Having an expensive gaming PC and cheap gaming mouse sounds like “being a millionaire and still driving a cheap car”. I realized it when I experienced our list’s best gaming mouse on a budget “Logitech G502″.
To fill the gap, companies like Asus, Corsair, Razer, SteelSeries, Logitech and few others have introduced some mind-blowing gaming mice for gamers. Why these gaming mice are better is because they have some awesome features like programmable buttons and different DPIs which you can’t find in a standard mouse. These gaming mice also offer some cool features other than the two mentioned above which we’ll be looking at in our mouse reviews 2021.
Best Gaming Mouse On A Budget Reviews 2021
There are many best gaming mouse companies out there but how you’re going to know which company’s gaming mouse is best for you. How it can benefit you or maybe some other excuses are stopping you from choosing your best gaming mouse. Today I’ll be covering all the details in our reviews list that you need for choosing your gaming mouse. Hope you like it.
If you do not want to spend time reading all of the gaming mice reviews then I have selected some great quality gaming mice that you may like.
The first mouse that we added to our list is SteelSeries rival 700. The only mouse in the market that vibrates and it’s also our editor’s choice.
Rival 700 is the best mouse on a budget that I found in the market so far with fantastic features, design, and specifications which we’re going to discuss in the review of rival 700 and I am also sharing my experience with rival 700 at the end of our gaming mouse buyer’s guide, in case you want to check it out.
But before we get into the real stuff. Let me give you a basic idea about SteelSeries Rival 700 gaming mouse.
What is the SteelSeries Rival 700?
SteelSeries Rival 700 is highly customizable mouse having a serious performance with great acceleration and polling rate. One of the awesome things about Rival 700 is that SteelSeries also added OLED screen and Vibrating motor to the gaming mouse for realistic experience with games of all genres which makes it different from all other gaming mice in our reviews list. The company also added a pinpoint accuracy sensor to the mouse which is great. In short, designed for people who want serious customizable experience in their favorite games.
So now that we’re done with the basic idea of the gaming mouse, let’s get into the real stuff.
SteelSeries Rival 700 Specs and features
- The Rival 700 comes with fantastic performance having a maximum acceleration of 50 G and 1000 Hz of polling rate.
- Comes with wired USB connectivity with 1m and 2m USB cable. The device is compatible only with PC.
- A right-handed best gaming mouse with 16000 DPI movement resolutions and 7 programmable buttons.
- A fantastic mouse for gamers that comes with vibrating motor and OLED screen added to it.
- The device comes with an optical technology that helps in moment detection whenever you move the mouse.
SteelSeries Rival 700 design
As you can see in the picture, the design of rival 700 follows a black color with an OLED screen that adds more beauty to its design. The gaming mouse is designed for the right hand with a medium size that can rest perfectly in hand. The mouse weighs only 0.29 lb with 2.7″ width, 4.9″ depth, and 1.7″ height. The mouse has a comfortable rubber shell on it has a smooth feel to it with SteelSeries RGB logo on it. Remember, you can change the shell whenever you want but it’ll cost you a little bit. In short, I would say, it’s one of the nice looking and most comfortable gaming mice in the market.
Moreover, it’s not like this gaming mouse does not has any disadvantages. Of course, it was like you won’t find the OLED screen of rival 700 that useful. The device doesn’t come with a weight adjustment feature. However, the gaming mouse is expensive but what the device offers is worth it.
Overall the SteelSeries Rival 700 is the best gaming mouse with attractive design, fantastic features, and specs. The mouse comes with programmable buttons that make the rival 700 different from a standard mouse. It has a lightweight and adjusts perfectly in hand. Comes with great polling rate, OLED screen, optical moment detection technology, long USB cable, and great moment resolutions. These features and specs rank this best gaming mouse one of the top 10 gaming mice on the market.
- Excellent performance.
- The only mouse that has a vibration motor.
- Attractive design.
- optical sensor.
- OLED screen isn’t that helpful as i expected.
- A bit expensive.
- No weight adjustment feature.
Another best gaming mouse in our list, the Logitech G502 proteus spectrum, a mouse with highest native DPI.
Logitech has built a good reputation for G502 gaming mice. Previously the company launched Proteus core and here comes the proteus spectrum the new version of it with full RGB illumination and 16.8 million RGB backlighting colors. Just like SteelSeries rival 700, Logitech G502 is also one of our favorite mice.
There might come a question in your mind that what’s the difference between proteus spectrum and proteus core. The updated version of Proteus core isn’t that different, the only difference is that the company added spectrum lighting. The Logitech launched the G502 Proteus spectrum so that gaming enthusiasts who don’t want to spend awful money on expensive gaming mouse can experience the same feel in the low budget mouse.
