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Best small mouse 2021: the best small mice you can buy today

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The best small mouse might be the perfect addition to that PC you’re putting together or you’re in the process of upgrading. If, for instance, your hands are on the smaller side, one of these mice will be less tiresome and more comfortable when using. Even those with average size hands might find these more comfortable to use.

That’s not the only reason to include the best small mouse in your arsenal, though. One of these can easily be stored away in a backpack or messenger bag when you’re working on the road or are toiling away in a shared workspace and will save desk space no matter where you’re working.

You’ve come to the right place if one of these looks like a good fit for you. To help you, we’ve gathered our top picks of the best small mouse here for your consideration. Some of these rank with the best mouse that happens to be a bit petite while others are specifically fantastic productivity and gaming mice. If you’re trying to stay untangled, you’ll even find an entry for the best wireless mouse on here.

And, if you’ve struck out so far in your search for the best small mouse for you, worry not. You’re sure to find one on this list. And, while we haven't had a chance to test every single mouse on this list, we used our mouse expertise to find some smaller mice that should absolutely satisfy your needs.

Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520

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1. Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520

Great for gaming

Specifications
DPI: up to 12000
Interface: USB
Buttons: 7
Ergonomics: Right-handed
Dimensions: 3.09 x 4.65 x 1.16 in (78.49 x 116.8 x 29.46 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Highly capable sensor+Good switches+Decent comfort
Reasons to avoid
-Questionable build quality-No better than the competition

Claw grip gamers will love this diminutive peripheral, especially if they’ve got smaller hands. The Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 is very feature-rich for a gaming mouse that’s under $50, and rightly so. With seven programmable buttons, up to 12,000 DPI, four On-the-Fly DPI Adjustment profiles, OMRON switches rated for 20 million clicks and three RGB lighting zones that are fully programmable, you’re definitely more than getting your money’s worth. And, that is why this best small mouse is one of our favorite gaming mice. At that price, however, just don’t expect this mouse to have the most rigid build quality.

Read the full review: Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520

Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless

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2. Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless

Wicked wireless for gaming

Specifications
DPI: 10,000
Interface: Bluetooth, USB
Buttons: 6
Ergonomics: Right-handed
Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.6 in (116 x 68 x 40 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Unbelievably inexpensive+Perfect ergonomics for palm and claw grippers+Reliable wireless connection
Reasons to avoid
-Buried charging port-Right-handers only need apply

Are wireless mice even good for gaming? If there’s low enough latency, then it will definitely work. And, in the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless’ case, that’s not the only gaming-friendly feature. Also among the best gaming mice we’ve ever tested, this small mouse delivers top-notch performance at a very accessible price tag. It also comes with 10,000 DPI, as well as many of the bells and whistles you could want, from RGB lighting and six fully programmable buttons to up to 60 hours of battery life. If the wireless thing just isn’t cutting it for you, wired connectivity is also on hand. 

Read the full review: Corsair Harpoon Wireless

HyperX Pulsefire Haste

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3. Hyper X Pulsefire Haste

Unique and lightweight

Specifications
DPI: up to 16000
Interface : USB
Buttons : 6
Ergonomics: Right-handed
Dimensions: 4.89 x 1.50 x 2.63 in (124.2 x 38.2 x 66.8 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Very lightweight+Dustproof Switches+Interesting design
Reasons to avoid
-Not very ergonomic-RGB leaves something to be desired

The Hyper X Pulsefire Haste’s honeycomb design, which covers almost the entire mouse, is more than an aesthetic choice. The design keeps the weight down all the way to 59g for a featherlight experience that will make you forget you’re using a mouse to interact with your computer. While it’s not the most ergonomic mouse out there and doesn’t come with the most overwhelming RGB customizations, it is a strong performer. And, it may be full of holes to achieve that lightweight, but it comes with dustproof switches to protect the Pulsefire Haste from any wayward debris that might trip up a lesser mouse.

Read the full review: Hyper X Pulsefire Haste

Logitech MX Anywhere 3

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4. Logitech MX Anywhere 3

A digital creator’s portable tool

Specifications
DPI: 200-4000
Interface: USB receiver, Bluetooth
Buttons: 6
Ergonomics: Right-handed
Dimensions: 14.4 x 8.4 x 6.6 mm
Reasons to buy
+Multi-device connectivity+App-specific customizations+Long battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Not the cheapest-Bottom pads don’t feel as smooth

Whether you're working at cafes or have a small desk, this follow up to Logitech’s MX Anywhere mouse is an excellent pointing-and-clicking companion, especially if you’re a digital creator who values seamlessness. This wireless mouse isn’t just designed to be super portable; it’s also created to make your workflow go a lot smoother with fantastic features like three-device connectivity so you can switch from your laptop to your tablet to your phone with click of a tiny button, app-specific profiles and button customizations, and up to a whopping 70-day use on a full charge. Some might feel that over $50 is pricey of a tiny mouse, and others would probably want to also invest in a proper mouse pad, but it’s worth the added cost. It even comes with three different shades so it can match your aesthetic.

Apple Magic Mouse 2

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5. Apple Magic Mouse 2

Best for Mac users

Specifications
DPI: 1300
Interface: Bluetooth, Lightning port, Wireless
Buttons: 0
Ergonomics: Ambidextrous
Dimensions: 4.47 x 2.25 x 0.85 in (113.5 x 57.1 x 21.6 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Good-looking mouse+Long battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Cannot use while charging-Can be fatiguing

If you’ve read some of our best Mac reviews, we’re pretty sure you know how we feel about Apple’s Magic Mouse and its follow up, Magic Mouse 2. These svelte peripherals are the best companions to your macOS machine. In fact, they’re the best small mouse for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Among its many features are the multi-touch surface so you can swipe and scroll as if you’re using a touchscreen, and the wireless functionality so you won’t be held back by those pesky cables. This successor also tracks easier, moves smoother and pairs more effortlessly with your Mac. And, at under an inch thick, it’ll slip easily wherever you want to put it, including your shirt pocket. 

