What are the best gaming mice?

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    #1Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

    Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

    The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse is a wireless mouse that not only matches wired mice but also sometimes surpasses them in terms of responsiveness. This ambidextrous mouse also features an optical sensor.

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    Brian James
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "A very good wireless mouse overall. Surprisingly, I had absolutely zero lag when using it. It uses its own receiver instead of my laptop's built-in Bluetooth, which is a bonus. Extremely responsive to every nudge. I'm docking a half point because of the high cost and the lack of a charging solution. If you're serious about gaming, this is the one to get."
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    #2Razer Ouroboros

    Razer Ouroboros

    The Razer Ouroboros is an ambidextrous gaming mouse that is fully customizable to your personal needs. It allows you to change it from an adjustable arched palm rest to a retractable back, as well as you can add four interchangeable side panels.

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    Jose Simmons
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The Razer Ouroboros is a solid gaming mouse. Of the several gaming mice I have owned, this one works as well as any. It has plenty of customizable buttons, and very precise and accurate mouse control. On the negative side, the build quality doesn't seem as good as it should be for the expensive price tag. The mouse feels a bit cheap, and not very durable. While the mouse has worked well for me, there are probably better options for a lower price."
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    #3Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
    The Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse is the updated version of the Proteus Core. Its weight door has no blue accent and the G light can change colors. All other specs are identical to the previous model.
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    $79.99

    Aaron Diaz
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "This mouse is great, I love it. I not only use it for gaming, but the programmable buttons are great for designing, or any online work. It makes working much easier. It feels really comfortable in my hand as well. It's a great, easy to use, mouse."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the first ever computer mouse was made out of wood? If it weren't for the technological advancements, people nowadays would still be carrying a wooden mouse with them. Can you imagine that? To be more specific, inside the wooden shell was two metal wheels that actually served as the mouse 'ball(s)'. Interestingly, the mouse pad did not actually come right after the invention of the mouse. It only came five years after it.

For normal computer users, a mouse is just a mouse. It is a device that is used for pointing and clicking. Such is not the case for hardcore computer gamers. Mouse for them is one of the gaming essentials, aside from the powerful CPU and high-end graphics card to ensure high-definition display. But really, what are the top benefits of a gaming mouse? Well, a gaming mouse is always more expensive than the regular one. But to be fair, there are a lot of budget gaming mice in the market. Yet, it is always a personal preference at the end of the day. Gaming mice are designed to minimize the keyboard movements. Instead for using the keyboard, they can just click on their mouse for more keyboard commands. Another edge is that gaming mice are ergonomic. Since gamers are known to be heavy users of a computer, these mice are designed to feel comfortable in their hands. No worries for the lefties, because left-handed gaming mice are also a thing now. Wireless gaming mice are also available if you want a little more freedom while playing. Since most PC games rely on mouse movements, especially first-person shooter games, it is a must that the mouse must be highly accurate. Perhaps, a mouse's most important spec is its DPI (dots per inch). The rule is simple, the higher the DPI, the mouse moves faster without the expense of losing the precision.

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    #4Razer Naga Chroma

    Razer Naga Chroma

    Razer Naga Chroma is a gaming mouse that has 19 programmable buttons, a max DPI setting of 16,000, and it also has customizable LEDs. It comes with three different side grips that you choose from to add comfort.

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    Katherine Chavez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "My first gaming mouse was the standard Razer Naga because the Chroma wasn't out yet. Everything else I have (even my mouse pad and fans) are chroma so when the Chroma mouse came out I had to get it. There are other RGB mice out there but I absolutely love the Naga. The hotkeys are a dream for me. I'm a girl with small hands so I can't always reach various keyboard keys quickly, but with the hotkeys on the mouse I never really have to move my hands much at all. The only (minor) issue I've ever run into is that sometimes the mouse doesn't show up in the Razer software right away so it might take a restart of the program to customize your settings every now and then."
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    #5Razer Abyssus

    Razer Abyssus

    Razer Abyssus is a gaming mouse is especially recommended if you are looking for essential and versatile hardware for gaming. The Razer Abyssus counts only with the most important features for any playing style. 

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    $59.99

    Esther Saldaña
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The Razer Abyssus looks amazing! This is a highly sophisticated, touch sensitive mouse that increases reactivity and efficiency. The look and feel of the mouse keeps me excited about gaming too, so we would definitely add this to our gaming console."
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    #6Razer Naga Hex V2

    Razer Naga Hex V2

    The Razer Naga Hex V2 is a gaming mouse specifically created for MOBA gamers that count with a 7 button mechanical thumb wheel for facilitating quick access to multiple commands.

