Wireless Gaming Mouse Series

Best Wireless Gaming Mouse in 2019

We take a look at the best wireless gaming mice available in 2019 including popular brands such as Logitech, Roccat, SteelSeries, Razer and Zowie.

Wireless Gaming Mouse Series

Best Wireless Gaming Mouse in 2019

We take a look at the best wireless gaming mice available in 2019 including popular brands such as Logitech, Roccat, SteelSeries, Razer and Zowie.

by Will

Since launching Gaming Verdict we have tested more than 50 gaming mice to bring you the best recommendations based on real gaming experience. We spent more than 300 hours playing a variety of games including CS GO, PUBG, and BF5 to help us find the best wireless gaming mouse of 2019. Our team preferred the Logitech G Pro for its lightweight design, incredibly accurate sensor and comfort.

best wireless gaming mouse

Our Top Pick

Logitech G Pro Wireless
The Logitech G Pro wireless goes head to head with any wired gaming mouse and obliterates it. With it's HERO sensor, Logitech Litespeed technology and weighing in at just 80 grams it is our king of gaming mice.

Our Runner-Up

Razer Mamba Wireless
The Razer Mamba wireless is an excellent gaming mouse, sporting the PMW3389 sensor and coming in at 103 grams.

Why you should trust us

Best Wired Mouse

Gaming Verdict is quite literally by gamers, for gamers – our entire team are first and foremost, gamers. As a business, we purchase each and every product we discuss and put them through our rigorous tests which includes a whole lot of gaming. We take our testing seriously and always look at a product from a consumer perspective, analysing the performance vs its competitors and keeping in mind the industry tech and where it is moving. For wireless mice, the biggest flaw throughout the past few years has been accuracy, connectivity and weight – however, the Logitech G Pro really proved how wireless gaming mice can be just as good, if not better than their wired counterpart and many other brands are following suit, including Razer with their Mamba and Lancehead wireless alternatives and SteelSeries with their Rival 650.

Who this is for

If you’ve landed on this page, you are probably aware of the importance of a good gaming mouse, they can significantly improve your performance in-game and help you go from zero to hero. You can’t really compare a gaming mouse to an ordinary computer mouse, with their precise sensors, thoroughly researched ergonomic designs built for the three main mouse grips and the ability to customise the mouse to your specific needs via the software. Gaming mice are not just useful for gaming though, I am sat here doing research, writing this guide on wireless mice whilst using my gaming mouse to do a range of activities, investing in a gaming mouse isn’t just a good investment for your gaming but in everyday life too.

Simply put, if you are serious about gaming, then you need a gaming mouse.

How we picked

To choose which wireless gaming mice we would test, we needed to identify what consumers are looking for in a wireless gaming mouse, being gamers ourselves this was made much easier by using our own network of gaming friends. However, we also used communities such as Reddit’s MouseReviews and several publications to help ensure we were only reviewing the best of the best wireless gaming mice. We found that the following characteristics are important when looking for a wireless gaming mouse:

  • Comfort – a tricky place to start, as hand sizes, mouse grips, and general posture differs significantly from gamer to gamer, this is one of the most important aspects of choosing a gaming mouse and one which, if wrong will impede your performance. We had to test the size of the mouse (small, medium or large) as well as whether or not the mouse is ambidextrous.
  • Weight – a huge concern when shopping for a wireless gaming mouse is the weight, unfortunately, the majority of wireless gaming mice are quite heavy due to the additional hardware the mouse includes for wireless connectivity and battery power. Fortunately, wireless technology in gaming mice has moved leaps and bounds in the last 12-24 months with the launch of mice such as Logitech’s G Pro which weighs just 80 grams.
  • Battery Life & Charging Time – another factor is the lifespan of a wireless mouse, how long it takes to charge and how it charges. The majority of recommended wireless gaming mice now come with a rechargeable lithium battery compared to affordable wireless mice such as the Logitech G305 which uses a single AA battery which means having to replace the battery and also means the mouse is quite heavy.
  • Sensors – the majority of gaming mice include good sensors such as the Pixart 3366, there are very few gaming mice with poor sensors on the market these days.
  • Performance – historically wireless gaming mice performed very poorly with many gamers suffering from latency issues. However, wireless technology is now at a point where wireless gaming mice can begin to compete with wired gaming mice.
  • Software – the majority of gaming mice come with software suites to help assign macros, tweak sensitivity (DPI/CPI) as well as customise the RGB lighting. It is now expected that the software has the ability to save multiple profiles, customisable DPI/CPI settings, polling rates and compatibility with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Price – this is where we begin to see the biggest difference in performance, especially with wireless gaming mice which are still significantly more expensive than the majority of wired gaming mice that offer similar performance. We will be recommending wireless gaming mice at several budgets including under $50, under $100 and up to $150.

