Nov 21 2010 - If you're looking for top-notch performance in your favorite PC game, a gaming mouse offers laser precision for accurate moves and smooth attacks. Taking into consideration speed, features, price, and overall comfort, this list showcases the best gaming mice on the market today.
The Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse combines speed with comfort for a unique feel. Although the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 mouse is expensive at nearly $150, it offers a level of customization mainstream mice lack. From interchangeable pinkie grips and palm rests to adjustable length, this mouse is for serious gamers. Even though some avid gamers prefer a wired mouse due to latency issues, the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 delivers zero lag using 2.4GHz wireless technology with a 1ms response time. It also features a custom weight system using five 6-gram weights so you can select the right feel depending on the game.
Although Razer is releasing a wireless update to the popular Razer Naga called the Razer Naga Epic, the original Naga still scores well thanks to recent price drops. The Razer Naga Epic will also cost significantly more at $129.99 MSRP compared to the regular Naga which sells for around $70 at many large retailers. If you play World of Warcraft, this mouse is exceptionally enjoyable thanks to 17 MMO-optimized side buttons that correspond to in-game commands for improved DPS and heals. The Razer Naga also is comfortable for long gaming sessions and wired for speed.
The Logitech MX 518 Optical Gaming Mouse is super comfortable for long gaming battles. Retailing for $49.99, this wired gaming mouse tops the list o ;budget-friendly gaming mice. The Logitech MX 518 is equipped with two levels of sensitivity from 400dpi up to 1800dpi for optimal use. The MX 518 also offers eight programmable buttons for one-touch macros and polytetrafluoroethylene feet for easy gliding on virtually any surface.
The Logitech G500 offers an abundance of features with a midrange price tag (around $70). You can add up to 27grams of weight to the wired G500 for personalized balance depending on the game you're playing. With 10 programmable buttons and adjustable sensitivity up to 5700dpi, the Logitech G500 is also more than adequate for mainstream gaming. Onboard memory ensures your settings are stored for easy transport.
For left-handed gamers, finding a comfortable mouse designed for lefties can be an arduous task. The wired Razer DeathAdder Left-Handed Edition offers comfortable gameplay and top-notch precision with its 3500dpi 3.5G infrared sensor. Since it's ergonomically designed for left-handed gamers, the mouse buttons are also switched, which may take some getting used to. Overall, if you are left handed, the sub-$60 price tag and left-handed design make it a top pick for lefties.