Best Wireless Gaming Mice To Buy In 2021

Gaming mice are an important tool for any PC gamer. A good gaming mouse can make or break your entire experience. This is why a lot of people go through the hassle of trying to find the perfect one. Things get even more desperate when you start to look for wireless options. Thankfully, these wireless gaming mice have gotten great over the past few years. We a lot of options to pick from, and a lot of companies are competing with each other.

The entire industry has also seen a shift to lightweight gaming mice. This is an interesting trend and looks like it will stick around for some time. In fact, this same trend has sparked a lot of fierce competition in the gaming moue department. We have a lot of great products from the likes of Glorious, Razer, and Logitech to pick from. It’s ultimately a win for the consumer.

To make things easier for you, we’ve narrowed down the list by quite a lot. No matter what type of wireless experience you’re looking for, you’ll hopefully find the perfect gaming mouse here. With all of that out of the way, here are the best wireless gaming mice worth buying in 2021.

1. Razer Viper Ultimate

The All-Rounder

Pros

  • Excellent ambidextrous shape
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Reliable and accurate sensor
  • Convenient charging dock
  • Sleek design

Cons

  • Scroll wheel click feels firm

18,460 Reviews

Maximum DPI: 20,000 | Buttons: 8 | RGB: Yes | Weight: 74 g | Battery Life: 70 hours | Shape: Ambidextrous | Sensor: Razer Focus+

The Razer Viper Ultimate is on this list for a lot of reasons. Here are a few: the charging dock is extremely convenient, the shape is excellent, and it performs like a champ. But it is the combination of all of those things and reliability that make it the best. Gaming mice are quite subjective, sure. But we can confidently say that the Razer Viper Ultimate is a very safe bet for most people.

The Viper Ultimate is a good choice for people with medium/large hands. It’s an ambidextrous mouse that has buttons on both sides. It weighs in at 74g and uses Razer’s optical sensor. Speaking of which, it also uses Razer’s new optical switches. These are the “V2 version” of Razer’s switches, and they feel much better this time around. They are a bit fast, so they take some getting used to. Once you do, they feel right at home.

The design and shape of this mouse are what really draws us to it. Its ambidextrous shape is quite similar to the Zowie FK1, and that’s a great comparison to make. It feels right at home for an ambidextrous mouse lover. Hence, it’s quite a safe shape, and anyone can pick up and play with it. The RGB Razer logo is a nice touch as well. Moving on, the side buttons feel excellent. They aren’t the best, but it is a very close call between other competitors.

Here’s something people tend to overlook with this mouse: the charging dock. It seems insignificant, and we don’t blame you for thinking that. However, once you’re done playing, the ease of dropping it onto the dock is unrivaled. It also helps that the dock looks excellent thanks to subtle RGB. Performance is excellent, and we are yet to notice any hiccups while gaming. It performs like a beast, and that goes a long way to prove Razer’s reliability.

So, Razer really is trying to improve here. The Viper Ultimate might be their best attempt at the perfect gaming mouse. Of course, perfection is subjective, and you can pick out some cons here. For example, the scroll wheel feels a little firm when trying to click it. Maybe some people don’t like ambidextrous mice. Then again, those are just personal preferences. With all of that in mind, the Viper Ultimate is an excellent wireless gaming mouse.

2. Logitech G Pro X Superlight

A Modern Classic

Pros

  • Sleek and stealthy design
  • Iconic and comfortable shape
  • Excellent buttons
  • Extremely Reliable

Cons

  • Micro-USB connector
  • No side buttons on right side

1,282 Reviews

Maximum DPI: 25,400 | Buttons: 5 | RGB: None | Weight: 60g | Battery Life: 70 hours | Shape: Ambidextrous | Sensor: Logitech Hero 25K

The Logitech G Pro is and always will be a personal favorite for many. We know that a lot of people swear by the shape and comfort of this mouse. So, it’s only natural for Logitech to go wireless and lightweight at the same time. The result is the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. It is one of the best wireless gaming mice we’ve seen to date. It’s also the ultimate result of Logitech’s hard work and research. Finding a spot on this list was easy for this mouse.