How we test

First off, we purchase the products just as you would (usually from Amazon) then we use the products and test them both in-game and in everyday office use (whilst we are working on these guides). Typically speaking, we will have 10-20 hours of testing with each gaming mouse we purchase.

You may be wondering who tests the gaming mice, the majority of the time it will be one of our in-house team, currently 3 people all of which are gamers and we usually play a variety of games including CS GO, PUBG, BF5 & Apex Legends. The great thing about how we test is that each of our team gets time to test each mouse, this means our feedback is well-rounded, we discuss together and provide feedback together.

Our Pick: Logitech G Pro

Logitech G Pro Wireless Review

Mouse Stats

  • Sensor: Hero Optical
  • Weight: 80g
  • Size: Medium (12.5 x 6.35 x 4.0 cm)
  • Game Types: All
  • Option: Bottom plate (- 3g)

Hand Size Guide

  • Palm – Under 17.5cm/6.89″
  • Claw – 17-22cm/6.7-8.66″
  • Fingertip 18-22cm/7.1-8.66″

Pros

  • Lightweight – the Logitech G Pro comes in at just 80 grams
  • Comfortable & Ambidextrous – fantastic design and shape
  • Great sensor performance – the hero sensor works wonders

Cons

  • Expensive – at more than £100/$100 it won’t fit everyone’s budget
  • Medium size – some people will find the G Pro Wireless too small for their hands

If you were new to the gaming market, in search of a gaming mouse, you’d be hard pressed to not be extremely excited by all the talk regarding the Logitech G Pro. To say it’s well liked is an understatement, the issue with a product being hyped so much is that it is difficult to live up to those expectations that you create whilst waiting for delivery.

The Logitech G Pro lives up to and surpasses those expectations, but it is not without its drawbacks.

For me, the Logitech G Pro weight/feel was great, however, I couldn’t help but notice the mouse was extremely off balance, with most of the weight being focused on the rear of the mouse. This meant when lifting off, moving around during fast-paced FPS such as CS GO it would sometimes misplace my aim. No doubt this is down to the way I hold the mouse, but it’s definitely something I couldn’t ignore.

You can read our review of the Logitech G Pro wireless right here.


Best Wireless Gaming Mice: Runners-Up

Let’s just be clear, the best of anything is entirely subjective – these gaming mice are all fantastic, otherwise, they simply would not have made our list. What we are saying is, that overall the Logitech G Pro came up trumps more times than the other mice below. Having said that, we know it isn’t for everyone, so if the G Pro isn’t for you, definitely take a look at one of these mice.

Razer Mamba Wireless

Razer Mamba Wireless Review

Mouse Stats

  • Sensor: PMW3389 Optical
  • Weight: 106g
  • Size: Medium (12.5 x 7 x 4.3 cm)
  • Game Types: All
  • Battery Life: 50 Hours

Hand Size Guide

  • Palm:
  • Claw:
  • Fingertip:

Pros

  • Visually Elegant – Classic Razer design. simple and stylish.
  • High quality –  Ergonomic with high build quality.
  • Great performance – 5g optical sensor was flawless and would track movement on any surface.
  • Price – Reasonably priced around £80/$80.
  • Battery – 50 Hours of use.

