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The best USB-C mouse available in 2022

Best USB-C mouse
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Need the best USB-C mouse? It's an unlikely situation to be in. Most desktop computers and the majority of laptops still pack enough USB-A ports for you to use a mouse with the older-style connection, but if you find yourself with a machine that's all USB-C and don't want to mess around with adapters, there are a few decent options to be found.

There are some great advantages to USB-C, the big ones being the massive data throughput and the fact that USB-C works both ways up, so you never have to do the old USB dance of plugging something in the wrong way then having to turn it round and try again. That second advantage is a good reason to opt for a USB-C mouse if you'll be using it with a laptop and expect to be regularly plugging it in and unplugging it; however not even the most responsive, highest-DPI mouse is going to use even a fraction of all that data throughput.

If you're set on getting the best USB-C mouse, though, there are a few things you need to look out for. Firstly, do you want a wired mouse that plugs straight into your computer, or a wireless one with a USB-C receiver that you plug in? Wired mice are still worth considering because as long as you can put up with a cable collecting dust, they're generally lightweight, hassle-free and they perform well. Modern wireless mice usually perform as well as wired mice, but they're usually weightier thanks to batteries, and you'll have to remember to recharge them or change the batteries every now and then. 

The other thing to look out for is DPI, which in this context is a measure of your mouse's sensitivity. The higher the DPI, the further your pointer travels in response to mouse movement. Some gaming mice offer a DPI of up to 25,000, which seems impressive but is actually unusable in practice; for everyday use, a DPI of around 1,000 will be more than adequate.

Our buying guide below lists the best USB-C mouse options on the market now. If you're after a non-USB-C mouse, then you can also check out our best mouse guide. Plus, for more USB-C devices, take a look at our rundown of the best USB-C monitors

The best USB-C mouse: Top models available now

best USB-C mouse: Logitech MX Master 3CB

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01. Logitech MX Master 3

A precise, versatile USB-C mouse for power users

Specifications
DPI: 4000
Interface: Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless
Buttons: 7
Ergonomic: Right-handed
Battery: Rechargeable
Reasons to buy
+High DPI+App-specific customisation
Reasons to avoid
-Pricey-Larger than the average mouse

Logitech's MX Master 3 is the most expensive option on our list, but if your main reasons for buying the best USB-C mouse are performance and features, you can't go far wrong with it. With DPI up to 4,000 (which you might conceivably use if you have an 8K display and a very steady hand) it's fast and responsive and will track on just about any surface, and to make your life easier it packs all the programmable buttons you need as well as a thumb wheel, and you can create profiles for all your favourite apps so that you always have the shortcuts you need at your fingertips.

It's five times more precise than the average mouse, it can be connected to three devices, and the battery can last 70 days on a full charge. It's well worth the outlay for power users.

Best USB-C mouse: Logitech MX Anywhere 3

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02. Logitech MX Anywhere

A more portable alternative to the MX Master

Specifications
DPI: 4000
Interface: Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless
Buttons: 6
Ergonomic: Right-handed
Battery: Rechargeable
Reasons to buy
+Compact and portable+Electromagnetic scroll wheel+Pairs with three devices
Reasons to avoid
-A little on the small side

If the Logitech MX Master 3's slightly too expensive or just a bit too chunky for your tastes, there's a brilliant alternative in the form of the Logitech MX Anywhere 3. Functionally it's largely identical to the MX Master 3 – the only thing missing is the thumbwheel – but it comes in a much more compact package, making it an ideal travel companion for your laptop if you take it out. It's also a great choice if you have smaller hands and find most mice just a bit too big for you.

The drawback, of course, is that its reduced size means it might not be a mouse you'd want to use all day. But if you need the best USB-C mouse to take out and about with you, this is definitely it.

Best USB-C mouse: Seenda Wireless MouseCB endorsed

03. Seenda Wireless Mouse

This super-silent USB-C mouse offers adjustable sensitivity

Specifications
DPI: 1000/1500/2000/2400 (adjustable)
Interface: 2.4GHz wireless
Buttons: 6
Ergonomic: Right-handed
Battery: AA
Reasons to buy
+High, adjustable DPI+Both USB-C and USB +12-month warranty 
Reasons to avoid
-Right-handed only

Another strong option for anyone after the best USB-C mouse, the Seenda wireless mouse is a joy to use, especially if you value peace and quiet. It has a noise-reduction design so that you can click and scroll silently, and it's comfortable to use thanks to its ergonomic design. Its adjustable DPI goes up to 2,400, which should be more than enough for most users, and it won't slow you down if you're planning on using it for a little after-hours gaming.

