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Best gaming mice 2022

Spe­cial­ized things are always prefer­able to gener­ic coun­ter­parts. Gam­ing mice are no excep­tion. What is the dif­fer­ence and how to squeeze out of the manip­u­la­tor — we will tell you every­thing in today’s mate­r­i­al
Best gaming mice 2022
The best gam­ing mice. Pho­to: pixabay.com

At the dawn of the com­put­er era, there were no mice at all, and the first mod­els that appeared were bulky and equipped with a “ball” that trans­mit­ted infor­ma­tion to a per­son­al com­put­er. By mod­ern stan­dards, they were very slow, gave fail­ures and quick­ly clogged. Nowa­days, devices are much more com­pact and func­tion­al, and their response time is high, even for bud­get mod­els. At the same time, gam­ing and office mice at first glance are arranged in the same way and an inex­pe­ri­enced user is unlike­ly to under­stand and appre­ci­ate all their capa­bil­i­ties.

The main dif­fer­ences between mice for work and gam­ing are their shape, the response time that the mouse sen­sor pro­vides, and the pres­ence of addi­tion­al keys on the case.

Game devices have high speed and smooth­ness, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for shoot­ers — after all, this is what affects the accu­ra­cy and speed of shoot­ing, bring­ing the desired vic­to­ry in the match clos­er. It is also impor­tant for MOBA games, for exam­ple, the beloved Dota, although not so much.

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Think­ing about buy­ing and do not know how to choose the best device? KP has pre­pared a mate­r­i­al for this, which will con­sid­er the TOP 10 best gam­ing mice in 2021.

Top 10 rating according to KP

1. A4Tech X89 Stone Black USB

A4Tech X89 Stone.  Photo: A4Tech
A4Tech X89 Stone. Pho­to: A4Tech

A bud­get gam­ing mouse that, despite its low price, has gained pop­u­lar­i­ty among users. It boasts a fair­ly high sen­si­tiv­i­ty of the laser sen­sor of 8 thou­sand dpi and the pres­ence of 6 keys. It is a wired device with a sym­met­ri­cal design and a uni­fied inter­face.

Pros and cons

Not expen­sive, high-qual­i­ty assem­bly, sen­si­tive sen­sor and 6 but­tons
There are com­plaints about the build qual­i­ty, the smooth­ness of move­ment can be unsta­ble

2. ASUS ROG Strix Impact Black USB

ASUS ROG Strix Impact.  Photo: ASUS
ASUS ROG Strix Impact. Pho­to: ASUS

High-qual­i­ty gam­ing mouse from the pre­mi­um brand line ASUS. It has a catchy design, 4 pro­gram­ma­ble but­tons and bal­anced per­for­mance. Exe­cu­tion at height, no back­lash and creak­ing. The USB con­nec­tor is gold-plat­ed, which should have a pos­i­tive effect on con­tact, and the legs are made of Teflon to ensure the most com­fort­able slid­ing.

Pros and cons

Val­ue for mon­ey, qual­i­ty build
Not enough addi­tion­al keys, I would like to get a high­er res­o­lu­tion of the opti­cal sen­sor and a polling rate

3. SteelSeries Rival 310 PUBG Edition Black USB

SteelSeries Rival 310. Photo: SteelSeries
SteelSeries Rival 310. Pho­to: SteelSeries

An expen­sive gam­ing solu­tion that cap­ti­vates with its unusu­al the­mat­ic design in the style of the pop­u­lar PUBG game and the insane­ly high res­o­lu­tion of the opti­cal sen­sor of 12,000 dpi. It is thanks to the lat­ter that it will be an excel­lent solu­tion for fans of shoot­ers. Such char­ac­ter­is­tics, with prop­er skill, will ful­ly reveal the capa­bil­i­ties of the play­er.

Pros and cons

PUBG themed design (although this is not for every­one), very high res­o­lu­tion opti­cal sen­sor
Rel­a­tive­ly high cost

4. Genesis GX85 Black-Red USB

Genesis GX85.  Photo: Genesis
Gen­e­sis GX85. Pho­to: Gen­e­sis

This is one of the best gam­ing pc mice 2021 best for MMORPG lovers. There are as many as 13 keys on the case, which will allow you to dis­trib­ute many skills as com­fort­ably and effi­cient­ly as pos­si­ble and sim­pli­fy the game process. A nice addi­tion would be LED back­light and charge indi­ca­tor. It should be not­ed that the mod­el is asym­met­ri­cal and is intend­ed for use by a right-hand­ed user. This must be tak­en into account when buy­ing.

