Whether you are a hardcore gamer or just casually game on the weekends, you have to have a keyboard and a mouse that you can use comfortably and accurately, if you game on a PC that is. And with online gaming becoming more and more popular with every passing day, these peripherals are now designed to offer a lot more than their basic functionality.

Many gaming mice nowadays come with five buttons to offer more in-game functionality. While they do improve the gaming experience in many ways, it can also put many to a disadvantage, especially in PvP games like Fortnite and PUBG. No, I am not talking about a malfunctioning mouse. Rather, it’s because of their size.

The List of Top 7 Best Gaming Mice for Small Hands to Consider Purchasing in 2020

If you haven’t noticed it already, most gaming mice are somewhat bigger in size than a regular mouse. And this poses as a problem for gamers with small hands. If you have tiny hands, chances are that you have faced this issue yourself and know what I am talking about.

Though an ordinary mouse can be a solution to this problem, but it comes at a cost of all the extra functionality a gaming mouse delivers. If you’re not willing to make that sacrifice, here’s my pick of seven best gaming mouse for small hands.

#1. Razer DeathAdder Elite Small Gaming Mouse

It wouldn’t be wrong to call Razer a legend when it comes to gaming peripherals. And the DeathAdder Elite only adds to that. It’s one of the best selling gaming mice in the United States and has a high-precision optical sensor with 16000 DPI. You get dedicated buttons to adjust the DPI sensitivity depending upon your tasks; i.e. gaming or work.

Like most gaming hardware, the DeathAdder also comes with RGB lighting that supports 16.8 million colors, and can easily sync with your gameplay. There are also some lighting presets available to get things moving faster.

There are seven reprogrammable buttons that can be mapped to various in-game tasks or macro functions of the computer through Razer’s Synapse software. Apart from all the great functionality it also has an amazing ergonomic design. The hand easily rests on the mouse and all buttons can be pressed effortlessly.

Pros
  • Buttons and switches can last 50 million clicks
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer
  • Available in two different colors
  • True DPI technology provides 99% accuracy
  • The scroll wheel has rubberized tactile bumps for increased grip and control
Cons
  • Lacks on-board memory to save RGB profiles or button mapping

#2. Logitech G Pro – Best Wireless Gaming Mouse for Small Hand

The G Pro is actually designed for pro gamers and offers just about everything you’d expect from a gaming mouse. It’s lightweight, has wireless connectivity and functions with almost zero latency in the connection thanks to Logitech’s 16k sensor, aptly named the Hero. It has 16000 DPI which provides perfect accuracy and a 32bit ARM processor for unbeatable responsiveness.

The shell of the G Pro is held together by a strong and sturdy endoskeleton that is designed to be easily maneuvered by small hands. Logitech also ensured the overall design stays ergonomic and doesn’t feel tiring during long gaming sessions.

The button mechanism on the G Pro is designed to easily withstand 50 million clicks. If that wasn’t enough, the four buttons on the side are removable and can be customized as per the game’s requirements.

Pros
  • Provides wired and wireless connectivity
  • Designed under collaboration with esports pros
  • Ships with an almost 2-meter long cable
  • Houses 6 programmable buttons
  • Runs on Hero sensor with 0 filtering requirements
Cons
  • The buttons have lateral movement and overlap at times

#3. Mamba Elite Wired Gaming Mouse by Razer

Before you establish that I am biased toward the Razer brand, let me clarify that I am not. But their gaming peripherals are exceptionally good to be ignored, this includes the Mamba Elite. It’s beautiful, affordable and functional. It has a 16000 DPI sensor for high precision as well as a sensitivity adjustment option through reprogrammable physical buttons.

Like every other Razer peripheral, the Mamba Elite also has Chroma RGB lighting. The chroma RGB is placed very differently and make your gaming gear stand out from afar. There’s support for 16.8 million colors along with some predefined profiles. The shell houses 9 physical buttons, each of which can be programmed separately for different in-game functions, with the help of Razer’s Synapse 3. The same software is also used for defining color profiles for the chroma lighting.

The shape and design of the mouse are ergonomic with rubber grips strategically placed on the side to provide easy movement and maneuverability. It also doesn’t cause any fatigue, even with hours of constant use. The scroll wheel on the top is also rubberized and has tactile bumps for greater accuracy.

