best gaming mouse

Best gaming mouse

Mionix: Naos 5000

The Specs
5040 dpi gaming laser sensor
S.Q.A.T - Surface Quality Analyzer Tool
Adjustable lift distance
1 ms response time
12 000 frames/sec
Tracking speed: 5.1 m/sec (200 ips)
10.6 megapixels/sec image processing
Acceleration: 30 g
40 000 Hz sampling rate
True 16-bit data path
Grip friendly rubber coating
7 buttons (7 programmable)
3 steps in-game dpi adjustment
In-game profile switch
Configurable dpi up to 5040 dpi
6 integrated LEDs
Adjustable polling rate
128 kb built-in memory
Large teflon feet
Balanced weight tuning system (up to 40 gr)
Gold-plated USB connection
Full speed USB 2.0 with Plug n Play
Cable length: 2 m (braided for durability)
Compatible with all kinds of surfaces
Weight tuning: up to 40 gr

System Requirements
Windows® 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
Available USB port
40 mb free space on hard drive

The Review
This mouse has a similar size and dimensions to the Logitech G500. It has a nice, braided cord to prevent cord-memory and that won't risk power-loss due to the batteries running out. It's exceptionally responsive and is comparable to the bigger named manufacturers of gaming products.

Logitech: G500 

The Specs
10 programmable buttons
Adjustable weight-cartridge
Tuning weight: Up to 27 grams
Resolution: 200 - 5700 dpi
Image processing:12 megapixels/second
Max. acceleration: 30G
Max. speed: up to 165 inches(4.19 m)/second*
USB data format: 16 bits/axis
USB report rate: Up to 1000 reports/second
Sleep mode: Disabled

System Requirements
Windows® XP or Windows Vista®
USB port
CD-ROM drive

The Review
The mouse size and shape is pretty much perfect for most adult (or almost adult) hands. Some people have complained about the 3 thumb buttons, but I have not had any problems between them. I use the middle thumb button regularly.

Like many other gaming mice, you can adjust the weight. I like a heavier mouse than the standard mouse. The weightier is more responsive with sudden movements and when trying to be precise, such as when sniping.

Microsoft: SideWinder X8

The Specs
World's most advanced tracking technology for gaming with image processing of 13,000 frames per second.
Instantly switch sensitivity between high, medium, and low with one click.
Twelve Buttons - Seven are programmable
Up to 30 hours of active gaming on a single charge, or use the play-and-charge cable for non-stop action.
2.4 GHz Wireless
Full-speed, 500 Hz USB reporting
Macro Record - Easily record macros while in game with the dedicated button.
Replaceable Mouse Feet - Choice of three different materials for glide preference.

System Requirements
Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems: Windows® 7, Windows Vista® or Windows XP.
100 MB Hard drive
Powered USB port
CD drive

The Review
The size and shape of the SideWinder X8 mouse is very nice. I like that it feels like a natural fit, not clunky or two small, when I'm playing a game. Being that its a wireless mouse there is nothing to tangle as you try to spin around to shoot someone. This gaming mouse is super responsive. Too much, most likely. I doubt that you would notice a difference compared to most others. Maybe.

SteelSeries: Xai


The Specs
Frames per second: 12.000
Inches per second: 150+
Megapixels per second: 10.8
Counts per inch: 100 5.001 (one CPI Steps)
Max. Acceleration: 30 G
Sensor data path: True 16 bit
Lift distance: ~1mm (auto-adjusting)
Buttons: 8
Cord: 2 m / 6,5 ft (braided to improve durability)
Polling: 125 1000 Hz (1Hz increments)
Gold-plated USB connector
Measurements: 125.5 x 68.3 x 38.7 mm / 4.94 x 2.69 x 1.52 in
CPI high/low indicator
On mouse LCD display for tweaking via menu system
Large pressure points that reduce friction for optimized glide
Driver-less, plug-and-play feature for LAN gamers
Built-in memory for 5 profiles

System Requirements
Win 2000/XP/Vista/7 / Mac OSX

The Review
The specs of the Xai are impressive. It sports a gold plated USB connection too! But its packaged in a mouse circa 1995, small and non-ergonomic. On top of that it is almost as expensive as the better Microsoft Sidewinder X8

Razer: DeathAdder

The Specs
3500DPI Razer Precision%u2122 3.5G infrared sensor
Five independently programmable Hyperesponse%u2122 buttons
Ultra-large non-slip buttons
Ergonomic right-handed or left-handed design
A response time of 1ms, as compared to that of 125Hz / 8ms found in conventional gaming mice

System Requirements
PC/Mac compatible

The Review
There are several things that are impressive about the Razor Deathadder. One of which is that they have a left-handed model. Power to the Lefties! Actually, I'm right-handed, but at least someone thought about the left-handed gamers out there.

It's simplicity is where it shines. It is not lacking, like the Xai above, but has just enough to please even the most picky gamer. It features large thumb buttons, a grippy top, and an ergonomic shape, much like the better gaming mice above.

It is also one of the few top-contender gaming mice that is optical, instead of laser. It is using a type of optical sensor called a 3G infrared, which they claim is far better than other optical sensors. It does not have the technical precision of the laser mice above. However, you will be hard pressed to find anyone complaining about responsiveness. It is one of the top rated mice on Amazon and other websites