As technology advances the wireless gaming mice become more and more attractive, and today we take a look at the very best options on the market in 2019.
If you have been gaming for a while and have a beefed up gaming rig at home, then you might know a thing or two about how annoying wires can be. Depending on your setup you can have more than ten wires around your table. Hence, wireless devices have become ever popular over the years.
Yes, wireless mice can add to the convenience and aesthetics, but you might have to sacrifice some performance. It is quite well-known that acceleration is significant during gaming and this is where wired devices tend to have an edge. Nonetheless, we have compiled a list of the best wireless mice for gaming that are outstanding performance wise.
Note: Polling Rate is the frequency with which the mouse reports its position to the computer each second. A polling or return rate of 500Hz equates to about a 2ms response time & A rate of 1000Hz equates to a 1 millisecond response time.
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1. Logitech G Pro Wireless(Editors Pick)
About: 16.000 DPI, 400 IPS, Hero Gaming Sensor, 1ms response time, Lightspeed technology, Zero filtering, Zero smoothing, Zero acceleration, weighs 80 grams, 50 million click durability, 48-60 hours of battery time, Powerplay technology, Advanced mechanical button tensioning.
- Most powerful wireless mouse on the market today.
- Built with and for professional gamers.
- The 16K Hero Gaming sensor is nothing short of extraordinary
- Ultra lightweight makes it incredibly smooth to use
- 48+ hours of non-stop gaming.
Logitech’s ambition with the new G Pro Wireless was to create to best-performing wireless mouse on the market, and after working for 2 years together with 50 different esports athletes, they succeeded. The G Pro Wireless is admittedly expensive, but it also comes with absolutely top-tier performance, cutting-edge features, and is our favorite wireless gaming mouse on the market today.
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It is not only the interior specifications that make this mouse special but also it’s ultra lightweight and ambidextrous design. Weighing in at only 80 grams it is exceptionally smooth to slide across the desk and every move entirely without resistance. Although it uses thin, lightweight materials its endoskeleton design feels incredibly sturdy and qualitative.
The smooth lightweight design is perfectly complemented by the frankly outrageous horsepower present in this mouse. Its 16K Hero gaming sensor is perhaps the quickest and most precise sensor on the market and can handle up to 400 IPS and 16.000 DPI which is unheard of in a wireless mouse.
Not only is the mouse absurdly powerful but it is also incredibly power efficient due to its Lipo Battery and low consumption sensor. It is advertised to last up to 48 hours of constant gaming with LED lights turned on and up to 60 hours without and in our testing we saw no signs of that being an exaggeration. Even if you do manage to use all of its power it charges fully up in less than an hour and if that isn’t good enough you can also play while it loads.
The Logitech G Pro Wireless is very expensive, but it is also the best wireless gaming mouse on the market today and has enough performance and features to justify the hefty price tag.
While I would never recommend casual gamers to spend this kind of money on their equipment, I do highly recommend it to any gamer that takes their performance seriously and especially those players that enjoy competitive games will reap the benefits of this monster.
2. Logitech G903 Chaos Spectrum
About: 200-12.000 DPI, Up to 400 IPS, PMW3366 optical sensor, 1ms report time, Advanced mechanical button tensioning, Lightspeed Technology, Powerplay Technology, Up to 30 hours of battery.
- Best semi high-end wireless gaming mouse on the market.
- Superb sensor & performance
- Play while you charge(with Lightspeed or wire)
- Mechanical button tensioning gives excellent tactile feedback
The pricier, the better is not always true, but in the case of the Logitech G903, it is spot on. The G903 is one of the most powerful and effective wireless gaming mice currently on the market and our favorite semi high-end option.
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Where do we begin? This mouse has everything from one of the best optical sensors to top end battery life and almost everything in between. It was the most powerful wireless mouse for the past many years and only recently beaten by the more expensive G Pro Wireless which is also from Logitech. The good news is that with the release of the G Pro version the G903 had a price reduction and is now even more accessible and still one of the very best options on the market.
Not only is the battery like above 30 hours but you can even play whilst it charges so you never have to run out of power.
