Not all gamers are created equal. And not all gaming mice are created equal either. Personal preference will always matter when it comes to picking out the best mouse for you depending on what type of games you play. FPS? MMO? MOBA? Each type of game will have an optimal gaming mouse for them. If you’re playing a game more hardcore than Minesweeper (Though, there is no game more hardcore than Minesweeper) you’ll probably need to find a gaming mouse that has high DPI, low latency, and the ability to customize its buttons. Oh, and it should look cool too.
Check out down below what we at www.tech-headz.com think are some of the best gaming mice for 2017.
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse sets the standard for for high-end, customizeable gaming. The 11 button gaming mouse is ambidextrous, and allows you to use two side buttons on either side of the mouse, while placing a seamless blank insert on the other side. The mouse also has the option to be a wired gaming mouse or a wireless gaming mouse with 32 hours of continuous use when the lighting effects are disabled or 24 hours with the lights on. If you’re a serious eSports player and have money on the line, we recommend staying in Wired mode. However, if you’re a casual player you might not mind the possible lag that comes with wireless connectivity.
DPI: 12000 | Interface: Wired USB, Wireless 2.4Ghz | Buttons: 11 | Ergonomic: No | Features: Customizable via Logitech Gaming Software, supports Windows 7+, 1,000 Hz report rate
The Corsair M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse is built for the FPS player in mind and is an excellent gaming mouse. But it truly shines in its ability to adjust the 12000 DPI optical sensor using the up and down buttons below the mouse wheel. This feature is further enhanced by the large target thumb button, which can temporarily change to a predetermined resolution by holding it down. It’s perfect for precision sniping in any First Person shooter and the setting can be adjusted using the Corsair Utililty Engine. Keep a high DPI when moving around, but press the target button for a low DPI resolution and go in for the kill.
DPI: 12,000 | Interface: Wired USB | Buttons: 8 | Ergonomic: No | Features: Customizable via Corsair Utility Engine, supports Windows 7+, 1,000 Hz report rate
The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse is one of the most customize-able gaming mice out there. It comes with five 3.6g weights to make the mouse as light or as heavy as you would like as well having the ability to change the placement of the weights to alter the mouse’s weight distribution. You can also change the DPI sensitivity from 200 to 12000, depending on your needs. It also comes with 11 programmable buttons (including four on the left-hand side, and three-speed DPI shift under the scroll wheel) that can have functions assigned to them through its Logitech Gaming Software. The software can scan your computer for games and create individual, customized profiles/button configurations.
DPI: 12000 | Interface: Wired USB | Buttons: 11 | Ergonomic: No | Features: Customization via Logitech Gaming Software, 1,000 Hz report rate, adjustable weights
The Redragon M801 Gaming Mouse is one of the most comfortable gaming mice on the market. It’s ergonomically designed to fit naturally in your hands and comes with eight 2.4g weights if you wish to use a heavier mouse than the 4.8 grams it comes with. The main buttons are strong and durable while the side buttons are placed perfectly so you don’t have to move your thumb very far or accidentally hit them while playing. Each button is also programmable with up to 5 user profiles.
DPI: 16400 | Interface: Wired USB | Buttons: 9 | Ergonomic: No | Features: 9 programmable buttons, 5 memory profiles, 1,000 Hz report rate, adjustable weights
The Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse is the next evolution of the Razer DeathAdder Chroma. With an additional two buttons and an increase from 10000 DPI to 16000 DPI the Razer DeathAdder Elite is a well-respected gaming mouse that improves what’s already there and comes with a decent set of features and great software support (Synapse). The right-handed mouse also comes with a 7-foot braided cable that won’t get in your way while playing. This is the perfect mouse for the average user and gamer except for those who play MMOs and Action RPGs and are looking for more buttons to bind actions to instead of your keyboard.
DPI: 16000 | Interface: Wired USB | Buttons: 7 | Ergonomic: Yes | Features: Customizable via Razer Synapse, supports Windows 7+ and OSX 10.8 – 10.11, 1000 Hz report rate, 105 grams