Multiple choices for all budgets and tastes of Wired and Wireless Gamer Mouses so you don't lose any DPI on your games
Finding the right gaming mice amidst all the available options can be a struggle. There are many factors to consider, such as how it looks, how it feels in your hand, the selection and arrangement of the buttons, the quality of your sensor, and whether you want a wireless or wired mouse. These details, however small they may seem, can have a big impact on your experience. On the other hand, sometimes gamer mice have features that are overdone and don't work as well as advertised.
If you're looking for a wireless gaming mouse, you'll want the best your budget will allow. Let's make this decision easier for you. The best wireless gaming mouse is the G502 Lightspeed from Logitech. It's the most complete choice if you want comfort, a long battery life, and the best selection and arrangement of buttons. The model's design accommodates a variety of grip styles, and Logitech's add-on software is unobtrusive and easy to use. It also has rock-solid wireless connectivity, so you don't have to deal with a wire tangled up during your game.
Now, if what you are looking for is the best wired gaming mouse, then the best option is the Razer DeathAdder V2. It's unbeatable in the ergonomics department, with a design that feels like a natural extension of your hand. And although this model has a very simple layout and selection of buttons, it's all at your fingertips and responsive.
- The Best Wireless Gamer Mouses
- The Best Wired Gamer Mouses
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The Best Wireless Gamer Mouses
But our list will show you some of the newer models that you're likely to find on store shelves, rather than older models that might be harder to stock, even if they're still worth your money.
Logitech G502 Lightspeed
It's a great gaming mouse for demanding gamers who don't want to worry about anything – or for casual users who just want a good, quality mouse. It's comfortable and feature-packed, and while it's wireless, it has fast, accurate performance that doesn't feel at a disadvantage compared to wired mice.
Of course, because it's the best, it's not the cheapest. But if you ever had the idea of making an investment in a next-generation wireless mouse, the G502 Lightspeed has the best gaming mouse, general purpose and gaming mouse features from Logitech all rolled into one. The main buttons provide satisfying feedback when you tap them and, unlike some other popular models, they click easily no matter how you hold them.
This mouse also has a quick fire button, a feature taken from other Logitech models for gaming and consumer-focused gaming mice. By default, scrolling descends a single web page at each step, which is how you expect the scroll wheel to work. Touching the button activates the mechanism that holds the wheel, allowing it to freely navigate to the end of a long page. It's a small feature, but it gives the mouse more versatility in certain situations, like the ability to quickly scroll through your inventory during a game.
Another nice feature is that you can add 16 grams of weight to the mouse to give it more resistance. The weight of gamer mice depends on personal preference and this can vary from game to game. This mouse is among the few modern wireless devices that offer the flexibility to change weight.
The fact that the G502 Lightspeed is wireless makes it so much easier to take it with you wherever you go. But if you just can't pay the price for it, I suggest you take a look at the Logitech G502 Hero, which is the wired version of this mouse. It has almost all the features you'll find on the wireless model – except, you know, the ability to be wireless.
- High performance design
- Fully customizable LIGHTSPEED and LIGHTSYNC RGB wireless technology
- 25K Hero Sensor with maximum tracking of 25.600 DPI
- 11 programmable buttons and hyper-fast scroll wheel
- Adjustable weight system
- 25K HERO Sensor – The state-of-the-art HERO sensor provides precision tracking up to 25.600 DPI with zero acceleration, filtering or smoothing.
- 11 programmable buttons – 11 programmable buttons and hyper-fast dual-mode scroll wheel provide fully customizable control for your game.
- Adjustable Weights – Adjust up to five 3,6g weights for custom weight and balance setting.
- LIGHTSYNC Technology – Logitech G LIGHTSYNC technology provides fully customizable RGB lighting that can also be synced to your game.* *Requires Logitech GHUB Software, available at logitechG.com/downloads.
