Best Wireless Gaming Mouse - The Ultimate Guide
Just a couple of years ago you'd be almost ridiculed for saying you were a competitive gamer using a wireless mouse. That's because they often had a spotty connection and subpar sensors which means that they were the last thing you'd want to be using if you needed to rely on crispy clean aim. Even today some people still believe that a wireless mouse can never be as good as their wired counterparts.
Luckily things have changed over the past couple of years. Companies like Logitech and Razer have brought wireless mice to a whole new level, to the point where the most used gaming mouse in our analyzed games is a wireless one. If you're ready to cut the cord there's no better time to do it than now, but just like with any other type of gaming peripheral it's important that you get one that matches your preferences. To help you with that we've created this list with five of the best wireless gaming mice that you can get right now.
Why choose a wireless gaming mouse?
If you came here wondering about whether or not a wireless mouse is better than a corded mouse then we'll have to disappoint you because the answer is that 'it depends.' Much of what makes a gaming mouse good will depend on your personal preferences, so there's really nothing to gain from using a wireless mouse that has a shape that you don't like, for example.
The most obvious advantage that wireless mice have over their wired counterparts is that they are, well... wireless. These days flexible and super lightweight cables are pretty much the norm for any gaming mouse worth its salt, but even the very best cables are still (obviously) physically here. How much cable drag annoys you is a personal thing but it can't be denied that eliminating the possibility of running over your own cable and what not is a net advantage.
In the past you had to make great sacrifices to achieve this free feeling of going cordless; wireless mice were historically unreliable so they were an obvious no-go for competitive gamers but these days manufacturers have managed to crack the code and deliver lossless and reliable connections that are as fast as their wired siblings.
So when looking at the whole thing in isolation there are pretty much no drawbacks to using a wireless mouse, and one huge positive (no cable to worry about). Of course they (usually) still cost a pretty penny, and the options out there (with a lossless connection and flawless sensors) are still pretty limited so there's a high chance you won't find what you're looking for when it comes to the shape. Some people also really dislike having yet another product that needs recharging in their life so wireless mice aren't the end all be all for everyone, but as gear lovers we can only applaud the fact that this technology is now a legitimate option.
1. Razer Viper V2 Pro
Razer's Viper V2 Pro had one of the most hyped up releases in recent times due to a bunch of leaks finding their way to enthusiast forums and social media. Luckily, Razer has delivered in spades with the Viper V2 Pro.
Whereas the first wireless version of the Viper was some kind of mix between a competitive-focused and a more luxurious 'casual' gaming mouse, the Viper V2 Pro has definitely gone towards the esports side completely. It has an incredibly low weight of just 59 grams, sports a new Focus Pro 30K sensor, and it has Razer's third generation optical mouse switches under the hood.
These Optical Switches have a number of advantages over traditional mechanical switches: they last longer, actuate faster, and the risk of accidental double clicks is completely removed. In the past, these advantages could be seen as 'nice to have, but not worth the tradeoff' since the first iterations of these opticals felt a lot mushier than their mechanical counterparts, but that's no longer the case.
In order to get the Viper V2 Pro to these 'competitive ready' specs, some features had to be cut, however. The side buttons on the right side are gone, as well as the rubberized side grips (though you do get grip tape included in the box), and the mouse can no longer fit on Razer's mouse dock. If those features are what you need, you can always look towards the Razer Viper Ultimate (this is still being sold) but if you're after the ultimate competitive gaming mouse it would be hard to look past the Viper V2 Pro.
2. Logitech G Pro X Superlight
The pro choice
The Logitech G Pro Wireless was released a couple of years ago now, but it is still one of the best wireless gaming mice out there. It took competitors a long time to catch up to what that mouse had to offer, leading to the original G Pro Wireless mouse being the most widely adopted mouse we've seen since we started tracking these metrics.
That said: competitors did catch up. Not a lot of them did (developing flawless wireless technology is a costly and difficult task) but in recent times we've definitely seen wireless products that match the G Pro Wireless. And then Logitech released the G Pro X Superlight and upped the ante once again.
