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Best wireless mouse 2023: Our favourite Bluetooth and 2.4GHz mice

We’ve said it before and we will say it again: while people obsess about the performance of their desktop PC or the resolution of the screen on their laptop, too many ignore the two factors that will have the greatest impact on their everyday use: the keyboard and mouse. Despite all the excitement around styluses and touchscreens, computer mice haven’t got any less important. Most of us are faster and more accurate when using a mouse to click on icons, buttons or links, or to make selections, and the combination of keyboard shortcuts and mouse navigation is pretty hard to beat when it comes to getting stuff done.

These days, the best mice are primarily wireless and it’s really not hard to understand why. Cables are messy and a real hassle if you’re using a convertible tablet-style PC or laptop, there’s a huge choice of wireless and Bluetooth mice available, and the price premium is virtually non-existent. What’s more, battery life is now so good and connectivity so reliable that the old objections to going wireless have pretty much dropped away. While some hardcore gamers still believe wireless mouse performance is inferior to that of their cabled rivals, a decent wireless mouse with a stable connection generally provides an identical experience.

Best wireless mouse: At a glance

  • Best mouse for features: Logitech MX Master 3S | £91
  • Best budget mouse for laptops: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 | £13
  • Best quiet budget mouse: Logitech M330 Silent Plus | £20
  • Most comfortable mid-range mouse: Rapoo MT550 | £40
  • Best ergonomic mouse: Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse | £24

How to choose the best wireless mouse for you

There are a lot of wireless mice to choose from, with the biggest players – Microsoft and Logitech – responsible for several bewildering lines. Which you go for will depend on your budget, the laptop or PC that you’re using, the features you want and the kind of shape and feel you prefer. The last of these is important. Some people love a big, chunky mouse that fills their hand; others a slimline mouse they can move with their fingertips and stow in a laptop case without adding weight or bulk.

If you’ve used a lot of mice, you’ll probably have worked out which style you prefer. If not, try going to a store where you can test a few different options for feel in your hand. Wireless mice start at between £8 and £10 and climb to over £100 for gaming and specialist models; you’ll find a range of different styles at most price points.

Connectivity

Wireless mice divide into two broad camps. On the one hand, you have those that work with a wireless transceiver that plugs into a USB port on your PC or laptop. This means you don’t need Bluetooth – which many desktop PCs don’t support – and you’re pretty much guaranteed a trouble-free connection. The downside is that the transceiver takes up a USB port, which can be in short supply on some laptops, while the mouse becomes useless if you lose it.

Bluetooth mice have some advantages, particularly if you’re using one with a laptop. First, they work with your computer’s built-in Bluetooth connectivity, so you won’t need to sacrifice a USB port. Second, once you’ve paired a mouse with your PC or laptop, it pretty much works as soon as you switch it on. Bluetooth mice used to have issues with performance, connection stability and battery life, but new Bluetooth standards and developments in battery technology have, for the most part, solved these. As an added bonus, some Bluetooth mice have been designed to pair with multiple devices – including PCs, laptops, convertibles and Android tablets – and switch between up to three with the aid of a switch or button.

Sensitivity and features

Look, feel and connectivity aside, the main things that distinguish different wireless mice are their sensitivity and selection of wheels and buttons. All wireless mice will feature the two buttons plus scroll-wheel layout that’s been standard since the mid-1990s, but some go further with a two-axis wheel that shifts left or right to scroll horizontally as well as vertically, or additional wheels or buttons on the top surface or side of the mouse. These may be supported directly in certain applications, but in most cases, you can configure what the buttons do using the software provided. You might use them to activate specific functions or controls in a design application, for example, or to minimise, maximise and switch between open windows. Once you get used to it, this can be a real time and effort-saver.

Arguably, you need a more sensitive mouse if you have a higher-resolution screen, but even here 1,000dpi will be enough for most users and 1,600dpi high enough even for graphics professionals. It’s only in the field of professional gaming, where that extra sensitivity could make the difference between victory and defeat, that going above 2,000dpi makes a whole heap of difference. It’s a nice-to-have, but not essential.

In many ways, the type of sensor used by the mouse is more important. Cheaper mice still use a combination of an infrared or red LED light beam and an optical sensor, which is both effective on most surfaces and extremely accurate. However, the more advanced optical sensors, like Microsoft’s Bluetrack, and laser sensors, which switch LED for laser, tend to be more accurate across a wider range of surfaces. This isn’t a massive issue if you only use your mouse with a mouse pad, but if you want to use it directly on a desk or glass or coffee-shop table, premium mice with premium sensors can be more reliable.

Battery life

Finally, think about battery life. These days, most mice will run for months from a single AAA or AA battery, but accuracy and performance will degrade as the battery runs out. That’s not a problem if you keep a stock of batteries or rechargeables handy, but more expensive models are now shipping with built-in lithium-ion cells. These last for months and charge using a USB cable, which will often carry a signal as well as power so you can carry on using your device while it’s topped up.Author

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Price: £91 | Check price at Amazon

The long-time doyen of productivity mice, Logitech’s MX Master has received an upgrade for 2023. Changes for the MX Master 3S are few but impactful. The click action has been updated: it’s now beautifully damped and near-silent; and the pointer speed has now been bumped to a giddy 8,000dpi. The latest MX Master also adopts Logitech’s new Logi Bolt USB receiver for increased security and resistance to wireless congestion.

The MX Master is still a little on the big and heavy side but the build quality and feel are second to none and the accompanying Options+ software allows for a breathtaking range of adjustments and customisation. That Logitech has managed to fit so many controls onto a mouse (2 wheels and 7 buttons) and still make it easy and intuitive to use deserves a round of applause.

