1- Razer Deathadder Elite:
Design and features:
The Deathadder Elite has an efficient design but it’s not an overly aggressive ergo mouse if that makes any sense. You can hold it in different grip styles (as according to your hand size, obviously) and it doesn’t really force your hand into a specific position like some other gaming mice do. Whether you like that or not is clearly going to be a personal factor, but the good thing is that this gaming mouse line has been around for so long it’s apparently not going to be very tough to get your hands on a Deathadder mouse before buying to see if you like the shape. All in all, I think it’s a pretty safe shape for an ergo mouse, provided your hands are at least ‘medium-sized’. Mine are 18.5×10.2 cm and I can tell you that I had no issues using the mouse at all. In fact, it was one of the more comfortable ergonomic designs I’ve used in recent years.
The DA Elite is finished with a matte black coating and rubber side grips on either side of the mouse. I tend to get pretty sweaty hands when I’m playing competitive games and the Deathadder held up fine throughout all of my testings; I never had any grip issues or problems with the finish feeling icky after longer periods of time so that’s definitely a plus. I know that rubber side grips aren’t of everyone’s liking but I almost always like the addition of rubber(sized) elements and it’s no different on this Razer Deathadder Elite gaming mouse.
The 2 side buttons are placed so that they are well out of the route when you don’t want them but are easily usable once you really want to click them and the same goes for the 2 DPI buttons on top of the mouse. On the bottom, you’ll find two large mouse feet (this is one of the major external differences when compared to the DA Chroma) which provides a smooth and consistent glide. The Deathadder line of mice has been around for over a decade and it shows. Provided that you’re into ergonomic shapes and your hands are large enough to ‘fit’ the mouse you’ll find that it’s one of the more comfortable designs out there.
Performance and sensor:
Razer uses their self-made version of the 3389 sensors in the Deathadder Elite gaming mouse. With this 3389 sensor, the Deathadder Elite goes all the way up to 16000 DPI. None of my gamer friends play games at those DPI settings, but as we all know the 3389 is a high-tech sensor, so you can assume nothing less than the flawless performance from this sensor. I’ve done the usual testing with the mouse and I encountered no surprises, which effectively means that it tracks every movement perfectly without any smoothing, jittering, or other nonsense. It’s definitely nice that we’ve arrived at the point where almost every new (reputable) gaming mouse features a flawless sensor, and the DA Elite joins that lineup of flawless mice with ease. One thing to note is that in order to get the best out of this mouse you’re going to have to install Razer’s Synapse software.
That’s not a really big deal, but the default DPI steps on the mouse without Razer’s software are 800, 1800, 4500, 9800, and 16000. That’s a bit silly in my opinion, since no serious gamer is going to be using anything higher than 4500, and even that is pushing it. I’d rather have seen 400, 800, 1600, 3200, and so on since these are the most popular DPI settings. That’s a minor nitpick since you can customize all of this to your heart’s content in their software, but it’s something I would consider changing. Razer’s software also gives the facility to create macros, calibrate the sensor of the mouse in order to work correctly with whatever surface you’re using the mouse on and also the capability to change the RGB lights so you’re better off installing it anyhow, but I still would have loved to have more reasonable default DPI steps if I’m being unbiased.
The Razer Deathadder Elite is definitely a luxurious gaming mouse. Whether or not it’s going to be the perfect gaming mouse but it also depends on your own preferences, but if you like the build and characteristics of this mouse it’s almost impossible to go wrong with the latest iteration of Razer’s most popular gaming mouse. It’s a bit of a shame that the default DPI steps on the mouse are a bit whack and I would love to see Razer shave a few grams off of the weight, but aside from those minor nitpicks this mouse comes thoroughly recommended as far as I’m concerned.
The DA Elite offers flawless in-game performance, a very nice and uniform clicking experience and a more than the usable stock cable. The shape and larger form factor won’t be for everyone, but that’s the case with almost all mice so that’s by no means a negative take. The Deathadder line is almost old enough to drink in some countries, and you just don’t survive for that long without having a bunch of desirable features, so if you like what you’ve read you should definitely check this mouse out.
2- Corsair IronClaw RGB:
Design and features:
The Ironclaw RGB Wireless is a handsome, relatively lightweight, right-handed mouse… It’s on the big side at just over 5 inches long. At 130 Grams, it’s a little heavier than its previous version the original Ironclaw. You can usually overlook a wireless mouse for being a little heavier, though, counting the extra battery element it needs, and the mouse always felt “light” in my mind and hand when I drove it around. The Ironclaw RGB Wireless’ overall size definitely helps it feel good in the hand. The mouse is quite tall, which gives your hand the ability to drape over the buttons naturally without falling off the sides. Its curves are slimmer than I prefer, particularly around the thumb, but my thumb never felt unsupported and always fit back into position naturally after adjusting my hand or moving it to press a side-facing button.
