If you often travel or have a cluttered desk, a wired mouse can be a nuisance. In the past, wireless mice were often much less capable than 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 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 50 mice so far, and below you'll find the best wireless mouse to buy in 2020. See our recommendations for the best mouse, the best mouse for gaming, and the best wireless mouse for gaming.
The best wireless mouse for gaming that we've tested so far is the Razer Viper Ultimate. It's a fairly straight-forward looking mouse that feels very well-built and has an ambidextrous design that's well-designed for people with small or medium-sized hands. Its low-profile shape is also amazing for fingertip users. The mouse can be used both wired or wireless and has impressively low latency either way.
The overall performance of this mouse is quite amazing. Although it's more geared towards FPS games due to its design, it can still be used for some light MMO gaming since it has eight buttons, with sets of two side buttons on each side of the mouse. However, this obviously won't be as many as dedicated MMO mice like the wired-only Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB. The sensor feels accurate and precise, and thanks to the low click-latency, the mouse feels very responsive. Nevertheless, for gaming, this mouse is great and has a very large CPI range from 100 to 20,000, meaning every gamer should be able to fine-tune the mouse to their preferred sensitivity.
Unfortunately, while the mouse can be used comfortably in both palm or claw grip by small and medium hands, large hands will likely only get a comfortable grip with a claw or fingertip grip, while very large hands will have a hard time with anything other than fingertip grip. Overall, it's a premium-feeling mouse that has great CPI and latency performance for all levels of gamers. You can also take a look at the Logitech G Pro Wireless, which is very similar to the Razer as those two are often compared.
If you don't use a fingertip grip and feel more comfortable with a palm or claw grip, then an ergonomic-shaped mouse like the Razer Basilisk Ultimate might be a better option for you. It won't be as light as the small Razer Viper Ultimate, but its right-slanted design is very comfortable to use when resting your hand on it, especially thanks to the nice thumb rest. It also features a very useful sniper side button, which you can easily take out if you don't want it. This mouse also features Razer's new cable, which is more lightweight and flexible than previous models. It has excellent overall performance and features the same sensor as the Viper Ultimate. This mouse is also often compared to the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless, which is very popular and has been praised for years. However, the Razer has a slight edge over it when it comes to overall performance.
If you want the best wireless mouse for gaming, get the Viper Ultimate, especially if you use a fingertip grip, but if you like to palm or claw grip, then the ergo-shaped Basilisk Ultimate might be a better option.
The best wireless mouse for office use that we've tested so far is the Logitech MX Master 3. This great wireless mouse has a professional look and very premium feel that should be able to withstand daily use without too much wear and tear. It features a great mouse wheel that can be used as a standard incremented mouse wheel or can be unlocked for infinite scrolling to help get through long documents much quicker. It also features a second horizontal scroll wheel on the side which is useful for documents like Excel spreadsheets that require sideways scrolling.
Logitech's Options software is fully compatible with both Windows or macOS, meaning you can use and fully customize this mouse on either OS. Unfortunately, the high latency and low polling rate are disappointing, but shouldn't be noticeable in average daily use, and only gamers may notice a slightly unresponsive experience. On the upside, the mouse has a fairly wide CPI range, which is adjustable by increments of 50, which is great.
While the mouse's right-handed ergonomic design is comfortable, the mouse itself is quite large, and people with small hands may have a difficult time finding a comfortable fit regardless of grip type. It's also difficult to use with fingertip grip due to its large design and thumb rest. Overall, this mouse feels very premium and has a ton of features to make it a great choice for productivity and multimedia creation uses.
If you like the premium design of the Logitech MX Master 3 but prefer the less strain-inducing design of vertical mice, get the Logitech MX Vertical. Although it might not have two scroll wheels and you won't be able to customize its performance settings as much as the MX Master 3, this vertical mouse's design puts your wrist in a more neutral position that aims to reduce wrist strain. Also, due to its smaller size, this mouse will be better suited for people with smaller hands. Although it might not feel as premium as the rest of the Logitech MX lineup, it's still very well-built and durable enough to last you a while.