It takes single AA battery (not included), and has an automatic switch-off feature to save battery life. It's compatible with both USB-C and USB-equipped computers thanks to its dual adapters, making it useful if you're working across multiple devices.

Best USB-C mouse: AURTEC Type C Wireless Mouse

04. AURTEC Type C Wireless Mouse

A simple, comfortable USB-C mouse powered by AAA batteries

Specifications
DPI: 800/1200/1600 (adjustable)
Interface: 2.4GHz wireless
Buttons: 3
Ergonomic: Curved grip
Battery: AAA
Reasons to buy
+Comfortable design/shape+Lifetime warranty
Reasons to avoid
-A little pricey -Batteries not included

Need a non-nonsense wireless USB-C mouse at a reasonable price? The Aurtec Type C Wireless Mouse should do the job nicely. It's a straightforward three-button mouse with a 2.4GHz wireless connection that'll work well up to a 10m distance, it has three DPI settings (800, 1,200 and 2,600) that you can switch between by holding down the left button and rolling the scroll wheel, and it's nice and comfortable to use.

It's compatible with both Windows and Mac systems, and takes two AAA batteries, which don't come included but are easy to get hold of. Just make sure you have a pair at hand when you come to use it for the first time.

Best USB-C mouse: Macally UCTURBO wired mouse

05. Macally UCTURBO wired mouse

A stylish wired USB-C mouse designed with MacBooks in mind

Specifications
DPI: 1000
Interface: USB-C cable (150cm)
Buttons: 3
Ergonomic: Ambidextrous design
Battery: None
Reasons to buy
+Generous 150cm cable+Stylish white body+Also compatible with Windows
Reasons to avoid
-No extra features

For the best USB-C mouse that'll go nicely with your Mac, try the Macally UCTURBO 2 plug and play mouse. Evidently designed with Macs in mind, as its sleek white design suggests, it'll plug happily into a Thunderbolt 3 port, and while its 1,000 DPI means it could feel a little less precise than other mice in this round-up, in practice you're unlikely to notice this.

While this mouse was clearly designed to be used with Macs, it's perfectly compatible with Windows systems, so there's no reason to rule it out if you don't have a MacBook. The generous length of the cable makes up for the lack of wireless functionality and makes the UCTURBO mouse just as useful for a desktop computer as a laptop.

best USB-C mouse: Jelly Comb Wireless rechargeable Mouse

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06. Jelly Comb rechargeable optical mouse

The best USB-C wireless mouse for value for money

Specifications
DPI: 800/1200/1600 (adjustable)
Interface: 2.4 GHz wireless
Buttons: 4
Ergonomic: Ambidextrous design
Battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion
Reasons to buy
+Responsive and comfortable+Works with macOS and Windows+Wireless receiver slots underneath
Reasons to avoid
-Unexceptional battery life

Designed for use with Chromebooks but just as suitable for any computer with a USB-C port, the the Jelly Comb Type-C Optical Mouse is a great option if you're on a limited budget. It's cheap but effective, with a 2.4GHz wireless connection that'll work at up to 15m and an adjustable DPI of up to 1,600.

The battery life isn't the most impressive (the manufacturer claims 15 days, but this will obviously depend on how much you use it), but the device is easy to recharge.

Best USB-C mouse: Jelly Comb Ergonomic Vertical Mouse

07. Jelly Comb Ergonomic USB-C Mouse

The best ergonomic USB-C mouse for long periods of use

Specifications
DPI: 1000/1200/1600 (adjustable)
Interface: 2.4GHz wireless
Buttons: 7
Ergonomic: Vertical design, left and right options available
Battery: AA
Reasons to buy
+Ergonomic design combats RSI +Adjustable DPI 
Reasons to avoid
-Left-handed version costs more -Some buttons functionless on Mac 

Vertical mice can feel weird to use, but if you're serious about ergonomics then you'll find that they put your hand and wrist in a more natural position than ordinary mice, so they're a great way to avoid RSI. And the Jelly Comb Ergonomic USB-C mouse does just that. It comes in left- and right-handed versions (you might have to pay more for the left-handed model, though), and it works with both Windows and Mac. However, some of its function buttons work only on Windows, so you may want to look at other options if you're on a Mac.

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