There may be tons of reasons in choosing a mouse for your Windows operating system! But if you are more of an Excel user, you would definitely look for a mouse that suits your spread-sheet application tasks. The other day I was searching an Logitech forum, and an user came up with these astonishing needs.
The mouse should fulfill the basic requirements, like a nano usb and be wireless, be very precise at doing regular tasks like getting to cells in spreadsheets and selecting points on charts, attach programmable tasks to buttons on the mouse and should be easy enough to move between excel tabs.
The best mice described for such behavior are as following.
- -Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
- -Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX
- -Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Out of these three, the M705 was accepted by the user. But all the 3 mice have a unifying receiver, have advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connections, have hyper-fast scrolling, can be programmed to use the Logitech SetPoint Software, have forward and backward button at the thumb-side which can be assigned keystrokes.
Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
The Logitech Corded Mouse M500 is a more affordable substitute for users who more frequently use Office apps, like Excel and Word. The price of this mouse is around £20. The 3 most important features of this mouse are a laser sensor, the scroll which is with or without notches and 2 buttons to facilitate internet browsing | Buy Now (aff link)
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX
The Anywhere MX is regarded as the best wireless mouse, according to the “Wirecutter.com“. This works out really well as a full-on desktop mouse and has all the features of a solid general-purpose mouse. The price of this mouse is around $50 and can be easily seen as a travel mice.
The ergonomics are simple and symmetrical. There have been changes from the 2012 version and its matte surface has changed to a more glossier plastic. But there are little flaws like the lack of a dedicated middle mouse button and some battery issues | Buy Now (aff link)
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
According to “Engadget”, it gives a critic score of 8.1. Even other review sites like CNET, Gizmodo, PCMag, Digital Trends have good reviews about this mouse. It is a laser-type, right-handed, scrolling device with 9 buttons. It can be used with a wireless connection using RF/Radio signals. Users have given a score of 9.4 and 9.3 in ergonomics and design respectively.
You can see the specs here.
The highlights are it has an “Under Thumb button“, which is a natural position for a button. You don’t even need a thumb motion. You just have to press it down. You can charge it using USB cable. So no more hurdles in the form of batteries. It can be connected wirelessly using USB receiver (about 8mm).
Battery life is very good. You can use it for 14 days with an average of 8-12 hours per day, per charge | Buy Now (aff)
According to PCMag, Marathon Mouse 705 has significant pros like comfortable form factor, high precision, smooth scroll wheel, unified technology which allows multiple devices to be synced to one USB. The only disadvantage with this, is that it is only for right-handed persons.
The M705 can track speeds up to 3200 dpi, the scroll-wheel can also move horizontally through pages, has 3.7 out of 5 rating on the logitech website, plug-n-play feature and can be used as a gaming mouse as well. The horizontal scroll makes it an ideal choice for one of the best mouse for excel which makes it move across large number of columns.
The Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse (aff) which costs around $50 is also an apt choice for Microsoft Excel usage, as it has both vertical and horizontal scroll. It’s also Mac compatible. The BlueTrack technology yields smooth tracking. It’s a compact wireless mouse and is more useful with the touch-enabled and tiled user interface of Windows 8 OS.