Key specs – Sensor: Logitech Darkfield high precision sensor; Max sensitivity: 8,000dpi; Connectivity: Bluetooth, Logi Bolt; Buttons: 7 buttons, 2 wheels; Battery: Internal li-ion; Dimensions: 125 x 84 x 51mm; Weight: 141g

Logitech MX Master 3S – Wireless Performance Mouse with Ultra-fast Scrolling, Ergo, 8K DPI, Track on Glass, Quiet Clicks, USB-C, Bluetooth, Windows, Linux, Chrome – Grey

£83.32 Check price


2. Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850: Best budget mouse for laptops

Price: £13 | Buy now from Amazon
Microsoft’s pint-sized mobile mouse is a budget belter, basic in terms of features but great in terms of build quality and feel. Depending on the colour, £13 to £23 will net you a simple two-button mouse with scroll wheel, connecting via a USB nano transceiver. On the one hand, its compact size and 90g weight make it a great mouse for slinging in a bag and carrying around when you’re using a laptop. On the other, it’s surprisingly comfortable and perfectly responsive in everyday use.

The 1850 runs on a single AA battery, which lasts for around six months. It’s not the best mouse for desktop PC users, but if you want a handy mouse that will take a beating – or a backup mouse for travelling – the Mobile Mouse 1850 is your guy.

Key specs – Sensor: Microsoft Optical; Max sensitivity: 1,000dpi; Connectivity: 2.4GHz wireless; Buttons: 2 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: 1 x AA; Dimensions: 100 x 58 x 38mm; Weight: 91g

Microsoft 1850 3 Button Wireless Mobile Mouse – Business Packaging

£12.96 Check price


3. Logitech M330 Silent Plus: Best quiet budget mouse

Price: £20 | Buy now from Box 
If friends and family are sick of your late-night clicking, Logitech’s M330 could be the mouse for you. Its buttons are designed to be near-silent, with a claimed 90% reduction in click noise over similar Logitech mice. It’s a simple two-button optical device with a scroll wheel. However, with a similar ergonomic profile to some of Logitech’s more expensive mice and a combination of hard plastic and soft rubber grips, it feels surprisingly good in the hand. The compact size and weight are ideal for on the move use but it’s ideal for use when you’re working from home.

The M330 connects via a 2.4GHz wireless transceiver, which stows away in the battery compartment for travel. Other useful features include automatic power-off, which helps the mouse deliver up to two years of battery life. All in all, you’re looking at a great budget mouse that feels much nicer than the price suggests – there’s even a choice of colours.

Key specs – Sensor: Logitech Optical; Max sensitivity: 1,000dpi; Connectivity: 2.4GHz wireless; Buttons: 2 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: 1 x AA; Dimensions: 105 x 68 x 38mm; Weight: 91g

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4.

Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse: Best mouse for premium feel

Price: £67 | Buy now from Amazon
This is a lot to pay even for a high-end, premium mouse, but it’s hard to complain when you experience the Microsoft Surface Precision and its luxury feel. Neither as big nor as heavy as the Logitech MX Master 2S, it combines a matt plastic shell with rubberised side panels to superb effect, so the shape fits perfectly inside the hand. Using the three aluminium buttons on the side soon becomes second nature. The “Precision” in its name is justified; when you’re trying to crop images to exact pixel dimensions, or notch up the colour levels on a video, this is exactly the kind of mouse you want to use.

The Surface Precision uses one of Microsoft’s Bluetrack optical sensors, swapping the usual red LED for (you guessed it) a blue one. The technology works extremely well across a wide range of surfaces. And while you don’t get as many buttons as there are on the Logitech 2S, you do get a silky scroll wheel with switchable smooth and clicky modes. The battery is charged via a micro-USB cable, which also allows you to use it as a normal wired mouse, although with the battery lasting up to three months on a single charge you shouldn’t have to plug it in too often. This is a pricey mouse and not particularly good value, but once you’ve used it it’s hard to pick up another rodent.

Key specs – Sensor: Microsoft Bluetrack; Max sensitivity: 3,200dpi; Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB; Buttons: 5 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: Internal li-ion; Dimensions: 123 x 78 x 43mm; Weight: 135g

Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse – Grey

£69.98 Check price


5. Logitech M720 Triathlon: The most flexible mid-range mouse

Price: £65 | Buy now from Amazon
The M720 doesn’t have the laser sensor of the MX Master 2S, but it’s nonetheless a feature-rich mouse for its price point. It connects via Bluetooth or a USB nano receiver that fits neatly into a slot inside the battery compartment. It will pair with up to three PCs or other devices, which you can switch between using the rear-most of three buttons on the side. The other two are user-configurable, while the wheel tilts for horizontal scrolling. As with the more expensive Logitech 2S, you can switch between smooth and clicky scrolling modes.

It’s a smaller, lighter mouse than the MX Master 2S, which might suit those with smaller hands or who prefer fingertip control, and it’s powered by a single AA battery, which Logitech claims will last for up to two years. While the 1,000dpi resolution optical sensor doesn’t sound so impressive, this mouse coped well on a range of surfaces and in more precision-orientated graphics tasks. If you want a mouse that can switch from desktop to laptop to convertible in a jiffy, this one has you covered.

Key specs – Sensor: Logitech Advanced Optical; Max sensitivity: 1,000dpi; Connectivity: Bluetooth, 2. 4GHz wireless; Buttons: 4 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: 1x AA; Dimensions: 115 x 74 x 45mm; Weight: 135g

Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Wireless Mouse, Bluetooth, USB Unifying Receiver, 1000 DPI, 6 Programmable Buttons, 2-Year Battery, Compatible with Laptop, PC, Mac, iPadOS – Grey

£39.90 Check price


6. Roccat Kain 200 Aimo: Gamers’ tech for less

Price: £62 | Buy now from Amazon
You don’t need to be a competitive gamer to benefit from gaming tech. Although many gaming peripherals come at a premium, Roccat’s range is more reasonably priced – and the Kain 200 AIMO is a great example of that.

