Top 10 Gaming Mice: January 2020

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So it’s the new year, you’ve received a gaming PC as a present, you’re absolutely buzzing to become a pro player that you’ve always dreamed of being, what will you excel in? Fortnite, CS:GO, Modern Warfare or R6S? Well, slow down there! You will soon realise that the bog-standard computer peripherals that some of you may receive with the gaming computer aren’t exactly up to scratch! They’re really difficult to play games with and for some reason you just can’t headshot that guy.

Well, we all know that gamers only as good as their mouse. Whether you want a mouse with multiple buttons to play games such as Dota 2 or League of Legends or you need a mouse with an extremely high DPI and an optical sensor to crush noobs in Counter-Strike. You need a good mouse and that’s final.

Read the list below of the Top 5 Gaming Mice that we at Glitchtech recommend you get for the year 2020.

1. SteelSeries Rival 710

SteelSeries Rival 710
SteelSeries Rival 710.

Price: £99.99
DPI: 12,00
Sensor:
Optical

What’s so good about the SteelSeries Rival 710? Well firstly, SteelSeries is ana amazing company, it’s a reputable brand and you know when you purchase one of their products you really are paying the premium for good quality products, made from strong and durable materials that are designed for intense gaming sessions and ESports.

This mouse features a really fast optical sensor that is one of the most accurate ones on the market. It makes for extremely precise mouse movements and will make your aim exceptional. The DPI on this sensor can go up to 12,000 that’s extremely high.

Did I mention the fact that this mouse comes fully equipped with a mini OLED display on the side of it, this is versatile as it allows you to receive info from your game such as how much ammo or health you have left without actually looking at your screen.

The mouse is also designed to fit your hand ina comfortable way that makes it more grippy, less slippy and better for gaming. Yes, the mouse is expensive but it’s absolutely worth it.

2. Razer Viper

Price: £80
DPI: 16,000
Sensor: Optical

The Razer Viper is 2020’s wireless optical gamer-focused mouse. With an absolutely stunning design, with the classic logo on the rear. Featuring some high-quality grips on the side, reminiscent of the SteelSeries Rival mouses. I know what you’re thinking, wireless!! That mustn’t be used for gaming. Well, this mouse has basically zero latency and you can barely even tell that you’re using a wireless mouse, all that on top of the fact that the cable included with the mouse is a high speed 5G USB Type C cable.

This mouse is also rocking an ambidextrous design this is perfect for those of you who are left-handed. For too long have people had to either use a sub-par mouse or struggle to awkwardly use a mouse that isn’t meant for them. Well, it looks like Razer is stepping up the game for everybody.

3. Logitech G502

Price: £45
DPI: 16,000
Sensor: Optical

Logitech has to be my all-time favourite brand for gaming peripherals. They’re trustworthy, their products are built well and built to last, they’re sponsors of ESPorts and their products reflect just how much they understand gamers. Not to mention their second to none customer service.

The Logitech G502 is a reflection of the best side of Logitech, just how good a mouse can actually be. I started using this mouse when I switched from my SteelSeries Rival 300 and I have to say my aim improved drastically.

With features such as the infinite scroll wheel which is meant to be used for navigating long pages on Reddit and other sites you really can not go wrong with this mouse.

4. SteelSeries Sensei Ten

Price: £69.99
DPI: 18,000
Sensor: Laser

The SteelSeries Sensei series has long been the Laser counterpart to the Rival series. It is an amazing mouse and the new Sensei Ten reflects just how refined the SteelSeries Sensei has become. With an ambidextrous design, fitting gamers who are both left and right-handed, an extremely high DPI laser sensor, this mouse was designed for gamers.

It particularly goes well with games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends with its high DPI.

Notably, though, the sensei can be quite small so if you have big hands then think twice about purchasing.

5. HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB

Price: £39.99
DPI: 16,000
Sensor: Laser

Just like most other peripheral manufacturers, HyperX. Who made their mark on the industry by designing and making affordable RAM. They have now widened their market and have moved to PC peripherals. With products like the HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB, it’s not hard to see why HyperX is killing the PC peripheral game. 

This mouse is a perfect fit if you’re a heavy FPS player, and will even be a great fit for day-to-day computing – as it will easily blend into any office set up as soon as you turn down the lights.

The sensor on this mouse is just amazing and you don’t have to take our word for it as there are many pro players who enjoy using this as their daily driver and in competitions if the pros use it, then how bad could it be?

