Razer Lancehead Gaming Mouse

Best Gaming Mouses 2019

(Last Updated On: April 29, 2019)

Serious Gamers, Need Serious Gaming Mouses

Once you’ve invested heavily on a PC to enjoy a premium gaming experience, you don’t want to tarnish your performance with a tool that is not up to the job.

If you’re serious about gaming, you should be investing in a serious gaming mouse (or if you’re looking for a keyboard, check out our picks for best gaming keyboards)

There’s an entire haystack of gaming mice you would probably want to discard within a week, so we’ve narrowed the needles down to five premium controls – and one customary budget-friendly suggestion.

You may not agree with every one of our choices, but we all have different gaming needs and this round-up tries to cover a number of touchpoints – well, that and vast improvements in wireless technology means cordless gaming mice deserve to be in the reckoning these days.

Hold tight, we’re going in…(sorry, the cheese never gets old)


1TOP TITAN PICK – RAZER LANCEHEAD TOURNAMENT EDITION

Razer tops our list after putting in an emphatic effort to resolve the interference problems and inconsistent latency of their previous gaming mice and boy oh boy did they crack it! As a result, the Razer Lancehead has everything; eye-catching design, extensive features, and exemplary performance. 

☆ TITANS TOP PICK ☆
Razer Lancehead Gaming Mouse

Product Name: Razer Lancehead Gaming Mouse

Product Description: With an ambidextrous form factor, the Razer Lancehead tournament edition is designed for both left- and right-handed gamers. Featuring the world’s optical gaming sensor and Razer mechanical mouse switches, you get performance and durability like never before. Together with memory storage powered by Razer synapse pro, you will always have access to your favourite profiles.

Overall
9.8/10
9.8/10
  • Performance & Features - 9.9/10
    9.9/10
  • Design - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Connectivity / Sensor - 9.7/10
    9.7/10

The Specs

DPI Sensor: 16,000 5G Laser Sensor

Button Count: 9

Size & Weight: 117x71x38mm and 111g

Ergonomics: Ambidextrous

Features: Adaptive frequency technology, mechanical mouse switches, 24-hour battery life, sensitivity adjustment, 50G acceleration

Pros

  • Fantastic for leftys and claw players
  • Mind numbing performance
  • No compromises on accuracy
  • Looks fantastic
  • Built for hardcore gamers

Cons

  • Some palm-grip users find long sessions of gaming become uncomfortable (although generally I found it okay)
  • Sometimes side button performance let me down (but admittedly, this was extremely rare)

The Write Up

Some high-end gaming mice have minimal LED displays to highlight your current settings. Others are modular so you can customise the buttons and alter the weight. Some even have the industry-preferred optical sensors and wires.

Razer have done away with all that! So if you are attached to any of the pithy details that are synonymous with the traditional gaming mouse, you won’t care much for the Lancehead. But then you would be missing out on the best wireless gaming experience known to mankind.

And if you really don’t trust the reliability of wireless mice, Razer has thought of that as well – the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition. Did we mention this wireless gaming mouse is designed to pros..?

Ohhhh, now you’re interested!

Design and Features

The Razer Lancehead might look like your typical mouse in daylight. But this is no ordinary gaming mouse. When the lights are down, sophisticated Chroma lighting zones reveal the slick gradients.

It’s an ambidextrous tool as well. Granted dual-handed mice put some people off but it does provide a comfortable thumb grip for left handers. If you’re right-handed it suits a palm grip, and the rubber pads down the side help fast swiping movements immensely.

Wireless communication is effectively managed by Razer’s Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) which navigates interference in a millisecond. Players can also switch sensitivity between characters in an instant – which comes in useful on games such as Overwatch for example.

Connectivity and Performance

Razer’s wireless performance is arguably the best in class, but for players that do not accept anything less than perfection from their gaming mouse, the Lancehead “Tournament” mouse features the traditional wires. The wireless mouse also comes with a USB dongle so you have a choice to ditch the wire.

Where Razer differs from other wireless mice is they have opted for a laser sensor rather than an optical sensor. They are also among the first to increase the DPI sensitivity up to 16,000 which enhances the tracking performance.

