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 105 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 that we’ve tested is the Razer Viper Ultimate. This very lightweight mouse has great build quality and feels durable even though it’s entirely made out of plastic. It’s remarkably comfortable and has a truly ambidextrous design with two side buttons on each side. It also has outstanding feet that provide a very good gliding experience whether you use it on a desk or mousepad.
Its sensor has a wide CPI range that is adjustable by steps of 50 and a high maximum polling rate for smooth cursor movements. Its click latency is also amazing, and even most competitive gamers shouldn’t notice any delay while playing. The mouse has a total of eight programmable buttons, and you can set an HyperShift to enable a second layer of commands for as long as you press it. All customizations are made within the Razer Synapse 3 software, which is very user-friendly.
Unfortunately, people with larger hands may have a hard time using this mouse with a palm or a claw grip, and smaller hands may struggle to have good control with a fingertip grip. Also, while it comes with a dedicated USB receiver to connect to your PC wirelessly, it doesn’t have any Bluetooth support. That said, the Razer is an excellent mouse for FPS gaming and is one of 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 consistent and hardly overshoots the set CPI. It also has a very low click latency, so it should feel very responsive while gaming. 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 fully compatible with macOS, get the Logitech.
The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is the best wireless gaming mouse for fans of ultra-light gaming mice that we've tested. Despite not having a honeycomb design, it's outstandingly light, and it's among the lightest mice we've tested, which is especially impressive considering it's wireless. It feels excellently built, made of a thin plastic that's lightweight but feels sturdy.
It has a wide CPI range that can be adjusted in increments of 50, and the sensor is consistent whether you move the mouse fast or slow. It has a low minimum lift-off distance, so the sensor shouldn't track your movements when you reposition your mouse. It has an amazingly low click latency that should feel very responsive when gaming. If you want to customize the buttons to perform different actions, most of its buttons can be remapped, and you can even set a G-shift button to give you a second layer of controls.
Unfortunately, there are no RGB zones on the mouse, which may be disappointing if you're a fan of RGB. However, the lack of lights helps to keep the weight extremely low. Also, there's no Bluetooth support, so you won't be able to use it with a device that doesn't have a USB port for the receiver. Nonetheless, this is an exceptional gaming mouse, especially if you're looking for a wireless model that is impressively ultra-light.
The best wireless gaming mouse for MMOs that we’ve tested is the Razer Naga Pro. It’s best suited 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. 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 has a very wide CPI range, a high maximum polling rate, and incredibly low click latency. You can connect it with Bluetooth or its dedicated 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 more than enough to satisfy most MMO gamers. It also has customizable RGB zones on the scroll wheel, the back logo, and the swappable panels.
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 the Razer Naga Pro isn't wide enough for your hands, the ASUS ROG Spatha might be a better choice. While it doesn't have swappable side panels or as many side buttons, it has a wider grip width and is better suited for extra-large hands when using any grip type. In terms of performance, it has a fairly wide CPI range that can be adjusted precisely in increments of 50, and its sensor is very consistent whether you're moving your mouse fast or slow. Unfortunately, it's very heavy and bulky, which some people may not like. Also, it doesn't support Bluetooth.
If you're looking for a versatile mouse with swappable side panels, go for the Razer, but if you have extra-large hands or need a model with a wider width, the ASUS is a great MMO option.
The best wireless gaming mouse we've tested in the budget category is the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. Despite its lower price point, this mouse feels almost as premium as some more expensive options from Logitech. Its ambidextrous design feels well-built and comfortable, and due to its smaller size, it's best suited for a fingertip or a claw grip.
It has a total of six buttons, with two on the left side, and you can set a G Shift button to enable a second layer of commands, ending up with 11 programmable inputs. Its sensor has a wide CPI range with almost no CPI variation, a high polling rate, and a very low click latency, resulting in a smooth and responsive gaming experience. You can easily customize everything to your liking within the Logitech G Hub software, which is available on both Windows and macOS.
Unfortunately, this mouse doesn't support Bluetooth and can't be used wired, so the only way to connect it is with its USB receiver. It also requires one AA battery for power, meaning you have to change it eventually, though at least you don't have to worry about the clutter of a charging cable. All in all, it offers amazing value for its price and is the best budget gaming mouse that we’ve tested.
Apr 09, 2021: Added the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT as the 'Best Ultra-Light Wireless Gaming Mouse.'
Mar 12, 2021: Added the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro to Notable Mentions.
Feb 12, 2021: While we originally recommended the Harpoon Wireless over the Logitech G305 due to its higher FPS Gaming score, we've now made the G305 our pick for Best Budget Wireless Gaming Mouse due to its more adjustable CPI and much lower lift-off distance. The Harpoon Wireless has been moved to Notable Mentions. We also added the Glorious Model O Wireless to Notable Mentions.
Nov 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'.
Sep 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.
Feb 25, 2020: Added 'Best Budget' category and moved Logitech G305 from 'Affordable Alternative'.
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.