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It wouldn’t make sense to use a $5 mouse or keyboard with a $2,000 PC, right?

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With that out of the way, this gave way to a lot of manufacturers like Asus, Logitech, Razer, Corsair, and a couple of other companies to step up their game and bring forth some of the best gaming peripherals in the market.

Considering how today, we will be discussing the best gaming mouse 2017, you should know that while the “gaming” and your standard mouse work on a similar fashion, and mechanism, gaming mice are better because they offer you to switch between different DPIs and extra programmable buttons. Imagine playing a Roleplaying game and having all your spells assigned to the buttons on your mouse along with the primary attacks.

Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Well, it has happened.

Best Gaming Mouse 2017 [Comparison Tables]

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Now that we have everything out of the way, let’s take a look at the topic of discussion we have on our hands, today, we will be looking at the best gaming mice that are available in the market for the consumer to buy.

In case you are wondering why this list is being made, well that’s because the market is saturated right now, and every other company is releasing a gaming peripheral including keyboards, headsets, and mice. While it may seem like a walk in the park for hardcore consumers, for people who don’t have a lot of knowledge about these gaming peripherals, things can somewhat difficult.

In order to make sure that doesn’t happen, we have come up with a list of best gaming mice that you can buy in the market. In order to keep things fair and stable, we have included both wirelesses as well as wired gaming mice to make sure that all the readers are thoroughly satisfied.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the best gaming mice.

 

1. Steel Series Rival 700 – The only mouse which Vibrates

The first gaming mouse on our list is the Steel Series Rival 700, This is certainly the only mouse that vibrates. It has a vivid OLED display; the illumination prism brought to you by its RGB backlighting is not comparable to any other. It comes with dpi settings that are adjustable with the optical sensor maxing 16000 dpi and the laser sensor 8000 dpi. It does not matter anymore whether you are playing FPS, MMO or RPG, you have it all catered for in the Rival 700. The fact that it is quite unsuitable for left hand users does not make it any less attractive. It is still a top pick approved by most e-sport gamers.

SteelSeries: a legend in the hardware world. Its reputation is only trumped by its own new products supplanting itself on the way to the top of the peripheral hill. The company is neither the huge production foundries of Logitech, churning out hundreds of thousands of products each year, nor the niche-audience-slaying design houses of Mionix or BenQ Zowie, but a happy mix of the two. And that balance speaks volumes. With a legacy encompassing products such as the Sensei ambidextrous gaming mouse, the HV3 lineup of headphones, and even the first ever Rival, SteelSeries has definitely cemented its place in our hearts when it comes to those additional little input methods we use on our prized systems.

That said, mouse development seems to have come to a grinding halt, certainly as far as innovation is concerned. With high-dpi optical sensors now perfected, RGB lighting mastered, and a plethora of mice in a variety of shapes, sizes, and button complements, it’s hard to imagine where the pointy rodent will go next. Well, that’s what we thought, until two mice in particular caught our attention in the last 12 months: Mionix’s vital-statistics- tracking Naos QG, and SteelSeries’s extravagant flagship, the Rival 700. We didn’t manage to get the latter into the mag at the time—not for lack of trying, mind you. We initially had our hands on a sample in the office way back in April 2016, when we thought it was absolutely fantastic. However, due to SteelSeries’s concerns with the braided cables being too “grippy,” the company (frustratingly) delayed the release, and took the mouse back to the drawing board for another four months, to redesign the cable—yep, SteelSeries is that serious.

So, here we are at last, with the mythical beast sitting in front of us. The SteelSeries Rival 700. We rarely speak about the unboxing experience in our reviews, but with the Rival, it’s something else. You get a small rectangular box, split diagonally. Opening it up on its hinge reveals nothing more than the mouse itself and a small cardboard box. You’d be forgiven at this point for thinking that the Rival 700 is a wireless mouse—it’s only when you dig a little deeper that you begin to understand what’s going on. In short, the choice of cable rests with the consumer. You get one six-foot braided cable, one six-foot plastic-coated cable, plus a plastic-coated three-foot cable. On top of that, you can also swap out the cover on the rear belly of the mouse to either a glossy black or an anti-sweat soft-touch variant instead ($15 for the pack).

