It may look cool when you’re using a wireless mouse and even come across as more comfortable for there are several reasons you shouldn’t bother with wireless peripherals when you’re gaming on a computer. Unless you purchase one of the exorbitantly priced wireless versions, you’re much better off with a tried and true standard mouse.
Battery Life From personal experience the problem isn’t that a wireless mouse will eat through batteries, it’s just the fact alone that you’re going to have to replace the batteries to begin with. Using standard batteries most models will give you an indication of when the batteries need to be replaced, such as a flash light. However, the strength of the battery can cause the actions of your mouse to become sluggish and perform much more poorly than they would on the strength of brand new batteries, such was the experience with several Logitech models dating back to the MX3200 bundle. Delayed reaction because the mouse takes longer to respond on a decaying battery and mean life or death in many games.
Response Time What many people don’t realize is that professional gamers don’t use wireless mice is because it actually has a slower response time than the standard wired mouse. The best wireless mice on the market have made leaps and bound in regards to bad signals and slower response time, but as recently as MLG’s Raleigh event this past August you’ll be hard pressed to find a pro using a wireless mouse when they’re playing with money on the line. Bad signals, while less of a problem then they have been in the past, has the potential to make a wireless mouse even more clunky than a wired mouse when you have to consider positioning the receiver.
What it all comes down to is that a wired mouse is simply more reliable in a gaming situation than a wireless mouse can be right now. Not needing to worry about a sudden sluggish battery let down while you’re aiming or that red light flashing while you’re trying to switch around weapons is incredibly important. The fact that you’re using a wire isn’t a downside at all with an organized gaming area. On the other hand, if multimedia is your chosen destination than there really isn’t any reason outside of battery changing not to have a wireless mouse, since they have come a long way since terrible signals and painfully slow reaction speeds.