Cons

  • Needs to be charged

Simple in design and I suppose not as advanced as the Hyperflux with its wireless charging capabilities but this 2018 model is highly impressive. The Razer Mamba Wireless is lightweight and is as ergonomically designed with comfort in mind. It goes head to head with the rest by offering excellent battery life and features a high-end optical sensor that performs as good as any other.

Read our review of the Razer Mamba wireless right here.

Razer Mamba Wireless
The Razer Mamba wireless is an excellent gaming mouse, sporting the PMW3389 sensor and coming in at 103 grams.

Logitech G305

Logitech G305 Wireless Review

Mouse Size & Weight

  • Weight: 98g
  • Size: Small (under 12cm)
  • Length: 11.6cm -4.5 inches
  • Width: 6.2cm – 2.4 inches
  • Height: 3.8cm – 1.6 inches
  • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous

Mouse Tech

  • Sensor: Hero Optical
  • Buttons: Omron D2FC-F-7N(10M)
  • DPI: 200-12000 (increments of 50)
  • Polling Rate: 125 / 250 / 500 / 1000Hz
  • Connection: Wireless
  • Battery Life: 250 hours (battery)

Pros

  • Affordable – for less than $50, combined with the Hero sensor and less than 100g its a steal
  • Comfortable, sleek design
  • Combines the HERO sensor & less than 100g

Cons

  • Requires AA batteries – great battery life, but heavier and inconvenient
  • Small – some people will find the G305 too small for their hand size and grip type

The Logitech G305 is a small, lightweight, affordable wireless gaming mouse, equipped with Logitech’s HERO sensor and Litespeed technology, the little G305 packs a punch.

Read our review of the Logitech G305 right here.

Logitech G305
The Logitech G305 is a small, lightweight and affordable wireless gaming mouse for the performance conscientious budget gamer.

Logitech G903

Logitech G903 Wireless Review

Mouse Size & Weight (G903)

  • Weight: 110g
  • Size: Medium
  • Length: 13 cm – 5.1 inches
  • Width: 6.7 cm – 2.6 inches
  • Height: 4 cm – 1.5 inches
  • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous

Mouse Tech (G903)

  • Sensor: PMW3366 Optical
  • Buttons: Omron D2FC-F-K (50M)
  • DPI: 200-12000
  • Polling Rate: 125 / 250 / 500 / 1000Hz
  • Connection: Wireless
  • Battery Life: 24-32 hours

Pros

  • Unique Design – Looks like no other.
  • Comfortable and Ambidextrous – Sits in either hand nicely.
  • Great Performance – No issues with this sensor.
  • High Quality – Well built and feels solid.
  • Software – Intuitive and easy to use.
  • Powerplay ready – Charge the mouse using the Logitech Powerplay Mouse Pad

Cons

  • Price – Quite expensive for what you get.
  • Extra Grip – Some rubber grips in the thumb groove would be a welcomed change.

The G903 is an ambidextrous performer that brings some intrigue to your desk. It packs a top quality sensor and gives left and right-handers real power and control. The G903 is Powerplay ready and is a great option for gamers who prefer a bigger ambidextrous mouse to the G Pro!

Read our review of the Logitech G900 & G903 right here.


Logitech G703

Logitech G703 Wireless Review

Mouse Size & Weight

  • Weight: 107g
  • Size: Medium
  • Length: 12.4 cm – 4.8 inches
  • Width: 6.8 cm – 2.6 inches
  • Height: 4.3 cm – 1.7 inches
  • Hand Orientation: Right

Mouse Tech 

  • Sensor: PMW3366 Optical
  • Buttons: Omron D2FC-F-K (50M)
  • DPI: 200-12000
  • Polling Rate: 125 / 250 / 500 / 1000Hz
  • Connection: Wireless
  • Battery Life: 24-32 hours

Pros

  • Ergonomic Design – Sits in the hand nicely.
  • Sensor – Highly responsive sensor.
  • High Quality – Well built and feels solid.
  • Software – Intuitive and user-friendly.
  • Wireless Performance – Features Logitech’s Litespeed technology.
  • Powerplay ready – Wireless charging.