Whilst the DPI makes the mouse hyper-sensitve, it can be too sensitive for some people. The Lancehead is customisable though, and even at 2000 DPI delivers a latent-free performance.

Whilst the DPI makes the mouse hyper-sensitve, it can be too sensitive for some people. The Lancehead is customisable though, and even at 2000 DPI delivers a latent-free performance.

Bottom Line
The Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition is nothing short of sensational, but £95  for the ambidextrous wireless edition might be an expense some gamers are not willing to risk. Good news though – the wired “tournament edition” is only £65 . Yep, we thought we’d keep that little surprise til last. You’re welcome.

Titan Score:  9.8/10

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2LOGITECH G903 GAMING MOUSE

In 2016, Logitech launched the flagship G900 Chaos Spectrum, which at the time, was widely regarded as the best gaming mouse on the market. A year later, the company decided to go one better and completely eradicate minor flaws (and to compete with the Razer Lancehead) – enter the G903 wireless gaming mouse.

☆ TITAN NUMBER 2 ☆
Logitech G903 Best Gaming Mouse Titan 2

Product Name: Logitech G903 Gaming Mouse

Product Description: The Logitech G903 is competition-ready. It features a PMW3366 optical sensor with zero smoothing, filtering or acceleration across the entire DPI range (200–12,000 DPI). This feature delivers consistent and quick tracking accuracy and responsiveness at any speed. Serious gamers can improve settings by accessing Logitech Gaming Software to customise the sensor’s precision to their gaming needs. Clock-tuning technology significantly reduces sensor power draw, so you can play for a continuous 32 hours on a single charge. Logitech Gaming Software’s Battery Assistant keeps you informed about your charge level and gives you an estimate of your remaining battery life.

Overall
9.4/10
9.4/10
  • Performance & Features - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Design - 9.4/10
    9.4/10
  • Connectivity / Sensor - 9.4/10
    9.4/10

The Specs

DPI Sensor: 200-12,000

Button Count: 9

Size & Weight: 4.04 x 6.65 x 13.03 cm 110g

Ergonomics: Ambidextrous

Best Features: 1ms report rate, 24-32 hour battery life, powerplay, 400IPS, 50 million clicks

Pros

  • Awesome performance
  • Feels amazing in the hand
  • Brilliant wireless charging tech
  • Solid, built to last
  • Can use for other things as well as gaming (general use)

Cons

  • Even though ambidextrous, didn’t quite feel right for our left handers at 5Titans
  • Powerplay is only the real notable advance on the older g900

The Write Up

The Logitech G903 has been heaped unanimous praise throughout the gaming community. And with jolly good reason – it’s f***king awesome.

Logitech already had an elite gaming mouse on the market before they reinvented it – very slightly – but the changes made all the difference. How does continuous wireless charging, and cutting-edge Lightspeed technology sound to you..?

Like we said, the G930 is fricking awesome – count the Asterix, count them!

Design and Features

Charcoal black for a gaming mouse is hardly unique, but at least Logitech have been creative with the sleek, futuristic cutaways and radical fins. The mouse looks at its super-finest when all-lit up and flashing – but the luxury of the LCD’s will drain abut eight-hours of your battery life. Keep the lights off and you’ll get up to 32-hours of continuous play.

Alternatively, if you shell out the extra £82  for the PowerPlay Mouse Pad, you will get continuous wireless charging so you never have to worry about losing power mid-stage. You don’t need the USB for the mouse either so you can use it for another device.

Designed to suit a claw or a palm grip, the G903 is easy to handle regardless of your hand size. It even has ambidextrous ergonomics so it doesn’t matter whether you’re a righty or a lefty either, although we did find it somewhat uncomfortable for the left handers here (ergonomics not flawless unlike the Razer)

You may also be interested to note there’s also plenty of customisable controls including on-board memory, assignment profiles, lighting, pre-game profiles and DPI sensitivity from 200-12,000. Well, we were interested.