So that everything is out of the way.
Let’s get into Logitech G502 Proteus spectrum review. The G502 Proteus spectrum comes with programmable colors that you can customize according to your desire or you can also choose your favorite color from a preexisting pool. You can set colors as static or breathing, it’s up to you. Moreover, the gaming mouse has quite an impressive sensor with up to 12,000 DPI. You can switch between different DPIs depending on which weapon you’re using when playing your favorite game.
Logitech G502 Spectrum comes with 11 programmable buttons that you can customize whenever you want them to be, apart from that the gaming mouse has a comfortable and beautiful design and rest perfectly in hand. Moreover, the mouse has an affordable price. It cost half as many expensive gaming mice in the market.
I found the RGB lighting not that useful and it can’t be used with the left hand(designed for right hand only) which are the two let downs for Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse.
Overall the Logitech G502 is well made and delivers high performance. Proteus Spectrum has a comfortable design, 11 programmable buttons, lighting feature that you can customize. Comes with DPI options ranging from 200-12,000. A great piece built for gaming enthusiasts having low price and tremendous quality.
- Excellent sensitivity.
- 11 programmable buttons that you can customize.
- Tremendous design.
- Affordable price
- RGB lighting isn’t that useful.
- But only for the right hand.
Here comes another best gaming mouse in our list, the Naga Epic Chroma by Razer. It’s one of the best wireless gaming mouse in the market that I tracked down for you guys with great wireless range and full range RGB colors. The mouse has a great performance which makes it one of the incredible mice in the market.
Let’s get into a proper Naga Epic Chroma review. should we?
It’s still the same as Naga Epic Chroma wired version, still has that great usability with an amazing palm grip and stylish thumb buttons. Naga Epic Chroma front two buttons work perfectly with the outermost two fingers with comfortable clicks.
With great lighting system, comfortable grip, comfortable performance, Razer Naga Epic Chroma is a great choice for MMO play. Moreover, the Gaming mouse doesn’t suit any other genre as it’s only designed for MMO play. Naga Epic Chroma is the best mouse with 19 buttons that no other mouse has in our best Gaming mouse reviews list. A scroll that you can click three ways. A left button, a right button, two buttons at the center, and 12 side buttons that you can use with a thumb.
Just like Naga Epic Chroma’s previous version, it also comes with a Razer synapse 2.0 software which can be used to easily program the programmable buttons of the mouse and also helps in linking profiles in your favorite games.
Naga Epic Chroma also comes with more color options that you can adjust if you wish. Like if you want to keep the colors of your scroll and buttons different, you can do that to make it more attractive and eye-catching.
However, I found the mouse more expensive than its wired version. Chroma wireless is offering almost the same features. No doubt the wireless option is just amazing. But still, I think they should have a few more good features on this price. Moreover, it also doesn’t work with all genres except MMOs.
Overall, the Naga Epic Chroma is the best choice for MMO play. Comes with easy to use Naga Epic Chroma software, more programmable buttons, stylish design, and satisfying performance. If you’re an MMO player, I think there isn’t any other good choice than Razer Naga Epic Chroma.
- Comes with excellent functionalities and great wireless range.
- Comes with more programmable buttons.
- More lighting options.
- Great for more than one or two profiles.
- Great usability.
- Can only be used for MMOs.
Lots of Corsair gaming products are available out there in the market due to which the company has built a good reputation from years. Corsair M65 Pro RGB is one of those high-quality products.
It’s the best gaming mouse in the market that comes with over 12000 DPI which makes it one of the best mice suitable for fps games.
M65 Pro RGB is specially built for people who want to save some money and want to have the same specs and features as other expensive gaming mice out there. In short, M65 Pro RGB is the best alternative for an expensive gaming mouse.
Specs and features
Let’s get into Corsair M65 Pro RGB specs and features so that you can have a better idea about it.
Starting with its build quality which is the interesting part of it. The unibody frame of M65 is made of aluminum and the company calls it the Aircraft-Grade. I am not sure about the airplanes that they are built from aluminum, but I am damn sure about the awesome build quality of this best gaming mouse. M65 Pro RGB weighs 135.5 grams. However, you can remove the extra weights that are located at the bottom and acts as a shield to protect the bottom panel. After removing the extra weights, the gaming mouse weighs only 115 grams.
The M65’s upper portion is made up of soft plastic and has a perfect palm grip as the M65 has a low and long design. The palm rest height is not adjustable which might not be a good thing for some of you guys.
