Most Popular Desktop Mouse: Logitech Performance Mouse MX/MX Revolution
There are dozens of companies that make dozens of different models and types of desktop mice, from fancy multi-button gaming mice to well-designed ergonomic mice for office users all the way to the bargain basement mouse that comes with every computer. still, there are definitely some that stand above others, and last week we asked you which mice you thought were the best. we rounded up your nominations and highlighted the five best desktop mice a few days ago, and now we’re back to crown the overall winner.
the favorite by far was also the mouse of choice at Lifehacker HQ: the Logitech Performance Mouse MX and the MX Revolution (its predecessor) took the top spot easily with close to 43% of the overall vote.
Right behind in second was the Logitech G Series, specifically the G5, G500, and G700, which you all nominated in huge numbers. the G series also includes the G9/G9x and the G400, but those didn’t get quite the nominations from you that the others received. either way, the G series brought in over 17% of the total vote. Hot on its heels was the Logitech MX 518 – officially discontinued, but still available by popular demand (although at a price premium.) Logitech has shelved this model in favor of the G400, but the MX 518 is so well-loved by both gamers and people who just like a nice-feeling mouse that it’s been hard to keep it in retirement. It brought in over 15% of the vote. right behind it with just over 14% of the votes cast was the Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. Series, perhaps some of the most customizable and tweakable mice on the market, depending on the model you purchase. Finally, bringing up the rear was the venerable Razer Naga, a mouse beloved by MMO fans, RPG gamers, and productivity lovers, thanks to all of those buttons on the side.
The Hive five is based on reader nominations. As with most Hive five posts, if your favorite was left out, it’s not because we hate it—it’s because it didn’t get the nominations required in the call for contenders post to make the top five. we understand it’s a bit of a popularity contest, but if you have a favorite, we want to hear about it. Have a suggestion for the Hive five? Send us an email at tips+!
Photo by Dmitry Dzhus.