With the ambidextrous GM41 Wireless, MSI has a strong contender on the wireless mouse market: 75 g, but no holes, PixArt's PAW3370 sensor, Omron switches rated for 60 million clicks, and up to 80 hours of battery life already are a strong proposition, which is further complemented by the inclusion of a charging dock—all for a competitive $94.99.
SteelSeries markets the Rival 5 as a multi-genre mouse: the TrueMove Air 18,000 CPI sensor, flexible cable, and 86 g weight make it suitable for FPS games. MOBA and MMO games benefit from the main buttons rated for 80 million clicks and nine programmable buttons in total, along with extensive software configurability.
With the Clutch GM41 Lightweight, MSI enters the lightweight gaming mouse market: At just 67 g, but without holes, the GM41 is indeed lightweight. PixArt's PMW3389, Omron switches rated for 60 million clicks, and pure PTFE feet round things off.
Ducky is mostly known for their keyboards, but with the fully symmetrical Feather, they have a serious contender on the lightweight mouse market. Equipped with PixArt's PMW3389 and weighing just 67 g, this black and white variant comes with Huano Blue main button switches, full RGB, high-quality PTFE feet, a paracord-like, braided cable, and extensive on-device configurability.
With the right-handed ergonomic ROG Gladius III Wireless, ASUS is upping the ante: PixArt's PAW3370 sensor, triple connectivity (wired, 2.4 GHz, and Bluetooth), second-generation push-fit sockets allowing for optical switches, pure PTFE feet, and up to 55 hours of battery life, all in a 89 g package.
Compared to the ROG Keris Wireless, the wired ROG Keris not only loses wireless connectivity, but also a lot of weight, and ends up at just 63 g. Other than that, not much has changed: PixArt PMW3389 sensor, hot-swappable main button switches rated for 70 M clicks, and pure PTFE feet.
Powered by PixArt's PAW3335, the symmetrical ARGENT M5 Wireless RGB promises up to 100 hours of battery life in 2.4 GHz operation and up to 200 hours in Bluetooth. Much like its wired sibling, the ARGENT M5 Wireless RGB also comes with an aluminium scroll wheel and extensive RGB lighting.
The NP-01S is VAXEE's second collaboration with Japanese esports figurehead noppo and his brand ZYGEN. It retains the improvements first introduced on the Outset AX and is shaped differently than the NP-01: The hump is lower and more centered, the left side no longer flares out as much, and the back isn't as pronounced.
Equipped with PixArt's PMW3389 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons, and extensive RGB lighting, the fully ambidextrous (symmetrical) ARGENT M5 also comes with an aluminium scroll wheel, providing better grip and durability.
Designed by YouTube mouse reviewer Zy "Rocket Jump Ninja" Rykoa, the MZ1 is a small 59 g light gaming mouse blending ambidextrous and ergonomic design elements. With a new and improved cable, Kailh GM 8.0 switches for the main buttons, and extensive on-device configurability, the MZ1 also marks the next step in Xtrfy's mouse evolution.
The newest iteration of the right-handed ergonomic ROG Gladius series comes with a whole host of new features: PixArt's PAW3370 sensor tuned for 26,000 CPI, second-generation hot-swappable main-button switches with super-low click latency, and a 76 g lightweight construction, along with a soft, flexible cable and pure PTFE feet.
Sharkoon expands their Light² line-up with the ambidextrous Light² 180. Weighing just 66 g, it is equipped with PixArt's PMW3360, high-quality PTFE feet, a flexible cable, and extensive RGB lighting.
Endgame Gear is on a mission to perfect the XM1, and the XM1r is the result of that quest. Equipped with the latest PixArt PAW3370 sensor, Kailh GM 8.0 main button switches, hybrid skates, an improved cable, and all-new translucent shell designs, the XM1r shapes up to be the definitive XM1 revision.
Founded by several former Zowie employees, VAXEE extends their line-up with another right-handed ergonomic mouse. Equipped with PixArt's PMW3389, Huano switches for the main buttons, and extensive on-device configurability, the AX focuses on performance over RGB or software.
Pulsar is a new name in the gaming peripheral scene, and the right-handed ergonomic Xlite is their first mouse. Weighing just 48 g, the Xlite is among the lightest mice available. PixArt's PAW3370 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons, a particularly flexible cable, and pure PTFE mouse feet round things off.
Corsair joins Razer and EVGA with their first 8000 Hz polling mouse. Equipped with PixArt's PMW3392, the right-handed ergonomic Sabre RGB Pro comes with spring-loaded main buttons, a flexible cable, and 72 g lightweight construction while retailing at $59.99, the lowest of all 8000 Hz mice thus far.
Shortly after Razer, EVGA hits the market with their own 8000 Hz polling-rate mouse. In addition to PixArt's PMW3389, the X17 uses two LOD sensors to achieve the lowest and most accurate lift-off distance possible. Particularly responsive spring-loaded main buttons and a highly granular weight system round things off.
Razer updates the wired Viper with 8000 Hz polling and their Focus+ 20,000 CPI sensor. Other than that, it's essentially the same mouse: Razer optical main button switches, 69 g lightweight design, and pure PTFE feet.
At long last, the classic DeathAdder has been given the wireless treatment as well. With a battery life of up to 120 hours in Bluetooth and up to 70 hours in 2.4 GHz mode, Razer's Focus+ sensor, optical main button switches, and an 87 g lightweight construction, the V2 Pro promises to be a successful continuation of the DeathAdder series.
Sharkoon expands their Light² series with the Light² S. The "S" stands for symmetrical, meaning it's not just ambidextrous, but has buttons on both sides. Equipped with PixArt's PAW3327, high quality PTFE feet, and a flexible braided cable, the 78 g Light² S goes for just $24.99.
Sporting the same shape as the Katar Pro Wireless, the ambidextrous Katar Pro XT brings the 18,000 CPI PMW3391 sensor, particularly responsive "Quickstrike" main button switches, a 75 g lightweight construction, and a flexible, braided cable to a highly affordable $29.99 price point.
The M.O.J.O. M1 is rather unusual for a Mad Catz mouse—no software and big customization options, but instead a 66 g lightweight design, flexible braided cable, and specifically tuned Dakota main button switches, it is priced at a similarly atypical $49.99.
The right-handed ergonomic ROG Keris Wireless aims to be ASUS's most accomplished mouse yet: PixArt's PAW3335 sensor, a 79 g lightweight design, hot-swappable main button switches, triple connectivity (wired, wireless, and Bluetooth), main button switches rated for 70 million clicks, pure PTFE mouse feet, and up to 78 hours of battery life.
The Dream Machines DM6 Holey Duo is quite aptly named: Featuring both wired and wireless connectivity, it comes with PixArt's PAW3335 sensor, Huano main button switches, 72 hours of battery life, and a 79 g honeycomb design, all for the wallet-friendly price of $49.99.
The Roccat Burst Core differs from the Burst Pro in four main aspects: the sensor, which is PixArt's PMW3331, the cable, which is stiffer and rubber, the RGB lighting, which only includes the scroll wheel, and the price, which is just $29.99.