Shifting from a standard office mouse to something more appropriate for gaming is worthwhile if you care about your performance, but investing $60 or more in handful of plastic might seem silly if you've never experienced the realm of difference a proper mouse can make. Taking that plunge isn't any easier these days considering how many major manufacturers have entered the ever-expanding arena.
There seems to be an abundance of gaming peripherals to choose from, with many manufacturers coming up with very unique offerings in style or shape. Based on the mice tested in this roundup, none of the products left us severely disappointed and that might suggest that manufacturers are learning from past mistakes -- or simply from each other -- and we hope it's some comfort to know you can't necessarily go wrong.
Prepare for this one as it's a long one, but it condenses two months of testing across FPS, RTS and MMO games as well as general productivity. Come along as a dozen mice compete for spots in our holiday and PC buying guides, and ultimately for your cash.
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