Best wireless gaming mouse 2021

Best wireless gaming mouse 2021
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There was a time when even the best wireless gaming mouse couldn’t hold a candle to its tethered colleagues, but that’s all in the past. The wireless gaming mice of today have made strides when it comes to performance, connectivity, and yes, battery life as well. So much so that many of them can give the best-wired ones a good run for their money.Top-notch wireless gaming mice are not just fast, capable, and able to keep up even in fast-paced games. They also deliver a robust connection with incredibly low latency, zero interruptions, and a great connectivity range.

Since battery life – or rather, a long one – is vital, they offer hours upon hours of playtime on a single charge – ideally, 100 hours or more if rechargeable, more than 200 hours if not. They come with a few extras as well, like customizable RGB lighting and key remapping so that they’re worth every penny.

We gathered all the best wireless gaming mice we could find, some we’re heard great things about, most we’ve put through their paces. Wired mice are great and all, but wouldn’t you rather have the convenience of a wireless one? Here are our top picks.

Corsair Dark Core Pro against a white background

1. Corsair Dark Core Pro

Best wireless gaming mouse overall

DPI: 18,000 DPI | Polling rate: 2,000Hz | Battery: Up to 36 hours (Wireless), 50 hours (Bluetooth) | Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wireless, Bluetooth, wired | Weight: 133g

Low latency and robust software
Comfortable to use
Not for claw grip gamers

Not all wireless gaming mice are as good at most things as the Corsair Dark Core Pro, which puts just as much emphasis on features, affordability, and versatility as it does on performance. This is among the fastest options out there, touting a 2,000Hz polling rate and decently high 18,000 DPI.

It’s so fast that you’ll forget it isn’t attached to a cable. Though if you do want a wired experience, you’ll be pleased to know that it offers that alongside its 2.4Hz wireless and Bluetooth connections. Adding to its versatility is its switchable side grip, customizable RGB, and programmable buttons.

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2. HP Omen Vector Wireless

Best in value wireless gaming mouse

DPI: 16,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Battery: 180 hours | Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wireless | Weight: 104g

Incredibly fast response time
Great battery life
Lacks Bluetooth connectivity

There’s a lot to love about the HP Omen Vector Wireless, even if it is limited to 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. It sits in the mid-range, price-wise, making it more affordable than its over $100/£100 rivals. It’s got a 1ms response time and 1,000Hz polling rate, which might not be the fastest out there but is more than fast enough for most users.

It has up to 180 hours of battery life. And, it is not just rechargeable, it’s fast rechargeable, which means it only takes 90 minutes to a full charge and 15 minutes for a good hour of playtime. It might not have Bluetooth connectivity, but it makes up for that in other ways big time.

 

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3. Logitech G305 Lightspeed

Best cheap wireless gaming mouse

DPI: 12,000 DPI | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Battery: 250 hours | Connectivity: Wireless, wired | Weight: 99g

Adorable design that comes in equally adorable colors
Lots of preset remapping on hand
Non-rechargeable

Logitech’s budget offering in its Lightspeed family is surprisingly full of features. The Logitech G305 Lightspeed might catch your attention because of its looks – it comes in different colorways like blue with lilac accents, lilac with purple accents, and mint with lilac. However, it keeps you interested with its great, nolatency performance, comfortable fit, and its nifty extras.

The brilliant G-Shift function, for example, will give you a second set of functions to your buttons. It also has onboard memory so you can save up to five profiles, and a fairly light body. Our only gripe is that it’s AA batterypowered, which means it isn’t rechargeable. At least it’ll last you up to 250 hours.

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4. Roccat Kone Pro Air

Best in versatility

DPI: 19,000 | Polling rate: 1000Hz | Battery: 100+ hours | Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wireless, Bluetooth, Wired | Weight: 75g

Funky RGB lighting
Nice ergonomic shape
No DPI button

Roccat’s Kone line gives its popular and great-performing gaming mice an ergonomic twist. The Roccat Kone Pro Air, the wireless Kone Pro option, boasts a comfortable feel with its wide contoured body, ribbed texture for gripping, a supportive hump, and a lightweight frame.

Besides being a pleasure to use, it’s oozing in versatility as well. It offers both Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity as well as a wired one and comes with a PhantomFlex USB-C cable. Performance-wise, the Titan optical switches are accurate, fast, and satisfying to use while its 19,000 DPI are great for swift movements. Prefer peripherals that are just as appealing as they are great performing?

The honeycomb RGB lighting on its left and right buttons is darn adorable.

