Today we're not going to be reviewing the flashiest mice. We're going to be looking at some mid to upper range mice that pack a lot of punch for their price. These are the most useful, and oftentimes most popular mice. Enjoy!
Ultralight - Razer Viper Mini
The Razer Viper Mini is a case study in value for price. As an ultralight mouse coming with an 8,500 DPI optical sensor, underglow RGB lighting, Razer's speedflex cable, and optical switches, it's hard to believe that it's only $40. It's among the lightest mice ever made, weighing in at a feather-light 61 grams. This could also be our top choice for ultralight mouse, but the small build might not be a good grip for many players. Additionally, the Viper can't be used by lefties because despite having the ambidextrous Viper build, it only has thumb buttons for the right thumb. Nonetheless, the Viper Mini is still a splendid option if you're looking for a mid-range, durable, ultralight mouse.
Wireless - Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
We all know wireless mice can get expensive. The benefits they offer; aesthetics, portability, cable management; usually come at a higher price, weight, and latency time. Or, at least they used to. These trends are bucked entirely by the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum. At $69, it's less expensive than some wired mice, such as the Deathadder V2, SteelSeries Rival 600, or Corsair Nightsword. For latency times, Logitech, as the leader of wireless technology, has pioneered wireless connections so fast that they can outperform some wired mice. Latency is definitely not something you should be worried about when buying a G900. This mouse weighs in at a below-average 114 grams, and uses a lightning-fast PMW3366 sensor (although this sensor is surpassed by the sensor in the G903, the next generation). The grip, though ambidextrous, is still quite comfortable and the matte coating on the outside prevents your hand from getting sweaty. Lastly, you can toggle modes in the scroll wheel and magnetically remove or attach side buttons. This mouse contains a plethora of features, and if you're looking for an upper-tier mouse, we recommend you get the G900 Chaos Spectrum. Read more about this mouse in our full review!
Wired - Logitech G502 HERO SE
We've looked at many different options, and the choice is clear: the G502 HERO SE. This mouse can drop to as low as $25 on sales, and comes with a variety of features that you would expect to see in the $70 mouse crowd. Some of these include the 9 hotkeys, sniper button, scrollwheel/flywheel switch, and HERO 16K sensor. Logitech has done an excellent job of providing sufficient ergonomics and disproportionate features at the $25-$38 price range.
MMO - Logitech G600
Again, we're going with Logitech. Their G600 MMO mouse is everything we need, at an ample $32. It has two convenient DPI buttons on top, both reprogrammable, and 12 reprogrammable thumb buttons. Additionally, it has Logitech's "g-shift" button, a mouse switch under your ring finger. This can be incredibly useful because you can also assign commands to shifted macros, doubling the amount of different commands you can execute from your mouse. Lastly, Logitech added a thoughtful feature: each column of thumb buttons is angled the opposite way, allowing you to feel your way around the macros.
Essential - Logitech G203 Lightsync
To round out our surprisingly Logitech-heavy list, we have the Logitech G203 Lightsync. This mouse, equipped with the essentials needed in a gaming mouse and nothing more, comes in at a reasonable $40. It has a smooth scroll wheel, a reprogrammable DPI button, two reprogrammable side buttons (with LGS), and some nice RGB lighting in the back and in the G that can be configured with Lightsync. For those of you that don't know, Lightsync is a super cool technology that Logitech invented. You can synchronize the RGB effects on your mouse with any other Logitech peripheral, such as your keyboard, or you can synchronize the lights with ambient noise, or even synchronize the RGB with the color palette on your screen. The sensor is capable of an adequate 8000 DPI, and you have that premium 1ms report time since it's a wired mouse. Overall, a solid choice with everything you really need in a wired mouse, all at a great price.
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