Whether you're into FPS games or love a more methodical RTS, we've got the best mice for you lined out here.
If you're in the market for a new mouse, you have plentiful options. You can opt for a light-as-air mouse that offers maximum maneuverability, or you can rely on a wired mouse that feels comfortable in the hand while offering compatibility with any game you throw at it. Whichever mouse you choose, as long as you're going with the SteelSeries family, you can rest assured that you're in good hands.
But we understand that shopping around can be difficult, and selecting a mouse that's both affordable and just right for your gaming lifestyle can be a lengthy process. Where do you start? Which mouse can ultimately fit your playstyle and the types of games you enjoy playing? We've got your back with these suggestions for the best SteelSeries mice for different types of gamers.
Now, sit back, relax, and start taking notes. Let us help you decide which mouse can ultimately help take your game to the next level.
For MMO players: Aerox 9 Wireless
If you spend countless hours in raiding parties in your favorite MMO or jungling in League of Legends, the Aerox 9 Wireless was tailor-made for you. Not only is it extremely lightweight at just 89g, which means you get effortlessly fast movements with silky smooth glide skates, but it comes packing an ergonomic 18-button programmable layout that you can customize to your liking. That means all your abilities and macros get their own unique buttons, so no need to rely on the keyboard any longer. It's also armed with a 12-button side panel for you to assign actions to, whether that means a quick consuming a potion or a spell that you need to keep frosty.
It features a pixel-perfect TrueMove Air optical gaming sensor for those minute movements, and AquaBarrier technology for water resistance as well as protection from dust and other invasive particles. Additionally, the Aerox 9 Wireless's battery life offers up to 180 hours of continuous play via 2.4 GHz or Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with fast charging. It'll last as long as those hours spent grinding, which makes it the perfect option for lengthy gaming sessions. Plus, the Aerox 9 Wireless can be a reliable and useful RTS mouse, thanks to its plentiful buttons and comfortable ergonomics. If you're into games like Age of Empires IV or Supreme Commander, give this mouse a try.
Best games for use with the Aerox 5 Wireless: Final Fantasy XIV, League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, Age of Empires IV
For FPS players: Aerox 5
When it comes to first-person shooters, speed and precision count. You can practice all you want, but in the end you'll also need equipment you can count on. The Aerox 5 is an excellent choice for FPS fans, especially with its 40% lighter body (when compared to standard mice), 9-button programmable layout with 5 quick-action side buttons, which give you plenty of ways to reload, deploy abilities, set markers, or communicate in-game with teammates. You're also covered on the precision side, thanks to the TrueMove Air precision optical sensor, with true 1-to-1 tracking, 18,000 CPI, 400 IPS, 40G acceleration, and tilt tracking.
So whether you're working to become the last one standing in your favorite battle royale or racking up headshots, your mouse won't ever be to blame for any poor performance. Get out there and show everyone what you've got with the Aerox 5, your new corded companion.
One quick way to compare your new Aerox 5 mouse with your old mouse is to boot a level on 3D Aim Trainer online, such as Tile Frenzy or Bot Flick, and play it first with your previous mouse, then with the new one. You will immediately notice the improvement on your aim mechanics and movement with your new Aerox! Thank me later!
Best games for use with the Aerox 5: Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, Valorant, and more
For players on the go: Aerox 5 Wireless
If you're an all-round gamer who enjoys having a reliable mouse you can pick up and take along with you, the Aerox 5 Wireless is an excellent choice. While the original Aerox 5 is corded, so you'll never have to be concerned about input lag, the Aerox 5 Wireless offers the same great experience without any cords to keep you tethered to your home machine. It's just 74g, so it's as lightweight as you'd want your reliable travel mouse, and it's still excellent for all your gaming needs, but you can take this small-but-mighty mouse along with you.
Need to get some tournament practice in on the go? The Aerox 5 Wireless can make the perfect travel companion. Its 2.4 GHz or Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity ensures you'll be good to go no matter where you play, while you can still rely on the 180 hours of continuous play with fast charging to get you through just about any gaming scenario. And don't forget the TrueMove Air precision sensor, which means you're covered, no matter how precise you need to get to pull off those game-winning headshots.
Best games for use with the Aerox 5 Wireless: Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, Valorant, and more
For all-round gamers: Prime Wireless
You don't have to be bound to a specific game to choose the perfect mouse. The Prime Wireless mouse is a great all-rounder that offers best-in-class, high-performance battery that provides over 100 hours of gameplay plus fast charging. Thanks to Quantum 2.0 Wireless, this model transmits data at unreal speeds more reliably than ever before. It's all housed within a lightweight 80g design that travels with you wherever you need it the most, from home to the finals. So, if you're a tournament-level pro who wants a no-frills wireless mouse with a bit more heft to it than the Aerox line, or if you just want a great go-to peripheral to whip out whenever you feel like playing your current flavor-of-the-week title, the Prime Wireless is a fantastic option.
Best games for use with the Prime Wireless:: Counter Strike: GO, Genshin Impact, Diablo 3, and more