Best Gaming Mouse 2017 – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Best Gaming MouseA gamer has three weapons— a Gaming mouse, a mechanical keyboard, and a headset.

These devices provide an upper hand and ease of access for painless gameplay. 😉

Among them, the mouse is the center of attention due to its ability to customize itself with different games.

For me, a gaming PC isn’t complete without a gaming mouse.

However, do keep in mind that a mouse is still a tool. It isn’t going to perform for you in the game. You have to be a pro to get its help in your gameplay. 🙂

Furthermore, there are some really important factors which you should put in observation before buying one for your PC.

  1. For what reason you are trying to buy a gaming mouse?
  2. What advantages do you receive from it in comparison to the normal mouse?
  3. Do you want to keep it simple or stylish?
  4. Do you need a mouse with normal gaming characteristics or an over performing?

Category of the game is also a major factor in the selection of mouse.

Some of you might be looking for a better experience under budgeted range. Ergonomics are also part of this discussion.

In other words, there are plenty of questions to be answered. Fortunately, I have answers to most of them. I will be covering ten different mice having different properties and form factors.

I will be covering ten different mice having different properties and form factors.

Furthermore, a comparison table and info-graphics are also there for you at the end of the article to make the choosing process easy for you.This is most authentic and detailed guide on best gaming mice on the internet without even single doubt it took us(me and 2 other guys) more than 200 hours to test 21 best mice in the market and put together this awesome guide for you guys so have a cup of coffee you gonna get ton of information now

If you have limited time no worries just check this table out

Mouse NameWeightSensorsButtons 
1. Asus Rog Spatha6.2 ounceLaser 12 Check Price
2. SteelSeries Rival 700 Review – (Editor’s Choice)4.8 ounceOptical and Laser Sensors7 Check Price
3. Logitech Gaming Mouse G303 Review – (Editor’s Choice)6.2 ounceHD Optical6 Check Price
4. Razer Ouroboros Gaming Mouse6.4 ounceLaser Operating11 Check Price
5. Zowie FK1 Gaming Mouse3.2 ounceOptical7 Check Price
6. Razer Deathadder Chroma3.7 ounceOptical5 Check Price
7. Corsair Sabre Laser RGB100 gramLaser8 Check Price
8. Razer Naga Hex V2 MOBA135 gram16,000 DPI laser sensorTotal of 14 MOBA optimized programmable buttons Check Price
9. Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB 5.1 ounceOptical17 Check Price
10. Corsair M65 Pro5.9 ounceOptical15 Check Price

 

1. Asus Rog Spatha Review:

best gaming mouseAsus ROG Spatha is bulky gaming mouse that comes packed with customization and quality performance for ultimate gaming experience. Having 3 regions of RGB lightings, Spatha has two variants: One wired and other wireless. ROG in the name stands for Republic of Gamers who are basically Asus’ partner in mouse manufacturing.

Spatha is something that I call a “Bellwether” of a gaming mouse. It has a robotic design which is also one of the bulkiest mice I have ever seen. Hardware companies SteelSeries and Logitech are putting their best efforts to get the minimal designs of products but this mouse has surprised many of us. But if you ask me, even Asus didn’t intend to make it a lighter mouse.

Asus is as deep into gaming products as Razer and is providing tough match up to gaming giant. Most interestingly, Asus dived into flagship products instead of budgeted one. But being the flagship, it also carries loads of features that every gamer needs to play the game at its full potential.

Specs:

Well, that’s how I basically start my review. Here are some quick specification details:

Name ROG Spatha
Brand Asus
Connectivity Wired/ Wireless Surface
Tracking Laser Technology
Polling Rate 2000 Hz for wired, 1000 Hz for wireless
Cables 2 (Having different lengths)
Dimensions 5.4″ x 3.5″ x 1.8″
Weight 6.2 ounce
Wireless Type 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency

Design of the Mice:

On my desk, this one looks like a small robot or kind of Transformer. This thing has one of the most interesting designs I have ever seen.

WeightColor & Scroll WheelRGB lights & DesignCustom Keys
Hardcore gamers are surely going to love this one. But that design really cost Asus the price of weight. No, my friend, this one isn’t a light weight mouse. I previously used SteelSeries Rival 700 which weighed only 4.5 ounces. In comparison to that, Spatha comes with a heavy mass of 6.2 ounces. Not a good move in my opinion especially when gamers are preferring lightweight models for ease of gaming.
Like other mice, this one also comes in black color. The body has multiple grooves and notches which are very nice indeed. On the front, we have left and right clicks, only to be divided by scroll wheel. The scroll wheel is one of three zones where you can see RGB lightings. The parallel of the wheel is a pair of DPI button (DPI stands for dots per inch) which are used to increase or decrease the pointer speed. This button is really useful for artists and creators.
Then we have the base plate on which you can rest your palm. From the side view, it looks like a mouse has the shape of a semi-circle with 5.4 in. as base length. The top also features ROG’s logo, enlightened by RGB lights. Palm rest area and left portion are the other two lighting regions. Due to this large size, you can’t grip mouse with finger tips and claws. The only way to grasp is placing your palm on the top.
Taking into account, we have a total of 12 custom keys that perform some serious functions while gaming. For instance, you can create custom profiles, program the lights and assign specific commands to buttons. Since this mouse is designed specifically for MMO gamers, buttons on the left are of the major concern. Asus has clumped series of buttons on the left which looks a little bit awkward to me but let’s not discuss it now. Another major problem with these buttons is that they do not give smooth touch experience. Consider playing Gears of Wars 4 and you are going through some harsh environment. At the very critical moment, they fail to deliver because it’s so hard to press them.

So that concludes my design review.

Features of the Mice:

If you are thinking that this mouse is just a fancy mouse with no good feature, you have to think twice. Although I sound like giving a negative impression to this one there are plenty of plus points too.

CustomizableBattery LifeVariantsMagnetic PadSoftware
First of all, RGB lighting system is highly customizable. You can choose to light them in any color from the vast library of 16 million colors. This feature is present in almost all of the Asus’ devices. There are several modes for lighting such as cycling, random, trigger etc. that make special effect while lighting.
Lighting on one side gives the gamer a full gaming environment while on the other side, it eats battery like locusts. But thanks to great battery life (8-10 hours practically, ideally 12 hours), you can get rid of this problem.
Buttons on the left might be stiff but left and right clicks are absolutely amazing. As per Asus’ claim, they can go through some 20 million clicks (unbelievable) without any worries. And then we have two variants of this mouse. One is wireless and other is wired one. Most of us prefer a wireless mouse but that doesn’t mean wired mouse is any less. Instead, the wired mouse has higher polling rate as compared to its wireless variant. (2000 Hz polling rate for wired and 1000 Hz for wireless).
And then we have amazing charging platform that has LED battery indicator and kickstand. What I really like is that this pad is magnetic, so it keeps the mouse in its position. The pad is lightweight and that isn’t a good thing. Most of the time, I end up swaying pad along with the mouse.
Finally, we have compatible software to make customization to this mouse. Unfortunately, it can’t run on your MacBook and is locked to Windows. You need this software to personalize lighting and creating profiles. Interestingly, these profiles are stored in Spatha’s internal memory.

