Using a gaming mouse for the first time is an amazing feeling. It’s like a shortsighted person putting on glasses: what has been vague is suddenly crisp like never before. Looking to get one? Here are our gaming mice suggestions for 2019!
Gaming mice are the bling of geeky hardware. While efficiency and ergonomics are key, they also require a certain “wow” factor. In this Top 5 ranking, we’ll be taking all these three factors into account. Also keep in mind that this is a very biased topic, so we welcome your input! If you disagree or you have a better suggestion, seek us out on social media and tell us all about it!
5. The Cougar Revenger S
The Cougar Revenger S is a nice FPS gaming mouse for those on a budget. For the low, low price of about $50, it offers everything you need without being over the top. And don’t knock it just because it’s cheap!
For your money, you are getting:
- Amazing polling rate
- 2000 Hz the refresh rate
- Real 12,000 DPI
- 32-bit processor precision assistance
- Excellent optical sensor
- Low weight
The Cougar Revenger S has only six programmable buttons, which is a bit low for a gaming mouse. However, one of these is a DPI adjustment button so you can tweak your DPI on the go. Thinking of getting into esports? You also get a dedicated esports mode which disables the DPI button, so you don’t accidentally change something in-game.
The design is fairly standard, but the anti-slip rubber flanks are very nice and improve your grip. And of course, you can fully program your RGB backlight to match your PC setup.
While not ground-breaking, it’s an all-round good gaming mouse for a very good price.
4. The Corsair M65 PRO RGB
Corsair has made some truly good gaming periphery over the years. The Corsair M65 PRO is a big step above the Revenger S in quality for sure, and the price difference is not that big. As of now, you can get it from the Corsair online store for $59.99.
With this FPS gaming mouse, there is a distinct feeling you’re getting a high-quality product. For one, there are those large PTFE glide pads at the bottom.
Combined with the automated surface calibration, the motions you make will be fluid and precise. It is also surprisingly light and durable thanks to its aluminum unibody.
In terms of precision, you won’t be disappointed. The PMW3360 optical sensor is doing its job well and precision holds up beautifully in-game. While generally an FPS mouse, you can also use it in MOBAs and other titles and it won’t let you down.
You’re getting eight programmable buttons, with a convenient Sniper button when you want to really hit your mark. And the design is very striking, like something modeled after Darth Vader.
3. The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED
As far as gaming mice go, this is a different breed of beast. The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEEDis optimized for MMO and MOBA lovers and therefore has slightly different specs than most. But if you have $100 to blow on some good periphery, this is definitely worth it.
First of all, this is the first wireless gaming mouse in our list. You can choose to connect either via Bluetooth or through Logitech’s proprietary LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. Deserving of its name, LIGHTSPEED provides you with an ultrafast, 1 mms wireless connection.
You won’t suffer from a lack of precision, either. Logitech has brought out the big guns – the HERO 16K tracking sensor which achieves up to 16,000 DPI!
And it won’t be a true MMO gaming mouse if you don’t have many buttons. True MMO and MOBA fans know – once you get 6+ buttons on the side of your mouse, you never go for less.
Overall, you get 15 programmable controls for all your macros, keybinds and more.
The G604 LIGHTSPEED also won’t leave you in the middle of a game. It can last up to 240 hours on a single AA battery, and around 5 hours in full Bluetooth mode.
Where it’s lacking, though, is in the design. This is a gaming mouse. It needs to be over-the-top and flashy, with RGB and spinning lights, and confetti, like a samba dancer. But alas, it’s dark and kind of... dull, even?
2. The Glorious PC Gaming Race Model O
Some people would just get this gaming mouse for its name. But what the Glorious PC Gaming Race Model O offers for just $50 is incredibly good value for money!
First of all, this is a true ergonomic mouse. Notice the distinct honeycomb design? This is for ventilation, so your palms don’t sweat profusely as you play. The whole mouse is also one of the most lightweight ones out there, weighing just 67-68 grams.
And it’s not just the ergonomics, either. While it cannot boast the crazy DPI of the G604, it still has an esports-grade Pixart® 3360 sensor, and a fairly good polling rate (1000 Hz). You also get a dedicated, programmable DPI indicator.
But where the Glorious Model O truly shines, is in the design. This mouse is special so in many ways. The RGB backlight shines to the side and through the honeycomb design like the lights of a futuristic spaceship. Unlike many high-end gaming mice, it’s really small. That makes it perfect for female gamers or people with smaller hands. While not the most decked out, it’s just exquisite!
1. The Razer Viper Ultimate
Sometimes, it’s best to just go for the classics. The Razer Viper Ultimate is everything you could possibly want from a high-end gaming mouse. If you have $150 to spare, that is.
Gone are the days when wireless gaming mice were considered subpar. Thanks to the Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless technology, the Viper Ultimate has no issue with keeping up with its tethered competitors. And hey, if Epitácio “TACO” de Melo from mibr can win with it, it clearly can perform in the field.
Want some crazy numbers? The Viper can deliver! It boasts 20,000 DPI sensitivity thanks to the Razer Focus+ optical sensor, AND it has smart tracking. Furthermore, it is fitted with a proprietary mouse switch which can achieve 0,2-millisecond response time and prevents unintended clicks!
That’s just some of the amazing pieces of technology the Viper Ultimate is packed with you can check out the official Razer website for full specs.
The design is subdued, yet doesn’t shy away from showing some flair. You get eight programmable buttons – ideal for FPS and Battle Royale. The RGB Razer logo contrasts nicely with the otherwise dark surface. Razer’s RGB Chroma is beautiful to behold, as always. The body itself manages to find a nice balance between size and functionality. It’s also quite light, weighing only 74 g, which is quite the feat for a wireless mouse.
You get 70 hours of battery life, and you can charge it on the Razer Mouse Dock. All in all, a beauty!
This concludes our yearly review of 2019’s best gaming mice. We’ll keep an eye out in 2020 for emerging candidates and will always keep you up to date!