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The best gaming mice for Christmas and 2021
By Guest - 17th Nov 2020Games
Make sure you’re aiming like a pro when you use one of the best gaming mice for Christmas and the New Year.
The humble mouse has come a long way, from oatmeal coloured blocks to sleek devices that enhance gaming with their every movement, click, and scroll.
There can seem to be as many gaming mice as there are stars in the sky, and each has its own purposes, positives, and negatives. We’ve clicked our way through the market on your behalf, compiling our list of the absolute best gaming mice for Christmas and 2021.
So get your clicking fingers ready, and scroll on to the list of our top picks!
Best budget gaming mouse - Logitech G203 Lightsync
If you’re gaming on a budget and need to pick up something a little better than a standard mouse whilst not breaking the bank, the Logitech G203 Lightsync is definitely the gaming mouse for you. With consistently great performance, a sleek design, and a sensor that’s rated up to 8000DPI, this is a great starter mouse for anyone interested in gaming.
It also has three-zone RGB lighting, and that’s never bad.
Best gaming mouse for large hands - Corsair Ironclaw RGB
If you’re meatier of paw, the Corsair Ironclaw RGB is the gaming mouse that’ll satisfy your larger hands. If you’re gripping your mouse with your palm then this mouse simply feels wonderful, whilst also offering precision pointing.
With a DPI of 18000 you’ll be able to ramp up the sensitivity to whatever you need, and it’s Inches Per Second rating of 450 is one of the highest in gaming. It’s a little heavier than many of the other mice on this list, weighing in at 130 grams, but if you’re not frightened of a little heft it’s one of the best gaming mice about.
Best gaming mouse for small hands - Razer Viper Mini
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Razer Viper Mini is a feature-complete miniature mouse that’ll give any of the larger mice a run for their money.
With a weight of only 61 grams and dimensions of 118mm by 62mm, it’s one of the smallest mice ever created. But don’t let its size put you off, with a DPI of 8500, a brilliant cable, and 6 programmable buttons, this mouse fulfils your gaming needs in a tiny package.
Best ambidextrous gaming mouse - SteelSeries Sensei 310
It’s unfortunate that many left handed gamers are often left out, many mice are slightly curved meaning southpaws can be gaming at a disadvantage. Thankfully, many ambidextrous mice are being made now, and the SteelSeries Sensei 310 is the best one out there.
It’s shape fits perfectly and comfortably either in the left or right hand, and with a DPI of 12,000 it’s as accurate as you need it. Its side buttons have been recently reconfigured too, meaning no matter which hand you’re using they’ll be in the right place for you.
This makes it a must-buy if you’re gaming with your left hand, or in a house with both right - and left - handed gamers.
Best FPS Gaming Mouse - Razer Viper Ultimate
The Viper Ultimate is Razer operating at the top of their game. With a ridiculously sensitive resolution on its sensor, incredibly low latency, and an ability to ramp up to a colossal 20000 DPI, this mouse is perfect for FPS gamers.
It even has eight programmable buttons so you can toss a grenade, melee, reload, and keep on shooting even in the thick of the action. It’s light and robust, and if you’re taking it wireless you can expect the performance to be maintained.
It’s definitely one of the best gaming mice, and if you’re looking to expand your FPS gaming in 2021, this makes a perfect request for Christmas.
Best MMO gaming mouse - Razer Naga Trinity Pro
If you’ve ever played an MMO you’ll know that having more options in easily accessible places makes a huge difference. At any moment you might be firing off macros, hitting abilities, moving, attacking, and keeping an eye on incoming data.
There’s a lot to MMOs, so you’ll need a mouse that can do a lot. The Razer Naga Trinity Pro is the mouse that’s been designed with the MMO gamer in mind.
It comes with a ridiculous 19 programmable buttons on it, meaning almost everything you need in a MMO will be in the palm of your hand. In addition it’s ergonomically formed to be comfortable under long raiding sessions, making it an essential part of any serious MMO players toolkit.
Best wireless gaming mouse - Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro Wireless
Wireless mice used to be a problem, poor latency, low battery life, and often spotty reception meant that no serious gamer would give them a second look. Thankfully as we move into 2021 that’s all changed, and the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro Wireless is a wireless mouse that’ll beat the majority of gaming mice out there.
It has a sub 1ms latency, meaning no matter how you’re using it you’re guaranteed crisp gaming and responsiveness. It’s also extremely robust both in its design, reception, and software, meaning you won’t be stopping mid-session to move closer or plug it in.
In addition it comes with brilliant RGB lighting, in fact some of the best lighting we’ve seen in any product, making it an aesthetic choice as well as a gaming choice.
Best overall gaming mouse - SteelSeries Rival 710
Maybe you play a lot of different types of games, maybe you just need something that - overall - shines like a star. In that case let us introduce you to the SteelSeries Rival 710.
This gaming mouse brings together brilliant features, a great design, balance, sturdiness, performance, and more in a package that won’t even break the bank. It even comes with a customisable OLED display and haptic feedback, immersing you right in the action of your favourite game. The best part, however, is under the surface. The SteelSeries Rival 710 is fully modular, meaning if you want an upgrade or something breaks, you can swap the component out. You’ll never be left behind, and that’s well worth the asking price. That’s why, for options alone, the SteelSeries Rival 710 is the best overall gaming mouse going into Christmas and 2021.
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