A mouse is much more than a pointing device for your computer, and if you are a PC gamer, it is all the more important to buy a mouse that not only aims well but also caters to your grip style and play preference. So, whether you are mowing down grotesque monsters in Doom Eternal with deadly accuracy or popping off headshots in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, using a mouse that keeps up with your erratic aiming and empowers your crusade against the enemies could be the defining difference between achieving success or biting the dust in defeat.
As such, picking the best gaming mouse for your needs is exceptionally important – from its sensor, ergonomics and comfort, switches, scroll functions, and other additional features like your preference for a wireless mouse, the number of side buttons and the overall weight of the device, are all key features to consider before getting your weapon of choice.
There are also other considerations: if you are looking for a wired mouse, you must check to see if your table is suitable for it. If your desk could cause the wire to snag anywhere or have it drag across the surface, it will directly affect your performance in a game, as well as make the mouse difficult to use. If that’s the case, you might want to invest in a good-quality mouse bungee to help alleviate some of that problem.
Another thing to note is the quality of the wire on the mouse. If it’s made of rubbery plastic, it will most definitely be a nightmare to manage and will be prone to breakage. However, and thankfully, most gaming mice address this issue from the get-go by including a cloth-based wire cover. Some companies have also innovated in this aspect by developing flexible cables that move smoothly and eliminate drag on any surface almost entirely.
If you are looking at wireless mice, the most important thing to consider is the battery. A mouse that will need regular charging will be a hassle to manage if you forget to charge it. The best gaming mice will feature at least 70-80 hours of battery life, which should be more than enough for a week of continuous gaming. However, companies like SteelSeries have set the bar high with batteries that last more than 120 hours (although some compromises on RGB bling will be required).
Besides all of that, the weight of the mouse, the number of buttons, configuration capability, companion software features, and overall performance should also be on the list, as they will cater to your specific preference and allow you to excel in games without hindering your natural playing style.
Remember that the best mouse on this list might not be the same for everyone. Your hand’s size might be mid or large, and your choice of games also affects the best gaming mouse for you. For example, if you prefer playing FPS games, then you might not want to go for a mouse with tons of side buttons that are better suited for RPG or RTS games.
Using our expert review and opinion, we have narrowed down a list of the best gaming mice currently available in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East to help you guide through the infinite number of options out there. Keep an eye out on our Best Tech Offers to score some good deals view on these mice. Alternatively, if you don’t want to spend a lot, the Best Cheap Tech also has some affordable mice listed.
Best Wired and Wireless Gaming Mouse 2023
- 1. Razer Viper V2 Pro
- 2. Logitech G502 Lightspeed
- 3. Razer Basilisk V3 Pro
- 4. HyperX PulseFire Haste
- 5. SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless
- 6. Roccat Burst Pro Air
- 7. MadCatz B.A.T 6+
- 8. Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE
- 9. Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro
- 10. Logitech G Pro X Superlight
- 11. Steelseries Prime Wireless Pro
- 12. Logitech G502X
- 13. Razer Naga V2 Pro
1. Razer Viper V2 Pro
Weight: 59g | Sensor: Razer 30K Optical Sensor | Connectivity: Wireless, Wired | RGB: No | Battery Life: 80hrs
- Classic Razer Viper look
- Lightweight and sturdy
- Excellent sensor
- No RGB
The Razer Viper V2 Pro was released amidst a bit of controversy from the gaming community, as many claimed Razer removed some of the features found on the older Viper and increased the price. But removing ourselves from that and just looking at the product for what it is, the Razer Viper V2 Pro is crammed with some of the latest tech and is easily one of the best mice ever made.
It is pricey at AED 599 (US$ 160), as it doesn’t feature any bells and whistles you may find on other gaming mice. There is no RGB even, making the Viper V2 Pro a sort of a basic mouse on the surface. However, Razer has delivered where it counts the most, with an excellent ergonomic shape and powerful internals.
Inside the mouse, you will find Razer’s top-of-the-range 30K optical sensor, crispy optical switches, and remarkably accurate (and lag-free) wireless performance. It would be wrong to say that, despite it being light on features, this is one heck of an engineered product.
The Viper V2 Pro’s shape is reminiscent of the Viper Ultimate, with a sloped forward base and a slight hump in the middle. It should work well for almost all grip styles, but those who play with the palm grip style will enjoy the mouse the most. The mouse comes in two colourways, which also slightly affects how heavy the mouse is.
