In this post, we feature the best gaming mouse of 2019, including our top pics of the month.
You wouldn’t want to use a generic mouse for your next generation gaming PC, right?
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After all, you spent more than $2000 (Average cost of a decent gaming computer) on it.
So, this becomes a clear need for top OEM (original equipment manufacturers) like Microsoft, Asus, Logitech and a few more to launch their best gaming accessories and peripherals to cater to your needs. And, they did just that, just at the right time while we have moved into the new year of possibilities.
So, let’s get started, your regular PC mouse and Gaming PC mouse work in a similar way and have similar technology used inside them, but, just like your regular PC compared with your gaming PC, they are more powerful and feature-rich, offering advanced capabilities like options to switch between different DPI’s, extra programmable buttons.
You can easily assign all your keys/spells to the mouse buttons to make your game playing experience even more fun and exciting. I am a huge fan of RPG and MMO games and the assigning the game controls to your mouse makes it even more awesome, In fact, I started scoring more after switching many of the spells from the keyboard to the mouse.
So, without further delay, here is my list of best gaming mouse updated for 2019.
The reason why I have created this list is, to help a gaming enthusiast or a consumer, who is looking to buy a good gaming mouse. With this buyer’s guide, I want to make your buying decision easy.
With every other tech company and their cheap counterparts releasing a tech gadget, a new laptop, and their peripherals, it can get overwhelming, even for the most tech-savvy individual to choose the right product while shortlisting from the numerous online shopping portals and e-retailers.
And, so, recently while I was shortlisting a mouse for my PC, I decided to go ahead and create this list.
I will keep it updated at all times to ensure you always get the best, updated information for choosing the best gaming mouse.
Let’s begin and take a deep dive at the best gaming mice
The first gaming mouse on our list is the Steel Series Rival 700, and for those who don’t know, the company’s Rival.
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Rival 700 series is perhaps one of the most popular series that is currently under Steel Series, as for Steel Series itself, the company is the favorite with almost, every single professional online gamer, and has earned itself a lot of praise from even the most hardcore game players online.
Before we get into discussing the various top features of Steel Series Rival 700 which makes it stand out. there are some unique features we should look at first, the Rival 700 comes with 16,000 CPI Optical Sensor combined with an OLED Display to show various settings, notifications as well as icons in high quality.
Coming to the technical specifications, the Rival 700 is a modular mouse. Armed with the Pixart 3360, the Rival 700 provides the truest tracking experience in a gaming mouse. It also offers a swappable laser sensor, which can be bought separately. the other key features include RGB lighting, OLED display, and adjustable DPI settings.
One of the drawbacks of this otherwise amazing mouse is, that it doesn’t come with an ambidextrous design which might not appeal to people who are left-handed. Rival 700 still justifies it’s somewhat expensive price tag fulfilling the needs of all kind of gaming enthusiasts, may it be a FPS, RPG, or a MMO player, the mouse fits the needs of one and all game players.
The only major drawback as highlighted above with the Rival 700 is, it doesn’t offer an ambidextrous design and is slightly expensive, a lower price point would have made it even more appealing for everyone. That being said, let us now take a look at the top pros and cons of the Steel Series Rival 700 mouse.
Steel Series Rival 700 - Pros And Cons
Comes with 2 RGB Zones
Spectacular, modular design
Vivid onboard, OLED display
Easily programmable tactile alerts of in-game events
Doesn’t offer an ambidextrous option to support left-handed gameplay
The price tag for this model is towards a higher side
Asus revealed it’s flagship gaming mouse Spatha and gaming enthusiasts are still in awe over it.
With an aggressive branding through the name Spatha, Asus wants to project the mouse as the ultimate destination for gaming lovers, and, by the look of it, they haven’t failed either.
The Spatha is top notch, belonging to ASUS’s Republic of Gamers series, it comes with powerful features, customizable buttons, which can be programmed basis your needs, ROG Armoury interface, wired/wireless modes, RGB effects which easily sync with other ROG components like the motherboard, graphics card and even the keyboard provided ASUS.
Spatha is sturdy, multi-functional and delivers a performance that packs a punch.
Coming to the technical specs., ROG Spatha comes with Programmable 12-button design with swappable Omron click switches for customizable click resistance, the built-in flash memory ensures a smooth, super fast experience. Like we told you above, the mouse is wireless but can be easily used as a plug and play wired device too.
You can also easily customize lighting effects across three zones on the mouse. It comes with 12 programmable buttons that can be customized and programmed as per your needs using the Asus Armoury software, with 6 programmable thumb buttons, 8200 DPI, carefully crafted design, Spatha offers a combination of great control as well as comfort for those marathon gaming sessions.
Spatha is a good choice for any gamer but it does have some shortfalls, let’s look at the pro’s and con’s of this mouse to see if it is a right fit for the gamer in you.
ASUS ROG Spatha - Pros And Cons
Carefully crafted design for more control and comfort.
Multiple customization options.
Radiant, 3-Zone RGB lighting.
Offers high performance and durability.
A very powerful and feature-rich moue.
Comes with one of the top price tags in it’s category.
A computer’s peripheral list won’t be complete without the inclusion of at least a few products from one of the leaders in this category. Yes, we are talking about Logitech.
Logitech has ruled this segment for more than 3 decades and carved it’s own niche here, may it be computer speakers, keyboards, webcams or the mouse, Logitech always comes up with products that are high quality and feature rich.
And, with the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum, they present just that.
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is a direct rival to both the Spatha and the Razer Ouroboros, simply due to its top-notch design and amazing features to provide a superior gaming experience to its users.
Let us talk about the top features of Chaos Spectrum, and, as I said above, there are a lot of great features, for example,
You get adjustable 200-12,000 DPI range with zero smoothing or filtering for consistent responsiveness and control at any speed to enhance your gaming experience.
Powered by PMW3366 Optical Gaming Sensor, the mouse delivers exceptional tracking accuracy, PMW3366 is considered as the best gaming mouse sensor by the pro gaming community.
Like it’s other counterparts, it gives you the flexibility to program the physical buttons as well as comfortable ambidextrous design for left or right-hand use and any mouse grip style. You get the spectrum lighting, the Logitech’s own version of RGB lighting. The Chaos Spectrum can be used wirelessly and wired as well just like the Spatha or the Ouroboros.
Logitech G900 is power packed and, if we ignore the slightly hefty price tag, which is easily justified by the awesome features and carefully crafted, premium design of the device, it becomes a good choice for any professional gamer who is brand conscious, to go for it. My verdict is simple, it is one of the most powerful mouse device available for the gamers.
Let us quickly look at the pros and cons of the device.
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum- Pros And Cons
Customizable, and fully programmable buttons.
Spectrum RGB lighting.
Comes with easy to configure Logitech gaming suite.
High performance backed by PMW3366 Optical Gaming Sensor
Here is one for the FPS Game lovers, Corsair M65 Pro RGB is what you need, customized especially for FPS Games, you are definitely going to have a great gaming experience with this.
Corsair has a bit of history, their foray into the gaming peripheral industry managed to roll a lot of eyeballs; due to their previous quality products such as computer cases, RAM, and power supply, it was expected that they will do things differently and create quality products to cater to this segment as well.
Corsair didn’t just release a product range suited for every budget oriented, as well as well high-end gamers, but they made sure that all the products don’t share a drastic difference between the price they have and the features they give. That means that whether you are buying their mid-high range K70 or their enthusiast range K95, you won’t be sacrificing on the features a lot. That is something really good, and something a lot of other companies don’t follow.
With that said, we are taking a look at the Corsair M65 Pro RGB, one of the best gaming mice available in the market, and certainly made for users who are more inclined towards saving up some money, and still getting a lot in return.
The mouse, as the name suggests, does come with the RGB lighting that can be conveniently controlled through the Corsair’s customization software. The software itself is easy to use, although, it may require some learning curve, that’s okay. You obviously get buttons to adjust the DPI to your liking, some customizable buttons, as well as a very, very handy weight tuning system that allows you remove some of the weights and put them away in order to make the mouse lighter. Now in case you are wondering, a lighter mouse means your hand will have an easier time gliding it, something a lot of FPS gamers are looking for.
Now essentially, the M65 Pro is definitely a mouse designed for FPS gamers, however, the good thing is that it is suitable to all the gamers regardless of the genre they are playing. So, definitely a plus point right there. With that said, let’s dive into what’s good, and what’s not about the Corsair M65.
