There was certainly a time when no self-respecting gamer would use a wireless mouse, but those days are long gone.

There was certainly a time when no self-respecting gamer would use a wireless mouse, but those days are long gone.

If you haven’t tried using a wireless gaming mouse you should. Theres a lot of convenience and freedom with a wireless gaming mouseonce you get used to whipping your mouse around without dragging a cable along with it, its hard to go back. Wireless mice used to come at a higher premium, but all that extra freedom and mobility hardly comes at a cost any more as some excellent models start at $50 or less now.That said, regular wired mice can game forever while the battery life of wireless gaming mice still hovers around weeks. No wireless mouse can ever be as lightweight as a wired mouse either as long as batteries are included in the equation. For some, those are big deterrents. For others, the joys of using a completely untethered mouse make these minor setbacks seem trivial. After all, given all the hours you spend using your mouse, shouldnt that experience be as pleasant as possible?TL;DR These are the Best Wireless Gaming Mice:
1. Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless
Best Wireless Gaming Mouse
Sensor: Optical HERO 16K Sensitivity: 16,000 DPI Shape: Right-handed Buttons: 11 Connection: Lightspeed wireless Battery life: 60 hours Weight: 114g (up to 130g)
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
Sensor: Optical PixArt PMW3325 Sensitivity: 10,000 DPI Shape: Right-handed Buttons: 6 Connection: 2.4GHz wireless done, Bluetooth Battery life: 45 hours Weight: 99g
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
Sensor: Optical HERO 16K Sensitivity: 16,000 DPI Shape: Ambidextrous Buttons: 11 Connection: Lightspeed wireless Battery life: 140 hours Weight: 110g (up to 120g)
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 greatmore 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 its 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, youll 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
Sensor: Focus+ Optical Sensor Sensitivity: 20,000 DPI Shape: Right-handed Buttons: 11 Connection: Wireless, wired Battery life: 100 hours Weight: 107g
Razers 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. Razer Lancehead
Best RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse
Sensor: 5G Optical Sensitivity: 16,000 DPI Shape: Ambidextrous Buttons: 9 Connection: 2.4GHz wireless Battery life: 50 hours Weight: 111g
Going wireless doesn’t mean you need to drop RGB lighting. If you want the ultimate light show to go with the freedom wireless mice provide, the Razer Lancehead (read our review) is your ticket. This wireless gaming features two long lighting strips in addition to the usual scroll wheel and logo lighting zones, so it can show streaming rainbows of color just like your keyboardIts ambidextrous shape makes it agreeable for both left- and right-handed users. The Lancehead’s gently curved back also makes it easy to use with a claw or fingertip grip too. Razer uses a new Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) in the Lancehead to automatically and continuously hop frequency channels to the one with the clearest signal. It works well and it will help you play in an area with a lot of potential interference, like a LAN party.
The Razer Lancehead has 50 hours battery life, but turning on lighting effects, of course, will cause it to drain faster. With full-on spectrum cycling, expect to plug it in every two or three days.
6. Logitech G Pro Wireless
Best Wireless Gaming Mouse for Esports
Sensor: Optical HERO 16K Sensitivity: 16,000 DPI Shape: Ambidextrous Buttons: 7 Connection: Lightspeed wireless Battery life: 60 hours Weight: 80g
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
Sensor: SteelSeries TrueMove3+ Optical, Depth Sensitivity: 12,000 DPI Shape: Right-handed Buttons: 7 Connection: Wireless, wired Battery life: 24 hours Weight: 121g (up to 153g)
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. Logitech G603
Longest Lasting Wireless Gaming Mouse
Sensor: Optical HERO Sensitivity: 12,000 DPI Shape: Right-handed Buttons: 6 Connection: Lightspeed wireless Battery life: 500 hours (18 months in LO mode) Weight: 88.9g
If you’re the type of gamer that hates worrying about the battery level on your wireless mouse, Logitech has answered your prayers with its new G603 gaming mouse (read our review). Traditionally wireless gaming mice have sucked down battery life due to their advanced sensors, fast polling rate, and RGB lighting, however, the G603 manages to delicately balance all these features along with super long battery life as well.Instead of needing to charge it every week, you can let this puppy run for months, and you still get the all-new Hero sensor as well as comfy ergonomics, accurate tracking, and all the usual Logitech gaming features found in its slick software. It’s not much to look at and it doesn’t have RGB lighting, but it’s fast and smooth.
9. Logitech G604 Lightspeed
Best Wireless MMO/MOBA Gaming Mouse
Sensor: Optical HERO 16K Sensitivity: 16,00 DPI Shape: Right-handed Buttons: 15 Connection: Lightspeed wireless Battery life: 240 hours (5.5 months Bluetooth) Weight: 135g (with battery)
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.
Kevin Lee is IGN’s Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspamMark Knapp is a regular contributor to IGN and an irregular Tweeter on Twitter @Techn0Mark

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