Cons

  • Bottom Heavy – Felt slightly unbalanced.
  • Right-handed only

If you want to go wireless but fancy an ergonomic mouse the G703 is a real crowd pleaser. It features a highly regarded sensor and has been designed to fit in your right hand almost perfectly. The high performance of the sensor is matched by the almost limitless feeling Lightspeed technology that wirelessly connects this device to your PC. The G703 is the only right-handed mouse that is powerplay ready and delivers seriously good results.

Read our review of the Logitech G703 right here.


SteelSeries Rival 650

SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless Review

Mouse Size & Weight

  • Weight: 121g
  • Size: Medium
  • Length: 13.1cm – 5.1 inches
  • Width: 6.9cm – 2.7 inches
  • Height: 4.3cm – 1.6 inches
  • Hand Orientation: Right

Mouse Tech

  • Sensor: TrueMove3+ Optical
  • Buttons: SteelSeries Switches (60m)
  • DPI: 100-12000 (increments of 100)
  • Polling Rate: 125 / 250 / 500 / 1000Hz
  • Connection: Wireless
  • Battery Life: 24 hours

Pros

  • Attractive Design – Visually beautiful.
  • Comfortable – Sits in the hand nicely.
  • Great Tracking – New TrueMove3+ sensor is incredible.
  • Combats Lift Off – Second sensor to deal with lift-off.
  • High Quality – Well built and high-quality materials used.
  • Weight Customisation – 256 weight and balance configurations.
  • Software – intuitive and easy to use.

Cons

  • Weight – Could be considered too heavy for some.
  • Thumb button –  Extra inaccessible button seems pointless.
  • Price – Great technology comes at a price.

If you’ve decided to go wireless the price of some of these high-end mice could be off-putting but with The Rival 650’s sleek design, vibrant RGB lighting, and dual sensor make it one of the best wireless mice on the market. With its brilliant ergonomics and fast charging capabilities, the 650 is a great option and surely worth that bit of extra cash especially if you’re trying to avoid the price of wireless charging pads.

Read our review of the SteelSeries Rival 650 right here


Razer Lancehead Wireless

Mouse Size & Weight

  • Weight: 111g
  • Size: Medium
  • Length: 11.7cm – 4.6 inches
  • Width: 7.1cm – 2.8 inches
  • Height: 3.8cm – 1.5 inches
  • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous

Mouse Tech

  • Sensor: Razer 5G Laser sensor
  • Buttons: Razer/Omron Switches (50m)
  • DPI: 100-16000
  • Polling Rate: 125 / 250 / 500 / 1000Hz
  • Connection: Wireless
  • Battery Life: 24 hours (With Lighting)

Pros

  • Futuristic Design – Packs a visual punch.
  • Comfortable – Sits in the hand nicely.
  • Great Tracking – Razers best laser sensor to date.
  • High Quality – Well built and high-quality materials used.
  • RGB – Really vibrant RGB compared to others.

Cons

  • Thumb button –  Feels harder to press than others.
  • Software – Had to restart PC after installing another Razer device.
  • No Customisation – Cant remove thumb buttons that interfere with the ambidextrous nature.

The Lancehead offers the wireless ambidextrous market something a bit different. Razer implemented what they call their best laser sensor to date into the Lancehead and to be fair it actually performs well! This mouse has a unique look and features some of the nicest RGB I’ve ever seen on a mouse. Doesn’t matter if you are a fan of Razer or not, this mouse has some very intelligent wireless technology and a very sleek design. Check it out!

You can read our review of the Razer Lancehead wireless gaming mouse right here.


