Are Wireless Gaming Mice ACTUALLY Faster??

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    We tested five wired and wireless mice with the Phantom Flex 4K camera at 1000 FPS to see if wireless mice were faster than wired!

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  • Selim yetkin
    Selim yetkin  4 hours back

    wow best review ever !Respect...
    Also mousepad or the surface is very important for the mouse behavior.I am obsessed with mousepads and used nearly all of them and best tracing and useable mousepad is steelseries dex i thnk the best mousepad ever just there is a huge downside for this pad is small! Otherwise that is king.

    • twojanazwa
      twojanazwa  10 hours back

      You need to test more of them! like crap gaming vs pro gaming mice.

      • DaBug
        DaBug  1 days back

        Wouldn't the weight matter

        • ConsequenceFN
          ConsequenceFN  1 days back

          You shoulda done the model o

          • Nuke ZY
            Nuke ZY  2 days back

            CS GO.........RTX

            • retarded penguin
              retarded penguin  3 days back

              faster wireless network is still not here..

              • D Gill
                D Gill  3 days back

                3:54 I hate reliability too!

                • Armand B.
                  Armand B.  3 days back

                  i will tell 500hz vs 1000hz difference 10 out of 10 times. Mouse movement is totally different

                  • bepis despacito
                    bepis despacito  3 days back

                    Only a Hardcore 50k hour Korean starcraft Player could notice the difference

                    • Steen Ricks Olsen
                      Steen Ricks Olsen  4 days back

                      Brilliant test - thanks a lot!

                      • Everything PC
                        Everything PC  4 days back

                        I play a lot of overwatch on pc and Im ranked gm(highest rank). I have the Logitech g pro as well as the Logitech g pro wireless and I don’t notice any difference between the two even when gaming at a higher level than normal. Even if there is a difference on paper it was too negligible to notice with the human eye when playing. I was skeptical at first about the wireless mouse having input lag and not performing as well since overwatch is a game that is really fast paced and relies a lot on good reaction time and game sense but I had no issues and will be using wireless from now on.

                        • SE sirEthan
                          SE sirEthan  4 days back

                          I liked this video but I do have a complaint. 30 Milliseconds seems real slow compared to a fast 15 milliseconds, but when you convert the numbers it really doesn't matter much in my opinion. 30 milliseconds is 0.03 of a second, notice how the 3 is in the hundredths, not the tenths place, the difference between that and a gaming mouse is literally 0.015 milliseconds, this is mostly likely never going to affect your gaming speeds no matter how fast you are.

                          My cheap Walmart Logitech M310 is a Bluetooth mouse, the Bluetooth might be adding another (and this is just a made up number) 30 milliseconds which would make the mouse now at 0.06 of a second in response time, do you think you can detect this? It's hard to say, I play rts's which is pretty hardcore but tbf I haven't personally tested it, I never felt like my mouse was failing me, just my hardware. Maybe down the road having a good mouse would be nice but I wont be investing in a quality gaming mouse for 100th of a second difference. And accuracy has been a problem but only once every few months.

                          • BANT3R
                            BANT3R  5 days back

                            mad catz rat 9 is best wireless

                          • 1647
                            1647  5 days back

                            Logitech wireless is amazing

                            • Yeehaw yeet
                              Yeehaw yeet  6 days back

                              Pause at 3:21

                              • dragonh pame
                                dragonh pame  7 days back

                                Should have measured the wireless if the dongle was far away or behind the PC.

                                • GotEm .Mp4
                                  GotEm .Mp4  1 weeks back

                                  please do the deathadder

                                  • Yuii
                                    Yuii  1 weeks back

                                    breaks mouse

                                    • Azz Azz
                                      Azz Azz  1 weeks back

                                      I might gone get me a wireless Logitech, now

                                      • ToughCookie
                                        ToughCookie  1 weeks back

                                        As a physics professor i must say the lack of knowledge about momentum makes this experiment very difficult when doing such a small number experiment, they should have set each mouse moving at a set speed to negate the weight factor

                                        • Legender 659
                                          Legender 659  1 weeks back

                                          Gg for logitech

                                          • the Scrash
                                            the Scrash  1 weeks back

                                            Id still be more confident using wired mouse. I just cant use wireless tech

                                            • duebakka
                                              duebakka  1 weeks back

                                              But Linus, why would you plug a wireless mouse into a USB extension giving it a length of cable to now communicate. Surly directly to the motherboard would see a better response time.

