Laser vs Optical Mouse - Which Is Better for Gaming? [Simple Guide]

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    There are two types of mice available today: laser and optical mice. But which type of mouse is best suited for gaming and can boost your aiming skills in the long term?
    That's exactly what you'll learn in this video. The answer might surprise you!
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Comments • 154

  • Miguel Sanchez
    Miguel Sanchez 7 days ago +1

    2:20 *MS 6000* is a piece of shit which does that. I threw it against my walls about six times till it blew apart (rather robust i give them that) but it fucked up way too often
    LX8 Logitech was the best i had so far, but they ended production... / same for my very old MS opti inteli
    My last logitech i hated soo much.... died within a few months , fucking *G603*

  • Miguel Sanchez
    Miguel Sanchez 7 days ago +1

    Uhh optical suck in 'very fine movement' srly...
    My laser DESTROYS in twitch situations!

  • JakeFrosty Gaming
    JakeFrosty Gaming 16 days ago

    been gaming on an x7 model f3 mouse for more than 7 years now, it's old but gold, it's a optical gaming mouse, it hasn't given up, now i switched to a wireless optical mouse, i just can't be more happy with optical mouse!

  • 23'ᵴʊᴙƦᶓᵰᴌ'11

    i have now cheap optical mouse with 4 dpi profiles which start at 1000dpi I notice when I do quick flick shot or sudden 180turn sometimes mouse not register move and stuck ,while my hand is on edge of pad ..well before i had laser mouse logitech g9x and it was accurate every time i flicked or move quickly -.- so im gonna buy again laser mouse.

  • Florin Avadanei
    Florin Avadanei Month ago

    i started with laser but when i changed to a wood desk that had a shiny surface.. ... i was moving the mouse and the cursor was not moving ... and when i switched to an optical mouse... i could use it acurate on any surface... even on a blanket .. or glass not just mouse pads... ... complite oposite than what i heard on this video

  • Jammy
    Jammy 2 months ago +2

    In my opinion Trackpad would be the best

  • Manzar Sahil
    Manzar Sahil 2 months ago

    I use my notebook as mouse pad which one is better ? 🤣🤣🤣

  • SswithS
    SswithS 3 months ago

    I still ball mouse.. So, non of the above.

  • Julian
    Julian 3 months ago

    Laser is shit

  • Tomer Grinberg
    Tomer Grinberg 4 months ago +1

    Good vid! u helped me! thx♥

  • Phoenix Hunt
    Phoenix Hunt 4 months ago +8

    They say optical mouse has lower DPI
    G502 hero : Am I joke to you.

    • voided
      voided Month ago +1

      @Saad Khan oh jesus i just checked, 16000 dpi on an optical sensor is just insane

    • Saad Khan
      Saad Khan Month ago

      @voided It is the 2018 5G version.

    • voided
      voided Month ago

      Saad Khan mamba is not optical rofl

    • Saad Khan
      Saad Khan 3 months ago

      Razer Mamba Wireless 5G's 16000 DPI is also laughing lol.

  • koplerio
    koplerio 4 months ago +3

    What I wonder is why anyone would want to play shooters with super high DPI... I'd say the theoretical 18000 DPI that some mice give you are a bit... over the top...
    I myself stick to 500, it's working great.
    Edit: Also yes, I do know that people usually stick to 1200-1600. But Why the hell do companies go off and be like

    • Rezox
      Rezox 4 months ago

      i wonder if you wanna use 18000 DPI you need a 24K monitor :o

  • Tunev
    Tunev 5 months ago +51

    GamingScan: "Our advice is to stick with the 30 to 90 $ price range"
    Me: *Laughing with my 3$ ebay mouse*

  • Acility
    Acility 5 months ago +2

    My gaming mouse is for 32 bucks but its 75% off so its only 8bucks when i bought it lol

  • Gold Gaming
    Gold Gaming 5 months ago +2

    which one of them is best for playing League Of Legends and Assassin's creed ?

  • Scaler
    Scaler 6 months ago +12

    First gaming tutorial ive seen that doesn't have fortnite being the game test lol

  • Alex K
    Alex K 6 months ago

    i prefer optical, i have the sensei 310 by steelseries and its an amazing mouse great for aiming at games

  • Lil QP
    Lil QP 7 months ago +2

    Laser mouse cant AIM precisely, they can’t move smooth anoth so I bought a Zowie ec2-a and hope for the best when it arrives🙈

  • Griffins.
    Griffins. 7 months ago +2

    Thanx you helped me a lot!!

  • Erich von Manstein
    Erich von Manstein 7 months ago

    I wanna buy a Razer mamba Tournament edition but it has laser sensor and I dont have money for the razer mamba elite with optic sensor and I dont wanna buy razer deathadder elite with optic sensor which is cheaper than mamba coz mamba seems cooler is that a problem? im gamer btw if it is problem is it really big?

