Best gaming mice in Australia

Go from zero to pro with our round-up of the best high-end, wireless and budget gaming mice.

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The best gaming mice:

  1. Best gaming mouse overall: Logitech G502 Hero
  2. Best wired gaming mouse: Razer Basilisk
  3. Best wireless gaming mouse: Razer Viper Ultimate
  4. Best gaming mouse for lefties: Razer Viper Ambidextrous
  5. Best budget gaming mouse: Razer Viper Mini
  6. Best runners-up: Other options worth considering

How did we pick this list?

Finder's team of experts have tested and reviewed every gaming mouse on this list. For each model, we consider the design, performance, features and overall value compared to other gaming mice on the market. The selection and order are not based on review scores, although a product needed to score at least 4/5 to be considered. Get more detail on our methodology below.


Logitech G502 Hero

Best gaming mouse

Logitech G502 Hero
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Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Supremely comfortable.
  • Precise sensor and responsive buttons.
  • Removable weights for tweaking momentum.

Cons

  • Customisation software needs work.
  • Right-handed orientation only.
Why we chose it

Logitech's G502 Hero has a comfortable, contoured shape with textured grips for precise movement, plenty of customisation including the ability to switch DPI modes on the fly and durability that will see you through even the toughest online battles. With 11 customisable buttons, it's a good choice for just about any gaming scenario, whether you favour fast action FPS or strategy titles.

Read Finder's full Logitech G502 Hero review


Razer Basilisk V2

Best wired gaming mouse

Razer Basilisk V2
Image: Matt Sayer/Finder

Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Optical switches are noticeably more responsive than standard mechanical switches
  • Comfortable, ergonomic and lightweight while still feeling sturdy
  • Deep customisability caters to a wide array of applications and gamers

Cons

  • Right-handed only
Why we chose it

The Razer Basilisk V2 is a highly versatile gaming mouse that will suit a variety of genres and experience levels. Boasting a comfortable and ergonomic grip, a light yet sturdy design and one of the best performances during our testing, it's almost impossible to fault. It's also highly customisable with five onboard memory profiles. There are options to tweak everything from key bindings and RGB lighting to the level of resistance in the scroll wheel.

Whether you're a casual player looking for more comfort and control or a pro wanting premium performance and reliability, the Razer Basilisk V2 is an excellent choice.

Read Finder's full Razer Basilisk V2 review


Razer Viper Ultimate

Best wireless gaming mouse

Razer Viper Ultimate
Image: Matt Sayer/Finder

Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Fully ambidextrous
  • Looks and feels as premium as it is
  • Top-tier tracking performance
  • Lightweight design minimises hand strain over long gaming sessions

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Ambidextrous shape isn't quite as comfortable as a dedicated left- or right-handed mouse
Why we chose it

The Viper Ultimate is Razer's top-of-the-range gaming mouse featuring more bells and whistles than you'd probably ever need. The comfortable, lightweight design gives an excellent tracking performance during gaming. It has a maximum sensitivity of 20,000 DPI, which is a good 4,000 above the standard.

The wireless connectivity is flawless, and it has more than enough battery juice to keep you gaming through multiple marathon sessions (it can last as long as 70 hours on a single charge when the RGB lighting is turned off.) As befits a high-end gaming mouse, it also supports wired connectivity. A Razer Speedflex cable is included in the package.

Read Finder's full Razer Viper Ultimate review


Razer Viper Ambidextrous

Best gaming mouse for lefties

Razer Viper Ambidextrous
Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Optical switches provide speed and durability
  • Flexible cable gives it room to move
  • 8 programmable buttons
  • Almost ridiculously light

Cons

  • Driver install requires a Razer login
  • Light weight may feel odd to gamers used to heftier mice
  • Relatively sedate on the RGB front
Why we chose it

As its name suggests, the Razer Viper Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse has been specifically designed to cater to left- and right-handed players, with dual buttons on each side and a clickable scroll wheel in the centre. This makes it a good choice if you like to swap between hands during gaming.

Its other main claim to fame is its optical switches, which impressed us greatly with their speed and accuracy. The deliberately lightweight 69-gram build can take some getting used to – especially if you're used to weighted gaming mice. By the same token, plenty of gamers will enjoy how easily they can sweep it around their desk.

Read Finder's full Razer Viper Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse review


Razer Viper Mini

Best budget gaming mouse

Razer Viper Mini
Image: Matt Sayer/Finder

Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Compact design is more accommodating to smaller hands
  • Updated optical switches offer firmer feedback for a more mechanical feel
  • Performance remains top-notch thanks to smart compromises
  • Very attractive price

Cons

  • May be too small for gamers with larger hands
  • Fewer features than the full-sized Viper
Why we chose it

Like its bigger brother, the Razer Viper Mini provides an excellent gaming performance – albeit in a smaller and more affordable package. The compact design is more accommodating to smaller hands, which is handy if you're sharing with kids or a younger sibling. Despite the lower price tag, the mouse comes with updated optical switches that offer firmer feedback for a more mechanical feel.

While it's missing a few features found on the full-size Viper, the compromises are small and don't hamper the overall performance. If you require a quality gaming mouse for a low price and don't mind a smaller body, the Viper Mini is the model to get.

Read Finder's full Razer Viper Mini review


Other options worth considering

The following gaming mice all received a minimum of four stars in our reviews. If you can buy them at a discount, they won't let you down.

HyperX Pulsefire Dart

HyperX Pulsefire Dart
Image: Matt Sayer/Finder

Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Split-design mouse buttons are reliable and responsive
  • Wider body and leatherette grips make for a more comfortable grip
  • Qi wireless charging is a useful addition

Cons

  • Scroll wheel feels a little plasticky
Why we chose it

Despite being its first-ever wireless model, the HyperX Pulsefire Dart is the company's most responsive mouse yet. It boasts a broader and more comfortable design than previous HyperX models with more support across the width of the hand. This translates to a firmer, more controlling grip on the mouse, especially for large-handed players. Control is further assisted by padded "leatherette" grips on the sides.

