One of the biggest selling points of computer gaming is the huge variety of peripherals you can hook up to your PC to transform your gaming experience that best suits you. Unlike consoles, you aren’t tied to one specific controller design (with slight grip and analog stick variations) and can change your keyboard and mouse at will to whatever design works best for you. For that very reason, we have compiled a list of some of the Best Gaming Mice of 2017 which you can find in the market right now to tailor your gaming experience. If you want to take things a step further, have a look at our list of amazing Mechanical Keyboards.
Best Gaming Mice of 2017
Gone are the days of ball mice and most gamers these days prefer optical laser mouse for their gaming needs, simply because of the low maintenance required. Whether you are interested in a wired or wireless mouse, basic design with simple buttons or super fancy gaming mouse with 10+ customizable buttons, this list should serve you well.
Corsair Glaive RGB
Corsair has been on the forefront of pushing RGB lighting on PCs and their gaming peripherals like the Glaive RGB mouse are no different. At $55, the Glaive RGB is a bit on the pricey side given its plastic design but the features it packs more than make up for the price. With DPI up to 16,000 and super fast sensors, the gaming mouse glides effortlessly on pretty much every surface. It even has interchangeable thumb grips for those who like to hold their gaming mice at different angles or have hands that might not fit the gaming mouse properly.
Logitech G502 Proteus Core
At $75, the G502 Proteus Core has the more accurate mouse sensor in the market but the only reason it isn’t higher up on our list of best gaming mice of 2017 is that the mouse might be too big for some people. Designed to counter the “floatiness” of some lightweight gaming mouse, the G502 is not only big in size but also weighs quite a lot so it is a good fit for those with larger hands. To adjust the weight of the mouse, you can add or remove the counterweights included in the package. Despite its 12,000CPI, the Logitech gaming mouse suffers from no mouse smoothing and acceleration which plagues a number of gaming mice these days.
SteelSeries Rival 700
As if gaming mice didn’t make enough of a statement already with their design, SteelSeries decided to add an OLED display to the side of their Rival 700 mouse. In $75, this gaming mouse intended for right-handed gamers only offers up to 16,000 DPI, customizable buttons, and a somewhat modular design. The GameSense system in place displays useful information when playing certain games like Dota and Counter-Strike. On top of that, the Tactile Alerts system act like vibrations on a controller and warn you about events in these games such as when a certain resource in Dota is replenished.
Razer Naga Hex V2
One of the best gaming products from Razer, the Razer Naga Hex V2 is not only a fancy looking mouse with 6 programmable keys on the side but also quite useful for games like MMOs and MOBAs. Reasonably priced at $60, the Naga Hex V2 improves upon the design of old Naga mice and provides more comfort over long gaming sessions while also making sure the side keys aren’t too uncomfortable to use or don’t impact your grip of the mouse. The circular design of the mouse also makes gripping the whole thing easier for different sized hands.
Corsair Scimitar RGB
Using the Corsair Utility Engine, the Scimitar RGB might be the perfect gaming mouse for RGB enthusiasts as it offers 4-zone RGB customization so you can have different sections of your mouse bathed in a different light. With a DPI of 12,000 and a Pixart sensor, the Scimitar gaming mouse offers super-fast performance and amazing tracking across a variety of surfaces that puts it in the same league as some of the other more expensive mice from big-name companies like SteelSeries and Razer. The Corsair gaming mouse also offers 17 programmable buttons on the side which makes this one of the best multi-purpose gaming mice in the market.
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Easily the best wireless gaming mouse in the market right now, although a bit pricey but well deserving of its spot in our best gaming mice of 2017 list, the G900 Chaos Spectrum costs a massive $170 which might be way over budget for a lot of gamers. However, if the price isn’t a concern and you are tired of cables on your desk, the G900 Chaos Spectrum is the ideal gaming mouse with 12,000 DPI, 11 removable and programmable side buttons, 30 hours of battery life and an ambidextrous design which is rare in mice these days. Despite being a wireless mouse, thanks to its 1ms polling rate and 2.4Ghz sensor, there is no noticeable input lag during even the most hardcore gaming sessions when playing with the Logitech G90 Chaos spectrum.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
If your main goal with a gaming mouse is simplicity and fast performance in shooter games, look no further than the Razer DeathAdder Elite, easily the best Razer mouse in the market. Not only is it cheap but has decent durability and amazing performance for its price. In its $55 price tag, Razer included new skates in the DeathAdder Elite mouse so that it performs smoothly over a variety of surfaces and nothing disrupts the sensor. Thanks to its shape, the DeathAdder is also extremely comfortable over long gaming sessions and ideal for different hand sizes as well as people who prefer palm and claw grips.
SteelSeries Rival 310
At the top of our list of best gaming mice of 2017 and well deserving of its spot is the SteelSeries Rival 310, an extremely durable, feature rich and decently priced mouse for all types of gamers. With a price tag of $60, SteelSeries made an extremely lightweight ambidextrous mouse that while being plastic, retains its durability even after years. The side buttons are placed in such a way that you can not only grip the mouse easily and feel comfortable but should you need to use those buttons, they are easy to press as well. The new silicon grip used on the sides makes the mouse sweat resistant and the matte plastic design only ends up improving that by making the mouse not too slippery over long gaming sessions.
So there you have it, our list of Best Gaming Mice of 2017 with a number of options for all type of gamers, whether they are interested in shooters, MMOs or are left-handed and are unable to use most of the gaming mice available in the market.