Low latency, light weight and long battery life. That is what everyone should be looking for in wireless mice. Luckily, gaming mice makers have been hard at work to deliver on those 3 core things, at all different price points too.
The Razer Viper V2 Pro is the top choice for gamers looking to free themselves from the wired chaos. It simply has the best tech, the lowest latency with great battery life and respectable durability.
Of course, no single mouse is for everyone, so I’e included other great wireless gaming mouse options that should fit a diverse set of use cases.
Once you’ve found your perfect wireless mouse, check out our best gaming keyboard post to pair your mouse with the perfect keyboard.
The Best Wireless Mouse
Razer Viper V2 Pro
- Capable of 4000Hz Polling Rate
- Optical clicks
- Best in class latency
- Not too great for palm grip
- No storage for dongle
The Viper V2 has lost some weight, gained some tactility and kept it in the same great shape over the Razer Viper Ultimate.
Unfortunately, the V2 also lost the dock and dongle storage in its slimming down.
The Viper V2 delivers a no compromises wireless experience with super low latency and a great 80 hour battery life. Coming in at 58g, the Viper V2 is also one of the lighter gaming mice around, with no holes or build quality issues.
It is easily one of the best wireless mice out right now and I feel comfortable putting this mouse in the top spot.
Compared with the #2 Logitech G Pro X Superlight, the V2 is a flatter mouse and excels more with claw grip, the Superlight is going to be better for any palm action.
Either way, it’s close to a dead heat, you should try both before you make a call.
A Close Second
Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless
- Improved primary buttons
- Just 62 grams
- 70 hour battery life
- Safe size and shape works well with a lot of gamers
- Still micro-USB
- Side buttons are mushy
The egg shape of the Superlight is bound to be more compatible with a large range of grips and its medium size make it suitable for most hand sizes.
Micro-USB makes it really annoying to charge the Superlight, with its pronged cable, I wish it had USB-C.
The race between the Viper V2 and is close enough that the charging cable is enough to make the difference in spots.
Otherwise the Superlight has amazing wireless performance, great build quality and awesome battery life. It’s slightly heavier at 62 grams, but that is still quite a light mouse.
The Best Wireless Ergo
Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro
- Light and crispy buttons
- Flawless sensor with good latency
- Excellent build quality
- Comfortable shape for ergo enjoyers
- Made for larger hands so not for everyone
- No charging dock support
The DA V3 is the best wireless ergo mouse on the market as well as the best large size wireless.
The DeathAdder V3 has an amazingly comfortable ergonomic/asymmetric shape while maintaining just a 63g weight and all the same top-tier technology.
The Button Heavy Wireless Choice
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro
- Great build quality
- Low click latency
- 11 customizable buttons
- Awesome performance
- Has dongle storage
- Heavy and bulky
- Not as well suited for FPS
The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is Razer’s answer to the insanely popular G502 mouse shape with the large thumb rest and lots of buttons.
The Basilisk V3 Pro is great for gamers that don’t care about weight and need a ton of mappable buttons.
The free scroll wheel is a nice touch for productivity, though I can’t really think of a great gaming application off the top of my head.
The Basilisk is superior to the G502 with its better tech, more durable optical switches, wireless charging, and a ton of RGB while keeping the same G502 shape with 11 buttons of customizability.
Best Budget Wireless Mouse
HyperX Haste 2 Pulsefire
- Shape great shape
- No more holes
- 8K polling rate with top end sensor
- Tactile primary buttons
- Great performance for price
- Bottom part of shell a little soft
- Side buttons wobble with bad post-travel
The Haste 2 wireless is 90% of the way to the Razer Viper V2 for less than 50% of the price.
The shape of the Haste 2 is very close to the Viper V2, in some aspects the Haste 2 beats out the Viper V2, it’s actually a lighter mouse at just 52 grams.
The shell and rigidity is where you can see the budget shortcomings. The mouse isn’t as snappy and tanky as the Viper V2. But if you can put up with a bit of flex and slightly mushier side buttons, then you’re going to have a blast saving a ton of money.
Best Small Budget Wireless Mouse
Razer Orochi V2
- Amazing battery life on a single AA
- Great small egg shape
- Low latency
- Tactile crispy clicks
- Higher DPI sensitivity not reliable
The Orochi V2 is a better G305 with a generally more compatible shape, better buttons, lighter weight and longer battery life.
This mouse shape is quite good for fingertip grips and smaller hands with claw.
The Razer 5G Advanced 18K optical sensor is no slouch and can definitely keep up with the big boy sensors.
The Orochi V2 is a great mouse for gamers on a budget.
How we tested and picked
The main thing we do is play test a bunch with all the mice, it allows us to really figure out if the mouse is comfortable.
We play games in multiple genres so we don’t have any gameplay blind spots, our current set of games are Apex Legends, Dota 2 and Starcraft 2, we feel this will represent a large portion of gaming across genres.
On top of play testing, we do a couple of more scientific tests. We test for acceleration on the sensor, jitter at high DPI and spinning out on the sensor. We also test for input lag and do a shake and rattle test to shake out any obvious build quality flaws.
We’re evaluating mice on a very standard set of criteria that you need to look for in gaming mice, this is largely the same criteria for best gaming mouse overall:
On top of the above criteria, wireless mice have additional and different considerations.
Battery life and charging speed
Having a mouse die in the middle of a match is annoying.
The best wireless mice are going to have the battery life to last at least a few prolonged gaming sessions before dying. If the mouse does run out of juice the best wireless mice should make recharging less of a hassle either by having a quick recharge time, wireless charging, and/or the ability to charge while playing.
Response time and input lag
Wireless mice have long had the reputation of having more input latency than a wired mouse, well in 2019, that is no longer the case. The best wireless gaming mice have no additional input lag when compared to wired mice. Any mouse that introduced input lag is automatically out of consideration for this list.
Batteries do add a certain amount of weight to a wireless mouse that wired mice don’t have to contend with. Any wireless gaming mouse that can manage to be lightweight with a battery is a huge deal, the combination of a light and wireless is really something in terms of freedom of movement.
USB dongle storage
Having a spot to store the USB dongle when not in use or when travelling is a nice touch that I appreciate, it allows you to move around with your wireless mice and game on the go or use it for productivity at work.