This has to be among the most comfortable mice, gaming or otherwise, we’ve ever used. It comes with a 16,000dpi Owl Eye sensor that’s super-accurate and responsive, its two large main Titan Click buttons seem to activate at the mere thought of a click and the shape is just perfect for just about any grip or hand size.

You might not get on with the garish RGB lighting (you can tone it down) and wireless is delivered via a USB-A dongle instead of Bluetooth but when everything else about this mouse is so good we’re willing to cut it some slack.

Key specs – Sensor: Optical; Max sensitivity: 1,600dpi; Connectivity: 2.4GHz wireless or wired; Buttons: 5 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion; Dimensions: 43 x 65 x 124mm; Weight: 105g

Roccat Kain 200 Aimo RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse (16.000 dpi Owl-Eye Sensor, 89G Ultra-Light, Titan Click Technology) Black

£54.02 Check price


7. Rapoo MT550: The most comfortable mid-range mouse

Price: £40 | Buy now from Amazon
The brand might not be as well known as Logitech or Microsoft, but the Rapoo MT550 gives you the same comfort and features for less. It’s light and very solid-feeling, with a lovely soft-touch finish, and shaped so that it feels just right under the palm and fingers. The thumb can rest easy on the left-side of the mouse, and the extra backwards/forwards buttons and scroll wheel sit exactly where most of us would want them. The scroll wheel is a little light, but it’s still precise, and the same goes for movement, thanks to the switchable 600dpi to 1,600dpi sensor.

Like the Logitech M720 Triathlon and MX Master 3, the MT-550 also works across multiple devices; you can pair up to three PCs or tablets over Bluetooth, plus an additional one over the bundled 2.4GHz receiver. There’s only a small delay when switching at a press of the button on the underside, and LED indicators tell you which of your devices you’re connected to right now. Overall, a strong performer at a very reasonable mid-range price.

Key specs – Sensor: Optical; Max sensitivity: 1,600dpi; Connectivity: Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless; Buttons: 5 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: 2 x AA; Dimensions: 102 x 70 x 43mm; Weight: 168g

Rapoo MT550 Multi-mode Wireless Optical Mouse Black, 17745

£22. 99 Check price


8. Razer Atheris Stormtrooper Edition: Best for Star Wars fans

Price: £60 | Buy now from Amazon
Taking its ergonomics and performance attributes from the regular Atheris, the Stormtrooper Editon is quite unique. For an additional £35, the all-black matte coating is replaced with a glossy white plastic that has a Stormtrooper head printed on it – brilliant.

It’s also a winner for left and right-handers, thanks to a symmetrical, ambidextrous style, while the solid build, low weight and rubberised side grips make for a comfortable user experience. That said, you might find the Atheris a mite too small.

The controls are fairly minimal, with just two side-mounted buttons accompanying the left and right buttons and scroll wheel, but the chunky, tyre-tread wheel works brilliantly, and with an adjustable 7,200dpi resolution it’s as good for Photoshop as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 or League of Legends. A choice of Bluetooth and 2. 4GHz connections makes it even more versatile. This little mobile mouse can do it all.

Key specs – Sensor: Optical; Max sensitivity: 7,200dpi; Connectivity: 2.4GHz wireless; Buttons: 4 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: 2 x AA; Dimensions: 99 x 66 x 34mm; Weight: 95g

Razer Atheris Stormtrooper Edition – 350-Hour Battery Life – 7, 200 Dpi Optical Sensor – 2.4 GHz Adaptive frequency Technology – Ambidextrous Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

£59.76 Check price


9. Logitech G703 Lightspeed: Best lightweight mouse for desktop use and serious gaming

Price: £75 | Buy now from John Lewis 
Logitech makes some fantastic gaming mice, but not all of them will cover normal desktop use as well. The G703 Lightspeed, however, will. In fact, bar the colour shifting RGB logo on the top, you might not even recognise it as a gaming mouse. The clue, instead, is in the way it feels. For one thing, at just 95g, it’s incredibly light – and Logitech throws in an optional 10g weight in case you’d prefer just a little more heft. For another, it’s impressively sensitive and accurate, using Logitech’s latest gaming-grade Hero 16K sensor to give you sensitivity levels up to a staggering 16,000dpi. The result is a mouse you barely have to think about to move, but which gives you incredible levels of control.

That’s going to be of more use to you playing Apex Legends or Overwatch than making selections in Photoshop, but if precision matters you’ll struggle to find anything to match this mouse. Nor does it overload you with unnecessary buttons: just the normal two plus one beneath the scroll wheel and two more underneath the thumb. If you don’t game at all, this mighty mouse will be wasted, but if you do it’ll also handle any work you need to do – and more.

Key specs – Sensor: Hero 16K Optical; Max sensitivity: 16,000dpi; Connectivity: 2. 4GHz wireless; Buttons: 6 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: 2 x AA; Dimensions: 102 x 70 x 43mm; Weight: 168g

Buy now from John Lewis


10. Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse: The biggest bargain in ergonomic mice

Price: £24 | Buy now from Amazon
Cheap mice aren’t hard to come by, but Anker steals a march on the competition with its bargain-basement ergonomic model. The shark-fin shape might look strange and the vertical grip takes some getting used to, but some users will find the handshake position more comfortable than the standard wrist-down claw or palm and fingertip styles, which puts more pressure on the nerves and tendons. It’s also a more substantial-feeling rodent than you might expect for the money, although the shape means it’s no good for left-handers.

