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Best gaming mouse
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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'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.
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.
RRP from $256.95
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.
RRP from $134.95
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.
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.
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.
RRP from $199
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.
RRP from $249.95
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.
RRP from $169.99
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.
RRP from $69
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.
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.
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.
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