Welcome to the computer mouse page.
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The mouse is an important peripheral that is often neglected. Many people choose to buy a cheap low quality mouse, and do not realize what they are missing out on. A good mouse is more precise, more comfortable, and will let you work or play on your PC for a longer time without causing hand cramps. Good mice are (relatively) affordable, with the vast majority of mice being $60 or less.

For other PC peripherals, be sure to check the following guides:

  1. Monitors (link). Normal screens for normal use, and gaming screens aimed at hardcore gamers.
  2. Mouse (link). A wide assortment of mice, from $10 to $80.
  3. Keyboard (link). From very cheap $10 models, and all the way to $200+.

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Abbreviations and techie-terms are explained in the infoboxes at the bottom of this table, along with FAQs, sources, and in-depth information.

Mouse Guide

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
E-3lue Cobra Mediocre 6 Palm Ambidextrous

Buy it:
From Amazon: $12From Newegg: $13

Links:
Official link G-Utilities Review User Review (YT) User Review (YT)

Description: A very cheap mouse, with a so-so sensor, but with 6 buttons. Not bad for such a low price: You get a mouse, with 6 buttons, for only $10. What the mouse lacks is a good sensor and quality construction, but it makes up for that with a dazzling LED display.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons, one DPI adjust button.

Cable: Unbraided, flexible cable.

Grip: Hard plastic sides, soft plastic top.

Size: (L) 126 x (W) 64 x (H) 39 mm

Weight: Medium: 100g (w/o cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-5050

DCI/CPI: 600/1200/1800/2400

LOD: 1.2mm-2.4mm

Pros: Cheap, 6 buttons, driverless

Cons: Low quality, mediocre sensor, thumb buttons on only one side for an ambidextrous mouse

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Logitech G100s Fair 4 Palm Ambidextrous

Buy it:
From Amazon: $20From Newegg: $40

Links:
Official link Anandtech Review Techgage Review Team Liquid Review TechAnger Review

Description: A simple, four button mouse. The sensor is not perfect, but it is fair, and the price is very attractive.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, one DPI adjust button.

Cable: Unbraided, flexible cable.

Grip: Plastic

Size: (L) 117mm x (W) 63mm x (H) 39mm

Weight: Light: 85g (w/o cord) 110g (w cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago AM010 N1301T

DCI/CPI: 250-2,500

LOD: ~2.5mm

Pros: Cheap, simple, optional drivers

Cons: Imperfect sensor

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Logitech G402 Good 8 Any Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $33From Newegg: $33

Links:
Official link PC Gamer Review OCN Review Techradar Review Techspot Review

Description: A decent mouse with a lot of buttons and a decent sensor, for quite cheap. A good choice for those on a budget.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two DPI adjust buttons, three right thumb buttons.

Cable: Unbraided, stiff cable.

Grip: Rubber sides, plastic top.

Size: (L) 136mm x (W) 72mm x (H) 41mm

Weight: Medium: 103g (w/o cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago AM010 (???)

DCI/CPI: 240-4,000

LOD: ~3mm-4mm

Pros: Cheap, lots of buttons

Cons: Imperfect sensor, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
CM Storm Recon Excellent 9 Any Ambidextrous

Buy it:
From Amazon: $35From Newegg: $88

Links:
Official link Tweaktown Review Pure OC Review Digital Versus Review OCMod Review

Description: A very good mid-range mouse, with a perfect sensor and 9 buttons for a very low price. It is ambidextrous, and thus an excellent choice for left-handed people who want many buttons for cheap.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two left and right thumb buttons, two DPI adjust buttons.

Cable: Unbraided, flexible cable.

Grip: Plastic sides, soft plastic top

Size: (L) 116.4 x (W) 64.4 x (H) 42 mm

Weight: Heavy: 139g (w/o cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3090

DCI/CPI: 800/1600/3200/4000

LOD: 1-5mm (adjustable)

Pros: Cheap, perfect sensor, 9 buttons

Cons: Very heavy, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Roccat Savu Excellent 5 Claw Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $40From Newegg: $99

Links:
Official link PCMag Review Legit Review HW Secrets Review

Description: An excellent mouse with a tonne of features (many of them not needed). Perfect sensor, textured side grips for a secure grip, LED with millions of colours. LOD is very high though.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons.

Cable: Braided, flexible cable.

Grip: Textured plastic sides, soft plastic top.

Size: (L) 120 x (W) 66 x (H) 46

Weight: Light: 90g (w/o cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3090

DCI/CPI: 400/800/1600/4000

LOD: 6mm

Pros: Perfect sensor yet cheap, lots of extra features/frills.

