A gaming mouse is one of the necessary components that any gamers must have in addition to a decent gaming rig that can run most games at ultra settings, a good mechanical keyboard, a powerful set of speakers and an IPS monitor. Those are essential to be able to enjoy the optimal gaming experience. As such, when I was hunting for a gaming mouse to replace my now defunct Corsair Vengeance M65, I wanted to be sure that my next mouse can at least perform as well, if not better, than my previous one. I’ve always been a fan of Corsair’s products thanks to their reliability and excellent ergonomics of their mice. However, after going through their top mice including the Vengeance M60 and M90, I wanted to try something new.
This is when I came to learn about the Logitech Performance Mouse MX. This gaming mouse is apparently an upgraded replacement for the Logitech MX Revolution, which was one of the best mice in terms of gaming. The MX Revolution has the ability to detect how quickly you’re scrolling and its settings will be tweaked accordingly to suit your needs. This scroll wheel is also programmable with any functions that you want and the scrolling profiles is switchable with a click of your mouse button after you’ve bound the function to it. This particular feature has however been discontinued by Logitech in its newer products, which is a shame. Nonetheless, The newer Logitech Performance Mouse MX seems to be a worthy successor. Its DPI isn’t fantastic compared to some of the higher-end mice like the SteelSeries Sensei but it’s certainly sufficient for most gamers who’re playing on a single monitor setup.
With a mere DPI of 1500, you would expect it to be less precise in terms of the cursor’s accuracy and its response rate but that does not seem to be the case in our tests of it. In fact, I also own a Logitech G700 and when I compare the two of them, it seems like there isn’t any major differences regarding their precision and responsiveness despite the fact that the G700 has about 4000 DPI more than the Performance Mouse MX. Both of these are wireless too which is exactly what I was looking for. Comfort-wise, they’re similar because they have the same inner curves on both sides of the mouse. I’m personally glad they didn’t change this aspect because that has always been the main selling point of Logitech’s mice: their ergonomics.
I can’t even begin to stress how many times I’ve accidentally clicked on the side buttons of a certain mouse which basically wastes my cooldown of a skill and that can get frustrating after a while. I’ve personally experienced this with the Anker High Precision Laser gaming mouse whereby the left side buttons are placed in such a way that they’ll just out from the left side, causing my thumb to always hit them by accident. Even when you unbind the functions to those buttons, they’re still in the way. I wish you could pry them out yourself but I lack the knowledge for that. The Logitech Mouse MX is devoid of such hassles because of their optimally placed buttons.
The Logitech Performance MX is additionally equipped with a laser sensor which allows gamers to use it on glassy surfaces as well. This is a convenient factor but it’s really unnecessary and I would rather they switch it out for an optical sensor and reduce the price on it. I really like the size of the “receiver” that the Performance MX comes with. It’s small enough that it wouldn’t disrupt your game play or the space around the laptop. There’s also the issue of double-clicking which seems prone with many gaming mice especially after they’ve been in use for quite some time. Razer’s mice have always encountered such issues, which is precisely why many hardcore gamers have decided to stay away from their products as much as they can. This is especially so in relation to the pre-2013 Razer DeathAdder editions. The main left and right mouse buttons would sink in after a while and you wouldn’t be able to hear a definite click anymore and most of them would also register as double-clicks even when you only click them once.
I’ve also always favored Logitech’s products over Razer as they have the sense not to place too many programmable buttons all over the mouse that accidental clicks are extremely often. In fact, some of the more popular Logitech mice like the MX-518, Wireless G700, G9x and G5 have a maximum of 10 programmable buttons. I’d highly suggest taking a look at bestgamingmouseadvisor.com/the-best-wireless-gaming-mouse/ first if you’re looking for a wireless gaming mouse. If the mouse has any more buttons than that, they would have to be placed at hard to reach locations, which would defeat the purpose of having them in the first place. I’ve only owned this gaming mouse for 2 weeks and I already like it a lot. The only drawback I can think of with this mouse is that its batteries will drain rather quickly (6-7 hours at most) and you’ll have to remember to constantly charge it if you don’t want to run out of juice halfway through a PVP match or a raid.