The Ultimate Guide to Gaming Mice

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Feb 17 2023

As a gamer, you know that having the right tools can make a huge difference in your performance. A high-quality gaming mouse can give you the precision, speed, and comfort you need to dominate the competition.

But with so many options on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. That's why we've put together this guide to the best gaming mice for every type of gamer.

Key Factors to Consider

When shopping for a gaming mouse, there are a few key factors you'll want to consider:

  • Powerful Tracking: The DPI (dots per inch) of a mouse refers to how sensitive it is to movement. Higher DPI means more sensitivity, which can be useful for fast-paced games where you need to make quick movements. DPI and sensor sensitivity, together with IPS and Polling Rate, can help you achieve the most accurate tracking, even during rapid movements.


  • Ergonomics: Gaming sessions can be long, so it's important to find a mouse that's comfortable and lightweight to use for extended periods of time. Look for a mouse with a shape that fits your hand well and has enough buttons to allow you to access all the functions you need without having to strain. Finding a size and shape that works best for your hand gives you optimal control and long-lasting comfort.


  • Connectivity: Do you want a wired or wireless mouse? Apart from being more affordable, wired mice tend to have a faster response time, but wireless mice offer more freedom of movement. It's up to you to decide which is more important for your needs.


  • Customization: Many gaming mice allow you to customize the DPI, button assignments, and other settings using software. If you like to fine-tune your setup, look for a mouse that offers this level of customization.

What Gaming Mouse Should I choose?

Choosing the right mouse depends on what you are going to use it for. Below, we break it down into three categories, from the type of PC gaming you’re interested in, to using it for school, work, and general productivity.

1.     If you play FPS games (first-person shooter) or any other fast-paced games that require swift movements with peak precision, you need a lightweight mouse with high-tech sensor. The Model O is an excellent choice for this category, since it’s a featherlight weight of 67 grams, and features the cutting-edge Pixart® PMW-3360 Sensor.

The Model O has an ambidextrous shape to allow you to grip the mouse according to your play style, as shown in the image below. The Model O comes in two sizes, the standard size for medium to large hands, and the Model O Minus, which is for medium to small hands.

2.     If you play MOBA, MMO, or simulation games, a mouse with programmable buttons is the way to go. Having a remappable multi-button mouse allows you to quickly access a wide variety of functions at your finger’s reach.

The Model I is a solid option for these types of games since it has 9 programmable buttons, and swappable magnetic button shapes for you to choose from. This mouse also has an ergonomic build and a dedicated thumb rest, which ensures optimal comfort, especially during longer gaming sessions.


3.   For those looking for a gaming mouse that doubles as a productivity mouse for school or work, an ergonomic mouse is the best option. These mice are versatile, so switching from office tasks to your favorite computer game is made simple.

The Model D is the ideal choice for these types of gamers. The highlight of the Model D is that it is designed first and foremost for comfort by providing grip support and preventing hand fatigue.

No matter what type of gamer you are, there's a gaming mouse on this list that will suit your needs. Invest in one of these top-rated options and take your gaming to the next level.

Below, you'll find a collection of our best articles and resources related to gaming mice. Whether you're a beginner looking for your first gaming mouse, or a seasoned gamer looking to improve your setup, we've got you covered.

  • What gaming mouse is good for a child?

If you have young gamers in the house, it's important to find a mouse that's both comfortable and age-appropriate. In this article, we round up some of the best gaming mouse options for kids.


  • How can I improve my gaming mouse?

Want to get more out of your gaming mouse? Check out these simple tips to help you
elevate your gaming experience with your mouse.


  • How do I replace mouse feet?

They are an often-overlooked, but important part of your setup. Learn
when it's time to replace your mouse feet, and how to do it.


  • How do I create a mouse macro in Glorious core?

Macro functions can be a powerful tool for gamers. In this article, we show you
how to create a mouse macro using Glorious Core.


  • What is the difference between gaming mouse shapes?

The shape of a mouse can be a major factor in its comfort and performance. In this guide, we explore the different shapes available from Glorious and help you find the one that's right for you.


  • How do I clean my mouse?

A dirty mouse can negatively impact your gameplay. In this article, we provide
step-by-step instructions for cleaning your mouse and keeping it in top condition.


  • What is DPI for gaming mouse?

DPI, or dots per inch, is a measure of a mouse's sensitivity. In this article,
we explain what DPI is, how it's used, and how to adjust it.


  • What’s the difference between glossy Model O vs matte?

Looking for a new gaming mouse? Check out this comparison of the glossy and matte versions of Glorious' popular Model O mouse.


  • How do I clean my gaming mouse pad?

A dirty mouse pad can also affect your gameplay. In this article, we show you
how to clean your mouse pad and keep it in top condition.


We hope these resources help you find the perfect gaming mouse and improve your setup. Happy gaming!