We live in a right-handed world, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the world of gaming mice. Many of the best PC gaming mice are designed for right-handers, which makes finding a good left-handed gaming mouse quite a bit harder. But just because options are limited doesn’t mean that you’ll have to settle for something mediocre.
Razer, Logitech, and SteelSeries have a few high-quality left-hand gaming mice in their product lines. They’re mostly true ambidextrous designs, but one of them has the rarest of beasts: a left-handed ergonomic mouse. So if you’re fed up with awkward right-handed shapes or improperly-placed thumb buttons, this list is for you. Let’s get started.
Our Favorite Left-Handed Gaming Mice
|Weight||74 grams (2.61 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.99 x 2.27 x 1.49 inches|
|DPI Range||400 - 20,000|
|Battery Life||70 hours|
The Razer Viper Ultimate is one of the few top-tier wireless gaming mice designed with left-handers in mind. Its combination of a great ambidextrous shape with an excellent sensor and low-latency optical switches makes it a must for left-handed gamers looking for the very best.
It’s that combo of shape and hardware that makes the Razer Viper such an excellent mouse for gaming. The Viper’s 74-gram (2.61-oz) weight and low ambidextrous shape make it a pleasure for fingertip grip use in particular, with claw grip also quite viable. I prefer a bit more body height for claw grip, but the Viper’s still great to use with a claw grip. Palm grippers, however, should stay away.
But there’s more to the Razer Viper Ultimate than the shape. The main mouse buttons use Razer’s optical mouse switches, which have an exceedingly low 0.2 milliseconds of latency. These switches make the Viper Ultimate a must-try if you’re trying to eke out every little advantage in-game. They’re also durable, rated for 60 million clicks and immune to the dreaded double-click issue, a welcome bonus on a relatively pricey mouse.
The PixArt PMW 3399-based Razer Focus+ sensor is also another highlight. As you’d expect from a modern high-end optical sensor, it’s essentially flawless, with no spinning out or tracking loss on almost any type of mousepad.
We really like the Razer Viper Ultimate. Its claw- and fingertip-friendly shape makes it a great gaming mouse for fast-paced gaming, and it has the switch and sensor to back it up. The fact that it comes with a charging dock is great, especially at its new sub-$80 price. It’s really a no-brainer if you’re after the best left-handed gaming mouse, with only our second pick coming close to offering an alternative.
Razer also sells a wired Viper if you don’t mind losing the wireless connectivity for a lighter mouse. We think it’s the best wired left-handed gaming mouse right now, but scroll down for a strong alternative from SteelSeries.
|Weight||80 grams (2.82 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.92 x 2.32 x 1.54 inches|
|Sensor||Logitech HERO 25K|
|DPI Range||100 - 25,000|
|Battery Life||48 hours (default lighting) / 60 hours (no lighting)|
The Logitech G Pro Wireless is the predecessor to the much-loved G Pro X Superlight, and shares the same general shape. However, the G Pro Wireless has one thing that the Superlight doesn’t have: left-handed thumb buttons, making this the go-to high-end Logitech mouse for left-handed gamers.
Interestingly, the left-handed thumb buttons are entirely optional: the G Pro Wireless has removable thumb buttons on both sides. This means you can use your G Pro Wireless with four, six, or eight buttons, depending on your needs. For instance, you can remove the right-handed thumb buttons to avoid accidental presses or keep them installed for an extra couple of programmable buttons. It’s not necessarily a life-changing feature, but it’s one that we appreciate nonetheless.
Beyond the removable thumb buttons, the G Pro Wireless is relatively standard for a modern gaming mouse. It’s decently light at 80 grams (2.82 oz), with a safe ambidextrous shape suited for palm and fingertip grips. It’s larger than the G Pro X Superlight, but the shape’s close enough that the two are somewhat interchangeable.
The HERO 25K sensor in the G Pro Wireless is the company’s latest and greatest optical sensor. As with many of the highest-end modern sensors, it’s accurate and tracks perfectly no matter what you put it through.