The shape and style also largely mimic the original Ironclaw. It has a matte-black plastic shell on top, with rubber grips on both sides where your fingers naturally rest. The grip on the right side for your pointer and pinky is a little thin, and your fingers will touch plastic. It’s not really a problem, but I would have preferred the grip reach the top of the panel, for symmetry’s sake. In some ways, though, the Ironclaw RGB Wireless gaming mouse is very much its own mouse. It has ten buttons, up from 7 on the original.
Sailing on the Slipstream:
Of course, the main thing that sets this wireless mouse apart is the fact that it’s wireless. Technically, the Ironclaw RGB Wireless can connect to your PC in one of three ways: 2.4GHz RF wireless, Bluetooth, or a wired USB connection, the last using its charging cable. There is a hierarchy of connections at play. The best is the 2.4GHz wireless, which reportedly generates less than 1ms of latency thanks to a new proprietary 2.4GHz connection Corsair calls “Slipstream.” According to Corsair, Slipstream allows the wireless adapter to switch among three subchannels to find the clearest signal and keep your connection strong. While I can’t confirm that the latency is less than a millisecond, I will say that I experienced no detectable lag while using the adapter and far less interference than with other 2.4GHz-based wireless adapters, including Corsair’s. I did experience one instance of serious connection issues, presumably because of signal clutter, but it was momentary and went away on its own.
The second method, Bluetooth, also works very well. While it isn’t actually as good as the 2.4GHz connection, I found almost no lag, even while playing heavy games like PlayerUnknowns battel ground. There is one significant disadvantage to using Bluetooth, though: You cannot attach to Corsair’s configuration software. That means, at some point, you will either require to plug in your mouse or utilize the other wireless connection to connect with your profiles, settings, and lighting.
With the Ironclaw RGB Wireless, Corsair made a remarkably pleasant, effective gaming mouse. Though it is not the perfect climax of wireless gaming-mouse design, because of its battery life and wired charging system, it runs as smoothly as any wireless mouse I have ever used. If you’ve been holding off wading into the world of wireless gaming mice for fear of lag or needing to turn off your mouse to charge, the Ironclaw RGB Wireless is a great way to get right in the water.
3- LOGITECH PRODIOLOGY:
Design and features:
Apart from its RGB lighting, the Logitech Prodigy G203 seems more like an office mouse than gaming. it has 6 programmable buttons, which is way more than you get on a regular mouse, and the scroll wheel is a bit wider with a little more a textured, rubbery surface than your regular scroll wheel. It’s plain appearance, though, makes it look like it’s created more for operating Excel or PowerPoint than something like Call Of Duty. If not for the 2 side buttons, the Prodigy G203 would be an amazing ambidextrous gaming mouse. The lack of ergonomics for right-handers is a major disadvantage as gamers mostly spend long sessions with the mouse in their right hand. The outer layer of this gaming mouse is completely made of good quality plastic; there’s no textured side grips or soft-touch rubber to improve its gaming feel.
The mouse’s 6 programmable buttons include right-and-left mouse buttons, a scroll wheel that can be clicked, a DPI settings button just behind the scroll wheel, and 2 buttons on the left hand side. The side buttons are placed in such a way that so that they stay out of the path to prevent unintentional clicks while remaining easily accessible for a quick thumb click. The Prodigy G203 has 1-zone RGB lighting. Both the logo and a thin stripe that runs around the edge of the back half of the gaming mouse illuminate but they can’t be programmed one by one to show different colors. If you have other Logitech devices with RGB lighting you can synchronize the lighting via Logitech’s software.
I examined the Logitech Prodigy G203 gaming mouse by playing PlayerUnknowns Battel ground and Call Of Duty. In both games, the Logitech G203 felt sleek and flawless. The only issues this mouse has: it is slippery, plastic surfaces, particularly on the sides, and its lack of ergonomics. And I also do not like the button clicking mechanism of the Prodigy G203; it is louder than the average gaming mouse button click (which could be a great feature for many of the hardcore gamers out there). Except you have a large LED, you likely won’t need such a high DPI rating as the Prodigy G203 gaming mouse’s maximum of 8,000 DPI. I examined the Prodigy G203 on a 27-inch, 1440p gaming monitor and found a point of decreasing returns when I set the DPI level higher than 4,000 DPI. At 4,000 DPI, I could easily move from one side of my display to the other even with a little movement of my wrist; at DPI settings higher than that, the mouse began to feel nervous.
The Logitech Prodigy G203 offers a high DPI setting among budget mice along with accurate performance, and it’s backed by useful associate software too. Still, its design is not good enough; its all-plastic body feels slippery, and the both main mouse buttons are too loud. But in that price range, this is the best gaming mouse you can find.
