A mouse is not just a mouse for gamers, it is an important piece of equipment, a very admired and useful part of our gaming setup, and we take pride in each piece of the puzzle that completes our gaming setup. When it comes to choosing a mouse – the play style, grip, and price are the common criteria to keep in mind. Now, that’s the basic things to be considered, while we are at it, why not look at what else can be taken into account – may it be the looks or the features – why not have it all?
Weight of the mouse might not seem like something you would normally consider but it is something that makes a difference when you play games that need to have a significant usage of your mouse. If you are used to a mouse that weighs light for years then you will have difficulty maintaining the same gaming level with a new one that weighs significantly more. You will eventually get used to it of course, but the experience changes. A mouse like Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum gives you the ability to adjust its weight with its removable and adjustable weight canister. You get to personalize the weight of your mouse, how cool is that?
The light that the mouse emits – the illumination – is a feature that most people take into account. Especially if you are setting up a gaming station – no matter how advanced or how simple – you will look for something that is aesthetically pleasing. Full RGB lighting is pretty common nowadays. Most gaming mice include lighting and although it has nothing to do with the performance it is everything to do with the aesthetic.
One of the common arguments that is included in which mouse is the best is often if it has laser sensors and optical sensors. Honestly, both work just fine for everyday users, if you are a tournament player then you have to consider the DPI and such but if it is just for your home setup, it doesn’t make much of a difference what sensor you choose.
Cost is something that is an external factor that you have to include in your decision. It has nothing to do with the mouse but your ability to narrow down. If you have a budget, then it is a good idea to only look at mice around that range because if you look at something way out of your price range then you will be judging all the other options you see through the same lens and it can make the buying process unpleasant for you. There are a lot of good options when it comes to mice in budget so you will have a wide range to choose from.
Buying a gaming mouse is a process in itself because there is no best mouse in a particular category. That is because there is no distinct category and boxes that you can tick. The function is the same, the additional features and aesthetics are what make them stand out. It helps if you narrow your search based on the basic price, grip, and genre that you need to have and then look for additional features.