Grip aside, the controls are fairly conventional, with the scroll wheel and two buttons on what’s now the right-hand surface of the mouse, and two additional buttons – next and previous by default – near the top of the thumb grip. You can switch between three sensitivity settings with a button on the top edge of the mouse, and while it’s not quite as pinpoint-accurate as the high-end Microsoft and Logitech mice, it never feels laggy, vague or unresponsive. The only minor grumbles are that it uses two AAA batteries (not included) and that it needs to be woken up with a left or right-click if left unattended for eight minutes or more; a sensible battery-saving measure, but an annoyance when other mice wake on movement.

Key specs – Sensor: Optical; Max sensitivity: 1,600dpi; Connectivity: 2.4GHz wireless; Buttons: 4 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: 2 x AAA; Dimensions: 101 x 82 x 80mm; Weight: 95g

Anker AK-UBA 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop, Desktop, PC, Macbook – Black

£23.99 Check price


11. Cherry MW 8 Advanced: The pick of the sub-£50 bunch

Price: £47 | Buy now from Keyboard Specialists
The Cherry MW8 Advanced is a joy to use if you’re a fan of compact mice and sleek design. We found it comfortable to use throughout the day and flexible, too. You can connect the MW8 Advanced via Bluetooth or over 2.4GHz RF using the provided USB receiver that’s magnetically stowed on the underside of the mouse. It’s also possible to connect via USB while charging the internal lithium-ion battery.

The mouse’s scroll wheel has a rubber track and works excellently, although our review unit did squeak occasionally (hey, it’s a mouse). Impressively, you also get a button to adjust tracking sensitivity, with four choices: 600dpi, 1,000dpi, 1,600dpi and 3,200dpi. The mouse’s sensor is accurate and responsive on every setting and a small blue LED helpfully flashes to indicate which resolution is selected (from one for 600dpi up to four times for 3,200dpi).

For less than £50, the Cherry MW8 Advanced is a real bargain. It works well on just about any surface (including glass) has a couple of different connection options and feels great in a reasonable-sized mitt.

Key specs – Sensor: Laser LED; Max sensitivity: 3,200dpi; Connectivity: Bluetooth 4. 0, 2.4GHz wireless USB, USB cable; Buttons: 6 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: Internal li-ion; Dimensions: 99 x 63 x 34mm; Weight: 91g

Buy now from Keyboard Specialists


12. Logitech MX Anywhere 3: Great performance on any surface

Price: £77 | Buy now from Amazon

Able to last up to 70 days on a single charge whilst providing accurate tracking on many different surfaces, including wood, glass, sofa and a trouser leg, the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 certainly earns its moniker.

The MX Anywhere 3 receives charge rapidly via a USB-C cable, meaning that in just three minutes, you’ll be juiced up enough to see the work day through – ideal if you’re in a tough spot. You can also pair this mouse over Bluetooth with three different devices simultaneously, and even copy and paste text between, say, your work and home laptops.

It may lack some of the fancier shortcut buttons as found on the Master 3, but it is as a result significantly cheaper with few concessions other than that. What surprised us the most in our use was the weight of the device: the MX Anywhere 3 has a substantial grip and heft to it, making it feel like a fully-fledged mouse and not a travel/compact unit.

Key specs – Sensor: Logitech Darkfield laser; Max sensitivity: 4,000dpi; Connectivity: Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless, USB; Buttons: 6 buttons, 1 wheel; Battery: Internal li-ion; Dimensions: 105 x 65 x 34mm; Weight: 240g

Logitech MX Anywhere 3 Compact Performance Mouse – Wireless, Magnetic Scrolling, Ergonomic, 4000DPI Sensor, Custom Buttons, USB-C, Bluetooth, Apple Mac, iPad, Windows PC, Linux, Chrome – GRAPHITE

£76.49 Check price


Best wireless gaming mice 2023: Top picks and reviews

Updated

Free yourself from the tether, and watch your mouse fly!

By Dominic Bayley

PCWorld Australia Editor, PCWorld Apr 28, 2023 3:30 am PDT

Image: Dominic Bayley / IDG

Now that wireless gaming mice are just as fast and feature-packed as their wired counterparts, going wireless can be a smart move, giving you greater flexibility as a gamer. But before you cut loose and buy one, it’s worth noting they’re not all alike. You’ll still need to consider factors like weight, dots per inch (DPI), and battery life which can be telling factors in how your gaming mouse performs and ultimately how you will perform in games.

Our expert reviewers have put these mice through their paces, testing them across a range of scenarios, and over extended periods of time. Below are the results of that effort. While these are the current best wireless gaming mice available, for a no holds barred list, including both wired and wireless models, be sure to check out PCWorld’s all-inclusive selection of the best gaming mice.

Updated 4/19/23 to add the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro to our list of recommendations. Besides a host of hardware upgrades including a flawless 30,000 DPI optical sensor, it packs in some very tantalizing functionality, like the ability to set the mouse’s lift-off distance up to 26 levels of adjustment, and 4000 Hz hyper polling (with the HyperPolling dongle that costs an additional $29. 99). We’ve also added in the Razer Naga V2 Pro that features swappable side-button plates and a host of Razer’s best pro-grade hardware upgrades that we deemed were ideal for MMO and MOBA games.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed – Best overall

Pros

  • Very comfortable design
  • Weighs less than the wired version
  • Compatible with Powerplay wireless charging mouse pad

Cons

  • Scroll wheel feels less substantial
  • Weight customization is hampered by Powerplay
  • Expensive

The Logitech G502 Hero was a hit with PCWorld reviewers before it went wireless because of its comfortable design, well-thought-out button layout and convenient dual-mode scroll. Thankfully all these features return in the update, but the G502 now has Powerplay compatibility—a feature we can’t speak highly enough of.

