Both enthusiast and professional gamers look for a gaming mouse that is designed to offer maximum performance at high speeds while being comfortable to use for so many hours every day.
Designed to meet gamers’ requirements
Whether you choose an optical or a laser mouse, wireless or wired, and even if you play games only as a hobby, a gaming mouse with an ergonomic and ambidextrous build, like the ones used by professional gamers, can help you improve your style, skills and times.
A design that is compact and sturdy is essential if the mouse is to withstand long gaming sessions. Using it for many hours per day, every day, also means that it should have a lightweight body and comfortable grip that does not strain your hand, and ideally, you should be able to identify each of the side buttons simply by touch; a natural build not only enhances comfort, but also shortens the time it takes to coordinate your eye with your hand.
Often times, fast mouse gestures can be detrimental to precision, so ideally you should look for a gaming mouse that provides both speed and accuracy at once. Optical sensors are great for superior tracking, but regardless of the type of mouse you choose, remember that sensor precision is key for achieving the utmost high speed performance.
Both left and right buttons should be reliable and respond quickly to your in-game commands. Most types of gaming mice can be customized to suit your gaming style, given that they are typically fitted with several buttons that are within easy reach and that can be re-programmed for easier game playing. For instance, you can assign to a specific button those actions for which you need to access the menu, and with a mouse of this type, you can stop wasting time and trigger the action with the push of a button. Note that setting up button triggers for specific menu actions requires the downloading of appropriate gaming software, so make sure to check product specifications carefully before making your purchase.
Mice can also be wireless and run on batteries, but make sure your gadget provides the same level of performance as a wired gaming mouse. In the case of a wireless mouse, it is best to choose one that has a wireless connection with a report rate of 2 milliseconds, and a battery life of several hundred hours but that maintains its accuracy throughout. With some models, you can even remove one of the batteries in those gaming situations where you need more balance or a lighter mouse.
A quality gaming mouse offers speed due to its sensors that turn the movement of the mouse across the pad into cursor movement. This means that, for further accuracy, you will also need a mouse pad that is comfortable, stable, and ensures low surface friction so that you can move the mouse quickly across the pad, even with the slightest hand gesture.