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Best Mice for Xbox One 2021

Razer Viper
Razer Viper (Image credit: Windows Central)

With native Xbox One mouse and keyboard support available across a growing range of titles, it's now easier than ever to find a controller alternative. Fortnite and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are among the many taking advantage, providing increased accuracy and reactivity over traditional thumbsticks. And whether wired on your desk or wireless for the living room, we've rounded up the best Xbox One-compatible mice today.

Break free from the controller

When considering a mouse and keyboard for Xbox One, you'll need to weigh up the convenience of wired versus wireless connectivity for your setup. For the average Xbox One setup in the living room, a wireless mouse is likely preferred, provided you have a flat surface or an accompanying lapboard. However, wired mice carry documented performance benefits and a lower entry price, ideal for an Xbox One desk setup.

The Razer DeathAdder Elite (opens in new tab) is a reliable staple for PC gaming, with many of those benefits translating to Xbox One. The manufacturer is well-established in the peripherals space, demonstrated through the DeathAdder's top-tier performance and comfortable construction. That includes a 20K DPI optical sensor and mechanical switches, similar to those on a keyboard, providing a robust framework for a well-rounded pick. Although the wired connection could be a dealbreaker for some, the sheer value is otherwise unmatched.

For a wireless alternative, our hearts lie with the Logitech G305 (opens in new tab). While more subtle than your average gaming mouse, with its monochromatic palette and distinct lack of RGB, it still delivers the expected accuracy and latency. Sleek and simple.

Matt Brown
Matt Brown

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.