Gaming mice are the unsung heroes of PC gaming. Long gone are the days when they were just a plastic shell for a rolling ball – now these not-so-squeaky devices are the difference between a run-of-the-mill gaming session and one that makes you feel like you have a second, smaller brain in your hand with enough buttons to cater to every loadout you could possibly desire. Mind you, deciphering all the different technological quirks of these clever little devices can be tricky.
G602 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Mouse
The gaming peripheral manufacturing companies always try to pacify the gamers with time to time improvements in this regard. Here Logitech has done something great to let us experience our adrenaline effect with no obstruction by offering a gaming mouse which can last up to a whopping duration of 250 hours of nonstop gaming.
No doubt, battery is an important factor… for wireless mouse. Logitech G602 is powered by 2 AA batteries that amounts to about 250 hours of gameplay. Although mouse is meant to work with single battery that can last for 125 hours of gameplay and at the same time keep the mouse weight down and performance high.
G602 is right-handed mouse, which is most comfortable with palm-grip. Thumb rest extends out from side for additional support, and the ribbed rubberized texture improves the grip while the palms become sweaty. Curvature of mouse feels organic and users are satisfied to say that it is the comfiest design out there. No doubt, lack of wires results in a mouse which is easy to slide, however, its smooth bottom also assists it to glide flat surfaces.
UtechSmart Venus 16400 DPI High Precision Laser MMO Gaming Mouse
The left side of the mouse has buttons numbered 1 though 12 and they can all be programmed to whatever you need them to or they can just be numbers as they are when it arrives. On the top of the mouse you’ll see the scroll wheel but behind it is two buttons with arrows on them for changing the DPI of the mouse. To the left of the buttons is four LED lights that visually indicate what level of DPI you’re currently on.
Under the front of the mouse are… two LEDs that kind of resemble headlights I think. There are the two main mouse buttons then off to the left side at the front is another smaller button which is for double click. The button acts just like you would double click on the desktop but in most games it allows for faster firing. The scroll wheel lights up and is rubber coated with grips on it.
CORSAIR M65 Pro RGB – FPS Gaming Mouse
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. This ‘Sniper’ button is the M65’s party trick, and can be used to instantly lower the DPI to a figure of your choice for greater precision. Above this you’ll find backwards and forwards button; all the buttons are re-assignable, if desired.
G.SKILL RIPJAWS MX780 Cutting Edge Ambidextrous
The MX780 delivers much of the appeal of Mad Catz’s and other MOBA mice for a far lower price. (Just note: The macro editor needs some tweaking.) “Good artists copy. Great artists steal,” according to an expression that Steve Jobs attributed to Picasso. But of course, commerce isn’t art—though art can be very profitable commerce. Duplicating the features heralded in other products is a fine line to walk, especially in tech-product design.
So when the Taiwanese firm G.Skill,… mostly known in the United States for its desktop and laptop RAM, decided recently to enter the mouse market, the company naturally looked around to see what well-liked features defined a strong MOBA-style mouse. Clearly, it found Mad Catz. Now, this isn’t a case of “Well, maybe they accidentally by chance duplicated a generic feature in some mouse from another company.”
No: Look at the multiple, differently-shaped side grips (Mad Catz calls them pinkie grips), the height-adjustable palm rest (which is very close to Mad Catz’s length-adjustable palm rest), and the weight kit (which equates to Mad Catz’s weight kit). That’s without mentioning the look of G.Skill’s new mouse, which is a second cousin twice removed from the typical look of so many Mad Catz mice.
Redragon M801 Mammoth 16400 DPI Programmable
Redragon as a manufacturer of gaming peripherals has always been one for keeping to the sidelines, quietly creating products that are both of good quality and affordable for gamers on a tight budget. The company itself isn’t new by any means. Redragon has been around in the United States since 1996, building products for other brands.
