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.
The best wireless mouse for gaming that we've tested so far is the Razer Viper Ultimate. This mouse is very well-built and still feels very light, which is great for FPS players that are looking for more traditional-looking mice rather than ultra-light ones with a honeycomb pattern. Its shape and low-profile body are great for people with smaller hands and is better suited for fingertip grip users.
Its performance is quite impressive, both wired and wireless. The mouse feels responsive and allows for a lot of customization, whether it's the RGB lighting or the sensor performance. Its ambidextrous design also has two buttons on each side of the body, giving you a few additional inputs. It also comes with a sleek looking charging station that also features full RGB backlighting.
Unfortunately, people with very large hands might have trouble holding this mouse comfortably. Nevertheless, this mouse is considered to be one of the best wireless mice currently available, along with the Logitech G Pro Wireless. These two mice are often compared due to their similar performance. Overall, the Razer is an amazing wireless mouse for gamers that feels very premium. If you prefer using a palm grip, check out the Razer Basilisk Ultimate or the Logitech G502 Wireless.
The Logitech MX Master 3 is the best wireless mouse for office use that we've tested to date. This excellent office mouse has an ergonomic design that's very comfortable to use and looks incredibly premium and well-built. The vertical wheel automatically switches to infinite scrolling when needed, and there's also a horizontal scroll wheel to help you navigate through things like Excel documents.
This mouse features a unique gesture button that allows you to perform different commands when you press it and swipe your mouse in different directions. While its sensor and click latency aren't as good as most gaming mice, it performs more than good enough for everyday use, and should even suffice if you like to get in a couple of quick games of World of Warcraft on the weekends.
Unfortunately, it's quite large and bulky, and people with small hands will likely have a hard time reaching all the buttons. It's also quite expensive, and you may want to consider the older Logitech MX Master 2S if you want something a little more budget-friendly, though it lacks the gesture commands and automatic infinite scroll. That being said, the MX Master 3 is an outstanding mouse for office use and is among the best mice we've tested.
If you like the professional design of the MX lineup but want something that's a bit more ergonomic, check out the Logitech MX Vertical. It doesn't have gesture commands with specific programs like the Logitech MX Master 3, but if you often feel pain in your forearm or wrist after using the computer for a while, its vertical design can help to reduce the pronation of your arm. It puts your arm in a more neutral position, which aims to reduce pain. It's very comfortable to use when holding in a palm grip, although its body might be a bit big for people with smaller hands. On the upside, you can easily set your preferred sensitivity in its app, and it's quite versatile as it can be used wired, with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
If you prefer having more buttons and customization options and having a more traditional but slanted design, get the MX Master 3. However, if you find that your wrist tends to get sore after long work days, the vertical design of the MX Vertical may be what you need.
The best wireless mouse for Mac that we've tested so far is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. This Bluetooth-only mouse is available in either silver or space gray to perfectly match your Apple devices, and its mix of glass and metal feels very premium and well-built. It's an excellent companion for a MacBook thanks to its very low profile that makes it easy to toss into most laptop cases.
While most mice will work with a Mac, this one really excels thanks to its touch-sensitive surface that covers the entire top of the mouse. This allows you to use gesture-based controls, like vertical/horizontal scroll, swiping through apps, and more. It has a built-in battery that can easily be recharged with a lightning cable, and Apple claims you'll get 9 hours of use from a 2-minute charge, which is great.
Unfortunately, unlike most gaming mice that have adjustable CPI settings, it has a set CPI. That being said, you can change the cursor sensitivity through your Mac's settings window, which should be more than fine enough for everyday use. If you want a mouse that's better suited for the occasional gaming session as well, you may want to consider the Logitech G604 Lightspeed, though it isn't nearly as portable and doesn't support macOS' swipe gestures.
The best wireless mouse for travel that we've tested to date is the Razer Atheris. This wireless mouse is one of the smallest we've tested and can easily be tossed into a laptop bag to take with you. It comes with a USB receiver but also supports a Bluetooth connection, so you can leave the receiver plugged into your desktop and simply pair the mouse to your laptop via Bluetooth. It has two programmable side buttons and is suitable with a fingertip grip for everyone except those with very large hands.
This mouse is designed for gaming as well as daily use, and its sensor performs excellently. While its CPI can't get quite as high as some other dedicated gaming mice, it'll likely still be more than sensitive enough for most people. Its click latency is decent when used either via its USB receiver or Bluetooth, though competitive gamers may notice a small amount of lag.
Unfortunately, the mouse doesn't feel the most durable, as the top plastic cover is fairly loose and thin and can come off slightly during regular use. It's also surprisingly heavy for its small size, due in part to the fact that it requires two AA batteries. While this means you can't recharge it, it can be easier to swap out the batteries while on-the-go. Overall, this is a great mouse for travel that can easily be tossed into most laptop bags.
The best wireless mouse in the budget category that we've tested so far is the Logitech G305. This gaming mouse offers tremendous value for its price point and can be used for everyday use as well. It's quite small and should fit into most laptop bags and cases, and it looks and feels solid and well-built. It's available in matte white or matte black and has a straight-forward design with two side buttons.
While it might not have the latest Logitech sensor, the performance of this mouse is still excellent. It has very low click latency thanks to its USB receiver and has a wide CPI range that can be adjusted by increments of 50 within the Logitech G HUB software. Its low profile ambidextrous design is well-suited for FPS gaming. It's suitable for people with small or medium hands with any grip type, and those with larger hands should find it comfortable enough for claw or fingertip grip.
Unfortunately, it uses a disposable battery, which makes it a bit heavier and means it can't be recharged. On the upside, this means you can easily swap out the battery while on-the-go, and Logitech advertises a total battery life of around 250 hours, though we can't confirm this. It also lacks RGB lighting, which might disappoint some. If you're looking for something a bit more versatile, the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless can be used wired, with its USB receiver, or via Bluetooth, but is typically a bit more expensive.
07/17/2020: Updated text for accuracy and clarity; no changes to product picks.
02/25/2020: Moved Logitech G305 to the "Best Budget" category and made Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless "More Versatile Alternative".
02/04/2020: Added the Razer Basilisk Ultimate as an 'Ergonomic-Shaped Alternative' to the 'Best Wireless Mouse for Gaming'.
01/07/2020: Added the Logitech G305 as a 'More Affordable Alternative' to the 'Best Wireless Mouse for Gaming'.
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 reviews of wireless mice. 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.