What to look for in the best wireless gaming mouse

MouseBattery Life (RGB On)Battery Life (RGB Off)Charging TimeSize (S / M / L)WeightSensorDPIHzHandButtonsAffordability
Logitech G305250BatteryS99gHERO100 - 12,0001000Ambi6$
Logitech G40322302 HoursM107gPMW3366100 - 12,0001000Right7$
Logitech G603500BatteryM135gHERO100 - 12,0001000Right7$$
Logitech G70322302 HoursM107gPMW3366100 - 12,0001000Right6$$
Razer Lancehead244 HoursM111gPMW3389100 - 16,0001000Ambi9$$$
Razer Mamba504 HoursM106gPMW3389100 - 16,0001000Right7$$$
Logitech G90024322 HoursL110gPMW3366100 - 12,0001000Ambi13$$$
Logitech G90324322 HoursL110gPMW3366100 - 12,0001000Ambi13$$$
SteelSeries Rival 6502415 mins fast chargeL153gTrueMove 3100 - 12,0001000Right7$$$
Logitech G Pro48602 HoursM80gHERO100 - 16,0001000Ambi8$$$

Charging Time & Battery Life

Although there was a time when professional gamers would only consider a wired mouse, new technology has birthed a whole new creation of wireless models that are nothing short of spectacular. While even our most favourite battle arenas can lead to infuriating moments, it’s best if those tantrums aren’t caused by the equipment we use. Three quarters through a multi-hour tournament isn’t the right time for your mouse to run out of juice.

Most of the high-end models use built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer batteries. These are typically expensive (such as the Logitech G Pro), but allow manufacturers to fit them into the dense and shapely profiles of their products. You’ll see very few high-end gaming mice like the G603 that use old fashioned AA or AAA batteries which are typically reserved for less expensive gaming mice.

Battery life will vary depending on the model you choose, as well as what features are available. However, you’ll want to choose a model with at least 20+ hours of continuous use – the more the better. It may be possible to adjust the mouse to extend the battery life such as by turning off RGB lighting and lowering the polling rate.

Charging time is negligible for the most part as this will be done overnight or during periods when you’re not at your station. Most wireless mice will use a standard USB cable for charging while still in operation. Others may contain a dock. If charging simply isn’t an option, Logitech has released their Logitech G PowerPlay charging system which is essentially a wireless charging pad that can charge your mouse while you play without the need for any wires. Corsair offer Qi charging which uses similar technology to mobile phones and means you can cross-device charge on your new PC mouse pad! Likewise, Razer launched the Firefly Hyperflux mouse pad which also allows features wireless charging capabilities. This is just an inkling into where the wireless gaming market is heading.

Weight & Size

The weight and size of gaming mouse you choose are massively subjective to the individual, hand size and mouse grip factors into this significantly. In an ideal world, we would test every single wireless gaming mouse with a panel of expert gamers each having their own mouse grip, play style and totally different hand sizes. We’ve done our best to take the guesswork out of this by providing information based on our own in-house tests, alongside the usual specifications for you to compare. We have a variety of different hand sizes and grip styles in the office so we feel confident we can provide a compelling overview to help you with your decision. Measure your hand and check out our hand size guide to see what mice could be the best for you.

The graph above will help you to understand the size differences in our wireless mouse collection, the sizes are in cm and we’ve split the graph into length, width and height.

On average wireless gaming mice tend to fall between 80-120 grams with the odd exception, such as the Logitech G603 which uses AA batteries. What will be a large factor is the shape of the mouse. You may tend to favour a claw grip, palm grip or fingertip grip. Although it’s possible to adapt your style to suit that of the mouse, the more natural it feels, the better you’ll do while competing – and let’s not lie – it’s all a competition otherwise we wouldn’t want the very best we could afford.

From the graph you can clearly see how light the Logitech G Pro is compared to it’s competitors, it is truly a fantastic wireless gaming mouse, but it is extremely pricey and many other mice, whilst they might be 20 grams heavier, still feel extremely comfortable and lightweight (due to having no cable to drag across the desk).