So in general, this mouse isn’t that bad as most of the reviewers make it look like. It has its own design and its own way of performing effectively in games. Most certainly, you can’t blame Asus for making it like that because of that fancy look really delightful. However, do note that it’s a flagship mouse and has a hefty price tag. But that’s how most of the gaming products cost. So I definitely recommend it for enhanced gaming experience.

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 Vast RGB coloring library.

  Fancy Design and 12 Customizable Buttons

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2. SteelSeries Rival 700 Review – (Editor’s Choice)

Best Gaming mouseSteelSeries Rival 700 also pronounced as Rival 700 only is a gaming mouse that aims to be a customizable mouse. It is designed in a way that it is gripped perfectly while gaming. It is a modular mouse with reactive OLED display that gives some serious edge to gaming experience.It has a signature sensor that handles the pinpoint – a much needed feature for PC gaming.

SteelSeries is producing series of computer mice that are very nice in terms of customization. However, many of them had dull and irksome designs. For instance, Rival 100 and Rival 300 didn’t go well with shape. SteelSeries in its latest iteration made some considerable improvements in design which should be praised.

Specifications:

Before looking at the interesting design of this gaming mouse, let’s do some quick specs details.

Name SteelSeries Rival 700
Buttons 7
Sensors Optical and Laser Sensors
CPI/IPS 16000 CPI/300 IPS
Grip Style Palm/ Claw/ Finger Tip
Game Sense Yes
Swappable Cable Yes
Unique Features OLED Display, Tactile Alerts, Modular Components
Weight 4.8 ounces
Color Black
Dimensions 4.9 x 2.7 x 1.6 inches

And that’s all for specification details.

Mouse:

A little unboxing first that won’t take your time. A stiff hard box with mouse that is put inside in a great way. Other than that we the also have a smaller box which holds two cables of different lengths.

ColorBodyLeft & right sidesUSB slot
Mouse is black in color – a color most of us usually like to have. It has two lighting regions; one along the scroll wheel while another one at the bottom. The scroll wheel is also black. Finally, we have rubber layer having a company name at the bottom which is removable.
Body is the mouse is made of plastic to make it as light weight as possible. Right where you put your palm, we have SteelSeries logo in RGB lighting which looks really fantastic. You should know that this plastic shell is replaceable. Next thing you are going to find is obviously the right and left clicks which give a very smooth touch. A company named them as reinforced switches. Additionally, it is claimed that this mouse can go through 30 million of click which is quite unbelievable in my opinion. But let’s just assume it is true. Just below the scroll wheel, we have DPI Button (DPI stands for dots per inch) whose function is to change the speed of pointer. Well, it has no frequent use and it is placed oddly on the top where you might press it without intention.
Both left and right sides features the same buttons. Additionally, there are OLEDs (resolution 128 x 36) which aren’t very good at display but still okay. These LEDs are customizable and can be personalized as per your own will. Good news is that all of these buttons can be assigned functions, therefore creating a seven button setup.
Bottom of the mouse also has USB slot for cable which is detachable. This one is a good improvement as mouse comes packed with two cables of different lengths. Short cable 3.2 ft. long while the large one is 6.5 ft. I recommend using short cable for gamers because long the one often becomes a hurdle in moving mouse aggressively.

Features:

I am using this mouse for about a month and till now it didn’t disappointed me. I have been using it for playing some big names such as Dota 2, Counter-Strike: GO, and Minecraft.

GripWeightCustomization
You see, the mouse has rubber (Teflon) layer which gives a strong grip to mouse holder. The Gamers use mice aggressively and SteelSeries know that. That’s why they have placed Teflon to get rid of sweat that is very annoying especially while playing Gears of War 4.
This mouse is light in weight and doesn’t hinder your smooth gameplay. Bottom of the mouse features an optical sensor area which is replaceable. I have replaced it with PixArt 9800 laser sensor because it employs laser technology for surface tracking. Thanks to this laser technology, I can use my mouse on almost any surface. However, you are going to pay some extra bucks for this replacement.
I have used the word “customization” many times already but let me explain to you what does it really mean. You can personalize mouse for creating custom profiles, personalizing the lightings assigning commands to buttons on left and right. However, you need a software for all these functions and that is SteelSeries Engine 3. If you have other devices of SteelSeries, they can also be customized with the same software. However, there is a limit and most of you aren’t going to like it. Only three games can be customized, all being the big names: Dota 2, Counter-Strike: GO and Minecraft.
Well these are the some of the most prominent features of Rival 700. But still there are few things on which company needs to pay some attention. This mouse is designed for right hand gamers. Lefties may find it offensive but that is the truth. Other than that, personalization is limited to only some big titles. SteelSeries is really leaving a vast variety of games that are equally famous as these titles.

So in terms of performance, there aren’t many competitors that can beat this one. But the sad fact is that it is an expensive mouse. Well, gaming isn’t cheap as well but brands are striving to produce budgeted devices. But I still recommend it for its quality and performance which is unmatchable till now.

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Improved Design

 Customizable

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 Customization limited to big titles only.

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3. Logitech Gaming Mouse G303 Review – (Editor’s Choice)

Best gaming mouseLogitech G303 is a successor of G302 Daedalus Prime which aims at gaming community with simpler yet powerful design. It comes up with compact design which focuses on enhanced accuracy by using Delta Zero sensor.

I read somewhere that life of a gamer is incomplete without a gaming keyboard, gaming mouse and headset. And I think it is pretty much true. Newer generation of games comes with challenging gaming environment that demands upgradation of gaming hardware. Traditional mice and keyboards aren’t performing very well in this scenario. So it is the need of hour to come up with better alternatives and hardware manufacturers aren’t oblivious. Several companies such as Razer, SteelSeries etc. have introduced their models in this regard. However, their mice are too much expensive for an average gamer.

That’s basically the very basic purpose of Logitech. Logitech is a new boy in the town as compared to other competitors but it is doing very well by introducing economical and quality products. Furthermore, Logitech is focusing on gaming hardware such as Logitech G413 and now we have Logitech G303. Budgeted gamers are their preference but still they have flagship models too.

Specs:

I will take few of your seconds by undergoing a quick specs detail.

Name Logitech G303
Brand Logitech
Color Black
Connection Full Speed USB Cord
Number of Buttons 6
DPI 12000
Sensor HD Optical
Platform Windows/Mac
Dimensions 2.56 x 1.45 x 4.5 in

Design:

This is one of the simplest gaming mice I have seen lately. I have used Razer Ouroboros and Asus ROG Spatha before but they were heavily designed like robots and are weighty. Well that’s not the case with G303.

It is a lightweight mouse with simpler look and unfortunately it’s wired one. Hardcore gamers prefer wireless mice but this one is a corded one despite being its claim as “best gaming mice”.