- Mechanical Switch Button Tension – A spring tension system and hinged metal hinges form part of the left and right buttons with a clean, smooth click and quick response.
Roccat Kone Pro Air
One of Roccat's top-of-the-line gaming mice, the Kone Pro Air, is more pleasing to the eye than our favorite choice, and a little easier to pocket too. It's a simpler mouse than the Lightspeed G502, with fewer buttons and overall features. But if all you want is the basics done right, this is a comfortable and hassle-free option.
Notably, it has dual wireless connectivity with support for Bluetooth and 2,4GHz. With a switch at the bottom you can toggle between the two modes, and next to it there's a profile switch button (which you can program using the software from Roccat) and a slot for storing the USB connector. The mouse supports USB-C charging and includes a twisted cable.
The Kone Pro Air has a low bow and thick, easy-to-reach thumb buttons. You may not fully match the feel of this mouse if your taste strays from the adjacent ergonomic designs, but it's comfortable to use with a variety of grip styles. Helping with that comfort in all styles of play are the main mouse buttons, which cover almost half of the top of the mouse.
The G502 Lightspeed's scroll wheel is hard to beat, but the Roccat model comes close – at least in terms of feel. It's an aluminum scroll wheel that offers a good grip and every step it rolls is very tactile. Its Rapid Charge feature via USB-C also lives up to the company's claim that the mouse can charge for just 10 minutes and work well for a few hours. Roccat also sells a corded version of this mouse called Kone Pro, with the same features if you want a more economical version of the gamer mice on the list.
Dark Core RGB Pro SE
Corsair's Dark Core RGB Pro SE is a good choice if you want a lot of features. It offers USB-C charging and supports Qi wireless charging. This mouse can toggle between 2,4GHz wireless mode via its included USB dongle or Bluetooth. Sure, you'll get better results using the dongle, but it's great to have options. The battery, while decent, isn't as durable as the G502 Lightspeed or the Kone Pro Air.
Some smaller but equally welcome features come in the form of a removable magnetic cover that fits on your right side and can be removed so you can comfortably rest your ring or little finger. If you like a more customizable design this might be a nice feature.
- Ultra-fast 1ms 2GHz low-latency Bluetooth wireless technology
- Charge wirelessly with the CORSAIR MM1000 or any other Qi wireless charging stand
- Native 16000 DPI optical sensor, custom for gaming, with 1 DPI increments of resolution for high-precision performance
- The contoured shape and two interchangeable side grips included provide a custom fit
- Built-in storage with macro playback to take your game profiles with you
- Stay focused on the game longer thanks to the comfortable ergonomic shape that fits naturally in your hand.
- The three interchangeable thumb holders, included, provide a snug fit in your hand.
- Equipped with a custom 18.000 DPI native optical sensor with 1 DPI resolution steps and designed for gaming, you can achieve reliable, high-precision performance.
- High-performance Omron keys designed for over 50 million clicks ensure long-term durability for many years of gaming.
- Built-in storage to take your lighting profiles, macros and DPI settings with you wherever you go, without the need for additional drivers or software.
SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless
At just 66 grams, the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless weighs significantly less than our best options. That's a big plus, as is its USB-C charging, which is still a rarity among other popular Razer and Logitech models. It can work in a 2,4GHz wireless mode with its included USB-C dongle, or using Bluetooth, and has an IP54 rating to protect it from some water and dust.
However, it's not as ergonomic as the other gaming mice on the list. While this might not be a big issue for people who simply use it to play games, it's not particularly comfortable to use as an all-day device. In addition, Aerox 3 Wireless goes into standby mode and loses connection with your PC to conserve power if you don't use it for a few minutes.
Razer Naga Pro
The form and function of Razer's Naga mouse has come a long way over the years, but it has long been the best and most cost-effective MMO gaming mouse. And this new version of the Razer Naga Pro is even better: a small, comfortable mouse with a high-quality sensor and three interchangeable thumb straps, with sets of buttons ideal for MOBAs, MMOs or general use.