We’ll call it the Superlight for the sake of saving some time. The Superlight is an interesting looking mouse. It looks unassuming, yet sleek and minimal at the same time. No fancy RGB, no honeycomb design, just pure excellent engineering. This is sort of an ambidextrous shape, but quite different. It has a larger pronounced hump than others on this list. The rear flare fits perfectly into the palm and feels quite comfortable. Now, everyone has different preferences, but we think this shape is quite safe for most people.

Unfortunately, this is what you might call a “False-Ambidextrou” mouse. We say that because it doesn’t have any side buttons on the right side. Instead, we get a small groove and the new Superlight branding. For our left-handed friends, this is a major con for sure. In terms of weight distribution, this thing feels excellent. The G Pro’s exceptional shape gets the 60g treatment, and it really makes the experience faster.

Build quality-wise, it also feels quite solid. The overall surface of the mouse is smooth, and it feels great in the hand. The buttons feel excellent, and so does that classic Logitech scroll wheel. Furthermore, the skates make things even better, and this thing glides smoothly. It uses Logitech’s Hero 25K sensor, which is accurate and responsive. All in all, the performance is no slouch here.

There’s one missed feature here. Instead of USB-C, the Superlight instead uses a micro-USB connector for charging. This might not be a big deal for most, but at this price, it’s a bit bothersome. Apart from that, this is the ultimate form of the Logitech G Pro mouse, and it is perfect for people who loved the original.

3. SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless

Competitive Price

Pros

  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Great for fingertip grip
  • USB-C connector
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Questionable build quality
  • Subpar mouse skates

5,255 Reviews

Maximum DPI: 18,000 | Buttons: 6 | RGB: Yes | Weight: 66g | Battery Life: 200 hour | Shape: Ergonomic | Sensor: Quantum 2.0 Wireless

For some reason, SteelSeries mice always manage to slip under the radar. We don’t why that is, since they are good with their branding and marketing. Even their mice are great most of the time. The SteelSeries Aerox 3 is solid proof of that. To keep up with the market, they went wireless and lightweight as well. The upgrade does pay off, but there are a few things to keep in mind here.

First off, the Aerox 3 immediately stands out from the likes of the Viper Ultimate and G Pro X Superlight. Unlike both of these mice, this one is flashy and has a lot of RGB. The mesh or grid design makes sure that this lighting shows vibrantly as well. We already know some people will love the design of this mouse. This 66g mouse is perfect for people with small or medium hands. The shape is quite interesting as well. This ergonomic shape will feel great for right-handed people.

In fact, it’s quite similar to previous mice like the SteelSeries Rival 3. If you have used ergonomic mice from them in the past, this will feel right at home. It’s great for players who use a fingertip grip on their mice. It uses its new Quantum 2.0 Wireless sensor. We really don’t know where all these companies are getting their names from. But, it does live up to the hype as this sensor is incredibly accurate.

Another great aspect is the price. It is quite competitive in the arena of lightweight wireless gaming mice. It also uses USB-C for charging, and a USB-C dongle for connectivity. Definitely a nice touch from SteelSeries. The downside is the build quality. It’s not bad by any means but just doesn’t live up to anything else on this list. The feet or skates also quite subpar. However, these can be quickly fixed if you replace them with Hyperglides.

Overall, the Aerox 3 is quite an interesting mouse. It has all of the usual features and comes in at a competitive price tag. However, there a few drawbacks. Some might be bothered by them, others might not care. With all of that in mind, we recommend looking into this mouse, as it can prove to be a worthy one.

4. Razer Basilisk Ultimate

For Lovers Of Hefty Mice

Pros

  • Great large-handed choice
  • Premium build quality
  • Convenient charging solution

Cons

  • Shape won't be for everyone
  • Expensive

Maximum DPI: 20,000 | Buttons: 11 | RGB: Yes | Weight: 107g | Battery Life: 100 hours | Shape: Ergonomic | Sensor: Razer Focus+ 20K

Razer easily finds itself yet another spot on our list thanks to the Basilisk Ultimate. We know that lightweight gaming mice are all the rage these days. However, we can’t forget the folks that love the feel of a hefty mouse. It’s interesting how mouse trends change over time. Well, for those of you who are fans of the classic large mouse style, this is the one for you.

