While most of us are looking for the cheaper gaming mouse alternatives, some professional esports players or just simply dedicated gamers are shopping for the more expensive gaming mouses. Reason for this is that most of the time, an expensive product offers better specifications and features than those of its cheaper alternatives. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Don’t worry, in this article; we will be listing what we think are some of the most expensive gaming mouses in the market, with a full-on consideration on its specifications, features, and overall ergonomics. I assure you that either of the product picks below will be good to go – of course, as long as you have all that shiny money to shell out. After all, most of these picks are high-end gaming mouses.
Top 7 Most Expensive Gaming Mice
Razer is one of those many companies dedicated to only manufacturing gaming-specific hardware and software. It is one of the most popular brands globally, so it became a go-to brand for most gaming enthusiasts. Their products’ designs are so specific that you can tell in one look if it is a Razer product or not – most especially their line-up of gaming mouses.
Razer gaming mouses have always been expensive, but there are just some line-up of gaming mouses from the Razer brand that are too expensive. One of which is the Razer Basilisk Ultimate HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse. As you can already tell, most Razer products are named after snakes or serpents.
Their logo is a triple-headed snake, after all. The Razer Basilisk Ultimate HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is one of those. However, instead of going with the existential creature, Razer went with a mythical creature instead.
Basilisk is a mythical creature from Europe that is reputed to be the serpent king that can cause death. Perhaps, Razer went with this name to further provoke power which the product deserves for. This is one of the most expensive gaming mouses on this list.
The Razer Basilisk Ultimate HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is both a wired and wireless gaming mouse. It features Razer’s HyperSpeed Wireless technology that offers low latency Bluetooth connection, with interference reduction for stable connectivity. Razer claims that the Basilisk Ultimate is 25% faster than any competing mice in the market. If you are, however, not comfortable going wireless, the mouse also comes with a detachable cable. To charge, the package includes a charging dock which also lights up with Razer’s iconic neon green light.
Now going to the optical sensor, Razer Basilisk Ultimate HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse supports up to a whopping 20,000 DPI. Thanks to its high-end gaming-grade optical sensor, the Basilisk Ultimate can be configured to have a highly accurate, and precise pinpoint tracking. This continues even at the switches, which unlike most gaming mouses, uses an in-house designed actuating mechanism. It uses a light beam-based actuation which registers clicks in “speed of light.” This is also rated to withhold up to 70 million clicks.
The other features of the Razer Basilisk Ultimate include 11 remappable buttons, customizable scroll wheel resistance, and 14 programmable Razer Chroma RGB lighting zones with 16.8 million color combinations including preset profiles. This can all be done inside the Razer Synapse.
- High-end gaming-grade optical sensor supporting up to 20,000 DPI.
- Can both be used as wired and wireless. Package includes a detachable cable. HyperSpeed technology allows for lower latency and reduced interference for stable connectivity.
- Package includes an RGB charging dock.
- Highly customizable. All the 11 buttons, 14 Chroma RGB lighting zones, and even the scroll wheel can be configured inside the Razer Synapse hardware configuration tool.
- Not ambidextrous. This mouse only works for right-handed gamers.
- Doesn’t have onboard storage.
Logitech is another world leader in the computer peripheral market. While you can mostly see some Logitech products selling at ridiculously low prices, the brand is also offering expensive items, especially when it comes to the gaming department.
One of those products is the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse, one of the more expensive gaming mouses by Logitech. It retails at $149.99 (you can also get it discounted in some webshops) but has a good price to specification ratio.
Speaking of specifications, the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse features a high-end Hero optical-sensor with 1:1 tracking, 400+ IPS, zero mouse smoothing and support for a ridiculously high 25,600 max DPI – the highest so far on this list.
Again, a mouse with higher DPI can detect and react even to smaller movements, making it easier for gamers to use when playing high-stake games that need precise and accurate pinpoint tracking. Like the Razer Basilisk Ultimate, the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse can also be wired or wireless with an incredible low 1ms latency rating. As for the battery, the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse can last up to 140 hours of gameplay when using the RGB lighting, or up to 180 hours with no lighting.
