The best mouse in December 2023

Three of our picks for the best mouse, in a row, on an orange background.
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Not all mice are alike, and even the best mouse can have a very different design depending on what you need. If you're a gamer, chances are you'll benefit from a mouse with higher accuracy, less latency, and perhaps LED lights. If you're a graphic designer working from home, you may want to think about ergonomics and keep repetitive strain injury at bay, while matching your office aesthetic. 

Well, we've ranked our top picks of the best mouse that money can buy below. In each case, we think about features, design, value, and performance based on our own experiences of these mice plus dozens of customer reviews, and we've made sure to give insight into who each mouse would be best for.

If you want to narrow down your options a little, consider the best USB-C mouse, as well as the best mouse for MacBooks, and maybe even the best left-handed mouse if you need one. Don't forget the best gaming mouse, either. 

The best mouse available now

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How do I choose the best Mouse?

The first thing to think about is compatibility. Which device do you plan on using your new mouse with and will it work? If you have an Apple iPad or MacBook and want to use your mouse with it then you'll need to check if it's compatible and can connect to your devices wirelessly.

Secondly, each mouse will be designed and optimised for different purposes. Do you want a mouse to help you shoot and aim faster when playing FPS titles? Or do you need one that feels comfortale for long hours of working from home? Once you know exactly what you want your mouse to do then it's time to look at your budget and how much you want to spend. 

Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Deals Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most. 

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