                                              • WARRIORa72
                                                WARRIORa72  1 weeks back

                                                ....................... mouse bungee

                                                • Bloodline Gaming
                                                  Bloodline Gaming  1 weeks back

                                                  i would love to see a test like this but with razor mice, would be cool ;-)

                                                  • Bloodline Gaming
                                                    Bloodline Gaming  1 weeks back

                                                    @Gabriel V LOL cant disagree with the hypothesis, less than a year my naga trinity left click's micro-switch contact bent lol they really don't build them to last. However, I want to see if it makes up for it in speed ;-)

                                                  • Gabriel V
                                                    Gabriel V  1 weeks back

                                                    If you hit a Razer mouse with a hammer it probably explodes in 1000 pieces, so they can record it at 1000hz. Yeah cool idea!

                                                • EternaL 2k
                                                  EternaL 2k  1 weeks back

                                                  i like wired mouse more because it doesn't require battery

                                                  • Everything PC
                                                    Everything PC  4 days back

                                                    EternaL 2k yeah true, you can just get a lot more power per $$$ when you build your own. It took me a long ass time to build my first one but after you learn how to do it the process only takes about 30 minutes to build another one the second time around and it’s really rewarding knowing you built your own computer that actually works. It was definitely a project but I had fun with it. some people prefer the on the go laptop. I still bring my pc to my friends houses and it’s a bitch to pack but I don’t move it too often and I’d rather have the higher frames and refresh rate on my monitor since I play a lot of FPS games. I just recommend doing a lot of research on both options before you make your decision. Really depends on your budget and what you want but a good gaming laptop is super expensive.

                                                  • EternaL 2k
                                                    EternaL 2k  4 days back

                                                    @Everything PC for me i'd rather just buy a mid-gaming laptop or just a normal laptop enough for gaming. i dont like building a pc because it takes a long time to do it unless you have help. and plus, when your gonna unpack it, you need to remove the wires aswell which takes like maybe 5-10 minutes depending on how many wires you have. but in laptop its just easy. just close it and your done

                                                  • Everything PC
                                                    Everything PC  4 days back

                                                    EternaL 2k yeah I didn’t get a good gaming pc until I graduated recently. When I was in college I just bought a part that I could afford per paycheck to build my pc and got a gpu for Christmas so it took me like 6 months to build lmao. You can save a bunch of money on Black Friday too. If you’re able to save at least like $800 you could build a nice mid range setup that can get over 60fps in 1080p or a used one for like $600

                                                  • EternaL 2k
                                                    EternaL 2k  4 days back

                                                    @Everything PC i use a gaming mouse and a gaming keyboard but i game on a crappy macbook

                                                  • Everything PC
                                                    Everything PC  4 days back

                                                    EternaL 2k yeah I like it. Kind of expensive for a mouse but it’s worth it IMO if you game enough. I don’t plan on going back to a wired mouse now that I’ve experienced a good wireless.

                                                • zzaayden
                                                  zzaayden  1 weeks back

                                                  my razer mouse recently got replaced with a mx anywhere :(

                                                  • Austin Lin
                                                    Austin Lin  1 weeks back

                                                    thats good because i play on laptop and if i get a wired gaming mouse there would be a giant wire around

                                                    • ClapyFN
                                                      ClapyFN  1 weeks back

                                                      your link cost 150 my link 89 ? wtf ? what is wrong with you

                                                      • Deftaly
                                                        Deftaly  1 weeks back

                                                        okay so polling rate obviously doesn't really matter between 500 and 1000Hz, but still, the mouse (sensitivity) feels a little different when changing.