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    Emma West
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "When I first bought the Razer it had a learning curve as I was not used to a professional mouse. However the 7 button side command really put me in charge of the game and now I'm unstoppable. No misclicks here, this is a high end built mouse. The style and color can't be beat. "
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    #7Logitech G602

    Logitech G602

    Logitech G602 wireless mouse has a battery life of 250 hours and counts with 11 programmable controls for allowing the player to get the best of him/herself. You can use the default configuration or create your own. 

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    Helen Rios
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "This gaming mice was better than I expected, the battery life is long and just what I needed. The futures on it are amazing. Its wireless, which is better for me, and the 11 programmed control is my favorite future on this mice. You cant really beat the price for this, it is so worth every penny."
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    #8Logitech MX

    Logitech MX

    The MX is awireless mouse from Logitech. If you are looking for agility and comfort for improving your game, this mouse is especially recommended for you. 

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    $99.99

    Heather Scott
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "One thing I've always loved about Logitech is that it is compatible with so many operating systems. Whether you are running windows, Linux or chrome this is going to work for you. There are 4 programmable buttons on the side o the mouse o you can eliminate keyboard use.sf"
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    #9SteelSeries Rival 300

    SteelSeries Rival 300

    SteelSeries Rival 300 is gaming mice with a soft touch, an elegant combination of black, white and gray, a Pixart PMW3310 optical sensor, RGB illumination and a lifetime of 30 Million click switches. 

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    Samuel Pena
    Written on March 19, 2017
    "This particular SteelSeries mouse did a nice job helping me with my problems finding a gaming mouse; there's just so many choices. It's light and highly accurate. The difference between a mouse like this and a standard office-style mouse immediately become apparent. The side buttons do feel a little cheap though."
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    #10Zowie EC2-A

    Zowie EC2-A

    Zowie EC2-A EC2-A is an ergonomic gaming mouse with a minimalistic design that makes it very different from most gaming mice. Also, it doesn't make you pay for features most people will likely never use.

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    Diane Hansen
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "The Zowie EC2-A is an ergonomic optical gaming mouse with a minimalist design. It features a plug-in-play design so you don't have to waste any game time installing drivers. It has 5 buttons that allow you to operate the mouse to your liking."
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    #11Logitech G700

    Logitech G700

    The Logitech G700 is a wireless gaming mouse that has up to 13 programmable buttons and a maximum DPI of 5700. This mouse counts with wireless and wired options, depending on your preferences. 

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    Carol Pena
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I really didn't like this mouse. It has too much going on, and it's not comfortable to use at all. It seems to have a bit of a lull or drag, and this made it terrible for gaming. It's cheaply made, so if you want something that will last longer than a year, you may want to look elsewhere. If you need something temporarily, this could be suitable for a short-term fix."
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    #12Steelseries Sensei RAW

    Steelseries Sensei RAW

    Steelseries Sensei RAW is an ambidextrous mouse that counts with Control CPI, programmable buttons, LED intensity, lighting modes, and 7 programmable macro buttons. User can customize its sensitivity and created unlimited profiles.

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    Roy Mills
    Written on July 23, 2017
    "steelseries caters to the PC gaming crowd with its heavy gaming mousepad, electronics, and other products while using their easily recognizable logo. This mouse is affordable at $40 however the ratings are barely at 4.0/5 stars. And this is before the "fakespot" reviews which usually brings the true average rating down a bit. I can't vouch for this mouse personally but maybe there are other gaming mice out there that could prove better."
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    #13Trust EasyClick 16536

    Trust EasyClick 16536

    Easyclick Wireless Mouse is a wireless optical mouse with micro size USB receiver. It counts with smart link technology, allowing an easy automatic wireless connection, and has extra long battery life due to its power saving technology.

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    $15

    Madison Bradley
    Written on August 10, 2017
    "Smaller wireless mouse with a long battery life makes this mouse ready to game when you are. With a 2.4 GHz connection it offers a very responsive feel. "
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    #14UtechSmart Venus

    UtechSmart Venus

    UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse features 16400 DPI high precision laser and 19 MMO-optimized buttons. The package contains CD driver, quick start guide, weight tuning cartridge, and feet pads.

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    Paul Lopez
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "great for MMORPGs with all the programmable buttons while still being affordable."
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    #15Logitech G600

    Logitech G600
    Thanks to its 20 customizable buttons, the Logitech G600 is perfect for all your games, as you will be able to set macros for each one of them and dominate your favorite MMOs. 




