The Best White Gaming Mouse for 2018)
If you want to achieve greatness, you’ve got to sacrifice your body. Carpal tunnel, arthritis, nagging thumb pain—these are the marks of a champion; the scars of a hero.
If you’ve found our article on the best white gaming mouse of 2018, then these pains are all too familiar. You need a solution. One that offers better gameplay, more comfort, and ergonomic protection against the physical trauma that plagues those who strive to be the very best at what they do (** left clicks 3,200 times in 10 seconds trying to kill an opponent).
OK, we’ll cut the theatrics. Seriously, a gaming mouse is essential for hardcore gamers. If you don’t have one, you not only open your hands and wrists to long-term health issues (issues that you can’t heal), you put yourself at a serious disadvantage.
But which one is best? Better yet, which one is best for your individual needs? Tough to say, and the best mice these days don’t come cheap. We set out to find the best white gaming mouse of 2018 (we just love the color). We tried well over a dozen models and put each up to serious scrutiny (marathon sessions involving several Uber Eats orders).
|Razer Lancehead Tournament||16000||9|
|ROCCAT Kone AIMO||12000||23|
Our Favorite Gaming Mouse 2018: The Razer Lancehead Tournament Mouse
If a mouse made this list, then it is a great buy and you can’t go wrong with it. However, with that in mind, the Razer Lancehead Mercury Mouse (Tournament Edition) was head and shoulders (fingers and knuckles?) above the rest in almost every category.
To start, it crushes all competition in DPI and IPS. And when it comes to gaming mice, that’s what’s most important. This mouse is specifically designed to give you maximum speed and clicking accuracy, which is exactly what you need your gaming mouse for. Since that’s the most important part of gaming, this mouse had to be #1. If you are just looking for the mouse that will give you the best in-game performance, you should stop reading now and get this one.
Of course, your budget, needs, or preferences might not be the same as ours, so keep reading to see some of our other choices for best white gaming mouse of 2018.
1. The Razer Lancehead Tournament Mouse
The fastest sensor in the world. Enough said.
Razer’s answer to the Logitech G900 delivers in every category. Wireless, ambidextrous, and complete with 16,000 DPI (WOAH!) and 450 IPS, you will have the absolute advantage over any competitor using another model. If you’re just looking to land more killing blows or snipe some random kid on the internet you’re talking trash to, there’s not a better choice.
On top of that, the comfort is top level. Right after unboxing we noticed how nicely it fit the contours of our hands. Luckily, a few of us are left handed so we were able to test it and see if it truly was ambidextrous (it was).
The mouse is also fully customizable and allows you to save your settings either on board or in the cloud. If you’re familiar with Razer, you know they don’t play around. This mouse is the result of bloodthirsty competition between Razer and Logitech, and is the culmination of comprehensive research with eSports pros.
Of course, you might not need all of this power or your budget might not be in line with its high-end (but more than fair) asking price.
2. ROCCAT Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse - the Best RGB Mouse
As admitted game-a-holics, we love nothing more than side buttons and tilting wheels, so the ROCCAT Kone got a nice bump just because of the triple-button thumb zone.
But the real reason this white gaming mouse sits in the #2 spot is simple: it’s flashy. This mouse performs up there with the very best and does so in style. The AIMO lighting system is captivating. No gaming mouse in its price range even comes close to being this enchanting.
But this gaming mouse is more than just a pretty face. It sports 12,000 DPI, a 4D tilting wheel for rapid, in-game changes, and enough customizable buttons to give you the flexibility advantage over any opponent. Its 4 separate LED lighting zones are just the icing on the cake.
3. Corsair M65 Gaming Mouse
When we heard the M65 gaming mouse from Corsair was one of the most durable on the market, we had to put it on the test. Well, it passed with flying colors.
Its performance isn’t quite up to the level of Razer (honestly, nothing is), but it makes up for that in a few ways. For one, we loved the sleek, irresistibly cool design. As if playing computer games all night weren’t cool enough already, now you will look Miles Davis-level cool while doing it.
The aerospace aluminum frame makes it extremely durable, capable of surviving multiple rage quit smashes.
You also might like the 8 programmable buttons. We loved the level of flexibility it provided us (it really came in handy during some games).
The icing on the cake for us was the sniper button that let us adjust DPI on the fly! We were able to switch our level of sensitivity depending on the game we were playing with just a few clicks. Can’t beat that. By the way, the DPI is 12,000, so it’s a high level of speed and accuracy even if it isn’t the industry’s best.
4. Logitech G703 - Not Your Same Old Logitech
Myth: All wireless gaming mice suck.
