The 10 Lightest Gaming Mice

The lightest gaming mice

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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 Ultralight 2, at Luckily, 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 Ultralight 2 (48 g)

The absolute lightest

Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Capetown

The lightest mouse on the market. See Price on Amazon

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

2. G-Wolves Skoll Mini (50 g)

Lightest ergo

G-Wolves Skoll Mini

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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

 

3. 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

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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. 

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4. 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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Pros

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

Cons

  • 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

5. 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 PC

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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.

6. G-Wolves Hati (60 g)

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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.

7. Razer Viper Mini (61 g)

Baby Snake

Razer Viper Mini

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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.

8. 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

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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

9. Razer DeathAdder Mini (62 g)

Razer DeathAdder Mini

Razer’s lightest ergo mouse See Price on Amazon

Pros

  • Great classic ergo shape
  • Removable grip tape is a nice touch

Cons

  • 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.

10. G-Wolves Skoll (66 g)

G-Wolves Skoll

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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.

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.

Lightest wireless gaming mouse

The lightest wireless gaming mouse is the Razer Viper Ultimate at 74 grams. Wireless mice are heavier than wired mouse because of the need to have a battery to power wireless connectivity. 

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.

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