically a right-handed mouse, with back and forward buttons on the left side where your thumb would rest, but it can be used with either hand, thanks to its symmetrical design (lefties just won’t get use of those buttons unless they use other fingers). A soft rubber grip on both sides offers a soft, comfortable grip. The scroll wheel also doubles as a side-to-side button, and all of the buttons are programmable. Battery life is solid, the mouse has its own on/off switch, and it’s powered by two AA batteries. - Alan Henry for Hive Five

Also nominated as a top five budget mouse.

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