The world’s most expensive computer mouse reportedly comes in at a mammoth $35,000. But for gamers, it’s worthless.
A gaming mouse is not just a high-quality computer mouse. Top-of-the-line models come with upward of 10 buttons other than the typical left and right clicks, and the response times are next-level.
Each of these can be programmed to do different actions in different games, to make the gaming experience as seamless as possible. And if you’re a professional gamer, milliseconds saved by faster button click times can be the difference between winning and losing.
They may not be covered in gimmicky materials like crocodile skin or diamonds, but to a gamer, they’re worth their weight in gold. Which of the gaming mouses available in the world cost the most, and which one is the best mouse for gaming? Our roundup of the most expensive gaming mouses will fill you in.
First – A Fun Fact!
Is it computer mouses or computer mice?
No definitive answer seems to have been made by the tech community. But since “mouse” is an acronym for “manually operated user select equipment,” mouses is an appropriate way to pluralize.
But if someone says “gaming mice,” they’re not breaking any rules. Especially considering the inventor of the mouse, Douglas Engelbart, referred to them as “mice” when pluralizing.
Or you can be extra safe and call them “mouse devices,” as many retailers do to avoid the controversy!
Here Are the Top 10 Most Expensive Gaming Mouses in The World
- SteelSeries WOW Legendary MMO
- Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme
- Swiftpoint Z
- SteelSeries Prime Wireless
- Logitech Pro X Superlight
- Razer Naga Pro
- Razer Basilisk Ultimate
- Logitech G903 Lightspeed
- Logitech G502 Lightspeed
- Razer Viper Ultimate
10. Razer Viper Ultimate – $129.99
The Razer Viper Ultimate gaming mouse isn’t the only gaming mouse clocking in at $129.99, but it does go up in price when bought with its charging dock. Then costing $149.99, this mouse comes in four different designs: black, mercury (white), quartz (pink), and a special Cyberpunk 2077 version in yellow that costs an extra $10.
Razer Viper Ultimate Specs
Ambidextrous design is what makes this mouse stand out, making it more accessible than most gaming mouses.
The wireless mouse’s 70-hour battery life isn’t the best on the market, but it is still plenty to last a gaming session along with recharging in its convenient port in between, especially for the price.
The Focus+ sensor from Razer reaches 20,000 dots per inch (DPI), making it incredibly sensitive to user movement. The 70 million click lifetime is more than enough. As far as the all-important customization goes, the Razer Viper Ultimate has eight buttons for custom programming.
9. Logitech G502 Lightspeed – $149.99
At number nine is the Logitech G502 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse, costing $149.99.
Making this mouse unique is its customizable weight system. While the standard weight on purchase is 114g, six components within the mouse can be removed. This allows each gamer to decide on their preferred balance and weight distribution. Plus, its price has been known to drop to just $119.99 on occasion!
This and the following mouse are also compatible with Logitech’s Powerplay wireless charging system; a mouse mat that charges wirelessly even during gameplay.
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Specs
For little more money than mouse number 10, the specs improve considerably. The Hero sensor works at a maximum of 25,600 DPI. A total of 11 buttons can be programmed however the owner wishes. The mouse also employs wireless charging technology, making it the same price as number 10 when the necessary charging dock is included.
However, the battery life lasts only 60 hours of gameplay before it needs to be recharged. And while it has an ergonomic thumb rest design, that means it is only for right-handed gamers.
Essentially then, whether the Logitech G502 or the Razer Viper Ultimate is better depends on whether a gamer is more interested in battery life, ambidexterity, DPI, or having more programmable buttons.
8. Logitech G903 Lightspeed – $149.99
The second most expensive gaming mouse from Logitech, the G903 Lightspeed is also a wireless product, and much like the G502, sometimes retails at a lower price. Its weight is also customizable within 10g to accommodate the powercore component that allows for wireless charging.
Logitech G903 Lightspeed Specs
Similar to the G502, the G903 functions at up to 25,600 DPI with 1:1 tracking, and has up to 11 customizable buttons. While it is ambidextrous, some users find its accommodating design uncomfortable to use.
The battery life is much improved though, lasting through 140 hours of gameplay between charges, which the website proudly comments is “almost 6x the battery life of the previous-generation G903.”
Unlike the G502 however, the G903 comes with Lightsync RGB: “game-driven, full-spectrum RGB lighting responds to in-game action, audio, and screen color.” The lighting animations and effects can even be customized by gamers to match the rest of their set-up, with roughly 16.8 million colors to choose from.
7. Razer Basilisk Ultimate – $149.99
The Razer Basilisk Ultimate doesn’t quite seem to deserve the word “ultimate.” Considering its price point is the same as mouse number 6 (except for when it goes on sale and can drop to $99.99), it just doesn’t appear to be good value for money – particularly important when this much money is involved!
Razer Basilisk Ultimate Specs
The mouse’s battery can handle up to 100 hours of gameplay at a time. It is exclusively right-handed though, unlike its cheaper counterpart, the Viper Ultimate.
The optical sensor’s maximum sensitivity is 20,000 DPI, less than Logitech’s two gaming mouses for the same price. Its lifespan is rated at 70 million clicks, good but not especially noteworthy considering its competitors in this list.
The 14 “Razer Chroma RBG Lighting Zones” and 11 buttons are programmable, but that doesn’t come close to the Naga Pro’s customization options.
One redeeming factor is that including the charging dock with the Razer Basilisk Ultimate only adds an extra $20 to the purchase price (unlike $49.99 with the Naga Pro), taking the total up to $169.99. It can function wirelessly but does also include a cable for gamers who prefer the security of being plugged in.