Corsair M65 Pro RGB - Pros And Cons
Excellent build quality from the cable, down to the mouse.
Amazing price to performance ratio.
Weight adjust system is a welcomed addition.
Corsair’s CUE software is flexible, and a great way to customize your mouse.
The sniper button helps adjust the DPI on the fly, making it a really good addition.
After G-900 from Logitech, we have another beast of a gaming mouse from them, and this time, it’s the G502 Proteus Spectrum, it is one of those mice, which add strong brand credibility to the Logitech company and make them the leader they are in this segment.
The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is, in fact, an updated version of the bestselling mouse Logitech Proteus Core, what stands out and makes it different from the Proteus Core, is the inclusion of Spectrum lighting, Logitech’s version of RGB lighting. Where the G900 Chaos Spectrum is built for gaming enthusiasts who like to go for the elite, the Proteus Spectrum is aimed at users who are slightly conservative with spending their money but still want the best in terms of quality and price.
The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is available at a decent price point, but even for a modest price, you get a lot of great features, sturdy, robust design and a DPI as high as 12,000 to name a few.
Coming to the technical specifications, Logitech didn’t really change anything from the original Proteus Spectrum apart from the fact that they added the RGB lighting system that has pretty much become the industry standard and you can spot them everywhere, in your peripherals, be it a mouse, a keyboard, or a headset.
The Logitech Proteus Spectrum has a lot of great features, but what actually separates it from the competition is its price point.
It is very competitively priced for a gaming mouse and it’s economical price tags is one of the main reasons why it is getting so much love from the gaming community.
It comes with 11 programmable buttons, you can set-up easy 1 button triggers to trigger any command at lightning speed.
On the fly DPI settings – This means you can easily switch between 200-12,000 DPI, depending on your needs.
It also includes a very useful dual-mode scroll wheel which comes in very handy in FPS games.
Let us look at the top pros and cons of this device.
Logitech G502 - Pros And Cons
Highly precise and responsive
DPI options ranging from 200 to 12,000 DPI
11 programmable buttons which are easy to customize
Value for money pricing
People with small hands may find a few buttons hard to reach
Razer has been around for a long time, and when they first released their offering DeathAdder, it created quite a buzz for the company.
It quickly became one of the most loved mice by gaming enthusiasts and gained a lot of praise for its next-generation features and aggressive pricing.
Razer released a few other mice in between but there were no updates to their one of the most famous offering the DeathAdder.
But, not for long, Razer finally decided to listen to the DeathAdder lovers and just released the new upgraded, more powerful, more wonderful and feature-rich, the DeathAdder Chroma.
DeathAdder is being called one of the best multi-color ergonomic gaming mouse available right now, because of, its almost perfect design. It helps the mouse to easily fit under your palm to give you one of the best gaming experience while fighting your battles.
DeathAdder comes equipped with Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options, which gives you the flexibility to play around and change the scroll wheel and logo light colors to fit your mood.
The Razer DeathAdder Chroma comes with a 10,000dpi optical sensor, which makes it super fast and highly responsive.
The Razer DeathAdder Chroma comes loaded with the Synapse 2.0 firmware to easily customize the mouse buttons and the customizable Chroma lighting. Razer has once again gone ahead and created a quality product, they knew they already had a great product with DeathAdder, they went ahead and made it better.
Let’s check out the top pros and cons of DeathAdder Chroma.
Corsair forayed into the computer peripherals and hardware industry in the year 2007. Since then, they have carved a name for themselves as a reliable manufacturer of computer peripherals, and, Corsair Scimitar RGB is one of them.
Their earlier release M65 Pro largely focused on the FPS gamers, whereas Corsair Scimitar is focussed at being a great gaming mouse for the MOBA/MMO community.
The mouse comes with a lot of great features, including, a whopping 17 programmable buttons, more than any of its above counterparts. These buttons are mechanical and 12 of them are strategically placed on the sides for an optimized game playing experience.
The Scimitar RGB gaming mouse takes gameplay to another level with its Key Slider control system. One of the main purpose of the Slider control system is to provide a superior experience to MOBA/MMO gaming community.
Corsair has put in a lot of effort in creating a great product. Scimitar RGB uses an impressive Pixart ADNS 3988 sensor which is top-notch. The sensor supports a max DPI of 12,000 and it can be easily adjusted as per user needs.
