While buying gaming mice sophisticated people become more sophisticated and careful. We have a high-tech collection of best gaming mice 2018. As 2018 is about to start and gaming enthusiasts would start searching for the latest gaming mice according to their upgraded versions of games. So we have enlisted some of the latest gaming mice for the ease of selection. See also Best Gaming Mice under 100.
As you know different people have different styles for using gaming mouse. They use either claw grip, palm grip or fingertips grip so we have tried our best to present you the best ergonomic gaming mice for your grips. The gamers are very fastidious for gaming mice because they want almost all the controls of the games in their hands. So manufacturers are trying to improve their products to fulfill the needs of the gamers.
So here are some tips for buying any gaming mouse.As you already know or you can read about palm ,claw or fingertip grips from my above-mentioned post, so I don't think that there is any need to explain these types of gaming mice.
So before buying any gaming mice not only for 2018 but for life think that how much budget you have, what are the requirements of your games and what you really want in your gaming mice?.
Here I am going to tell you a big fat market hype that is the categories of gaming mice. No there are not specific gaming mice for specific games, an FPS gaming mouse can work really well for MMO games and same is the case with all others gaming mice. the companies claim some expensive gaming mice for MMO gamers and some cheap gaming mice for FPS or any other games. So this is a big market hype.
As it becomes a problem that if your brother is lefty but you are right-hand user than gaming mouse can cause problems. So in this 2018 list of gaming mice, we have listed some ambidextrous gaming mice as well.
As there are many types of games FPS, RTS, MMO, MOBA etc so it is possible that some games have more controls like MMO games, therefore, a gamer may need more buttons in their gaming mice so you check while buying any gaming mouse that how many buttons you really need.
Last but not least check that which sensor is used in your gaming mouse and how much DPI level it can provide. As many gamers, while playing intense games need a slight or fast moment of hands and if the DPI sensitivity of your mouse is fantastic than the performance of the mouse would be incredible on any surface. So, now you are in a condition and have enough tips for buying best gaming mice so let's have a look at the latest list for 2018 gaming mice.
1. Razer Star Wars
- Wireless / wired gaming mouse
- 5600 DPI Razer precison and 3.5 G laser sensors.
- 12 hours battery life for continouse usage.
- Multi color lightning
- Charging panel which can also be use as a wireless receiver unit.
- 17 MMO programmable buttons
- interchangable gold backilts.
- The mouse has 100 MB disk space.
Razer Star wars the old republic gaming mouse is not the latest one in the market but has a showy ergonomic design which has 17 MMO fully customizable buttons. The mouse has a smooth frictionless plastic surface which is used to cover all the internal parts of the mouse. This mouse can be used as a wireless or wired gaming mouse. So whenever the battery of the mouse runs down you don't need to stop the game just connect the charging cable directly with your mouse and send your enemies to hell.
Out of the box, you will get your Razer star wars mouse and another box which have all of the accessories.In its accessories, you will get some user manuals first and then signal station for the mouse , a charging cable , a battery and an extra backlit faction emblem.
First thing is to install the battery in the mouse you can do it by opening the right side of the mouse and push the battery inside the mouse.Once the battery has been installed connect the cable to your computer USB port and connects the microUSB plug of the cable with the station. Now turn the wireless mode of the mouse ON from the bottom side of the mouse. If you want to use the mouse as a wired mouse for that just plug the microUSB side of the cable into the microUSB port of the mouse which is located under the scroll wheel.
This mouse has 12 buttons on its left side, two standard right/ left click buttons, a clikable scroll wheel and two more button on the upper side of the mouse. All the buttons are easily accessable.The buttons are really soft and easily pressable. You will need some time to set your hands quite nicely. You can also use its left side buttons as a keyboard NUM buttons.
The mouse has 5600 DPI laser precision and 3.5 G laser sensor.The response time of the mouse is 1ms.So the speed and performance of the mouse
Its software gave you multiple options, you can change the colors lighting of the mouse, set the buttons functionalities as you want and can store more the one profiles for different games. The bottom side of the mouse is ultra slick which can be glide easily on a surface but if you will use Razer mouse pad it would be more fantastic.
2. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Most of the gamers are leery and wary of gaming mice but logitech G900 chaos Spectrum will incredibley change their minds. Logitech company is known for the gaming accessories and G900 is a flagship.