Mouse Factors

DPI / CPI – What is it? Why is it important? Dots per inch/Counts per inch

The terms DPI and CPI are often seen as interchangeable when discussing mice. As you can see above, DPI stands for dots per inch and should really only be referred to in the printing/graphic design world, as it indicates the number of dots per inch that can fit in a straight line. For some reason it’s coined as a marketing term by gaming mice manufacturers instead of CPI which is more appropriate and refers to counts per inch – i.e. a CPI setting of 1600 moves your cursor 1600 pixels per one-inch movement. So when you see DPI listed in the specifications, rather think of it as CPI.

Now, you may think that the more CPI the better as that means you can aim quicker. The truth is that the majority of professional gamers prefer a setting of around 400 – 1,600 even though many gaming mice offer a ‘DPI’ of 12,000-16,000. While you can spin around quicker with a higher setting, it’s far more difficult to be accurate so more isn’t always better. Fortunately, the majority of gaming mice have DPI buttons located on the top (usually behind the scroll wheel) or on the bottom of the mouse to quickly change DPI from 2-5 preset settings. The most common settings for the DPI button are 400, 800, 1600 and 3200, however, through most brand’s gaming software, you can customise the DPI presets to whatever you fancy, either at increments of 50 or in some cases (Razer) increments of 1!

IPS & Acceleration

Following on from CPI, you’ll often find IPS and acceleration specified. IPS refers to inches per second and refers to the maximum speed the mouse’s sensor can track the movement accurately. If you have fast reflexes, but choose a wireless gaming mouse with a low IPS then you’ll never be able to play at your highest potential. Try to choose a fast IPS rating of 240 or more and you can have confidence the mouse will track fast movements accurately on different surfaces.

The next part of this important gaming equation is acceleration – in relation to ‘DPI’ and IPS. It’s measured in G’s and refers to how quick the ‘cursor’ moves based on how quickly you move your hand (not simply the distance). A gaming mouse with an acceleration rating of 30-40G’s is what most manufacturers offer these days but in reality, humans can’t really produce speeds of over 8g.

Click lifespan

The computer industry is always evolving, and this is especially true in the gaming world. As a result, it’s not atypical that you’ll replace a piece of hardware long before your current hardware stops working. The durability of a gaming mouse is really something to consider as users are likely to spend hours at a time during a session, clicking several thousand times in that same period.

When looking for a gaming mouse that will last, make sure to compare the click lifespan. This will usually be in the millions (i.e. 50 million clicks for instance) and should mean the right mouse can last several years. To be honest, the majority of wireless gaming mice we tested used Omron switches which had click lifespans of 40 – 50 million clicks which should be sufficient.

Polling Rates measured in MHz

There was a time not too long ago when folks played Solitaire on Windows 95 with mice that contained rubber balls. These rubber balls interacted with mechanical rollers to let the OS know where the cursor was heading. Those days are long over and now we have optical and laser mice. When they hit the gaming scene laser mice were considered superior to optical mice, but that’s not really a factor anymore as optical technology has advanced rapidly.

Typically, when a mouse has moved the light emitted (whether LED or infrared) is measured by a camera or sensor and relays this data to the computer so it knows what position the cursor is in. Modern mice use the latest sensors (the current leading sensor being the HERO based on popular opinion). Regardless of whether you choose optical or laser, it’s smart to be able to adjust the polling rate (just like the CPI/DPI) to your own taste – or simply what you’re used to.

The polling rate refers to how often the sensor on the mouse reports the position to the computer. Most gaming mice are around 500-1000Hz (i.e. 500 times and 1000 times per second respectively).  A higher rate means your mouse is reporting where it is more often to the computer which should bring more accurate movements from the cursor and give you a better all-around experience. Most people won’t notice much of a difference with either and the majority of mouse manufacturers don’t really specify this as a result – though believe us when we say they’ve taken it into account. You can still usually adjust it in the included software. It’s worth mentioning that a higher polling rate can drain the battery quicker but even this small issue is going to become a thing of the past as sensors become more and more efficient.

