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The Best Gaming Mouses on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about our favorite battery packs, the best Wi-Fi-connected outlets and external hard drives, and even a comically long phone charger, here we’ve found the best-reviewed gaming mouses on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best gaming mouse under $10

LINGYI Gaming Mouse
$10 at Amazon

“I was not expecting such a cheap mouse to be so good. The sensor is really precise, it doesn’t overreach at all, so it’s simple to turn in video games without having to pick up the mouse a whole lot. The precision is really good. I’m less likely to overcorrect or under-correct in my gaming sessions. I’ve been doing very well using this mouse playing Overwatch, and it also made other single-player games simpler to play as well. It has a very good balance between DPI, IPS, and sensitivity. Also, it looks pretty awesome. The design is really cool, and I like the breathing LED lights that change colors.”

Best gaming mouse with color-changing lights for $10

VersionTech 2400 DPI Gaming Mouse
$10 at Amazon

“I am not a pro gamer, but I do play the occasional MMO. In fact, I’m playing one now and have been using this mouse. Please remember this is a cheap mouse, and probably like most of you kind folk, I bought this because of the eye-candy, glowing YUMMINESS … Smooth turning. I have no problems … when moving the mouse really fast. VERY yummy colors, and not only does it go through the rainbow, there are many times where multiple colors are glowing at once … Honestly, there is nothing that I’m absolutely disappointed in when I purchased this for $10.”

Best USB 3.0 wireless gaming mouse for $10

VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Portable Mobile Mouse
$10 at Amazon

“This is the second one I’ve bought. Easy setup. Very responsive, even more so than a wired gaming mouse I bought at the same time. Nice storage spot for USB nano receiver on the mouse. Great for a laptop bag. Mouse is the right size and feels very comfortable in my hand.”

Best optical gaming mouse under $25

TeckNet Ultimate Professional Optical Computer Wireless Gaming Mouse
$13 at Amazon

“Probably one of the best mouses I have ever used. I’m a gamer, and I tried to get into Logitech and Razer, but the weight of those mouses doesn’t suit me. This mouse is very comfortable and lightweight, so it makes it much easier for me in FPS games. I just recently purchased it again after purchasing it several years ago around the time Darkfall Unholy Wars was released. My old mouse is still fine to use; the wire coating just began to fray, and the paint on the mouse began to corrode. Considering how I play daily, I’m not too surprised. It’s only $10, so I just got a new one, even though my older mouse still works just as well as this new one.”

Best gaming mouse under $25

VyFky Wired Gaming Mice
$21 at Amazon

“I’ve had this rat for a few months and it’s still working. It’s plug-and-game. I like that you can push a button to change the mouse DPI. Without a mouse pad, its trajectory is good, but it depends on the surface. It has a nice texture and is easy to hold in your hand. The roller is coated with rubber and has a fairly large bump, so it’s easy to use the roller without your fingers to slide it. LEDs are bright, but not bright enough to be obnoxious. What you get for this price is definitely worth it.”

Best gaming mouse with programmable buttons under $50

TeckNet Hypertrak Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse
$31 at Amazon

“Okay, this thing is awesome. I love the five programmable thumb buttons, and you can reprogram every button on the mouse, down to the left and right scroll clicks. It comes with a program where you can assign macros and key clicks to each individual button, which is super handy. It comes with an indicator on the side to show which DPI setting that you’re on, which is very handy, especially if you have reassigned those DPI buttons on the top of the mouse. You can also save profiles for your button assignments, so that you can have separate mapping for different games if you’d like. The light on the top of the mouse is programmable to be different colors, which is cool, and for me, I like to turn that light off, which is possible. The GUI for the programming interface is a little slow and clicks don’t always register, but once you do the initial setup, you don’t need to use it much anymore besides to switch profiles. The weight of the mouse is a little heavy for me, but luckily it has adjustable weights in it, and I removed the weights and it made it much better for where I wanted the weight.”

Best gaming mouse with programmable buttons

Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse
$59 at Amazon

“I absolutely have fallen in love with this mouse. I have never owned a mouse that had more than three buttons on it until now. I have always stayed away from them, thinking the more buttons, the more problems. I also was very worried about the extra buttons getting in the way, and felt like I was potentially paying extra for them and may not use them. I have found a use for almost every button, and I am impressed to say that they stay out of your way during normal use. I have a large hand — so take that as you will — this mouse has a very comfortable feel as my hand molds around it. As far as the weights go, I don’t think they make any difference as far as how you arrange them. All I can say is, you can make it very light or very heavy, and it is noticeable at the extremes. I use all the weights but one, and honestly, I could add the last one in there, and I probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. The software that comes with it is fantastic and makes it very easy to customize it for any game. It can even scan your computer for installed games and auto-program the buttons based on the game. Extremely easy to customize and use. I was very weary about spending so much money on a mouse, as I am a weekend-warrior FPS player; it was worth every penny. My game play saw an improvement almost immediately, and after dialing it in to my preferences, I have been consistently on leaderboards.”

