The Best Gaming Mouse

The Best Gaming Mouse

If you play a lot of PC games, a more comfortable mouse with fast response times, a precise sensor, more customizable buttons, and pretty lights can be a worthwhile upgrade over a regular ol’ mouse. We tested 31 gaming mice this year—in addition to the so, so many we’ve tested in past years—to find the best wired and wireless gaming mice for most hand sizes and most grip styles.


Of all the gaming mice we’ve tested in the past few years, the Razer Basilisk V3 and its identically shaped predecessor, the Basilisk V2, are the most comfortable options for the widest range of hand sizes and grip preferences. The Basilisks have well-placed, responsive buttons that are easy to press on purpose and hard to click by accident. And the optical switches in these mice avoid the double-clicking issues that can impact mechanical switches. But the Razer Synapse 3 software required to customize the mouse doesn’t support macOS.


The newer Basilisk V3 and older Basilisk V2 are identical in size and shape, and both use the same optical switches. The V3 has fancy-looking RGB underglow and the ability to toggle between ratcheted and smooth scrolling; the V2 lacks these features. The biggest difference, as of this writing, is the price. The V3 costs around $60 to $70, while the V2 is often available for just $35.

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