The debate on whether the best gaming mouse should ever be wireless has been going on for a really long time. Ages ago, there is little doubt that a wireless mouse would prevail over any wired ones particularly for gaming since there is this inherent delay that comes with the wireless technology. This is hardly an issue nowadays. Perhaps a minimal delay of 1 or 2 ms might still exist but that can be said to be true for any other mice. Actually, more mice these days are equipped with the wireless function than not.
Even Logitech is following suit with its range of gaming mice like the M325, M525, M310 and M510. Its latest Performance Mouse MX is something to look forward to as it comes with the laser technology, at least for its sensor. This means that increased accuracy and the ability to use the mouse upon any surface (including glass) can be enjoyed. One additional feature which I liked about the Mouse MX is that its batteries are completely rechargeable over and over again. This is unlike its predecessors which came with the standard AA batteries which you have to replace regularly. This can be a problem because gaming eats up a ton of battery life due to the long hours of usage.
The Performance MX is a huge change from all this however. I’ve never been happier with any products that I’ve purchased online simply because the quality tends to be substantially different from what you read from the reviews on forum boards and whatnot. Despite having been released for less than 2 years however, the mouse has received really favorable reviews among gamers and ordinary PC users alike. This is a great sign because it means that the there aren’t many issues with the gaming mouse itself.
There is something I noticed about this so called best gaming mouse, as voted in this table comparing the top 10 mice for gaming, and it’s been bugging me for a few weeks already. There is a “sleep timer” that is inbuilt within the mouse. This causes it to fall into intermittent parses of “sleep mode” when it’s left idle for about a minute or two, which is troublesome when you’re gaming. If you’re a multi-tasker like me, this could be a problem because you’ll be playing games on the one hand while occasionally working on some other matters. If you have to wait a couple of seconds every time in order to use the gaming mouse, that’s certainly a problem. Of course, as can be expected, when I called up Logitech’s technical support department on this, they denied ever experiencing such problems. The good thing about Logitech was that they insisted it was a defect (I didn’t even have to voice that out myself) and asked for me to return it for a new one instead. Great customer service there.
The second unit I received was completely free of these delay issues but the left mouse button seemed “use” or mashed down permanently. This usually happens if you get excited easily during games and you tap on your mouse buttons more frequently than it’s actually necessary (120+ APM users). After some time, your mouse button would have “sunk” in and double or even triple clicks are prone to happen. Granted, the Performance MX isn’t as bad right now but I have a feeling that this will be the eventual result since the initial signs are already starting to show.
Regardless of this, I found that this wireless gaming mouse is really good for its low price of only $70. Any other mice of this quality and features would easily cost $100 so I’d say that this is a really good buy.