The Black variant weighs around 58gs, while the White version weighs around 59g. Regardless of which version you get, the Viper V2 Pro is supremely light, aiding you in quick flick shots and speedy movements with ease. The build and construction is solid, and for the price, I would expect nothing less. There is no flexing or creating of any kind, and it feels strong enough to take a beating if it ever comes to that. However, I would avoid the white version of the mouse because it will quickly pick up dirt and oils from your fingers and stain the pristine look of the mouse.
Performance-wise, the Razer 30K optical sensor is rock solid and will be able to track accurately on any surface you can throw at it (not your jeans, and why would you want to play on it anyways?). The Gen-3 optical switches on the two main buttons are crispy and tactile as ever and offer a satisfying bounce-back that feels sharp and responsive and never sluggish. The optical switches are rated for 90m clicks, so it will last you for a good while.
It can be connected via 2.4 GHz wireless or through the included drag-free USB-C cable. On wireless, there is no perceivable lag and its 1,000Hz polling rate ensures smooth tracking no matter what. The battery is decent at 80 hours per charge and should last a week or so, depending on the usage.
2. Logitech G502 Lightspeed
No list of the best gaming mice is complete without mentioning the almost legendary Logitech G502. A fan-favourite and highly revered amongst the esports fraternity, the G502 has gained much traction for its style, comfort and performance. Keeping that in mind, Logitech has wisely cut the cord and has come with a wireless version, with the Logitech G502 Lightspeed.
Not much has changed compared to the wired variant – it’s a large, right-handed gaming mouse with a curved thumb rest and texture grips for added comfort. On the top side of the mouse, you will find ten buttons: the right and left click buttons, a clickable scroll wheel, a button below that to adjust its resistance, and off to the left side of the left-click button, you will find a pair buttons that by default changes the DPI sensitivity. On the side, you will find two large thumb buttons, along with a “sniper” button that can temporarily lower the DPI on-the-fly for precision shots with the weapon of your choice.
That’s admittedly a lot of buttons to deal with, but it’s laid out well enough that they never hinder performance, and of course, they can be customized using the Logitech companion software to do just about whatever you want them to do.
The most interesting thing about the G502 Lightspeed is its adjustable weight feature. On the underside of the mouse, there is a small compartment that, by default, stores the wireless dongle, but you can add two optional 4g weights to add more heft to the device. The mouse already weighs around 114g, so adding more weight to it will be entirely dependent on your play style preference. Besides that, the compartment can also host the PowerPlay battery if you have Logitech’s always-charging mousepad.
Performance-wise, the Logitech G502 Lightspeed is expectedly a banger. The HERO 25K sensor, which provides up to 16,000 DPI, remains as flawless as ever, allowing accurate tracking on most surfaces and keeping up with even the most erratic movements. The wireless performance is similarly excellent, with a battery that can last up to 48 hours before requiring a recharge.
The only real knock against the mouse is how expensive it can get. The mouse itself retails for AED 600 (US$1 49), and if you want to own the PowerPlay setup for an always-charging device, you will need to purchase that separately for an additional AED 400 (US$ 99). Regardless, if you don’t mind all of that and want a heavier mouse (especially compared to all others on the list), you really can’t go wrong with the Logitech G502 Lightspeed.
3. Razer Basilisk V3 Pro
Razer claims the Basilisk V3 Pro is their most advanced gaming mouse yet, and looking at the specs, the claim doesn’t seem too far-fetched. The AED 600 (US$ 160) mouse packs 11 programmable, Razer’s Gen-3 optical switches, HyperSpeed wireless connectivity, HyperScroll Tilt Wheel, Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, next-gen wireless charging, and 13-zone Chroma RGB support.
The mouse can also come bundled with Razer’s Wireless Charging Dock or just a wireless charging puck,both of which will increase the price.
4. HyperX PulseFire Haste
The HyperX Pulsefire Haste is a perfect balance between price and performance. For AED 200 (US$ 50), you get a no-nonsense gaming mouse that delivers where it counts the most: providing accurate tracking and excellent ergonomics to storm the leaderboards of your favourite online game.
The Pulsefire Haste was HyperX’s first attempt at designing an ultra-lightweight gaming mouse, as well as one that sports the oh-so-popular honeycomb design that was made popular by Glorious. It weighs around 58g, and hence it’s one of the lightest mice around, and thanks to its excellent ergonomic design and superior comfort, it contours to your grip style and moves elegantly along with your palm. However, it is a slightly smaller mouse compared to others, so those who prefer a large, chunky mouse might find it a bit uncomfortable.