And then, of course, there’s the sensor. By default, the Rival 700 comes with an optical PixArt 3360, pumping out a whopping 16,000 dpi if needed, with zero hardware acceleration. However, if optical is simply not your jam, you can grab yourself the PixArt 9800 laser module instead for $25. Simply unscrew the four Phillips-head screws underneath, place your new sensor inside, and wham-bam- thank-you-ma’am, you’re all set.

Customization aside, there’s a few little extras that really make the Rival 700 stand out. You can’t quite seen the OLED screen in the above shot, but it enables you to slap any number of small GIFs or images on the side of the mouse, alongside in-game notifications—not particularly useful, granted, as you should be looking at the screen. But what’s most impressive is the inclusion of rumble feedback—you can assign tactile feedback to any of the seven buttons, in a variety of ways. Although not hugely useful for the two main buttons, having a tactile response from whichever button you press helps train your brain to use buttons that you would otherwise get confused about, making it one neat and surprisingly useful addition. The vibrations themselves are exceedingly precise, and don’t cause any jitter in your mouse positioning. We bound this feature to one of our focus buttons in Sniper Elite V3, and had no trouble picking off targets at our usual rate.

Pros
  • Industry standard RGB lighting
  • Innovative modular design
  • A gimmicky OLED screen that is still a welcome design change
  • Programmable tactile alerts notifying players of in-game events
  • Customize the mouse as per your own needs
Cons
  • No left-handed or ambidextrous option available
  • The price might be a lot for some
  • Though useful, modules are a bit expensive 

2. Asus ROG Spatha – Best MMO Gaming Mouse

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Asus took everyone by surprise when they announced their flagship gaming mouse known as the Spatha, if you think the name sounds aggressive, take a look at the mouse itself.

The Spatha, of course, belongs to Asus’ top of the line Republic of Gamers line up, so you should know that you’d be getting a massive gaming mouse that would be filled with feature of all sorts, additional buttons, RGB effects that even sync up to your other ROG branded products such as motherboards, graphic cards, and even the keyboard by Asus.

Now before we start discussing the in-depth details, you should know that Spatha is more than just a gaming mouse, from the construction standpoint, it actually is a marvel, and while Asus’ choice of using magnesium alloy instead of the traditional materials that are used in the gaming mouse. This mouse can be considered quite heavy as opposed to the competition it has, and the price is something only for the hardcore gamers.

With said, if you are wondering about the technical details, you should know that the ROG Spatha comes with an awful lot of programmable buttons, and that’s not all, you also get a charging bad that looks stylish as hell. Now at this point, you may have guessed that the mouse is wireless, well, here’s a catch, you can use it wirelessly without any input lag, and you can use it with the wire as well. You get the RGB lights, and pretty much every other feature you’d expect from a flagship mouse. The mouse comes with 12 programmable buttons that can be programmed as per your needs using the Asus Armoury software, you also get 8,200 max DPI, amazing ergonomics and comfort for long gaming sessions, the main buttons use Omron switches that are rated for a really high click cycle, and even if they wear out, you can always replace them.

We won’t be saying that the ROG Spatha is the perfect gaming mouse, it does have some flaws like the buttons on the side feeling a bit too flimsy, but that doesn’t mean that it’s any less capable. So, without further ado, let’s go ahead and read some of the pros and cons of this mouse.

Pros
  • Beautiful, solid design that is suited for gamers.
  • A lot of customizability, and ease of use.
  • RGB lighting that looks stunning across the board.
  • One of the most comfortable mice to use.

Loaded with features hardware and software wise.

Cons
  • One of the highest priced gaming mice in the market.
  • The side buttons feel mushy, and stiff to press.
  • Can be a bit too heavy, and huge for users with small hands.

3. Razer Ouroboros – Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

Razer Ouroboros gaming mouseHere is another best gaming mouse from the best peripheral company Razer. Some of you guys might be aware of the company for manufacturing high quality tech products. Razer ouroboros is one of those. A clear from its name, the gaming mouse is designed for both left and right hands. Not just the design, this ambidextrous gaming mouse has more to offer. let’s have a look.

Razer ouroboros comes with 11 programmable buttons that includes 2 buttons for dpi adjustment, a scroll that you can click, 2 thumb buttons on both sides, right and left buttons and a switch at the bottom that can be used to activate or deactivate the thumb buttons.

Razer ouroboros gaming mouse comes with 8,200 max DPI and a dual-sensor-system that can work perfectly on all surfaces. Moreover, it also comes with a 1,000Hz which make it more accurate. The device is compatable with USB 2.0. However you can use it continuously for 12 hours after it’s fully charged with great performance.

