Best Gaming Mice For Minimalists

by | Aug 29, 2019 | Buyers Resources

The minimalistic gaming setup is one of the most popular setups in the gaming community. A minimalistic setup consists of minimal aesthetic features, and are quite simple when it comes to RGB lights. We understand some people just want a modest build and not something that is overpowering in LEDs and other aesthetic features.

Many gaming mice of today look like they came out of a Sci-FI movie, many of them feature eccentric builds that turn a lot of people off. Some people just want a simple minimalistic gaming mouse to add to their gaming build, and that’s what we’ve done here.

Logitech G PRO Wireless

Logitech G PRO Wireless | FEATURES

DPI(MAX)Polling Rates(MAX)No Of ButtonsConnectivitySensor TypeHand OrientationWeight
16000DPI1000Hz(1ms)8WirelessOpticalAmbidextrous81.6g

The Logitech G PRO Wireless has a simplistic build to it, the mouse is all one color, and it has minimal RGB. You should also be able to disable the LEDs within the software they provide you.

On to comfortability. The G PRO Wireless with its modest build is perfect for the claw grip user, it doesn’t slip out the hand easily, and it is also very light. Using this mouse for the palm grip would seem like a struggle as the mouse is small and light itself. The palm grip works best with a lot of surface area.

The G PRO Wireless uses the Logitech 16k HERO sensor which is arguably one of the best gaming mice sensors on the market. It is perfect for MMO and FPS games.

The battery life of this gaming mouse is also phenomenal. It can last an outstanding 65 hours of continuous use. And charging is also not an issue, it charges within an hour or so.

Just in case you thought this was only for the right-handed user, well the mouse also aids the lefties with its ambidextrous build.

Logitech G PRO Wireless | PROS & CONS

Logitech G Pro Wireless
PROS
  • Ambidextrous.
  • Super precise, and good tracking.
  • Lightweight.
  • Long lasting battery life.
CONS
  • Pricey.

Zowie FK1 Gaming Mouse

Zowie FK1 Gaming Mouse | FEATURES

DPI(MAX)Polling Rates(MAX)No Of ButtonsConnectivitySensor TypeHand OrientationWeight
3200DPI1000Hz(1ms)7WiredOpticalAmbidextrous90g

Zowie is known for their low profile peripherals, the Zowie FK1 is an ambidextrous gaming mouse with a simplistic build. It has minimal LEDs/RGB and it is focused on one color only.

In terms of comfortability, the Zowie FK1 is a comfortable Claw-Fingertip grip gaming mouse. It is light enough so it doesn’t slip/fly out of your hand when gaming. Also, it is decent for gamers with small hands.

The build quality is also decent, due to the minimalistic nature, not much can go wrong with this gaming mouse. If kept clean, and well kept, the mouse should last a long time. What could’ve made this gaming mouse better is if they used Omron switches, they feel nice, and they’re very responsive.

On to responsiveness, previously stated the mouse could do better using Omron switches however, the mouse sensor is actually decent. The sensor has 4 DPI settings 400/800/1600/3200 DPIs, and you can change the polling rates between 125/500/1000.

Zowie FK1 Gaming Mouse | PROS & CONS

Zowie FK1
PROS
  • Super easy to use.
  • Comes with all the important features, DPI & Polling rate control.
  • Ambidextrous.
CONS
  • Could use better switches.
  • DPI is maxed at 3200

Zowie EC2-A Gaming Mouse

Zowie EC2-A Gaming Mouse | FEATURES

DPI(MAX)Polling Rates(MAX)No Of ButtonsConnectivitySensor TypeHand OrientationWeight
3200DPI1000Hz(1ms)5WiredOpticalRight-Handed90.7g

The Zowie EC2-A Gaming Mouse is also basic built gaming mouse. You can tell by its simple right-handed ergonomic curvature. It also doesn’t have any unnecessary features on the chassis, it has all you need to game comfortably. The LED lights are kept to a minimal, and it is also all one color.

Furthermore, it has no software which makes the mouse even more fundamental with its capabilities. The simplicity of this mouse means all you have to do is plug and play, no drivers necessary.

You can change the DPI & Polling rate without software, that is amazing because that is literally all you need to game effectively. The system they use to change the DPI is the color to DPI system which means you cannot change the color and DPI independently.

This is hands down one of the best beginner/minimalistic gaming mice on the market, it is a perfect example of why you don’t need all the fancy RGB, Software and a ton of buttons to play games.

Zowie EC2-A Gaming Mouse | PROS & CONS

Zowie EC2-A
PROS
  • Super easy to use.
  • Comes with all the important features, DPI & Polling rate control.
  • Good design.
CONS
  • Pricey for the simplistic nature of the mouse.
  • DPI to color system.
  • DPI is maxed at 3200