Talking about the best wireless mice is a hard thing to do as this is a highly controversial topic. After all, there are a ton of things to consider. Things like features, weight, style, performance, battery life, etc.
For that reason, we decided to list a few different options with each one of them being focused on a specific kind of use. For example, professionals, gamers, and casual users all need to look for a different mouse. There’s no point in getting something expensive if you can’t utilize it.
Let’s check out some options!
1:Logitech G305: Best Budget Gaming Mouse
The G305 came out about a year ago. But, it’s still one of the best wireless mice that one can get!
Coming in at just a bit more than 100 grams, it’s one of the lightest wireless mice that one can get and that makes it the perfect choice for FPS gaming on a budget.
Do keep in mind that when we say budget, we only mean that it’s a budget option as a good wireless mouse. Because at about $50, there is no doubt that this is not exactly a budget option. But, again, for a wireless gaming mouse that performs so well, it’s extremely cheap.
Speaking of performance, the G305 can actually compete with some of the top mice. After all, with a polling rate of 1000Hz and a response rate of 1ms, there is no doubt that it performs just as well as its wired variants.
Mind you, this is coming from a somewhat experienced FPS player who has close to 1K hours on CS: GO alone. In fact, after going from the G203 to this one, my aim somehow improved. Maybe it’s because the wire was getting annoying at times.
The overall weight is just a tiny bit above 100 grams, which is a bit more than most FPS players are after. But, as you can see in the image above, you can mod it with a 3d printer and a battery adapter which brings it down to about 68 grams!
Speaking of batteries, it takes a single AA battery that can last up to 250 hours on high-performance mode. Adding a Lithium-Ion battery and switching the mouse over to endurance-mode will make it last for months before you need a replacement. Not to mention that it also makes the mouse lighter.
- Wakes up from sleep mode immediately (The only way to know that it was on sleep mode is by looking at the LED light. Otherwise, it’s impossible to tell the difference)
- Relatively cheap for what it offers
- Superb performance
- Great battery life
- Removable batteries (May be a con for some people)
- Relatively lightweight
- The DPI switch button and its great sensor also make it a good option for professional/office use
- Needs an AA battery instead of coming with a built-in, rechargeable one (May be a pro for some people)
- Not the lightest gaming mouse around (Not a heavy one by any means, though)
2: Logitech M185: Best Wireless Mouse for Casual Users
Having a mouse that can respond as fast and smooth as possible is great. But, the truth that not everybody needs that. Most office users don’t and casual ones are highly unlikely to notice the difference as well.
So, why spend the extra money on something that you can’t take advantage of anyway? Casual users will be much better with something like the much cheaper M185 instead.
And it’s not like you can’t game with it either. Just don’t even think about using it for competitive games. Not only it’s operating at 125 Hz, but it also can’t handle extremely low sensitivities.
Nowadays, it’s generally priced at about 10 bucks. And for a wireless mouse of this caliber, that is practically free. The extremely small size and low weight of 75 grams may end up being deal-breakers for some people. But, that’s a matter of personal preference anyway.
In exchange for sacrificing performance and response time, you get crazy battery-life instead. According to Logitech, you can generally expect to get a year of battery life out of a standard AA battery.
We suppose that a Lithium-Ion battery will extend that even more – not to mention that it’ll make the mouse lighter as well. But, who needs a single, cheap battery to last for more than a year anyway? Even a few months of battery life is going to be more than anyone will ever need.
- Very lightweight
- Outstanding battery life
- Small (Could be a con for those of you who have big hands)
- Extremely cheap
- Can’t handle competitive gaming
- Not suitable for pros who need great accuracy and DPI adjustments on the fly
3: Logitech MX Master 2S: Great Option for Productivity
Last, but not least, the MX Master 2S is a superb option for professionals. Yes, we know that every single mouse in this list is from Logitech. But, it just so much happens that Logitech makes some of the best wireless mice around and this has been the case for a long time now.
One of the things that make this mouse a great option for professionals is its ability to freely scroll vertically while also being able to scroll horizontally.
This is possible only thanks to the secondary scroll wheel on the side of the mouse. So, it’s definitely not something that you can replicate by using something else.
Other than that, there is also an additional button for gestures at the bottom left part. You can use that to quickly bring up your recent apps or perform various tasks – such as immediately adjusting one window at one part of the screen.
Last, but not least, the Flow functionality allows us to quickly switch between multiple computers and wirelessly transfer files with a single mouse. For some people, this feature alone can be a life-saver.
Now, while this mouse can be used for gaming, it’s a tad bit too heavy for most gamers (145 grams). Not to mention that its sensor is inferior compared to most gaming mice.
The gesture button can also get annoying while gaming. But, thankfully, there is always the option of turning it off.
The built-in battery life is rather decent. Generally, you can expect to get about 2 months of usage. And since its rechargeable, this is more than anyone will ever need.
- Great for professionals
- The “Flow” technology is a welcome addition
- Allows us to scroll both horizontally and vertically (Also in free-flow mode vs click to click)
- Great build quality
- Not too expensive (Considering that it’s a high-end option)
- Decent battery life
- Can be used on almost any surface
- Not the best option for gaming
- Can be a bit too heavy and/or large for some people
Best Wireless Mice: Conclusion
That’s all we got for now. Hopefully, this article helped you in finding out the best wireless mice for your needs. If not, let us know what we could do better next time in the comments section down below.
Arguably, we could’ve picked a more premium gaming mouse. But, the truth is that you’re unlikely to tell the difference between the high-end sensors and the Hero sensor anyway.
If you still don’t know which mouse to pick, here’s what each one of them do best in a nutshell:
- Logitech G203: Suitable for more or less everything, but it comes with a $50 price-tag and while mostly being focused on gaming
- Logitech M185: Great for casual and home-office use. But, not suitable for gaming or demanding pro-use
- Logitech MX Master 2S: Great for professional use – mediocre for gaming