Gaming is an expensive hobby. If you’re building computers, it can run you anywhere from $500 to $2000, unless you’re on a budget.
As such, we’ve gathered up a list that will help ease up your mind when making the jump to PC gaming. We get it; gaming mice are expensive. Since when should we spend more than what a game costs at retail price, for just a simple mouse for gaming?
If you’re on the tight end of a budget here, MysteryBlock is here to help. In this list are the best gaming mice we could find that aren’t necessarily top-tier. That means mice that run well under $60 and still do the job for you. — However, if you are looking for a more high-end mouse, such as the best gaming mouse, then follow the previous link; we’ve written an article about the best gaming mice, regardless of price —
We’ll post a list of the absolute best gaming mouse of 2017 — regardless of budget — later in time.
Note: At the end of the list is a handy side by side comparison of our favorite cheap gaming mice, designed for easy viewing. If anything, we absolutely recommend taking a look at the comparison chart before leaving.
Cheap Gaming Mouse 2017: CM Storm Recon
The CM Storm Recon is a solid and versatile gaming mouse. While it doesn’t have the bells and whistles that, say other mice have, it does perform extremely well and is a very stable and safe choice.
It advertises itself as the ultimate ambidextrous gaming mouse, and for the most part it is. The tracking abilities is unreal for the price, too. Add in some cool LED lighting with different modes, and you’ve got yourself an affordable gaming mouse that functions unbelievably well.
If precision is what you’re looking for in a cheap gaming mouse, then Redragon has you covered. With a high precision 16400 DPI and amazing tracking ability, you’re set to be on top of your game — right down to the pixel.
Everything in the Redragon Mammoth has quality written all over it. The build quality is outstanding, featuring quality pads to protect your mouse and also allow for better portability. Add in an Avago sensor and lavish profile management, and you get a quality product.
The Mammoth also has 9 programmable buttons and cartridges that allow you to shift weight, similarly to the Anker CG100. Hosting an unbeatable price, this one is a steal.
Our last featured budget gaming mouse is the SteelSeries WoW Edition (click here or the image to read our full, hands-on review). This one is more of a branded one, but that’s not to say branded can’t be affordable.
If you play World of Warcraft, SteelSeries has your back. With deep integration with the game and buttons you can program to process actions in the game, it’s a perfect pair. Imagine slaying giant monsters with a click of a button to activate one of your hero’s many powers.
Don’t play WoW? SteelSeries is still a fantastic gaming mouse that features epic art on it. It’s a medium sized, lightweight, great-looking tool for gaming. There are plenty of LED lighting modes to choose from, with almost 17 million different color configurations to make your mouse truly unique.
Cheap Gaming Mouse 2017: Anker® CG100 (click for our review)
At the time of this posting, the Anker CG100 had a listed price of $29.99 on Amazon, which is a deeply cut discount from the retail $69.99 Anker is selling the CG100 for on their website.
With features like 9 programmable buttons and cartridges to shift the weight on your mouse for ultimate comfort and precision, the CG100 is the perfect gaming mouse on a budget. It won’t break your wallet, but it looks and performs like it will.
Affoordable Gaming Mice: The Verdict
Well, that’s our list for best budget gaming mice of 2016. We’ll frequently update it as new mouses get released from time to time, but these are the top affordable gaming mice. Below is the promised comparison table for easy viewing and comparing the mice side by side.
|Gaming Mouse:||Best Feature:||Configurable Buttons:||Amazon Customer Reviews:|
|Anker CG100||Weight tuning system and high customer reception||Yes, 9 configurable buttons. Easy to use control panel||4.6 out of 5.0,
1441 customer reviews
|Cooler Master Storm Recon||Ambidextrous and extremely reliable purchase||Yes, 9 configurable buttons||4.4 out of 5.0,
93 customer reviews
|Redragon Mammoth||16400 DPI and very durable design||Yes, 9 configurable buttons||4.7 out of 5.0,
101 customer reviews
|SteelSeries World of Warcraft Gaming Mouse||17 million color illumination, design||Yes, 11 configurable buttons||3.6 out of 5.0,
169 customer reviews