The best wireless mice on the market offer versatility, features, and excellent ergonomics. We’ve scoured the market to find the best 7 - and here they are!
We’ve clicked our way through the top-rated mice on the market, and found the Logitech MX Master 3 the winner. This mouse is built like a tank with the latest tech, and perfect for home and office use. It takes the cheese as the best mouse for most people!
Over the last few months, our review team has ordered and extensively tested the best-rated wireless mice for work and play. Here are our winners!
If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, it makes sense to have a mouse that can help you get things done faster.
Bear in mind there’s no ‘one size fits all’ best mouse for everyone. That’s why we’ve included mice for different use cases, so you can pick the one that best does what YOU need – be you a remote worker, freelancer, gamer or productivity hacker.
Prices shown in this article were based on the time of writing. To view current prices, click on the various product links.
Coming up tops is the MX Master 3. This mighty mouse is the latest in Logitech’s Master series, and boasts some truly impressive features.
First impressions? The Master 3 looks remarkably sleek. It looks right at home in a professional workspace. However, where it really shines is in its engineering. This mouse has cutting-tech features that send its functionality through the roof.
One example is the MagSpeed™ wheel which uses electromagnets to switch you between 2 scrolling modes: a tactile ratchet mode (that feels bumpy as you scroll) and free spin. This lets you scroll precisely, or fly through long PDF docs in a single flick. You also get USB-C quick charging – which means you can charge it for a minute to get 3 hours use!
We also loved how insanely customizable this mouse is. With the Logitech Options software, you can map any of the mouse’s buttons to app-specific functions. And sure – most modern wireless mice offer some degree of customization. But what sets the Master 3 apart are the intuitive pre-installed commands for different apps. Even apps like Zoom or Microsoft Teams get their own presets, like letting you mute your mic from the mouse directly. This is where the MX Master 3 can really revolutionize your workflow.
The Master MX 3 wasn’t engineered for gaming and, sure enough, we found it a little bulky in our gaming tests. It’s best suited for everyday productivity, creative work and casual gaming on the side. If you want a premium mouse to power through tasks – the MX Master 3 is outstanding.
It’s very well-built out of solid plastic and has a hefty weight. The ultra quiet scroll wheel may take some getting used to, but it feels high-end. Its rounded shape, grippy latex surface and large thumb rest make it very comfy for long use. Just note that it’s quite a large mouse – small hands may struggle.
|Connects via||Bluetooth or USB receiver|
|Form factor||Right-handed mouse|
|Sensor tech||Darkfield high precision|
|Power||Rechargeable USB-C to A|
|Price||$99.99 (see on Amazon)|
The Logitech M720 Triathlon was my personal favourite. It hits the perfect value sweet spot by replicating some of the popular features of the MX Master but retailing for a fraction of the price. It even adds some of its own flair (extra buttons!) and is a good match for smaller hands.
Weeks of testing revealed the M720 as an excellent mouse for productivity use. Not only is it exceptionally comfortable for all-day use, but the functionality on this thing is truly awesome.
It’s smaller than the MX 3 but has an impressive amount of thoughtfully-placed buttons that users can customize via Logitech Options. There’s even a hidden button on its thumb rest to enable gesture commands – very handy for speeding things up! It pairs up with 3 devices and you can easily switch between them with a tap of a side button.
The mouse scroll wheel also comes in 2 modes: ratchet and free scroll. You need to tap a button on the top to switch between them (unlike on the MX Master 3, where it’s automatic) but it’s still dead easy. Overall, this mouse had me soaring through my workflow.
Similar to the MX Master 3 – this isn’t the best mouse for gamers, given its weight, click latency and fixed DPI range. But then again, it isn’t trying to be. In all – the M720 Triathlon is not as tech-jacked as the MX Master 3, but keeps a lot of the good bits. If you don’t need the absolute cutting-edge of tech in your mouse, the value for money of the M720 Triathlon is hard to beat.
You know when everything just… clicks? We found this mouse very satisfying – from the sound of the buttons, to the tactile wheel, and the shape that fits snugly in my palm. The build feels robust, with no rattles. The clicks and buttons are made of hard plastic but the rest of the mouse is covered with texturized rubber that feels grippy. It’s surprisingly heavy but it glides beautifully on my desk with or without a mousepad.