The mouse's Pixart 3389 sensor tracks movement reliably with a choice of sensitivity ranging from 200 DPI all the way up to 16,000 DPI. The rechargeable battery, meanwhile, can last as long as 50 hours on a single charge. As an added bonus, the HyperX Pulsefire Dart can also be used as a regular wired mouse via a USB-C cable, giving you the best of both worlds.

Read Finder's full HyperX Pulsefire Dart review


Logitech G903 Lightspeed

Logitech G903 Lightspeed
Image: Supplied/Finder

Not yet rated

Pros

  • Apex predator gaming mouse works flawlessly with power mat.
  • Both perform well in intense, high-stress situations.
  • Configurable buttons (both physically and in LGS).
  • Designed to turn heads and are RGB sync-able.

Cons

  • Mat charging takes an age.
  • LGS has some bugs.
  • Overwolf software needs work.
Why we chose it

Logitech's G903 Wireless gives you cable freedom with the option to tether if you prefer that style or simply if the onboard battery is running low. It recharges via the Qi standard, so you can drop it onto the same chargers used for Qi-compatible phones. Response is excellent and the shape makes it a good pick if you're chasing an ambidextrous mouse too.

Read Finder's full Logitech G903 Wireless review


Razer Mamba Wireless

Razer Mamba Wireless
Image: Supplied/Finder

Not yet rated

Pros

  • Familiar, svelte design.
  • Sensor brought up to modern benchmark standards.
  • Ditches the dock.
  • Impressive battery life.

Cons

  • Not ambidextrous.
  • Has dropped Adjustable Click Force technology.
  • No tilt clicking on the wheel.
  • Not wireless power enabled for Razer Firefly HyperFlux .
Why we chose it

Razer's take on a wireless mouse is predictably bedecked with plenty of showy RGB lighting, although you can dim that if you want to save a little battery power. Mind you, with up to 50 hours of battery life, you can probably afford to show off a little both on your desk and out on the battlefield.

You don't get fancy Qi charging – it's strictly a cable-only affair – but it's an excellent alternate choice if wireless gaming is important to you.

Read Finder's full Razer Mamba Wireless review


HyperX Pulsefire Core

HyperX Pulsefire Core
Image: Matt Sayer/Finder

Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Accurate and responsive
  • Light and comfortable ambidextrous design
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • Only supports up to 6,200 DPI
Why we chose it

The Pulsefire Core boils a gaming mouse down to the essentials, including the price point. The trade-off there is in DPI settings, with a maximum of 6,200 DPI on offer. However, it's good for either left- or right-handed use. With seven different programmable buttons and five different game profiles on tap, it's an affordable but durable mouse option for those looking to up their game without draining their wallet.

Read Finder's full HyperX Pulsefire Core review


Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition

Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition
Image: Adam Mathew/Finder

Not yet rated

Pros

  • That 16,000 DPI delivers sweet headshot results
  • Comfortable ambidextrous form-factor
  • Sexy chroma light show options
  • As advertised: hyper-responsive buttons

Cons

  • Thumb button positioning not ideal
  • Not a huge advancement over the Deathadder Elite
Why we chose it

Razer's Lancehead Tournament Edition is a showy mouse option decked out in more RGB than you might think possible, alongside 16,000 DPI sensors, 9 programmable buttons and an option for a wireless model if that's more to your taste.

It's an especially good match for FPS veterans looking for that last bit of accuracy gain in tense situations, with accurate tracking at an impressive 450 inches per second.

Read Finder's full Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition review


How to choose the best gaming mouse

Choosing the best gaming mouse involves playing a lot of games. (Yeah, we know, tough job and all that.) But it's not just a question of loading up generic-military-shooter-of-the-moment and calling it a day. Gaming is a wider church than just FPS and the considerations made when choosing the right gaming mouse are far more complex. Here's what we consider and what you should too when choosing the best gaming mouse.

  • Button support and placement: Most gaming mice will jump from the regular two pretty quickly, but it's not just a numbers game. Are the additional buttons well-placed and responsive? Are they ambidextrous or suitable only for right-handed gamers? Depending on your primary games obsession, more buttons may not be better if you're going to click them when you don't want to.
  • Sensor accuracy: A standard laser mouse just won't cut it for fast-paced gaming action, which is why an optical sensor is a must. The best gaming mice will punch up towards 16,000 DPI with switchable levels to make it easy to zip around the battlefield or hone in on that perfect headshot with ease.
  • Customisable controls: You probably don't play just the one game and you may have to share your gaming mouse with others. This is where being able to set buttons to specific purposes, and possibly full gaming profiles too, can be an absolute boon.
  • Cabled or wireless? You'll pay more for a wireless mouse, but you're avoiding any issues with cable drag or tangling when you do so. Then again, a cabled mouse never runs out of power at any time, unless your PC does. The quality of the cable, especially for a mouse that you might be taking with you for competitive purposes, is also important.
  • Grip comfort: Some gaming mice borrow from the classic MS Intellimouse "flat" shape, which is fine if a little indistinct. Others look like what would happen if a Decepticon got busy with a bee. There's no one "right" approach here, but the shape of the mouse and grip material on the sides will seriously affect how you use it.
  • Bling it up with RGB: Let's get real here. Gaming is a competitive arena and there's nothing more intimidating than making it clear to your opponents with a mouse that can blaze in customisable RGB glory. That's just science in action.

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  • We tested and reviewed every mouse model on this list.
  • We compared gaming mice that could be purchased online by Australian consumers.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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