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 150 mice, and below you'll find our picks of the best wireless mice among them. See our recommendations 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. It's quite lightweight and portable, it feels very well-built, and it 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 either via Bluetooth or with 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 outstanding wireless mouse, and it's among the best gaming mice we've tested.
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.
The best wireless mouse for office use is the Logitech MX Master 3. It's designed to be comfortable for long days at the office, thanks to its thumb rest and ergonomic shape. Its fantastic connectivity options allow you to use it via Bluetooth or USB receiver so you can easily switch between your personal laptop and work PC, and it's fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.
Its vertical wheel automatically unlocks itself for infinite scrolling when you're browsing through long documents or web pages. There's a horizontal wheel on the left side that lines up with your thumb if you use it in a palm grip. It also has a unique thumb rest button that allows you to use gesture controls that you can set through the Logitech Options app. Although its click latency and CPI range aren't great for competitive gaming, both are decent for daily and office uses.
Unfortunately, since it's quite large, it might not fit in most laptop cases, and it's not well-suited for people with smaller hands. It's also a little pricey, so if you want a cheaper option, you may want to check out the Logitech MX Master 2S instead, which is similar but lacks some extra features. That said, the Logitech is an exceptional ergonomic mouse for office use, and it's among the best mice that we've tested.
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 its wheel can't be unlocked 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.
The best wireless mouse for Mac that we've tested is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. It feels remarkably solid and well-built, as it's made with a mix of aluminum and acrylic. It's specifically designed for Apple devices, and the entire top of the device has a tactile touch surface that allows you to enable gesture commands. You can also enable the one big button to act as both a left and a right click.
It has a very slim and compact design that's good for traveling since it fits into most laptop bags. It only connects via Bluetooth, so you don't have to worry about a receiver or a cable, and it automatically shuts down after a period of inactivity to help conserve battery life. Its lightning charging port is identical to many other Apple products, so you shouldn't need to pack too many wires when you're on the go.
Unfortunately, its slim profile isn't well-suited to anything but a fingertip grip, and it's not the most comfortable to use for long periods. Also, you can't change the polling rate or the CPI, though this should be fine for most everyday use. Overall, it's a good choice if you want a wireless mouse for your Mac, and it's the best mouse for MacBook Pro that we've tested.
The best wireless mouse for travel that we've tested is the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless. It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth or with its USB receiver and uses a single AA battery. It's also small enough to fit into most laptop bags, and it has a compartment for storing the USB receiver, so you don't accidentally lose it while traveling.
It has two side buttons, a CPI with a wide range that you can adjust by increments of 100, and virtually zero CPI variation whether you move your cursor quickly or slowly. It also has excellent click latency, whether wired or wireless, and all buttons are programmable using Corsair's iCUE software, which is compatible with macOS and Windows. It also allows you to save your settings to onboard memory so you can use your custom settings on computers without the software installed.
Unfortunately, it has a high lift-off distance, so the sensor may track your movements when you're repositioning the mouse. Also, while it's well-suited to all hand sizes for a fingertip grip, those with larger hands may drape over the front of the mouse with a palm grip, and those with extra-large hands may find a claw grip uncomfortable. That said, this is a very versatile and portable mouse with solid performance at its price point.
The best budget wireless mouse we've tested is the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. It has a solid plastic body that feels very sturdy and almost as premium as more expensive options in the Logitech lineup. It has two side buttons on the left side and an ambidextrous shape suitable for a fingertip or claw grip for most hand sizes and a palm grip for smaller hands.
It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver and uses a single AA battery. You can program all of its buttons using the companion software compatible with Windows and macOS. You can also assign a G Shift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Performance-wise, it has a wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 50, a very low lift-off distance, and great click latency.
Unfortunately, it's relatively small and isn't very well-suited for extra-large hands. It's also heavy, considering its size. Additionally, it doesn't support Bluetooth and lacks a rechargeable battery. Despite these minor shortcomings, it's a very versatile and performant wireless mouse at its price point.
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.
May 04, 2021: Verified picks for availability and made minor changes for accuracy; no changes to picks.
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.
Dec 03, 2020: Replaced Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED with Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless for 'Best Budget Wireless Mouse' and replaced Razer Atheris with Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless for 'Best Wireless Mouse for Travel'.
May 15, 2020: Removed 'More Versatile Alternative' category.
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.