If you want to improve the quality of your gameplay, a great upgrade to start with is your mouse - after all, it’s what you’ll be using the most on your system. Whether you want a mouse for FPS games or MMOs, there’s an option out there for everybody.
It’s not always easy to pick out the perfect mouse for your gaming setup. With hundreds of options out there it’s sometimes hard to know what to look for - especially when some of those options can set you back well over $100. You don’t need to spend a fortune on a mouse however, there are some great budget options out there that don’t sacrifice too much in the way of features.
Buying a mouse sold by a well-known manufacturer is a great way to pick up something that is comfortable to use and doesn’t look like it’s going to fall apart within the next two weeks.
Today, we’re going to look at some of the best offerings from Logitech, a well-known manufacturer in the gaming world.
Why Buy A Logitech Gaming Mouse?
The benefits of a high-quality gaming mouse cannot be stated enough. We’ll go over some of the key points towards the back-end of this article but the improved ergonomics, programmable buttons, sensitivity adjustments, and ease of use make them great gaming companions.
If you are looking for a quality product (who isn’t right?), you’ll probably find that you already own something that Logitech has created. Logitech sells a variety of products such as webcams, headsets, mice, keyboards, and even steering wheels.
Traditionally, Logitech has offered mice that are more aimed at a home/business level rather than catering for the gamer crowd. Now, there are plenty of options on their website for those looking to upgrade a piece of their gaming rig. They offer a wide range of mice that include both wired and wireless options as well as mice that are aimed towards esports gamers who need the perfect level of responsiveness.
Where Can You Buy A Logitech Gaming Mouse?
If you know that you are already set on picking up a Logitech gaming mouse then a good place to start would be on their official website. You’ll be able to check out all of the latest models as well as get an idea of the prices they each sell for.
If you want to compare a couple of models, online shopping sites such as Amazon, eBay, Overclockers, Scan, and Novatech will all allow you to compare different mice, their specifications and even help you find good deals for them.
It’s also a good idea to purchase from a website that has some sort of verified review system put in place. We live in a time of easily faked reviews which can make purchasing products online a bit of a minefield. Many sites have started posting verified user reviews to combat this. This means they have purchased the product before they can post a review, which is a great way to guarantee a bit of authenticity.
Which Logitech Gaming Mouse Is Best for You?
Logitech G Pro Wired
- Size - 116.6 x 62.15 x 38.2 mm
- Weight - 83 g
- Connection Type - Wired, 2.1 m cable length
- Resolution - 100 - 16,000 DPI
We’re going to start off some of our picks today with a couple of wired options. A lot of people still don’t want to give up a wired mouse when it comes to gaming and when it comes to the Logitech G Pro, we don’t blame them.
Now, anything with a ‘Pro’ mantle is surely going to have an impressive set of features and this mouse doesn’t disappoint - you’ll save a bit of money picking up the wired version rather than the wireless version though.
This is a more traditional looking mouse but that doesn’t mean it looks boring. The LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting is a great touch that is used sparingly enough that it doesn’t make this mouse look too strange. This can all be controlled in Logitech's G HUB and best of all, you won’t have to worry about it draining your battery.
This is a very light mouse weighing in at only 83 g and includes 6 programmable buttons to help you in your games. The HERO 16k sensor makes an appearance in this mouse to give games the precision they require. Capable of 400+ IPS and between 100 and 16,000 DPI, this is a great set of specs and of course, this can all be tweaked in the Logitech settings.
Aimed towards those who are looking for a competitive experience, the lightweight design and sturdy ‘esports cable’ is a great way to gain an edge. There have also been improvements made to the click buttons through the use of a mechanical button tensioning system that helps reduce the force required to click.
If you’d like to read more about the Logitech G Pro, be sure to check out our full review.
- Size - 116.6 x 62.15 x 38.2 mm
- Weight - 85 g
- Connection Type - Wired, 2.1 m cable length
- Resolution - 200 - 8,000 DPI
For those looking for a similar mouse to the Logitech G Pro above but want to aim for something a little bit cheaper, the Logitech G203 is a solid choice.