Corsair M65 Pro RGB gaming mouse comes with 8 programmable buttons which include left and right buttons, a clickable scroll, three thumb buttons and up and down buttons for changing DPIs. Moreover, just like Rival 700 in our list the M65 Pro RGB also comes with an optical sensor.
Coming towards corsair M65 pro RGB software which is known as corsair utility engine. This software works almost in all products of corsair which has software control feature in it. CUE is extremely helpful in changing different DPIs during playing your favorite games. You can set different DPIs ranging from 100dpi to 12000dpi which is a huge range. isn’t it? Moreover, you can also control the lighting system of the mouse with the help of this software.
Weight And Comfort
As I mentioned earlier, you can remove the extra weights from the mouse. But the package doesn’t provide any carrying case for this extra weight. The side panel may not be comfortable for some you guys which are another let down for this gaming mouse.
Overall, it’s the best gaming mouse that provides a range of DPIs. It has a beautiful design with LED lighting that you can change according to your desire. Comes with software that improves the usability of M65 Pro RGB. Includes programmable buttons and customizable lightweights. I must say the company has worked hard to make it a perfect mouse for gaming enthusiasts and FPS games.
- Huge DPI range.
- Grippy design
- LED lights with more colors.
- Easy to use.
- Side panel isn’t perfect.
- No carrying case for removable weights.
ROG spatha by Asus is the seconds MMO gaming mouse that I reviewed in our best gaming mouse list and it’s far better than the previous one(Naga Epic Chroma).
Features And Specs
ROG spatha is one of the best gaming mice in the market by having a shape like a flagship. With its awesome features, specs, and design, it surprised the gaming enthusiasts when it was first announced. You can see its amazing design yourself in the picture. But let’s just not waste further time and jump straight into the review.
ROG spatha can be used in wired and wireless modes with 2,000Hz polling rate in a wired mode which you’ll find in a few gaming mice. Just like many gaming mice out there in the market, ROG spatha also comes with RGB lighting. You can also change the lighting of the scroll, side buttons and logo by choosing from 16 million colors. You can keep the colors same or different by using ROG spatha software Known as Asus Armour software.
Moreover, the device comes with 12 programmable buttons of different shapes which includes 2 hotkeys at the top of the gaming mouse for changing DPI and 6 thumb buttons on the side.
The max DPI range isn’t that huge as other best gaming mice in the market. Asus ROG spatha gaming mouse has 8,200dpi max. However, the mouse has a perfect palm grip attractive design and excellent performance.
You’ll struggle with the button because these are a bit stiff which makes it hard to press. Also, the mouse is heavy than other gaming mice in our list and I feel like the charging plate is a bit awkward.
Overall, ROG spatha is the best gaming mouse among the Asus gaming mice community with nice-looking design, great performance, programmable buttons. It’s comfortable in hand and looks awesome. Comes with lots of features that made my mind to add it to our best gaming mouse reviews list. Don’t believe me? try it yourself and you’ll find out what this bad boy can do.
- Great design.
- Everything is controlled by software.
- Easy to use.
- Charging panel isn’t that good.
- Low DPI range than other gaming mice.
- A bit heavy.
Here comes another best gaming mouse from Logitech.
Most of the people aren’t satisfied with wireless mice. But Logitech G903 lightspeed isn’t one of them. It’s the best mouse with great performance and design. you won’t find any lag in the mouse. Not just the G900 chaos spectrum, the company also has a great reputation for there other products too. Their product and extremely reliable and useful.
Let’s get into the Logitech G903 Lightspeed review.
Speaking of its design, It’s one of the supremely comfortable gaming mice with an attractive design and thin body. G903 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse is 5.12 x 2.64 x 1.57 inches in dimensions and weighs almost 0.2 pounds. The device comes with programmable buttons that have comfortable clicks. In short, I must say, I have the best design than many other gaming mice with great wireless features.
Features And Specs
Speaking of its feature and specs, no doubt there are many wireless gaming mice out there in the market. But the G903 lightspeed beats them its perfect specs and wireless features. G903 Lightspeed is the only gaming mouse that I found with flawless wireless features. It also works perfectly where Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are crowded. It’s not like you can use the device only wireless mode, G903 lightspeed also allows you to play every game mode and also works perfectly this way.
The LED system is almost identical to Razer Chroma’s having the same LED strips and different color options(16.8 million). However, the device can only be charged with a USB cable and it almost takes 2 hours to charge and you use it continuously for 32 hours. Moreover, the device has the DPI ranging from 200 to 12,000 which is a huge range.
However, the MMO users might wish for more buttons in the gaming mouse and there isn’t any charging dock in the mouse. Means Logitech G903 lightspeed is limited to a few audiences.
