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Guide to Finding the Best Mouse for Your Needs

I recently had an awful time trying to find a replacement for my 2-year-old nearly broken gaming mouse. I spent an eternity looking through reviews, specification comparisons and made two terrible purchases. Luckily, I was able to return them and get a refund. After a bit more research I finally managed to buy a mouse that fit my needs. Reflecting on this now, I’ve come to realize that buying the best mouse can be subject to a lot of trial and error.

So here’s ten things to consider when looking for the best mouse.

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Primary Usage

Before buying a new mouse, it’s good to think about what you will be using it for. Gaming? Office work? Casual browsing? The categories and sub-categories go far and beyond. So base all of your buying decisions on how you’ll use the mouse.

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A mistake I made when first looking for my best mouse was that I was only looking for gaming products. My trail of thought was “I have a gaming mouse now, so let’s just find a better one!”. But I realized that games were now far from priority – I was using my computer mostly for work. Although more complex tasks require their fair share of precision, you don’t necessarily need the “unmatched performance” of a gaming mouse. It was at that moment I could almost put my current gaming mouse to my ear and hear the marketing team laughing at me for spending my money on some shiny LEDs and a logo.

To recap – figure out your primary mouse usage and make it the basis of your purchase decision.

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One Response to Guide to Finding the Best Mouse for Your Needs

  1. Bonner Martin July 3, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    I use a logitech anywhere wireless mouse, which is the best mouse I have had. It works perfectly and has lots of adjustments.

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