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Many designers enjoy working with a tablet rather than a mouse. Tablets allow for precision-point control, are less confining than a mouse, and they have the additional advantage of being customizable as well. There are different brands out there you can choose from, but many have similar features.
First you'll need to decide on a tablet size, and much of that will depend on what you are comfortable with, how mobile you need it to be, and what you typically design. Naturally, the larger tablets tend to cost more than the smaller ones, so that is a factor you may also want to take into consideration.
Typical tablet sizes are: