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Wireless mice have come a long way, from being absolutely unusable due to their latency in the early years, to being a viable option in competitive scenarios and even in esports.
Since the introduction of Logitech's G Pro Wireless and its "Lightspeed" technology in 2018, the tech present in wireless mice has seen major advancement compared to their earlier brethren.
Reputable mice companies have since found a way to cut the cord and reliably implement similar wireless tech into their own mice, either by updating their old wired classics or creating new ones, with little to no difference in latency when compared to their wired counterparts.
But besides Logitech and Razer, what are the other brands out there were able to implement flawless wireless technology in their peripherals?
Here our picks for top five, in no particular order.
Xtrfy is a Swedish peripheral company, with three very successful versions of their mice under their belt; the M4, the M42 and the MZ1.
While being new to the wireless game, their first foray into the wireless market with the M4 ergonomic mouse has been a great success.
With absolutely no perceivable latency compared to the wired M4, I would say that Xtrfy has gotten their wireless technology right.
They are looking to release the wireless versions of the M42 and the MZ1 by mid-2022.
What's even better is that Xtrfy's mice generally needs no software to operate.
All of their mice have on-board ways that allow you to change your DPI, debounce time, sensor lift-off distance without the need to download any form of software that will bloat your computer.
Starting off as a company that made mousepads, Glorious have come a long way since they were known as Glorious PC Gaming Race (yes that was their actual company name).
Currently, they have the Model O, Model O-, Model D, Model D- and Model I mice under their belt.
While there were initial hiccups with the first iteration of the Model O Wireless, newer batches of the mouse have since fixed any prevalent wireless issues, and they now sport wireless versions of the O, O-, D and D-.
Not to mention, most of their mice are priced very competitively compared to the offerings from the other mice companies.
G-Wolves are a China-based peripherals company with a bunch of extremely passionate mice enthusiasts at its helm.
Starting off on a rough note during their early years, G-Wolves faced build quality issues in early iterations of their mice.
But as time went by, the quality control on their mice has improved drastically, and is now able to match the quality of the products from bigger mice companies.
G-Wolves's Hati-S Ace wireless mouse has been one of the most popular mice in the gaming community, due to its robust structure, flawless wireless, safe shape, and only weighing in at 59g.
They are also planning to release new wireless versions of their mice, including the tiny fingertip grip mouse, the HSK+.
Pulsar Gaming Gears
Pulsar Gaming Gears is a Korean company that was formed very recently during the pandemic in July 2020.
Although only two years old, they already have a lot of products under their belt, like the popular Superglide glass mouse feet for different types of mice.
In the actual mice department, however, they have only one mouse design, the Xlite.
Although being an ergonomic mouse, Pulsar has focused a lot on making the Xlite as compatible as possible for esports.
The Xlite wireless only weighs in at 59 grams and their recently launched mini version only weighs in at 55 grams.
While having good battery life in addition to having flawless wireless, the Xlite Wireless marks a great debut mice for Pulsar, and has secured themselves as a great competitor in the wireless mouse market.
Yes, this is the same ASUS that makes your monitor, laptop, motherboard and your graphics card.
While being bigger than any of the other companies listed here, one could easily miss the fact that ASUS makes gaming mice, because that is not what you think of when you first hear their name.
While having wireless that's on par with Logitech and Razer, there is a slight edge that ASUS mice have that no other companies have.
They feature hot-swappable mouse switches.
Much like a hot-swap keyboard, you are able to pull your mouse switches out from an ASUS mice like the Keris Wireless, and replace them with a different mouse switch of your liking.
You are able to purchase mouse switches and plug them into an ASUS mouse to fully customise them to how you want them to be.
One has to wonder why no other company has made the effort to copy this idea.
There are, of course, a lot of other companies that have wireless mice as well, but here are the reasons why they didn't make the list:
Steelseries has always been a staple for gaming peripherals, but their wireless mice haven't been all that great.
With shoddy build quality and somewhat inflated pricing compared to most of the companies listed here, you would think that Steelseries was a big enough company to at least get their quality control right before attempting to charge as high as they do for their mice.
Finalmouse is one of the companies that have innovated and elevated the space of lightweight mice.
But while they have managed to create a great wireless mouse in the Starlight-12, the fact remains that they only sell their mice in limited batches, at an exorbitant price.
There is no way to get them at their retail pricing and off the shelf if you miss their drops, like all of the other mice listed here.
Why recommend something that isn't available normally to the average consumer?
Corsair also makes good wireless mice. But you could buy mice with the shapes that Corsair offers from other companies at cheaper prices (and lighter models, too). They have not being innovating much in their mice department.
To be honest, I was debating between having HP's HyperX or ASUS in the top 5, but HyperX just felt short of ASUS's innovation.
HyperX, while being mostly focused on gaming audio peripherals, do have a great wireless mice portfolio.
They recently launched a wireless version of their popular lightweight mouse, the Pulsefire Haste, and is one of the cheapest wireless lightweight mice in the market.
Dominic loves tech and games. When he is not busy getting headshotted in VALORANT or watercooling anything he sees, he does some pro wrestling.