Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – Top 5 Gaming Mice

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I know most of you are starting to make your list on what products you would like to receive this Holiday Season. This is the perfect time to update your PC accessories, especially one of the most important accessory for you PC, a Gaming Mouse. Your mouse is an important part in PC gaming, it’s literally your “weapon”. Each click of the mouse determines if you win, or lose the game. So you have to make sure you invest in something that can stand-up to the “abuse” you might put it through. As many of you know, I am very picky when it comes to my mice, they have to be accurate and have the speed I need especially when it comes to MOBA and Shooting games – every minute counts. In order to help you guys pick your next gaming mouse, I sat down and put a handful of mice through the test – five mice made it through the cut. Check out the Top 5 Gaming Mice.

SteelSeries Rival 101


Made with eSports players in mind, the SteelSeries Rival 101 is perfect for any skill level. Equipped with Prism RGB illumination and six buttons – players can program the Rival to their liking. Pro players depend on their equipment to hold up against any type of pressure – so the company brought in pro players to help make this mouse tournament ready. The Rival 101 is equipped with a custom-engineered 3059-SS optical gaming sensor with 8 CPI steps up to 4000, 143 IPS, and 20g acceleration. This allows for the most accurate, 1:1 optical tracking experience – so regardless of how fast you move the mouse will always have the best accuracy.

The Rival is designed to fit every gamers comfort level – durable textured side grips located on both sides, and the right-handed shape and 6-button layout. GameSense is a part of the new generation of SteelSeries peripherals, delivering real-time, and in-game actions. Customize your lighting with SteelSeries Prism RGB illumination delivers millions of vibrant color options through the SteelSeries Engine software.

Price: $39.99

Mad Catz R.A.T. PRO S


The R.A.T. PRO S is built with the essentials that any gamer needs, whether you’re a pro gamer or casual gamer the PRO S will fit your needs. Customize for your level of comfort – you can adjust the length and tilt of the palm rest – you can pull the palm rest out in order to give you that perfect fit. The R.A.T. PRO S is built with PixArt PMW3310 Optical Sensor which delivers fast performance, you can also change the DPI settings anytime and within seconds. With the mouse being so lightweight, you can play for hours and it’s portable so taking it with you is a breeze. Store up to three different profiles on three different PC’s.

Price: $69.99

Roccat Nyth

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The Nyth has a new feature called “Modular Thumb Zone” this where you can place up to 12 tactile mechanical buttons, you can configure single and double buttons with no problem. The buttons have up to 18,369 different layouts. Buttons are not the only feature you can customize, you can swap out the sidegrips to better fit your needs, and add more comfortability to the mouse. The Easy-Shift allows you to assign a secondary function to each of the mouse’s 18 plugged-in buttons, in order to activate, all you have to do is hold the Easy-Shift[+] button down, giving you a total of 39 functions. The Nyth comes with a solid build carry case that will keep your unused side grips and buttons safe from damage. ROCCAT Swarm is a software that gives you coverage on all your ROCCAT products – you can download the app on your smartphone and PC.

Price: $99.99

Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex

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The company took customer feedback from the community and has built a gaming mouse that will meet the standards of every gamer. The G303 offers players one of the best optical sensors with the PMW3366. It’s built with Delta Zero technology, that will deliver amazing tracking, but while also minimizing speed-related accuracy variance giving players a quicker reaction and the ability to connect with your target easily. You can change your sensor setting in order to optimize your sensor parameters. The Daedalus Apex metal spring button tensioning system helps keep left and right buttons precisely positioned in order to reduce pre-travel and backlash, always delivering optimal response and feel, allowing you to have the best accuracy in the game.

The Daedalus Apex is built to last, durable and lightweight the mouse has been tested to withhold hours of long gaming sessions – tested by professional players for 10 hours a day, every day, for two years. Customize your look and gameplay by using the Logitech Gaming Software. The software allows you to program your six buttons any way you see fit – you can also change the colors, or patter-choose from 16.8m colors. You’re setting stay with you where you go, as long as download the Logitech software.

Review: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex

Razer Mamba


With a 16,000 DPI gaming mouse sensor, the Razer Mamba provides you with the best accuracy, giving you the upper hand against your competition. The Mamba has the ability to track 1 DPI increments and a lift-off cut-off distance as precise as 0.1 mm, what does this mean? It helps you react instantly – which is a must have, especially if you are playing in a tournament. Razer Mamba also offers, Hyperesponse buttons – these buttons come with an adjustable click force mechanism, allowing you to change them to your personal needs, perfect for those crazy MOBA fights. The Mamba can be wired, or wireless – if you choose to go wireless, you can use the Mamba while it’s still charging – you no longer have to wait until your wireless mouse chargers in order to play

Price: $149.99