Best Gaming Mouse – Mice for Games

By | August 23, 2011

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This post isn’t a digital game deal but it’s actually about gaming mice. For the longest time I’ve used the Microsoft Blue mouse as my primary gaming mouse. It served me well and I do well in the games I play. That thing is pretty cheap and reliable. It’s about $20 or so. I actually picked up a second as a backup because they stopped making the mouse.

The other day though I decided to give my brother’s Razer Deathadder mouse a try. That thing was really smooth in terms of aiming. It took a bit to get used to but my spray and flick shots definitely felt more accurate. I used to have to strafe slightly and adjust my aim to get my crosshair on those tiny little crevices like when you’re aiming from the main hall into the T spawn on office. I started playing cs:s again (because 1.6 is dead-Hate how you can’t find a vanilla server anymore). The Deathadder is a little too big for my liking.

Anyway, I decided I liked the idea of a gaming mouse so I looked around online. Most recommendations were for the Logitech MX418, G5, Microsoft Intellimouse 3, Deathadder, and some other random gaming mice.

I narrowed my choice down to the the Logitech G400 (latest version of MX418) and the MS Intellimouse Explorer 3.0. I looked at the Bestbuy website and it happens to be on sale for $39.99. Picked it up and I’m digging it so far. I’m still getting used to it though. It has a form factor I’m not really used to. Definitely smaller than the Deathadder, which I like. I also looked at the MS Intellimouse while I was at the store and it feels pretty good in your hands. It was about the same price also. ~$40 so I don’t think you could go wrong with that.

So long story short, if you’re looking for a Gaming Mouse, I recommend you pick up the G400 while it’s on sale at Bestbuy. If you can find a movers coupon (usually in a packet at the post office) for 10% off, you’ll save $4. However, It’s actually on sale at Amazon for $38.99 with free shipping if you have Prime. I didn’t want to wait though and it’s probably better if you feel it in your hands first.

I have used laser mice before but I prefer the optical ones. I’m a pretty awful RTS player but I think the extra buttons on the mouse could come in handy. Also, it would help someone while they micro everything.

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