The RGB color options light up the mouse well without it being too flashy. This combined with the overall stellar, futuristic look of the G903 makes it one of the most attractive mice today.
The latest addition to the mouse is the Powerplay feature which is only important if you are willing to spend the additional money on a powerplay mouse pad. However, if you choose to get the Powerplay mouse pad, your G903 mouse will be charging at all times while being used on top of that mouse pad. Meaning your mouse will never run out of battery and will never lose its edge.
The max DPI offering for 12000 was perfect and a significant improvement on the G602 and 700 series from Logitech. While you’re gaming, you can cover every pixel on the map with high accuracy.
The Logitech G903 is pricey, but honestly, we don’t blame it. With its professional level of performance and high material quality, it will be well worth your money in the long run.
We feel this is one that rivals or surpasses many mice from brands like Razer and SteelSeries. It is one of the very few wireless gaming mice that works as good as its wired counterparts. So if you take gaming seriously this mouse is a well worthy investment.
3. SteelSeries Sensei Wireless
About: Up to 8200 CPI, 150 IPS, Pixart ADNS 9800 laser sensor, Charge while you play, Adjustable lift-off distance, RGB lighting, 8 programmable buttons.
- Everything is adjustable
- Quick & precise
- Play while you charge
The Sensei mouse, a wireless offering by SteelSeries is a classic SteelSeries mouse, especially aesthetically. While defnitely not a cheap solution, the Wireless Sensei is one of the most powerful options today.
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The minimalistic design is vintage SteelSeries and the overall design is extremely comfortable, irrespective of the grip style employed. The claw fingertip grip is suggested for maximum comfort.
A weird thing we noticed was that the mouse needs to be seated just right for charging to take place. Most of the time we may merely place the mouse quickly, and even though it looks right, the mouse doesn’t charge. A more straightforward design should undoubtedly have been employed for ease of use.
What we did like was that you could customize everything from lift distance, DPI and more. The laser sensor delivers excellent precision, and this mouse has excellent acceleration for a wireless variant.
To sum up, this mouse does deliver great performance for the avid gamer and also offers great customizability to the SteelSeries engine software. The mouse falls a bit short of justifying the price tag due to the cons we outlined earlier, plus the customer support might be a challenge to get through at times too.
4. Logitech G703 Lightspeed
About: 200-12000 DPI, PMW3366 Optical sensor, Powerplay technology, Lightspeed technology, Wired & wireless hybrid, Full RGB lighting.
- Incredibly high-tech with fully functional Lightspeed & Powerplay functions
- Cutting edge sensor
- Play while you charge
- Signature Logitech ergonomics
- Mouse pad for Powerplay is pricey
The new Lightspeed series from Logitech is among the most advanced and high-tech wireless options on the market right now. That combined with the signature ergonomics and performance from Logitech and you have one of the best wireless options out there.
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The G703 has 2 features that define it as the wireless mouse of the future, and those two are Lightspeed and Powerplay technology.
First, let us talk about Lightspeed. It is the latest in Logitech wireless technology that allows for much more frequent and precise signaling from mouse to receiver. The Lightspeed tech works perfectly fine, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised, through many hours of testing there was no sign of frequency or signal drops. It’s not many years ago that I would never consider using a wireless mouse for gaming as they usually had performance issues. However, with the progress we see with mice like the G703 it won’t be long before they are just as good as their wired counterparts.
Secondly, we have to talk about Powerplay, which is Logitech’s latest wireless charging technology. Now, it’s important to mention that this is only relevant if you are buying the Powerplay mouse pad as well. The Powerplay feature removes one of the most annoying aspects of wireless gaming, battery and loss of performance due to lack of power. The mouse pad works in sync with the Powerplay receiver to wirelessly charge the mouse while on use. Meaning your mouse will never run out of power while you use it together with this specific mouse pad. On top of that, the mouse pad is top-notch quality and enhances the natural performance of the G703 as well.
