Wireless gaming mice are barely slower than wired mice—by about one millisecond. Unless you have superhuman reflexes and you can play your PC for 24 hours straight to drain the battery, there’s no reason not to upgrade to a wireless mouse.
A few years ago wireless was reserved for the most expensive and impractical mice on the market, but now there’s a great selection available to gamers at all budget levels. We’ve selected the best.
The Best Wireless Shooter Mouse: Logitech G502
The G502 was a long-time favorite of shooter players, who prefer a high back body for palm grips and big, easy-to-hit thumb buttons. Logitech revived the design as one of its most premium wireless options. The new version includes the familiar geometry of the original, with two thumb buttons and a “sniper” button set to adjust the sensitivity on-the-fly by default, with new 1ms USB-based wireless, adjustable interior weights, and an insane 16,000 DPI laser sensor. You’ll pay a pretty penny for it, but it’s the best option out there.
The Best Wireless MOBA Mouse: Razer Naga Epic Chroma
Wireless MOBA (or MMO) mice, with their grid of thumb buttons for activating up to a dozen skills at once, are surprisingly hard to find now. Razer’s Naga Epic Chroma was the last one made with a wireless option, and it’s now available only on a few listings as refurbished or secondhand sales. It’s still the best choice around if you want that massive array of programmable buttons, but if you can’t stomach a secondhand purchase, Logitech’s G602 and newer G604 design have banks of six thumb buttons instead.
The Best Budget Wireless Gaming Mouse: Corsair Harpoon
There are plenty of inexpensive “gaming mice” on Amazon, but most of those come from unreliable vendors, simply swapping out normal budge mice parts with new paint jobs on the body or some shiny LEDs. The best deal from a reliable vendor comes courtesy of Corsair. The wireless version of the Harpoon is identical to its wired variant, with an appealing shooter design, wide thumb buttons, and an impressive 10,000 DPI sensor. It uses either a high-speed USB-based wireless connection or Bluetooth, for those who want to game on laptops or mobile devices. It’s also one of the lightest wireless gaming mice around at only 99 grams.
The Best Long-Lasting Wireless Gaming Mouse: Logitech G603
I freakin’ love this mouse design, even if it has been surpassed by newer models. But the one thing it does better than any other design is last a hell of a long time, even under intense gaming sessions. The G603 can go somewhere between six months and a year of regular desktop and gaming use on two AA batteries. It’s also super-comfy and compatible with Bluetooth, in addition to its USB dongle.
The Best Wireless Gaming Mouse with Wireless Charging: HyperX Pulsefire Dart
There are several mice on the market that can charge their battery wirelessly, but we picked HyperX’s design because it uses standard Qi charging (the same kind that’s on your phone), unlike the expensive and proprietary solutions of the Logitech Powerplay mice and the Razer Hyperflux. The Pulsefire Dart is also a pretty great mouse in its own right, with a shooter layout, 16,000 DPI sensor, and USB-C recharging if you need to go wired. It’s a good package.
The Best Wireless Gaming Mouse for Small Hands: Razer Atherus
Gaming mice tend to be big and chunky, leaving few options for those with smaller hands. Razer’s Atheris is one of the only wireless choices out there. The sensor is “only” 7200 DPI, but it’ll last for 350 hours on its AA batteries, and it’s happy to connect over either USB or Bluetooth. It comes in Razer’s standard black, or white, or if you’re using the Force, a white stomtrooper variant.