In 2020, and consumer gadgets Mouse are quickly moving to the USB-C era. Almost all the accessories, smartphones, and even laptops carry a USB Type-C port. There are quite a few PC monitors with USB-C ports as well. So, why leave the humble mouse behind? Though the market is still developing, there are handful of wireless mouse options with USB-C connectors. And the best thing is that they are available for gaming as well as office use purposes.
In this buying guide, we’ve compiled a list of the best wireless mice with USB-C connectors. What’s the advantage, you ask?
In most cases, when the battery runs out, you can still use these mice to carry on your work by simply hooking it to a compatible USB-C cable connected to your laptop. Besides, on some mouse, you get the advantage of fast charging as well.
Now that’s settled, let’s get started!
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1. LOGITECH MX MASTER 3
One of the highlights of the MX Master 3 is that it bundles a total of 6 programmable buttons that you can use for app-specific tasks. For instance, you can tweak the buttons on the thumb pad to open your frequently accessed apps. The good news is that the mouse comes pre-programmed with some assignments for apps like Chrome, Safari, MS Word, etc.
Aside from the above, it can tracks up to 4,000 dots per inch, which is decent for office-related work, be it flying through long spreadsheets or working your way through different layers in Adobe Photoshop. Oddly enough, the MX Master 3 works on any surface. So if the situation demands, you can have it working on a glass surface, wooden table-top, or top of tablecloths. Cool, right?
And well, any mention of this third-generation MX series mouse is incomplete without the mention of the Magspeed scroll. The wheel can switch between step-by-step ratcheting scroll (detent mode) and free-spinning mode seamlessly and as per the need of the hour. If you are interested in how the innards of this mouse work, this Bolt blog will help you with all the nitty-gritty details.
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2. CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB PRO SE
This gaming mouse sports a tad different look. There are two supportive rests on both the edges, and the left-wing is removable if you are not too comfortable with a rest for your little finger.
Being a gaming mouse, most of the things are configurable. For starters, you can pick between three connections—USB wired, Slipstream, Bluetooth. Secondly, the RGB lighting is customizable, and so are the button action, all thanks to the proprietary iCue software.
3. ASUS ROG CHAKRAM
Typical to a true gaming mouse, this one bundles a sleek line of RGB lighting and offers plenty of room for button customizations and assignments. And the peak sensitivity of 16,000 DPI is good enough for high-intensity games and battles of the virtual world.
Like its counterpart above, you can also hook in the USB-C wire to use it as a wired mouse. But thankfully, the wireless performance is as good as wired, and this might make you jump ship to the wireless world. Another remarkable thing is the inclusion of Omron switches, which are rated to last around 50 million clicks.
4. LOGITECH MX VERTICAL
Quite naturally, the button placements of this mouse are unique compared to conventional mice. The scroll wheel and the left/right clicks are located at the top of the curved handle, making it simple to wheel through long PDFs and webpages. Simultaneously, there are two customizable buttons placed at the thumb pad, and the clever positioning eases the operation of this mouse.
Like the Logitech MX Master 3 mentioned above, the DPI is the same at 4,000 DPI. While this level of DPI may be considered a tad low for gaming, thankfully, it’s good enough to scroll and breeze through documents and other office-related work, and you shouldn’t feel any lag. Furthermore, you can tweak the DPI and customize the functions of the thumb buttons through the in-house Logitech Options software.
The tool comes with plenty of room for customizations, and unlike most mouse software, it’s simple and straightforward to use.
5. MICROSOFT SURFACE PRECISION MOUSE
As you may have guessed by now, the USB-C port is strategically placed at the front of the mouse. You can switch to the wired mode as per your preference. If you forget to bring along the Bluetooth 4.2 LE dongle with you, the wire will double as the bridge between the mouse and the PC. The only issue is that it can be a tad stiff.
The Microsoft Surface Precision can track from 400 to 3,200 DPI, a tad less than the Logitech MX Vertical. That said, it should be decent for office use or regular home use. It’s worth noting that it’s easy to switch between the different DPI levels just as easy it is to customize the buttons. The DPI can be adjusted via the proprietary software in increments of 200.
At times, the Surface Precision can turn out to be a bit laggy, when compared to its counterparts.
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Last but not least, if you want to go all-in the USB-C world, you can check out the Jelly Comb 2.4G Wireless Mouse. It packs a USB-C receiver and is the one for you if you have one of the compact laptops with USB-C ports. It’s sleek and has a flat top and is primarily designed for office use or casual usage. And well, it costs a lot less than its counterparts above.