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.
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 available right now, along with the Logitech G Pro Wireless, as 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 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. You can also take a look at the very similar Logitech MX Master 2, which you might be able to find for a bit cheaper.
If you like the professional design of the MX lineup but would like 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, 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 grip, 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 gaming mouse offers tremendous value for its price point and can be used for everyday use as well.
It might not have the latest Logitech sensor, but its performance is still excellent. It's quite customizable inside the G HUB software as well. The mouse feels responsive thanks to its very low click latency. Fingertip grip users will love its low profile, ambidextrous design that's well suited for FPS gaming. The mouse is very well-built and feels durable.
Unfortunately, it uses a disposable battery, which makes it a bit heavier and means it can't be recharged. On the upside, 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. Overall, if you're on a budget and are looking for the best budget wireless mouse, get this one. 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.
05/15/2020: Minor text updates for verification and clarification; removed some 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'.
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.