Previously, Ouroboros and Spatha both had wired and wireless version, giving you the choice to choose the one which suits you the best. Well, this one isn’t offering any such thing.

So let’s have a look at the design.

Body & GrippingColorDPIUseless for lefties??
It really doesn’t have a gaming look at all. Well for obvious reason, we can’t say that without checking its performance but looks are something that is a matter of attention nowadays. We have left and right clicks, divided by scroll wheel. For the first time, I have seen gaming mice without RGB lighting at scroll wheel. Logitech has placed lightings on the back and on two sides. Mouse’s surface is plain and has Logitech logo at the end which is enlightened. This model is really small and thin and has good palm grip. All three modes of gripping such as palm gripping, finger gripping and claw gripping work here which is very nice indeed.
Black color looks very beautiful especially when all RGB lights are working. Gamers have an obsession with lights and Logitech knows that. Yellow color gives a fantastic view. In front of the wheel, we have a slot for USB cable. Remember, this is wired mouse.
Just below the wheel, we have DPI button. DPI stands for dots per inch and its function is to adjust the speed of pointer. You can increase it from 200 DPI to 12000 DPI and vice versa. Theoretically, this is a very high value because even Razer’s gaming mouse is limited to 8200 DPI. Furthermore, most games can be played at their best below 3500 DPI. But still, 12000 is a good number.
On the left, we have two buttons which make it somewhat useless for lefties. Spatha had the same problem because all the buttons were on the left side which makes left handed gamers harder to access them. I appreciate the symmetric and balanced design but still there remains room for improvement. Below these buttons, we have vent holes that act as a way to let light RGB lights pass through them. You can also find some holes on the right but unfortunately, there are no buttons.

So that’s basically the overview of this mouse.

Features:

As a gaming mouse, it comes packed with plenty of features which need your applause.

SensorWeightPolling RateCustomization
G303 use advanced optical sensor for surface tracking. They have their own tracking technology named as “Delta Zero Sensor Technology” which helps translation of hand movement into precise pointing. This makes this mouse a very sensitive device which is a plus point.
Weight is another factor that is the most desired one. I have come across many rivals but they were very heavy to play first person shooting games effectively. But thankfully, this one is lightweight and Logitech has put best of its efforts to keep the design minimal. There is total of 6 programmable buttons which can be customized to create profiles and assign special commands. Another appreciation to this design is the non-using of edges and points. They are huge hindrance to smooth gameplay.
As explained above, G303 breaks the traditional barrier of 8000 DPI with its own version of 12000 DPI. Most games do not go above 3000 and it is not needed either. But still, a very good margin to go with. Other than that, we have a polling rate of 1000 Hz. That’s exactly the half as SteelSeries Rival 700’s wired version had. But still, it’s above average as you won’t be needing more than 500 Hz and gives very good performance.
Customization is an important part of gameplay and it can’t be done without software. You have to download compatible software to this mouse from Logitech’s website. Using this software, you can do multiple functions such as controlling RGB lights, creating personalized profiles and assigning commands to buttons.

Finally, RGB lights work very fine. You can select any color among vast library of 16 million. They are very sharp and look fantastic.

Performance:

Now we need to decide whether this one is good for gaming or not? Being lightweight is of no use if you can’t have enhanced gaming experience. I have tested this mouse playing League of Legends and Titanfall.

Thanks to precise optical sensor, it performed very well. Other than that, switching DPI was very easy thanks to the correctly placed button. There aren’t many buttons so you won’t be getting yourself fooled about the correct buttons. But lack of buttons can also be a problem especially when you are having your hands on some hardcore titles.

So, what do think about this device as a gamer? For me, it’s not an ideal one but still comes with plenty of features that give you brilliant gameplay. There are some flaws but they are part of every story. What are your thoughts about this one? Drop it in the comments section below!

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 Easy to use

12000 DPI

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Uncomfortable and even Wired/not wireless

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4. Razer Ouroboros Gaming Mouse Review

best gaming mouseRazer Ouroboros is a high-end flagship gaming mouse which aims to provide ultimate gaming experience to left handed gamers. Having modular design, this mouse is designed for customization which is a gaming need now a days.

Market is saturated with gaming mice and it is getting harder for newer companies to get special place reserved for them. Razer however doesn’t face this problem because of its reputation as your final destination to all your gaming needs.

Razer also enjoys good fame in producing gaming laptops, mouse, keyboards, headset and other gaming accessories that come with distinctive features that every games would love to have. Same is true in this case. An interesting trivia at this point is that Razer started their business with gaming mouse. Such a beautiful thing to know before starting reviewing Razer’s latest gaming mouse, The Razer Ouroboros.

Specs:

Let’s do some quick overview at specification details.

Name Razer Ouroboros
Brand Razer
Color Black
Batteries 1 AA batteries required
Battery Type Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Hardware Technology USB 1.0
Weight 6.4 ounce
Dimensions 3.7 x 4.82 x 1.54 in
Sensor Technology Laser Operating
System Windows
DPI 8200

Okay, that’s more than average to understand. From specification, it looks perfectly alright for hardcore gamer. But is it really well at quality and comfort? Let’s check out.

Design:

Few weeks ago, while reviewing ROG Spatha, I was thinking Asus is the only company who is focusing on weird yet interesting designs. It was like a small Transformer like thing that looked very appealing at first sight. But I was wrong. Razer has also put their steps into the field with Ouroboros which gives look of the small space war ship (Is there going to be Star Wars? Who knows?). Adjusting length can also give them a Batmobile look.These designs might look fancy on your desk but as per my personal observation, they aren’t best performing due to their size and weight.

LightingDPILength
There are four RGB lighting zones. One at the scroll wheel, other one below the DPI buttons and last two on both sides of mouse. Viewing from the front, we have left and right clicks, divided awkwardly by scroll wheel. Space between two clicks looks weird, but let’s just consider it a design demand. Along scroll wheel, there are two rings of RGB lighting that look really nice. It is actually the behavior of Razer’s products. I have been using Razer Man O War recently and it too exhibit the same lighting culture. Same can be found on keyboards too.
Below the wheel we have pair of DPI buttons. DPI stands for dots per inch and these buttons mean to increase or decrease the speed of pointer. Rival 700 featured only one DPI button but latest gaming mice come with a pair which gives quick control over the changing gaming scenario. Most games usually work well till 3000 DPI however Ouroboros took this limit to a new level and that is 8200 DPI.
Mouse length can be increased and decreased as per your own choice. You will need to loose the screws using a screwdriver and adjust the length. Upon increasing the length, you will see a slot which really isn’t a good point as per criteria of comfortability. I just couldn’t satisfy my hand resting on the surface. I think this is a good feature but Razer needs to work on this. Other than that, you can adjust trigger buttons too.

The mouse has a balanced structure. Both sides look same and hold same weight. In comparison to it, Asus ROG Spatha was inclined to the left due to number of customizable keys. This is a relief point for lefties because not many companies are focusing on symmetrical design.

