How to find the best gaming mouse for you

Upgrade your online gaming and take your mates back to school with one of these sure-fire gaming mice.

17 Jan 2020

If you’re a keen gamer, you need a proper gaming mouse. Because of their higher sensitivity (measured by DPI – or Dots per inch), faster response times and adjustable weight, gaming mice give you the edge during a tense game of Apex Legends or Fortnite. They also have lot of other features that are totally customisable – everything from colours to programmable buttons.

And gaming mice come in many forms. You could get a gaming mouse with side buttons, a wired or wireless gaming mouse. Beginners may dip their toe in with a cheap gaming mouse but you can pay hundreds of pounds if you’re a gaming pro. You can also get gaming mice in a multitude of colours and styles.


Most popular gaming mice at glance

Here are some of the go-to mice that gamers love…

  1. Logitech G502 Hero
  2. Razer DeathAdder V2
  3. Steelseries Rival 600
  4. HyperX PulseFire Surge
  5. BenQ Zowie FK2

Logitech Gaming Mouse

With its established position as computer peripherals and software expert, Logitech have a great range of gaming mice. Beginners might want to go for Logitech’s G203 Prodigy. It has six programmable buttons, programmable LED lighting and a sensitivity of up to 6000 DPI. It’s also 8x faster than standard mice.

For more committed gamers, go for the stylish Logitech G502 Hero – boasting up to 11 programmable buttons and can be pushed up to 16,000 DPI. You can also adjust the weight – so you can tailor it so it’s perfect for you. Your enemies don’t stand a chance!

But that’s not all. Logitech also have the G403, G402, G502, G Pro Wireless and more. Why not check out Logitech’s gaming mouse range?

Logitech gaming mouse

Razer Gaming Mouse

Razer’s motto is “For Gamers. By Gamers.” But do their gaming mice live up to the words? Razer’s range of gaming mice certainly look and feel the part. The first thing that stands out is the smart black and green colouring – but the retrained colour scheme hides powerful features.

Take the Razer DeathAdder V2. It has eight programmable buttons and up to 20,000 DPI. You’ve also got 16.8 million customisable lighting options, so it can look good as you dish out some punishment to your online foes.

And if customisation clicks your buttons, check out the RAZER Naga Trinity. On top of its 19 programmable buttons, you’ve also got three different interchangeable side plates. That way, you can create the perfect configuration for your go-to game.

You might also have noticed that RAZER mice have cool serpent names – like the RAZER Mamba. Deadly!

Steelseries Gaming Mouse

Another manufacturer that prides themselves as gaming experts who put performance and comfort top of the list. When you’re blasting away at zombies, you should be comfortable, right? Take the Rival 110. At 87.5g its lightweight and its TRUEMOVE 1 sensor gives you great accuracy.

For the more committed gamer, there’s the Rival 600. As well as its programmable buttons and customisable weights that let you find your centre of gravity, you’ve also got a special extra sensor. This can detect when the mouse lifts off its pad and means that you’ll keep control even when your shooting arm is flailing about!

Check out our range of STEELSERIES gaming mice.


HyperX Gaming Mouse

If grip’s important to you, HyperX may be the gaming mouse for you. The HyperX Pulsefire Core Optical Gaming Mouse has textured side grips and a symmetrical shape. It’s also got 20 buttons built for 20 million clicks. You’ll probably stop gaming before it does!

Or maybe the PulseFire Surge is the one for you? If you switch between games and have a favoured set up for each, good news! The Surge will let you save up to three different profiles where you can customise your lights and buttons just the way you like. So, you like Call of Duty and Roadblox? We won’t tell.

Check out HyperX Gaming Mice.


BenQ Gaming Mouse

BenQ stands for “Bringing Enjoyment N Quality to life” and with their range of gaming mice built especially for ambidextrous gamers, you can see why. So whether you’re left-handed, right-handed or a bit of both, you can game on.

How? Well, models like the BenQ Zowie FK2 have thumb buttons on both side to the mouse, so you can switch hands with ease. You can also spend your time tinkering with the sensitivity settings so that your gaming session feels smooth and natural. The same is true for all BENQ’s Zowie Ambidextrous range, including the Zowie ZA12 and the ZA13.

Whichever hand you use, you’ll find the right gaming mouse in BenQ Zowie’s Ambidextrous range.


benQ gaming mouse

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