Even during my active esports career 15 years ago (yeah, I’m old), wireless mice hit the market big time. Today, there are still lots of wireless mice on the gaming market, made by the big players like Logitech. On first sight these wireless mice look very tempting: no more cable spaghetti behind the desk, no more getting annoyed by a cable constantly pulling your mouse off the desk during a CS:GO match. So – shouldn’t wireless mice be the way to go for gamers?
- Wireless mice are way less precise compared to wired mice: For gamers, precision is key. Wireless mice have to send their signal to a docking station first, before it reaches your computer. This will add additional delay into your signal and also generates a chance of losing certain parts of your signal.
- Wireless mice are heavier: Wireless mice need a battery to work without a cable. That is why each wireless mouse has an additional weight in it compared to a similar wired mouse. Speed is important for gamers, especially in FPS or MOBAs – and heavier mice decrease your agility here.
- Wireless mice tend to have worse sensors: many wireless mice come with laser sensors which are not on par with the best flawless optical sensors out there. There’s only very few wireless mice with flawless sensors on the current market.
Because of these three reasons you should always rely on wired mice when you’re a gamer – I always recommend the Zowie FK2 or the SteelSeries Sensei.