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The 17 Lightest Gaming Mice as of 2023

The lightest gaming mice

The past couple of years has seen an emphasis on the weight of gaming mice, and lucky for us, manufacturers have responded to that interest by releasing a bevy of lightweight mice. But with mouse is the absolute lightest? Does having the lightest mouse matter? Does a couple of grams make a difference? Read on.

What’s the lightest gaming mouse?

The lightest gaming mouse available right now is the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small. Our handy dandy mouse size table can already sort by weight, if you want to look up the weight of any mouse, head over to that post.

1. Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small (42 g)

The absolute lightest
Finalmouse Starlight-12

The lightest mouse on the market. See Price on Amazon


  • The lightest mouse ever
  • Strong magnesium shell
  • Low latency wireless
  • Great battery life


  • Very low stock

The Starlight-12 meets the hype that Finalmouse throws out.

Finalmouse has combined the lightest mouse ever with great wireless, add on good build quality, great battery and solid shape, the Starlight-12 is a top-tier mouse for sure.

2. Ninjutso Sora (45 g)

Ninja speed
Ninjutso Sora 
Ninjutso Sora

Crazy light at a good price See Price on Amazon


  • Great shape for claw
  • Top tier sensor
  • Good build quality


  • Some flex on the shell

The NInjutso Sora is the latest mouse from the company. Sporting top end internals, and a 45g mouse with no holes, the Sora is looking like a top tier mouse.

2. Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium (47 g)

Third place
Finalmouse Starlight-12

The lightest mouse on the market. See Price on Amazon

The medium size of the Starlight-12 is still only 47 gram and wireless with great battery life.

3. Finalmouse Ultralight 2 (48 g)

Small and light


  • Best braided cable
  • Improved build quality in scroll wheel
  • Great buttons
  • Great shape for small hands
  • Good build quality, no flex on shell
  • 4 year warranty


  • Expensive and hard to find
  • Infinity skin is ugly
  • Only 500 hz sensor

Finalmouse should be heavily credited for contributing to the holey, ultralight craze. The Ultralight 2 is the latest mouse from the enigmatic mouse brand and caters to gamers that prefer small mice, it’s fitting that Finalmouse has the lightest gaming mouse on the market.

This is a great mouse, it has a fantastic shape with a soft touch plastic that’s nice texturally and strong structurally. The cable is the best cable I’ve experienced out of the box. All buttons and scroll wheel feel fantastic.

All the positives of the mouse come at a significant cost, while the UL2 is one of the best mice I’ve used, I’m not sure if the price justifies it, it’s also very hard to find. The mouse itself has a sensor that only runs at 500 hz.

Read our review

4. Asus TUF M4 Air (49g)

Light on the wallet too

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Asus TUF M4 Air

An awesome and light value. See Price on Amazon


  • Solid light cable
  • Good button feel
  • Overall strong build quality
  • Great price to performance


  • Annoying software
  • Aggressive hole pattern

The Asus TUF M4 Air is a great corded ultralight mouse.

If you’re looking for an ambidextrous mouse on a budget and like the Razer Viper/Glorious Model O shape, this is just as good as those mice, but lighter, and cheaper.

5. G-Wolves Skoll Mini (50 g)

Lightest ergo

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G-Wolves Skoll Mini

A proven shape, made smaller and much lighter. See Price on Amazon


  • Proven ergo shape, shrunken down
  • Solid build quality, minimal flex and creak
  • Great paracord-esque cable
  • Nice box and extras


  • Buttons are only okay
  • Mediocre stock feet

The Skoll Mini iterates on the OG Skoll, taking the proven ergo EC shape and shrinking it, filling a underserved niche in small ergo mice.

The cable, sensor and build quality are all there and offer a fantastic value given the Skoll Mini’s budget pricing.

The budget pricing does have to show somewhere and the buttons and stock feet leave something to be desired on the Skoll Mini.

Read our Skoll review

6. Pulsar X2 Mini (52 g)

Light eggghh

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Pulsar X2 Mini

The lightest egg shaped mouse See Price


  • Good build quality
  • Mid range price
  • Fantastic performance and shape


  • Primary buttons are inconsistent
  • Texture a little slippery

The Pulsar X2 Mini is the lightest egg shaped mouse on market, beating out the popular Logitech G Pro X Superlight by 11 grams.

