Wireless gaming has noticeably improved over the past years, with manufacturers finding new ways to reduce latency and reliability when using wireless technology. A lot of gaming mice are now wireless and offer amazing performance for even the most competitive gamers. Of course, how the mouse feels in your hand is still one of the most important factors when it comes to making your choice. The button configuration can also matter if you're playing FPS games or would prefer something with a lot of side buttons for playing MMOs.
We've tested over 90 mice, and below are our recommendations for the best wireless gaming mouse. See our recommendations for the best mice, the best mice for MMOs, the best cheap gaming mice, and the best gaming mice.
The best wireless mouse for FPS gaming we've tested is the Razer Viper Ultimate. It's an excellent choice for gaming thanks to its wide CPI range that can be adjusted precisely in increments of 50 and its amazingly low click latency. The lift-off distance of its sensor is also very low, so you should be able to reposition your mouse without your movement being tracked. It can be used both wired and wirelessly via its dedicated USB receiver; however, it doesn't support Bluetooth.
It has two side buttons on both of its sides, so you can reach all of its buttons whether left- or right-handed. Also, you can reprogram many of its buttons and the RGB lighting on its logo through the Razer Synapse 3 software. Its PTFE feet provide a very smooth gliding experience on a desk or mousepad, and its cable is light and shouldn't create much drag. Due to its low-back design, it's best used with a fingertip grip, although people with small hands may be more comfortable with a palm or claw grip.
Unfortunately, its companion software isn't available on macOS, so you need to make all your changes on a Windows computer then save them to the on-board memory if you want to customize your settings. All in all, this is an amazing mouse for FPS gaming, and it's among the best gaming mice we've tested.
If you're looking for a cheaper alternative that's still an excellent option for wireless gaming, consider the Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor. Although it's heavier and has fewer programmable buttons than the Razer Viper Ultimate, it's cheaper and fully compatible with macOS. It has a very wide CPI range that can be adjusted in increments of 50, and its sensor is very accurate and hardly overshoots the set CPI. It also has a very low click latency, so it should feel very responsive while gaming. All the buttons are reprogrammable through the Logitech G HUB software. Unfortunately, it's slightly bulky, and smaller hands may not be able to reach all the buttons with a claw or fingertip grip.
If you want more programmable inputs and don't mind spending some extra money, go with the Razer, but if you want a cheaper mouse, that's also fully compatible with macOS, get the Logitech.
The best wireless gaming mouse for MMOs that we’ve tested is the Razer Naga Pro. It feels very well-built, with a body made out of solid plastic, and has outstanding feet that glide very smoothly on a desk or mousepad. It’s suitable for people with medium or large hands and comes with a swappable side panel that allows you to choose between two, six, or 12 programmable side buttons.
Its performance is amazing, thanks to the very wide CPI range, high maximum polling rate, and incredibly low click latency. You can connect it with Bluetooth or the USB receiver, and it even comes with an extender to optimize its performance. If you use the 12-button panel and set the HyperShift, you end up with 42 programmable inputs, which should be enough to satisfy most MMO gamers. It also has customizable RGB zones on the scroll wheel, the back logo, and the swappable panels, and if ever you decide to use it wired, it comes with an excellent paracord-like cable that’s flexible and doesn’t retain any kinks.
Unfortunately, the CPI has a high variation so it's not very consistent, and the minimum lift-off distance is higher than many other gaming mice. It may also be too big for smaller hands with any grip type, and the customization software is only available on Windows. However, it has onboard memory, so you can save your settings and maintain them when switching to another device. All in all, this is an amazing wireless gaming mouse and one of the best mice we've tested.
If you prefer a larger mouse that’s still a great option for MMO gaming, check out the ASUS ROG Spatha. It doesn’t have as many buttons as the Razer Naga Pro and it doesn't support Bluetooth, but it’s over 15mm wider and its CPI is much more consistent. It has quite a unique design with six programmable side buttons that all have different shapes and sizes, making it easier to tell them apart. It also feels incredibly well-built and has excellent ergonomics thanks to the thumb and pinky rest. Unfortunately, its CPI range isn't very wide and its click latency is fairly high, though it should still feel more than responsive enough for most people. On the plus side, its polling rate is outstanding and is among the highest we've ever tested.
If you're looking for a mouse that offers more programmable inputs and has Bluetooth support, get the Razer, but if you prefer a wider model with an extremely accurate CPI, go with the ASUS.
The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless is the best budget wireless gaming mouse we've tested. Despite its price point, its click latency is as low as some more expensive options. It has a wide CPI range that can be adjusted in increments of 200. Its polling rate is very high, and its sensor stays consistent whether you move your mouse fast or slow.
It has a slight right-handed slant with a thumb rest on its left side and a high back which should make it very comfortable to use, although its compact size may feel too small for large hands when used with a palm grip. It can be used with its dedicated receiver, via Bluetooth or wired, plus it's fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.
Unfortunately, its sensor can't be adjusted as precisely as some other options, and its minimum lift-off distance is fairly high, so your cursor might move when you reposition your mouse while gaming. Sadly, it doesn't have on-board memory, so your settings aren't maintained when you switch to a different computer. Nonetheless, it has impressive performance considering its price point, and it's the best budget mouse we've tested.
01/15/2020: Updated text for clarity and structure; no changes in product picks.
11/20/2020: Replaced the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED with the Razer Naga Pro for 'Best Wireless Gaming Mouse for MMOs,' and replaced the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED with the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless as 'Best Budget Wireless Gaming Mouse'.
09/21/2020: Added the Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED as 'Cheaper Alternative' to 'Best Wireless Gaming Mouse' and moved the Razer Basilisk Ultimate to the Notable Mentions.
02/25/2020: Added 'Best Budget' category and moved Logitech G305 from 'Affordable Alternative'.
02/04/2020: Added the Razer Basilisk Ultimate as an 'Ergonomic-Shaped Alternative' to the 'Best Wireless Gaming Mouse'.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best wireless gaming 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 our wireless mice that are ideally suited for gaming. 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.