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Best Of 2021

Gaming Mice – Our Pick of the Crop

Just for you, We Review the 5 Best Selling Gaming Mice

A quality gaming mouse should have a mixture of features including an optical or laser sensor. This allows for faster, more precise movements, and a decent level of user customization. Extra buttons for thumb activity, long cables, sensitivity adjustment, and adjustable weights are all features that are worth considering as well.

The majority of gaming mice are wired, as wireless mice have more of an input lag, a less stable connection and rely on batteries. Paired with the best gaming keyboard, whether it’s Call of Duty or Fortnite – your gaming experience will go to a whole other level. The other benefit is that gaming mice are generally build to last, with bigger, more robust buttons that often respond with a tactile click, souped-up scroll wheels, and an ergonomically designed heavy-duty body.

Time to release the super gaming mice of 2021:

 

1) Razer Gaming Mouse

Overview

On opening the box there was a huge amount of protective packing to search through before locating this space age, neon green and black beauty.

It fits comfortably in the hand, with the rubber grips perfectly placed and the various buttons easily accessible. Lighter than most of the other models tested, it still feels beefy and tough enough to withstand a high energy gaming session.

What We Like

This mouse is in the bottom price bracket, but one of the top for performance and ability. With a huge range of programmable buttons, and interchangeable plates, this speedy little mouse can become one with your hand, customized to fit in so many ways – you command, and it jumps. The Razer Naga Trinity is a really good mouse, with a smooth action and a wheel that rocks left and right, and can scroll websites without having to roll the wheel.

What Needs Improving

The side buttons take a bit of getting used to, but like anything new, once your muscle memory takes note, they can really up your gameplay, and increase your adrenaline rush.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a great value-for-money gaming mouse - it fits in your hand, but can be used effectively on other surfaces, it moves with smooth rapidity, and is built to last. All in all, a good purchase.

$99.99
$80.99
 in stock
8 new from $79.99
10 used from $41.39
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as of June 27, 2022 6:10 pm

Features

  • High-Precision 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor: Offers on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment through dedicated DPI buttons (reprogrammable) for gaming
  • Full Modular Customizability: 3 interchangeable side plates with 2, 7 and 12-button configurations
  • Up to 19 Programmable Buttons: Allows for button remapping and assignment of complex macro functions through Razer Synapse
  • Customizable Chroma RGB Color Profiles: Supports 16.8 million color combinations w/ included preset profiles
  • Ridged, Rubberized Scroll Wheel for Maximum Accuracy: Small, tactile bumps increases grip and allows for more controlled scrolling in high-stakes gaming situations

 


2) PICTEK Gaming Mouse

Overview

This mouse wouldn’t look out of place on the control deck of the Millennium Falcon; it has lights that flash, lights that run in sequences, lights that change color, and then some extra lights, with a couple more lights thrown in. Impressive!

What We Like

The Pictek is a slick, lightweight mouse, offering – along with the impressive light show, an ergonomic design that’s comfortable to hold and very responsive. Although we didn’t explore this option, apparently it can also record macros. All this for a ridiculously low price makes the Pictek stand out of the crowd.

What Needs Improving

This mouse does have the annoying habit of moving the cursor ever so slightly when you pick up and move it. The way round this seems to be that if you wish to reposition your cursor, you may have to lift up the mouse a fraction to do so. Seriously, though, for the money paid, this is a small hardship!

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

We love this gaming mouse – it’s easy to maneuver, and by turning night into day with its lighting system, I’m sure it saves on my electricity bill.

$29.99
$13.99
 in stock
3 new from $13.99
Free shipping
Amazon.com
as of June 27, 2022 1:16 am

