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Best vertical mouse 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated February 1, 2019
Best vertical mouse of 2018
Here we have compiled a detailed list of some of the best vertical mouse of the 2018. However, after giving you the TOP list, I will also give you some of the benefits you stand to gains for using it.
Now, let’s get to the gist of the matter: which are the best vertical mouse for the money? Many brands have introduced vertical mouse on the market. These brands have resulted in a variety for the user. These require that the consumers be well aware of what they are buying so as to make the best choice.
Test Results and Ratings
№1 – HAVIT Ergonomic Wireless Mouse 2.4GHz Optical Vertical Mouse with 3 Adjustable DPI 800/ 1200/ 1600
Why did this vertical mouse win the first place?
I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The material is stylish, but it smells for the first couple of days. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch!
Why did this vertical mouse come in second place?
I recommend you to consider buying this model, it definitely worth its money. The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice. I really liked it. It is amazing in every aspect. It did even exceed my expectations for a bit, considering the affordable price.
Why did this vertical mouse take third place?
This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. The material is incredibly nice to the touch. It has a great color, which will suit any wallpapers.
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Logitech’s MX Master
In all seriousness, though, stress ailments from computer use are no joking matter at all. It’s axiomatic that if you repeat any physical task endlessly, eventually that body area gets overused and injured. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and related nerve damage in the hand and wrist, though, are relatively new forms of RMS. Among the fastest-spreading occupational injuries, CTS saw its genesis in the typing pools that surfaced in the first decade of the 20th century. When computers became common for both work and play, CTS and similar injuries expanded by leaps.
Frequent keyboard use was bad enough, but mouse use has aggravated the problem in its own set of ways. Where keyboards caused repetitive strain from a relatively fixed position, mice can trigger this in other, less obvious ways. Strain on the arm is one aspect. Then there’s a host of tendon- and nerve-afflicting issues caused by physical features on the more “advanced” types of mousing devices we so enjoy for work and play. Orthopedic surgeons never had it so good.
The silver lining in this gloom is that the sheer cost of these injuries—in terms of pain, time off, surgery, and recovery costs—has awakened a general public awareness of computing and workplace ergonomics. Standing desks are now an option in the offices of some enlightened employers; provisioning people with comfortable peripherals now falls under the HR department at some companies, not the IT department. And while this relative awakening hasn’t resulted in the average person understanding the differences between their proximal phalanges and their gluteus maximus, it has raised the level of concern high enough to engage the attention of peripherals manufacturers. The result has been many interesting ideas to improve mice ergonomically, from physical design to software features, from subtle changes of shape to complete makeovers.
Make no mistake: Mouse overuse can still cause damage in the long term. But carefully weighing the ergonomic advantages offered by a mouse can lead to an informed purchase—and in turn, to fewer problems accumulating over the years.
ANGLE TURNING. So far, we’ve only seen and tested this on Mionix mice: the Mionix Castor and the Mionix Avior 7000. However, it’s an intriguingly different (and potentially useful) feature to anyone interested in mouse ergonomics. As Mionix puts it, this literally “tilts the X and Y axes of the mouse up to 30 degrees to the left or right,” which gives you greater flexibility in terms of wrist and arm positioning.
Ergonomics isn’t a wand you can wave that makes injuries better, or prevents injury in the future. But a mouse that’s designed with some ergonomic features in mind can reduce the intensity of injury to the hands and arms of many people, while putting off the onset of these injuries’ symptoms for a longer period of time. There are no guarantees. (How could there be, with so many variables in play?) But it stands to reason that taking better care of your hands is essential to their health. And one important step along the way is using a mouse that fosters this.
The mice below, with the exception of the DXT, aren’t marketed as “ergonomic mice” first and foremost. But these are some of the better selections we’ve seen of late for comfort and/or adaptability. Consider them good jumping-off points for your search, not the be-all and end-all of options.
Features & Flow Software
The software that rules this mouse is called Logitech Options. Its screens are very similar to the ones you’ll see in our recent review of the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. We suggest you check out that review for the nitty-gritty details of the software’s appearance and capabilities, rather than us reiterating it all here. Instead, we’ll focus here on both a minor but welcome tweak to the mouse’s recharging capabilities, and above all on its new feature, Logitech Flow.
Let’s start with the latter. Flow is really a simple concept: It allows for full cut-and-paste from one computer to another connected to the same mouse or keyboard. To accomplish this, you need to have Logitech Flow-supported mice and/or keyboards connected to at least two computers that are paired using either Bluetooth, or via the small USB receiver dongle that comes with the MX Master 2S. Also, both computers must be on the same Wi-Fi network.
Logitech’s Options software takes care of the rest. While, of course, you can move files between computers at any time now utilizing other methods (network file transfer, cloud accounts, USB flash drives), this is one of most flexible ways we’ve seen to date, if you’re willing to commit to using Flow-compatible devices across your multiple systems. Flow supports moving not just files of any kind, but portions of images and snippets of text, as well as pasting them anywhere you want in your second computer’s drives and folders. It also works across PCs and Macs. You can paste bits from your Windows PC into your MacBook.
Of course, to do all this, your connected computers need to be positioned in a way that makes seeing both screens convenient. That’s because, with Flow, your mousing moves from one paired computer’s screen to another (i.e., from one computer to another) in a continuous movement, in the same way that using two monitors connected to the same PC lets you mouse between one and the other seamlessly, off the edge of one and onto the other.
The other, lesser improvement that the MX Master 2S brings to the table is the efficiency of its scanning algorithms. We were less than impressed with the MX Master’s; a single charge of its battery lasted up to 40 days, a claim that’s now been bumped up to 70 days. Similarly, where the earlier review repeated Logitech’s statement that the MX Master could regain two hours of charge after you charged it for just a minute, the company’s now stating you can regain a full day’s charge after hooking up the MX Master 2S to your computer (or other power source, such as a battery dock) for three minutes.
It’s only fair to point out that we weren’t issued our MX Master 2S review unit sufficiently in advance to test either of these claims, but it would be counterproductive (to say the least) for Logitech to state claims unsupported by real-world performance and get buried in complaints on the Web in response.
Judging by the mouthful of a name, Anker’s mouse is defined by its vertical orientation. Though it looks and feels somewhat sideways at first, the Anker Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse is only off-putting until you start to wonder how you ever lived without it. It’s built a little more cheaply than other ergonomic mice, but it’s ultimately an inexpensive means of preventing RSI.
Like the MX Master, the Triathlon M270 can pair with up to three devices using Bluetooth. What’s more, it uses the same free-spinning scroll wheel featured on the MX Master, letting you zip through documents or webpages. Logitech promises up to 2months of use before the on one AA battery. The only drawback? Bluetooth makes for lower latency than a wired mouse.
Lacks some features
Though it isn’t chock-full of buttons like most gaming mice in its price range, the Asus ROG Gladius II still shines. With only six buttons, this mouse is versatile, discreet and customizable, allowing you to change out its switches and personalize its stylish RGB lighting as you see fit. It’s lacking a few staples, such as swappable weights, but overall, it’s a solid get.
Software can be a bit flaky
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How We Test Gaming Mice
Most important, we run the mouse through at least four games across a variety of genres to evaluate where it excels and falls short. Generally, we use a mouse for at least two days to get a good idea of how comfortable it feels.
