The best USB-C mouse can really improve how efficiently you can work. Using a mouse with the most recent type of USB universal connection offers a range of advantages, including faster connection. Unlike USB and Micro USB, USB-C also works both ways up and is less likely to break.
So what should you bear in mind when picking out the best USB-C mouse for you? Firstly, you'll want to decide whether you want a wired USB-C mouse that you can plug directly into your computer, or a wireless mouse that operates via a bluetooth connection to a USB-C receiver.
A term you’ll come across is DPI – and it's nothing to do with image resolution in this context. DPI is a measure of a mouse's sensitivity. The higher a DPI, the further the cursor will travel on the screen when it's moved. A DPI of above 1,000 should be more than adequate for most creative work.
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
This is by far the most expensive mouse on our list, but if you do a lot of creative work on your computer and want to boost your productivity, then it could well be a worthwhile investment. Designed very much with productivity in mind, the Logitech MX Master 3 has a huge range of features, including 7 buttons and dials, which can be customised to specific apps. This can help make your workflow a lot smoother if you work with multiple browser tabs and applications open at once or if you use Photoshop or Lightroom for photo editing.
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.
Another of the best USB-C mice currently available, this sleek, ultra-silent Seenda wireless mouse is a pleasure to use. Its noise-reduction design allows you to click and scroll in silence, making it ideal for working quietly. It boasts an ergonomic design that feels comfortable in the hand, and it offers highly adjustable DPI, with four options going right up to an impressive 2400. This makes it a flexible mouse that can be used for gaming as well as work.
This is another mouse that takes a single AA battery (not included). It 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.
The Aurtec Type C Wireless Mouse is a simpler option with a powerful 2.4GHz wireless connection, promising to operate at up to 10m distance. It's comfortable to use, and the sensitivity can be easily adjusted between 800, 1200 and 1600 DPI using the scroll wheel while holding the left button.
This three-button mouse is compatible with both Windows and Mac systems. It 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.
The last on our list of the best USB-C mouse options, the Macally UCTURBO 2 plug and play mouse positively screams "Apple" with its sleek white design. Mac users will find it responsive and easy to use when plugging it into their Thunderbolt 3 port, although it may not be as precise as some other USB-C mice on our list.
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.
Another strong recommendation for the best USB-C mouse is the Jelly Comb Type-C Optical Mouse. Its powerful 2.4GHz wireless connection works at an impressive distance of up to 15m, just in case you ever find yourself working 15m away from your computer (well, you never know!) You can also avoid losing the wireless receiver by slotting it neatly into the underside of the mouse when you're not using it.
This optical mouse works with any operating system, and its adjustable DPI allows you to choose how sensitive you want it to be. 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 of all, this is the best USB-C mouse on the market in terms of the relation between price and quality, making it perfect for anyone looking for a quality mouse on a budget.
An ergonomic USB-C wireless mouse might be a little more pricey, but it's worth considering if you spend a lot of time scrolling and clicking throughout your working day. The Jelly Comb Ergonomic USB-C mouse has a vertical design to lower the amount of pressure on the wrist, reducing the risk of RSI.
This USB-C mouse comes in left- and right-handed versions, although left-handed buyers might be slightly put out to see that they’re asked to pay slightly more (you can find the best deal for the left-handed version below). The mouse is designed to work on both Windows and Mac, but some of its function buttons work only on Windows. Mac users may want to consider other options.