Best gaming mouse 2023

Pick out the best gaming mouse you can buy today, with left-handed, ultralight, and wireless mice, from Logitech, Razer, Roccat, and more.

Best gaming mouse

What is the best gaming mouse? Finding the right gaming mouse for your needs is essential, whether you want the precision of the latest FPS gaming mice or the extra buttons of an MMO gaming mouse. Or maybe you’re a left-handed user that needs either a left-handed mouse or an ambidextrous model. And that’s before we consider the convenience of wireless gaming mice too. Our list of the best gaming mice covers all the above and more, providing a one-stop shop for your mouse recommendations.

Every mouse on this list has been thoroughly tested and its qualities proven, with each assessed on its comfort (for a variety of hand sizes and grip styles), sensor performance, number of features/buttons and their ease of use (important for MMO mice), weight, build quality, and more. No less than several weeks of intense use is put into each before it can make it onto our list.

Here are the best gaming mice in 2023:

1. Razer Viper 8KHz

The best gaming mouse is the Razer Viper 8KHz.

Razer Viper 8KHz gaming mouse

The best gaming mouse is the Razer Viper 8KHz. While its titular 8KHz polling rate isn’t all that meaningful in real-world use, the Razer Viper 8KHz is still a fantastic gaming mouse. Its design is truly ambidextrous with back and forward buttons on both sides of the mouse, so it’s an easy recommendation for both left-handed and right-handed users – and the extra buttons don’t get in the way of your ring and little fingers either.

Its overall shape is also really comfortable for a wide variety of hand sizes and grip styles, plus it’s decently light at just 71g. Its rubber-coated sides further aid grip, making this mouse effortless to fling around in the heat of battle. A superb optical sensor also provides flawless tracking and it’s a great-looking mouse too. Its price was high at launch but it’s now readily available for $50 / £50, which is great value. Find out more in our full Razer Viper 8KHz review.


  • Very lightweight
  • Great shape
  • Truly ambidextrous
  • Solid performance


  • 8kHz polling is rather pointless
  • Quite expensive at launch price
  • Basic feature set

Razer Viper 8KHz specs:

Weight 71g
Dimensions 67 x 127 x 38 (W x D x H)
Sensor Razer Focus+ – optical, 20,000 DPI, 50G acceleration, 650ips
Buttons 7 (left, right, scroll wheel, 2 x back, 2 x forward)
Cable 1.8m, lightweight braided, fixed
Battery life N/A
Extras RGB lighting, DPI button on underside, 8KHz polling rate

Price: Expect to pay $50 USD / £50 GBP

2. NZXT Lift

The best budget gaming mouse is the NZXT Lift.

The NZXT Lift gaming mouse

The best budget gaming mouse is the NZXT Lift. A fantastic shape, low weight, simple but functional button layout, excellent sensor performance, and smart styling add up to making a truly excellent all-round gaming mouse. It also looks great in both its black and white colour variants, with its RGB lighting shining out from the mouse’s bottom edge. It may not be the absolute cheapest mouse going but it’s still excellent value. Find out more in our full NZXT Lift review.


  • Versatile, comfortable shape
  • Lightweight
  • Great button layout
  • Excellent performance


  • Minimal button selection
  • Not truly ambidextrous

NZXT Lift specs:

Weight 67g
Dimensions (mm) 67 x 127 x 38 (W x D x H)
Sensor PixArt 3389 optical, 16,000 DPI, 50G acceleration and 400 IPS
Buttons 6 (left, right, top, scroll wheel, pair of side buttons)
Cable 2m, lightweight braided, fixed
Battery life N/A
Extras RGB lighting, customizable color options

Price: Expect to pay $40 / £40.

3. Logitech G Pro X Superlight

The best wireless gaming mouse is the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. Logitech G Pro X Superlight gaming mouse in black

The G Pro X Superlight is the best wireless gaming mouse for right-handed gamers thanks to its speedy wireless connection and flawless tracking performance. Plus, it is indeed super light and its design is fantastically comfortable and suits all manner of grip styles and hand sizes. You can also plug it in via its cable to carry on gaming while charging. It’s definitely not a cheap mouse, though, so it’s not great value; just the best you can get. Nonetheless, the Superlight is so good that it still earns a place on this list. Find out more in our full Logitech G Pro X Superlight review.

Meanwhile, if you’re a left-handed user, we’d recommend this mouse’s predecessor, the Logitech G Pro Wireless, as it includes side buttons on both sides of the mouse – it’s a shame Logitech removed these for the Superlight.