How we picked
In 2015, we surveyed readers to find out what makes a great wireless mouse. Most of our readers prioritized comfort (which includes grip, how the mouse glides across a surface, and overall feel), sensor performance and type, connection type and dongle size, button placement and variety, useful software, battery life, and warranty coverage.
Size: Comfort can vary based on hand size, so we sought out average hand measurements for adults. Using hand anthropometric data collected by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (taken from studies conducted in 200and 2008), we combined men’s and women’s hand measurements to find that the average palm size is inches, while the average middle finger length is 2.9inches. We also broke down a 198study of hand anthropometry commissioned by the US Army and found similar results: a 4-inch average from the base of the participants’ palm to the base of the middle finger, and a 3.23-inch average from the base of the middle finger to the tip.
Grip: Among our survey participants, the most common mouse grip was fingertip at 4percent, followed by palm at 3percent and claw at 1percent. (All three grips are demonstrated in the image above.) We used all three grips with every mouse we tested in order to evaluate comfort.
Handedness: We found that 9percent of our respondents use their right hand to operate a mouse, even though only 8percent of the readers surveyed said they were right-handed. (In fact, one of the panel members during our 201testing was a lefty who uses a mouse with his right hand.) We previously tested a dozen ambidextrous mice, but we didn’t find a great full-size mouse for the percent of left-handed mousers.
Connection: The wireless signal shouldn’t cut out during ordinary use across short distances.
Connection options: Some mice can connect only via a 2.GHz radio-frequency (RF) USB wireless receiver—aka a dongle—others connect via Bluetooth only, and some mice support both. Wireless mice that support Bluetooth and USB dongles are the most convenient for most people because they will fit every situation, but they also tend to be more expensive. Most people don’t need to spend the extra money for that capability, but it’s a nice bonus.
Dongle size: If your mouse uses a wireless receiver to connect to your device, that dongle should be as unobtrusive as possible. The receiver should extend beyond the USB port far enough to let you get a good grip to remove it, but no farther, and it shouldn’t block adjacent USB ports.
Buttons: Every wireless mouse should have the standard right- and left-click buttons. Half of our respondents said that they use the back and forward buttons on the side of the mouse, so we looked for mice that have at least two side buttons for added functionality (although many offer more than that). We also noted the placement of the buttons and whether they’re awkward to use.
Useful software: Many wireless mice come with bundled software that allows you to track battery life and customize buttons, sensitivity, acceleration, scroll speed, and more.
Battery life: A great wireless mouse should last a few months on a charge, at the very least. Constantly replacing batteries is an inconvenience, and when some mice offer years of battery life, there’s no reason to settle for less.
Warranty: Although most defects covered by the warranty should present themselves within the first year of use, longer warranties are nice to have.
In 2017, we researched 60 mice from major manufacturers such as Apple, HP, Logitech, and Microsoft and found 1new models we wanted to test: The Anker 2.4G Wireless, Logitech M220, Logitech M330, Logitech M535, Logitech M585, Logitech M590, Logitech MX Anywhere 2S, Logitech MX Master 2S, Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse, Microsoft Surface Mouse, TeckNet Pro, and VicTsing MM05We also retested our previous top picks—Logitech’s Marathon Mouse M705, MX Master, Performance Mouse MX, and M720 Triathlon, and Microsoft’s Bluetooth Mobile Mouse 3600.
How we tested
We put each wireless mouse through a battery of sensor tests based on those that manufacturers use to test gaming mice to rule out any subpar sensors. We also tested each mouse on a variety of common mousing surfaces, including a desk, a hard mouse pad, a soft mouse pad, a wood floor, fabric, glass, and a mirror. We then used each mouse for part of our workday, every day, for a week to evaluate comfort, button placement, and software.
In 2015, we put together a panel of people with varying hand sizes to test wireless mice and discuss which they liked and disliked to supplement our survey results. We did this again in 2017, bringing in seven new panelists to test previous picks and new contenders. We measured each panel member’s mousing hand from the base of the palm to the base of the middle finger, from the base of the middle finger to the tip, and from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the pinkie with the panelist’s hand spread wide.
Though our panelists in both 201and 201had a wide range of hand sizes, their average measurements align with the average hand measurements we found in other studies: inches (palm), 3.inches (finger), and 7.inches (spread).
After two years, the Logitech Marathon Mouse M70is still the best mouse for most people because of its low price and excellent balance of features: medium size, ergonomic shape, eight customizable buttons, long battery life, and Logitech’s Unifying Receiver, which lets you connect up to six Logitech keyboards and pointing devices via a single USB port. Although it can’t connect via Bluetooth, and its software is less intuitive than the newer Logitech software used by most of our other picks, the inexpensive Marathon is the best mouse for most people who want to plug in their mouse and go to town.
The Marathon’s sensor tracked smoothly on nearly all of our test surfaces, but without Logitech’s high-end Darkfield sensor, present in more-expensive mice, it doesn’t work well on glass and mirrors. And while a few readers have noted that the Marathon’s off-center sensor makes the pointer difficult to control, none of our testing panel (across all grips) experienced these issues, so we don’t think this is common. If you’re concerned, take a look at our other picks, which all have centered sensors.
The Marathon has an unobtrusive Unifying Receiver for easy plug and play; it can’t connect over Bluetooth.
The Marathon comes with a Logitech Unifying Receiver, a 2.GHz USB dongle that extends beyond the USB port just far enough so you can get a good grip to remove it. If you have another Logitech device that supports the Unifying Receiver, you can use Logitech’s SetPoint software for Windows or Logitech’s Control Center software for Mac to connect multiple devices to the same dongle, freeing up valuable USB ports. The Marathon can’t connect over Bluetooth like most of our other picks, but most people who just want plug and play shouldn’t pay extra for Bluetooth yet. The Marathon also may not be the best option if you own a new computer that has only USB-C ports, since you’d have to connect its USB-A Unifying Receiver to an adapter or hub.
All of the Marathon’s nine buttons are well-placed and easy to reach: left-click, right-click, a button to toggle between ratcheted and infinite scrolling (smooth scrolling that lets you glide to the top or bottom of a page quickly), forward and back buttons on the left side of the mouse, an application-switcher button on the bottom left of the grip, and a scroll wheel that you can tilt left or right and press down. The left- and right-clicks are satisfyingly springy, and the side buttons are solid without feeling mushy. Our only complaint is with the application-switcher button on the thumb rest: It works just fine, but we found it difficult to locate by touch.
You can customize all the buttons (except the scrolling toggle) with Logitech SetPoint or Control Center software. This older software—replaced by Logitech Options on newer mice—tracks battery life and allows you to customize sensitivity, acceleration, scroll speed, and other settings, but the Marathon also works as a plug-and-play device if you don’t want to mess around with granular adjustments. Without the software, the thumb-rest button and the scroll-wheel tilt buttons don’t work, but all other buttons are operational. Although Logitech’s SetPoint and Control Center software don’t have the intuitive design of its newer Options software (which works with most of our other picks), it gets the job done.
After we used the Marathon for a few full days of work, SetPoint indicated that the Marathon’s battery was still full, giving an estimate of 1,08days (nearly three years) of use remaining. We used the same mouse on and off for a year and a half, and the battery was still nearly full, with an estimate of 89days (about two and a half years) remaining. We haven’t used it every day, but even so: This mouse feels like it might never die.
