A mouse is the control panel of a PC. It plays a crucial role when it comes to playing hardcore FPS games where precision, accuracy and timely response is extremely necessary. Therefore, it is very important to pick a powerful mouse that suits your hand shape and size and complies with your playing style.
A common mistake that most people make is that they buy a mouse that’s too chunky or too small for their hand. It potentially ruins the whole experience – what’s the use of that all-powerful sensor when you are unable to get a good grip over your mouse? This is a common problem with some players who prefer the fingertip grip style and often end up buying a mouse that does not meet their playing preference.
Therefore, in this article, we have helped you narrow the choices as we have covered some of the best gaming mice for fingertip-grip players. From both wired to wireless options, each mouse on this list has a bit of everything one might ask for. Without further ado, let’s get straight into this list of the best fingertip grip mice out there.
1. Razer Viper Ultimate
The Ultimate Wireless Pick
- Extremely Low Click Latency
- Excellent Battery Performance
- Includes an Optional Charging Dock
Sensor: 3399 Optical Sensor | DPI: 20,000 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 8 | Weight: 71g
Last Update on 2020-09-06 using Amazon Product Advertising API
Razer has always been the best in the business when it comes to high-performance gaming mice. They have further stepped up their wireless mice game with the release of the Viper Ultimate Wireless gaming mouse. It is the ‘ultimate’ gaming option and it is undoubtedly the best performing wireless mice out there.
The Viper Ultimate boasts a neat design with an aggressive touch. The mouse has that classy Razer feel to it. The design is truly ambidextrous with two buttons on each side and a fairly low-profile back that is best suited for both claw and fingertip-grip users. Moreover, the Viper Ultimate weighs 74g, which is impressively light for a wireless gaming mouse.
The Viper Ultimate is an absolute beast when it comes to performance. It features Razer’s Focus+ optical sensor rated at a staggering 20,000 DPI. It makes use of what Razer calls it the Razer HyperSpeed wireless technology which makes it a lot more powerful than other wireless mice. It has an extremely low latency rated at 0.2ms.
The build quality is par excellence too – despite the plastic build, the material feels quite premium and long-lasting. The Viper Ultimate makes use of Razer’s optical switches instead of the traditional Omron switches.
The Viper Ultimate comes with an optional wireless charging dock that connects to your PC. The dock features RGB Chroma lighting and it is a great addition to your wireless mouse setup. The backlighting for both the Razer logo and the dock can be changed using Razer’s software suite, the Synapse 3.0. The Synapse software also allows you to reprogram your buttons, create macros, and create and save multiple profiles for your favorite games.
The battery life is rated at a whopping 70 hours, which means that the Viper Ultimate will surely last for 5 to 6 days on a full charge. The charging hassle is avoided thanks to the dock, as you can simply hook your mouse to the dock when you take a break.
In simple words, the Viper Ultimate is a work of pure excellence from Razer and it is definitely a considerable option for hardcore gamers or eSports players. Although it is a bit expensive, it features a complete package and it’s the go-to wireless mouse for fingertip grip players due to its compact, flushed design.
2. Logitech G Pro Wireless
Sensor: Hero16K Optical Sensor | DPI: 16,000 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 7 | Weight: 80g
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A gaming mouse list that does not include a Logitech product would definitely seem incomplete. The Logitech G Pro wireless gaming mouse is another great wireless option for those who are looking for a simple yet versatile gaming mouse to go with their gaming rig.
The G Pro wireless has a quite standard office design. It is a truly ambidextrous mouse with two side buttons on each side. It has a matte black texture with only one RGB lighting element at the logo. Weighing at a minimum 82g, it’s not the lightest mouse but the size is perfect for almost all types of hands.
It has excellent ergonomics and it is well suited for fingertip style players. Since the mouse features an ambidextrous design, it feels comfortable with both hands. The G Pro is not only a suitable option for fingertip grip, but claw and palm grip users can also achieve an incredibly sturdy and effective grip.
