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Our Verdict

The Deathadder V3 Pro is single-minded in purpose and it succeeds phenomenally but only if you are a pro-level gamer. Everyone else could do with a cheaper mouse with more customisation.

For
  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Impeccable wireless performance
  • Great sensor and tracking
  • Very good battery
Against
  • Seriously pricey
  • Not great outside of FPSes
  • Kinda generic looking

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With over 15 million sold since its inception, the Razer Deathadder has certainly earned its place in the best gaming mouse hall of fame and at the top of our best gaming mouse guide. There’ve been so many iterations and variants of the legendary mouse and with the newest one, the Deathadder V3 Pro, Razer isn’t really messing with a winning formula. In fact, it has doubled down on everything that earned the Deathadder its name: excellent ergonomics and pro-level performance. 

Razer has taken the Deathadder to the gym, cut down the fat, shed weight, and ripped the muscles to create a lean, mean, clicking machine. The design changes are reasonably subtle but enough to offend some Deathadder diehards. Gone are the massively flared-out mouse buttons and smooth shell in favour of a slimmer, less aggressive profile that has more in common with the Viper Ultimate than previous Deathadders.

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It’s still very much a right-hander’s mouse thanks to the slanted curve of the mouse’s hump that leans ever so comfortably into your palm. The shell has a new micro-texture coating instead of smooth plastic. It helps keep the now 63g mouse (a 25% drop from the previous Deathadder) from flying out of your hand in the heat of battle.  

The large PTFE skates on the bottom allow the Deathadder to glide across surfaces with the same grace as Natasha Romanov a.k.a Blackwidow. Even with my unconscionable habit of not using a mousepad, the V3 Pro performed beautifully on my desk. Razer says it will work just as well on those new-fangled glass mouse pads too, as long as they’re at least 4mm thick.

As a clicker aimed at the highest echelon of esports professionals, Razer has put only its finest tech inside the V3 Pro. First up, it features Razer’s fastest-ever sensor: the new Focus Pro 30K Optical sensor with a 70G acceleration and a maximum speed of 750 inches per second for 99.8% accuracy. No one will play at such a ludicrous DPI but combined with a few tricks like Asymmetric cut-off, Motion sync, and Smart tracking, you’ll never claim that the mouse is why you lost that match. For the main clickers, the Deathadder gets third-generation Razer optical mouse switches with a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it 0.2ms response time and long life of 90 million clicks.  

Deathadder V3 Pro Specs

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Sensor: Focus Pro 30K Optical
DPI: 30,000DPI
Polling Rate: 1,000Hz
Size: 128 x 64 x 48mm
Connectivity: Razer Hyperspeed Wireless, USB Type-C
Buttons: 5
Battery: 90 hrs
Ergonomic: Right-handed
Weight: 63g
Price: $150 | £150 | AU$260

Of course, none of this matters if you have a bad connection between you and your game. Enter Razer HyperSpeed, the de facto gold standard of wireless protocols. Don’t believe me? Just ask TUV SUD PSB, a globally recognized certification institute that says HyperSpeed Wireless is three times faster than any other wireless tech.

That’s probably why the V3 Pro costs so much—to help cover the cost of that certification. Regardless, to me, there’s no distinguishable difference between using the V3 Pro wireless or wired. But if you have doubts, Razer also has a special 4,000Hz Hyperpolling dongle that you can buy as an add-on, but I reckon most folks would simply use the bundled Speedflex USB cable to assuage their latency fears. 

The new Deathadder, like its predecessors, is light on buttons, having only five which is laughable compared to the 11 you’ll find on the Basilisk V3. I like how chunky and accessible the side buttons are since I don’t have to awkwardly contort my thumb just to use them. I’m not too enamoured with the scroll wheel though. Sure it’s tactile with steps that are great for weapon switching in-game, but it gets very tedious to do lots of scrolling with this mouse. 

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Razer’s new Hyperscroll Tilt wheel would have been welcome here. It’s little things like this and the simplicity in button configuration that works great for FPS gamers but not so much for other game genres or work. I wager more gamers are like me; we need a mouse that’s as great for Doom slaying as it is for navigating dense Excel sheets. However, if your job is playing twitch shooters, then this is just perfect. 

However, there’s no denying that such simplicity has its perks. Most obviously when it comes to the battery life on the Deathadder V3 Pro. Razer claims 90 hours and since unboxing it about three weeks ago, I’ve only charged it once. I’ve been exclusively using this as my primary mouse for at least 8 hours a day. So no complaints there. It charges via USB Type-and you can keep using the mouse wired as it charges too. 

The new Deathadder V3 Pro is a worthy successor to the family name. It’s fast, comfortable, has excellent battery life, and is very deadly in the right hands. Very few gamers can lay claims to such hands though. For most of us, the $149 being asked for the Deathadder V3 Pro is simply too much, and it feels somewhat akin to owning an F1 car and using it for grocery shopping and school runs. Still, if you fancy yourself an esports pro who needs a no-nonsense, hyper-focused slaying machine, the V3 Pro lives up to the legends of old.

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Best wireless gaming mice 2023: Top picks and reviews

Updated

Free yourself from the tether, and watch your mouse fly!

By Dominic Bayley

PCWorld Australia Editor, PCWorld Apr 28, 2023 3:30 am PDT

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Now that wireless gaming mice are just as fast and feature-packed as their wired counterparts, going wireless can be a smart move, giving you greater flexibility as a gamer. But before you cut loose and buy one, it’s worth noting they’re not all alike. You’ll still need to consider factors like weight, dots per inch (DPI), and battery life which can be telling factors in how your gaming mouse performs and ultimately how you will perform in games.

Our expert reviewers have put these mice through their paces, testing them across a range of scenarios, and over extended periods of time. Below are the results of that effort. While these are the current best wireless gaming mice available, for a no holds barred list, including both wired and wireless models, be sure to check out PCWorld’s all-inclusive selection of the best gaming mice.

