Gaming mouse myths busted

Optical is more accurate than laser. Higher DPI is always better. Acceleration is the devil. Wireless mice are laggier than wired. Your Windows mouse sensitivity setting must be set to 6. If you understand any of that, chances are you’ve spent some time reading about gaming mice, trying to figure out what actually matters in a gaming mouse.

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Volkama1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Quite interesting. Mostly the bit that confirms Optical mice do actually offer more consistant tracking than laser mice. But then why are almost all modern gaming mice using lasers, including Logitechs own offerings?

I fancy buying a new mouse so it's a well-timed article for me.

1nsomniac1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

I've just bought the Roccat KONE PURE for £40 to replace an old Logitech MX518 (Which is an optical gaming mouse, Bizarrely now listed as £128 on Amazon currently) which I paid about £60 for I think when it came out.

Anyway ignoring the silly Roccat Talk software & pulsating lights. It's fully customisable so you can switch all that off. The KONE PURE feels like the better mouse & the easy shift button although fiddly to manually setup (if you want to change it) once working is a great way to still keep a very simple mouse but with a load of extra functionality. Highly recommend it.

Volkama1184d ago

Thanks, I'll have a look at it.

I've got a Logitech G701s or something like that at the moment, it was their high-end wireless gaming mouse about a year ago. I don't really get along with the button placements. Button placements and tracking consistency are all I'm really looking for, and if it's wireless that's a bonus.