Best Gaming Mouse – Ultimate Guide!

So, you’ve decided to join the PC Master Race eh? Welcome aboard. Before you can become a full-fledged member, there are two things that you’ll need to do. First, you’ll need to get acclimated to WASD controls. This shouldn’t be too hard; just play an old-school FPS like Doom, Counter-Strike, or Unreal Tournament for a couple of hours and you should be good to go. Secondly, you’re going to need a gaming mouse.

To a PC gamer, a gaming mouse is your old reliable. Whether you’ve got a fully decked out gaming rig, or a modest setup, every PC Gamer needs a good gaming mouse. It’s the Alfred to your Bruce Wayne. The Chewbacca to your Han Solo. The Chimichanga to your Deadpool.

Okay, maybe not the last one, but you get my point.

Gaming on PC allows for far more precise movement and actions, and this is in part due to mouse and keyboard setup having more range than a console controller ever could manage. There aren’t many variations for keyboards, but for gaming mice, you’ve got a plethora to choose from.

That’s where we come in. This is a buyer guide for PC gamers, both budding and seasoned alike, by a PC gamer. Whatever it is you’re looking for; this guide will help you find the perfect gaming mouse to best optimize your gameplay and maximize your enjoyment. So, buckle up, and let’s get started!

So that’s why I’ve written the best gaming mouse – ultimate guide.

Best Overall Gaming Mouse

For pro gamers, there typically isn’t enough time to play many games. Heck, a lot of pro gamers spend upwards of 12 hours practicing on one game, so for many of them, one game is all they play. And if you’re one of these kinds of gamers and or are aspiring to be one, then it makes sense for you to purchase a gaming mouse that is specifically tailored to the video genre of your video game of choice.

However, for the rest of us out here, who are not named Ninja or Sonic Fox, an all-around mouse is the way to go. Sure, you spend most of your nights grinding out tiers in Fortnite, but who knows? Maybe a friend will convince you to play League of Legends one day, and you’ll happen to like it. A lot. FPS games and MOBA games are like night and day, so you’ll need a gaming mouse that can adapt and excel no matter what game you’re playing. Here are our top picks for best overall gaming mouse:

Razer DeathAdder Elite:

DPI: 16,000

Price: $59.94

Pros:

Very newcomer friendly

Comfortable and ergonomic design

Top of the line optical sensor

Buttons are well laid out

Cons:

For some gamers, may be too simplistic

Inconsistent lifespan; may die in a few months

Software requires an account and login to set up

The Razer DeathAdder Elite has been a household name in the PC Gaming industry for years, and not just because it has the coolest sounding name of any gaming mouse and some nice RGB lighting. Razer has followed the creed of “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” Over the years, Razer has made slight alterations and improvements to their DeathAdder model but have kept around what has made it so appealing in the first place.

Arguably the most appealing factors for the DeathAdder Elite, are its’ simplicity and its’ comfort. The size remains unchanged from the Chroma and is more than spacious enough for pretty much everyone except gamers with the biggest of hands. Whether you prefer the claw grip or palm grip, the DeathAdder Elite accommodates you.

Each side features textured grips so your thumb and two most outermost fingers will always be comfortable during play sessions. The Elite has two more DPI buttons than the Chroma but remains uncluttered and you’ll never need to worry about mis clicking a button. 7 Buttons is still relatively mild in the gaming mouse industry so even newcomers will be able to use this without feeling overwhelmed. Another small but notable quality of life upgrade, is the addition of several nubs on the scroll wheel, making it even easier than it already was to use.

A jack of all trades through and through, the DeathAdder Elite performs well no matter what kind of game you are playing, be it an FPS, MOBA, RTS, MMO etc. thanks to its’ new 5G 16,000 DPI optical sensor. It easily passes with flying colors.

However even the best of things have their flaws.

Ironically, the DeathAdder Elite’s biggest strength, its’ simplicity, is also a weakness, as it may be too simplistic for some gamers. Razer play it extremely safe and so the DeathAdder never sees any new, huge innovations which may give consumers the impression that the DeathAdder is a stagnant gaming mouse.

Something else that must be brought up regarding the DeathAdder Elite, is its’ notoriously inconsistent lifespan. This is something that Razer has never seemed to be able to fix, but DeathAdder mice have an unfortunate tendency to die off after a few months for a lot of consumers. Some however, use their gaming mouse for years and never have an issue.

Finally, Razer’s decision to include Cloud connectivity into the DeathAdder was not well-received. To use the mouse, you’ll need an Internet connection and will have to create an account and sign in, so you can activate your product. I don’t know why they chose to do this, but it’s a terrible idea that should have never been implemented. It reminds gamers of DRM, and for the record Razer, no one likes DRM.

All in all, The DeathAdder is easily the best all-around gaming mouse out there that will perform well for both casual and hardcore gamers of every genre. And $55, is a price you can’t beat.

Logitech G305

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Hero Optical Sensor may be the best sensor yet

Best wireless mouse on the market

Excellent battery life

Cheap for a wireless mouse

Cons:

Buttons could be better; side buttons a bit too spaced and narrow

No PowerPlay functionality surprisingly

Bland design; no RGB lighting

Fresh off the press, Logitech’s brand new wireless G305 is the future of wireless gaming mice, and proves that wireless mouse can keep up with, and even surpass their wired brethren. The shape and design of the G305 is very similar to the well-received G Pro and as such, feels great. It is very light, a big surprise for a wireless mouse, and it accommodates all grip styles.

The G305’s standout feature is the new Hero Optical Sensor which is just as good as the PMW 3366 but with ten times the power efficiency. The PMW 3366 is arguably the best sensor currently on the market, but the Hero Optical may very well takes its’ place at the top of the list.

It’s surprising Logitech didn’t give the G305 PowerPlay functionality found in the G703 and G903, which seems to be the future of Logitech gaming mice. Make no mistake, this mouse still has excellent battery life; you can expect 250 hours of continuous use from a single battery.

Using the software, you can set up commands for each of the mouse’s programmable buttons, as well as adjust the response rate and DPI preferences. The DPI button in the middle can have up to 5 presets.

The G305, is Logitech’s best wireless mouse yet, one of their best mice period, and one of the best all around gaming mice for any gamer. Well worth the bargain asking price.

Best Wireless Gaming Mouse

Many gamers out there, are adamantly against wired controllers and mice which I can understand. There are a few instances where a wireless mouse would be preferable over a wired one; perhaps you’re on a plane playing some Fortnite on your laptop, and your mouse’s wire might get in the way. Or maybe you just have a thing against wires since you were 8 when you had that nightmare about being stuck in a haunted house and being unable to escape being animated wires kept you in place. Or maybe that’s just me.

PC typically has consoles beat across the board for nearly every parameter, however there’s one thing consoles undoubtedly do better than PC: wireless peripherals. Wireless controllers have been a thing for quite some time and have worked very well. Wireless gaming mice? Not so much.

For years wireless gaming mice have underperformed and been considered more trouble than they are worth. They died too quickly, when you plugged them in it wouldn’t register and they wouldn’t charge, interference from other nearby wireless networks could mess with your mouse, and more input lag than their wired brethren. Not to mention the fact that they were significantly costlier and given that they were indisputably inferior to wired gaming mice by a large margin, there was no reason to use one.