Updated 4/19/23 to add the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro to our list of recommendations. Besides a host of hardware upgrades including a flawless 30,000 DPI optical sensor, it packs in some very tantalizing functionality, like the ability to set the mouse’s lift-off distance up to 26 levels of adjustment, and 4000 Hz hyper polling (with the HyperPolling dongle that costs an additional $29. 99). We’ve also added in the Razer Naga V2 Pro that features swappable side-button plates and a host of Razer’s best pro-grade hardware upgrades that we deemed were ideal for MMO and MOBA games.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed – Best overall

Pros

  • Very comfortable design
  • Weighs less than the wired version
  • Compatible with Powerplay wireless charging mouse pad

Cons

  • Scroll wheel feels less substantial
  • Weight customization is hampered by Powerplay
  • Expensive

The Logitech G502 Hero was a hit with PCWorld reviewers before it went wireless because of its comfortable design, well-thought-out button layout and convenient dual-mode scroll. Thankfully all these features return in the update, but the G502 now has Powerplay compatibility—a feature we can’t speak highly enough of.

The Powerplay system trickle-charges the mouse as you play, freeing you from having to charge it manually, and ensuring you’re never without power (read more about Logitech’s Powerplay Wireless Charging System.) The redesigned wireless G502 also sports a new rubber coated wheel instead of the metal one we saw in the wired version. This change reduces its weight down to just 114 grams, making it the lightest version you can get.

This mouse’s 11-button selection places it in-between mice like the 18-button SteelSeries Aerox 9 and the smaller 6-button HyperX Pulsefire Haste, which makes it ideal as a do-it-all mouse that doesn’t shirk on functionality but won’t overwhelm you with having to remember too many commands.

Read our full

G502 Lightspeed review

Keychron M3 – Best overall runner up / Most affordable

Pros

  • Very fast and precise 26,000 DPI sensor
  • Well-proportioned and very comfortable
  • The quickest buttons I’ve ever used

Cons

  • It would have been more convenient for the DPI button to be placed where the RGB button currently sits
  • Mac users will have to wait on a software app
  • It’s currently only being sold at Keychron’s store online

Every once in a while a gaming mouse pops up that blows my mind with how good a value it is. In 2023 that’s definitely Keychron’s M3 gaming mouse that costs just $49. Not only does it sport dual wireless connectivity in the form of low-latency 2.4GHz and Bluetooth 5.1, it also has wired connectivity via a USB cable. Adding to that is a very powerful 26,000 DPI sensor with flawless tracking and some of the quickest buttons I’ve ever used.

But alas there’s more: The M3 also shows off a comfortable, well-proportioned design that weighs just 79 grams, which is exceptionally light considering all that useful wireless connectivity on board. The nine buttons all feel very clean and clicky, but what’s arguably even better is that Keychron has dedicated four of them to various settings, allowing you to change DPI, polling rates, RGB effects, and connectivity modes mid-game without having to go into the mouse’s companion software app.

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Keychron M3 review

Razer Naga V2 Pro – Best for MMO / MOBA games

Pros

  • The Swappable button plates let you tailor your button setup to your game’s command load
  • The sensor is very accurate and without a hint of lag
  • There’s tons of comfort and the build quality is excellent

Cons

  • The Razer Gen 3 Optical Switches are a little stiff at first and need wearing in
  • It weighs 134 grams which is quite heavy even for an MMO mouse
  • It’s currently very expensive

The Razer Naga V2 Pro follows in the footsteps of the Razer Naga Trinity, featuring magnetic swappable side-button plates that let you customize your button setup to match your gameplay. The side-button plates include a 12-, 6-, and 2-button option. With the 12-button plate attached you get a maximum of 22 programable commands, which is just ideal for MMO and MOBA gaming. It’s also stacked with upgrades such as a sporty 30,000 DPI pro-grade Optical Sensor, wireless connectivity, and Razer Gen 3 Optical Switches for lighting-fast button responses.

Admittedly, at 134 grams the Razer Naga V2 Pro does weigh a lot even for an MMO mouse. But in my playtesting, I found the weightiness provided a nice authenticity to weapons play that I scarcely ever get from wireless gaming mice. At its current price of $180 USD, it’s also not cheap. But considering how well it performed for me, it’s unlikely you will regret shelling out for such a capable mouse.

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Razer Naga V2 Pro review

SteelSeries Aerox 9 – Best for MMO / MOBA games runner-up

Pros

  • 18 easily programmable buttons
  • Weighs only 89 grams
  • Dual Bluetooth 5. 0 and 2.4GHz wireless

Cons

  • Some buttons on the side grid are hard to reach

SteelSeries Aerox 9 is a rare find among wireless gaming mice in that it packs a whopping 18 programmable buttons but weighs just 89 grams. That makes it an excellent option if you like to tinker with commands and macros in MOBA and MMO games but don’t want to compromise on speed. We also like the Aerox 9 for its fast 18,000 CPI sensor and dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity that we found super convenient for switching between laptops in an instant.

With an open top honey-comb design and internal RGB lighting, the Aerox 9 sports a slick, futuristic look that won’t go unnoticed in any group gaming session. It also has the added benefit of being extremely comfortable on hot days, circulating plenty of cool air for your hand.

Although punctuated by a multitude of holes, this mouse is also very sturdy: The top mesh didn’t show any give during our most frantic gameplay. According to SteelSeries, the mouse’s internal hardware is protected against dust and spillage by an IP54-rated Aquabarrier, which is reassuring for gamers like me who like to keep hot beverages close at hand.

Read our full

SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless review

Logitech G903 – Best ambidextrous grip

Pros

  • Excellent wireless performance
  • Lightweight construction, glides smoothly
  • Suitable for ambidextrous gamers

Cons

  • The ambidextrous shape is not very ergonomic
  • If you’re not using Powerplay there’s not much improvement over the old G900
  • Expensive

Like the G502 Hero, the G903 makes use of Logitech’s Powerplay system that conveniently charges the mouse wirelessly as you play. However, the G903’s biggest point of difference is its ambidextrous design that lends itself equally to left- and right-handed gaming.

There are 10 buttons in all, and you can set up the outer edge buttons to match your dominant hand. For example, you can choose to make either the two left-side edge buttons or two right-side edge buttons appear or disappear by swapping out a magnetic filler piece to either side. In games, this mouse’s premium PWM3366 sensor is very precise. Additionally, the left and right buttons fire on a hair trigger with the slightest amount of pressure, so if firing off commands quickly is important to you, this mouse has you covered.

In our full PCWorld review, we found the G903 to have a slightly flared back that meant it nestled comfortably against our palm. With most of the support being located towards the mouse’s rear. We also found the G903 was best suited to gamers that like to use a claw grip.

