With that out of the way, this gave way to a lot of manufacturers like Asus, Logitech, Razer, Corsair, and a couple of other companies to step up their game and bring forth some of the best gaming peripherals in the market. Considering how today, we will be discussing the best gaming mouse 2019, you should know that while the “gaming” and your standard mouse work on a similar fashion, and mechanism, gaming mice are better because they offer you to switch between different DPIs and extra programmable buttons.
Razer DeathAdder Elite – Chroma Enabled RGB
Elapid snakes, of which the death adder is one, first evolved and diversified in Australia roughly 12 million years ago. While the Razer DeathAdder mouse isn’t quite that old, this conservative, reliable peripheral has been around, more or less unchanged, since 2006. Every now and then, Razer gives the old serpent a refresh, and for 2016, that update comes in the form of the DeathAdder Elite.
This all-purpose gaming mouse retains the sleek, ergonomic design and RGB lighting of its forebears while adding two small buttons beneath an improved scroll wheel. This model is not significantly better than the mice that inspired it, but it’s still a comfortable, easy-to-use option for stay-at-home adventurers and tournament jockeys alike. To know what the DeathAdder Elite looks and feels like, you should consult the review of the DeathAdder Chroma; as far as I can tell, only one significant thing has changed.
The peripheral is still 5.00 x 2.76 x 1.73 inches in size and ergonomically contoured on both sides, and still offers textured grips for both the thumb and the outermost two fingers. The only difference this time around is that there are seven buttons instead of five: a left button, a right button, a clickable scroll wheel (more on this in a bit).
Razer Naga Chroma – Ergonomic RGB
From a physical perspective, not much has changed about the Razer Naga from its wired, monocolored 2014 incarnation. It’s still an enormous mouse, usable only with a palm grip, and it features a high profile and a plethora of thumb buttons. The mouse is textured for the outermost two fingers, and the texture makes for a nice touch, but it’s not entirely necessary.
The Naga Epic Chroma is comfortable enough, but its design makes it ideal for high-level MMO play and relatively unsuited for any other genre. The Naga Epic Chroma possesses a staggering 19 buttons: a right button, a left button, a scroll wheel that clicks three ways, two central buttons and 12 thumb buttons. Entrusting one digit with 12 buttons may sound like a recipe for disaster, but the buttons are actually quite large and feel distinctive.
The buttons also employ mechanical switches, which give a satisfying click when you press them. The major change from the standard Naga mouse to the Naga Epic Chroma is the Chroma’s wireless capabilities. I didn’t notice a major difference between the feel of the wireless and wired modes, but this could definitely be a useful feature for those who prefer to game in the living room.
Logitech G602 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G602 is a formidable wireless gaming mouse from a company known for making considered, reliable peripherals. The G602 doesn’t disappoint in this regard, with Logitech offering a low-lag, well-designed mouse that’s great for its price. Logitech hasn’t rocked the boat when it comes to mouse design, peddling a familiar shape and button configuration. Even those new to gaming will feel right at home with this mouse.
The downside is that it’s not as luxurious as Razer’s Chrome devices, nor is it as quirky as a Mad Catz mouse. The G602 is a right-handed mouse, and is most comfortable when used with a palm-grip. A thumb-rest juts out from the side for added support and ribbed rubber improves grip when your palms get sweaty. The curvature of the mouse feels natural, and we’re happy to say this is one of the most comfortable designs we’ve ever used.
There are 11 buttons on the G602, including left and righter clickers, a performance mode switcher, up and down DPI toggles, six re-programmable side buttons and, of course, the scroll wheel. Buttons are fewer than on MMO-focused devices such as the Logitech G600 or the Razer Naga, but this is intended to be more of an all-rounder mouse.
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G900 has reigned as the undisputed king of wireless gaming mice since it was introduced last year. Now, a successor has already been named with the Logitech G903. To many, this peripheral might seem like a premature sequel. However, its ability to constantly draw power from Logitech’s new PowerPlay mouse pad could solve one of the last annoyances of wireless gaming mice.
Despite flaunting a price high enough to make your eyes water, the performance of Logitech’s flagship wireless gaming mouse, and the convenience the wireless charging pad, are worth every cent in our book. Physically speaking, the Logitech G903 only varies in subtle ways from its predecessor. The gunmetal gray parts of the Logitech G900 have been replaced with a purely black color scheme.
