Like well honed snipers, gamers need the right tools for the job to be truly feared in combat. If snipers have their Heckler & Koch PSG1, M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle and .408 caliber M200 sniper rifle; gamers have their trusty mouse, not as intimidating a name but as essential to the battlefield. A gamer needs not just any mouse, like a marksman’s rifle, it must possess the right qualities and features like the right weight, balance and feel, right number and placement of buttons and right sensitivity among others. There are many ways to win – but there are only selected few â€œmust-havesâ€ gaming mouse that every frag-hungry gamer should consider in their arsenal. Here are geekiegadget’s top 5 gaming mouse in no particular order.
First on the list hails from Logitech’s infamous G series- the Logitech G9X Laser Mouse, with a plethora of customizable options, this is one gaming mouse every gamer can truly call his own. Personalize your weapon with Logitech G9x’s interchangeable satin texture and wide grip, weight-tuning system, custom-color LEDs, and onboard memory. The dpi can be adjusted on-the-fly from 200 up to light speed fast 5700 dpi. Just add the next-generation gaming laser and watch your enemies fall.
The next mouse is ironically named after a poisonous snake, the Razer Deathadder 3500 High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse. Bare your fangs with its 3500dpi Razer Precision 3.5G infrared sensor, 1ms response time, 1000Hz Ultrapolling and ergonomic right-handed design. It also features 5 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons, On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment and an Always-On mode. The non-slip buttons, braided fiber cable and gold plated USB connector are subtle yet very welcome addition to DeathAdder’s features. To put it simply, the DeathAdder is good for your game and definitely bad for your prey.
The third mouse is Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse, a 2.4 GHz wireless predator with the world most advanced tracking technology for gaming which allows an ultrafast image processing of 13,000 frames per second. Gamers can go wireless for up to 30 hours of gameplay freedom per charge or go non-stop while using the play-and-charge cable; either way you can play lag-free with X8’s 500 Hz USB reporting. The Sidewinder X8 features a total of 12 buttons including 7 programmable, a scroll wheel with tilt and vertical side buttons. You can fine tune the X8 to your liking using the DPI switch and macro recording, even the glide preference can be adjusted with the replaceable mouse feet.
For MMORPG players, especially the inhabitants of the World of Warcraft, there is the SteelSeries Special-Edition World of Warcraft Mouse. This is the only mouse that claims to be configurable directly from within World of Warcraft for both Mac and PC users. It has 15 in-game programmable buttons with over 130 preset game commands, 10 profiles and customizable macros. Aside from the plated mail design and World of Warcraft GUI, this mouse boasts adjustable DPI, mouse settings, illumination color, effects, and intensity.
The final gaming peripheral on the list is the Saitek Cyborg Mouse; this futuristic looking mouse features a gaming laser customizable up to 3200dpi for ultra high speed and precision. It also has 2 additional programmable buttons and a 4-way low profile hat switch. What sets the Cyborg Mouse apart is the modifiable mouse size that can be extended or shrunk to fit different hand size or grip. In addition, the click strength of scroll wheel can also be changed.
There you have it, these are the top 5 gaming mouse that can spell the difference between the one clicking the trigger and the one sitting in-between somebody’s crosshair.
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