The Logitech Triathlon (right) has a higher back arch than our top pick, the Logitech Marathon (left).
Seven new panelists tested the Triathlon in 2017, and they ranked it the second-most comfortable wireless mouse behind the Logitech Marathon M70Everyone liked the grip and the button placement of the Triathlon, but one panelist pointed out that it didn’t fit their hand as well as the Marathon because of the Triathlon’s higher back arch. (The highest point of the Triathlon measures inches, about a half-inch taller than the Marathon, which stands at 1.inches.) The Triathlon is coated in a grippy matte plastic that was enjoyable to use for a full workday and didn’t make our palms sweat.
As with the Marathon, the Triathlon’s sensor aced all of our surface tests except glass and mirror. If you need a mouse with a better sensor, check out our upgrade pick. The Triathlon’s sensor is centered, unlike the Marathon’s, so we don’t expect any issues controlling its pointer.
The Triathlon’s third side button allows you to switch between three paired Bluetooth devices.
It has the same nine buttons as the Marathon Mouse M705, plus the Bluetooth device toggle. The Triathlon’s buttons share the Marathon’s buttons’ strengths and weaknesses, with crisp left- and right-click panels and responsive, easy-to-reach side buttons, but a mushy application-switcher button on the bottom of its grip.
You can customize all of the Triathlon’s buttons except the scrolling toggle, pairing toggle, and left- and right-click buttons. Although its left- and right-click buttons are swappable, you can’t program them to do anything else like you can with the Marathon. The Triathlon works with Logitech’s latest Options software, which tracks battery life and allows you to customize sensitivity, as well as pointer speed, scrolling speed, scroll direction, and smooth scrolling. Options is much more intuitive and enjoyable to use than the older SetPoint and Control Center apps.
Logitech claims that the Triathlon’s battery will last for two years, although we haven’t been able to test that. We used the Triathlon for a handful of days over the course of a month, though, and the Options software said that the battery was still completely full. It also comes with a one-year limited hardware warranty, compared with the Marathon’s three years.
Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse
If you spend all day using a mouse, we recommend spending more for the Logitech MX Master 2S. Our panel found it comfortable for all grips and hand sizes, even though it’s a bit larger and heavier than the Marathon. The MX Master 2S is an upgrade over our main pick in just about every way: It has a better sensor, it can pair and switch between multiple Bluetooth devices, it has six programmable buttons and a second scroll wheel for your thumb, it supports Logitech’s Flow software, and it has a rechargeable battery.
The MX Master 2S’s contoured shape and thumb rest make it comfortable to use for long periods. All our panel members liked its size and shape and praised the comfy soft-touch coating. Our largest-handed tester still preferred the size and palm support of the Logitech Performance Mouse MX, our pick for very large hands, and one of our smaller-handed testers liked the Marathon Mouse M705’s size better. But even those two agreed that the MX Master 2S was a comfortable fit. The MX Master 2S measures 3.inches wide, inches long, and inches tall, and it weighs 5.ounces—larger and heavier than the Marathon all around, but smaller than the Performance.
Our upgrade pick uses Logitech’s Darkfield sensor, and in our tests it worked on all surfaces, including glass and mirrors. Like our runner-up, the MX Master 2S can pair with up to three devices via Bluetooth and lets you quickly switch between them (in this case, by pressing a button on the bottom of the mouse). If your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth, or if you prefer a dongle, the MX Master 2S can also connect via an included 2.GHz wireless Logitech Unifying Receiver. But the Master 2S offers no place to store the dongle inside, unlike most wireless mice that have dongles.
The Logitech MX Master 2S has a second programmable scroll wheel on its side.
The MX Master 2S’s primary scroll wheel feels crisp but lacks left and right tilt. You can switch it between ratcheted and infinite scrolling, and you can toggle between them using a remappable button just below the scroll wheel. The MX Master 2S also has SmartShift, which automatically switches between scrolling modes based on how fast you flick the wheel. (SmartShift worked surprisingly well in our tests, but it can be frustrating if it triggers too easily. You can adjust the sensitivity of the feature using the Logitech Options software, or disable it completely if you dislike it.) The Master 2S’s back and forward buttons are stacked at a diagonal angle, though, which makes them somewhat awkward to use. And like the Triathlon and Marathon, the MX Master 2S’s thumb-rest button is mushy and difficult to press.
The Master 2S supports Logitech Options, as well as Logitech Flow, which lets you move your cursor between multiple computers—even between Mac and Windows—on the same network. You can also copy content and drag files from one computer to the other.
The MX Master 2S has shorter battery life than the Marathon or Triathlon. Logitech claims the MX Master 2S will last up to 70 days on a single charge, while the Marathon and Triathlon last for years. We used the Master 2S on and off for around three weeks, which consumed about a third of its battery life according to the battery meter in the software. At this rate, we expect it to last for nearly 70 days. Three LEDs embedded in the palm rest display the battery level when you turn the mouse on, and the Options software also notifies you on your computer when the MX Master 2S’s battery is running low. The battery recharges via the included Micro-USB–to–USB cable (or any similar cable), and you can continue to use the mouse while it’s charging. But because the battery is built in and can’t be replaced, you’ll have to buy a new mouse someday when that battery degrades and no longer holds a charge.
The MX Master has a one-year limited hardware warranty—shorter than the three-year warranty Logitech offers for the Marathon and the Performance MX—but most defects covered by the warranty should present themselves within the first year of use anyway.
A mouse for larger hands
The Performance Mouse MX is our pick for giant hands. It’s larger and cheaper than the MX Master 2S, but it’s too large for most people.
If you have big hands or prefer large mice, we recommend the Logitech Performance Mouse MX. The Performance is even larger than our upgrade pick, making it the most comfortable to use for larger-handed people. Plus, it has nine programmable buttons, more than any of our other picks. But it has a mediocre scroll wheel and it lacks the MX Master 2S’s thumb scroll wheel, Bluetooth, and support for Logitech’s latest software. This mouse costs nearly twice as much as our main pick, but it’s much cheaper than the MX Master 2S, so if you have huge hands and want to spend less, the Performance MX is a great option.
The Logitech Performance Mouse MX (right) is longer and wider than the Marathon Mouse M70(left) and the Logitech MX Master 2S (middle), making it better suited for larger hands.
Five out of seven panel members said the Performance was too large to use comfortably every day, but our two largest-handed testers said this mouse—which measures 5.inches long, 3.inches wide, and 1.inch tall—fit their hands just right. For comparison, the Marathon Mouse M70is considerably more compact at 4.inches by 2.inches by 1.inch, with the MX Master 2S falling in between the two at inches by 3.inches by inches. Four panel members mentioned that the contour of this mouse dug into their palm on the pinkie side, near the wrist. The MX Master 2S, our upgrade pick, did not have this problem.
Like our top pick, the Performance Mouse MX uses Logitech’s Unifying Receiver instead of Bluetooth to connect to your laptop.
The Performance has a Darkfield sensor, like the MX Master 2S, which allows it to track smoothly on all surfaces, including glass and mirrors. The Performance connects only via Logitech’s Unifying Receiver, though; it doesn’t have Bluetooth like the MX Master 2S.
