The 7 Best Gaming Mice for Small Hands

Written by Caleb Clark
Last updated Jun 30, 2022

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gaming mice for small hands

There are a ton of gaming mice available now, and there’s never been a better time to be looking for one. But if you have smaller hands, it can be a pain to wade through every mouse on Amazon just to find the best gaming mouse for small hands. Well, that’s where we come in.

We’ve done the work for you and created a list of our seven favorite small gaming mice. From a wireless classic to an ultralight FPS-lover’s dream, our list likely has a mouse for you. Let’s get to it.

Short on Time? The Best Small Gaming Mice at a Glance
  • Best Wireless Gaming Mouse: Logitech G305 Lightspeed is a capable small wireless gaming mouse with great battery life.
  • Best for FPS Games: Razer Viper Mini brings the much-loved shape to a smaller form factor, is lightweight, and glides smoothly without drag.
  • Best Ultralight Mouse: Glorious Model O- is the lightest mouse on our list, great for flick shots and long gaming sessions.
  • Best Ergonomic Gaming Mouse: BenQ Zowie EC2 is a great albeit old-school choice if you need a small right-handed ergonomic mouse.
  • Best for Left-Handed Users: SteelSeries Sensei Ten is a high-performing no-frills mouse with much-needed thumb buttons for left-handers.
  • Best for MMOs: Corsair Scimitar Pro features an adjustable side panel with 12 thumb buttons.
  • Best Budget Option: Redragon M711 Cobra gives you a decent PixArt sensor and plenty of RGB lighting for a small price.

Best Gaming Mice for Small Hands

1. Logitech G305 Lightspeed

Best Wireless Gaming Mouse

Weight99 grams (3.4 oz)
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.59 x 2.45 x 1.50 inches
SensorLogitech HERO
DPI Range200 - 12,000
Polling Rate1,000 Hz

The Logitech G305 has long been our default all-purpose mouse recommendation. Its proprietary “Lightspeed” technology offers impressively low latency for a wireless mouse, it has an excellent battery life, and it’s certainly small enough for us to recommend here. If you’re looking for a small gaming mouse with wireless connectivity, the G305 is a strong choice.

Logitech claims a 250-hour battery life for the G305 on a single AA battery. Not having any battery-draining RGB LEDs helps here, of course. But so does Logitech’s HERO sensor, which supposedly “offers up to 10 times the power efficiency” compared to Logitech’s previous-generation mouse sensor.

logitech g305 small gaming mouse

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There’s also an “Endurance” mode accessible through Logitech G HUB that can stretch a battery out even longer. They claim “up to 9 months of typical use” which is quite ridiculous. The G305 Lightspeed might be the perfect wireless mouse for anyone who keeps forgetting to swap batteries in their wireless mice.

Overall, it’s hard to deny the appeal of the G305 Lightspeed if you’re looking for a wireless mouse to suit your smaller hands. Battery life is excellent, the sensor is proven, and the price point is hard to beat. You’re able to choose from four colors: black, blue, lilac, and white.

2. Razer Viper Mini

Best Gaming Mouse for FPS Games

Weight61 grams (2.15 oz)
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.66 x 2.11 x 1.51 inches
SensorRazer Optical
DPI Range100 - 8500

Looked at the full-sized Razer Viper 8KHz on our list of the best ultralight mice but felt it was a bit too big for you? Razer’s got you covered with the Razer Viper Mini.

The Mini retains most of the mouse features of its bigger brother, including Razer’s advanced optical sensor. According to the company, its switches are “three times faster than traditional mechanical switches” and have a lifespan of 70 million clicks.

The design of the Viper Mini echoes the full-sized Viper, down to the symmetrical shape. However, unlike the larger version, Razer has opted to only include the left-side thumb buttons on the Mini. This means that despite having an excellent ambidextrous shape, left-handers will have to look elsewhere.

Razer Viper Mini small FPS gaming mouse

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The Viper Mini sports Razer’s high-quality Speedflex cable. The Speedflex cable is a braided, flexible cable that stays out of the way of your movement and reduces cable drag significantly compared to old-school rubber cords.

Add to that the 61-gram weight, 100% PTFE mouse feet, and high-quality PixArt PMW 3359 sensor, and you get one of the best FPS mice for small hands you can buy right now. If you want an ultralight gaming mouse without a honeycomb shell, this is it.

3. Glorious Model O-

Best Ultralight Mouse for Small Hands

Weight58 grams (2.04 oz)
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.72 x 2.28 x 1.41 inches
SensorPixArt PMW 3360
DPI Range100 - 12,000

If you’re looking for the lightest gaming mouse that’s readily available on Amazon, the Glorious Model O- is the option for you. This is the slightly smaller version of the well-received Model O, with a 9-gram weight reduction to match the smaller size.

The Glorious Model O- carries over the honeycomb design and PixArt PMW3360 sensor of the Model O. Honeycomb shells can be divisive, but we’ve grown to like them over the past few years. Besides, the weight reduction and performance benefits are worth it.

It also wouldn’t be a Glorious mouse without the company’s “Ascended” cable. While most manufacturers now have their own take on a soft braided cable, we feel that Glorious’ cord is still one of the best ones you can get on a lightweight mouse today.

Glorious Model O- gaming mouse

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Glorious also gets points for its relatively unobtrusive software. While you have to use the software to set the RGB lighting and DPI steps, the gaming mouse has onboard memory that retains your settings. You won’t have to keep the Glorious software running in the background, which is welcome.

Overall, the Glorious Model O- is one of the best gaming mice for small hands out there right now. If you want a lightweight option for flick shots and improved aim, you can’t go wrong with this (or the Razer Viper Mini).

The Glorious Model O- is available in black and white, in both matte and glossy finishes.

4. Zowie EC2

Best Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Weight90 grams (3.2 oz)
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.70 x 2.40 x 1.60 inches
SensorPixart PMW3360
DPI Range400 - 1600
Polling Rate1,000 Hz

If you’re right-handed and prioritize comfort, you should look into the BenQ Zowie EC2. The EC2 has an asymmetrical ergonomic design that “leans” to the right, making it a right-handed only mouse. This results in an incredibly comfortable grip that sits in your hand perfectly.

The EC2 has also been designed specifically for esports. The DPI and report rate can both be adjusted on the mouse itself, so there’s no need to fiddle with software or drivers to fine-tune the experience. This makes the EC2 a plug-and-play solution that can be set up perfectly regardless of the computer you plug it into.

On the whole, though, there’s not that much to say about the Zowie EC2. This isn’t a bad thing: instead, it’s evidence that Zowie focused on getting the core experience right without much in the way of frills or fancy mouse features that get in the way of gaming.

Zowie EC2 gaming mouse

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That said, it’s not perfect: the rubber-coated cable is old-fashioned, and the anti-slip coating is definitely a love/hate affair. You also can’t reprogram any of the buttons on the EC2, making it arguably less versatile than some of the competition.

But the Zowie EC2 has it where it counts: an excellent, tried-and-tested shape with a class-leading Pixart 3360 sensor. It’s not the most exciting mouse on our list, but serious gamers looking for a top-notch small gaming mouse would do well to check out the Zowie EC2.

5. Steelseries Sensei Ten

Best for Left-Handed Users

Weight93 grams (3.25 oz)
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.96 x 2.48 x 1.54 inches
SensorSteelSeries TrueMove Pro
DPI Range50 - 18,000

Shopping for small left-handed mice with the right thumb buttons can be a pain. Thankfully, SteelSeries’ Sensei Ten fits the bill with its truly ambidextrous design and is one of the best gaming mice you can get in this form factor regardless of which hand you use.

Like the Zowie EC2, the Sensei Ten is a no-frills gaming mouse that focuses on good shape, solid build quality, and a top-tier sensor. The only real concession to aesthetics is the relatively tasteful LED-lit SteelSeries logo on the body.

DPI-obsessed users will have a field day with the Sensei Ten, as the TrueMove Pro sensor (co-developed with PixArt) allows DPI settings from 50 all the way up to 18,000. Beyond the wide DPI range, the TrueMove Pro also sports a tilt tracking feature that maintains perfect accuracy even if you end up tilting the mouse during an intense firefight.

SteelSeries Sensei Ten gaming mouse

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However, there’s no denying that the Sensei Ten is a bit old-fashioned. Compared to the new crop of lightweight gaming mice, it’s relatively heavy at 92 grams. The stiff rubber cable is also prone to kinking and isn’t as nice as the braided offerings you tend to get now.

Neither of these makes the Sensei Ten unusable by any means. We wish SteelSeries would upgrade to a braided or paracord cable, especially for the $60-ish price. Still, the cable issue isn’t anything a mouse bungee can’t help you with.

Despite its flaws, the Sensei Ten is a worthy addition to the storied Sensei range of mice. The sensor and shape are as good as ever, and left-handed gamers looking for a small gaming mouse should start here first.

6. Corsair Scimitar Pro

Best Gaming Mouse for MMOs

Weight149 grams (5.26 oz)
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.60 x 3.00 x 1.70 inches
SensorPixArt PMW3367
DPI Range100 - 16,000
Polling Rate1,000 Hz

There are several MMO mice on the market, but none are quite as ideal for small hands as Corsair Scimitar Pro. It’s bigger and much heavier than the other gaming mice on our list, but that’s to be expected given the 12 thumb buttons that the Scimitar Pro sports.

Those thumb buttons are the Scimitar Pro’s main selling point. Not only are 12 buttons perfect for MMO and MOBA macros, but the Scimitar Pro also has Corsair’s exclusive “Key Slider” system. This system lets users move the buttons up to 8 mm (0.3 inches), letting you get the buttons in the perfect position.

