Fortunately, there are many wireless gaming mice to free you from that tether without introducing negative impacts to performance. We’ve rounded up our top picks from the many we’ve tested, so you can be sure you’re getting a wireless gaming mouse that has been battle-tested. If you’re browsing in the UK, click here to find out where you can to find the best wireless gaming mice.
TL;DR – These are the Best Wireless Gaming Mice:
1. Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless
Best Wireless Gaming Mouse
The G502 was a fan favorite gaming mouse and it’s been made even better with Logitech’s faster than wired Lightspeed Wireless technology. The Logitech G502 Light Speed Wireless (read our review) has it all: a laser-accurate 16,000 DPI sensor, customizable ergonomics, plenty of buttons, and excellent comfort. You can even charge it wirelessly charge if you get Logitech’s PowerPlay Wireless Charging System.
As far as a wireless gaming mouse goes, there’s not much else we could ask for, except for maybe a lower price tag, but you kind of expect a steep cost on a class-leading product like this.
2. Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless
Best Cheap Wireless Gaming Mouse
There’s a lot to love about the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless (read our review). The biggest checkmark in the plus-column is its super affordable $50 price tag, putting it on par with wired mice when it comes to your wallet.
It’s sturdy and comfortable and has a DPI range of up to 10,000. Fantastic battery life gives you 60 hours of usage and it’s lightweight at only 99g. The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless also comes with Bluetooth connectivity to go with its 2.4GHz dongle, so you can easily swap between using it with two devices.
3. Logitech G903
Best Ambidextrous Wireless Gaming Mouse
The original Logitech G900 stole gamers’ hearts last year with its incredibly robust wireless technology (that’s every bit as fast and stable as a wired mouse) and its stellar PWM3366 sensor. The Logitech G903 (read our review) is the same mouse, but now with new switches rated for 50 million clicks (rather than 20 million) and wireless charging through Logitech’s PowerPlay mouse pad.
The ambidextrous design is great—more comfortable than most, with the ability to add or remove thumb buttons from either side. You can also choose between having a clicky or free-spinning scroll wheel by hitting the button behind it. The aggressive-looking design is more comfortable than it appears, and it’s pretty light for a wireless mouse. If you want a heavier mouse, you can snap in the included 10-gram weight.
Ultimately, the point of buying the G903 is to also purchase the $100 PowerPlay mouse pad, an expensive but brilliant accessory. With it, you’ll never have to worry about plugging in your mouse, or docking it, or having to swap the battery for a fresh one. It recharges the wireless mouse as it moves around or simply rests on the mouse pad.
4. Razer Basilisk Ultimate
Best Ergonomic Wireless Gaming Mouse
Razer’s Basilisk Ultimate (read our review) is one of the most comfortable and accurate ergonomic wireless gaming mice we’ve ever used. It’s perfectly sculpted for right-handed gamers with an arc cut into it’s left side for your thumb to reside while your ring finger and pinky to hang off the gentle slope on the right side of this peripheral. The Razer Basilisk Ultimate also has one of the best-positioned sniper button (or DPI toggle) that’s acts like a paddle clutch on a racing wheel.
The Basilisk Ultimate isn’t just comfortable to use, it’s dang near the most accurate gaming mouse on the market. This all comes thanks to Focus+ Sensor and Razer’s optical mouse switches that feel a hair faster than your traditional gaming mouse buttons. Of course, you get a ton of RGB that not only lights up the scroll wheel and logo, but also two long side strips on this peripheral.
5. Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless
Best Large Wireless Gaming Mouse
There are a lot of great mice out there, but if you have bigger hands, sometimes even the best mouse can start to feel a little cramped. When it comes to an enjoyable gaming session, especially a longer one, comfort is essential, and that applies to the mouse, too. So, if you want a wireless mouse that’s going to be a great fit for your bigger hands, the Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless is it. It has a large profile, letting you spread your fingers out a bit, and the thumb grip is nice and spacious. It’s 130 grams of heft give it a substantial feel.
You won’t miss out on the capable experience of other mice with the Ironclaw RGB Wireless. It has a highly accurate PixArt sensor and connects to your PC over Corsair’s latency-free Slipstream wireless or over Bluetooth when you don’t need maximum performance. You’ll get 10 programmable buttons for tons of control at short notice in games. It features three RGB lighting zones if you want a bit of flair, though you can also opt for longer battery life by turning the lights off.