While this gives the mouse a more uniform look, we wished Logitech didn’t remove the soft touch coating on the front edge of the peripheral, as it gave us an extra bit of texture for our ring finger to rest against. The bigger shakeup is on the underside of Logitech G903, which now features a puck-shaped cavity. In this space, you can either add a 10 gram weight or attach a ‘PowerCore’ module that we’ll get into more later.
CORSAIR M65 Pro RGB – FPS Gaming Mouse
The Corsair M65 Pro RGB is a remarkable gaming mouse that’s carefully tailored for first-person shooters. It fuses a solid aluminium frame with a highly responsive sensor, and even comes with a unique ‘Sniper’ button that neatly lowers the DPI while pressed. Its slightly larger design won’t suit everyone, but the M65 Pro RGB is one of the best gaming mice on the market. The M65 Pro is constructed from a tough aluminium chassis.
Each surface is covered with a layer of plastic, with the top section coated in a soft-touch material that feels great against your fingers. The sides adopt a more textured finish for increased grip, but it does have a slightly loose feel to it. I’m a fan of Corsair’s approach here, but all surfaces appear to be a magnet for finger oils, and long gaming sessions can build up a fair amount of moisture.
The upper section of the mouse loudly presents an RGB backlit Corsair logo, two DPI adjustment buttons, scroll wheel and click buttons. There’s also a DPI light that indicates the current DPI stage. While the right-hand side of the mouse lacks bells and whistles, the left side is home to an intriguing large red button.
Logitech M720 Triathalon Multi-Device Wireless Mouse
The Triathlon Mouse is easy to share wirelessly across up to three computers or Android devices, but we miss support for iOS, and the scroll wheel is too sensitive. However, the M720 Triathlon Mouse is a Bluetooth device that works with all device types but iOS ones. The omission seems strange, given that the K780 supports iOS.
In fact, noted in that review how we wanted the K780 to have an integrated touch pad for seamless motion and keyboard control without having to finagle with and switch through two input devices. We’d hoped the M720 could fill that void, but Apple doesn’t officially support mice on any iOS devices, so we can’t put the blame for its absence here squarely on Logitech. That said, even the Android support is limited to Android 5.0 or later.
So if you’ve got an older Google device, you may have to look elsewhere, or upgrade your tablet or smartphone. The M720 Triathlon Mouse has a comfortable design and is packed with no fewer than eight buttons. And the mouse is modestly sized; those with hands large or small should find it a satisfying middle ground. That latter toggle-and-connect button is the one that switches the mouse’s connection among the three possible connected devices.
Razer Mamba Tournament Edition
The black mamba is one of the world’s deadliest snakes, whose venomous bite can incapacitate an adult human in less than an hour. Razer’s Mamba Tournament Edition mouse is not likely to kill anyone, but it’s sure to give your digital foes a good scare. Like its namesake, the Mamba is sleek and adaptable, with a shape that complements its skill set perfectly. Not only is the mouse comfortable and colorful, but it also works across a wide variety of genres thanks to smart placement of buttons.
The Mamba also features a larger padded area by the thumb and for the two outermost fingers, which helped me keep a better grip on the device. A much coarser scroll wheel on the Mamba also aids in the grip. The button layout on the two devices is similar, too. The Mamba possesses a left button, a right button, a scroll wheel that clicks three ways, two thumb buttons and two DPI buttons.
Each one is programmable and easy to reach. It’s an extremely comfortable mouse that feels great for both gaming and everyday scrolling. Just keep in mind that the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition is a strictly wired mouse; the Razer Mamba (with no extra descriptors) is the wireless version.
Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse, RGB Backlit
At high levels of play, massively multiplayer online (MMO) games can be demanding titles, requiring pinpoint precision with a multitude of buttons. While MMO players may wonder why a keyboard wouldn’t suffice, the Logitech G600 MMO Mouse can replace a lot of traditional keyboard functions. A comfortable design and a wealth of customization options make this mouse an appealing prospect, but the sheer number of buttons can be superfluous or intimidating for all but the biggest diehards.
In terms of comfort, the G600 is a delight for anyone with a palm grip. Since the thumb controls 12 of its 20 buttons, there is no groove for the thumb. Rather, the index finger controls the left button, the middle finger controls the right button and the ring finger rests on a third button that activates the mouse’s macro controls.
Those who prefer to use claw or fingertip grips should take heed: This is not the mouse for you. At 4.69 ounces (133 grams), the G600 is a bit heavier than the standard gaming mouse, and at 4.6 x 2.9 x 1.6 inches (118 x 75 x 41 mm), it’s quite a bit bulkier, too. However, the heft makes the mouse feel substantial and satisfying to use.