The best computer mouse for gaming

Games have become one of the major sources of entertainment in the last few years. We have seen the trend of gaming laptops but in spite of having a powerful laptop you can’t play the games with the touchpad, you need a good gaming mouse to play modern games. If you are PC gamer spending long gaming sessions comfortably seated in the best gaming chair, then you can’t use a cheap mouse with a $2000 PC right? Therefore we have selected the top 5 gaming mice which you can buy in 2018. For this guide, we tested the gaming mice from the companies like Asus, Logitech, Razer, Corsair and some other famous companies to only suggest the best gaming mice to you guys. Without any further delay let’s get started.

Top 5 Gaming Mouse in 2018

Logitech G502 Proteus

When it comes to gaming mice, Logitech is one of the best players in the field and it is known for its awesome gaming products. Logitech G502 is a great gaming mouse and even its predecessor is considered a great gaming mouse even in 2018. Logitech G502 take the best of its predecessor Logitech g402 and add some of its awesomeness to be one of the best gaming mice in the market. The overall build quality is awesome, Logitech is known for its awesome build quality so there are no issues in the overall build. The mouse is durable and you can use it for years. The mouse has some texture on the thumb rest for better stability. There are 11 programmable buttons which you set according to your desire.

Logitech G502 also comes with Logitech Gaming software which you can use to increase your productivity. You cans tore up to three profiles in the mouse and an unlimited number of profiles on your computer. Logitech gaming software is one of the best gaming software available in the market and it comes with awesome features like the ability to scan the computer to determine which games are installed and it automatically creates the profiles. All profiles are customizable and the software automatically switches to the relevant profile for the game as soon as the game launches.

You can also adjust the DPI range. It ranges from 200 DPI to 12000 DPI and in our tests Logitech G502 performed exceptionally well. We were able to get 12000 DPI but it was too sensitive for us to use and we don’t think you will need that much DPI for any game but it is good to have such high option available. Another important feature of Logitech G502 is its surface-testing capability where it will work on any surface. We tried the mouse on a bed sheet to the office desk with plan surface and a surface with some texture. Logitech G502 worked flawlessly on all surfaces.

If you are a hardcore gamer then you will be glad to know that Logitech G502 comes with an adjustable weight system. It has the magnetic door under the mouse where you can add up to 5 3.6 gram weights. However, if you are not into adding weight to the mouse, you can simply put the weights aside and use the mouse without any issue. For performance tests, we used Logitech G502 for FPS, Real-time strategy, MMO games and in each game we found Logitech G502 to be responsive.

Specifications

  • DPI: 200 -12000 DPI
  • Weight 164 g (Adjustable)
  • Connection: Wired
  • RGB Lighting

SteelSeries Rival 600

SteelSeries is a well-known name in the gaming world and the company is so popular that the top brands like MSI use the SteelSeries keyboards in their laptops. The company is also known for its awesome gaming mice and SteelSeries Rival 600 is no exception. SteelSeries Rival 600 is la ittle different from its predecessor Rival 500 and now it has a more slim profile. Rival 500 was a beast with more than 15 buttons and switches but SteelSeries Rival 600 have 3 buttons addition to regular 2 left/right click buttons.

The overall Build quality of SteelSeries Rival 600 is solid. The mouse has a soft-touch finish on the top which gives premium look to the mouse. The side of the mouse also has extremely soft pieces of rubber which ensure the comfortable grip but it can also cause sweat if you don’t good air conditioning in the room. It also depends on the personal preference so if you don’t like the rubber finish then you can check the other mice in our list.

SteelSeries Rival 600 also comes with adjustable weight option and you can add up to 32g weight in total on the side of the mouse. The mouse also comes with True RGB Spectrum lighting with 8 lighting zones. You can pick the color of your own choice for this mouse and this is the feature which was missing in SteelSeries mice and we are happy that the quality of RGB is on the level of other top-level gaming mice like Razer and Logitech.

In our tests, the performance of SteelSeries Rival 600 was top notch. We played the popular modern game and in each case the overall performance was good. Thanks to the TrueMove 3 Sensor and secondary sensor, the mouse was able to perform well. It offers the maximum sensitivity of 12000 Counts per inch (CPI) and a maximum speed of 350+ IPS. In our tests, we noticed that the performance of SteelSeries Rival 600 was much better in both FPS and RTS games as compared to other games we played with this mouse. Overall, it is a great mouse and it will give you much better performance than other mid-range gaming mice in the market right now.

Specifications

  • CPI: 100-12000 CPI
  • Weight 128g (Customizable)
  • Connection: Detachable Wire (Soft Rubber)
  • RGB Lighting (8th Zones)

Razer Naga Trinity

Razer is considered one of the best player in the gaming industry and it is known for its innovative products. Razer Naga Trinity is Razer’s attempt to bring the revolution to the gaming world with the innovative design of Razer Naga Trinity. It is one of the best gaming mice in the market right now.

