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There couldn't be a more personal PC gaming accessory than a mouse. You use it for everything from turning off the computer to highlighting this text, editing photos and yes, playing games. And while computer mice may be easily recognizable gadgets in today's world, gaming mice are specialized products.

A lot of what makes a gaming mouse recognizable is the surface-level stuff we see on gaming laptops and desktops, too. It's all the over-the-top designs, the flashy RGB illumination, the avant-garde names and black plastic as far as the eye can see. But just like the best gaming laptops, the best mice strike a good balance between PC gaming aesthetics and effective, mature technology. Our wired and wireless picks for the best gaming mice have faster probing sensors for smoother tracking, work well for different genres / styles of gaming, aren't too flashy, and don't require downloading software to change sensor sensitivity. The idea here is to be able to plug and play, and then handle everything else after the fact.

Now the question is: wired or wireless? Well, it's 2019! Wireless mice can be just as reliable and responsive as wired mice, but they are generally more expensive. In 2019 , it's more about flexibility: if you remove the cable, it's a cable you don't have to drag around while lining up your shot. In addition, wireless mice can often communicate with other wireless products, such as proprietary charging mats. In addition, wireless gaming mice usually come with an optional cable if you ever need one, making them the most versatile wired gaming mice. On the other hand, a wired mouse may be more convenient for the gamer on a budget or, if you just don't like charging batteries.

Opinion on wired vs. wireless varies among professional eSports gamers, but wireless mice are the most popular. are increasingly appearing in the professional game. That should help reduce the concerns about performance and reliability that players used to (or might) have.


Logitech G Pro Wireless takes the crown for the best wireless gaming mouse, as it has the best tracking between apps and games and consistent wireless performance. It doesn't have as many buttons as competitors, but regardless of game genre, I was willing to sacrifice those extra buttons for the G Pro's amazing tracking and accuracy.

The G Pro Wireless is one of the best performing gaming mice I've used. Why? Because of its 100?16,000 DPI High Efficiency Optical Sensor (HERO) rating. No matter what game I was playing, the cursor and my hand were in sync, and because of how light the G Pro was, the best hand movements were reflected on the screen. I don't think the G Pro needs an instant DPI switch for FPS titles, a side button that allows you to reduce cursor sensitivity to line up a shot more accurately, sometimes referred to as a sniper button, because it tracks accurately and quickly is enough already.

To communicate with your PC, the G Pro uses Logitech's Lightspeed, a 2.4GHz wireless communication format for the company's wireless gaming peripherals. It is not Bluetooth, which means you need to connect a dongle to your PC, but it does not suffer from the lag or interference issues that can affect Bluetooth and traditional wireless mice. Between a busy cafe full of wireless devices and my quiet home office, I never had any connection or desync issues when using the G Pro wirelessly. That's more than I can say for other wireless mice in this review, including Razer's wireless Mamba mouse, which also uses the 2.4 GHz frequency band, but was less consistent and still required occasional reboots to re-establish the connection in my tests.

While Lightspeed's only specification is its 1 ms reporting rate (the frequency at which it "reports" to your PC), it is an important specification for scenarios where fast clicking is the basis of the game, such as League of Legends o DOTA 2 . pays off While Razer and other gaming peripheral manufacturers may also have 1 ms report rates, the Logitech mouse still had the most consistent and smoothest wireless experience during my testing.

However, I disagree with Logitech's decision to hide the normal DPI switch underneath the mouse. Most other wireless mice have their DPI switch flanking the sides or on top, like Logitech's own G903, making it much easier to adjust on the fly. Although to be fair, changing DPI in the middle of a pro game could be detrimental. But, it's still a chore to adjust it when I want to.

Likewise, I'm not a big fan of the G Pro's boring style. Thinking about Logitech's other high-end gaming mouse, the G903, you'd think the G Pro is just an ordinary mouse. On the other hand, the G Pro's simple design makes it compatible with as many hand sizes and grip styles as possible. Of course, your hand will cover most of the G Pro when you're using it anyway, so you won't pay as much attention to the design or the RGB backlight.

In terms of ergonomics, the G Pro is perfectly suited for palm, claw and grip users. It weighs only 80 grams, which makes it easy to move the cursor quickly across a large screen and won't tire you out during long gaming sessions.

The G Pro Wireless houses its USB receiver inside the mouse, making it even more portable than other Logitech wireless gaming mice, such as the G903. Even if you opt not to buy a $ 99 PowerPlay wireless charging mat, the G Pro lasts about 60 hours of use on a single charge (with the lights off), so you don't have to coddle the battery. During the first week of testing the G Pro, I only had to charge it twice, and that was with the RGB lighting. turn on .


Perhaps one of the most beloved PC gaming peripherals ever created, using the DeathAdder Elite is a comfortable and familiar experience. I'm familiar with the fact that I've owned a DeathAdder mouse before, but also comfortable, as long as you use it with your right hand. You must grip it with conviction, as if you were pulling the Master Sword out of the ground in the Lost Forest. In addition, its shape and structure suit most grip types (claw, fingertips and palm). The biggest strike against the Elite is that it is only available to right-handed users.

The DeathAdder Elite also has a total of seven programmable "HyperSense" buttons that you can assign to use for .... well, just about anything, really. If you like having a large number of options for controlling actions under your fingertips, the Elite is ideal.

While our wireless pick uses Logitech's own HERO sensor for tracking, the DeathAdder Elite sticks with its own tried and true optical technology - but that's not a bad thing! The DeathAdder Elite has a great sensor, and while it doesn't have a sniper button, which can make it easy to quickly zoom in on your target, it's accurate enough for FPS titles like Battlefield V It is also quite accurate, though. be suitable for a MOBA game, such as League of Legends .

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