Black Friday is here and ready to rock and roll. If you’re looking to upgrade your computing setup with a better mouse, this is the best time to find a good deal. But with so many discounts out there it’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed. No need to fret, we are here to help. Whether you’re looking for a more ergonomic mouse that takes up less real estate or a ridiculously high DPI (dots per inch) for faster reactions while you’re gaming, we’ve curated a list of awesome deals on gaming peripherals.
The Razer DeathAdder brand is a popular choice among gamers. The entry-level mouse has 6,400 DPI, five programmable buttons, mechanical switches, rubber siding, and much more. It’s a good option for gaming and day-to-day tasks. Plus, it has a lot of positive reviews on Amazon.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a step up from its Essentials sibling. In other words, it’s the more souped-up version. You’re looking at 20,000 DPI (plus optical sensor), seven programmable buttons, Chroma RGB lighting, and more. It’s also compatible with Mac. However, the Synapse 3 software isn’t compatible with macOS. It’s just something to be aware of.
The Razer Mamba Elite (Wired) is a good middle-of-the-road option, as it falls squarely between the Essentials and Pro V2 models. It has 16,000 DPI (plus optical sensor), nine programmable buttons, mechanical switches, and more. It’s a great mouse for gaming, but it may be a little overkill for everyday tasks. Currently Unavailable
Weighing just 2 ounces, the Razer Viper Mini (Wired) is super portable due to its miniscule size. If you find yourself frequently working in airports or on trains, you may want to consider the Viper Mini. It has an 8,500 DPI optical sensor, six programmable buttons, and Chrome RGB under-glow lighting.
Logitech G Pro X Superlight (Wireless) [Currently unavailable]
From: Best Buy
Now: $99.99 ($30 off)
The Logitech G Pro X Superlight has a lot to offer. It’s a super-sensitive mouse thanks to its 25,600 DPI. There’s also seven programmable buttons and an ambidextrous shape for those who use their right or left hand. It may not have the traditional gaming aesthetic (aka red or green accents), but it certainly performs like a top-tier gaming mouse.
If you’re a looking for a mouse that screams gamer, the Logitech G502 Lightspeed will certainly fit the bill, as it looks like some kind of alien device. Looks aside, it’s an incredibly responsive mouse due to its 25,600 DPI. And, according to folks who own this mouse, it’s fairly comfortable to use—earlier versions of the G502 sat atop our list of the best gaming mice for several years running.
I’d argue that the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Optical is one of the more unconventional-looking gaming mice out there. Not only does the honeycomb pattern really stand out, it also makes the mouse more lightweight and portable. Besides, in a sea of black mice with crimson red accents, it’s refreshing to see something new emerge. It features six programmable button and 8,500 DPI. It’s also compatible with Mac computers.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 Quantum is a cool mouse because you can customize the weight and overall feel. The removable sides let you move the 4g weights around inside. In fact, this mouse has up to 256 weight configurations. SteelSeries also claims that you can get 10 hours of gaming time after a 15 minute charge. That’s pretty darn impressive.
The EVGA X17 looks more like a spaceship than a gaming mouse. That said, it seems like the kind of sturdy and robust device that will last you a while. It also has a max DPI of 16,000, 10 programmable buttons, and a customizable weight system. The sniper button is cool, too. This button brings the mouse to the lowest DPI, which allows for more precision in games.
The Corsair Ironclaw RGB is designed for gamers with larger hands, especially palm-grippers. Features include seven programmable buttons (for setting up macros and whatnot) and up to 18,000 DPI. You can also select three different DPI presets (100 to 18,000), which is great for when you want to dial back the sensitivity. Currently Unavailable