Connectivity and Performance

Logitech has taken wireless gaming mice to the next level, and with the PMW3366 optical sensor and Lightspeed wireless connectivity feels like the performance you would expect from a traditional gaming mouse but without the wire getting in the way.

The optical sensor is not a unique feature of course, but it is an advanced piece of kit. Maxing out at 12,000DPI sensitivity, the G903 delivers a low latency and a seamless gaming experience.

Then you have Logitech’s so-called, Lightspeed 2.4GHz dongle which fires off an insane 1ms response rate. You’ve no excuses for losing a life here…

Bottom Line

Together with the Razer Lancehead, the Logitech G903 is the best gaming mouse on the current market. It’s also the most expensive. Unless you can splash the cash, consider this purchase a “luxury item” – although it is well worth the £99.99  – or even £182  without the PowerPlay Mouse Pad.

Titan Score:  9.4/10

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3STEELSERIES RIVAL 600/650 GAMING MOUSE

SteelSteries has taken their gaming know-how and refined their product line go gaming mice in the last few years – the pinnacles of which is the 2018 releases, Rival 600 and Rival 650. Aesthetically delectable, comfortable gripping positions and outstanding performance, could the Rival 600/650 rival the market leaders? Absolutely.

☆ TITAN NUMBER 3 ☆
steelseries rival 600 650 gaming mouse

Product Name: STEELSERIES RIVAL 600/650 GAMING MOUSE

Product Description: The Rival 600 introduces gamers to the world's most advanced dual sensor system, TrueMove3+. The TrueMove3 optical sensor delivers true 1 to 1 tracking, while a dedicated optical depth sensor achieves gaming's lowest and most accurate lift-off distance detection. The Rival 600 features an exclusive custom center-of-gravity tuning system with 256 weight configurations and a customizable range from 96g to 128g, ensuring the perfect weight and balance for everyone. Low-latency performance is delivered by the powerful 32-bit ARM processor and life-long durability is guaranteed by 60-million click mechanical switches and durable silicone side grips. The Rival 600 was engineered for professional esports athletes and a must-have for competitive gaming.

Overall
9.2/10
9.2/10
  • Performance & Features - 9.1/10
    9.1/10
  • Design - 9.6/10
    9.6/10
  • Connectivity / Sensor - 8.9/10
    8.9/10

The Specs

DPI Sensor: 100-12,000

Button Count: 7

Size & Weight: 131x43x27 mm 128g

Ergonomics: Right handed design

Best Features: 50G acceleration, 350 IPS, Silicone Side-grips, 60 million clicks

Pros

  • Beautifully designed
  • Good sensor
  • The Dual sensor system really helps with the dreaded lift or drift
  • As a hardcore gamer, I found it pretty darn good overall

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Some issues with the weight (it feels and is heavier than rivals)
  • Software can sometimes be a bit of a pain in the ass

The Write Up

The SteelSeries Rival 600 was unveiled at this year’s CET expo and was immediately pounced on by gaming enthusiasts. Designed to perfect balance, the mouse has customisable weights that can be adjusted to suit the user and a spectrum of lighting that catches the eye.

Beyond the pleasing aesthetics and pinpoint balance, are twin-sensors that help to eliminate cursor sway, thus enhancing performance, together with mechanical switches that give you more in-game control.

Design and Features

Adjustable weights in gaming mice are not a spanking new concept, but SteelSeries have taken them up a league. The design feature positions the sockets alongside the central body and a microswitch avoids you mis-clicking buttons with your resting hand.

In all, the design is attractive. However, it is exclusively reserved for right-handers that arguably prefer the claw grip. The fore-most thumb button is difficult to reach in a palm grip although there are two accessible side buttons which enable you to get around this problem regardless of your preferred grip.

A neat little feature is the depth sensor which has an auto-calibration that manages the lift-off distance from your playing surface. SteelSeries say this eliminates cursor movement which occurs as a result of gaming mouse leaving the pad. It has to be said, the Rival 600 does have exceptional control, but the depth sensor is barely noticeable enough to justify it as a key selling-point.

Connectivity and Performance

If you’re not ready to trial the pricier wireless nice mentioned above, you may feel more at home with the wired Rival 600. The quality is unmistakable, and anybody that has used a SteelSeries mouse in the last couple of years can testify to that.

When you’re gearing up for war in World of Witchcraft you need a heavy-duty mouse that can handle the rough and tumble of the battlefield. The Rival 600 certainly has that in its repertoire.

Thanks to the magnetically controlled balance switches, the tracking on the Rival 600 is highly accurate, and the Pixart TrueMove 3 optical sensor is flexible enough to handle a wide range of movements with precision.

Bottom Line

Bottom Line

With the Rival 600, SteelSeries deliver a top-notch mousing experience that can handle whatever game you throw at it. Getting the customisable balancing right can be a pain in the arsenal, but other than that, the Rival 600  accomplishes the mission it sets out to achieve – and at sub £60 betters the price point of its closest rivals.

Titan Score:  9.2/10

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4Corsair Dark Core SE

Does the Corsair Dark Core change the game for wireless gaming? With a 16,000 super-super-sensitive DPI sensor and 1ms latency, the Dark Core has top specs and the potential to be a game changer. But then again – this is Corsair’s first ever wireless gaming mouse…

☆ TITAN NUMBER 4 ☆
Corsair Dark Core SE Gaming Mouse

Product Name: Corsair Dark Core SE Gaming Mouse

Product Description: The CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB SE gaming mouse lets you choose between ultra-fast 1ms wireless, bluetooth compatibility or wired mode for performance gaming with versatile connectivity. Up to 24 hours battery life and Qi wireless charging lets you stay powered without ever needing a cable and a high-accuracy 16, 000 DPI optical sensor, customisable in 1 DPI steps, can be tuned to virtually any mouse pad. A comfort-contoured shape and 2 interchangeable side grips ensures precision and control, while CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) software unlocks stunning RGB lighting effects and game-changing macros, all of which can be saved to the mouse with dedicated on-board storage.

Overall
8.7/10
8.7/10
  • Performance & Features - 9/10
    9/10
  • Design - 8/10
    8/10
  • Connectivity / Sensor - 9/10
    9/10

The Specs

DPI Sensor: 16,000

Button Count: 19, 14 or 9

Size & Weight: 128g (size varies)

Ergonomics: Right handed design

Best Features: 50m Click-rate, 16-24 hours battery life, on-board memory, customisable side plates, smooth tracking action

Pros

  • Great sensor and rapid tracking
  • Good overall performance gaming wise
  • Battery life way surpasses stated life (always a plus for those that forget about charging…meh)

Cons

  • Annoyingly, thumb rocker means that you can’t hit mouse 4 and 5 at the same time (ARGH)
  • Personally, I don’t like the design when compared to the Razer and other Titans on this list

The Write Up

Thanks to advancements in sensor technology and rechargeable lithium-polymer batteries, wireless gaming mice have evolved rapidly in the last couple of years.

The improvements in the wireless field has prompted Corsair to release their own Qi-wireless charging, and other than a few minor irritations, the Dark Core RGB SE is a solid performer that can beat several of it rivals for price.

Design and Features

The Corsair Dark Core SE is designed for right-handed players that prefer the palm rest. However, a nifty feature is that the side plates are swappable so you can customise the fit to suit your hand size – which also eliminates the tendency to accidentally click side buttons.

With its elongated and tapered frame, textured surface and chunky thumb rest, the Dark Core SE has pleasing aesthetics coupled with functionality. The mouse is comfortable and surprisingly satisfying.

The buttons also have on-board memory so you can program muscle- memory moves to suit your preferences. Perhaps the only complaint is that the mouse does not charge whilst playing, but as soon as its feet touch the mat, you can power-up between stages. The chargeable mouse pad does come at an extra cost though.

Connectivity and Performance

Wireless gaming mice may not be everyone’s preferred choice, but the Corsair Dark Core turns in a performance that is just as good as any wired mouse. The bonus of wireless mice, of course, is you are not hindered by wires snagging on the desk.

As a matter of fact, the Dark Core does not suffer from any lag. It’s also fast, accurate and has convenient on-the-fly DPI switching so if you want to adjust the sensitivity, you can do so at any time without having to leave the game. Given the Dark Core maxes out at 16,000 DPI, this is a super-super-sensitive mouse.

Another positive aspect about the Dark Core RGB is that it is an all-round gaming mouse. There are a few niggles which the firmware update didn’t fix but they are very minor and some users wouldn’t even notice – so we won’t bring them to your attention.

Bottom Line

When you consider the rack of features, price for piece, the Corsair Dark Core RGB can compete with just about any gaming mouse on the market. At £70 it’s a good £30 under the elite.

There are a few niggles which show this is Corsair’s first adventure in the wireless market, but all-in-all, only the most demanding of gamers will notice the slight imperfections.

Titan Score:  8.7/10

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5Alienware Elite AW958

Alienware is an undisputed champion in the gaming arena, and the company intends to make a statement with the Elite Mouse AW958. This is a gaming mouse that has been revamped with top specs, an engaging design, and all the hallmarks to rank in the upper echelons of gaming mice, on paper at least – but how does it fair in the field?

☆ TITAN NUMBER 5 ☆
Alienware gaming Mouse

Product Name: Alienware Elite AW958

Product Description: The Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse leverages improved comfort engineering to offer an uncompromised gaming experience. With four variable levels of weight adjustment, five configurable levels for DPI switching, AlienFX and 13 programmable buttons, gamers can fully control their in-game experience.Adavnced gaming optical sensor, model PixArt PMW3360 with 100-12,000 DPI, increase your reaction speed and precision with a high-quality optical sensor and five on-the-fly DPI settings.Change the weight of your mouse (configurable four 5 g weights) to fit the speed and precision that you desire. Two interchangeable right wings for optimal comfort to fit different grip styles three adjustable multi-position palm rest to adapt to most hand sizes. Switch game genre with two buttons or six buttons.Alienware Design/AlienFX Lighting: The iconic Alienware design will elevate your game with imposing style and precise form. Customizable AlienFX lighting provides a personalized look to make your accessories reflect your style and deliver deeper immersion in the game with in-game lighting effects.

Overall
8.3/10
8.3/10
  • Performance & Features - 8/10
    8/10
  • Design - 9/10
    9/10
  • Connectivity / Sensor - 8/10
    8/10

The Specs

DPI Sensor: 100-12,000

Button Count: 11

Size & Weight: 130x39x87.6 mm and 190g

Ergonomics: Ambidextrous

Best Features: 250 IPS speed, 50G acceleration, 1ms polling rate, customisable, 50m clicks

Pros

  • Looks like a spaceship (we all love star wars)
  • Great to customise
  • Top notch for gamers who prefer wires
  • Okay-ish performance (I have put this in cons as well, because compared to the other mouses when tested this one was just ‘okay’)

Cons

  • Definitely lacks performance compared to other Titans (unbelievable difference compared to the Razer)
  • Sensor wasn’t always accurate I found in my personal tests

The Write Up

What you really want from an elite gaming mouse is customisable options, precision balance and smooth functionality that allows you to have total control in tight situations.

Alienware promise all the boxes, but do they tick them all? For a price tag of £79 and top-end specs, you would certainly think so. Alienware has also decided to call their flagship gaming mouse “Elite” – which tells you something…

Design and Features

Built with “superior” materials, the anodised aluminium plates give the Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse a sophisticated feel and appearance. This is a durable little fella as well with a life expectancy of 50 million clicks – which is no less than you should expect from a premium gaming product.

After listening to complaints from gamers, Alienware has adjusted the ergonomics for the Elite, but players with big hands may still experience some discomfort in either the palm grip or the claw grip – even with the interchangeable wings.

Players with average-sized hands will have no problems and the six thumb buttons enable you to program your own settings. Alienware’s Control Center also lets you choose whether you want automatic or manual calibration.

Connectivity and Performance

If you’re looking for a multi-functional mouse for your desktop PC, the Elite AW958 can double as a respectable office mouse to a mean, lean fighting machine capable of handling the cut and thrust of fast-paced games.

