When it comes to gaming, a simple mouse with just two buttons and a scroll wheel doesn’t solve the purpose. You’d need a mouse that is not only comfortable to use in the long run, but you’d also want one that bundles the right number of programmable side-buttons.
So, if you are in the market looking for a good gaming mouse with side buttons, we have lined up the best ones for you. And not only that, we have arranged them in ascending order of price so that it’s easier for you to pick the one that fits your budget.
1. RAZER DEATHADDER ELITE
Aforementioned, the DeathAdder Elite sports seven buttons, including the two side buttons and two buttons present below the scroll wheel. All the buttons, especially the side buttons, are unobtrusive and let you go about your job. You can assign the function as per your preference, thanks to the Razer Synapse 2.0 software.
Performance-wise, it gives a solid performance, something which has been echoed by several users on Amazon. Apart from that, it has a great design which is comfortable to use even for long periods.
2. CORSAIR SABRE RGB GAMING MOUSE
When it comes to the looks of the mouse, it can be safely said that it sports a slightly wide look than most mice. On the upside, all the eight buttons are tactile and are well placed, and prove to be great for RTS games. Plus, you can always program them to the function of your liking. What’s more, you won’t be hassled with accidental clicking or misclicks.
Unlike most mice (which have the DPI button below the scroll wheel), here the DPI buttons are situated on the upper left corner of the mouse. And this unique placement makes it convenient to change the settings. After all, you just have to alter the index finger slightly.
3. STEELSERIES SENSEI 310
Furthermore, the textured grips on the thumb rest and the scroll wheel will help you tackle the mouse (and your gameplay) better. Needless to say, all the buttons can be programmed as per your preference, and so can the lighting.
The lighting is subtle and sits well with the mouse design. For now, the Sensei 310 comes with two zones, multi-color RGB lighting.
Aside from that, the custom TrueMove3 sensor has been praised by many for its accurate tracking. Currently, this gaming mouse enjoys a rating of 4.2-stars out of 5 on Amazon, with users speaking highly of its ergonomic design and its performance.
4. CORSAIR NIGHTSWORD RGB
Coming to the buttons, there are around five buttons positioned to the left. The first set is at the top and can be easily accessed via the index finger and can be safely used to adjust the DPI of the mouse. The actual thumb buttons are placed immediately below them, along with a sniper button. Needless to say, the thumb wing makes the mouse convenient to handle.
The performance is on par with its price. It’s precise, and the response time is also excellent.
5. LOGITECH G604 LIGHTSPEED
You can define the function of these buttons. And though you may find it initially difficult to distinguish between all of them, the going gets easier as you spend more time with it.
Aside from that, the performance is solid, thanks to the 16K Hero sensor. If we talk numbers, the maximum DPI is up to 16,000, something which you can easily adjust with the top-left buttons.
6. RAZER NAGA TRINITY
So, why would you buy this? Well, for starters, the plates lets tweak the buttons depending on the games that you play. And the good news is that you don’t need to change the mouse settings each time you change the plates. All of them are saved and loads each time you switch the plates.
And when it comes to performance, you get the charm associated with the 2014 variant of the Razer Naga mouse.
7. LOGITECH G502 LIGHTSPEED
The G502 Lightspeed boasts of a maximum DPI of 16,000 and is a great performer. And its performance has been praised by both gamers and professional reviewers alike. The folks at Toms Guide put the performance in this way, “the G502 Lightspeed performed flawlessly in games.”
Aside from that, the G502 Lightspeed comes with a customizable weight system. You can add up to 16 grams of additional weights (2×4 grams + 4×2 grams), as per your preference. And typical of most gaming mice, you can customize the colors of the DPI indicators and the Logitech G logo.