The type of gaming mouse that you need depends largely on the type of gaming that you do.
If you’re a MOBA or a MMORPG type of guy or gal then you’ll probably want a mouse with lots of versatility-many buttons and able to do lots of things and pull of the greatest combo of movements, attacks, comms, etc with just palm, thumb, indes and middle finger.
However, if you’re a FPS kind of dude or dudette, then a more basic mouse that’s really high on DPI and sensing for quick movements and reaction is probably going to be your best bet.
We’ve already shot out an article on the best gaming mice under $30 and there are some really great options there. So, if you’re looking in that price range then go ahead and check that out.
5 Things to Consider When Buying a Gaming Mouse:
- Your gaming preference. FPS? MOBA? MMORPG?
- Your gaming style. Do you prefer high sensitivity or high versatility?
- Does it have a laser sensor? It very much should have!
- Believe it or not weight and balance plays a big role in movement.
- It needs to be comfortable!
Razer is as Razer does. It just keeps putting great products out that really increase our enjoyment and performance in games. The Mamba is extremely versatile in that it operates with the same exceptional performance whether you have it wired or non-wired.
The curves on the Mamba are sexy, to be honest! The mouse easily allows the player to lay their hand comfortably on it and have a great time…for a long time. Straight up gorgeous, right-handed economics will keep you playing for hours.
Hair-trigger, sensitive buttons…like seriously…”if you think it clicks”-almost. It’s not actually controlled with your mind but it’s “thought quick”.
Of course, you get the hyper-cool, multi-color LED lighting to make your gaming accessories light up the air. Or you can get it to match your gaming laptop’s light display.
- 200 DPI
- 4G Dual Sensor System
- High Durability sensor swithces
- Razer Synapse cloud support
- wired or un-wired
So, what do you get with the Razer DeathAdder Elite? How about only the gaming world’s most advance optical sensor! That’s right. 16k DPI, 450 IPS, 99.4% resolution. What what!
The DeathAdder is a near flawless design as far as gaming mice go. It is pretty demanding to design like this that meets both the needs of professional esports as well as casual gamers.
The ergonomics and design that went into the Razer DeathAdder are mad crazy, too. It has the power of a Porsche. The handling of a Bentley. But still handles like a feather under/in your hand.
- True 16,000 DPI optical sensor
- Up to 450 IPS /50 g acceleration
- Razer Mechanical Mouse switches
- Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
- Gaming-grade Tactile Scroll Wheel
- 7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
- Razer Synapse enabled
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
- On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
- Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
- Approximate size: 127 mm / 5 ” (Length) x 73 mm / 2.87 ” (Width) x 43 mm / 1.69 ” (Height)
- Approximate weight: 96 g / 0.21 lbs
The Proteus is one of the better gaming mice we’ve used in a long time. While the Mamba is sophisticated, simple and powerful…the Proteus is a big, muscular jock. You can assign every one of the 11 buttons to particular function. And, while we think it’s icky, you can actually use the Proteus on a Mac. The mouse has a solid feel to it, like a fullback…or a jock. Get it.
Yet, for all its sturdiness, the Proteus moves and glides with the greatest of ease.
The G502 prides itself on versatility. You can mod until the sun comes up…which for many gamers that comes down to how long we game. In bunches and for a long time.
You get the maximum capacity of a sensor that can be easily fine tuned and adjusted. Need it to work better on a certain surface? Then just adjust it for the coffee table or that over-sized gaming mousepad that you don’t use half as much as you should!
5 DPI settings at the touch of a thumb with an easy to reach button. 200 DPI to 1200 DPI.
Scrolling wheel made for gaming. You’re either fly scrolling through long, online, tutorials or using for a precise gaming movement.
- 3.6 g of weights to customize the feel
- 32-bit ARM processor
- 5 DPI settings from 200 to 1200 (whaaaat!?)
- 11 programmable buttons
- Easy to calibrate
Lots of people already know about the famous, or infamous, Razer Naga. The Naga has been a mainstay of many a gamer’s repertoire for a long time. Chances are that if you played WoW, then ether you or someone you know has used or still owns a Naga. However, it still has a few major drawbacks.
All 12 buttons are easily enough programmed and best for popping off cool downs and assigned skills. However, trying to reach the last 3 button…the ones closest to your wrist is a real pita and you can serious hand and wrists cramps after a while.
Still good Razer brand switche and sensors. So, yeah, as far as MMO mouses go…this is the one you want and it will be hard to find one that beats it.
8200 DPI sensor and a great, comfortable feel makes it easy to move and operate the Naga as well as a pleasure to use.
- Razer Prop switches
- 12 programmable buttons
- 4.8 ounces
- 4G laser
With 10 customizable buttons known to Shogun Bros users as the “Keys to Success”, the mouse is completely comfortable and completely responsive. A gaming grade laser and image processor keeps the gaming going with extreme accuracy and precision. The ergonomic design features a left, padded thumb rest and finger grips. The left and right wheel buttons allow for extremely easy web browsing and Excel.
One thing to keep in mind is the variances with the Shogun Bros orientation compared to other gaming mice. The laser is positioned under the left mouse button. This gives a lot more control but can throw you a bit “off” while trying to get accustomed to it.
The Shogun Bros is a “new” name in the gaming mouse business but it has already caught a great deal of fandom amidst gamers. They love it as the reviews on Amazon represent with more than 80% of buyers giving this mouse a 4 or 5 star rating.
- 10 programmable buttons
- 8200 DPI
- 1000 HZ Polling rate
- 11570 FPS
- 5 Preset Gaming Modes built in for FPS, MMO, RPG, etc.
Note: We only deal in PC gaming here…so if you game on a Mac then you’re not only lame but you’re out of luck as well.
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Ken lives a life of anguish as his love for video games and all things geek is only surpassed by how horrible he is at playing them.
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