Saturday, April 2, 2022

Best Gaming Mouse for 2022

  hh       Saturday, April 2, 2022

The best gaming mouse is one that feels right for your grip and offers excellent performance with your favorite games. Getting a mouse that feels like it belongs in your hand, has the proper feature set and packs a strong sensor will improve the flow of your gameplay and make the hits you land feel more satisfying.There are dozens of players in the mouse game today, and models can range from cheap and simple pointers to premium devices that boast helpful features like wireless charging or a plethora of programmable buttons. There are also some bold design choices out there, like flashy RGB and removable parts, and even adjustable weights on some models.We'll help make choosing the best gaming mouse for you easier by breaking down the best gaming mouse for different uses (and users) below. Note that while this list has both wired and wireless options, we also have another list that focuses solely on finding the best wireless mouse for productivity.

Quick Shopping Tips:

Optical or Laser? : Both sensor types can offer a great experience. But optical mice have slightly better accuracy. Laser mice work on more surface types. If you’re really picky, go for an optical sensor, preferably one designed or developed by PixArt.Wireless or Wired? : Wireless mice have come a long way in the last few years, but they still have downsides, including limited battery life (particularly with RGB) and potential latency. If you opt for a wireless pointer, aim for one with 30 hours or more battery life. You’ll also need to decide if you want Bluetooth, a 2.4 GHz dongle connection or both. Bluetooth is handy for switching among multiple devices, but introduces more latency. 2.4 GHz is faster, but requires a USB port and a dongle that’s easy to lose. Look for mice that let you store the dongle inside the shell.Palm, Claw or Fingertip Grip? : It’s good practice to examine how exactly you hold your mouse. There are three common mouse grips: Palm Grip - The base of your palm rests on the back of the mouse, with your fingers lying on top.Claw Grip - Where your wrist rests on the mouse mat, the palm doesn’t touch the mouse, and your fingertips grip the edges of it and the buttons.Fingertip Grip - Where your wrist and palm are elevated off the mouse mat and mouse. Again, the mouse is gripped with just the fingertips at its edges and on the buttons.Knowing your grip style will help you find the perfect mouse, since grip type is often tied to the size of your hands. So a mouse designed for a fingertip grip will likely be larger than one designed for a palm grip.DPI, CPI, IPS and Acceleration? : DPI and CPI are effectively the same marketing terms. Traditionally we use DPI in print to declare how many dots per inch something would be printed in, in regards to image clarity. CPI, however, stands for counts per inch, and that’s how many counts your mouse takes per inch it travels. Regardless, DPI is the more common usage, and it's what we opt for here.A higher DPI doesn’t necessarily mean a better mouse sensor, either. A delicate combination of DPI and IPS is essential. IPS, or inches per second, is the maximum velocity at which your sensor can still track those counts. The higher the IPS combined with the DPI, the better the sensor.And then there’s acceleration. That’s how many Gs your mouse can handle and still track effectively. If you’re dashing the mouse back and forth and left and right in short, sharp movements, some mice may flake once they reach a specific G rating.

Razer Basilisk V3:

The Razer Basilisk V3 is the best gaming mouse to hit our lab. Its 9 (13 if you include all the scroll wheel inputs) programmable buttons, well-crafted shape and premium, textured finish make it versatile across gaming genres and even productivity workloads. While it’s on the heavier side compared to honeycomb-style mice for FPS games, PTFE feet help it glide easily, and a dedicated sniper button is easy to reach and drops DPI instantly for headshots. Customization options abound, from the 11 individual RGB zones to the aforementioned buttons. Each button can also have a secondary function when using “HyperShift.” The Basilisk V3 is also unique in its scroll wheel’s ability to swap from a tactile to smooth, free scroll at the tap of a button or based on how you flick it. However, that does mean that the wheel can sound rattly and is particularly noisy when switching modes. It can also wobble when shifting side-to-side aggressively.The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a worthy, simpler alternative if you don't need that much programmability. But the Basilisk V3 earned our Editor’s Choice Award with its advanced feature set, build and customization options. 


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