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5. Cooler Master MM731

Best lightweight wireless mouse

DPI: 19,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Battery: Up to 72 hours (Wireless), up to 190 hours (Bluetooth) | Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wireless, Bluetooth, Wired | Weight: 59g

Very light
Versatile connectivity
DPI button is on the bottom

A lot of wireless gaming mice are trying to be as lightweight as they can, adding to their portable nature. But, none has succeeded as well as the new Cooler Master MM731, which came out in the summer of 2021. Almost half the weight of most of the mice on this list, this smart contender from Cooler Master delivers great performance and versatility in an affordable package.

Thanks to its 19,000 DPI, 1000 Hz polling rate, and optical switches, most gamers won’t feel the difference between this and its wired counterparts. It also has three connectivity options – wired, 2.4 GHz wireless, and Bluetooth 5.1 – so you can pick and choose. What’s even more astonishing is that it manages to keep that weight down while having a rechargeable battery inside.

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6. SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless

Best battery life on a rechargeable gaming mouse

DPI: 18,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Battery: 200 hours | Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wireless, Bluetooth, Wired | Weight: 66g

Fast charging and long battery life
Solid wireless connection
Slower to wake

If getting more than 40 hours of battery life for 15 minutes of charging doesn’t convince you, it’s 200 hours of battery life per charge will. But, impressively fast charging isn’t the only ace the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless has up its sleeve. Adapting that honeycomb design technique, this is among the lightest wireless gaming mice out there – and the second lightest on this list.

And, if you’re worried about dust getting inside, you need not to because it also boasts what SteelSeries calls its AquaBarrier feature that makes this mouse water and dust-resistant. As the nail in the coffin of its competitors, it has 2.4GHz Wireless, Bluetooth, and wired connectivity.

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7. Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

Best battery life on a non-rechargeable gaming mouse

DPI: 16,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Battery: Up to 285 hours (Wireless), 450 Hours (Bluetooth) | Connectivity: Wireless, Bluetooth | Weight: 83g

Lots of performance for the price
Great battery
No wired use

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed isn’t that new of a release, hitting the shelves back in 2019. However, it remains a solid contender if you’re looking for a reliable wireless gaming mouse. Its 16,000 DPI and up to 40G acceleration remain impressive even in 2021 standards, as is its 285 hours of battery life (more if you’re using Bluetooth).

And, for a budget option, this has fully customizable buttons and onboard memory so you can take up to five profiles with you wherever you go. Both HyperSpeed wireless and Bluetooth connectivity are on hand as well for versatility.

 

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8. Razer Basilisk Ultimate

Best premium wireless gaming mouse

DPI: 20,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Battery: 100 hours | Connectivity: Wireless, Wired | Weight: 107g

Very feature-rich
Great performance
Really expensive

The aptly-named Razer Basilisk Ultimate might cost a pretty penny, but the fact that it’s loaded with extra frills makes it well worth the money if you can spare it. This wireless gaming mouse comes with up to 20,000DPI, dual connectivity, onboard memory for up to five profiles, and practically latency-free performance.

But, what sets it apart from all others is that it’s highly customizable. There are 11 programmable buttons here, 14 customizable Razer Chroma RBG lighting zones, and even a scroll wheel whose resistance you can customize to fit your comfort level. Its Chroma-enabled charging dock makes your setup look cool and, of course, charging a breeze.

 

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9. HyperX Pulsefire Dart

Best wireless gaming mouse with Qi wireless charging

DPI: 16,000 DPI | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Battery: Up to 90 hours | Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wireless, Wired | Weight: 110g

Qi Wireless charging
Luxurious looking
Scroll wheel could be better

HyperX’s offering, the HyperX Pulsefire Dart, on the other hand, doesn’t need a dedicated dock to juice up – although the manufacturer does sell its own wireless charger if you’d like to complete the set. This wireless mouse is Qi-certified for wireless charging, which means that any Qi wireless chargers should do the trick.

But, there’s more to love here, like its leatherette-padded sides to give users a good grip, up to 5 DPI settings to quickly cycle through, and a USB wireless adapter included that lets you extend the mouse’s signal range. Customizations also abound via the HyperX Ngenuity Software

 

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10. Roccat Kain 202 AIMO

Best stripped down wireless gaming mouse

DPI: 16,000 DPI | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Battery: 50 hours | Connectivity: 2.4Ghz Wireless | Weight: 100g

Good performance
Easy to set up
No storage for the wireless dongle

Much like most of Roccat’s releases, the Roccat Kain 202 AIMO is a smart-looking mouse, touting a design that’s equal parts angular and curvy, game-Esque and sophisticated. Even its AIMO Illumination RGB lighting feels elegant somehow. And, much like its design, it’s luxurious to use as well thanks to its ergonomic design and Titan Click switches.

In fact, it delivers a great and satisfying click response alongside its high-end performance. Those concerned with numbers should be happy with its 16,000 DPI, 1,000Hz polling rate, 40G acceleration, and 512kB onboard memory. We only wish the battery life was better, but at least it’s rechargeable.