In the constantly evolving modern world, new technology and devices are being discovered every day. The need for providing more comfort and ease to users is the top priority of companies nowadays. More comfort and easy means having products that no longer require the old school wired connectivity. Wireless connections are quickly overtaking wired connectivity. Wireless connectivity is easier and more convenient than having to physically plug in a wire to your computer. It is no different for the gaming community as the demand for wireless gaming peripherals is now incredibly high. While wireless mice for standard purposes have been around for a while and that too at affordable prices, gaming mice have yet to fully take over the gaming industry as they are costly.
For a sufficient amount of time wired products have been deemed superior to their wireless counterparts in the gaming world. This is mainly because wired products generally gave a quicker response time with lesser delay and they used to offer more accuracy. The new wireless products are quickly changing that thinking. New wireless products have been released in recent years that have been able to match the wired products toe to toe in both accuracy and response time. When it comes to wireless gaming mice, you see the usual companies topping the list with some amazing products. Companies that have made some of the most iconic gaming mice over the years such as Logitech and Razer are topping the charts in wireless gaming mice as well.
1. Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless
The People's Choice
- Powerplay compatibility
- Adjustable weight
- Stylish design
- Expensive with Powerplay feature
Maximum DPI: 25,600 DPI | Buttons: 11 | RGB:Yes | Software: Logitech G HUB | Weight: 114 g | Battery Life: Up to 60 hours without lighting | Interface:USB | Style: Right-handed | Sensor:Hero 25K | Dimensions: 5.2 inches x 2.9 inches x 1.5 inches | Onboard memory: Yes
Over the years, Logitech has made some of the best and most loved products of the gaming world. One such product is the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum. This all-time favorite gaming mouse is now also available in the wireless variety by the name of G502 Lightspeed Wireless mouse. The G502 Lightspeed Wireless gaming mouse is perhaps the best wireless gaming mouse of this time. This is also a lighter version than the wired G502 and you have the option to adjust the weight of this mouse as well. The G502 Lightspeed weighs about 114 g, which is heavier than some of the other mice but still very comfortable.
One of the major reasons for the G502 Lightspeed being at the top is the presence of almost all the factors which gave the G502 Proteus Spectrum such a success. The Lightspeed Wireless mouse is identical in shape to its wired version. In shape and design, it is much the same dynamic and stylish right-handed mouse which made it such an eye-catcher. The ergonomics are also top-notch as you can use this mouse for an extended period of time and still be comfortable using it. Logitech recently upgrades their Hero 16 K sensors to Hero 25 K sensors for a variety of different mice. The G502 Lightspeed was also one of the mice that got an upgrade. Now you get a maximum DPI of 25,600 and up to 400 IPS.
For a wireless product, one of the most important things to note is the battery life. The G502 Lightspeed Wireless gaming mouse has a battery life of up to 60 hours without the RGB lighting and a 48-hour life span with the RGB lighting. Logitech also boasts of a 2.5-hour worth of battery time in a 5-minute charging period. RGB is present in this gaming mice in the Logitech logo on the palm rest and three small bars of RGB on the left side of the mouse. What makes this truly one of the best wireless gaming mice is the Powerplay feature. With the Powerplay feature, you can be charging your mouse while using it at the same time.
Powerplay compatibility enables you to not have to worry about charging your mouse every again. Although, there is a slight downside in the fact that you will not have as much weight adjustability with the Powerplay feature enabled. You can assign the mouse buttons to various actions via the Logitech G HUB software. The RGB as well as the Powerplay sync are both available via the G HUB software. This is an expensive mouse, however, as you need to pay more than a lot for the mouse and the Powerplay pad has its own separate cost.
2. Razer Basilisk Ultimate
The Premium Choice
Maximum DPI: 20,000 | Buttons:11 | RGB: Yes | Software: Razer Synapse | Weight: 107 g | Battery Life:100 hours | Interface:USB | Style: Right-handed | Sensor:Razer Optical Sensor | Dimensions: 5.1 inches x 2.3 inches x 1.6 inches | Onboard memory: 5 profiles
Any list related to gaming mice is incomplete without the addition of Razer products. Razer has been the foremost manufacturer of gaming mice for a long time. Razer also boasts of being the first company to make a mouse specifically for gaming purposes. The Basilisk Ultimate is another outstanding gaming mouse that bears the Razer brand. This is one of the best wireless gaming mice and gives the G502 Lightspeed a run for its money. The Basilisk is a right-handed mouse and has a USB dongle interface.
Looking at the Basilisk, 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 is literally filled with 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 adds a big bonus in the modern gaming world.
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.
Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of the Basilisk Ultimate is its pricing. This is a very expensive mouse. The price of the mouse alone is substantial and you have to pay a bit more to get the charging dock with it. The Razer Synapse software which is used for the customization for the Basilisk Ultimate is rather complicated. To set up different onboard memory profiles or assign functions to the different buttons, there is more complexity in this software than some of the other top-level gaming mice offer.
3. Razer Viper Ultimate
Great Ambidextrous Choice
Maximum DPI: 20,000 | Buttons: 8 | RGB: Yes | Software:Razer Synapse 3 | Weight: 74 g | Battery Life:70 hours | Interface: USB | Style: Ambidextrous | Sensor: Razer Optical Sensor | Dimensions: 5 inches x 2.6 inches x 1.5 inches | Onboard memory: 5
The Razer Viper Ultimate is the best ambidextrous wireless gaming mouse available today. The shape of the mouse is similar to the legendary Razer DeathAdder. Although the design is clearly much different. There are a total of 8 programmable buttons on the Viper Ultimate. The two left and right-click buttons, two buttons on the left side and 2 buttons on the right side of the mouse, a scroll wheel button, and a DPI change button on the underside of the mouse. There is a line that clearly defines the palm rest and the button area of the mouse.