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Logitech G903 review

Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro – Best pro-grade gaming mouse

Pros

  • Ultra light and quick off the mark
  • Perfectly chiseled to the contours of your hand
  • The 30,000 DPI sensor is very impressive

Cons

  • It’ll cost you extra to upgrade to 4000Hz hyper polling
  • Has fewer buttons than its predecessor
  • DPI button is located on the underside

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro has everything you need to perform at your best in quick, competitive matches, including a comfortable ultra-lightweight 63-gram design that’s perfectly chiseled to the contours of your hand, a flawless 30,000 DPI optical sensor, and very quick Razer Gen 3 Optical Switches in the buttons, which incidentally are some of the quickest I’ve used.

Better still, the V3 Pro incorporates a few sweetener technologies that can provide big performance boosts if you’re willing to take the time to apply them. Two of these are, Asymmetric Cut-off distance, and hyper polling. The former lets you set a very precise landing distance up to 26 granular levels of adjustment—that’s 23 levels more than what you get in some pro-grade gaming mice. The latter, ramps up the V3’s default 1,000Hz polling rate to a lightning-quick 4,000Hz, although you will need to shell out an extra $29.99 for a HyperPolling dongle for the privilege.

And, therein lies the biggest drawback with the V3 Pro—its cost. It’s currently wearing a $150 USD price tag which makes it quite an investment. Still, if you’re looking for the very best performance you can get, it’s totally worth it.

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Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro review

Logitech G Pro X Superlight – Best pro-grade gaming mouse runner-up

Pros

  • It’s very lightweight and effortless to move
  • The Hero sensor is a dream performer in games and tracks well
  • You’ve be hard pressed to find a gaming mouse that looks more elegant

Cons

  • There are only five buttons which limits the number of commands you can deploy
  • It lacks Bluetooth connectivity
  • It’s quite compact and won’t suit gamers with large hands

Like a fine leather wallet or designer bow tie, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight feels exceptionally well made, and despite having no RGB lighting, it’s one of the best-looking wireless mice we’ve seen. Weighting a mere 63 grams all up, it’s also one of the lightest, feeling barely perceptible in your hand and gliding over surfaces with ease.

The classy looks and lightweight design are backed up by excellent performance hardware in the form of an impressive 25,600 DPI Logitech G Hero sensor. The sensor tracks your movements precisely in games, allowing you to swap out large hand movements for small precise ones that allow you to target quicker in games. The buttons also feel light and airy, and they actuate with the lightest possible pressure, challenging you to increase your own clicking speed to keep up.

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Logitech G Pro X Superlight review

Roccat Burst Pro Air – Best RGB lighting

Pros

  • Owl-Eye sensor is very precise and quick
  • You won’t find a mouse with more stunning RGB lighting
  • Dual wireless as well as wired connectivity

Cons

  • 81-gram weight can feel heavy if you’re used to a lighter mouse
  • Mouse wheel lacks left and right lateral clicks
  • Pricey compared to some rivals

While some gaming mice only have limited RGB lighting around their buttons or periphery, the ROCCAT Burst Pro goes all out with four dedicated programmable RGB lighting zones that light up the whole mouse like a firecracker. Suffice to say, with 16.8 million color options in Roccat’s Swarm software app to play with, you can get some dazzling lighting effects on this mouse.

But while the Pro Air is genuinely stunning to look at, it’s equally as proficient in games, thanks to its comfortable eight-button configuration, powerful 19,000 DPI Owl-Eye optical sensor, and low-latency switches, which have a 100-million click durability rating.

The Pro Air is also an extremely versatile mouse, thanks to its multiple connectivity options, which include a low-latency 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and a USB-A to USB-C cable for wired connectivity.

Read our full

ROCCAT Burst Pro Air review

SteelSeries Rival 650 – Fastest recharging

Pros

  • Gets 10 hours of charge in only 15 minutes
  • Comfortable and attractive design
  • Removable weight system provides plenty of options

Cons

  • Heavier than some might like
  • Expensive
  • Third thumb button is small and awkwardly placed

On the surface, the SteelSeries Rival 650 could be any other wireless gaming mouse, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find it has two big advantages over rivals—its dual sensor hardware configuration and its fast charging capability.

To improve your accuracy, the Rival 650 pairs a primary sensor, the PWM3360 TrueMove 3, with a dedicated depth sensor whose job is solely to cease input when your mouse leaves your mousepad. If you mainly keep your mouse flat on your mouse pad or table top, chances are you won’t notice much difference in your gaming accuracy. However, if you do lift your mouse a lot, this feature should make aiming a tad easier.

SteelSeries claims 15 minutes fast charging is all the Rival 650 needs to run for 10 hours straight. We put this claim to the test and found it to be mostly true; 15 minutes or sometimes just a few minutes more was enough to power it through more than a day of gaming, which made us very fond of this mouse.

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SteelSeries Rival 650 review

Logitech G603 – Best replaceable-battery option

Pros

  • Slim design makes it easy to pack
  • Double AA batteries give 500 hours of battery life
  • Hero sensor performs as well as the famed PWM3366

Cons

  • Weight distribution is a bit awkward because of the battery
  • Undersized and a bit too flat for comfort

If you travel a lot with your wireless gaming mouse, you’ll want to make sure it has two things: a long battery life so you can skip the constant charging, and a superb sensor that performs as well as what you’d find in a decent wired gaming mouse. The Logitech G603 hits the mark for both of these features, sporting a respectable 500 hours of battery life from two AA batteries and a capable 12,000 DPI Logitech Hero sensor.

The Hero sensor is the key to this mouse’s travel worthiness, it being many more times as power efficient as the famed PWM3366 sensor that Logitech uses in wireless gaming mice like the G703 and G903, but with the same kind of high-end performance that eliminates smoothing, acceleration, or interference in your gameplay.

Read our full Logitech G603 review

How we test wireless gaming mice

To make sure our wireless gaming mice picks are the best of the best, the PCWolrd team puts them through a legion of tests. We look at everything from how well they’ve been designed and perform in games, to the suite of software that helps you personalize them. Here’s a list of the main categories our tests fall under:

  • Design and ergonomics: Here we factor in the mouse’s physical characteristics, including its shape, styling, buttons, and RGB lighting (if any). We also consider how comfortable it is, what size hands it fits and, importantly, what grip type it will ideally suit (palm, fingertip, or claw). Last of all, we consider how tough it is, including how likely it is to survive the rigors of gaming life.
  • Wireless performance: This is the fun part of our testing where we get to try out our mouse in a bunch of games, while at the same time evaluating factors like its tracking accuracy, sensitivity, and how fast it reacts to our movements. We’re testing the mouse’s sensor in a big way here, but also our mouse’s wireless, and or Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Software support: What you can actually achieve with your wireless gaming mouse sometimes comes down to what its supporting software allows. When testing our mouse’s software app we consider how easy it is to navigate, change settings, program buttons, set up profiles for games, and make changes to RGB lighting (if any).

