Gaming mice have always been a thing, but a real explosion in the available amount has happened in the last years. There is an unprecedentedly large offer and for this article we test no less than 37 mice of 15 different manufacturers, in the more luxurious price classes.
What is the difference between a regular mouse and a gaming mouse? Noticeable features are buttons to change the dpi-setting, which allows you to change the sensitivity of the sensor as it were. These are on nearly every gaming mouse. However, it is often that sensor itself that is the difference when compared with regular mice. With gaming models there is usually a lot more thought put into them than with regular models.
The performance of this sensor in the case of accuracy and acceleration – terms that we will find again when looking at the results – are of great importance to gamers, a lot more than regular office users. Nevertheless even non-gamers can still benefit from the extra possibilities of a gaming mouse – as we will see further on in this article.
For this article we limited ourselves to gaming mice of 45 pounds / 50 euros or more. Soon we will also take a look at less expensive models – stay tuned!