The Pulsefire Haste is as basic as a mouse can get. It’s only meant for right-handed use, with the main left and right-click buttons and two thumb buttons on the side. It’s dressed in high-quality matte black construction and doesn’t feature much flair in terms of branding or RGB. Despite the lack of RGB (except on the scroll wheel), it still looks quite stylish.
You can customize the mouse using the HyperX Ngenuity software, which is, for some reason, only available to download from the Microsoft Store on Windows. You can change the bindings on the two thumbsticks, set DPI levels, and change the polling rate (ranging from 125Hz to 1,000Hz). You can create multiple presets on the software. However, the mouse only stores one preset on its onboard memory, which is slightly inconvenient if you want to shift between different games without the software.
Performance-wise, the Pulsefire Haste is precise and accurate, thanks to the excellent Pixart 335 sensor. Coupled with the lightweight body, it is easy to manipulate the mouse to pull off some complex shots with ease, without it ever being a hindrance to your aiming.
If you are in the market for an affordable, high-performing gaming mouse and don’t care about extra features, the HyperX Pulsefire Haste is a no-brainer. And if you have a little more cash, you can also get the wireless version which offers similar features and performance without the hassle of a cord tugging you down.
5. SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless
The SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless is a tremendous feat of engineering. Despite the mouse featuring 18 programmable buttons (12 of which are on the side), SteelSeries has managed to keep the weight at around 89g, making it one of the lightest gaming mice that caters specifically to the MMO/MOBA players out there.
What’s more, it also boasts an incredible 180 hours of battery life, meaning the mouse will last for over three weeks without needing a top-up soon.
Let’s come to the 18 programmable buttons I mentioned before. If you are an MMO/MOBA player, these buttons will be a blessing. Each button is programmable to do whatever you like, including assigning macros to do your bidding in-game. The 12-button side panel is also surprisingly comfortable to use. Once you assimilate to it, it will quickly become second nature as you execute a myriad of in-game commands with ease. Of course, the mouse is quite big and chunky, so if you have smaller hands, the Aerox 9 Wireless might be uncomfortable to use.
Now, all of this is fine but what about its performance? After all, a mouse can have all the best features and looks, but if it performs poorly, it’s a no-go in our books. Thankfully, that’s not a problem Aerox 9 Wireless faces thanks to the excellent Steelseries TrueMovie Air Sensor (developed in partnership with PixArt), the 18,000 DPI sensor is a delight to use remains accurate and precise under all conditions.
The SteelSeries mechanical switches are nice and sharp with no conceivable pre or post-travel, so every click feels snappy and responsive. That said, the switches are very easy to depress and depending on the user, that might either be a good thing or not. If you like some heft in your mouse clicks, then Aerox 9 Wireless might not be an ideal choice for you.
The SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless is definitely pricey at AED 500 (US$ 149), but for the features and performance it offers, we would say it’s definitely worth a look and should be high on your wishlist if you are an MMO/MOBA player.
6. Roccat Burst Pro Air
Weight: 81g | Sensor: Roccat Owl-Eye Optical Sensor | Connectivity: Wireless, Wired | RGB: Yes | Battery Life: 100hrs
- Cool RGB effects
- Nvidia Reflex compatibility
- Great sensor and switches
- Average software
Well-known for its comfort, the Roccat Burst Pro Air is another solid, semi-budget option for esports players. It features Roccat’s Owl-Eye Optical Sensor that offers 19K DPI and 400 IPS tracking speed for accurate aiming.
It also uses Titan optical switches with adjustable debounce time, with an uptime of 100 hours on a single charge. With Nvidia Reflex compatibility, water and dust-resistant bionic shell, and seriously cool-looking RGB, the Burst Air Pro is a great choice for $99.
7. MadCatz B.A.T 6+
MadCatz may have had some downtime and an owner change, but their penchant for wild designs still remains intact – and that’s a good thing. MadCatz is known for its wacky and crazy designs that may not look like it would make sense on paper, but somehow it just works
The MadCatz B.A.T 6+ is a modular gaming mouse, the design of which is inspired by “spaceships, hypercars, and batmobiles”, and well, yeah, that seems to hold quite true. From the top, the mouse looks like an alien ship from Halo, and what’s more, it is also packed with enough features and firepower to take on Master Chief on a 1v1. It won’t win, of course, but that’s a debate for another time.
The biggest USP of the mice is its modular styling. You will find two interchangeable side grips and a palm rest in the box, all of which can be snapped into place thanks to the magnetic inserts. The modular feature also makes the mouse perfect for left-handed users as well, making it a truly ambidextrous gaming mouse.
