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Top 5 Gaming Mice – Best Gaming Mice of 2018 Reviewed

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Just for you, we review the 5 best selling Gaming Mice

Gaming mice are similar to regular mice – obviously minus the fur, sharp teeth and the desire to leave little brown droppings everywhere. A decent 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 customisation. 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.

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 – not so much mice, as mice on steroids with anger issues and a grudge against the world.

Time to release the super mice!

1) Razer RZ01-02410100-R3U1 Naga Trinity – Chroma Gaming Mouse Interchangeable Side Plates – Up to 19 Programmable buttons


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 my 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.

* Incredibly Accurate-16, 000 DPI 5G Optical sensor
* More Customisation-3 interchangeable side plates with 2, 7 and 12-button configurations
* More Commands-Up to 19 fully programmable buttons
* Designed to Win-Enhanced right-handed form factor
* Powered by Razer Chroma. Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration

The Good Bits

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, customised 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.

Room for Improvement

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. This leads me onto the next issue, which may seem like a minor niggle – the thumb rest’s little rubber circle has become quite worn and slippy with use. So couple your increased muscle memory allowing you to play like a demon, and your thumb slipping off the rest, distracting and unbalancing you, then who knows what your gameplay will end up like!

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 buy.

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2) PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired [7200 DPI] [Programmable] [Breathing Light] Ergonomic Game USB Computer Mice RGB Gamer Desktop Laptop PC Gaming Mouse, 7 Buttons for Windows 7/8/10/XP Vista Linux, Black


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 colour, and then some extra lights, with a couple more lights thrown in. Sunglasses should be supplied!

*  7200 DPI 5 Adjustable Levels: DPI levels available from 1200/2400/3500/5500/7200 DPI. With two DPI button, you can adjust the DPI easily
* 4 Polling Rate Level: The pointer speed, scroll speed and double click speed can be changed via software. USB high-speed transmission technology, up to 1000Hz makes it faster and more accurate than ordinary mouse. And you can switch the polling rate from 125Hz to 1000Hz for your preference. (125/250/500/1000HZ)
* Programmable Mouse Button: Support macro editing, 7 mouse buttons can be programmed.
* Driver Disk Included
* Fancy, Cool RGB LED Lights: 16 million colour options for the backlight setting to match your style and environment. With high quality ABS materials, intricate polish manufacturing processes and meticulous assembly guarantee the functional reliability of the mouse for years.
* Wide Compatibility and a Hassle Free Warranty: Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista, Linux etc. Note: No programming function for Mac system. Pictek offer high quality products, and back them up with 18-month warranty and a 30-day money back guaranty!

The Good Bits

The Pictek is a slick, lightweight mouse, offering – along with the impressive lightshow, an ergonomic design that’s comfortable to hold, very responsive, and completely customable. Although I didn’t explore this option, apparently it can also record macros.
All this for a ridiculously low price makes the Pictek stand out for me. Did I mention the lights?

Room for Improvement

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. Did I mention the lights?

Final Verdict

I like this mouse – it’s easy to use, everything does what it should do with no complaining, and by turning night into day with its lighting system, I’m sure it saves on my electricity bill.
Did I mention the lights?

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$14.99 $19.99

3) VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse with Unique Silent Click, Breathing Backlit, 2 Programmable Side Buttons, 2400 DPI, Ergonomic Grips, 7-Button Design- Black


Being wireless, I was sceptical, but gave it a go anyway. It is advertised as being for the ‘casual gamer’ and this appears to be because of randomly lost connections. To be fair though, it does regain almost instantaneously. Asides from that, it’s a good looking beast at a good looking price.

* 5 Adjustable DPI levels ( 800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2400) to change the speed of mouse freely.
* Ultra-Fast 2.4G Two-way Wireless Transmission Technology. More secure and precise, the transmission distance can reach to 10 metres (approx 30ft).
* Quiet Button Design.
* Advanced Energy-saving Chip. Multi-stage power saving mode, less power consumption.
* Strong Adaptive Surface Ability, this wireless gaming mouse works fine on many surfaces.
* Strong Compatibility. Work perfectly for Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista/ME/2000/Mac10.x,etc. For Mac OS, the sided buttons are not available.
* 45 days money-back and 12-month worry-free warranty.