The X2 Mini delivers on build quality, sensor performance and shape at an approximately $100 price point, making it a great value.

On the flipside, if inconsistent feeling buttons are likely to bother you, it might be better to shell out a bit more budget to get everything you want.

Read our review

7. CoolerMaster MM710 (53 g)

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Cooler Master MM710

Cooler Masters first ultra light is one of the lightest See Price on Amazon


  • A good shape for all 3 major grips, but especially for palm
  • Sturdy build and design
  • Flexible cable
  • 2 year warranty


  • Main button can wobble for case
  • Middle scroll wheel can wobble
  • Feet are scratchy out of the box

CoolerMaster’s entry into the ultralight space is a big win. The MM71o came in with a good original shape in the sea of shape clones.

For anyone looking for a palm grip ultralight, the MM710 should be a consideration given its round shape. The mouse is built solidly, with a great cable and materials, for the price it’s incredible value.

There are some concerns with quality control of the shell and gaps, the buttons and scroll wheel have shown some wobble.

Read our review

8. Lamzu Atlantis (55 g)


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Lamzu Atlantis

A superlight mouse with great colour ways.

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  • Another great egg shape
  • Good button quality
  • Lots of nice extras
  • Overall extremely well built for the price


  • Charging cable is annoying to use
  • Buttons have some pre-travel

Lamzu is an entirely new name to the mouse scene and their debut product has knocked it out of the park. The 8th lightest mouse available, with no holes, solid build quality and top notch performance at a mid range price.

Not everything is perfect, it seems like button debounce is high and there’s a good amount of pre-travel on the primary buttons. The battery indicator is also kind of off.

Read our review of the Lamzu Atlantis

9. Xtrfy MZ1 (56 g)

Unique shape


  • Unique shape
  • Great for fingertip grip
  • Well built
  • Flexible cable


  • Wired option only
  • Limited customization
  • Only good for certain grip types

Zy’s debut mouse looks to be a solid mouse, the MZ1 from Xtrfy is a unique shape, with a hump at the back of the mouse and a slope down towards the front. The Mz1 is a small mouse designed for fingertip grip first and claw second second.

The mouse is well built with great components, low click-latency and a flawless sensor. This is likely a mouse you should try first if you can, but if you’re a fingertip gamer this mouse might just be perfect for you.

10. Finalmouse Ninja Air58 (58 g)

Proven performer
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Finalmouse Ninja Air58

Another great and light mouse from Finalmouse

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  • Fanstically light and flexible cable
  • Great ambidextrous shape
  • Buttons feel great
  • 3 year warranty
  • Unique colour options


  • Only 500 Hz polling rate
  • QC issues on previous Finalmouse product
  • Expensive and hard to find

The Air58 is Finalmouse’s regular size ultralight mouse, featuring an ambidextrous shape similar to the FK series.

The strengths and weaknesses of the Air58 are similar to the Ultralight 2. The mouse is great, buttons, scroll wheel, shape, feet and cables are all top-notch.

There are some quality control concerns with Finalmice, some people have had scroll wheels break or have creaky weak points in the shell. The sensor also only runs at 500 hz.

Read our review

11. Glorious Model O- (59 g)

Incredible package
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Glorious Model O-

Diminutive size and price with no compromises See Price on Glorious


  • Great shape for small hands
  • Lots of surface and colour options
  • Great primary buttons and scroll wheel


  • Some reports of main button wobbling
  • Overly soft cable might not be durable in the long run
  • Lots of branding

Glorious improves on their original Model O with improved build quality and shrunken down shape made for claw and fingertip grips.

The Model O- has a shape ambidextrous shape similar to a lot of ultralight mice. The shell is sturdy and the buttons are satisfying to use. Glorious offers a matte and glossy option in black or white to cater to as many players as possible.

The Model O- has a lot of branding on it, with the Glorious branding appearing in 3 locations on the mouse.

12. G-Wolves Hati (60 g)

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G-Wolves Hati

An incredible value; proven shape and ultra lightweight made for people who love the G Pro Wireless shape.   See Price on Amazon


  • Great proven ambidextrous shape
  • Tons of extra parts and accessories
  • Great cable
  • Reasonably priced


  • Button wobble on both primary buttons
  • Scroll wheel can shift
  • Tactility on buttons only okay
  • No official warranty policy that I could find

The G-Wolves Hati is the ambidextrous sibling of the Skoll.