Best laser gaming mouse for everyday gamers

UtechSmart Venus 16400 DPI High Precision Laser MMO Gaming Mouse
$39 at Amazon

“I LOVE THIS MOUSE!!! This is the single greatest gaming mouse I have ever had. The side buttons are easy to use, and once you get used to the size of the mouse, they become just another part of your routine … I use it every day. It is an absolute delight to use. I would give this thing ten stars if I could. It is extremely comfortable in my hand. It works flawlessly on almost any surface I put it on (there are exceptions). After two years, the lights are still as bright and vibrant as they were the day I plugged it in. I expected some wear and tear over time, as I am an avid gamer and use this mouse in countless programs. Every button still works like the day it arrived. The DPI sensor still works like a charm. Bottom line: This mouse is bomb-proof. I may buy one more just to have in case this one dies sometime in the next 20 years.”

Best laser gaming mouse for moderate gamers

Redragon M801 Mammoth 16400 DPI Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse
$27 at Amazon

“This mouse is the best mouse I have EVER used! I LOVE it! I am a moderate gamer (World of Warcraft, Diablo, and a few Steam games, etc.). I went through four mice before I settled on this one … I feel like Goldilocks and the three bears — this one is just right! The Redragon mouse was just right for me. It is responsive, precise, and it just feels like a high-quality mouse when it’s in my hand!”

Best gaming mouse for FPS (first-person shooters)

Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS Mouse With Advanced Gaming Sensor
$38 at Amazon

“I’ve had an insane amount of mice in my day, and this is up there and now my daily driver. It’s got a great shape, lightweight (very important for FPS), and the best sensor on the market. I had many Logitech mice before this, even the G502 (way too heavy for FPS) and G900, and this has got to be the best one. I have medium- to large-size hands, and this is the perfect size, and the coating is really good for preventing fingerprints and holding onto sweat, unlike a lot of other mice … This G Pro one is perfection. It’s not too light and not too hard; it’s balanced just right. The cable, however, is the only thing I think should be changed, since Logitech always has really heavy cables, and despite customers wanting lighter ones, they don’t seem to listen. I’ve been playing Counter-Strike since it was just a mod for Half-Life, and always played FPS games, even campaigns, and I’ve owned a ton of mice from all manufacturers, and I gotta say, this one is a total keeper.”

Best vertical gaming mouse

Anker AK-98ANWVM-UBA 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse
$20 at Amazon

“During my one-week use of this product, I have come to the conclusion that this mouse looks sexy as hell. Whenever I went back home and saw this mouse sitting on my table, I just thought it looked beautiful. When friends came over to my house, they were all shocked with this unique-looking mouse, so the appearance is definitely a plus. Speaking of price, the price is only, like, 20 bucks … so, like, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. Also, I would like to mention that I have this forearm problem from spamming too much playing the game League of Legends. This mouse also seems to help that because they say it’s healthier to use than the regular mouse because it encourages constant alignments for long-term use. In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this product.”

Best ambidextrous gaming mouse

Logitech G300s Optical Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse
$20 at Amazon

“LEFT-HANDED MOUSE USERS, PRAISE LOGITECH FOR HAVING ONE OF THE VERY FEW MULTIBUTTON AMBIDEXTROUS MICE OUT THERE. It took me so long to find a programmable mouse with extra buttons on the right side that wouldn’t break the bank. Their mouse-button programming software is also very, very easy. This was a great buy.”

Best Logitech gaming mouse

Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse
$40 at Amazon

“This mouse is the best mouse I’ve ever had hands down. It feels nice and has a good, quality build to it. I have medium-size hands and use a slight claw grip, and it fits perfectly in my hands. It’s very ergonomic, and my hand doesn’t get tired as much as with my old mouse. It has a wide range of DPI, but I stick with the lowest setting, which is 400 DPI. The Logitech software is really good, and you can add all kinds of macros to all the buttons on the mouse. You are also able to modify the blue light, but it’s nothing to go crazy about. I’ve been playing CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) for a few months. I’m bad at the game, but I feel like this mouse helped me get better. My flicks certainly feel more accurate and more controllable. I highly recommend the mouse. I have absolutely no complaints.”

Best Razer gaming mouse

Razer DeathAdder Chroma
$65 at Amazon

“For the longest time, I was on the Razer-hate bandwagon. The only problem with this was that I had never used their products for an extended period of time. In the short moments where I got a chance to use the mouse, I was never impressed. After using this product for a week playing CS:GO (and the Chroma keyboard), I am now a Razer faithful. I love how comfortable the mouse feels no matter what grip you decide to take. The mouse accuracy and sensitivity is amazing. I was able to aim like never before with some tuning within the Razer Synapse software. The colors that this mouse makes will make all your raver friends super jelly. The little rubber bits on the sides give some extra support while grabbing at the mouse. I am very happy that I purchased this mouse and would buy another version once this one dies.”

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The Best Gaming Mouses on Amazon, According to Reviews