Also just look at this mouse in the dark and you will soon fall in love with the elegant, sleek RGB design that HyperX have settled on.

6. Corsair Ironclaw RGB

Price: £44.99
DPI: 18,000
Sensor: Optical

The Corsair Ironclaw RGB looks a bit strange compared to your conventional gaming mouse, with a pretty uncomfortable looking design with awkward button placement and a really small grip with a huge middle mouse button, it’s fair to say if you looked at this mouse and had never used it before then you might get the wrong impression of it.

Well, if you can get past the obscure design of this mouse then you are in for a treat! Although the mouse doesn’t look egonomical, it’s actually the complete opposite. You can use this mouse for hours without having wrist fatigue. The sensor is truly precise as well and I didn’t feel like I didn’t have full control of it at any time.

This mouse is perfect for practicing your aim in your favorite shooter. The buttons are rather tactile as well and definitely seem like they’re built to last, but only time will tell and we will be updating you if anything should happen to this mouse.

7. Gigabyte Aorus M5

Price: £49.99
DPI: 16,000
Sensor: Optical

This mouse is the avid RGB fanboy’s wet dream. The Gigabyte Aorus M5 is a highly customizable, sleek and lightweight premium-feeling gaming mouse. This amazing mouse comes from the hardware manufacturer Gigabyte, knowing Gigabyte, you must know their amazing fusion lighting system that they have on their motherboards. Well, it’s also on their gaming mouse as well!

This mouse comes packed with features, from the amazing fusion lighting system meaning that you can have it sync up with your gigabyte RGB motherboard this will definitely fit in with your set up. Also, the mouse comes with an adjustable weighting system. This means that pretty much anyone can use this mouse and not feel uncomfortable

8. Roccat Kain 202 AIMO

Price: £89.99
DPI: 16,000
Sensor: Optical

The Roccat Kain 202 AIMO is an amazing wireless gaming mouse, built with you in mind and is clearly designed to last through the years. This mouse is wireless and yes in recent years that may have made you cringe with it being on a list called ‘The Top 10 Gaming Mice for 2020’ but hear me out! Wireless has become way more of a standard in the modern-day, I mean c’mon it’s 2020, this industry is improving. Latency is almost a thing of the past and you can’t even notice that it’s not attached directly to a wire. The only drop back to wireless is usually battery life and that is where the Roccat Kain 202 AIMO shines.

Where you may be in a heated firefight with the enemy and then suddenly your mouse just stops moving and the panic hits you as you realize that your mouse’s battery has died, this is the reality for some gaming mice! The Roccat Kain 202 AIMO has an amazing battery life and you will be able to knock out a really long gaming session before you have to stick this guy on charge.

However, the downside of this mouse is that it doesn’t have space to accommodate the storage of a wireless dongle, which sucks as it means that you will have to carry it around with you separately and just hope that you don’t lose it. It also doesn’t have many buttons for a so-called ‘gaming mouse’ this can be an issue especially if you’re one of the gamers who enjoy macroing everything.

9. Corsair Harpoon Wireless

Price: £50.59
DPI: 10,000
Sensor: Optical

Wireless gaming mice to this point have usually been a luxury item and they’re usually expensive and unreliable for gaming. They’re often billed as the flagship model from peripheral makers. The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless, however, breaks this trend by being the most inexpensive £50 wireless gaming mice.

Don’t let the price fool you though, this ain’t a piece of junk how you might expect it to be! This is built amazingly, got a really long battery life, an amazing grip. What more could you ask for in a wireless gaming mouse? The connectivity? Oh yeah it’s also amazing, you won’t notice that you’re using a wireless mouse at all and using the Harpoon will be a breeze. All this for the measly price of £50!

10. Razer Basilisk Hyperspeed

Price: £58.23
DPI: 16,000
Senor: Optical

For the price point, the Razer Basilisk Hyperspeed is a top performer. At under £60 the mouse provides a 16,000 DPI experience and this is truly amazing. The optical sensor provides some of the most accurate gameplay you could ask for and the mouse is really smooth to hold.

Yes, this is another wireless gaming mouse but they’re getting really good so we just can’t afford to not tell you about them! The Razer Basilisk Hyperspeed has an amazing battery life and some amazing connectivity and really low latency.

This mouse also comes customizable within the Razer Synapse software, providing an overall great user experience for you.

What did you think of our list for the beginning of 2020? Do you agree with our entries? Let us know in the comments below. Feedback is always appreciated.

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