Although not included in the package, it has support for Logitech’s PowerPlay. It’s a mouse pad with a wireless charging function. With PowerPlay, you can continuously use the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED while charging. This is a smarter application than the charger dock on Razer Basilisk Ultimate (but then again, the charger dock is included on Razer’s package).
For customizability, Logitech’s LIGHTSYNC allows you to program the full-spectrum RGB lighting with 16.8 million colors, as well as the 11 remappable buttons.
- Ambidextrous design works well for both right and left-handed people.
- High-end Hero sensor which maxes out at 25,600 DPI, with 1:1 tracking and 400+ IPS.
- Battery can last up to 180 hours with the lights off.
- PowerPlay support.
- Customizable full-spectrum RGB, and buttons.
- Ambidextrous design, allowing the same comfort for left and right-handed gamers.
- Without support for PowerPlay, the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse doesn’t have improvements over the previous Logitech G900.
- Poor ergonomics.
Another serpent from Razer’s family of expensive mouses is the Razer Viper Ultimate Hyperspeed. As we all know, vipers are known to be one of the fastest strikers in the snake family. So it’s fitting to give this moniker to yet another amazing product from Razer.
The Razer Viper Ultimate Hyperspeed is pretty much like the expensive Razer Basilisk Ultimate, except the design. While we can see a thumb rest on the Razer Basilisk Ultimate, the Razer Viper Ultimate doesn’t have that feature. Instead, it prioritizes ambidexterity.
The Razer Viper Ultimate is designed for both left and right-handed gamers, while the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is designed specifically for right-handed gamers.
For starters, the Razer Viper Ultimate features the same high-end Razer optical sensor which maxes out at 20,000 DPI. It also features Razer’s HyperSpeed technology, which completely reduces connection interference and latency by 1ms for wireless connection.
The switch is the same optical mouse switch from the Razer Basilisk Ultimate which rated at 70 million clicks. Speaking of switches, the 8 buttons are customizable via the Razer Synapse configuration tool. As for the moniker Lightest on the product title, the Razer Viper Ultimate is one of the lightest gaming mouse from Razer at only 74 grams.
- Ambidextrous design works well for both left and right-handed gamers.
- High-end Razer optical sensor which maxes out at 20,000 DPI.
- Optical mouse switch allows for a speed of light response. Rated to withhold up to 70 million clicks on its entire lifetime.
- Highly customizable. Allows for 8 programmable buttons via Razer Synapse.
- Generic design, no thumb rest.
- Battery only lasts up to 70 hours compared to competitions.
Another expensive Logitech gaming mouse on this list is the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED. This is another high-end mouse from Logitech which retails at $149.99. While the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED follows an ambidextrous design, this one only works for right-handed gamers. The good thing about it though is the inclusion of the thumb rest.
Spec-wise, this expensive gaming mouse shares almost the same set of features with the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED. It has a high-end Hero sensor which maxes out at 25,600 DPI, a total of 11 customizable buttons, and full-spectrum RGB lights and support for PowerPlay which wirelessly charges the mouse while using it on a PowerPlay mouse pad.
But it has one unique thing to it, a customizable weight. The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED comes with up to six removable weights inside the mouse for more personalized weight and balance tuning.
- Uses a high-end Hero sensor supporting up to 25,600 DPI.
- Supports Logitech’s PowerPlay wireless charging technology.
- Has 11 remappable buttons, and fully customizable full-spectrum RGB lights with 16.8 million colors.
- Innovative adjustable weight system for a more personalized weight and balance tuning.
- Non-ambidextrous. This only works for right-handed gamers.
- 60 hours total gameplay is one of the lowest battery ratings so far on this list.
The first Corsair product on this list is the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Gaming Mouse. Corsair is another veteran company in producing computer peripherals. It established its brand in 1994 and continues to produce consumer products in all ranges of price. While Corsair gaming mouses are not particularly cheap, there are some that are just a little more expensive – as with the case with the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Gaming Mouse.
The Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Gaming Mouse is a wireless gaming mouse using a Bluetooth Low-latency for a dropless connection. It uses a gaming-grade Pixart PAW3392 optical sensor which maxes out at 18,000 DPI and a hyper-polling technology up to 2,000 Hz.
So far, this has the lowest DPI support on this list, but according to Corsair, the choice is to conserve energy better. It also charges wirelessly using the Qi Wirelessly standard. And yes, it is compatible with the Corsair MM1000 wireless charging mouse pad, or you can also charge it using the provided USB-C cable.Other features include 8 remappable buttons, Omron-branded switches rated at 50 million clicks, onboard profile storage, and customizable RGB lighting.
- Uses a gaming-grade Pixart PAW3392 optical sensor with 18,000 DPI, and hyper-polling technology up to 2,000 Hz.
- Wireless operation, with Bluetooth Low-latency for a more stable connection.
- Supports Qi Wireless charging.
- Highly customizable with 8 remappable buttons and full-spectrum RGB lighting.
- Includes a thumb rest.
- Horrible battery rating at only 50 hours of battery life.
- Non-ambidextrous design.
Alienware, another newcomer on this list, has been around since 1996. Its parent company, Dell, has been around for quite a long time (since 1984) and has already established a name for office and work computers. Alienware is Dell’s introduction in the gaming market. Considered a high-end brand, you can almost never see any cheap Alienware products in the market.
One of these many products is the Alienware Gaming Mouse 510M. The Alienware Gaming Mouse 510M is probably one of the most unique, if not the most unique, products on this list in terms of design. It is ambidextrous so that it would fit any hand usage just right. As for the sensor, the Alienware Gaming Mouse 510M uses a Pixart optical sensor, with support for up to 16,000 DPI.
All the 10 buttons are also programmable and the scroll wheel which offers a wide toggle setting between 12 and 24 steps per scroll wheel revolution. As expected from high-end gaming mouses, the RGB lighting, Alienware calls AlienFX RGB, is also customizable.
- Ten button layout that is fully programmable
- Latest generation custom Alienware native 16,000 DPI sensor
- Signature Alienware ergonomic design
- Pre-loaded tension on main mouse buttons for a controlled, crisp, tactile click feel
- Custom adjustable scroll wheel with a wide toggle setting between 12 and 24 steps per scroll wheel revolution
- Poor Battery Life.
SteelSeries is a renowned Danish manufacturer for computer peripherals since its foundation in 2001. The company has been making all sorts of peripherals from all price ranges, but they are more known for making some of the best gaming surfaces worldwide. One of these really popular products is the SteelSeries Rival 650 Quantum Wireless Gaming Mouse.
The SteelSeries Rival Quantum Wireless is relatively cheaper on this list, but it is still considered one of the higher-end gaming mouses by SteelSeries. It features an innovative SteelSeries TrueMove3+ Dual Sensor System, which means that it also has a dedicated depth-sensing linear optical detection aside from the optical gaming sensor. It has 1:1 tracking, but the DPI only maxes out at 12,000 – this is the lowest number on this list.
One of the SteelSeries Rival 650 Quantum’s unique features is the use of a 32-bit ARM processor to locally save DPI settings, button mappings, and lighting effects. You can also customize the weights, up to 256 possible configurations. Probably one of the best things about this mouse is its fast charging capability. SteelSeries claims that a 15-minute charge can last up to 10 hours of usage.
- Great design, with customizable weights up to 256 possible configurations.
- Has a 32-bit ARM processor to save all settings locally.
- Has a dedicated depth sensor for more accurate tracking.
- Features fast charging, which a single 15-minute charge can last up to 10 hours.
- Low DPI ratings at only 12,000.
- Mediocre battery rating, at only 24 hours.
Not all the expensive gaming mouses or high-end gaming mouses assure good performance. We made this list to be guided next time on how to choose the best of the bests, with a good price to spec ratio. Notice that we settle for name brands because these brands are known for the quality of their products, and the value you are getting from it.
When shopping for a new expensive gaming mouse, always note the DPI, ergonomics, customizability, and extra features such as wireless charging, and option for storage, the type of optical sensor used, and the quality and ratings of the switches.