The Powerplay system trickle-charges the mouse as you play, freeing you from having to charge it manually, and ensuring you’re never without power (read more about Logitech’s Powerplay Wireless Charging System.) The redesigned wireless G502 also sports a new rubber coated wheel instead of the metal one we saw in the wired version. This change reduces its weight down to just 114 grams, making it the lightest version you can get.

This mouse’s 11-button selection places it in-between mice like the 18-button SteelSeries Aerox 9 and the smaller 6-button HyperX Pulsefire Haste, which makes it ideal as a do-it-all mouse that doesn’t shirk on functionality but won’t overwhelm you with having to remember too many commands.

Read our full

G502 Lightspeed review

Keychron M3 – Best overall runner up / Most affordable

Pros

  • Very fast and precise 26,000 DPI sensor
  • Well-proportioned and very comfortable
  • The quickest buttons I’ve ever used

Cons

  • It would have been more convenient for the DPI button to be placed where the RGB button currently sits
  • Mac users will have to wait on a software app
  • It’s currently only being sold at Keychron’s store online

Every once in a while a gaming mouse pops up that blows my mind with how good a value it is. In 2023 that’s definitely Keychron’s M3 gaming mouse that costs just $49. Not only does it sport dual wireless connectivity in the form of low-latency 2.4GHz and Bluetooth 5.1, it also has wired connectivity via a USB cable. Adding to that is a very powerful 26,000 DPI sensor with flawless tracking and some of the quickest buttons I’ve ever used.

But alas there’s more: The M3 also shows off a comfortable, well-proportioned design that weighs just 79 grams, which is exceptionally light considering all that useful wireless connectivity on board. The nine buttons all feel very clean and clicky, but what’s arguably even better is that Keychron has dedicated four of them to various settings, allowing you to change DPI, polling rates, RGB effects, and connectivity modes mid-game without having to go into the mouse’s companion software app.

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Keychron M3 review

Razer Naga V2 Pro – Best for MMO / MOBA games

Pros

  • The Swappable button plates let you tailor your button setup to your game’s command load
  • The sensor is very accurate and without a hint of lag
  • There’s tons of comfort and the build quality is excellent

Cons

  • The Razer Gen 3 Optical Switches are a little stiff at first and need wearing in
  • It weighs 134 grams which is quite heavy even for an MMO mouse
  • It’s currently very expensive

The Razer Naga V2 Pro follows in the footsteps of the Razer Naga Trinity, featuring magnetic swappable side-button plates that let you customize your button setup to match your gameplay. The side-button plates include a 12-, 6-, and 2-button option. With the 12-button plate attached you get a maximum of 22 programable commands, which is just ideal for MMO and MOBA gaming. It’s also stacked with upgrades such as a sporty 30,000 DPI pro-grade Optical Sensor, wireless connectivity, and Razer Gen 3 Optical Switches for lighting-fast button responses.

Admittedly, at 134 grams the Razer Naga V2 Pro does weigh a lot even for an MMO mouse. But in my playtesting, I found the weightiness provided a nice authenticity to weapons play that I scarcely ever get from wireless gaming mice. At its current price of $180 USD, it’s also not cheap. But considering how well it performed for me, it’s unlikely you will regret shelling out for such a capable mouse.

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Razer Naga V2 Pro review

SteelSeries Aerox 9 – Best for MMO / MOBA games runner-up

Pros

  • 18 easily programmable buttons
  • Weighs only 89 grams
  • Dual Bluetooth 5. 0 and 2.4GHz wireless

Cons

  • Some buttons on the side grid are hard to reach

SteelSeries Aerox 9 is a rare find among wireless gaming mice in that it packs a whopping 18 programmable buttons but weighs just 89 grams. That makes it an excellent option if you like to tinker with commands and macros in MOBA and MMO games but don’t want to compromise on speed. We also like the Aerox 9 for its fast 18,000 CPI sensor and dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity that we found super convenient for switching between laptops in an instant.

With an open top honey-comb design and internal RGB lighting, the Aerox 9 sports a slick, futuristic look that won’t go unnoticed in any group gaming session. It also has the added benefit of being extremely comfortable on hot days, circulating plenty of cool air for your hand.

Although punctuated by a multitude of holes, this mouse is also very sturdy: The top mesh didn’t show any give during our most frantic gameplay. According to SteelSeries, the mouse’s internal hardware is protected against dust and spillage by an IP54-rated Aquabarrier, which is reassuring for gamers like me who like to keep hot beverages close at hand.

Read our full

SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless review

Logitech G903 – Best ambidextrous grip

Pros

  • Excellent wireless performance
  • Lightweight construction, glides smoothly
  • Suitable for ambidextrous gamers

Cons

  • The ambidextrous shape is not very ergonomic
  • If you’re not using Powerplay there’s not much improvement over the old G900
  • Expensive

Like the G502 Hero, the G903 makes use of Logitech’s Powerplay system that conveniently charges the mouse wirelessly as you play. However, the G903’s biggest point of difference is its ambidextrous design that lends itself equally to left- and right-handed gaming.

There are 10 buttons in all, and you can set up the outer edge buttons to match your dominant hand. For example, you can choose to make either the two left-side edge buttons or two right-side edge buttons appear or disappear by swapping out a magnetic filler piece to either side. In games, this mouse’s premium PWM3366 sensor is very precise. Additionally, the left and right buttons fire on a hair trigger with the slightest amount of pressure, so if firing off commands quickly is important to you, this mouse has you covered.

