The Best Wireless Mouse - Fall 2021 Mice Reviews

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If you often travel or have a cluttered desk, a wired mouse can be a nuisance. In the past, wireless mice often had much worse performance compared to wired mice and needed new batteries every few days. Luckily, wireless mice can now perform very similarly to their wired counterparts, even for gaming, and often have rechargeable batteries. Whether you're looking for a mouse to use daily to scroll through Excel spreadsheets, toss it into your bag to take with you on a trip, or help you win games, a good wireless mouse helps you interact with your computer more comfortably and enjoyably.

We've tested over 215 mice, and below you'll find our picks of the best wireless mice available to buy. See our recommendations for the best mouse, the best mouse for gaming, and the best wireless mouse for gaming.


  1. Best Wireless Mouse For Gaming: Razer Viper Ultimate

    8.1
    Office/Multimedia
    8.7
    Video Games (FPS)
    8.2
    Video Games (MMO)
    8.7
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    7.6
    Travel
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best wireless gaming mouse we've tested is the Razer Viper Ultimate. It's lightweight and portable, feels very well-built, and has a truly ambidextrous design with two side buttons on either side. It also has a low-back design and a short body that makes it well-suited to a fingertip for almost all hand sizes, a claw grip for those with small to large hands, and a palm grip for those with smaller hands.

    You can use it wired or wirelessly using its USB receiver that plugs into your computer directly or into a cradle that acts as a signal extender. It has exceptionally low latency, virgin grade PTFE mouse feet that glide very smoothly, a wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 50, and a low lift-off distance. You can also remap all the buttons using the companion software.

    Unfortunately, the left and right mouse buttons squeak slightly when bottomed out, and the companion software isn't available on macOS. That said, it does have onboard memory, so you can still use your settings on computers without the software installed. All in all, it's an excellent wireless gaming mouse and among the best gaming mice we've tested.

    See our review

  2. Ultra-Light Alternative: Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    If you'd prefer an ultra-light alternative, check out the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT. It's significantly more expensive than the Razer Viper Ultimate, and it only has side buttons on the left, but it's significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has mouse feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks, a very flexible and high-quality charging cable, and customization software compatible with Windows and macOS. Performance-wise, it has a very wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 50, a very low lift-off distance, and excellent click latency. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Bluetooth support, and it recharges using a micro USB cable, opposed to a newer USB-C standard cable.

    If you'd prefer a more affordable wireless gaming mouse with side buttons on both sides, go with the Razer. On the other hand, if you want an ultra-lightweight option that's significantly lighter and feels better-built, get the Logitech.

    See our review

  3. Best Versatile Wireless Mouse For Gaming: Razer Naga Pro

    8.5
    Office/Multimedia
    8.1
    Video Games (FPS)
    8.9
    Video Games (MMO)
    6.8
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    8.3
    Travel
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best versatile wireless mouse that we've tested is the Razer Naga Pro. This model is an excellent option if you play many game genres, thanks to its three swappable side panels with different button layouts. You can choose between a 2-, 6-, or 12-button configuration based on the type of game you're playing, whether it's an MMO, MOBA, battle royale, or FPS.

    Using the Razer Synapse 3 software, you can reprogram all of the buttons on the mouse, and you can even set a HyperShift button to give you a second layer of controls. It has an incredibly low latency over a USB receiver connection, and it's impressively low over Bluetooth, even though it's a bit higher. The CPI range is very wide, and you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50, and it has a low minimum lift-off distance, although it isn't as low as some other models.

    Unfortunately, the sensor is very inconsistent and inaccurate, and it undershoots the set CPI a lot when moving the mouse fast. Also, the mouse is quite large, so people with smaller hands will struggle to reach some of the buttons comfortably. Nonetheless, this is an amazing wireless model if you play many games and need a different button layout for each.