Pros and cons

13 addi­tion­al keys, anatom­i­cal shape, back­light and charge indi­ca­tor
Suit­able only for right-hand­ed play­ers, for play­ing shoot­ers and strate­gies, the num­ber of but­tons may be exces­sive

5. Red Square Icy Brilliance Black USB

Red Square Icy Brilliance Black.  Photo: Red Square
Red Square Icy Bril­liance Black. Pho­to: Red Square

This gam­ing mouse cap­ti­vates with its price-qual­i­ty ratio. At a fair­ly afford­able cost, you get a mod­ern device in a min­i­mal­ist style. It has a long cord, qual­i­ty build and fea­tures that allow you to suc­cess­ful­ly per­form a wide range of tasks. The shape is anatom­i­cal, under the right hand.

Pros and cons

“Deli­cious” price for such func­tion­al­i­ty, 6 addi­tion­al but­tons, long wire
Suit­able only for the right hand, the design may seem too aus­tere

6. Genesis KRYPTON 700 Black USB

Genesis KRYPTON 700. Photo: Genesis
Gen­e­sis KRYPTON 700. Pho­to: Gen­e­sis

This com­put­er mouse stands out among oth­er best mod­els with its orig­i­nal back­light, made in the form of an LED semi­cir­cle on the body of the device. It is equipped with 8 but­tons. The cable here is long, the char­ac­ter­is­tics are aver­age. One of the addi­tion­al but­tons is unusu­al­ly locat­ed on the edge of the left “main” — an unusu­al solu­tion that many play­ers may like.

Pros and cons

Orig­i­nal arrange­ment of addi­tion­al keys, beau­ti­ful LED gra­di­ent back­light, long cable
For right-han­ders, aver­age per­for­mance — it may not be enough for gamers

7. A4Tech Bloody V2M game mouse Black USB

A4Tech Bloody V2M game mouse.  Photo: A4Tech
A4Tech Bloody V2M game mouse. Pho­to: A4Tech

An inex­pen­sive solu­tion, made in an extreme­ly aggres­sive style. Users note that it fits com­fort­ably in a large hand, which is not typ­i­cal for all mod­els. Some keys are selec­tive­ly back­lit, which allows you to com­fort­ably play in the dark and quick­ly respond by press­ing the game sit­u­a­tion.

Pros and cons

Low cost, bright black and red design, suit­able for play­ers with large hands
There are com­plaints about the build qual­i­ty (back­lash / creak­ing)

8. HARPER Gaming GM-P20 Black USB

Harper Gaming GM-P20.  Photo: HARPER
Harp­er Gam­ing GM-P20. Pho­to: HARPER

This is one of the best gam­ing mice in the mid-range price range, unlike many oth­ers — it is sym­met­ri­cal. It can be used by left-hand­ed peo­ple if the arrange­ment of addi­tion­al keys suits them. The back­light is locat­ed around the perime­ter and com­fort­ably illu­mi­nates the work area around the device.

Pros and cons

Can be used by left-hand­ed gamers, 7 but­tons, min­i­mal­is­tic design
Not the best tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics for this mon­ey, since the mouse is sym­met­ri­cal­ly dif­fi­cult to call its anatom­i­cal shape

9. COUGAR Revenger S (WoT) Black USB

COUGAR Revenger S (WoT).  Photo: COUGAR
COUGAR Revenger S (WoT). Pho­to: COUGAR

This mouse is made in the the­mat­ic style of the World of Tanks game (I think you have heard about it if you have not lived in iso­la­tion for the last 10 years). Aggres­sive design with sharp cor­ners, illu­mi­nat­ed wheel and very high res­o­lu­tion opti­cal sen­sor. There are not so many addi­tion­al but­tons, but it is posi­tioned for tanks, so they are hard­ly need­ed.

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Pros and cons

WoT themed design, 12k dpi opti­cal sen­sor res­o­lu­tion, eye-catch­ing design, unusu­al back­lit wheel
If you are going to play not only shoot­ers, it may not be the most obvi­ous choice, the sym­met­ri­cal design may not suit every­one

10. ASUS TUF Gaming M5 Black USB

ASUS TUF Gaming M5.  Photo: ASUS
ASUS TUF Gam­ing M5. Pho­to: ASUS

Anoth­er rep­re­sen­ta­tive of brand­ed gam­ing mod­els, now from ASUS. The design of the device is quite dis­creet — no dec­o­ra­tions, except for the TUF logo on the back. Con­sid­er­ing the cost, the per­for­mance is under­whelm­ing. Nev­er­the­less, this is a well-known brand, with high build qual­i­ty and tech­no­log­i­cal details.

Pros and cons

Well-known brand, high-qual­i­ty assem­bly, min­i­mal­is­tic style (with such a mouse you will not become a black sheep either in the office or in the com­pa­ny of gamers)
Very aver­age char­ac­ter­is­tics, sym­met­ri­cal design, with­out regard to anatom­i­cal fea­tures
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