Fast forward to the year 2018 however, and a lot of headway has been made with wireless gaming mouse. Make no mistake, wired mice still have a notable edge over wireless and despite the vast improvements made, wireless is still honestly more a luxury/preference thing. They still cost a pretty penny. But if you’re one of those people who simply need to have a wired mouse, you’ll be happy to know that you’ve got several fine options to choose from.

Logitech G305

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Hero Optical Sensor may be the best sensor yet

Best wireless mouse on the market

Excellent battery life

Cheap for a wireless mouse

Cons:

Buttons could be better; side buttons a bit too spaced and narrow

No PowerPlay functionality surprisingly

Bland design; no RGB lighting

Unsurprisingly, the second best all-around gaming mouse, is the best wireless mouse. Logitech have really outdone themselves with the G305. Almost exactly like the G Pro in terms of shape and design, which yes, is a great thing. Very comfortable and can be used with all grip styles. The buttons could be better though. Not bad, but not the best Logitech has put out.

The G305’s brand new Hero Optical Sensor is the future of wireless gaming mice. Performs just as well as the PMW3366 but with 10 times the power efficiency. This really cannot be beat. Performs amazingly well. Software offers up the usual options of customizing the programmable buttons and DPI settings, as well as adjusting the response rate.

Logitech didn’t include PowerPlay in this one, which is arguably the best for their wireless mice, but the G305 still has great battery life; around 250 hours from a single battery.

The G305 is far and away the best wireless gaming mouse and the market and should Logitech release an upgraded version with PowerPlay, it’ll be the closest thing to a perfect wireless gaming mouse.

Logitech G903 Lightspeed

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

PowerPlay charging mat charges mouse and acts as wireless network

Now I know it might seem like there is some Logitech bias in this guide, given that there are some solid non-Logitech made wireless gaming mice out there, such as the Razer Lancehead, Corsair Dark Core RGB and SteelSeries Sensei, but each of these have some notable flaws that keep them out of the top two spots.

Before we can get into the features of the G903 itself, first we have to talk about the Logitech Powerplay mouse pad, which can only be used with the G903 and the G703 models. If you’re going to be purchasing the G903 or the G703 it is highly recommended that you also purchase the Powerplay mouse pad.

Not only does the Powerplay keep your G903 charged, even while you’re hardcore gaming, but it also functions as its’ own wireless network that you can connect your mouse to. This is a quintessential combination and the most cutting-edge technology when it comes to wireless mice.

The G903 has a sleek and ergonomic design and is ambidextrous so both left-handed and right-handed gamers can use it. Simply detach the thumb buttons and place them on whatever side you desire.

The Lightspeed in the name is very appropriate, as the G903 is far and away one of the fastest wireless gaming mouse and is even faster than a lot of wire mice. As with most of Logitech’s recent gaming mice, the G903 uses the PWM3366 sensor which is one of the best on the market. The click feedback is fantastic, and its’ notched metal scroll wheel, is metal scroll wheels done properly.

With the Powerplay, this mouse pretty much will never die, and even without it, you can expect around 30 hours of hardcore gaming before it needs to be charged. For most gamers, 30 hours is more than enough to last a week, meaning most people will only need to charge it once a week. The G903 is also 30 million clicks up from the G900 model; a massive increase.

So what are the flaws of the G903? Honestly not many. Some gamers may find it to be too light, a few more programmable buttons would’ve been nice, and it’s a bit lacking on RBG options, but all in all, this thing checks off all the boxes.

The glaring con of the G903, however is one shared by almost all wireless gaming mice; the price. The mouse only will cost you as much as $150, which is enough to get 2-3 stellar wired gaming mice. Add in the Powerplay mouse pad, and you’ll be spending $250. This is a heavy investment, but if you’re willing to make it, you won’t regret it.

Best Bluetooth Gaming Mouse

Years ago, if you told people you preferred to use Bluetooth gaming mice, people would tilt their heads and give you a quizzical look. Bluetooth mice were not in a good place. They died quickly and had serious latency and performance lag issue. Simply put, there was no reason to use them over traditional wired mice.

Thankfully, those dark days are behind us, and now, there are Bluetooth mice that can keep up with and compete with their wired brethren. So, if mice cables aren’t your thing but you still want to game at a high level, you’ve got some options. Here are our top picks:

Logitech G403

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Accommodates every grip type

Onboard Memory

Top of the line sensor

Affordable for a wireless mouse

Cons:

A bit heavy

Lacks RGB lighting options

Scroll wheel issues

When it comes to choosing a wireless gaming mouse, Logitech are far ahead of the pack. They’ve got some stellar wireless models out on the market, and while the G403 isn’t the best wireless mouse they have available, it is the best wireless mouse with Bluetooth connectivity.

It has a safe, ergonomic design that is comfortable and accommodates all three grip styles. It’s a little heavy at 106 grams, so the bonus 10-gram weight that comes with it, likely won’t be needed.

The G403 works well no matter what genre of video game you are playing; FPS, MOBA, RTS, MMO etc. As of now, there are no wireless mice tailored towards specific video games genres that trump this, so this should be your go to pick.

It uses the stellar PMW 3366 optical sensor which is one of the best on the market. On the fly DPI shifting from 200 to 12,000 DPI. The Logitech software is easy to use, and the G403 has great battery life as well.

It lacks RGB lighting options and you may come across some scroll wheel issues, particularly looseness, but the G403 is the best Bluetooth gaming mouse by a long shot.

Razer Atheris

DPI: 7,200

Pros:

Ambidextrous mouse

Very cheap; Especially for a wireless mouse

Onboard memory

Great battery life

Cons:

Heavy

No LED lighting

Very small; not for people with large hands

Weak side buttons

Razer seem to have taken the mouse part of gaming mouse with the Razer Atheris literally, because this is one of the smallest mice you’ll come across. It’s very similar in design to some of their other larger brethren, and Razer has just made it much smaller. It’s very comfortable and is also ambidextrous which is always a plus.

Unfortunately, it is quite heavy; coming in at around 100 grams after you add in batteries. This is too heavy for big gaming mice, let alone a small one, so being wireless is arguably a fault of the Atheris. The side buttons, also don’t feel as good as the ones on other Razer gaming mice, but they get the job done well enough.

It uses a 7200 DPI Optical Sensor which isn’t as good as the PMW 3366, but still works quite well. It has five onboard profiles which is great since Razer’s Synapse software is still unpleasant to use. Battery life is also excellent, and you should expect to get several hundred hours of continuous use from a set of double A batteries.

The Atheris is far and away one of the best mice for people with small hands, just try to get lightweight batteries to keep the weight down. It’s also very cheap, which for wireless mice, is also a good thing.

Best High-End Gaming Mouse

So, you’re ready to shell out some big bucks on some PC gaming peripherals? Thing about gaming mice, is they’re a lot like gaming PCs; the most expensive one, often isn’t the best one. Or perhaps they are, but the slight advantages they may have over the lower-priced competition don’t outweigh the cost.

But, in the world of gaming mice, there are a select few, high-tier and expensive mice that are worth the investment, if you’re willing to make it. If you’ve got a lot of disposable income to burn, here’s the best gaming mice money can buy:

Razer Mamba HyperFlux & Razer Firefly

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Amazing wireless power technology

Pad comes with soft and hard side

Onboard memory

Light

Cons:

Pad is too small

Scroll wheel not good for browsing

The Mamba HyperFlux gives Razer’s world famous DeathAdder Elite a run for its’ money. It’s large and suitable for all grip styles. It weighs in at 97 grams which is nice and light, especially for a wireless mouse.