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    Julia James
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Logitech G600 has a lot of customizable buttons for macros or extra functionality in just about any game. I used mine with autohotkey for years to create custom macros I could access with the push of a button. I don't think I could have played multiplayer games without it."
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    #16Gigabyte M6800

    Gigabyte M6800

    The Gigabyte M6800 has optical 800 or 1600 dpi sensor (switchable with a button).The Gigabyte M6800 also has Dual-Lens Tracking Technology and Anti-Slick rubber grip.

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    $54.5

    Rosa María Muñoz
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a pretty sleek little mouse and it works well for an average gamer. My nephew is a pretty serious gamer and he said that although the mouse works well it feels a little cheap to him. I am not a serious gamer by any means and when I tried it it felt smooth and easy to grip and not cheap to me. I think this is a fine choice for the casual gamer but big gamers might find it lacking in quality."
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    #17SteelSeries Rival 600

    SteelSeries Rival 600

    SteelSeries Rival 600 is a compact and wireless gaming mouse. It has a 12,000 DCPI sensor for an accurate and precise gaming experience. This rechargeable mouse comes equipped with split-trigger mechanical buttons.

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    Jesse Chen
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The SteelSeries Rival 600 is not the best gaming mice that I've tried out. It felt cheap and flimsy compared to other options. It is rechargeable, so that's a plus."
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    #18Razer Naga Epic Chroma

    Razer Naga Epic Chroma

    Razer Naga Epic Chroma Gaming Mouse features 12-button thumb grid, as well as a total of 19 buttons for an optimized gaming experience. It has USB feature to enable it to charge even while in use.

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    Nicholas Myers
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This mouse is perfect for gaming. The buttons are many and they are all mappable so you can easily perform all the operations that you need to do in the game with one click of a mouse button. It also looks really nice for a gaming setup."
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    #19Corsair Scimitar Pro Gaming Mouse

    Corsair Scimitar Pro Gaming Mouse

    Corsair Scimitar Pro features 16000 DPI optical sensor and 12 programmable side buttons. It also has key slider macro button control system. It also has pre-defined profiles and general purpose keyboard shortcuts.

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    Angela Kelly
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Corsair Scimitar Pro Gaming Mouse is a gaming mice for the MMORPG"
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    #20Perdition Redragon M901 Gaming Mouse

    Perdition Redragon M901 Gaming Mouse
    Perdition Redragon M901 is a wired gaming mouse with 16400 DPI high-precision laser as well as 12000 FPS, 1000 Hz polling rate, 30G acceleration. It has 18 buttons that can be programmed.


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    Amanda Davis
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I got a Perdition Redragon M901 Gaming Mouse after I used one a friend has. I did not think I would want a wired mouse but it is all good as this mouse can do everything. I will never be without this mouse now, I love my programmed buttons. "
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    #21CORSAIR M65 Pro RGB

    CORSAIR M65 Pro RGB
    This Corsair M65 Pro RGB is a gaming mouse with a 12000dpi sensor and aircraft grade aluminum structure. It has surface calibration tuning capabilities. It also has Omron switches that can last up to 20-million clicks.
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    Micaela Suárez
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This is like the gaming mouse. Don't buy anything else this is it!"
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    #22Combatwing Hotyet

    Combatwing Hotyet

    Hotyet W100-BK is a gaming mouse compatible with a wireless or wired connection to desktops or laptops. This rechargeable mouse has customizable buttons for an optimal gaming experience.

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    Ann Cooper
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I'm not a huge fan of this mouse for gaming. The click is way too loud and it's just too clunky to move around quickly."
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    #23SteelSeries Sensei 310

    SteelSeries Sensei 310

    SteelSeries Sensei 310 is a rechargeable gaming mouse built with a rapid-response sensor for an accurate and precise gaming experience. This mouse is designed with split-trigger buttons and customizable settings.

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    Ethan Ryan
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "A gaming mice for under $60? Not bad really...Don't worry, this works also on Mac so i is a good deal already. Well, can I just say a cheap but a good mouse for mac and windows."
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    #24Corsair Dark Core RGB

    Corsair Dark Core RGB

    Corsair Dark Core RGB is a wireless and ergonomic gaming mouse that features a low-latency Bluetooth technology. It has also a contoured shape and two interchangeable grips for a perfect hand fit.