Coming to the performance, the G Pro wireless is equipped with a HERO 16K optical sensor that produces a maximum of 16000DPI and a minimum of 100DPI. The button to adjust DPI is located at the bottom of the mouse. Perhaps the most notable feature of this mouse is it’s incredibly low click latency when used wirelessly. As a result, you should not face any sort of delay in response which will give you a competitive edge over your opponents.
The G Pro wireless is powered by a configuration software known as the Logitech G Hub. You can use this software to customize and create multiple game profiles that can be stored on the onboard memory of the mouse.
However, one issue worth pointing out is the cable that comes with the G Pro wireless. The cable has a rubbery texture so there is minimal friction, and the cable grips onto the desk. It reduces the maneuverability of the mouse and gets specially annoying when you lose crucial battles due to the cable.
Other than that, the G Pro Wireless is definitely a winner in the wireless mouse department. It has an estimated battery life of about 50 to 60 hours. You are bound to have an amazing experience while playing FPS games with this mouse. Although it’s expensive and might cut short when it comes to the cable, it’s still cheaper than the Viper Ultimate and provides peak performance for the price.
3. SteelSeries Rival 3
The Best Budget Option
- Highly Durable Clicks
- Great Build Quality
- Impressive RGB Performance
- Extremely Cheap
- Cable could be Better
Sensor: TrueMove Core | DPI: 8500 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 6 | Weight: 76g
Last Update on 2020-09-06 using Amazon Product Advertising API
The next entry on our list is a budget option from SteelSeries, particularly the SteelSeries Rival 3 gaming mouse. With a simplistic design, a fairly effective optical sensor and a low price tag, the Rival 3 proves itself to be a worthy contender on this list.
The Rival 3 is, to much extent, an entry-level gaming mouse with a standard six-button layout. It is mostly a right-handed, wired gaming mouse with a significantly curvy hump. Mind you – it is not the most comfortable mouse out there; for palm-grip players the design is not all that ergonomic. Finger-tip grip players are the favorites here, thanks to the small form factor and an effective button layout.
In addition, the Rival 3 is very light, too – weighing in at 76 g, it is relatively lighter than the Zowie FK1-B or the SteelSeries Sensei Ten. The weight factor gives you a better control over the mouse, and therefore a slight advantage over your competitors.
Under the hood, Steelseries has fitted their low-end optical sensor, known as the TrueMove Core, which can track up to 8500dpi and has an accuracy of 300 inches per second. Those numbers are par average at this price point. The switches are rated up to 60 million clicks, which is simply impressive for an inexpensive mouse.
Steelseries has done an amazing job with the components, and stayed true to the fact that they never compromise on build quality. The only notable downside is the soft rubber cable which could be better however, at such a low price we can not complain if some corners are cut.
The Rival 3 comes with a software tool known as the Engine 3 which is the brain of the device. You can use it to remap buttons, create macros and save up to 5 DPI presets and remapped keys on the onboard memory. The Rival 3 primarily has two customizable RGB elements: the logo and the rim around the edge of the mouse. As with any other mouse, you can adjust the Rival 3’s RGB lighting using the Engine software.
In conclusion, the Rival 3 is an amazing entry-level option for fingertip grip style players. It is a simple eSports-oriented mouse that does an amazing job whether it’s about playing slow-paced games, fast-paced action games or FPS games. The build quality matches the standard of other high-end mice, and the price-to-performance ratio of this thing is insane. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s on a budget and wants the best bang for his buck.
4. Zowie FK1-B
Best Plug-and-Play Mouse
- Amazing Shape and Comfort
- Extra Mouse Feet out of the box
- Better Cable compared to Old FK Series
- A bit Pricey Compared to Other Competitors
Sensor: 3360 Optical Sensor | DPI: 3200 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 6 | Weight: 86g
Last Update on 2020-09-06 using Amazon Product Advertising API
Next up we have the most anticipated mouse on our list of best fingertip grip mice, the Zowie FK1-B from the zowie’s updated FK series with better sensor and clicks. The FK series is chart-topping among the fingertip grip users due to its low hump. The FK1-B divina series comes in two color options: blue and pink and just like any other zowie mice, it comes with extra mouse feet out of the box.
