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Top 4 Sustainable Computer Mice of 2020

When it comes to computer mice, environmentally friendly and sustainable are not what you usually would think about as a purchasing criterion. As companies and people try to figure out ways to lessen their impact on the planet, however, wouldn’t it be nice if those of us who want to have the best computer setup for gaming or work could join in on the movement?

The good news is we can.

Two companies that have come across our radar at EcoGaming that design and manufacture computer mice with sustainability mind. 

Logitech, being the more well-known company, has a sustainability action plan and joined the Responsible Business Alliance in 2007. They won awards for being the most sustainable company in consumer technology in 2019 and 2020. Some of their actions include using 88% renewable energy sources worldwide, contributing financially to electrical recycling and have updated their design process to enhance environmental performance. 

The actions of Logitech show that they are serious about sustainability and equality, but these accolades make it difficult to compare Logitech to Redragon. 

Redragon is a smaller company and may not be as well-known as Logitech, but they make some quality products. I am personally a huge fan of their mechanical keyboards and gaming mice. However, they do not tout their products as being sustainable or even eco-friendly. Which will hopefully change in the future because their products are fully recyclable and adhere to the ISO 14000 certification series.

Ok so what’s ISO 14000? Here is a quick description of what that means provided by Wikipedia

“ISO 14000 is a family of standards related to environmental management that exists to help organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment; comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements; and continually improve in the above.” 

So, Redragon is making an effort even if it is a seemingly covert one.

Anyway! Here are our favorite sustainable mice options in 2020 from Logitech and Redragon:

Logitech MX Master 2S

  • DPI: 4,000
  • Interface: Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless
  • Buttons: 7
  • Ergonomic: Right Handed
  • Features: Scrolling wheel, customizable buttons, thumb wheel and an ergonomic build

A great mouse for those who are looking for an edge in productivity and creativity. It may be an expensive edition to your setup (as it currently costs 109 EUR), but it holds true to the high-end quality you expect from Logitech. 

Logitech G502 Lightspeed

  • DPI: Up to 16,000
  • Polling Rate: 1000hz (1ms)
  • Buttons: 11
  • Ergonomics: Right Handed
  • Features: Powerplay compatible, onboard memory, Lightsync RGB (2 zone), Mechanical button tensioning system

This is definitely a top-tier gaming mouse. With its highly responsive and accurate Hero optical sensor and superior mechanical switches, it will give you the performance you want for gaming. This mouse is compatible with Logitech’s powerplay technology, and will stay charged for up to 48 hours between charges if you opt out of using the powerplay charging tech. It’s currently available for $119.99 USD.

Redragon M808 Storm

  • DPI: Up to 12400
  • Polling Rate: 1000hz
  • Buttons: 8
  • Ergonomics: Right Handed
  • Features: 16.8 Million colors customizable through software support, 85g weight

This ultralight mouse coming in at $34.99 USD is set up for those who want high speed function at lower DPI settings and a cheaper price. It provides swift action with its 85g weight. It uses a PixArt sensor to give you the accuracy and performance you need. 

Redragon M686 Vampire Elite

  • DPI: 16000
  • Polling Rate:1000hz (1ms)
  • Wireless: 2.4GHz
  • Buttons: 8
  • Ergonomics: Right Handed
  • Features: Fully customizable driver, PixArt PMW3335 Pro Sensor, Huano Blue switches, 2.4 GHz wireless.

This wireless gaming mouse touts 16,000 CPI and up to 45 hours of battery life in EcoMode. The extensive RGB lighting and customizability of the lighting make it a great piece for the RGB lovers out there. The software allows for easy button configuration and gives you the freedom to change the RGB lighting as you like. It’s currently available for $42.99 USD.

Note: we have received no money exchange for this blog post. We get zero in exchange for this blog post sending you to Redragon or Logitech’s computer mice. We’re just very interested in making known sustainable hardware options available to people – our goal is to do the research to help make things easier for you, our readers, to lower your carbon footprint.

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