- 200 to 12000 DPI range
- 2.4 Ghz wireless connection
- ambidextrous Design
- 11 Programmable buttons
- 24 hours battery life with lighning and 32 hours without lightning
- 107 G weight
The design of the G900 is completely different from the previous Logitech mice. This is a small, thick and well-engineered mouse for the gamers. The body of the mouse is made up of hard metallic which is edgy. To overcome the weight Logitech engineers have used a hollowed spoke scrolling wheel which is very clicky.
Talking about the buttons which are very soft and easily accessable. No need to move your hand up or down for accessign buttons. As the mouse is for both left and righ hand users so both sides have buttons but you can disable or re programe these buttons according to your requirements.
The mouse has almost 11 programmable buttons. Both sides have 2,2 buttons positioned just under the thumb but both buttons have a slight difference between them to avoid miss clicking. There are two standard left and right click buttons which are also very soft and comfy and a clickable scroll wheel in three directions. Just behind the scroll wheel, you will find a sniper button and 2 buttons for DPI settings.
The bottom of the mouse has a 200 to 12000 DPI sensor and a power button of the mouse. The mouse has about 16.8 million colors which can be selected by software.
Performance and Software
Just like other software of the mice, this software also provides almost all functionalities. The extra thing is you can also modify the polling rate of the mouse to 125Hz, 250HZ ,500HZ and 1000HZ. But it depends on your computer that if your computer can handle input of up to 1000HZ.
You can change the lighting combinations for the mouse and can set the DPI sensitivity. As most of the gamers don't need high DPI so depending upon its performance 3500 to 4000 DPI would be enough for you. The mouse has also internal storage where you can store profiles for different games so don't need to set the buttons functionalities every time.
The totally new feature of this software is it will automatically judge the surface where your mouse is placed and will make settings accordingly.
Logitech G900 chaos incredibly performed really well. It's tracking speed is 300 inches per second and can take 40G acceleration. We never noticed any
Overall G900 is one of the best gaming mice on the market. Due to hollowed scrolling wheel, the gamers will feel a little bit annoying but it's my point of view. So gamers should stop looking elsewhere and just go for this and have a taste of real-time gaming sessions.
3. MAD CATZ R.A.T Pro X
Mad Catz RAT pro X is the latest gaming mouse of the RAT series. The mouse comes with superfluity option of customization. The mouse is best for MMO games and tournament editions.
- A wired Gaming mouse
- 8200 DPI Senstivity
- Fully coustomizable.
- 9 programmable buttons
The design of the mouse is not pretty attractive but it is engineered keeping in mind the user comforts. The mouse look like under construction, Its body is made of silver black and some parts have yellow and green colors on it. Its design looks like that someone has forgotten to put the cover on this mouse.
But the world of gaming era does not end here, when you will wrap your hand around the mouse you will feel the real touch. The mouse is fully customizable. There is not any single part of this which could not be replaced even you can replace scroll wheel of the mouse.
The mouse works fine for both palm and claw grips but if you still feel discomfort you can adjust its palm rest by replacing with the extra panels for palm rest. Once you will find the real combination for your hands your hand will never ramble on this mouse. You can swap out the pinky rest, palm rest and can also adjust in or out palm rest in three different levels and you can replace scroll wheel even the feet of the mouse can also be replaced. Wow, it's super fantastically customizable.
The mouse has 9 programmable buttons. There are 2 standard left and right click buttons, a scroll wheel which can be clicked in three different directions, a DPI button and 2 buttons on the left side and finally, a sniper buttons just positioned under the thumb.
As the mouse is highly customizable so it comes with the bundle of extra parts. You will get two sets of feet one is of ceramic for control and other is of Teflon for speed.The mouse also comes with 2 metal scroll wheel and one rubber scroll wheel,two thumb rests, three palm rests and three finger rests.
The mouse comes with only one sensor but you can also chnage the sensor of the mouse as well. So, before playing games you have to spend at least 1 hours for configuring the mouse according to your requirments. The mouse also comes with a carrying case.
Performance and software
Just like the mouse its software is also super friendly it took me 1 minute to understand the whole funcationalities of software. The software provides optios for responce rate setting , Precison aim, poll rate, mouse Dpi settings, dpi switch. There is also an options for sensor damping which allow you to tune the senosr according to the placement of mouse.
You can also save 10 different profiles for individual sensor. Others functions of the software are same just like others softwares. The software is also exceptionally light weight that it will not take any much place of your Ram or hard disk.
I tested this mouse with Battlefield 4, league of legends, Prince of Persia and batman. I had no issues with the performance of the mouse. The mouse is extraordinarily responsive with every game. In the battlefield 4, the sniper button helped me a lot just like a handy pistol.
