The Best Gaming Mouse 2019

Give yourself a competitive advantage with the best gaming mouse for you.

SteelSeries Rival 710

Picking out the best gaming mouse can be overwhelming with the amount of choice on offer.

At this point, you probably have your beefy new gaming PC and are just excited to get gaming. You need to put the same amount of effort into choosing your peripherals, however, to make sure your gaming experience is flawless.

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When looking for a gaming mouse, you want to find the right balance between price, performance, build quality and additional features. Every mouse on this list has been tested for each of these qualities and not a single one is below a certain level of quality.

I know it can be tempting to grab one of the cheap no brand mice but honestly, it just isn’t worth it in the long run. They’re usually very inaccurate, frustrating to use and often break within in a few months.

No matter what kind of gamer you are, you’ll find the best gaming mouse for you down below.

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1. SteelSeries Rival 710

The best all-round gaming mouse.

SteelSeries Rival 710
SteelSeries Rival 710 (Image Credit: SteelSeries)

CPI: 12,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 7 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 138 g (customizable)

Pros:

  • Nicely weighted and balanced
  • Highly customizable
  • Great haptic feedback
  • Excellent build quality

Cons:

  • Can be quite expensive

The SteelSeries Rival 710 is arguably the best gaming mouse available if you’re looking for balance, performance and customization packed into one neat package. Features include a customizable OLED display, haptic feedback (great for esports gamers) and the ability to customize everything in the mouse from the weight to the sensor.

The only real downside is that it can be quite expensive but when you consider everything that’s included and the excellent build quality, the SteelSeries Rival 710 is a worthwhile long-term investment.

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2. Logitech G502 HERO Lightspeed Wireless

The best high-end gaming mouse.

Logitech G502 HERO Lightspeed Wireless
Logitech G502 HERO Lightspeed Wireless (Image Credit: Logitech)

CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: 2.4GHz wireless (& USB) | Buttons: 11 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 114 g (customizable)

Pros:

  • Superb HERO sensor
  • An upgraded wireless version of the fan favourite G502
  • Compatible with the PowerPlay charging mat
  • Well built and reliable
  • Extensively customizable

Cons:

  • Very expensive

This series of mice by Logitech has a long legacy of quality and the Logitech G502 HERO Lightspeed Wireless continues that tradition.

The original Logitech G502 is a classic (available in a lower price range here) and is prized by those who prioritise reliability, accuracy and high performance. The new Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless both honours this legacy and adds upgrades in every area. It now contains Logitech’s fantastic 16K HERO sensor, compatibility with the PowerPlay charging mat, modular weights and more little quality of life features.

Undeniably one of the best wireless gaming mice out there, the Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless is a must-have.

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3. Logitech G203 Prodigy

The best budget gaming mouse.

Logitech G203 Prodigy
Logitech G203 Prodigy (Image Credit: Logitech)

CPI: 8,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 85 g

Pros:

  • Great value
  • Logitech’s signature build quality
  • Simple and small

Cons:

  • A low quality sensor
  • Lack of customization

The Logitech G203 Prodigy is the best quality mouse you can get at such great valuee.

When looking for a decent cheap gaming mouse, it can be tempting to buy one of those cheap no brand mice that will probably break within a few months. With Logitech, you know you’re going to get reliability and decent quality whatever the price. Adding on to that, the G203 Prodigy has a comfortable shape and is a nice fit for those who prefer to use a small mouse.

There are trade-offs of course including the low-range sensor and the lack of customization. The Logitech G203 Prodigy works perfectly fine, however, and at a very reasonable price.

If you have a slightly higher budget and want the latest sensor, consider the Logitech G Pro.

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4. Corsair Ironclaw RGB

The best gaming mouse for big hands.

Corsair Ironclaw RGB
Corsair Ironclaw RGB (Image Credit: Corsair)

CPI: 18,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 7 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 105 g

Pros:

  • Comfortable fit for big hands
  • Highly responsive
  • Reliable and weighty
  • Tactile buttons
  • Tasteful RGB

Cons:

  • Too heavy for some with no way to change the weight

If you have large hands or simply like to palm your mouse, you won’t find much better than the Corsair Ironclaw RGB.

It’s designed specifically to fit in the palm of your hand with handpicked materials for each panel. This results in an excellent feeling mouse that nicely glides over the surface of your mouse mat. Included is the iCue software with a host of customization options and the understated customizable RGB lighting.

