Best Gaming Mouse Under $50

 

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.Best Gaming Mouse Under $50

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.

Without further delay here is our list of:

Best Gaming Mouse Under $50

 

Redragon M601 CENTROPHORUS-2000 DPI Gaming Mouse

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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.

Specifications
  • Plug and Play
  • Avago Sensor
  • 15G Max Acceleration
  • 8-piece weight tuning set (2.4g x 8)
  • 4.6 ounces
  • 4.7 x 2.8 x 1.5 inches
Pros
  • Features 6 Optimized buttons
  • Teflon foot pads
  • No batteries required, powered by USB
  • Ideal for beginners and casual gamers
Cons
  • Only two programmable side buttons
  • Side buttons can’t be bound to keys
  • Lights don’t turn on and off, even when the computer is off. You have to unplug it for the red lights to turn off
  • Limited DPI options

 

Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse

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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.

Specifications
  • 200 to 12,000 DPI in 5 DPI settings
  • RGB customizable lighting which can be turned off if preferred
  • Advanced optical sensor has no smoothing or filtering
  • 6 programmable buttons with 3 game profiles
  • 8.3 ounces
  • 1.45 x 2.56 x 4.5 inches
Pros
  • Sensor can be tuned for the mouse surface
  • 6 programmable buttons
  • Fantastic tracking on a variety of surfaces
  • Unique design makes it ideal for claw/fingertip grip
  • Small size is perfect for those with small hands
Cons
  • Not Windows 10 supported
  • A bit too light to play FPS games with
  • Side buttons cannot be used by left handed mouse users

 

Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Gaming Mouse

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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!

Specifications
  • 10000 DPI optical sensor and multi-color DPI indicator
  • 100g total weight
  • 16.8 million color backlighting
  • 8 programmable buttons
  • 3.2 ounces
  • 4.9 x 3.4 x 1.5 inches
Pros
  • Four lighting zones that can be set different from each other in any color you like and also deactivated
  • Sweating won’t be an issue thanks to the materials used
  • Ideal for claw/fingertip grip users
  • High-performance Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks
Cons
  • A few of the buttons are difficult to reach
  • Not compatible with Mac
  • Pads dig into mouse pads and pick up debris very easily
  • Loud clicking on the main buttons
  • Ergonomic features make it incredibly uncomfortable to use left handed

 

Logitech G300s Optical Gaming Mouse

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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.

Specifications
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Three on board memory profiles
  • Easy configuration software
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • 2.9 ounces
  • 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches
Pros
  • 3 onboard profiles that allow you to customize
  • RGB color customization
  • Buttons are all located on the top rather than on the sides
  • Fantastic for left handed and right handed users
Cons
  • Small for those with large hands
  • Not weighted and is a little too light to use with precision
  • Cable isn’t braided
  • DPI button is located in a position that makes it very easy to brush against by accident

 

SteelSeries Rival 300, Optical Gaming Mouse

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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.

Specifications
  • Zero Hardware Acceleration – precise tracking at all speeds
  • 6 programmable buttons (including CPI)
  • Configurable resolution up to 6,500 CPI
  • 30 million click switches
  • 4.6 ounces
  • 5.23 x 2.76 x 1.8 inches
Pros
  • Ideal for palm and claw grips
  • Ergonomic for right handed users
  • Works on Mac and Windows
  • Gives tactile response, will vibrate when performing certain actions
Cons
  • Cord isn’t braided
  • Not made with left handed users in mind
  • Textured rubber sides wear down quickly and get picked up by the mouse, slowing it down

 

YCCTEAM® 4000 DPI 10 Buttons LED Optical USB Wired Mechanical Gaming Mouse

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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.

Specifications
  • DPI settings up to 4000
  • 10 Programmable Buttons
  • Adopted 3050 Chip
  • 2.9 ounces
  • 5.1 x 3.2 x 1.4 inches
Pros
  • Programmable LED light effect, 3 mode light effect
  • Plug and Play
  • Lightweight aluminum chassis
  • 1 Year warranty
  • Button on the bottom turns the LED on and off
Cons
  • Only goes up to 4000 DPI, not ideal for precision gaming in FPSs
  • Mouse cannot be programmed on Mac OS, but you can program it on a Windows OS then game on it on Mac
  • Very uncomfortable to use left handed
  • Comes with a CD for the software, finding it online is complicated and comes from Chinese FTP site and isn’t in English

 

SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse

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Simple yet effective gaming mouse. The SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse is a great mouse for gaming, it offers seven programmable buttons with the easy to use Steelseries engine software. You can record even extremely long and advanced macros plus you can create unlimited profiles, which is awesome when you’re playing different games.

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.

Specifications
  • Ambidextrous shape
  • 7 Programmable Buttons
  • Braided, anti-tangle cord
  • 11.2 ounces
  • 2.09 x 6.69 x 7.87 inches
Pros
  • Plug and play
  • Ambidextrous, can be used left handed or right
  • Claw grip is ideal, difficult to use the buttons with a palm grip
  • Compatible with Mac
  • Great for FPS, MOBA, and MMOs
  • Good for hands of all sizes
Cons
  • Intensity of LEDs cannot be changed
  • Scroll wheel is very cheap
  • Difficult to switch between profiles
  • Side buttons are very easy to press by accident

 

Redragon M801 Mammoth 16400 DPI Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse

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Last but not least, the Redragon M801 Mammoth. This beautiful red and black mouse offer six different DPI settings from (1000/2000/4000/8200/16400) with an impressive 12000 FPS, Avago sensor, and Omron micro switches.

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.

Specifications
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • 5 memory profiles each with a dedicated light color
  • High-end 6ft braided-fiber cable with gold-plated USB connector
  • Up to 16400 DPI
  • 5.3 ounces
  • 3.19 x 4.76 x 1.61 inches
Pros
  • Teflon foot pads
  • 16 million colors of light available that can have intensity adjusted or be shut off entirely
  • Very comfortable for large hands
  • Adjustable weights
  • Ergonomic with a rough matte plastic
Cons
  • Clicking is very loud
  • Terrible smell out of the package that will get on your hands and doesn’t wash off very well
  • Buttons can only be assigned as keyboard keys, macros, and Windows functions

 

Razer DeathAdder Chroma

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The Razer DeathAdder is likely the most popular of the Razer mice and an excellent entry device into the Cult of Razer products. Colorful and customizable and available for right and left handed gamers.

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.

Specifications
  • 10,000dpi optical sensor
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling
  • Up to 300 inches per second*/50g acceleration
  • Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • 3.7 ounces
  • 5.04 x 2.76 x 1.73 inches
Pros
  • Comes in right and left hand variants
  • Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Ergonomic shape for comfort
  • Razer Synapse software allows further customization
Cons
  • Scroll wheel may have troubles.
  • Sometimes will double click when single clicking
  • Button customization not saved unless running Razer Synapse
In ConclusionBest Gaming Mouse Under $50

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.