In our full PCWorld review, we found the G903 to have a slightly flared back that meant it nestled comfortably against our palm. With most of the support being located towards the mouse’s rear. We also found the G903 was best suited to gamers that like to use a claw grip.

Read our full

Logitech G903 review

Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro – Best pro-grade gaming mouse

Pros

  • Ultra light and quick off the mark
  • Perfectly chiseled to the contours of your hand
  • The 30,000 DPI sensor is very impressive

Cons

  • It’ll cost you extra to upgrade to 4000Hz hyper polling
  • Has fewer buttons than its predecessor
  • DPI button is located on the underside

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro has everything you need to perform at your best in quick, competitive matches, including a comfortable ultra-lightweight 63-gram design that’s perfectly chiseled to the contours of your hand, a flawless 30,000 DPI optical sensor, and very quick Razer Gen 3 Optical Switches in the buttons, which incidentally are some of the quickest I’ve used.

Better still, the V3 Pro incorporates a few sweetener technologies that can provide big performance boosts if you’re willing to take the time to apply them. Two of these are, Asymmetric Cut-off distance, and hyper polling. The former lets you set a very precise landing distance up to 26 granular levels of adjustment—that’s 23 levels more than what you get in some pro-grade gaming mice. The latter, ramps up the V3’s default 1,000Hz polling rate to a lightning-quick 4,000Hz, although you will need to shell out an extra $29.99 for a HyperPolling dongle for the privilege.

And, therein lies the biggest drawback with the V3 Pro—its cost. It’s currently wearing a $150 USD price tag which makes it quite an investment. Still, if you’re looking for the very best performance you can get, it’s totally worth it.

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Logitech G Pro X Superlight – Best pro-grade gaming mouse runner-up

Pros

  • It’s very lightweight and effortless to move
  • The Hero sensor is a dream performer in games and tracks well
  • You’ve be hard pressed to find a gaming mouse that looks more elegant

Cons

  • There are only five buttons which limits the number of commands you can deploy
  • It lacks Bluetooth connectivity
  • It’s quite compact and won’t suit gamers with large hands

Like a fine leather wallet or designer bow tie, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight feels exceptionally well made, and despite having no RGB lighting, it’s one of the best-looking wireless mice we’ve seen. Weighting a mere 63 grams all up, it’s also one of the lightest, feeling barely perceptible in your hand and gliding over surfaces with ease.

The classy looks and lightweight design are backed up by excellent performance hardware in the form of an impressive 25,600 DPI Logitech G Hero sensor. The sensor tracks your movements precisely in games, allowing you to swap out large hand movements for small precise ones that allow you to target quicker in games. The buttons also feel light and airy, and they actuate with the lightest possible pressure, challenging you to increase your own clicking speed to keep up.

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Roccat Burst Pro Air – Best RGB lighting

Pros

  • Owl-Eye sensor is very precise and quick
  • You won’t find a mouse with more stunning RGB lighting
  • Dual wireless as well as wired connectivity

Cons

  • 81-gram weight can feel heavy if you’re used to a lighter mouse
  • Mouse wheel lacks left and right lateral clicks
  • Pricey compared to some rivals

While some gaming mice only have limited RGB lighting around their buttons or periphery, the ROCCAT Burst Pro goes all out with four dedicated programmable RGB lighting zones that light up the whole mouse like a firecracker. Suffice to say, with 16.8 million color options in Roccat’s Swarm software app to play with, you can get some dazzling lighting effects on this mouse.

But while the Pro Air is genuinely stunning to look at, it’s equally as proficient in games, thanks to its comfortable eight-button configuration, powerful 19,000 DPI Owl-Eye optical sensor, and low-latency switches, which have a 100-million click durability rating.

The Pro Air is also an extremely versatile mouse, thanks to its multiple connectivity options, which include a low-latency 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and a USB-A to USB-C cable for wired connectivity.

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SteelSeries Rival 650 – Fastest recharging

Pros

  • Gets 10 hours of charge in only 15 minutes
  • Comfortable and attractive design
  • Removable weight system provides plenty of options

Cons

  • Heavier than some might like
  • Expensive
  • Third thumb button is small and awkwardly placed

On the surface, the SteelSeries Rival 650 could be any other wireless gaming mouse, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find it has two big advantages over rivals—its dual sensor hardware configuration and its fast charging capability.

To improve your accuracy, the Rival 650 pairs a primary sensor, the PWM3360 TrueMove 3, with a dedicated depth sensor whose job is solely to cease input when your mouse leaves your mousepad. If you mainly keep your mouse flat on your mouse pad or table top, chances are you won’t notice much difference in your gaming accuracy. However, if you do lift your mouse a lot, this feature should make aiming a tad easier.

SteelSeries claims 15 minutes fast charging is all the Rival 650 needs to run for 10 hours straight. We put this claim to the test and found it to be mostly true; 15 minutes or sometimes just a few minutes more was enough to power it through more than a day of gaming, which made us very fond of this mouse.

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Logitech G603 – Best replaceable-battery option

Pros

  • Slim design makes it easy to pack
  • Double AA batteries give 500 hours of battery life
  • Hero sensor performs as well as the famed PWM3366

Cons

  • Weight distribution is a bit awkward because of the battery
  • Undersized and a bit too flat for comfort

If you travel a lot with your wireless gaming mouse, you’ll want to make sure it has two things: a long battery life so you can skip the constant charging, and a superb sensor that performs as well as what you’d find in a decent wired gaming mouse. The Logitech G603 hits the mark for both of these features, sporting a respectable 500 hours of battery life from two AA batteries and a capable 12,000 DPI Logitech Hero sensor.

The Hero sensor is the key to this mouse’s travel worthiness, it being many more times as power efficient as the famed PWM3366 sensor that Logitech uses in wireless gaming mice like the G703 and G903, but with the same kind of high-end performance that eliminates smoothing, acceleration, or interference in your gameplay.

