Best Mouse for Programers

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

After geeking mouses for the past 5 years, here's few i consider the best, for programers.

First, if you are wondering why a programer needs a mouse with so many buttons, see

Why You Need 9 Buttons Mouse?

And, the most important thing about buying a mouse is how it fits your hand. So, if you are buying a expensive mouse, be sure the mouse fits the way you hold the mouse. For detail, see;

How to Choose a Gaming Mouse?

And, why a gaming mouse?

Because, gaming mouse have multitudes of buttons and knobs, and they are programable. You can just program the buttons to switch window, compile, run, launch, copy paste, etc.

ROCCAT Tyon Mouse

ROCCAT Tyon mouse 98322eeb

This is the best. Lots buttons, and in different shapes around the mouse.

Best of all, it support Linux 100%, fully programmable buttons.

Full review at ROCCAT Tyon Mouse

Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse

Logitech G602 mouse
Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Buy at amazon

If you really want a wireless one, this is the one.

It got 11 butons, with battery life that's some 250 hours.

The flaw is that it doesn't have wheel that spins [see Logitech Mouse with Spin Wheel], and doesn't have builtin battery recharger

Full review: Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse.

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse

Logitech G600 mouse 2
“Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse” Buy at amazon

This one, is superb. I currently use. Many buttons, each one is mapped to some command, so i don't have to switch to keyboard just to copy/past or resize window or stuff.

Though, it's not really comfortable to be pressing these buttons all day and every day.

and if you have fat thumb, this is not for you. (I have rather thin thumb.)

Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse Review

See also: Programable Keypads

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