Best Gaming Mice 2018

Editor's choice

Best All-Purpose Gaming Mouse

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

With a comfortable shape, textured grips and 11 big, programmable buttons in a convenient layout, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum (an updated version of the excellent G502 Proteus Core) has a great feel and stellar performance, and is the best ove...

10/10
Perfection
$68.90Amazon
Product Use case Rating
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Best All-Purpose Gaming Mouse 10
HyperX Pulsefire Best Budget Mouse 8
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Best Wireless Mouse 10
Razer Naga Trinity Best MMO Mouse 9
Razer Basilisk Best FPS Mouse 8
Razer DeathAdder Elite Best RTS/MOBA Mouse 8
SteelSeries Sensei 310 Best Mouse for Lefties 8
Razer Lancehead Best Mouse for Macs N/A
Best Budget Mouse
HyperX Pulsefire
$49.99Amazon
Best Wireless Mouse
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
$149.99Amazon
Best MMO Mouse
Razer Naga Trinity
$99.99Razer
Best FPS Mouse
Razer Basilisk
$69.99Amazon
Best RTS/MOBA Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$69.99Amazon
Best Mouse for Lefties
SteelSeries Sensei 310
$59.99Amazon
Best Mouse for Macs
Razer Lancehead
$79.99Amazon




Overview

Tom's Guide tests about 30 mice per year, which enables us to recommend with confidence which mouse is better. If you want a mouse that can play anything and everything, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum ($80 MSRP) is about as good as it gets. With well-spaced buttons, a comfortable design and top-of-the-line software, the Proteus Spectrum is, hands-down, the best all-around gaming mouse on the market. If you don't want to spend quite so much money, the HyperX Pulsefire costs less than $50, and delivers excellent performance with no frills.

Latest News and Updates (Jan. 2018)

  • At CES 2018, Razer announced the Mamba HyperFlux, a wireless mouse that doesn't have a battery, but instead draws power from a magnetic field coming from its mouse pad. 
  • Also at the Las Vegas convention, Corsair launced the Dark Core RGB Gaming Mouse, which features a tunable 16,000 DPI optical sensor, side grip customization and three customizable RGB lighting zones.
  • The Razer Naga Trinity became our best pick for MMO mouse.