Best Gaming Mouse For Small Hands


If you have small hands and you use a gaming mouse that is too big it can often be uncomfortable, right? The best thing that you can do is get yourself a mouse that fits your hand perfectly.

That brings up the question, what is the best gaming mouse for small hands? Let’s take a look.

The Logitech g305, Razer Viper mini, and the Corsair m65 are, in our experience, the three best gaming mice for small hands. These three have the dimensions that put them all into the “small” category. They are also all lightweight and premium gaming mice.

In this article, we are going to go in-depth into all three of those gaming mice.

We are going to talk about their features and a little bit about their brand. From there, we are going to talk about whether or not a small gaming mouse is better than a large one and finally, we will tell you how to determine what mouse you need for your hand.

Whether you’re a competitive gamer or more of a casual, stepping up your gaming gear can bring more joy to your gaming.

Close up of small hand using claw grip on gaming mouse

Top 3 Best Gaming Mouse For Small Hands

Right, we are going to start this article off with the top three best gaming mice for small hands. The three we are going to look at are:

  • Logitech g305
  • Razer Viper mini
  • Corsair M65

Let’s start with a table that highlights all of the important features that you should look at when buying any gaming mouse. All features that are individual to each mouse will be highlighted in their own respective sections.

FeaturesLogitech g305Viper miniCorsair M65
Dimensions117 x 62 x 38 mm118.3 x 53.5 x 38.3 mm116.8 x 71.1 x 38.1 mm
Weight99 grams61 grams97 grams
SensorNext-gen Hero opticalOpticalNative Optical
DPI12,000850018,000
ShapeClassicAmbidextrous friendlyErgonomic
Response Rate1msUltra-fastFast

1. Logitech g305 

Logitech is by far one of the most reputable brands when it comes to gaming. Their products are less about being flashy but rather about raw performance and durability.

Logitech

  • Next-gen 12,000 DPI HERO optical sensor delivers unrivalled gaming performance, accuracy and power efficiency
  • Advanced Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse for super-fast 1 ms response time and faster than wired performance
  • Ultra-long battery life gives you up to 250 hours of continuous gaming on a single AA battery. System Requirements-Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.11 or later, Chrome OS
  • Lightweight mechanical design and classic shape for maximum maneuverability, durability and comfort
  • Compact, portable design with convenient built-in storage for included USB wireless receiver. Max. speed: > 400 IPS

The Logitech g305 takes everything that we love about Logitech and puts it into one compact little gaming mouse. 

With all of that said, the mouse does not compromise which is an incredible feat. Being the only wireless mouse in this article, you might be worried about latency but again, Logitech has done a great job.

The mouse only has one millisecond of latency. Now, when you compare that to any other PC peripheral it is almost insignificant. When you compare it to gaming consoles it is much faster.

Features

  • 6 programmable buttons
  • Wireless
  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Ultra-long battery life of up to 250 hours

2. Razer Viper mini 

Razor needs no introduction. Look, I don’t really like making bold statements but I am going to do so in this case. Everyone knows Razer and everyone knows what they are about. You don’t particularly have to like the brand but you won’t find many people who trash the brand.

The viper mouse is a series which means that there is more than one version and the Viper mini is perfect for anybody who has small hands. This mouse comes with everything that you would expect from a Razer mouse including compatibility with Razer’s Synapse software which you can use to customize the buttons and the look of the mouse.

Razer Mini

  • Lightest, Zero-Compromise Miniature Mouse: 10% Smaller Than the Viper and lighter at 61g, with a 8500 DPI optical sensor befitting the most serious gamers without the need for drilling holes in the chassis like competitor mice
  • Faster Than Traditional Mechanical Switches: Razer optical mouse switches uses light beam-based actuation, registering button presses at the speed of light for absolute control
  • Customizable Chroma RGB Color Profiles & Underglow: Includes 16.8 million color combinations w/ included preset profiles
  • 6 Programmable Buttons: Allows for reconfiguration and assignment of complex macro functions through Razer Synapse 3
  • Drag-Free Cord for Wireless-Like Performance: Razer Speedflex cables eliminate the need for mouse bungees, drastically reducing weight and drag

Speaking of looks, there is just something really awesome about having RGB in such a compact mouse. It is almost as if the colors become more vibrant.

Look, at the end of the day, if you need a mouse and your hands are small you know you can trust the Razer. They are a brand with a reputation that has been established over decades. Also, the mouse is pretty cool.

