The Best PC Gaming Mice You Can Buy Today

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Feb 23, 2020 10:00 AM

It's all too easy to forget when you're busy buying graphics cards and processors but the humble mouse is often the chief interface between you and playing the games you love. Whether you prioritise comfort to longer sessions, programmable buttons for MMOs, high DPI for first-person shooters, or wireless for playing from the comfort of your couch.

A bit like Ollivander's wand shop, there's a gaming mouse out there for everyone. Actually finding one though? It can be tricky wading through the hundreds of variations and spec sheets to find the true answers. Here, hopefully, we've made that hunt a whole lot easier for you with the best gaming mice you can buy in 2020.

Best Value-For-Money Gaming Mouse

Top quality gaming mice need not break the bank and we believe there's a sweet spot to be found between 360-no-scope excellence and value for money. While there are certainly good reasons to go with more expensive gaming mice, we believe this offers best-in-class value without sacrificing your gaming chops.

HyperX Pulsefire Surge

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At around £40/$50, the HyperX Pulsefire Surge isn’t exactly a barrel-scraping price but we think for what it offers this represents fantastic value. It’s a fairly traditional gaming mouse that does away with all the fraff associated with some of the exuberant mice. The Pulsefire Surge features a sleek design, minimal RGB lighting, a sky-high 16K DPI, Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks and a smooth glide which should ensure it’s never to blame for your next missed head-shot.

Best Wireless Mouse

Wireless mice used to be the buzzwords that any ardent PC gamers would turn their noses up at. You can't play an FPS with a wireless mouse! What about the input lag! Won't somebody please think of the children? Those days are long gone now though. Wireless mice are lightning quick and nigh-on indistinguishable from a wired setup, minus that pesky cable which your cat keeps trying to play with.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless

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The king. The don. Logitech’s G502 LightSpeed wireless gaming mouse offers unparalleled wireless gaming performance. The $150/£130 price tag may be enough to make you wince but this is truly an investment in a long-term gaming solution. Sporting an insane 16,000 DPI, the Logitech G502 offers best-in-class responsive gaming, complete with 11 reprogrammable buttons, customisable macros, tunable weight and programmable RGB colour systems if you’re that way inclined.

 

Best Left-Handed Mouse

Us lefties are often shunning as outcasts by the hardware world. Everything we write smudges beneath our fist. Everything we buy feels as if it doesn’t quite fit. That’s the problem with being sinister, evil lefties. Sadly, this endemic hatred filters through to the hardware world, where we’re given a paltry selection to choose from.

Razer Deathadder Left-Hand Edition

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Fret not though, for there are still a few gems to choose from. For us, ambidextrous mice don’t cut it. They’re not ideal with either left or right-handers. Pure left-handed is the way to go, and on that front the standout left-handed gaming mouse right now is the Razer Deathadder Essential Left-Handed Edition. It’s a true left-handed mouse meaning comfortable ergonomics for lefties, curving inwards to the right. 

Specs-wise, the Deathadder Left-Hand Edition comes with 3500 DPI precision, 1000Hz polling rate, five independently programmable buttons and real-time sensitivity adjustment. Due to being less common than the right-handed version, you’ll rarely see the Razer Deathadder Left-Hand Edition for a discounted price but, with an MSRP of £59.99, this is a great pick for lefties.

 

 

 

Best Vertical Gaming Mouse

Do we recommend you game using a vertical mouse? Probably not. For some folks, it’s not a matter of choice though. Vertical gaming mice provide a neutral rest position, avoids compressing the median nerve (which could ultimately lead to carpal tunnel syndrome) and reduces pressure on the wrist. A vertical gaming mouse is arguably better for you in the long term, although you’ll come a cropper against CSGO pros. Still, for less intense games, a vertical mouse can be a great alternative.

Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic Wireless Mouse

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Of those out there, we think the Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic Wireless Mouse is the pick of the bunch. It provides a neutral handshake position, reduces pressure on your wrist and is ergonomically approved by the professionals. For anyone who suffers from wrist soreness of muscle fatigue, the MX Vertical will do the trick outside of lining up fast-paced headshots. Its 4000 DPI precision may seem modest but it’s more than enough for the typical user, while you’d be hard-pressed to tell it was a wireless mouse in terms of input lag. To top it off,  a full charge of this thing can last upwards of three months.

