Best gaming mouse

Last Updated on August 18, 2020

If you play games, having the best gaming mouse can be just as important as having the best gaming keyboard to ensure you have the best playing experience. And if you enjoy good sound, please read our best gaming headphones review.

Long story short, your mouse needs to be precise and responsive, as well as have a comfortable gripp.

I have been using a gaming mouse that has three additional buttons and an ability to change DPI/surface precision depending on what your game requires at the moment, so reviewing gaming mice was not something that felt completely foreign. Let’s dive right in.

ProductOur Score
Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse100/100
Razer Basilisk v2 Wired Gaming Mouse95/100
HyperX Pulsefire Surge – RGB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse99/100
Products at a glance

Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse

Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse compliments the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard we had reviewed earlier nicely.

Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse

First thing of note is the 16000 DPI sensor this gaming mouse has, which is kind of a standard for gaming mice this days. Basically, 16000 DPI means the mouse is very precise and will react to your slightest moves. Granted, you might not need to go all the way up to 16000, but being able to in case you do decide to is definitely a plus.

Next thing I enjoyed is a thinner cable, which prevents kinks over time when you move your mouse around the table. Simply put, a thinner cable will not bent as easily as a thicker cable could.

This mouse weighs 125 grams. And if this is too light for your liking, it comes with modular weights, which will allow you to make your mouse as heavy as you want. You can put additional weights at the bottom areas of this mouse (all the weights put in will give you an additional 80 grams, which is more than enough for any play style).

When it comes to the overall design, it’s pretty aggressive-looking, angular gaming mouse. The sides have rubber pads for your thumb and pinky fingers, enhancing your grip.

This mouse works on black surface as well as black surface. If you don’t have a mouse pad on your desk, it will still work. So, with all the additional options (which you can configure inside the software that comes with this product), a superb sensor and plenty of buttons, this gaming mouse can be your perfect gaming tool.

Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse

  • High performance HERO 16K Sensor;
  • 11 Customizable Buttons and Onboard Memory: Adjustable Weight System;
  • Programmable RGB Lighting and Lightsync Technology;
  • Mechanical Switch Button Tensioning: Metal spring tensioning system and pivot hinges are built into left and right gaming mouse buttons for a crisp, clean click feel with rapid click feedback

Razer Basilisk v2 Wired Gaming Mouse

Razer. They make great gaming gear as a rule, as I have mentioned in our best gaming keyboard review. Sure enough, their Razer Basilisk v2 Wired Gaming Mouse is not an exception to this rule.

Razer Basilisk v2 Wired Gaming Mouse

This mouse looks like it was made to compete with the previous mouse we had reviewed in this article. But is it better? I will let you decide. But it is surely a perfect match for the Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard.

The mouse is comfortable. It is lighter compared other Razor gaming mice. In this model Razer has brought back the third side mouse button, which I personally missed having in their lighter models. As far as materials, nothing new here but standard plastic and rubber. Did I mention the mouse felt right at home in my palm? Well, it did. Also, due to the grag-free chord, the mouse felt like it is wireless. Pretty cool, if you ask me.

You get 11 programmable buttons. And two buttons to change your DPI as needed. The buttons are all remappable, so you can even control your media with this mouse (because not all gamers use all the buttons for gaming).

The absolute best thing about this mouse has to be the adjustable scroll-wheel tension (how fast or slow your scroll-wheel actually scroll), so you don’t have to worry about switching your weapons too fast while playing an FPS, for example.

Razer Basilisk v2 Wired Gaming Mouse

  • Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor;
  • 3x Faster Than Traditional Mechanical Switches;
  • Customizable Chroma RGB Color Profiles: Supports 16.8 million color combinations w/ included preset profiles
  • 11 Programmable Buttons;
  • Drag-Free Cord for Wireless-Like Performance;

So far we have review gaming mice that match gaming keyboards we had previously reviewed.

Let’s review one more, to complete the picture.

HyperX Pulsefire Surge – RGB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse

The HyperX Pulsefire Surge – RGB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse looks like it’s the simplest gaming mouse out of the three best gaming mice reviewed in this article, but as a gamer I can tell you from my personal experience, you don’t always need many buttons or an adjustable scrolling wheel. Sometimes less is more, and this gaming mouse is the best simpler gaming mouse, so to speak.

HyperX Pulsefire Surge - RGB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse

This gaming mouse reminds me of the one I am currently using when gaming. It’s precise, lightweight and easy to grab and control. It’s made of plastic and doesn’t use any rubber on the side (while remaining easy to grab and control).

It looks awesome along the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro – Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The chord doesn’t get in your way. Just like with the two previously reviewed mice, my hand didn’t feel tired after a four-hour-long gaming session (though I am sure it would not put my pressure on my hand even if I’d played longer).

This mouse looks and feels super solid and the build quality is outstanding. As you can see it has a rounded aesthetic, so your fingers have less spots to get “stuck” at (some “pointy” and more aggressive looking mice tend to take longer to get used to their form factor, let’s be honest).

You do get a DPI switch button. This button only increases the DPI, so to go down you will need to click through available modes to the desired one.

On the bottom you you will find a front and back feet which will ensure a smooth glide on the surface.

Please note – this mouse is more suited for someone who prefers a finger-only grip, unless you have smaller hands. I was still able to use the mouse with a palm grip thought.

One last thing. The mouse is precise and delivers rock-solid performance, which you can fine-tune through the accompanying software. Overall I’d say that the HyperX Pulsefire Surge – RGB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse is optimal for FPS genre.

HyperX Pulsefire Surge – RGB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse

  • Light Ring provides dynamic 360 degree RGB effects
  • Pixart 3389 sensor with native DPI up to 16, 000
  • Reliable Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks
  • Easy customization with HyperX NGenuity software
  • Onboard memory to store customizations
  • Large skates for easy gliding

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