The MOBA matrix is the best, it has 6 buttons arranged in two rows so that there are enough buttons to map various skills, but not so many that it gets in the way.
This new version offers an improved battery life and works with the Razer Mouse Dock (unfortunately not included). The Razer Naga Pro is a little small for bigger hands, with a flatter shape than some gaming mice. The relaxed grip suitable for MMOs is comfortable, but it will still do its job well if you play a MOBA, shooter, or any other more active game.
Corsair Ironclaw RGB
Ironclaw is the best mouse for players with bigger hands. Its design encompasses different materials such as smooth matte plastic on the buttons, diamond texture on the grip rubber sides, to wavy rubber with a unique texture on the scroll wheel and each one performs its function brilliantly.
Instead of a single cohesive material, Corsair designed one to suit each function individually, which enhances the excellent overall fit of the mouse to make it really comfortable to slide over the mouse pad. It is domed and curved to fit perfectly in the palm of right-handed players. It looks a bit heavy, especially for a wireless mouse, and unfortunately it doesn't offer customizable weights.
Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless
The Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless uses Razer's new Focus + optical sensor, capable of up to 20.000 DPI. It's the same as Deathadder V2. The Viper is an incredibly accurate mouse with a rating of 650 IPS (how fast you can move the mouse before it loses tracking accuracy), which is too high a number to track in fast movements, comparable again to Deathadder V2
The battery lasts about 70 hours before needing to recharge in its cute little charging dock, making it perfect for long gaming sessions. Despite having a good weight and overall feel, the buttons themselves look a bit flimsy when clicked, which keeps them from being at the top of the list; it's unfortunate considering the high price and all the other great built-in technologies. That said, the Viper Ultimate wireless is a high-precision ambidextrous gaming mouse that is incredibly fast with good battery life.
- Focus optical sensor 20.000 DPI true + with 99,6% resolution accuracy
- Up to 650 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
- true ambidextrous form
- Integrated and cloud hybrid storage (4 + 1 profiles)
- Wired and wireless usage modes
Logitech G Pro Wireless
The G Pro Wireless is unmatched when it comes to wireless mice, including Logitech's excellent 16.000 DPI HERO sensor and the kind of latency-free experience you'd expect from a wired mouse. Weighing in at just over 80g in weight, it's incredibly light, but unlike some lighter mice, it doesn't look cheap or disposable. Instead, it is made of high-quality materials and exhibits performance befitting visual quality.
Logitech has designed every component of the G Pro Wireless to be as light and durable as possible, including reducing chassis sidewall thickness without sacrificing composition or density. It also has 40 hours of battery life and is customizable, with buttons on the side panels that can be removed and swapped for soft covers if that's your preference.
You can also pair the G Pro with Logitech's Powerplay charging mousepad and never worry about running out of power again. The only real downside is the price. The G Pro isn't cheap, but it's able to fully justify that cost with quality.
- Made with professional gamers for professional gamers - Designed over two years, with direct collaboration from many professional esports gamers, the PRO Wireless gamer mouse is designed to deliver cutting-edge performance to the exacting standards of some of the world's top pros of e-sports in the world.
- LIGHTSPEED Wireless - With professional-grade wireless performance, LIGHTSPEED provides a solid, super-fast 1ms baud rate connection without the hassle and distraction of a cable.
- 25K HERO Sensor - The PRO Wireless gaming mouse received the latest version of the HERO sensor, the best performing and most efficient gaming sensor. The new HERO sensor exceeds 400 IPS and provides 25.600 DPI tracking, all with 10 times the energy efficiency.
- Ultra-Lightweight Design - Innovative endoskeleton design with a 1mm ultra-thin outer shell provides incredible strength and structural support, but with a super lightweight 80g body.
- Professional engineering design - Ergonomic shape is extremely comfortable and maneuverable. Removable left and right side buttons make the PRO Wireless truly ambidextrous, while the DPI button is located on the underside of the mouse to eliminate unintended DPI drift.
Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT
If you're looking for an ultra-light wireless option, check out the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT. It's not as comfortable as the Glorious Model O (see it below), and it's much more expensive, but it weighs even less and can be used by small hands using a palm or a claw. It also sits perfectly in the hand, is well built and robust, while remaining very light and portable and easy to carry.
Also compared to the Glorious Model O, its feet offer even better gliding, its click latency is even lower, and the mouse and Logitech G HUB add-on software are fully compatible with macOS. However, it doesn't have RGB lighting, which can be a problem for some, and despite being wireless, it doesn't support Bluetooth. If you want a cheaper and more comfortable corded option, choose Glorious. However, if you prefer something lighter that's also wireless, choose Logitech.
- Meticulously designed in collaboration with many of the world's leading e-ports professionals. Designed to win, at the height of our ongoing quest for the highest level of performance.
- Ultra-lightweight at less than 63 grams, with hyper-minimum redesign achieving nearly 25% weight reduction compared to the standard Pro wireless mouse.
- Powered by Lightspeed, the Pro X Superlight is our fastest and most reliable Pro mouse to date.
- Incredibly accurate, fast and consistent control with the Hero sensor, designed from the ground up by Logitech G engineers for the best gaming performance possible.
- Large PTFE feet with zero additive provide smooth glide for a pure, fluid connection to the game. System requirements: Windows 8 or later, macOS 10.11 or later
The Best Wired Gamer Mouses
DeathAdder V2 by Razer
As stated above, Razer's DeathAdder V2 is proof that a wired mouse doesn't need countless features to be worth the money. It just needs to be extremely good at the fundamentals, including being comfortable enough to use for hours at a time with games that require quick reflexes, having a simple variety of buttons that take little or no time to master, and, of course, great operation. If this matches what you want in a mouse, the Razer DeathAdder V2 is chosen.
Of all, the gaming mouse on the list, the design of the DeathAdder V2 offers a lot of support for my palm, whether my fingers are flat and relaxed over the mouse or arched for faster reflexes. In addition, it has the look you would expect from a common everyday mouse, simple and with the necessary functions for use, both in games and everyday.
It also has a good design that keeps your thumb resting on the side, naturally resting on the edges next to the customizable macro buttons. If you want to have several buttons within reach, this thumb location makes it easy for you to move the mouse using just your wrist. It's comfortable and has the dual purpose of keeping you agile in case you need to make sudden moves.
- Focus+ 20K DPI optical sensor: Automatically calibrates via mouse mat and reduces lift and landing cursor slip for industry-leading accuracy
- 25% faster than competitive wireless mice: Razer HyperSpeed wireless technology brings together extreme low latency and interference reduction for true wireless freedom
- Comprehensive and customizable RGB Chroma lighting: supports 16,8 million colors with included preset profiles; syncs with Razer Chroma compatible games and peripherals, and Philips Hue products
- 70 hours of intense gaming: With the benefit of dual connectivity, enjoy up to 120 hours of battery life in Bluetooth mode or up to 70 hours of lightning-fast performance when switching to HyperSpeed Wireless
- 88g lightweight design: redesigned for better FPS gaming in the most iconic and ergonomic design on the market
SteelSeries Prime Plus
SteelSeries' new Prime Plus corded model may be a better choice than the Razer for people with smaller hands or for those who prefer a gaming mouse that has a little more smart features.
Prime Plus is the middle child in SteelSeries' new line of e-sports Prime gamer mice, but it's the most interesting and valuable. It looks just like the others in this line, both in the way it fits your hand with a tall bow that leans to the right, and in what SteelSeries calls “crunchy” clicks. They are a little louder than a regular gaming mouse and have a more tactile feel.