And despite the odd stylish and different attachments, the B.A.T 6+ remains quite comfortable. It has a decently sized mid hump in the middle to accommodate a palm grip style, although I believe it should be able to accommodate even the most unorthodox grip style if it comes to that. The mouse is a little chunky, so it may not be ideal for smaller hands.
Under the hood, the B.A.T 6+ is power-packed with features. The mouse uses the MadCatz Dakota technology, which improves the signal-detection algorithm to provide for more accurate clicks. Coupled with the PixArt PMW3389 16,000 DPI sensor, it ensures that the mouse will track accurately and keep up with your aiming demands at all times.
The only knock against the B.A.T 6+ is its AED 360 (US$ 100) price tag. For a wired mouse, with the modular features being the only real differentiator, it might be a hard sell, especially against similarly good quality wireless mice that can be purchased for a similar price range. The companion software is also average – it’s pretty basic, although the UI can get a little overwhelming with the myriad of icons to navigate through.
8. Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE
Weight: 142g | Sensor: Pixart PMW3392 | Connectivity: Wireless, Wired | RGB: Yes | Battery Life: 16hrs w/lighting, 36hrs w/o lighting
- Qi wireless charging
- Ergonomic design
- Side macro buttons
- Not that different from the previous version
The Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE is one of the popular offerings from the company and is frequently discounted so that it can be nabbed for as low as $70-$80. This wireless mouse offers three connectivity options: 2.4Ghz wireless, Bluetooth, and Wired, as well as supports Qi Wireless Charging with compatible mousepads.
As with many Corsair products, there is a good bit of focus on Hyper-Polling, with the Dark Core going twice as fast as the speed of a standard gaming mouse at 2,000Hz. Its Pixart 3392 optical sensor is also rock-solid and offers 18,00 DPI with customizable 1 DPI resolution steps.
9. Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro
You cannot have a list of the best gaming mice without mentioning a Razer DeathAdder product. The Deathadder is almost part of the gaming mouse lore, a product so popular that every gamer and esports player will vouch for it. As such, Deathadder has quickly become Razer’s most premium product. The new Deathadder V3 Pro is similarly stacked in features and performance that delivers yet another excellent offering into the legendary lineup.
The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro carries the excellent Razer Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, which ensures smooth and accurate tracking regardless of how twitchy and erratic your aiming skills are. The sensor offers 30,000 DPI, a tracking speed of 750 IPS, and up to 70g of acceleration. It can run at a 1,000Hz polling rate; however, if you purchase a separate Hyperpolling Wireless Dongle (AED 100 – US$ 30), the mouse can reach a whopping 4,000Hz polling rate. But whether or not such a polling rate makes any difference in actual performance in-game is debatable, but it does make the mouse significantly costly to own.
The Deathadder V3 Pro doesn’t deviate too much from the classic Deathadder design language, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less effective. The shape and ergonomics of the mouse are legendary, with it offering fantastic comfort for long gaming sessions. It should accommodate most grip styles and can be easily moulded to your playing style. There are no side grips, so some users might feel the mouse slipping during intense, sweaty online gaming sessions. For that, Razer also sells self-adhesive grip tape for AED 40/US $10, which is made of anti-slip polyurethane and is pre-cut to fit the V3 Pro. It’s easy to apply, although some careful positioning will be required to do so.
The mouse can connect via the 2.4 GHz wireless dongle, or you can use the flexible, braided 6-foot USB-C to USB-A cable to do your deed in games. Like the Viper V2 Pro, it doesn’t feature a honeycomb design but is similarly ultra-lightweight. The overall weight of the device is 63g, which is not the lightest by all means, but it shouldn’t feel too heavy for quick flick shots or adjusting your aim on the fly.
10. Logitech G Pro X Superlight
Weight: 63g | Sensor: Logitech Hero 2K sensor | Connectivity: Wireless, Wired | RGB: Yes | Battery Life: 70hrs
- Handy shape
- ERO 25K sensor is great as usual
- Expensive for what it is
At its launch, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight was, as the name would suggest, the lightest wireless gaming mouse on the market at 63g. However, since then, it has been dethroned from that position, but it doesn’t make the mouse any less good.
The Superlight is mostly catered for those looking for a small mouse, but it features all the features you would expect from its bigger brethren. This includes Logitech’s HERO 25K sensor, low-latency wireless, fantastic tracking and solid construction.
