When it comes to gaming accessories, a lot of the decision-making comes down to your preferences. And no accessory is more important to a PC gamer than the mouse. Are you left-handed? Do you have expensive taste? Does size matter? Are you brand loyal? Do you prefer style over function or the other way around? All excellent questions that will help narrow down your search to the best mouse for your needs. We perused Amazon’s catalog of gaming mice to find the top five based on category and rating. Check them out below. If you’re looking for other choices, check out Armchair Empire’s Top 5 of 2017.
Based on most reviews and average 5-star rating, the EUKYMR Wired Computer Gaming Mouse with LED Optical USB hits the top of the chart. However, this is currently unavailable on Amazon’s site. Uniquely designed with a sleek size and stylish LED lighting, reviewers claim this mouse is perfect for the price range. Designed for right-handed gamers, this mouse leaves reviewers excited to utilize the extra buttons for plus/minus, forward/backward control. The ergonomic design and sliding rollers are one of the most highly praised features of the mouse. This product has 100% 5-star rating on Amazon. Want even more proof that it’s one of the best? The product only first appeared on Amazon on June 25th, and has already sold out, with 248 5-star customer reviews.
Want proof that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be? None of those reviews are verified purchases. Take that however you wish.
Current Price: Unavailable. But it could be restocked soon. The brand also turns up results on eBay.
Coming in second place is the EUKYMR Gaming Mouse Backlit Wired optical Gaming Mouse. With a price of $39.99. Also with 100% 5-star reviews, this mouse has similar boasts in the comments of its 225 reviewers, but has no verified purchases. Which means, coming in third place is The Optical Wireless Mouse by LseaM. For a price of $10.99, you can afford to take a risk on the third-place mouse on Amazon. With a 100% 5-Star rating, unlike the first and second place top reviewed mice, this product actually has 31 verified purchases of its 63 reviews. Hopefully you noticed, however that this is a wireless mouse. The top two best rated mice were wired, but, the verified purchase reviewers of this product claim that there is virtually no lag, and that the accuracy is amazing for a wireless mouse.
Think of an Amazon’s Choice product as the most well-rounded choice in the market. It is highly rated, a great price, and if available to ship immediately. Unlike our top-rated options from the previous category, the chances of being highly satisfied with this product are greater because you won’t have buyer’s remorse from spending too much money, or feel cheated if when you get the product it doesn’t meet your expectations (as you can tell, I’m awfully skeptical of high-rated products with no verified purchases).
Our Amazon’s Top Choice product is the HAVIT HV-MS672 Ergonomic Wired Mouse, with 7 LED colors, and 6 buttons, this product comes in at $20 for a regular price, but only $7.99 if you’re a Prime member. With free one-day shipping, you could be plugged in and playing right away. Blowing our competition away in the previous category, this product has a whopping 3,239 out of 3243 verified purchases. The average rating for this product t is 4.1 out of 5 stars (59% of reviewers left a 5-star review. A disgruntled buyer claimed that they bought two of the mice and they flat out didn’t work. Havit responded to remind the customer that the product has a 1-year warranty and that this case is rare, but they do have a no-return policy, which means you’ll have to use that warranty if you are one of the few who receive a non-working product.
The mouse has an amazing design and looks really cool. One of the best draws to the product is that you’ll have it the next day you purchase through Amazon. Many reviewers enjoyed the ergonomic design and its response time. Check it out for yourself–with high marks from reviewers, and Amazon backing the product, chances are you’ll be pleased with your decision.
It wouldn’t be fair for me to list off the top-priced items as they appear on Amazon, unless any of your are interested in paying $4000 for a mouse who’s newer model counterpart is only $50. Maybe it’s just me, but if you have that much money laying around, you might want to invest it something more worthwhile. There are cheaper products on the market that work just as well. Troll me if I’m wrong.
Scrolling down a bit and you’ll find products ranging from $300 to $800, all with only a few available, most from third-party sellers. Keep scrolling and you’ll find the Logitech G9x Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse with Precision Grips. For Prime members this price comes in at $238 and free one-day shipping. This mouse has interchangeable grips to find the best fit for your preferences, is programmable up to five ready-to-play profiles, and has lighting options to match your mouse to the rest of your system. Another bonus this product is verified by reviewers to work well on Windows 8 and 10. With 4.4 out of 5 stars and 490/490 verified purchase reviews, this is the best mouse on the list, if you’re looking to shell out some cash.
Bonus: Left-Handed Mouse
If you’re one of the many left-handed gamers who feel ostracized by, literally, everyone and every product, have no fear. I haven’t forgotten you. The Razer Naga Left Handed MMO Gaming Mouse is a wired gaming mouse and has 12 programmable thumb buttons, one-size-fits-all design for usability, and is responsive to your moves with an 8200dpi 4G laser. The mouse can be wired, or charged and used wireless. Priced at $79.99 with free one-day shipping for Prime customers, this product is a great buy, for a little extra cash. All 1,028 reviews are verified purchases, and the product has a middle-range of average positive reviews. At 3.9 out of 5 stars, most people enjoyed this mouse, while others were not sold on the one-size-fits-all design. Of the displeased reviewers, the consensus was that the size was too big and uncomfortable. Although many of the negative reviews claim that customer support was not helpful when they reached out, every reviewer had a comment from the company apologizing and seeking to make things right. All in all, this mouse seems like a great option for the south-pawed of the gaming world.