Pros
  • Available in two different colors
  • Have long-lasting mechanical switches tested for 50 million clicks
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer
  • There’s on-board memory to store button and chroma profiles
  • Runs an advanced 5G optical sensor with 16000 DPI
Cons
  • The Synapse 3 software experience is very frustrating

#4. Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse

Based on a 32-bit microprocessor functioning on a 16-bit axis, the G402 is one of the rare gaming mice that has a 1000 Hz reporting rate. The microprocessor is from ARM and powers Logitech’s hybrid Fusion Engine optical sensor that supports 16000 DPI. You get 8 reprogrammable buttons along with an option to manually adjust the DPI sensitivity for jerkless gaming experience.

It’s lightweight and scales at 144 grams including the weight of the 2-meter long wire. The shell is designed to be comfortable and efficient and gives off the appearance something from the space age. The blue light resonating from under the shell only helps in adding to the aesthetic appeal of the design of the Hyperion Fury G402.

Built quality-wise, it isn’t something extraordinary but price-wise, it is justifiable. Not to mention, it is among some of the fastest gaming mice available currently in the market. Another notable feature here is the low friction feet that offer a smooth gliding experience every time.

Pros
  • Supports tracking of resolution of up to maximum 4000 DPI
  • Lightweight built with space-age design
  • The unbelievably affordable price tag
  • 1 ms responsiveness time make it one of the fastest gaming mouse
  • Comes with 4 predefined sensitivity settings
Cons
  • The lightweight built doesn’t make it that long-lasting

#5. Harpoon- RGB Small Gaming Mouse by Corsair

Another affordable option on this list is the Harpoon gaming mouse by Corsair. It offers great accuracy through its advanced tracking enabled optical sensor. However, there’s the only support of up to 6000 DPI. The harpoon has 6 buttons fully programmable buttons that provide more in-game functionality with less hustle. The mouse also has onboard memory for storing button profiles, making it convenient for you to carry.

Aesthetically, it’s very standard looking and has a contoured designed to avoid any discomfort during use. There are, however, textured rubber grips on the side which keeps it from slipping between the hands during any swift and sudden moves. The build quality isn’t also too much to write about. All I can say is that you get what you pay for.

There’s also RGB lighting that brightens up a fire icon on the back of the mouse, adding a little pizzazz to it looks. It also works flawlessly on Xbox One with games that support mouse functionality.

Pros
  • Has Omron switches under the buttons
  • Doesn’t require any additional software to program buttons
  • Works with Xbox One as well
  • Has a contoured non-slip design
  • Supports up to 6000 DPI sensitivity
Cons
  • At the price point, this one is being sold at, I believe it will be unfair to point out any cons or disadvantages that it may have.

#6. Logitech G203 Prodigy – Budget Friendly

A cheaper entrant from Logitech’s G series of gaming mice, the G203 Prodigy is said to be at least 8 times faster than any standard mouse while costing almost exactly the same. The 6000 DPI optical sensor delivers the instantaneous response you’d expect from a gaming mouse. You can also adjust the DPI settings to suit your gaming style through Logitech’s gaming software.

The buttons deliver a consistent yet crisp clicks thanks to the metal spring mechanism. Along with the left and right mouse buttons you also get 4 additional buttons that are fully customizable and reprogrammable. There’s RGB lighting that supports 16.8 million colors and glows elegantly from the back. Also, there are hidden lighting effects exclusive to almost 300 titles, that you can enjoy while gaming.

Physically, it has the classic computer mouse design that is known for its comfortable maneuverability. Logitech has also installed onboard memory on the Prodigy G203, so you can easily store your button and lighting profiles directly on the mouse.

Pros
  • Provides wired connectivity
  • Has the classic design for superior comfort
  • Can be bought in 2 different colors
  • Has 4 predefined DPI profiles
Cons
  • The cable is a little shorter than what you’d expect
  • The scroll wheel is hard and takes a little getting used to

#7. Zowie EC2 Ergonomic Small Gaming Mouse for Esports by BenQ

And last on my list is the Zowie EC2 by BenQ. While BenQ isn’t famous for its peripherals among gamers, the EC2 is definitely worth a mention. With up to 3200 DPI sensing capabilities, it provides a unique and fast-tracking experience. It also has an adjustable response reporting rate which goes to a maximum of 1000Hz.