Now, not everyone is going to want to pay extra for the Powerplay feature and don’t worry. The alternative is still pretty great. The wireless adapter that you use for Powerplay can also be used with a USB that you can plug directly into your PC. This means that whenever power runs a bit low, you can always plug it in and use it as a wired mouse until power is back up again. So whether you buy with or without Powerplay, the G703 is one of the most seamless wireless mice on the market.
The G703 is now only ripe with high-tech features but also high-end performance. It uses the PMW3366 optical sensor which is a bigger deal than you might realize. Many professionals regard this sensor as the best gaming sensor in the world due to its incredible acceleration, precision, and filtering. It is rarely seen in wireless mice due to its requirements, but Logitech managed to crack the code with the new Lightspeed series. Providing us with a wireless mouse that uses the best sensor in the world.
The design and ergonomics are pretty standard to Logitech which is only a good thing. The signature Logitech body is one of the most ergonomic shapes in the industry, and especially palm and claw grippers will lose this one. On top of being comfortable to use it is also very lightweight and comes in at only 107 grams. The body is also conveniently covered with up to 6 programmable buttons which all use the Advanced Button Tensioning which use metal springs to give it an almost mechanical feel and excellent tactile feedback.
For the price, the Logitech G703 is our absolute favorite wireless mouse in 2019. Partly due to its high-tech features such as Powerplay and Lightspeed but that is not all. It offers the entire package, with incredible ergonomics, fantastic performance and the latest technology to back it up.
So unless you want to pay the additional money for the G903 from Logitech or hate Logitech in general, then this mouse will be perfect for anyone looking for exceptional wireless performance.
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5. Logitech G602
About: 250-2500 DPI, high-accuracy Delta Zero sensor technology, Up to 250 hours of battery life, 11 Programmable Buttons.
- Up to around 250 hours of battery life time
- Incredibly durable and high overall quality
- Well optimized for gaming
Not quite as powerful as the G903, but still of superb quality and has the best battery capacity of any wireless gaming mouse.
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We were very excited to try the Logitech G602 since we have so much love for the G502, and I hoped that this was mainly just a wireless version. While it doesn’t match the performance of the G502, it still has some desirable features, and for casual gaming, this is a superb option.
This wireless gaming mouse is as good as they come in this price range. Firstly its battery life is just insane(250 hours), which is obviously a crucial point when looking at wireless gaming equipment. This is possible due to the high-accuracy Delta Zero sensor technology that was developed specifically for this mouse. This technology achieves to match that of even the best wireless mice in performance while doubling up on battery lifetime.
Its performance regarding speed and precision are lackluster when compared to wired gaming mice, but it is still powerful for what it is. A mid-tier wireless mouse.
Like with most mice from the Logitech G series, the grip is outstanding. But the extra weight, caused by the battery, etc. Makes it a little less comfortable than others of the same series. The key bindings are not as effectively placed as on the G502, but most of them are still very easy to use.
If you are looking to play at a competitive level, then you should NOT get a wireless mouse of this price class. The technology is not there yet, for it to be worth. But if you are dead set on getting a wireless mouse, then this is one of the best options, and I highly recommend it. So if you want to compete at a high level of gaming, we recommend you look at alternatives like the G903 or buy a wired mouse.
Like most other wireless option, you will experience the occasional stuttering when the battery is low. But compared to other wireless options, it manages to feel quite smooth, and the stutter was very rare and short.
6. Razer Lancehead
About: Up to 16.000 DPI and 210 IPS, a 5G Laser sensor, Razer Adaptive Frequency Technology, 9 buttons with Razer Mechanical Switches, 24 hours of battery.
- Textured & comfortable grip
- Incredibly precise & quick sensor
- Highly customizable
- Occasional stutter when low on battery
The Razer Lancehead is often overlooked when talking about Razer mice, which is a huge mistake. It is sporting the most powerful laser sensor in the world, has an extremely ergonomic grip and high-end wireless technology.
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For those seeking the powerful performance of Razer but want a more ambidextrous option than the Razer Mamba, the Lancehead is a fantastic choice. It brings the same top-tier performance as the Mamba or Deathadder but has its own unique design.