Features

  • [Excellent gaming performance with 7200 dpi and 4 polling rate]pictek t7 programmable gaming mice, default five dpi levels available from 1200/2400/3500/5500/7200 dpi. With two dpi button, you can adjust the dpi easily to get high accuracy and consistent responsiveness at any speed. 4 polling rate is adjustable: 125hz/250hz/500hz/1000hz, polling rate ensures smooth and high-speed movement, up to 1000hz makes it faster and more accurate than ordinary mouse.
  • [All mouse buttons are programmable] support macro editing, 7 mouse buttons can be programmed by pictek easy-to-program gaming software which makes the mouse more intelligent and meets more demands for different games. Great value and control fps gaming mouse, also excellent for moba/ rts games (driver disk included or download the software from brand website, see instructions for details). Compatible with windows 10, windows 8, windows 7, windows xp, vista, linux etc. ( Note: no programming function for mac system).
  • [16 million color fancy cool led backlit] 16 million color options for the backlight setting to match your style. Easily shut on and off the backlight with the convenient switch on the bottom. Plus, adopts high-definition optical gaming sensor, ensure quickly switch for different games. Mode selection: steady on/breathing/flicker+light effect/steady on+light effect. Color: red blue green purple yellow.
  • [Ergonomic design] pictek t7 with symmetrical & streamlined provides a comfortable claw-grip design, long-term use without fatigue. Top choice for computer game players to keep your grip firmly during game play. Excellent cool wired pc gaming mouse for casual gamers. Comes with 5 foot, 3mm strong high-speed fiber cable.
  • [Reliable quality & service] pictek t7 pc gaming mouse, 30 million clicks lifespan , intricate polish manufacturing processes and meticulous assembly provide the functional reliability of the mouse for years. Pictek will spare no effort to provide the satisfied service to every customer, keep in touch with us when you meet any problem, we will reply you within 12 hours to help you.

 


3) VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse

Overview

Being wireless, we were a little tentative with this one, but our concerns soon gave away to sheer marvel. This mouse is advertised as being for the ‘casual gamer’ and we feel that’s a fair assessment. It may not pack the specs necessary for a pro gamer. Having said that, the price is very reasonable.

What We Like

Being wireless, it’s crucial that the power/battery indicator on the VicTsing works effectively – we are pleased to report that it does, and that the battery life is great, even though we left it on all the time.

We gave this mouse a thorough work out, and it coped with everything I threw at it, feeling solid, well made and, for the price, we were thoroughly impressed.

What Needs Improving

This mouse will serve you well for everyday gaming and computer activities. For anything more demanding, you’d be better placed paying for a dedicated gaming product.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a good gaming mouse. The programmable controls work well and are positioned for easy access, the scrolling is smooth, and the silent ‘clicks’ are great for gaming ‘on location’. All things considered, if you want a cost-effective mouse for casual gaming, pick this one!

$16.59
$14.99
 in stock
4 used from $13.19
Free shipping
Amazon.com
as of June 27, 2022 2:21 am

Features

  • 【2.4G Wireless Technology】2.4G wireless gaming mouse- stable connection brings precise track and fast data transmission speed. Up to 15m working distance, eliminates delays and interference, making it ideal for daily work or gaming.
  • 【5 Adjustable DPI】The high-precision optical sensor delivers pinpoint accuracy and extreme responsiveness. It features 5 DPI levels ranging from 2400/2000/1600/1200/800 DPI, 125/500 polling rate for smooth movement.
  • 【Wireless Gaming Mouse with Silent Click】VictSing quiet wireless gaming mouse produces less noise upon click, which keeps you focused and never disturb others in public places such as dormitories, offices, cafes and libraries.
  • 【Advanced Energy-Saving Chip】Wireless gaming mouse can last 12 months when the LED backlight is off. It will enter auto-sleep mode when not used for 8min. Simply press any button to wake it up. Low power indicator, the scroll will flash in red to alarm you to change new battery.
  • 【Ergonomic & Soft-Touch Design】Perfectly fit your hands and features incredible comfort for long time use.

 


4) Redragon M601 Gaming Mouse

Overview

Opening the box on this mean looking mouse felt like it should be accompanied by dramatic piano chords. The Redragon sat in a cloud of bubblewrap, ready to take on the world. After prolonged use, it’s another great mid-range mouse that will make most gamers happy.

What We Like

The Redragon is really comfortable, and easy to grip – perfect for tense, sniper moments. Also perfect for those scenarios, the control over the crosshair movement is very impressive; just the merest movement is picked up and adjusted for. The buttons are robust and responsive, the mouse wheel has the treaded rubber finish only previously granted to the tires of agricultural vehicles, and the price is great. The red lights are an added bonus!

