After nearly a decade of reviewing dozens (and dozens) of mice, this page is a list of my personal favorites — a “Gaming mouse hall of fame” if you will. Only the strong survive (to grace my desktop).
Note: This page is periodically updated as new favorites are added and older mice/models are retired.
UPDATE August 2017: Swiftpoint Z gaming mouse added!
A good gaming mouse is an essential sidekick for any PC gamer. Gaming mice provide superior tracking, higher accuracy, and far more features than standard optical mice. Once you experience the joy of playing with a precision gaming mouse, you’ll never want to go back.
And if you do, you will feel like you are mousing in oatmeal.
Not just for gamers!
The last time I helped my mom with her computer, I was so annoyed at the crappy mouse attached to it that I gave her a gaming mouse too. So there you have it: A good gaming mouse is even good for your mom.
Any good gaming mouse–even entry level ones– will provide superior precision, tracking characteristics, and customization options above and beyond a standard Mouse.
Check out my Gaming Mouse Buyer’s Guide for a little information to help you pick one that’s best for you.
But gaming mouse technology (like keyboards and headsets) doesn’t change often. Year to year most ‘new’ gaming mice or just product refreshes of familiar makes and models, consisting of some new ‘guts’ (mouse sensor) and some stylistic tweaks and touches. Sometimes manufacturers will introduce interesting new features that are novel but not mission critical to the mouse’s primary job or its performance.
Note: Unfortunately when Examiner.com shut down, many of the reviews I wrote for them for these mice went with it (hence I had to review the hyperlinks to the complete review that formerly accompanied each of the entries below).
I’ll be adding archived reviews if/when I’m able, and future updates will all link to the full reviews written for this site.
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