Overall the Logitech G903 lightspeed is the best gaming mouse with awesome wireless performance and ambidextrous design. Comes with more LED color options and long battery life in wireless mode. As I mentioned before, the device comes with a huge range of DPI. In short, it’s the best wireless gaming mouse for people who want to enjoy gaming wireless mode without any lag.
- Great wireless features.
- Great design.
- Huge range DPI.
- Great usability.
- Comes without charging dock.
- Not good for MMO play.
Naga Hex v2 by Razer is another mouse that I added to our list. It’s the best gaming mouse I found in the market for MOBA games likes DOTA 2 and legends.
Features And Specs
The gaming mouse comes interesting features and specs that are added into this mouse especially for MOBA games and you can see it’s attractive design in the picture yourself. Let’s get into Razer Naga Hex V2 Review. should we? Speaking of its features and specs, Naha Hex V2 comes with 16,000dpi which is a huge range. You can change the DPI between 200-16,000 range. isn’t it a huge number? The colorful back-lighting with more color options makes Naga Hex V2 more appealing to the audience. Moreover, it comes with a software known as Razer 2.0 software that user can use to control everything. Aside from DPI and Naga Hex buttons, the mouse doesn’t have anything special. However, the gaming mouse beats many MOBA gaming mice out there in the market.
The first thing I am going to talk about is its appealing design. Naha Hex V2 comes with a bulky design along with 12 buttons which include 7 programmable thumb buttons wheel, a clickable scroll and two buttons at the top for outermost fingers. Moreover, Razer Naga Hex V2 comes with LED lights that add more beauty to the device.
Aside from that, if you have narrow hands the mouse might not be comfortable for you and you need to synapse account for the mouse which are the two letdowns for the mouse.
Overall, the gaming mouse has a high DPI sensor, great performance, and design. Specially designed MOBA games as I mentioned before. You can manage everything by software. Comes with more keys and back-lighting system along with more color options. In short, if you’re looking for the best gaming mouse for MOBA games, there isn’t any good choice than Razer Naga Hex V2.
- Promising performance.
- Beautiful design.
- High range DPI sensor.
- Comfortable in hand.
- Not recommended for narrow hands.
- Still needs synapse account.
- Configurations can’t be saved in local memory.
Here is another best gaming mouse from the best peripheral company Razer.
Some of you guys might be aware of the company for manufacturing high-quality tech products. Razer Ouroboros is one of those.
It is clear from its name, the gaming mouse is designed for both left and right hands. Not just the design, this ambidextrous gaming mouse has more to offer. let’s have a look. Razer Mamba Elite comes with programmable buttons that include 2 buttons for dpi adjustment, a scroll that you can click, 2 thumb buttons on both sides, right and left buttons and a switch at the bottom that can be used to activate or deactivate the thumb buttons.
Razer mamba elite gaming mouse comes with 8,200 max DPI and a dual-sensor-system that can work perfectly on all surfaces. Moreover, it also comes with a 1,000Hz which make it more accurate. The device is compatible with USB 2.0. However, you can use it continuously for 12 hours after it’s fully charged with great performance.
However, there are also some of the let downs for this best gaming mouse too. The mouse might be complicated to use for some you and also it’s a bit expensive.
Overall, it’s the best ambidextrous gaming mouse available in the market. If you’re not used to it, it might be difficult for you to use it at the beginning but as soon as you get used to it, I think there isn’t any best gaming mouse than Razer mamba elite with amazing performance.
- Good performance.
- The sensor works perfectly on all surfaces.
- Thumb buttons can be activated and deactivated.
- Long battery life for long gameplays.
- Comes with a complex design.
All of the above gaming mice that I presented to you were a bit expensive. Now here comes Corsair Sabre RGB, the best gaming mouse from the same company who manufactured M65 Pro RGB. Sabre RGB isn’t one of the expensive gaming mice and also offers good design, features, and specs in good price. So, before you buy this mouse, let me give you a detailed Corsair Sabre RGB review.
Corsair Sabre RGB has a great decorative design with the whole body made of high-quality plastic. The mouse measures 1.49x 3.15 x 4.88 inches that make it wider than many gaming mice in the market. The mouse completed with 8 programmable buttons which is a good number in this price.
Aside from that, the width of Corsair Sabre RGB might be uncomfortable for some of you and the mouse is designed only for right-hand use.
Corsair Sabre RGB weighs 99.2 grams that make it a pretty light gaming mouse. The mouse features a Sabre RGB logo on it with LED lights. You can choose your favorite LED color from a huge number of colors that suits your style.
