Gaming Mouse Buyer's Guide

Best Gaming Mouse in 2019

We have tested more than 50 gaming mice to bring you the best of the best. Just as you would, we purchase every mouse, unpack, plug in and play – each mouse has had more than 15 hours of game play for us to uncover its hidden secrets. We are constantly updating this page with the latest and greatest mice we have tested, find out which mouse tops our table below.

Gaming Mouse Buyer's Guide

Best Gaming Mouse in 2019

We have tested more than 50 gaming mice to bring you the best of the best. Just as you would, we purchase every mouse, unpack, plug in and play – each mouse has had more than 15 hours of game play for us to uncover its hidden secrets. We are constantly updating this page with the latest and greatest mice we have tested, find out which mouse tops our table below.

by Will

Our current top pick for gaming mice is the Logitech G Pro wireless, albeit a hefty priced mouse it is a force to be reckoned with and a go to for many professional esport players.

Logitech G Pro Wireless
The Logitech G Pro wireless goes head to head with any wired gaming mouse and obliterates it. With its HERO sensor, Logitech Litespeed technology and weighing in at just 80 grams it is our king of gaming mice.

FIND THE BEST GAMING MOUSE

There are hundreds of gaming mice on the market from dozens of brands, all of which are shouting that their mice are the best. Well, we put many of them to the test and our results are below!
best gaming mouse 2019

We’ve hand tested what we think are the 8 best wireless gaming mice currently on the market today, including the Logitech G Pro, SteelSeries Rival 650 and the Razer Mamba wireless.

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Gaming Verdict - By Gamers For Gamers

On a budget? Find the best gaming mouse for under $50 and $30 in our budget gaming mouse series.

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Best Wired Mouse

Find the best FPS gaming mice with the perfect balance of weight, accuracy, comfort and button selection. This section is coming soon.

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What to look for in a gaming mouse

Don’t be confused by the marketing gimmicks mouse manufacturers bombard you with when shopping for a new gaming mouse. Let us tell you which statistics you need focus on.

DPI/CPI – Dots per inch and Counter per inch

This measurement shows how far the cursor will move relative to how far you move your mouse. For example, if I use 800 DPI and move my mouse an inch, my cursor will move 800 pixels on the screen. Contrary to popular belief, higher potential DPI does NOT increase accuracy, and is generally a marketing tool. Furthermore, most sensors, even top of the line sensors like the PixArt PMW3360, have smoothing at higher DPIs which can hinder precision.

Max Tracking Speed

This term is fairly self-explanatory. This is the maximum speed, usually measured in inches per second (IPS), that a mouse can move before it loses tracking. This loss of tracking is known as a spin-out, and usually sends your in-game crosshair either straight to the sky or laser-focused at the floor.

Mouse Acceleration

Mouse acceleration is the bane of FPS gamers. In layman’s terms, as the mouse moves faster, the DPI will increase on an exponential curve. This can be very useful for RTS players, who frequently need to zoom around the map quickly, but can mess up the muscle memory of people who primarily play shooters.

Acceleration Rating

This is NOT to be confused with the above acceleration. Acceleration rating is the maximum real-life acceleration, measured in Gs, that a mouse can handle before losing tracking. As with max speed, loss of tracking can cause spin-outs and stutters.

Polling Rate / Refresh Rate-Measured in Hertz (Hz)

This is the speed at which the sensor will update its position. For example, a mouse set at 1000Hz will update its position 1000 times per second. Most top sensors can reach 1000Hz easily, and a few are even boasting 2000Hz.

Lift-Off Distance

This is the maximum distance above the mousepad that a sensor can reach before it loses tracking. While this is technically measured in millimeters, I find it much easier (and more intuitive) to measure LOD in terms of DVDs.

Tracking Speed / IPS (inches per second)

Mouse Sensors

There is a lot of important weighing in on the sensor that a gaming mouse has and there are some clear winners and losers. We’ve written a short guide to weeding out the best and the worst in mouse sensors right here.

Size & Weight

The size and weight of a gaming mouse can have a significant direct impact on your performance as a gamer. However, it isn’t as simple as one size for him and one size for her. There are many factors at play when selecting a specific size range and weight selection depends on various factors such as your budget, wired or wireless and size.

Mouse Software

Usually, an afterthought, the software which a particular mouse uses can be the difference between loving a mouse and simply liking a mouse. For example, SteelSeries mice on a whole are pretty good, but their software lacks the intuitiveness that competitors such as Logitech offer. In the case of the smaller brands such as Fnatic and HyperX, their software leaves a lot to be desired.

You can read our individual software guides right here:

Best Gaming mouse by size

This conveniently leads me on to the next section, what are the best gaming mice by size which is split into three groups – small, medium and large. Gaming mice are categorised based on the size of the mouse and general consensus regarding which size mouse will be most comfortable/effective for particular hand sizes.

I personally have a hand size of 19.5cm x 10cm which does seem quite common, so I personally find medium to large mice the most comfortable.