This mouse retains the classic design that we all know and love as well as managing to incorporate some RGB lighting just as the G Pro does. The weight is only a fraction higher than the G Pro but you will make some sacrifices to the resolution for the reduced price.
Don’t be too put off by the lower resolution though, the Mercury sensor does a great job at not feeling like a typical budget sensor. This is still a great mouse to use when playing FPS games although you may want to pick up something with extra buttons if MMOs are more your thing.
This mouse also has six programmable buttons that can be customized with Logitech’s bundled software. The DPI switch is well placed so you’ll have no issues with misclicking it. The side buttons are also out the way enough that you won’t knock them, but you’ll be able to find them in a pinch.
Some reviews have mentioned that the buttons can be a little bit loud at times and we’d tend to agree, the side buttons are especially guilty of this as they have almost no travel when pressing. However, this can all be forgiven for such a low price. Being able to pick up a mouse for less than $50 with RGB and an impressive sensor is a great buy in our books.
If you’d like to read more about the Logitech G203, be sure to check out our full review.
- Size - 130 x 80 x 45 mm
- Weight - 135 g
- Connection Type - Wireless, up to 240 hours (LIGHTSPEED mode), up to 5.5 months (standard mode)
- Resolution - 100 - 16,000 DPI
Our final two mice will move away from the wired category and into the wireless. With wireless technology greatly improving over the last few years, we’re seeing more and more wireless gaming mice that are on par with their wired counterparts.
Of course, if you want to go wireless you’ll have to pay a little extra for the privilege. Don’t let this put you off though, if you want a clutter-free desk and are tired of having your cable drag or snag in the heat of gaming, going wireless is a huge improvement.
The Logitech G604 features the impressive HERO sensor to provide high accuracy at all times as well as a resolution of between 100 and 16,000 DPI which is becoming pretty standard for a gaming mouse these days.
If you are worried about battery levels in a wireless mouse, the G604 can be used in a LIGHTSPEED mode and a standard mode. In standard mode, you are looking at months of gameplay without batteries ever being an issue. If you choose to use LIGHTSPEED mode to make use of the ultra-fast 1 ms response time, you’ll still have 240 hours to play with on a single AA battery.
For those who want a mouse for more than just FPS use, the Logitech G604 comes with an impressive total of 15 programmable buttons which is great news for the MMO crowd. The six buttons on the left side of the mouse are all well placed and easy to find. These can be programmed with your favorite commands and keybinds through Logitech’s bundled software.
- Size - 132 x 75 x 40 mm
- Weight - 114 g
- Connection Type - Wireless, up to 48 hours (default lighting), up to 60 hours (no lighting)
- Resolution - 100 - 16,000 DPI
Coming in a little lighter than the Logitech G604 wireless mouse, the G502 is another great offering that’s aimed towards the more competitive of the gamer crowd. The LIGHTSPEED wireless technology allows for fast and reliable performance which is key when using a wireless mouse.
The Logitech G502 touts itself as an ‘Icon reinvented’. It keeps the same set of features as the original mouse but also includes some of the latest features and innovations. This mouse also makes use of the HERO 16K gaming sensor that allows for 400+ IPS tracking and up to 10x the power efficiency of previous models.
The standout feature of this mouse is the fact it supports the POWERPLAY wireless charging solution. You’ll never have to worry about running out of battery again, which is a good thing as the specifications only list a 48-hour battery life with the lights on and 60 hours if they are turned off. Of course, you will have to pick up one of Logitech’s POWERPLAY wireless charging mats which is almost the same price as the mouse itself - it looks like Logitech definitely wasn’t aiming towards the budget crowd with this one.
If you like the look of a typical gaming mouse, you’ll love the G502. The angular design mixed with a bit of RGB lighting is sure to make this stand out on your desk. You’ll also get a couple of 4g and 2g weights that you can switch into the mouse if you prefer a lighter or heavier feel.
