What is a Gaming Mouse
A modern video game is a real piece of art, but if you want to maximize your gaming experience, you need to have a good gaming mouse which is totally different from a conventional mouse for everyday use. Any computer mouse is a peripheral device that turns the movements of your hand into movements of a pointer on the screen. Mouse devices are really widespread today and it's difficult to find a computer owner (no matter if it's a PC, a laptop or an iMac) who doesn't use it.
What Features to Compare
The first thing you need to consider is Precision of a gaming mouse; this feature is also called resolution that the sensor supports. The sensor itself is usually either laser or optical - precision of the mouse device depends on the sensor and its quality. Precision, or resolution, is measured in dpi (dots per inch) and that’s the key factor all gamers pay attention to. In general, precision of a sensor reaches 5600 dpi and even more. However, a medium level for a gaming mouse is around 3000 dpi - that’s enough for ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ games.
Next, you need to consider the ergonomics of every gaming mouse, by which we mean the design, materials it’s made from, and the weight. The majority of gamers pay major attention to the Weight. A lightweight mouse will better work for 'dynamic games' whereas a heavier device will ensure higher precision of movements. The ideal choice is the gaming mouse with adjustable weight. When talking about design and shape, most gaming mouse devices are either created for left-handers, or for right-handers, but also, there are plenty of mouse devices for both. For the utmost convenience, make sure to choose the mouse with accordance to your dominant hand - don’t hesitate to pick the mouse for right-handers instead of a model for both hands if your dominant hand is right. The optimal size of the mouse depends on how big your palm is. In general, you should be able to easily reach every button of a mouse. Also, consider how responsive the buttons are when you push them. Overly hard-to-push or, on the contrary, too soft buttons aren’t comfortable for game players. Finally, make sure to check the material that a mouse is made from - some models are made of pure plastic, whereas others have some rubber parts, so that it tightly fits your palm.
Programmable Buttons are one of the key features of gaming mouse devices. The more buttons a mouse has, the more gaming opportunities you will have. You can program the buttons to trigger certain actions right in the game without a need to spend precious time on finding the relevant buttons on the keyboard. Some gaming mouse devices can even create so-called macros (a sequence of actions) which is a major benefit for playing games. But if you don’t know how to do it and won’t use this option, you’d better chose a simpler gaming mouse and save some money up.
The final feature you need to consider is the Connection Type: there are wired devices and cordless devices (which have a wireless connection). As usual, most gaming mouse devices are wired because this type of connection is more reliable, lag- and interference-free. However, make sure to check the cord length - the longer the cord is, the more convenient in use a mouse will be.