In the world of gaming and gaming peripherals, a mouse is perhaps one of the essential accessories. Whether you love playing FPS games or an MMORPG or simple RPG games, a gaming mouse can make or break your entire gaming experience.
And well, a gaming mouse is not about the number of programmable buttons or the performance. The looks and comfort also matter a great deal. More importantly, it should also feature cool hue of colors (read RPG) to ramp up the looks of your gaming station.
In this post today, we have listed some of the best gaming mice that are available in India under Rs 5,000.
If you're looking for a modestly-priced gaming mouse, the SteelSeries Rival 110 makes for a good choice. This one promises great performances and features. However, it's most remarkable feature is its larger DPI range (for its price). Plus, this mid-sized mouse is light and comfortable and is likely to fit well in most people’s hands.
When it comes to the design, the Rival 110 keeps things simple and doesn't do anything drastic with the design. Furthermore, its nearly ambidextrous design makes it easy to hold. The design is 'nearly' ambidextrous because the side buttons on the left are a tad difficult to reach with the left hand.
Other than that, the textured grips on the sides and on the scroll wheel will help you tackle the mouse better. Plus, there are six programmable buttons.
Being a gaming mouse, the SteelSeries Rival 110 sports RGB lighting which gives it a cool look, especially in the dark. Since it is a budget gaming mouse, you won't find removable weights at the bottom.
Performance-wise, the Rival 110 is a solid and consistent performer, thanks to the responsive mechanical switch. And well, there are plenty of Amazon reviews to back up that claim.
Love FPS games? The Corsair M65 Pro RGB gaming mouse is designed just for you. The highlight of this mouse is its unique 'Sniper' button that lets you lower the DPI instantly for more precise shots. And that's not all. The solid aluminum frame gives this mouse a solid build. Plus, its highly responsive optical sensor is rated at 12,000DPI.
Though it has a rather unusual shape, it's comfortable to use and is likely to fit most hands.
Unlike the one above, this mouse comes with two DPI adjustment buttons as well as a DPI light. Other than that, all the buttons are customizable. You can reassign a function of your choice through the Corsair CUE software. Also, the cable is braided to prevent unnecessary tangles.
We have been using the Corsair M65 Pro RGB-FPS Gaming Mouse for about a year now. So, we can safely say that it works great with FPS games, especially the dedicated DPI switching aim button. The tracking is up there with most other popular gaming mice we've used, and the adjustable weights are a welcome addition.
One of the primary highlights of the Razer DeathAdder lineup is its comfortable and ergonomic design, and the Razer DeathAdder Elite is no different. Add an accurate sensor and a good build quality to the mix, and you have the perfect gaming mouse on your hand. It comes with seven programmable buttons and two zones of lighting. Plus, it boasts of a maximum DPI of 16,000.
The Roccat Kova Optical gaming mouse is designed primarily for first-person shooter gamers, and similar to some of the mouse in this list, it's an ambidextrous mouse. It has a subtle design with a gentle sloping body surrounded by a plethora of buttons. It has a whopping 12 programmable buttons, each within reach of your fingertips. Quite suitable for MMORPG and RTS games.
Other than that, the lighting system is cool, and will surely enhance the look of your gaming rig. For one, you can configure the color of the scroll wheel and mouse rim. Cool, right?
If you are looking for a comfortable mouse for using with your right hand, then the Logitech G502 Hero is the one for you. This one comes with plenty of buttons — 11 buttons in total, including left, right, middle-click and two standard thumb buttons. And the highlight of these switches promise a life of 50 million clicks. Plus, you get a generous thumb rest.
Similar to the Corsair M65 Pro, this one too also comes with a customizable weight system. You can add up to five weights of 3.6 grams. Plus, the G502 Hero boasts of a maximum DPI of 16,000.
Typical of most gaming mice, you can customize the colors of the DPI indicators and the Logitech G logo.
The G502 Hero has garnered amazing reviews so far. It has raked in 4.4 stars out of 5, with over 72% positive rating, at the time of writing.
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Bonus: BenQ ZOWIE FK2 Gaming Mouse
If you can stretch your budget and wouldn't mind splurging a bit, then you can also check out the BenQ ZOWIE FK2 gaming mouse.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK2 sports an ambidextrous design and is priced at Rs 5,600. Plus, the highly tactile buttons that add to the experience. Along with the usual buttons at the front, there are two side buttons on each side. And the good news is that they are sleek and do not get in the way.
The BenQ Zowie FK2 mouse is great for FPS games.
These were some of the best gaming mice out there. The best thing about them is that they are durable and will easily last you a couple of years. Plus, these come with plenty of customization features. And the lighting options are the icing on the cake.
So, which one of these will you choose?
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