Its form and the left-side thumb rest make this an ergonomic choice for right-handers. It fits a wide range of hand sizes, and will feel more natural for smaller sized hands than the bulkier MX Master series. Large hands may need to use a fingertip grip.
|Connects via||Bluetooth or dedicated receiver|
|Weight||135 g (with batteries)|
|Form factor||Right-handed mouse|
|Buttons||10 (6 customizable)|
|Sensor tech||Optical LED sensor|
|Power||1 x AA (included)|
|Price||$39.99 (see on Amazon)|
How could we write about mice without bringing Razer into the mix? Whilst they’re a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals, the Razer Pro Click emerges from their new range of productivity peripherals for the professional work environment.
This mouse was co-designed with Humanscale, a world-renowned expert on ergonomic furniture. The result is “the latest tech with the latest ergonomic principles.” And sure enough, comfort is the Pro Click’s main selling point. We found we could use it for hours on end without getting fatigued. The shape is somewhat similar to the MX Master 3, with a contour that moulds very nicely to the hand and helps to create a more neutral wrist position. It has built-in palm, pinky and thumb supports to keep your whole hand relaxed.
However, it wouldn’t be Razer without some seriously impressive tech thrown in. This mouse can go up to a crazy high DPI of 16,000! To be honest, that’s probably overkill for everyone except serious gamers – but perhaps Razer simply couldn’t resist.
It may be out of some budgets, as it retails at a similar price point to Logitech’s MX Master Series – but doesn’t include quite so many features (e.g. no USB-C quick charge, or free scroll). The Razer Pro Click is probably best for anyone who wants to use it for productivity, and occasionally to game. It’s a stunning mouse and if you can justify the price, you’re in for a treat.
The design is clean and slick – we loved how the white looks. It’s definitely one of the most comfortable mice on this list, with a rubberized grip, and buttons that are all easy to reach.
|Connects via||Bluetooth, 2.4GHz and wired|
|Form factor||Right-handed mouse|
|DPI||Goes up to 16,000 DPI|
|Sensor tech||Razer™ 5G Advanced Optical Sensor|
|Power||Charges via USB cables (but no fast charge)|
|Price||$99.30 (see on Amazon)|
Logitech’s M575 is an outstanding trackball mouse. If it looks a bit like a sparkly alien to you, let me explain. Whilst most mice are moved around your desk, a trackball mouse remains stationary and your thumb does all the work.
There are a ton of benefits to this. Firstly, it’s perfect for small desks. But more importantly – it’s a big ergonomic upgrade. Its sculpted shape means you can keep your hand relaxed and maintain a more neutral wrist position throughout the day. That makes this mouse perfect for anyone needing a mouse for long hours of use, and especially if you have hand issues or carpal tunnel.
Performance and build-wise, the Ergo M575 feels surprisingly premium for the price. The trackball glides smoothly thanks to its glossy transparent finish, and all movements are picked up by a high-performance optical sensor. It has an excellent weight and strong rubber grips on the underside to keep it planted on your desk – very important for a trackball mouse.
However, opinions seem to be divided on how precise this mouse feels. I read some reviews from graphic designers who loved the M575 for pixel-precise tasks, since it’s possible to lift your thumb to ‘freeze’ your cursor in one spot before you click.
However, if you’re trying to do fiddly tasks quickly, you may struggle. Personally, I found my accuracy dropped when using apps that needed quick clicking on small buttons (e.g. GarageBand) and for selecting text in documents.
Since there’s no need to move your arm to move the mouse, your hand and arm stay relaxed all day. I used this for a number of work-days on end, and found it surprisingly great.
Switching to a trackball mouse will probably take some getting used to. From my experience, it started to feel natural after just a few days. Trackball mice aren’t for everyone, but I’ve heard that many people who try trackballs become total converts. I’m starting to see why.
Want a more comfortable workspace?
|Connects via||Bluetooth or USB receiver|
|Form factor||Right handed trackball mouse|
|DPI||400 – 2000 DPI|
|Buttons||5 (3 customizable)|
|Sensor tech||Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking|
|Power||1 X AA battery (included)|
|Price||$59.95 (see on Amazon)|
Not everyone’s willing to spend big bucks on a mouse, so we’re always happy to see budget options that can still deliver excellent performance. Enter the Logitech G305 – the cheapest wireless gaming mouse Logitech makes. Despite it being released in 2018, it’s still a popular choice amongst gamers – which speaks for itself!
Aside from its low price, the best thing about this mouse is that it’s able to provide a wireless solution that achieves wired-like performance. That may sound like marketing speak – but they aren’t joking around.
They use what they called Lightspeed wireless technology to make sure there’s no click latency or lag between your input, and the response. The mouse also uses a revolutionary new optical sensor called HERO, which helps to serve an accurate performance with ‘zero smoothing, filtering or acceleration’.