 

 

Best Money-No-Object Gaming Mouse

Sometimes, you just want the best of the best. You want to slap down your hard-earned money and feel like you've got the best product around, warm in the knowledge that no one's better at Siege than you purely because they've go better hardware. Here, we celebrate the finest gaming mouse money can buy, one which priorities gaming and performance above all else.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless

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Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless is in this list twice because, well, it’s just so damn good. The best wireless mouse also happens to be the best gaming mouse - period. At $150/£130 it’s right at the top end of the scale for gaming mice but, for your hard-earned cash, you really do get some premium hardware which proves ditching the cord was absolutely worth it. The G502 rocks incredible battery life, eye-catching aesthetics, 16,000 DPI, the Logitech G502 offers best-in-class responsive gaming, complete with 11 reprogrammable buttons, customisable macros, tunable weight and programmable RGB lighting. Where do we sign?

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20:10 Feb-29-2020

For me the weight and the feel of the mouse is the biggest factor. The lighter the better and how well I am able to hold it and access the buttons. Aside from that I just hope it has good sensor like the 3366 or better.

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16:37 Feb-25-2020

I own and love the Logitech G903. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes the feel or has a use for an ambidextrous mouse.

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15:06 Feb-25-2020

I don't think the choice is that simple, sure there are technical specs like optical sensor and DPI, but in the end it's the way it fits your hand that matters most imo,
there are different grips (=different ways to hold a mouse), and people's hand/finger sizes vary,
for ex. I got Zowie by BENQ FK1+ because I needed rather huge mouse with relatively "flat" grip, works exactly as I expected, big leap from ancient Gigabyte GM-AC

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16:36 Feb-24-2020

I was having a hard time choosing between the Rival or the Sensei 310 but chose the former. It's going to arrive any moment now

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16:04 Feb-24-2020

Glorious Model O for the win

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23:38 Feb-23-2020

Good old HP omen gaming mouse i got from walmart for $10 on clearance

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22:03 Feb-23-2020

Currently sporting a G600 MMO mouse, has a third click which functions as a "SHIFT" allowing for 24 different functions to be programed into the 12 thumb buttons. Completely macro-able, I actually use this more for work (graphic design) than gaming. All in all a pretty damn good investment, had to replace switches (incredibly easy) after 4 years of daily abuse.

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19:31 Feb-23-2020

I've got the wired G502 (Proteus Spectrum)

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08:49 Feb-24-2020

Same thats the OG best mouse

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00:14 Mar-02-2020

Just bought the 502 SE for a steal after my old 500's wheel started playing up. It is rather nice, i must say.

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16:30 Feb-23-2020

Logitech G500s will always be my favourite.

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07:50 Feb-25-2020

That's what I'm using. Picked one up for 5 bucks at a garage sale. Turned out to be a goodie.

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14:05 Feb-27-2020

...aaaaaand my wheel just started playing up. Oh well, got a good 10 months out of it. :-)

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14:07 Feb-23-2020

my logitech g302 is 5+years old now, and its still function properly, i just swap both switch when its start double clicking (ez af, adn new omron switch cost like nothing) left click already swapped once and right click has been swapped twice (i play dota religiously) im gonna say that its been the best 50$ i've spent

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13:22 Feb-23-2020

the logitech g502, been using one since 2015
funny story: my friend bought a Razer Death Adder Chroma around the same time and wouldn't stop talking about it,
his broke down twice in 2 months, mine still works fine to this day, but really dirty tho

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20:40 Feb-23-2020

Why I buy Logitech.... plus their aesthetic just is so much better than the overly gamery ones like Razer. I use a G502 as well, and the G300s is a stupid good deal at one point when it went for $16, now it's $20 on amazon, still a really good deal.

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08:49 Feb-24-2020

Razer is pure garbage so thats to be expected

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12:49 Feb-23-2020

I'd say steelseries rivl 310 and 710.

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16:46 Feb-23-2020

Or if you're just a hard-core FPS gamer; investing on a zowie mouse isn't that bad too...


But yeah I use the 310; prev. user of 300 and I can say steelseries knows what they're doing

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19:28 Feb-23-2020

Absolutely, but shooters aren't really my priority.

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10:52 Feb-23-2020

Bought the Logitech G502 Hero wired recently and I can confirm, it truly is a beast. Use it between 3200-4500 DPI and it is lighting quick and it the same time, very precise. Can't compare it to cheap gaming mise between 20-40$.

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11:39 Feb-23-2020

Agreed. I got the Proteus 502 and I just love it. I am not a pro gamer to comment on precision. Set mine on 2 modes, 400-4000 DPI for shooters. I love the free wheel scroll. It just goes on forever.

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12:55 Feb-23-2020

Likewise mate, love the wheel and the option to be free or locked, so to speak. Also love the thumb button to quickly go between two DPI presets, since it really helps when using a Scoped weapon to aim down.

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10:32 Feb-23-2020

I think someone is enjoying a lot of these RGB colors.

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10:21 Feb-23-2020

logitech g305(same sensor as g502) is great, wireless and it doesnt cost a bunch(39€)

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