A mouse is more than a tool for work and/or entertainment. For starters, the way it feels inside your hand means a lot. Especially the difference between a good experience and carpal tunnel syndrome pain. Similarly, the design can speed up or hinder your proficiency in technical tasks and gaming.
As you might have noticed, gaming mouses have improved to a greater extent than other models. So, here are my top gaming mouses in no specific order for helping you find the perfect match.
The Razer Viper Ultimate gaming mouse comes in a little box containing:
* instruction manual
* two USB cables (Micro and Type-A connectors)
* the charging dock station
This 74-gram mouse battery claims an outstanding 70 hours of autonomy with one charge. But the most attractive features are the hybrid sensor and the wireless chipset architecture.
Razer HyperSpeed tech is 25% faster than the standard one adopted by other wireless gaming mice currently on the market. In detail, HyperSpeed’s improved Adaptive Frequency Hopping helps maintain a lag-free wireless connection.
It keeps scanning frequency channels for interference. In case of need, this mouse change frequency in real-time with no hassle. As a result, the gaming experience is smooth and technically superior for fast-paced FPS games.
In terms of aesthetics, it is unadorned. It only has two buttons on the side for thumb control.
* Long-lasting battery
* Light in the hand
* Great performance
* A bit expensive
* Not recommendable to anyone with large hands
The MSI GM30 Clutch mouse comes with just the Quick Start Guide. At first glance, the absolutely symmetrical shape of the MSI Clutch GM30 suggests you a clear intention.
This mouse is designed to grant both right-handed and left-handed users the best performances. Sadly, the designer team placed buttons on one side only. So, left-handed users will not enjoy those.
On each side, knurled rubber provides excellent grip during high-pressure situations. Plus, it allows optimal usage with both palm and claw grip styles.
The PAW-3327 optical sensor reaches up to 6200 DPI, with a maximum polling rate of 1000 Hz. Next to the scrolling wheel, the DPI button lets you change between 5 pre-set levels. But you can customize it yourself via the dedicated software.
The MSI Clutch GM30 gaming mouse is an absolutely successful wired device. All in all, it is an economical product but made with solid materials.
* Cool RGB lighting
* Palm and finger comfort
* Decent price
* The remapping procedure can be a little bit confusing
This new version retains all the stunning features of its wired brother. Plus, it adds a versatile wireless mode. For one thing, you can choose between different modes of use, such as:
* The ultra-fast 4 GHz wireless slipstream mode
The sensor offers first-rate performance, excellent sensitivity, and accuracy in 2.4Ghz mode. Actually, this wireless version is comparable to the wired version. It is almost impossible to notice any difference in performance.
The Bluetooth mode is versatile because it is compatible with a wide range of devices. But beware of performance degradation, especially in competitive games. The built-in battery lasts longer if you turn off the backlight, giving you at least 40 hours of heavy gaming use.
The 10-button design offers a comfortable, perfect shape for gamers who spend a lot of time in front of the screen.
* Comfortable palm grip
* Great performance
* Wireless works very well
* Very stiff and heavy cable
* Unaccommodating button layout
The Sensei 310 is an ambidextrous mouse that combines excellent design with good gaming performance. Of course, it has a basic button layout for its price range. In detail, it offers two buttons on either side, a clickable scroll wheel, and a sensitivity adjuster in the centre.
Once you decide how you are going to use it, it is better to disable the buttons on the non-dominant side. Otherwise, you could inadvertently trigger an unwanted action.
On balance, this gaming mouse provides good performances. Especially for esports, such as Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. It responds to your movements quickly and accurately. Also, it is a suitable device for single-player games. All in all, an affordable mouse without the usual ambidextrous mice’ flaws.
* Comfortable for the hand
* Great design
* Good price
* Only two DPI settings
* Works better for big hands
Here is one of the best middle and low-end gaming products. Logitech G203 Lightsync is an extremely simple gaming mouse with virtually no frills. In fact, when you open the box, you find:
* The mouse
* The safety information sheet
* A Logitech G sticker
The appearance of the device is quite classic. Once connected to your PC, the LEDs emit their maximum brightness, which is really high. The colours are bright and bold.
The shape adapts perfectly to most middle-sized hands. Then again, you can use G Hub to remap any of the G203 ‘s six keys. Lastly, you can create macros, commands, and even controls related to software such as Discord, OBS, and Overwolf.
* Good performance
* Great lighting
* Small palm grip
* No extra features
Let there be RGB light! In the beginning, HyperX designed a fantastic gaming mouse. And the affordable price point was good. Especially if you take into account that this mouse contains a Pixart 3389 sensor and OMRON switches. In plain words, this device offers a balanced compromise between quality and reliability.
Sure, the Pulsefire Surge RGB lacks some of the more expensive mouse features. For example, it has neither extra buttons nor customizable weight. But its cool OMRON switches, good quality sensor, and RGB lighting make up for the missing features. It is an all-purpose gaming mouse with two buttons on its side.
Tactile scroll wheel
Great RGB lighting
Solid build quality
The software is not that good
Without a doubt, the MadCatz R.A.T. 8+ is all about customization. Perhaps, it is the most customizable gaming mouse I have used. Although I used earlier models like the R.A.T. 5 quite extensively, I see many differences. The cable is still braided. But you can change the palm rest and choose between three patterns. More importantly, the pinky finger rest is broader, allowing a more natural hand rest position.
You can adjust the thumb rest angle. That’s right! You can customize the tilt of the thumb rest platform with the two buttons. Lastly, you can even increase or decrease the gaming mouse’s height. The box contains:
- the 16000 DPI fully assembled mouse
- 3 6-gram weights
- 2 palm rests
- 2 pinky side rests
Adjustable parts with customization options
Comfortable for different hand sizes
The Swiftpoint Z design is unique. Its bulky shape displays the looks of a 3D mouse and a joystick. But it also reminds me of a gamepad. So, summing it up in a few lines could be a hard task. After all, it is a complex mouse. The box contains many pieces:
- 2 lookout feet
- 1 flight simulation base
- 6 button caps
The mouse tilts in four directions. To explain, you can remap each button to trigger a specific action based on a different tilt position. Also, you can pivot and roll the mouse for extra remapping. The two standard left and right mouse buttons are pressure sensitive. Mostly, this feature helps with zooming in FTP games. The different feet and base can stabilize the mouse for various types of games. You get to choose between multiple combinations to find your perfect setup.
Many tilt feet and button caps
Right-handed users only
If you are an expert gamer, be sure to check out the Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless and Corsair Ironclaw RGB.
They provide the best high-end features and designs for competitive gaming. Of course, you might be searching for a good compromise between price and performances. That is why the MSI GM30 Clutch takes 2nd place.
Check out number 4 and 5 if you are a casual gamer/new gamer. Or if you are looking for a more precise and reliable mouse for both work and entertainment. In detail, pick the Steelseries Sensei 310 if you have big hands.
Or give the Logitech G203 Lightsync ago for comparison. You will be pleasantly surprised!
For number 6 if had your fair share of cheap gaming mouses. While the Pulsefire Surge may not be perfect, it is a more balanced option from a technical point of view.
The number 7 and 8 gaming mice are for the most demanding gamers. In detail, for anyone who wants the perfect gaming mouse mount. You can choose number 7 the MadCatz R.A.T. 8+ if you do not have enormous hands or know the MadCatz brand. Otherwise, consider number 8 the Swiftpoint Z as it may have more programmable buttons than you might ever need.