How to pick a wireless gaming mouse

Connectivity: Wireless or Bluetooth or both?

Most people know that a wired gaming mouse connects to your PC via a USB port and wireless gaming mouse via a wireless dongle or Bluetooth connection, but which one is best?

The truth is there’s not such a great deal of difference anymore. For many years wired mice had a performance edge in games due to their lower input lag. However, just about all wireless gaming mice now feature 2.4GHz connectivity which provides a reliable low-latency connection in games and performance that’s comparable to their wired counterparts. Some wireless gaming mice also have dual connectivity with Bluetooth and let you switch between the two, but not always. While it’s true that the 2.4GHz connection is faster and more stable than a Bluetooth connection, latency isn’t everything. Bluetooth is compatible with more devices and offers dongle-less connection on the go, so it can be a handy-to-have feature if you plan on using your device for school or work.

Is my mouse’s sensor really important?

A gaming mouse’s sensor is the the number one hardware component that determines how well a mouse performs in games. The sensor decides the mouse’s tracking speed and accuracy, two factors we scrutinize in our tests. The main spec to look for in any sensor is dpi (dots per inch), which tells you how well the mouse’s sensor reports movement per inch of physical movement. The newest wireless gaming mice have dpi ranging from 12,000 to 20,000, with higher numbers indicating mice with greater sensitivity.

While a lot of fuss is made about dpi in manufacturer brochures, there’s really no perfect dpi for gaming, it being largely a personal choice. While it can’t hurt to have the best, unless you’re a professional esports gamer you probably won’t need a 20,000 dpi sensor. In reality, even 12,000 dpi provides decent performance in games.

Orientation: right, left, or ambidextrous?

Are you left- or right-handed, or ambidextrous? For practicality’s sake the answer to this question should inform your choice when buying a wireless gaming mouse. That way you’ll get a better fit to your hand shape and the buttons will be within reach of your fingers. While most of our wireless gaming mice reviews will be for right-handed mice, simply because that’s what most people use, we’ll endeavor to bring you left-handed and ambidextrous mice reviews when possible.

What grip type do I use?

How you grip your mouse is not something you’ve probably given much thought to—just like you don’t give much thought to how you hold your fork when you eat. Still, it can be important since you’ll want to get a mouse that fits your specific grip type. The three main grip types are:

Palm grip: This is the most common type of mouse grip among gamers. It’s also the most comfortable for long gaming sessions since it puts more of your hand in contact with your mouse and prevents tension in your wrist. For palm grippers, long, flat mice tend to be a better fit and more comfortable.

Claw grip: If you use a claw grip, you’re arching your palm over the mouse to make a claw shape. This grip is popular in the e-sports community, especially among FPS players, since it allows you to make quick wrist movements—useful for sweeping attacks on targets. It does however clench the wrist and cause some tension there. Narrower and smaller mice suit a claw grip.

Fingertip grip: This grip provides you the least amount of control but the most dexterity for aiming. Gamers who use this grip mainly use just their fingertips on the left and right clicks, putting a lot of strain on their wrists. Because of the added strain, lighter mice are often preferred by fingertip grippers.

Should I buy a light or heavy mouse?

A mouse’s weight can have a big impact on how accurately you can target and position its curser or crosshairs. Gamers these days tend to go for the lightest mice available since they require less effort to move and are also naturally faster.

Lighter mice also lend themselves to longer gaming sessions, since gamer hands (and arms) aren’t as easily fatigued by them. Wireless gaming mice are among the lightest available because they are unencumbered by wires.

One thing to note about a mouse’s weight is that whether it’s considered light is relative to how many buttons it has. For example, the 18-button SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless might seem like a heavyweight at 89 grams compared to the six-button / 61-gram HyperX Pulsefire Haste, yet for an 18-button mouse it’s considered exceptionally lightweight.

How many buttons do I need?

The type of games you play should help you decide how many buttons you need. If you’re mainly into FPS (first-person shooters) a wireless gaming mouse with six buttons—which tends to be the minimum number we see in wireless gaming mice these days—should be more than enough.

On the other hand, if you play games where you need to quickly deploy lots of commands—like MOBA and MMO games—a mouse with between 6 and 18 buttons will provide you with more versatility.

Why is software important?

If your mouse is your weapon in games, then the mouse’s support software is its armory. The best software apps for wireless gaming mice allow you to change and customize settings like your mouse’s sensitivity and acceleration and deceleration. They also let you set commands and macros and save your preferences in profiles that you can easily switch to when you want to play specific games.

Author: Dominic Bayley, PCWorld Australia Editor

Based in Australia, Dominic Bayley is a hardcore tech enthusiast. His PCWorld focus is on PC gaming hardware: laptops, mice, headsets and keyboards.

Top 5 wireless mice

The growing popularity of wireless mice, especially for gaming, has become a natural trend. Modern users prefer a minimum of cables on the table, and many supporters of a mobile lifestyle prefer “rodents” without a “tail” because they are more convenient to carry around.

Given that wireless mice are becoming more and more in demand, manufacturers today offer models to discerning gamers that delight their owners not only with ergonomics, but also with a long battery life, as well as a data transfer rate that is not inferior to wired counterparts. You can read about the top five of these mice, which have received a reputation as the best, below.

Wireless mouse rating:

  • Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED;
  • SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless;
  • SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless;
  • HyperX Pulsefire Dart;
  • ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless.

Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED

Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED gaming mouse got high rating positions in the hit parade of wireless manipulators. With a sleek, understated design and software support, this model is the best choice for multi-button animal lovers, such as RPG, MOBA, and Battle Royale fans.

Main features

  • Dimensions: 13 x 80 x 45 mm.
  • Weight: 135 g with battery.
  • Number of buttons: 15.
  • Sensor: HERO 16K.
  • Resolution range: 100 to 16000 DPI.
  • Acceleration: up to 40 g.
  • Maximum polling rate: 1000 Hz (1ms response time).
  • Wireless communication types: LIGHTSPEED, Bluetooth.
  • Battery life: up to 240 hours.
  • Integrated memory: yes.
  • Contents: mouse, AA battery, wireless USB receiver, extension cable, documents.