Features

  • 6 programmable buttons
  • Speedflex Drag-free cable
  • 16.8 million color combination RGB
  • Razer Switches.
  • Razer Synapse compatible
  • Ultra-light

3. Corsair M65

Look, everyone knows that Corsair is my favorite gaming brand. Does that mean that I am biased? maybe just a little. I am a huge fan of Corsair because of the quality of their products. The M65 is a true ambassador of the brand. Its build quality is premium, reliable, and durable.

The mouse has 8 fully programmable buttons which can be customized using Corsair’s software. Speaking of buttons, if you play first-person shooters, having the sniper precision button will change the way you play.

Corsair

  • Lightest, Zero-Compromise Miniature Mouse: 10% Smaller Than the Viper and lighter at 61g, with a 8500 DPI optical sensor befitting the most serious gamers without the need for drilling holes in the chassis like competitor mice
  • Faster Than Traditional Mechanical Switches: Razer optical mouse switches uses light beam-based actuation, registering button presses at the speed of light for absolute control
  • Customizable Chroma RGB Color Profiles & Underglow: Includes 16.8 million color combinations w/ included preset profiles
  • 6 Programmable Buttons: Allows for reconfiguration and assignment of complex macro functions through Razer Synapse 3
  • Drag-Free Cord for Wireless-Like Performance: Razer Speedflex cables eliminate the need for mouse bungees, drastically reducing weight and drag

Trust me, it is incredible to be able to just switch from precision to normal. It helps when someone rushes you while you are sniping.

If the mouse is too light or too heavy, don’t worry. This is because it has an advanced weight-adjustment system where you can customize how much the mouse weighs according to your preferences.

The Omron switches are fast. Not only that, but they also feel tactile which again plays into your favor if you are playing first-person shooters such as call of duty and Battlefield.

Features

  • 8 fully programmable buttons
  • Anodized Aluminum Frame
  • Advanced adjustable weight system.
  • Omron Switches
  • precision sniper button

Is A Small Gaming Mouse Better Than A Big One?

I genuinely dislike statements like this. All they do is cause arguments for no reason. Look, there is absolutely no reason why a small mouse would be better than a big one and vice-versa. In fact, it all depends on you as to which is best for you.

If you have small hands then playing on a big mouse will be uncomfortable. If the mouse is just slightly too big your hand will start to get stiff. If it is too big, you won’t be able to use it.

If you have larger hands and you play on a small mouse, well, your hands are going to start to really hurt especially around your joints.

The same can be said for gaming keyboards, while those tiny 60% tenkeyless keyboards have a lot of pros, they can cause serious cramping for gamers with large hands.

If 1 mouse has all the same features along with all the same materials such as optical sensors, then I can find absolutely no reason why one would be better than the other based on their size. It all depends on the size of your hand. 

How To Determine What Size Gaming Mouse You Need

There are three categories when it comes to the size of a gaming mouse. These are small, medium, and large. Your hand should fall into one of these categories.

According to Razer, here is how to measure your hand. To measure your hand you want to start at the base of your hand and measure all the way to the tip of your middle finger.

Then, while keeping your hand in a neutral position, you want to measure from one side to the other starting with your palm to your thumb knuckle.

Here is a table that is inspired by Razer.

Your SizeLengthWidth
Small17cm or less.Up to 8.5cm
Medium17– 20cm8 to 10cm
LargeAbove 20cmAbove 10cm

Is It Important To Get The Right Size Gaming Mouse?

I can sit here all day and talk about how having the right peripherals for you will make you a better gamer. It is true but it is not the most important factor that you need to consider when picking out the right size gaming mouse.

For me, having the right fit for you will allow you to play for longer and make all of your gaming sessions more comfortable.

Also, we have written a recent article about gamer’s thumb. You should go give that a read and when you do, just think of the fact that if you have a mouse that is the wrong size for you then you are more likely to pick up such an injury.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you found this article to be helpful. Mostly, I hope that you get a mouse that suits you perfectly because once you have the right peripherals, gaming can be a lot more fun, a lot more comfortable, and it might make you a little bit better in the games that you play.

If you want to keep reading about gaming gear, check out our post on standing desk’s for gamers.

Stuart

I love gaming and spending time on the computer, I even competed in esports in the early 00s. But I'm also obsessed with fixing the damage heavy computer use can cause, and this is the place where I share these two passions.

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