The thumb buttons have alternating smooth and textured surfaces, making it easier to identify where you are on the cluster without looking at the mouse.

Corsair Scimitar Pro MMO gaming mouse

Source: @danilofer

Macros are programmed in Corsair’s iCUE software. The software also lets you adjust the mouse’s RGB lighting, synchronize the RGB with other Corsair peripherals, and adjust performance settings such as lift-off distance and DPI settings. Your settings can then be stored on the mouse’s onboard memory, making the Scimitar Pro a more portable gaming mouse than you might expect.

If you play a lot of World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy XIV, the Corsair Scimitar Pro is the mouse for you. It’s easily the best MMO gaming mouse for small hands.

7. Redragon M711 Cobra

Best Budget Option

Weight114 grams (2.08 oz)
Dimensions (L x W x H)5.00 x 2.60 x 1.60 inches
SensorPixArt PMW3325
DPI Range100 - 10,000
Polling Rate1,000 Hz

“You get what you pay for” tends to ring true more often than not when it comes to gaming mice. Many cheap peripherals tend to be low-quality, unpleasant devices that are barely worth the money you pay for. But there are always exceptions, and the M711 Cobra from Redragon is one of them.

When you’re spending around $20 for a gaming mouse, you want a safe, reliable product that doesn’t take risks. The M711 fits the bill there. Its shape is unexciting but safe, and should work for most users. The M711 also has a PixArt PMW3325 sensor. It’s not the most advanced gaming sensor PixArt makes, but it’s still a reliable one that should serve you well.

Redragon’s software is decent too. It’s horrible to look at with its try-hard gamer aesthetic, but all the essential settings are available. RGB lighting settings are, of course, included.

Redragon M711 RGB lighting

Source: Redragon

The low price is reflected in the 114-gram weight and uninspiring rubbery cable. But those faults—especially the cord—are easy to forgive on such an affordable gaming mouse.

This isn’t the mouse for you if you’re trying to make Global Elite in CS:GO. If that’s the case, spend a bit more and get a lighter gaming mouse with a better sensor. However, if you’re on a tight budget and need a cheap gaming mouse for small hands, the Redragon M711 Cobra is definitely worth a look.

Before You Buy

Found a gaming mouse that’s perfect for you? Great! But before you rush off to buy it, we think you should take some time to read through this next section. It’ll come in handy in the future if your needs change or our picks become outdated.

What’s the Best Mouse Size for You?

Length and grip width measurements on computer mice vary, even amongst ones designed for users with small hands. While the mice on our list should work fine for most small-handed users, there’s one decent rule of thumb to stick to if you want to get the most optimal mouse for your hands.

Ideally, you want a mouse that’s around 60% of your hand’s length and width. If you’ve never measured your hands before, grab a tape measure and follow along.

To get your hand length, measure the distance from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger.

measure hand length

Hand width is measured across your palm, including your thumb.

measure hand width

Once you’ve got both measurements, finding the perfect gaming mouse will be straightforward. Of course, this doesn’t replace trying the mouse for yourself. But if you can’t check out a mouse in person, this is a good way to filter out mice that are just too big or small for your hands.

Figure Out Your Grip

Once you determine your hand size, it’s time to figure out your mouse grip. Your mouse grip style refers to how and where you tend to hold and put pressure on the mouse. If you’ve never thought about it before, the easiest way to figure it out is to just hold your mouse like you usually do and then compare it to the image below:

mouse grip styles

There isn’t really a “best” mouse grip, so don’t worry too much about what sort of grip you prefer. The most important thing is to get a gaming mouse that suits your hand and grip. There are often one or two grip styles that better suit a mouse depending on its size and shape. We go into this in greater detail in our detailed guide on what to look for in a gaming mouse.

Wired vs. Wireless

Even just a few years ago, wired mice easily outperformed their wireless counterparts. However, that just isn’t the case these days. Improvements in wireless technology and the popularity of esports have driven companies to come up with ways to reduce the latency of wireless mice.

Some mice have worse latency than others, but that has everything to do with the mouse itself and nothing to do with whether it’s wired or wireless.

mouse latency benchmark

Wireless mice in white, wired mice in blue. Source: Optimum Tech

Ultimately, choosing between wired and wireless mice depends more on your budget and preferences than any performance advantage or disadvantage. You can learn more about these preferences in our article on wired vs. wireless mice.

Closing Thoughts

Choosing a small gaming mouse isn’t as easy as it should be. Having to wade through manufacturer specs to see whether a mouse is suitably sized isn’t most people’s idea of fun. But it is, unfortunately, the reality. So we hope that our list of the best gaming mouse for small hands has helped you find the perfect one for you.

If you don’t have any particular needs to fill beyond the mouse size, the Logitech G305 is a brilliant all-around small mouse. All our other picks target specific gaming or preference niches, making them either must-haves or totally irrelevant depending on your needs. Just remember what you need out of your gaming mouse and choose accordingly.

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