- Razer Naga Pro
Suitable for everyone
- Logitech G903
Worth the Buy
- Evoluent VMCR VerticalMouse
For gamers, having the right mouse is the difference between victory and total humiliation – even just being off by a bit in the DPI settings can mess up your gameplay after all. With a market flooded with both gaming mice and ‘gaming’ mice, it can be easy to lose sight of what’s best for you.
Check out this guide for some inspiration for your next gaming mouse. Who knows – maybe your current mouse is already on the list?
Razer Deathadder V2 – The Classic
- Best sensor on the market
- Suitable for various hand sizes and grip styles
- Simple Design
- Optical 20k DPI Razer Focus sensor
- 6 buttons
The Razer Deathadder has been a staple mouse choice for years. Not only is it a well-known name in the gaming world, but it has a well-deserved good reputation. If you don’t need any particular frills and are after top-tier precision, you can’t go wrong with a Deathadder.
Although the mouse is only for right-handed users, it accommodates a variety of hand sizes quite comfortably, and has the usual 6-button setup you’ve likely seen before, with two decently sized thumb buttons on the side. It’s on the cheaper end of the top mice price range, which is another point of appeal here.
- Suitable for gaming and work
- Not visually appealing
- Limited button capabilities
- Right-hand only
- Unlockable scroll wheel
- 11 programmable buttons
- RGB Lightsync
- Adjustable weights (5x 3.6g)
- Hero 25k sensor
- DPI button with multiple DPI profiles
The Logitech G502 is a fantastic mouse to have for just about any gamer. It has a great number of extra buttons and also a unique to Logitech kind of scroll wheel. With a quick click, the user can unlock it, allowing it to spin freely and scroll up or down almost endlessly with a single flick. With the lock enabled, it moves like any other mouse wheel, one ‘click’ at a time.
The Hero Edition is a special version of the 502 – both are functionally identical, but the Hero version has some nice added visual detailing, with contrasting white elements on an otherwise black mouse. Intended for right-handed users, the G502 is comfortable to use even over longer periods, and its customisable RGB features are a nice additional touch.
- Gorgeous design (especially the Hero edition)
- Top sensor quality
- Lots of customisation features
- Potentially unneeded buttons
- Unique scroll wheel can take some getting used to
- Replacabe thumb grips
- Small shape
- Up to 19 remappable buttons
- Up to 20k DPI
The Naga Pro is a dream come true for MMO players. Thanks to its default multi-button thumb grip, it offers MMO players a good selection of special action buttons, easily reachable by thumb. Since that plate can be swapped out for a more standard 2 and 6 button setup as well, it is just as usable for players who need or want fewer buttons.
Thanks to the pretty solid battery life, and the compatibility with the Razer Mouse Dock for charging, you’re unlikely to run out of battery while raiding even the hardest dungeon. It’s worth noting that this mouse is smaller, which might make it awkward for bigger hands – and like most, it is only suitable for right-handed players. There is a dedicated left-handed version available, if you can get your hands on it – that isn’t always the case.
- Tons of remappable buttons
- Swappable thumb panels
- High quality, high-performance sensor
- Limited battery life
- Charging Dock not included (cable only)
- Regularly swapping the thumb grips is inconvenient
- Hero sensor
- 6k max DPI
- Up to 11 buttons
- 140 hour battery life
- 180 hour battery life without lights
The G903 is a rare breed among gaming mice – not only is it wireless with fantastic battery life, but it’s also an ambidextrous model. Meaning, both left- and right-handed users can set the mouse up to fit them. This is perfect for mice on shared computers, or even for players with limited space who have to move where their mouse is sitting frequently.
The epic battery life as well as the efficient Hero sensor that all Logitech gaming mice have makes it a solid choice. Up to 180 hours battery life on one charge is considerable – and the small light accents are a minor sacrifice to make for that much power. That said, the design itself may not appeal to everyone – due it being for left- and right-handed users, it looks a little unusual.
- Left- and right-handed use
- Incredible battery life
- Reprogrammable keys
- Unusual appearance
- Light effects drain battery much faster
- Vertical grip
- Left and right hand versions available
- Futuristic look
- Highly ergonomical
- 5 programmable buttons
- DPI adjustable via dedicated software
Sure, Razer mice may look cooler, but those who have tried out an ergonomic mouse know that appearance isn’t everything – and an ergonomically designed mouse can bring a new level of comfort while gaming. It does take getting used to, but the Evoluent VMCR is a pretty great vertical grip mouse.
Everything about it is designed for comfort, but it still has the added buttons that a gamer needs for those long marathon sessions. While it lacks many of the bells and whistles that, for example, a Razer mouse may have, it’s focus on ergonomics make it a great choice for those suffering from joint issues, cramps, or similar problems. The fact that it’s also affordable makes it a low-risk purchase that could really change up your gaming experience! In addition to the left and right-handed versions, there is also a wired and wireless option each – plenty different options.
- Ideal for ergonomic reasons
- Reduces wrist strain and allows more natural movements
- Large – lots of space and easy movements
- Requires specific program to adjust DPI
- Takes getting used to due to the shape
These are the best gaming mice you can buy in 2021. No matter what you are looking for in terms of a mouse – whether it’s tons of custom buttons, ergonomic wrist-relief, or just an affordable gaming staple, you’ll find something suitable here. Let us know if you think we missed something that absolutely needs to be included – what’s your favourite mouse?
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