which model to choose in 2020?

Are you looking for a new gaming mouse? Unfortunately, between the different models sold by brands like Razer, Logitech or Corsair, you don’t know where to turn. We take stock of the 10 best mice for gamers on the market. Follow the guide.

Our selection of the best gaming mice

The best wired gaming mice

Razer viper

razer viper

Lightweight (only 69g) and practical, the Viper is specially designed for esports. The mouse stands out from the competition thanks to its ambidextrous design, 8 programmable buttons according to your wishes, elegant and modern lighting, and ultra-resistant optical switches. It is sold around 65 euros.

The + The –
Lightness – Buttons and DPI switch difficult to use in game
Ergonomics A bit high price
8 programmable buttons and integrated DPI storage Limited dial functionality

Corsair M65 RGB Elite

Corsair M65 Elite RGB Mouse

The Corsair M65 RGB Elite uses the best ingredients of the manufacturer’s wired mice: precision, ultra practical design and responsiveness. It is doing well thanks to the return of the Sniper button, allowing you to switch from one DPI profile to another with one click. This is the ideal gaming mouse for shooting game enthusiasts looking for precision. It costs around 60 €.

The + The –
The Sniper button No Wireless
The precision Reserved for right-handed people only
Lightweight thanks to an aluminum design

Corsair Ironclaw RGB

corsair Ironcmaw RGB wired mouse

Lightweight, precise and easy to handle, the Corsair Ironclaw RGB offers excellent user comfort, even after hours of intense gaming. Ideal for seasoned gamers and fans of RPG and MOBA, it has 7 programmable buttons according to the shortcuts of your favorite games. Sold at less than 60 euros, it does not demerit either in the field of office automation.

The + The –
Comfortable, it avoids wrist pain Plastic design
Precise Cord a little too stiff
7 programmable buttons

Logitech G502 Hero

Logitech G502 Hero

Available around 40 euros, the Logitech G502 Hero surprises with its robotic design and customizable lighting that will delight gamers. Precise and sophisticated, it has 11 programmable buttons and a 16,000 DPI sensor. Perfect for the most demanding gamers with a budget that can’t be stretched.

The + The –
A successful gaming design A little heavy
11 programmable buttons No real innovation compared to the previous model
Customizable lighting

SteelSeries Sensei 310

StleeSeries Sensei 310 Mouse

The SteelSeries Sensei 310 delivers high-precision tracking and excellent response time with an ultra-responsive, zero-lag optical sensor. It is the perfect accessory for games that involve responsiveness and continuous movement. An option allows you to avoid false movements. It is on sale at a price of 50 euros.

The + The –
An affordable price given the performance Only 2 configurable sensitivity levels.
High precision and responsiveness

The best wireless gaming mice

Razer Mamba Wireless

Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse

Practical and easy to use despite its heavy weight of 100g, the Razer Mamba Wireless performs well thanks to its excellent battery life (around 50 hours) and an ultra stable wireless connection. Sold around 100 euros, the mouse designed by Razer will especially delight players who spend long hours in front of their computer. Finally, the mouse is very comfortable thanks to a very well studied design.

The + The –
Good autonomy Some missing features
Responsiveness and comfort – Center of gravity a little too far back

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

Razer Basilisk Ultimate Mouse

This time, we are entering the big leagues! The Basilisk Ultimate represents the best of Razer’s gaming mice. It is distinguished by a successful high-end design and customizable RGB lighting according to your wishes. Razer has also put the package on performance and offers a 20,000 DPI sensor for a precision still unmatched on the market. The icing on the cake: the wheel that allows you to adjust the resistance of the mouse on the fly. Only downside: its high price of 170 euros!

The + The –
Configurable lighting High price
A theoretical autonomy of 100 hours
A 20,000 DPI sensor

Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless

Corsair Harpoon Wireless

More affordable than previous models, the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless is the perfect choice for gamers who don’t want to blow their budget in a Bluetooth mouse. Lightweight and versatile, it doesn’t have to bother with unnecessary options and features to focus on the essentials. It costs only 50 euros and puts the package on the precision of its sensor.

The + The –
Its low price for a quality wireless gaming mouse Only for right-handed people
Comfortable design Hard-to-use buttons for big fingers
Precision

Logitech G903

Logitech G903 Wireless Mouse

The Logitech G903 offers high level performance for video games but stands out above all thanks to its proprietary wireless charging pad, the PowerPlay. The accessory boosts the autonomy of the mouse, which may prove a little short without it (up to 30 hours). Fluid, responsive and high-end, it is sold at a price of 75 euros. Great value for money for users who can’t stand running out of battery.

The + The –
Precise and responsive Autonomy a little tight
The wireless charging mat Quite high price with the charging mat

Asus ROG Gladius II

Asus ROG Gladius II

This top-of-the-range mouse from Asus uses the ingredients that made the cable version so successful, including a high-performance 16,000 dpi optical sensor. The brand ignores the Sniper button, however. It provides a decent 24 hour battery life with the backlight on and 57 hours if the backlight is off. It stands out above all for its very comfortable design with a thumb rest. The ROG Gladius II Wireless costs 75 euros.

The + The –
Synchronizable with other Asus ROG accessories A little heavy
A powerful optical sensor Autonomy too tight
A contained price Only two levels of sensitivity

🤔Which mouse for which games?

We obviously invite you to choose your mouse according to the type of video game you play most often. Lovers of FPS shooting game (FirstPerson Shooter) will instead focus on the lightest and most responsive / precise mice in this guide. In addition, snipers will appreciate the presence of the Sniper button, which lowers DPI during the most arduous shooting phases.

For gaming fans MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), the MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) or the RPG (role-playing games), we recommend that you opt for a mouse that has a large number of programmable buttons. In this type of game, you will indeed need to use a lot of shortcuts.

🤷‍♂️An optical or laser sensor?

All mice on the market are either equipped with a laser sensor or an optical sensor. More traditional, the optical sensor is a little less precise than its laser equivalent. In addition, the laser sensor can be used properly on a glass surface and without a mouse pad. Mice with an optical sensor are cheaper.

🙄How many DPI or PPP?

DPI (Dot Per Inch) or PPP (Points Per Inch) is the unit of measurement for mouse sensitivity. This number represents the number of pixels that the cursor is able to travel when moving an inch with the mouse. The higher this number, the more precise and responsive the mouse will be.

💰What is the budget for a gaming mouse?

For an entry-level wired mouse, count between 30 and 45 euros. For more complete models, you will have to pay around 65 euros. The cost of wireless mice is generally higher. Most solutions on the market are priced around 75 euros. The more upscale mice, with a sleek design and a hardened steel technical sheet, easily pass the 100 euros mark.

The most demanding gamers, or sports professionals, can sometimes invest more than 150 euros in a luxury mouse. We hope this guide to buying the best gaming mice will help you make an informed choice. If you have any other suggestions, or if an error has crept in here, please let us know in the comments.

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