Fact: Logitech’s G703 kicks ***!
Unlike past models that made the gaming community complain about latency, the Logitech G703 finally proved that wireless gaming mice could compete with their connected cousins. With up to 12,000 DPI, 1 ms response rate, and optimized wireless connectivity, you are guaranteed to not lag. We don’t have to tell you how horrible it is to hear lobby trash talk when you know should’ve won.
Its 6 programmable buttons are a nice touch, though it wasn’t nearly as many as some of the competitors. Personally, we love the 10g weight inside. If your mouse is too light, it begins to mess with your game performance. If you aren’t into heavy weights inside, just take it out.
The software was fairly easy to navigate and also gave us access to Logitech’s impressive library of in-game profile settings and intelligent illumination options.
All in all, this is a fairly solid mouse that comes with the Logitech name.
5. Logitech G203 Prodigy Gaming Mouse
Logitech gets the final two spots in this list. We struggled with which one to put here, but in the end had to give it to the G203 for one reason above all: VALUE. This mouse has no business being as good as it is and destroys all competition in its price range.
If you’re looking for a great mouse and are on a tight budget, then you’ve found your match. The mouse is highly sensitive, delivering remarkable click speed and consistency.
The DPI only ranges up to 6,000, but that’s still plenty for a high-quality gaming experience. The customizable light palette and ergonomic designs are nice touches too. It fit comfortably in our hands and felt fine even after 6 hours or more of playing. The gaming-grade performance allows you to target and maneuver quickly with accuracy.
Its performance isn’t at the same level as its competitors, but at half the price or less you really can’t complain.
Verdict: The Logitech G203 is a small step down in performance but is great value for money.
Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose a Gaming Mouse
With all of the great options out there, it’s becoming more and more difficult to choose a quality gaming mouse. Honestly, it all comes down to your personal preferences and requirements. Some mice are all-purpose, some go well with just a certain type of game, and others just sit around and eat cheese.
We’ve already covered some of the specs in the intro, so we’ll skip those here. The most important question to ask when choose the best gaming mouse for you is “what do you need it for?”.
Here are a few things to consider based on your answers:
I want to Play MMOs: Are you more of the World of Warcraft type? Look for a big, comfy mouse with a ton of buttons, macro functionality, and customization options.
I want to play FPS: First-person shooters require more aim and accuracy, so in our opinion you’re better off with a sleek, smaller mouse that’s more detailed. Think of it like painting a picture with only one brush: would you rather one small brush so you could paint the details or a big brush?
I want to be the best there is, best there was, and best there ever will be: For the aspiring gamer that wants to be the greatest of all time, you undoubtedly need a customizable mouse. If you’re out to conquer the competitive scene, you have no choice but to make a splash. You can customize everything from the angle of the palm rest to sensitivity of the buttons.
Most Important Specs
Here are the ones that came out on top along with their features. But first, some helpful terms:
Dots Per Inch (DPI): This is the measure of mouse sensitivity. Basically, it equates to how quickly the cursor moves on the screen. The higher the number, the more precise your mouse will be (usually).
Inches Per Second (IPS): Anyone who has played a first person shooter knows the fury that ensues when your mouse skips across the screen. IPS is the speed at which you can move your mouse before the sensor loses sensitivity. Basically, the higher the IPS the faster you can move your mouse (essential for gaming).
Polling: This measures how often your operating system checks for input from your mouse. This lets the system know the mouse is moving and to adjust accordingly. Gaming mice normally can be set to around 1,000 hertz (or 1,000 polls per second).
If you want more information on these vital settings, refer to the really awesome and detailed buying guide we wrote at the end of this post.
Clicks: If you smash the buttons as often as we do, you’ll need a device that can handle millions of clicks over time.
Price: Obviously, your budget plays a huge role here. In our experience, the sweet spot for most gamers is right around the $75 mark. This is the spot where value and affordability meet. Rarely is it a good idea to dip below $50.
Weight: A mouse that is too light or too heavy can totally throw your game off. Look for models with removable weights to let you adjust the feel.
Buttons: In general, the more buttons the better unless you care more about comfort and feel.
Tracking Method: There’s no need to explain why tracking method is so important. Just know that optical tracking normally delivers higher performance.
So the best white gaming mouse of 2018 really comes down to your personal preference (just kidding, it’s the Razer Lancehead). Unless you want to be an old gamer that shows off his battle scars (*** twists wrist and cringes at cracking sound ***), you need a gaming mouse. Period. You could order dozens of mice and try them all for yourself, but why bother when we’ve done all of the work for you?