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    Jose Kim
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Wirelesss charging is cool. I mean of course you have to buy the Qi wireless charging pad but it is all worth it. Being ergonomic, I haven't had any problems in using it for long hours. One of cheapest budget gaming mice. "
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    #25Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED

    Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED

    With only 1ms report rate, Logitech G903 gaming mouse will allow you to play your favorite games while delivering amazing responsiveness. Choose between the wired or wireless mode, and customize it as you wish. 

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    Ai Long
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "I never understood why the best gaming mice had to be this expensive until I myself started to play online games. And by playing, I mean hardcore playing! Recommending this Logitech G903 gaming mouse. "
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    #26ROCCAT Kone AIMO

    ROCCAT Kone AIMO

    ROCCAT Kone AIMO is a gaming mouse that features owl-eye optical sensor, a tri-button thumb zone, and a 4D tilting wheel for rapid control. Its AIMO lighting technology auto-reacts to usage for a more immersive gaming experience.

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    $79.99

    Michael Sullivan
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Yet one of the best budget gaming mice out there! Less than a hundred bucks and i must say you get what you pay for. Do not expect a Razer-like mouse for this but the performance is justified!"
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    #27Razer Naga Trinity

    Razer Naga Trinity

    Razer Naga Trinity is a gaming mouse powered by Razer Chroma. It features a true 16,000 DIPI 5G optical sensor, 3 interchangeable plates, and 19 fully programmable buttons. It also has an enhanced right-handed form for a perfect fit.

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    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Among all the Razer mice, i think this is the cheapest gaming that exceeded my expectations. Right-handed form is really enhanced. They are true to their claim"
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    #28Razer Deathadder

    Razer Deathadder

    The Razer Deathadder is an infrared gaming with 1000Hz Ultra polling/1ms response and 7 Foot Lightweight, Braided Fiber Cable. This gaming mouse also has gold-plated USB connector and scroll wheel with 24 individual click positions.

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    Karen Webb
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The one I received is very poor quality. Not sure if it's a knock off, but I wouldn't waste my money."
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    #29Corsair Glaive RGB

    Corsair Glaive RGB

    Corsair Glaive RGB is a compact and wireless gaming mouse. It has a 16,000 DPI sensor for an accurate and precise gaming experience. This mouse is rechargeable with tailored-fit grips to suit every users' taste.

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    Tony Jin
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This gaming mouse is a steal at 50 dollars on Amazon. If you're looking for a tailor-fit mouse with superfast response speeds, this is a very good pick for your gaming needs. "
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    #30Corsair Scimitar RGB

    Corsair Scimitar RGB

    The Corsair Scimitar RGB is a wired optical mouse that features a 12,000 DPI sensor. It has programmable buttons and has a cable is made of braided fiber. Corsair Scimitar RGB also has dynamic multicolor backlighting.

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    Julia Walsh
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This mouse is packed with a lot of extra features. I love how easy it is to customize everything. The software and drivers for it work really well and are easy to set up when you first get it. I am very happy with this mouse."
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    #31ROCCAT Nyth

    ROCCAT Nyth

    The ROCCAT Nyth is a wired gaming mouse that sports a 12000 DPI twin-tech laser sensor and a Modular Thumb Zone for added flexibility. It also has side grips that can be customized to fit large and small hands.

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    Huang Wan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I bought this as a gift for my video-game-crazy son, based on reviews. He was able to adjust the sensitivity and says that it now works well. It took him a while to get to that point though, so it might be too complicated for some people (like me!)"
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    #32CORSAIR HARPOON

    CORSAIR HARPOON

    The CORSAIR HARPOON is a gaming mouse that has a high-accuracy 6000 DPI Optical gaming sensor with advanced tracking.  This gaming mouse also has six fully-programmable buttons and Onboard Memory to store custom DPI settings.

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    Sandra Ortega
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a pretty good mouse. It's lightweight and works really well. I haven't had any issues with it and its a really good value for the price. The cord does get in the way a bit, but that is the only con I can come up with. "

Summary

Best What are the best gaming mice
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Logitech G900 Chaos SpectrumElectronics 16 Paid
2Razer OuroborosElectronics 14 Paid
3Logitech G502 Proteus SpectrumElectronics 13 Paid
4Razer Naga ChromaElectronics 12 Paid
5Razer AbyssusElectronics 12 Paid
6Razer Naga Hex V2Electronics 9 Paid
7Logitech G602Electronics 7 Paid
8Logitech MXElectronics 7 Paid
9SteelSeries Rival 300Electronics 5 Paid
10Zowie EC2-AElectronics 4 Paid
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