Whether you’re a headshot honcho or an RPG noob, the right gaming mouse can make a big difference.
Looking to get every advantage you can in your favorite FPS or MMO? If you’re still playing them with an everyday, all-purpose mouse, one of the biggest upgrades you can make is to invest in something that’s been designed with games in mind.
Here are seven Gaming Mouse to consider, whether you’re looking for something simple and inexpensive or a more feature-laden peripheral.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Razer has made its name on high-end gaming peripherals, and the company’s DeathAdder Elite is one of the current standouts in the heavily-crowded field of gaming mice. It’s a top pick of both PC Gamer and The Wirecutter, which each praise the mouse’s precision and well-thought-out design that can comfortably accommodate a range of different hand sizes and grips.
It’s also fairly streamlined compared to many gaming mice, but it does still have seven customizable buttons, and of course, fully customizable lighting.
Logitech G903 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse with Powerplay Wireless Charging System
Gamers have long favored wired mice over wireless ones for their superior performance, but that tide has been turning. One option, in particular, that’s gotten a lot of attention is Logitech’s Powerplay Wireless Charging System, which can be used with Logitech’s G703 and G903 gaming mice.
The key advantage with it is that the mousepad itself charges the mouse, eliminating the need for batteries and charging cables altogether, a combination that PCWorld and IGN both found to work as advertised (if at a hefty cost on top of an already pricey mouse).
SteelSeries Rival 600
Like most leading purveyors of gaming mice, SteelSeries has no shortage of options for you to choose from, but one that has really garnered the company some praise is the Rival 600. Its standout feature is a dual sensor system that not only provides great tracking from the primary sensor but dedicated lift-off detection from the second sensor to ensure the tracking remains accurate even when the mouse isn’t flat on the mousepad.
The mouse’s removable sides and unique weight system will also let you fine-tune its weight and balance to a considerable degree.
Razer Naga Trinity
FPS gamers aren’t the only group to put a lot of thought into their mouse choices. If you regularly spend hours a day in an MMO, you’re also likely looking for more in a mouse than just a decent sensor. Razer’s standard Naga mouse is a longtime favorite of many, but the company’s newer Naga Trinity is also worth a look if you want a bit of added flexibility.
The name comes from the mouse’s three interchangeable side plates, one of which replicates the Naga itself, while the others offer your choice of a Hex-style 7-button layout or a simple two-button option.
SteelSeries Sensei 310
It’s hardly a surprise that right-handers have the most options when it comes to peripherals of all sorts, but there are thankfully some good options out there for lefties as well, whether it’s a specialized left-handed mouse or an ambidextrous design.
One of the most popular in the latter group is SteelSeries’ Sensei 310, which also happens to be a fairly affordable choice regardless of your dominant hand. As PC Gamer notes, however, it is a tad on the small size, so those with larger hands may want to look elsewhere.
Corsair Gaming M65 Pro RGB
Corsair’s M65 Pro RGB was designed with FPS gamers in mind, and it certainly looks the part, right down to the red sniper button on the side. That’s one of eight fully-customizable buttons, which are paired with three removable tuning weights to let you tailor the mouse to your liking.
And, if you’re looking for a change from the usual black gaming mouse, the M65 is also available in a white version.
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Another favorite among those who like to tweak things until they’re just right, Logitech’s G502 Proteus Spectrum can be fully customized to suit just about anyone’s needs, from its tunable weight and balance to the eleven programmable buttons and fully-customizable RGB lighting.
Left-handed gamers will, unfortunately, have to look elsewhere, however, as this one’s only suited for right-handed gaming.
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