Top 10 Mice for Gamers and Designers

While being choosy about mice might seem more geeky than usual, but the fact is that high performance mice with huge DPIs can make a hell lot of difference to your gaming experience and can help you crop those parts of the image in photoshop that require micro-precision.

No 10. Saitek Cyborg Laser Gaming Mouse

DPI

Upto 3200

Programmable buttons

10

Response time

1 ms

This mouse with a good number of customizable options comes in at number 10. It allows you to change DPI profiles on the fly. While, initially you might find this mouse to be uncomfortable, but after a little while you would be glad that you gave this mouse some time to settle in.

No 9. Ideazon Reaper Edge Gaming Mouse

DPI

Upto 3200

Programmable buttons

7

Response time

1 ms

This mouse gives you five on the fly switchable DPI profiles and is a great mouse for gaming, with the only possible downside being the position of thumb buttons and its weight. Otherwise, this mouse features rubberized anti-slip grip and 20g acceleration for gaming domination. Capped with a $40 price tag, this is a fantastic mouse you would never regret buying.

No 8. Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000

DPI

1000

Response time

1 ms

Range

30 ft

An exclusive for righties perhaps; this is a quite accurate mouse that looks good and offers nice connectivity. It can also run on standard AAA batteries, apart from rechargeable ones, so that you are never left hanging in the balance in case of an emergency.

No 7. Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming Mouse

DPI

1600

Programmable buttons

5

This mouse too features on the fly DPI change and it doesn’t need some software for doing so, like some of the other mice in the list. It’s a comfortable mouse that offers lightning-fast response and mirror smooth tracking.

No 6. Microsoft Explorer Mouse (Wireless)

DPI

1000

Programmable buttons

All 5

Although this mouse doesn’t have any DPI toggle button, it still is very a decent option for your money. It offers 4-way scrolling and its Bluetrack technology is better that optical and laser. It comes with a 3-year warranty and can work for weeks between recharges.

No 5.  Logitech MX1100 Cordless Laser Mouse

DPI

Upto 1600

Programmable buttons

10

A successor to MX Revolution, this mouse’s $80 price tag might be a bit too much, but infact, the mouse is worth all it costs. This is the most economical the Logitech could go, as it would seem, because the mouse lacks a recharging deck. Nevertheless, this is one great mouse that is comfortable and truly precise.

No 4. Razer Lachesis Gaming Mouse

DPI

Upto 4000

Programmable buttons

9 ‘hyperesponse’ buttons

Response time

1 ms

Onboard memory

32 KB

The onboard memory means that you don’t need any special software on your PC to switch between different DPI profiles. The buttons on the mouse are responsive and comfortable to use. The 4000 DPI is legit and not any software artistry, making this mouse probably the best among the fleet of gaming mice.

No 3. Logitech G5 Laser Mouse

DPI

Upto 2000

Programmable buttons

1

Featuring on-the-fly DPI profile switching, this mouse from Logitech comes in at number 3. It has an excellent grip and is truly responsive. The only thing that some might not like is the little extra effort for middle-clicking, otherwise this is a great mouse for gaming and other general purposes.

No 2. Microsoft Habu Laser Gaming Mouse

DPI

Upto 2000

Programmable buttons

7

This Microsoft mouse is accurate, responsive, well designed and comfortable. Despite being a Microsoft product it is also compatible with Linux. This mouse comes with some powerful drivers and costs around $50.

No 1. Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse

DPI

Upto 3200

Programmable buttons

5

This mouse has customizable weights and grips and probably has the most sensitive laser sensor available. Although the best mobile in our list is pricey (around $99), it is the best in the business and features an incredible scroll wheel, onboard memory and a 3 year warranty apart from the exceptional performance.

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