The Mamba HyperFlux uses Razer’s PMW 3389, Razer’s equivalent to the PMW 3360, so the sensor works exceptionally well. DPI can scale up to 16,000 and can be set along with macros and RGB lighting options in Razer’s Synapse software. It comes with onboard memory, so you can uninstall Synapse after the initial setup if you’d like.

The mouse wheel is disappointing as it’s loud and not good for browsing, but good enough for gaming. The mouse pad is also far too small, and it can be problematic for a lot of gamers.

All in all, the Mamba HyperFlux is an outstanding gaming mouse. It’s comfortable and can be used in every video game genre. If you want to splurge on a gaming mouse, this one is for you.

Logitech G903 Chaos Spectrum

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Powerplay functionality

Ambidextrous

Great all-purpose mouse

Long battery life off charge.

Rated for 50 million clicks

Cons:

A tad bit too heavy

Awkward shape

The Logitech G903 Chaos Spectrum is essentially the G900 with a facelift. It’s rated for 50 million clicks, which is 20 million clicks more than the G900. The main difference between the two, id the PowerPlay functionality that comes with the G903. The G903 bucks the trend for traditional wireless mouse charging, in favor of Logitech’s new PowerPlay mouse pad which charges your mouse while you play. The mouse can last for 32 hours of continuous use off charge, which is great.

The G903 uses the PMW3366 sensor, so expect top of the line performance. 200 to 12,000 DPI on the fly shifting, 11 programmable buttons and onboard memory for convenience. You can set up your preferences as well as RGB lighting through the Logitech software as per usual.

There’s little to complain about with the G903. The shape is a bit awkward and may take some time getting used to, and it’s a bit heavy; it’s unlikely you’ll ever use the 10-gram weight they give you. All in all, the G903 is a top gaming mouse that can be used for every video game genre.

Best Cheap Gaming Mouse

There are quite literally dozens of excellent gaming mice to choose from. Big and small, some for FPS games, some for MOBAs, some for MMOs, and some that work great for every video game genre. However, most of these costs at least $50 and keep going from there. $150. $200, and even $250. It’s understandable if gamers don’t want to spend that much on a mouse, and if you’re a casual gamer, you shouldn’t, because you honestly don’t need to.

Don’t fret though. Great gaming mice can be found for cheap. So, if you’re looking for a gaming mouse to enjoy some Fortnite, Skyrim and Old School RuneScape with, but you don’t want to break your bank, here are the best chap gaming mice on the market:

Logitech G102/203

DPI: 000

Price:

Pros:

Stellar all-around gaming mouse

Very light

Great sensor

Onboard memory

Cons:

Scroll wheel could be better

Not for gamers with large hands

The G203/102 are basically the Logitech G Pro except cheaper and slightly better. An ergonomic shape and design that will work well no matter your grip style, and only 88 grams. Buttons feel nice and are very responsive.

Both mice use the Mercury optical sensor, which performs relatively like the PMW 3366. In other words, it is an excellent sensor. The Logitech software is used to adjust the DPI, from 200 to 600, as well as customize the 6 programmable button commands. Both mice have onboard memory, and you can shift through 4 DPI settings on the fly.

The scroll wheel isn’t the best, and gamers with very large hands likely won’t find this to be the best mouse, but otherwise, there’s not much to complain about here. They perform like top level mice, for half the price and work well in every video game genre.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS

DPI: 3200

Pros:

Great sensor

Performs well in every video game genre

Rated for 20 million clicks

Cons:

No software to set up anything

Buttons and scroll wheel could be better

No RGB lighting options

The Pulsefire FPS is HyperX’s first foray into the world of gaming mice, and it’s a solid debut. It is very similar to the DeathAdder, so it is large and quite comfortable. Buttons are rated for 20 million clicks and feel good and responsive.

The Pulsefire FPS uses the 3310 optical sensor which performs at the top level. This mouse has 4 different DPI settings, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 which you can shift through via the DPI button in the middle.

This mouse has no software, as expected of a company’s first mouse, so you will need to set up the buttons in game. There’s also no real RGB lighting options if that’s your thing. The shape on the side isn’t very good, and your hand can slip off somewhat easily, but for casual gaming, this shouldn’t really happen.

The Pulsefire FPS is a perfect example of a middle of the road gaming mouse. It does most things well but isn’t extremely great at anything. But for casual gamers on a budget, that’s okay. And don’t let the FPS in the name fool you; this mouse is great for usage in every video game genre.

Best Gaming Mouse for large hands

Size is by far one of the most important qualities of a gaming mouse to take into consideration before making a purchase; even for casual gamers. If you’ve got hands the size of the final boss from Super Smash Bros, then you wouldn’t want to purchase a small mouse, or you’ll constantly be pressing buttons by mistake and your hand will likely feel sore and cramped after a while.

Luckily for you, there are a ton of gaming mice out there for large-handed gamers. If you’re tired of your hands engulfing your mouse, here are the best options for a replacement:

Razer DeathAdder Elite

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Easy to use for beginner PC gamers

Very comfortable; perfected ergonomic design

Great button placement

Top tier optical sensor

Cons:

Razer Synapse software log in requirements; Clunky

Might be too simplistic for some hardcore gamers

Lifespan issues

Coming in at number one, is unsurprisingly the DeathAdder Elite, one of, if not the most successful gaming mouse ever. A simple and ergonomic design that Razer has perfected over the years, makes the DEA extremely comfortable to use.

The button clicks feel great, and the buttons are rated for 50 million clicks and the DEA works for all grip types. You can rebind the 7 programmable buttons via Razer’s software, along with adjusting the DPI, all the way up to 16,000. And of course, you can tweak with the RGB lighting.

The sensor is Razer’s version of the 3360 5G Optical Sensor which works extremely well as you would expect. This mouse works great for all video game genres except MMOs, where it doesn’t perform as well.

Little more needs to be said about the DeathAdder Elite. It’s the top gaming mouse for a reason. If you’ve got large hands, this is the gaming mouse for you.

SteelSeries Rival 600

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Works for all grip styles

Excellent all-around gaming mouse

Awesome gradient RGB lighting effects

Rated for 60 million clicks

Cons:

Second sensor feels unnecessary and adds to the weight

Right side’s shape may cause gripping issues

Not the best for palm grip users

Average mouse wheel

The Rival 600 may be SteelSeries’ best gaming mouse yet. It feels very comfortable and weighs about 98 grams. Gamers with large hands often prefer heavier mice, and the Rival 600 comes with 8 4-gram weights that you can add in. This is the best way to handle weight with gaming mice.

The Rival 600 uses two sensors, the TrueMove 3360 Optical sensor and an additional sensor just for life off height. It works extremely well as expected of the 3360. DPI preferences can scale from 100 to 12,00 and can be configured in the software, along with RGB options and actions for all 7 programmable buttons.