Overall though, considering they’re priced the same, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate gaming mouse cannot compete with the Naga Pro mouse, also from Razer.
6. Razer Naga Pro – $149.99
The Razer Naga Pro introduces swappable side plates to the list. Taking customization to the next level, the wireless gaming mouse comes with a 12-button side plate option designed for MMOs, a 6-button side plate option that provides better grip for Battle Royale games or MOBAs, and a 2-button side plate for FPSs.
Depending on the configuration gamers choose, the mouse can provide up to 20 mappable buttons.
Razer Naga Pro Specs
Another mouse with 20,000 DPI, this mouse is not ambidextrous, only designed for right-handed players.
The wireless option has 100 hours of battery life. It can last up to 150 though on Bluetooth, or charge while gaming when plugged in via cable. However, it does requires a charging dock at an extra cost of $49.99, though the retailer sometimes offers a bundle deal with the mouse.
But the Razer Naga Pro mouse is compatible with any Razer charging docks you may already have!
5. Logitech Pro X Superlight – $159.99
Logitech’s most expensive contribution to the world of gaming mouses seems to have almost identical specs to Logitech’s two cheaper options on this list.
Logitech Pro X Superlight Specs
The Logitech Pro X Superlight uses the Lightspeed wireless system of its cheaper numbered cousins. It is Powerplay compatible for wireless charging during gameplay, and the Hero sensor works at up to 25,600 DPI. But there are also only five buttons, much lower than most of the gaming mouses on this list.
Instead, the Pro X’s main attribute seems to be its near-weightlessness. At less than 63g, this mouse claims to deliver “near frictionless glide.”
The website explains: “PRO X SUPERLIGHT is engineered with a single goal—to create the lightest possible PRO wireless gaming mouse while retaining the quality, structural integrity and pro-grade standards that Logitech G delivers.”
So for gamers more interested in a smooth lightweight experience without extra customizable buttons weighing their mouse down, this is the product of choice.
4. SteelSeries Prime Wireless – $169
Coming in at £129.99 (or roughly $169), the Steelseries Prime Wireless gaming mouse comes both in a full size and mini version.
Steelseries Prime Wireless Specs
The first big step up in lifespan, this mouse promises 100 million clicks.
The battery life is 100 hours, fairly average for this point on the list. And at 80g, it weighs a little more than the super-light mouse number 5. The DPI also maxes out at 18,000 – fairly low considering its price point.
And it’s not even ambidextrous, being designed for right-handed players. There are just 6 buttons and only one light-up RGB zone for customization.
The Prime’s redeeming feature seems to be its special Prestige OM mechanical switches. “The combination of optical sensor, oversized spring and magnetic connection guarantee zero lag, debounce, and a lifetime of consistently crispy clicks,” or so the website promises. If that’s all you’re looking for, this might be the one for you.
3. Swiftpoint Z – $199
The Swiftpoint Z’s snazzy design isn’t the only thing that should catch your attention. As soon as a gamer unzips their new mouse, the customization begins, with users even able to decide which style of asymmetrical, rotatable trigger buttons go where!
Swiftpoint Z Specs
While its ergonomics have been praised tremendously, the mouse is only designed for right-handed players. But its customization options are incredibly in-depth.
The website claims it is “the world’s most technologically advanced mouse,” working not only as a mouse but also as a joystick with titling sensitivity and a gyroscope. And the 13 programmable buttons are plenty, with the mouse even detecting which game is being played and adjusting its settings.
Surprisingly though, it’s not wireless. While no one seems to be complaining about the cable, if wireless capability is important to you, this isn’t the one.
2. Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme – $252
Finally, a top-of-the-line ambidextrous gaming mouse!
The Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme brags about its ergonomic design, hydrophobic surface, and titanium and carbon elements. Other than that, it leaves much to be desired.
Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme Specs
The mouse comes with eight programmable buttons – not bad, but not ground-breaking. The 16,000 DPI is one of the lowest on this list, as is the 50 million click guarantee.
Its onboard memory can store 10 gaming profiles, and the scroll wheel is apparently the best there is. It also looks undoubtedly awesome. The mouse even won “Best large gaming mouse among best gaming mice 2021.”
But is it really worth paying $100 more than other models on this list, when the specs don’t stack up?
1. SteelSeries WOW Legendary MMO – $350+
The SteelSeries World of Warcraft (WOW) Legendary MMO Gaming Mouse is by far the most expensive gaming mouse available, starting at $350 on eBay, with asking prices all the way up to $800. Now retired by the manufacturer, these mouses go for a pretty penny even second-hand.
SteelSeries WOW Legendary MMO Specs
Specifically designed for the WOW game, the mouse featured 16.8 million color customization options and 14 programmable buttons.
However, the DPI only reached 5,000! Some users also complained that the customization wasn’t an intuitive process.
Unless bought specifically for playing WOW, this isn’t the best mouse out there. No doubt its limited-edition status is what keeps the price so high.
Which of the World’s Most Expensive Gaming Mouses is Best?
Overall, the Razer Naga Pro seems to stand out as one of the best gaming mouses. But whether a gamer is looking for the most customization, the lightest mouse, the best value for money, or the longest battery life, will all affect that answer.
And guaranteed, these won’t be the top 10 most expensive gaming mouses forever! As technology and the world of gaming evolves, even better devices will take over. So keep up to date with all our entertainment top 10s.
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