Features

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED mouse is an asymmetric design that is original and convenient for any type of grip and hand parameters.

The back of the device, which received a black “skin” without frills, received a decor in the form of a logo and a silver-plated scroll, as well as a characteristic textured surface of the central zone for tenacity of holding the structure.

The battery of the device is placed in the end of the device.

Features include support for innovative LIGHTSPEED technology for lightning-fast data transfer, a dozen programmable keys, and the flagship HERO 16K optical sensor for flawless rodent tracking and aiming.

In addition to this wireless technology, mouse owners can also use the “good old” Bluetooth. The functionality of the device provides for this.

The “rodent” wheel received two modes of operation (it can additionally be clicked to the sides) and a fast scrolling function, and the base of the device received four smooth Teflon linings.

All mouse controls are programmable using the Logitech G HUB utility, which has a store for preset settings.

Pluses and minuses

Gamers who managed to purchase a branded wireless novelty are convinced of its following pluses:

  • high precision sensor;
  • battery life;
  • LIGHTSPEED technology support;
  • perfect fit;
  • convenience in the hand;
  • fair price.

Among the minuses of the manipulator is the stiffness of the scroll in the standard mode, the lack of backlighting and the fact that the mouse is not suitable for left-handers.

SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless

The SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless mouse has gained enviable popularity. Progressive Quantum Wireless technology, fast charging, a premium sensor, as well as a unique “rodent” design that allows you to adjust the weight of the center of gravity have erected a top-end device.

Main features

  • Dimensions: 13.1 x 6.9 x 43 cm.
  • Weight: 121 g (153 g with weights).
  • Number of buttons: 7.
  • Sensor: TrueMove3+ (with secondary tear-off height sensor).
  • Resolution range: 100 to 12000 DPI.
  • Acceleration: up to 50 g.
  • Maximum polling rate: 1000 Hz (1ms response time).
  • Wireless type: Quantum Wireless.
  • Battery life: up to 24 hours.
  • RGB lighting: 16.8 million colors, 8 zones.
  • Wireless range: up to 10 m.
  • Contents: mouse, charging cable, extension adapter, radio transmitter, weight case, 8 weights, USB to Micro-USB adapter, documentation.

Highlights

Since the SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless features exclusive Quantum Wireless technology, gamers can be sure of millisecond data transfer without delay.

Charging this device takes a minimum of time. To provide 10 hours of gaming, a 15-minute charging time of the “animal” is enough.

TrueMove3+’s optical sensor guarantees its absolute accuracy, and the mouse has a special secondary sensor that instantly detects the removal of an accessory.

With the help of complete weights, you can not only adjust the weight of the mouse within 32 g and adjust the center of gravity in a wide range, arranging these weights in different ways.

The wireless model is programmed using the SteelSeries Engine 3 software, featuring simplicity and a variety of settings, which include the choice of mouse lift-off distance in the range from 0.5 to 2 mm.

Pros and cons

SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless gaming mouse has become popular due to its following advantages:

  • ergonomic design;
  • robust, powerful sensor with lift-off height sensor;
  • 24-hour autonomy;
  • wireless data transmission without delay;
  • effective smart lighting.

The shortcomings of the “rodent” were also noted: heaviness, soiling of the surface of the soft-touch of the main buttons and incorrect transmission of the white color of the backlight. Such disadvantages, of course, are not critical, but they should be taken into account when buying a device.

SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless

SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless, with one or two batteries and two communication options in the form of a 2.4 GHz radio channel and Bluetooth, pleases owners not only with wireless gameplay freedom, but also with a powerful optical sensor. The corresponding sensor is provided with support for Pixel perfect technology.

Main features

  • Dimensions: 12.1 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm.
  • Weight: 84 g without batteries (106 g with two batteries, 95 g with one).
  • Number of buttons: 6.
  • Sensor: TrueMove Air.
  • Resolution range: 100 to 18000 DPI.
  • Acceleration: up to 40 g.
  • Maximum polling rate: 1000 Hz (1ms response time).
  • Wireless types: 2.4GHz / Bluetooth 5.0.
  • Battery autonomy: up to 400 hours.
  • RGB backlight: Single zone, 16.8 million colors.
  • Wireless range: up to 10 m.
  • Equipment: mouse, Rival wireless dongle, AAA batteries (2 pcs.), instructions.

Highlights

The SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless can run for up to 400 hours and more without interruption and energy efficiency if the backlight is not turned on. This is the merit of the latest Quantum 2.0 Dual Wireless technology.

The feature of the manipulator was the ability to select the type of connection, depending on the genre of the game. If you care about the maximum data transfer rate and the best performance of the device, which is not inferior to wired counterparts, you can choose to connect at the 2.4 GHz radio frequency, and in other cases, the Bluetooth 5.0 application option is provided.

The TrueMove Air premium sensor delivers accurate tracking and responsiveness to key tournament events. Such optics will help turn the mouse into a perfectly obedient, swift and accurate weapon.

If the device seems heavy to you, you can reduce its mass by leaving one battery. This decision is appreciated by those who like to play on the road.

The main buttons of the accessory are equipped with switches with a resource of 60 million clicks, and the scroll backlight notifies you of important game events and that the battery is about to run out.

Pros and cons

The SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless boasts the following benefits:

  • Dual wireless standard;
  • quality factor assembly;
  • durable tactile switches;
  • flagship sensor;
  • convenience in the palm of your hand.

The weak points of the “rodent” are its not the smallest mass and the inability to use the left hand.

HyperX Pulsefire Dart

It would be strange if a wireless mouse from Kingston (USA) did not enter the top five. And in the top, of course, it is. This is a HyperX Pulsefire Dart model. The corresponding manipulator, which received an ergonomic shape and a high-end sensor, uses high-speed radio communication at a frequency of 2. 4 GHz, is programmable and supports the Qi wireless charging standard.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 7.4 x 4.4 cm.
  • Weight: 110 g. 10
  • Maximum resolution: up to 16000 DPI.
  • Acceleration: up to 50 g.
  • Maximum polling rate: 1000 Hz (1ms response time).
  • Connection types: 2.4GHz wireless / wired.
  • Battery life: up to 50 hours.
  • Built-in memory: yes, one profile.
  • RGB lighting: two zones, 16.8 million colors.
  • Power supply: built-in rechargeable battery.
  • Contents: mouse, cable for charging and wired connection, USB-C to USB-A adapter, receiver, documents.

