Gaming mouse is something that you need to have if you want to professionally play games.

Photo by OJ / Unsplash. Gaming mouse is something that you need to have if you want to professionally play games.

What Features to look for in a Gaming Mouse?

Strategy Aug 22, 2022

In this blog, we will be going through factors like shape, weight, wiring of the mouse that is necessary when you are going to buy a gaming mouse.

If you are going towards building your dream setup, or are just starting out in the gaming world, then you might have realised how important gaming accessories are if you want to perform well in various games. You could do it with a common mouse. However, the common mouse is not built for taking on the heavy pressure of constantly clicking and tracking movement. You might not feel that comfortable while you are playing with a common mouse. Hence, that is one of the major reasons why you need to go for a gaming mouse that will make your gaming better. In today’s blog, we will be looking at what exactly you should be looking for in a gaming mouse.

What is a Gaming Mouse?

A gaming mouse is extremely different from a normal mouse.
Photo by Nerfee Mirandilla / Unsplash. A gaming mouse is extremely different from a normal mouse.

For those who have a basic idea, or no idea at all, you might be thinking that a gaming mouse is the one that comes in a bit of a fancy design with RGB lights attached to it. Well, that is not all there is to a gaming mouse. Gaming mice are actually built for gamers and can be customised to a great extent. That means you can customize how the mouse will track your movement and how it should react to every click. Also, even though gaming mice come in different shapes and sizes, they are all built for the comfort of the gamer. Gamers, especially those who play professionally, have to spend hours with the mouse, and if it is not comfortable for them, then there are high chances that they might even get hand cramps easily. Hence, a gaming mouse is quite different from any other type of mouse.

Things to Look for While Buying a Gaming Mouse

Without wasting much time, let us have a look at what the things that you need to look out for when you are going to buy a gaming mouse are:

Shape and Size

At first, you might not think that it is such an important issue. However, it is. If the shape and size do not fit well into your hands, you will not be able to play well at all. The shape of the mouse should fit based on the type of grip you have on the mouse. People who usually do the claw grip would prefer it if they had buttons on the side, so they could claw at the mouse. Those who do a fingertip and palm grip would prefer to have a rounded mouse that their hand could easily grip.

Credits to DotEsports. There are different shapes of a gaming mouse.

Another thing that you need to keep in mind is the size of the mouse. If the mouse is too small or large for you, then you might feel extremely uncomfortable, and even get hand cramps. Hence, it is always best to measure your hand, and then look up the size of the mouse you are going to buy if you are buying online. If you are buying the mouse offline, then you could just measure it out right then and there to find out if it is a good fit or not.

Wired or Wireless

Another important thing that is necessary to look out for is whether you want a wired mouse or a wireless mouse. Most gamers would usually say that it is quite risky to get a wireless mouse. However, if you have a good budget, then you might even think about going for the good quality ones. People are usually afraid of getting a wireless mouse as you might experience lag and latency in the game. Hence, it is quite important to go for the good quality wireless mouse with good pricing, as they are built with better sensor technology and would minimise the lag in the game.

There are tons of wireless gaming mice you will find in the market.
Photo by Frankie / Unsplash. There are tons of wireless gaming mice you will find in the market.

However, there is nothing wrong if you want to go for the wired mouse, as they are far more reliable, you need not think about charging them often, and they will most definitely not die out in the middle of the game. Just because you are going to get a wired mouse does not mean that you should go for a cheap one. The wired mouse should have a good cord and sensor so that there is not much lag in the game.


Make sure to get a customisable mouse for a better experience.
Photo by Supratik Deshmukh / Unsplash. Make sure to get a customisable mouse for a better experience.

The DPI (Dots Per Inch) or CPI (Clicks Per Inch) is an important factor to look forward to, as they will be the main factors based on which the mouse will be tracking your movements. The higher the DPI, the less you have to move your mouse, and the cursor will move more. This is quite beneficial for those gamers who play a lot of movement-based games, like FPS games. The less you have to move your wrist, the better. This will help you to prevent your arm from getting tired and such. Hence, make sure that you get a good DPI mouse. The best option is to opt for a mouse, for which you can adjust the DPI accordingly. You need not get a mouse with an extremely high DPI, as there is a standard DPI for gamers, and it would be enough if you follow through that much.

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Laser or Optic Mouse

This is another important thing that you need to look at when you are going to buy a mouse. For those who cannot understand what are we talking about. Well, there are two types of sensors, laser sensors and optic sensors. Laser sensors are preferred if you are not really using a mousepad but rather a glass surface or just a table. In short, a laser sensor mouse is better if you are in an office environment. The reason why laser sensors are avoided is that they have a deeper sensing technology, which means that if you are using a mousepad, there is a high chance that even the smallest fibre of that pad is going to be tracked, which will lead to a lot of difficulties.

You have to make sure to get a mouse that suits you more than anything else.
Photo by Mohammadreza alidoost / Unsplash. You have to make sure to get a mouse that suits you more than anything else.

Whereas an optic mouse does not have that deep a sensing technology and hence is preferred over the laser mouse without any doubt.


These are some of the factors that you need to look out for before you get a gaming mouse for yourself. However, keep in mind that getting an expensive gaming mouse is not at all worth it if it does not suit or cater to your requirements. Hence, make sure to think about what exactly you are looking for in a mouse, and then give it a go.

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