Level up your workstation with a wireless mouse

Liberate your fingers from a laptop with a wireless mouse.

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A wireless mouse can make using a computer easier.Pexels

Small, lightweight laptops are enormously convenient when travelling or working in different locations. However, prolonged time spent typing on a laptop’s small keyboard and pressing on a trackpad can lead to painful shoulders and back, as well as hands and fingers. Rather than invest in multiple computers, however, you can simply add a wireless mouse and/or standalone keyboard to your kit when working in your home or office. Here’s what to look for.

Wireless Mouse, Patuoxun 2.4G USB Wireless Mice Optical PC Laptop Computer Cordless Mouse with Nano Receiver, 6 Buttons, 2400 DPI 5 Adjustment Levels for Windows Mac Macbook Linux - Super Energy Saving, Black

Long Life and Travel Friendly

Completely cord-free and designed for right-handed users, this device is sold without a keyboard. Will last up to 15 months with a single AA battery and switches to power-save mode after 8 minutes.Patuoxun

If you’re doing a lot of typing, you might want to consider a mouse with a wireless keyboard too. If it’s purely for design functions, you might not need the keyboard, but you might want a mouse with more DPI levels—some come with three, some five.

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set,VicTsing Stylish Full-Size Keyboard & Quiet Mouse Combo, Super Energy-Saving, 2.4GHz Wireless Simple Connect with Desktop Computer, Laptop, PC, Windows etc.- UK, Layout

Curved Streamlined Design

This two-part set works up to a distance of 10m/33ft. Sleep mode activated after 10 minutes.VicTsing

Some wireless mice and keyboards come with multimedia key shortcuts, which make repetitive tasks quicker and easier. Check before you buy, however, that it is compatible not just with your iPad or Notebook, but also with your Operating System.

Slim Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set, 2.4G Cordless QWERTY UK Layout USB Keyboard and Silent Mouse Combo with Numeric Keypad, Ultra Thin and Super Energy Saving for Windows PC/Laptop/Surface/Apple Mac

Suitable for Right and Left-Handed Users

The ambidextrous functionality boosts the wide appeal of this option. Works up to 10m/33ft distance.LeadsaiL

Also check that the wireless mouse you are buying works for both right and left-handed users—some are designed for everyone, while others are curved to fit more snugly in one hand only.