However, there are also some of the let downs for this best gaming mouse too. The mouse might be complicated to use for some you and also it’s a bit expensive.

Overall, it’s the best ambidextrous gaming mouse gaming mouse available in the market. If you’re not used to it, it might be dificult for you to use it at the beginning but as soon as you get used to it, i think there isn’t any best gaming mouse than Razer ouroboros with amazing performance.

Pros
  • Good performance.
  • The sensor works perfectly on all surfaces.
  • Thumb buttons can be activated and deactivated.

Long battery life for long game plays.

Cons
  •  Comes with a complex design.

4. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum – Best Wireless Mouse for Gaming

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse reviewsHere comes another best gaming mouse all the way from Logitech. Most of the people aren’t satisfied with wireless mice. But Logitech G900 chaos spectrum isn’t one of them. It’s the best mouse with great performance and design. you won’t find any lag in the mouse. Not just G900 chaos spectrum, the company also has great reputation for there other products too. There product and extremely reliable and useful.

Let’s get into the Logitech G900 chaos spectrum review. 

Speaking of its design, It’s one of the supremely comfortable gaming mice with attractive design and thin body. G900 chaos spectrum is 5.12 x 2.64 x 1.57 inches in dimensions and weighs almost 0.2 pounds. The device comes with 9 programmable buttons that has comfortable clicks. In short, i must say, i has the best design than many other gaming mice with great wireless features.

Speaking of its feature and specs, no doubt there are many wireless gaming mice out there in the market. But G900 chaos spectrum beats them its perfect specs and wireless features. G900 chaos spectrum is the only best gaming mouse that i found with flawless wireless features. It also works perfectly where Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are crowded. Its not like you can use the device only wireless mode, G900 chaos spectrum also allows you use the wired mode and also works perfectly this way.

The LED system is almost identical to Razer Chroma’s having the same LED strips and different color options(16.8 million). However, the device can only be charged with USB cable and it almost take 2 hours to charge and you use it continuously for 32 hours. Moreover, the device has the DPI ranging from 200 to 12,000 which is a huge range.

However, the MMO users might wish for more buttons in the gaming mouse and there isn’t any charging dock in the mouse. Means Logitech G900 chaos spectrum is limited to few audience.
Overall Logitech G900 chaos spectrum is the best gaming mouse with awesome wireless performance and ambidextrous design. Comes with more LED color options and long battery life in wireless mode. As i mentioned before, the device comes with huge range DPI. In short, it’s the best wireless gaming mouse for people who want to enjoy gaming wireless mode without any lag.

Pros
  • Beautiful Spectrum RGB lighting.
  • Amazing Logitech Gaming suite that is elegant and easy to use.
  • Customizable, and fully programmable buttons.
  • Best in class performance thanks to the brilliant switches and sensor.

Amazing ambidextrous design for every grip style.

Cons
  • Somewhat pricey for the budget oriented users.
  • The design may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
  • Doesn’t come with a charging dock.

5. Corsair M65 Pro RGB – Best for FPS Games (12000 Max DPI)

Corsair M65 Pro RGB gaming mouse reviewsAll of the above gaming mice that i presented to you were a bit expensive. Now here comes Corsair Sabre RGB, the best gaming mouse from the same company who manufactured M65 pro RGB. Sabre RGB isn’t one of the expensive gaming mice and also offers good design, features and specs in good price. So, before you buy this mouse, let me give you a detailed Corsair Sabre RGB review.

Corsair Sabre RGB is has great decorative design with the whole body made of high quality plastic. The mouse measures 1.49x 3.15 x 4.88 inches that makes it wider than many gaming mice in the market. The mouse completed with 8 programmable buttons which is a good number in this price.

Corsair Sabre RGB weighs 99.2 grams that makes it a pretty light gaming mouse. The mouse features a Sabre RGB logo on it with LED lights. You can choose your favorite LED color from huge number of colors that suits your style.

Moreover, The device has 200 to 10,000dpi range and that’s a huge number and so far as i know there isn’t any great difference between 10,000dpi and 16,000dpi. However, the mouse has smooth performance in FPS games and is designed for FPS gaming enthusiasts.

Aside from that, the width of Corsair Sabre RGB might be uncomfortable for some of you and the mouse is designed only for right hand use.

