In this post I am going to talk a bit about the best gaming mouse brands out on the market today. These are brands that you can trust to make a quality product, regardless of the price-tag. Since you’re going to be spending your hard-earned cash, it’s important to know that you can trust the brand name you choose.
If you’re on the hunt for a new gaming mouse, or your first gaming mouse, you should expect that you are going to pay a bit more to get a quality product that stands the test of time.
If you do a quick search of Amazon for “gaming mouse” you will find plenty of “cheap” models under $20, some even under $10. If you choose one of these then you are going to get what you pay for. A regular mouse in the guise of a gaming mouse.
Below I will cover what are, in my opinion, the four top brands on the market today; Razer, Logitech, Corsair, and Steelseries. Let’s dive in.
Razer is a strong company for gaming peripherals as they are focused solely on gaming-grade peripherals. Their slogan is “For Gamers. By Gamers.” and everything about what they do is quality.
Razer started in the business in 1998 and has a strong commitment to their image of quality products for gamers. I bought my first Razer mouse in 2010 and was overjoyed with the quality. I am pretty sure I still have it, and it still works.
Razer’s warranty policy varies depending on the type of equipment in question, but for mice specifically they have a two-year limited warranty. I find this to be a good policy, that they stand behind their mice for a full two years. Additionally, Razer has a great certified refurbished program.
Most of their mice also have the number of guaranteed clicks listed in their technical specifications, anywhere from 10 million to 50 million. What else can I say about Razer? They make quality products and you can’t go wrong if you choose them.
Check out my review of a few select Razer gaming mice.
Logitech has been around since 1981 and also focuses solely on peripherals. Logitech, unlike Razer, started out with standard personal peripherals of all types. As PC gaming became more popular, they started introducing gaming-grade peripherals.
I can tell you from experience, Logitech isn’t bad. I still have a Logitech gaming mouse from 2012 that I really liked, and am currently using a standard Logitech wireless mouse on the laptop I am currently typing on. They make a reliable product.
Focusing on gaming, Logitech formed “Logitech G” in recent years and is competing directly against Razer and Corsair for a piece of the pro-gamer market.
They have some cool technology available, such as “Powerplay”, which is a mouse-pad that wirelessly charges your Powerplay-compatible wireless mouse as you play. Pretty sweet.
The only drawback to Powerplay is the price-tag of the Powerplay mice being up-wards of $150 before even purchasing the mouse-pad. This is definitely for the serious gamer, or the gamer with money to blow.
All-in-all, Logitech makes a reliable product so you can’t go wrong if you choose them either.
Corsair has been in the PC industry since 1994, making various PC components. They started their gaming brand in 2014, so they are a bit of a newcomer to the peripheral market, specifically gaming peripherals.
I liked Corsair products, having used one of their PC towers in my last gaming rig build, as-well-as their brand of RAM components and power supply.
When they first entered the gaming peripheral realm I just so happened to be in the market for a new mouse and keyboard so I opted to try them out. I loved the pieces I purchased, however I found that they weren’t of the quality I had come to expect with a brand like Razer.
I was disappointed, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt because they were so new. My current gaming keyboard and mouse is of Corsair brand. Corsair has a two-year warranty on all of their gaming peripherals and has a great certified refurbished program.
Steelseries was founded in 2001, though they didn’t change their name to Steelseries until 2007. Steelseries led the way with some of the initial innovation that has defined today’s gaming peripheral market.
I’ve never personally owned a Steelseries product, but I have several gaming friends that swear by the brand, so I feel comfortable in adding them to the list of brands that you can trust.
Steelseries warranty program is a bit different. They offer a one-year warranty to customers in the US and Asia, and a two-year warranty to customers in the EU. I found that a bit odd, but to each their own I suppose.
Price to Quality Balance and Trust are Crucial
Razer, Logitech, Corsair, and Steelseries are, arguably, the leaders in the gaming peripheral industry. Each brand has their own merits, and all of them are dedicated to a quality product.
If you or someone you know or love are in the market for a new gaming mouse, or any gaming peripheral, then I would highly recommend you pay for a quality product from one of these brands.
My two personal favorites are Razer and Corsair, in that order. My next upgrade, coming very soon, is going to be with Razer products. I want a new mouse and keyboard, and could use a new headset.
While I’m at it, I am going to get their Goliathus mouse pad, which is really a keyboard and mouse-pad that also lights up.
I really like the idea of Logitech’s “Powerplay”, and having a wireless gaming mouse that charges while I play, but that tips my scale on the price to quality balance. Razer is my “porridge just right” brand, as they have the balance of price to quality that I prefer.
If I ever go pro (which isn’t likely) then I would absolutely consider the higher price-tags, but even then, my current feelings are keeping me in the arena of Razer. Check them out!
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