    See our review

  4. Best Wireless Mouse For Office Use: Logitech MX Master 3

    9.0
    Office/Multimedia
    6.7
    Video Games (FPS)
    7.1
    Video Games (MMO)
    4.5
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    7.2
    Travel
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best wireless mouse for office use that we've tested is the Logitech MX Master 3. This dedicated office mouse has a very ergonomic shape, thanks to its high back and finger rest, making it ideal for a palm grip. You can use it via USB receiver or Bluetooth, and you can pair it with up to three devices at once.

    It has two scroll wheels. The vertical one has L/R tilts and automatically unlocks for free scrolling, and the horizontal one on its left side is for side-scrolling and should line up with your thumb. There's also a button on the thumb rest that enables gesture commands for as long as you hold it, and you can set these controls in the Logitech Options software.

    Unfortunately, it's a bulky mouse, so people with small hands might struggle to reach some of the buttons comfortably in any grip type. Also, it's very heavy, and it isn't great for traveling if you want to take it on the road with you. Nonetheless, this is an outstanding office mouse, and it's among the best ergonomic mice we've tested.

    See our review

  5. Vertical Alternative: Logitech MX Vertical

    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Vertical

    If you're looking for a vertical office mouse, check out the Logitech MX Vertical. While it doesn't have gesture-based controls or a side horizontal scroll wheel like the Logitech MX Master 3, its vertical shape is more ergonomic overall and is designed to help reduce strain on your wrist, though we don't test for this. While the MX Vertical may take a bit of time to get used to, it aims to give you a more natural grip and should be a great companion for the office. However, it doesn't feel as premium as other mice in the MX family, and you can't unlock its wheel for infinite scrolling, which is disappointing. On the plus side, you can connect it via Bluetooth or with its USB receiver and then easily switch between three connected devices. It's also fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.

    If you want a remarkable office mouse with more extra features for work, go with the MX Master 3, but if you want something with a vertical design, the MX Vertical should be a great alternative for you.

    See our review

  6. Best Wireless Mouse For Mac: Apple Magic Mouse 2

    6.3
    Office/Multimedia
    4.9
    Video Games (FPS)
    3.1
    Video Games (MMO)
    5.5
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    7.6
    Travel
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best wireless mouse for Mac that we’ve tested is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. This mouse feels remarkably well-built and has a glossy, acrylic body with a metal frame. Its compact design and low-profile is great for portability as it should fit in most laptop bags. It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth, so there's no USB receiver to carry around.

    Though the mouse lacks a physical scroll wheel and distinct L/R buttons, the entire top of the mouse has a tactile touch surface, which you can use to perform gesture commands. The one large button can also act as both a left and right click. The mouse has a lightning charging port that’s consistent with other Apple products. However, the charging port is on the bottom of the mouse, so you won’t be able to use the mouse while charging.

    Unfortunately, this mouse lacks any companion software, so you can't adjust the polling rate, CPI, or lift-off distance, and you can't re-program custom gesture controls. Additionally, the slim profile isn’t well-suited for use with anything but a fingertip grip. While this mouse isn't recommended for gaming, it should be suitable for most everyday office uses. If you have an Apple device, it’s the best Bluetooth mouse we've tested and among the best mouse for MacBook Pro we’ve reviewed.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget Wireless Mouse: Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

    7.6
    Office/Multimedia
    7.6
    Video Games (FPS)
    7.1
    Video Games (MMO)
    6.9
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    7.8
    Travel
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best budget wireless mouse we’ve tested is the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. Its solid, plastic body feels very sturdy and similar to more expensive Logitech options. The mouse features an ambidextrous design with two buttons on the left side that can be programmed through the companion software, which is compatible with both Windows and macOS.

    The mouse features low click latency, a low lift-off distance, and you can precisely adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a broad range. Additionally, through the software, you can assign a G-Shift button that enables a second layer of commands for even more customization. It connects with a USB receiver, and it has internal storage for the receiver under the palm rest panel.

