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The Best Wireless Mouse - Winter 2023 Mice Reviews

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Best Wireless Mouse

If you tend to have lots of things on your desk or 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 had poor battery life. These days, many wireless mice perform just as well as wired mice. Depending on how often you use your mouse, some can last for months without needing to be recharged. Lately, even e-sports pros rely 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 make it onto 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 280 mice, and below, you'll find our picks for the best wireless mouse and best Bluetooth mouse for most people. For other recommendations, see our picks for the best mouse, the best mouse for gaming, and the best wireless gaming mouse.


  1. Best Wireless Mouse

    The Logitech MX Master 3S is the best wireless mouse we've tested. It's available in three colors to match your setup, and the comfortable right-handed design has a thumb rest with a hidden button for performing gesture commands. You can connect this mouse via Bluetooth or its included USB receiver, and it pairs with up to three devices simultaneously. This mouse also has an impressive advertised battery life of up to 70 days between recharges. Among its most noteworthy features, there are two dedicated scroll wheels. The wheel on the side handles horizontal scrolling, while the wheel on top has two different modes: a more precise notched mode and a free-scrolling mode for scrolling through content more quickly.

    This new version has much quieter click buttons than previous models in this series, and the sensor performance has a boosted CPI range, which is particularly useful if you use a high-resolution 4K display. This mouse also uses Logitech's newest BOLT Receiver rather than the older Unifying Receiver. Logitech indicates that this one has improved security protocols and performs better in congested wireless spaces. This new receiver is backward compatible with some but not all Logitech devices, so you may still need to plug in both receivers if you're also using an older Logitech keyboard, for instance.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Wireless Mouse

    For a mid-range option, check out the Logitech MX Master 2S. We recommend this mouse if you're looking for a more affordable pick or you don't necessarily need all the newest features available on the Logitech MX Master 3 or Logitech MX Master 3S. Compared to those mice, this version has a slightly different look, and its side buttons and side-mounted scroll have a different configuration and don't stick out as much. It also has louder clicks, its sensor doesn't perform quite as well, and it has an older micro-USB charging cable, rather than the USB-C cables on newer models.

    However, many of the best features that have made this series of mice so popular are fully intact in this version, including the rock-solid build quality, classic ergonomic shape, dual scroll wheels, and multi-device pairing with up to three devices simultaneously. Like newer versions, its thumb rest also has a button to enable gesture controls, and its primary scroll wheel has both a notched and free-scrolling mode. Lastly, this mouse also has an advertised 70 days of battery life, which is on par with the newest versions in the series. Overall, it's a great option if you're interested in a more affordable entry point into this popular lineup to see what everyone has been talking about.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget Wireless Mouse

    More premium options in Logitech's productivity-minded MX series get lots of attention, but at a budget price point, we recommend the Logitech M720 Triathlon, which quietly offers many of the same features. This mouse has an ergonomic, right-handed shape and is well-suited for most hand sizes. Much like our top pick for this article, the Logitech MX Master 3S, you can connect this mouse with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and wirelessly pair it with up to three devices simultaneously.

    Its scroll wheel has left and right inputs, and you can toggle between a controlled, notched scrolling mode and a much faster free-scrolling mode. It has three side buttons and a gesture button integrated into the thumb rest. Logitech advertises a battery life of up to 24 months from a single AA battery, and it has companion software that offers a good range of customization options, including button remapping and custom profile settings. There's also a compartment within the mouse where you can store the USB receiver when it's not in use.

    See our review

  4. Best Wireless Mouse For Gaming

    If you're looking for the best wireless option for gaming, look no further than the Razer Viper V2 Pro. It has the same low profile and symmetrical shape as previous models in Razer's successful series. However, this version is significantly more lightweight, making it easier to move quickly, which is crucial when playing competitive, reaction-based games. Razer has also improved its sensor package and extended the battery life to up to 80 hours, which is slightly longer than previous models and similar mice from other manufacturers. Additionally, its left- and right-click buttons use optical switches designed to prevent double-clicking issues that standard mechanical switches develop after sustained use.