The major problem with the gaming mice these days is their load of buttons but this isn’t the case with the Razer Naga Trinity, thanks to its side plate mechanism. It comes with three side plates where you can put 12-button layout for the games that need more buttons, or you can switch to the 7-button layout for the MOBA games or if you are FPS gamer then you can switch to the traditional 2-button layout. The Build Quality of Razer Naga Trinity is up to the mark and it is durable but it isn’t small. If you like the mouse with the small profile then Razer Naga Trinity isn’t for you.

Razer Naga Trinity comes with Razer Synapse 3 software which you can use to reprogram the buttons and create a profile for the games. You will also be able to adjust the RGB lighting of the mouse with the software. The best thing about the Razer Synapse 3 software is that it can instantly recognize the panel you attach to the mouse. You can also program macros for the MMOs.

To check the performance of this mouse, we tested it with the famous games like World of Warcraft and other modern games. In our tests, Razer Naga Trinity performed exceptionally well. Razer Naga Trinity uses the 5g optical sensor which offers the maximum sensitivity of 16000 Counts per inch (CPI) which means you will get the top notch performance without any issue.

There is only one issue which we had with the Razer Naga Trinity is its side panels. The buttons on these panels are mechanical and sometimes they failed to register the button presses due to their stiffness. This issue wasn’t long lasting as later we started pressing the buttons a little harder but you will need some time to get used to it. Overall, Razer Naga Trinity offers great performance thanks to its 5G mouse sensor.

Specifications

  • CPI: 100-16000 CPI
  • Weight 120g
  • Connection: Wired
  • RGB Lighting – Razer Chroma

SteelSeries Sensei 310

SteelSeries Sensei 310 is one of the most underrated gaming mice in the market right now and we selected this mouse in our list because it offers great performance for the very nominal price.

Speaking of Design, SteelSeries Sensei 310 feature a sleek design which is preferred by many people. The surface of SteelSeries Sensei 310 features the sandy matte coating which ensures the strong grip on the mouse. The side of the mouse features the silicone padding which ensures that you have comfortable hold of the mouse. Overall, the build quality is good and it doesn’t feel cheap even with its 90 grams weight. SteelSeries Sensei 310 is also the best gaming mouse for left-handed people.

There are 8 programmable buttons on the mouse where you will only use the 6 of them but still, it depends on your personal preference. SteelSeries Sensei 310 come with SteelSeries Engine 3 Software which offers loads of features to control your mouse. With the mouse, you can control the RGB lighting, reprogram the buttons, create gaming profiles, adjust the DPI and control some other functions. The only downside of this mouse is that you only get two DPI settings. For some people, it could be a deal breaker but it depends on your personal preference.

The RGB Lighting of SteelSeries Sensei 310 is up to the mark and you can totally customize the lighting using the software. There is also an option to sync the SteelSeries Sensei 310 with other SteelSeries gaming products you use and all SteelSeries products will show the same RGB.

To check the performance of SteelSeries Sensei 310 we played the modern games like Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, God of War and Fortnite and in our tests, SteelSeries Sensei 310 was accurate and responsive. In our tests, we didn’t notice any issues and we think that this mouse can handle almost all type of games without a problem. SteelSeries Sensei 310 is an awesome mouse and it is much cheaper than other gaming mice. If you are lefty then this mouse is perfect for you and the only downside for the pro gamers could be the absence of adjusting weight mechanism, so if you want the adjustable weight mechanism, check the other mice in this list.

Specifications

  • CPI: 100-12000 CPI
  • Weight 90g
  • Connection: Wired
  • RGB Lighting – 2 RGB Zones

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

In our list, we included the wired mice and we thought that we should also add the wireless gaming mouse as well. We did our research and found the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum mouse which is the best wireless gaming mouse available in the market.

Wireless mice are usually not preferred by gamers as they don’t last long in extensive gaming sessions but Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum can last for 24-32 hours with only 2 hours of charge and it can withstand 800 charges before it starts to degrade.

Overall, build quality of Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum are up to the mark just like other Logitech products and it doesn’t feel cheap. Its overall footprint is smaller and it is also of the lightweight gaming mice available in the market.

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum comes with 5 to 9 buttons, depending on how you configure it. There is an option to swap out the thumb buttons on the side of the mouse. Aside from the side buttons, you have the two left/right buttons, scroll wheel, and two dots-per-inch sensitivity buttons which you can reprogram if you don’t want to use the DPI buttons.

There are three ways to connect the mouse with the computer, you can use the wired mode where you can connect the mouse with the computer using the wire. The other two options are to use the wireless dongles for the connectivity. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum also comes with the Logitech Gaming software where you can reprogram the buttons, set up the game profiles and also shows the battery percentage of the mouse. You can also perform the other actions like shifting the DPI and Customizing the RGB lighting.

To check the performance we played the modern games titles and in our tests, Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum performed well. During the gaming sessions, the performance was smooth and clicks were accurate. We found Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum the perfect fit for the RTS and MOBA games. Overall, Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is perfect wireless gaming mouse and if you are looking for the best then Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is for you.

Specifications

  • DPI: 100-12000 DPI
  • Weight: 107g
  • Connection: Wired/wireless
  • RGB Lighting
  • Battery Life: 32 hours (24 hours with RGB)

Conclusion

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