In more recent years,… this company has decided to forgo the use of a middleman in the effort to provide the Redragon experience directly to the consumer. This means that the organization turned from researching and producing components for other companies to manufacturing high-quality gaming peripherals for both entry-level and professional gamers alike.
That being said, the Mammoth comes off as a cheap gaming mouse, and judging from the low price, we really can’t blame the user for jumping to conclusions. This price range is usually reserved for generic office mice or other similar components; finding a good gaming mouse for this price was next to impossible, until Redragon stepped into the scene. With this company’s expertise in creating great peripherals for low prices, you can rest assured in knowing that the M801 is much more than meets the eye.
Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse
Peripheral manufacturers must think that all gamers want expensive mice, chock-full of flashy, but superfluous features. They don’t. Sure, what gamers want in a mouse often deviates from the basic two-button mouse packed in with a PC, but not often by much. Logitech took a long, hard look at the peripheral scene, did their homework and came to market with the G302 Daedalus Prime. It’s an impressive gaming mouse, more specifically, a MOBA gaming mouse, but you’d never guess it.
Maybe that’s because its impressive… feature-set is disguised in its stunning, consumer-friendly body, or maybe it’s because the G302 is just so affordable at 50 bucks. On this right-handed only mouse, you’ll find six customizable buttons, three of which are standard buttons you are probably used to, the left/right click and the scroll button.
With feedback from professional MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) players, a strategic genre of gaming where hours upon hours of relentless clicking is required, Logitech has crafted a mouse that’s not only fine-tuned for marathon MOBA games into the night and short-session twitch gameplay, but it also happens to be a worthwhile choice for the PC community at large thanks to its ease of use, comfort and affordability.
Razer Abyssus 1800 Gaming Mouse and Goliathus
Know the exact moment when your commands register in-game as you wield the all-new Razer Abyssus. With rapid-fire tactile switches under the 3-button setup, each boasting a lifespan of up to 5 million clicks, and designed with ergonomic grooves for your fingers, you’ll always have speed, durability, and comfort in any gaming situation. Experience the superior sensitivity and responsiveness of this gaming mouse as it accurately translates your every move, into in-game movement.
Fitted with a 3500dpi optical sensor,… the Razer Abyssus lets you truly perform as fast as your reflexes. Upgraded with textured surface side grips, the Razer Abyssus now gives you even more control and precision over your mouse during lift-offs and fast swipes. Enhance your Razer Abyssus experience with Synapse, Razer’s cloud-based hardware configurator with online cloud support.
You get to customize every detail to be saved in the cloud, so you can play at your best in an instant, wherever you are. By also keeping your peripherals at their best via automatic driver and firmware updates, Synapse helps keep you on top of your game, all the time. Whether it is tweaking the sensitivity of your Razer mouse by double-tapping a button on your Razer keyboard, or swapping keyboard profiles by scrolling your mouse wheel.
HAVIT HV-MS735 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired
Manufacturers of gaming mice may face the most difficult path to innovation within the computer hardware industry. The mouse thrives on, even demands, a certain simplicity of purpose, but getting any individual product to stand out from the crowd isn’t easy. With its HV-MS735 MMO Gaming Mouse, Havit has generally taken the safe path, delivering a decent swath of features, customizability, and solid driver software for a surprisingly low price.
Plug in the mouse and it becomes more daring,… with colorful, cycling lights that set off the “Magic Eagle” logo and limn the edges of the scroll wheel. This also calls attention to the HV-MS735’s most dynamic feature, the 12 buttons on the left edge near where your thumb rests while in use, which glow in a solid blue. (Perhaps it goes without saying, but this mouse is for right-handed users only.)
Bringing the total number of buttons to 19, this definitely brands the mouse as one for hard-core MMO players who may need or want to assign plenty of functions that can be accessed with a single, split-second click. The effects of these buttons, as well as the nature of the lights and most other details of the HV-MS735, can be adjusted using the mouse’s driver software.