Mouse is one of the two things we touch most while using computers(other one is the keyboard of course). It is crucial to know how to pick your mouse because it is going to stay under your hand for a long time because mouses don’t break down easily. Learning how to pick a mouse will save you money and increase your performance+ergonomics. Either you play games or not, gaming mouses are much more ergonomic, durable and better for your money in the long run when compared to the regular mouses. Gaming mouses also accommodate extra features, adjustable DPI, RGB Lights, Extra Keys.
So What Should We Pay Attention To?
Some people use the mouse with their entire palm while others may prefer only using it with their fingertips.
There is also a grip type which only a partial part of palm rests on the back of the mouse. These holding patterns have three names:
Perhaps the most popular in the world, palm grip is where your hand rests completely on the mouse. It is the most comfortable position but due to the weight you put on the mouse it will not be as fast and efficient as the other two grip types.
In this grip style, your fingers sit on the two front two buttons like a claw while the back of palm rests on the rear part of the mouse. Although it is not as comfortable as the palm grip, it will provide you with much more opportunity in games where you need to use the mouse more sensitively.
It is the highest performance grip type, only your fingertips touch the mouse so the weight on the mouse is nearly none. Your palm does not touch the mouse in anyway and it provides much more performance than other grip types. Disadvantage of this grip type is it’s comfort. It is the most uncomfortable for your arm and hand.
2-Wired or Wireless?
Wireless mouses have been in our life for a long time but until recent years there were not many options combined ergonomy, high battery life, performance and perfect connection. With the fast developing technologies now we have great wireless mouses and you could prefer them over wired ones if you:
- Don’t like cables
- Carry your mouse around
- Don’t play games or do work that requires high sensitivity mouse
- Don’t care much about battery life
On the other hand, our legendary wired mouses still retain their advantage:
- Lighter compared to the wireless ones(if both of them has the same performance and similar sensors of course)
- Zero Delay
- You don’t have to think about batteries
- Highest responsivity and sensitivity
DPI means dots per inch, representing the area your mouse sensor physically detects from it’s sensor. Mouse with low DPI sensor detects less area so it is slower on screen. Mouse with high DPI sensor detects more in the same are so it is faster on screen. Even if you don’t need fast screen responsiveness it is better for you in the long-run to buy a mouse that has adjustable DPI that has high DPI sensor. Also if you have a large monitor you definitely going to need a high dpi mouse.
4-Price and Extra Features
Of course, you’ll want to buy a mouse that fits your budget in addition to these qualities. Over $100 will get you a mouse with all of the functions, but do you really need them all? Perhaps you will not use the majority of the features, so it is best to know what you require and save your money for something else. Who wants to spend more money on something they’ll never use? However, if you are a frequent user of shortcuts, having extra adjustable keys on your mouse can make your job much more comfortable and easy. Alternatively, if you play a lot of games, you might prefer a lighter mouse to improve your headshots.