Our Best Gaming Mouse for 2018

If you’re looking for the best gaming mouse available in Australia, there are a huge amount of models to consider. Here are 5 we recommend you check out.


Swiftpoint Z Gaming Mouse

Swiftpoint Z Gaming Mouse

If you’re a serious gamer then the Swiftpoint Z Gaming Mouse is undoubtedly for you. This high performance, multi-award winning, feature packed mouse with its pivot, tilt and roll functionality is a world first. Whether you’re flying, shooting or driving having the Swiftpoint Z mouse in your arsenal will let everyone in the room know that they have a serious gamer on their hands.

The customisation possibilities of the Z mouse seem almost endless, while the slick black design and aggressive edging have earned this mouse accolades like “The Best Gaming Innovation of 2017”.

When it comes to features and functionality, a top priority has to be reaction time and this mouse delivers zero lag relay even when you’re playing games that require a powerful video card. The mouse is also compatible with all hand sizes as you can change the buttons around to achieve your ultimate preferred grip.

If you’re not feeling the wow factor of this game changing mouse yet then the gyroscopic motion sensor which gives the Z mouse the same orientation awareness that a smartphone uses, makes it ideal for MMORPG, MOBA, Flight Sim and FPS Games and it’s 50+ unique click and gesture actions are sure to get you excited.

To enable the Z tilt functionality, the Swiftpoint Z comes with various accessories that attach magnetically to its underside, instantaneously giving you 3 tilt modes. The ‘no-tilt’ or ‘lock-out’ attachment disables the tilt functionality, the ‘slight tilt’ or ‘adjustable tilt’ attachment provides a modest left-right tilt and the ‘full tilt’ or ‘flightstick extender’ attachment effectively converts the Z mouse into a gamepad.

The Swiftpoint Z mouse is highly recommended for every serious gamer and although it doesn’t come cheap at $299, it is well worth every cent, in our opinion.


Corsair Gaming GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse

The GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse from Corsair Gaming with its sleek looks and reactive Pixart sensor offers a great blend of comfort and functionality.

Corsair Gaming is well known for their PC cases, keyboards, RAM, power supplies and cooling systems but they haven’t had much luck with their gaming mice. The Glaive RGB mouse has clearly been designed to tackle that and comes with the Pixart 3367 sensor, one of the latest optical sensors sporting a maximum DPI of 16,000.

This wired, large gaming mouse is finished with soft touch paint and interchangeable thumb grips making it very ergonomically pleasing. Another great feature the Glaive offers is a tunable sensor that allows you to optimise and calibrate the tracking to most surfaces, so if you find yourself without a mousepad, it’s really no challenge for this premium RGB mouse. The Omron switches are impressively reactive too and reset very quickly – a necessity for all serious gamers.

In summary, the GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse by Corsair Gaming, despite being a little pricey at $139, is definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for a new premium gaming mouse. The ergonomic design, interchangeable thumb grips, three-zone backlighting, Pixart 3367 sensor, Omron switches and DPI status lights all make it a solid FPS and MOBA mouse, particularly for gamers with larger hands.


Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse is a great choice for most gamers and advanced laptop users who are looking for a premium mouse to complement their existing tech.

An evolution of the G502 Proteus Core, which it is intended to fully replace, the Proteus Spectrum from Logitech features RGB lighting, which has an adjustable resolution between 200 and 12,000 DPI in five increments that can be, adjusted on-the-fly. This solid, high-performance gaming mouse also has 11 programmable buttons, removable weights and a sophisticated and comfortable design.

Another feature of the Spectrum that’s worth a mention is the metal scroll wheel, which can be switched between traditional and infinite (or ‘high speed’) scrolling with the click of a button just below the wheel. The whole experience of using the metal scroll wheel on the G502 Proteus Spectrum is very tactile and enjoyable, so much so that it’s surprising that it hasn’t appeared on competitor devices yet.

It is not hard to see why the G502 Proteus Core was so popular with gamers and advanced laptop users and we are sure that the Spectrum will also become a firm favourite everywhere. The feature packed highly personalisable design together with its comparatively affordable price tag at $129 makes it a premium gaming mouse well worth looking at.


Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse

The Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse is the company’s latest top-end mouse, replacing the Razer Mamba. The Lancehead comes in two models; a wireless version and slightly cheaper wired version (Razer Lancehead TE), both are designed to be ambidextrous; a major win for left-handed gamers everywhere.

Technically, the specification is as impressive as you would expect from a premium gaming mouse with a 5G laser sensor that is capable of up to 16,000 DPI and an on-the-fly DPI switcher that lets you easily and effortlessly adjust the sensitivity to your preference. The sensor is able to track mouse acceleration at up to 210 inches per second and, strangely, an impressive 450 inches per second on the Tournament Edition, which is cheaper! You can also save all your favourite settings via the Razer’s Synapse software directly to the mouse, thanks to the introduction of onboard memory.

If those headlines aren’t enough to put the Razer Lancehead on your shopping list then there are plenty more features to consider like the nine fully programmable mechanical switches and the adaptive frequency technology which attempts to ensure you’re always operating on the best wireless frequency.

In terms of look and feel, you can adjust the Chroma lighting to any one of 16.8 million colors in various lighting modes via the Synapse software and both the Razer Lancehead wireless and is Lancehead Tournament editions come with a 2.1-metre braided fibre cable.

The Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse is priced at $239 which rockets it to the top of the charts in terms of pricing but isn’t unexpected from such a high-end, feature-packed, premium device.


ROCCAT Kova Performance Gaming Mouse

The Roccat Kova Performance Gaming Mouse is one of only a few ambidextrous mouse options on the market. It has been skilfully designed with its high and wide curves to make it feel very comfortable in your hand and bigger than it actually is.

The mouse is equipped with a 3,500 DPI optical sensor, which can be adjusted via a dedicated DPI button situated below the mouse wheel. The specifications, however, claim it can achieve a more impressive 7000 DPI via software accelerators.

The Kova has a total of 10 programmable buttons but if that isn’t enough then Roccat’s Easy Shift feature will allow you to assign up to 22 functions to the buttons – a feature that is sure to appeal to all you hardcore gamers out there. Other notable features include impressive ambidextrous button layout, a two-meter long braided, serviceable cord and two LED strips on either side of the mouse wheel.

The one possible drawback we should mention is the accompanying software ‘Roccat Swarm’ which, by design, is feature-dense and not very intuitive if compared to alternative options in the same price range but if you can get past that then the Roccat Kova gaming mouse offers fantastic value for money at only $89.

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