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The Best Wireless Mouse - Fall 2023 Mice Reviews

Best Wireless Mouse

If you've got lots of things on your desk or like to use your mouse on the go, having a cable attached to your mouse can be trouble. Wireless mice didn't perform nearly as well as wired mice in the past, and they typically had poor battery life. These days, many wireless mice perform just as well as wired mice. Depending on how often you use your mouse, some can last for months without recharging. Lately, even e-sports pros rely on wireless options, even during competition play. Whether you're looking for an everyday browsing option, something to toss into your bag when you travel, or a trusty companion to help you make it onto the top of the leaderboards, a good wireless mouse can help you interact more naturally with your computer and with more freedom of movement.

We've tested over 300 mice, and below, you'll find our picks for the best wireless mouse and best Bluetooth mouse for most people. For other recommendations, see our picks for the best mouse, the best mouse for gaming, and the best wireless gaming mouse.

  1. Best Wireless Mouse

    The Logitech MX Master 3S is the best wireless mouse we've tested. It's available in three colors to match your setup, and the comfortable right-handed design has a thumb rest with a hidden button for performing gesture commands. You can connect this mouse via Bluetooth or its included USB receiver, and it pairs with up to three devices simultaneously. This mouse also has an impressive advertised battery life of up to 70 days between recharges. Among its most noteworthy features, there are two dedicated scroll wheels. The wheel on the side handles horizontal scrolling, while the wheel on top has two different modes: a more precise notched mode and a free-scrolling mode for quickly scrolling through content.

    This new version has much quieter click buttons than previous models in this series, and the sensor has a wider range of sensitivity levels. It's particularly helpful if you use a high-resolution 4K display because their higher pixel densities require higher sensitivity for producing smooth mouse movements at a comfortable speed. This mouse uses Logitech's newest BOLT receiver rather than the older Unifying receiver. Logitech indicates that this one has improved security protocols and performs better in congested wireless spaces. This new receiver is backward compatible with some but not all Logitech devices, so you may still need to plug in both receivers if you're also using an older Logitech keyboard, for instance.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Wireless Mouse

    For a mid-range wireless option, check out the Logitech MX Master 2S. We recommend this mouse if you're looking for a more affordable pick or don't necessarily need all the newest features on the Logitech MX Master 3S. Logitech has discontinued this model in North American markets, but it's still available in stock from some online retailers. That said, its price varies, and it's at its best value when it's around $60 USD. Also, be aware that some retailers may list both 2017 and 2022 models of this mouse, but there aren't any differences between them, even if they may be priced differently.

    Overall, the MX Master 2S has some minor visual differences compared to the newer Logitech MX Master 3S, and its side buttons and side-mounted scroll wheel are in a different spot and don't stick out as far. It also has louder click buttons and uses an older micro-USB cable for charging rather than the USB-C cable with newer models. Otherwise, all the same features that have made this lineup so popular are here, including its rock-solid build quality, classic ergonomic shape, dual scroll wheels, and multi-device pairing with up to three devices simultaneously. This mouse also has an advertised 70 days of battery life, which is on par with the newest versions in the series. It's a great option if you're interested in a more affordable entry point into this popular lineup to see what everyone has been talking about.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget Wireless Mouse

    More premium options in Logitech's productivity-minded MX series get lots of attention, but at a budget price point, we recommend the Logitech M720 Triathlon, which quietly offers many of the same features. This mouse has an ergonomic, right-handed shape and is well-suited for most hand sizes. It has three easy-to-reach side buttons and an integrated gesture button hidden in the thumb rest. Like our top pick, the Logitech MX Master 3S, you can connect this mouse with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and wirelessly pair it with up to three devices simultaneously.

    Its scroll wheel has left and right inputs, and you can toggle between a controlled, notched scrolling mode and a much faster free-scrolling mode. However, unlike the more expensive MX Master series mice, it doesn't feel as premium overall and lacks a second thumb scroll wheel. Depending on where you're shopping for your mouse, you may see the similar-looking Logitech Precision Pro, which is the same mouse as the M720 Triathlon but has a darker-colored bottom plate. The Precision Pro was previously a Costco exclusive but has recently been on sale from other retailers and can be less expensive than the more common M720 Triathlon-branded variant.

    See our review

  4. Best Wireless Mouse For Gaming

    If you're looking for the best wireless option for gaming, look no further than the Razer Viper V2 Pro. This latest version of Razer's longstanding Viper series is significantly more lightweight, making it easier to move quickly, which is crucial when playing competitive, reaction-based games. The sensor package is improved, with better motion syncing performance. Also, the battery life extends up to 80 hours, slightly longer than previous models and similar mice from other manufacturers. Additionally, its left- and right-click buttons use optical switches designed to prevent double-clicking issues that standard mechanical switches develop after sustained use.

