The Best Mouse for Excel and Spreadsheets (7 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 you is super hard.

That’s why I found the 7 best mice for Excel and spreadsheets available right now.

My favorite mouse is the MX Master Wireless Mouse. It has a great thumbwheel, a customizable button, 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 November 6th, 2020.

1. MX Master Wireless Mouse

Starting with my most favorite mouse for Excel, the Logitech MX Master 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 thumbwheel 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 useful Excel shortcuts.

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

MX Master also has a rechargeable battery with 2 weeks of use on a single charge. Take note that you can use this mouse while charging.

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

2. MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse

The Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse looks indistinguishable from the MX Master Wireless Mouse.

The difference between them is that this mouse is equipped with an upgraded Logitech Flow.

Logitech Flow allows you to control and navigate across 3 different computers.

This upgraded version will enable you to control and navigate on different devices at the same time without clicking any button on the mouse.

Not just that, but you can also copy and paste text, images, and even files from one computer to the next with just this mouse.

Yes, you can use this mouse to copy the contents of a cell, row, or columns from an Excel file on a computer over to the next one. How awesome is that? 😀

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

However, if you don’t use 2 or 3 computers at the same time, there’s no need for you to buy this mouse as the previous one, MX Master Wireless Mouse, will do just fine.

3. MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse

This mouse, Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse, is the elder brother of the first two above and has more or less similar features (with a few differences).

One difference is the MagSpeed Eleectromagnectic scrolling that will allow you to scroll 1,000 lines in a second, without making a sound.

Useful if you’re working with large datasets on Excel where you would have to scroll hard to get to the bottom.

Another difference is the USB-C quick charging as opposed to micro-USB which the first two uses. This powers the mouse for up to 70 days on a full charge.

Charging this for a minute will get you three hours of use. Great for catching up on projects that are almost due.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

If you’re not up for the first two Logitech mice, this older, more stable version might be the right mouse for your Excel work.

4. MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse is a smaller, more compact version of the ones mentioned 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.

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

5. M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse

Sometimes, it’s tiring to move your mouse across the spreadsheet when entering data across different rows and columns.

This is why trackball mice are trending — you don’t have to move your arm to move the cursor.

Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse does it best.

There’s no need to worry that you won’t be able to select the right cell or column, this mouse has precise cursor control.

Meaning, you would be able to control it like it’s part of your own body.

Using a wireless trackball mouse would enable you to work wherever you want. It’s also perfect if you’re working in tight spaces as there’s no need to move your arm while working.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

6. AmazonBasics Full-Size Ergonomic Wireless PC Mouse

The AmazonBasics Full-Size Ergonomic Wireless PC Mouse is a great ergonomic mouse that costs 50% to 80% cheaper than the previous ones we have discussed.

As expected of an ergonomic mouse, this will enable you to work with ease as it fits perfectly on your palm, giving you comfort while working through your data.

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

But it’s not all about comfort and ease, this mouse is also packed with useful features such as fast scrolling, a clickable wheel, and even forward/backward thumb buttons.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

But unlike the wireless mice from Logitech, this mouse is powered by 2 AA batteries with a battery LED light and an on/off switch.

7. MX Vertical Wireless 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.

This mouse, like the first ones, is also equipped with Logitech Flow.

But unlike MX Master 2S, you will have to click (without effort) a button to switch from the device to another.

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 Wireless Mouse as it allows me to do pretty much whatever I could with a mouse on Excel. If not that, the MX Vertical Wireless Mouse and M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse are my 2nd and 3rd options. 😊

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

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

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