Polling rates can sometimes be referred to as response times and are measured in milliseconds.

  • 1000Hz = 1 ms
  • 500Hz = 2 ms
  • 250Hz = 4 ms
  • 125Hz = 8 ms

Jitter

Not to be confused with angle snapping which is a deliberate way of predicting movement, a mouse jitter refers to the cursor suddenly making unexpected movements without your input. It is rare but can happen. If you’ve just bought a new gaming mouse and experience this, then send it back for a replacement or refund as it really shouldn’t happen with the most modern of gaming mice. However, if you are unlucky enough to find yourself in this situation and it’s not caused by dust or dirt on your mouse’s sensor, then the issue could be one of the following (or others not mentioned).

  1. Your game is using too much of your CPU load.
  2. An outdated mouse driver.
  3. Frequency interference in your home (i.e. a smartphone’s hotspot nearby could be the issue for instance).
  4. Interference with a wireless mouse and keyboard combination.
  5. Surface type.

Angle Snapping

A monitor display is made up of thousands of pixels and some mice feature angle snapping which will lock cursor movement into a straight line. While this may be useful for certain graphic design applications (try to draw a perfectly straight line with your mouse), it’s not desired for those moments when you want to go for that perfect headshot and your mouse automatically shifts the cursor above their head. The vast majority of gamers want to perfect their aim and software jumping in to correct you is a red flag as your target will rarely be directly on a horizontal or vertical line. The good news is that most if not all professional grade gaming mice don’t have this feature, or at the least allow you the option to toggle it on or off.

Mouse Acceleration

Its best to start by saying mouse acceleration generally speaking is a big no in games. Specifically worse in FPS titles because playing without acceleration removes all variability in cursor movement and provides a more consistent and stable behaviour overall. Some gamers may have been playing with mouse acceleration on for years and have become used to it and it’s worth noting you can use acceleration effectively if you tweak your settings, but its a lot more work and it’s best to keep the mouse raw. Mouse acceleration is hard to adapt to and will bring inconsistency to your aim if you aren’t already used to it. We recommend keeping acceleration off as it just adds another variant for your muscle memory to get used to and can be frustrating when making aim adjustments.

Lift-off distance

The lift-off distance or LOD refers to the distance you can lift your mouse off your desk or pad before it stops tracking. LOD is measured in millimeters and is easily tested by determining the number of CD’s it takes where the mouse stops tracking (1CD ~1.2mm). Most high-end mice come with an optimal LOD already set but you can often adjust it in the included software with certain manufacturers. Ideally, you want it as low as you can get it so if you need to reset your mouse position on your pad during a battle, you can lift it and place it back down without moving the cursor. Some people do like a little higher LOD as it can allow them to continue tracking if they go off the pad. Sometimes the LOD can vary depending on what surface you have but what works for you will come down to experience and preference, but again, usually the lower the better.

Wireless Gaming Mouse Features

Weight Adjustable

While not all wireless gaming mice offer this option, many provide additional weights that allow you to reduce or increase the weight, such as the Logitech G703, 903 and G Pro as well as the SteelSeries Rival 650. The weights are usually only a few grams each and can be placed either within or around the mouse so you can find the perfect balance for your comfort and playing style.

Depth Sensors

We saw the implementation of a depth sensor with the Rival 600 which was SteelSeries new groundbreaking technology. The sensor provides gamers with some extra customisation as you can change when the sensor starts and stops tracking during liftoff. It eliminates extra movement when the mouse is picked up and can be set as low as 0.5mm. A depth sensor isn’t typically needed as a top of the line sensor seems to cope with depth pretty well already.

Customisable Buttons

The majority of wireless gaming mice come with 7-10 buttons, most of which are customisable using the brands gaming software. However, if you are a MOBA player you may want to look at more traditional wired gaming mice for now, as the options are limited to mice such as the Razer Naga wireless otherwise its back to wired options such as the Corsair Scimitar.

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