                                                        • Armand B.
                                                          Armand B.  3 days back

                                                          yes exactly, even that in terms of reaction wont matter but movement itself is totally different

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                                                        What about another one with chairs, you know that's what makes you good

                                                        • Kerry Gaston
                                                          Kerry Gaston  2 weeks back

                                                          Are you sure you’re not just measuring some kind of wake up time for the mouse being asleep or something
                                                          Or you may be measuring the sensor sesortivity going from 0 to 1000 kph so fast?

                                                          • John Smithens
                                                            John Smithens  2 weeks back

                                                            Here is the problem in csgo raw input has smoothing aka latency!!!!!
                                                            Say what u will bit it’s 100% true

                                                            • D3m0n
                                                              D3m0n  2 weeks back

                                                              You cant tell how fast these mices are because you need a 1000 hz monitor

                                                              • BenBeJammin
                                                                BenBeJammin  2 weeks back

                                                                I can personally feel a difference between aiming with 500 hz and 1000 hz. It kind of feels similar to aiming with 75 fps and 220 fps. Lower fps/poll rate feel sluggish to me. Maybe it’s in my head though.

                                                                • Administrator
                                                                  Administrator  2 weeks back

                                                                  Useful and priceless testing results!
                                                                  Thank you, man!

                                                                  • Karva Lakki
                                                                    Karva Lakki  2 weeks back

                                                                    3:11 oddly linusfying

                                                                    • OverCraft
                                                                      OverCraft  2 weeks back

                                                                      Deathadder elite is fastest

                                                                    • gotem .mp4
                                                                      gotem .mp4  2 weeks back

                                                                      Do the Razer Deatheradder !!

                                                                      • Cant think of name Yeah

                                                                        Should have used rubber hammer to avoid variables from sudden mouse impact, the exact same drop angle and should test both full charged and not fully charged results.

                                                                        • Cant think of name Yeah
                                                                          Cant think of name Yeah  1 weeks back

                                                                          @Anonymous You are completely wrong it is about the speed of the mouse if the mouse travels to fast the mouse head can lose tracking if the mouse head loses tracking then the results are flawed

                                                                        • Anonymous
                                                                          Anonymous  2 weeks back

                                                                          But it’s not about the speed of the mouse it was just measured by electrical conduction

                                                                      • Himal Subedi
                                                                        Himal Subedi  2 weeks back

                                                                        this test is untrue because there is no skin in the csgo weapon

                                                                        • gvgfgv cosco
                                                                          gvgfgv cosco  2 weeks back

                                                                          You're not bad,your mouse is bad,also your bad

                                                                          • BASS boss-DarkMind
                                                                            BASS boss-DarkMind  2 weeks back

                                                                            A gaming rat would be better

                                                                            • Senvae
                                                                              Senvae  2 weeks back

                                                                              Suddenly really glad I bought a G703!

                                                                              • Strycnine
                                                                                Strycnine  2 weeks back

                                                                                To be fair the corsair mouse and finalmouse looked like the hammer was scraping along the foil before moving the mouse. I'd say they are exactly on par with logitech.

                                                                                • JJ LA
                                                                                  JJ LA  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I don't know about actual initial responsiveness (in which case, if that's what you based your assertion on) but there is in fact a difference between 500 and 1000 mhz polling rate. Just by feel alone while playing an fps is enough to notice the difference while aiming but you can actually see the difference with your own eyes, particularly when it comes to tracking a target. You can test this either while in game or even better in an aim training program. At 500mhz, the cursor is a bit more "floaty" and less exacting than compared to 1000mhz... which a lot of gamers prefer for shooters as it's perceived to be a bit more forgiving and smoother.

                                                                                  • wifebeater69
                                                                                    wifebeater69  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I wish they tested more mouses, but this is some great info

                                                                                    • Rozely Lindim
                                                                                      Rozely Lindim  3 weeks back

                                                                                      this is the best way to measure true response time of mouse..nice ltt