The Performance Mouse MX has nine customizable buttons, more than any of our other picks: the same button selection as the Marathon, plus an additional Zoom button on the left side. We preferred the MX Master 2S’s fantastic thumb scroll wheel in place of the Performance’s Zoom button, though. We also didn’t like the Performance MX’s scroll wheel, even though it tilts unlike the MX Master 2S’s. Ratcheted scrolling feels imprecise, and the scroll wheel’s built-in down button feels mushy. The Performance MX’s application-switcher button in the thumb rest is surrounded by a plastic frame with a sharp edge that can dig into your thumb, another problem unique to this mouse.
The Performance works with Logitech’s older SetPoint and Control Center software, and doesn’t support Logitech Options and Flow like the MX Master 2S does.
The Performance Mouse MX comes with a three-year limited warranty.
The wireless mice we tested in 2017, as well as our top picks from 2016.
We tested the TeckNet Classic Wireless Mouse M00and TeckNet Pro 2.4G Ergonomic Wireless Mobile Optical Mouse—popular, inexpensive mice that look similar to the Marathon Mouse M70Both models have fewer buttons than the Marathon and lack infinite scrolling, plus their scroll wheels feel mushier than the Marathon’s and they lack software for customizing the mice. Although they’re reasonably comfortable for the price, we don’t recommend them over our top pick.
Our former upgrade pick, the Logitech MX Master, has been replaced by the Logitech MX Master 2S. Compared with the older version, the 2S supports Logitech Flow and has longer battery life—70 days, up from 40, according to Logitech. If you don’t care about longer battery life, or Logitech Flow support, the MX Master is still a great mouse for nearly half the price.
Our panel described the unusually shaped Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse (aka Sculpt Ergo) as “surprisingly comfortable” and praised its great scroll wheel. Its unusual shape forces a very specific grip, however, and our testers didn’t like the glossy surface, the mushy side button, or the intrusive Windows button. Our smallest-handed tester said the Sculpt Ergo was too big, and our largest-handed tester said it was too small.
Microsoft’s Sculpt Comfort Mouse sports a large blue strip with a Windows logo that opens the start menu when pressed, and supports swipe-up and swipe-down gestures that work in Windows. It has a great scroll wheel, but our panel didn’t like the glossy-plastic surface and thought the mouse was too flat and too long.
We tested the older Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition, which has a touchpad in place of a scroll wheel that provides audible and haptic feedback. But the touchpad is unreliable, and the underside of the Arc Touch is hollow when in use, which means the mouse has a terribly uncomfortable grip. Our complaints with the Arc Touch Mouse’s grip apply to its successor, the Surface Arc Mouse, too.
The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 has one fewer side button than our top pick, and all our testers agreed that it was a little too small. The scroll wheel lacks ratcheted scrolling, and most panel members said the scroll wheel was too smooth to use effectively.
The Logitech M220 Silent and Logitech M330 Silent have no buttons beyond left-click and right-click and cost the same as our top pick. The M220 also felt like a cheap toy; when we picked it up, we could hear what sounded like rattling parts inside.
The HP X4000b Bluetooth Mouse has only three buttons, and our panel registered a variety of complaints about its design.
When our panelists tried out the Kensington SureTrack Any Surface Wireless Bluetooth Mouse, they noted its lack of palm support and low-set, mushy scroll wheel. Its sensor also jumped a little on textured surfaces in some of our tests.
The Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 was one of two Bluetooth touch mice we tested (along with the Apple Magic Mouse, below), and our panel universally disliked it. This model comes with a very short, 4.5-inch micro-USB cable that plugs into the underside of the mouse, rendering the T630 unusable when charging. Most gestures worked reliably, but the T630 had trouble differentiating between one-finger and two-finger swipes.
Apple’s Magic Mouse is too flat and uncomfortable for extended use. You also have no way to take advantage of the Magic Mouse’s best feature—its integrated touch surface—on Windows. (Without additional software, it will pair with a Windows machine and work like a basic mouse, giving you cursor control, left-click, and right-click.) By installing the bootcamped drivers available here, you can add a battery-life indicator as well as natural and one-finger scrolling to Windows, but no other functions are available.
USB 3.0 ports and devices have been shown to radiate radio-frequency noise (PDF) that can interfere with the performance of devices using the 2.GHz wireless band. Affected devices include both mice that rely on 2.GHz radio-frequency USB dongles and mice that connect via Bluetooth. The noise can radiate from a port on your computer, a port on the connected device, or the cable connecting the two. For example, if you have a USB 3.0 hard drive plugged into a USB 3.0 port, the interference can come from the port on your computer, the USB cord, or even the drive’s USB connection. If your wireless mouse constantly drops its connection, you should try plugging it into a USB 2.0 port, if available, and keep the dongle and mouse away from active USB 3.0 ports and devices. If you’re still having trouble, you can plug your wireless device into a USB 2.0 extender to move it farther from the source of the interference.
When it comes to a gaming mouse, the scope and ease of its customization are what the gamers care mostly. Logitech has built this mouse to meet the needs of pro gamers to be able to customize the mouse for a specific purpose. There are in total eleven programmable buttons that you can re-configure to take control over the game. These easily programmable buttons will allow you an explicit configuration option in this mouse.
Sensing with a very high accuracy
Logitech has always something exciting in its products. For this mouse, it is Delta Zero™ sensor optimizations. This feature ensures cursor control with more accuracy.
Enhanced Battery Life
Among all the other innovative features, this is probably the best one that distinguishes this mouse. No one uses a mouse all the time only for gaming, and this has been well understood by Logitech. That’s why they have introduced two different sets of power mode in this mouse. For your high-end gaming, you can choose performance mode that will give you a 250 hours of guaranteed battery life.
For all the other times when you are not gaming and simply using regular functions, you can select Endurance mode. The endurance mode is explicitly attractive as it gives 1440 hours of battery life with a single charge.
The Razer DeathAdder features some of the most iconic ergonomics that are in particular attention of esports players. This mouse has design that will help you comfortably play even the long high-octane online battles. The two rubber side grips will maintain a complete control over your game, allowing smooth movement and palm position.
DeathAdder Elite was engineered to give the users an advantage in their gameplay. The all new Mechanical Mouse Switches, co-designed with global mouse switch manufacturer Omron. The switches were tweaked for fast response for gaming. The most amazing part is that this mouse gives you a durability of as many as 50 million clicks.
DeathAdder Elite comes with its easy to use software Razer Synapse 2.0. This software is clean and it has an easily navigable interface to let you program buttons, calibrate mouse for different surfaces, create profiles and link them with games. You can also adjust the DPI and customize other settings as you wish.
Customizable weight for different games
For any gamer, the weight of his/her mouse is of special importance. With this mouse, you can add or reduce the weight. It gives you three separate adjustable weight tuning that you can use to optimize weight as well as the center of gravity. With this feature, it is easier to maintain better palm positioning for a comfortable gaming experience.
This mouse being a dedicated gaming mouse has highly programmable buttons that can be easily configured to play the game your way. With the surface calibration tuning utility, it will keep you at advantage with PRO RGB 12000 DPI sensor that can be automatically optimized for excellent tracking and response.
Sufficientv Customizable buttons
MOBA gaming is incomplete without a mouse that has configurable buttons. This mouse comes with a mechanical thumb wheel that has buttons. Mis-clicking can sometime ruin your gaming, but with this mouse, that won’t be of any problem.
