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.

 

Razer Naga
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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.

Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Gaming Mouse
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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.

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ROCCAT KONE Pure Optical Core Performance Gaming Mouse
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$71.99
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Adjust the dpi on this mouse from 400 to 4000 dpi. Customizable lighting colors with 576KB of on-board memory for storing your macros.

The ROCCAT KONE has 7 buttons that put you in control of the game. This mouse is perfect for those with small hands. 

Logitech G502
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$49.99
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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).

SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse
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$50.97
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This mouse has lights on the wheel and a logo that make it look pretty cool at night and you can turn them all off as well of course. 

The SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse has a braided nylon cord that will keep it from getting tangled. You can also define the sensitivity of the mouse to your style so you get the performance that you need. 

Razer DeathAdder 2013 Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse
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$41.88
$69.99 | Save: $18.00 (26%)

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

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