Cons: High lift-off distance, possibly too many extra frills, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
CM Storm Spawn Excellent 7 Claw Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $45From Newegg: $78

Links:
Official link OCClub Review HW Secrets Review HW Heaven Review

Description: Formerly known as Al, an expert assassin and CIA agent. Killed and sent to hell to pay for his crimes, but returns to earth after making a deal with the devil. Too many superpowers, violent, has a nice cape. As for the mouse, this is an excellent claw-grip mouse with a perfect sensor for a good price. The mouse is quite wide, with a pinky rest, it has a nice rubber finish, and lots of buttons. May not be suitable if you cannot adjust to a claw grip or if you have sweaty hands.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons, two DPI adjust buttons.

Cable: Unbraided, flexible cable.

Grip: Rubber sides, plastic top.

Size: (L) 110 x (W) 75.5 x (H) 35 mm

Weight: Light: 86g (w/o cord), 142g (w cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3090

DCI/CPI: 800/1800/3500

LOD: 1.4mm-1.6mm

Pros: Comfortable (for claw grip), pinky rest, lightweight, cheap.

Cons: Old firmware has some issues (recently fixed), may not be suited for palm grip, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Roccat Kone Pure Optical Excellent 7 Any Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $52From Newegg: $51

Links:
Official link Tweaktown Review Neoseeker Review Overclockersclub Review Kitguru Review

Description: A perfect-sensor mouse from Roccat, with lots of extra features/frills (many of them not needed, such as colour changing LEDs). LOD is very high.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons, two DPI adjust buttons.

Cable: Braided, flexible cable.

Grip: Soft plastic.

Size: (L) 120 x (W) 70 x (H) 39 mm

Weight: Light: 90g (w/o cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3090

DCI/CPI: 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 3200 or 4000

LOD: 6mm

Pros: Comfortable, lots of extra features/frills.

Cons: Minor grip issues, high LOD, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Zowie EC-A series Excellent 5 Palm Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $60

Links:
Official link OCN Review Eteknix Review PCGameware Review

Description: A simple right-handed mouse with a perfect sensor. Great design, suitable for those with a subtle taste. The EC1-A is larger, while the EC2-A is smaller, but the internals are the same.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons.

Cable: Unbraided, flexible cable.

Grip: Plastic

Size: Two sizes: EC1 - Large: (L) 128 x (W) 62 x (H) 43 mm || EC2 - Large: (L) 120 x (W) 65 x (H) 40 mm

Weight: Light: 93g

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3310

DCI/CPI: 400/800/1600/3200

LOD: 1.5mm-1.8mm

Pros: Comfortable, accurate, good grip, driverless

Cons: A little pricey

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Zowie FK series Excellent 7 Claw Ambidextrous

Buy it:
From Amazon: $60From Newegg: $60

Links:
Official link OCN Review Eteknix Review PCGameware Review Kitguru Review

Description: Great mouse, with a perfect sensor and an understated design. The FK1 is larger, and the FK2 is smaller.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two left and right thumb buttons.

Cable: Unbraided, flexible cable.

Grip: Plastic

Size: Two sizes: FK1: (L) 128 x (W) 67 x (H) 37 mm || FK2: (L) 124 x (W) 64 x (H) 36 mm

Weight: Light: 90g

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3310

DCI/CPI: 400/800/1600/3200

LOD: 1.5mm-1.8mm

Pros: Comfortable, driverless

Cons: A little pricey

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Corsair M45 Excellent 7 Claw Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $60From Newegg: $60

Links:
Official link Tweaktown Review Bit-tech Review DigitalVersus Review Eteknix Review

Description: A nice, comfortable mouse with customizable weight and on-the-fly DPI adjust.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons, two DPI adjust buttons.

Cable: Braided, stiff cable.

Grip: Soft plastic top, textured plastic sides.

Size: (L) 118mm x (W) 72mm x (H) 40mm

Weight: Light: ~90g (w/o cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Pixart PMW3310H

DCI/CPI: 50-5000

LOD: Adjustable

Pros: Comfortable (for claw)

Cons: A little pricey, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Logitech G502 Excellent 11 Claw Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $60From Newegg: $61

Links:
Official link Techradar Review OCN Review Tomsguide Review Techgage Review

Description: Officially called "The El Grande Logitech G502 Proteus Core Cybertronic Pro Tunable Gaming Mouse Limited LE Edition". It has tonnes of buttons, configurable weight, dual scroll modes, a perfect sensor, and is very well reviewed. Looks are not for everyone, though.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle (can be clicked sideways), two DPI adjust buttons, one profile button, three right thumb buttons.

Cable: Braided, stiff cable.

Grip: Rubber sides, plastic top.

