When picking the best wireless gaming mouse, we looked for a comfortable shape, accurate sensor, and well-positioned, customizable inputs. Configuration software often goes overlooked, but we also considered that opting for brands such as Razer, Corsair, and Logitech gets you a decent setup and customization experience.
Compared to the best gaming mice with tails, there are a few additional features you need consider with a wireless rodent. 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, also 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.
How we test: wireless gaming mice
Today, most of the conventional wisdom about wireless gaming mice is wrong. Some wireless mice are still more expensive, and poor ones could suck their batteries dry in the middle of a match or lag thanks to a weak wireless receiver. But the best wireless gaming mice today perform almost indistinguishably from wired ones, without a hint of the traditional lag or stutter to be found.
We used each wireless gaming mouse for several days, at minimum, getting a sense of how the mouse felt in our hands, the grip and material, and the feel of its buttons. We pay attention to battery life and how often the mouse needs to be recharged if it was rechargeable.
For gaming, we primarily test mice with Destiny 2 and Apex Legends, as well as twitchier shooters like Quake Champions, to see how our performance stacks up against other mice. We scrutinize the cursor movement and responsiveness for lag, jitter, and other issues.
We used each mouse with its wireless receiver plugged into a keyboard giving it the best possible wireless situation to work with. We also tested their wireless receivers connected into our test system a few feet away with my legs in between, increasing the opportunity for lag and interference.
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