The mouse is a straightforward instrument: Level and click on. That’s it. However if you happen to’re a PC gamer, you recognize that pushing digital paper round in your desktop isn’t the identical as fragging bots and taking pictures zombies. (Not even remotely.)

What’s extra, choosing the right gaming mouse is an intensely private resolution. Each little element—its general form and measurement, the form and placement its buttons, its cable (or lack thereof), its weight, its supplies—can change how you’re feeling about it. Greater than every other peripheral, a mouse is the toughest to suggest, as a result of there isn’t any objectively good mouse. Everybody’s arms are totally different.

That stated, we will information you in your search. Beneath are our suggestions for gaming mice, constructed on years of expertise at first as avid gamers, and second as writers right here at PCWorld. The record begins with the most well-liked mouse of the trendy period: Logitech’s sensible G502.

Greatest general-purpose gaming mouse

The Logitech G502 is a straightforward suggestion: It ranks as probably the most snug mice we’ve ever used. It handles a variety of palm and fingertip grippers with aplomb, although individuals with extra-wide arms (or preferring resting their complete hand on the mouse) could discover its right-handed scoop form a bit slender.

Logitech payments the G502 as supremely customizable, and for good cause. The G502 sports activities a superb optical sensor (Pixart’s PMW3366), which presents a dpi vary of 200 to 12,00Zero and can deal with something you throw at it with pinpoint accuracy. Eleven buttons embrace a tilt wheel and two that enable for on-the-fly dpi changes. A 12th, non-mappable button switches the steel scroll wheel between notched and smooth-gliding modes. Flip the mouse over for the choice of tossing some further weight within the backside, thanks to 5 detachable three.6-gram weights. (See our full review.)

Greatest gaming mouse with plenty of buttons

The period of “the extra buttons, the higher” has principally handed, what with MMOs having fallen considerably out of vogue. As an alternative, MOBAs like League of Legends and Dota 2—and their comparatively easier however a lot sooner controls—dominate in recognition.

However possibly you’re planning to re-up that World of Warcraft subscription, otherwise you simply have a smooth spot for an unthinkable quantity of mouse buttons. If that’s the case, you’ll be able to take your decide between the Razer Naga and the Roccat Tyon’s totally different design rules.

The Naga rocks a traditional “numpad stapled to a mouse’s facet” design. With 19 buttons (12 of which can be found on the tip of your thumb), it’s sufficient to fulfill any button fanatic. That stated, it received’t win a magnificence contest, neither is it the best format to regulate to. It’s additionally a bit plasticky-feeling. (Learn the full review.)

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