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 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's body is a bit more rounded and better suited for a palm grip.
If you want something with a more slanted and ergonomic shape, check out the Razer Basilisk Ultimate. It's quite a bit heavier than the Razer Viper Ultimate, and it's a bit larger, but its right-slanted design and inclusion of a thumb rest means it'll likely be more comfortable during extended gaming sessions. It has a removable magnetic sniper button on the left side that triggers a set CPI setting by default, but can be reprogrammed in the software as well. It also has more programmable buttons overall, as its mouse wheel also has L/R tilt buttons, which the Viper Ultimate doesn't. Both mice feature the same sensor, and their overall performance and click latency are both equally excellent. While the Basilisk Ultimate is good for all hand sizes with a palm grip, those with small hands will likely have a tougher time with claw or fingertip grips. This mouse seems to be Razer's attempt to compete with the beloved Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless and those two mice are often compared, but the Razer has a small edge over the Logitech.
If you prefer a lighter and smaller mouse with an ambidextrous design, get the Viper Ultimate, but if you want a more ergonomic mouse with a thumb rest and more programmable buttons, go for the Basilisk Ultimate.
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 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 require a larger mouse to feel comfortable when playing MMOs, check out the ASUS ROG Spatha. It might not have a typical side button layout and is one of the heaviest mice we've tested so far. On the other hand, it feels exceptionally well-built and durable and its performance is amazing. The mouse is very wide and is great for palm grip users, although it might be too big for people with smaller hands. On the upside, it comes with a nice charging station, which looks sleek. You can easily control its performance and RGB lighting settings inside the ROG Armoury 2 software as well.
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.
The best wireless gaming mouse in the budget category that we've tested so far is the Logitech G305. This wireless mouse has a rather straightforward design with a very low profile body. It's one of the most popular wireless gaming mice thanks to its nice shape for fingertip grip users, its great performance, and its affordable price point.
The mouse feels premium and isn't too heavy considering it uses a single AA battery. This mouse has amazingly low click latency and its sensor performance is excellent. It has a fairly standard two side-button layout for FPS games and is also compatible with the G HUB software for easy performance customization.
Unfortunately, people looking for RGB lighting might be disappointed by the lack of it on this mouse, and the mouse might be a bit too small for people with larger hands. Nevertheless, if you want a great wireless mouse that performs well for gaming without having to spend too much money, this one is a great choice.
03/26/2020: Minor text updates for verification and clarification, no changes in picks.
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'. Minor text updates.
01/07/2020: Replaced the Logitech G903 by the Logitech G305 for 'More Affordable Alternative' in '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 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.