Top 5 Best Gaming Mice

Every gamer needs a great gaming mouse. It’s your main connection to the game so picking up the best mouse you can afford will get you more kills and make everything much more enjoyable.

Picking a gaming mouse that fits you is no easy task. You have to take into consideration a few different factors such as which grip you use and what buttons you need. Some people may use a palm grip and need lots of buttons or you may need a grip that fits a fingertip grip and a high DPI.

The best gaming mouse is going to be the one that fits your needs the best and most importantly one that will be the most comfortable for your style. The mice we have chosen below bridge the gap between the grips very well though.

 

Best Overall Gaming Mouse – Logitech G903

The Logitech G903 gaming mouse is the newer sibling to the renowned Logitech G900 and comes with a host of improvements.

The Logitech G903 can be run in either wired or wireless mode, however, has a trick up its sleeve which makes it unique from all the other gaming mice on this list, that is that it can charge wirelessly if you buy the Powerplay mat that goes with it.

There is absolutely no lag using this mouse in wireless mode and the mouse feels just as responsive as any wired mouse.

This mouse will fit both palm grippers and finger tip grippers well and is reported by many gamers to be a very comfortable mouse, regardless of grip. We would agree with this and find the Logitech G903 to be supremely comfortable.

Key Features:

  • 200-12,000 DPI
  • Both wireless and wired.
  • Wireless Charging
  • 9 Buttons total
  • Adjustable RGB lighting

Best Gaming Mouse for MMO’s – Corsair Scimitar Pro

This is a tough one because the Razer Naga is an epic gaming mouse. However, they have a couple of issues that the Corsair mouse doesn’t. The first one being the build quality. On the outside the Razer Naga feels bombproof, however, the switches they use have a tendency to break after 6 months to a year and start double clicking. I personally went through 2 of them!. The second issue with the Razer Naga is that it can be a tad small for some, however, Razer has been trying to rectify this in recent years with tweaks to the ergonomics.

The Corsair Scimitar Pro, on the other hand, feels unbreakable!. The ergonomics are great and once get used to them, it’s a fantastic mouse that will improve your game massively.

The extra 12 buttons on the side make games like World of Warcraft so much easier to play that if I had to go back to a 3 button mouse  I’d be totally useless.

The Scimitar Pro will favor the fingertip grip, however, it still felt very comfortable in our hands when using a palm grip and we would say that it is the most comfortable when compared to its direct competition.

Key Features:

  • 17 Buttons!
  • Left and right scroll wheel
  • 200-8200 DPI
  • Braided Cord

Best Wired Mouse – Logitech G502

The Logitech G502 gaming mouse takes this spot because the ergonomics are great and it has a great sensor. This Logitech G502 is essentially the wired version of the Logitech G903 that took the overall top spot on this list.

The one main difference between the Logitech G502 and its big brother is the Logitech G903 is that this gaming mouse has space for adjustable weights on the bottom, so that you can tailor the weight of the mouse to fit your needs.

One downside we had with this mouse is that we felt the scroll wheel was perhaps just a tad heavy feeling. This won’t affect most people and you do get used to it very quickly. The sideways scrolling and infinite scroll though do make up for this downfall and the scroll wheel is easy and precise to use.

As for grip we would say that this mouse will fit anyone from palm grippers to fingertip grippers. However, if you have really big hands then the sniper button on the thumb may be a little obtrusive if you are using a palm grip. This is a very comfortable mouse though and is very similar to the ergonomics of the G903 and the G402.

Key Features:

  • 200-12,000 DPI
  • Wireless Charging
  • 9 Buttons total
  • Adjustable RGB lighting
  • Adjustable weight
  • Braided Cord

Best Budget Mouse – Logitech G402

I promise we aren’t affiliated with Logitech! The Logitech G402 is the little brother to the Logitech G502 and is almost identical in ergonomics.

The sensor in this mouse is a downgrade on the G502 however, it is no slouch and any regular human being won’t be able to tell the difference.

The G402 also has a handy dandy ‘sniper’ button, which sits just forward of the thumb. This button reduces your DPI while you hold it to make getting those long ranged shots so much easier to get.

There are a couple of other cost-cutting measures on this mouse that make it fit into the lower price bracket when compared to the G502. On this mouse, you cannot modify the weight and there is no braided cord, which is strange considering even some cheaper mice come with braided cords.

However, for the price, it really cannot be beaten. The build quality is solid, the ergonomics are fantastic and the sensor is fast and precise.

Key Features:

  • 250-4000 DPI
  • 8 Total buttons
  • Adjustable RGB Lighting

Best Budget Wireless Mouse – Logitech G602

Another Logitech mouse!. Again Logitech manages to take out the competition on this front with the Logitech G602. This mouse is unbeatable at the price you pay for it.

The wireless is fast and responsive and although the DPI only goes to 2500, it is precise and works well on any surface.

This mouse features 6 buttons on the side and DPI switching buttons to the left of the left click.

It’s not a pretty mouse, however, it is possibly one of the most comfortable mice I have had the pleasure of testing.

The battery life is also fantastic and will last you a good few months of usage in the high performance setting (depending on your usage!).

This mouse also has a unique feature which lets you choose between using 1 or 2 batteries which doubles up as a way to customize the mouse weight.

Key Features:

  • 6 Side buttons
  • 250-2500 DPI
  • Insanely Comfortable

Conclusion

So we have mentioned a mouse for each category here. This is a competitive market and a gaming mouse has to fit your personal needs, so choosing a single winner is impossible. Hopefully though we have covered all areas that you need to choose the gaming mouse that suits your needs.

We have quite a few Logitech mice on this list, this is because out of all the mice we have used, Logitech has lasted the longest and tend to have the best bang for buck in terms of features and overall quality. There are a few alternatives that come close, but ultimately have something else that let them down.

We did have a Corsair mouse win out in the MMO category over the Logitech G600 though. I personally have used the Logitech G600 and found it to be a great mouse, however, it is a massive mouse due to the third modifier key on the right, we just found the Corsair mouse to be a little bit more comfortable and think it will fit more peoples hands better.

If you feel we have missed something that should be on this list then please comment on this post and let us know.

Once you have your awesome sauce gaming mouse you will want to get it set up properly. Please check out our Gaming Mouse Settings Guide article to find out some of the essential things that every gamer should be doing as soon as they get a new gaming mouse.

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