Gaming Gift Guide: The best gaming mice of 2020

What to get to replace that special gamer in your life’s old roller-ball mouse this holiday.

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The mouse and keyboard are the most important tools for any gamer. Despite the best efforts of 2020 to be an all-around stinker of a year, there have been several new releases and updates for gaming peripherals, including a few new gaming mouse series. Here are the best overall gaming mice of 2020.

Razer Deathadder V2

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This mouse is very simple and straightforward, you may get a bit nostalgic for the old ball sensor mouse this one is based on. The design makes it perfect for almost any grip style used in gaming. It is comfortable and a lot tougher than it looks. The six mouse buttons use Omron mechanical switches good for 50-million clicks. The 16,000 DPI sensor can track 450 per second and is compatible with Razer Synapse for multiple sensitivity and lighting profiles.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed

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Logitech is a major player in the gaming peripherals market. The G502 series of mouse features 16,000 DPI via a HERO 16K sensor. The mouse has customizable sensitivity and macro profiles to go with the extra mouse buttons. This particular mouse also comes with a set of weights so you can get the feel just right for any game you are playing.

Corsair Ironclaw

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Corsair makes a little bit of everything for gamers including mice. The Ironclaw is one of the most popular gaming mouse series on the market and for good reason. It balances the functionality and comfort of a high-end gaming mouse for a relatively low cost. Both the wired and wireless versions of the mouse boast 18,000 DPI optical sensors with customizable sensitivity profiles that can be changed on the fly. The comfortable grip makes long play sessions more enjoyable. It can also be paired with Corsair’s iCUE software to create RGB lighting profiles.

Razer Naga Trinity Pro

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This mouse can fit almost any playstyle, but it excels at MOBA and MMO gameplay. Like all Razer peripherals this mouse is very high quality with a high DPI and custom sensitivity profiles. What makes this mouse so unique is the interchangeable side panel. There are three panels that you can choose from. Each panel has a different set of buttons that can be given custom mapping through Razer’s Synapse software.

Steelseries Sensei 310

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The Sensei 310 is an ambidextrous mouse with eight buttons featuring Omron’s 50-million click mechanical switches. The Sensei has a 12,000 DPI sensor and a comfortable grip that is good for almost any player. The mouse is very light but is a bit large so it isn’t particularly well suited for players with smaller hands.

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