Gaming mice have remained the same for a long while now. Thankfully, we’re now seeing a revolution in gaming mice, so expect to see some great products moving forward. A couple of years ago, we started to see more lightweight gaming mice made for first-person shooters. Lighter mice are preferred for FPS games because it allows players to be faster and more accurate.
It’s also refreshing to see that there is a lot more competition these days. A lot of new companies are popping up all the time, and all of them have different takes on lightweight mice. Some are going wireless, some are adding better sensors, and so on. Fortunately, we have a lot of different options to pick from these days.
However, things are so heated that it’s actually tough to decide which gaming mice is right for you. It’s hard to cherry-pick only five mice right now. However, we can do so if we try to keep things diverse. You’ll easily find something for yourself on this list. Here are the top 5 light gaming mice in 2021.
Remember when people used to scoff at wireless gaming mice a while back? Well, the tables have certainly turned and wireless mice are actually quite strong these days. With that said, Razer remains ahead of the curve with their Viper Ultimate Wireless gaming mouse. It’s such a well-rounded package that we don’t see it being dethroned for a long time.
The viper ultimate has an updated design aesthetic compared to the DeathAdder lineup. It still resembles Razer’s overall signature look but in a more modern streamlined way. It’s an ambidextrous mouse but with a little bit of contouring on both sides. It’s not as symmetrical as the Logitech G Pro, and a lot of people will prefer that.
The shape is quite safe to use, as it supports a wide variety of playstyles. Palm grip users might have to adjust, but fingertip and claw grip users will feel right at home. Either way, it’s a comfortable gaming mouse no matter the grip you use.
Battery life is great at 70 hours, and Razer includes a dock to charge it when not in use. This makes sure that you never run out of battery life while playing. The high-speed sensor from Razer is excellent and has a 20,000 max DPI. The buttons use optical switches, so they’ll last relatively longer compared to mechanical Omron switches.
If you are comfortable with the price of this mouse, then you won’t be disappointed. It’s the best lightweight wireless gaming mouse out there. Impressive stuff from Razer, they have stepped up their game for sure.
If you don’t want to go the wireless route, this is the next best thing. Deciding on the perfect wired lightweight mouse was difficult, but the G Wolves Hati is hard to ignore. The symmetrical design and the overall package here is excellent. 90% of gamers will be more than happy with this mouse, and that’s certainly saying something. Here’s what makes it so good.
This 2020 edition of the G Wolves Hati is even better than the original. It weighs in at a low 61g featuring the honeycomb design. It uses the Pixart 3360 sensor, Omron switches, and brand new PTFE skates. The unboxing experience is a step above any company out there. You get a metal case, which has a beautiful design on it.
You also get tonnes of accessories in the box like mouse grips and dustproof switches. They even include an extra paracord cable. It’s obvious that this mouse was made with a lot of love. It’s the perfect shape for people who like symmetrical designs.
The lightweight design combined with the paracord cable makes it feel incredible. Seriously, this mouse could cost twice its MSRP, and it would still earn a recommendation. The Pixart 3360 sensor is tried and true, and it is perfect for Esports. Their website is a bit hard to find, so it took us a while to find the drivers and software. G Wolves aren’t as big as other companies right now anyway.
That’s the only small flaw we found if you can even call it a flaw. We would love it if G Wolves attempted to make a wireless version of this mouse. As of right now, it’s a worthy contender in the lightweight mice department.
3. Glorious Model D Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
The Crowd Favorite
- Tried and true shape
- Bright RGB lighting
- Glossy finish looks unique
- Perfect for all grip styles
- No onboard memory
- Flashy design isnt' for everyone
DPI: 12,000 | Sensor: Pixart PMW 3360 | Buttons: 6 | Shape: Ergonomic | Weight: 68g (Matte version)
You can’t talk about light gaming mice without mentioning Glorious. These guys have been around for a long while now, and they are avid supporters of the “Glorious” PC master race, hence their brand name. If you are looking for an ergonomic gaming mouse with flashy RGB lighting, the Glorious Model D is a strong consideration, without a shadow of a doubt.