The mouse has been carefully crafted to fit your palm and provide you with a great grip, regardless of your palm size or grip style.
The mouse comes with a 4 zone customizable RGB lighting and each zone can be separately customized and configured to offer a great immersive gameplay experience.
Corsair Scimitar delivers a power-packed performance, and gives Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum a tough competition, both of these devices cater to a different segment of gamers, though the underlying technology in terms of the sensors used, DPI settings and the lighting are similar if not same.
According to professional WoW player Jackson “Bajheera” Bliton,
The Scimitar RGB has driven MMO gaming to new levels in comfort, speed, and mechanics far beyond anything else available. I never go into battle without it!
If you are that sort of game player who doesn’t like a lot of keys, then the Logitech G502 makes the right choice for you, but if you are gamer from the league of MMO/MOBA games and use a lot of programmable keys to support your gameplay, then Corsair Scimitar is your mouse.
Both the mice have a certain appeal for a different set of gamers. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of Scimitar RGB now.
Corsair Scimitar RGB - Pros And Cons
The 12,000 DPI zero acceleration sensor provides pixel perfect gaming experience
The next mouse on our list is the Razer Naga Hex V2, it is also a very popular mouse among the MOBA gaming community. One of the main reasons for the love showered on the Razer Naga Hex V2 is its 7 button thumb grid which has been outfitted with mechanical buttons and positioned perfectly to ensure precise movement in gameplay.
As mentioned above, the mouse has been customized to offer a great experience for MOBA gamers, but, it is equally adept and offers a great gaming experience overall as well, thanks to its ergonomic design, easily programmable, mechanical buttons. The mechanical buttons can be easily mapped to your game controls and come in handy in the fast-paced MOBA gaming environment.
Regardless of your grip style, hand shape and size, this amazing mouse will empower you to continue dominating your gameplay without any strain on your hand or shoulders, even during the most exhausting of gaming sessions.
The Naga Hex V2 comes equipped with the best features that you expect from the Razer series of mice. It is powered by a powerful optical sensor to deliver up-to 16,000 DPI to support highly immersive gaming experience.
The lighting system is the popular Chroma RGB which can be easily configured using the Razer Synapse 2.0 software. You can also easily configure all the physical buttons on the mouse easily and have them at your disposal whenever you need them in your gameplay, this can again be easily done using the Synapse 2.0 software, though it can take some time to set-up, all that time is going to be completely worth it.
Overall, the Nega Hex V2 is a great mix of power, customization and personalized experience. Let’s head to the main pros and cons of this mouse to ensure you have more clarity before you decide to make the purchase of your favorite gaming mouse.
Razer Naga Hex V2 - Pros And Cons
Latest True 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor for an incredible gaming experience
Fully customizable, mechanical buttons
Easy to set-up and configure, Razer Synapse 2.0 software suite
Optimized for MOBA gaming
Razer Chroma lighting for with 16.8 Million customizable color options
The last mouse on our list is from Corsair Sabre RGB. This one is essentially an FPS gaming mouse.
Corsair Sabre RGB is a successor to Corsair M65 Pro RGB and just like it, is yet another great offering from the Corsair.
We have it as the last in our list but for no reason, it should be considered any less competitive than any of the above mice from our list.
Corsair Sabre RGB comes feature-packed at a price point which is pocket-friendly and still meets the needs of any professional gamer.
Even at aggressive pricing, Corsair doesn’t compromise on quality, the mouse comes loaded with a lot of great features which any gamer would expect from a great gaming mouse.
Powered by a 10000 DPI optical sensor and multi-color DPI indicator, Sabre RGB offers a high-accuracy tracking for highly accurate mouse movements and actions, which you would need during most of the gameplay.
Our verdict with Sabre RGB is, you are getting a great mouse at an attractive price point and if you are looking for a rough and tough device, you should go for it.
The mouse has a simple yet elegant design, which may not win it any brownie points with gamers who usually want a little bit of jazz when it comes to design.
Corsair Sabre RGB has a compact design, which means it can easily sneak in along with your keyboard without even being noticed.
It has 8 programmable buttons which can be easily customized using the CUE software, with just a 100g weight the mouse is lightweight which reduces the stress on your hands during those marathon gaming sessions.