Overall, the Logitech G Pro Wireless is a strong contender for the best left-handed gaming mouse. It has a great shape and top-tier optical sensor, and its modular thumb buttons are an interesting bonus feature that some may find useful.
Choosing between this and the Razer Viper Ultimate comes down to shape and price, especially now that both are available for well below MSRP. We don’t think you can go wrong with either, really. The G Pro Wireless is also available in League of Legends and Shroud editions for a slight premium.
|Weight||93 grams (3.25 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.96 x 2.48 x 1.54 inches|
|Sensor||SteelSeries TrueMove Pro|
|DPI Range||50 - 18,000|
SteelSeries’ Sensei Ten isn’t the most eye-catching left-handed gaming mouse you’ll find. But if all you need is a no-frills, mid-sized wired gaming mouse at a reasonable price, the Sensei Ten has got you covered.
As with many of the best left-handed gaming mice, the Sensei Ten has a symmetrical shape with thumb buttons on both sides of the mouse. SteelSeries claims that the Sensei Ten is perfect for palm, fingertip, and claw grips. While we’re not fans of using palm grips with symmetrical shapes, the Sensei Ten’s relatively wide and tall body means it should be comfortable enough for that.
However, the larger size also means that the Sensei Ten is slightly on the heavy side as far as modern gaming mice go. Ninety-three grams isn’t too bad, but it’s noticeably heavier than the best lightweight mice you can buy these days. The cable is also relatively stiff, a slight drawback compared to newer wired mice.
SteelSeries equipped the Sensei Ten with its TrueMove Pro sensor, designed in collaboration with PixArt. The TrueMove Pro is a high-end sensor capable of tracking on virtually any mouse surface with perfect accuracy. It’s also notable for having an extremely low minimum DPI of 50, which is probably unusable but a sign of SteelSeries’ confidence in its tracking ability.
Overall, the SteelSeries Sensei Ten is a simple, reliable left-handed gaming mouse that offers a solid core experience without any gimmicks or useless features. It’s not the lightest wired left-handed mouse available—that’s the wired Razer Viper—but the Sensei Ten’s larger shape makes it a safe general recommendation for all mouse grip styles.
|Weight||109 grams (3.84 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.69 x 2.8 x 1.69 inches|
|DPI Range||400 - 20,000|
The Razer Naga Left-Handed Edition (LHE from now on) covers two bases. Firstly, it’s a brilliant MMO mouse, with 20 buttons and a whole load of customization options. But it’s also one of the only gaming-ready ergonomically-shaped mice available for left-handers. So it’s worth evaluating even if you don’t need all those thumb buttons.
The Naga LHE’s main appeal is, of course, its exhaustive button layout. You get 12 dedicated thumb buttons, left and right scroll wheel click, and dedicated DPI cycling buttons alongside the standard left and right click. The Naga LHE also supports Razer’s HyperShift software feature, which lets you assign a dedicated HyperShift key to access an additional layer of button programs.
So the Naga LHE is perfect for MMO gamers and anyone that needs a ton of hotkeys and macros on their mouse. But it’s not solely about the buttons. Despite being an older design, Razer’s updated the Naga LHE with some new tech to keep it relevant. It packs the same excellent Razer Focus+ sensor as the Viper and 50 million click-rated mechanical switches for long-term durability.
Given the lack of other high-performance options, these features make the Razer Naga LHE also worth considering for left-handed FPS gamers. Don’t get us wrong: it’s not an ideal FPS mouse, given its 109-gram weight and squat, wide shape. However, we still think it’s workable, especially with its smooth PTFE feet and flexible SpeedFlex cable.
Of course, none of those features can ever push the Razer Naga Left-Handed Edition to top-tier status for competitive gamers. If that’s what you want, look at any of the previous three picks instead. However, anybody who prioritizes comfort over outright performance should check out the Razer Naga Left-Handed Edition, even if you’re not an MMO gamer.
|Weight||86 grams (3.03 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.89 x 2.25 x 1.57 inches|
|Sensor||PixArt PMW 3327|
|DPI Range||200 - 12,400|
Corsair’s mice generally don’t get the love that its other peripherals and PC components get, but that doesn’t mean that the company doesn’t make some decent mice. The M55 RGB Pro is one such example: it’s a great-value all-rounder that will please left-handed users on a budget.