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How we test wireless gaming mice

To make sure our wireless gaming mice picks are the best of the best, the PCWolrd team puts them through a legion of tests. We look at everything from how well they’ve been designed and perform in games, to the suite of software that helps you personalize them. Here’s a list of the main categories our tests fall under:

  • Design and ergonomics: Here we factor in the mouse’s physical characteristics, including its shape, styling, buttons, and RGB lighting (if any). We also consider how comfortable it is, what size hands it fits and, importantly, what grip type it will ideally suit (palm, fingertip, or claw). Last of all, we consider how tough it is, including how likely it is to survive the rigors of gaming life.
  • Wireless performance: This is the fun part of our testing where we get to try out our mouse in a bunch of games, while at the same time evaluating factors like its tracking accuracy, sensitivity, and how fast it reacts to our movements. We’re testing the mouse’s sensor in a big way here, but also our mouse’s wireless, and or Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Software support: What you can actually achieve with your wireless gaming mouse sometimes comes down to what its supporting software allows. When testing our mouse’s software app we consider how easy it is to navigate, change settings, program buttons, set up profiles for games, and make changes to RGB lighting (if any).

How to pick a wireless gaming mouse

Connectivity: Wireless or Bluetooth or both?

Most people know that a wired gaming mouse connects to your PC via a USB port and wireless gaming mouse via a wireless dongle or Bluetooth connection, but which one is best?

The truth is there’s not such a great deal of difference anymore. For many years wired mice had a performance edge in games due to their lower input lag. However, just about all wireless gaming mice now feature 2.4GHz connectivity which provides a reliable low-latency connection in games and performance that’s comparable to their wired counterparts. Some wireless gaming mice also have dual connectivity with Bluetooth and let you switch between the two, but not always. While it’s true that the 2.4GHz connection is faster and more stable than a Bluetooth connection, latency isn’t everything. Bluetooth is compatible with more devices and offers dongle-less connection on the go, so it can be a handy-to-have feature if you plan on using your device for school or work.

Is my mouse’s sensor really important?

A gaming mouse’s sensor is the the number one hardware component that determines how well a mouse performs in games. The sensor decides the mouse’s tracking speed and accuracy, two factors we scrutinize in our tests. The main spec to look for in any sensor is dpi (dots per inch), which tells you how well the mouse’s sensor reports movement per inch of physical movement. The newest wireless gaming mice have dpi ranging from 12,000 to 20,000, with higher numbers indicating mice with greater sensitivity.

While a lot of fuss is made about dpi in manufacturer brochures, there’s really no perfect dpi for gaming, it being largely a personal choice. While it can’t hurt to have the best, unless you’re a professional esports gamer you probably won’t need a 20,000 dpi sensor. In reality, even 12,000 dpi provides decent performance in games.

Orientation: right, left, or ambidextrous?

Are you left- or right-handed, or ambidextrous? For practicality’s sake the answer to this question should inform your choice when buying a wireless gaming mouse. That way you’ll get a better fit to your hand shape and the buttons will be within reach of your fingers. While most of our wireless gaming mice reviews will be for right-handed mice, simply because that’s what most people use, we’ll endeavor to bring you left-handed and ambidextrous mice reviews when possible.

What grip type do I use?

How you grip your mouse is not something you’ve probably given much thought to—just like you don’t give much thought to how you hold your fork when you eat. Still, it can be important since you’ll want to get a mouse that fits your specific grip type. The three main grip types are:

Palm grip: This is the most common type of mouse grip among gamers. It’s also the most comfortable for long gaming sessions since it puts more of your hand in contact with your mouse and prevents tension in your wrist. For palm grippers, long, flat mice tend to be a better fit and more comfortable.

Claw grip: If you use a claw grip, you’re arching your palm over the mouse to make a claw shape. This grip is popular in the e-sports community, especially among FPS players, since it allows you to make quick wrist movements—useful for sweeping attacks on targets. It does however clench the wrist and cause some tension there. Narrower and smaller mice suit a claw grip.

Fingertip grip: This grip provides you the least amount of control but the most dexterity for aiming. Gamers who use this grip mainly use just their fingertips on the left and right clicks, putting a lot of strain on their wrists. Because of the added strain, lighter mice are often preferred by fingertip grippers.

Should I buy a light or heavy mouse?

A mouse’s weight can have a big impact on how accurately you can target and position its curser or crosshairs. Gamers these days tend to go for the lightest mice available since they require less effort to move and are also naturally faster.

Lighter mice also lend themselves to longer gaming sessions, since gamer hands (and arms) aren’t as easily fatigued by them. Wireless gaming mice are among the lightest available because they are unencumbered by wires.

One thing to note about a mouse’s weight is that whether it’s considered light is relative to how many buttons it has. For example, the 18-button SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless might seem like a heavyweight at 89 grams compared to the six-button / 61-gram HyperX Pulsefire Haste, yet for an 18-button mouse it’s considered exceptionally lightweight.

How many buttons do I need?

The type of games you play should help you decide how many buttons you need. If you’re mainly into FPS (first-person shooters) a wireless gaming mouse with six buttons—which tends to be the minimum number we see in wireless gaming mice these days—should be more than enough.

On the other hand, if you play games where you need to quickly deploy lots of commands—like MOBA and MMO games—a mouse with between 6 and 18 buttons will provide you with more versatility.

Why is software important?

If your mouse is your weapon in games, then the mouse’s support software is its armory. The best software apps for wireless gaming mice allow you to change and customize settings like your mouse’s sensitivity and acceleration and deceleration. They also let you set commands and macros and save your preferences in profiles that you can easily switch to when you want to play specific games.