The thumb wheel is placed is a position such that you won’t mis-click even when you’re under high pressure during the game.
Playing online games means you sit in a place for hours with your computer and peripherals. If your mouse gives you a perfect ambience, you won’t feel bored even after hours. That’s what Naga Hex does. It has Chroma lighting that covers the spectrum of 16.million colors to create a soothing environment while gaming.
As this mouse has authentic 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor, it can withstand very speedy movements and won’t show any lag while gaming. The MoBA gamers require swift reflexes, and this is what Razer Naga Hex Vdelivers. This highly accurate sensing will translate your actions into visual movement and give you smooth gaming fun.
Customization is easy and efficient
Users who love to personalize their devices for fine tuning every specification will find great benefit in SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming mouse.
The lift distance, CPI and button functionality can be all configured as needed by the user. For configuring illumination and macros, SteelSeries Engine software can be used which isn’t very hard to do.
High accuracy performance
Though most gamers prefer gaming at around 800-3000 DPI, this mouse lets you exceed the level all the way up to 16000 DPI. This optical sensor steps for a smooth in-game performance. With this ultra-accurate sensing power, your every move will be perfected by allowing settings down to 1DPI at a step.
Simply plug and play
Tecknet Pro 2.4G mouse comes with a tiny USB Nano receiver. To use this mouse you can just plug the receiver into your PC. There is no need of other software or drivers installation to use this mouse. It is compatible with Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1,10, Mac and Linux.
Design and build
A top gaming mouse should have a solid design and it should be a comfortable device to use. The material out of which the mice are made often impact the design. Some can be rubber, metal or any other material. How the mouse performs and looks is determined by how well it is designed and built. The design dictates how many buttons the mice contains and what type of lighting it uses. While buying an accessory, this factor comes into a much important notice. Also, don’t forget to get a good quality gaming mouse pad to improve you game performance and accuracy.
VicTsing 2.G gaming mouse appears to be best out of best. It provide performance and flexes during game. It features adjustable DPI switches to allow you to control mouse speed by yourself without help of any hardware and software. This mouse is quite durable and reliable because its buttons are backed with more millions clicks life. This life span is more than enough to destroy more than a millions of enemies with head shots. 2.Ghz technology would not let you any single shot because its range is pretty stable till 10m. This mouse is particularly designed to give you extreme comfort even when you keep playing for whole day. Its features 1months plus battery life span to give an experience of next level uninterruptedly gaming experience.
E-BLUE MAZER II WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE
Mazer II comes with an amazing upgrade to the new gaming generation because it offer much enhanced functioning and ergonomic design which gives it a stylish appearance for right handed gamers. E-Blue Mazer II includes 2.Ghz wireless transmitting technology that can even detect wireless signals up to 30 feet radius. This features really enables you to keep a continuous and smooth experience with little to no limitations.
Mazer II’s upgraded amazing design features LED light effects that enhances the gaming environment in dark environment. Gamers can enjoy a gaming experience with more of the momentum with this LED light. OMRON Micro Switches in this wireless gaming mouse gives a life span of more than Million Clicks so don’t worry just continue with the head shots and destroy more than a millions of Zombies and have reliable and intense gaming sensation all the time.
LOGITECH G60WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE
Gamers do not only need performance, however they also need longer battery life and reliability in order to enjoy endless gaming life. Logitech G60ensures up to 250 hours of battery life because it comes with power saver, high precision Delta Zero sensor technology. You will find power modes in this wireless gaming mouse, one is Performance and other is Endurance which will save much energy in order to help you to take full of the benefit of this mouse while you play games.
Fortunately, it include a low battery indicator which would not let you be shocked when your battery go down. This wireless gaming mouse features 2.Ghz wireless technology that will help in taking quicker actions against your rivals and fight back to their attacks. There are several programmable buttons with this mouse. Ultra durable build quality ensures you with more than 20 million click life of buttons so this one is completely a reliable gaming mouse. You would not face any delay between your imagination and actions.
PICTEK 2400 DPI 2.4G WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE
Pictek wireless mouse features buttons functionalities from which DPI buttons will allow user to switch DPI for times. Click sounds are very low which you would not be annoyed from such sounds when you play. However may be you would use headphones while playing game. But this thing will be useful whenever you cannot miss the focus or even disturb other peers. This mouse comes with extra fast 2.G wireless technology that will help you with quicker action against your opponents and do not miss a single shot.
This wireless gaming mouse also feature an advanced high level energy saver chip that would not even let battery go down so fast when you are under a toughest war game. Best part of this wireless gaming mouse is that the way it is designed will for sure make each and every gamer think he or she is high end professional gamer and it also include LED lights that would brighten darker environment. However LED lights include an On/Off switch, therefore you may like to have them off when you are in brighter environment. Pictek wireless mouse fit comfortably to allow you to take head shot for much longer period of time.
SHIRUI LWIRELESS OPTICAL GAMING MOUSE
Gamers may or may not just need a powerful gaming mouse, however sometimes, some may like fanciness also. For fancy lovers here is ShiRui Lwireless gaming mouse that has different breathtaking LED lights that gives amazing feeling when you are up to head shot or doing any regular office work. This wireless mouse comes with 2.Ghz wireless technology that gives you stable connectivity between USB and computer. This gives smoother movements during usage without any break. It features a built-in 600 mAh rechargeable battery, therefore you do not have to change your batteries frequently, and that will be pretty environment-friendly. It has buttons from which left/right click buttons are pretty silent that would not even annoy you with those clicking sounds. Therefore, fancy LED lights and faster optical sensor will form a completely new gaming atmosphere. Remember LED lights would not work in brighter environment, therefore let the darkness be spread over before you enjoy this illumination, and yes at a price that will jingle within your pocket, your desktop as well as in the darkness.
Hand Orientation and Ergonomic Designs
Hand orientation is probably the first thing you should consider when looking at different types of mice. Many are designed for either right-handed or left-handed configuration, placing optional thumb buttons in a position appropriate for one orientation or the other. There are also ambidextrous mice designed for comfort and with buttons which can be used easily with either hand.
Choose a model appropriate for your mouse-hand, or pick one which works well for either hand. Ergonomic models are designed to keep your hand resting in a comfortable position while you use the mouse, reducing potential development of wrist strain and/or carpal tunnel syndrome. Some of these models are unusual in design, but worth considering if you need to keep your hand and wrist more comfortable during use.
Wireless mice give you more freedom, since you don’t have to worry about a cord, but typically have slower response times making them less ideal for serious PC gaming. You’ll need to choose either a Bluetooth mouse, if your system has Bluetooth connectivity or a model with a wireless dongle.
Older mice used a ball to track movement physically as you rolled it along the underside of the mouse. The physical components were prone to clogging from hair and dust and are generally inferior to newer optical and laser mice. There are still some models that use a trackball you control with your thumb, which provide great accuracy and are popular among artists.
This is the Redragon M60It is a 2000 DPI Gaming Mouse designed for the PC. It is red and black with an eight piece adjustable weight set. This mouse has heavy duty TEFLON support and a continuous body for excellent gaming control. The Redragon M60is designed with quality ABS construction and two programmable side buttons. Made of 6ft high-strength braided fiber cable, an anti-skid scroll wheel, and red back lighting, the Redragon M60supports the latest operating systems.