Overall, Corsair Sabre RGB is the best gaming mouse with good design, high DPI range , more color options and some other good features are also included that makes Sabre RGB one of our top best gaming mice. The mouse is also inexpensive. I think what the mouse is offering within this price is more than alot.

Pros
  • 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.
Cons
  • The design may not please everyone.

6. Logitech G502 – Highest Native DPI Mouse

Logitech G502 reivewWe have another gaming mouse from Logitech, and this time, it’s the G502 Proteus Spectrum; to be fairly honest, it’s one of few mice by Logitech that helped the company establish itself.

If you are wondering, the Proteus Spectrum is just an updated version of the bestselling Logitech Proteus Core, the only difference is the inclusion of Spectrum lighting; Logitech’s version of RGB lighting. Where the G900 Chaos Spectrum is built for the enthusiasts who like to fire on all fours, the Proteus Spectrum is aimed at users who don’t want to spend an awful lot of money but still get the best of both worlds.

The Proteus Spectrum comes at a modest price, but for a modest price, you get a lot of features including DPI as high as 12,000 DPI

Speaking of the technical stuff, 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 everyone is using it in their peripherals, be it a mouse, a keyboard, or a headset.

If we are to tell you about just how good the Proteus Spectrum is, there would be a lot of things to tell; for starters, the mouse costs half of what some of the flagship mice cost, apart from that, the mouse has an excellent value for money, 11 buttons that can be programmed however you want them to be, a comfortable design that doesn’t shy away from being stylish, and excellent tracking and response. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the pros and the cons.

Pros
  • Excellent tracking and sensitivity
  • DPI options ranging from 200 to 12,000 DPI
  • 11 programmable buttons give you the freedom of customizing
  • Gorgeous looking design that is practical as well
  • Brilliant price to performance ratio
Cons
  • The mouse is not built for left-handed use

7. Razer DeathAdder Chroma – Best Budget Mouse

Razer DeathAdder ChromaHere comes the last best gaming mouse in our list from Razer, the Deathadder Chroma. As you know from the tiltle Chroma Deathadder is the best budget friendly gaming mouse in our list. It isn’t that cheap as Corsair sabre Rgb that i reviewed before. However, let’s just not waste time on extra thing and get into the Razer Deathadder Chroma Review.

Razer Deathadder Chroma gaming mouse has the same 10,000dpi sensor as the previous gaming mouse in our list. The device comes with 1,000Hz polling rate that makes it more accurate and smooth in performance. Moreover, the mouse has 5 buttons and that is the lowest number of gaming button in our best gaming mouse list. Aside from that the mouse comes with a software. As the mouse itself is good in performance but it’s software is slow.

Speaking of its design, if you’re worried about the slipping of the mouse from hand then you you don’t have to, because Razer Deathadder Chroma comes with grippy rubber that is is attached to its sides for perfect grip. The body is built from a hard plastic and is 5 x 2.76 x 1.73 inches in size. at the back of the gaming mouse there’s Deathadder Chroma logo that has LED light.

However the Deathadder Chroma drivers are frustrating and just unlike other gaming mice in our list, there isn’t anything special about this gaming mouse.

Aside from that, the mouse offers good features specs and design in good price. Within this price there are few gaming mice that offers this huge DPI range, Deathadder Chroma is one of those. Comes with good built quality. In short, a great piece from Razer for gaming enthusiasts who are in search of a best budget gaming mouse.

Pros
  • Tried and true design.
  • Beautiful Chroma lighting and effects.
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 is still one of the best software suites.
  • Quality construction.
  • Customizable buttons.
Cons
  • Little to no innovation in terms of design.

8. Corsair Scimitar RGB – Most Programmable Buttons

Corsair Scimitar RGBIf you have been acquainted with PC gaming for a while now, you can’t have missed the powerful presence that Corsair has in the sector. It is one of the best gaming mouse brands, and it is famed for manufacturing dedicated computer gaming accompaniments will not skip out of the race for making some of the best gaming mice out there, and the Scimitar RGB lives up to the expectations that a seasoned gamer may have from it at a pretty reasonable price. This particular mouse comes with some pretty amazing features, but one of the standouts amidst these is the 8mm key slide mechanisms that allow users the ultimate customization and comfort. The Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR RGB gaming mouse boasts of 12 fully programmable macro buttons on the side along with full RGB customization across four different zones and complete CUE support.