If you’d like to read more about this mouse, check out our full review.
Things to Consider
Even though there are some pretty expensive mice out there these days, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good, quality product. Whether you are looking for a mouse under $50 or are willing to splash out a bit to get the best of the bunch, there are some key things to consider.
Spending a little bit more on your mouse will get you a few benefits. If you are a competitive gamer and know that you’ll be playing a fair few FPS or battle royale titles, a mouse with a good DPI resolution and low response rate is key. You may even want a mouse that is wireless and lightweight to further increase your gameplay. All of these features will start to affect the price of your mouse, however.
You’ll also pay a slight premium if you want a mouse that stands out in the design department. This isn’t as much of a price increase as it is when shopping for an RGB keyboard vs. non-RGB, but it’s definitely worth taking into consideration.
Wired Vs. Wireless
It’s been a hot debate for a while now on the benefits of a wired vs. a wireless mouse when it comes to gaming. While traditionally, wired mice have offered faster response times, the benefit of having no cables to snag or even adding that little bit extra weight can offset this.
It can be a little bit annoying to have to charge your mouse - especially if it runs out mid-game! The good news is that battery life is now better than ever. Some companies are even moving towards wireless charging mouse mats to take away a bit of the hassle.
The great benefit of having a wireless mouse is not having to worry about cables dragging around. For those going for a minimalist desk design, having a wireless mouse can be an important part of the puzzle.
Wireless technology will also drive up the price of your mouse a little which makes it another important thing to consider if you are shopping on a budget. If you aren’t too worried about your cable becoming snagged or don’t even notice it on your current mouse then this may not be too much of an issue to worry about.
This specification usually takes center stage when it comes to online reviews. Different mouse manufacturers choose different sensors for their products. Gone are the days of ball-mice, most gaming mice these days use optical sensors to make their mice as accurate as possible.
The DPI numbers listed on the specifications for each mouse relate to ‘dots per inch’. This is the distance that your mouse will cover when moved. Mice with higher DPI settings will allow for gamers to cover larger distances, accurately, with the smallest of movements.
This is something that is down to your own personal preference when it comes to gaming. Most mice have DPI buttons on them to allow you to toggle these settings on the fly. If this is an important feature for you, you’ll want to pay special attention to the sensor and DPI numbers when shopping around for a mouse.
This is more important for those who are looking to play games where they know they’ll be mapping a lot of macros and commands. Most mice these days come with around six buttons to play with, which is more than enough for most gamers.
Aside from a DPI switch, it’s possible to pick up mice that have a whole host of buttons hidden on them. This can be a bit overkill for those just looking to play an FPS title but if you are currently addicted to an MMORPG, these will be a great option.
The Logitech G604 we mentioned earlier has a total of 15 programmable buttons which can all be assigned to different functions through Logitech’s software. Most companies that offer this feature will have a similar software solution with some being easier to use than others.
How much your mouse weighs is becoming a more prevalent talking point these days. Many esports professionals will be looking towards the lightest mouse possible to help them perform at their best. We’ve covered mice ranging from 83 g to 135 g on our list today, but it’s possible to find even lighter options than this.
This is all down to your personal taste though, if you prefer a heavier mouse then there are some great options available. If you aren’t too sure what you are looking for, some mice even have removable weights that allow you to change the overall weight. In some cases, you can even place the weights in different positions to suit your playing style.
Choosing the best gaming mouse for you can be an overlooked part of setting up a gaming system but it’s one of the simplest ways you can upgrade your gameplay. Logitech is a solid choice, offering plenty of mice at different price points and specifications, so you’re bound to find something that suits your needs.
We’ve picked a couple of options in a couple of different price brackets today, but if you aren’t too sure what you want in a mouse, there’s no harm in soaking up some reviews.
What do you think of our Logitech gaming mouse selections? Are there any other models you would have liked to see on the list? We’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations in the comments below. If you want to go one step further, you can always head over to our Community Hub to discuss gaming hardware with other like-minded people.