In this test of 37 models there are only a few mice that left us with the thought 'you definitely do not want to purchase that one'. There are a lot of similarities, but there are also some models that stand out or simply perform slightly better than the competitors.
The crowded mid segment has a lot of winners. Our overall favorite is the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, that combines excellent performance with an extremely rich feature set. Cooler Master and G.Skill both successfully bet on flexibility. Respectively the MasterMouse Pro L and the MX 780 are definitely worth their price in our opinion, where the G.Skill has a more pronounced design. All three receive an Excellent Choice award.
Not everyone is looking for a gaming mouse that can be recognized as such from miles away. Logitech, Mionix and Razer offer good no-nonsense options. The Logitech G403 Prodigy has the same sensor as the top models of that brand in an innocent looking shell, which secretly houses a lot of features. The wireless variant is clearly a lot more expensive, but can be interesting if you are specifically looking for a wireless mouse. Mionix proves their expertise by offering an excellent alternative with their Castor. This mouse is less suited for low-sense gaming because of the slightly higher lift-off distance, but it can register higher speeds than the Logitech. The Razer Diamondback is over 12 dollars more expensive, but combines those high speeds and low lift-off distance in one product that can also be used by left handed people. These three models are also rewarded with an Excellent Choice award.
Lastly the high-end segment. The Corsair Scimitar is perfectly suited for its specific target audience of MMO-games thanks to the abundance of macro buttons on the side and also performs very well. For people that play those kinds of games this is an ultimate product. The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is the best wireless mouse in our opinion. The time that you could notice that you were working with a wireless mouse is truly over with the G900. It is pretty expensive, but it has a lot to offer.
The last Ultimate Product award goes to Mad Catz. The futuristic design of the R.A.T. Pro X Gaming Mouse PixArt 9800 has to appeal to you, but the modularity and all the included accessories definitely make up for the high price and truly make this mouse a one-of-a-kind. The only caveat is that you have to use a hard plastic mouse pad if you want the best sensor performance with this mouse. The availability of this model might become a problem real fast, considering the manufacturer applied for bankruptcy a few months ago. At least this mouse is not to blame for that.