Logitech M330 Silent Plus

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6. Logitech M330 Silent Plus

The quietest

Specifications
DPI: 1000
Interface: Wireless, USB
Buttons: 3
Ergonomics: Right-handed
Dimensions: 4.15 x 2.67 x 1.51 in (105.4 x 67.9 x 38.4 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Very quiet+Good battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Not a lot of features

Prefer working at your favorite coffee shop so you can caffeinate yourself all day? Logitech’s M330 Silent Plus didn’t just make the cut because of its small body at 4.15 inches long and 2.67 inches wide. It made this list because it’s the best small mouse we’ve found that’s near silent, so much so that it got the Quiet Mark certification from the UK Noise Abatement Society. Mind you, it’s not just its left and right buttons that are quiet (while still offering that satisfying tactile feel). It’ll also quietly glide over the surface its on, and that scroll wheel will roll smoothly and silently too. Other features to love include its energy-saving functionality, wireless connection and Logitech’s Advanced Optical Tracking for precise movements. We don't have a full review of the Logitech M330 Silent Plus, but we can absolutely tell that it deserves a spot on this list. 

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Mouse 3600

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7. Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Mouse 3600

Best wireless

Specifications
DPI: 1000
Interface: Bluetooth
Buttons: 3
Ergonomics: Ambidextrous
Dimensions: 3.75 x 2.25 in (95.4 x 57.1 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Cheap+Very comfortable
Reasons to avoid
-Basic

The Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Mouse 3600 isn’t just the best small mouse for a mobile lifestyle, but it’s also extremely comfortable to use, with its beautifully sculpted design. One of the most affordable mice on this list, this tiny tracker actually has a lot to offer: from the 4-way scroll wheel that will let you navigate seamlessly and its BlueTrack technology for more precision, to the fact that it doesn’t require a transceiver to connect to your laptop or desktop computer, instead utilizing the power of Bluetooth 4.0 technology. It’s not rechargeable, but with battery life of up to 12 months, you’ll still save money.

Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850

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8. Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850

The ambidextrous ace

Specifications
DPI: 1000
Interface: USB 1.0 Nano Transceiver
Buttons: 3
Ergonomics: Ambidextrous
Dimensions: 3.95 x 2.29 in (100 x 58.1 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Great battery life+Comfortable+Durable
Reasons to avoid
-Wheel not as smooth

This ace for ambidexterity is more than just affordable. It’s actually the cheapest mouse on this list at less than 20 bucks, which means flexibility all around, whatever your budget and scrolling hand is. For that, this is definitely one of the best small mice for everyone. But, there’s more to a mouse than that (or the fact that it’s small and portable): it’s also very comfortable to use, has wireless functionality and offers up to six months of battery usage. Best yet, it comes in different (read: attractive and vibrant) colors, which adds a bit of pizzazz to your boring setup.

Logitech Pebble M350

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9. Logitech Pebble M350

Slim, sleek and super cheap

Specifications
DPI: 1000
Interface: Bluetooth
Buttons: 3
Ergonomics: Ambidextrous
Dimensions: 4.21 x 2.32 x 1.04 in (107 x 59 x 26.5 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Very quiet+Great tactile feedback+Thin and light
Reasons to avoid
-Non-rechargeable-Only 3 buttons

If you prefer your office or workspace quiet and could do without all the clickety-clacking noises that many keyboards and mice make, then you will adore the Pebble M350 mouse from Logitech the first moment you press one of its buttons. Not only is this mouse incredibly quiet – though not exactly silent – but that soft yet satisfying feedback its buttons give is also surprisingly pleasurable. Of course, its small, thin and light profile also helps, especially when you’re remote working and need a portable mouse. It’s so thin, in fact, you can easily slip it in your pants pocket, and no one would notice it’s there. It also comes in five different colors, including rose and eucalyptus, so it could be the splash of color in your otherwise neutral setup. Just bear in mind that it’s also all about minimalism, so you’ll only have three buttons at your disposal.

Jelly Comb Slim Wireless Mouse

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10. Jelly Comb Slim Wireless Mouse

The smallest

Specifications
DPI: 1600
Interface: USB 2.0 Nano Receiver
Buttons: 3
Ergonomics: Ambidextrous
Dimensions: 2.4 x 1.4 x 4.6 in (61 x 35.6 x 116.8 mm)
Reasons to buy
+Ergonomic+Great battery life+Very quiet
Reasons to avoid
-Isn't as durable

Much like the Logitech Wireless Ultra Portable M187, this mouse is very attractive. In fact, it comes in more vibrant colors – our favorite’s the purple on green one. But this highly-rated mouse has another thing going for it: it’s the smallest mouse on this list. But wait, there’s more. The Jelly Comb Slim Wireless Mouse is quiet, reliable, durable enough at over 5 million clicks and has a 15 meter range. Again, it’s not rechargeable, but it’ll make that single AAA battery last for up to 18 months. And, since you get all of that for less than $10, you can go crazy and buy all the colors you want (there’s more than 20 of them).

Michelle Rae Uy

Michelle Rae Uy is a Los Angeles-based editor, writer and photographer with a bad case of wanderlust. She is a regular contributor for Thrillist, TravelAge West, HuffPo Travel, Paste Magazine, and Travel Pulse. She has written for publications like Nylon, Fodor's and SmarterTravel, and is also the contributing editor for MiniTime.com.