The Logitech G300s is the perfect mouse, if you do not have large hands! Other then that, this comfortable and durable mouse is near the top of our list. Both stylish and durable, it is perfect for gaming. Best of all, you can totally afford it! Check out our review of the Logitech G300s mouse.
Razer DeathAdder Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse
The capabilities contain an ergonomic side design and style, 1000Hz ultrapolling using 1ms response time, age group infrared big sensor, plus the best cost.
Mionix Naos 8200 Gaming Mouse
The Mionix Naos 8200 stands at the top for the best cheap gaming mouse. It is a computer mouse that includes a comfy proper palm ergonomic style, 5000dpi lazer sensor, programmable switches, changeable colors, and also a custom-made weight technique. Additionally, it provides the compatibility to help you keep monitoring complications as well as unfavorable speed.
The Razer Naga Ergonomic MMO Gaming Mouse provides a phenomenal platform to serve for gamer performance. The thumb grid allows you to be in the game at a touch and audio viewpoint. You will be immersed and be able to sense every feedback the game designers want you to experience. It is fully customizable in terms of configuring the buttons to work for you in the most optimal way that is unique for your gaming style and performance. Overall the comfort, price, and durability of this product far exceeds what competitors are aiming for on their drawing boards.
The Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 is a specialized computer mouse designed for serious online and local gamers. Equipped with a High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine, this mouse boasts pinpoint accuracy and consistent response at any movement speed. This mouse is extremely versatile, the ideal single mouse for multiple games. The In-game sensitivity switching gives the player easy access to four different levels of DPI, depending on the sensitivity level needed. The durable plastic outer shell has been battle-tested, proving that the G400 is ready to withstand demanding play, and all buttons are rated to million clicks. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T63for Mac
Wireless Mouse M560 for Windows and Windows – Black
When considering a few different gaming mice for our MMORPG list I had to include this mice simply because it’s so much more functional than a mouse like the typical Naga. Because there are only seven grid buttons they’re simpler to memorize and easier to reach and it just feels more ergonomic as well.
Razer Naga Hex Vis an accurate mouse that uses Razer’s latest True 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor and has a million click life cycle along with a braided cable for longevity.
The Razer Naga Hex Vhas a very manageable button grid on that side. I prefer this when playing MOBA games as I’m a bit more accurate with it.
For MMORPGs like WOW, something with more buttons like the Razer Naga Chroma may be preferable.
A Good MOBA and FPS Mouse
The SteelSeries Rival 500 feels more comfortable in your hand than many options out there. An impressive feet, considering it has 1programmable buttons.
So, if you’re looking for a mouse like that, take a look at the SteelSeries Rival 500.
Thermaltake VOLOS MOBA Mouse
If you’re looking for an easy button layout, then I really like the look and feel of the Volos gaming mouse from Thermaltake as well. It has conveniently placed buttons on the side, which remind me of an Xbox controller, and two additional ones further down the line. The further separation of these buttons allows for few miss clicks and is preferred but a few gamers that I’ve seen.
With an Avaga laser sensor with up to 8200 DPI you get sensitivity and accuracy. In addition with high-quality Omron switches you get a life expectancy on this mouse of up to million clicks.
Logitech’s G300S A Good Budget MOBA Mouse
The G300s is a good mouse if you have mid-sized hands and play a variety of genres. It’s programmable buttons flow more smoothly than others I’ve come across.
We all know that it’s practice, and not the mouse you use, that will help you reach your goal of becoming the best gamer in the world.
If you want a mouse that’s a bit more practical than the other options we’ve featured, then consider the G300S. I like it because of it’s G buttons on the top of the mouse. These are easily accessible by your fingers and as such are a little more twitch-sensitive. In other words, it’s a little bit easier to click more quickly with them.
Sensor Accuracy and Why Laser is Ok here
While a mouse used strictly for FPS should probably be one that’s optical and without acceleration most MOBA users don’t need to be so picky. In fact, a laser-grade mouse may prove beneficial to certain types of players.
Overall you may have to try out a few mice before finding the one that’s right for your particular hands. Finding what works best for you will make you a slightly better gamer in the end.
Why use Ergonomic Mouse
Repetitive motions syndrome (RMS) or if you would like, Repetitive Strain Injury is not something new. It was there before Candy Crush or GTA; it goes back to the Industrialization Age when people used to perform repetitive tasks all day long on their farms. Today, we have new forms of RMS that have evolved with us. Using the standard mouse for a long time now causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tendonitis and other never damages ailments that affect the wrist, fingers, and shoulders. In case you have no clue, the standard mouse forces you to twist your forearm from a neutral ‘handshake’ position to a risky and uncomfortable angle. It’s true to say that whenever we engage a particular body part in a physical task repetitively, that body area gets overused and injured.
It’s common to feel torturing pain after using the regular mouse for long. That’s because it forces you to twist your wrist and forearm to an unnatural posture. Things get complicated if the gadget is hard to click and it buttons require extra pressure when pressing. A well-designed ergonomic mouse reduces the risk of suffering from such conditions.
With an ergonomic mouse, you will position your arm in an upright, neutral position that’s comfortable and does not strain your arm or wrist. Getting an ergonomic mouse will save you a steep cost of injuries, among them being: pain, surgery, time-off, and recovery expenses. Remember, over the long-term, using a mouse still degrades your health; however, an ergonomic mouse will minimize the effects.
How to Choose an Ergonomic Mouse
Your hand forms a contour or an arch when it is at rest. You should select a mouse that will reproduce that arc. A vertically designed device allows you to maintain your forearm in a neutral posture (the handshake position). Your hand is meant to stay in this natural posture, an angle that promotes not only comfort but also accuracy.
Whether the mouse is wireless or wired
A wireless gadget has an advantage over the wired one. That’s because you won’t have wires entangled in the same space you will be maneuvering with the mouse. Also, using a wireless mouse makes it easy to try out different positions. Cables tend to limit your movement, which ultimately causes discomfort. Also, a mouse with a cord tends to drag, particularly if it’s a light mouse.
The thumb rest is an ergonomic feature in some mice, and it’s a plateau for resting your thumb when moving the mouse or when you are not clicking the side buttons. This feature reduces surface friction and the drag the thumb causes when it sticks out.
Through recent studies in ergonomics
In this case, our fingers, wrist, and forearm. Whether we are left or right handed. It is also important to keep in mind, the layout of the mouse itself can also help improve comfort and simplify use.
Such technology has been carefully applied to improve our use of the computer mouse and our interaction with it. Considering such things as hand posture, pressure points, weight distribution, laser sensitivity, and fit.
Make sure to choose a mouse that fits your hand.
Try using hardware and software features like fast scrolling to help you work or play more efficiently and smoothly.
Pay attention to how you grip your mouse. You will either have a palm grip, claw grip, or fingertip grip. Depending on the activity you plan to use the mouse to navigate with.
A wireless mouse can definitely cut down on cords and clutter, but these will generally run slower than a wired one.
Highlights of this gaming mouse include
Hand-crafted architecture factoring in all surface areas where your hand makes contact with the mouse the most comfortable.
Smart speed-adaptive scroll and thumb wheel that automatically shifts between scrolling modes in response to your touch. Making for easy horizontal navigation and advanced gestures. It automatically changes from ratchet to free spin mode when you intentionally flick the wheel quickly.