What Needs Improving

Whilst the lightness of weight becomes less of a problem as you get used to it (and have a play with the optional weights), the mouse body doesn’t feel as robust as some others tested. Strangely, though, the buttons seem hard wearing and would possibly outlive the actual mouse by several millennia.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

For the price, the Redragon is a great gaming mouse – responsive, comfortable, and well designed. We like the option to personalize the weight, and were won over by the non-slip braided cable. It’s a small thing that makes a surprisingly big difference. Overall we are pretty impressed that this mouse delivers such a great experience at such a great price.

$16.99
$15.98
 in stock
Amazon.com
as of June 27, 2022 4:22 am

Features

  • WIRED GAMING MOUSE WITH SIDE BUTTONS; The Redragon M601 RGB “Centrophorus” is a durable gaming Mouse which delivers up to 7200 DPI (user adjustable 800/1200/1600/2400/7200 DPI) and 4000 FPS. The High-Precision Sensor delivers Pinpoint Accuracy while Micro Switches ensure longevity, greater durability and extreme responsiveness during PC Gaming or Computer editing work
  • RGB BACKLIT PROGRAMMABLE PC GAMING MOUSE; with 11 Lighting Effects (Backlight can be disabled), 6 user programmable buttons, 2 Side Buttons, 3 Memory Profiles with Macro Recording, The Redragon M601 RGB Gaming Mouse offers you many personalization options for your Gaming Computer or Gaming Laptop
  • ERGONOMIC GAMER MOUSE; Delivering an extremely comfortable and precise experience for Computer Games. The ergonomic shape of the Redragon M601 RGB Gaming Mouse offers comfort, fits naturally in your hand while the buttons are tuned to reduce click fatigue
  • HIGH-END PC MMO GAMING MOUSE FEATURES; The Redragon M601 RGB Mouse features; Weight Tuning Set, Anti-Skid Scroll Wheel, Durable smooth TEFLON feet pads for ultimate gaming control. 6 programmable buttons. Total 7 buttons. Comes with 6 foot, 3mm strong high-speed braided fiber cable and a gold-plated corrosion free USB connector for a reliable connection
  • PC GAMING MOUSE COMPATIBILITY: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, Limited Mac OS support Works well with all major Gaming Computers Brands and Gaming Laptops.

 


5) HAVIT Wired Mouse

Overview

On first viewing, we found the blood-vessels-of-the-heart design, complete with color-changing LEDs, a touch eccentric. Havit claim this unique ‘breathing’ effect provides ‘a soothing and calming ambient light; and once you get used to it, we think you’ll love it. Moving away from dazzling LEDs, the actual mouse works really well, and feels like a more expensive piece of kit.

What We Like

This mouse is incredibly touch responsive, fast and smooth, answering my every request like an eager-to-please puppy. It’s really comfortable in my hand too (with the added advantage that then the ‘ambient’ weird breathing LED display is covered up). It’s also a good weight, and has a solid, expensive feel.

What Needs Improving

The only issue that we have with this mouse is that it’s quite hard to get it to stay always on mono LED color.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

There’s a lot to like about this mouse; the ‘plug and play’ does exactly that, the ergonomic design fits my hand well, and the weight allows it to slide smoothly when used on a surface. For such an inexpensive mouse, its performance is impressive, and you’d be hard pushed to spot the difference between the Havit and a much more expensive mouse.

$11.99  in stock
1 used from $10.17
Free shipping
Amazon.com
as of June 27, 2022 9:17 am

Features

  • 【RGB Mouse】One button to adjust 7 RGB color effect gaming mouse,creates a cool and colorful game atmosphere to enhance the excitement of the game.Best for pc games.
  • 【Gaming Mouse】With 6 D P I levels available from 800-1600-2400-3200-4000-4800 D P I, can easily adjust the D P I to match the mouse speed instantly for different game scenarios.
  • 【Highly Accurate Mouse】With a high-precision positioning game engine for accurate positioning and stable transmission. 7 buttons tested 3,000,000 clicks, strong durability.
  • 【Ergonomic Mouse】This gamer mice is with skin-friendly surface and with matte surface at the side to reduce hand sweat. Plug and play.
  • 【Wide Compatibility】Support Windows 2000/2003/ Win7 / 8 /10/ Vista/ ME/ Mac OS/ Linux


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