Are you an avid gamer, but have that boring, simple mouse on your desk? Sometimes it feels some players in a multiplayer game are so good that they’re cheating? Well, it isn’t always the case, as a great gaming mouse can provide a big advantage when playing. Not only will it bring more sensitivity, but also additional buttons to use, comfortable fit to your palm, and much, much more. There is no absolute best mouse, only the one that fits your needs the most. Therefore, kindly take a look at our list of best gaming mice in 2018 we’ve compiled for you.
First on our list is a gaming mouse from a well-known company – Asus. It does hold a certain weight to have it come from them, but it’s not the cheapest around. The price of Asus ROG Spatha is just under $160, however, there is a lot it brings. For one, cable is detachable and can be used as both a wired and a wireless one. Sometimes you need it badly and can’t afford to wait for it to charge on a dock, simply connect the cable, and voila! It’s big and heavy but comfortable, has 8200 DPI of sensitivity, and 12 buttons for you to customize to your liking. Does that sound like something you’d like?
Next up – a mouse with an insane bang for your buck, in our opinion. It doesn’t have as many features as ROG Spatha, but those present are great. First, Corsair Glaive RGB does have a maximum of 16000 DPI for under $50, which is crazy, right? However, you probably will not use the maximum setting anyway, especially for FPS games that are so popular nowadays. Secondly, you will find six buttons on the side to program in any way you want. And that’s not all – 1.8m cable is fully braided, and thus protected from breaking and twisting!
One of them most affordable Razer mice, a brand known for quality, but one you’ll have to pay for. However, this beauty doesn’t cost a lot, just a bit below $60, making it a great option for you if you aren’t looking for a big, bulky mouse. There are 7 programmable keys to be used to your heart’s desire using Synapse – their software for Razer peripherals. All the standard features are there – changing DPI, RGB color, and allowing a full customization. Not only does its sensor allow for up to 16000 DPI, but the cable is of braided fiber, thus making it quality-made.
Immediately next comes this bulkier, but not any less beautiful mouse. Razer Naga Hex V2 specs are great, and rival Corsair’s, especially in the price/worth ratio. It follows the trend of having a maximum of 16000 DPI, but not only that. Just like the previous version, it features buttons on the side, but 7 in this case! They’re placed in a circle, making them easy to reach with your thumb, therefore giving you an edge in all MMO games that require casting a lot of spells. It’s useful in day-to-day life as well, as you create custom macros for different operations, making your life less painful.
Logitech has their own contender to the table of high-end mice. This one is pretty expensive, but brings a set of great features. Are they as great to justify the price? We’re not sure, and it’ll be up to you to make a decision. The main selling point of Logitech G903 is 13 buttons expertly placed to be convenient and easy to reach. We understand 13 can be too much, and they do to, so they even allowed removing buttons you don’t need to increase comfort and reduce weight. But the best part about this one is a mouse pad that has a unique charging system while you move the mouse. This means no downtime on a charging dock, but unfortunately – the pad doesn’t come in the package, you’ll have to buy it separately.
Right off the bat, it’s kinda obvious this mouse is a rival to Corsair’s Glaive. While it does have a standard set of features like 16000 DPI, RGB zones, and a medium weight, one thing sets it apart. It’s kind of revolutionary, but SteelSeries decided to add an OLED display on the side. It will show various information, like battery juice but also other vital things. While it does have a vibrating motor to add to the feeling, the screen has very low support with games, thus rendering it almost useless. Here’s hoping that’ll change in the future.
Albeit it’s not their newest product, it’s still in the race, and even winning customer’s hearts. That’s because it has a cool, matte black look, and 8 buttons to customize to your needs. Plus, it’s ambidextrous, which means both left and right-handed people can use it comfortably, thus allowing ab bigger part of the population to use and fall in love with it. Maximum DPI is 12000, which is great, but where it doesn’t shine is the cable. The cable is not short, but it just a common one, sporting no protections against breaking, which might cause problems. But you won’t be pulling and twisting it that often, we hope?
At this point in our list of the best mice for gaming, we realize one thing. We sound like Razer fanboys by including the third one on the list, but it’s inevitable. All three were made for different purposes, and we’d like to present you with all options. This is a high-end mouse, with a cost just like Asus or Logitech ones we mentioned. While it doesn’t have 16000 DPI, and only sports 8200, that doesn’t take away from its greatness. This mouse is made to be customizable to your liking. By flipping it upside down, and loosening screws you can modify its length, remove texture pads and customize palm height rest. It’ll be one of a kind, that’s for sure.
It’s time we came back to the area of affordable mice. Corsair Sabre RGB isn’t exactly reminiscent of their Glaive when it comes to design. But it is – certainly just as comfortable, black-colored and matte, without any gloss and shine. Also, it’s one of the lightest mice around – only 100g, but nothing was sacrificed when it comes to button quantity. It possesses 8 buttons that you can customize to your liking via their Corsair Utility Engine. Profile creating is supported as well, so you can take your settings anywhere, and just plug-and-play.
At the end of our list is a plain-looking mouse, but it doesn’t take away from its greatness. First of all, it’s completely wireless and rechargeable, and sports 5 buttons. While it’s not the cheapest around, or the most beautiful one, this one is for the fans of the old school. There is just something so pleasant and comfortable holding one of those, and if you’ve been using a similar one for years, this one will bring a deja vu feeling for you, that’s for sure. The sensitivity also isn’t up to par, with a maximum of 1600 DPI, but that’s enough for any shooter game. The best thing about Logitech MX Master – its laser technology allows you to use it on virtually any surface without problems, thus making it a great traveling companion.