Top 5 Budget Gaming Mice of 2020:

Top 5 Budget Gaming Mice of 2020:

Finding a high-quality mouse that doesn’t break the bank can be a difficult task. Here, we have compiled a list of 5 of the best gaming mice available as of January 2020 available for less than $30.

5. Cougar 550M:

Specs:

· Weight: 115g

· Dimensions: 135mm x 70mm x 45mm

· Buttons: 6 total (2 side buttons, DPI button, left/right click, middle mouse button)

· RGB Lighting: Yes

· Polling Rate/Response Time: 1000hz (1ms)

· DPI: 50 to 6400

· Switches: Omron (5,000,000 clicks)

· Connection: Wired

· Software: Cougar UIX System

Overall, the 550M is a great gaming mouse, with an excellent ergonomic grip and fully programmable RGB lighting and buttons. Its $29.80 price tag makes it an incredible buy for a lower-budget gaming mouse with high performance.

4. HyperX Pulsefire Core:

Specs:

Weight: 87g

Dimensions: 119.3 mm x 63.9 mm x 41.3 mm

Buttons: 7 total (2 side buttons, 2 DPI buttons, left/right click, middle mouse button)

RGB Lighting: Yes (Technically)

Polling Rate/Response Time: 1000hz (1ms)

DPI: Up to 6200

Switches: Omron (20,000,000 clicks)

Connection: Wired

Software: HyperX NGenuity

The HyperX Pulsefire Core features the accurate Pixart 3327 optical sensor, and fully programmable buttons. The only real downfall of this mouse is its minimal RGB lighting (only the logo is equipped with it), but if you’re looking for a high-value mouse for a reasonable price, the Pulsefire Core is a great choice.

3. Corsair Harpoon Pro:

Specs:

Weight: 85g

Dimensions: 115.5 x 68.3 x 40.4 mm

Buttons: 6 total (2 side buttons, DPI button, left/right click, middle mouse button)

RGB Lighting: Yes (Technically)

Polling Rate: 1000hz

DPI: Up to 6000

Switches: Omron (20,000,000 clicks)

Connection: Wired

Software: Corsair iCUE

The Corsair Harpoon Pro’s basic yet comfortable design, extremely precise optical sensor, and fully customizable lighting and buttons make it one of the best budget mice available. Similar to the Pulsefire Core, the RGB lighting is minimal, as only the logo lights up, but in our opinion the $20 price tag more than makes up for its lackluster lighting.

2. Logitech G203 Prodigy

Specs:

Weight: 85g

Dimensions: 116.6 x 62.15 x 38.2

Buttons: 6 total (2 side buttons, DPI button, left/right click, middle mouse button)

RGB Lighting: Yes

Polling Rate/Response Time: 1000hz (1ms)

DPI: 200-8000

Switches: Unknown (10,000,000 clicks)

Connection: Wired

Software: Logitech G Hub

The G203 features the same classic design of the G100S, with a standard 6-button layout. It’s price tag does not reflect its performance, as this is one of the best-performing mice available in any price range. Like all of the mice on this list, the G203 allows for full customization of buttons, and RGB lighting that’s not too shabby for a $21 mouse.

1. Razer Deathadder Elite

Specs:

Weight: 105g

Dimensions: 127mm x 43.2mm x 68.6mm

Buttons: 7 total (2 side buttons, DPI button, left/right click, middle mouse button)

RGB Lighting: Yes

Polling Rate: 1000hz

DPI: Up to 16000

Switches: Omron (50,000,000 clicks)

Connection: Wired

Software: Razer Synapse 3

The Razer DeathAdder Elite is, in our humble opinion, the undisputed king of budget mice. An argument could be made that it is the best mouse available on the market, period. It has one of the most comfortable shapes and grips in the industry, is ridiculously durable, and has one of the best sensors available. Considering it is available for a paltry $25, we think this is a no-brainer for the #1 spot on our list of budget mice.

Edit: The DeathAdder Elite’s price has been raised once again. While it is not as budget-friendly of a gaming mouse at the moment, it is assuredly still one of the best on the market.

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