The scroll wheel for the Rival 600 gets the job done but could be a lot better. The shape on the right side of the mouse is a tad bit awkward, and the rubber may cause you to lose your grip. Palm grip users can still do fine, but this isn’t an optimal mouse for palm users so keep that in mind. The second liftoff sensor also feels unnecessary, and without it, this mouse could’ve had a nice weight to it.

The shape isn’t the best and it may take a bit longer to get used to it than the DeathAdder Elite, but the Rival 600 is a top tier gaming mouse through and through.

Best Gaming Mouse for small hands

One of the most important qualities to take into consideration when purchasing a gaming mouse, is the size. You need to purchase one tailored to you to optimize your gaming experience. If you’ve got small hands and purchase a mouse too big for you, then you’ll likely have to constantly take your hand off the mouse and shift your grip to reach certain buttons. And that’s not good for gaming.

So, if your hands are on the smaller side, here are your bet options to ensure your gaming sessions are fun and optimized:

BenQ Zowie FK-2

DPI: 3200

Pros:

Ambidextrous

Ergonomic and comfortable

Very light

Cons:

No software; buttons need to be set up in game

Poor scroll wheel

Not for palm grip users

Can’t use both left and right-side buttons, only one set

The Zowie FK2 is essentially a smaller version of the FK1. It has a simple ambidextrous design that is very comfortable in your hand. It weighs in at 84 grams, which is nice and light.

All grips styles can use this mouse, although palm grip users won’t find this to be the best mouse for them. It can be palmed, but it isn’t optimal. There are two side buttons on each side, and there’s no software so by default these buttons are forward and back during browsing, and act as Mouse4 and Mouse5 during gaming. These will need to be set up in game, every time. You can also use Mouse4 to adjust the liftoff distance.

The FK2 uses the 3310 optical sensor which performs very well. As there is no software, DPI is shifted manually via a button on the bottom. You can select between 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI.

As for the downsides of the FK2, the scroll wheel is terrible, but scroll wheels have never been BenQ’s strong suit. It’s loud, not the most comfortable and feels a bit loose. Another downside is the fact you can only use the left side buttons or the right-side buttons; not both. A bit disappointing. But overall, the FK2 is a fantastic mouse.

Logitech G30

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Hero Optical Sensor; 10X power efficiency of PMW 3366

Cheap

Excellent battery life

Best wireless mouse on the market

Great for every video game genre

Cons:

Logitech omitted Powerplay functionality

Bland design

Buttons aren’t the best

The G305, is the Logitech G-Pro except better in almost every way, and wireless. Great ergonomic design that suits every grip style, and it can be quite light, depending on your battery choice. Most typical batteries will have it weighing 98-100 grams, which is still fine.

The highlight of the G305 is the Hero Optical Sensor which is just as good as the PMW 3366 but has 10X the power efficiency. The G305 has no RGB lighting options which plays a pretty big role in the power efficiency.

The Logitech software can alter your DPI preferences, assign commands to the six programmable buttons, and turn on endurance mode to save battery life.

This isn’t a perfect mouse, but Logitech is getting close. The buttons aren’t as good as they are on other Logitech gaming mice such as the 403 or the 903, but they get the job done. It also would have been nice if this mouse had Powerplay functionality to get rid of the batteries entirely and make it even lighter. However, the G305 is still easily one of the best gaming mice on the market, especially if you have small hands.

Best Gaming Mouse for left handers

For left-handed gamers, your choices of gaming mice have been few and far in between for years now. But nowadays, there’s a lot of companies coming out with ambidextrous gaming mice, and you’ve got some great options to choose from. Here’s our top picks for gaming mice for left-handed gamers:

Zowie FK1/FK1+

DPI: 3200

Pros:

Lightweight

Great, ambidextrous design

Top of the line sensor

Cons:

Not suited for palm grip

Only good competitively for FPS games

Stiff buttons

BenQ has built a reputation for creating simplistic and high-quality gaming mice, and the FK1 and FK1+ models are some of their best work. Both feature a sleek, ergonomic design, with two mouse buttons of each side. Both are lightweight, with the FK1 weighing about 87 grams and the FK1+ 94 grams. The FK1 is best for gamers with medium-sized hands, and the FK1+ best for gamers with large hands.

Both mice have no software or drivers; you just take it out of the box, set up which side buttons you want to use, and get gaming. A big plus for casual gamers who don’t want to spend time in software, setting things up.

Both the FK1 and FK1+ use the 3310 optical sensor which performs extremely well. There are 4 DPI options 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 which can be adjusted via the DPI button on the bottom of the mice.

Zowie mice are top of the line gaming mice, however for some gamers they are simplistic to a fault. These mice perform very well competitively for FPS games, but that’s it. The side buttons are a bit stiff, but it’s not too bad. If you prefer palm grip, these mice are not for you. Both are set a tad bit lower than most other gaming mice, making palm grip implausible.

The FK1 and FK1+ are fantastic gaming mice for casual gamers or competitive FPS players and are worth the investment.

Razer DeathAdder Essential

DPI: 3,500

Pros:

Specifically designed for left-handers

Ergonomic design

Cheap

Cons:

Outdated sensor

Bad placement of right side buttons

Not for competitive gaming

An oldie but a goodie, the Razer DeathAdder Essential stands out, as it was specifically designed for left-handed gamers. Most companies only go so far as developing ambidextrous mice, not left-handed exclusives ones. This immediately makes the RDA Essential a top contender.

The Essential, is essentially the DeathAdder, except made for lefties. It has Razer’s trademark ergonomic design and feels good. Any grip style should be fine with this mouse.

The two left side buttons as well as the two right side buttons can be programmed via Razer’ Synapse software, as well as the RGB color options for the logo and scroll wheel. This is a mouse from 2013, and as expected, uses an outdated 3.5G infrared sensor, which is no longer considered a top sensor, but still performs very well.

Make no mistake, if you want a left-handed mouse for competitive usage, this mouse is not for you, and you should look at ambidextrous mice as none specifically designed for left-handers are good enough for the competitive level. As stated earlier, the sensor is outdated, and the right-side buttons are poorly placed. They’re on a curve and placed a little too far below the curve, and gamers with small hands may need to shift their grip.

Despite these flaws, this old dog still has a few tricks, and for casual left-handed gamers, this is a great option for you.

Best Gaming Mouse for Mac users

Mac computers are impressive machines and have a lot of utility for a lot of different functions, such as graphic design, programming, and music production. One thing Macs aren’t very known for, is gaming and for good reason; the restrictive software limits your gaming options, and it lacks compatibility when compared to Windows or even Linux.

Luckily for Mac users, there’s a few stellar gaming mice out there that will work with your Mac computer. Here are our top picks for gaming mice for Macs.

Logitech G502 Proteus Core

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Mac specific functions

Onboard memory for profiles

Comfortable

Excellent sensor

Cons:

Heavy even without weights; Very bulky

scroll wheel can be slippery

Poor button placement, particularly the DPI buttons

Mac software incomplete

Not for FPS games

As far as ergonomics go, The Logitech G502 Proteus Core is a bit of a weird mixture. The mouse itself feels great in your hand and is comfortable to use and has a nice design, but at the same time, it can feel bulky and is very heavy. It weighs about 168 grams and that’s without the 5 3.6 grams that you can add in yourself. The mouse wheel is the biggest drawback to the G502. It has two modes, free-scroll and locked, and in locked mode, it’s very slippery and your finger tends to fall off.

