Best Gaming Mouse Review 2017 :
If you are addicted to PC gaming like me, you know that the difference between a simple mouse and a gaming mouse is really huge. Either you are playing Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, Dota or any other game, using a perfect mouse matters a lot. After investing on a gaming laptop, gaming keyboard or graphic card, your setup will always remain incomplete without a Gaming mouse.
One thing we want to mention that many people have the personal decision on choosing a Gaming mouse or any other Electronic products. Many of us are “FAN’ of some specific brands. So, if you think that we have missed your favorite brand or gaming mouse, please leave a comment below :).
Gaming mouse comes with different size, shapes, quality and price. Before going to buy any mouse, following points one should consider first:
Grips : How you hold your current mouse? Do you feel comfortable holding like this? There are mainly three most popular grips:
Palm Grip : Your entire hand lies on the mouse
FingerTip Grip : Your palm will not touch the mouse, entire mouse is touched only by your fingers
Claw Grip : Similar to palm Grip but the hand is arched up forming a claw-like shape with fewer contact points on the mouse
DPI : DPI means how sensible your mouse is. Some mouse has tuning software, so change your DPI what fits you most.
Sensors : Normally Gaming mouse has two types of sensors: Optical and Laser. Optical is good for rough surfaces. Laser mice allow for higher DPI than Optical mice. Laser mice typically operate at 2000 DPI while Optical mice normally operate at 400-800 DPI.
What type of game you are going to play:
FPS (first person shooter)
RTS ( Real time strategy ) or
MMO ( Massively Multiplayer Online)
Most mice are designed for FPS games. But if you are going to buy for RTS or MMO, look for extra buttons or hotkeys.
Lastly always read user reviews before buying any Gaming Mouse. Check for top ratings and lowest ratings always before spending your hard-earning cash.
We have listed down some best Gaming mouse currently available in the market that is useful across the various Computer games.
Name Weight Sensor Buttons Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum 107g PMW3366 Optical 11
Logitech G502 Proteus Core
167g Pixart PMW 3366 11
Death Adder Chroma
105g Avago S3989 5
Corsair Gaming M65 Mouse
317g Pixart PMW336x 8
SteelSeries Sensei Wireless
119g Pixart ADNS 9800 8
100g Unknown (10000 DPI Optical) 8
Mad Catz R.A.T.9
498g Twin-eye laser 6
Roccat Kone Pure Military
89g 5000 DPI Pro-optic(R4) 7
Zowie Gear Ergonomic Optical
90g Avago 3310 5
1. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum:
G900 Chaos Spectrum comes with the PMW3366 optical sensor, one of the best gaming mouse sensor available.It has DPI range between 200 to 12000. It has 11 thumb buttons which are side changeable I.e. either you are right handed or left handed, you can play comfortably with this mouse. G900 Chaos Spectrum can be operated wirelessly. It has an impressive 32 hours battery life. Also unlike any other wireless mouse, it works without any lag.If you love customizing, this gaming mouse has RGB customization.
Pros: Good Design
Side changeable Buttons
2. Logitech G502 Proteus Core:
Logitech G502 Proteus Core comes with five 3.5gram weights that you can use to adjust your balance. It also has 11 programmable buttons and middle mouse button with “dual scroll” mode. DPI range is from 200 to 12000. Customization is also possible with RGB backlighting. It’s design and other customizable features make it one of the best gaming mouse currently available in the market.
Pros: Programmable Buttons
Dual Scroll mode middle mouse button
Cons: Little heavy cord
Death Adder Chroma mouse is one of the best mouse currently available. This mouse weighs about 105 gram but it feels really light to move.The scroll wheel and logo can be made to glow with bright green color. This mouse also has one version for left handed gamers. So, if you are left handed, you cannot have a better mouse than this one.The rubber side grip comes in handy and its optical sensor can go up to 10000 DPI. One more interesting feature that is included with this mouse is Synapse 2.0 heat mapping software. This software tracks your movements and gives you visual information on where you spend most and least amount of time. This will be helpful to analyze your gameplay later for more improvement.
Pros: Best for both right handed and left handed people
Cons: No adjustable weights
4. Corsair Gaming M65 Mouse:
This mouse is the good performer for FPS games. DPI settings can be up to 8200. It has 8 programmable buttons. The best part is that after you save buttons configuration, it is saved to the mouse’s internal memory. So, it will not be reset while using a different computer. Also, you can control the center of gravity up to 21g to get your perfect balance. It has one cool sniper button placed right at the thumb level. This button can also be used to adjust sensor resolution.Lift off distance is also adjustable. It is available in two colors: white and black. The only drawback we have found is that it is designed only for right handed players.
Pros: Adjustable Lift off distance
Great Design with metal frame
Cons: Not suitable for left-handed gamers
5. SteelSeries Sensei Wireless:
SteelSeries Sensei can be used as a wireless or a wired mouse. The charger can be used also as a wireless transceiver. It has eight macro buttons and customizable “lift distance ” option. Whatever surface your mouse pad is made of, you can get it work perfectly. The Sensei Wireless Mouse delivers 1ms response time and 16 hours of its rechargeable battery life. SteelSeries Engine 3, the software for this mouse can be used to adjust illumination, sensitivity, and battery power mode. It gives you control over 16.8 million colors to customize the illumination.
Pros: Both wireless and wired
6. Corsair Sabre:
Corsair Sabre is a Light Weight (100 g) wired mouse with 10000 DPI optical sensor, best for all genre gameplay with easy comfort and control. This mouse has 10000 DPI optical sensor and customizable DPI indicator color palette. It is backed by “Corsair Utility Engine ” software using which you can change Sabre’s four RGB-lit zones backlighting upto 16.8 million different colors.Apart from this, it has 8 programmable buttons.
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Wireless option is not available
7. Mad Catz R.A.T.9 :
If you are looking for a highly customizable wireless mouse, Mad Catz R.A.T.9 will be an excellent choice. You can have a swappable battery pack and adjustable weights. Not only hardware side, even on its software you can have a great deal of customization. You can get more comfortable Grip on this mouse by adjusting its length or adjusting its thumb panel. The Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Gaming mouse has 6400 DPI Laser sensor and 6 programmable buttons.You can create unlimited profiles with each profile having 3 defined modes. e.g. create a different profile for a different game or for a different character. Cool, isn’t it?
Pros: Highly Customizable Mouse
8.Roccat Kone Pure Military:
Roccat Kone Pure Military is equipped with Pro-Optic (R4) 5000 DPI optical sensor, adjustable between range 50-5000. Also, it has adjustable lift control. This 7 button mouse has also other customizable options like LED lighting control ( 16.8 million color options ). However this mouse is a little bit smaller, so it may not be the best option if you are a grip style player. It has internally 576KB onboard memory for saving macro settings. If you are looking for a lighter mouse, this 93 gram Roccat Kone Pure Military will be a good option.
Good internal memory
No adjustable weight
Not much customizable
9. Zowie Gear Ergonomic Optical:
This mouse is designed with very low lift-off distance (only 1.5 mm ). It can be altered according to preferences. Also, it has adjustable DPI ( between 400-3200 ) and adjustable USB report rate ( 125 /500/1000 Hz). Cables are flexible, that helps to play a game with much smoother experience. It has 5 side buttons and you can use this gaming mouse without any driver software.
Plug and Play
Limited customization option
Users are not happy with its switches