The combination of the 5G 16k DPI laster sensor and the Adaptive Razer Frequency Tech is downright lethal, and regarding performance, it doesn’t get any better than this. It gives one of the most responsive wireless experiences with incredible acceleration and power as well.
What makes the Lancehead a substantially different experience is the ambidextrous design, it won’t matter if you are left or right-handed, the Lancehead will fit like a pea in a pot.
The mouse is fairly ergonomic and has textured rubber down the sides for added comfort and grip.
Performance is not all about specifications, and that is why the addition of the mechanical buttons are such a welcomed feature. This gives it such incredible tactile feedback and makes sure that you feel utterly in control.
Fans of Razer or people that want top-tier performance in an ambidextrous mouse should definitely consider the Razer Lancehead. It has all the best of Razer, combined with a modern design and devilish good looks.
7. Corsair Dark Core
About: Up to 16.000 DPI, Optical sensor, 1ms 2.4 GHz Bluetooth receiver, CUE Software, Up to 24 hours of battery, 9 programmable buttons, Omron switches.
- Very responsive wireless technology
- Mechanical Omron Switches
- Incredibly powerful optical sensor
- Might be too big for some people
Corsair has already proven that they have some of the best wireless technology on the market with the Void headset. Now they bring that tech to the Corsair Dark Core and creates one of the most potent and refined wireless mice to date.
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The Corsair Dark Core is a mouse with a lot of strengths and very few weaknesses. Let us take a look at what makes the Dark Core such a powerful contender in the wireless mice market.
First, let’s talk about the performance. It uses an optical sensor which can track up to 16.000 DPI which you can customize with just 1 DPI at a time. Making it possible to create the most precise DPI presets on the market. On top of that, it has a 1ms 2.4 GHz Bluetooth receiver that takes the mouse to an almost wired level of responsiveness.
All and all, it’s sensor, and overall performance are top-notch and will help you bring your A game.
The other important factor to consider is the design and ergonomics of the mouse which Corsair also pulls off confidently with the Dark Core. The mouse is contoured in its shape which provides a healthy amount of comfort and control to your grip, especially for palm-grippers. Most of the mouse is also covered with a dotted texture that provides additional traction and support which I found to be a nice touch.
It also has a few fantastic hidden features. Such as the changeable side grips that allow you to choose which side, if any, you want your thumb grip to be. On top of that, it also has integrated Omron switches which are rated at upwards to 50 million clicks, making this one of the most durable options on the market.
The only real downside concerning design is the size. While it doesn’t bother me as a frequent user the Razer Naga, it could potentially be an annoyance if you have never used a larger mouse before. Much like the Logitech G602 the size of the mouse has a purpose. It helps to store the necessary wireless tech, a substantial battery, and dominant core performance. It will be difficult to find a wireless mouse with this sort of battery capacity and performance without its size.
Lastly, the Corsair Dark Core uses the Corsair Utility Engine(CUE) software which I haven’t always been a fan of but it has gotten a lot more user-friendly with the latest update. It allows you to customize everything from the LED backlighting to your DPI or keybindings.
The Corsair Dark Core is a top performer with extraordinary battery capacity and a high quality of design. The quality of materials and fantastic Omron switches makes it an incredibly durable options while it’s hardware makes it one of the most powerful as well.
It is hard to say anything downright bad about the mouse as the biggest downside is subjective.
The design and curves of the mouse are incredibly comfortable but can feel overwhelming if you don’t like large mice.
So if you don’t mind the size aspect of the Dark Core, then it might be one of the best wireless mice on the market.
8. Razer Mamba Wireless
About: Up to 16.000 DPI, 0.1 mm Lift-off distance, Full RGB lighting, click force mechanism.
- Top-tier sensor and overall performance
- Very comfortable
- World’s best lift-off distance
- Not the most durable mouse
One of the most powerful mice in the world now comes in a wireless package as well, and the result is pretty fantastic.
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The Razer Mamba has been a topic of controversy for some gamers over the years due to having some durability and frequency issues in certain cases. While durability issues is a big deal, it is hard to ignore the actual performance that this mouse offer. After all, we are here to test and review mice and their performance.
