5 mice enter. One mouse leaves.
Last week we asked you to nominate your choice for the very best gaming mouse, and today you get to vote on the top 5 nominees. Of course, the comments section is open and ready for debate, and we can't wait to hear your arguments for and against the five contenders.
Logitech G Series
It's certainly no surprise to find Logitech mice on our list, and there's a lot to like about their G series products. The G700s for example is one of only two mice on our list to offer the option of wireless connectivity, and it's also the most "normal" looking input device of the bunch. The Logitech G600 won a three-way battle for Best MMO Mouse conducted by Kotaku in 2012. Here's a Moneysaver One-Shot featuring the G700s. Currently available for ~$75.
The DeathAdder is fairly minimal-looking compared to the other mice on display, but that didn't stop it from getting a ton of votes in our initial segment. The DeathAdder is widely praised for packing a killer sensor, and I'm a big fan of the matte black texture over previous shiny incarnations. 6400dpi, 5 buttons. Currently available for ~$55.
If we were voting for best trailer for a mouse, the new Razer Naga certainly would have won. This is an MMO mouse, which in layman's terms means it has a whole lot of buttons (which is not to say that there aren't MMO versions of the other mice on our list). The Razer Naga 2014 is getting some stellar reviews, and as you can tell from the above video, LinusTechTips really likes it too. Here's a Moneysaver One-Shot for the Razer Naga Molten. Currently available for ~$80.
Mad Catz R.A.T. Series
Adjustable thumb rest, adjustable and interchangeable palm rest, adjustable weight, the list goes on. I was least familiar with the R.A.T. series going in to the voting, but it garnered quite a few votes, and is certainly the most unique of the bunch. The R.A.T. 9 is also one of only two wireless mice on the list, but doesn't have the option to switch to a wired connection like the Logitech G700s. Currently available for ~$57-$146 depending on which R.A.T. you choose. The R.A.T. 9 is easily the most expensive option on our list.
Corsair Vengeance Series
Corsair makes a wide variety of excellent PC products (they are my RAM of choice), and based on your votes, their mice are no exception. Like the Logitech G series, the Corsair Vengeance line of mice encompasses quite a few models, though here your votes were primarily concentrated on the the M60/M65/M90/M95. The Corsair Vengeance M95 boasts an 8200dpi sensor, and its mild-mannered looks are on par with the most muted mice on the list. Currently available for ~$80.
The time to vote has come.
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