Which is the best gaming mouse for gamers? No other device is used more than the mouse when gaming. Mice are as different as the players themselves and should appeal to professional gamers as well as casual gamers. Whether number of buttons, weight or ergonomics, wireless or wired, there is the perfect mouse for everyone and we will help you to find it.
The material is not insignificant: A gaming mouse should lie comfortably in the hand for a long time and allow a good grip. Inferior surfaces quickly cause sweaty hands and let the fingers slip off when the click is hectic. But here, too, it depends on the personal preference of the gamer. Some want heavily rubberized mice with a lot of grip, others prefer the opposite and need a smooth surface for their way of playing. It is therefore worthwhile to try mice over a longer period of time.
Left-handers are not at a disadvantage: there is an abundance of ergonomic mice that are supposed to relieve the wrist with a thumb rest and a slightly curved shape. Left-handers, however, usually have to limit themselves to symmetrical mice, which in the worst case also have two buttons for thumbs on the wrong side. It is worth taking a closer look at the equipment here.
DPI and IPS: The DPI (dots per inch) indicates how much movement data a mouse can register per inch (1 inch = 2.54 cm). The higher this value, the less players have to move the mouse to navigate the screen. The IPS value indicates how quickly a mouse can be moved without losing information.
High-Sense, Low-Sense and Lift-off-Distance: These are basically two types of players. Some rely on the highest possible DPI value and make very few and small movements with the mouse on the pad (high-sense gamer). The others want more control in the mouse movement-response chain and prefer low DPI levels. They sometimes “row” with the mouse over their desks and sometimes even lift them up a bit. The lift-off distance (LoD) is a value that indicates how high you can lift the mouse without the sensor losing contact with the mouse pad.
Polling rate and input lag: The polling rate is a value that is given in Hertz and describes the speed at which the mouse sends information to the USB port. A high value reduces the input lag. It indicates how long it takes for a movement with the mouse to be visible as a movement on the monitor.
The latest mouse models usually have a polling rate of 1,000
eDPI = DPI * Sensitivity
Because gamers like to compare the settings, their gaming equipment etc. and the comparison of sensitivity and DPI can quickly become confusing. that’s why we use eDPI to compare the “true sensitivity”. eDPI stands for effective dots per inch and is calculated by multiplying the mouse’s DPI by the in-game sensitivity. In this way, gamers have the opportunity to compare the actual sensitivity of different players – regardless of the hardware and software settings used.