At first glance, you will note the similarities in shape with the Logitech G502 Lightspeed. It has the same inward curve on the left side which allows for a thumb rest. Although, the thumb rest itself is larger on the Basilisk. The Basilisk Ultimate has a lot of RGB. There are a total of 14 Razer Chroma RGB zones, all of which can be tweaked individually via the Razer Synapse software. The RGB as we have come to expect from the Razer Chroma RGB is one of the brightest in the market. The RGB along with the stylish and aesthetic design of the Basilisk earns them a lot of points.

Razer has said the Basilisk Ultimate has a battery span of up to 100 hours. This is a very high battery life span as compared to other devices. There are 11 programmable buttons along with a 70 million click stated life span for the switches. The switches are optical, they are not mechanical switches. The Razer Focus Optical Sensor has a very high response rate as well as being extremely accurate. The maximum DPI of the Basilisk is 20,000 while it has up to 650 IPS quality.

As we previously mentioned, the Basilisk Ultimate is quite similar to the G502. However, it’s without all those quality control issues we’ve seen in the G502. This is a bold take, but the Basilisk Ultimate really is a proper replacement if you have a G502. It feels more comfortable, it’s more reliable, and the wireless convenience is just the cherry on top. The sensor performance is also outstanding.

There are a few shortcomings here, as the Basilisk Ultimate is quite expensive. If you buy it with the dock, the price does add up. Other than that, a mouse this heavy definitely won’t be for everyone. It hits a niche audience, but those who love this style of gaming mice will adore the Basilisk Ultimate.

5. Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wirless

Reliable And Affordable

Pros

  • Unique design
  • Very affordable price
  • Great sensor

Cons

  • Misses some modern features
  • No buttons on right side
  • Strange weight distribution

238 Reviews

Maximum DPI: 12,000 | Buttons: 6 | RGB: None | Weight: 99g | Battery Life: 250 hours | Shape: Ambidextrous | Sensor: Logitech Hero Sensor

Logitech is one of the premier manufacturers of gaming-related equipment, especially for gaming mice. Logitech rarely fails to amaze with its new and intuitive designs and features. The Logitech G305 Lightspeed is a wireless gaming mouse primarily for people who want an affordable wireless mouse or an entry-level wireless gaming mouse. This is one of the most affordable gaming mice available at this time, especially for wireless gaming mice.

The G305 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse is available in four different color schemes. The design of the mouse is quite simple and straightforward. The G305 is wide at the back and eventually narrows a bit as we get to the buttons. The Logitech logo is present on the palm rest area of the mouse. The G305 has a total of 6 buttons available on it.

There are two buttons on the left side of the mouse that naturally come under your thumb for right-handed users. While the shape of the mouse is very user-friendly for left-handed users there are no buttons on the right side of the mouse which makes it more preferable for right-handed users. If the lack of extra buttons does not bother you then left-handed people can use this mouse with ease.

This is a rather old-fashioned wireless mouse. You need to buy AA batteries to use this mouse. It is not rechargeable, however; you do get a very long 250 hours worth of battery time on each AA battery. Still, constantly buying AA batteries for a wireless product is troublesome. The G305 has a maximum DPI of 12,000 and a 1 ms response rate as stated by Logitech. The Hero sensor is reliable when it comes to accuracy and fast response rates. The battery system might be troublesome for some people but it is extremely viable for people on a budget.

Overall, G305 lightspeed is an excellent wireless gaming mouse. Especially if you are on a budget. However, it won’t be for everyone. It lacks a few modern features, but that’s forgivable in the grand scheme of things. To some people, the weight distribution might seem odd in some places. It is definitely an unusual mouse shape and will require some getting used to. If you don’t mind that stuff, this might the gaming mouse for you.

 

 

Alyssa Arford
Alyssa Arford is an aspiring Electrical & Electronics Engineer with a vested interest in the innovation and design of computer hardware. Her passion for understanding the nitty gritty of how hardware components come together and playing around with the potential of silicon devices puts her in a position to confidently discuss emerging technologies and their implications in advanced computing.