In terms of design, the Glorious Model D is definitely impressive. The gloss finishes add an extra $10 on top of the retail price, but they are so worth it. The way the light bounces off the surface is truly unique. Their RGB lighting is the standout feature here. There are lighting zones on the left and right sides, and both of them illuminate the inside of the mouse as well.
It features a honeycomb design, which is quite common among other lightweight gaming mice. The main difference between the Model O and Model D is the shape. Model D features an ergonomic shape that contours to the right hand perfectly. It’s great for all styles of grips.
The only downside is that it has a larger profile compared to ambidextrous mice. So, people with smaller hands might struggle to find a proper grip. The sensor is excellent, and the mouse is quite accurate no matter what game you want to throw at it.
The flashy design won’t be for everyone, and the Model D lacks onboard memory, but it’s understandable why these mice are so popular. The Glorious Model D is one of our favorite ergonomic mice and worth taking a look at.
4. XTRFY M4 RGB Ultra-Light Gaming Mouse
- Unique design aesthetic
- Impressive flexible cable
- Unique shape provides extraordinary comfort
- Shape does take some getting use to
- Questionable long term durability
DPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Pixart PMW 33389 | Buttons: 6 | Shape: Ergonomic | Weight: 69g
Next up, we have a mouse for fans of the ergonomic shape. However, this mouse is unlike any other ergonomic mouse out there. It’s for people who want to try something different, and maybe even get better at their aim. The XTRFY M4 is a gaming mouse that takes some getting used but after a while, you’ll realize why this has so many positive reviews.
First off, the design of the mouse is something that immediately jumps out. It does have RGB lighting on both sides but the XTFRY M4 looks even better with it turned off. The white color looks great, but the Miami blue really is a sight to behold. The cord is excellent and is extremely flexible to the point that you can barely notice it.
It’s a lightweight mouse that comes in at 69g. The Pixart 3389 sensor is excellent with a max DPI of 16,000. Let’s talk about shape. The front buttons are quite low and the mouse has a smooth curvature all the way to the back. The backside is also quite wide, which makes it perfect for palm grippers.
This might be a longshot, but the M4 is possibly the most comfortable ergonomic mouse I’ve seen in a while. It’s just that the shape takes some getting used to. That’s a curse and a blessing in disguise. Most people are not willing to give a mouse 2 days before their grip really sets in properly. But having patience is extremely worth it for this mouse.
The buttons are also excellent here, which can be hit or miss in a lot of lightweight mice. The only thing we can’t promise for sure is long-term durability, as no one has really used this mouse for over a year.
Endgame Gear came out of nowhere in August of 2019 and dropped their first mouse. While their XM1 gaming mouse was quite the attention grabber, quality control issues restricted it from getting the sales it deserves. This time the XM1 back in a new colorway and some major improvements.
The XM1 has an impressive shape and it manages to be lightweight without the popular honeycomb design. It doesn’t have any RGB either. Yeah, this mouse is all business. It’s a dream come true for those who want a minimalistic lightweight gaming mouse.
You can easily grip this mouse in any way you want. With the low front end and the wide rear flare, you can get a consistent grip on it every time. It is an ambidextrous mouse, but one that is quite wide. People who have used larger mice can easily switch to this one.
It uses the Pixart PMW3389 sensor with a max DPI of 16,000. The stock paracord cable is also quite good. We would like to see thicker skates here, as they do feel thinner than other mice out there. When you’re really mashing the buttons, the body starts to sound a bit hollow. That’s most likely not good for long term use.
The side buttons can end up feeling a bit mushy, which is a bit disappointing. Overall, this is an interesting mouse for the design and the shape. However, competitors like G wolves Hati and XTRFY M4 offer better overall quality.