It has 11 programmable buttons which is great, but the button placement is a bit poor. Some buttons may be hard for users to reach without altering their grip on the mouse, and the placement of the DPI buttons are most problematic. It’s very easy to accidentally click them.

The awkwardly placed DPI buttons can shift through 5 different DPI setting, that can be adjusted via the Logitech software and scale up to 12,000 DPI. The G502 uses a top of the line sensor that performs well across the board, but due to the weight of the mouse, this still isn’t a practical mouse for heavy FPS gaming.

The Logitech software lets you set up everything you want regarding the DPI settings and button commands. Logitech has improved the Mac specific functionality, but it’s still a bit clunky and some things are easier to set up in the Mac’s own set up system.

Razer Ouroboros Elite

DPI: 8,200

Pros:

Very customizable

Wired and wireless capabilities

4G 8200 DPI laser sensor is great

Very responsive

Cons:

Expensive

Poor battery life; Constantly messing with rechargeable battery is annoying

Inferior mouse for right-handed users

Heavy

Cloud-based driver

When it comes to design, the Ouroboros Elite is a mouse made for accessibility to all players. It functions as both a Windows and Mac gaming mouse, can be used as both wired and wireless, and is ambidextrous. The palm rest can also be adjusted to your preferences, although making said adjustments is a bit overly complicated. It should be noted that while the mouse is ambidextrous, it can feel a tad bit awkward using it as a right-hand user when compared to non-ambidextrous mice.

The Ouroboros Elite uses a 4G 8200 DPI laser sensor and it’s fantastic. Performance wired vs wireless is near identical and it performs exceedingly well. Despite how good the sensor is, this mouse still isn’t practical for FPS games due to its’ weight.

Razer’s Synapse Software has a lot of customizations options, but still uses the Cloud-based driver that many consumers dislike but once you set it up, you should be fine.

The Ouroboros Elite is one of the best gaming mice Razer has put out, and if you’re a Mac user, it is one of your best options.

Best White Gaming Mouse

So, you’d like to use a white gaming mouse eh? I can’t blame you. Sure, it doesn’t enhance gameplay, but they sure do look cool. And unlike white cars or shoes, you don’t have to worry about them getting dirty easily. As long as you refrain from eating nacho cheese Doritos during your gaming sessions anyway.

Luckily for you, there are several white gaming mice that perform as well as they look.

Logitech G203

DPI: 8000

Pros:

Extremely cheap

Excellent sensor

Onboard memory

Stellar all-around gaming mouse

Very light

Cons:

Scroll wheel not the best

Not for people with very large hands

The Logitech G203 is a stellar gaming mouse, very similar to the G-Pro which is also a top mouse on the market. It has near identical shape and size, which accommodates all grip sizes. People with big hands may feel a bit uncomfortable using it though.

Sleek and ergonomic, it has the classic Logitech design that has made them a household name in gaming mice. It weighs about 88 grams which is quite light, and the clicks are nice and responsive.

The G203 uses the Mercury Optical Sensor, which works almost or just as well as the PMW 3366, so expect top tier performance. DPI scales from 200-6000 and can be switched on the fly through 4 different options. The mouse has onboard memory which is always a plus.

As stated earlier, the G203 is essentially a slightly better G-Pro but at a better price. It accommodates all grip types and works very well in every video game genre. You can’t go wrong with the G203.

BenQ Zowie EC2-A/EC1-A

DPI: 3200

Pros:

Very ergonomic

Cons:

Limited Edition so may be a bit tricky to find

No software; settings must be set in-game

Poor side buttons and scroll wheel

Only good for FPS games

The Zowie EC2-A and EC1-A are top quality mice, especially for FPS players. The white variants are limited edition versions, with some slight improvements over the black versions. The shape is very ergonomic and it’s quite comfortable in your hand.

The EC1-A and EC2-A are practically the same, with the only difference being the size and weight. The EC1-A is for gamers with larger hands, and the EC2-A is for gamers with small to medium sized hands. The EC2 comes in at 93 grams and the EC1 comes in at 100 grams. The EC1 verges on heavy territory, but still feels great and since it’s made for large hands, the heavier weight isn’t an issue.

Both mice use the 3310 optical sensor, which works very well. Each have four different DPI settings you can shift through: 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. You can also adjust the polling rate through the side buttons of the left side of the mice.

Speaking of those side buttons, simplicity is one of the biggest strengths and biggest weaknesses of the EC1-A and EC2-A. Both mice have no software, so you will need to set up your preferences in-game, for every game. The side buttons are not programmable and are just used for adjusting the polling rate. Both mice perform exceptionally well for FPS games, but for pretty much every other genre, such as MOBA, RTS, MMO etc. neither are ideal.

Despite being limited to casual gaming in every genre except FPS games, both the EC1-A and EC2-A perform very well and look great while doing it.

Best FPS Gaming Mouse

The console vs PC debate has been going on for years. Both have their merits, PC is simply the superior machine when playing video games of certain genres. One such genre is the FPS genre. After all, the FPS was made on the PC. Trailblazers of the genre, such as Wolfenstein, Doom, and Duke Nukem 3D all started off on the PC. Mouse and keyboard setup allows for far quicker and more precise movements and actions that a controller does.

Don’t believe me? Watch a PC Fortnite player and compare his/her building skills to that of a PS4 Fortnite player. It’s night and day. Consoles players can be good at building, but few console players are better at it than PC players.

It doesn’t matter what your FPS game of choice is, Overwatch, Fortnite, PUBG or Counter Strike: GO, if you’re someone who enjoys FPS games and are a PC player, you’re going to want to purchase a gaming mouse that is tuned for FPS gaming. Especially if you’re into online/competitive play. Kills and deaths often come from split second decisions, and you don’t want imput lag when you’re trying to quickscope someone or build up and use a launch pad.

Luckily for you, you’ve got some stellar options to choose from. Here are the best gaming mice for FPS gamers:

Finalmouse Ultralight Pro

DPI: 3200

Pros:

Affordable

Great ergonomic design;

67 grams; extremely light

Excellent responsiveness and tracking

Cons:

FPS Mouse only; falls off when used for other genres

No aesthetic bells and whistles like RGB lighting

Currently limited to 500 MHz polling

Coming in at first place, is the Finalmouse Ultralight Pro. Finalmouse is the foremost gaming mouse brand of choice for professional and E-Sports gamers, and for good reason. Finalmouse’s best-in-class performance can’t be beat.

Something that you’ll notice right off the bat, is Finalmouse’s signature honeycomb design. This may take some getting used to but getting acclimated to the Ultralight Pro will be well worth it.

The Ultralight Pro is pretty large, and gamers who prefer fingertip, claw or palm style gripping will find themselves well accommodated. It weighs 67 grams, which is very light, even amongst small mice. Like the honeycomb design, this might also take a bit of time getting used to, but just practice with it a bit, adjust the sensitivity to your liking, and you should feel right at home with it soon enough. The consensus for competitive gaming is lighter mice are better, and once you’re used to it, you’ll see exactly why the pro gaming community has come to this conclusion. The payoff is worth it.

Each of the buttons on the Ultralight Pro, are nice and responsive, and the scroll wheel is a quirky fusion between smooth and notched. It’s notched enough to be effective for quick weapon switching, but also smooth enough to make web browsing pleasant and efficient. I personally prefer highly notched scroll wheels for gaming, so the Ultralight Pro’s relative neutral scroll wheel might not be most preferable for some gamers, but this is all up to personal preference.

