GAMING MICE - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON

When gaming, the humble mouse becomes that crucial element between you and the game. A good gaming mouse can be the difference between a good result and a bad one. It must be comfortable; you could be fighting the war for hours after all. Looking good goes without saying. It must be precise and responsive. And it needs to be able to transfer your user input to your PC at super fast speed.

WHAT SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING FOR IN A GAMING MOUSE?

SENSITIVITY

A good feature to look for is one that allows you to adjust the sensitivity of your gaming mouse without taking your hand off it. A number of mice offer buttons or keyboard shortcuts so you can change settings depending on what you need. And don't forget high sensitivity, (DPI or CPI) is only good up to a certain point. It's great for speeding up your movement across the screen. However, a DPI of more than 5,000 requires a really steady hand!

WEIGHT

Whether you prefer your gaming mouse to be lightweight, or heavy, having both options available is the perfect solution. Look out for this feature available.

CUSTOMISABLE BUTTONS

Most gaming mice allow you to programme specific buttons for different needs. You'll find buttons for individual actions or a series of actions, either of which will make your gaming experience that much easier.

THE GRIP

You'll find a huge choice of different shaped gaming mice including those specifically designed for right-handed players and vice-versa. If you're a gamer with a claw grip - that is someone who uses the mouse with his or her fingers, you need a smaller sized mouse. Likewise, if you have a palm grip, you'll be more comfortable with a larger mouse.

THE LOOK

As well as the ergonomic shape and grip style of your gaming mouse, there are a wide variety of designs to choose from. Feeling good while gaming requires a mouse that looks good too. Check out the multitude of special lighting effects to make you stand out. Go space age with flashing reds, greens and blues. If you're a gaming nut, you probably already have your favourite mouse, or at least know what you're looking for. But here's a quick lowdown on what's available at Ebuyer.com and what their key features are:

WIRELESS GAMING MICE:

Logitech G700 gaming mouse
LOGITECH G700 GAMING MOUSE

This wired, or wireless gaming mouse packs in a lot of features. A comfortable, natural shaped grip as well as a choice of wired or wireless, means you can play for hours.


With a DPI of 5,700, 13 programmable buttons and polytetrafluoroethylene feet for smooth gliding, the G700 gives great value for money.

razer mamba gaming mouse
RAZER MAMBA GAMING MOUSE

The fastest performing mouse both wired and wireless, the Razer Mamba is super precise, ultra responsive and makes lagging a thing of the past. A 5,600dpi gives razor-sharp precision and with 14 hours of continuous battery life, it's a good job the mouse is ergonomically designed! On-board software means you can also take this mouse anywhere and not have to re-configure every time.

2012 version available for pre-order here

cyborg r.a.t 9 gaming mouse
CYBORG R.A.T 9 GAMING MOUSE

It looks like something from a Terminator film, but this aggressively styled mouse from the Mad Catz gaming peripherals brand is totally adaptable to your needs. Whatever your grip style - claw or palm, and however heavy you like your gaming mouse, find the ultimate comfort. You can move forwards, backwards, pivot, as well as add weights and more. Features include a Precision Aim Mode, 5,600dpi, 5 programmable buttons and 3 Cyborg Modes.

R.A.T 7 version available here

Razer Naga Epic MMO Gaming Mouse
RAZER NAGA EPIC MMO GAMING MOUSE

The Razer Naga Epic MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) gaming mouse looks good and feels good and does the job you need it to. In addition to 17 MMO-optimised buttons, this mouse gives you both wired and wireless options as well as interchangeable side panels - choose your size and grip whatever game you're playing. Holding all these features together is a compact design with stylish blue LED detail - so you're guaranteed to look great while beating the hundreds.

Razer Naga also available here

Microsoft SideWinder X8 gaming mouse
MICROSOFT SIDEWINDER X8 GAMING MOUSE

Billed as the ultimate wireless mouse, the SideWinder offers great value for money. With performance equal to a wired mouse, the connection is lag-free. For flexible gaming options, this mouse comes with adjustable DPI and LCD display, a choice of feet, 5 programmable buttons and tilt wheel, macro recording and the option to add up to 30 grams - you pick the weight you want.

WIRED GAMING MICE:

Logitech G500 gaming mouse
LOGITECH G500 GAMING MOUSE

This straightforward gaming mouse is perfect for a variety of gaming styles. Its right-handed shape offers a good, controlled palm grip, comfortable textured sides and a rest for your ring finger. The G500 features 10 programmable buttons, onboard memory and adjustable sensitivity and weight tuning, while choosing your weapon is easy with the dual-mode scroll wheel.

G400 version also available here

CM Storm Inferno gaming mouse
CM STORM INFERNO GAMING MOUSE

Designed with MMO quality, the Storm Inferno is ideal for MMORPGers and is jam-packed with features and functions.


The elegant shape is ergonomic for total comfort while superior precision; a 4,000dpi twin laser sensor and Storm Tactics Multiplayer key mean business. At such a great price, you can't go wrong!

CM Storm Spawn gaming mouse
CM STORM SPAWN GAMING MOUSE

Offering great value, the Storm Spawn from Cooler Master is designed for gamers with a claw grip. Extremely compact this mouse is lightweight and ergonomically styled.


Made for in-game tactical incisions and precision actions, the crimson red finish makes this stand-out mouse good looking and functional.

CM Storm Sentinel Zero G8 gaming mouse
CM STORM SENTINEL ZERO G8 GAMING MOUSE

A fully customisable gaming mouse, the Sentinel Z3RO-G from Cooler Master lets you change every aspect of it to suit your needs. An OLED screen on the mouse gives you handy DPI adjustment. Extra weights are available to lighten or increase the weight of your mouse. Storm Tactics Micro software lets you configure and store up to 5 macros. Make the mouse look how you want it to too with logo personalisation and LED colour choice.

Corsair Vengeance M60 gaming mouse
CORSAIR VENGEANCE M60 GAMING MOUSE

Perfect for FPS (First Person Shooter) games, the Vengeance M60 lets you dominate other players. Fine-tuned for FPS, this mouse features a dedicated sniper button, which lowers your DPI for fast and accurate precision location shots. The comfortable design also means you can outlast the opposition.

(on pre-order)

Corsair Vengeance M90 gaming mouse
CORSAIR VENGEANCE M90 GAMING MOUSE

Designed for MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) and RTS (Real Time Strategy), this mouse gives you the upper hand over fellow game players. As well as the contoured design to give you ultimate comfort for hard core gaming sessions, the Vengeance M90 features a DPI of 5,700 for superior precision and accurate tracking, and 15 programmable buttons that can be accessed without losing your grip - keeping you on top of the opposition.

(on pre-order)