Highlights

The HyperX Pulsefire Dart wireless mouse, which can work in normal wired mode with the included cable, impresses with its almost classic design.

The modest appearance of a high-tech device is transformed with RGB lighting, which, like all mouse controls, is programmed using the HyperX NGENUITY utility.

The inclusion of a wireless adapter in the package allows you to extend the distance of receiving a 2.4GHz radio signal, and the durability of the accessory ensures not only high quality materials and workmanship, but also proprietary key switches designed for fifty million clicks.

The high-sensitivity PixArt 3389 gaming sensor, which is equally great for textile and plastic mats, will help you track the rodent with maximum accuracy.

You don’t have to charge this mouse every day. It can work on a single charge up to 50 hours.

Pros and cons

Professionals name several advantages of such a mouse:

  • ergonomic design;
  • minimum delay of data transfer in wireless mode;
  • top optics;
  • offline duration;
  • spectacular lighting;
  • wireless and wired connection option.

The downside of the HyperX Pulsefire Dart is the lack of Qi wireless charging in its package. The corresponding device will have to be purchased separately.

ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless, which supports two communication options (2.4GHz and Bluetooth), also takes pride of place in the top of the most worthy wireless manipulators. This is the only model in our hit parade that comes with spare switches and a carrying case.

The main characteristics

  • dimensions: 12.6 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm.
  • Mass: 130 g.
  • Number of keys: 6.
  • Sensor: Pixart PMW3390, optical.
  • Maximum resolution: up to 16000 DPI.
  • Acceleration: up to 50 g.
  • Maximum polling rate: 1000 Hz.
  • Connection types: wireless (2.4 GHz or Bluetooth) or wired.
  • Battery life: 24 to 36 hours with built-in battery, 25 to 57 hours via Bluetooth.
  • Built-in memory: yes.
  • RGB lighting: 16.8 million colors.
  • Power supply: built-in rechargeable battery.
  • Drivers: ASUS ROG Armory II.
  • Scope of delivery: mouse, carrying pouch, charging cable, pair of replacement switches, USB receiver, logo sticker, documentation.

Features

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless has two wireless interfaces in the form of a 2.4 GHz radio channel and Bluetooth, as well as advanced technical stuffing. Its precise control is provided by a powerful sensor with a resolution of up to 16,000 dpi.

The design of the mouse, which provides for the possibility of quick replacement of switches, if the regular ones exhaust their resource, fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

The key feature of the accessory is the RGB lighting that supports Aura Syng technology. Featuring a full palette of colors and five spectacular glow modes, this backlight can be synced with compatible ASUS peripherals.

To program the parameters of the sensor, including the lift-off height, as well as the backlight and keys of the device, use the universal ASUS ROG Armory II utility.

Pros and cons

ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless has a number of obvious advantages:

  • stylish design;
  • thoughtful ergonomics;
  • two options for wireless connection and via cable;
  • rich package;
  • better optics;
  • beautiful and smart lighting.

This manipulator also has disadvantages:

  • relatively large weight;
  • the presence of a slightly noticeable backlash of the main keys;
  • small foot area.

The disadvantage of the model is that it is not suitable for left-handers. There are no side buttons on the right side of the mouse.

TOP 15 best gaming mice for gamers, wireless models and with cable

Gaming mouse is useful for all occasions. As with a well-stocked walk-in closet, we’ve carefully analyzed them all to find the perfect fit for you in any gaming environment you may encounter as you embark on your long-awaited gaming experience.

The perfect gaming mouse captures frantic motion with precise in-game movement. It’s one of the most important ways to interact with your games, and a perfectly good gaming mouse is a must for maximizing your gaming performance to the extent that suits your preferences. As a result, we offer you the best gaming mouse available on the market and recommend that you go to a reliable gamer store with a wide range and warranty, as well as take a look at other specialized products for eSports.

OVERVIEW OF THE BEST 15 GAMING MICE

We know that when you first look at this page, you have some questions, such as “what is the best mouse for gaming” or “what is the best mouse for gamers.”

We will answer these questions explanatoryly in every mouse review and you have the freedom to choose from our list of the TOP mice available on the market this year.

The following mice are mostly wireless gaming mice. We believe that wireless mice are more comfortable for gamers these days than non-wireless ones. At the end there will be several wired models.

RAZER NAGA PRO

Many call this mouse the best mouse for gamers (both mobile and PC), while others call it simply the best mouse for PC gaming.

Razer’s Naga mouse has come a long way in both form and function over the years, but has long been the best MMO mouse for the money.

And the current version of the Razer Naga Pro is one of the best: a tiny, ergonomic mouse with a high-quality sensor, three interchangeable thumb grips, and a set of buttons that are great for MOBAs, MMOs, and casual games.

The MOBA array is literally one of the best we’ve come across in all our years of gaming mouse reviews. It has six buttons arranged in two rows, giving you enough buttons to match multiple skills.

This year’s Naga has longer battery life and is compatible with the Razer Mouse Dock (not included, unfortunately). For larger hands, the Razer Naga Pro is a bit small, with a squat shape than some gaming mice.

If this fantastic thing doesn’t answer the question, “What’s the best gaming mouse?” We don’t know what will happen.

It is comfortable in a relaxed grip, which is ideal for online multiplayer games. It will also work in online multiplayer battle arena games, shooters and other downloaded games, making it one of the best games to play.

CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB PRO SE

When the Dark Core RGB Pro SE was released, it quickly became one of our favorite wireless gaming mice. The Dark Core RGB Pro SE supports Vengeance with numerous tiny improvements such as 18000 DPI, Qi wireless charging compatibility, and 2000Hz Hyper-Polling technology.

The Dark Core RGB Pro SE also works great when paired with your favorite Qi wireless charging mouse pad; it is part of the name “special edition”.

We have found that you can use the mouse for 4-5 days before the battery runs out completely. The Dark Core is a great mouse of the future because Qi wireless charging mousepads are getting more and more popular.

The Dark Core RGB SE has incredible value at a mid-range price point for a lightning-fast and accurate wireless gaming mouse.

It’s worth noting that if you’re not used to a hand-grip mouse or have small hands, this heavy mouse’s textured grip might feel unusual at first, but it’s worth sticking with as it’s considered one of the best mice for gamers.