The design on this one is also quite different from others on the list. The left of the mouse is rather flat, so you can rest your thumb easily, while the center top is a little raised to accommodate your palm comfortably. Another good feature of the physical form factor of the EC2 is its raised cable point. Thanks to it, the cable never gets in the way of mouse drags.

It’s a plug and play, so there’s no need for any additional software. Along with the traditional mouse buttons, there are 2 additional buttons on the side that can be used to assign additional game functions. However, this feature is very much game dependent and might not work on every title.

Pros
  • Provides wired connectivity
  • Available in two sizes, medium and large
  • Comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Provides a great palm grip
Cons
  • The scroll wheel mechanism is hard

How to Choose the Best Gaming Mouse for Small Hands for Comfortable Gaming – Buying Guide

Now that you have the list of my top picks for the best gaming mouse for small hands, you need to know which one is the right choice for you. And there are a lot of things that you need to take into consideration for that, including the types of games you prefer playing. While gaming preferences are individual, I am including the rest of the things in this buying guide.

Optical Or Laser

This may sound like a personal opinion, but I find optical sensors to be better for gaming. Reason: they are more accurate, or at least I find them to be more accurate. Optical sensor mice are also the ones that you commonly find.

A laser sensor mouse, on the other hand, works much better on any kind of smooth surface. If you prefer using your mouse without a pad, the laser is a good option, but if you want more control over your gaming action, the optical mouse will be best.

Connectivity

This is again, based on everyone’s own preference. Personally, I don’t mind using the wired or wireless mouse during my gaming sessions. While a wireless mouse does offer convenience, most gamers still prefer using a wired mouse, especially those who play PvP games, as most wireless mice tend to frequently disconnect and reconnect. This only happens during longer sessions. Wireless mice are also more expensive comparatively. If you’re a casual gamer, I suggest you go for a wireless mouse but for hardcore gaming, a wired mouse is the best choice.

DPI Rating

If you have no idea about what DPI rating is, let me explain it in simple words. DPI rating or sensitivity shows the area that the cursor will cover on-screen with the movement of the mouse. The higher the number, the more area it will cover with less of a movement.

Again, pro-gamers prefer mice that have an option for adjusting DPI sensitivity as they require a different set up for each game. If you haven’t considered DPI before, I suggest you choose something under 4000 DPI and to get used to the difference, then move to a higher DPI number.

Grip and Side

Grip and side may sound strange to you but it actually isn’t. Side here refers to your dominant hand, left or right. Usually, the mice you find are designed for righties and lefties have to go through a little struggle to find one that suits them.

Grip, is how you hold your mouse. We usually have two styles, a claw grip or a palm grip. If you’re not sure about which one you have, try to hold your mouse and look at how you’re doing that. If your fingers are resting on the top buttons along with your palm, it’s palm grip. If you keep your fingers somewhat raised, it’s a claw grip.

Once you have an idea of your grip style and (of course) your dominant hand, look for a mouse that serves both well.

Lighting and Design

To chroma or not to chroma, that is the question. If you have a full-blown gaming machine with bright lights, then a mouse with chroma lighting and custom profiles will go best with your system. But if you like to keep your set up low profile and less noticeable, a mouse without any fancy lighting might be your thing.

In all honesty, a good gaming mouse without RGB lighting is a rare sight and hard to find. If you’re looking for something like that, good luck with it.

Budget

Of course, no purchases are possible without first dedicating a budget to it. So, you now have an idea of what you’re looking for and where you can find it (probably in the list I shared above :D), it’s time to begin the real struggle. Finding what you want under your budget. Hopefully, my list of products will suffice.

Winding Up

To close this post, I can understand how much of a trouble it can be for someone with slightly smaller hands to find the right mouse for competitive gaming. I know this because I have been there. However, in my search for a gaming mouse that was a perfect fit, I spent a lot of money until I found the few gems I shared with you all above.

I hope you find the right gaming mouse for yourself on this list. If you know someone who can benefit from this best gaming mouse for small hands listicle, do share it with them. Let me know in the comments about your favorite gaming mouse. Until next time.

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: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating… But her favorite job is the one she’s now doing full time — writing product reviews.

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