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 reviewed over 50 wireless mice so far, and below are our best recommendations for wireless gaming. See our recommendations for the best mice, the best mice for MMOs, the best FPS mice, the best cheap gaming mice, and the best gaming mice as well.
The best wireless gaming mouse we've reviewed so far is the Razer Viper Ultimate. This mouse has amazing performance and very low latency, whether used wired or wirelessly. Its design is very well-built and is suitable for most hand sizes and grip styles. It feels comfortable in the hand and reacts very well to fast movements.
This mouse has a very wide CPI range which you can easily fine-tune inside the Synapse Software. The cursor movement feels fluid. There are two side buttons on both sides of the mouse, which sit flush with the mouse's body. If you want to use it wired, the cable is a nice improvement over previous Razer mice. It feels lightweight and doesn't create too much drag when moving the mouse around.
However, the mouse is fairly small, and it won't be great for large hands who prefer a palm grip. On the other hand, it comes with a nice RGB charging dock that also acts as a receiver hub. This is one of the best wireless mice for gaming available right now and should please most people. You can also check out its main competitor, the Logitech G Pro Wireless, which is an amazing wireless gaming mouse as well. They're very similar in performance, but the Logitech G Pro Wireless' body is a bit more rounded and better suited for a palm grip.
If symmetric designs aren't for you and you feel more comfortable using an ergo-shaped mouse with a claw or palm grip, then get the Razer Basilisk Ultimate instead. It might not be as light as the Razer Viper Ultimate, but its right slanted design makes it very comfortable to use for a wide variety of hand sizes when using a palm or claw grip. Like most mice in the Basilisk lineup, it has a nice magnetic sniper button on its left side to trigger a set CPI setting. Its overall performance is very similar to the Viper Ultimate as they both have the same sensor. This mouse also features wheel tilt, which the other Razer doesn't have.
If you want the best performing mouse and are a fan of fingertip grip or ambidextrous designs, get the Viper Ultimate, but if you like resting your whole hand on your mouse and having a comfortable thumb rest, get the Basilisk Ultimate instead.
If you feel like the Razer Viper Ultimate and the Logitech G Pro Wireless are too expensive, then check out the Logitech G305. It might not offer the best performance like those two models, but it's a great option for people on a tighter budget. It has a very low profile body, making it ideal for a fingertip grip for fast movements like flick shots. Its sensor only goes up to 12,000 CPI, but we don't expect many gamers to play with such high sensitivities. This mouse uses a single AA battery, which adds a bit of weight but can last up to around 250 hours according to the manufacturer. On the upside, its click latency is very low and the mouse feels very responsive.
If you want the most high-end product and like having two sets of side buttons on each side of the mouse, check out the Razer, but if you want a great product that also makes you save a few bucks, then get the Logitech instead.
For MMOs, the best wireless mouse for gaming we've tested so far is the Logitech G604 Lightspeed. This is one of the very few wireless mice that features a lot of side buttons for MMO games. It has an ergonomic design that feels comfortable to hold thanks to the thumb rest. It feels very well-built and the rubbery grips help give good control over the mouse.
When it comes to performance, it does an excellent job. Its click latency is very low when using the USB receiver, and can even be used via Bluetooth as well. It has a wide and customizable CPI range, meaning you should be able to fine-tune it to your preference inside the Logitech G HUB software. It's a great MMO mouse thanks to its six side buttons and two additional ones on the left-click button, giving you a total of 15 programmable inputs since its wheel has tilt inputs. This is rather unique for a wireless mouse. The G HUB app is also available on macOS, so if you do slightly play MMOs on a Mac computer, you'll be able to customize this mouse to your preference.
Unfortunately, although this is one of the few wireless mice with many side buttons, they are quite hard to reach and press. It also doesn't feature a rechargeable battery and needs one AA battery. On the upside, the advertised battery life is around 240 hours according to the manufacturer. This mouse is an overall pretty good wireless mouse for MMO games and will be better suited for people with larger hands.
If you have very large hands and would prefer a mouse with a wider body, then check out the ASUS ROG Spatha. You can't set its CPI as high as the Logitech G604 and it doesn't have a profile switching button, but this MMO mouse has better latency, on top of feeling amazingly built. You can also use it wired, which you can't do with the other mouse. It's noticeably heavier and wider than the Logitech and will be better suited for people with large or extra-large hands. It also comes with a nice charging dock.
If you want a lighter MMO wireless gaming mouse with more traditional side buttons, get the Logitech, but if you have larger hands, the massive ASUS might be a better option for you.
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 all our reviews of 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.
02/04/2020: Added the Razer Basilisk Ultimate as an 'Ergonomic-Shaped Alternative' to the 'Best Wireless Gaming Mouse'. Minor text updates.
01/07/2020: Replaced the Logitech G903 by the Logitech G305 for 'More Affordable Alternative' in 'Best Wireless Gaming Mouse'.