This design required edges and tips, so there are some of them which aren’t very entertaining. I don’t felt easy resting my palm due to them. Extreme gaming isn’t going to be fun with this one.

So there concludes our design review. I must say that eye-catching design isn’t a bad thing but compromising easiness isn’t a good way either.

Features:

Hey wait. Don’t make a decision already. Design might be a flaw but this mouse has maximum gaming output in terms of performance too.

Customization Synapse softwareSensor
Talking about customization, we have a total of 12 customizable buttons which can be personalized for enhanced gaming experience. You can create profiles and assign different commands thanks to these buttons.
Then we have support for Synapse software which is used for customization. Every mouse comes with software and Razer has synapse for it. Interestingly, if you have other Razor products such as keyboards and headset, you can also sync their lightings using this software. I have used it with Man O War and it really looks fantastic. Games do have an obsession with RGB lightings.
Thanks to laser sensor, this mice works very well wirelessly. Although, wired version is also available we games do prefer wireless mice. As per gaming needs, you can adjust DPI between 100 and 8200 (a broad range). Just keep in mind, don’t lift mouse off the pad because it won’t be working very well with that. That might be sensor fault but anyways….

Performance:

Why should you buy this mouse? Performance is the reason. I have used this mouse playing Gears of Wars 4 and GTA V. Ouroboros went well with both of them. Thanks you its programmable button and custom profiles, you can feel the ease of gaming. Playing aggressively isn’t recommend because of the shape as it will make your hand tired. Other than that, DPI buttons performed very well.

It is meant to be the customizable mouse and it is good at it. Design although needs improvement. Also it is a flagship device but Razer has lowered its price for good. This isn’t a best gaming mouse in the market but it is one step forward towards innovation. So if you are willing to pay some extra bucks with above average gaming experience, you are good to go with it.

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11 programmable buttons

  Super accurate dual-sensor array

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5. Zowie FK1 Gaming Mouse Review

bEST GAMING MouseZowie FK1 is an optical gaming mouse that provides equal opportunities to both lefties and righties thanks to its symmetrical design. That is why company called it as “Ambidextrous”. It is a wired mouse that fulfills the need of an average gamer as well as an average gamer.

Zowie is the latest addition by BenQ to its computing family. The Taiwanese tech giant is famous for producing quality tech products in economic mode. BenQ stands for “Bringing Enjoyment N Quality” and it is the motto of company. FK1 seems to be the true form this slogan.

 

Specifications:

That’s my style of reviewing things. I go though some quick specs details usually.

Name Zowie FK1
Brand BenQ
Color Black
Connectivity Technology USB Hardware/USB 2.0
Weight 3.2 ounces
Dimensions 2.6 x 5 x 1.5 in
Sensor Technology Optical
System Windows/ MacOS

Design:

Well, I was thinking Logitech G303 is simplest design I have ever seen but I was wrong I guess. My first impression was, “Is that even a gaming mouse?”. Indeed it is a gaming mouse but with a touch of simplicity.

Scroll WheelBodyButtons
On the front, we have left and right clicks. A separate central area is dedicated to scrolling wheel which extends up to mid of the mouse. The scroll wheel has a tire like a look. Click isn’t differentiated from the rest of body which is very weird.
Top of the body also features the Zowie’s logo at the end. To me, this device is way too much straightforward. The reason is, it doesn’t even have RGB lightings. This is one of the biggest flaws in my opinion because it is one of the major characteristics of gaming mice nowadays. Razer, Asus, SteelSeries all are producing mice with RGB lights and believe me, gaming isn’t gaming without them. I simply couldn’t enjoy them without them.
On the left we have two buttons. A similar scenario exists on the right side and I think this is one of the features we should appreciate. You see, the majority of the gamers are right handers but lefties are also in good number. The symmetric and well-balanced design is what we need to deal with this situation. BenQ has solved this problem by making an “Ambidextrous” mouse that can be used for flawless gaming for both groups of users. Asus’ ROG Spatha and SteelSeries Rival 700 are well-reputed devices in mice industry but both of them lack this type of design. So, credits go to BenQ for sure.

Other than that, we have a smooth bottom with a small poster featuring some details about the mice. Wire also has a good length.

Features:

There aren’t many interesting things in this mice. The main thing is that it is predecessor of FK and it brings some changes with respect to design in it. FK was a little bit smaller which doesn’t suit to hardcore gaming. Therefore company came up with FK1 for easy palm rest.

WeightAmbidextrous DesignDPI Sensor
The weight of the mouse is 95 grams which are really nice indeed. I must mention that Zowie has kept the weight very low as compared to size—a very important thing most of the manufacturers don’t care about.
Next one is an ambidextrous design which I have already explained. This feature is warmly welcomed by the gaming community and hopefully, next successor of FK1 will carry on the tradition. Another plus for the lefties is that you don’t have to change in configuration set mouse for left-hand use. Just plug and play. That’s the only thing to do. No drivers needed.
DPI or dots per inch is an interesting feature which adjusts the speed of pointer for flawless gaming. Most of the games can be run efficiently between 1000 DPI to 4000 DPI. FK1 makes this procedure even easier thanks to simple switching between 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 DPI.
We gamers need a mouse with very low lift-off distance and Zowie knows that. FK1 has a foolproof lift off distance of 1.5-1.8 mm which keeps gaming experience very smooth. Optical sensor for this device is very functional and it is one of the major reasons why people prefer Zowie’s FK series. Also, this mouse targets user with a claw grip. There are basically three modes of gripping—finger grip, palm grip, and claw grip. The palm grip is preferred for gamers but there are still those who handle games with claws. FK1 is the perfect match for them.
BUT, we have equally long list of cons too. DPI is much lower than expected. A standard gaming mouse should have at least 8200 DPI which is 3200 DPI in this case. Other than that, this mouse doesn’t show any innovation. I mean we don’t have a clear reason why one should prefer this one. Optical sensor are being replaced by laser technology and Zowie is far behind in this race.

But still I think there are those who have a very good reason to buy this one. Why? Because it targets the minority. A perfect match for lefties and claw grippers. I am sorry if I sound rude but I think there should be some good options for them too. Major tech companies fail to provide what BenQ has done for them. What do you think about this one? Drop it in the comments section below.

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Ambidextrous Design

  Lightweight

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6. Razer Deathadder Chroma Review

Best Gaming MouseRazer DeathAdder Chroma is latest iteration of DeathAdder series that brings accuracy and sensitivity to gaming worldwhile keeping the design simple. Thanks to its 10000DPI it can achieve mouse movement speed of 200 inches per second.

Razer is a leading brand in gaming devices and peripherals and the for most of the gaming geeks like me, Razer is the only choice for gaming products. Did you know that Razer started its business with gaming mouse?Boomslang, released in 1999, was first Razer mouse that came into market. Since then, Razer has advanced in the industry with its extra-ordinary devices such as headsets, keyboards etc. DeathAdder series has introduced number of mice having different games as targets. For example, DeathAdder Elite and Essential focus on eSports. Chroma marks for first person shooter (FPS) and real-time-strategy (RTS). FPS games generally require higher speeds and sensitivity therefore Chroma really performs well in this scenario.