  • Very light
  • Fantastic shape
  • Excellent performance


  • Not ambidextrous like the G Pro Wireless
  • Stiff, unbraided microUSB cable
  • Very expensive
  • No RGB lighting

Logitech G Pro X Superlight specs:

Weight 63g
Dimensions (mm) 64 x 125 x 40 (W x D x H)
Sensor Logitech Hero, 25,000 DPI, 40g acceleration, 400ips
Buttons 5 (left, right, scroll wheel, back, forward)
Cable 1.8m, un-braided
Battery life 70 hours unlit
Extras Dongle stowage on underside

Price: Expect to pay $110 / £110.

4. Cooler Master MM711

The best ultralight gaming mouse is the Cooler Master MM711.

CM MM711 gaming mouse on white background

The Cooler Master MM711 is a fantastic lightweight gaming mouse. It’s incredibly light at just 60g yet is still comfortable – though best suited to fingertip grip rather than palm or claw grip – and with an easy-to-use set of buttons. Its sensor performance is also flawless and its cable is very light so doesn’t push back against your movements. For many, its RGB lighting, and resultant extra weight, may not make it a worthwhile upgrade over the older MM710, but if you like a bit of illumination, this mouse certainly looks the part and it’s still very light. Find out more in our full Cooler Master MM711 review.


  • Very light
  • Fantastic performance
  • Superb fingertip grip shape


  • Less suited to claw and palm grip
  • RGB lighting adds weight and cost over MM710
  • Buttons fold over edges

Cooler Master MM711 specs:

Weight 60g
Dimensions (mm) 63 x 117 x 38 (W x D x H)
Sensor PixArt PMW3389 sensor, 16,000 DPI, 50g acceleration, 400 IPS
Buttons 6 (left, right, scroll wheel, back, forwards, DPI)
Cable 1.8m, lightweight braided
Battery life N/A
Extras RGB lighting

Price: Expect to pay $27 / £40.

5. Roccat Kone XP

The best MMO mouse / best multi-button mouse is the Roccat Kone XP.

Roccat Knoe XP gaming mouse

With its 10 extra buttons, the Roccat Kone XP provides all the extra input options you should need for even the most intricate MMO macros or other complex functions you may want to perform. Plus, unlike mice that just put loads of buttons under your thumb, the extra buttons on the Kone XP are located all around the mouse, making them easy to press accurately, reducing accidental clicks. This also frees up space under your thumb to actually grip the mouse properly.

It’s not the lightest mouse at 104g, but it’s not too heavy and provides a comfortable contoured shape that makes it easy to grip, though rubber sides would aid grip further. you also get a translucent construction that allows the RGB lighting on the inside to glow through. It’s not a cheap mouse but considering all the extra features you get, it offers reasonable value. Find out more in our full Roccat Kone XP review.


  • Loads of extra buttons
  • Brilliantly incorporated extra buttons
  • Versatile shape
  • Loads of RGB


  • A touch heavy
  • Rubberised sides would be nice
  • Loads of RGB
Roccat Kone XP  specs
Weight 104g
Dimensions (mm) 76 x 126 x 40 (W x D x H)
Sensor Roccat Owl-Eye 19K – optical, 19,000 DPI, 50G acceleration
Buttons 15 (left, right, scroll wheel press, 2 x scroll wheel tilt, 4 x side/thumb, under thumb, top)
Cable Fixed, 1.8m, lightweight braided
Battery life N/A
Extras 10 extra buttons, RGB lighting, side tilting scroll wheel

Price: Expect to pay $90 / £85.

6. Razer Viper Ultimate

The best-value wireless gaming mouse is the Razer Viper Ultimate.

Razer Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mouse with dock

The Viper Ultimate is a fantastically versatile, lightweight, ambidextrous wireless gaming mouse with performance that’s up there with the best. Its shape is comfortable for a wide variety of hand sizes and grip styles, with its rubber sides greatly aiding grip too.

Like the Viper 8KHz, the presence of side buttons on both sides of the mouse makes it suited to left- and right-handed users plus here you get the convenience of wireless along with easy charging via the included dock, or you can just plug the cable into the front of the mouse and carry on gaming while you charge. Its original MSRP was very high, making it an expensive and middling value proposition, but it’s regularly discounted to under $70. Find out more in our full Razer Viper Ultimate review.


  • True ambidextrous design
  • Very light
  • Fantastic performance
  • Excellent shape for many grip styles


  • Micro-USB not Type-C
  • Very pricey at MSRP

Razer Viper Ultimate specs:

Weight 74g
Dimensions (mm) 58 x 127 x 38 (W x D x H)
Sensor Razer Focus+ Optical, 20,000 DPI, 50g acceleration, 650ips
Buttons 7 (left, right, scroll wheel, 2 x back, 2 x forward
Cable 1.8m, lightweight braided
Stated battery life 70 hours unlit
Extras RGB lighting, DPI button on underside, dongle stowage, charging dock compatibility

Price: Expect to pay $84 / £80.

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