I remember in my time. Mouses only had two or three buttons, right click, left click and sometimes a middle one. Oh, I almost forget they did not have an optical sensor like today.
Mouses had the legendary track ball, when your mouse started to “lag” because it could not follow your hand movement then it was time to open the small compartment then you had to clean the ball and inside the mouse, oh how I miss the good old times.
Nowadays picking the perfect mouse is a nightmare, there’s so many choice and options. You need to look at the DPI, if the mouse is wired or not, the number of buttons, the size, the weight and much more!
As you can imagine with all these different options, it gets confusing choosing a right mouse. Therefore that’s why we are here. We personally picked these best gaming mouse under $50, based on their price, performance, quality, and features they offer to gamers.
Editor’s Pick: We had no choice but to choose the Razer DeathAdder Chroma – Multi-Color Ergonomic Gaming Mouse. It’s a great mouse for the price, up to 10,000 DPI which you can lower or increase, various customization ( buttons and color ) and an ergonomic build. My last two mice have been Razer DeathAdder when it dies I might get another one.
Here is a quick overview of the featured products on our list. Scroll down for more detailed information about each product.
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 09:41 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Best Gaming Mouse Under $50
Redragon M601 CENTROPHORUS-2000 DPI Gaming Mouse
|Redragon M601 Gaming Mouse wired with red led, 3200 DPI 6 Buttons Ergonomic CENTROPHORUS Gaming...||Check Price|
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 10:30 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.To start of this list, we have the simple yet amazing Redragon M601 CENTROPHORUS. Why do I call it simple? It’s a USB powered plug and play mouse, with only six buttons and only one DPI setting, which is perfect for beginners and casual gamers.
Another great features about it is the customizable weight, which personally I find awesome. It adds a little bonus to the comfort factor, which is already pretty good.
Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse
|Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse (910-004380)||Check Price|
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 10:09 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.We are entering the “gamer” zone with this mouse. Logitech G303 Daedalus offer more gaming features than our two last picks. It offers an on-the-fly DPI switching, with five different DPI setting.
Another gamer like feature is the six programmable buttons with three game profiles allowing for three different combinations of button programming, which can give you a small edge when playing online.
You can customize the lighting to your liking, you can even turn it off if you prefers, which is a fun little option.
Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Gaming Mouse
|Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Gaming Mouse, Light Weight, 10000 DPI, Optical, Multi Color||Check Price|
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 10:09 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.Another mouse who falls in the “gamer” category. For the price, this mice offers a whole lot of features. My favorite one is the eight programmable buttons – fully configurable layout for personalized play, which can give you a small advantage over your enemies.
Another interesting option is the CUE software. It offers performance tuning and customization control. You can customize over 16.8 million color backlighting which is a fun little feature.
The ergonomic design and a 100g total weight, won’t fatigue you if you use it for long gaming sessions, plus you can react quicker!
Logitech G300s Optical Gaming Mouse
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 09:59 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.The first ambidextrous mouse of our list. The Logitech G300s offers a symmetrical compact shape, perfect to use in either hand. Unfortunately, it’s a small size mouse, might not be a good choice for big hands.
Unlike the other mouses, this one has nine programmable buttons, plus all of the buttons are easy to reach for quick reaction time. You won’t have to worry about the responsiveness of this mouse. The gaming-grade optical sensor tracks accurately on a wide variety of surfaces.
With his drag and drop software you will find it very easy to customize this mouse.
SteelSeries Rival 300, Optical Gaming Mouse
|SteelSeries Rival 300, Optical Gaming Mouse - Black||Check Price|
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 09:41 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.At first look this mouse looks like a mouse from the future, the gray metallic color is beautiful plus you can customize 16.8 million colors to create your favorite design.
Unfortunately, this mouse only has six programmable buttons (including the CPI button). It’s not a real problem, but I preferred mentioning it since our last couples of pick had more buttons.
Despite that, it gives you a choice to change the CPI resolution up to 6,500.
An interesting fact about this mouse is the durability of the mouse. Rated for 30 million clicks, 10 million more than the industry standard, which I find incredible for the price.
YCCTEAM® 4000 DPI 10 Buttons LED Optical USB Wired Mechanical Gaming Mouse
|Gaming mice,YCCTEAM 4000 DPI 10 Buttons LED Optical USB Wired Professional Gaming Mouse, Mechanical...||Check Price|
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 09:41 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.The first time I saw this mouse, I won’t lie, I was confused, I wasn’t sure if it was a transformer or a gaming mouse. Joking aside, this mouse has a unique design, which is refreshing compared to the traditional mouse design.
Now let’s look at the features. Perfect for gaming, this mouse has ten programmable buttons. The software might be confusing at first, but the more you use it you will get used to it, you can use it to program macros & key binds, perfect to enhance your gaming experience.
You can even customize your DPI settings, four user-definable DPI settings up to 4000 and the DPI button lets you easily cycle through your custom settings for as easy and quick access.
SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse
|SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse RAW - Rubberized Black||Check Price|
On-the-fly high/low sensitivity adjustments with the CPI toggle, for when a quick & easy access. Plug & play which adds to the simplicity of the mouse, which is great when you don’t want to complicate your life.
Speaking about simplicity, this mouse only has one color, unlike our other picks who had millions of different possibilities. Despite having only the white color, you can modify it in many ways.
You can vary the intensity of the illumination between low, medium, and high or you can completely disable it.
Redragon M801 Mammoth 16400 DPI Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse
|Redragon M801 Mammoth 16400 DPI Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse for PC, 9 Programmable Buttons, 5...||Check Price|
Compared to the other Redragon mouse we have on our list, this one has nine programmable buttons with five different profiles, each with a dedicated light color for quick identification. This one has an 8-piece weight tuning set (2.4g x 8) as the other one in our list, I find that concept pretty amazing.
Once again this mouse has over 16 million combinations led color options and pulsing light in 5 color modes.
Razer DeathAdder Chroma
|Razer DeathAdder Chroma - Multi-Color Ergonomic Gaming Mouse - 10,000 DPI Sensor - Comfortable Grip...||Check Price|
With an impressive 10,000 DPI optical sensor, which is one of the biggest on our list, this mouse is an excellent choice for players. It even comes in the right or left-hand variant, which is great!
The only problem I ran into with this mouse is the Scroll wheel, it died after a year of using, but I did use it for 10 hours everyday, for work and gaming. For me it wasn’t a big problem, but I preferred mentioning it.
Finding the perfect mouse can seem like a hard task, sometimes even impossible because of all the choices and options you need to look for. The price, the DPI settings, the customizable buttons & colors, the shape & size. This list if perfect if you’re a beginner or casual gamer, don’t get me wrong more experience gamers can use these mouses as well.
Some people think you need to spend an enormous amount of money to get a great gaming mouse. Our goal was to prove that wrong. We wanted to show that even if you’re on a thigh budget, you can still get a pretty impressive gaming mouse.
We hope our list of best gaming mouse under $50 has given you a better idea of which gaming mouse you need. We want to hear your opinion on our picks, don’t hesitate to comment below.