Picking a gaming mouse is a very personal endeavor. Everyone’s hands are different, everyone’s preferences and needs are different, and we all play different games. That’s why we’re lucky to live in the golden age of gaming mice, with major manufacturers pouring engineering muscle into one-upping one another. The result is a market loaded with high-quality yet relatively inexpensive mice.
I’ve tested quite a few, especially throughout the pandemic. Being stuck inside means a lot of time in front of a computer, for work and for play. I can’t tell you precisely which mouse is right for you, but I can give you a few recommendations. These are the best gaming mice for every kind of gamer, plus a couple of mousepads for good measure.
Updated February 2022: We’ve updated prices throughout and added the Grovemade Wool Felt desk pad.
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