CORSAIR IRON CLAW RGB

For gamers with big hands, the Iron claw is the best mouse we’ve tried. While the design uses an unusual mix of materials, from smooth matte plastic on the buttons to a diamond pattern, rubber on the sides, and the distinctive rippled rubber on the scroll wheel, each works well.

Instead of using one material for all panels, Corsair chose one for each, which makes the mouse even more comfortable and makes it feel incredibly comfortable when gliding across the mouse pad.

It’s bulbous and curved to fit right-handed gamers’ palms exactly, and it’s one of the most responsive mice we’ve ever tested.

LOGITECH G PRO WIRELESS

When it comes to wireless pointers, the G Pro Wireless is second to none with Logitech’s excellent 16,000 DPI HERO sensor and the lag-free performance you’d expect from a cabled mouse.

It’s extremely light, weighing just over 80g, yet doesn’t feel cheap or disposable like some lighter mice. Instead, it’s made from high quality materials and works great.

Every component of the G Pro Wireless has been engineered to be as light and strong as possible, including sidewalls that are reduced in thickness without losing composition or density.

The G Pro mouse has survived many heavy drops from our desk, which indicates very durable hardware. It also has a long battery life of 40 hours and is adjustable with buttons on the side panels that can be removed and replaced with sleek inserts if you like.

You can also use Logitech’s Powerplay charging mat to ensure the G Pro never runs out of power. The only real downside to the G Pro is its price: around $120, it’s not cheap, but the quality more than makes up for it.

RAZER VIPER ULTIMATE WIRELESS

The Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless features Razer’s new Focus+ optical sensor that boosts resolution to 20,000dpi. This is the same as Death adder V2, but much higher than other mice.

Its previous predecessor, the Viper, is a very accurate mouse with a 650 IPS rating, which is a very high bar for tracking fast movements and, aside from the Death adder V2, higher than anything else on this list.

The battery lasts approximately 70 hours before needing to be recharged at the charming little charging dock, making it perfect for extended gaming sessions.

Despite a decent overall weight and feel, the buttons themselves feel a little brittle when pressed, keeping this mouse from being higher on the list.

On the other hand, the Viper Ultimate wireless is a great ambidextrous gaming mouse that is amazingly accurate and has a long battery life. This is without a doubt the best mouse for gaming.

STEELSERIES AEROX 3 WIRELESS

Gaming mice are getting brighter and more accurate, Aerox 3 Wireless is the best wireless alternative. It features the True Move Air Sensor, a new variant of SteelSeries’ incredibly accurate line of sensors, and lag-free wireless connectivity.

You also have the option to connect via Bluetooth. And if the battery dies, which is unlikely given the mouse’s 80-hour battery life, you can charge it in just 15 minutes for another 40 hours of use.

All the features of the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless are packed into a 66-gram package. The cutout on the palm and the main mouse buttons helps with this.

You don’t have to worry about the insides being exposed because SteelSeries has developed key components to keep water and dust out. Instead, focus on the amount of light passing through the three RGB lighting zones.

We assure you that you will have a great gaming experience with the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless paired with the best PC for gamers.

STEELSERIES RIVAL 650

In our roundup of the best gaming mice, the SteelSeries Rival 600 made it into the top 7 of the list, making it a pretty decent choice.

The SteelSeries Rival 650 features the same True Move 3 dual optical sensor system for accurate tracking even when the mouse is off the table.

If you like a really hefty gaming mouse like we do, you can take off the two sides for up to 16g of weight, just like the original Rival 600.

The 24-hour battery life provided isn’t as great as some of the other mice on this list, but a 15-minute charge will give you 10 hours of playtime. This wireless gaming mouse also has one of the unique RGB lighting systems if you don’t mind if you don’t mind connecting to it more often.

HP OMEN VECTOR WIRELESS

The HP Omen Vector Wireless may be a mid-weight gaming mouse (104 grams), but it’s a heavyweight when it comes to gaming battery life.

This is due to the device’s 180-hour battery life, which you can get without switching to any fancy low-power mode. This gaming mouse can play longer than any person in a week.

That will be 180 hours of flawless gaming performance with the Pixart PAW3335 sensor and Warp wireless network. Omron mechanical switches are also used for consistency and long-term reliability.

There’s also some RGB lighting to add color to the mix. Even if the battery runs out, you can plug it in (via USB-C) and get an hour of charge in 30 seconds, two hours of charge in one minute, and six hours of charge in three minutes.

CORSAIR HARPOON RGB WIRELESS

The feeling of releasing a mouse from the USB cable tether is not limited to a mouse with deep pockets. As an affordable mouse, the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless offers a worthy contender, and it doesn’t disappoint.

This is a fantastic mouse, especially for the price. It will work with just about any device you want to use it with because it has a wired USB connection (great for charging and gaming at the same time), a Bluetooth connection, and the all-important Slipstream 2.4GHz wireless connection with Input Lag 1 ms for fast play.

The mouse is equipped with a PixArt PMW3325 optical sensor with up to 10,000 dpi sensitivity and traditional six mouse buttons.

One of the downsides of wireless devices is that they need to be constantly recharged, but you don’t have to worry about that with the Harpoon RGB Wireless, which can last 45 hours on a single charge, or even 60 hours via Bluetooth. This makes it stand out as one of the best mice for gaming.

ROCCAT KONE PRO AIR

The 2.4GHz wireless connection remains solid in our time with the Kone Pro Air, and it has been a great gaming partner. The Titan optical switches have a nice clicky feel, and the force required to click and the recoil effect are well balanced.

The scroll wheel at speed of the G502 Light is hard to beat, but the Roccat replica comes close – at least in terms of feel. It’s an aluminum scroll wheel with a good grip and a very tactile feel with every step, making it one of the best FPS gaming mice we’ve reviewed.

Roccat claims the Kone Pro Air has a battery life of over 100 hours, and we’ve gone weeks without needing a recharge for work and pleasure.

The ability to quickly charge the mouse via USB-C also confirms the company’s claim that it can charge for hours after just 10 minutes of plugging in.

The Kone Pro, Roccat’s wired version of this mouse, has the same sensor and switches as the Pro Air, but at $80 we recommend investing a little more in the Pro Air if you want to go wireless. This is without a doubt the best mouse for gaming.

RAZER BASILISK ULTIMATE

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is one of the most comfortable and precise ergonomic wireless gaming mice we’ve ever used. Its shape is perfect for right-handed gamers, with an arc slit on the left side for the thumb and a gentle slope on the right side for the ring and little fingers to hang down.