The Good Bits
Being wireless, it’s crucial that the power/battery indicator on the VicTsing works effectively – I am pleased to report that it does, and that the battery life is great, even though I left it on all the time, cos that’s just how I roll.

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

Room for Improvement

If you take your gaming seriously, turn back, this mouse isn’t the mouse for you. Facing an end-of-level nasty with a backpack empty of healing potions and a distinct lack of weaponry, the random loss of connectivity becomes a matter of life and death both for your character, and to be honest, this mouse.
Okay, whilst it’s robust and well made, it did not cope well with meeting the wall at high speed, with a follow through of anger caused by the above scenario. My character died, the VicTsing died, and I died a little too.

Final Verdict

Connections aside, 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, just remember to save frequently!

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4) Redragon M601 Gaming Mouse wired with red LED 3200 DPI 6 Buttons Ergonomic CENTROPHORUS Gaming Mouse for PC


Opening the box, or should I say cage, on this mean looking mouse, felt like it should be accompanied by dramatic piano chords. The Redragon sat sulking in a cloud of bubblewrap, ready to take on the world.
Unfortunately, this serious looking piece of kit was let down, I felt, by its lack of weight. It didn’t feel heavy enough to come out fighting, let alone carry on the attack. However………..

* 5 programmable buttons with 5 memory profiles
* 8-piece weight tuning set (2.4g x 8)
* LED colour options. (LED may be disabled)
* Durable smooth TEFLON feet
* Contoured body for ultimate gaming control.
* Quality ABS construction and two programmable side buttons
* 6ft high-strength braided fibre cable
* Anti-skid scroll wheel
* Red backlighting
* Supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP or later operating system.

The Good Bits

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 tyres of agricultural vehicles, and the price is great.
The red lights are an added bonus!

Room for Improvement

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.
The positioning of the rear side buttons needs some thought; it is very easy to unintentionally click them, which gets increasingly annoying.

Final Verdict

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

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5) HAVIT HV-MS672 3200DPI Wired Mouse, 4 Adjustable DPI Levels, 800/1200/2400/3200DPI, 7 Circular & Breathing LED Light, 6 Buttons (Black)


On first viewing, I found the blood-vessels-of-the-heart design, complete with colour changing LEDs, a tad off-putting. Havit claim this unique ‘breathing’ effect provides ‘a soothing and calming ambient light’; however, I felt it might have been an introductory offer to view the outer circle of Hades.

Moving away from the retina etching LEDs, the actual mouse works really well, and feels like a more expensive piece of kit.

* [UPDATED VERSION]: DPI Upgrade to 3200DPI, 4 DPI Levels: 800DPI (Red) / 1200DPI (Green) / 2400DPI (Blue) / 3200DPI (Pink), Default Value: 1200DPI
* 7 Kinds of Circular, Colourful ‘Breathing’ Light Effect
* Ergonomic design, which fits naturally in your hand
* 6-buttons for superior productivity and efficiency
* Simple to use – just “plug and play”
* No additional software or firmware required
* Braided Cord
* Gold-plated USB interface with anti-interference magnetic ring to ensure data transmission stability.
* Support operating system: Windows 2000/2003/ Win7 / 8 /10/ Vista/ ME/ Mac OS/ Linux
* Full 18-month manufacturer’s warranty

The Good Bits

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.

Room for Improvement

Other than the aforementioned unnerving light show, the main issue I have with this mouse is that the forward/back side buttons appear to work in the opposite way to other mice. The ‘back’ button is usually towards the back of the mouse, whilst the ‘forward’ is nearer the front. However, the Havit does things the other way around, and this takes a while to become familiar with.

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 hardpushed to spot the difference between the Havit and a much more expensive mouse.

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