A dedicated laptop mouse can help you work more comfortably and be more productive than relying on your laptop's built-in touchpad, trackpad or pointing stock, particularly if you use your laptop over long periods. If you're shopping for a laptop mouse, your first decision is what type of connectivity suits you best? Should you go for a wired or wireless mouse? A wired mouse plugs into your laptop via a USB cable which is how it gets the power it needs to operate so there are no batteries to worry about. If you opt for a wired mouse, ensure the cable is long enough to allow you to work comfortably as many laptop mice have short cables. The cable material is worth looking at too; you'll want one that's durable and doesn't get tangled up easily. Wireless mice give you the freedom to work unhindered and reduce cable clutter but on the flipside, you'll be relying on batteries for power which either need replacing or recharging when they run out of juice.