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In Pursuit of the Best Gaming Mouse: Here's 6 We Think You're Gonna Love

Most folks don't give a rat's derriere (pun intended) about the performance of their mouse. Gamers, on the other hand, don't have a choice but to make it a priority. Because it can literally mean the difference between a victory dance and...well...being destroyed by your opponent.

If you're still using a cheap mouse that doesn't conform to your hand or causes cramps, your mouse may very well be ergonomically-challenged. If your mouse doesn't respond lightening fast to subtle movements and scrolling, the issue is lag or poor performance.

And some of the newer models can not only solve these issues but even save your hand from gaming-related injury down the road.

Before we get to the list, a few tips from Cornell University on avoiding a mouse-related musculoskeletal injury.

  1. Don't throttle your mouse. Hold it gently and move it across a mousing surface.
  2. Mouse from your elbow; don't flick the mouse with your wrist.
  3. Don't use a wrist rest. Studies show they can double the pressure inside the carpal tunnel.
  4. Avoid restricting circulation. Any pressure to the wrist can restrict circulation and cause injury in the long run.

Now on to the recommendations.

 

Updated: 1 month ago

6Anker CG100

Anker CG100
The Anker mouse has up to 8200 DPI and 30G acceleration with Omron micro switches for nice firm clicks. It has 9 programmable buttons to customize your gameplay. With a 6 ft braided-fiber cable you can make sure it can be placed anywhere on your desk.

5Thermaltake eSPORTS VOLOS

Thermaltake eSPORTS VOLOS
This mouse is especially designed for MOBA/MMORPG games. One of the weirdest mice out there as the side buttons have a striking resemblance to an Xbox controllers' x,y,b,a buttons. Having four buttons on the side like that does make it useful for mmorpg's as it gives you instant access to your abilities and spells. The total amount of buttons on this mouse is 14! The VOLOS has an Avago laser sensor with up to 8200 DPI and 4Mb of memory to store 10 different profiles.

4Razer Naga

Razer Naga
The Razer Naga mouse is specially designed for Action-RPG games with 6 side buttons. The buttons are high performance and can do up to 250 clicks per minute. For the purists this mouse is wired with a 7ft lightweight, braided fiber cable with a gold plated USB connector.

3Razer DeathAdder 2013 Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse

Razer DeathAdder 2013 Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse
Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse with ultra fast 6400dpi 4G optical sensor.

2Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Gaming Mouse

Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Gaming Mouse
Corsair's M65 gaming mouse is not only slick looking but it also packs a punch. The M65’s 8200 DPI sensor gives you high accuracy mouse control for playing any demanding game. You won't have to worry about adjusting the settings every time you plug it in with its onboard profile storage. You can also customize the weight thanks to its three tuning zones. The response time is also selectable between 1000Hz, 500Hz and 125Hz. My favorite color for this mouse is definitely the gunmetal black.

1Logitech G502

Logitech G502
The Logitech G502 is a tunable mouse that can be adjusted for the best tracking on any specific mouse pad surface. You can also adjust the balance and weight of this mouse for a personalized feel. You can quickly switch through 5 DPI settings (200-12,000).

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