The result is a pro-grade performance. You can also tweak sensitivity by precise increments within a huge range of 200 to 12,000 DPI – which you can hop through quickly with a button in the middle of the mouse. You don’t get fancy RGB lighting, but we can hardly expect it from a $50 mouse. It keeps costs lower, and the skyhigh DPI is sure to appease gamers.
In short, the Lightspeed G305 earns its name and passes our tests with flying colors. And speaking of colors – it comes in a bunch of them! White, black and even lilac.
The G305 is a simple egg shaped mouse that’s a little on the smaller size, but it’s rather heavy for its size. It’s made of solid plastic all over that’s a smooth glossy finish. Despite the low price, it feels like good quality, with nothing wobbling where it shouldn’t. In fact, the build feels on-par with some of Logitech’s higher-end mice.
|Connects via||USB receiver|
|Form factor||Fairly ambidextrous but with buttons biased towards right-handers|
|DPI||200 – 12,000 DPI|
|Power||Single AA battery (included)|
|Price||$46.96 (see on Amazon)|
The first thing that grabbed our attention was the Microsoft Arc’s design. There’s definitely a wow factor to its minimalist design and in unusual colours (we picked sage green). The mouse comes flat in the box and you simply ‘crack’ it open to turn it on and get it in its arc shape. It’s an unusual feeling – I felt like a chiropractor. Once on, it pairs automatically. Very neat.
The front panel works like a tiny touch pad and you can scroll horizontally which is nice, since not every mouse offers sidescroll.
Aside from the stunning design, this mouse wins for its portability. Its compact size makes it light and easy to travel with. Weighing only 82.5g, this is one of the lightest mice on the list and I simply slip it into my laptop case. It connects via Bluetooth, so you won’t need to worry about losing a USB receiver along your travels.
Whilst ideal for its design and portability, performance wise, there is something slightly lacking. The accuracy isn’t great, and the right click requires you to lift your finger from the left click side, or it’ll register as a left click.
The main strength of this mouse is its portability. It’s perfect for travel and working out in cafes, but I’d hesitate to recommend it for other uses. It’s the sort of mouse I can imagine ferrying around to cafes, client presentations, or group meets where you may need to share your mouse. After all – it’s totally ambidextrous.
The Arc Mouse feels well-built and is covered with a nice velvety texture. How ergonomic it is will depend largely on the size of your hands. Very large hands might find their palms hovering and getting fatigued over time.
As for the ‘feel’ – I can’t say I preferred this over a regular mechanical mouse. The scroll isn’t as satisfying as a tactile scroll wheel – though that could be personal. However, the side scroll was very useful.
|Weight||82.5g (including batteries)|
|DPI||400 – 1800 DPI|
|Sensor tech||Microsoft BlueTrack™ Technology|
|Power||2 AAA alkaline batteries (included)|
|Price||$56.99 (see on Amazon)|
You can tell at a glance that the Razer Viper Ultimate is a gaming mouse. It has all the tell-tale signs: from the glowing RGB lighting to the streamlined black shell. Sure enough – the Razer Viper Ultimate is an outstanding wireless mouse for ultra-light gaming and FPS – engineered by the kings of the gaming world.
It can be used wired or wireless, and both experiences feel incredibly responsive. Razer’s wireless tech is supposedly 25% faster than any other wireless technology available, which eliminates any input lag or click latency. This makes it ideal even for competitive gamers. Especially since it also offers an industry-leading 20,000 DPI.
It also glides and swipes smoothly thanks to its light weight, and virgin grade PTFE mouse feet. You also get some other great features – from the Razer Optical Mouse Switches that actuate immediately, to the buttons that can be customized via the Razer Synapse software (which is only for PC users though – sorry Mac fans).
Lastly – it’s also the only mouse on our list with customizable RGB chroma lighting, which looks glorious on your desk.
The Razer Viper Ultimate is an ambidextrous mouse, which means left-handed gamers won’t miss out on the fun. Its side buttons are comfortably placed for easy reach. Most people should find the Viper Ultimate comfortable in a fingertip grip, but larger hands might have some issues with a palm or claw grip.
In all, the Razer Viper Ultimate is a little lighter and more high-tech than what we’d usually look for in a productivity mouse. However, it’s an incredible wireless mouse that can bring speed to any task.
|Connects via||Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless and cable|
|DPI||400 – 20,000 DPI|
|Sensor tech||Razer Focus+ 20K Optical Sensor|
|Power||Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (charging dock can be purchased separately)|
|Price||$110.69 (see on Amazon)|
Depending on your age, your first mouse may have been one that was plugged into your computer via a cable. If so, you’d also be familiar with the various drawbacks – including tangled and frayed wires across a desk, scooping up dust.