The M55 RGB Pro is an ambidextrous gaming mouse that falls squarely in the mid-sized pack, so it should be suitable for all types of mouse grip. It’s not dissimilar to some SteelSeries mice like the now-discontinued Sensei 310, with its slightly bulging rear and narrower front. It comes in at 86 grams (3.03 oz), neither good nor bad. It’s a fine weight, and that’s OK for the price.
Performance-wise, Corsair went with the PixArt PMW 3327 optical sensor here. It’s not a high-end unit, but it’s an above-average sensor that tracks well enough for most gamers. You lose out on lift-off distance (LOD) adjustment, but that’s acceptable on a sub-$30 mouse.
The rest of the mouse is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, Corsair has gone with Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, which is nice to see on a cheap mouse. On the other hand, the braided cable is stiff and nothing like what you get on pricier mice. So you might need a mouse bungee to make sure it stays out of the way of your flick shots.
I’m also not a fan of Corsair’s iCUE, which you need to install to tweak the M55 RGB Pro’s settings and lighting. But that’s primarily down to personal preference. I imagine it won’t be an issue if you already have other Corsair peripherals or components in your rig and are used to the software.
Overall, the Corsair M55 RGB Pro is a good mouse for the price and a decent mouse overall. It’s not too heavy, has an above-average sensor, and works with multiple grip styles. The cable is a drawback, and iCUE isn’t the most intuitive software for managing mouse settings, which holds it back slightly. Still, neither are bad enough to be deal-breakers at this price point. We think it’s still worth checking out if you’re trying to gear up without spending too much.
Before You Buy
We’ve covered most of the fundamental aspects of choosing a mouse in our guide to buying a gaming mouse, so we won’t repeat them here. Instead, let’s discuss the shapes and button placements crucial for a left-handed mouse.
Most of the left-handed mice on the market will have symmetrical shapes more suited for claw or fingertip grips. All the mice on our list, bar the Razer Naga Left-Handed Edition, fit into this category. These mice don’t have any curves or cutouts designed explicitly for left-handed use; instead, they’re ambidextrous and work for left- and right-handers. If you’re shopping for a left-handed mouse, this is almost definitely the shape you’ll have to use.
Unfortunately, given the relative rarity of left-handers worldwide, you won’t find many left-handed ergonomic mice. Only around ten percent of us are left-handed, so there isn’t much financial incentive for gaming mouse manufacturers to release such mice. Razer had a left-handed DeathAdder in its product range a while back, but it’s no longer in production.
The most crucial part of a left-handed mouse is the position of the thumb buttons. A proper left-handed mouse will have thumb buttons on the right side of the mouse (when viewed from behind). Having the thumb buttons there means that left-handers can actually use their thumbs for these buttons.
Despite having leftie-friendly shapes, many symmetrical mice out there only have right-handed thumb buttons. You’ll want to avoid these if you’re looking for a truly ambidextrous mouse, as you won’t be able to use your thumb buttons easily with one of these mice.
Given how useful the thumb buttons can be during gaming and general internet browsing, we don’t think it’s worth getting a mouse with awkwardly-placed thumb buttons. You’re much better off getting a proper left-handed gaming mouse instead.
With so few of us being left-handers, it’s no surprise that finding a left-handed gaming mouse can prove to be a bit tricky. Most gaming mice cater to right-handers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some decent (or great) left-handed mice out there; you might just have to look a bit harder.
The Razer Viper Ultimate and Logitech G Pro Wireless are easily the go-to gaming mice for left-handers that need something lightweight and top-tier for serious PC gaming. They’re great even by right-handed mouse standards, so they’re definitely worth investigating. But if you need more buttons or something better for a relaxed palm grip, Razer’s Naga Left-Handed Edition is your only real option.
As always, have fun and all the best in your search!