    • Oiwh
      Oiwh 7 months ago

      Josef Stalin I have played with da elite which was big for my hand and i replaced mine with mba tournament edition and im happy with it ofcourse the optic sensor is better for fps but when you use mamba te i cant fell the difference too much so i’d say go for mamba te if your hand is smaller and not using a mouse pad like me

  • Hashslingingslasher
    Hashslingingslasher 7 months ago +2

    Shape is more important than sensor.
    Laser and optical are basically identical as long as you confirm there's no acceleration.
    You dont need more than 800 dpi but high dpi + low sens could be good, no one truly knows yet.

    • Hashslingingslasher
      Hashslingingslasher 7 months ago

      @I8CCC Q Multiple points, which is incorrect? this will be interesting

    • I8CCC Q
      I8CCC Q 7 months ago


  • DaeNielX
    DaeNielX 7 months ago

    Bro these characters are ugly af

    EZW BEY0ND 8 months ago

    Lol I have 230 dollar razer mouse, but it is a laser

    • Ohhyy
      Ohhyy 6 months ago

      EZW BEY0ND 230 $? Boi u got scammedddd

  • Theologos Del
    Theologos Del 8 months ago +2

    thx dude

  • Thiện.
    Thiện. 8 months ago +6

    A good graphic card is the best decision

  • Jake Pursley
    Jake Pursley 8 months ago +1

    i have a razer mamba tournament edition and it is a lazer sensor, and i have to say it is by far the most annoying thing i have ever deal with, i used to have a g502 which is an optimal sensor and i had no issues with it ever. but maybe thats just logitech vs razer there

    • Blue Jay
      Blue Jay 8 months ago

      I heard many people say the mambas laser sensor is shit but the optical ones on the deathadder or basilisk are great

  • Regis
    Regis 8 months ago +5

    Ok so which one? optical or laser?

  • Aleks
    Aleks 8 months ago

    a wireless mouse is no good, too much delay

    • 002 T
      002 T 7 months ago +1

      Maybe it’s is slow

    • Zesinu
      Zesinu 8 months ago +1

      I had a wireless mouse and it was faster than my previous one... (wired)

  • Elgan Bruner
    Elgan Bruner 8 months ago +3

    0:24 daht frame rate doe....

  • Ninja_AR
    Ninja_AR 8 months ago +2

    Optical mause

    • 002 T
      002 T 7 months ago +1

      RAM XS R27 mause 😂😂

  • Ferby Arisaka
    Ferby Arisaka 9 months ago +3

    For me i still like LASER mouse for daily use or gaming.

  • Haxigon GT
    Haxigon GT 10 months ago

    I will buy g203 prodigy does ir great? I dont have much money for mouse soooo

    • Crazy Colin
      Crazy Colin 8 months ago +1

      Get the red dragon m901 it’s cheap has lots of buttons and workis amazing

    • mumave •_•
      mumave •_• 10 months ago +1

      buy AFX m03. its cheap and very good

  • Jonah O'Brien
    Jonah O'Brien 11 months ago

    Laser seems to wear out so much faster than optical

  • Arshad -MineCraft And More

    are u a girl ?

    • nibba french fries
      nibba french fries 10 months ago

      Naruto Ken thanks for the laugh 😆

    • TripToMoon
      TripToMoon 10 months ago

      So thats why your nme is minecraft and more

    • Nayato
      Nayato 10 months ago

      @Jonas Olsen oh yeah yeah

    • Jonas Olsen
      Jonas Olsen 10 months ago +1

      @Nayato welp...


    • Nayato
      Nayato 11 months ago +3

      are u a virgin?

  • Metal Videos
    Metal Videos Year ago +7

    FPS gamers usually put their gaming mice on around 400 till 800DPI anyway

    • labib Ahmed
      labib Ahmed 5 months ago

      @stefrecords1 avg player wants good performance with good graphics with either 1080p or 1440p.

    • stefrecords1
      stefrecords1 5 months ago

      @labib Ahmed yea but they are like 0.5% of the entire pc gaming consumerbase so looking at the hardcore geeks won't show u what the average player cares for.

    • labib Ahmed
      labib Ahmed 5 months ago

      @Dawn Ripper lol, who the heck uses 4k or 1440p for hardcore gaming? Most of the hardcore gamers or competitive gamers use a very high res monitor but they play on 1080p for getting the highest frame rates.

    • Best Rare
      Best Rare 8 months ago

      No im using 1600

    • Do not read my profile picture
      Do not read my profile picture 8 months ago

      Dawn Ripper

      Im pretty sure that it depends on aspect ratio. Even if you are at 1080p, or 4k, as long as your aspect ratio is 16:9 you'll be fine. Not too sure though.