Author: Dominic Bayley, PCWorld Australia Editor

Based in Australia, Dominic Bayley is a hardcore tech enthusiast. His PCWorld focus is on PC gaming hardware: laptops, mice, headsets and keyboards.

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A gaming mouse is a gamer’s accessory, since with its help the player controls the actions of the character. Wireless models are more convenient to use, since they do not have wires that tend to constantly get tangled, thereby interfering with the game.

When choosing a wireless gaming mouse, it is important to pay attention to the following parameters:
• sensor resolution is an important characteristic, the higher it is, the greater the distance the cursor travels on the screen relative to the distance traveled by the mouse on the table surface;
• response time – the time during which the signal from the mouse reaches the computer, in wireless models this parameter is greater than in wired ones;
• ergonomics – since gamers spend a lot of time playing, the mouse should lie comfortably in the hand, this parameter determines how much the shape of the accessory repeats the anatomical curves of the palm;
• material – high-quality materials exclude the possibility of sticking effect;
• the presence of additional features – built-in backlight, the number of additional buttons, and so on, which increases the usability of the mouse.

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        Zerodate X70 wireless mouse

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                TOP 11 Best Wireless Gaming Mice

                There are several types of gaming controllers, and choosing the right one can be very difficult. One of the main differences is the presence of a wired or wireless connection. The advantage of a wireless connection lies in the freedom of action, which is limited only by the signal length. However, this value is so large that it is enough not only for the desktop, but for the whole room.

                Wired mice have a certain length of wire that reduces the effectiveness of the game. And you can get confused in them if they are very long. Or vice versa, it may not be long enough. However, such mice have their own advantage. Their service life is quite longer than that of wireless ones. Since wireless gaming have to change batteries often.

                Nevertheless, more and more gamers prefer wireless gaming mice. This device is much more expensive, but its functionality is much wider. In order not to be disappointed in the purchase, you can visit the relevant stores and select the product using tactile sensations. However, when choosing in online stores, it is not possible to feel and try on a mouse. Therefore, this choice should be taken more carefully.

                And even before visiting a physical store, you need to familiarize yourself with some of the characteristics and features of game controllers. First of all, you need to determine which games may require a mouse. Modern devices can be equipped with a specific set of buttons for narrow specifics. At the same time, the price of such mice is much higher. If you play games of different genres, a universal mouse that does not contain complex functionality may be suitable.

                Features and purpose

                First of all, before purchasing a gaming mouse, you should think about its purpose. Will it be used only for playing or can it partially replace an office device. If you need a mouse for an amateur game, then a universal option will do. It can be used for other work on a laptop or computer.

                More advanced gamers or e-sports enthusiasts will benefit from highly specialized gaming mice. Their functionality is much wider. As a rule, they have a large set of buttons for different tasks. Moreover, for accuracy and control over the speed of the cursor movement, there is a special set of buttons that allows you to change the dpi modes depending on the needs of the game. And also many keys on the body or on the sides can be programmed to perform certain tasks in the plot.

                Size is an important factor. It is selected taking into account the size of the palm. There are three types of sizes: compact, medium and large:

                • For a long game, a large mouse is recommended, then the whole palm fits on the device, the hand gets tired less. At the same time, the accuracy of pressing is under control.
                • The medium version is for those who are used to finger control. In this case, the brush is located on a table or rug.
                • Compact and convenient to take with you, it is not intended for a long and dynamic game.

                Sensor and resolution

                One of the most important parts in mice is the sensor. He is responsible for the correct operation, as well as for the data transfer rate and the speed of the cursor. There are two types of sensor:

                • Laser – Mainly used in wireless devices, as it consumes less battery power. A distinctive feature of the laser sensor is the work on any surface. It is not necessary for him to purchase a rug, even if the table is glass or has a mirror finish.
                • LED – A more common option that is used for gaming and office mice. It is more accurate, but it is not able to work correctly on some surfaces.

                The most important characteristic of a sensor is its resolution. This parameter has a numeric value marked dpi. In modern models, a certain range of such values ​​\u200b\u200bis set. There can be several ranges, there is a special key to change them. To control the resolution, manufacturers equip the mouse with a light indication that corresponds to each dpi level. Depending on the range, the cursor movement speed changes. High resolution games require high dpi. However, it should be borne in mind that the higher the maximum resolution of the sensor, the lower the accuracy of the cursor.

                There are also a few conditional characteristics that do not significantly affect the operation of the cursor. For example, polling rate and acceleration. The polling rate determines the response time, and the acceleration determines the range of possibilities.

                Optional

                Power

                Wireless devices use two types of power. It consists in using batteries or your own battery as a power source.

                • Batteries are the simplest and most common element, but at the same time quite expensive. As a rule, their charge is not enough for a long time of play or work.
                • Batteries are already built into the device, either Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer. Depending on the model, they have different battery life. They are charged either from a special docking station that comes with the kit, or using a cable. Some devices have power-saving modes or technologies that keep the mouse working while charging. More expensive models may support fast charging.

                Connection

                To connect a gaming mouse, the Bluetooth protocol or USB profile is used. When connected via Bluetooth, no additional equipment is required, which increases the versatility of the device. However, with a USB connection, synchronization is instantaneous, and the connection is more reliable.

                Light

                It is not only decorative, but also informs about some connected options. So, for example, there is a light indication of the dpi level and the charge level. However, it should be borne in mind that the backlight reduces the energy level in the mouse. But some models provide control of the backlight functionality, which consists in adjusting the intensity or turning it off completely. The backlight can be all over the body or focused around the buttons or the sole. Often, manufacturers add the function of synchronizing the backlight with other devices.