TOP 5 Best Gaming Mouse 2022
The best gaming mouse is one that feels right for your grip and offers great performance with your favorite games. Getting a mouse that feels like it was molded to your hand, has the right set of features and packs a strong sensor will improve the flow of your gameplay and make the hits you land feel more satisfying.
What are the best gaming mouse 2022?
Cooler Master MM720
The Cooler Master MM720 has the makings of a fan favorite, thanks to heritage connecting it to Cooler Master’s Spawn mouse. Moving to an ultra-lightweight honeycomb shell, powerful specs and, of course, RGB, the MM720 proves to be one of the best gaming mouse options for FPS games.
Cooler Master’s MM720 is one of the lightest mice on this page. Pure PTFE feet help keep movements extra smooth, and a groove for the ring finger provides extra comfort for long gaming sessions. Unfortunately, the MM720’s braided cable started kinking on us during the testing process, drawing a bit of concern about long-term durability. But the mouse begins making up for it with a well-placed, reliable sensor and responsive left and right-click buttons.
Glorious Model D-
If you’re an FPS gamer, a lightweight mouse can really elevate your experience, making you never want to go back to a ‘normal’ mouse again. The Glorious Model D- (available here for $50(opens in new tab) or at Microcenter(opens in new tab)) is the best gaming mouse for FPS titles because of its light weight of just 2.15 ounces and comfortable shape that’ll fit righties with a palm or claw grip, as well as smaller hands.
Glorious’ Model D- is an exceptional example of the honeycomb-style mouse we’ve seen more of lately. If you can deal with the questionable Glorious branding, you get a mouse that’s easy to push and glides nearly effortlessly on its high-quality PTFE feet.
Roccat Burst Core
The Roccat Burst Core proves that you don’t need to pay more than $50/£50 to get a premium mouse. This affordable wired option wins as much in performance and build and it does in price. Though minimal on frills, it’s an absolute stand-out in everything else, including ergonomics and lightweight design. RGB fans might want to go for the pricier Roccat Burst Pro, but if you don’t mind something more minimalist and classy, this one is the one to go for no matter your budget.
Razer Viper 8K
Competitive fast-paced games require a gaming mouse that can keep up, and for that, you’d want to take a look at the Razer Viper 8K. This is among the fastest and most responsive gaming mice out there, thanks to its 8,000Hz polling rate and <0.125ms click latency. It’s also inherited the Razer Viper line’s impressive build as well as the ambidextrous design that some of its models come with. You’ll need a speedy monitor to get the full benefit from the Viper 8K though, but if you need the most responsive mouse possible, this is the best one for you.
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro Wireless
Impressive wireless gaming mice are hardly a dime a dozen. Due to their latency, wireless mice are generally not ideal for gaming where every fraction of a second counts. This is why the Corsair Dark Core RGB has impressed us even more. With its sub-1ms speed, incredibly low latency, and reliability, this is truly a mouse we can game with, wireless or otherwise. And, that’s without mentioning its highly customizable RGB lighting and very robust software. There’s one catch: it’s not ideal for claw grip gamers as its palm rest is a bit flat. However, if you’re a palm gripper, you’ll love how it fits in your hand.
Razer Viper Ultimate
It takes the classic, low-profile shape of the original Razer Viper and pairs it with an updated sensor and impressively low click latency. It also does away with that pesky cable in exchange for rock-solid wireless performance—all in a tidy, lightweight package. Also, unlike most FPS mice, this mouse has a pair of side buttons on either side, so it’s a great choice whether you’re right or left-handed. Although it first launched at a premium price point, it’s never been a better time to pick this powerhouse up as it’s been much more affordably priced in the days leading up to the launch of its new cousin, the Razer Viper V2 Pro.
If you’re interested in another true ambidextrous FPS option, check out the Logitech G Pro Wireless. It’s somewhat heavier, and its feet don’t glide as smoothly, but it has similar performance, and its side buttons are modular.
Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT
PC gamers know that your split-second movements and reactions can either grant you victory or snatch it out from under you, and the lighter your mouse is, the better you can translate those movements in-game. The best lightweight FPS mouse we’ve tested is the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT. Many lightweight FPS mice on the market rely on honeycomb perforations drilled in their shells to reduce their overall weight.
Impressively, this wireless mouse has a solid plastic shell but only weighs in at 59g, making it one of the lightest mice we’ve tested. It has a top-tier, reliable sensor, excellent click latency, and outstanding feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks. Also, its symmetrically-shaped body is almost universally well-suited for all hand sizes and grip types. Unfortunately, all of this performance and top-shelf engineering comes at a premium price, and this mouse is very expensive.
What should I look out for in a gaming mouse?
In the last few years, most gaming mice have also adopted very high DPI sensors (or, more accurately: CPI), so even a budget mouse will likely perform well. Most of these sensors can handle extremely high DPI counts at up to 20,000 DPI when realistically, you’ll play on a much lower sensitivity—generally under 2,000 DPI. The consensus is not to worry about that number too much. Instead, concentrate on finding a mouse with the ideal shape and weight, and obviously, one that’ll match your stylish set-up.
Pro gamers generally recommend lighter, more straightforward mice with few buttons to get in the way. Lighter mice won’t fatigue your wrist and can easily glide across the mouse pad at high speeds. Anything below 100 grams is often ideal for competitive mice. But something has to be said about how powerful you feel at the helm of a nice heavy mouse.
How do we test gaming mice?
We’ve used enough gaming mice to have a good feel for build quality, button placement, and shape. Our opinions on those aspects of mouse design are naturally subjective, but they’re also well-informed. The tricky part of testing gaming mice is analyzing the other part of the equation: tracking performance, jitter, angle snapping, acceleration, and perfect control speed, and determining how each of those issues affects the experience of using a mouse.
For that, applications such as Mouse Tester come in handy. We used this software to see if we could spot any glaring issues with gaming mouse we used. In every gaming mouse we tested, though, angle snapping and acceleration were disabled in the mouse drivers by default (though a mouse can still exhibit acceleration from issues with the sensor itself) and never encountered any glaring performance issues.
A: There are quite a few mice that are prominent in the FPS eSport business. Among the most popular are the Zowie FK series, the Logitech G502, SteelSeries Sensei, and the Razer Deathadder. All of which are used by many pro gamers each.
This is among the fastest and most responsive gaming mice out there, thanks to its 8,000Hz polling rate and <0.125ms click latency.
Our top pick for the best FPS mouse is the indomitable Razer Viper Ultimate. It takes the classic, low-profile shape of the original Razer Viper and pairs it with an updated sensor and impressively low click latency.
The best wireless gaming mouse for most is the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. It takes the popular and accessible shape of the wired Razer DeathAdder V2 and cuts the cord without cutting performance.
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