The Hati utilizes a familiar and safe ambidextrous shape; the mouse is well-suited for finger tip and claw grips.

13. Razer Viper Mini (61 g)

Baby Snake
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Razer Viper Mini

The shrunk down version of the Viper is just as great as its larger brothers. See Price on Glorious


  • Durable optical buttons
  • Enhanced side button feel
  • Solid all around cable
  • Great shape for fingertip and claw grip


  • High-ish LOD
  • No more left-handed side buttons
  • Too flat for palm grip

The lightest mouse from Razer, the Viper Mini, is a mouse that doesn’t rely on the honeycomb pattern to achieve its lightweight.

The Viper Mini does a good job of shrinking down the OG Viper shape, making it a great ambidextrous mouse for claw and finger tip grips. The Viper Mini sheds its grippy skin from the bigger Viper,

The Viper Mini has a budget price without many budget drawbacks, the only concern with the Viper Mini is a slightly higher than normal lift off distance, something that I don’t personally notice in regular use.

14. Glorious Model D- (61 g)

Glorious Model D minus

Glorious Model D-

An incredible value; proven shape and ultra light weight made for palm grippers. See Price on Glorious


  • Amazing soft cable
  • Solid scroll wheel
  • Great out of the box feet


  • Buttons are sub par
  • Shell can be pressed quite a bit and creaks
  • Lots of glorious branding

You can expect the same great things from Glorious, solid build quality, multiple material and colour options and an overall solid offering.

Read our review

15. Razer DeathAdder Mini (62 g)

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Razer DeathAdder Mini

Razer’s lightest ergo mouse See Price on Amazon


  • 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.

16. Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless  (63 g)

Light and wurekess

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Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless

Logitech has successfully refreshed their best mouse

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  • Safe shape
  • Improved buttons
  • Best in class wireless


  • Expensive
  • Side buttons are mediocre

Logitech’s lightest mouse yet, the G Pro X Superlight Wireless is the complete package for a complete package price. If you’re looking for the fewest compromises while optimising for lightest weight, this is your mouse, you just have to pay a premium for it.

17. G-Wolves Skoll (66 g)

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G-Wolves Skoll

An incredible value; proven shape and ultra lightweight made for palm grippers. See Price on Amazon


  • Comfortable ergo shape
  • Good looking RGB
  • Tons of extra stuff and accessories
  • Software gets the job done


  • Average buttons at best
  • No official warranty policy that I could find

Last but not least, the G-Wolves Skoll clocks in at 66 grams and is a good option for gamers looking for a large and light ergonomic mouse.

The shape is proven, it looks and feels like an EC shape with the honeycombing to reduce weight.

Buttons are mediocre on this mouse, the single top shell seems to reduce tactility, the mouse produces a slightly hollowed click.

Does a lightweight mouse matter for gaming?

Mouse weight is still up to personal preference, but many people prefer a lighter mouse. If you don’t absolutely care about having the lightest, check out our best gaming mouse post.

A light mouse takes less effort to move around, in combination with a low DPI, flicking across the mouse pad will be easier with a light mouse. With a light mouse you get the advantages of low sensitivity aiming without having to put a lot more work in moving the mouse more frequently. Over longer gaming sessions, a light gaming mouse is also likely less fatiguing.

In the end though, mouse accuracy is down to muscle memory with your mouse and sensitivity, whether you have a weightless mouse or a bowling ball, if you’re used to it and good with it, all the power to you.

What about heavy mice?

Heavy mice are still great! I started off gaming with heavy mice exclusively. One advantage a heavy mouse might have over light mice is the increased weight can improve control and micro-movements, which might be important in some games. As mentioned above, it doesn’t matter if your mouse is heavy or light as long as you have the muscle memory built up, but if you’re starting from scratch, a lighter mouse is recommended.

Raymond Sam

Raymond Sam

Raymond is the founder and editor TheGamingSetup.com. He's has reviewed hundreds of mice, keyboards, controllers and other gaming peripherals over the last decade. He's been gaming for even longer, playing all kinds of games on all systems with a several thousand hours of DOTA 2, Starcraft , Street Fighter, Smash Bros, Overwatch, Apex Legends and Call of Duty under his belt with the intention of adding several more thousand going forward.

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