The Superlight does much of what made its older sibling so well-loved: it has that same (very neutral) safe shape, uses Logitech's flawless HERO sensor and it uses Logitech's flawless LIGHTSPEED technology. The kicker here is that the Superlight did not steal its name. Coming in at a massively impressive 62 grams it would be a very light mouse if it had a cable attached to it, but achieving that weight in a wireless mouse with a rechargeable battery without cutting holes in the shell is an extraordinary feat of engineering and design.
The Superlight also comes with better (pure PTFE) stock feet and has seen small changes to the main clicks in order to reduce the chances of accidental double clicks, and inside the package you'll find specifically designed and cut grip tape, but otherwise you're getting pretty much the same as what you got with the original G Pro Wireless. If you're someone who doesn't care about weight (the feet of the original G Pro can be easily replaced since so many companies make aftermarket feet for it) you can still go for the original G Pro Wireless (which should be reduced in price) but if you want that cutting edge low weight tech then the Superlight is a massively impressive piece of equipment.
3. Logitech G305
Best budget wireless mouse
The G305 is based on the shell design of the original G Pro mouse, which is now called the 'G Pro Gaming Mouse.' That shape was, as we already mentioned, quite polarizing but for the gamers who love their small mice this is pretty much a dream come true.
It's not as cutting edge as its more ambitious brother (the G Pro Wireless) but if you want to go wireless on a budget and/or you prefer smaller mice then this is a top option. It doesn't have a rechargeable battery but it does last a whopping 250 game hours on a single battery so you won't have to worry about replacing that battery every week. Out of the box with the battery included the G305 weighs 96 grams but there are plenty of (easy) mods to reduce that weight, so while it's not quite as light as some of the more advanced options out there it's certainly very respectable.
The HERO sensor will deliver flawless tracking and gaming performance, and that combined with the good feet and great clicks make this one of the better wireless options on the market right now. Just be wary that you can't configure this mouse to work for left handed gamers, as there are only side buttons on the left side.
4. Pulsar Xlite Wireless V2
Best ergonomic wireless mouse
For the longest time, people who wanted to go wireless but preferred ergonomic shapes were kind of left out in the cold. Luckily, those days are over. Wireless tech isn't something that's exclusively limited to the big players any longer, and Pulsar is a company that proves exactly that.
They seemingly came out of nowhere with their Xlite mice, and even though the first iteration of their wireless mouse was received with praise, there were some tiny improvements to be made. The V2 version fixes all of those complaints, and it is one of the best gaming mice you can buy right now, even if you don't care about the wireless aspect.
Coming in at a very friendly price tag it offers that well-liked and familiar Zowie EC shape in a lightweight and really nicely built mouse, complete with Kailh switches, a flawless wireless connection, and a flawless sensor implementation. If you're looking to go wireless and you want an ergo mouse this should definitely be one to look at, and even if you're just looking for a gaming mouse and don't necessarily need it to be wireless this should be on your list thanks to the fact that it doesn't cost that much more than a premium wired mouse.
People who want smaller mice can also go for the Mini version. That one packs all of the same features in a smaller size.
5. Razer Naga Pro
Best wireless MMO gaming mouse
If you're an MMO gamer or you just want all the extra buttons you can get then the Naga Pro should be a perfect fit. It houses Razer's flawless Focus+ Optical sensor and their Hyperspeed Wireless technology so it's a great gaming mouse on its own.
What makes this so good for MMO/MOBA players are all the extra buttons. You get to choose from three side panels that easily attach to the mouse via a magnet system so that you can always get the side button configuration you want. The scroll wheel also has tilt clicks, so you've got an extraordinary amount of extra input options at your disposal.
It is a pretty heavy mouse though, with 117 grams at its heaviest, so we wouldn't necessarily recommend this for shooter gamers unless you really want a heavier mouse, but for MOBA and MMO players this is an excellent choice.
Best Wireless Gaming Mouse - Conclusion
Wireless mice have come a long way in just two years, to the point where there's a pretty wide range of products to choose from if you want to cut the cord, going from MOBA/MMO mice to small budget products.
As with every gaming product it's important to make sure that the one you're buying is up to standards, meaning that you want to make sure that you're getting a mouse with a lossless connection and a flawless sensor. All the mice in this article fulfill those standards so you should be able to find one that you like regardless of what your preferences are. If you have any questions about these mice (or gaming gear in particular) then please don't hesitate to reach out to us in the comments of the reviews, on Discord, or on Twitter.
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