The Ultralight Pro uses the PMW3360; arguably the best optical sensor currently on the market, and as such the tracking for this mouse is top notch. Across the board, the tracking meets all expectations. This mouse also has no software; just four static DPI settings of 400, 800, 1600 and 3200. Which may be a bad thing for some people. I personally can do without all the software adjustments, so this suits me just fine.

The Ultralight Pro is not without its’ flaws however. It currently can only poll at 500 MHz, which is a turn off for a fair share of gamers, but Finalmouse have confirmed that they are working on getting it up to be 1000 MHz compatible. This mouse is all about performance, not appearance, so for those of you who like RGB lighting and the like for your gaming mouse. will be disappointed.

Whilst the Ultralight Pro is arguably the best FPS gaming mouse on the current market, if you’re looking for a mouse to play MOBAs or RTSs, you’re going to want to look elsewhere.

Another thing about the Ultralight Pro, is that it is very popular and sells out quite quickly. If you’re interested in purchasing one, you’ll want to pull the trigger (Pun intended) or risk missing out. You can currently purchase them on Finalmouse’s official site, but affiliate merchants, such as Amazon, are all sold out. The first restock took over 2 months, so keep this in mind.

Casual FPS players could honestly skip over the Finalmouse Ultralight Pro and stick to all-around gaming mice, as this machine is pretty much only for the most serious and or competitive FPS gamers. But for those of you out there looking to become the next Ninja, this mouse is for you. And at a $70 price point, it’s top of the line at a great price.

Logitech g403 Prodigy

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Very affordable

Flexible usage for gamers of every grip preference

Wired or wireless; near identical performance

Top of the line sensor

Onboard Memory settings

Cons:

Scroll wheel issues

Wireless mouse is a bit heavy

Questionable durability

May be too big for some gamers

Coming in at number two, is the Logitech g403 Prodigy. Second place was a contested spot, with the Rival 600 and Zowie FK2 also being worthy picks, but in my opinion, Logitech has the edge over them both. Let’s find out why shall we?

Like the Ultralight Pro, the g403 Prodigy is big, and can accommodate gamers of all three grip preferences; claw, fingertip and palm. The rubber grips make it very comfortable whether in short spurs, or extended periods of gaming.

The g403 comes in both wired and wireless variety, and Logitech is the go to company for wireless gaming mice, so if you want a top-notch wireless gaming mouse, the g403 is for you.

The weight of the wired and wireless g403 is 90 grams and 106 respectively. 90 grams is standard, but 106 grams is venturing into slightly heavy territory, so keep that in mind. Each version also comes with a 10g weight that you can add in if you prefer heavy mice.

The g403 has six customizable buttons, and on the fly, DPI shifting capability. DPI can range from 200, to 12,000 and your settings can be saved to the mouse itself, so if you take it on the go, you’ll never need to reconfigure your settings through the software again, which is very convenient. You can have 3 profiles which is great if you’re experimenting with different settings. The scroll wheel is nice and responsive and is great at both quick-scrolling and web browsing.

Both the wired and wireless g403 use the PMW3366 Optical Sensor which is near-identical to the PMW 3360 in terms of performance. Expect excellent tracking throughout gameplay. The wired and wireless versions perform almost the same, with the only major difference being the wireless version considerably heavier, but that’s it.

So, what are the cons of the g403? There aren’t many. I suppose the biggest one, would be persistent scroll wheel issues. Many gamers have complained about the scroll wheel breaking and or malfunctioning entirely; sometimes after only a few months. Notably, the wired version of the g403 has loose scroll wheel issues, whereas the wireless version does not.

The g403 does have RGB lighting options, but this is only for the logo and the scroll wheel, which may be too limited for some gamers out there, but this is a minor non-performance related nitpick.

It excels as an FPS mouse, but also as an all-around mouse, which is why the g403 Prodigy finds itself at number two, as the Ultralight Pro is simply better at being purely an FPS gaming mouse.

Best MMO Gaming Mouse

For years now, there has been a debate in the PC Gaming community, on whether MMO gaming mice are “necessary” for MMO gaming; casual or hardcore. For casual MMO players, the answer is a hard no, as you would expect. And for hardcore gamers? It ranges from a soft no, to maybe.

It depends entirely on the player. Some players might be just fine with their key binds being on their keyboard, whilst others would prefer for them to be right next to their thumbs. Some of the most hardcore MMO guilds even have peripheral requirements to join them.

Whatever your preference, the goal is to make your MMO experience as fun and efficient as possible. For those of you looking to purchase an MMO gaming mouse, here’s our top picks.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Very ergonomic design

Adjustable key slider side button pad

Great texture on the side buttons

Onboard profiles

Cons:

Quite heavy

Software very newbie unfriendly

Coming in at number one, is the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB; an upgraded version of the standard Corsair Scimitar. It’s got a great, ergonomic, design, and feels a bit more durable than the standard Scimitar. It has 17 buttons, all of which are programmable.

The highlight of the Pro RGB, is Corsair’s exclusive Key Slider. Most MMO gaming mic use a 12-button number pad, but Corsair’s Key Slider is a bit different. It can be adjusted and moved up or down to fit your personal thumb position, which is very convenient. The first and third row of buttons have a different texture feel than the second and fourth rows, making mis clicks less of a possibility.

The software for the Pro RGB remains pretty much the same as its’ predecessor. You can used it to adjust things such as the RGB lighting, and personal macros. Also, the software comes with three onboard profiles so casual gamers can just select one of these and start gaming right away. Once set up, you no longer need to use the software to get things running, unless you need to update your macros, so that’s also a plus.

The Pro RGB uses a PMW 3367 optical sensor capable of 16,000 DPI, and it’s top of the line. It allows for excellent tracking in all video games genres but is especially good for MMOs.

The Pro RGB is arguably the best MMO gaming mouse on the current market, but it’s got a bit of a learning curve to it. If you’re a neophyte, I wouldn’t recommend getting this mouse, as the CUE software is not newcomer friendly. It’s gotten better, but it’s still clunky and not well laid out, so inexperienced MMO players may feel overwhelmed.

At 118 grams, it’s pretty heavy, and it needs to be pointed out, that this should only be used for MMOs; for FPS or MOBAs it starts to fall off due to its’ weight and some slight latency issues.

It’s not without its’ flaws, but the Pro RGB has unmatched adaptability, great feel and stellar in-game performance, which is why it is our top pick. It’s available now for about $65 on Amazon.

Logitech G600

DPI: 8,200

Pros:

Well designed side buttons

Right ring finger button comes in handy

Very cheap

Cons:

Very heavy

Gamers with small hands may have trouble

Coming in at number two, is the Logitech G600. Despite being nearly 6 years old, the G600 is still a top pick amongst MMO gamers and for good reason.

Arguably the best aspect of the G600 are its’ inclusion in a ring finger button, and the design of the thumb number pad. The ring finger button makes for three buttons on the main section of the mouse, and it may take some time getting used to, but once you do, you’ll find out how convenient it is having another button laid out right there.