If you prefer having more buttons and customization options and having a more traditional but slanted design, get the MX Master 3, but 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 wireless mouse has a very premium look that's available in either silver or space gray to perfectly match your Apple devices. Its mix of glass and metal feels very well-built, and its low profile makes it great for easily tossing into your laptop case to take with you. While the shape of this mouse isn't designed for palm or claw grips, it works great in fingertip grip for any hand size. Note that most mice work with Mac, but this Apple mouse is specifically designed for Mac as its entire surface is touch-sensitive, enabling you to make swiping gestures within macOS, like vertical and horizontal scrolling.
Most mice have an adjustable CPI setting, which is very useful for gaming, but this mouse doesn't. It has a set cursor sensitivity, although you can also play around in the macOS' settings and change the cursor speed to your preference. Its polling rate and latency are also worse than most gaming mice, but most people won't notice the difference in a work environment when browsing the web.
While there are better-performing mice out there for macOS, the mix of gesture controls and ease-of-use make this mouse a perfect addition if you want to stay within Apple's ecosystem. However, if you tend to use your mouse for both Windows PCs and Macs, or want something with better and more customizable performance, consider the Logitech G604 Lightspeed, though it isn't as portable and doesn't support all of 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 has a straightforward look that isn't too flashy and has two programmable side buttons to help you be more productive. The mouse even works with both Windows or macOS, though the software can't be installed on Mac, meaning you can't customize the buttons.
This design offers great performance for work and gaming. It has a wide and customizable CPI range and adjustable polling rate, which can all be modified inside the dedicated software. This enables you to find the best sensitivity for you when gaming. Also, since it's Bluetooth-compatible, you can easily connect it to a Bluetooth-enabled device like most laptops. This is great for people who are looking for a mouse to bring on business trips but would like to play a few games in their downtime.
Unfortunately, this mouse isn't rechargeable and relies on two AA batteries that add a bit of weight to the mouse. On the upside, this means you can quickly swap the batteries out if they die while you're on-the-go. If you want something that's more lightweight and can be folded down to be even smaller, consider the Microsoft Arc Mouse, though it's designed for casual use and its lower performance will likely disappoint gamers.
If you want a good wireless mouse but don't want to spend a ton of money, the best wireless mouse in the budget category that we've tested so far is the Logitech G305. This wireless mouse is mainly for gaming but can be used as an everyday mouse. It has a very low-profile design with a low back hump, which is more suitable for a fingertip grip. However, most people should still be able to use it with a claw grip, while people with smaller hands can even use a palm grip.
Its performance is excellent and it also has a very low click latency, which makes it feel very responsive. The mouse is decently lightweight, although it uses a disposable AA battery, which adds a bit of weight to its design. It has two side buttons, which most mice have, and you can program all its performance and keybindings inside the Logitech G HUB software.
Unfortunately, it might be too small for people with larger hands and it only uses a AA battery, so you can't use it wired, and it also doesn't connect via Bluetooth, so it might not be the most versatile mouse. On the upside, it's fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, and its design feels very durable, which is great for its price point.
If you want something that has more connectivity options, check out the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. It has a slight slant that makes it less ambidextrous than the Logitech G305, but it has a built-in rechargeable battery, and can be used via Bluetooth, with its USB receiver, or wired. It has more of a humped back, which makes it easier for people with extra-large hands to use with a claw grip, while smaller hands will have a harder time with fingertip grip. Its click latency is very low when used wired or with its USB receiver, and even its Bluetooth click latency should be low enough for gaming. Unfortunately, its lift-off distance is higher than the Logitech, but its overall sensor performance is equally excellent.
If you prefer a more straightforward, ambidextrous design, get the Logitech, but if you don't want to deal with AA batteries or want something with more connectivity options, go for the Corsair.
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.
03/17/2020: Minor text updates for verification and clarification, no changes in picks.
02/25/2020: Moved Logitech G305 to "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'. Minor text updates.
01/07/2020: Added the Logitech G305 as a 'More Affordable Alternative' to the 'Best Wireless Mouse for Gaming'.