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The Best Wireless Gaming Mouse - Winter 2023 Mice Reviews

Best Wireless Gaming Mouse

The best wireless gaming mice have improved by leaps and bounds recently. Manufacturers have found new ways to reduce click latency, increase battery life, and improve the overall reliability of a wireless connection. That said, not all wireless mice are created equal. Because of the limitations of Bluetooth technology, we typically don't recommend a Bluetooth connection for gaming, meaning you won't find any 'best Bluetooth gaming mouse' categories on this list. When choosing the right option for you, the shape and how the mouse feels in your hand are still some of the most important factors to consider. However, click latency, sensor performance, and overall weight are important elements if you're an FPS gamer. On the other hand, having access to many customizable buttons is essential if you primarily play MMOs or MOBAs.

We've tested over 280 mice, and below are our recommendations for wireless gaming mice. See our picks for the best lightweight mice, the best mice for MMOs, the best cheap gaming mice, and the best gaming mice.

  1. Best Wireless Gaming Mouse

    The best wireless gaming mouse is the Razer Viper V2 Pro. It shares the same low-profile, symmetrical shape as previous models in the Viper lineup, and it's a great choice for a claw or fingertip grip for most hand sizes. This version is dramatically lighter than previous models, meaning it's easier to make fast and accurate movements with. Even though it's extremely light, it has excellent build quality and feels very sturdy. Under the hood, this new version has exceptionally low click latency, an extended advertised battery, updated optical switches, and Razer's new Focus Pro 30K sensor, the most advanced sensor currently available. However, these performance gains were achieved by removing several features, including RGB lighting and rubber grips.

    This new version only has side buttons on the left, while previous models have side buttons on both sides. If you're interested in alternatives and are a fan of some of this lineup's legacy features, check out the Razer Viper Ultimate. It's significantly heavier, but it's currently much cheaper. Or, if you like the sound of all the improvements, but aren't enthusiastic about its shape, check out the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro. It shares all the same internals as the Viper V2 Pro, but its shape is ideal for larger hands and has a sloping design specifically for right-handed users.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Wireless Gaming Mouse

    At an upper mid-range price point, we recommend the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED. Its price has been variable lately, but it frequently goes on sale and can drop to around the same price as our best mid-range pick, the LAMZU Atlantis. It's an excellent choice if you often play games in different genres. It has a comfortable, right-handed shape with a thumb rest and twelve programmable buttons. Its scroll wheel also has a free-scrolling mode and left and right tilt inputs, which are handy features for quickly scrolling through documents and browsing online between gaming sessions.

    In raw performance, it has excellent click latency and a high-end sensor that provides outstanding performance across the board. However, this mouse is much heavier than our top pick, the Razer Viper V2 Pro. It even includes optional weights for adjusting the weight distribution. This means it isn't ideal if you only play reaction-based titles like FPS games, but the overall strength of this mouse is its versatility.

    Logitech has recently released new versions of this mouse called the Logitech G502 X LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech G502 X PLUS (these two are nearly identical, but the PLUS version has RGB lighting). The versions are somewhat lighter and have a softer visual design. They also include new quiet optical switches and a slightly different button layout. They're also significantly more expensive, so we still recommend the previous generation models unless these minor changes are priorities for you.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Wireless Gaming Mouse

    The best mid-range wireless gaming mouse we've tested is the LAMZU Atlantis. Some North American retailers have had difficulty keeping it in stock due to its popularity since its release in December last year. That said, LAMZU has been fairly quick about restocking. This mouse has a comfortable symmetrical shape that's particularly well-suited for a claw grip for most hand sizes. Unlike most gaming mice, it's also available in a range of eye-catching colors, though it doesn't have any RGB lighting.

    Its unique bottom plate design features a partially open, transparent plastic frame. This design helps ensure the mouse is as lightweight and easy to move as possible, making it a standout choice if you mostly play fast-paced games. However, it also means it's more open to collecting dust and debris. This mouse offers excellent performance all around, using PixArt's new flagship sensor, the PAW 3395, which is closely related to the sensor in our top pick, the Razer Viper V2 Pro.

