If you tend to keep more of a cluttered desk or you like to use your mouse on the go, having a cable attached to your mouse can be trouble. In the past, wireless mice didn't perform nearly as well as wired mice and they typically needed new batteries every few days. These days, wireless mice perform very similarly to their wired counterparts. Depending on how you use your mouse, some batteries can last months, and increasingly, even pro gamers are relying 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 climb your way to 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 250 mice, and below you'll find our picks for the best wireless choices available. For other recommendations, see our picks for the best mouse, the best mouse for gaming, and the best wireless mouse for gaming.
The best wireless gaming mouse we've tested is the Razer Viper Ultimate. This lightweight and portable option feels very well-built and has a true ambidextrous design with two side buttons on either side. It makes it a great choice for FPS gaming, whether you're right or left-handed. Also, its low back and short overall length make it ideal for use with a fingertip grip for almost all hand sizes.
It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver that plugs directly into your computer. Alternatively, you can plug this receiver into the included charging cradle, which also acts as a wireless signal extender. Performance-wise, this mouse has exceptionally low click latency and provides very responsive-feeling gameplay. Its high-quality feet provide a smooth gliding experience across desks and mousepads, and you can customize RGB settings or reprogram buttons using the dedicated customization software.
Unfortunately, the left and right mouse buttons squeak slightly when you press them down completely. Also, the companion software isn't available on macOS, but it has onboard memory, so you can still use some of your saved custom settings on computers without the software installed. Overall, it's a premium wireless gaming choice and is among the best gaming mice we've tested.
If you're set on an ultra-lightweight option, the best wireless gaming mouse we've tested is the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT. Weighing in at only 59g, it's among the lightest gaming mice available. Unlike many lightweight options that rely on perforated bodies to reduce their overall weight, this mouse has a solid plastic body that feels very well-built and sturdy. Overall, it's an excellent choice for FPS gamers or anyone else who plays fast-paced or competitive games, as it also has superb click latency and a consistent sensor.
It has a comfortable, symmetrical design suitable for both left- and right-handed users. However, it only has side buttons on its left side, so it's not a truly ambidextrous option. You can use the software to reprogram all buttons and assign a G-Shift button for a second layer of commands, so you'll have the option to assign more controls if you need them. It also has high-quality feet that glide very smoothly across desks and mousepads.
Unfortunately, it has a micro-USB charging cable rather than a newer USB-C standard cable, which is surprising, especially given its premium price point. Also, if you have small hands, you can't reach the front side button comfortably using a fingertip grip, though it's well-suited for a palm or claw grip with any hand size. Altogether, this mouse is an outstanding choice for a lightweight wireless gaming mouse.
The most versatile wireless gaming mouse we've tested is the Razer Naga Pro. It's an excellent wireless choice if you have a varied taste in games since it has three swappable side panels, each with a different configuration and number of buttons. In terms of build quality, it feels very well-built and is comfortable for medium to extra-large hands using a palm or claw grip.
The Naga Pro comes with three interchangeable side panels with a 2-, 6-, or 12-button layout, and regardless of what panel you have on the mouse, all of the buttons are reprogrammable in the customization software. You can also set a Hypershift button for a second layer of commands. Impressively, its click latency is low when using its USB receiver, and Razer advertises a battery life of up to 100 hours of regular use when using the USB receiver.
Unfortunately, the sensor is inconsistent and undershoots the set CPI significantly during quick mouse movements. Also, it's bulky, so if you have small hands, you may have a hard time reaching some of the more forward buttons depending on the side panel you have installed. With that said, it's an excellent choice for users looking for a flexible, wireless option that can take anything you throw at it.
The best wireless office mouse we've tested is the Logitech MX Master 3. It has an ergonomic, right-handed shape with a high back and wide thumb rest for maximum comfort during long work sessions. Its plastic body feels very solid and grippy thanks to a textured latex covering, and the overall shape is best suited for medium to extra-large-sized hands using a palm or claw grip.
