The consoles come from the factory with at least one control, and it is usually the best (and only) option to enjoy our games to the fullest.
Those of us who enjoy computer gaming do not have the same luck.
Although they seem unnecessary to some, gaming mice offer undeniable advantages when playing, whether in a casual or competitive, but the market is flooded with simple, expensive products, and with a label that says “Made for gamers”.
You do not need to buy the most expensive mouse or the one with the most beautiful lights. In fact, only 3 criteria matter when buying a good mouse for gaming.
Our review contains 10 of the best gaming mice available in the market, and we have evaluated them according to the 3 criteria together with the new standards for this 2019.
In this list you will find the best option to save money and our recommendations according to quality.
We do not want to leave anyone with no choice, so the mice reviewed are perfectly valid for any genre of video games, although they gravitate to certain genres.
Logitech G Pro Wireless
The best gaming mouse currently available is the Logitech G Pro Wireless. The manufacturer has developed the model together with e-athletes to bring a model on the market that meets the high demands of professional gamers – and in our eyes it will be. The equipment includes a wireless or wired connection to the PC, the workmanship is impeccable and the weight amounts to well under 100 grams. In fact, the mouse also controls wireless charging through Logitech’s Powerplay technology. However, the mouse alone is quite expensive. If you want the best without compromise, you have to dig deep into your pocket.
Razer Mamba Hyperflux + Firefly Bundle
A comparable alternative to the Logitech powerplay combination is the Razer Mamba Hyperflux bundle, which consists of the Mamba Hyperflux wireless mouse and Firefly mouse pad. Also with this duo the wireless power supply of the mouse over the support takes place with the help of the hyperflux technique developed by Razer. Razer even goes so far and strokes the battery inside the Mamba, which is why the rodent brings even a few grams on the scales. Razer is also not slouching and demands a lot of money for the innovative charging function. And unfortunately we had to determine in the test isolated disconnections. Whose remaining gaming gear but also from Razer and can invest a lot of money, the may still confidently access.
Steelseries Rival 600
The Steelseries Rival 600 can boast a true technical highlight because it is equipped with two sensors. One of them is only responsible for the so-called lift-off distance: It describes how far away the sensor must be from the ground so that it no longer scans. The stroke distance can be adjusted from 0.5 to 2 millimeters in order to adapt the mouse flexibly to the respective player behavior. The second sensor is an optical model with a programmable DPI up to 12,000, which thanks to a one-to-one tracking system realizes all movements without any adjustments. The sensor combination therefore ensures high-precision inputs. Add to that a changeable weight and flexibly adjustable RGB lighting in eight (!) Zones and an ergonomic design with a good grip. In the test, however, we noticed minor processing defects and the highly praised, adjustable lift-off distance can be changed only relatively inaccurate using a slider in the driver. Moreover, it is only suitable for right-handed people.
Sharkoon Sharkforce Pro
The Sharkoon Shark Force Pro is a true value for money. For less than 20 euros, buyers get a gaming mouse that is surprisingly well equipped. Buyers even have to make only a few compromises: the LEDs only light up in one color (available in several color variants), the DPI amounts to a maximum of 3,200 and is also divided into four fixed preset levels. However, the resolution of the optical sensor will definitely be sufficient for most gamers. Apart from that, the mouse also surprises with a low weight, high-quality components and a symmetrical design, even if left-handers have to do without thumb buttons. Not only, but especially beginners make no mistake with the cheap Sharkoon mouse.