Mouse for work laptop - micro dongle or BT based? Suggestions...

Vandal

Skilled
I require a compact but preferably ergonomic wireless mouse for my office laptop (though I do not mind it working with a MacBook as well).

Confused between the tiny dongle and BT ones - which are more responsive and reliable?

I'd prefer longer battery life, fuss free functionality on as many surfaces as possible and a longer (3 year) warranty for peace of mind. Something with a side scroll wheel is preferred.

Any options for me?
 
Always prefer dongle over BT. You should go with logitech MX series. Logitech mx master 3 is a go to mouse. Now mx master 3s is also launched.
 
any reason why the dongle is preferred? Less lag, response etc? Anything with dongle that is compact?
Bluetooth support depends upon the operating system. And on windows, it's laggy.

Secondly, the mx series stuff usually support bluetooth as well as dongles. So you can use it in bluetooth mode, dongle mode or wire mode. It's up to you.
 

Vandal

Skilled
Bluetooth support depends upon the operating system. And on windows, it's laggy.

Secondly, the mx series stuff usually support bluetooth as well as dongles. So you can use it in bluetooth mode, dongle mode or wire mode. It's up to you.
Seeing 1 year warranties on the higher MX models and 3 years on the basic M series. Not sure why...
 

codelad

Disciple
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Secondly, the mx series stuff usually support bluetooth as well as dongles. So you can use it in bluetooth mode, dongle mode or wire mode. It's up to you.
Unsure about earlier MX models, but the newer MX Master 3 and MX Keys both support only charging via wired mode. They do support connections via BT and their Unifying wireless dongle (though for some inexplicable reason, the MX Keys Mini does not support the Unifying receiver).

@Vandal : If within your budget, the MX Master 3 should tick pretty much all your boxes - good battery life, side scrolling, a dedicated gesture button (and a really impressive free-spinning scroll mode). The only thing I dislike is the rubbery finish on it.
 
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