What sets Prime Plus apart from others in the Prime line (as well as the other options below) is the OLED screen and the controls built into its underside. No driver needed to change detailed settings. You keep the bottom button pressed when it's connected and use the scroll wheel to navigate through a menu that lets you change things like the OLED brightness and the LED that lights up the scroll wheel. Most importantly, you can adjust the sensitivity, polling rate (125 Hz to 1000 Hz) and mouse lift off distance directly from this display.
Logitech's G502 Hero
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, if the Logitech Wireless G502 Lightspeed is way above what you have to spend, you might want to consider this wired version, the G502 Hero. It has the same design we've chosen for the best wireless gaming mouse – in fact, it's basically the same in almost every way, right down to the type of sensor it uses and its adjustable weights. This makes it almost as good, although some might have issues with its thick braided cable and the somewhat slippery plastic used on the scroll wheel that isn't on the Lightspeed model.
The Basilisk V2 is the wired mouse I recommend for people who want the advantages of modern wired Razer gamer mice, like the thin SpeedFlex braided cable, fast performance, base with PTFE “feet” that allow the mouse to slide over the mouse pad and of course LEDs. Despite having a design that might not fit everyone's hands, it's a smaller mouse that has more features than the DeathAdder V2.
For example, the Basilisk V2 has a removable sniper button that's easy to reach, plus an adjustable scroll wheel tension feature. It's not as good as the Logitech G502's free-spinning wheel, but it's good for those who want to give a personalized touch to their scroll wheel on their gamer mice. One of the best things about this mouse is that it has most of the same features found in the more expensive Basilisk Ultimate, Razer's wireless version of this mouse.
Logitech G203 Lightsync
There are many affordable gaming mice that are worth your money today, but few you can fully trust like the Logitech G203 Lightsync. It's versatile hardware, offering stable, consistent performance in a sleek case, and it's absolutely the best inexpensive gaming mouse today. The built-in Logitech sensor is capable of up to 8.000 DPI, if you're interested, and has responsive buttons to ensure a smooth click.
This wired mouse even has two easy-access buttons on the right thumb, giving it an almost ambidextrous design. It also has a three-phase light around the mouse body that guarantee beautiful gradient effects and that can be controlled by an application that lets you choose the colors. It's not a great feature, but for the price you find this mouse, compared to others, it offers you a good grip, very responsive click and smooth scrolling.
Sensei 310 Steelseries
The updated version of this mouse from Steelseries, the Sensei 310, has subtly reinvented a classic mouse. He needed this. Almost everything is new, except for Sensei's ambidextrous form, and that's exactly how it should be. Thanks to a new plastic chassis, the Sensei is firmer and fits in your hand just like the old Sensei and is a great choice for right-handed or left-handed gamers looking for an ambidextrous medium-sized mouse.
This means it has a pair of identical left and right thumb buttons, a common problem for ambidextrous mice, and it can be very easy to accidentally click the buttons on the wrong side while holding the little finger.
The size and shape of the thumb buttons have been adjusted, making it easier to move the thumb up to press them, but keeping them out of the way of accidental little finger clicks. Anyone looking for a small, lightweight or ambidextrous mouse: this should be your first choice.
- Sensei 310 featuring the new TrueMove3 12.000 CPI custom, 350 IPS optical sensor and unique split firing buttons, you'll get the ultra-low latency power, fast response tracking and blazing fast click performance. Based on the legendary SteelSeries Sensei mouse, the Sensei's extreme comfort ensures balance and speed with all grip styles. In addition, Prism RGB lighting with lighting synchronization, eight programmable buttons, internal memory and a lightweight, durable construction combine to provide the perfect esports mouse.
- TrueMove3 12.000 CPI Custom, 350 IPS Optical Tracking Sensor 1 to 1
- Ambidextrous SteelSeries Sensei design for greater fit
- Exclusive left / right push buttons provide guaranteed durability of 50 million clicks
- 2-zone multicolor RGB Prism lighting for customizable lighting; Save all performance and lighting settings directly to Sensei 310
Corsair SABER RGB PRO
The mouse has a comfortable shape for right-handers with two side buttons on its body made of solid plastic, with a light texture for greater grip, while remaining very light. It is good for almost all hand sizes and grip types.
