Best Gaming Mouse: Top Pointers for 2020

Apr 2, 2020
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I used a number of gaming mice, mostly Logitech and MadCatz. They are typically used for gaming and office both. And the end of them is always the same: back side button breaks.

For modern gaming mice they advertise countless millions of clicks but in a small font they add: for main buttons. But side buttons are used in gaming extremely intensively. For usual offcie tasks they are used too. So I see some hypocrisy in these millions of clicks when you anyway have to throw away that mouse in a year.

In would be nice to specify in reviews which exactly type of a switch is used for side buttons.
 

kracsnz

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Wish you hadn't recommended the Naga Trinity. This isn't like Naga's of the past, after moderate use the swappable side panels start having connection issues and buttons will stop working. Went through 3 of them in warranty period before switching to a different one. Build quality is very poor.
 

mogster

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Bah. When is someone going to invent an "MMO" mouse that doesn't stick all the buttons on one side? My muscle memory isn't fast enough to reliably pick from a dozen buttons all lumped together.
 

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I'm sorry, but lauding the deathadder Elite for it's switches is really misleading. They may feel great (and they really do), but they do not last. A cursory search will return many problems with the Omron switches in general, as I have personally experienced (there are some interesting articles about how these switches are actually used outside of their specs in many modern mice). I don't think it is acceptable for a 75 Euro mouse to have failing switches after 1-2 years of use, and for this to be far from a rare occurence. Especially as it is one of their selling points ...
 

docbones69

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But is there any USB Keyboard / Mouse Switch that supports them? My experience is the extra features dont work when using a switch.
 

D1v1n3D

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I'm sorry but anything that uses Omron switches is JUNK. I wasted money on my Logitech g502 lightspeed just to have that FAMOUS double click after 3 months. Do I want to go without a mouse for 2 to 6 months due to corona virus for an RMA F no. Also lets mention the bounce delay you get from these trash switches. Sorry but not sorry. I hated Razer forever but my next mouse is going to be your number two spot as a streamer content creator, gamer, and photo editor I can't have unwanted double clicks after few months of use at $100+ price tag makes me extremely MAD Logitech has gone downhill and will continue as they are to proud of their name and keep raising their prices on JUNK when even their proprietary switches on keyboards are the worst returned 5 keyboards because of the laggy squishy feel they give ended up going with Corsair and HyperX with Cherry MX Red switches, only thing I don't like on them are their spacebars again feels like cheap trash in that regard. Maybe triple switches, sides and middle for the spacebars somehow for a more fluid tactical click when pressing on the sides of the spacebar, you know like you do in a lot of video games specially FPS genre. RANT OVER.... LOL
 

PsyaNyde

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Roccat Kone Aimo, not even mentioned, over 20 button commands, gorgeous programmable RGB, Onboard memory + 4 profiles and it's reliable, had mine 3 years now. Would buy another in a heartbeat.
 
Jul 13, 2020
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Why every manufacturer create only small mice? Even when i use largest mouse on the market, it doesn't fit at all. Or when i hold Razer Deathadder, i can use only finger tips. My fingers are overreaching on the right side and mouse is so slim, i have problem holding it... It feels terrible. I was supreme master in cs go, but i go repetitive strain injury: since i am holding my mouse with 1 finger... And DYI mice are too expensive! Same every mouse, after 14 days has insane friction!
 
Aug 16, 2021
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You missed several mice that I would have included, but there are SOOOO many...

I have rather largish hands, I can palm a basketball. Where most mice fall down for me is they don't have a discernible 'lip' on the right side, so when picking up the mouse it requires grip strength. My old G9 drove me nuts. I now use a Cougar 700M, and am quite happy about the comfort. The Corsair Ironclaw might be worth investigating (for me) if Cougar ever stops making the 700 series. Their keyboard is nice too, but I have since opted for the Steelseries Apex Pro for the adjustable (magnetic) switches.

As the above can attest, I am not about the cheapest, but the best fit and comfort for me. I have bought many mousies that were touted as 'the best' , only to be disappointed by their feel. Hundreds of bikkies wasted. And keyboards...

Mice and keyboards are one area where a B & M store really makes sense. I think every town should have a store that carries every peripheral imaginable, with one display model and the price for ordering... I would pay a bit more to test out the fit and feel of mice and keyboards if I had a chance to physically test and compare all of them. Won't happen, but a nice dream
 
Sep 16, 2021
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I'd really appreciate if lists like these included a category for best quiet. Some of us have to game when kids are sleeping. Near-silent clicks are a must for me.
 

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