There is a huge list of big gaming mice out there, and a much smaller one for small ones—the ASUS TUF Gaming M5 tries to improve this ratio. It might be small in size, but it's not cheaply made by a long shot. It features a great optical sensor, main switches rated for 50 million clicks, and Aura Sync RGB lighting.
Top of the line optical sensor and cutting edge wireless technology put into a well-known and widely used shell. This is the recipe for the Logitech G305, which can be considered a wireless successor to the wired G Pro or G203 models; it even comes with quite the friendly price tag.
Cougar surely knows how to upgrade properly. A great example for this is the Minos X5 I reviewed in the past. This time around, the Revenger S is on my plate, an updated version of the Revenger; PMW3360 top optical sensor, RGB lighting, high quality main switches—the recipe is there for a truly great mouse.
Cutting edge wireless technology, a top optical sensor, great buttons, and an elegantly simple, widely usable shape. This is what the Logitech G Pro Wireless is. Oh, and of course, it doesn't lack RGB either, while keeping the overall weight right at 80 grams. However, it doesn't come cheap.
MMORPG, RTS, and MOBA players often struggle to find a mouse with enough buttons, which can be crucial in these genres. Tt eSPORTS has come up with an affordable answer: the Nemesis Switch Optical RGB. It features a top-of-the-line optical sensor, 12 customizable buttons, and RGB lighting with 9 effect options.
Sweaty palms while gaming? Then the Tt eSPORTS Ventus with its ventilation hole design might be the solution. The Ventus X Optical RGB also features a top optical sensor, high quality Omron micro switches, and customizable lighting with 16.8 million colors—all at a pretty friendly price tag.
Minimalistic, low-profile, ambidextrous, and with a lightweight design and good sensor—a lot of FPS gamers crave a mouse with these specifications. SteelSeries has done it before, and they did it rather well, but it needed some tweaking. The Rival 110 has brought some anticipated upgrades to the renowned Rival 100, making it an eSports-ready, yet inexpensive choice of weapon, and of course it has RGB too.
The SteelSeries Rival 600 was introduced at CES 2018, and it pretty much instantly won the show. Objectively, according to its technical specifications, it is among the very best mice currently available. Dedicated lift-off sensor, great weight system, excellent materials, and, of course, amazing lighting for those who seek the eye-candy too.
If you are on a tight budget, but want a high-performance gaming mouse with amazing lighting, the Tt eSPORTS Iris Optical RGB might be your top choice. At only $29.99, this mouse is a real flagship killer. The right-handed ergonomic shell is equipped with a PMW3325 optical sensor and Huano switches rated for 20 million clicks.
If you like customization and modularity in your peripherals, then the G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 is definitely worth checking out. It offers a fully ambidextrous design with interchangeable side panels and a height-adjustable back panel for maximum comfort.
ROCCAT introduced their amazing Living Light system for three of their products at CES 2018, and the Kone AIMO is one of them. Of course, lighting alone can't make a good mouse, but when it's wired up with a high-end optical sensor, 50 million click-rated Omron gaming switches, and an extremely good build quality, it can surely turn out great.
The ASUS ROG Gladius II Origin comes with a number of amazing features. Aura Sync RGB lighting, top-of-the-line optical sensor, socket-switch design, detachable cable - and I did not mention it all. ASUS really did set the standards high this time, but the price tag turned out to be quite spicy.
The members of the Cougar Minos series were thus far more budget than high-end gaming peripherals. The Minos X5, however, is quite an icebreaker in this term, featuring the best optical sensor currently on the market while being reasonably cheap with a $49.99 price tag. It also features fully customizable two-zone RGB lighting, Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, and a customizable back panel.
The Cooler Master MasterMouse MM530 has amazing tracking performance because it uses the best-in-class PixArt PMW3360 sensor. With a price of $50, it is also more affordable than most competitors, even including fantastic software with great RGB customization options.
Cooler Master's MM520 mouse uses great materials, a top optical sensor, and features highly customizable RGB lighting. While the shape might not be for everyone, it could be your top weapon of choice for all different kinds of game genres.
The Zowie EC-B series is the latest high-end ergonomic mouse by Zowie, offering the unrivaled performance of the Avago 3360 sensor. At $69.99, it is on the pricey side, but also delivers solid quality.
The Glaive RGB is the latest high-end ergonomic mouse by Corsair. It comes with a custom sensor, three interchangeable thumb grips, and three individual lighting zones for customization. At $69.99, it is on the pricey side, but it also delivers solid quality. Let's look at the details and its performance in more depth.
The Cougar Revenger is Cougar's upgrade from the Cougar 550m. We take a closer look at the mouse, which promises to deliver top-notch performance at a friendly price. Thanks to the PixArt PMW3360 sensor, tracking is perfect, with sensitivity adjustable from 100 to 12,000 DPI.
The Sensei 310 is the newest iteration of the legendary Sensei. SteelSeries upgraded the product with a new sensor they call "TrueMove3", and a new design where the main buttons aren't part of the main shell. At $59.99, it comes in at a reasonable price; let's look at the performance and quality it delivers.
The Mionix Naos QG was brought to market after a successful crowdfunding campaign. It offers a unique view into your gaming habits with built-in heart rate and galvanic skin response sensors, which allows you to better understand how your reactions affect your gameplay.
The Venator is the second mouse by Ninox, a company that was founded by a member of the ESR Quake community. With this second mouse, Ninox has stepped up their game, using the best currently available sensor with outstanding tracking performance. Let's find out if this $50 mouse can deliver on the other aspects too.
Roccat's Kone Pure Owl-Eye can be considered a revamped Kone Optical or Military, using an updated PixArt 3361 sensor and more compact dimensions. This $70 mouse is also lighter and delivers outstanding precision and tracking performance. The mouse wheel is probably the best we ever used, both for scrolling and clicking.
The Scream One is the first mouse by FinalMouse to sport the PixArt 3360 sensor. It is a lightweight mouse meant for the E-Sports enthusiast who doesn't care about software settings, RGB lights, or weight-tuning systems. The Scream One prides itself with great performance and response times at a relatively hefty price tag of $80.
The Mad Catz RAT 8 is the new flagship mouse for Mad Catz's line of ergonomic mice. It offers a lot of customization options to make it a perfect fit for your hand and comes equipped with a best-in-class sensor and well-rounded software suite for a price of $100.
The Roccat Kone EMP is the successor to the Kone XTD, Roccat's ergo mouse for people who palm grip or have large hands. It's a high quality product with stunning performance, best-in-class sensor and well-rounded software for a reasonable price of $70.