Specs:

Let’s dig a little bit into some specs details:

Name DeathAdder Chroma
Brand Razer
Color Black
Connectivity Technology Wired
Weight 3.7 ounces
Dimensions 5 x 2.8 x 1.7 inches
Sensor Technology Optical Sensor
System Windows/ Mac

Design:

I have been using Razer Ouroboros for some time which comes with pretty heavy design and looks like a small Warcraft. But for this reason, it wasn’t comfortable to grip. Similarly, weight is something we gamers think should be less.

“After all the name Ouroboros stands for a snake that bites itself and ends up eating his own head.”

For me, it was a fine mouse with over designed shape. But that’s not the case with Chroma.

It has a simple and sleek design and at the very first look, you won’t be believing that it is a gaming mouse.

BodyCustomization
Black in color, Chroma is a wired mouse has left and right clicks on the front. Dividing them is the scroll wheel which has a tire like a look and is illuminated by RGB lightings. As far as lighting is concerned, there are only two RG lighting zones. First one stands at the wheel while another one is the Razer’s logo. We have pretty much clean and plain a body having a logo at the end.
On the right, we have two buttons which are customizable. There are total of 5 buttons i.e. Two clicks, one scroll wheel and two on the right which make it fairly uncomplicated. The design is good and appreciable. Both sides also accompany rubbery layer having textures which give good hand grip.

However there are still symptoms of Razer such as whopping size. Although it isn’t a bulky mouse but still it is oversized. The clicks are large, wheel is bigger and overall body is humongous. I really don’t mind the oversizing but it limits the gripping. For instance, in this case you can’t handle mouse using your claws. Palm gripping is however pretty comfortable. Similarly finger gripping isn’t that comfy either.

Features:

I really loved the concept of simpler design and for me it’s just an above average mouse that serves its purpose. It really isn’t intended to be a flagship models nor does it come with hefty price tag and stylish fancy design. But being straightforward doesn’t hinder its ability to cope with big titles.

SensorTracking Customization Comfort
DeathAdder Chroma comes with optical sensor of 10000 DPI. DPI stands for dots per inch and it is used to increase or decrease the pointer’s speed. Higher the DPI, higher the speed and vice versa. Most gaming mice have average DPI of 8200 but Chroma enhanced this to a new level of 10000 DPI. As explained above, first person shooting games desperately need an accuracy and sensitivity and Chroma readily provides it flawlessly. Furthermore, 10000 DPI means your mouse can move as fast as 200 inches per second at 50g acceleration without any lag.
Talking about the sensor, we have another plus point and that is Z-axis tracking. If you lift your mouse up to 1mm from ground, it will cut off surface tracking. Lower sense gamer may find it pretty interesting and useful. Other than that, Chroma will give exact figures of accuracy on your screen whether you are moving fast or slow.
RGB Lighting is an area which is an important characteristic of a gaming mouse. Basically, we have two areas, wheel and logo at the back with giving lightings. I am a little bit disappointed because two zones are way too much less. Ouroboros came with four zones and other competitors also have a good number of lighting areas. But still, not a bad choice especially when you trying to keep things simple. Razer has a dedicated Synapse software that syncs all Razer’s devices with same lightings. So if you own Razer Man O War and a Razer’s mechanical keyboard, all of them will be illuminated by the same color scheme. Other than that, we have a choice of color selection from a wide variety of 16.2 million colors. Customization can be done using Synapse too. You can create profiles and assign commands using it. Other than that, you can view stats and heat maps too.
Ergonomics, also known as comfort factor is acknowledgeable. Previously, Razer has compromised comfort for design and quality with other predecessors such as Elite and Essential. But this time it was a fairly pleasant experience to hold it. We gamers usually hold mouse for a long time, usually 4-5 hours a day. Therefore, a cozy mouse is our first preference, so is the Chroma.
But still there is room for improvement. This mouse is intended for right hand use as custom buttons are only on right side. So lefties may not find it as entertaining. Laser sensors are much more precise and should be employed in place of optical ones. And lastly, RGB lightings areimpressive at all.

So, it is an above average mouse after all. But still it fits to basic gaming needs. Pros and cons are part of every product and Chroma is no exception. So this device is really well performing with simpler yet powerful design.

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10000 DPI.

  Comfortable

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7. Corsair Sabre Laser RGB Review

best gaming mouseA staid gamer wants a serious gaming mouse, and surely there are a lot of them on the market to choose from. There may be no shortage of best gaming mouse. But if you desire to buy a reliable mouse for work and play, with trendy customizable lighting and august build quality. Then assuredly you’ll find a lot to love about the Sabre.

Premium vendor Corsair had already awe-struck us with their new RGB series products. Which for the most part are revisions of earlier models with a new lighting. But that’s not the case today. The saber features the new RGB lighting technology and it’s also Corsair’s first premium optical sensor gaming mouse. Feature with a 10,000 DPI optical sensor, eight programmable buttons and four-zone dynamic multi-color backlighting. So, today in this article we will explore the Corsair Sabre RGB and see if it belongs on Corsair’s swashbuckling pirate ship.

Specifications:

Before looking at the interesting features and design of this gaming mouse, let’s do some quick specs details.

Lightweight Just 100g total weight. React more quickly and play longer with less fatigue
Dynamic multi-color backlighting Enjoy virtually infinite color customization
CUE Software Slick and intuitive Corsair Utility Engine gives you performance tuning and customization control
8 Programmable buttons Fully configurable layout for personalized play
Great performance switches Great response and high reliability
Ergonomic design Fits restfully and easily in your hand and supports numerous grip styles
Warranty: Two years
Braided easy USB cable 1.8 Meters of unencumbered roaming

Design:

The Corsair Sabre Laser RGB gaming mouse is packed in a black box with white accents and yellow stripes. The mouse has a good understated look. There is matte finishing look on mouse of the rubberized black coating. The rubber coating provides the mouse with an excellent amount of grip.

BodyCustomization
On the left side down there are two buttons on the mouse and a deep recess below them that provides a comfortable resting position for your thumb. Now gamer’s thumbs won’t be dragged all over the mouse but can rest at the side calmly. The Corsair Gaming logo on the back is transparent and backlit with RGB LEDs. On the top mouse wheel has the smooth rubber grip that makes it really easy to control. And there is a clear trim on the edges of it for LED lighting. Behind the wheel, there is only single control switch and other two switches are on the far left of the mouse buttons.
This seemingly big mouse weight only 100 grams. For connectivity, some gamers may think cheaper mice will result in cheap plastic wire cables but this isn’t the case. The Saber RGB comes hard-wired with a great quality black braided cable. This wire is 1.8 meter braided long. There’s also Velcro cable tidy fixed to the cable and a custom USB mold that looks attractive. This mouse has a length of 12.4cm or 4 inches 7/8. This combined with the great ergonomics makes this ideal for all hand sizes and grip types. This mouse has four lighting areas. They are Logo, edges of the scroll wheel. The vent at the front and strip on the left side. All of these are customizable to any of the 16.8 million colors.