So should I buy this mouse or not?. Well for me the mouse has many options that full fill all the requirements for average PC gamers. If you this mouse is in your budget then you should go for this because it would be the last mouse of your life for games you will not find any better replacement. But if you have
4. Mad Catz R.A.T TE
The RAT series of MAD Catz has always something new and unique features in its gaming mice. The R.A.T TE (Tournament Edition) is not the latest one in their series but at the same time, this mouse has not any replacement. When I saw first time RAT TE edition of Mad Catz I felt that this mouse is not going to impress anyone. But when I first got hold of RAT TE all of my views and suppositions got vanished and what I saw was a light weight , a metallic blue gaming mouse with improved technology and slightly different from its predecessors.
The design of this mouse is just like its predecessors. But as for as palm or claw grip concerns, this is one of the best ergonomic out there. For long hand gamers, there is not any need to worry because the palm rest of this mouse can be extended to 2 inches. The mouse is made up of light blue and black hard plastic.
The mouse has 9 programmable buttons which
There are 2 programmable buttons and a Sniper button on its left shoulder.When you will press the DPI sensitivity button, 4 LEDs are used to show the different levels of DPI just above this button. There are two standards left and right click buttons and a DPI sensitivity button just behind the scroll wheel.
The scroll wheel is also clickable. Its scroll wheel is one of the best scroll wheels as compared to its predecessors. This is not a hollowed spooked scroll wheel. The buttons are very soft and clicky. The sensor of the mouse has 8200 DPI sensitivity which is very high as most of the gamers need 3000 to 4000 DPI.
Performance and Software
You can reprogram every button of this mouse through its software. You can store 1 profile in this mouse and this profile can have three modes so you can change the mode by just clicking the small button on the left panel of the mouse. The software provides almost same features just like RAT PRO X which is the latest version of the RAT series. But for the easy and fast coustomization the software has 4 options for buttons programming shortcuts, keys, favorities and custom. In the shortcuts Icons of the buttons are shown you have to drag and drop and in the keys different keys control are given, but you can set your own keys by custom feature of the software.
Similarly you can set different DPI levels of the mouse. Its software has friendly interface that you can learn all the abc of the softaware in just 15 to 20 minutes.
The responce rate of this mouse is 1 ms. I tested this mouse with league of legends and Battelfied 4 and I was really impresed from the performance of the mouse. So for a typical average gamers this is one of the best gaming mouse in the market.
The mouse is very light weihght untill now I have not tested any light weight gaming mouse. Due to its light weight some times when you will extended the palm rest the mouse may lift into the air due to extra pressure of the palm which is little bit dissapointing beasue during intense games if the mouse lift into the air you may loose focus of the cursor.
But if your hand size is normal and there is not any need to extend palm rest than this is not a bad choice. But its latest version RAT PRO X is much better than this mouse and is expensive also.
5. SteelSeries Rival 700
If you are looking for cheaper gaming mouse which should have all of your required features than Steelseries Rival 700 is lavishly equipped with all of your requirements.Usually, most of the gamers see a number of programmable buttons and RGB lightning in a mouse but Rival 700 is offering something better and affordable.
- 7 Programmable buttons
- 12000 DPI senstivity of optical sensor
- I ms responce rate
- Sensor is swapable
- two cables one of 3 foot and another of 6 foot
- 1 Year warranty
The design of the mouse is not so attractive or fabulous that can turn your heads but its features and smooth structure will definitely make you feel excellent.The outer surface of the mouse is made up of black plastic having a matte finish on the left and right click buttons. The body of the mouse has hefty curves and texturized rubber material on both sides for strong grip. This mouse is only for right-hand users.
There is an OLED on its left side and RGB lighting in its scroll wheel and sensor setting LED just above the OLED.The mouse has 7 programmable buttons. The optical PMW3360 sensor having 16000 DPI is used in this mouse. Almost all the parts of the mouse are swappable.You will get two cables with this mouse one will be 3-foot rubber cable and another one would be 6 foot braided cable. You can even swap sensor of the mouse.
The interesting feature of this mouse is its OLED display, you can set any JPEGs of 128 by 36 pixels in its engine 3 software which will give awesome look while playing games. Technically you can use any PNGs or GIF or JPEGs in this mouse but the size of the screen will not be able to show bigger effects.
Another unique feature in this gaming mouse is tactile alert which means you can set any alert or reminder while playing games. Let's say you want to alerts when your health is low or food is low in games this mouse can alert you by vibrating.Its vibration will not have any effect on cursor movement.
