Gaming Mouse Buyer's Guide

Posted: Oct 9 2007, 12:57pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 10:29am CDT , in Shopping Tips


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Gaming Mouse Buyer's Guide

I previously covered the best gaming and general use keyboards for gift giving. This shopping guide is going to cover some of the best gaming mice that you can get to go with your gaming keyboard. Gamers and office users tend to want some of the same things from their mouse, accuracy and ease of use. Gamers especially need a good mouse, if you are gaming on that plain 800 dpi mouse that shipped with your computer, you have no idea what you are missing in FPS titles.

If you find when you move your mouse too quickly while gaming that you end up looking at the sky or ground, it’s probably the fault of your mouse more than it is you. The higher the sensitivity on the mouse, the less hand movement it takes to move the mouse around the screen.

I find that for normal computer work 1600 to 2000 dpi is perfect for me on a 30-inch or 24-inch display, some find that amount of sensitivity to be too much for accuracy. The standard mice that come with most computers are 800 dpi. More sensitivity in your mouse makes a big difference when gaming since it directly relates to how quickly many gamers can turn their character around.

Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse

The Logitech G9 is the newest gaming mouse from Logitech and it has some unique features. The mouse has interchangeable grips so you can customize to your preference. The sensitivity is also very high at up to 3200 dpi and it has programmable buttons built-in. To further customize the feel of the G9 it also has a weigh cartridge and you can change the color of the LED lights.

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Logitech G9 Mouse

Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

Microsoft revived one of the grand old monikers of gaming when they released the sidewinder mouse. This mouse has a tunable weight cartridge, three sets of mouse feet and a cable management box that also holds all the accessories. Rather than just using lights to show the sensitivity level, Microsoft used a LCD display built into the mouse. Sensitivity is 2000 dpi, which is down compared to other mice on the market for gaming. However, the Sidewinder Mouse is a very good gaming mouse worthy of consideration.

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Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

Logitech G7 Gaming Mouse

If you want to go wireless with your mouse, but still have good gaming performance the G7 from Logitech is the way to go. The battery life isn’t great, but Logitech uses a rechargeable cartridge style battery system and includes two batteries. This ensures you have continuous operation even when you use the G7 for 8 or more hours per day. The sensitivity on the G7 tops out at 2000 DPI.

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Logitech G7

Razer Copperhead Gaming Mouse

Razer is a big player in the gaming peripherals market and the Razer Copperhead is currently their best gaming mouse. The Copperhead has 2000 DPI sensitivity and 7 programmable buttons. The Copperhead is perfect for hard core gamers and it looks cool too with different color options available. One of Razer’s big selling points is the always on sensor so you never catch the mouse sleeping.

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Razer Copperhead

We have more shopping guides coming and you can read them all in our Shoping Tips section.

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