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The best mice and tracker balls for your PC

PC Advisor reviews the best mice/tracker balls you can use with your PC.

5. HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse

HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse
  • Reviewed on: 30 June 11
  • RRP: £39 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

If you want a wireless mouse, but can't spare a USB port for a dongle, the HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse may be right up your street. Windows 7 users only need apply, but they're in for a bit of a treat: a smart, reliable, comfy and accurate wireless mouse that doesn't even need a dongle to perform its magic.

4. Razer Imperator 4G 2012

Razer Imperator 4G 2012
  • Reviewed on: 27 September 11
  • RRP: £74 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

Razer’s new and refurbished Imperator 4G 2012 boasts of dual sensors (optical and laser) and is a better product.

3. SteelSeries Sensei Gaming Mouse

SteelSeries Sensei Gaming Mouse
  • Reviewed on: 30 September 11
  • RRP: £60 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The SteelSeries Sensei is a high-quality gaming mouse with lots of tweakable options and some very well-thought-out features.

2. Razer Starcraft II Spectre Gaming Mouse

Razer Starcraft II Spectre Gaming Mouse
  • Reviewed on: 8 December 10
  • RRP: $79 (about £50); currently available on UK import for £4,383 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Razer Starcraft II Spectre Gaming Mouse is a nearly perfect StarCraft II gaming mouse. The design's austere but attractive, the response feels tight out of the box and offers dozens of customisation parameters, and the best part of the package - Razer's configuration tool - packs in some of the best optimisation metrics we've come across, whether you're looking for simple macros and button-maps, or tournament-grade performance heuristics. Put another way, it's this reviewer's new full-time mouse. Bravo, Razer.

1. Microsoft Arc Touch

Microsoft Arc Touch
  • Reviewed on: 12 October 10
  • RRP: £45.76 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

Portable, practical, good at its job and more desirable than a PC peripheral has any right to be, Microsoft’s Arc Touch wireless mouse is a superb wireless mouse. Yes, it’s expensive - not to mention a little unconventional for some tastes. But we reckon well-heeled businessmen and laptop-toting road warriors could do a lot worse.

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