It is quite heavy which is a positive for many but there’s no way to customise that for those who like a lighter mouse. Although the Corsair Ironclaw RGB can feel overly bulky, it does feel extra sturdy than other lightweight mice which is great for long-term use.

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5. Logitech MX518

A well-made & reliable gaming mouse.

Logitech MX518
Logitech MX518 (Image Credit: Logitech)

CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 8 | Ergonomic: Right handed | Weight: 101 g

Pros:

  • Uses the HERO sensor
  • Fast ARM 32-bit microprocessor
  • Fully customizable range of buttons
  • Flexible, easy to use software
  • Well-made and robust

Cons:

  • Slightly narrow

The Logitech MX518 is the new version of the original MX518, another celebrated range of mice by Logitech.

A whole host of upgrades have been implemented such as the cutting-edge new 16,000 CPI HERO sensor, the ARM 32 microprocessor which ensures a 1ms response rate and a new sleek black design.

Without many faults to speak of (apart from it being slightly narrow if you’re picky), the Logitech MX518 is a fantastic and reliable option.

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6. Logitech G Pro Wireless

The best all-round wireless gaming mouse.

Logitech G Pro Wireless
Logitech G Pro Wireless (Image Credit: Logitech)

CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical HERO 16K | Battery: 40+ hours rechargeable | Interface: USB | Buttons: 8 | Ergonomic: Ambidextrous | Weight: 81 g

Pros:

  • Uses the HERO sensor
  • Customizable components
  • PowerPlay charging mat compatible
  • Gorgeous design
  • 40+ hour battery life
  • Extremely light

Cons:

  • Can be expensive

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is unmatched when it comes to wireless mice.

Containing the excellent HERO sensor, sitting at just 80 g and providing a perfect latency-free experience, the G Pro is a joy to use. You might expect that it would feel brittle or cheap being so light but it’s crafted using the highest quality materials. Logitech has designed each component to be as light-weight and durable as possible.

That’s not all, the G Pro Wireless also boasts a huge 40-hour battery life so should last at least a week without needing a recharge and is compatible with Logitech’s PowerPlay charging mat.

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is an all-round flawless wireless gaming mouse.

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7. Razer Deathadder Elite

A great mouse for competitive shooters.

Razer Deathadder Elite
Razer Deathadder Elite (Image Credit: Razer)

CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right handed | Weight: 105 g

Pros:

  • Super accurate sensor.
  • Ideal size and shape for most hand sizes and grips.
  • Slick Razer design

Cons:

  • Annoying driver software

The Razer Deathadder Elite is for gamers who simply want a perfectly precise mouse.

Not only does it have a 16,000 CPI optical sensor, but it’s also based on the cutting-edge PMW-3389 by Pixart in collaboration with Logitech. One of the best mouse sensors available, the PMW-3389 has a 99.4% resolution accuracy and a 450 IPS rating. This mouse, therefore, is guaranteed to deliver flawless accuracy and at a reasonable price.

Adding on to this is the tried and tested design. No matter how many upgrades and iterations Razer make, they always stick with the super comfortable and good-looking shape and design. It fits most types of grips and hand sizes wonderfully.

The Razer Deathadder Elite is a stripped back gaming mouse with excellent essentials.

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8. SteelSeries Sensei 310

The best ambidextous gaming mouse.

SteelSeries Sensei 310
SteelSeries Sensei 310 (Image Credit: SteelSeries)

CPI: 12,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 8 | Ergonomic: Ambidextrous | Weight: 92.1 g

Pros:

  • Can easily be used by both hands
  • Nice design and well made
  • Very light
  • Reasonably priced

Cons:

  • Quite small for those with big hands

A SteelSeries mainstay, the SteelSeries Sensei 310 totally overhauls a classic mouse for the better.

Everything in this version is new except for the trademark ambidextrous shape. The sensor’s been upgraded to the fantastic TrueMove 3 optical sensor (so you’ll definitely have no tracking problems) and the new plastic material allows for more grip.

The Sensei 310 fits nicely whatever grip you use and was designed with both left and right-handed gamers in mind. This means that thumb buttons are provided on both sides and are placed so that you will rarely hit the wrong button by mistake.

You get all this in a small, light but robust package and for a very reasonable price. For those looking for an ambidextrous mouse, look no further than the SteelSeries Sensei 310.