  •  Year ago +4

    haven't uses a mousepad in decades. thats why i love laser :-)

    • MeowKyeian
      MeowKyeian 5 months ago

      Elgan Bruner exactly

    • Elgan Bruner
      Elgan Bruner 8 months ago

      You're REALLY missing out on smoother movement, and better accuracy. You're also destroying your mouse feet. If you aren't gaming, then it's not as big of a deal... of course you're going to go through a LOT of mice because your killing the lifespan of your mouse feet. If you are gaming however, you're really giving yourself quite the handicap by not using a proper mousing surface.

    • Maybe Ryuk
      Maybe Ryuk 10 months ago +1

      It depends on surface..

    • Metal Videos
      Metal Videos Year ago +2

      i use optic mouse and dont use a mouse mat as well. works perfect

  • idan124
    idan124 Year ago +37

    Optic are more accurate on mouse pads and better for fps games

    • OrdinaryPeanut
      OrdinaryPeanut Month ago

      @dead. its just a joke relax why do you have to be such a asshole?

    • dead.
      dead. Month ago +1

      @OrdinaryPeanut Maybe you should learn to read? That's like 2 paragraphs, not even close to being an essay.

    • Alen Abramovic
      Alen Abramovic 3 months ago

      @OrdinaryPeanut Lol YEA

    • Steve Thea
      Steve Thea 3 months ago

      @OrdinaryPeanut 🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴

    • OrdinaryPeanut
      OrdinaryPeanut 3 months ago +2

      @Steve Thea I'm sorry can you like not write an entire essay and just simply tell

  • Abraham Wolde
    Abraham Wolde Year ago +1

    Link for mousepad?

    • Elgan Bruner
      Elgan Bruner 8 months ago

      Amazon>Search>Steel Series QCK Large

  • something not fishy
    something not fishy Year ago +104

    wait.. your voice remind me of watchmojo 😂😂

    • Aaron A
      Aaron A 6 months ago +1

      aren't they all the same person?

    • ElvenMan
      ElvenMan Year ago +3

      Or that ex IGN girl.

  • Gambit896
    Gambit896 Year ago

    Cool video and an interesting discussion 😁

  • Andreas N
    Andreas N Year ago +2

    A good help!

  • Rekha Singh
    Rekha Singh Year ago +1

    I am going to buy g102..... is it good?

    • sajjad
      sajjad Year ago +1

      Logitec Hero 502 is better for you

    • Huddy
      Huddy Year ago +1

      dude perfect jr get 502

  • Rekha Singh
    Rekha Singh Year ago +6

    Nice editing......

  • Martin Ivanov
    Martin Ivanov Year ago +1

    i think optical mice have a lot longer lift off distance while the laser mice's sensor stops working the moment u lift it off the pad. i lift my mouse a lot and thats why i always buy laser mice.

    • tgu
      tgu Year ago +2

      Martin Ivanov it’s the other way around

  • Utheriss
    Utheriss Year ago +11

    i had an optical mouse, sold it with my older computer and recently got a laser mouse. Let me say that i absolutely hate this laser mouse, small movements it wont pick up and its annoying as hell. the older optical mouse i had was perfect. I wrote a bad review on the amazon page and they sent me another one, lmao i dont want this garbage. Grabbing a optical mouse soon. (Btw the laser mouse has a higher dpi then the opticla one i had)

    • fortnite account1
      fortnite account1 Year ago

      does your mouse also skip so its nearnly impossible to hit long distance shots?

    • Tastyy Bruh
      Tastyy Bruh Year ago

      Bostyan I let My gx950 go a few months ago. I barely bought a mouse. But I got some cheaper amazon mouse because well I dont really know 😂
      I got the Ajazz Aj52 Watcher.

    • Bostyan
      Bostyan Year ago

      @Tastyy Bruh And is a lot better aim etc. Which mouse u have now?

    • Tastyy Bruh
      Tastyy Bruh Year ago

      I had a laser gaming mouse. The Asus Rog gx950.
      It was a nice mouse when I had it. I played fortnite with it so I I let it go a few months ago. I dont know. I had a good experience. But I have an optical mouse now. :)

    • Bostyan
      Bostyan Year ago

      @sajjad Same as Logitech G500 only that range is 200 - 5700 and 5 profiles +/- buttons. Lower than 600 I never use it anywhere and max 3000 normally is set on desktop 1500-2500. Is more then ok! 10K i don't know how many people use it with windows normal 5/10 maybe with 1/10 ☺ . I set own profile for every game and I like G500.
      For playing I have from 600 - 1100 average 800

  • Zimnior15
    Zimnior15 Year ago

    I use a laser mouse on my dads pc and i use a optical mouse on my laptop

  • jhon luis
    jhon luis Year ago

    puedes hacer el video con subtitulos en español ?

  • jhon luis
    jhon luis Year ago +1

    and winner is ...... help !e

  • Vy
    Vy Year ago +16

    Thanks for helping to find what mouse i need to get for gaminig