One of the best things about Sony’s PlayStation 4 is that it offers much more of an open platform for users in terms of its range of usable hardware. Whereas many consoles of the past stuck with singular, one-off designs, we find the PS4 able to accept typical USB and Bluetooth Mice and Keyboards. Sure, 7th generation systems were also tuned into this but now it’s pretty much set in stone, with implications that Sony is dedicated to removing limits and useless blockades.
You’ll also find that certain games are better suited towards a mouse, take for example Tropico 5. Naturally, if you want to get the most out of your PlayStation 4 you’re probably going to need a mouse and keyboard. In truth, consoles are moving toward the aesthetics of PC gaming more and more as the days pass anyway. In light of this, we present to you, 7 great PS4 compatible gaming mice…
If you just need something that gets the job done and is cheap and dependable, AmazonBasics’ 3-Button USB wired mouse is definitely worth checking out. Again, while it doesn’t have all the little perks found in other models, you can scoop up a few on the cheap and have back-ups read to go (not just for the PS4, but any and all other PC’s as well, pretty handy to have laying around).
Logitech’s M510 wireless mouse uses a little dongle that slips neatly into any USB slot and becomes nearly invisible. On the other side of things, it’s also a very sleek-looking mouse that features built in back/forward, side-to-side scrolling, zoom, etc. among other things. All in all, a really great multi-faceted mouse that lets you to all sorts of things without having to move your hand away or even touch a keyboard or tap a shortcut.
Similar to the entry above, the TeckNet Nano Cordless Optical Mouse (M002) is yet another dongle-based offering, replete with additional controls. What sets this model apart of course is that it is a bit flashier with color. Surprisingly, it is also a few bucks cheaper than other similar entries too, which makes it a solid buy.
Taking many of the features found in wireless models and adding some visual flair to boot, the E-3lue Cobra EMS109BK High Precision Gaming Mouse is both a great-looking as well as great-handling mouse. It would be easy to imagine this unit costing two or three times what it does, especially with all its little touches and refinements. Most people will likely pick this one up because they can see that it visually meshes well with the overall look of the PS4
If some mice manufacturers opt for grace, simplicity, balance and features in their designs, Zelotes’ 5500 DPI 7 button LED optical USB wired gaming mouse is anathema to that trend. It is definitely striking, looking like some type of implement designed for space marines or something. At the same time, it is jam-packed with no less than 7 buttons and various other boutique additions.
Hearkening back to more budget-based and easy-going Amazon solutions, the AmazonBasics Wireless mouse (with Nano receiver) is essentially the cordless version of the model mentioned at the top of this list. It isn’t attempting to put on airs or deliver a completely flush array of gadgets though; instead, it gets the job done in all-around classic style and comfort. It should also be mentioned that this particular unit gets high marks in terms of dependability, which could be a very important factor for some.
Basically including all of the features of a gaming mouse with those of more standard ergonomic models, HAVIT’s HV-MS672 is very visually appealing. In fact, the most striking feature of this unit is its web-like, cracking design which features 7 colors laid into a sleek black exterior. It also includes no less than 6 buttons and adjustable DPI settings as well, for those that like to fine tune things.