6. Logitech G Pro Wireless
Best Wireless Gaming Mouse for Esports
The Logitech G Pro (read our review) is a great wireless mouse from Logitech designed for Esports, or people who just want a mouse with great battery life and swappable side buttons. Like the G903 you add magnetic side buttons to whichever side you like.
It uses the company’s newest sensor, the Hero 16K, so it’s got plenty of range to fit anyone’s needs, and you can also drop the USB transceiver into the bottom of the mouse too, so you won’t lose it when you travel. The best part is it’s also compatible with the company’s wireless charging system, but it’s an optional add-on.
7. SteelSeries Rival 650
Most Accurate Wireless Gaming Mouse
The SteelSeries Rival 600 won top pick in our list of the best gaming mouse and the wireless version is just as good here. The SteelSeries Rival 650 (read our review) utilizes the same dual TrueMove 3 Optical sensor system that ensures accurate tracking even if you lift your mouse off a desk.
Just like regular Rival 600, you can also remove the two sides up to 16g in weights if you like a really heavy gaming mouse as we do. The 24 hours of available battery life isn’t quite as long as other mice on this list but just a 15-minute charge will provide you with 10 hours of playtime. If you don’t mind plugging in more often, this wireless gaming mouse also features one of the best RGB lighting setups around.
8. HP Omen Vector Wireless
Longest Lasting Wireless Gaming Mouse
At 104 grams, the HP Omen Vector Wireless may be a middleweight gaming mouse, but it’s a heavyweight when it comes to battery life while gaming. That’s on account of its 180-hour battery life, and you don’t even need to switch to any fancy low-power mode to get that battery life. Needless to say, this gaming mouse can spend more time gaming in a week than any human alive.
And, with a Pixart PAW3335 sensor and Warp wireless connectivity, that’ll be 180 hours of solid gaming performance. It also uses Omron mechanical switches for consistency and long-term durability. Plus, there’s some RGB lighting to spice things up. Even when you do run out of battery, you can plug it in (via USB-C!) and it’ll get its first hour of charge in just 30 seconds, two hours of charge in one minute, and six hours of charge in three minutes.
9. Logitech G604 Lightspeed
Best Wireless MMO/MOBA Gaming Mouse
Whether you want all the buttons you could need readily available at your fingertips to conquer in MMOs and MOBAs or you just want one of the best gaming mice you can get your hands on, the Logitech G604 Lightspeed (read our review) is well worth your time. It offers a dazzlingly long battery life even in its high-performance mode, but can last months at a time if you’re using it in Bluetooth mode.
In addition to six thumb buttons that are super easy to use, the mouse has two extra buttons by the edge of the primary mouse button as well as a clickable scroll wheel that can also click to either side. It may not have any fancy RGB lighting like many other mice on this list, but that brings the price so much lower. Better still, that lower price didn’t prevent the G604 Lightspeed from getting the HERO sensor, which is a performance champ.
10. SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless
Best Ultralight Wireless Gaming Mouse
Mouse manufacturers are going ultralight these days, and SteelSeries has made the best wireless option with the Aerox 3 Wireless (read our review). It includes a TrueMove Air sensor, which is a new spin on SteelSeries’ shockingly accurate sensor lineup, and it keeps up with a latency-free wireless connection. You also get the option of a Bluetooth connection. And, if the battery gets low you – something that won’t happen often given the mouse’s 80-hour battery life – you can get another 40 hours of charge in just 15 minutes of charging.
The SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless packs all of its capabilities into a design that weighs just 66 grams. That’s achieved in part thanks to a cut-out design on the palm and main mouse buttons. Though the innards are thereby exposed, you don’t have to worry about that, since SteelSeries has designed the core components to be safe from water and dust. Instead, you can focus on how much light shines through from the three RGB lighting zones.
Where to Get the Best Gaming Mouse in the UK
There are plenty of brilliant, and affordable, options available to those in the UK, with all the big brands set and ready to take your orders. We even managed to find every single on of the gaming mice on this list available over the pond. Whether you’re after our favourite the Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless, or any of the other options, we’ve got you covered. Don’t see the mice below? Click here.
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