Logitech Unifying Receiver easily connects to up to other devices by the flick of a switch.
Rechargeable battery with up to 40 days of power on a single charge. Micro-USB cable included.
Logitech Options software gives you the freedom to assign a function to the desired button according to your own preferences.
High-precision laser sensor tracks on nearly any surface like glass and similar high-gloss surfaces.
Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Several users have reported that this ergonomic wireless mouse is a really great product. There were many useful functions and features in this high-quality mouse. It will provide long-term comfort for anyone who uses a mouse for many hours at a time.
Some buyers did feel that it took little getting used to. Particularly its back/forward buttons feel too close together. Also, the product is only made for right-handed users.
How about using a vertical mouse? It takes some practice but it keeps your hand and wrist at a neutral angle while functioning similarly to a regular optical mouse.
As far as ergonomic value, the Arthritis Foundation has even recognized this mouse with the Ease-of-Use Commendation Award. One advantage to the 3M verticle mouse is that it comes in a size for large and smaller hands.
Features of the 3M verticle mouse include
Verticle Grip allows you to naturally brace the handle while resting your hand on the base. Correcting the forearm and wrist from typically pressing the carpal tunnel area against the desk by a standard mouse.
Wireless connectivity that quickly and easily pairs with your device.
Soft-touch painted surface for added comfort and mobility.
Features of this Microsoft ergonomic mouse
Ergonomic design. Considering the angle and height of the mouse, as well as the placing of the wrist to a more comfortable position. This will reduce pressure on carpal tunnel area.
4-way scrolling. Scroll left, right, front and back. Quickly navigate through your work or gaming interface with speed and efficiency.
Thumb scoop supporting proper hand and wrist posture.
Windows button for one-touch access to your Start Menu.
BlueTrack Technology uses a light beam is more than four times larger than the average laser beam in other laser mice. Provides a smooth gliding surface.
There were lots of raved reviews about this cutting edge computer mouse. It does not come with Bluetooth, but the USB plug in tiny and out of the way. Best for medium to large hands.
Another note to gamers. You have the option to program your back button for either web browsing or assigning it as a hotkey in a game is a nice bonus.
This multi-colored, wireless MMO gaming mouse is a huge hit with gamers. Imagine the advantage of having a designated button for each of your spells, weapons, etc. Instead of constantly scrolling to switch between.
An ergonomic gaming mouse that gives you both accuracy and unrestricted movement, with its consistent response rate of 1ms. Whether you are plugged in or wireless, you always experience peak performance.
When the batteries run low, no problem. Just plug the USB cable in and keep going without causing any downtime in your gameplay. It charges while you use it.
Features of this razer gaming mouse include
Ergonomically engineered with a brand new design that is one-size-fits-all for a wide range of hand shapes, sizes, and grip-styles.
In-game MMO configurator which means you can configure your entire mouse’s setup from inside the game without having to use the Alt-Tab or exit a game to prepare for your next battle.
Chroma Lighting that consists of 16.million customizable color selections to choose from. Mix and match to personalize, as each region is controlled independently via Razer Synapse.
4G laser sensor with ultra-responsiveness and precision that matches your mouse movement down to the exact pixel.
Charging dock for quick and convenient charging when not in use.
USB charging cable: foot/2.1m braided fiber for connection and charging batteries.
Some common issues with this mouse were things like it felt like it is made of a cheaper feeling grainy plastic and the entire mouse feels almost a bit hollow inside. Some have found that dpi sensor increase/decrease buttons were quite easily to accidentally bumped. 5. Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse.
With this type of mouse, you also have the freedom of placing it on nearly any surface, as it does not need a laser or optical tracker underneath to read your movements.
Features of The Razor DeathAdder Chroma include
Ergonomically Designed shaped to fit snugly into the palm of your hand in a natural, comfortable position and textured rubber side grips.
Programmable Buttons to independently set to whatever modes of action desired.
Chroma lighting including over 1million customizable color options to choose from. Depending on your mood, you can select a color to illuminate your game area.
10,000 dpi Optical Sensor that is ultra accurate and powered with advanced tracking analytics.
On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment which means that whether you are playing at fast or low speeds, the Deathadder Chroma will always respond onscreen with incredible organic fluidity and accuracy that you would only find possible with an optical sensor.
Made for precise in-game tactical maneuvers, the Spawn mouse is equipped with a highly accurate scroll wheel, high-performance 3500 DPI sensor and is made with extremely durable Japanese-made Omron micro switches.
Its quality and longevity have even backed by a million click guarantee.
Features of the CM Storm Spawn include
Ergonomically designed with smooth contours, best for right-handed, claw grip style PC gamers with medium size hands. High-performance 3500 DPI sensor that can be adjusted on the fly. Having 800, 1800, and 3500 DPI Presets.
Anti-Drift Control Sensor providing lossless performance under mouse lift and drop.
Anti-slip Rubberized Grip on both sides of the mouse to ensure full control to lift off gamers during gameplay. Sweat and slip resistant.
Dimensions: 10x 7x 3mm / 4.x 2.9x 1.3inches
Fully Programmable Buttons to easily customzize actions, weapons, and other equipment.
Ultra-Step Wheel Encoder helping gamers navigate smaller distances with greater control and precision.
There is a lot of positive feedback from real life gamers who have purchased and use this mouse. Some of the mentioned highlights include its amazing responsiveness, the DPI is spot on, and many appreciated the solid build and performance under intense gaming situations.
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The range of the Bluetooth is a bit less.
Handy mice with a great variety of programming buttons are difficult to spot. Luckily for the MMORPG fans, UtechSmart Venus sports not less than the amazing 1programmable buttons. These are extremely helpful when being used with characters who generate a lot of skills in a game.
The mouse looks stylish, and once you take a good grip of it, you will see that there are buttons everywhere around it. That, whatsoever, didn’t ruin our impressions that this mouse brings the future into the present.
Being overly sensitive, at 16,400 DPI, one would think that the mouse wasn’t designed for programmable button purpose, neither for MMO. With this in mind, the sensitivity is more than even the most demanding gamers can swallow.
Just like the vast majority of the gamers prefer, UtechSmart Venus gaming mouse sports quite elegant and futuristic LED lights which surround it. Additionally, the Omron micro switches weren’t missed here, hence the clicks are guaranteed to be as precise as possible.
The mouse isn’t the lightest mouse consumer would seek of, but on the other side, it isn’t too hefty either. Just that we shouldn’t forget to mention is certainly the only right-handed design, which discreetly discriminates the left handed gamers.
It doesn’t hurt to mention that the mouse is wired. It’s’ cable though, the 6ft braided-fiber cable is strong and firm enough to withstand everything.
There are over 1million LED color options for personalization provided by UtechSmart. However, as LED lights and sparkles aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, UtechSmart allows you to disable them as well.
Not enough programmable buttons
Sophisticated, ergonomic gaming mouse which looks more premium than it really is. The finish matte textures with glossy touches make the mouse look pristine as well. The stealth-dark appearance is delicately present, mostly because of the lack of too much “look at me” attitude the other gaming equipment has.
The mouse is slightly heavier than its’ predecessors. This is mainly because the last models were unreasonably light. Worth pointing out is that the mouse is swift, and comfortable to feel. If your hands aren’t huge, they will naturally rest on the palm rest texture.
