- Logitech G Pro Wireless
- Glorious PC Gaming Race Model D
- The Logitech M310
Playing games on consoles has always required you to use a controller. While there have been games with custom controllers such as the guitar hero series, consoles have never really supported mouse and keyboard. There are a number of reasons behind this with the main reason being the unfair competitive advantage mouse and keyboard players would have in games that require precise aiming over the majority of the player base that would be using traditional controllers.
The PS4 does actually support mouse and keyboard, giving you other options for controlling the console. Unfortunately, the support in games is still extremely limited, as developers need to specifically add support for it. As stated earlier, there’s pressure for developers to not support mouse and keyboard for competitive reasons. Additionally, the user base for such a feature would likely be relatively small, so development time is rarely allocated.
If you’re looking for a mouse to use for PS4, you’ll be glad to know that any normal Bluetooth or USB mouse will be compatible (both wired and wireless mice with USB dongles work). You should be aware, however, that advanced features enabled by the mouse’s configuration software on PC will not be available. For example, you won’t be able to configure any RGB lighting effects or custom DPI settings. Some mice allow you to configure these settings on PC and then save them to the default profile. Additionally, some mice include a physical DPI switch that can allow you to change the sensitivity on the fly.
- Rubberised side grips
- Up to 18-month battery life
- 99g (including battery)
- USB nano-dongle
The Logitech M310 is a barebones ambidextrous mouse that comes at a fantastic price. The price is so good you could get two and that would still be cheaper than the next cheapest mouse on this list. Obviously, for this price, you can’t expect any premium features, and you would be right, the closest you get to a feature is the fact that it is wireless.
The mouse weighs in at just 99 grams, including the 27-gram AA battery powering it. That single battery gives up to 18 months of battery life. The sides are made of a rubberised material for extra grip.
- Honeycombed aesthetic
- “Ultra-flexible” cable
- USB Cable
The Glorious PC Gaming Race Model D is a cheap ultra-light gaming mouse with a very distinct appearance. The honeycomb backplate shaves a little off the weight without compromising structural integrity. While it looks great, it also means that the Model D is difficult to clean.
The 12000 DPI sensor can be configured through a DPI switch on the bottom of the mouse, or through the configuration software. Unfortunately for there are no onboard memory profiles, so you can’t configure and transfer a custom profile. The Mouse comes in two different sizes, and in a glossy or matte, black or white colour.
- Two removable side buttons on each side
- Ultra-lightweight, at 80 grams
- 100 – 25600 DPI
- 48 hours (with lighting), 60 hours (without lighting)
- USB cabled, USB dongle
The Logitech G Pro Wireless is one of the few mice designed for ambidextrous gamers. It offers four side buttons, two on each side, that can be swapped out and replaced with unobtrusive covers if preferred. The battery can last for between 48 and 60 hours depending on the lighting settings, an optional 1.8m cable is also included.
The G Pro Wireless offers the standard left, right, and middle mouse buttons, as well as two optional side buttons on each side of the mouse. All the buttons can be reprogrammed, allowing the mouse to work for both left- or right-handed gamers. The side buttons are completely optional with covers included, so you don’t have to deal with them at all if you don’t want to use them. The DPI switch is placed underneath the mouse, to prevent accidental DPI shifts in-game. The mouse also includes a small compartment for the USB adaptor so you can keep it safe when it’s not plugged in.
- Ergonomic design
- Long battery life
- Understated styling
- 2400 DPI
The Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse has minimalist styling that may not appeal to everyone but should work well in almost any workspace. The two thumb buttons can be rebound on PC, as can the middle mouse click, while the left- and right-click can only be swapped. To do so you need to use the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Centre app, where you can also configure the DPI settings too.
It comes in four colours: Matte Black, Pastel Blue, Glacier (white), and Peach. The mouse takes two AAA batteries which come included and installed and provide up to 15 months of battery life. Rather disappointingly, it only comes with a one-year warranty but if you’re looking for an ergonomic mouse, this is still a great choice.
- Two side buttons on either side
- DPI switch on the underside
- USB Cable
The Razer Viper is a true ambidextrous gaming mouse that offers a pair of extra buttons on either side of the mouse. every button on the Viper can be rebound, including the DPI button on the underside. While not everyone will agree, the DPI button on the underside can be a benefit because you can’t then accidentally press it in-game.
Performance-wise the optical switches are supposed the be faster to activate and to deactivate than traditional electrical switches, they’re also rated for 70 million clicks. The $80 price tag is pretty high for a budget device but with the release of the upgraded Viper 8k which features an 8k polling rate, this may go down in the future.
That was our round-up of the best mice for PS4. What game would you most like to offer mouse and keyboard support on PS4? Let us know down below.