If you still think of wireless mice as laggy, battery-sucking substitutes for a real mouse, weâ€™ve got good news for you. Mouse manufacturers have largely solved the latency, connectivity, and power-efficiency problems that once blighted these devices. The best of todayâ€™s wireless mice rival their wired counterparts in performance, battery life, features, and design.
There are two rather obvious benefits of a wireless mouse. It eliminates the tether to your computer, giving you greater rangeâ€”essential if you are constrained by your work area or playing PC games on your TVâ€”and removes a source of friction that often interferes with speed and accuracy. It also makes an essential device more travel friendly. No one objects to one less cord in their gear bag. Youâ€™ll probably pay a bit more for a wireless mouse than a wired one, but if you value this kind of convenience itâ€™s worth it.