The G600 uses the standard 12 button number pad format in the thumb area of the mouse, however what is different is each row of buttons is contoured in the opposite direction of the row next to it. A common problem, at least initially for MMO gamers is thumb mis clicks, and this unique design choice makes that all but impossible.

The remaining 8 of the G600’s 20 buttons, are also fully programmable which is nice. The G600 uses a tilting scroll wheel, so actions can be bound to both left and right scroll wheel clicks. Just below the scroll wheel, are the DPI and profile switch buttons respectively.

Logitech software is nice and simple, but not too rudimentary and not too complex, so it’s’ more newbie friendly than the Pro RGB. Assigning macros and customizing your RGB lighting options is very easy.

The G600’s sensor functions well but is inferior to the PMW3367. While it excels in performance and functionality, the G600 is somewhat lacking in ergonomics. It’s pretty big, so gamers with small hands may find themselves having to stretch to reach the outermost thumb buttons, which will get annoying after a while. The ring finger button does take some getting used to, and you’ll likely mis click it a fair share of times. The G600 is also quite heavy, coming in at 133 grams. This is mainly an MMO mouse.

The pros outweigh the cons however, and the G600 is a top pick, especially for gamers with large hands. It’s also dirt cheap now, available on Amazon for $41.

Best MOBA Gaming Mouse

MOBAs are arguably the most rage-inducing video game genre out there; at least for the competitive scene. Solo queue might as well be considered a form of torture, and there’s nothing worse than teammates that feed the enemy team and steal your jungle farm and limit your ganking potential. The last thing you need, is your mouse giving you issues as well.

We can’t help you with getting queued in with bad teammates, but we can at least give you the best peripheral options that’ll take your MOBA gameplay to the next level. Here are the best MOBA gaming mice of 2018.

Razer Naga Hex V2

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Mechanical Thumb Wheel; best for MOBAs by far

Pre-configured MOBA profiles

16.8 million RGB lighting options and 4 lighting effects

Very ergonomic

Cons:

No onboard memory

Synapse software requires Internet connection, account, and log-in to set up

Cable is a tad bit too long

Quality control issues

The Naga Hex V2, is a big step up from the original. The 7-button mechanical thumb wheel is far and away better than the standard 12 button thumb number pad that you see in other mice used for MOBA and MMO play. Sometimes less is more, and that applies here. I found it easier and quicker to get acclimated to the thumb wheel when compared to the number pad. An additional plus is the inclusion of a thumb rest in the middle of the wheel. The 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor is also top notch and has stellar tracking.

The Naga Hex V2 is very comfy, clicks are nice and responsive, and the tilting click scroll wheel is better than most. Like all with Razer mice, you need to use the Synapse software to set everything up, and you’re given a lot of options. It comes with several pre-set MOBA profiles that are really helpful for both MOBA newbies and veterans. You also can choose from 4 different lighting effects and 16.8 million different color options.

As helpful as the Synapse software is, it is not without flaws. It requires an Internet connection plus an account creation and sign up to set up the mouse which is annoying. There’s no onboard memory for profiles, so if you’re taking this on the go, you will need to download the software again which is also a pain; especially if you’re taking this mouse to tourneys.

The cable is very long, and for some, it might be too much so. Razer mice also have a bit of a reputation for inconsistent quality in their products. For the Naga Hex V2, beware of laser sensor issues, as that’s what seems to die off the most for this product. Despite the flaws, the Naga Hex V2 is the best MOBA gaming mouse for pros and casuals alike.

SteelSeries Rival 500

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Great for all three grip styles

Button lock to turn off bottom buttons

Great button layout

GameSense: Pre-set profiles for CS: GO, Minecraft and DOTA 2

Cons:

Inflexible rubber cable

Left and right click buttons a bit lacking

No on the fly DPI switching; Can only alternate between two settings

The Rival 500 is one of the best gaming mice that Steel Series have an offer. Designed with MOBAs and MMOs in mind., the Rival 500 has 15 programmable buttons but bucks the trend of a 12-button number pad in the thumb section.

Instead, the programmable buttons are spread out and laid out in a more practical design. A common complaint with number pad mice is the thumb area is too crowded. The buttons in the thumb area don’t have that issue and pressing them feels very natural. There is also a side button on the right side of the mouse that is very useful.

Another huge plus is the inclusion of a button lock on the bottom of the mouse. If you’re not using the two bottom buttons, you can turn them off to prevent accidental presses and use them as a thumb rest instead. The Rival 500 is a comfort machine.

The Rival 500 uses the PMW 33600 sensor, which is top of the line and performs as well as you’d expect. Setting up your mouse is simple with Steel Series’ software, and you’re given a lot of customizable options for DPI, RGB lighting, macros etc.

DPI can scale up to 16,000, however the DPI buttons can only be configured to alternate between your set lowest and highest DPI options so it’s more limited than most on the fly gaming mice on the market. There’s also no onboard memory capabilities.

The Rival 500 uses a weird rubber cable that is inflexible and nonremovable instead of the typical braided cable. And although the button layout is great, the left and right click buttons feel a tad bit bouncy.

Despite the flaws, the Rival 500 offers up a lot of comfort with its’ unique button layout and ergonomic design and is a great MOBA mouse and all-around gaming mouse.

Best Logitech Gaming Mice

When it comes to gaming mice, Logitech has some of the best gaming peripherals on the market. PC or Mac, wire or wireless, FPS, MOBAs, or MMOS, you can’t go wrong with a Logitech mouse. Here are our picks for best Logitech gaming mice.

Logitech G305

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Hero Optical Sensor may be best sensor yet

Best wireless mouse on the market

Cheap, especially for a wireless mouse

Excellent battery life

Cons:

Side buttons are a little too spaced out and narrow

No RGB lighting at all; bland design

No Powerplay compatibility

The G305 is very similar in design the G Pro but is significantly lighter. One of the reasons for this, may but the complete omittance of RGB lighting which is both a pro and a con. It’s light, accommodates all grip types and feels great, although it may be too small for people with big hands. The side buttons are also inferior to those of previous models. They’re more spaced out than I would prefer, and too small, but they get the job done.

The biggest highlight of the G305 is Logitech’s Hero Optical sensor, which has 10 times the power efficiency of the PMW3366 and can make an argument for being the top sensor on the market. Given this is a wireless mouse, that’s an incredible achievement. It can be used both casually and competitively at high levels. The battery life for this mouse is excellent, although Logitech chose to not give it Powerplay compatibility, which may make it inferior to the G703 and G903 in this regard.

Logitech’s software allows you to customize the functions of all six programmable buttons, including the DPI button in the middle which can have five presets. You can also adjust the response rate of the G305 to improve battery life.

The G305 is easily the best wireless gaming mouse on the market, can more than compete with wired mice, and may be the future of mice for Logitech.

Logitech G403

DPI: 12,000

Pros:

Wired or wireless

Accommodates every grip type

Onboard Memory

Top of the line sensor

Cons:

May be too large with people with small hands

Wireless mouse is heavy

QOL scroll wheel issues

The G403 is not only the best Logitech gaming mouse so far, but it is also one of the best overall gaming mice on the market. It supports all three grip types, fingertip, claw and palm. It also comes in wired or wireless variety so that’s great. Keep in mind, that it is pretty large so gamers with small hands might struggle a bit, and the wireless G403 is pretty heavy as well, so the wired version is better for FPS gaming. Each come with a 10G weight you can add in, but that’s probably unnecessary. The scroll wheel is nice for both web browsing and for gaming and remains commutable to use even after periods of extended use.