It has two independent RGB illuminated zones on the back logo and mouse wheel, and three subtle LEDs on the left edge that indicate the current CPI. Its sensor has a very wide CPI range, adjustable in steps of 1 and with low variation between fast and slow movements. Notably, it has a maximum tracking rate of 8000 Hz for very smooth tracking, although an average user might not see the difference.
Its cable, while excellent, retains creases from the packaging and lacks the flexibility of a true paracord cable. All in all, this is an excellent gaming mouse and a great wired choice.
Glorious Model O.
It's an impressively well constructed mouse with a beehive pattern and RGB lighting on each side, on the scroll wheel and inside the mouse itself. It is ambidextrous, with two buttons on the left side, and is more comfortable to wear in the palm of your hand or claw-shaped for most hand sizes.
It is very light and its PTFE feet provide an exceptionally smooth glide. It has a wide CPI range adjustable in increments of 100, a high maximum tracking rate that is very consistent between slow and fast movements. Its low click latency is great for responsive gameplay, and the companion software is great and offers lots of customization options.
Unfortunately, the software is not compatible with macOS and the side buttons do nothing on this operating system. It's also not suitable for smaller hands in any kind of grip, although there is a smaller version that should be better, the Glorious Model O -. In short, it is an excellent choice for gaming and is one of the best lightweight mice available on the market.
- Glorious Model The Matte Black
- RGB 16.8 Million Colors
- 12000 DPI
- 2 Years Warranty
Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE
Like its predecessor, the Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB, it's very well built, with a textured side on the right side and a 12-button side panel on the left side. It's suitable for almost all hand sizes and grip types, and the button panel also slides back and forth to suit your preferred style.
Corsair's iCUE companion software is fantastic and compatible with Windows and macOS. You can use it to customize all 17 programmable keys according to your needs, adjust your CPI and change RGB lighting effects on buttons, mouse wheel and logo. Its large low latency shouldn't be noticeable even for hardcore MMO players, and the sensor has low variation between fast and slow movements.
Unfortunately, its braided cable retains folds of the packaging and is quite rigid, and the mouse itself is not suitable for extra-large hands with a palm grip or small hands with fingertips. However, its internal memory keeps all your custom profiles saved, even when you switch computers. All in all, this is an excellent choice if you're looking for a dedicated mouse for MMO gaming.
- It has 17 fully programmable buttons, ideal for performing frequent actions and running complex macros in Mmos and Mobas.
- the patented Key Slider control system allows you to reposition the 12 side knobs to fit comfortably in your hand.
- Equipped with a custom 3391 DPI PixArt PMW18.000 optical sensor, adjustable in 1 DPI resolution steps, for extremely precise and customizable control.
- SCIMITAR RGB ELITE's 50 million-click Omron buttons, durable scroll wheel, and braided cable ensure it can handle the intensity of long games.
- Designed to fit comfortably in your palm, regardless of your hand size or type of handling, with a finger rest on the right side for added support.
SteelSeries Rival 3
It's wired and very light, and it looks great and well made for its low price. It's very comfortable to wear, with a low profile and high back that's suitable for claw and fingertip grips.
It has an RGB-illuminated logo and band around the bottom of the mouse, with effects that can be customized using the SteelSeries Engine 3 companion software. You can also use the software to change the mouse's very wide CPI range in increments of 100 and fully customize a total of eight programmable profiles, among other things. Also, the mouse feet glide impressively well and latency is very low.
Unfortunately, it is not suitable for palm grips and if you have bigger hands. The side buttons are a little stiff and difficult to press. In addition, the handle is made of rubber which, although of good quality, retains creases in the package. That said, this is a great cost-effective option that offers good value for money.
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