11. Steelseries Prime Wireless Pro
Weight: 80g | Sensor: TrueMove Pro | Connectivity: Wireless, Wired | RGB: Not really | Battery Life: 100hrs
- Solid construction
- Steelseries sensor is great
- Basic design
- Not the lightest wireless mouse
The SteelSeries Prime Wireless Pro is an admittedly dull-looking mouse, but the main focus of this was to provide a non-nonsense, true-to-the-bone wireless mouse without any fuss. Hence, despite’s boring exterior, and slightly heavy body weight, the Prime Wireless Pro is a solid performer thanks to its TrueMove Pro sensor, 100 hours of battery life with quick charging support, fantastic wireless connectivity, and a small, compact size.
Is it pricey at $120? Probably- but for someone looking for a light and compact gaming mouse to lug around at tournaments, the Prime Wireless Pro is a great option.
12. Logitech G502X
Weight: 89g | Sensor: Logitech Hero 25K sensor | Connectivity: Wired | RGB: Not really | Battery Life: N/A
- Excellent ergonomics
- HERO sensor and Lightforce switches are great
- Reasonably lightweight
- Slightly expensive
While on the surface, the Logitech G502X may not appear to be much different from the G502 Lightspeed, it does make a few revisions to suit FPS gamers. First of all, it’s a wired mouse but still uses the excellent Logitech Hero 25K sensor for accurate tracking.
Another big change is the introduction of the Lightforce hybrid optical-mechanical switches, which provide the speed and reliability of optical switches while maintaining the crisp and tactile feedback of a mechanical one. It’s also significantly lighter than the Lightspeed version at 89g, making it a massive upgrade if you don’t mind being tethered to a wire.
13. Razer Naga V2 Pro
The Razer Naga V2 Pro’s biggest USP is its customizable side button pads. The mouse includes both a 12-button side panel, as well as a 6-button side panel making on-the-fly changes to the overall usability of the device easy, depending on the kind of gaming you are playing.
Besides that, the latest Razer Naga Pro has all the features you would expect from a high-end Razer mouse, including its top-of-the-range Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, Gen-3 switches, adjustable scroll wheel functionality, 2.4Ghz wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, along with massive battery life of 150 hours on wireless, and 300 hours on Bluetooth.
The only kink in the armour of the mouse is its price tag. The standard Naga Pro model comes for around $179.99, while Razer also bundles two different wireless charging bundles for $249.99 and $199.
Best Gaming Mouse FAQs (Frequently asked questions)
Which is the best gaming mouse?
The best gaming mouse depends on what you want from your mouse. Generally, any mouse from the big brands like Razer, Steelseries, HyperX, Logitech, and ZOWIE that uses high-end sensors will be the best option as it will provide the most accurate tracking.
What mouse do pro gamers use?
The Logitech G Pro X, Razer Nagao Pro, and Razer Deathadder are some of the popular gaming mice that esports players have been seen using in tournaments.
Which mouse is best for FPS gaming?
There are two things to consider when picking a mouse for FPS. The weight and sensor. Depending on the user’s preference, a lightweight mouse that’s under 60g will prove to be beneficial as it will allow for quick reflexes and minimal drag due to the weight.
The next is the sensor. Manufacturers like Pixart make some of the best and most renowned sensors on the market, but lately, offerings from Razer, Logitech, Steelseries and others also offer the same high-quality tracking.
Where can I find the best gaming mouse deals?
You can score some great discounts from Amazon.ae (Opens in a new tab) in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Also, keep an eye out for our Best Tech Offers to score some good deals.
What should I look out for in a good gaming mouse?
There are some factors to consider when purchasing a gaming mouse, all of which should match your preference and needs. The weight and size of the mouse should be the top consideration, as well as the kind of sensor it features, as well as how many buttons it has.
On top of that, if you want a mouse to match your PC’s aesthetics, you might even prefer a mouse that has a lot of RGB options. Of course, pricing is paramount and should fit your budget, but thankfully, you can score a great high-end gaming mouse for as little as $50.
Which brands are best for gaming mice
Razer, Steelseries, Logitech, HyperX, ZOWIE, are some of the best brands that make high-quality mice.
Is a gaming mouse really better?
Gaming mice make a considerable difference, especially if you use one that’s meant for office use or photo and video editing on Window 10 or Windows 11. Gaming mice have superior tracking and higher-quality sensors, as well as a number of other features (like side buttons, onboard memory, lag-free wireless, etc.) that aids in improving your game online.
Are USB-C based gaming mice better?
USB Type C is the latest standard in USB and, in most cases, preferable over the older USB standard for not just gaming mice but also regular mice.
Is the Razer Basilisk good?
The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is Razer’s most advanced gaming mouse yet, with eleven programmable buttons. It’s an excellent pro wireless mouse but amongst the pricier mice in this roundup.