So what makes the Razer Mamba such a force to be reckoned with? It’s a culmination of things. It has the signature Razer gaming Sensor which provide you with a top DPI of 16.000 which is more than you will ever need and is also able to track up to 1 DPI increment. On top of that, it has a lift-off cut-off distance of only 0.1 millimeters. All of which makes this one of the most effective sensors in the world.
However, it is not only the sensor that gives it such high-end performance but also it’s robust wireless technology, and it’s revolutionary Adjustable Click Force Technology. The ladder allows you to handcraft a profile that determines just what kind of force is required to activate a button. This fixes a pervasive issue for gamers, as it is relatively normal to want sensitive buttons when playing something like Diablo 3 which require a lot of spam clicking but this sort of sensitivity can be devastating in a first-person shooter environment. So with the Razer Mamba, you don’t have to choose and can freely adjust the sensitivity to the games you play.
Something the Razer Mamba has never received critique for is its looks. It has one of the cleanest designs on the market and offers full RGB backlighting, which means you can choose freely between any color in the world to fit your gaming setup needs.
It also has great wireless integration with almost zero latency issues and fantastic accuracy. Sadly it doesn’t offer wired play which can be a deal breaker for some. It is always nice being able to play while charging. That being said, if you just put it in the charger while you don’t use it you will never have any issues with this as it’s battery has high power capacity and last for a long time per default.
The Razer Mamba wireless edition is an absolute beast, and when it comes to precision and pure performance of power, then it is tough to beat.
However, it has too very apparent issues in its durability and lack of wired play. Many people reported a loss of performance after a year of use which is not great but also not unheard of with wireless mice.
Many new wireless mice like the Logitech G703 and SteelSeries Sensei Wireless offer the option to play while the mouse is charging and the fact that the Razer Mamba doesn’t provide this yet seems a little lazy.
9. E-Blue Mazer II
About: 500-2500 DPI, Optical sensor, 250 Hz Polling Rate, 20G Acceleration, 2.4G Wireless Transmission Technology.
- Incredibly high value for your money
- Mechanical Omron Switches
- Decent sensor & polling rate
- Too weak for competitive gaming
Finally, we come to the MAZER II by E-Blue, a mouse that can bridge the gap between passionate gamers and beginners. Mazers are often written off as poor quality Razers but this mouse more than holds its own.
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It is the perfect mouse as you evolve from a rookie to a novice level gamer.
At first glance, the mouse looks stunning with a cool LED lit rubberized scroll wheel.
The mouse, unlike the SteelSeries or razer, makes use of AA batteries. The mouse does last exceptionally long on these though. A lot of people may see the AA batteries as a con, but concerning battery life, there is no doubt that this mouse is the king.
We felt the polling rate could have been a bit higher considering mice like the TeckNet offers almost double the polling rate. This is the mouse’s biggest drawback, especially when you are playing games like DOTA and LoL, a report every 4ms is quite slow. If you spend a lot of time at work and then pop out for some casual gaming during the nights, then this mouse is a very convenient option indeed.
10. Razer Naga Epic Chroma Wireless
About: 8200 DPI, 4G laser sensor, 1000Hz Ultrapolling, 1ms response rate, 19 MMO buttons, Full RGB lighting, Mechanical side-grid buttons, Up to 20 hours of battery while playing.
- Best wireless MMO mouse on the market
- Strong sensor and polling rate
- Mechanical side-grid
- Might feel to wide and large for some people
MMO gamers have as much right to wireless gaming as any other players, and Razer has seen to that with the wireless version of their MMO flagship, the Naga.
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The Razer Naga Epic is perfect for MMO gamers. Even by Razer standards, this mouse feels as good as it looks. The finish is excellent and exudes quality.
Performance wise this mouse can leave you a bit frustrated at times. We noticed that the mouse tends to jump or can have tracking issues, primarily when you game for long hours.
A major con for us was the fact that the battery doesn’t last quite as long as advertised. With the light settings at low or even turned off we were just about able to eek the number of hours into the double digits.
