The G502 gaming mouse has 11 programmable buttons, support for macros and profiles, adjustable weight and center of balance, two scroll wheel modes, and a plethora of settings to customize. In addition to the standard left, right, and scroll wheel buttons, there's a button below the scroll wh...
The Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse has an impressively accurate 12000 CPI optical sensor that's capable of tracking speeds up to 7.5 m/s. There is no acceleration, angle snapping, prediction or jitter even at max CPI.
Unlike most mice with two side buttons accessible with your thumb the G502 has five. Three are very easily accessible with hardly moving your thumb and two require some movement yet are still pretty easy to get to.
LGS (Logitech Gaming Software) does not have Linux or macOS support, so the mouse cannot be tuned or configured under those operating systems. However, if the mouse is configured on a different OS, the configuration will work on Linux and macOS, since the profiles are stored on the mouse itself.
Most competitive FPS gaming mice aim to weigh under 100 grams. The G502 weighs 121 grams, which can be further increased to 139 grams with extra weights. The increased weight makes it more difficult to move quickly. It also means your hand will get tired quicker.
The left and right mouse buttons have small grooves to help fingers rest in place. The left side lets the thumb grip the mouse comfortably. The side buttons are in an easily accessible, yet unobtrusive position. The coating is slightly textured to help you control the mouse confidently. The 2 ver...
The Zowie EC is made of high quality plastic that's lightly coated to help with grip. The buttons click easily and the rubber cable is thin and flexible. All of this combined gives a feeling of quality, while also being functional as a high-end mouse.
The Zowie EC delivers accurate mouse cursor movement that is essential to any gaming mouse. The Avago 3310 sensor used by this mouse is exceptional. It delivers a true portrayal of mouse movement with no jitter, acceleration or prediction. The available DPI choices of 400/800/1600/3200 are all nati...
Side buttons have a bit of pre-travel. You have to press in about 1mm more than usual for the mouse to register the side button clicks. Some may find this annoying, but it helps avoid accidentally clicking side buttons in-game.
None of the buttons can be rebound, there are no macros, profiles, or customizable weights. And while the Zowie EC allows you to customize the most important performance settings - CPI, lift-off distance, and USB polling rate - their customization is limited to preset intervals.
The standard lift off distance on a cloth mouse pad is 1.5-1.8mm though it will be a bit higher when using a plastic pad being 2.2 - 2.4mm. To enable the plastic pad setting a certain button combination has to be pressed on the gaming mouse itself.
To get the latest drivers or edit settings, you have to download "synapse", an online cloud device updater and profile storage application. You have to register an account with your email and have it running in the background constantly for changes to take effect.
The G900’s transmitter performs well enough that it’s almost indistinguishable from other wired mice, in some cases even surpassing them in click latency tests. This, combined with its high quality sensor, makes it a great wireless option for a gaming mouse.
To get the latest drivers or edit settings you have to download "synapse" an "online cloud device updater and profile storage" application. You have to register an account with your email and have it running in the background constantly for changes to take effect.
It can be outfitted with two different grips (a precision one and a wide grip one), has an adjustable weight, where the user can add up to 28g of weight to the mouse, and features on-the-fly adjustable DPI that can switch automatically depending on the program in use. There are also two scrolling s...
Being that this is a wireless mouse there is the battery weight to contend with. Batteries in the weight of the device is 152 grams, which isn't all that bad considering but still not for users that like a lighter mouse. The mouse can also be used with a single battery, which is useful for not...
The Mionix Naos 7000 gaming mouse was designed for a full five-fingered palm grip. It has concaved left and right buttons to help fingers stay in place, textured sides to help with grip, and supports for the thumb, ring, and pinky fingers. Larger than a typical gaming mouse, its ergonomic shape is...
The software does not support Linux or macOS operating systems, meaning the mouse can't be configured under them. However, if you have access to a Windows PC, you can configure the mouse on that device. And because the configuration and profiles will be saved on the device itself, you can use t...
Though it may look tame, the mouse’s shape is quite ergonomic. Its subtle curves help your fingers position themselves while also allowing various grip types. For the same reason, the bulge of the mouse is located strictly in the middle, making it accommodating for the most amount of people, and ev...
The Kone Pure Optical is quite a rather small mouse, suitable for people with small and medium-sized hands. Someone with larger-than-average hands will most likely be very uncomfortable using this mouse.
The G303, along with the Logitech G502 and G900 and the Corsair M65 PRO RGB, has the single best sensor on the market, the Pixart PMW3366. This sensor has no acceleration or angle snapping that can't be disabled and has a native DPI of 12,000.
One of the best mice that I've ever used. Straightforward, with just enough extra buttons for me to program and improve my game. I had my first one break on me after 2 years of constant use, but I bought another immediately.
Accurate 6400 CPI optical sensor
Comfortable gaming mouse for palm and claw grips
True rubber grip helps to get a better hold of the mouse
Requires signing in and connecting to a server before the mouse can be used to its full potential
Reasonably lightweight at 105 grams
Reliable, notched scroll wheel
Two side buttons in an easily accessible yet unobtrusive position
Left- and right-click buttons have a concave that helps fingers stay in place