    By making this mouse as lightweight as possible, this version removes some of the hallmark features found on previous mice in the series. This model lacks rubber grips, RGB lighting, and an optional wireless charging dock. Most notably, it now only has side buttons on the left side, while older versions were known for having a pair of side buttons on either side. The Razer Viper Ultimate is a standout alternative if you're interested in some legacy features and don't mind a heavier mouse. It's also recently been on sale and is more affordable than ever. Or, if you have larger-sized hands and prefer an ergonomic right-handed shape, check out the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, which shares the same internals as the V2 Pro and is only a few grams heavier.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Wireless Mouse For Gaming

    The best wireless mouse at a budget price point is the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. It's a gaming mouse on paper, but it also comes in as the best general-use wireless mouse we've tested at this price point. While it has impressive sensor performance and click latency, you don't need to be a gamer to appreciate what this mouse offers. Its build quality is great and resembles that of more premium-priced Logitech options. It also has a subdued look that blends seamlessly in professional settings or home desktops. It also comes in several colors to match your current decor or add flair.

    This mouse has a somewhat egg-like shape that's comfortable for nearly all hand sizes, so it's easy to slip into laptop bags or pockets for use on the go. It uses Logitech's LIGHTSPEED USB receiver to connect wirelessly and has an advertised battery life of over 250 hours using a single AA battery. There's also a small slot to store the USB receiver inside the mouse, so you don't lose it in transit. It's heavier than many recent gaming releases, but this is only an issue for gamers who exclusively play fast-paced, reaction-based games. Altogether, given its versatility and unmatched price to performance, this mouse remains the best all-around wireless option on the market.

    See our review

  6. Best Wireless Mouse For Travel

    If you're looking specifically for a travel option, we recommend the Razer Pro Click Mini. This mouse is a more portable version of the successful Razer Pro Click, Razer's first productivity-focused mouse. It's much more compact than the original and now sports a symmetrical shape, making it a more viable choice if you're left-handed. It feels very sturdy and packs many features, including multi-device pairing with up to four devices simultaneously and quieter buttons. The scroll wheel also has left and right tilt inputs, and you can toggle between a precise scrolling mode or a faster free-scrolling mode, a much-loved productivity feature absent on the larger version. You can power this mouse with one or two AA batteries, and Razer advertises a maximum battery life of 700 hours. It also has a compartment for storing the USB receiver, so you don't accidentally lose it in transit.

    If you'd prefer a much simpler alternative, we recommend the Logitech Pebble M350. It doesn't approach the same level of performance or have the same wealth of features, but it has a very slim and portable shape and is much more affordable.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT: The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a high-end alternative to the Razer Viper V2 Pro. Its symmetrical shape better accommodates a wider range of hand sizes and grip types. However, it delivers marginally less performance and has less advertised battery life. It also uses a relatively outdated micro-USB cable for charging. See our review
  • Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED: The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless gaming mouse that's more than versatile enough for browsing and productivity workloads. It has several more buttons, more productivity-focused features, and a more ergonomic shape than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED, but it's significantly more expensive. See our review
  • Logitech MX Anywhere 3S: The Logitech MX Anywhere 3S is a compact wireless model with a lot in common with the Razer Pro Click Mini for about the same price, but rather than using AA batteries, it recharges with a USB cable. That said, it doesn't offer the same level of performance overall, and its scroll wheel lacks left and right tilt functions. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Sep 12, 2023: We audited this article and haven't made any changes to our lineup of picks, but we've fixed an error in the 'Best Budget Gaming Mouse' entry. Previously, the text suggested that the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED was compatible with the Logitech Unifying USB receiver. We've corrected the text to indicate the G305 is only compatible with Logitech's LIGHTSPEED USB receiver.

  2. Aug 10, 2023: We've verified all our picks for price, stock availability, and relevance but haven't changed our lineup with this update.

  3. Jul 13, 2023: We've confirmed all picks are in stock and remain the best possible options available. We've also made a small change to our Notable Mentions section, replacing the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 with the newly-reviewed Logitech MX Anywhere 3S, which has quieter click buttons and a slightly upgraded sensor with higher sensitivity levels.

  4. Jun 15, 2023: We've reviewed this article and verified the availability and pricing of all picks, but none of our recommendations have changed as they continue to represent the best options for their categories.

  5. May 19, 2023: We've reviewed this article and aren't making any changes to our lineup as all products are in stock and remain the best options for their respective categories.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Bluetooth mouse and wireless mouse for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper mouse wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no mice that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our wireless mice reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no mouse is perfect for every use, most mice are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.