The good news about the best wireless gaming mouse is there’s no longer any sacrifice for gaming cable-free. The differences between the best wireless gaming mice and the best-wired mice are pretty trivial at this point. Latency and accuracy are unaffected by going wireless, and the latest models are up there with the best gaming mice around.
Advances in sensors and communication protocols by the likes of Logitech, Corsair, and Razer, mean the performance of the best wireless gaming mouse is practically indistinguishable from one plugged straight into your gaming PC.
Compared to the best gaming mice with tails, there are still a few features you need to consider with a wireless mouse. Connectivity is vital, as is battery life. At the tippy-top of the heap, you can find mice with wireless charging, which makes the mouse truly wire-free, 100 percent of the time, though that is a luxury and can cost more than it’s worth right now.
If you’re looking to live your best wireless life, check out our lists of the best wireless gaming keyboards and best wireless headsets. If you’re anything like me, your desk is cluttered enough as it is.
Ousting the versatile G903, the G502 Lightspeed Wireless is the latest iteration of a long-standing favorite for Logitech veterans, the G502 Proteus Spectrum. It has gone through a bit of an evolution over the years and ditched the awful name. Proteus what? Initially being upgraded with a 16K DPI sensor, Logitech took the next logical step by pairing this beast of a gaming mouse with its PowerPlay technology, allowing it to remain charged continuously and connected. Even without the PowerPlay mat, the G502 can remain functional for more than 40 hours on a single charge.
While the G903 remains an excellent alternative, especially for southpaw shooters, the added customizability and macros set the G502 inch ahead of the competition. This wireless version is the spitting image of its ancestors and the pinnacle of uncompromising performance in wireless gaming rodents.
Read the full Logitech G502 Lightspeed wireless review.
Razer has unleashed a trinity of wireless gaming peripherals this year, building upon the V2 editions of its most popular products. The BlackWidow V2 Pro wasn’t a huge success, but the Razer BlackShark V2 in both wired and wireless Pro iterations is one of the best gaming headsets around.
The wireless V2 Pro has the exact same super-comfortable, stylish design, and the Focus+ sensor is as swift and as accurate as any wired rodent you could find. With the HyperSpeed wireless tech plumbing you into your gaming PC practically latency-free, and with around 70 hours of gaming battery life too, the DeathAdder V2 Pro is now the ultimate version of this long-lived rodent.
It still sits just behind the Logitech G502 Lightspeed wireless in the stack, largely because I adore the infinite scroll wheel which I still miss now that Katie has stolen my version. But thanks to just how good the DeathAdder V2 Pro is I don’t miss it that much. Luckily for you, Wickens.
With the Logitech G305, Logitech has tried to create a high-performance wireless gaming mouse that doesn’t cost the earth. Its mid-range price has it competing against some great wired mice, but there’s no compromise here in terms of performance or design.
The G305 uses Logitech’s Hero sensor, an iteration of the fantastic sensor in the G502. It can last more than 200 hours on a single AA battery (which helps keep the cost down vs. being rechargeable). The small wireless dongle can be stored inside the body of the mouse, but critically, the left- and right-click buttons are separate pieces from the removable palm rest, ensuring a reliable and satisfying click.
The shape of the G305 is based on a small, ambidextrous design Logitech has been using for years. While components like the scroll wheel and buttons don’t feel quite as premium as the ones in the G502, they’re still far better than anything you’ll find in a cheap gaming mouse. The quality and performance of the G305 are killer features for its price.
Corsair’s refreshed Dark Core RGB Pro SE improves on what became one of our favorite wireless gaming mice when it debuted back in 2018. Thanks to many small improvements, such as 18,000 DPI, Qi wireless charging compatibility, and 2,000Hz Hyper-Polling tech, the Dark Core RGB Pro SE is back with a vengeance.
The Dark Core RGB Pro SE also works well when paired with the Qi wireless charging mouse pad of your choice; that’s the special bit in the ‘special edition’ naming. We found that you can use the mouse about 4-5 days before completely draining the battery. Since Qi wireless charging mousepads are becoming more popular, the Dark Core is a good future-proof mouse.