    If you're more interested in an alternative with a more aggressive right-handed shape for larger hands, check out the Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless. It's typically a bit less expensive, and its gaming performance is roughly the same. It's only marginally heavier and also has an open baseplate frame. However, it also has small pill-shaped cutouts on its palm rest, so you may not appreciate how it feels in your hand if you're sensitive to irregular textures.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range Wireless Gaming Mouse

    At a lower mid-range price point, we suggest the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS. It has a straightforward look with a right-handed shape and RGB lighting on the palm rest. It's also hiding powerful performance specs. In addition to superb click latency and sensor performance, this mouse natively supports up to a 2000Hz polling rate. That said, this feature consumes a significant amount of system resources, and while it does provide slightly smoother cursor movements, you're unlikely to notice a big difference from a standard 1000Hz polling rate.

    This mouse is fairly big and has a great shape for filling large and even extra-large hands. The major weakness is its feet. They don't glide quite as smoothly as other mice on this list and produce a bit of drag on both mousepads and desks. It may not bother you if you prefer a slower, more controlled gliding experience.

    If you're looking for a similarly-priced alternative for small hands, check out the Razer Orochi V2. It uses AA or AAA batteries for power, and its compact shape is much better suited for use on the go. Overall, it also offers very similar performance, though it doesn't support a 2000Hz polling rate.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Wireless Gaming Mouse

    For a budget option that offers a high-quality wireless gaming performance, we recommend the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. This mouse connects with a LIGHTSPEED USB receiver and has an impressive battery life, advertised at up to 250 hours using a single AA battery. It also comes with a cable to extend the receiver signal so you get the best wireless performance possible. Under the hood, its sensor is very consistent, and its click latency excellent, providing a responsive-feeling experience for gaming in any genre. You can adjust the CPI sensitivity settings very precisely, and its egg-like shape is a comfortable option for claw or fingertip grippers for nearly all hand sizes.

    Impressively, the build quality closely resembles some of Logitech's higher-priced options. However, its feet aren't as high quality, and swapping these feet out for third-party alternatives is a popular modification for enthusiasts. Additionally, as an older entry, this mouse is significantly heavier than more recent gaming options, so you may also want to consider more lightweight options if you exclusively play fast-paced, reaction-based games like FPS shooters.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT: The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a similarly 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's currently slightly more expensive than the Razer and has a shorter advertised battery life. It also uses a relatively outdated micro-USB cable for charging. See our review
  • GLORIOUS Model O Wireless: The GLORIOUS Model O Wireless is a lightweight option that's less expensive than the LAMZU Atlantis and includes RGB lighting. However, it's heavier and doesn't perform quite as well. See our review
  • GLORIOUS Model D Wireless: The GLORIOUS Model D Wireless is another mid-range lightweight option that's less expensive than the LAMZU Atlantis. It has a bit more of an aggressive right-handed curve, is a bit larger, and features RGB lighting. That said, it's heavier and doesn't perform as well. See our review
  • Razer Naga Pro: The Razer Naga Pro is a great alternative to the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED if you want a mouse with even more programmable buttons. It has modular side panels with different button layouts, including a 12-button grid that's great for MMOs, MOBAs, or other games with plenty of controls. However, it's typically more expensive. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 11, 2023: We've replaced the Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless with the LAMZU Atlantis as our 'Best Mid-Range' recommendation. We've also added a new 'Best Lower Mid-Range' category with the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS as our pick. Additionally, this article has been simplified, removing the 'Best MMO' and 'Best Portable' categories. We've also moved the Razer Naga Pro to our list of notable mentions and added a special mention of the Razer Orochi V2 within the text of our new 'Lower Mid-Range' pick.

  2. Dec 12, 2022: We've reviewed this article and made some small changes to the text to better illustrate user experience. However, we've decided to keep our current lineup of picks as they remain the best choices available.

  3. Nov 11, 2022: We've audited this article and made some minor changes for readability, but we've decided to keep our recommendations unchanged as they continue to represent the best picks available.

  4. Oct 13, 2022: We've added mention of the Razer DeathAdder V3 in our 'Best Wireless Gaming Mouse' category and made minor changes to other entries on this list for readability and clarity.

  5. Jul 25, 2022: We've adjusted the wording of the category names and their order in the article so that they're easier to read and understand. We've also moved the Pulsar Xlite V2 Pro from our Notable Mentions section to our pick for the 'Best Mid-Range Wireless Gaming Mouse'.

All Reviews

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.