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate also boasts one of the best sniper buttons (or DPI switches) that works similarly to a racing wheel’s paddle clutch.

The Basilisk Ultimate is not only easy to use, but also one of the most accurate gaming mice available. All of this is possible with Razer Optical Mouse Switches, which are a few percent faster than conventional gaming mouse buttons.

There’s plenty of RGB on this peripheral, of course, which lights up not only the scroll wheel and logo, but the two long sidebars as well.

LOGITECH G502 LIGHT-SPEED WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE

The Logitech G502 is a mouse from a good brand of Logitech gaming mice.

While it doesn’t dominate its successors in the Logitech lineup, the Logitech G502 Light-speed gaming mouse is perfect for gamers who don’t want to sacrifice anything, or for casual users who want a decent and reliable mouse.

We are sure that this mouse has got you thinking “what is the best wired gaming mouse that can beat this model”. But it’s comfortable and feature-packed, and despite being wireless, it’s fast and accurate without feeling cramped compared to a wired mouse.

This mouse also has a quick release button similar to the one found on other Logitech consumer and gaming mice. The default scroll wheel moves one website down with each swipe, and you would expect this to work.

When the button is pressed, the mechanism holding the wheel is released, allowing the wheel to move freely to the bottom of the long page. This is a minor feature, but it provides a lot of mouse flexibility in some scenarios, such as quickly scrolling through your inventory while playing.

Another useful feature is the presence of weights weighing 16 grams, which can be inserted inside the mouse to increase the resistance. The weight of the mouse is a matter of personal preference, which varies from game to game.

This is one of the few modern wireless mice that allows you to adjust the weight. It just takes one of the best mice out there for gaming.

RAZER DEATH ADDER V2

The Razer Death Viper has a great all-round design for all kinds and sizes of hands. Despite years of modifications, Razer never changes the shape of the Death Adder. It is not necessary.

Death adder V2 features a 20,000 DPI Razer Focus+ optical sensor. While it’s not often synonymous with perfection in this case, even if you’re moving the mouse as fast as you can, Razer’s latest technology delivers flawless tracking, making it a great wired gaming mouse.

LOGITECH G203 LIGHT SYNC

There are several budget gaming mice on the market today that are worth your money, but few are as reliable as the Logitech G203 Light sync.

It’s a versatile mouse that delivers consistent performance in a stylish wired package, giving it a shot at being one of the best budget gaming mice on the market.

The Logitech sensor inside is rated at 8000dpi and has sensitive switches to ensure smooth performance, making it a good mouse for gaming, but not the best.

STEELSERIES SENSEI 310

The Sensei 310 is an upgraded version of the beloved Steel Series, a traditional mouse with a slightly redesigned design. He was in desperate need of improvement, except for sensei’s symmetrical design, which hasn’t improved and is exactly what it should be.

The Sensei is now more comfortable to hold and can handle sweaty palms thanks to a redesigned plastic lid. The Steel Series also uses a modified version of one of the best gaming sensors on the market, ensuring the Sensei 310 won’t have tracking issues.

The Sensei 310 is the ideal wired model for left-handed or right-handed gamers looking for a medium-sized symmetrical mouse that fits in the hand like the classic Sensei. That is, it has two identical thumb buttons on the left and right.

When using a bidirectional mouse, it’s all too easy to mistakenly press the buttons on the wrong side with your little finger. This never happened during the Sensei 310’s hours of testing.

The thumb buttons have been resized and shaped to make them easier to press by swinging your thumb up while preventing them from being accidentally flipped by your little finger. This should be your first stop if you’re looking for a small, light, or symmetrical mouse.

CONCLUSION

Mice are incredibly personal devices. In the digital 2D/3D universe, they are your hand. With the rapid development of virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms, the perfect 3D navigation tool will not be far behind.

Until that day comes, the mouse will be your closest friend when it comes to navigating the world of digital gaming. You can get a better idea of ​​how complex they are and how knowledgeable the people who make and design them are by knowing their hand type.

Always remember that the best grip is the one you feel easiest with.

THE BEST MOUSE FOR GAMERS – FAQ

Why should I buy a gaming mouse instead of a regular optical one?
Gaming mouse sensors, for example, are more responsive and accurate. Your target will remain accurate with or without customizable smoothing and acceleration.

Gaming mice should also have more accessible customizable buttons than a standard mouse, so you don’t have to fiddle with your keyboard while you’re about to kill.

What specifications should you look for in a gaming mouse?
The most important factor to consider when choosing a mouse is how comfortable it is for your hand. There are many different sizes, shapes and weights to consider.

You can have the coolest mouse with the most useful buttons, but if it’s not comfortable for you, you won’t be able to use it. If you prefer a versatile shape, there are plenty of ambidextrous gaming mice and left-handed gaming mice on the list.

In recent years, most gaming mice have used very high DPI (or more accurately CPI) sensors, so even a budget mouse will probably perform well. Most of these sensors can withstand extremely high temperatures.

Most of these sensors can handle high resolutions up to 20,000dpi, but you’ll be playing at much lower sensitivities – typically less than 2000dpi.

The general consensus is that you shouldn’t worry too much about this number. Instead, focus on choosing a mouse with the right shape and weight, and one that complements your aesthetic setting.

Professional gamers prefer lighter, simpler mice with fewer buttons to get in the way. Lighter mice are easier to use and glide across the mat at high speed without tiring your wrist.

Competitive players prefer mice weighing less than 100 grams. But there’s something to be said for feeling strong behind the wheel of a fine heavy bike.

How did we test gaming mice?
We’ve used enough gaming mice to know what to look for in terms of build quality, button placement, and shape. Our views on mouse design are inevitably subjective, but they are also well informed.

The tricky aspect of testing gaming mice is figuring out how the other half of the equation affects the experience of using the mouse: tracking performance, jitter, angle binding, acceleration, and optimal control speed.

Applications such as Mouse Tester come in handy for this. We used this software to evaluate if there were any obvious flaws in the mouse we are using. However, corner snapping and acceleration have been present in every gaming mouse we’ve tested.

Wired or wireless mouse?
Most gamers have a preference for a wireless mouse, but you can also make your preference by noting their differences as well as their pros and cons.

Can the mouse go out of style?
Yes. The more advanced technology, the more the latest and greatest mice will be discovered, ahead of their immediate predecessors.

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