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Buying a good gaming mouse is one of the best investments you can make for your setup. A top-notch gaming mouse isn't going to magically make you a better gamer, but it'll greatly improve your overall experience. Whether you're upgrading to a better sensor or simply ditching wires to remove cable clutter, there are plenty of options to choose from. From the weight and ergonomics of a mouse to its DPI range and polling rates, there's a lot to consider while shopping for the best gaming mice. We're going to take a look at some of the best gaming mouse options in this article, so you can finally ditch that lackluster mouse and upgrade to something that'll truly help you have a great gaming experience.

Best overall: Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro


If ever there was a gaming mouse that transcended all others it would be Razer's DeathAdder. It's one of the most iconic, best-selling mice of all time, and also one of the most comfortable. The latest version, the DeathAdder V3 Pro, is the biggest update to this legendary product in many years, but still retains everything that makes it so special. The shape is mostly still the same as ever, and still supremely ergonomic and comfortable to use. Alas, it's still a right-handed only design, though.

But as with recent other gaming mice, Razer has been using the expertise of professional gamers to help make it better. As such, the DeathAdder V3 Pro is 25% lighter than its predecessor, once again, without the need to cut holes all over the mouse. It also gets Razer's latest and greatest tech, including support for its 4000Hz HyperPolling wireless dongle, the latest 30,000 DPI optical sensor, and Gen 3 optical switches.

Razer's magic comes not just from the hardware, though. Through its Synapse application, you're able to calibrate the mouse to the type of surface you're using it on, as well as the lift-off and landing distances. It's now also more power-efficient than ever, promising up to 90 hours of life when used wirelessly. Or you can plug it in using Razer's excellent Speedflex cable, which is so light that it doesn't even feel like it's there. DPI stages and a custom profile can also be stored on the mouse, so you can move between machines without needing to use Synapse on them both. As long as the DeathAdder exists, it's going to be the gaming mouse to beat.

Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro
Source: Razer
Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro

The latest incarnation of the most iconic gaming mouse on the planet. The DeathAdder V3 Pro combines ultimate performance with best-in-class ergonomics. 

Best wireless gaming mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless

Black-colored Logitech G Pro wireless gaming mouse

The Logitech G Pro Wireless has been around a while, but it's still a top gaming mouse that handily beats a lot of other options on the market. One of the best things about the Logitech G Pro Wireless is its design. It's not the lightest gaming mouse on the market, but at 80g, it's definitely not a heavyweight. It's an ambidextrous mouse and Logitech allows you to add side buttons on either side of the mouse or none at all. The buttons are easily removable and are held together in place with magnets.

The Logitech G Pro Wireless has a smooth black plastic body with no textures whatsoever, but it feels smooth and comfortable to hold while gaming. As for the button, you get the standard left and right buttons along with a clickable scroll wheel and two thumb buttons on either side. There's also a DPI button, but Logitech decided to put it at the bottom of the mouse instead of adding it behind the scroll wheel, so you don't accidentally change it when you don't mean to.

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is rocking a Hero 16K sensor under the hood, which offers plenty of range for everyone. It relies on a USB dongle for its connection and uses Logitech's Lightspeed wireless technology to offer a 1ms report rate. There's not much in the name of RGB lighting, but you do get a glowing 'G' logo on top of the mouse right below the DPI dots. You can use Logitech's G Hub software to configure the lights and set different profiles with varying DPI. The G Pro Wireless has onboard memory to store up to five user profiles which makes it very easy to use with different systems.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is one of the best wireless gaming mice on the market right now. It's a go-to option for both esports professionals and casual gamers alike.

Best budget wired gaming mouse: Logitech G203 Lightsync

A black-colored Logitech G203 gaming mouse

If you're looking for a top-quality budget gaming mouse, then it can't get better than the Logitech G203 Lightsync. The Lightsync name indicates this mouse's compatibility with the Logitech G app and RGB lighting system. This means you can use the supported software to sync the lighting of the mouse with other Logitech peripherals. For a budget gaming mouse, it's actually fairly heavy on the RGB, with customizable zones you can tweak to your heart's desire.

The Logitech G203 Lightsync has 6 programmable buttons in total and a DPI range of 200-8,000. The sensor used in this mouse is tried and tested and is suitable for consistent performance across a variety of games. The G203 is smaller than many gaming mice, so it's more suitable for people with small hands.

All in all, we think the Logitech G203 Lightsync sits comfortably in the category of budget-conscious gaming mice. There's no shortage of affordable gaming mice out there, but we think the G203 Lightsync is better than others in more ways than one. It has a no-nonsense design, good RGB support, a reliable sensor, and a comfortable form factor. There are only a handful of gaming mice out there that offer those features, especially for this price.

Logitech G203 LightSync
Source: Logitech
Logitech G203 Lightsync

The Logitech G203 Lightsync is a reliable wired gaming mouse that's easy for us to recommend for budget shoppers. Despite the affordable price tag, it offers a good set of features including a good sensor, a comfortable form-factor, and more.

Best budget wireless gaming mouse: Logitech G305 Lightspeed

Logitech G305 Lightspeed gaming mouse in different colors

The Logitech G305 Lightspeed is an easy recommendation when it comes to the best wireless gaming mouse on a budget. It's a fairly simple-looking mouse that is available in a bunch of different colors and all of them look fantastic. It has an ambidextrous design, too, which is less common than it should be. Its small size makes it comfortable for both palm and claw grippers. Weighing in at 99g, it's not the lightest mouse out there, but it effortlessly glides and moves around on different surfaces, making it a solid option for FPS gamers. You will also appreciate the PTFE feet that come out of the box.

