I recently had an awful time trying to find a replacement for my 2-year-old nearly broken gaming mouse. I spent an eternity looking through reviews, specification comparisons and made two terrible purchases. Luckily, I was able to return them and get a refund. After a bit more research I finally managed to buy a mouse that fit my needs. Reflecting on this now, I’ve come to realize that buying the best mouse can be subject to a lot of trial and error.
So here’s ten things to consider when looking for the best mouse.
Before buying a new mouse, it’s good to think about what you will be using it for. Gaming? Office work? Casual browsing? The categories and sub-categories go far and beyond. So base all of your buying decisions on how you’ll use the mouse.
A mistake I made when first looking for my best mouse was that I was only looking for gaming products. My trail of thought was “I have a gaming mouse now, so let’s just find a better one!”. But I realized that games were now far from priority – I was using my computer mostly for work. Although more complex tasks require their fair share of precision, you don’t necessarily need the “unmatched performance” of a gaming mouse. It was at that moment I could almost put my current gaming mouse to my ear and hear the marketing team laughing at me for spending my money on some shiny LEDs and a logo.
To recap – figure out your primary mouse usage and make it the basis of your purchase decision.