Pros
  • The Pixart sensor offers brilliant tracking.
  • 17 fully programmable buttons are a treat for MMO/MOBA gamers.
  • 4 zone RGB lighting can be linked with other Corsair peripherals.
  • Top of the line build quality.
Cons
  • The mouse can be hefty for some users.
  • The thumb buttons are not ideal for those who don’t want to use them.

9. Razer Naga Hex V2 – Another mouse for MOBA Games

Razer Naga Hex V2Naga Hex v2 is another mouse that i added into our list. It’s th best gaming mouse i found in the market for MOBA games likes DOTA 2 and legends. The gaming mouse comes interesting features and specs that are added into this mouse specially for MOBA games and you can see it’s attractive design in the picture yourself. Let’s get into Razer Naga Hex V2 Review. shou we?

The first thing i am going to talk about is its appealing design. Naha Hex V2 comes with a bulky design along with 12 buttons which includes 7 programmable thumb buttons wheel, a clickable scroll and two buttons at the top for outermost fingers. Moreover, Razer Naga Hex V2 comes with LED lights that adds more beauty to the device.

Speaking of its features and specs, Naha Hex V2 comes with 16,000dpi which is a a huge range. You can change the DPI between 200-16,000 range. isn’t it a huge number? The colorful back-lighting with more color options makes Naga Hex V2 more appealing to the audience. Moreover, it comes with a software known as Razer 2.0 software that user can use to control everything. Aside from DPI and Naga Hex buttons, the mouse doesn’t have anything special. However, the gaming mouse beats many MOBA gaming mice out there in the market.

Aside from that, if you have narrow hands the mouse might not be comfortable for you and you need to synapse account for the mouse which are the two let downs for the mouse.

Overall, the gaming mouse has high DPI sensor, great performance and design. Specially designed MOBA games as i mentioned before. You can manage everything by a software. Comes with more keys and back-lighting system along with more color options. In short, if you’re looking for best gaming mouse for MOBA games, there isn’t any good choice than Razer Naga Hex V2.

Pros
  • Highly sensitive optical sensor delivering an impressive 16,000 DPI
  • Fully customizable buttons
  • Excellent Razer Synapse 2.0 software suite
  • Solid construction across the board
  • The thumb grid buttons use specialized mechanical switches
  • Razer Chroma lighting is as good as ever
Cons
  • The design may seem like an odd choice for some users
  • The mouse doesn’t come in ambidextrous design

10. Corsair Sabre RGB – Budget FPS Gaming Mouse

Corsair Sabre RGBAll of the above gaming mice that i presented to you were a bit expensive. Now here comes Corsair Sabre RGB, the best gaming mouse from the same company who manufactured M65 pro RGB. Sabre RGB isn’t one of the expensive gaming mice and also offers good design, features and specs in good price. So, before you buy this mouse, let me give you a detailed Corsair Sabre RGB review.

Corsair Sabre RGB is has great decorative design with the whole body made of high quality plastic. The mouse measures 1.49x 3.15 x 4.88 inches that makes it wider than many gaming mice in the market. The mouse completed with 8 programmable buttons which is a good number in this price.

Corsair Sabre RGB weighs 99.2 grams that makes it a pretty light gaming mouse. The mouse features a Sabre RGB logo on it with LED lights. You can choose your favorite LED color from huge number of colors that suits your style.

Moreover, The device has 200 to 10,000dpi range and that’s a huge number and so far as i know there isn’t any great difference between 10,000dpi and 16,000dpi. However, the mouse has smooth performance in FPS games and is designed for FPS gaming enthusiasts.

Aside from that, the width of Corsair Sabre RGB might be uncomfortable for some of you and the mouse is designed only for right hand use.

Overall, Corsair Sabre RGB is the best gaming mouse with good design, high DPI range , more color options and some other good features are also included that makes Sabre RGB one of our top best gaming mice. The mouse is also inexpensive. I think what the mouse is offering within this price is more than alot.

Pros
  • The excellent sensor offers top of the line DPI, and easy to use gliding.
  • Programmable buttons let you customize the mouse according to your own preference using CUE.
  • RGB lighting that can also be adjusted through the CUE (Corsair utility engine)
  • Competitive pricing gives the Sabre RGB an excellent price to performance ratio.

 

Cons
  • The design maybe awkward for some users to hold.
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