For most PC gamers, the keyboard serves as their right hand. While the mouse does mousy duty as their noble left hand. Gaming mice are largely the same as office mice and with the same hairy tail and beady eyes. However, they do come souped up to the limit, tweaked within an inch of their lives and configured to deliver the performance your standard office mice would shudder to even contemplate.
Best Mouse for Gaming
Since they are in such demand for gaming on PC, gaming mice of varying quality and features litter the store shelves and are made by middling to great manufacturers. Choosing one especially for the greenhorn is arduous beyond belief. Which is why we at the office volunteered to assemble the largest collection of gaming mice we could acquire and then put them through their paces to find out the best combination of features, price, and -dare we say it?- beauty. Feel the need to get a new gaming mouse for your system? Not before you read our top 10 gaming mice review and discover what may well be the mice of your dreams.
1. Razer Deathadder Elite
This is one ultra-capable gaming mouse from Razer that well might be the best gaming mouse on the planet. It comes by this award due to its super-comfortable ergonomics that enables it to effortlessly suit a very wide variety of hands and playing styles. The Razer DeathAdder Elite additionally sports a 16,000 DPI sensor that is superbly flawless in action and able to easily handle whatever heavy lifting you want it to. Made with grippy plastic and priced at $47, this is by far Razer’s best effort in the gaming mice category. And the best sub $50 gaming mouse on the planet.
2. SteelSeries Rival 700
This is a fabulous effort from SteelSeries and meant to underline their massive rep and following in the PC gaming industry. Sparing no effort to be as elaborate as possible and usable in any possible situation, the Rival 700 is modular, has RGB lighting, a customizable OLED display, a max 16,000 DPI sensor and the thrilling option of replacing the optical sensor with a laser one if that’s what best tickles your fancy. Priced at $74.99 this is not a gaming mouse suitable for left handed users or gamers without a semblance of a fat bank account. However, it does deliver heavily and assuredly and more than justifies its cost.
3. Razer Naga Hex V2
Another Razer in the top 3, what is the world coming to! This particular gaming mouse is a redeveloped Naga Hex with the identified failures of its august predecessor corrected and the overall design improved to the point of it being as perfect as possible. Loaded down with thumb buttons that rarely get in the way of your having an excellent gaming time, excitingly designed and priced at $75.20, the Razer Naga Hex V2 is a gaming mouse for when you need to unleash heavy artillery on your gaming opponents.
4. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
When you got the money, the best rig possible and need the best mouse for gaming, what do you go get? Why, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum of course. It’s wireless, handles, clicks, and runs like a dream, and is additionally astoundingly lightweight. It employs Logitech’s proprietary DPI sensor that maxes out at 12,000 and is excellently usable from the lightest to the highest settings. Ambidextrous, the G900 Chaos Spectrum certainly doesn’t come cheap or skimp on performance. And is also undoubtedly the best wireless gaming mouse in existence anywhere in the galaxy. Price starts from$129. Which is rather a great bargain considering what marvelous wonders this little baby can get you into.
5. Asus ROG Spatha
It’s really quite easy to confuse the Asus Rog Spatha for some alien fighter or Forerunner artifact. In fact, we wouldn’t had been in the least surprised if it had fired up its engines and entered slipspace while we were testing it out. This top gaming mouse is the flagship of the Asus gaming mice range and is rather loaded down with goodies for the competitive gamer. Made of magnesium alloy, it certainly isn’t light nor for folks with little hands and light wallets. With unforgettable RGB lighting, 12 user-programmable buttons, an 8,200 DPI range and excellent ergonomics, the Rog Spatha delivers solid and powerful performance. Price is an eye-watering $149.90.
6. Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Talk about futuristic-looking and the Logitech G502 Proteus Core got it in spades. It’s also large and tips the scales at 121 grams. Add its removable weights though, and that figure goes way up. The sensor is all Logitech and maxes out at 12,000 DPI. The very good news about this though is that unlike the vast majority of gaming mouse out there at the highest or lowest sensitivity the G502 Proteus Core is totally free of any jitter or acceleration issues. Price starts at $75, and while it might not be for everyone except those who like their mouse heavy and as accurate as a Rolex, it is still a weirdly beautiful and really excellent gaming mouse for all occasions.
7. SteelSeries Sensei Raw
The Steelseries Sensei Raw looks rather like an office mouse. Till you plug it into your rig and discover its hidden charms. For starters, it’s ambidextrous, cheap and weighs a mere 90 grams. However, the ambidextrous controls do get in the way and are rather easy to mistakenly press in the thick of the action. To be honest, the Sensei Raw is lacking in some top-end features competitive gamers might swear they would die if forced to do without. It however makes it to our list by virtue of supporting a variety of grips, being relatively ergonomic and costing a ‘mere’ $44.90. As it stands, this is definitely one of the best gaming mice under $50 you could get in this lifetime. Or the next.
8. Razer Ouroboros
The Razer Ouroboros is an ambidextrous gaming mouse and comes in either wired or wireless flavors depending on how you like your gaming. It is also extremely modular, with different components to be added, removed or modified depending on your preference. The Razer Ouroboros is a little garish but makes up for that with dual sensors and little to no input lag when employed in its wireless configuration. You will however pay through the nose for the privilege of getting your paws on it as the price starts from $90.84.
9. Corsair M65 Pro RGB
At last a Corsair. Can somebody shout hallelujah! The Corsair M56 Pro RGB effortlessly turns heads and will keep you engrossed as you explore it’s hidden treasures. It has customizable RGB lighting that is easy to set up, is well put together and is a moderately modular system. Do note that the M65 Pro is optimized for gunning down your foes in FPS games and is presently one of the best FPS gaming mouse you can get. It is however mostly unable to handle other genres with equal aplomb. Price starts from $39.99.
10. Corsair Scimitar RGB
Another excellent effort from Corsair the Corsair Scimitar RGB lets you spectacularly slice and hack your way to glory. Focused on the MOBA/MMO segment this monster comes with an astounding 17 user-programmable buttons. Arguably an overkill, it gets the job done with exaggerated style. The DPI maxes out at 12,000 and is adjustable as you need it to be. Made for gamers with large hands and a larger appetite for trouble, excitement, and adventure, the Scimitar RGB excellently delivers. Price is $47.99.