Performance and Software
The software of this mouse is old fashioned. You can customize everything through this software even you can set different RGB patterns of the mouse.I think there is not much to tell about its software as the software has all those features which are present in above discussed gaming mice softwares.
The performance of the gaming mouse is excellent. This top-notch gaming mouse performed really well while playing Battlefield 4 and counter strike. There is not any movement of the cursor or
So whether you should buy this mouse or not. The mouse have some new features but those features have nothing to do with the game but if you will remember that which alerts is for which purpose your will definitely enjoy its features. As the mouse provides only 7 programmable buttons so if you need some more buttons in the same range of price you can also go for corsair m65 or Razer Mamba. But I think 7 programmable buttons are enough for the best gaming experience. But the experts have also positive reviews about this gaming mouse.
The Steelseries Rival 700 is a great mouse that's crippled by its software. The single biggest selling point for the mouse is the tactile feedback, and until they allow this feature to be used with a lot more games, it's one that most won't use. The OLED screen is also a disappointment for the same reason. I'm not sure that I'd really want to look down at a screen on my mouse, but perhaps if the feature worked with the games I played, I might find a reason. Slashgear
6. Corsair Scimitar RGB optical MOBA/MMO
Corsair Scimitar is the corsair new MMO/MOBA style gaming mouse having the elegant and attractive design. Let's have a quick look of the mouse features.
- The mouse has optical sensor of 12000 DPI senstivity.
- There are upto 17 programmable buttons.
- Its left side buttons have a slider so you can adjust them according to your thumb positions.
- Ultra fast 1ms response rate.
- 5 Independent RGB colors lightinig Zone.
The design of the mouse is very attractive just like all others gaming mice of corsair. The mouse is large with a physical dimensions of 4.7X3.0X1.9 inches having 147 grams weight.A small amount of aluminum is used with usual plastic for the construction of the mouse but its buttons have textured surface for the strong grip of fingers.The scroll wheel is beautifully coated with rubber and has a backlit lid.
The mouse comes with a slider key, some users manual and a two years warranty card.It has 1.8 m braided fiber long cable.The feet of the mouse are Teflon extra large and are completely frictionless. You can fix its 12 buttons side by the key slider.
The mouse has 5 RGB color zones but you can customize only 4 zones.The mouse shape is very well engineered for every type of grips. Although the mouse is black but a yellow color is used on its left side and under the mouse. All the buttons of the mouse are fully programmable and are very soft and clicky.
There are 12 mechanical buttons on its left side and 2 standard buttons, 2 buttons for the DPI setting just behind the clickable scroll wheel.So the need of the extra buttons for MOBA gamers is completely fulfilled in this mouse.
Performance and software
The performacne of the mouse is just WOW !. But its software has some bugs. But if you have already some profiles stored in your disk just give the path to the softare it will automaticallu upload those profile in your mouse.The mouse has internal memory as well so it can store as many profiles as you can for different games. All the 4 lightning zone can be coustomize because 16.8 millions of coilors are used in this mouse. The polling rate of the mouse can also be adjusted through its software.You can set different DPI levels through its softaware. I think in its next update the company will try to remove the bugs.
This mouse is a badass for MOBA/MMO users.As the gamers need many buttons for MOBA games so this mouse has the bundle of buttons. We tested this mouse with FPS games as well for example Battlefield 4.The tracking speed of the mouse and response rate is just incredible.We never noticed any cursor jump even while slight movement the mouse performed really well.You can also read bout this mouse from guru3d website.
Overall in just $69 you are going to get world's best MOBA/MMO gaming mouse. The only thing is the bugs in its software but once the update for new software will come all the bugs will be vanished but the performance of the mouse is much better than many others expensive gaming mouse.
7. Logitech G602
Gamers are very meticulous for wireless gaming peripherals. Logitech g602 is 2 years old gaming mouse in the market but still this mouse is in our good list of 2018 gaming mice.The design of G602 is very simple.
The mouse has completely textured rubberized surface for the easy grip of hands. The black textured matte is used along the both sides of the mouse. The mouse is in-between FPS and MMO games.
- Its a wireless gaming mouse having dedicated 500HZ usb nanoreciever.
- The optical sensor of 2500 DPI senstivity.
- 11 Programmable Buttons.
- Textured rugged surface.
- 250 hours battery timing with games and 1400 battery timing for endurance mode.
After unboxing, you will get your G602 gaming mouse with a USB extension wire and dongle for connection. You will also get some users manual and a warranty card.There is not much to tell about its design but I will just say that its comfortable design would not fatigue your hands.