One thing that's worth pointing out about the Logitech G305 Lightspeed is that it uses a AA battery. Depending on your outlook that's either great or a mild frustration. The battery life is pretty good though, with up to 250 hours of use from a single battery. And it's this that is partly responsible for some of the added weight. But it's not really a deal breaker when you consider the performance you get for such a low price.

But if you're willing to look past that then you've got yourself a fantastic gaming mouse with a reliable and powerful sensor. It offers a max DPI of 12,000, which makes it better than a lot of gaming mice on the market. You can use the Logitech G Hub software to configure and save up to five profiles, thanks to the onboard storage. The Logitech G305 Lightspeed comes with six fully programmable buttons. In addition to the left and right-click buttons, you get two additional buttons on the side along with a clickable scroll wheel and a DPI button. It's a lot of function and performance for not a lot of money.

Logitech G305 LightSpeed
Source: Logitech
Logitech G305 Lightspeed

The Logitech G305 Lightspeed is an affordable and reliable wireless gaming mouse. It's available in a variety of colors and has a comfortable form factor that makes it easy to use.

Best lightweight FPS gaming mouse: Glorious Model O

A white-colored Glorious Model O- gaming mice

If you're in the market to buy a good quality lightweight FPS gaming mouse, then we think the Glorious Model O- should definitely be on top of the list. The Glorious Model O- is essentially a smaller version of the Model O. This gaming mouse weighs only 58g, making it one of the lightest options out there. The mouse has a honeycomb shell which is key to achieving a feather-light weight. It's not going to magically turn you into a human aimbot, but it'll definitely allow you to explore lower DPI levels and work on your form.

One of the best things about this particular mouse is that it comes with G-skates feet. This eliminates the need to buy third-party skates for your mouse for smooth tracking. That, in addition to a reliable sensor, makes it a great option for FPS gaming. The Glorious Model O- uses a Pixart 3360 sensor and has a 1000 Hz polling rate and lift-off distance of less than 0.7mm, which is among the best in the industry.

The Model O gaming mouse comes with a total of six buttons and uses Omron switches that are rated for over 20 million clicks. The mouse also has plenty of RGB lights on the body, which you can easily control via companion software. You can also use the same software to create custom profiles with different DPI settings to be changed on the fly. There's also a dedicated DPI indicator at the bottom of the mouse that makes it easier for you to identify the right setting without having to open the software each time to change the setting. A mouse full of holes might seem strange, but try this one, you'll love it.

Glorious Gaming Mouse Model D
Source: Glorious
Glorious Model O Gaming Mouse

The Glorious Model O- is our pick for the best lightweight FPS gaming mouse you can buy in 2022. It only weighs 58g and offers plenty of great features including a reliable sensor, G-skates mouse feet, and more.

Best MMO gaming mouse: Razer Naga Pro

Black-colored Razer gaming mouse with green lights

The Razer Naga Trinity ruled the MMO/MOBA space for many years until it was recently dethroned by its successor, the Naga Pro. The new Razer Naga Pro uses the Naga Trinity as a foundation and upgrades it by adding a few useful features. It's a fantastic option to consider and it's our pick for the best MMO/MOBA mouse you can buy in 2022. There's not much else that can hold a candle to it.

The Razer Naga Pro retains the original design of the Naga Trinity. If it wasn't for a few obvious differences, we think it would be hard to tell the difference between the two. The new mouse, however, gains a little bit of weight to pack some new tech. The Naga Pro is wider and heavier than the Trinity. But it also uses 100% PTFE feet that allow it to glide smoothly across different surfaces. The Razer Naga Pro also uses Razer's optical-mechanical switches instead of regular mechanical switches. The difference? These switches use light to register clicks, making them faster than other regular options. Razer says it's about 0.2ms fast, which is very impressive. Depending on the type of games you play, you can switch between three swappable plates to have either 2, 6, or 12 buttons on the side.

The Naga Pro also uses Razer's Focus+ optical sensor with a max DPI of 20,000. This wireless mouse uses Razer's HyperSpeed Wireless for reliable connection and lag-free tracking, making it a solid option for a variety of games. Razer says the mouse is good for 150 hours of usage on a single charge, which is pretty good. You can also just plug the mouse and continue using it if you ever run out of juice too. Razer also sells a sophisticated Mouse Dock for charging, but it's disappointing you don't get in the box with a premium mouse like this one. But if you're an MMO player, this is the mouse you need.

Razer Naga Pro Wireless
Source: Razer
Razer Naga Pro

The Razer Naga Pro is a fantastic option to consider if you're looking for a premium gaming mouse, especially for MMO/MOBA titles.

Best Gaming Mice to buy in 2022: Final Thoughts

Well, that brings us to the conclusion of our collection of the best gaming mice to buy in 2022. We think the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the Logitech G Pro Wireless are two of the best gaming mice, at least for now. But in addition to that, we've also added plenty of other options including the more affordable alternatives like the Logitech G305 Lightspeed. The Glorious Model O- is also a fantastic option for those who are looking to buy a lightweight FPS mouse without burning a huge hole in their pocket.

If you're building a new setup from scratch then be sure to check out our other collections including the best mechanical keyboards and best laptops. If you're shopping for gaming laptops then do check out our collection of the best gaming laptops and the budget gaming laptops too. As always, feel free to join our XDA Computing Forums to discuss peripherals or get more product recommendations from the experts in our community.