Best Mouse for Programers

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

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

Note, if you are on linux, it's essential to get a mouse with spin wheel. [see Mouse with Spin Wheel]

Logitech MX Master

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Logitech MX Master

Great features about this mouse are:

Logitech G602

Logitech G602 mouse
Logitech G602

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

The flaw is that it doesn't have wheel that spins.

Logitech G502

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G502

My current. Spin wheel is super nice.

Logitech G600

Logitech G600 mouse 2
Logitech G600

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 ergonomic to press these buttons all day for years.

If you have fat thumb, this is not for you.

See also: Programable Keypads

How to Chose a Mouse

  1. How to Choose a Mouse
  2. Why 10 Buttons Mouse
  3. Does DPI Matter?
  4. What's Polling Rate
  5. Optical Mouse vs Laser Mouse
  6. Smooth Scroll vs Notched Scroll
  7. Mouse with Spin Wheel
  8. Mouse Size Comparisons
  9. Mouse Weight Comparison
  10. Best Mouse for Programers

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