Guide on buying new gaming mouse

Despite the fact that a gaming mouse is not so important if you don’t like to play games on your PC or laptop, it is a crucial peripheral than can enhance user’s performance. It also gives pleasure and comfort if you pick the right one. Before purchasing, customers must choose highlights they require from gaming mouse. Some gamers may look for wireless or wired mice, other will look for aluminium chassis with rubber surface. There are so many excellent brands on the market which offers great models but there are some features you need to test before you buy a mouse.

LIST OF MICE RELEASED THIS YEAR

Mouse, A-ZYearForm FactorConnectionButtonsSize, mmPrice
razer-naga-hex-v2-middle
Razer Naga Hex V2
2016Right-handedUSB14119 x 75 x 43$80
Logitech-G900-high
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
2016AmbidextrousWireless / USB11130 x 67 x 40$150
Logitech-G502-Proteus-Spectrum-optical-middle
Logitech G502
Proteus Spectrum
2016Right-handedUSB11132 x 75 x 40$70
Mad-Catz-RAT-1-optical-low
Mad Catz R.A.T. 1
2016AmbidextrousUSB6?$30
Mionix-NAOS-QG-laser-high
Mionix NAOS QG
2016Right-handedUSB7??-
SteelSeries-Rival-700-optical-high
SteelSeries Rival 700
2016Right-handedUSB7125 x 68 x 42$100

FEATURES TO CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY

Each gamer’s style is diverse, and picking the best mouse depends on several factors. You can read more about each in table below.

DPI

To some degree, higher DPI sensitivity is better. DPI alludes to dots per inch. Standard optical mice has a standard rate of 800 DPI, while the DPI settings on gaming mice can be as low as 100 or as high as 8,200 dots per inch. More on DPI >>>

Design

There are three main type of mouse grip. Palm grip, tip grip and claw grip. But, what this means? Does one mouse fits all or not? More on Grip Design >>>

Lift-off

Lift-off distance is a distance which your mouse will keep on working when lifted off the surface. Both optical and laser mice utilize some kind of light to track your development. At the point when lifted off of a surface, some of the time the sensor can in any case get a sign. This bring down your lift-off distance on low level if you want to re-position your mouse and have better control over it.

Polling Rate

If you searched for gaming peripherals recently, you probably noticed that among specifications of every mouse, there is a polling rate as an important factor of mouse performance and precision. But, what is polling rate really? More on Polling Rate >>>

Response time

Response time is a time that flows between mouse sending info to the PC and when firmware gives the cursor a response to act fast.

Sensor

Laser and optical sensors are more similar than most people think. No matter which mouse you choose to buy, be aware that both type of mice use same method to detect mouse movement. More on Laser or Optical >>>

Speed

If a mouse has increasing speed, it implies that if you want to move the mouse quicker, it will move your cursor the same way. For instance, if you move one inch in one second, the cursor will move five hundred pixels. With increasing speed, if you move a mouse two inches per second, the cursor may move seven hundred pixels. A few individuals like to speed up, others don’t like this feature.

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BEST MOUSE IN OUR OPINION

If you still can’t decide here is our all-time top 10 list.

Mouse, A-ZYearForm FactorConnectionButtonsSize, mmPrice
Logitech-G502-Proteus-Spectrum-optical-middle
Logitech G502
Proteus Spectrum
2016Right-handedUSB11132 x 75 x 40$70
SteelSeries-Rival-700-optical-high
SteelSeries Rival 700
2016Right-handedUSB7125 x 68 x 42$100
cooler-master-Sentinel-III-optical-high
Cooler Master Sentinel III
Specs
2015Right-handedUSB8135 x 83 x 40
Corsair-Scimitar-optical-high
Corsair Scimitar RGB
Specs
2015Right-handedUSB17 119 x 77 x 49$80
Mionix-CASTOR-optical-middle
Mionix CASTOR
Specs
2015Right-handedUSB6122 × 70 ×40$65
Razer-Mamba-2015-laser-high
Razer Mamba 2015
Specs
2015Right-handedWireless9128 x 70 x 43$90
Roccat-Nyth-laser-high
Roccat Nyth
Specs
2015Right-handedUSB18129 x 78 x 44$100
Razer-Imperator-New-Edition-2013-optical-middle-laser
Razer Imperator New Edition
Specs
2013Right-handedUSB7123 x 70 x 43$55
Mad-Catz-RAT-9-laser-high
Mad Catz R.A.T. 9
Specs | Review
2011Right-handedWireless8custom$125