4- Razer Naga Trintiy :
Design and features:
As alluded by the name (you might guess), the Naga Trinity is actually 3 different mice in one. The left side of the mouse is totally replaceable. You’d never know it just by looking at it—it’s well-covered. But the entire panel is held on by 2 small magnets and peels off with a small amount of force. A few gold contacts let the mouse know which panel’s connected, and that’s it. It’s easy. I’ve tested many customizable mice in the past few months, but most stick to nonfunctional parts of the chassis—allowing you to switch out the thumb rest, for some time, but not the buttons themselves. The Naga Trinity gaming mouse is fast and flawless enough that I’ll actually take advantage, and it gives you options.
The default Naga Trinity is the twelve-button number-pad design Razer made famous many years ago. As with the 2014 version, each of these buttons is a somewhat distinctive shape to help make them more relaxed to sense with your thumb. Not that it’s much help—I remain very impressed by anyone who can use the 12-button Naga productively.In any case, that setup gives you a full nineteen buttons—the twelve on the side, plus the typical left-, right-, and middle-click, the DPI buttons, and the tilting scroll wheel.
Too many buttons? You can replace the twelve-button Naga design with the Naga Hex setup, which arranges 7-buttons in a ring around your thumb. This is the Naga I prefer. It’s not my favorite button-heavy mouse, but I find it a lot more instinctive than the twelve-button Naga. The muscle memory is much easier to produce, moving your thumb in the direction of a button rather than trying to distinguish between rows of similar keys. And let’s be real: Seven thumb buttons is a good setup for most people, especially some hardcore gamers. Though I’m usually happy with two. Still, the additional service does come in helpful sometimes. Razer marketed the Naga Hex design as a MOBA mouse, but I have also found 7 buttons useful in strategy games and shooting games, classes with lots of keyboard shortcuts. Both PUBG and Call of duty have a lot of commands I wouldn’t touch on a gaming keyboard but will take advantage of when they’re mapped to a thumb button
The main sticking point is the cost. With a price tag of $100, the Naga Trinity gaming mouse costs a fair bit more than most wired mice. On the other hand, it costs quite a lot less than 3 wired mice, which is kind of what you’re getting in the Naga Trinity package. If you’re the type of person who only sometimes wants an MMO mouse, the Naga Trinity is an exceptional option for buying and managing two separate devices. So, as a games lover, this is one in all gaming mouse, so you can play your favorite games in different settings.
5- SteelSeries Sensei 310 :
Build and Design:
The Sensei has much in common with the Rival 310 – and that’s a good thing. There’s the same 12,000 DPI TrueMove optical sensor, with related build substances generating the extremely-light structure of the gaming mouse. The Sensei differs in shape, though: SteelSeries has executed an ambidextrous design that’s suitable for both left- and right-handed players. The low-profile curve of the body makes for a remarkably convenient mouse in the hand; its relaxed fit works wonders darting around the desk. In fact, this is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable mice I’ve ever used. The build materials produce a solid yet ultra-light frame, with the focus clearly geared toward weight reduction. The Sensei 310 gaming mouse has a weight of 92 grams. Sadly, this does come at a cost: the Sensei lacks any real sense of luxuriousness. The matte plastic body just can’t compete with the Razer Deathadder or the Corsair iron claw. There’s also no weight adjustment available – if you want a havier gaming mouse, it is not for you.
Performance and software:
When it comes to gaming performance, the Sensei 310 is as good as it gets. Sharing the same 12,000 DPI sensor as the Rival 310 results in the same premium performance. Its sleek and graceful glide reflects your intentions to a tee. I’ve spent much time playing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and the Sensei has been the perfect partner. It darts around the desk with grace, and thanks to the lightweight, grippy body, it’s great for flick-shots too. While playing PUBG whether it’s quick melee battles on the Georgopol containers or long-range combats with boult rifles, the Sensei delivers its best to provide a premium gaming feel.
The SteelSeries Engine software powers customization choices aboard the Sensei, and it’s very useful. You can adjust the DPI, change the button couplings and modify the RGB lighting. My issues with the software are mostly concerning aesthetics and usability. Each sub-layer opens in a new tab, and some selections are hidden away and require scrolling to grasp. The User Interface needs to employ screen space better to create a cleaner look and one that’s more spontaneous to use.
Right now, the Sensei 310 is my favorite SteelSeries gaming mouse. It’s amazingly satisfying to use, and comfortable as well, and offers class-leading performance. It’s a disgrace that it’s slightly rough around the corners: the lack of premium physical characteristics and an average software suite leave it short of claiming the full 5 stars. It isn’t perfect, then, but as my new favorite mouse, it’s a success. And in this price range, and if you don’t like heavy gaming mice it could be best for you