Features:

Honestly, I am using this saber RGB mouse from last one months, and it didn’t regret me buying this mouse.

Weight & ButtonsGrip
As Saber RGB is perfect if you prefer an ultra-light weight mouse for faster play. Separately each element has been screened for weight reduction without sacrificing performance, and the result is a mouse that weighs in at just 100g. You can even set up your own customized DPI indicator color palette. 8,200 high-resolution sensor mouse gives you flexibility for picking the exact DPI to meet the task. And with the DPI indicator, you’ll know at a glance if you’re set up to attack or do some long-range damage. And With innovative ergonomics that easily support your entire hand, you can use the Sabre in a variety of grip styles. The flexibility in grip gives you the adaptability you need to compete in a wide variety of game types from MOBA to RTS and FBS. The 8 programmable buttons can be customized with ease to fine tune your play.
This combined with the great ergonomics makes this ideal for all hand sizes and grip types. The sides are easily reachable but for people with short hands, it will be hard reaching for the buttons in the top left corner. One problem which I faced from the matte material of mouse, is sweaty hands when gaming. Gamers sweat will wear away at the rubber making it look shabby and old earlier than usual. The Saber RGB is meant for right-handed people only.

Performance:

Overall performance is good. There wasn’t any line prediction or hastening which is good. The mouse sensor supports up to 10000 DPI but most gamers will prefer a DPI lower than 8000 and have a polling rate of 1000Hz. The most interesting thing is that there is an indicator for DPI setting so users don’t need to remember which DPI level they were on. After gaming on it for 2 to 3 hours, I am happy to say that my hands didn’t get tired.

Overall, Corsair Saber Laser RGB offers the best gaming mouse ever created for gaming enthusiasts.  The mouse certainly sits in the inexpensive price among other laser mice in the market. Comes with good build quality, lightweight and ergonomic and decent design, excellent performance and comforts. Best of all, it is backed by 2-year Corsair Gaming’s warranty.

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Comfortable shape and size

  Lots of color options, near endless lighting and button customization

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8. Razer Naga Hex V2 MOBA Gaming Mice Review:

best gaming mouseRazer is no stranger when it comes to updating old mice. The company had released new version Naga Hex V2.  The revamped version of the original Naga Hex, which was released in 2012. The new version Naga Hex v2 is Razer’s newest (MOBA) Multiplayer Online Battle Arena gaming mouse.  Mainly boosted for games such as DOTA 2, League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm. It comes with a seven button mechanical thumb wheel. Designed in a way that ensures you never ever misclick. Outside of MOBA, it is reliable and features customizable lighting.  Raga V2 connects to your Razer Synapse software. Which program the buttons, calibrate and adjust the sensitivity. You can save profile and chose how you want the pretty colors to light up your mouse.

Razer is the world leader in software for gamers. Razer is changing the way people play games. By engaging with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. The Naga Hex V2 is specially designed for gamers who catch the vanilla Naga nerve-wracking and confusing. And for them who simply need more than two thumb buttons but less than twelve. It’s a surprisingly elegant solution.

Specifications:

Before looking at the interesting features and design of this gaming mouse, let’s do some quick specs details.

Name Razer Naga Hex V2
Buttons Seven buttons thumb wheel
Sensor 16,000 DPI laser sensor
Size 119 mm / 4.68 in. (Length) x 75 mm / 2.95 in. (Width) x 43 mm /1.69 in. (Height)
Acceleration 210 inches per second
Cable length 2.1m
Color Black
Weight 135 g / 0.30 lbs. with cable
Buttons Total of 14 MOBA optimized programmable buttons

Design:

The new version Naga Hex V2 body is alike to the Razer Naga which means that it has a bulky profile.

BodyWeight & Length
The body of the Naga Hex V2 is matte black plastic. With a rubberized circular thumb rest and a strip for your pink. And Razer 3 snake logo will definitely satisfy you. Hex V2 consists of two programmable buttons just below the scroll wheel. They are by default, set to switch between sensitivity levels. There are no Forward and back buttons but you can program the top two side buttons for these functions if you miss them. It has higher palm rest and a full-sized rest for the ring finger on top of the mouse rather than on the side. As compared to the original Naga Hex, the design is not quite as inspired but it’s still pretty comfortable to use. The mouse’s large size is there mostly to accommodate the thumb buttons, 7 in total and arranged in a heptagonal design. And the side buttons are specially designed for any game with an action bar, including both MOBAs and some RPGs.
The first Naga Hex was 7cm wide and 11.6cm long, where else the new version is 0.5cm wider and 0.3cm longer. Its height of Hex V2 has been dropped, from 4.6cm to 4.3cm. They weigh about the same. The Hex and Hex V2 weigh 134g and 135g, respectively. Naga Hex V2 is completely corded. Cord length is quite long, so there is no issue. It also uses a braided material cover, which helps keep the cord from being tangled.

The left handed gamers and those who desire for something wireless, are out of luck. Because it is designed for righties. The Hex V2 body is both tall and wide, stretching out the Death Adder shape to favor a heavier and more controlled grip.

Features:

Honestly, I am using this Hex V2 from last two months, and it didn’t regret me buying this mouse.

CustomizationProgrammable Buttons
As the Razer Naga Hex V2 also exploit Powered by Razer Chroma technology. Which means it unlocks customizable lighting features that can be synced across devices. Gamers can pick and select from 16.8 million colors and a variety of effects. In Razer Synapse software custom setting can be created. And then can be shared with millions of other Razer software users through the Razer Chroma Workshop. These In-game Razer Chroma lighting profiles are integrated into popular game titles, including Overwatch, Call of Duty Black Ops III, Blade and Soul etc. These profiles can display tutorials, in-game actions and more.
The Hex V2 has amazing feature of controlling everything through the Razer Synapse 2.0 software. Which is together lightweight and very easy to use. You can also reprogram all of the buttons on the mouse, including the hex keys. And can program up to nine additional key maps, which activate when you hold down a button. Since I am using Hex V2 I did find the side buttons very valuable in over watch. I had no need to hit numerous in quick succession when communicating. But unfortunately, trying to use items in DOTA 2 was little awkward.

In the term of performance Hex V2 really show high sensitivity while gaming, combine that with the thickset build of the mouse. Playing the game with the Hex V2 is very unwavering and consistent. It’s not as much comfortable as the mouse for using over long periods which can be attributed to its shorter body. In spite of the rubber strip on the right side, I couldn’t find a comfortable spot. To keep my pinky, since the finger rest is taken up by your ring finger. It’s is surprising that the mouse is designed for only right-hand gamers. The left-hand gamers are out of luck.