These days, wireless tech is slowly becoming an industry standard for many types of peripherals – from mechanical keyboards to earphones.
It feels obvious sometimes, but there are so many reasons why many people are defaulting to a great wireless mouse:
If you’re in the market for a wireless mouse, here are some important questions you’ll want to consider.
The best mice, whether wired or wireless, have some sort of software for fine tuning how their products work. Most of these will let you remap the buttons on your mouse. This is ideal for customizing your workflow, and you’re usually able to save multiple profiles, or make your macros specific to particular apps.
If you need high levels of customizability (e.g., you’re a videographer or graphic designer) you might want to make sure your mouse has a lot of buttons and that its companion software has good ratings. All mice on this list have software with fantastic interfaces.
Even though most mice can be used with most modern computers, it’s disappointing to spend money on a premium mouse if you can’t access all of its features.
Make sure that your mouse’s control software is compatible with your system. Some mice software are Windows-only (like Razer’s Synapse 3), but many manufacturers like Logitech make Mac-compatible software.
In a nutshell, this number represents the number of pixels or dots your mouse moves on screen, when the mouse is moved across your desk by one inch. The higher the DPI, the faster your cursor zooms across the screen!
While a higher DPI number may sound ‘better’, that’s not necessarily the case. Not everyone needs a sky-high DPI – it all depends on your setup, and what tasks you plan to do with it. So, it’s always great when a mouse offers a range of DPI that you can toggle through using software, or via a dedicated button on the mouse.
A DPI range between 800 – 1600 is pretty safe for an everyday mouse doing creative work and productivity. You might need a higher DPI if you:
Wireless mice can be powered in a number of ways. Many use lithium-ion batteries that are built into the mouse, and are recharged via a USB cable into your computer. Most will use micro-USB connectors – but some like the MX Master 3 use a USB Type-C cable which allows for insanely quick charging.
Other mice may use AA or AAA batteries. These typically don’t need to be changed for a very long time (months or years).
Finding the mouse that ‘feels right’ requires you think about your hand size and how you hold your mouse.
Most wireless mice connect to your computer in one of two ways:
Which is better? It depends what you’re connecting your mouse to!
Some people prefer Bluetooth mice for convenience. You don’t need additional hardware – you can use the mouse as long as your computer comes with a Bluetooth receiver (very likely). It’s ideal if your device doesn’t have open USB ports or if you have several computers, and want to easily move between them without buying more mice. Plus, Bluetooth mice tend to be less power-hungry than 2.4GHz, which means the battery lasts for longer.
However Bluetooth connections can be slightly less stable than 2.4GHz – especially if you’re in a public space where a lot of devices might be chattering over each other. Plus, 2.4GHz tends to give you an instant connection, whereas Bluetooth connected mice can take a little while to kick in.
In a perfect world, you’ll have a choice of both types of connection. Luckily, most of the mice featured on this list support both!
You may have heard of the saying “the right tool for the right job.” This is true for all things, including wireless mice.
All the wireless mice on this list are fantastic products that our review team will continue to use, long after this review is over.
Let’s recap our top wireless mice in the article:
|Specifications||Logitech MX Master 3||Logitech M720 Triathlon||Razer Pro Click||Logitech Ergo M575||Logitech G305 Lightspeed||Microsoft Arc Mouse||Razer Viper Ultimate|
|Connects via||Bluetooth or USB receiver||Bluetooth or dedicated receiver||Bluetooth, 2.4GHz and wired||Bluetooth or USB receiver||USB receiver||Bluetooth||Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless and cable|
|Weight||141 g||135 g (with batteries)||106 g||145 g||99 g||82.5g (including batteries)||74 g|
|Form factor||Right-handed mouse||Right-handed mouse||Right-handed mouse||Right handed trackball mouse||Fairly ambidextrous but with buttons
biased towards right-handers
|DPI||4,000||1,000||Goes up to 16,000||400 – 2000||200 – 12,000||400 – 1800||400 – 20,000|
|Buttons||7||10 (6 customizable)||8||5 (3 customizable)||6||2||8|
|Sensor tech||Darkfield high precision||Optical LED sensor||Razer™ 5G Advanced Optical Sensor||Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking||HERO™||Microsoft BlueTrack™ Technology||Razer Focus+ 20K Optical Sensor|
|Power||Rechargeable USB-C to A||1 x AA (included)||Charges via USB cables (but no fast charge)||1 X AA battery (included)||Single AA battery (included)||2 AAA alkaline batteries (included)||Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
(charging dock can be purchased separately)
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