Palm grippers have so much choice for palm grip. Back in the old times, the Logitech MX518 was one of the main choices and I never even considered other mice. In 2021, there are an easy 10+ great mice that are excellent for palm grippers. Consider yourselves spoiled.
How big of a deal is mouse grip?
Mouse grips can transform your accuracy of your mouse. Finding the right grip is a core foundation for building gaming skills on. Your natural mouse grip might not be the most effective grip for gaming, like building a jump shot in basketball, you have to test and tweak your form until you can repeat a grip and perform.
Pros and cons of palm grip
- Low tension in fingers
- Great for racking
- Promotes steadier elbow and shoulder aim
- The most ergonomic grip
- Not great for rapid clicking
- Not using wrist can limit reaction times
- Usually requires more desk space
- Harder to do quick flicky movements, bettter for steadier aiming
How to palm grip
- High contact with the mouse, usually no gaps
- Locked wrist when gaming
- High downward pressure on mouse
To find your palm grip, find your initial resting place for your palm. Let your index and middle finger fall naturally on the buttons. Your thumb should grip underneath the side buttons, and the ring and pinky finger can either grip the right side or relaxed. There’s no exact right way for any grip, find a starting point, play with it, see how it feels and performs, then adjust your grip as needed
1. Glorious Model D
A great light ergonomic option
- The best medium sized shape
- Sturdy build quality
- Cable is flexible but well built
- Great feet
- A lot of branding
- Buttons can be a little wobbly
If you’re looking for an ergonomic mouse, the Model D is definitely something you should consider, it’s one of the cheapest and lightest ergonomic mice available.
The Model D is a rock solid mouse, with a great shape that most palm grippers will find plenty comfortable.
2. Glorious Model D-
The best small ergo mouse
- Soft cable
- Well built scroll wheel
- Slippery feet
- Buttons are a little mushy
- Shell is not the sturdiest
- Lots of branding
Glorious owns the top two spots for palm mice for giving us the EC shape with soft cables, ultralight weights and two size options. The Model D- is great for palm grippers that found the traditional ergo mice a little too unwieldy for their liking.
It helps a lot that the Model D- also is super light, affordable and performs excellently.
3. Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless
The best overall mouse is a great palm mouse
- Light at 62 grams
- 70 hour battery life
- PTFE feet
- Safe shape for palm and other grips
- Micro-USB connector
Our best mouse pick is also a great palm grip mouse. The G Pro X Superlight has a great shape for medium size palm grippers. With its lightweight, long battery life, and great buttons. The GPX Superlight is a great option.
4. Logitech G703
- Great shape for palm
- Solid tactile buttons
- Flawless sensor
- Build quality issues, some G703s have been double clicking
- Heavy by today’s standards at 90 grams
- Battery life is below average
The Logitech G703
5. Razer Mamba Wireless
The wireless ergo
- Great battery life
- Comfortable ergo shape for medium or larger hands
- Great build quality
- Storage for USB dongle
- Clicks are a little mushy
- Weight is not centred, located near the back
This is Razer’s response to the G703. A large, wireless, and ergonomic mouse that has good battery life. The buttons are where the Mamba falls a little shorted compared to the G703. They lack the crisp tactility of the best mice.
6. G Wolves Skoll
- Light at 66 grams
- Lots of extra accessories
- Well priced
- Buttons are okay
- No official warranty
The G-Wolves Skoll is a great option for people who don’t particularly like the Model D shape. The Skoll has an EC1/EC2 shape with a size in between.
7. Zowie EC2-B
The classic ergo
- Soft rubber cable
- Legendary shape
- Works without software
- Flawless sensor
- Scroll wheel is loud
- Clicks are stiff for some
Zowie once dominated the gaming mouse space with its amazing shapes. The competition has caught up and improved on the foundation that Zowie has set. Still in 2021, the EC2 is still a great mouse that serves gamers that don’t need the ultra lightest or wireless.
8. Razer DeathAdder V2
Another classic ergo
- The classic mouse shape
- Comes in both wired and wireless flavours
- Updated with flawless sensor
- Reasonably priced
- Quite a large mouse, not suitable for everyone
The DeathAdder v2 and v2 Pro have kept the OG DeathAdder shape but have upgraded its internals to keep up with modern mice. The result is a great palm mouse for large hands.
9. Razer DeathAdder Mini
- Great classic ergo shape
- Removable grip tape is a nice touch
- Sensor downgrade from the OG DeathAdder
The Razer DeathAdder Mini brings the much loved ergonomic shape to a smaller handed audience as the OG is a fairly large mouse.
There’s a lot to like about this mouse. For roughly $50 USD you get a solid shape, no holes, lightweight, with good buttons and cable. Razer has included some optional stick-on grips as a finishing touch.
The DA Mini packs a PMW3359 which is a downgrade from the 3360, the LOD is higher than flawless mice but I didn’t have any issues with tracking just like the Viper Mini.