    However, by making this mouse as lightweight as possible, this version removes some of the hallmark features found on previous mice in the series. This model lacks rubber grips, RGB lighting, and an optional wireless charging dock. Most notably, it now only has side buttons on the left side, while this lineup was previously known for having a pair of side buttons on either side. If you're interested in some of those legacy features and don't mind a heavier mouse, the Razer Viper Ultimate is a standout alternative. It's also recently been on sale and is more affordable than ever. Or, if you have larger-sized hands and prefer an ergonomic right-handed shape, check out the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, which shares the same internals as the V2 Pro and is only a few grams heavier.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Wireless Mouse For Gaming

    The best wireless mouse at a budget price point is the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. On paper, it's a gaming mouse, but it also comes in as the best general-use wireless mouse we've tested at this price point. While it has impressive sensor performance and click latency, you don't need to be a gamer to appreciate what this mouse offers. Its build quality is great and resembles that of more premium-priced Logitech options. It also has a subdued look that blends seamlessly for use in professional settings or home desktops. It also comes in a range of colors to match your current decor or add some flair.

    This mouse has a somewhat egg-like shape that's comfortable for nearly all hand sizes, so it's easy to slip into laptop bags or pockets for use on the go. It uses Logitech's USB Unifying Receiver to connect wirelessly and has an advertised battery life of over 250 hours using a single AA battery. There's also a small slot to store the USB inside the mouse, so you don't lose it in transit. It's heavier than many recent gaming releases, but this is only an issue for gamers who exclusively play fast-paced, reaction-based games. Altogether, given its versatility and unmatched price to performance, this mouse remains the best all-around wireless option on the market.

    See our review

  6. Best Wireless Mouse For Travel

    If you're looking specifically for a travel option, we recommend the Razer Pro Click Mini. This mouse is a more portable version of the successful Razer Pro Click, Razer's first productivity-focused mouse. It's much more compact than the original and now sports a symmetrical shape, making it a more viable choice if you're left-handed. It feels very sturdy and is packed with features, including multi-device pairing with up to four devices at once and quieter buttons. The scroll wheel also has left and right tilt inputs, and you can toggle between a precise scrolling mode or a faster free-scrolling mode, which is a much-loved productivity feature absent on the larger version. You can power this mouse with either one or two AA batteries, and Razer advertises a maximum battery life of 700 hours. It also has a compartment for storing the USB receiver, so you don't accidentally lose it in transit.

    If you'd prefer a much simpler alternative, we recommend the Logitech Pebble M350. It doesn't approach the same level of performance or have the same wealth of features, but it has a very slim and portable shape and is much more affordable.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT: The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a high-end alternative to the Razer Viper V2 Pro. Its symmetrical shape is a bit more accommodating to a wider range of hand sizes and grip types. However, it delivers marginally less performance and has less advertised battery life. It also uses a relatively outdated micro-USB cable for charging. See our review
  • Logitech MX Anywhere 3: The Logitech MX Anywhere 3 shares some of the same productivity focus as the Logitech MX Master 3S, including gesture support and a scroll wheel with a free-scrolling mode. It's also more compact and better suited for use on the go. Unfortunately, it isn't as ergonomic and comfortable and lacks a secondary scroll wheel. See our review
  • Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED: The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless gaming mouse that's more than versatile enough for browsing and productivity workloads. It has several more buttons, more productivity-focused features, and a more ergonomic shape than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED, but it's significantly more expensive. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 19, 2023: We've reviewed this article and refreshed some of the text but haven't made any changes to our current lineup of recommendations. We've also simplified our Notable Mentions section by removing the Razer Orochi V2.

  2. Dec 20, 2022: We've refreshed some of the text in this article and confirmed our recommendations remain the best available options.

  3. Nov 16, 2022: We've evaluated this article and decided not to make any changes to our current lineup of recommendations as they continue to offer the best options available at this time.

  4. Oct 17, 2022: We've added mention of the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro in the 'Best Wireless Mouse For Gaming' category. We've also removed the 'Best Wireless Mouse For MMO Gaming', 'Best Ergonomic Wireless Mouse', and 'Best Wireless Mouse For Mac' categories to produce a shorter but more focused article overall.

  5. Jul 26, 2022: We've reworded some of our category names and restructured their order to make the article easier to read and understand. We've also added the Logitech Lift as our 'Best Ergonomic Wireless Mouse' and the Logitech MX Master 2S as our pick for the 'Best Mid-Range Wireless Mouse'.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Bluetooth mouse and wireless mouse 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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