Just because you are in the market for a cheap mouse, doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality and usability. In fact, you can get a fantastic mouse at a great price. To help you find the perfect one, we have tested over 30 new inexpensive mice and selected the best ones. Let’s get started!
There are hundreds of options when buying a mouse so picking the right specs can be tricky. Here’s what to look for so you can make an informed purchase.
Computer mice come in two varieties - wireless and wired. Both work equally well, so this choice comes down to personal preference. All mice featured here are wireless.
If you have a wireless mouse, consider one that offers a small USB receiver. This makes setup much easier and will also make the wireless connection more reliable.
Wireless mice are powered by a battery, so consider the battery life of the product you are buying. Some mice have longer battery life than others, so this is a spec worth checking.
Not every mouse will support both Windows and Mac operating systems, so ensure that the one you buy works with the type of computer or laptop you have.
The size of a mouse will help to determine how easy it is to use and take with you. Ensure that the one you get fits comfortably in your hand and isn't too large or small.
Different mice have varying weights depending on the materials used in their design. This spec is not crucial but good to know if you plan to take the mouse with you.
With so many PC and Mac mice available to buy, it can be a tough choice to pick the right one for your needs. But no worries, we’ve got you covered. All winners featured below are excellent products. They are high-quality, affordable, durable, and easy to use. In short, you cannot go wrong with any of them. We recommend choosing the mouse that best fits your personal preferences and budget. Let’s take a look.
The Logitech M510 offers a contoured shape with rubber side grips that stays comfortable for as long as you use it. The battery life is fantastic (two years is not a typo) - a true set it and forget it experience. A USB receiver is easy to plug into your computer and makes the mouse versatile to use without tinkering with settings. It works with virtually any operating system and ships with a three-year manufacturer's warranty. We tested Logitech’s support and were promptly shipped a free replacement mouse for the original M510 which had a faulty button. Easy to hold and use, and very versatile, the Logitech M510 is a great mouse for pretty much anybody. It is among the best products we have tested and we highly recommend it.Check Price Now
Beautifully stylish and elegantly designed, the TeckNet 2.4G Nano cordless mouse delivers optimal performance and comfort. It operates at the 2.4Ghz frequency, which reduces interference and increases signal strength. The mouse is energy efficient, with an auto-off feature that will save battery life. A battery-level indicator will let you know how much power remains, so you will never be caught off guard with a dead mouse. Comfortable to hold and easy to operate, the TeckNet 2.4G Nano is a great and inexpensive mouse that just works.Check Price Now
VicTsing's MM057 cheap wireless mouse offers five adjustable DPI levels, meaning you can choose from multiple settings that determine how sensitive it is. It is strong and durable - built to last - and will operate well from a distance of up to 50 feet. It is fully compatible with both Mac and Windows, and it offers an excellent contoured shape with textured sides so it will be comfortable to operate even for several hours. The VicTsing MM057 is versatile, affordable, and durable, making it an excellent wireless mouse for daily use.Check Price Now
The Logitech M185 offers incredible ease of use, thanks to a USB receiver that will work on virtually any system without having to install software drivers. A full one-year battery life will have you forget that this mouse is wireless. The mouse features a contoured shape and light weight which makes it a snap to use. It is also very comfortable during everyday work. The Logitech M185 is well-built and durable, so it should last you for years to come. When you are looking for a workhorse of a mouse that is solidly built and works reliably, look no further than the Logitech M185.Check Price Now
EagleTec has been building great consumer electronics since 1996, and despite not being a household name it continues to create great, inexpensive products. Case in point: the MR5M2509, which is a solidly-built and durable little mouse that supports any Windows PC. Soft rubber grips on the side make it comfortable to use, and it offers the ability to select from five different DPI settings for customized sensitivity. EagleTec's latest offering is a no-frills but good option when you are looking for a usable and efficient computer mouse.Check Price Now
The X3000 from computer giant HP offers a lot of bang for your buck. The jet-black, reflective coating works in tandem with soft rubber side grips and a contoured shape to deliver a package that is as stylish as it is easy to use. The scroll wheel lets you navigate web pages and documents very precisely, and the mouse will work with most versions of Windows. A one-year battery life completes the extensive feature set, and for that reason, the HP X3000 is a top cheap wireless mouse.Check Price Now
What else can you say about this exquisitely-crafted mouse except "wow." It connects wirelessly to your Windows PC via BlueTooth, a design feature that allows it to be used with most devices including tablets. A four-way scroll wheel lets you not only move up and down on pages but side to side - something that other computer mouse companies should take note of. Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and usability, the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort is an advanced gadget that is sublimely comfortable yet powerfully versatile.Check Price Now
Bringing with it a range of features including a long battery life, customizable functions, and wireless capability, the Pictek 2.4G is one of those mice that flies under the radar yet is eminently usable. It is versatile, working on virtually any system including Windows, Mac, and Linux. A dynamic, contoured shape makes it easy to use for long periods of time, and the 2.4G wireless frequency ensures that you will get a strong signal, free of interference. The Pictek 2.4G is a solid, dependable computer mouse that will be there when you need it.Check Price Now
Another entry from TeckNet on our list, the TeckNet Pro wireless mouse offers an incredibly unique design that blends style and usability. A top-notch 24-month battery life highlights the pro-level features. Those features also include TeckNet's Tru-Wave technology which provides intelligent cursor control over many surface types. A smart auto-sleep function will turn off the mouse when not in use to save battery, and it is compatible with most versions of Windows. Stylish, elegant and functional, the TeckNet Pro is a fantastic mouse to have.Check Price Now
An innovative blue-and-white design makes the Splaks Wireless mouse a unique option. The contoured shape and textured sides are comfortable to use, and the mouse is designed to seamlessly fit into your hands. An auto power-off feature to preserve battery life helps the Splaks to last up to 12 months without changing batteries. It also delivers high-precision performance that is suitable for both everyday use, precision editing, games, and more. The Splaks Wireless Mouse is both visually striking and comfortable to use.Check Price Now