Are you also a person who is spending half of your lifetime, shooting, driving or razing virtually, becoming a threatening challenge to people who have the same passion as you, living seven seas away? Then, you must be a PC gamer too who cannot live without a proper gaming mouse, which is like the shadow of your life.
It is not easy yet not impossible!
Finding the best gaming mouse, tallying the best for your necessities, isn’t easy these days. Modern market has thousands of different brands of these mice to choose from, which come in a broad range of sizes, shapes and optional smart features. So, there arises the problem. If there were only one single
mouse to choose from, you wouldn’t have to think horizontally and vertically, but since there are several options, you would obviously get confused when you step into a shop full of these mice.
From this article, we are going to help you to decide on the best type of your gaming partner, meeting your requirements and individual necessities.
Take a deep breath!
What you should first decide is the type of work or gaming method, you want the mouse for. Are you mainly into FPS (first person shooter), RPG or RTS games?
The problem arises only if you are the type one-FPS which will require the hardest choice to be made since you will need to analyze the type of player you are in respect to FPS. But if you prefer more of strategy, RPG or MMO games, the choice would be more or less easier as the best option to go for is a mouse with a large number of programmable buttons and a DPI that meets the requirements depending on your style of playing.
For example, if you think you need so many programmable buttons in order to handle your game successfully, either of the Roccat Kone mouse or Logitech G500 mouse would be the ideal as both of them have 10 separate buttons with 5-6 programmable ones with macros. Moreover, Razer Naga mouse is so far the best option for RPS gamers which consists of around 17 smart features related to programmable buttons, even though there is a slight drawback about the number pad layout on the side which usually takes some time to get used to.
Laser or optical- all depends on you
Sensor is the one, which is known as the heart of a mouse which is available in 3 basic forms in the modern market– laser, optical and infrared.
Being the commonest type, the laser sensor owns a big advantage of being able to work efficiently on almost every surface, since the technology is mainly based on laser rays. But some of these come with a higher lift-off distance in comparison to optical mice, giving rise to issues especially, when the mouse reaches the edge of the surface mat. The major science lies here involves, the lifting of the mouse to reposition will make the laser sensor to carry the reading on the surface until it goes up anywhere up to one centimeter in the air, which will then get translated to in-game motions. Thus, by repositioning the mouse, you will be able to send your game view almost to every space under the sun. Especially when you are in the middle of a wrestling game which is the reason for many professional gamers to have a back-up of an optical mouse over laser, which is capable of being handled on a quality mouse-mat, ensuring the optical sensor to read the surface accurately.
Interestingly, the third type is the latest development-3G infrared sensor, which has been developed in a way to reduce the lift-off distance issues of a laser sensor, yet having the capacity to function efficiently on any surface.
When you buy a gaming mouse, it is highly important to check the sensitivity of its sensor which is definitely marked somewhere on the packaging. This can either be in the format of a value rated in DPI or Dots per Inch and predicts the most facile mode of measuring the sensitivity of the sensor (higher the DPI of the sensor the less physical distance you need to move the mouse to get the same level of cursor movement on screen). So, if you own a high DPI mouse, it will be easier for you to move your hands all over yet you should ensure having a steady hand in order to make accurate cursor movements.
All the best gaming mice on the market (Razer, Corsair, Roccat, Logitech) have a mouse tuning software which will provide the facility of altering the DPI to your level of preference.
Identify your grip-pay attention to images
First of all identify your grip-palm grip, claw grip, fingertip grip. Then look carefully at the two main buttons. Palm-grip mouse is usually larger and the buttons wouldn’t look very distinct whereas the fingertip or claw ones will have two main buttons which are clearly visible in some way along with a comparatively small size.
Wired or Wireless?
This is again a feature which should be decided, depending on your interest. Wireless mice are usually the best if you often encounter problems related to tangling of these wires around the PC desk, but it is a known fact that their reliance on radio waves when transmitting signals to the receiver has a relative delay in relation to the cursor response. However, most professionals would still should wireless types such Logitech G7, which is probably the best example in the market at present.
Some wireless mice carry recharging batteries, which obviously increase the weight so if you prefer handling a light type, wired ones would be the best choice! But latest additions like Razer Mamba and Logitech G700, have a detachable USB cable which gives you the freedom of a wireless mouse in addition to its convenience of recharging via cable without batteries to mess around.
So, on a concluding thought there is no single mouse- suggested as the BEST gaming mouse ever. But since some are obviously better that the rest, you need to work on it and try not to get dug into whole expensive brands just because they have big names .
Just go for the best, by reaching what mostly tallies with your own preferences. Because you are the gamer, not the one who manufactures them or sell them! Also make sure to visit websites which carry information and reviews provided by specialists in the field, so that you will be able to weight the benefits versus drawbacks and decide on the best type of mouse you will need.