It supports up to 16.Million LED color options. This is nearly an endless Specter, though still pretty standard on high-end mice.
Logitech M5is an amazing investment in the budget gaming. It has a regular palm grip shape, which is essential for most of the budget gaming mice. It is available in red, blue, and black color, meaning you have plenty to choose from as well.
It was surprising to see programmable buttons on such an inexpensive mouse. They work flawlessly regardless of the genre you are playing. Moreover, they are easy to reach and doesn’t come to interference.
No LED lights Redragon M80Mammoth
There are programmable buttons to the sides. However, the unfortunate construction made them feel flimsy to the touch. It wasn’t rare that during the tests it occurred to touch the button when the primary intention was to only rest our palms. With that said, the users with slightly larger hands might experience discomfort.
The DPI measures up to 16,400. Given this number, the mouse is extremely sensitive which isn’t essential unless you are pursuing some, indeed, competitive gaming processes. The red textures in design are also red LED lights which seem sinister and give a greater picture of the competitive gaming.
Aside from the fingers and palms unintentionally tackle the programmable keys, the mouse provided us with excellent performance for the given budget.
Looking for something more challenging but in the budget? The Red dragon takes away the breath even from the strictest gamers. n further readings, we will see more of its’ features.
Unfortunately, thanks to its’ tiny ergonomics, the charm starts to fade away once you start using it. There are seven programmable buttons included in the mouse construction. They work unparalleled compared to other competitors in the budget. Additionally, it is suitable for different profiles to fit the holes for other genres.
When the real testing came to life, the Diamondback performed better than expected. It glided effortlessly as through the void and maintained the constant lag-free contact with the computer. However, it will work better in some first-person shooter games without a doubt.
It went up in terms of the DPI compared to the previous by 1,000 prior to 15,000 which is a great addition.
Razer Chroma Diamondback is an amazing gaming mouse. It will perform better in strategical and first-person shooter games. However, it performs decently even in the regular, daily use.
Razer Mamba Tournament Edition
The Razer Mamba appearance is the same as the original Black Mamba’s – deadly. The Chroma RGB lights are the only bright spot on this mouse. The wonder of gaming mice is here, it is suitable for competitive gaming and has a lot to offer to the go. Given that e-Sports are what this mouse specializes at, there comes the comfortable use.
In our tests, the mouse proved once again the authentication of Razer’s gaming mice. The 16,000 customizable DPI the mouse surpasses beyond prediction and sensitivity. It also glides pretty nice and as expected bests anything that comes against it.
It is worth pointing out that their design exceeds the weight, width, and length other models have. They appear to be quite lengthy, and it is not surprising to see wider designs, which allow a more reliable palm rest. Knowing different game genres demand an original position of the hand holding the mouse, you will find that palm grip mice are less suitable for gaming than other two groups. The main reason is their length and width which slow their mobility. Even if the model has high sensitivity, if it can’t cope with the rapid movements from more demanding games, it is pretty much useless.
Claw grip mice are becoming commonplace in rapid gaming. Their featherweight construction makes gliding much smoother. This means that, unlike the palm grip, the claw grip doesn’t suffer from the mobility issues. Claw grip is praised mainly from the Action-RTS gamers. However, the other types of RTS are not the exception.
How does the claw grip mouse work? You will easily find its’ mechanism screaming from its’ name. Basically, thanks to the fewer contact points between the mouse and the hand/fingers, the overall look results in a claw shaped pattern. The main difference between the palm grip and claw grip is in the rapidness, though it doesn’t hurt to mention that the claw grip mice are shorter, which makes them eligible to glide across larger distances in the screen.
Fingertip grip mice are there to stand the games with the extreme speeds and gliding requirements. It is probably the fastest of the three. As it barely has contact with the rest of the hand, as it name suggests it supports only the fingers clicking. This being said, fingertip mice being light as a feather is not surprising. Fingertip grip mice also excel at the very flat point of arch angle.
Unless you are fond of speed and sensitivity to the extreme levels, we don’t see the point of purchasing this type of mouse. As much as it is supreme, the same it can easily trick you. Not everything is about the speed. Speed is not always the precision, which is an important tip to keep in mind when it is asked from a gamer to be delicate.
Regardless of being a gaming mouse or not, the prediction is essential and necessary. The performance of the mouse needs to be on point and allow the user to rely on the mouse. The mouse usually comes with technology which allows the user to switch the prediction on and off. With prediction on, the player can effortlessly get ahead of his opponents and defeat them before he gets defeated. Mice with the prediction technology are used mainly for PvP games. However, it is not rare to make an appearance in other types of gaming as well.
Acceleration to the gaming mouse is of utmost importance. When the mouse is super sensitive its’ acceleration can do more bad than good to a gamer. Let’s say that this is the ratio between the speed of the cursor up to the way you move your mouse across the surface. Many gamers consider this a bad feature, because it can interrupt their gaming space. On the other side, the feature is helpful to the low-sensitivity gamers, as it helps them step up their game in a great matter.
How do you know that the PC recognizes the mouse and received all the transferred data from the mouse? This is where the polling rate steps in. A Hertz based unit is responsible for response between the mouse and computer. It is important to keep in mind that the information coming from the mouse needs to be processed by the main unit before the screen responds. The range of Polling rate varies anywhere between 250-1000 Hz, regardless of the gaming device.
Programmable Buttons and Profiles
Hotkeys or Macro keys are commonly used, especially in the world of gaming. There are keyboards with these features, but there are also mice. Mice with programmable buttons allow you to set some key there, the key which is usually too far to reach on the keyboard. For instance, if you are healing in an MMO, you can choose to set a Mana refilling command on your mouse macro key. This way you won’t have to smash the keyboard or leave your teammates to die before you manage to recharge their powers. Very useful tool, which we hope to see in further development soon.
No gamer stops at only one game. Given that different games are based on a unique mechanics system, it is important to add that some mice offer the ability to memorize the set of keys used for each game or stance. This is called ‘profile’. The mouse comes with a software which allows you to install different profiles according to your needs. Whether are you switching your stance, class, or genre in a game, or even the game itself, this feature is extremely helpful.
You have probably been so hyped or focused in the game that you didn’t notice when you rapidly lifted your mouse. In most cases, once the connection between the light/laser and the surface has been cut, you couldn’t move your mouse and you ended up dead, disappointing your team. Lift-Off distance feature allows you to set how much can you lift your mouse before the connection gets devoured. We believe it is a crucial feature when gamers are deeply focused and can’t pay attention to what they are doing inside the game.
Believe it or not, weight plays a significant role in competitive gaming, just like everywhere else. Weighing fewer results in a smoother gliding and maneuvering between the movements on the screen. But, that doesn’t mean that you should play with a feather instead of mice. The best mice on the market are those with the adjustable weight parameter. Additionally, balanced weight on a gaming mouse contributes to the prediction feature, thereby influencing other features as well.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your vertical mouse wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of vertical mouse
- №1 — HAVIT Ergonomic Wireless Mouse 2.4GHz Optical Vertical Mouse with 3 Adjustable DPI 800/ 1200/ 1600
- №2 — Anker Ergonomic Optical USB Wired Vertical Mouse 1000/1600 DPI
- №3 — Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse