Ambidextrous gaming mice have been designed to be comfortable for both left and right-handed use. The symmetrical design is often favoured amongst claw and fingertip grip users, while palm users usually gravitate towards ergonomic shapes instead. Some ambidextrous mice have side buttons on both sides but that’s not required to call a mouse ambidex, it’s primarily about the shape.
In this post I’ll be reviewing what I think are the best ambidex mice on the market for 2021. While this list is ordered, none of these mice are necessarily “better” than each other, it all comes down to personal preferences.
1. Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT
63g • HERO 25K sensor • 125x64x40mm • wireless
The G PRO X is an ultra-light wireless gaming mouse with a symmetrical ambidextrous shape. It shares the same shape and dimensions as the original G PRO and has seen major improvements in just about every aspect. The most notable improvement is the weight, the G PRO X is now 25% lighter at just 63 grams, down from 80, this is incredibly light for a wireless mouse.
As for the specs, the G PRO X has the same flawless HERO sensor as the original, as well as the pro-grade LIGHTSPEED wireless. It has an impressive 70 hour battery life and can be charged using either the included charging cable or a POWERPLAY mousepad (sold separately!). Another improvement is the new 100% PTFE mouse feet, to keep it simple, the new material should produce a far smoother glide than the older stock feet on the original.
Overall, this is a top-tier mouse, and possibly the best ambidextrous option out there. There’s a reason so many pro fps players have made the switch to the G PRO X, sure some of them are sponsored, but I would say the majority of them simply like the mouse. The biggest drawback is the price. The mouse costs $150 as of writing this, making it the most expensive option on this list.
2. Razer Viper
61 / 69 / 74g • Razer 3359 sensor • 127x66x38mm • SpeedFlex cable
The Razer Viper is another ultra-light gaming mouse with three versions to choose from; the original Viper, the Viper Mini, and the Viper Ultimate. This makes the Viper a super versatile ambidextrous option, for example; I have small hands and use a fingertip grip style so I would most likely go for the Viper Mini.
All three versions of the mouse have a flawless sensor, a Speedflex cable, 100% PTFE mouse feet, and optical Razer switches. The RGB underglow however can only be found on the Viper Mini.
The Viper Mini
The Viper Mini shares the same symmetrical shape and specs as the original, the only difference being the size, weight, and RGB underglow. It weighs 61 grams making it 8 grams lighter than the original. It’s considered a small-sized mouse with the dimensions being 127x66x38mm. It’s also significantly cheaper than the other two versions being less than $40 as of writing this. As someone who prefers small mice, the huge price cut is a little confusing.
The Viper Ultimate (wireless)
The Viper Ultimate has the same ambidex dimensions as the regular Viper while somehow only weighing 74 grams. It uses Razer’s flawless HyperSpeed wireless technology making it feel no different from a wired connection. The mouse has a 70-hour battery life and can be charged using either the charging dock or the Speedflex charging cable, both included in the box. The obvious drawback to the Ultimate is the price, as of writing this it’s almost 3x the cost of the Viper Mini.
3. Glorious Model O
58 / 67 / 69g • Pixart 3360 sensor • 128x59x37mm • Ascended Cord
Glorious were early adopters of the ultra-light style with the release of the original Model O back in 2019. Fast forward to 2021 and there’s now two additional versions of the mouse, the Model O Minus, and the Model O Wireless. The symmetrical shape and multiple sizes make the mouse a strong contender for all grip styles.
The Model O was designed to be used at a competitive level, and the specs reflect that. The Pixart 3360 sensor is flawless, the cable is light and flexible, and the G-Skates are made of 100% PTFE. Lastly, while there is software available for the Model O, it’s entirely optional as all of the settings can be changed via the mouse itself, making it driver-free.
The Model O Minus
As the name suggests, the Model O Minus is an extra-small gaming mouse weighing a tiny 58 grams, 9 grams less than the standard size. I’m glad companies like Glorious and Razer are releasing smaller versions of their mice and I hope other brands start to do the same.
The Model O Wireless
The newest edition to the series is the Model O Wireless. Despite having the same dimensions and specs as the regular Model O, it’s somehow only 2 grams heavier at 69g. The 2.4GHz wireless is lag-free and indistinguishable from its wired competitors. It has an impressive 70+ hour battery life (with the RGB switched off) and can be used while being charged thanks to the flexible USB-C cable. The downside as you may have guessed is the price, depending on where you buy the mouse it can be almost double the price of the original.
4. BenQ ZOWIE mice
82 – 90g • 3360 sensor • multiple sizes • Rubber cable
If ZOWIE mice are known for anything it’s their shapes. Their mice are designed with competitive gaming as the focus, they work closely with the pros to achieve some of the most loved mouse shapes in pc gaming. There are 3 ambidextrous designs in their gaming mouse series, with each one having multiple sizes available.
All of the ZOWIE mice have top-tier specs and a long-lasting build. The 3360 sensor is flawless and approved by countless CSGO pros. ZOWIE mice require no drivers or software making them plug-and-play, all of the mouse settings can be adjusted using the buttons on the base.
5. Logitech G903
110g • HERO 25K sensor • 130x67x40mm • wireless
All of the mice on this list so far have been relatively small, lightweight, and simple in design, so it’s time to mix things up with the Logitech G903. Large ambidextrous mice like the G903 are actually pretty rare as most larger mice opt for a curvey ergonomic shape instead. Having not just a symmetrical shape, but also mirrored buttons, makes the G903 a perfect choice for left-handed gamers.
There are 8 additional buttons on the G903 making it a great choice for MMO and RTS games, as well as non-gaming activities like video editing. To achieve a perfectly symmetrical design all of the buttons are perfectly mirrored down the middle of the mouse. In order to customize all of the keybinds and mouse settings, you’ll have to download the G-HUB software.
The G903 uses Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, a connection so reliable that countless esports pros have no problem trusting it even in their most crucial matches. The battery can last up to 180 hours with no lighting and 140 with RGB enabled. That’s almost 6x longer than the previous model and over double the G PRO X at the top of this list. To top it off, the mouse is also equipped with a flawless HERO sensor, mechanical buttons, and LIGHTSYNC RGB.
6. Cooler Master MM710
53g • Pixart 3389 sensor • 117x63x38mm • ultraweave cable
Weighing just 53 grams, the MM710 is one of the lightest ambidextrous mice on the market. People use ultra-light mice because they find them easier to aim with, it’s that simple. If you browse through a site like prosettings.net, you’ll start to notice just how many pro players use an ultra-light mouse, with the majority using a mouse under 80 grams.
While the honeycomb shell is a big influence on the low weight, a lot of people worry about the potential downsides, like dirt or water damage. Thankfully, the PCBA has been sprayed with a dust and water-resistant coating, preventing any hole-related malfunctions. Honeycomb mice have been around for a while now and while the design is strange, I think it’s safe to say there are no major flaws.
The MM710 is equipped with a top-tier Pixart sensor, 100% PTFE mouse skates, and Cooler Master’s new Ultraweave cable. You have four designs to choose from including matte black, matte white, glossy black, and glossy white. There’s also an RGB edition available called the MM711 which has an exclusive green design dubbed “Wilderness”.
7. Logitech G203
85g • optical sensor • 117x62x38mm • Rubber cable
The Logitech G203 is the perfect ambidextrous choice for people on a budget. It’s priced under $30 as of writing this and often goes even lower during sales, I personally bought one of these for £15 a few years ago. It’s a relatively small mouse with a safe symmetrical shape making it great for a claw or fingertip grip style, and potentially palm too if your hands are small enough.
The RGB version of the mouse is available in four different colours; black, white, blue, and lilac. It’s pretty rare to see a mouse with this many designs to choose from, hopefully it becomes more common in the future.
Overall, the G203 is a straightforward gaming mouse with top-tier specs, a safe shape, and a wallet-friendly price tag.
8. ENDGAME GEAR XM1r
70g • Pixart 3370 sensor • 122x66x38mm • Flex Cord 2.0 cable
The XM1r is a medium-sized ultra-light gaming mouse with no holes, an ambidex shape, and a weight of 70 grams. The mouse is equipped with a new and improved flex cord, PTFE mouse skates, and a flawless Pixart sensor. There are a few designs to choose from, my favourite being the translucent “Dark Reflex” one, which looks even cooler on the RGB version of the mouse. Overall, the XM1r is a reasonably priced lightweight mouse with a nice shape, top-tier specs, and a low-key design.
How to choose a gaming mouse
Your number one priority when choosing a gaming mouse should always be the shape and size. The rest of the specs are useless if you’re not comfortable gripping the mouse in the first place. The right shape for you will come down to your grip style, hand size, and personal preferences. For example, I have small hands and play with a fingertip grip so I like to use mice with a small, low-profile, ambidextrous shape. If you’re unsure what kind of grip you use then consider checking out my simple guide to mouse grip styles.
If the mouse is made by a top-tier gaming brand then the sensor is most likely flawless. Optical sensors are so good nowadays that you really don’t have to worry about them. That being said, gaming companies will continue to advertise their sensors as if they are superior to the others, just ignore them and focus on the specs that actually matter.
When it comes to competitive gaming, especially FPS games, a lot of people prefer to use lightweight mice. The lighter the mouse is the easier it will be to start and stop, pretty simple. If you browse through a site like prosettings.net, you’ll start to realise just how many pros are using ultra-light gaming mice. On the flip side, some people do prefer heavy mice and that’s fine too!
Most gaming mice have at least two side buttons, it’s pretty rare to find one with zero. If you’re looking to play a game with a tonne of keybinds, like World of Warcraft, then you might prefer an MMO mouse, although I think you’ll have a tough time finding a pink one.
A high-quality flexible cable can make a wired mouse feel almost wireless. We’re now at the point where most new gaming mice include a flexible braided cable. Razer are a good example of this, all of their recent mice are equipped with their new “Speedflex” cables.
You may have noticed that most of the new gaming mice nowadays have white mouse feet. The reason for this is that a lot of brands are making the switch over to using 100% PTFE. To keep it simple, 100% PTFE feet tend to produce a smoother glide than the alternatives. Despite this improvement, I would still put mouse feet as a low priority when choosing a gaming mouse.