The Best Mouse for Excel and Spreadsheets
(5 Mice Reviewed)

Written by co-founder Kasper Langmann, Microsoft Office Specialist.

To be more productive with Excel, you need to use the best keyboard and mouse there is.

But there are TONS of mice, so getting the best one for Excel is super hard.

That’s why I found the 5 best mice for Excel spreadsheets available right now.

My favorite mouse is the MX Master S3 Wireless Mouse. It has a great thumbwheel, customizable buttons, and a gesture button.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

But let’s get into the list, so you can find the perfect mouse for your needs!

This list was last updated on May 14th, 2023.

1. MX Master S3 Wireless Mouse (top pick)

Logitech MX Master S3 Wireless Mouse - my favorite computer mouse

Starting with the best wireless mouse, the Logitech MX Master S3 Wireless Mouse will definitely take your productivity to the next level.

There are a lot of reasons why this mouse is perfect for Excel.

One of that is the presence of a thumb scroll wheel just a little above the thumb.

This small wheel can be used to scroll side to side, which saves you a bit of time from using your keyboard or using the horizontal bar.

Aside from that, this mouse also has customizable buttons that you can assign with useful Excel shortcuts⌨️

All in all it’s a great mouse. There’s nothing bad to say about it, except for it’s high price tag.

There’s also a gesture button that’s located under the thumb rest. This button allows you to add additional custom shortcuts by performing gestures while holding the button.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

The MX Master S3 computer mouse also has a rechargeable battery with two weeks of use on a single charge. Take note that you can use this mouse while charging.

You should definitely get this mouse if you’re looking for the best mouse for Excel.

Spreadsheeto rating: 💚💚💚💚💚💚 (6/6)

2. MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse

MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse - mobile wireless mouse with a scroll wheel

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse is a smaller, more compact version of the MS Master version above.

A lot of users show appreciation for this mouse as it fits perfectly with those with smaller hands but at the same time are Excel power users.

Functionality-wise, you would still enjoy similar benefits to the ones mentioned earlier such as dual connectivity (using Logitech Flow), easy switching, hyperfast scrolling, and more.

This is also perfect for those who want to work anywhere as it has a 4,000 DPI Darkfield Sensor that would track flawlessly anywhere, even on a glass, where regular mice don’t work.

Also, this computer mouse is quite a bit cheaper than its legendary big brother.

Spreadsheeto rating: 💚💚💚💚💚🤍 (5/6)

If you have smaller hands and you take your work with you anywhere you go, MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse is perfect for you.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

3. Contour Design RollerMouse (best ergonomic mouse)

Contour Design RollerMouse - different and very ergonomical mouse

Are your hands, arms, or shoulders hurting from using a mouse?

Then you might wanna try something entirely different. And this is as different as it gets while still being somewhat easy to learn to use.

As opposed to the Logitech mice we reviewed above – this mouse definitely doesn’t look like a mouse👀

That’s because it’s actually a sliding precision scroll bar located right below your keyboard – to use instead of the mouse.

That way, you’re not straining your shoulder moving your hand between the keyboard and mouse 1000 times a day.

Because the mouse is actually just a slider attached as an extension to your current keyboard.

I use this mouse several times a week. It took a few days to learn, but it gives my right-hand fingers a much-needed break.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

I still keep the “classic” mouse for when I need to be very accurate.

Spreadsheeto rating: 💚💚💚💚💚🤍 (5/6)

4. Logitech M325 Wireless Mouse (best budget pick)

Logitech M325 wireless mouse - cheap and effective - best budget pick

The Logitech M325 is a great ergonomic mouse that costs 50% to 80% less than the previous ones we have discussed.

As expected of a brand that values comfortability, this mouse from Logitech will enable you to work easily from anywhere.

It will perfectly fit on your palm and give you comfort while working through your data.

Many users reported how this budget mouse seems to hold their hands in a natural way that’s more comfortable compared to other mice.

This mouse is a great option for a home workplace, an extra mouse for your study-bag, or as a primary mouse if you’re on a tight budget.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

There’s not much more to say.

For the price, this is one of the best mice you can ever get.

Spreadsheeto rating: 💚💚💚💚🤍🤍 (4/6)

5. MX Vertical Wireless Mouse

logitech vertical ergonomic bluetooth mouse

Speaking of ergonomic designs, you might also want to check out Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse, which places your hand in a natural handshake position.

Logitech has specifically stated that they used a unique 57-degree angle on the mouse’s handle to prevent the forearm from twisting.

This reduces strain by at least 10% compared with other mice (especially non-vertical ones).

Mice like this surely help lessen the stress and strain on your hands especially when working with a spreadsheet for several hours straight.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

Aside from that, this mouse has hyper-efficient tracking due to its 4,000 DPI high precision sensor.

Meaning, you don’t have to move your hand so much to move the cursor to wherever you want it to go.

Spreadsheeto rating: 💚💚💚💚💚🤍 (5/6)

Wrapping things up…

As you can see, there are plenty of mice you can choose from that will enable you to become more productive with Excel.

This special selection costs anywhere from $20 to almost $100, perfect for anyone with a budget around that range.

Before choosing one, see first what features you would like your mouse to have. Naturally, the more features you would want, the pricier it will be (as with any other thing in the world).

Personally, I prefer the MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse as it allows me to do pretty much whatever I could with a mouse on Excel.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

Alright, so you got the best mouse for your daily Excel work… now what?

Now it’s time to level-up your setup even further by getting the right keyboard, upgrade your laptop, or perhaps getting a new monitor!