Size: (L) 132mm x (W) 75mm x (H) 40mm

Weight: Medium: 121g (w/o cord), 168g (w cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Pixart PMW 3366DM

DCI/CPI: 200-12,000

LOD: ~1.2mm

Pros: Comfortable, lots of buttons

Cons: A little pricey, uses drivers, questionable looks

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Steelseries Rival Excellent 6 Palm Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $60From Newegg: $60

Links:
Official link Legit Review Tweaktown Review

Description: A new Steelseries mouse, with good build quality and a flawless sensor.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons, one DPI adjust button.

Cable: Unbraided, flexible cable.

Grip: Rubber sides, soft plastic top.

Size: (L) 133 x (W) 70 x (H) 45 mm

Weight: Medium: 110g (w/o cord), 128g (w cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Pixart PAW3310

DCI/CPI: 50-6500

LOD: ~2.5mm

Pros: Comfortable, good grip

Cons: A little pricey, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Deathadder Chroma Excellent 5 Ergonomic Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $60From Newegg: $60

Links:
Official link Techradar Review Tomsguide Review Bit-tech Review Legit Review

Description: The Deathadder series is a global favourite. Very comfortable, a bit flashy, great performance.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons.

Cable: Braided, flexible cable.

Grip: Rubber sides, plastic top.

Size: (L) 127 x (W) 70 x (H) 44 mm

Weight: Medium: 105g (w/o cord)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago S3989

DCI/CPI: 100-10,000

LOD: ~1mm

Pros: Extremely comfortable

Cons: A little pricey, flashy, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Mionix Avior 7000 Excellent 9 Any Ambidextrous

Buy it:
From Amazon: $60From Newegg: $70

Links:
Official link TPU Review Tweaktown Review Techgage Review Hexus Review

Description: Mionix's well-reviewed ambidextrous mouse now has a flawless sensor. High DPI, custom LEDs, but pricey. Look for the Mionix Naos as an alternative with nearly identical features, but a right-handed/ergonomic design.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two left and right thumb buttons, two DPI adjust buttons.

Cable: Braided, stiff cable.

Grip: Rubber

Size: (L) 125 x (W) 65 x (H) 37 mm

Weight: Medium: 100g (w/o cord), 146g (w cable)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3310

DCI/CPI: 50-7000

LOD: Adjustable

Pros: Comfortable, balanced

Cons: A little pricey

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Mionix Naos 7000 Excellent 7 Palm Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $70From Newegg: $80

Links:
Official link TPU Review Tweaktown Review Techgage Review Hexus Review

Description: A comfortable, quality mouse, with a flawless sensor. High DPI, custom LEDs, but pricey. Look for the Mionix Avior as an alternative with nearly identical features, but an ambidextrous design.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two right thumb buttons, two DPI adjust buttons.

Cable: Braided, stiff cable.

Grip: Rubber

Size: (L) 131 × (W) 85 × (H) 39 mm

Weight: Medium: 103g (w/o cord), 147g (w cable)

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3310

DCI/CPI: 50-7000

LOD: Adjustable

Pros: Comfortable, balanced

Cons: Pricey, uses drivers

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Zowie ZA series Excellent 7 Palm Ambidextrous

Buy it:
From Amazon: $75From Newegg: $82

Links:
Official link Youtube Review OCN Review Eteknix Review

Description: A palm-grip ambidextrous mouse, with a simple understated design. Comes in three sizes.

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two left and right thumb buttons.

Cable: Unbraided, flexible cable.

Grip: Plastic

Size: Three sizes: ZA11: (L) 128 x (W) 67 x (H) 40 mm || ZA12: (L) 124 x (W) 64 x (H) 39 mm || ZA13: (L) 120 x (W) 62 x (H) 38 mm

Weight: Light: 90g

Connection type: Wired (USB)

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3310

DCI/CPI: 400/800/1600/3200

LOD: 1.5mm-1.8mm

Pros: Comfortable, driverless

Cons: Pricey

Name Precision Buttons Grip style Orientation
Logitech G602 Great 11 Palm Right-handed

Buy it:
From Amazon: $80From Newegg: $80

Links:
Official link TPU Review Tomsguide Review Geek Review PCMag Review

Description: A very good all-around wireless mouse, with a good sensor, imperceptable latency, and lots of buttons. Needs batteries though, and is heavy!

Button Layout: Left, right, middle, two DPI adjust buttons, 6 right thumb buttons.

Cable: N/A

Grip: Textured plastic sides and buttons, rubber palm rest

Size: (L) 139mm x (W) 83mm x (H) 44mm

Weight: Heavy: 130g (1 battery), 153g (2 batteries)

Connection type: Wireless

Sensor: Avago ADNS-3090 (???)

DCI/CPI: 25-2,500

LOD: ???

Pros: Lots of buttons, optical+wireless

Cons: Pricey, heavy, uses drivers

Last updated on August 2015