On most days, if you ask me whether I prefer a wired or wireless mouse, I’d tell you that wired is superior. This is almost always true, but let’s be real. Laptop gamers will almost always feel tied down with a wired gaming mouse, thus begging the question; what is the best laptop gaming mouse?
Since we’re focused on laptops in this post, I will focus on wireless mice that use removable batteries (AA or AAA) rather than a charging station.
There are quite a few quality mice on the market that feature a charging station and built-in battery. These are less-than-ideal if we’re talking laptops as you’ll need to be able to easily move around and won’t necessarily have the time, or means, to plug in your charging station.
I will almost never recommend anything that isn’t Razer, Corsair, or Logitech. If you want a cheap mouse that is considered a “gaming mouse”, you can easily find that anywhere on Amazon.
In my search for quality gaming mice that would be good for a laptop, I’ve got two to share with you. Below, I’ll briefly talk about the Razer Atheris and the Logitech G602.
Razer is a brand that is truly committed to making quality products, both inside and out. Their gaming peripherals are second-to-none, and with a slogan of “For Gamers. By Gamers.” you get the sense that they know what they’re doing.
The Razer Atheris boasts 350 hours of continuous use on a single pair of AA batteries and comes with many of the bells and whistles found on other Razer mice, such as; on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment up to 7200 DPI, Razer Synapse, and five programmable buttons, to name a few.
What’s more, this mouse features an ambidextrous design so that both left and right-handed users can take advantage of this mouse on the go.
The Atheris has a 49.99 USD price-tag and is a great all-around mice for gamers and non-gamers alike.
Logitech has been in the peripheral market for many years now. Their gaming mice have only improved over time and you’ll find that a Logitech mouse is very reliable.
Logitech’s G602 is a pretty beefy wireless mouse. It boasts 250 hours of continuous use on two AA batteries when in “HI” mode, but also features a “LO” mode that claims nine-months of standard mouse usage. Being able to switch between these modes to preserve battery life is an interesting feature.
The G602 also has many of the features you’d expect to find in a gaming mouse, including; on-the-fly DPI control from 250 to 2500, along with five DPI profiles if you regularly switch between games and/or genres, 11 programmable buttons, and Logitech’s optional gaming software.
This mouse is only designed with right-handed users in mind, so left-handed users will want to look elsewhere.
The G602 has a 79.99 USD price-tag and is perfect for the gamer-on-the-go.
Pay for Quality and You Won’t Regret it.
I am almost always going to attempt steer you to Razer brand mice, especially when we’re talking about what the “best” is. Razer makes high-quality peripherals as that is the focus of their company, and they have a few wireless models that you can’t go wrong with.
Logitech has been making peripherals for quite some time now, gaming and standard, so they know what they’re doing too. Heck, I’m using a basic Logitech mouse right now, as I type, which I keep with my work laptop though I own a few Razer and Corsair gaming mice for my home setups.
There are plenty of mice out there that are considered “gaming” mice, which are powered by normal batteries, but they certainly don’t rank on my list of “the best”. If you’re truly looking for the best, then the two mentioned above have my vote as of this writing in late 2018.
Whether you’re a gamer on the move, or a non-gamer looking for a quality mouse to go with your laptop, the Razer Atheris or the Logitech G602 has got you covered.