For gamers that are not too fussed about the new-fandangled wireless gaming mice, the nylon braided cable mouse offered by the Elite AW958 represents a decent option.

With 12,000 DPI and 250 IPS, the Elite has a smooth tracking action and is quick to react. It’s also designed with teflon-like feet which works equally as well on plastic, wood or your standard rubber composite mouse mat.

Bottom Line

Gamers that embrace Alienware products will be perfectly happy with the Elite AW958. Players that demand innovative features for a price tag of £79  – which is almost top-whack – may be a little irked. A decent all-round performer, but a tad overpriced for a wired mouse and performance lacking when compared to Razer.

Titan Score:  8.3/10

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BBTitan Bonus Budget Buy

 Although the Razer Abyssus V2 is at the higher end of the bargain basket (around £40-£50 new, some sellers offering for just £27!), it’s worth every penny for the performance VS price baseline. With this in mind, let’s take a closer peek – ideal for new gamers or casual gamers.

☆ TITAN BEST BUDGET BUY ☆
Razer Abyssus Gaming Mouse V2

Product Name: Razer Abyssus V2

Product Description: Razer at a GREAT price for gamers on a budget. Designed with only the important features for tournament grade gaming, the Razer Abyssus V2 is the essential gaming mouse for any playing style. The Razer Abyssus V2 comes with an upgraded ambidextrous form factor, an all-new true 5,000 DPI optical sensor and in-mould rubber side grips.

Overall
8.1/10
8.1/10
  • Performance & Features - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Design - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Connectivity / Sensor - 7.3/10
    7.3/10

The Specs

DPI Sensor: 100-5,000

Button Count: 4

Size & Weight: 119x75x43 mm and 109g

Ergonomics: Ambidextrous

Best Features: eSport Sensor, 4 x customizable buttons, 10m click life-span, in-mould rubber grips

Pros

  • Excellent gaming mouse for the price
  • Reasonable performance for the casual gamer
  • Response rates and accuracy are pretty good
  • Looks smart, can be used for normal things also (work etc)

Cons

  • Performance – you get what you pay for, but at the price, you won’t get better performance IMHO
  • Feels a little cheap in the palm

The Write Up

The Razer Abyssus V2 is not for serious gamers, but if you’re just starting out on your eSports career is the ideal partner. With superior grip that gives you control for reflex movements and tracking that ranges from 100-5000 DPI, the V2 will satisfy your core needs and help you figure out what you most want from a gaming mouse.

Design and Features

Razer rarely disappoint when it comes to the design, and the symmetrical shape of the V2 follows all the design scripts for a gaming mouse; RGB lighting, programmable buttons and a comfortable grip for both left-handed and right-handed users.

Furthermore, the stand-out feature of the design is the in-mould rubber grips which gives sweaty palm players superior control to execute lift-offs and fast swipes with deadly precision.

DPI can be adjusted from 100-5000 which enables you to switch the sensitivity in relation to the game you are playing. If you need a steady hold for sniper games like Battlefield 1 or Call of Duty, the low settings are ideal.

Connectivity and Performance

Given that most e-games rely on quick-action reflexes, tracking sensitivity is important to gamers. Budget mice often fall short here, and although the Abyssus V2 obviously doesn’t perform as well as high-end mice, there are not many occasions where it will let you down.

The performance tab is belted with two crucial settings; DPI stages from 100-5000 and the rate of acceleration from 125Hz to 1000Hz. You wouldn’t trust these levels on a wireless budget gaming mouse, but the V2 has a cable and delivers an adequately sufficient response rate.

Bottom Line

The Razer Abyssus V2 boasts a simple yet effective design and has an accurate sensor that will satisfy the majority of eSport gamers – especially if you’re just starting out. The lack of side buttons will probably make you want to upgrade in a year or two, but for £27, the V2 is a worthwhile investment.

Titan Score:  8.1/10

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Take your gaming experience to the next level with a top-performing gaming mouse that will not let you down at critical moments – whatever game you’re tackling!

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