The mouse has 11 programmable buttons 4 are on the left side of the mouse just under the thumb position, 2 buttons are along the left click button, 2 buttons for endurance or gaming mode switching. Both buttons which are along the left click button are used for DPI settings. Its sensor has 2500 DPI sensitivity.You must be thinking that you can get a better or higher DPI sensitivity mouse yes you are right you can. But do you really think that you need a higher DPI gaming mouse?. Well I don't think so there are some gamers who really need high DPI but many gamers can go with this DPI sensitivity.So you don't need to worry about its DPI sensitivity because this mouse has not crummy or sleazy wireless connection, its 500 HZ USB nano receiver will give 100% performance.
The feet of the mouse are rated for 250 KM of travel and they can easily glide on mouse pads.It's both standard clicks are rated for 20 million. So in just $50 you are going to get optical sensor wireless gaming mouse with a bundle of buttons.
2 AA batteries can give 250 hours of battery timing with this mouse. If you will use only 1 AA battery it will give you 125 hours of battery timing. As the mouse has two modes 1 is for gaming and other one is endurance mode so for endurance mode the mouse can have up to 1400 hours of battery timing.
Performance and Software
So why gamers are picky for wireless gaming mice?.The answer is because most of the wireless gaming mice have irritating or frustrating performance. But you don't need to worry because Logitech G602 wireless connection is very strong we never noticed any lag or interference while gaming session or editing pics. The tracking of the mouse is very smooth and consistent. You can easily approach all the buttons of the mouse.
The shape and placement of the buttons are so well that you will never misclick buttons during an intense game. There is only one issue that you have to change the batteries when the run out of the juice. But apart from this, the performance of the mouse is very good.
Logitech LGS software is used for this mouse where you can reprogramme all the buttons, set the DPI sensitivity, change the polling rate etc. The interface of the software is fairly and easily understandable. You will also get a USB extension wire so you can increase the distance of the mouse from your PC as well.
Overall this mouse is a great deal in just $50. But for most of the games where you need much more buttons you can go for the expensive mouse but if you are looking for a decent but low price mouse having all of the required features than Logitech G602 is available in reasonable price and great performance.
8. SteelSeries Sensei Wireless laser Gaming Mouse
- 8200 DPI sensitivty.
- 1ms responce rate and 1000HZ polling rate.
- 2.4 GHz wireless connection.
- You can also use this mouse as a wired gaming mouse.
- This is an ambidextrous gaming mice.
- The mouse has charging pad which also works as a wireless receiver.
- 8 Programmable buttons.
The steelSeries sensei laser gaming mouse is one of the best gaming mice of SteelSeries. This is a simple symmetrical ambidextrous design gaming mouse. There are 2 buttons on each side of the mouse so the thumb-side buttons can be easily pressed but it would be a little bit difficult or tiring to press others buttons with your pinky finger.There is the only button behind the scroll wheel which can be used as a DPI settings. Its standards right/left click buttons are very soft and clicky.
The mouse comes with a Pad which can be used for charging and also works as a wireless receiver. Three LEDs will indicate different levels of a battery of the mouse green for fully charged ,yellow for partial and red for the dead battery. These indicators also show the connection of the mouse with a wireless receiver.
The mouse has also power saving mode which can extend its battery life up to 16 to 20 hours. But if you turn off the power saving mode it will give you 20 hours of battery timing. The painful feature is to put this mouse in charging pad because you have to put it carefully and lock the Pad for charging purposes. When the mouse is fully charged make sure that pad is unlocked otherwise it can permanently damage the mouse. But you can also connect its charging wire directly with mouse and can use this mouse as a wired gaming mouse which will give you same features and performance.
Performance and Software
SteelSeries provides you a customization dashboard so that you can reprogram the buttons, change the DPI setting, increase or decrease the polling rate and can also have different colors scheme for your mouse. Its software has extravagantly customizable options for the mouse. The interface of the software is friendly and software is very responsive.
The performance of the mouse is just like others gaming mouse as we have mentioned above. We have tested this mouse for photo editing, playing games and in each and every process this mouse was just fantastic. The tracking speed , response rate, and its fast wireless connection
Overall this mouse is pretty solid for gamers. But one thing which is not a big issue is that when you will wake up your mouse from sleep it will take about 1 minutes to start again. If we talk about its price the mouse is little bit expensive you can get cheaper mouse have same features (SteelSeries Sensei) or even more buttons(Cougar 700M).