Other than some of these issues which are frequently sporadic, this mouse is quite extraordinary when it functions correctly.
The DPI may not be as high as the wired version, but this mouse allows you to continue playing while it’s charging too.
The massive amount of customizable buttons can be a bit overwhelming, but for seasoned MMO players, this will be easy to master. A definite contender for Razer fans who don’t like wires.
Related: Best Mice for MOBA Gamers – Complete Buying Guide.
Things to consider before buying a wireless mouse
Although wireless mice have their spot in the gaming world, there is a lot of things you should consider before buying wireless. Since they generally do worse than their wired counterparts.
Wireless vs. Wired
The wired mouse does offer a lot more value on the dollar, just because the technology required to make an equally good wireless mouse is more advanced and therefore more expensive. In other words, it is almost impossible for them to make a 60$ wireless mouse that can compete with a wired mouse of the same price class.
Common issues with wireless mice are:
- Tracking issues: Mice that do not have a constant source of power tend to sometimes have tracking issues. Which basically mean that the mouse’ polling rate stops working for a millisecond or two, causing your cursor to lag. This problem is quite normal in almost all budget and semi-budget wireless mice. Even some high-end wireless mouse also have this issue.
- Poor battery: The big difference between wired and wireless is obviously that it has to run on batteries. The problem with this is the same as it is with phones. The more times you charge it above its maximum battery capacity, the worse the battery gets. So over time, you may only be able to run a 1 hour or 2. The solution is to either get a semi-wired, which mean you can charge while you play and/or get a smart charger which stops charging when the maximum capacity is reached. However, this is quite expensive and the battery will still get worse over time, just slower.
- Durability/lifespan: This is a follow-up on the point above. The battery in a wireless mouse is much more likely to get worn down than any other component in a gaming mouse. Meaning that wireless mice almost never have a long lifespan compared to wired mice that can basically go on for an entire decade without issues. It can help to get a mouse that uses AA batteries instead of having an interior battery since they last much longer and also don’t get worn down, since you use new ones each time. A good example is the Logitech G602, which is likely the most durable wireless mouse on the market.
- Pricey: A general rule is that you have to double the money if you want a wireless mouse that performs equally good as a wired one. A good example is the Logitech G900 which is among one of the few wireless mice that perform like a high-end wired mouse, but it really comes with a big price tag. But if you want a decent wireless mouse, you need to go hard or go home.
So unless you really feel like wireless is a must have, we still recommend getting a corded one instead.
Wireless Mice Q&A
Q: Is it possible to get a wireless mouse that performs on par with a corded one?
A: Yes, but it will cost you a lot. Mice like the Logitech G900 and SteelSeries Sensei wireless are prime examples on mice that perform on par with good wired gaming mice, but they are also extremely pricey.
Q: Do any professional gamers even use wireless?
A: Except for a very few pro gamers who use the G900, then no. Wired mice do perform a lot better, but when you make a living out of gaming, it is pretty fair to spend a LOT of money on a mouse like the G900, which can compete with the best-wired ones.
Q: Which type of battery would you recommend?
A: Honestly, far too few companies make wireless gaming mice that use AA batteries. Even Though they last for much longer than normal wireless mice and they don’t wear down the same way as the normal interior battery system. However, lithium ion batteries also do very well but is generally a little more expensive.
Q: What does semi-wireless mean?
A: It’s a function that a lot of high-end wireless mice have, which allow you to quickly plug in a wire to your mouse. This means you can play with it as a wired whenever you are low on battery and never have to stop to charge it.
Q: Optical or Laser for wireless?
A: Generally it is a very hard question to answer since they have different but equally admirable performance values. However, for wireless mice, there is a small advantage toward optical since they don’t require as much battery and generally improve the overall lifetime of the batteries. This is very generalized though, and a laser mouse can function just fine.
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Microsoft, Your wireless mouse does not respond or you receive a “The wireless <device name> signal quality is low” message, Microsoft customer service page talking about connection issues with wireless devices.
Reference, How to do troubleshoot your wireless mouse? Q&A about wireless mice.