There is RGB in the mouse, however, it is very limited. The only RGB zone is the Razer logo on the palm rest of the Viper Ultimate. The Viper does not offer as much customizability as the other mice. This is because realistically speaking you only have 5 buttons which you can use on the mouse. You will only be using the side buttons that come under your thumb, while the buttons on the other side will be ignored for the most part. The DPI change button, due to its placement underneath the mouse is also not going to be used often. There is only one RGB zone as well.
This is a very light piece of hardware. The Viper Ultimate weighs only 74 g. This is much lighter than either the Basilisk or the G502 Lightspeed gaming mice. This lower weight can help give you an edge in fast mouse movement requiring games, such as FPS games for example. The Razer Focus Optical Sensor has a very fast response rate. Razer boast of this optical sensor being 99.6 % accurate as well as having a 650 inches per second speed rate. There is also the 20K DPI that is offered with this sensor.
The Razer Viper Ultimate is equally good for both right and left-handed people by its shape and the sides buttons that are present on both sides of the mouse. The Razer Viper supports up to 5 different onboard memory profiles that you can set up via the Razer Synapse software. RGB settings as well as assigning macro functions to your keys can be done via the Razer software. Razer has stated the battery life of the Viper Ultimate to be at a respectable 70 hours life span. All of these features and perks do come at a price. The Viper Ultimate is on the expensive side of things when it comes to gaming mice.
4. Logitech G305 Lightspeed
The Budget Pick
- Good for response time
- Long battery time
- Requires AA batteries
- Not rechargeable
Maximum DPI: 12,000| Buttons: 6 | RGB: No | Software: Logitech Gaming Software | Weight: 99 g | Battery Life: 250 hours on one AA battery | Interface:USB | Style:Ambidextrous shape but buttons only for right-handed use | Sensor:Hero | Dimensions: 4.5 inches x 2.4 inches x 1.5 inches| Onboard memory:1 profile
Logitech is one of the premier manufacturers of gaming-related equipment, especially for gaming mice. Logitech rarely fail to amaze with their 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 which 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. Rechargeable wireless products are generally much more preferred especially in the modern world. 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.
Granted, the G305 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse will probably not best any other gaming mouse when it comes to aesthetics. This is mainly due to its plain design and lack of RGB and a minimal number of programmable buttons. This is a very low-price wireless gaming mouse with a quick and accurate response rate. It is comfortable, easy to use and one of the most time tested durable wireless mice out there. You will not feel any discomfort while using this mouse, its ergonomic shape ensures that. Although buying new AA batteries every time you run out of battery time is a tiresome process but the battery life you get is a very long time as compared to rechargeable mice. You could always get rechargeable AA batteries and charge them on your own to tackle the issue.
5. Asus ROG Spatha
For Large Hands
Maximum DPI: 8,200 | Buttons:12 | RGB: Yes | Software:ROG Armoury | Weight: 178.5 g | Battery Life: | Interface: USB | Style:Right-handed | Sensor:Laser Sensor | Dimensions: 5.4 inches x 3.5 inches x 1.8 inches | Onboard memory:5 profiles
ASUS is one of the biggest names in the gaming world. ASUS makes all types of different hardware’s for computers, both gaming and non-gaming oriented. Although primarily ASUS is famous for making top of the line gaming motherboards and laptops, ASUS is no slouch in the other gaming categories. The ASUS ROG Spatha is a wireless gaming mouse. This is perhaps the most unique wireless gaming mouse. Its shape and design are unique enough to make it suitable for a specific set of people.
The most interesting thing about the Spatha is its unique design. The palm rest area of the mouse is a lot higher than many mice. This is generally because of the 6 side buttons in place on the left side of the mouse. The buttons are placed intricately together while leaving enough gap between them so you can differentiate between the different buttons. There are a total of 12 buttons on this mouse. There are three different RGB zones. The scroll wheel, the ASUS logo, and the space between the buttons on the left side all have RGB. Tweaking with the RGB and assigning different key bindings can all be done via the ASUS Armoury software. There are a total of five different onboard memory profiles that you can set up for different games or different people via the ASUS Armoury software.
Make no mistake, this is a heavy mouse. The ROG Spatha weighs about 180 g without any cable. This is also bigger in size than the other wireless gaming mice we have so far talked about in this list. As such, this is for a specific set of people. The ROG Spatha is for people with large hands who have trouble using the smaller mice or for people who like to use heavier mice. This is a right-handed mouse; it is not ambidextrous. ASUS has gone with a laser sensor for the ROG Spatha. The DPI of the ROG Spatha is capped at a rather low 8.200 DPI. This is definitely lower than any of the other high-end gaming mice.
There is also a charging plate in the package for the ASUS ROG Spatha which is used to charge the mouse. You just have to place the mouse on it and the magnets keep the mouse in the upright position. The ASUS ROG Spatha is a premium wireless gaming mouse. This is right up there with the most expensive gaming mice, even surpassing a lot of them inexpensiveness. Due to its comparatively larger size and significantly higher weight, this mouse is strictly for heavy or big mouse enthusiasts.