There are tons of gaming mice to select from — so many gaming mice, the truth is, that selecting a single measurement and elegance is much more sophisticated than scouring Amazon’s lists or Reddit to seek out a solution, significantly should you’re on a price range. Beneath, you may discover a few of our favourite low cost gaming mouse choices that fall under $50. 

Should you’ve by no means shopped for a gaming mouse earlier than, it’s best to head to a retailer, if that is an possibility, to strive some out earlier than shopping for. All kinds of things are paramount to the absolute best gaming expertise — similar to ergonomic design, weight, wired or wi-fi, the mouse’s sensor, quantity and positions of buttons, how programmable or open to customization it’s, wired or wi-fi connection and, in fact, lighting.

We’ll proceed to check new mice as they develop into accessible, so count on this checklist of low cost gaming mouse choices to alter as we weigh the professionals and cons of every. Should you assume I’ve missed some other nice sub-$50 gaming mice, depart a remark to tell us what you assume is the very best low cost gaming mouse. Additionally, should you want a brand new gaming keyboard, too, listed here are our present picks for lower than $100.    

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The F2 is only a strong fundamental gaming mouse with six programmable buttons and a scroll wheel wrapped in knobby rubber with stops you possibly can really feel. This price range mouse is comfy for palm and claw grips and should you like lights, it is acquired them throughout the physique. The corporate’s easy G-Intention software program can be utilized to arrange the lighting results and program the buttons. It even has a braided cable, which isn’t one thing you usually discover on lower-end gaming mice, particularly people who fall beneath $15. Pair it with Aukey’s $25 RGB XL mouse pad and its sub-$50 G12 mechanical keyboard and also you’re able to play for lower than $100. 

Should you’re in search of an ultralight mouse, although, try the 75-gram Scarab F3. It seems to be and feels flimsy in comparison with one thing just like the Wonderful Mannequin O, which is definitely a bit lighter than the F3. The scroll wheel particularly seems to be prefer it may not maintain up over time. Nonetheless, it is solely $15 and a very good beginning place if you wish to see if a lighter mouse makes a distinction to your gaming.

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A uncommon wi-fi gaming mouse cut price. The Katar Professional makes use of the corporate’s Slipstream 2.4GHz wi-fi that may channel-hop on the fly so it stays on the quickest connection attainable, retaining latency beneath 1 millisecond. This wi-fi mouse additionally has low-latency Bluetooth LE 4.2, which is good to have for gaming when pace is much less vital, or for connecting to different computer systems or units that do not have a USB-A port for the Slipstream receiver.

Corsair used a 10,000dpi PixArt PMW3325 sensor and a mouse button on prime allows you to swap between three presets: 800, 1,500 and three,000. These settings, together with the mouse’s different 5 buttons, might be remapped within the firm’s iCue software program for Home windows and MacOS. You can even retailer dpi and lighting settings on the Katar Professional so you may at all times have your favorites it doesn’t matter what laptop you are utilizing. 

This wi-fi mouse is powered by a single AA battery that’s rated for as much as 135 hours of battery life. That is good, however you may in all probability wish to put money into good rechargeable batteries.  

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Steelseries already has a wonderful low cost gaming mouse in its lineup with the ambidextrous Sensei 310, which is additional down on this checklist. Nonetheless, its new $30 Steelseries Rival three can be surprisingly first rate for an inexpensive mouse. The ergonomic right-handed six-button mouse could be very gentle at 77g (2.7 oz.) and makes use of the corporate’s TrueMove Core sensor with an 8,500 CPI and one-to-one monitoring for exact motion. This wired mouse makes use of the identical switches as its $120 Steelseries Rival 650 mouse and, whereas the buttons require somewhat extra drive than others we have examined, it has a good quantity of configuration potentialities, together with three zones of RGB LED lights that Steelseries says are the brightest its utilized in any mouse. 

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The Kain 120 was a wonderful wired gaming mouse at $70, however at its present worth of $30 it is an absolute steal. Its Omron switches mixed with the corporate’s Titan Click on button hinges offer you responsive clicks regardless of the place you press. Massive entrance and rear PTFE (aka Teflon) toes assist it glide effortlessly. 

The DPI button on prime allows you to rifle via 5 settings as much as the sensor’s prime 16,000dpi pace. The thumb button choices on the left facet are giant and well-positioned. And all of the buttons and lights are fully programmable with Roccat’s Swarm app. Oddly, probably the greatest options of this mouse (and different Roccat gaming mice) is the coating the corporate makes use of that offers the physique a comfortable, grippy really feel whereas nonetheless being dirt- and wear-resistant. 

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You’ll be able to dismiss Razer as a result of it is common otherwise you really feel it is all hype. However the reality is, this can be a good price range gaming mouse for any gamer. It is comfy, significantly should you use a palm grip, with an correct speedy 16,000 DPI sensor and a light-weight physique. The programmable Synapse software program allows you to tweak its lights and 7 buttons as a lot as you need, and also you now not must check in. And it is lined with a two-year guarantee. 

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If you would like some additional flash in a quick, correct and light-weight gaming mouse, this SteelSeries rival is a wonderful ergonomically designed choose for fast actions and good gaming. At 100 grams, you need to use the Surge with a fingertip or claw grip, and it is ambidextrous, too. Different professionals are that this Steelseries mouse is designed with six programmable buttons and a hoop of RGB gentle that run across the total physique. It is a plug-and-play mouse, however you possibly can program the lights and buttons with the corporate’s NGenuity software program. 

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The G305 is the one one right here that does not have RGB lighting. Nonetheless, it is also wi-fi and with out that additional lighting, this wi-fi gaming mouse lasts longer — as much as 250 hours of steady PC gaming. It takes a single AA battery that hides beneath the palm relaxation with its Lightspeed wi-fi USB adapter. Even with the battery, although, this PC gaming mouse weighs lower than 100 grams. The small measurement, comparatively low profile and weight was comfy used with claw and palm grip types. It is also an ambidextrous gaming mouse. All in all, it is an excellent selection amongst wi-fi gaming mice, with good battery life, if you don’t need plenty of buttons or lights.

The value hovers across the $50 mark, so if it jumps a bit over that, I like to recommend ready it out for a worth drop or sale. Additionally, it is now accessible in 4 shade choices should you’re in search of one thing that stands out a bit extra in your desk.

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SteelSeries lately introduced a 10th-anniversary version of this mouse known as the Sensei Ten. It has a pair new customization options that make it value paying additional for (although you possibly can presently get it for round $70) like tilt monitoring for once you hit your mouse pad at an angle. That mentioned, the 310 is inexpensive, simply as light-weight and likewise has correct monitoring because of its esport-quality optical sensor. The facet buttons are on the small facet, however you get a set on either side of its ambidextrous design.   

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