Due to the increased accuracy, playing with low sensitivity is extremely common amongst professional FPS and MOBA players. Using very low sensitivity forces you to move your mouse more than usual, to help with this many low sens players choose to use light gaming mice. On this page I’ll be reviewing a few of the lightest high-end gaming mice on the market, each of them weighing less than 85g.
I decided to not include Finalmouse products in this list as they are notoriously tough to buy as well as very expensive. Although, if your goal is to own the lightest mouse in the world, the Ultralight 2 weighs 47 grams making it the current champion in terms of weight. If you’re not put off by the price, you can buy it from Amazon here.
Weighing just 53 grams, the MM710 is easily the lightest gaming mouse on this list. Clearly inspired by Finalmouse and Glorious, Cooler Master have implemented the honeycomb shell design to achieve the impressively low weight. Thankfully the mouse has a splash & dust resistant coating which should minimise the risks of the open shell build. It’s a relatively small mouse making it ideal for claw and fingertip grip styles, although you could palm it if your hands are small enough.
As for the tech, Cooler Master has ticked all the right boxes. It has a gaming-grade PixArt sensor with a DPI range of 400 to 16,000, you’ll have no tracking issues when using this mouse. The ultraweave cable is extremely flexible and will feel practically wireless when paired with a mouse bungee. As for the buttons, there are two thin side buttons on the left of the mouse, a small DPI button below the scroll wheel, and both primary clicks have Omron switches giving them a 20 million click lifespan. You may have heard of people buying custom mouse feet for their mice, luckily the MM710 is already equipped with 100% PTFE mouse skates, which are very similar to hyperglides.
One of the most surprising things is the price, the Cooler Master MM710 is very affordable being only $50 as of writing this review. Overall, if you’re looking for a lightweight mouse and you don’t mind the lack of RGB lighting, the MM710 couldn’t be more equipped for the job.
- The lightest mouse on this list
- Relatively cheap
- 100% PTFE mouse skates
- Flexible ultraweave cable
It’s important to mention that there is a smaller version of the Model O available called the ‘Model O Minus’. The Minus has all of the same features as the regular model, the only difference is the size and the weight, it weighs 58 grams compared to the original 67g.
The Glorious Model O is fairly new to the market but is already attracting tonnes of attention. It has a similar design to the Finalmouse Air58 which also had a lot of hype when it was first released. It weighs just 67 grams, making it one of the lightest RGB gaming mice available as of writing this. Glorious do not currently sell their mice on Amazon but they do offer worldwide shipping through their website.
The HoneyComb shell is the key to the Model O’s impressively light weight. Having holes throughout the shell dramatically reduces the weight while barely affecting the feel. Finalmouse may have popularised this design but their mice are famously hard to buy and pretty expensive. Glorious have managed to improve the design while keeping the mouse relatively cheap at $49.99. You can choose from 4 different designs when buying this mouse: black matte, white matte, black glossy, and white glossy.
The Model O has everything a competitive player needs, a low weight, flexible cable, top-quality sensor, and 100% PTFE mouse feet. And with the release of the Model O Minus, it’s become my personal favourite on this list.
- Low weight of 67 grams
- 4 designs to choose from
- Relatively cheap
- 100% PTFE mouse feet, similar to hyperglides
- Flexible cable
Although they are a lesser known brand, G-Wolves have come out of the gates strong with their newest gaming mouse. The G-Wolves Skoll weighs 66 grams which makes it one of the lightest RGB gaming mice in the world. It’s available in 4 different colors and I can’t think of any other gaming mouse with this many designs to choose from, the colors are black, white, red, and green. Once again, just like the Model O and the MM710, the mouse has a honeycomb shell to greatly reduce its weight.
The Skoll is packed with all of the features you would expect from a high-end gaming mouse. It has a top-quality PixArt sensor so you won’t have to worry about tracking issues or glitches. There are two DPI buttons hidden below the mouse which is fairly uncommon, this does stop any chance of missclicks though. The paracord cable is super flexible giving it an almost wireless feel, and it will feel even better when used with a mouse bungee. You can save 5 seperate profiles onboard the mouse making it plug and play after the first setup.
Another cool thing about this mouse is the extra items included in the box, it comes with a spare paracord cable, a spare set of mouse feet, some stickers, and a fancy tin box. The tin box has PUBG themed artwork on the top which makes it feel like you’ve bought some sort of collectors edition mouse. Overall, the G-Wolves Skoll is a great medium-sized mouse with a lightweight build, 4 designs to choose from, and high-quality tech.
- Low weight of 66 grams
- 4 colors to choose from: black, white, green, and red
- Spare cable, mouse feet and stickers included
- Collectors PUBG tin box included
Razer have officially entered the lightweight gaming mouse market with the newly released Razer Viper. The mouse weighs just under 70 grams making it Razer’s lightest mouse by a long shot. Their lightest mouse before the viper would have been the Razer Abyssus weighing 83 grams.
It’s a medium-sized mouse with an ambidextrous shape, low profile, and plenty of comfort curves. The low profile makes it best suited for a claw or fingertip grip style, this does depend on your hand size of course. Each side has rubberized grips for improved grip and comfort, the sides are also slightly curved for the same reason.
Both of the primary click buttons have Razer Optical Switches and they come with a few notable benefits:
- 40% Longer lifespan compared to traditional switches
- 3x Faster actuation
- Zero double-clicking issues
Razer have put two side buttons on each side of the mouse to stay true to the ambidextrous design. They are standard side buttons placed just above where your thumb would rest. Having buttons on both sides may take some getting used to, thankfully, Razer have designed them in a way that shouldn’t affect the comfort of the mouse.
There is now also a wireless version of the mouse available called the Razer Viper Ultimate. It’s only slightly heavier than the wired version weighing just 74 grams, this makes it possibly the lightest wireless gaming mouse in the world. Other than the fact that it’s wireless, there is only one key difference between this mouse and the original, and it’s the sensor. The Viper Ultimate uses Razer’s new FOCUS+ sensor which was designed specifically for their new wireless mice.
Lightweight gaming mice have had a recent boost in popularity so it was only a matter of time before Razer made their own. Razer have designed this mouse with esports in mind, I could see a lot of both casual and competitive gamers using the Viper as their main mouse.
- 69 gram weight with no holes
- Optical switches
- Flexible cable
- Two side buttons on each side
- Wireless “Ultimate” version now available
Considering that this is Endgame Gear’s first gaming mouse, they have done an extremely good job. The XM1 is a lightweight mouse weighing only 70 grams, and just like Razer, they have managed to do this without a honeycomb shell. It has a medium-sized ambidextrous shape that’s very similar to the SteelSeries Sensei, this is good news as the Sensei has always been a popular mouse.
I’m a big fan of the simple all-black design the XM1 has, having no lighting probably helped them shave a few grams off of the weight too. Like most gaming mice it has two side buttons just above where your thumb would rest, and unlike most mice, they have placed the DPI button on the bottom rather than the top. Sensor issues won’t be a problem as once again this mouse also has a top-quality PixArt sensor.
The XM1 is an impressive first mouse from Endgame Gear and I can’t wait to see what other products they come out with in the future. If you’re looking for a lightweight mouse with no holes, a simple design, and a high-quality sensor, then the XM1 is certainly worth considering.
- 70g weight with no holes
- Simple all-black design
- Ambidextrous shape, similar to the Sensei
This mouse is part of Logitech’s Pro series, a set of products they promote as the highest quality gear available for top-level gameplay. Logitech are proud to say they have spent 2 years receiving and reviewing input from over 50 professional esport players, and in result have built an almost perfect mouse. Their efforts have clearly paid off as countless professionals are currently using the mouse in and out of tournaments.
The Logitech G Pro weighs 80 grams which is extremely impressive for a wireless mouse with such a high-quality sensor. You have the option to add weights if 80 grams is simply too light for you. This is the lightest wireless gaming mouse I’ll be reviewing on this page.
Logitech have managed to greatly increase the battery life of this mouse compared to their previous wireless mice. At full charge, the mouse has roughly 49 hours with the lights on, and 63 hours with the lights off.
There are 8 programmable buttons on the mouse along with full RGB lighting. All of the keybind and lighting options can be customized using Logitech software. Using this software you can sync multiple Logitech products, for example, a mechanical keyboard. You don’t have to worry about losing the USB receiver as there is a mini compartment on the bottom of the mouse, which I thought was pretty cool.
- Wireless with a 50-60 hour battery life
- Light weight of 80 grams
- Wireless technology approved by the pros
- Mechanical side buttons on both sides
The Razer Abyssus V2 is an improved version of the original Razer Abyssus, the main changes being a new shape as well as a new sensor. It has an ambidextrous form suitable for right or left-handed players. All grip styles should feel comfortable using this mouse as it has a fairly standard shape, although keep in mind it’s slightly smaller than average.
The mouse comes with 4 programmable buttons which can all be customized in the Razer Synapse software. You can also set and switch between your DPI profiles by pressing the button below the scroll wheel. Using the software you can change your DPI in steps of 100 up to 5000 DPI.
Unlike the original, the V2 has rubberized side grips on both sides of the mouse. This is one of Razer’s lightest mice weighing about 83 grams. These grips combined with the weight of the mouse makes it perfect for lift-off gameplay, guaranteeing accuracy and control when swiping the mouse.
- Small and lightweight
- Relatively cheap
- Simple design and layout
- No side buttons
This is another very lightweight Logitech gaming mouse with a unique button layout. It’s a black mouse with a blue base and LED lighting strips on both sides. There are 8 lighting colors to choose from with 3 lighting effects available. The mouse has a 2500 DPI sensor which is good enough for gaming. Most Pro gamers play with a low DPI nowadays so 2500 shouldn’t be a problem.
The button layout on this mouse is very unique. All of the extra buttons can be found on the top of the mouse around the click buttons. There are 6 extra buttons available and each can be programmed using the Logitech G HUB. People with big hands may find this layout a little awkward, there is a chance of misclicking some of these buttons. This unique button layout complements the mouse’s ambidextrous design.
The ambidextrous shape makes it perfect for left or right-handed gamers. It’s comfortable and ergonomic shape is suitable for extended gaming sessions. The mouse feet are low-friction and will glide across almost all surfaces. Logitech have thoroughly tested the mouse claiming that the primary buttons will last up to 10 million clicks.
- Low weight of 82 grams
- Unique button layout
- Ambidextrous shape
- Best suited for small hands
The Corsair Harpoon is a great choice for people with small hands looking for a light gaming mouse. It’s also on the cheaper side but still holds up to Corsair’s usual high quality. The shape of the mouse is somewhat unconventional so it could take some getting used to.
The DPI can go as low as 250 and as high as 6000, which can be changed in intervals of 250. Using the Corsair software you can set all of your keybinds for the buttons, including the two side buttons on the left.
The Corsair logo on the end of the mouse has RGB lighting which can be set to a solid color or a rainbow effect. You can assign separate lighting colors for each DPI setting which is a nice touch. The Harpoon is Corsair’s lightest gaming mouse as of writing this, if you’re a fan of Corsair products then this is the light mouse for you.
- Small and lightweight
- Unique design
- Relatively cheap
Zowie mice are very popular amongst pro FPS players for games like CSGO and Overwatch, this alone allows you to trust the quality of their mice. With a nice shape and a high-quality sensor, the FK2 is a great lightweight choice for high-level FPS gameplay.
The mouse has two buttons on both sides giving it a perfectly mirrored design. One downside to the FK2 is that you can only have the side buttons enabled on one side at a time. Some people may be glad you can only have one side active as it means you won’t have to worry about missclicks.
The FK2 does not require any software to use making it a plug and play mouse. Having no mouse software does come with its drawbacks, there are only 4 DPI settings to choose from which is pretty limited when compared to other gaming mice. The DPI settings are 400, 800, 1600, and 3200.
It has a minimalist design with no RGB lighting and very little branding, it’s my personal favourite when it comes to the design. Overall the FK2 is a nice lightweight mouse and it’s popularity amongst the pros speaks for itself.
