The following are the best PC gaming mice for july 2015.
For July 2015, the peripherals have stayed pretty much the same with the exception of some of the prices, so keep an eye out for that if you’ve been planning out your PC build over the last few months. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below. Also, if you have any suggestions for some great peripherals that you’ve either tried or heard of, then feel free to let others know in the comments section below as well.
This is not a comprehensive list or meant to always be the best of the best for any particular use, but these are some of the best and new peripheral suggestions separated in their respective “higher end”, “mid-range” & “basic” (keyboard, mouse or monitor) categories for gaming pc builds. Always keep in mind that as gamers, we play unique games and have a unique playing style, so take that into consideration when investing in your gaming arsenal.
The “higher end” peripherals are meant to showcase some of the more popular higher end / gaming specific peripheral hardware that one might consider to have the top of the line gaming peripherals. Keep in mind, these are not the most expensive gaming hardware peripherals one can buy, but a collection of the higher quality / more popular hardware for gamers. If you play specific types of games (MMO’S vs high FPS) then you might want to look into specific gaming hardware geared for those games, either way the list below should still be relevant.
Logitech G502 Proteus Core – a very comfortable all around gaming mouse with 11 large programmable buttons and easily one of the best mice out there, and is a great mouse for playing any time of PC game [learn more at gaming.logitech.com]. This mouse is a definite choice for any variety of gaming / gamers.
Logitech says its G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse delivers “unprecedented levels of customization.” That’s not just marketing hype. Wrapped around an incredibly comfortable chassis, the G502 is one of the most mod-able devices I’ve ever used. It looks like futuristic mil-spec hardware, but it feels like luxury.
The G502 has no fewer than 11 buttons: You’ve got your standard left-, right-, and middle-click of course; plus three thumb buttons, two index-finger buttons, a button behind the scroll wheel, and two accessed by tilting the scroll wheel left and right. The G502 isn’t a large mouse by any means (in fact, it’s a bit small for my hands) but all of the buttons are clearly delineated and you’ll be hard-pressed to hit any of them by accident.
The mouse is a bit short, so I’d guess it’s most comfortable for claw- and fingertip grippers—but its suits this fingertip gripper just fine. I also fell in love with the teal-accented thumb rest on the side. I didn’t think that feature would be useful, but I’ve I found myself relaxing my thumb more often instead of squeezing the edges of the mouse. I experienced fewer cramps in my hand after using this mouse for long stretches.
The mid range gaming mouse chosen this month is theLogitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse gaming mouse. This mouse is built to withstand high speed clicking for hours, a metal spring tensioning system that keeps the buttons precisely tensioned for improved response, six programmable buttons, 4-DPI settings (240DPI – 4000DPI) and a lightweight design [learn more at logitech.com].The G302 Daedalus Prime has six buttons: Right and Left click, forward and back thumb buttons, a DPI-switching “Sniper Button,” and a clickable scroll wheel. Logitech says that it has redesigned the buttons with a metal spring tensioning system to improve button feel and response. While I didn’t necessarily feel that the buttons were significantly praiseworthy over others I’ve used, they do offer the smooth action and response I expect from a gaming mouse. The G302 features a slick design that is mostly ambidextrous, though lefties will need to give up a couple of thumb buttons to use it.
For a budget mouse, we have a basic affordable, comfortable ambidextrous gaming mouse call the ROCCAT LUA Gaming Mouse, which has some of the customizations of a gaming mouse (DPI button, precise scroll wheel, button customization), yet won’t break the bank [Learn more at roccat.org]. This mouse has been included for the last four months and will provide to be a quality ouse for most at a decent price.A gamer is only as good as his/her mouse, but not everyone is able (or willing) to break the bank to get one specifically designed for gaming. With that in mind, Roccat has released the Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse, with a goal of packing precision movement into a simple shell, styled for the modern gamer.But in the effort to bring a compact mouse in at a small price tag, has Roccat missed the mark with the Lua? Read our review.At first glance, the classification of the Lua as a ‘gaming mouse’ might seem a bit misleading, since it clearly lacks the extensive array of customizable button, or a shell molded to fit each and every contour of the human hand. But the truth is: where some gamer see an arsenal of side-mounted button as a necessity, there are others who view them as intimidating at best, and cumbersome and unnecessary at worst.