    Unfortunately, the mouse is fairly small, so it may not be suitable for larger hands; however, it should be suitable for all hand sizes in a fingertip grip. Despite its small size, it's quite heavy, so gamers who want a lightweight mouse may prefer other options. It also doesn't have a rechargeable battery, as it uses a single AA battery. With that said, it's a versatile option with good features and a low price point.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Razer Orochi V2: The Razer Orochi V2 is an impressive alternative to the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless. It's significantly lighter and has a much lower minimum lift-off distance, but it's more expensive and suitable for fewer hand sizes. See our review
  • Logitech G Pro Wireless: The Logitech G Pro Wireless can be a good alternative to the Razer Viper Ultimate if you want something that's fully compatible with macOS. However, the Razer has more programmable buttons and feels more comfortable overall. See our review
  • Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro: The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro performs very similarly to the Razer Viper Ultimate and is a good alternative if you need something that supports Bluetooth, but the Viper Ultimate is lighter and has a fully ambidextrous design with two buttons on each side. See our review
  • Logitech MX Master 2S: The Logitech MX Master 2S is a great alternative to the Logitech MX Master 3 if you're looking for something cheaper. However, it doesn't have as many extra features as the Master 3, and the side buttons and scroll wheel are harder to reach and use. See our review
  • Microsoft Arc Mouse: The Microsoft Arc Mouse is a good option for traveling thanks to its unique foldable design that makes it extremely portable. However, it has very high click latency, a very limited number of buttons, and rather poor performance overall. See our review
  • Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED: The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless is a good alternative to the Razer Viper Ultimate if you prefer a bigger mouse with an ergonomic design and a thumb rest. That said, the Razer performs better as a gaming mouse overall. See our review
  • Razer Basilisk Ultimate: The Razer Viper Ultimate and the Razer Basilisk Ultimate are very similar gaming mice, but the Viper is more versatile thanks to its ambidextrous design, with two buttons on each side of the mouse. See our review
  • Glorious Model O Wireless: The Glorious Model O Wireless is a good alternative to the Razer Viper Ultimate if you want something a bit more lightweight. However, it doesn’t have as many programmable inputs and has slightly higher click latency than the Razer. See our review
  • Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor: The Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor is an excellent wireless gaming mouse that's fully compatible with macOS, but the Razer Viper Ultimate is lighter, more comfortable, and has more programmable inputs. See our review
  • Razer Atheris: The Razer Atheris is great for traveling and is a good alternative to the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless if you need something smaller. That said, the KATAR performs better overall and has a wider CPI range, less CPI variation, and a lower click latency. See our review
  • Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless: The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless is an amazing gaming mouse in the budget category. It's a great alternative to the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED if you want a wider mouse with a thumb rest. However, its CPI is only adjustable by steps of 200, and it has a much higher lift-off distance than the G305. See our review
  • Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small: The Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small is a remarkable alternative to the Razer Viper Ultimate. Weighing only 45g, It's the lightest mouse we've tested. Unfortunately, Finalmouse only releases mice in batches, and right now, they're sold out. At this point, you can only buy them via third-party resellers, which can be very expensive. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Sep 23, 2021: Verified picks for availability and made minor changes to text for accuracy; no changes to picks.

  2. Aug 26, 2021: Removed the 'Best Wireless Mouse For Travel' category and replaced it with the 'Best Versatile Wireless Mouse For Gaming' with the Razer Naga Pro as the pick.

  3. Jul 02, 2021: Moved the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT from the Notable Mentions section into a new 'Ultra-Light Alternative' category for the 'Best Wireless Mouse For Gaming.' We've also replaced the Logitech M510 with the Logitech M720 Triathlon and added the Razer Orochi V2 and the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small to the Notable Mentions section.

  4. May 04, 2021: Verified picks for availability and made minor changes for accuracy; no changes to picks.

  5. Mar 04, 2021: While we originally recommended the Harpoon Wireless over the Logitech G305 due to its higher FPS Gaming score, we've now made the G305 our pick for Best Budget Wireless Mouse due to its more adjustable CPI and much lower lift-off distance. The Harpoon Wireless has been moved to Notable Mentions. We also added the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT, the Glorious Model O Wireless, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro, and the Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best wireless mice 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.

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