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Easy to distinguish mouse buttons

 Customizable lighting colors and effects

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9. Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Gaming Mice Review

best gaming mouseCorsair Scimitar RGB is an ultimate gaming mouse with higher level of customization and performance. It has 12 programmable keys with an outstanding optical sensitivity of 12000 DPI. Scimitar basically targets pro-gamers who need heavy customizability in games.

Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)are the leading genres of the gaming now a days. Taking example of World of Warcraft, it is the ruling MMO of this era with 9 million monthly subscribers worldwide. That’s a very huge number. Additionally, it took 58% of the shares in total MMO community.But you see, bottle can’t be opened easily without a bottle opener. Same is the case here, the traditional gaming accessories can’t help playing these games effectively.

Gaming giants Razer and Asus although have many solutions but customization is the main keys in these games. Corsair with its innovative and well performing gaming accessories managed to fill the vacuum. Scimitar is latest addition to Corsair’s family and it calls itself as MOBA/MMO gaming mouse specifically. It is highly customizable mouse with 12 programmable keys and enhanced responsiveness.

Specs:

Here’s an overview of some specifications of this mouse.

Name Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA Gaming Mouse
Brand Corsair
Hardware Platform PC
Color Yellow
Dimensions 6 x 3.1 x 7.8 inches
Weight 5.1 ounces
DPI 12000
RGB Light Zones 4
Sensor Optical
Programmable Buttons 17

Let’s head to the design of the mouse

Design:

Majority of gaming mice are black in color but this one breaks this trend with yellow. It looks very stylish and fancy but still a very sturdy mouse in general. A black alternative is also available but let’s just try a unique color.

BodyRGB LightingDesignBottom
Like every other gaming mouse, we have fairly large left and right clicks. Left click is accompanied by Corsair’s name too. Dividing them is a scroll wheel which is also the RGB lighting zone one. The wheel is covered by a layer of rubber to make scrolling easy. Moving forward, we have to DPI switches. DPI switches increase or decrease the pointer speed. They are a little bit stiff and not comfy to press.
No wonder why this mouse has RGB in its name. It has four RGB lighting zones and they all are dynamic. It means you can customize them thanks to the dedicated software. Pick any color from 16 million colors and you are ready to go.
Rest of the body is plain, having only Corsair’s logo at the end, which is zone number two also. The mouse is a little bit higher than its competitors. Below the left click, we have a wire which extends up to 5m. Left side is a signature move by Corsair and this style is exclusive to it only. There are plenty of gaming mice out there having buttons on the left but all of them are on the surface. Scimitar seems to have dug them into the mouse. There are basically 12 programmable mechanical switches in form of two pairs of rows. One pair has lighter gray color while another one has steel color. Each button is separated from other with 8mm distance. They are also creaky and rigid but still do their job.
These buttons constitute RGB zone three. Another zone is covering the edge of these buttons. The right side has nothing special except rubbery layer for smooth and easy grip. I don’t pay attention to bottom but this one has the worst bottom I have ever seen. It seems that it lacks covering layer. The Even scroll wheel can be seen from the bottom.

Features:

As explained above, Scimitar are made specifically for MMO/MOBA users. Thousands of players play them online. However, precision and accuracy are the keys of effective gaming.

DPIRGB LightingSoftwareWeight
We have 12000 DPI optical sensor for effective surface tracking. Thanks to two mechanical DPI switches, you can adjust pointer’s speed as per your own choice. World of Warcraft works perfectly at 3500 DPI, giving this mouse an exceptionally upper hand at its competitors. Furthermore, the optical sensor is super sensitive to make your mouse movement lag free.
No wonder why this mouse has RGB in its name. It has four RGB lighting zones and they all are dynamic. It means you can customize them thanks to the dedicated software. Pick any color from 16 million colors and you are ready to go.
Talking about the software, it provides you with complete CUE control. It means you can program your mouse for easy multitasking. Total of 17 programmable keys are there and you can configure them as per your gaming needs. Create profiles, assign commands and do whatever you need to make your gaming experience foolproof.
Weight of the mouse isn’t a matter of discussion. Its design makes it weighty products. I wasn’t expecting it to be lighter either. It is fact that gamers prefer lighter mice but weight can be compromised over customization.

Nothing is perfect, so is the Scimitar RGB. Software handling isn’t user friend and doesn’t come with good interface. In my opinion, there should be wireless variant too. Buttons, although are a good addition but are not soft and good to press. You have to put some extra effort in pressing them.

But overall, a very nice mouse with handsome look and upgraded performance. If you are an avid MMO/MOBA gamer, this one is a perfect choice.

Did you know Microsoft introduced Solitaire in earlier versions of Windows to make people familiar with mouse usage?Similarly, a set of other games was also introduced with the same purpose. In Wikipedia tone, “A computer mouse is a pointing device (hand control) that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface. This motion is typically translated into the motion of a pointer on a display, which allows a smooth control of the graphical user interface.”

Over the course of time, the mouse has evolved and changed its shape and upgraded its uses. Remember the ball mouse that had a ball at its bottom? Companies used it for a long time as the only pointing device. Nowadays, optical and laser mice are the latest one employing the modern technologies. They are fast, sensitive and responsive.

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Ergonomic design

Front mounted cable protector

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10. Corsair M65 Pro Review:

best gaming mouseCorsair M65 Pro is a robotic face of Corsair into gaming mice business. With its custom-tuned gaming grade sensor, it takes the precision and accuracy of mouse movement to a new level. M65 also takes a new shift towards weighty mice by using weight tuning system.

Although gamers have keen interest in innovative and stylish designs of mouse but still they can’t compromise on weight. We have seen different mice previously with excellent design and outstanding performance but being heavy was a biggest drawback. Sure it looks nice placed on your table but you didn’t buy it for this reason.

Corsair in this regard, come up with very straightforward reason. How about setting the center of gravity to minimize the weight? This is what Corsair called “Advanced Weight Tuning System”. In terms of mouse movement, it was quite easy and smooth experience to use M65. Before we dig into other features, let’s check out specs.

Specs:

Brand Corsair
Name M65
Color Black
Weight 5.9 ounces
Dimensions 4.6 x 2.8x 1.5 inches
DPI 12000 DPI
Sensor Optical
Hardware Connectivity PC

Design:

M65 Pro is succeeded by M65 which was really nice mouse then. It had pretty much the same design but performance was little bit lagging. It had 8200 DPI laser sensor with enormous weight and size. Hardcore gamers appreciated its performance but asked for improvement in size. M65 Pro is Corsair’s response to customers’ complaints.