Moreover, the device has 200 to the 10,000dpi range and that’s a huge number and so far as I know there isn’t any great difference between 10,000dpi and 16,000dpi. However, the mouse has smooth performance in FPS games and is designed for FPS gaming enthusiasts.
Overall, Corsair Sabre RGB is the best gaming mouse with good design, high DPI range, more color options, and some other good features are also included that makes Sabre RGB one of our top best gaming mice. The mouse is also inexpensive. I think what the mouse is offering within this price is more than a lot.
- Smooth performance.
- Good design.
- High range DPI.
- Cheap in price.
- Designed for right-hand use only.
Here comes the last best gaming mouse in our list from Razer, the Deathadder Chroma. As you know from the title Chroma Deathadder is the best budget-friendly gaming mouse in our list. It isn’t that cheap as Corsair saber Rgb that I reviewed before. However, let’s just not waste time on the extra thing and get into the Razer Deathadder Chroma Review.
Razer Deathadder Chroma gaming mouse has the same 10,000 dpi sensor as the previous gaming mouse in our list. The device comes with a 1,000Hz polling rate that makes it more accurate and smooth in performance. Moreover, the mouse has 5 buttons and that is the lowest number of gaming button in our best gaming mouse list. Aside from that, the mouse comes with the software. Like the mouse, itself is good in performance but its software is slow.
Speaking of its design, if you’re worried about the slipping of the mouse from hand then you don’t have to because Razer Deathadder Chroma comes with grippy rubber that is attached to its sides for perfect grip. The body is built from hard plastic and is 5 x 2.76 x 1.73 inches in size. at the back of the gaming mouse, there’s Deathadder Chroma logo that has LED light.
However the Deathadder Chroma drivers are frustrating and just unlike other gaming mice in our list, there isn’t anything special about this gaming mouse.
Aside from that, the mouse offers good features specs and design at a good price. Within this price some counted gaming mice offer this huge DPI range, Deathadder Chroma is one of those. Comes with good built quality. In short, a great piece from Razer for gaming enthusiasts who are in search of the best budget gaming mouse.
- Grippy design.
- Nice performance.
- Huge range DPI.
- Affordable price.
- The drivers aren’t good.
Best Gaming mouse Buyer’s Guide
We created the best gaming mouse buyer’s guide for people who are still confused about getting their gaming mouse. Everyone has there own questions regarding gaming mice and we included all answers to those questions in our best gaming mouse reviews list. However, there is some more information that you can look through and have your mouse today.
What is DPI?
Some of you who are new to gaming mice might be wondering that what is dpi. DPI is the sensitivity of a mouse. The gaming mouse with high Dpi is more sensitive to small movements. However, you can change between different dpi’s.
What Is Polling Rate?
The polling rate of the gaming mouse is reporting the PC about its position in milliseconds. For an example of the mouse has the polling rate of 500, it will report the computer its position in 2 milliseconds. However different polling rate has different reporting time.
You can not select anything randomly, and it is a fact when you are planning to purchase something from the market. First, you get to know-how about the quality of the product. This is obvious that the best gaming mouse should be properly checked for the build quality. You should know the build material and the overall casing material.
It is a fact, with the growing tech advancement the mice also got a new trend. Now it is coming in a simple two buttons, when it comes to a gaming mouse, you would find many buttons with a variety of functions. Some of the mice are coming with more than 7-8 button to increase the functionality and performance. And also take your gaming to the next level with gaming-specific features.
Experience With Editor’s Choice
Being a gaming lover I always try to purchase something that could probably give a new experience. Well, the story of this post started with SteelSeries Rival 700. Sometimes when I cannot afford to power up my gaming console PlayStation 4, and my mind is pinching for gaming entertainment.
I normally power up my laptop to enjoy gaming fun. Playing game like IGI (normal game) you would need a mouse. But on the laptop touchpad, it is hard to play games as I mentioned. Here the need for gaming mouse emerges and you would truly enjoy such games by playing it with a gaming mouse.
SteelSeries Rival 700 was an amazing experience for navigation to controls everything could work perfectly. I mentioned the vibration features in its review part. You would be happy to know that this is the only mouse on the market that can vibrate during gameplay. Yes, if there is a bump or you got hit during the game your mouse will vibrate to inform you.
I am concluding best gaming mouse reviews with the verdict that if you are a casual gaming geek and do not play often on your computer, you do not need to have a gaming mouse. But if you have a nice gaming PC rig and you are fond of massive gaming experience. To take your experience to the next level you should give a try to a gaming mouse. The gaming experience on a gaming mouse is incredibly great and full of excitement.
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