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For right-handed people: the SteelSeries Rival 310 has exactly the same specs but is designed specifically for right-handed gamers instead.

9. Razer Naga Trinity

The best gaming mouse for MOBAs and MMOs

Razer Naga Trinity
Razer Naga Trinity (Image Credit: Razer)

CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 19, 14, or 9 | Ergonomic: Right handed | Weight: 120 g

Pros:

  • Excellent for having a lot of hotkeys at your fingertips
  • Incredibly customisable thumb grip
  • Buttons are easy to use and feel great to use
  • Slick Razer design

Cons:

  • Quite short for big hands

Probably to most customisable gaming mouse out there, the new Razer Naga Trinity is excellent for gamers who love using tons of hotkeys.

It’s small and comfortable (with an included pink rest) with a high-quality sensor and three interchangeable thumb grips. Each thumb grip offers different button layouts that are ideal for different types of games: one for MOBA’s, one for MMO’s and one for the rest. The MOBA grip (the one with 7 buttons) offers the best balance with just the right amount of options around your thumb.

Changing the thumb grips is simple. They snap into place with magnets and that’s it, they won’t move again until you want to change them.

Overall, everything about the Razer Naga Trinity is high quality and is a reliably great choice for the long-term.

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10. Iogear Fokus 2

An amazing monster gaming mouse.

Iogear Fokus 2
Iogear Fokus 2 (Image Credit: Iogear)

CPI: 12,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 8 | Ergonomic: Ambidextrous | Weight: 130 g

Pros:

  • Makes use of the fantastic Pixart sensor
  • Durable aluminium build materials
  • Flashy RGB lighting
  • Weighty and solid

Cons:

  • Awkwardly placed thumb buttons
  • Divisive appearance

The Iogear Fokus 2 is a monster of a gaming mouse to go with your monster set-up.

Made of durable aluminium materials that give it a distinctive premium feel, this gaming mouse weighs in at a massive 130 grams. Not only that, it makes use of the fantastic Pixart sensor and produces a spectacular RGB display which is easily programmed in the intuitive Kaliber Gaming software.

Although the aesthetic design can be quite divisive, it performs impeccably. If you’re the type of gamer who wants a well-made, weighty gaming mouse, you can’t go wrong with the Iogear Fokus 2.

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11. Logitech MX Vertical

A unique gaming mouse made for ergonomics.

Logitech MX Vertical
Logitech MX Vertical (Image Credit: Logitech)

CPI: 4,000 | Sensor: Laser | Interface: Wireless or USB | Buttons: 4 | Ergonomic: Vertical, Right handed | Weight: 135.5 g

Pros:

  • Immensely comfortable and fully ergonomic
  • Both wired and wireless
  • Great wireless battery life
  • Unique, sleek design

Cons:

  • Low CPI compared to other gaming mice.

If comfort is your number on priority, the Logitech MX Vertical might just be the mouse for you.

None come close to the comfort on offer with this gaming mouse. The unique design allows you to rest your hand in a natural position, therefore, you’ll experience no strain even over long periods of time. Adding on to this, it supports both wired and wireless connections with a great battery life with can recharge in just a few minutes.

Although the 4,000 CPI is lower than the rest on this list, it is still very accurate. I’d only recommend this gaming mouse, however, if you play slower paced games such as Total War: Three Kingdoms or Civilization VI.

If that’s you, the Logitech MX Vertical offers the most luxurious gaming experience with no noticeable tradeoffs.

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12. HyperX Pulsefire Surge

A gaming mouse with gorgeous RGB implementation.

HyperX Pulsefire Surge
HyperX Pulsefire Surge (Image Credit: HyperX)

CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right handed | Weight: 132 g

Pros:

  • Very responsive
  • High-quality Omron switches
  • Gorgeous RGB lighting
  • Well-made and robust

Cons:

  • Quite heavy with no weight customisation

The HyperX Pulsefire Surge is an example of RGB lighting done perfectly.

The RGB light-ring that encircles the whole mouse, in particular, is both unique and tasteful. As you would expect, all RGB elements are easily customisable with any colour combination possible. Also featuring the high-quality responsive Omron switches and an extremely high CPI of 16,000, this gaming mouse offers a wonderful gaming experience.

If you’re the type of gamer who loves a weighty mouse and is attracted by the stunning RGB on show, the HyperX Pulsefire Surge is an awesome choice.

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I’ll be updating this list with new recommendations over time so be sure to check back in the future!