And the Winners are...
Ever wonder what it is that makes the perfect mouse so "perfect"? Is it the ergonomic design? The incredibly fast tracking optics (or trackballs)? The scroll wheel that goes frictionless? Or is it all these things put together?
The reality of buying a mouse is the same as most components in your rig. If you find it to be a good fit - it will continue to be a good fit until you find something better. I didn't think I needed a new mouse until my old Logitech one broke and I laid eyes on the MX Revolution - now I find it hard to picture life without it. We get accustomed to PC peripherals very easily, so before you go out and grab any $20 dollar mouse, consider that it'll be a piece of hardware you touch for at least 3-4 years.
That being said, I tried to keep the mice as futuristic as possible. If you're looking for trackball mice, you're better off looking elsewhere (same goes for mice that don't move, but rather have that large ball on top). All the mice you'll see in the top three are optical or laser - the main reason for this is that as far as technology goes - a look at my previous article proves one thing - nothing beats light-speed tracking, not to mention you'll never have to open an optical mouse to clean the dust off its innards.
First, our selection for the top 3 gaming mice: