A few days ago, a friend came up to me for advice. He, a 6′ 4″ giant, asked me what I thought was the best gaming mouse for big hands – his were huge.

I quickly jotted down a list and gave him about six good options to choose from.

He chose a beautiful one. Yesterday, he called me after using it for a week – he was ABSOLUTELY in love with that giant rodent.

This made me tailor this list of seven beautiful and big gaming mice.

But before we move on, I believe it is vital to consider the different types of mouse grips.

Different Types of Mouse Grips

Generally, there are three types of grips: the palm grip, the claw grip, the fingertip grip.

Palm Grip

Almost all of your palm sits on the mouse with a very firm and complete grip. Most people go by this naturally – as that’s how we usually hold things.

Fingertip Grip

As opposed to the palm grip where your whole hand is involved, the fingertip grip only has fingertips at work, and the palm remains out of contact.

Claw Grip

As you might’ve already guessed, the claw grip is a mix of the other two gripping styles. Here, the lower palm rests on the mouse’s back with the index and middle finger clutching the clicks tightly.

Now that you’ve got an idea of different styles of grips, it’ll be easier for you to judge your best gaming mouse yourself!

The List of Best Gaming Mice for Big Hands in 2021

Let me walk you through these nifty products – love is in the air!

#1. Logitech G502 Hero – Best Gaming Mouse for Big Hands

The Apple of gaming mice, Logitech, is promising some rugged design, size, utility, and performance in their G502 Hero.

With sensitivity ranging from 100 to 25600 DPI using the upgraded HERO sensor, it declares itself a versatile mouse – perfect for 99% of people using it.

Logitech has redesigned the cable to avoid kinks and braiding. That is one of the best-praised things about the change in the physicality of the mouse.

This wired gaming mouse for big hands initially weighs about 125g, which most would consider enough …

Still, to increase utility, Logitech has included five additional masses (3.6g each) amounting to 18g – about 143g maximum possible weight.

Adding weights help make it sturdier, but that’s not it … right?

So, another question is: is the build all-round enough to fit in all types of hands and grips?

And the answer is yes. With rubber padding on both sides with engraved texture to increase the surface area … I think we’re looking at one of the best grip mice on this list.

And this grip comes with an exceptionally ergonomic design. The body holds about 11 programmable buttons with a sniper button where the thumb rests – Logitech is a peripheral genius company.

“But yeah, OKAY. The grip is fine, the build is superb, the utility is incredible: TELL US ABOUT RGB!”

The Logitech G502 has Light Sync, a programmable RGB setup. This setup can be customized using the all-new G Hub software Logitech offers ANDDD, yes, you can choose from the 16.8 MILLION colors.

You might have a problem with it being wireless …

Other than that, yes, I’d definitely rate it a good ten out of ten.

Pros
  • White Color
  • 8000 DPI
  • Lightweight (3 ounces)
  • 6 customizable buttons
  • Easy-to-Use Software
  • Diverse RGB lighting
  • Ergonomic grip
Cons
  • Wired, not wireless

#2. Razer DeathAdder Essential – Classic Black

If Logitech is the peripheral genius, then Razer is the ‘gaming’ peripheral prodigy.

The flagship Razer mouse, the DeathAdder Essential, essentially has a similar design to DeathAdder Elite and V2. Still, of course, an overall uniqueness is there.

It offers an exact 6400 DPI that is adjustable using the Razer Synapse. Most people often don’t recognize it, but the physical build factors also have an excellent part to play in sensitivity… here’s how.

The mouse sliding pads, aka skates aka ‘feet’, are basically a set of low friction Teflon pads. Your mouse control on the mouse pad majorly depends on the quality of sliding pads used.

Here, DeathAdder Essential’s game is tight. The skates are high-quality along with the anti-slip slide grips and an overall ergonomic build (weighs 121g), giving you 100% control of your mouse movements.

This mouse comes in two versions, Classic Black and Mercury White, so you can add whichever suits your workstation better to the cart.

There are three critical things about Razer’s DeathAdder Essential. One,  it’s cost-effective. Two, it comes with Razer’s luxury-gaming branding. And three, it’s essentially very much like the flagship DeathAdder V2 and Elite.

So … you’re basically using a wired version of these two. The wire is relatively stiff, and that might put you off a bit.

But the fact that there are five programmable buttons on the deck is AMAZING. You can configure them using the Razer Synapse (whereby you can also change the RGB settings).

Other than that, I have no grievances WHATSOEVER. A truly genius, smart, and budget mouse for gaming, would recommend.

Pros
  • 6400 DPI
  • 5 programmable buttons
  • Side rubber grips
  • Fine ergonomic design
  • Razer’s branding
Cons
  • Wired, not wireless

#3. SteelSeries Rival 310 – Ergonomic Mouse

Hands down, SteelSeries Rival 310 is one of the best ergonomic mice on this list.

Starting with the weight, SteelSeries Rival 310 weighs a decent 92 grams. Some lightweight mice often feel flimsy and cheap, but this mouse has decided to go by the company name: it’s like steel.

The smooth and sturdy feel, when adds to the satisfying textured side rubber grips, it gives the very ergonomic feel that’s ideal for making your hands feel at home.

Rival 310 is giving tough competition with a custom TrueMove3 optical sensor that configures up to 13000 DPI in the sensitivity marathon. Although not the highest on this list, the quality is there to do its job well.

If you’re someone with middle-sized hands, you might find it a bit uncomfortable as it really is significant in measurement, and that brings me to the weight.

Weighing about 88.3g – middleweight category – the Rival 310 has an impressive central weight distribution that gives the much-awaited hand comfort.

It has six well-placed, snappy, and tight clicking buttons that offer tactility and control. Yes, they’re all programmable, which brings us to the SteelSeries software.

SteelSeries software has a straightforward UI and is easy to understand for all users – new to gaming or pro, everyone’s equal.

The software allows customization of the more awesome multi-color RGB lighting too. The iconic SteelSeries logo sits right at the palm-rest hump … and the transitioning colors make it one of the most gorgeous mice here.

However, a few users have faced a problem: the lack of tactility of the two side buttons. Not that they’re wrong, NO. But, the key-travel is way too much that you actually have to divert your momentary attention … you can feel it, that’s all.

But the good things still outweigh. Like the cable, that doesn’t hold kinks and is very lightweight. ANDDD the excellent sliding pads underneath – it flies on the mouse pad!

All in all, a wonderful peripheral:

Pros
  • 12000 DPI sensor
  • Extremely ergonomic design
  • 6 programmable buttons
  • Customizable RGB lighting
  • Lightweight (90g only)
  • Rubber grips on sides
Cons
  • Side rubber grips are not durable

#4. Razer Viper Ultimate Lightest Wireless Gaming Mouse – Expensive

Next on the list is another fantastic product … the mouse, my friend, bought out of all my recommendations.

Yes, this one’s the best gaming mouse for big hands that I’ve been talking about.

I like it more than Logitech G Pro, personally, because of the micro-grainy overall texture and Razer Chroma RGB lighting.

Razer Viper Ultimate is super sensitive with an unbelievable 20000 DPI optical sensor. It is precise and is marketed as 25% faster than any gaming mouse – pro gamers and my friend all believe that to be true.

Although this above statement is hard to believe for a wireless mouse (yes, it’s a wireless one), that’s not the only unbelievable thing.

The EIGHT slick and lightspeed fast buttons this ambidextrous mouse hosts are programmable using the Razer Synapse software.

What’s even more exciting is that they’re rate for 7 million clicks and a two-year warranty.

Then, let’s talk about weight too now. It weighs ONLY 74 grams and is safely the LIGHTEST gaming mouse on this list.

Imagine big strong hands, a big body mouse, a 20000 DPI sensor, and extremely lightweight.

What a RIDICULOUS CONTROL.

And no, I’m not finished yet. The coolest thing about Razer Viper Ultimate is the RGB charging dock; I mean, look at it!

AND there’s no downside to this mouse apart from the price, and that too, I BELIEVE is justified with all this neat stuff that NO other mouse on this list has!

If I had to describe Razer Viper Ultimate in two words, I’d say sexy and badass.

The perfect combination for a real gamer’s mouse.

Pros
  • 20000 DPI sensor
  • Highspeed wireless connection
  • Rated for 70 million clicks
  • Extremely lightweight at 74g
  • Ambidextrous
  • 8 programmable buttons
  • Wireless charging RGB dock
  • Equipped with Razer Chroma lighting
Cons
  • A little expensive

#5. Corsair Nightsword – RGB Gaming Mouse

The mouse with the coolest name on this list, Corsair Nightsword, is an exceptional RGB rodent for your game-station, and I’m proud to put it on the list.

With sensitivity rated at a mind-blowing 18000 DPI under its custom PixArt PMW3391 optical sensor, Corsair tells us that they’ve put quality above everything.

This high DPI is enjoyed with an unbelievably ergonomic design that includes a thumb rest and a sniper-button – single-handedly the best feature for FPS games.

Speaking of buttons, it’s got TEN programmable buttons, all too intuitively placed that one cannot refrain from praising Corsair engineers for this.

I mean, the design added to button placement is innately comfortable. AND, if you’re a claw-gripper, the two buttons just by the right click are gonna be your new favorites.

Another LOVELY feature about the Nightsword by Corsair is the weight variation – scarce. Here’s how it works:

There’s a set of six additional masses, three of 2.8g and three of 4.5g. This leaves you with hundreds of different possible combinations to suit your gaming style and requirements – and that, my sir, is genius.

Now, this large right-handed mouse has a pretty promising RGB setup as well. Using the all-wonderful Corsair IQ software, you can select from 16.8 million colors. That’s more than you’ll ever need to use.

Although the sniper-button is a little hard to access for smaller hands (middle-sized ones), it is still the best FPS gaming mouse on this list.

Another thing that MIGHT put you off is that it’s wired … wireless mice go better with aesthetic …. Still, when you look at the absolute piece of craziness this mouse is, the wire isn’t a big issue either.

This rubber on top and rubber on sides Corsair Nightsword is undoubtedly a favorite to go for:

Pros
  • Amazing 18000 DPI sensor
  • 10 programmable buttons
  • Promising RGB setup (16.8m colors)
  • Additional weights
Cons
  • Sniper button a bit difficult to access

#6. Redragon M652 + Mouse Pad Set – Cheap/Budget Option

Whether you’re a gamer with no worries for the price tag or you’re just starting out and are on a budget: I gotta take care of you, right?

Well, for this reason, I’m listing another beautiful budget mouse here.

Also called the Redragon Nirvana, M652 is an underrated wireless peripheral with a sensitivity of 2400 DPI (safe for most games). It is the size of a perfect sized big gaming mouse.

One fun thing about Bluetooth receptor for M652 is that it can be stored in the mouse itself when you’re moving – so no chances of losing it, really.

It comes with a smooth-surfaced and quite techy red-gray mouse pad, so that’s much value for this little price tag.

But with this in mind, the expectation mustn’t be very high … after all, it’s a cheap gaming mouse for big hands that we’re talking about.

Although not a marketed feature, the very cool and minimal packaging (a sleek container box) is something, you’d want to keep to use while traveling!

The overall picture is decent:

Pros
  • Best budget mouse on the list
  • 2400 comfortable DPI
  • Free mouse pad
  • Reusable packaging
  • Ergonomic design
Cons
  • Not very durable
  • Picks up fingerprints

#7. Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse by ROCCAT – Best for Large Hand with Palm Grip

The bad boy among all these exclusive mice is the ROCCAT Kone AIMO.

Dedicated only to gamers, it’s best for a large-hand palm grip due to its massive size.

When it comes to sensitivity, this wired mouse is equipped with ROCCAT Owl-Eye optical sensor ranges up to 16000 DPI. This can safely be declared ideal for all different games.

The cool thing about DPI configuration is that you can vary it by 1 DPI as well, so that’s a whole new sensitivity game that we’re looking at.