Best gaming mice for small hands

Best gaming mice for medium hands

Best gaming mice for large hands

Note: this is a work in progress, we have reviewed approximately 50 gaming mice so far, but we still have a long way to go to get any conclusive answer to the best gaming mouse and of course, it is completely based on personal preference. Fortunately for us though, we work as a team and create our recommendations as a team, based on our own personal feedback for each individual gaming mouse.

Will’s top 3 gaming mice

Hand Size: 19.5cm x 10cm
Go To Games: CS GO & PUBG
Mouse Grip: Claw Grip

  1. Logitech G Pro Wireless
  2. Roccat Kone Pure
  3. Razer Abyssus V2

I’ve limited myself to just 3 gaming mice, the reason is I began adding more to the list but once I started thinking about it, I realised I would never switch away from these three given the choice. Obviously, there are plenty of mice we are still yet to review, so as with everything, this is subject to change. However, if you are looking for a gaming mouse and have a similar hand size, you can’t go wrong with one of the above.

Shaun’s top 3 gaming mice

Hand Size: 18cm x 11cm
Go To Games: CS GO & PUBG
Mouse Grip: Palm Grip

  1. Razer Deathadder Elite
  2. SteelSeries Rival 650
  3. Logitech G Pro Wireless
Take a look at our gaming mice reviews below
Logitech G Pro Wireless Review

The Logitech G Pro is a fantastic all-round wireless gaming mouse, offering superb accuracy and tracking within a comfortable, ambidextrous shell which is packed full of the latest tech including a HERO sensor and Logitech litespeed wireless technology.

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Razer Mamba Wireless Review

The Razer Mamba wireless takes the Mamba wired and throws in Razer’s own wireless technology making a fantastic gaming mouse with huge appeal to FPS players.

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Logitech G305 Wireless Review

The Logitech G305 is a small, lightweight, wireless gaming mouse at a very affordable price. It also packs a punch with its HERO sensor and Logitech Litespeed wireless technology.

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SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless Review

The SteelSeries Rival 650 takes the very best of the Rival 600 and builds on it with Quantum Wireless Technology, the Rival 650 is one heavy-weight contender for the wireless gaming mouse arena.

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Logitech G603 Wireless Review

The G603, a right-handed all-round performing gaming mouse that comes with high-end specs and won’t break the bank!

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logitech g203 review

The Logitech G203 is Logitech’s main budget offering in the gaming department, giving price-conscious gamers serious performance without breaking the bank.

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Logitech G900 Wireless Review

The Logitech G900 is one of the most uniquely shaped mice we have ever reviewed. Their high-performance specs matched with elegant exterior make these wireless mice truly tournament ready.

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Logitech G903 Wireless Review

The Logitech G903 is one of the most uniquely shaped mice we have ever reviewed. Their high-performance specs matched with elegant exterior make these wireless mice truly tournament ready.

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Logitech G703 Wireless Review

Logitech comes to the table with an ergonomic delight, the G703 is simple in design but deadly in performance.

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zowie divina gaming mouse reviews

Take a look at the newly released Zowie Divina line up which includes the Divina S1 & S2 as well as the EC1 and 2B.

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corsair m65 pro review

Coming Soon

corsair glaive review

The Corsair Glaive is a highly versatile mouse that could be a great option for all. Its features some cool customisation, vibrant RGB, and has some great specs under the shell. A high performing mouse that won’t burst the bank.

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corsair sabre review

Coming Soon

razer deathadder elite review

Razer brings its new and improved Deathadder Elite to the market with a shape that has been in our hearts for over a decade but now with a high performing optical sensor at the helm!

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razer lancehead wired mouse review

Razer combines a sleek, unique shape with top of the line specifications and ultra vibrant RGB lighting to give you an ambidextrous beast.

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razer basilisk review

Coming Soon

razer abyssus v2 review

Coming Soon

hyperx pulsefire fps pro review

This high performing new iteration from HyperX gives gamers tournament ready performance at an affordable price.

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steelseries rival 600 review

SteelSeries Rival 600 is a beautifully unique mouse that looks like no other and features the awesome TrueMove3+ sensor. A champion of wired mice that won’t let you down.

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steelseries rival 710 review

This monster of a mouse is packed with loads of new features and is semi-modular for gamers looking for the ultimate customisation without sacrificing performance.

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steelseries rival 310 review

Small and lightweight the Rival 310 won’t hurt your wrist or your wallet but its high performance could hinder your enemies.

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roccat tyon review

Coming Soon

Roccat Kona Pure Review

Coming Soon

fnatic clutch review

Fnatic releases their new and improved Clutch mouse and its an all-round performer that feels great in the hand.

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logitech g403 review

The g403 from Logitech will give you a professional performing mouse with a safe but highly comfortable shape,  all for under £40/$40. that’s value!

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corsair harpoon review

One of our budget gaming mice recommendations, the Corsair Harpoon comes in under $30 / £25.

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benq zowie fk1 mouse review

Coming Soon

BENQ Zowie EC1-B Gaming Mouse Review

Zowie implemented the newer PMW3360 sensor into the EC series showing you can improve on perfection.

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