To play most PC games with precision, you need a mouse that has enough buttons but also feels comfortable for long bouts of taking down bosses or other players. Many of today's gaming mice also include custom button mapping, additional weights, quick-switch DPI sensor settings, and even customizable LEDs. Not sure which features you want? We're here to help you find the best mouse for gaming.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
The Razer DeathAdder Elite is one of the most popular gaming mice for several reasons. It fits comfortably in your hand, supports 16 million color options, and you can assign custom functions to the seven buttons. It has a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, and dedicated DPI buttons, so you can move across the screen or hit a flick shot without much effort.
Are cords getting in your way? The Logitech G602 lets you play wireless for up to 250 hours. It has 11 programmable buttons for assigning custom keybinds or macros, which are great for MMOs. This mouse also has an optical sensor that supports up to 2500 DPI, which is a good option for FPS games with precise movements.
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Logitech fans love this original version of the G502. This mouse is for anyone who wants most of the extra buttons (out of the 11 total) to be controlled with their thumb. You can also unlock the scroll wheel for crazy-fast scrolling down any page. With custom weights, 12,000 DPI sensor and a DPI switch for precision movements, the G502 Proteus Spectrum is ready for any game.
The budget-friendly PICTEK T7 is designed for players who use a claw-grip on their mouse. It also features five DPI sensor levels up to 7200, and four polling rates up to 1000Hz. You can fully customize the function of all seven buttons, as well as the backlight, which supports over 16 million colors and has an on/off switch.
Logitech G203 Prodigy
Available in black or white, the Logitech G203's design is inspired by an original fan favorite, the G100S mouse. This understated model features six buttons, custom lighting, a 6000 DPI sensor, and a button to switch between different DPI levels. You'll also enjoy the onboard memory, which lets you plug your mouse into another computer without losing your settings.
Logitech G600 MMO
Do you have more abilities in your game than fingers or buttons? The Logitech G600 MMO mouse has 20 programmable buttons, 12 of which are under your thumb. You can also double up abilities on each button, thanks to the G shift ring finger button that works like a modifier key on your keyboard. The 8200 DPI sensor and ergonomic shape will keep you gaming comfortably for hours.
UtechSmart Venus MMO
If you're looking for a mouse similar to the Logitech G600 MMO, but with a higher DPI scale, this is it. The UtechSmart Venus sports a 16,400 DPI optical sensor, and a 1000Hz polling rate. There are 12 side buttons for your thumb, as well as a shelf for your thumb to rest on between clicks. The software has room for five custom profiles, and the breathing lighting effect can be turned on or off.
Most gaming mice have extra buttons stacked on the sides, but the Logitech G300s has them on top, near the edges of the primary left and right-click buttons. This configuration makes the mouse perfect for lefties or righties. You can also save three onboard profiles for the nine buttons, and choose a DPI sensor setting up to 2500.
Redragon M801 Sniper
If you're playing a lot of FPS games, then the Redragon M801's rapid-fire button and 12,400 DPI sensor make this an attractive option. The body has an ergonomic design with nine programmable buttons, and you'll also get an 8-piece weight-tuning set. There's also room to save five profiles, and you can record macros for most of the buttons.
Your mouse is an essential input device for PC gaming, so it should tick all the boxes for the style of games you play. Even though everyone's hands and button needs aren't the same, we think the Razer DeathAdder Elite will satisfy almost any gamer. The contoured mouse body feels nice in your hand after hours of gaming, and the ability to adjust the color scheme can make it match any setup. Razer is confident in its 50 million clicks rating for this mouse and provides a two-year warranty.
If you're left-handed, or you don't want your thumb to do all the work, consider the Logitech G300s. It has nine programmable buttons, many of which are on the top of the mouse, and has DPI sensor settings from 250 to 2500. It also offers seven color options and has room to store three profiles in the onboard memory.
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