DesignBodyDPI SwitchesSniper ButtonButtons
So M65 Pro comes up with the weirdest design when compared to other mice on design criteria. It really doesn’t look balanced from any side. The top cover of mouse extends beyond the actual length. That makes it little awkward but at the same time easy to place palm on it. Body is made up of durable aluminum to keep the weight limited. It is then coated with a plastic layer for easy grip.
We have left and right clicks with a huge bay between them. The company claims that they can go through some 20 million clicks (a claim that every second producer is making these days). But Corsair has a well-known name when we talk about durability. Corsair’s name is also written on left click in a greyish color. Then we have centered scroll wheel, accompanied by RGB lights in form of rings. The wheel is pretty much smooth and gives good scrolling.
Below the wheel, we have DPI switches to adjust pointer’s speed. Between two DPI buttons, we have DPI level indicator which shows the level of DPI at the moment. Finally, Corsair’s logo resides at the end of the body which is also RGB zone.
There aren’t any interesting things on the right side but left side features a signature “Sniper Button”. It can reduce the DPI level to basic when needed—a clear strategy to make a quick point in the consumer market. But still, it is a good addition especially for first person shooter games where you have to control things very swiftly.
Just at the very start of left cover, we have two buttons named as forward and backward buttons. They are programmable and you can customize them using the software. And finally, this is a wired mouse. The wire is non-removable and therefore can’t be replaced.

Features:

That was basically the design. As a successor of M65, M65 Pro sure comes up with upgraded performance and some tweaks for easy gameplay.

DPISniper ButtonCustomization
M65 Pro comes with 12000 DPI optical sensor for enhanced sensitivity and precision. Corsair has designed it specifically for FPS, so there was dire need of high performance. However, laser sensor being replaced by optical one isn’t a good move in my opinion.
Sniper button is a very clever move in my opinion for grabbing strong attention. You can increase or decrease DPI from the buttons but that would take few clicks. M65 Pro with its sniper button reduces DPI level to very basic. You can’t use this button to increase DPI to a higher level and that isn’t a favorable move either because almost all major titles operate efficiently between 2000-4000 DPI.
Advance weight tuning system is a process of adjusting the center of gravity to counter weight problem. You can fine tune weight by adjusting three removable weights, fitted at the bottom. All mice come with customization but M65 Pro just made it awesome with weight customization. Other than that, use of aluminum in the body also keeps the mouse lightweight.

There are other handful of features too but above mentioned are the distinctive ones. A small list of cons is also there such as replacement of laser sensor. Optical sensors do not work on glass surfaces. Wired cable also raises some eyebrows.

Well, pros and cons are part of every device, butperformance in general is very nice. Price tag is a one best reason to buy it. Corsair has dropped its price and believe me, you won’t be seeing extra performing gaming mice at this rate.

Gaming Mouse:

However, dimensions of the gaming world are way too much different. Talking about the gaming, big titles such as Gears of Wars 4, Battlefield, and Tomb Raider etc. would be much harder to play without gaming accessories. Basically, there are three major accessories we talk about. Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Mouse and Graphics Card (Headset is also another peripheral but just leave it for a second).I will focus on gaming mouse here, leaving the other two for future discussion. Most of our hardcore games are either first person shooter or real-time-strategy. They are designed in such a way to fulfill the demands of such games. So a gaming mouse is drastically different from a normal mouse in terms of characteristics as well as the design. Let’s talk about the design first.

Design:

I would love to put two examples here. Asus ROG Spatha and SteelSeries Rival 700. You can observe following things in them:

  • Extensive Gaming Look
  • Custom Buttons
  • DPI Switch
  • RGB Lightings

Now, what exactly is extensive gaming look? Well, not all gaming mice have this type of look but still, it is considered as important characteristics. Both Spatha and Rival 700 look like small robot or type of transformer. They are heavy in weight though but they are designed that way. You can see buttons on the left, lightings in three or more regions. All these things are basically what gamers prefer over the normal mouse.

Customization is need of big games now a day. Through customizing software, you can create profiles, assign commands and can control mouse as per your own choice. Gaming mice usually accompany 6-12 programmable buttons for this purpose. In simple words, your command is just one click away.

DPI switch is a third main factor. DPI stands for dots per inch and DPI switch is used to adjust pointer speed. You can increase or decrease it as per your gaming needs. For most of my experience, I ran through 2000 DPI to 4000 DPI. Still, companies manufacture a device with DPI ranging from 200-12000 DPI normally.

RGB lights. For me, the gamer isn’t a true gamer without them. Today, all gaming accessories such as keyboards, headsets and gaming boxes come with RGB lights. If you use accessories of the same brand, Razer, for instance, you can sync their lights using Synapse or any other compatible software. Furthermore, you can select any color from a vast library of 16.2 million colors.

Features:

Gaming mice come packed with plenty of features that give them an upper hand over ordinary mice. Their basic purpose is to satisfy the overgrowing gaming demands. Some of them are:

  • Optical/Laser Sensor
  • Customization
  • Higher Polling Rate
  • Comfort

Gaming needs sensitivity and normal mice can’t fulfill that requirement. That is way almost all of gaming giants products mice with optical or laser sensor. Laser sensors are more advanced than optical sensors but still optical one does a great job.

Customization through macro keys is a very useful feature and it allows gamers to assign built-in game functionalities. In case of first person shoots (FPS), you can set buttons for reloading the gun. Similarly, there are many other cases where you can accomplish the small target using a single button.

Polling rate is a dimension related to the lag of mouse. Measured in Hertz, the greater value of polling means less lag and vice versa. Generally, gaming mice have a polling rate of 1000-2000 Hz which is more than enough to handle the game smoothly. Furthermore, they are also customizable and can be adjusted.

Relief:

You see gaming isn’t an easy thing nowadays. You may have to spend even a whole day to complete missions and achieve milestones. So there’s need for a design that doesn’t put some serious pressure on hands. That’s why relief is a major factor considered while designing a mouse. Also is the reason why lightweight mice are preferred.

Let’s just patch up things and compile the basic difference list:

Gaming Mouse Normal Mouse
Sensitive Less Sensitive
Higher Polling Rat lower Polling Rat
Higher DPI Lower DPI/ Non customizable
Attractive Design May or May not be
Factor of Comfort May not be the preference
Customizable Not Customizable
Dedicated Software No

Different Mouse Concepts:

Conclusion:

A long list with objective comparison is what you have just gone through. Let me summarize this data and help you pick your piece of cake. If you are looking for a simple mouse with basic gaming options under budget, try to go with Zowie FK1. It really serves its purpose in this regard. Logitech G303 also fall in this category with a bit higher price but enhanced characteristics.

And if stylish and excellent performing mouse is your preference, you have better options such as Asus ROG Spatha and Razer Ouroboros. Both of them give you higher level of customizability along with handsome design. Even more, both of these companies enjoy a sweet fame in gaming area.

In between them lies, Corsair Scimitar RGB which is beautiful mixture of performance and sensitivity. It has higher DPI. Corsair also comes with another model which is M65 Pro. An extraordinary mouse which is number one in my recommendation list due to durable build quality and flawless sensor.

Hopefully, this list has everything you are looking for. I have tried best to include all major factor into mouse selection criteria. Set your preferences and get the best one for you.

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Written by Addison Aiken

Addison Aiken is a reporter at GadgetSkull focused on diversity, inclusion and social justice. He previously spent two years at Business Insider covering tech startups focused on the shared economy, IoT and music industry. He is graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

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