Did you know that you could score a great computer mouse for under $20? Whether you’re looking for one without wires, or one built specifically for gaming, there are some good options for everyone in this seemingly limited price range.
For this accessory roundup, we attempted to track down the 10 best mice under $20. As usual, we looked at a variety of things when making our selections such as customer feedback, reviewer feedback, our own experience, and features.
VicTsing 2.4G Wireless Portable Mouse
This portable mouse from VicTsing is easy to recommend because of its design, feature set and high consumer rating. It’s a #1 Best Seller on Amazon, with a 4.5 star rating on nearly 2,500 reviews. It has an adjustable DPI switch (2400, 2000, 1600, 1200, 800), 6 customizable buttons and a battery than can last up to 15 months. It connects via 2.4GHz wireless tech, so you’ll have to use the included USB receiver, but it’s very small and can tuck away inside the mouse for storage.
Redragon 2000 DPI Gaming Mouse
The Redragon M601 is another #1 Best Seller mouse on Amazon, with a 4.5 star rating on more than 4,500 reviews. It’s a wired gaming mouse with a number of desirable features including adjustable DPI up to 2000, 4000 fps and 15G acceleration, 6 buttons and an 8-peice weight tuning set. It’s made of ABS, TEFLON feet and the 6 foot cable is braided fiber.
AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse
Some may find this one a bit surprising. Many folks may not even know that Amazon makes computer mice, but it does, under its AmazonBasics brand. Its products are generally very well reviewed and this mouse is no different. You’re not going to get all of the buttons or customizable settings of the more expensive options, but for a wireless optical mouse it’s accurate, has solid battery life and is very low-priced.
Logitech Wireless Marathon Mouse
Logitech is one of the more mainstream/recognizable brands in the computer mouse space, and is know for making a solid product. I myself have owned 3-4 Logitech mice over the years and have never run into any issues. If that’s not enough to convince you to get this Marathon Mouse, how about this: battery life can last up to 3 years. Wow. Again you’re not going to get all of the customizable features of a gaming mouse, but for a wireless, everyday-use mouse under $20 this is about as good as they get.
UHURU Rechargeable Bluetooth Mouse
Here’s an interesting mouse made by a company called UHURU. It’s wireless, extremely portable and has an egg- shaped design similar to that of Apple’s Magic Mouse. What really grabbed our attention with this mouse were its favorable customer reviews (4 stars on Amazon) and its support for Bluetooth connectivity. Using Bluetooth means you won’t have to take up one of your precious USB ports with a wireless dongle, so this can be a big deal for some folks.
Jelly Comb 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse
Another sort of unique wireless mouse that gets great customer reviews on Amazon is the Jelly Comb. It uses 2.4G wireless tech, so not as seamless as Bluetooth, but it has a nice slim design and is both portable and durable. It also has easy-click buttons and touts quieter operation than other mice, so if noise (?) is an issue for you this might be worth checking out.
HAVIT Ergonomic Wired Gaming Mouse
Looking for a mouse that can pull double duty as an every-day workhorse and gaming mouse? Check out this one from HAVIT. It features an ergonomic design for comfortable, long-term use, precision control with 4 DPI settings, 6 buttons and 7 different LED light colors to choose from. The mouse is of course plug-and-play with support for all the latest OSes, and it’s protected under a full 1-year warranty.
Anker 2.4G Ergonomic Wireless Vertical Mouse
If ergonomics are important to you, you may want to check out the Vertical mouse from Anker. It features this unique vertical design that encourages the neutral “handshake” wrist and arm position for smoother movement and less overall strain. It has customizable DPI, handy next/previous buttons and a power-saving mode. This mouse runs on 2 AAA batteries and is protected under an 18-month warranty.
Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Bluetooth Mouse
Looking for a reliable Bluetooth mouse? Check out the Sculpt Comfort from Microsoft. It features Bluetooth connectivity, a 4-way scroll wheel for navigating up, down, left and right, and it works on virtually any surface thanks to its Blue Track technology. It’s portable, durable and designed for comfort.
Logitech USB Optical Wired Mouse
Here is another classic mouse from Logitech. It’s the M100 and it’s an optical wired mouse that is revered for its full-size, yet portable, comfort, high-definition optical tracking and ease of use. Just plug and play. This is yet another mouse that falls into the “no frills” category, where those that just want a reliable wired mouse for little money are going to be very satisfied with the Logitech M100.