It weighs a comfortable 130 grams due to its size, with a very sleek and ergonomic design, built according to your palm’s shape. Still, if they’d added rubber padding, it would’ve been lovelier.

It’s got ten amazingly crispy-click buttons that you can program according to your needs using the ROCCAT Swarm software. The complete picture sure is pretty convincing …

And the good news for the gamers who want a different RGB setup is that Kone AIMO has five separate lighting zones, all configurable to your choice. So, yeah, something really fancy.

Apart from the relatively poor UI of the Swarm software and the absence of the rubber grips, ROCCAT Kone AIMO is a hardcore gaming mouse for big hands.

I love it.

Pros
  • 16000 DPI
  • 10 programmable buttons
  • Beautiful 5-zone RGB
  • Perfect build for big hands
  • Comfortable weight
Cons
  • Rubber padding absent
  • Poor UI software

Buyers’ Guide – Buying the Best Gaming Mice for Large Hands

Now … you may have found these to be unfit for your hands or your workstation. You must still know what to look for in a gaming mouse apart from the size to make it one EXCELLENT pick for yourself.

Sensitivity

Starting with sensitivity, aka DPI.

If you’re new to the DPI concept, then here’s a little overview. DPI or Dots Per Inch is a calculation of how much your cursor can travel on your screen.

The more it can with lesser distance traveled by the mouse, the higher DPI it has, and the more accurate it is. Most of the videogames today require a high DPI setting.

Hand Size

One important factor is your hand size.
Although it’s possible that you can fit a large mouse in your medium sized hand, but to ensure that
your experience is optimal, you need to ensure the perfect size.

Now, there are two measurements: hand-width and hand-length. According to Razer’s guide, the
hand-widths and lengths above 3.3-inches and 6.7-inches respectively qualify for the ‘medium’ hand
size.
Most mice here are larger in dimensions than these measurements. On average, however, your hand
should be 7.6-inch long, 3.9-inch wide to fit any mouse size in it.
And of course, If you want the perfect fit, you can measure your hand and look at the mouse
measurement, you’ll have your final pick.

Programmable Buttons

They’re a big deal as they cutdown time you might be spending on doing a lot of stuff that you need to do frequently.

For example, changing the DPI modes while playing the game.

Without a dedicated DPI button,

Depending on the type of gamer you are, you must know your optimal number of programmable buttons you need … otherwise, what’s the point of buying a gaming mouse? :/

Weight

Guys, the weight distribution of a mouse IS TOO IMPORTANT.

Yesterday, I was using this old HP mouse at a friend’s place as I guided him through a few of my gaming tech guides … and it was pathetic.

The weight concentrated at the back of it, which frustrated me to the point where I had to request him to use it for me.

WEIGHT MATTERS, PEOPLE.

Budget

Finally, it breaks down to your pocket.

If you’ve got money, you don’t think about the price tag and just look at the value. If you’re on a budget, you look for something with the best value against the max you can pay for it.

But it’s not all about money too. You can buy the most expensive mouse on Amazon and still be left with a useless piece of tech, all too fancy.

And on the other hand, you can buy a used older version high-end mouse for under $15 and be happy with it for a long time.

But I’ve chosen the products above, keeping in mind a cost-effective approach as well as an overall performance and value approach. None of these products are imbalanced, and you’ll find them to be the best fit for you!

Final Thoughts

With that being said, our list of the best gaming mice for big hands is complete.

There are many a mouse out there that is pretty awesome – but in my opinion, right?

Selecting your best and the final product is YOUR choice – it depends on you. If you feel a smaller mouse is better for you and your big hands, then that’s what you need to go for.

TOTALLY SUBJECTIVE.

But yes, these mice above are loved by the pros. The ones who are gaming day-in-day-out and these were my suggestions to my friend as well.

He’s still loving every bit of it.

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About the author

Lisa Scholfield

Lisa Scholfield is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of "The Digital World". Her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

Lisa lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, a medium-sized dog, and an attack cat. Before she started writing "The Digital World", she experimented with various occupations including, Computer Programming, Dog-Training, Scientificating, & Traveling.