BEST GAMING MOUSE UNDER $50 -TOP 5
In this day and age, gaming gear is available in abundance. The market competition is high, leading to low prices on great products, which is why at an affordable price you can get a gaming mouse that will maintain your competitive edge for years to come. Have a look at our list of the best gaming mice we could find on the market for less than 50 dollars. We have made sure to include detailed descriptions of each mouse so you can make a well-informed buying decision.
|SteelSeries Rival 300||READ REVIEW||CHECK PRICE|
|Razer DeathAdder Chroma||READ REVIEW||CHECK PRICE|
|Redragon Perdition||READ REVIEW||CHECK PRICE|
|Corsair Sabre RGB||READ REVIEW||CHECK PRICE|
|ROCCAT Kova||READ REVIEW||CHECK PRICE|
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SteelSeries Rival 300
The Rival 300 is a classic. Despite new releases in SteelSeries’ Rival lineup (The Rival 500 and Rival 700), gamers keep coming back to the 300 as it is one of the best all-around gaming mouse on the market.
If I would describe it using only two words, it would be comfort and accuracy. The mouse’s well thought-out ergonomic design allows for long use and effortless gaming sessions for palm and claw grips. In fact, the moment I laid my hands on it I felt like it was specifically tailored to my hand. Moreover, the Rival 300’s optical sensor is one of the best on the market, making it a perfect fit for FPS games such as CS:GO and Battlefield. The mouse reacts completely in sync with your movements, with zero delay and 100% accuracy.
Another big highlight for the Rival 300 – or any SteelSeries mouse for matter – is customization. SteelSeries Engine 3 (free software) lets you choose between 16 million colors for your mouse. You can customize your DPI, acceleration, deceleration and program any of its six buttons. You can also take advantage of GameSense, letting you set up custom color profiles triggered by certain game events e.g. low HP, killing sprees, and so forth. Not as practically useful, but cool nonetheless.
In summary, the Rival 300 offers plenty of benefits at a low price without cutting major corners, making it a steal on the current market.
Z-axis 1mm tracking
Not suited for claw grips
No left-handed version
The Chroma is one of Razer’s best works. It has gotten plenty of plaudits over the years, and it is one of the most recommended gaming mice by the pros. The mouse features configurable DPI up to 10,000, allowing it to move as fast as 200 inches per second. It also has a polling rate of up to 1000Hz, but that’s already a must-have in today’s market.
In many ways, the Razer’s DeathAdder Chroma is similar to the Rival 300. Its optical sensor is a marvel – emulating your movements with perfect responsiveness – which is something every serious gamer needs. You also have Z-axis tracking up to 1mm, letting you choose if you want the mouse to immediately stop responding if you lift it from your table or mousepad. The other aspect in which the DeathAdder prevails is comfort. The Chroma’s wonderful ergonomic design and big buttons make it perfect for palm grips and long gaming sessions.
In terms of customization, this is where the “Chroma” part kicks in. If you like pretty lights, you can customize this DeathAdder’s Razer logo and mouse wheel light using 16.8 million colors. You can choose between color spectrum cycling, static lighting and breathing light effect. Moreover, Razer’s software allows for a bunch of cool functionalities such as heat tracking and device synchronization. Of course, you can also configure any of its five buttons.
The Razer DeathAdder Chroma offers all the essentials a gaming mouse needs. By using it you won’t be behind the competition, despite the fact there are more expensive options out there.
18 programmable buttons
5 LED lightning presets
16400 DPI Sensor
Buttons 9-12 may be tough to reach
The Chroma and Rival are primarily suited for FPS games and MOBAs, but if are into MMOs and you would still like an affordable gaming mouse, then the Redragon Perdition is your perfect solution. The Perdition is priced just under $40, making it a perfect fit for MMO players who don’t want to spend too much but still want a quality gaming mouse.
Let’s talk buttons, because there’s plenty of them. In fact, you have 18 programmable buttons to choose from: 12 on the side and 6 on top. The mouse even includes a power button for your convenience. The side buttons work like a charm, but some gamers with smaller hands have complained on being unable to reach 9-12 unless they moved their palm. Overall, however, the mouse isn’t too large and you can even customize its weight, as the package comes with an 8-piece weight tuning set.
On the technical side of things, the mouse boasts customizable DPI up to 16400 (1000, 2000, 4000, 8200, 16400) and a polling rate up to 1000Hz – ensuring good responsiveness and hardware sync.
If you like pretty colors, you can customize the Perdition using 5 presets and 16 million colors. There is also a pulsing light mode, but the lightning can be turned off completely if you so desire.
On the whole, the Redragon Perdition features plenty of customization, buttons, a solid sensor and weight tuning. When all is taken into account and compared to its price, this is the best bang for your buck you can get for a gaming mouse in 2017.
Lightweight and Comfortable
Extensive Color Customization
May be too wide for some hands
Lightning serves no practical purpose
Corsair Sabre RGB
Corsair isn’t exactly a top dog in the gaming mouse industry, but the Sabre RGB has turned into a desirable pick for many gaming enthusiasts. The mouse boasts a simple, lightweight (100g – 3.5 oz.) design that make it a comfortable fit, as well as suitable for multiple grip styles.
In total, the Sabre features 8 programmable buttons and a LED DPI indicator. It’s 10000 DPI sensor and 1000Hz polling rate ensure maximum responsiveness during gameplay. When it comes to customization, the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) lets you configure a nigh limitless set of color presets. Whether you want automatic cycling, palettes or a fixed color scheme with hue and brightness of your choosing – the Sabre RGB has your back. However, unlike the Rival 300 and other gaming mice, the Sabre’s RGB lightning serves only for decoration purposes.
In summary, the Corsair Sabre seems like a no-brainer pick for first-person shooters due to its low weight and accurate sensor. And while that statement stands true, the number of buttons and level of customization the Sabre allows for make it a great fit for MMOs as well.
Proper Ambidextrous Design
Low native DPI
ROCCAT has never failed its fan base in bringing out the best gaming mice for performance-hungry gamers. The Kova is a slender, ambidextrous mouse that was forged for speed and performance. Lest I forget to mention its sleek, unique design that only ROCCAT can bring about.
Considering its elegant design, the Kova is highly comfortable and well-suited to palm gripping users. The mouse sports an identical layout on both sides, featuring 4 programmable side-buttons overall. They can be further enhanced by ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift functionality, allowing you to easily shift (you guessed it) between various button configurations on the fly. This makes the Kova a good fit for MMOs in addition to FPS games.
The Kova’s polling rate can be adjusted up to 1000HZ, whereas its sensor has a native DPI of 3500. It can be doubled up to 7000 via Overdrive mode in the software. Speaking of the software, it offers plenty of customization options – much akin to SteelSeries Engine and the Razer Synapse. However, ROCCAT need to work on improving its ease of use. As it stands right now, it is needlessly complicated and you will have to tinker with it before you get the hang of how it works.
Overall, the ROCCAT Kova is a premium gaming mouse for less than 35 USD, offering splendid performance and accuracy. Its maximum DPI of 7000 may be a deal-breaker for some, but plenty of gamers never feel the need for a DPI above 7000.