Let's be honest.
There’s no denying that gaming peripherals, especially gaming mice, have earned a lot of bad rep.
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A lot of gamers, hardcore and casual, have said that these gaming mice are nothing more than a gimmick, and the ability to win or lose the game is completely dependent on the gamer. What makes a mouse, the gaming mouse? We’re going to find out.
Regardless of the good or bad reputation, there is no denying that gaming mice are something that are preferred by the masses of gaming community. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, or a casual one, having a gaming mouse automatically gives you the bragging rights.
While I won’t say that gaming mice will actually improve how you play, the fact that most gaming mice are tuned to perfection, have extremely precise sensors, and have useful macro keys is something that we simply can’t deny.
With that said, choosing a gaming mouse is something that is relatively easy, especially for people who are fully aware of what they want to buy, and what they are looking for.
The market of gaming mice is pretty saturated, more and more companies are coming out with some of the best gaming mice we have had the chance of testing. When it comes to buying a gaming mouse, there are a couple of things you want to keep in mind, things like the sensor type, the ability to adjust weight, and top of it, having the much hyped RGB LED option.
While the seasoned gamers are already aware of what they are looking for in a gaming mouse, the people who are buying a new, high end gaming mouse for the first time may end up having some sort of complication mainly because of the options that are available in the market.
In order to help you make the right decision and ultimately save money, we are going to take a look at some of the things you should be looking for in a gaming mouse; these thing will ultimately help you decide what mouse is best for you, and will save you a lot of time.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some things you should look for in a gaming mouse.
In all honesty, a gaming mouse wouldn’t really be a gaming mouse if it doesn’t let you adjust the sensitivity (DPI). While most people think that playing at a higher DPI is an easy thing, do keep in mind that higher sensitivity means that your mouse’s tracking will be really, really fast. If you have a multi-monitor setup, or a monitor with a really, really high resolution, then a higher sensitivity would be better.
However, do keep in mind that people who prefer first person shooters might want to tone down and find a lower sensitivity option that will help them aim precisely. These things become really easy when you have a mouse with adjustable DPI. Most gaming mice come with a button that lets you change the DPI on the fly, making your experience a lot easier.
Some gamers prefer their mice heavier, while others prefer them lighter in weight. When looking for a new gaming mouse, keep in mind that several gaming mice actually come with the ability to tune weight, you can make the mouse heavier, or lighter according to your preferences.
While this is something that may sound gimmicky but it isn't. For anyone who’s constantly shifting between preferences, this is a really great option that will help you make the right decision.
Left, right, and middle click are the only buttons that you’ll find in your regular mouse. However, when it comes to a gaming mouse, you get a lot of buttons; there’s no proper way of saying but some mice have a total of 17 buttons, something that is a lot.
However, the good thing is that if you’re playing games that require you to have some complex macros, or some other commands, and you prefer to have them on your mouse, then these mice will let you remap all the buttons there, and if you don’t want that, you can even put some button combinations there.
This mostly is optional, but if you please, you can look for mice that comes with RGB LED options, and while this won’t really add anything to your gaming experience, if you’re someone who’s colour coordinated this may be your pick.
Other than that, there are some mice that have features such as haptic feedback that lets you know of certain events in the game, and while this is largely considered as a gimmick, it still is a nice feature to have for those who are looking to get the best of both worlds.
With that out of the way, we are going to look at our top picks, and see what is the best gaming mouse in the market.
So, there you have it, folks. The best gaming mice for 2018 tested, and reviewed. As for the conclusion, most of you are looking for the one that beats out every other gaming mouse in the market. While we have a lot of amazing gaming mice in the list, picking between the Logitech G502 and Rival 500 wasn’t easy. However, thanks to some certain features, the G502 takes the edge and is the best gaming mouse for 2018.
The reason why we didn’t pick the G900 is simple, while it may be the most powerful gaming mouse in the market, it simply can’t be the best due to the price you’re paying for it. For much cheaper, the G502 provides almost exact performance, and somewhat better design to go along with at the same time.
Muhammad Asfand Yar, or Asfand as his friends call, is Author cum Owner of List Enthusiast. Blogging is his old new-found love. He writes to boost his Knowledge - and yours too. He usually remains in front of computer screen - even when he isn't writing any Blog post - doing computer programming. C++ is his passion. Catch him on twitter @asfandyar12.