The AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse is a straightforward, wired office mouse. It has a symmetrical shape, making it a good choice for right- and left-handed users. However, the design is also very low-profile, and the mouse's overall size is small, so it isn't well-suited for larger hands.
The AmazonBasics Mouse is a sub-par mouse for office use. It feels decently sturdy, and its click buttons are very quiet, so they're unlikely to bother anyone working around you. Unfortunately, it's made from cheap-feeling materials. It also has no wireless connection options, and you can't reprogram any of its buttons as there isn't any software for customization. Also, the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free-scrolling.
The AmazonBasics Mouse is a satisfactory option for FPS gaming, though it isn't designed for this use. It offers good overall comfort for smaller hand sizes and is extremely lightweight, weighing slightly less than even most premium lightweight gaming mice. However, it mainly achieves this due to its small size and cheap construction materials. It also has a very stiff cable, very high and inconsistent click latency, and there's no way to adjust the extremely low polling rate or CPI settings.
The AmazonBasics Mouse isn't designed for MMO gaming and performs poorly for this use. It only has three buttons, and you can't reprogram any of them as there isn't any companion software. It also has very high and inconsistent click latency, no CPI adjustment options, and a very low, fixed polling rate.
The AmazonBasics Mouse is inadequate for travel, but it isn't designed for this usage. While it's extremely lightweight and feels sturdy, it lacks wireless connectivity and has a stiff, poor-quality cable. Also, it has thin, cheap-feeling feet that don't glide very smoothly.
The AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse comes in a black colorway, without any other variants available. You can see the label for our unit here.
The AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse is one of the cheapest mice currently available at the time of writing and is aimed at individuals and businesses that need a basic and inexpensive option without extra features. That said, some small but noticeable quality differences exist between similarly straightforward office models, like the Logitech M100, which feels better built and made with higher quality materials.
The AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse and the Logitech M510 are both straightforward office mice. The Logitech is a wireless model that feels significantly better built. It also has customization software compatible with Windows and macOS. On the other hand, the AmazonBasics Mouse is a significantly lighter, wired-only model that lacks customization software.
The Logitech M525 and the AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse are straightforward office mice with satisfactory build quality. However, the materials both mice are made of feel fairly cheap. The Logitech is a wireless model with customization software and a scroll wheel with left and right inputs. On the other hand, the AmazonBasics is a wired-only model without customization software or scroll wheel tilt inputs.
The AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse and the Logitech M535 are both straightforward office mice with decent build quality, but the materials they're made of feel cheap. The Logitech is a wireless mouse with customization software compatible with Windows and macOS. It also has a pair of side buttons on the left and a scroll wheel with left and right inputs. On the other hand, the AmazonBasics is a wired-only model which lacks companion software and has neither side buttons nor a scroll wheel with left and right inputs.
The AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse and the Logitech M317 are both straightforward mice with three buttons. The main difference is that the AmazonBasics mouse is wired only, while the Logitech is wireless and connects using a USB receiver. The AmazonBasics mouse is also slightly larger and more accommodating of medium-sized hands.
The Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse and the AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse are wired mice intended primarily for office use. The Microsoft has a larger, right-handed shape and has two side buttons on the left. It's significantly better built and is made from higher quality materials. It also has customization software and much better sensor performance and click latency. On the other hand, the AmazonBasics mouse has a symmetrical shape and lacks side buttons and customization software.
This mouse has a very simple look and is made of matte black plastic. The left- and right-click buttons and the palm rest have a smooth soft-touch coating, and the rest of the mouse has a slightly textured black plastic finish. There's also an "AmazonBasics" logo on the palm rest, just below the left- and right-click buttons.
If you're interested in a wireless three button mouse that's more portable, check out the Logitech M317.
Overall the build quality of this mouse is decent. The plastic body is very sturdy and doesn't creak or flex. However, the materials all feel very cheap, and there's a faint rattling sound if you shake the mouse. The left- and right-click buttons and the palm rest have a smooth, soft-touch coating, while the rest of the mouse has a slightly textured black plastic finish. The soft-touch material may wear off over time, as with other products with similar coatings, especially at a budget price point.
The AmazonBasics Mouse is fairly compact and best suited for a claw or fingertip grip for most hand sizes but most comfortable for those with smaller hands.
Due to its small size and shape, only those with small hands can use this mouse comfortably with a palm grip.
If you have large or extra-large hands, you'll likely find this mouse is too small to use comfortably, as you'll need to bend your fingers at a very sharp angle to use it with a claw grip.
If you have extra-large hands, you'll find this mouse is too small to comfortably use with a fingertip grip.
It's a wired-only mouse without any wireless connectivity options.
This mouse has a mediocre rubber cable with poor flexibility that retains permanent kinks from its packaging.
The AmazonBasics Mouse has passable feet, but they don't glide smoothly and have a noticeable scratchiness moving directly on desks or mousepads.
This mouse has conventional left- and right-click buttons and a scroll wheel with a middle-click button. There are no additional buttons.
The AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse has poor click latency, and while it isn't suitable for gaming, it's appropriate for productivity tasks or everyday browsing. This mouse exhibits somewhat unusual click latency behavior, but this result is confirmed to be consistent across repeated test attempts.
This mouse has a fixed polling rate of 125Hz, and the CPI is locked to 1000. The sensor position isn't quite centered and is placed further towards the front.
The scroll wheel on the AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse is fairly quiet, and scrolling feels precise. However, the steps aren't very well-defined.
This mouse has no software option available.