Its vertical scroll wheel has a very premium-feeling free-scrolling mode that you can set to engage automatically when you begin to scroll quickly, making it easy to quickly browse through long documents or webpages. There's also a secondary scroll wheel on the left side, ideal for horizontal scrolling through spreadsheets. Logitech claims this version of the MX Master can last up to 70 days of regular usage before needing to recharge with its USB-C charging cable. You can connect this mouse wirelessly either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and you can pair it with up to three devices simultaneously.
Unfortunately, it's bulky and heavy, so it's not a very portable option compared to many more basic wireless office mice. Also, if you have small hands, you may have difficulty reaching the thumb wheel and more forward-mounted side buttons. All said, it's an outstanding wireless mouse for office use, and it's one of the best ergonomic mice we've tested.
If a vertical mouse is more your style, you'll want to look at the Logitech MX Vertical. Its vertical orientation is intended to prevent unnecessary strain by placing your hand, wrist, and forearm in a more neutral position, making the mouse easier to hold and use for longer periods without the risk of strain or injury. It's primarily intended for productivity tasks and everyday browsing, but it has low click latency over a wired connection, making it a viable choice for casual gaming.
You can connect this mouse with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. You can also pair it wirelessly with up to three devices simultaneously. The customization software downloads once you plug in the included USB receiver, and it lets you create profiles for individual programs. However, you need to create a Logitech account to save your settings, and there isn't any onboard memory, so you'll need to download the software on each computer you use if you want to use your custom setups.
Unfortunately, the scroll wheel lacks a free-scrolling mode and doesn't tilt for horizontal scrolling, which is disappointing on a mouse designed for productivity. This mouse is also quite large and bulky, meaning if you have small hands, you may have difficulty controlling the mouse and comfortably using all buttons. That said, it's a great choice for a wireless mouse if you're looking for an office-ready model designed to keep your body in a more comfortable position while you work.
The best Bluetooth mouse for Mac we’ve tested is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. This highly portable option feels remarkably well-built thanks to its metal frame and acrylic body. Its compact design and low profile should fit in most laptop bags. All hand sizes will feel comfortable using it with a fingertip grip, but it isn't suitable for palm or claw grips for any hand size.
This mouse connects using Bluetooth only, but while you don't have to worry about using or losing a USB receiver, you should note that it doesn't support multi-device pairing. If you're familiar with the trackpad on Mac devices, then this mouse will feel very intuitive to use as the whole top is a tactile touch surface that allows you to perform gesture commands like horizontal and vertical scrolling. There's only technically one button, but it acts as both a left- or right-click depending on where you press down.
Unfortunately, it uses USB-C to Lightning cable to charge, which may be difficult to replace if damaged. Also, the Lightning port to charge the mouse is on the bottom, so you can't use it while it charges. Thankfully, Apple advertises a month or longer battery life on a single charge, so you shouldn't have to charge it too frequently. All in all, it's the best Bluetooth mouse we've tested for Apple devices and one of the best mice for MacBook Pro.
Buying a new wireless mouse for your setup can be a daunting task, especially when factoring in the higher price of premium options. If you're just looking around and don't want to drop a small fortune on a gaming mouse, the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is an excellent, performant option with a budget-friendly price point. It has a solid, symmetrical body that's slightly egg-shaped, so it's well-suited for use with a claw or fingertip grip regardless of your hand size.
You won't have to worry about cables or a constantly drained battery, as this mouse uses a single AA battery for power, which Logitech advertises lasts up to 250 hours. There's an indicator light behind the CPI button that flashes when the battery needs replacing. If you're looking for a wireless mouse for work and play, this mouse has impressive gaming-oriented features like low click latency and the ability to precisely adjust your CPI setting within a wide range.
Unfortunately, if you have large or extra-large hands, you'll find it uncomfortable using anything but a fingertip grip. Also, if you're hoping to use this as an office mouse, you should note that the scroll wheel doesn't unlock for free scrolling, which could be annoying if you frequently work with long documents or spreadsheets. With that said, it's a premium-feeling and high-performing option that doesn't break the bank.
May 06, 2022: Updated text for clarity and accuracy; no changes to picks.
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Mar 10, 2022: Verified the availability of all recommendations and updated the text for accuracy and readability but made no changes to our picks.
Feb 10, 2022: We've made small adjustments to the text for accuracy and verified that all picks are available for purchase and remain the best choices for their respective categories at this time.
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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.