Looking for a wireless gaming mouse? There are a whole lot of options on the market, and just because something's marketed as being specialized for gamers doesn't necessarily mean it's good. Fortunately, there are plenty of great models around, and there's enough specialization to suit just about any gaming genre or playstyle. We've picked out ten of the best wireless gaming mice, and we're ready to help you understand what makes each uniquely qualified.
The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: www.razer.com
The Basilisk X Hyperspeed offers some of the best value for the price on the market, but its real star power comes from its battery life. More casual gamers can get nearly a year's worth of performance out of it, and even the most serious hardcore gamers can expect months of performance on a single charge. And this wireless mouse can be synced up to two devices at the same time, making it a great choice for users who split their time between the home office and their gaming rig.
The Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: logitechg.com
The G502 is one of the most legendary gaming mice around, and the latest Lightspeed model takes everything that's great about the existing model and manages to integrate wireless technology without having to make any notable sacrifices. And if you're willing to spend a little more money, it's even compatible with Logitech's PowerPlay charging technology. And despite the presence of 10 different buttons, the design and form factor feels surprisingly intuitive in your grip. These include a pair of buttons for adjusting the DPI - a necessity for more finesse-oriented FPS players. Both this and the RGB lighting can be fully customized through the streamlined and easy-to-use software that comes included.
The Corsair IRONCLAW RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: corsair.com
Whether you have bigger hands or you just enjoy the more languid experience that comes from a heftier gaming mouse, the Corsair Ironclaw will be well-suited to your needs. This gaming mouse is highly responsive and displays incredibly low latency even when it's operating in wireless mode. As is often the case with Corsair mice, the sense of style here is flamboyant. But the aggressively industrial design - partnered with some vibrant RGB lighting - actually looks pretty great. Just keep in mind that this definitely isn't the mouse you want to use if you employ a claw or fingertip grip.
The Logitech G603 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: logitechg.com
If the buttons of the Logitech G502 are too abundant - and too complicated - for you, you might want to look to the G603. It makes use of the same reliable sensor, build quality, and software of the G502 but comes at a far more reasonable price. But that doesn't mean this mouse is cheaply made. If there's one flaw, it comes in the form of occasional latency issues. That said, it shouldn't be a serious issue for anyone but the most competitive of gamers. The battery life here is also exceptional, and the relatively muted design sensibilities are nevertheless smartly ergonomic.
The Roccat Kain 200 Aimo Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: roccat.org
The Roccat Kain 200 Aimo isn't the prettiest mouse we've ever seen, but there's a whole lot of depth just beneath the surface. In terms of features, this mouse comes fully loaded. The multiple RGB zones use something called "reactive lighting" that responds to actual in-game actions, and there are six different modes to choose from. More meticulous gamers can assign different profiles for all of their favorite games, and the software Roccat uses even has specialized settings for dozens of popular games. Up to five different profiles can be saved at a time. On top of that, the macro mapping is some of the most sophisticated around.
The Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: razer.com
Razer is known for its flamboyant and feature-laden gaming accessories, but the relatively simplistic Lancehead is proof they understand the fundamentals too. The small and nimble frame positions it ideally for the needs of a claw- or fingertip-grip gamer, and southpaws should be relieved to find an ambidextrous gaming mouse that's also reliable. But the sensor is the real star of the show here. You can expect one-to-one performance even running the latest and most fast-paced games at high settings. You'll need to download Razer's Synapse software to make the most of this mouse though. That's because Synapse allows you to configure up to four different profiles, and it's also used to personalize the lighting.
Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: logitechg.com
Latency and price are the two things you need to worry about when buying a wireless rather than a wired gaming mouse. And while the G Pro is a little bit pricey, you can count on it to be as reliable as you'd want. The latency should be indistinguishable to even the most committed gaming pros, and the Hero 16K sensor is easily one of the best in the business. The DPI range of 100 to 16,000 is thoroughly expansive, although there isn't an easily accessible button for DPI toggling. You can even save up to five different profiles using the onboard memory.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: steelseries.com
Unless you're going to have it custom made, chances are that you won't find a mouse with a weight that perfectly suits your hand. But SteelSeries offers the next best thing with the Rival 650. Eight different weights that weigh about a third of the mouse's default size provide you the ability for both minor or dramatic adjustments, and that means you can even swap things out on the fly for different play styles or game genres. Regardless of the weight you choose, you won't have to question the precision. SteelSeries has recruited acclaimed manufacturer PixArt to handle the Rival 650's optical sensor.
The Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: razer.com
With its sci-fi aesthetic, bold logo, and vivid RGB lighting, the Viper Ultimate looks like the epitome of a Razer accessory. Fortunately, it performs the same way. The RF wireless system is virtually lag-free, and the ambidextrous design is one of the few that actually feels natural for both right-handed and left-handed gamers. The smaller and leaner frame may take some getting used to, but it's by design. This is a mouse built through-and-through for the needs of competitive gamers, and that means that there may be a bit of a learning curve for less serious gamers. But the nimble response will pay dividends in the long term.
The Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse | Credit: logitechg.com
The G604 isn't fundamentally that different from any of Logitech's gaming mice in terms of hardware, and that's a good thing. Both the Hero 16K sensor and the LightSpeed charging system are class-leading. But the G604 manages to carve an identity all its own thanks to the presence of 15 buttons. Six of these are fully programmable - a distinct advantage for MMO and MOBA players. But the remaining buttons all serve smart functions as well. There are also a pair of tilt inputs and two dedicated buttons that can swap between customized DPI settings with a single click.
We'll be honest. There are a lot of useless gaming accessories out there, but a good gaming mouse can mean the difference between good performance and great performance. Whether you're looking for an easier way to juggle your powers in World of Warcraft marathon raids or to get an extra sliver of response time in Call of Duty, there's bound to be something here that will match your needs.