The G403 comes with six programmable buttons, which is a nice number; not too little and not too many. One of the buttons offers up on the fly DPI shifting, with a minimum of 200 DPI and a maximum of 12,000 that can be adjusted in the Logitech software. It includes onboard memory which is a huge plus. Both the wired and wireless version use the PMW 3366 Optical Sensor which is arguably the best sensor on the market, and there’s virtually no difference in performance between wired and wireless.

The G403 lacks RGB lighting options as you can only tinker with the logo and scroll wheel but that’s a preferential thing. The biggest issue with the G403 is the scroll wheel which has persistent quality issues. The scroll wheel for the wired version tends to feel loose after a while.

Best Razer Gaming Mice

Razer is one of the most household names in the gaming peripheral market and for good reason: they make darn good products, especially gaming mice. Razer has earned the loyalty of their consumers by sticking to what they know and incrementally improving their mice to near-perfection. Razer is proof of the effectiveness of the motto, if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

Whether it be for FPS games or MMOs, or a mouse that’s good for every video game genre, you can’t go wrong with Razer. Here are the best mice Razer has to offer.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Newcomer friendly

Best all-around gaming mouse

Very ergonomic and comfortable

Top of the line sensor

Cons:

May be too simplistic for some gamers

Inconsistent lifespan

Software requires an internet connection and log in to set up

The Razer DeathAdder Elite is one of the most popular gaming mice in the world. The DEA is the Chroma with a facelift; the size is unchanged, so it’s still large, and it is extremely comfortable to use. It accommodates all three grip styles and the scroll wheel has seen some improvements and is one of the best on the market. The DEA comes with several more buttons than the Chroma. 7 is middle of the road when it comes to programmable buttons; not too little and not too many. Each are well placed and can be reached without shifting your grip.

The DEA’s 5G optical sensor performs exceptionally well with unsurpassed speed and accuracy. Your preferred DPI settings as well as RGB lighting customization and button commands can be configured via Razer’s Synapse software, which unfortunately uses Cloud functionality and requires an internet connection and a log in before use.

Razer’s simplistic designs are arguably the company’s biggest strength, but also one of its’ biggest weaknesses, as some gamers may find their mice too simplistic. The DEA also has some lifespan issues, as some may last for 2 years while others barely make it past 2 months. It’s a nagging issue with the model, so beware of that.

Despite a few hiccups, the DeathAdder Elite has earned its’ place as one of, if not the best all-around gaming mouse on the market.

Razer Naga Hex V2

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Mechanical thumb wheel works great; especially for newbies

Pre-configured MOBA profiles

Very ergonomic

Lots of RGB lighting options with 4 different effects

Cons:

No onboard memory

Software requires Internet connection and log in

Quality control issues

Cable is a bit too long

The Razer Naga Hex V2, was tailor made for MOBA gamers, and it shows, as it is the best gaming mouse for the MOBA genre.

The Naga Hex V2’S standout feature is the 7-button mechanical thumb wheel. Most MOBA game mice use a 12-button number pad, but the V2’s thumb wheel is not only more effective, but also easier to use, making this the MOBA mouse of choice for newcomers. You’ll never have to worry about clicking the wrong button. There is a thumb rest in the middle of the wheel, making it very comfortable to use. The mouse in general is very comfortable and responsive.

The 5G optical sensor works extremely well, and the software comes pre-equipped with several preset MOBA profiles which is great There’s no onboard memory however, so you’ll need to set it up again if you take this mouse with you. Combined with the fact that it uses that standard Razer Synapse cloud software which requires an Internet connection and log in, and it’s a bit annoying.

Be sure to have a good warranty for this mouse, because it has some quality control issues; notably the laser sensor which seems to give out very quickly on a lot of consumers.

Razer’s slightly annoying Cloud software and may or may not quality issues aside, the Naga Hex V2 is the best MOBA mouse on the market and a great all-around gaming mouse as well.

Best Corsair Gaming Mice

In the world of gaming mice, Corsair is probably the biggest risktaker. They tend to think outside the box, and release mice with unique design choices. However, those design choices often fall flat, leaving most of Corsair’s catalog of mice to be great in some respects and very poor in others; most notably the shape and weight of their mice.

However, Corsair have come along quite nicely in recent years, and have released a few great mice for gamers to choose from. If Corsair is your weapon of choice, here are your best options:

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Adjustable thumb button key slider

Onboard memory

Top 3 MMO/MOBA mouse

Cons:

Still a bit too heavy

CUE software is awful; not newbie friendly

DPI button placed too low for on the fly use

The Scimitar Pro RGB is the best Corsair mouse to date, and one of the best mice for MMO/MOBA players.

The highlight of the Scimitar Pro is the adjustable key slider which always for perfect placement of the thumb buttons for every gamer’s specifications. The first and third column of buttons have a different texture than the second and fourth, so accidental clicks aren’t an issue.

The Pro uses the 3367 Optical sensor, which is an upgrade from the standard Scimitar’s 3988. It’s a top of the line sensor, so expect top of the line performance. Macros, DPI preferences, and RGB lighting options can be set using Corsair’s CUE software. DPI can be changed on the fly, but the buttons are placed too low for this to be very viable and or quickly done. The Pro does have 3 onboard profiles, so you only need to mess with the software again if you need to update your macros. Which is good, because Corsair’s software is quite wonky; arguably the worst among the household names of gaming mice.

There isn’t too much to complain about with the Scimitar Pro. It’s a bit heavy, so this isn’t for FPS games but aside from that, it serves its’ purpose as an MMO/MOBA mouse quite well. If Corsair gives their software a facelift and ease up on the bizarre mouse shapes, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

Corsair Glaive RGB

DPI: 16,000

Pros:

Excellent optical sensor

Swappable thumb rests

Suitable for all grip styles

Cons:

Very heavy

Awkward side button area

Not for gamers with small hands

RGB can overheat the mouse

CUE software is terrible

The Glaive’s shape is the mildest of Corsair’s selection of gaming mice so gamers coming from Logitech or Razer gaming mice will feel less out of their comfort zone using it. It’s still very heavy though, coming in at 120 grams, so it’s not good for FPS games. It’s also quite big, so gamers with small hands likely won’t find this mouse very viable.

The shape allows for use for gamers of all three grip styles and the Glaive has two swappable thumb rests that you can use, however the slated thumb rest feels awkward to use, although this is personal preference. The thumb buttons are also problematic, as they are big and protrude too much. Clicking the thumb buttons is not as seamless as with other mice. The scroll wheel is also inferior to ones on other Corsair mice and rattles a bit.

The Glaive uses the 3367 Optical Sensor which performs well as you would expect. DPI can scale all the way up to 16,000 and DPI settings along with the Glaive’s three-zone RGB options as well as macros can be set up in Corsair’s software. The RGB lighting is great, however this mouse has too much of it, and the mouse itself gets hot after a while if you keep it on.

The Glaive is a little rough around the edges, but Corsair is making a lot of headway in the world of gaming mice. The Glaive has Corsair’s consistently great durability, and if you have large hands, this is a great option for you.

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2018-06-12T13:54:39+00:00