The mouse has a lot of good and a few bad ones too, let us check out the top pros and cons of the device.
Corsair Sabre RGB - Pros And Cons
10000 DPI optical sensor and multi-color DPI indicator for a power packed performance
Easy to customize, programmable buttons using the CUE software (Corsair utility engine)
Quality RGB lighting which can be personalized through the CUE
An excellent price to performance ratio due to an aggressive price point
You might face issues with calibration
CUE can be overwhelming at times to customize the buttons and colors
Deciding Factors Before Finalizing Your Gaming Mouse
The above list is our selection of top mice available online right now, which will give you a head start while shortlisting the right one for yourself.
You can also check out the feedback of professional gaming communities on the mice they use, below.
Computer and peripherals manufacturers recognize this and thus keep coming up with great products to cater to this huge segment of users with unique technology requirements.
Some big names include Logitech, Razer, Corsair, CM storm.
Most of the products from the above brands contribute to the best mouse for gamers in 2019. Because of this, the consumer usually has a happy problem, you have a lot of great choices to choose from depending on your needs.
There are various gaming mice available to cater to a specific gaming segment, and while choosing your gaming mouse, you have an option to go for a mouse, specific to your individual gaming needs.
Basically, games are categorized into three genres:
First Person Shooter (FPS)
Real Time Strategy (RTS)
Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO)
Most of the gamers like to at least play games from 1,2 of the above categories, though many gamers don’t like to differentiate based on these genres and would like to play any good game that hits the market from either of the categories. A high performance, all seasoned veteran like the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is apt for any gaming genre regardless, whereas Corsair Scimitar RGB is the right choice for any MMO/MOBA gaming enthusiasts. As we said, when it comes to a gaming mouse, there is no dearth of options, but choosing a one based on your gaming genre and mouse grip type will definitely help enhance your game playing experience.
Mice Grip and its Types: Explained
DOES ONE MOUSE FIT ALL?
Choosing a gaming mouse should not be that tough, what makes it tough is the fact that there are a lot of options which can be overwhelming. also, there is no one size fit all gaming mouse device based on the obvious attributes like shape, size, and weight etc. though Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum tries to cover most of the expectations of a pro gamer, it may still fail to fulfill the wishes of every gamer out there.
The overall ergonomic preference for gaming mice is subjective, though most of the manufacturers try to bridge the gap as much as they can, by tailoring their products to cater to different grip types. Let us look at the most popular grip types.
The most popular grip is the “palm grip”, then there is the “claw grip”, and to the extreme end is the “tip grip”.
Palm Grip: For a palm grip user, the hand entirely rests on the mouse. If you are someone who likes to ensure that your palm rests easy while using the mouse, you fall in this category.
Claw Grip: Claw grip is similar to the palm grip with minor changes to the plan and hand position. In this grip type, the index finger and middle fingers are arched backward to make a perpendicular angle for clicking.
Tip Grip: In this grip type, only two fingers and thumb touch the mouse, whereas, your hand doesn’t touch the surface.
The sensitivity of a mouse is measured in CPI (characters per inch) or DPI (Dots per inch). DPI can be anywhere from a few hundred to even in thousands. The higher the DPI, the faster the mouse moves on a screen
By now, you would already know that there are two types of mouse sensors, laser and optical. The laser sensor performs well on a reflective surface, whereas the optical one is more suited for rough use. Laser sensor delivers a more precise experience
If you want to further dig down into mice technology, you might want to check out Mice Technology
A gaming mouse is definitely good to have in your arsenal, while you go out to battle it out with other gamers. But, if you are expecting a significant performance boost, high scores etc, then you may be far from the truth.
Gaming mouse does have more power, more features and come with great features, but they may not make a lot of difference in your gameplay.
Many of the professional e-sports players have confirmed that it is more important to get used to your gaming gear, may it be your mouse, keyboard, headset or your computer power. Once you understand yourself and your strengths as a gamer better, you have more chances of achieving success
I have created this gigantic list of gaming mice, just to help out any gamer out there, with their purchase of best gaming mouse. I’ll keep the list updated regularly to include any new gaming mouse which is launched to ensure you always have the latest list to choose the right device based on your grip type, gaming genre and complements your personality.