The 3 Best Wireless Gaming Mice
When it comes to gaming mice, wireless is the new wired. Most companies now have a capable wireless system that can provide wired-like performance for the high speed tracking and clicking that you need to game your best.
However, in order to be considered truly market-leading, a mouse must also have an excellent sensor, a modern feature set, a shape that’s comfortable for most grip styles, and durable responsive buttons.
Here are the three best wireless gaming mice you can buy right now, alongside two of my favorites that I use regularly in spite of their small flaws…and one high priced option to avoid.
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1. Roccat Kone Pro Air
The Roccat Kone Pro Air checks off every feature that gamers demand in a mouse right now, and does so with aplomb. This $129 mouse is available in black or white (official site here), and it offers a fast 2.4ghz wireless connection alongside backup Bluetooth and wired modes.
Many of the most popular mice are lightweight, have fast tracking, and use optical switches for reduced click latency. The Kone Pro Air does all of this, and also has a comfy ergonomic shape that’s larger than average, but still great for all grip styles.
The coating is smooth and wonderful to hold even during a multi-hour session. The side buttons are huge and easy to click. And the scroll wheel, while having a lighter click than some might enjoy, is made out of aluminum and tremendously impressive in the hand.
Although it doesn’t have holes in it, it still manages a light 75g weight, and its huge heat-treated PTFE feet make it one of the smoothest and quietest gliding mice I’ve ever tested.
2. Razer Orochi V2
This new small mouse from Razer looks like it’s only made for fingertip and claw grippers, but somehow defies logic and works wonderfully for palm as well. Coming in at an impressive $69 (official site here), it doesn’t quite have all of their top tier components inside, but still keeps the things that matter most for gaming performance.
While the buttons are mechanical instead of optical, the sensor is no slouch. The 18K DPI optical model inside is one of the best ones Razer makes (by ordering it from PixArt), and quite efficient on battery life. When paired with Razer’s class-leading HyperSpeed Wireless tech, the Orochi V2 offers in-game performance that’s just as good as more expensive mice.
The potential drawbacks here are very limited. It looks like an ambidextrous mouse, but doesn’t actually offer buttons on the right side, so it’s only for right-handed users. The mouse doesn’t include a rechargeable battery, but instead relies on either a AA or AAA. That’s actually a blessing for me personally as I can use a lithium model to keep the weight light.
Not that it needs any more reduction. It comes in at just under 60g without a battery and 72g with a lithium AA, which will provide you the most battery life. The lack of lighting and optical buttons means you’ll get hundreds of hours of performance before needing to swap to a new battery, which is awesome.
3. Logitech G Pro Wireless
Thanks to the launch of the newer G Pro X Superlight, the original iconic G Pro Wireless had its standard price reduced slightly to $129 (official site here). These Logitech mice have always carried a price premium, and if you try the G Pro Wireless, it’s easy to see why they’re so proud of it.
Sporting Logitech’s in-house HERO sensor and the nearly-as-fast-as-Razer Lightspeed Wireless system, the G Pro Wireless is a great performer. It’s a truly ambidextrous mouse, with customizable side buttons you can pop in and out of either side. It’s 80g, which is a little heavier than many other popular current mice, but still plenty light.
This mouse is the model that everyone else is chasing. It’s still used by tons of high profile gamers, and performs well enough that it indeed deserves to be the Citizen Kane of wireless mice. The two mice listed above were no doubt designed with the G Pro Wireless and its standards-setting performance in mind, and if Logitech’s shape and ecosystem are more to your taste, it’s still a mouse you can buy and be super happy with even years after its launch.
Bonus Winners — SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless and Aerox 3 Wireless
The Rival 3 Wireless is my favorite budget wireless mouse (original review here). It’s just $49, but it comes with the current iteration of SteelSeries’ Quantum Wireless tech and their best sensor. It’s probably a little heavier than many gamers want right now, but the ambidextrous shape is incredibly comfortable, and the mouse wheel’s low profile makes it one of my favorite to use.
If you like the Rival 3’s design and want to pay double the money to amp it up in every direction, check out the $99 Aerox 3 Wireless (original review here). The Aerox 3 cuts a dramatic amount of weight, adds a wired connection option, has outstanding battery life, and all of the internals are protected against dust and moisture. The buttons are also upgraded, with a smoother, more precise click to them and higher durability rating.
I completely love the Aerox 3 even though it does a number of things “wrong” according to the current mouse zeitgeist. It doesn’t have “pure” PTFE feet, and the feet it does have are weird little circles in the corners for some reason. It has super bright RGB light that might have been toned down in favor of a further weight reduction. It uses mechanical switches in a price category where optical models are the norm. The Quantum Wireless system prioritizes connection stability over raw speed, and as such has a slower click latency than the competition. And some folks had issues with the build quality of their copies…though mine has been just fine after several straight weeks of regular use.
If you ask me what the best wireless mice are based on objective measurements and with my “Reviewer hat” on, I would absolutely tell you about the three listed further above. They’re excellent choices for most people and have the features that gamers are demanding right now.
But if you asked me which mice I’m having the most fun with right now, it’d be hard not to shout excitedly at you about the Rival 3 and Aerox 3. They only have a few of the “musts” that many current gamers require, but their comfy shapes and satisfying performance really do it for me as far as my emotional side is concerned. As such, I had to include this little section down here even though I’d never call them “the best.”
The Spend All The Money For No Reason Option — Razer Basilisk Ultimate
Do you have too much money to spend on a mouse and you want to just get the most mouse you can from a major company with no thought or reason as to why? Then I’d point you towards the Razer Basilisk Ultimate (original review here).
This mouse sells for a staggering $169.99 with charging dock and $149 by itself. It’s not the best mouse out there, but it certainly has the most RGB zones and one of the highest prices. And while it has an excellent sensor and buttons inside, the $59 Basilisk X HyperSpeed offers most of the core performance for a dramatic reduction in cost. Also, even though it’s wired, the $69 Razer Basilisk V3 that just launched is a better mouse in every single way than the connection.
I’m working on full reviews of those two cheaper models from the Basilisk family that will be live soon!