- Low weight of 84 grams
- Popular amongst FPS pros
- Two side buttons on each side
- Minimalist design
The DM1 is a lightweight mouse primarily designed for FPS gameplay but also suitable for MOBA’s too. The shell comes in two styles, rubberized or gloss, the rubber shell provides extra grip but only comes in black. This mouse has a red and black braided cable which is nice and flexible, meaning it should feel great even without a mouse bungee.
The mouse shape is ambidextrous but only has side buttons on the left, which could be an issue for left-handed players. The DPI button is located below the scroll wheel with just enough distance to avoid misclicks. Like all great FPS mice, the DM1 Pro S comes with a high-quality sensor so you should see no issues there.
You can switch the DPI on the fly using the DPI button, there are 6 presets which are 400, 800, 1600, 2400, 4800 and 12,000. Using the software that comes with the mouse you can customize the lighting, macros and polling rate.
- Low weight of 84 grams
- Ambidextrous shape
- Available in two shells: rubberized or glossy
As of writing this review, the G203 is over half price on Amazon, this is insanely good value so it’s worth checking if the sale is still active.
Logitech have used one of their common shapes for this mouse which gets a lot of great feedback. The mouse is on the smaller side so it may not be comfortable for people with large hands. The two side buttons are slightly smaller than most but will still get the job done. Both the sides of the mouse, as well as the click buttons, are grooved to improve comfort and grip.
You can use the DPI button below the scroll to switch in between your DPI profiles, you can set these profiles using the Logitech gaming software. The DPI can be changed from 200 to 8000 in increments of 50. It has fully customizable RGB lighting and all of your settings can be stored on the mouse so it’s plug and play.
- Low weight of 85 grams
- Small low profile shape
- Relatively cheap
Summary – Top 12 Lightest Gaming Mice
All of these mice weigh 85 grams or less and are made by reputable brands. Hopefully this page has helped you explore the options you have when looking for a light gaming mouse.
Quick shout out to Rocket Jump Ninja, I found the weight of a lot of these mice from his videos which was very useful. If you want a more in-depth FPS focused review for any of these mice I recommend checking out his YouTube channel.
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Why do some people prefer using light gaming mice?
People generally prefer using light weight mice to improve their accuracy. Low sensitivity is preferred amongst FPS players, which results in a lot more mouse lifting than usual. Having a light mouse makes it easier to lift the mouse while making quick aiming adjustments.
Mouse weight is just one of the many factors people experiment with when searching for the perfect mouse. There are many things to consider and no setup is a “perfect” setup, whether its weight, shape, the mouse pad or your sensitivity settings, everyone has their own personal preferences.
Grip styles and mouse shape
It’s important to consider your grip style before buying a new mouse, different shapes and sizes will suit certain grip styles better than others. Unfortunately, it’s quite a tricky thing to judge without being able to try the mouse yourself. I would recommend beginning by measuring the dimensions of your current mouse, from there you could compare the size to the mouse you’re interested in buying.
The big three mouse grip styles are fingertip, claw, and palm. Some of the bigger mouse brands will say which grip styles their mouse suits in the specifications, it’s worth checking the website for a mouse to see if there is any mention of grip styles.
There are mice on this list with no extra buttons and there are mice with 6 or more. Think about what kind of games you’re going to play and how many buttons are really necessary. For example, if you like to play MMO games then 12 side buttons would be pretty useful. In other genres like FPS games, you wouldn’t have much use for more than 2 side buttons.
Sensor quality and DPI
The DPI of a mouse is essentially the sensitivity, when a mouse boasts about having a 12,000 DPI sensor, it simply means you could set your DPI as high as 12,000 if you want to. I wouldn’t recommend putting much thought into DPI when buying a mouse. High DPI is not actually better than low DPI, it simply comes down to preference. You’ll find that almost all FPS professionals play with low sensitivity and therefore low DPI.
The quality of the sensor is definitely important, unfortunately, it’s not easy to judge the sensor of a mouse before using it. Although I wouldn’t worry too much as you can safely assume all top gaming brands will use top sensors for their mice.