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.
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Mouse is $140, but Logitech claims that it can be used both wired and wirelessly without any loss of performance. At that price point, it would need to be a lot of mouse with a great sensor.
A few months ago, we reviewed the Dream Machines DM1 PRO, and Dream Machines is now back with the DM1 PRO S. This version has an updated sensor, has been slimmed down to be even lighter, and has a rather nice glossy finish. Improvements, which could be a game changer.
Corsair has been doing very well recently within the peripheral market, but offers very few options in the budget category. This changes now with the $29 Harpoon RGB gaming mouse, which still manages to include a decent sensor and RGB support at its low price.
SteelSeries is always trying to push the boundaries to give gamers something new with their products. The Rival 700 is the latest mouse from them, and it not only comes complete with vibrating tactile feedback and a set of customizable options, but even has an OLED screen!
Fnatic is well known for being one of the leading eSports teams in Europe, and now, they have released their own peripheral range. The Fnatic Gear Flick is hoping to go head to head with the wide range of currently available gaming mice. With the input of professional gamers readily available, we will hopefully to see some exceptional products from Fnatic Gear.
You probably haven't heard of Dream Machines, a new company planning on taking the peripheral market by storm. One of their first mice, the DM1 Pro, is here, and it looks as though it will be going head to head with products from such brands as Zowie and SteelSeries.
The XM300 is Gigabyte's take on an RGB gaming mouse. It keeps the low price point Gigabyte's other mice have, but offers very impressive specifications with Omron switches, an optical sensor, and, of course, RGB lighting, a steal for just 40 bucks.
The Sentinel III is Cooler Master's latest iteration of the Sentinel mouse. It keeps the shape and ever so useful OLED screen of its predecessor, but also boasts an acceleration-free optical sensor and 16.8 million color RGB lighting.
Castor is the newest IR LED gaming mouse in Mionix's line-up. It uses the same sensor as on the Avior and Naos 7000, but it has been upgraded to support 10000 DPI. The ergonomics are brand-new for this mouse as it is a medium-sized, right-handed-only model.
Ozone's Argon Ocelote World mouse is a reskin of the Argon, Ozone's top-of-the-line gaming mouse. For around €50, it offers the same ambidextrous ergonomics design, an 8200 DPI laser sensor, and physical feature set as the regular Argon in a striking orange color theme.
CM Storm's newest gaming mouse is put to the test. Like previous high-end models from CM Storm, the Mizar features the 8200 DPI Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor. The Mizar's design looks to harken back to the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, which is a good thing. We take it for a spin to see how it compares to recent high-end gaming mice.