FK-B series is an updated version of the old FK series which came in black color only and a limited edition white color. The FK series was very popular mostly due to its shape but people started shifting towards other brands such as glorious due to better sensor and clicks. Consequently, Zowie launched the FK-B series with a 3360 sensor and a false-ambidextrous design instead of their ambidextrous shape with side buttons on both sides as was the case in the old FK series.
The FK1-B is a mouse suited for large handed players and especially those who use fingertip grip style due to its extended length and low hump. The dimensions are 12.8cm (length) x 3.74cm (height/hump) x 5.75cm (grip width). It weighs 86g which is 1-3g less than the old FK series.
Moreover, it comes with 1ms latency instead of the usual 8ms which is a noticeable improvement. In the FK-B series, Zowie has decided to use a medium rubber cable which is better than the old FK series but not the most flexible one out there which could be better.
The FK1-B has a very simple and sleek design with a 5 button layout with no lighting or any fancy features. Underneath the mouse, you can find a DPI switch which allows you to toggle between (400, 800 , 1600, 3200) DPI represented by ( red, pink, blue, green) and a switch for choosing between polling rates from 125, 500 and 1000hz.
It is a plug-and-play mouse like any other Zowie mice, which can be very subjective according to the user as some people might like that plug-and-play functionality while some might be disappointed. However, we consider it a negative point as having a software suite allows further tuning and other extra features that we like to tweak with.
All in all, an excellent mouse with a very simple, sleek design with no fancy features and one of the best shapes for a fingertip grip. Definitely a considerable option if you want sheer performance out of the box without any tweaking and no or minimal aesthetics. However, it is a bit expensive compared to other competitors.
5. Endgame Gear XM1
Unmatched Cable Flexibility
- Excellent Side Button Placement
- Extremely Flexible Cable
- Highly Responsive Clicks
- Travel Distance Is a bit High on Side Buttons
Sensor: Pixart PMW 3389 | DPI: 16,000 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 5 | Weight: 70g
Last Update on 2020-09-20 using Amazon Product Advertising API
The Endgame Gear XM1 concludes our list of best fingertip grip mice. It is a mouse developed by veteran esports competitive players especially designed for competitive games. It has a simple 5 button layout and a false ambidextrous shape with 2 side buttons just placed at the top of the left side which makes it suitable for every grip style, especially fingertip grip as the side buttons do not get in your grip so no misclicks whatsoever.
Endgame Gear XM1’s chassis is constructed out of plastic to reduce the weight of the mouse. Hats off to Endgame for making a 70g mouse without using the honeycomb shell. Moreover, the glides are made out of PTFE for smooth gliding and the surface is coated with dry grip coating for steady grip even with sweaty hands.
It is equipped with one of the best sensors on the market, the pixart PMW 3389 which offers high accuracy and precision. The sensor can track fast movements upto 450 IPS (inches per seconds). Primary switches are the omron mechanical switches rated for a lifespan of upto 50 million clicks so no questions whatsoever with durability of the mouse.
The EndGame XM1 uses a patented analogue technology switch contact algorithm to achieve a stunning response time of less than 1ms. The low response time gives a slight edge over your enemies while playing shooting games especially FPS games where slightest of the advantage can change the entire course of the game. The 70g of goodness is paired with a flex cord cable to give it an almost wireless feel. However, the side buttons have a little high travel distance.
The software of this mouse is very basic and easy to use with less but useful tweaking options. Through the software, you can change the CPI from 50 all the way upto 16,000 in steps of 50. Other than that, the lift of distance can be set on 2mm or 3mm. The polling rate switch is present under the mouse and it can be changed from 250hz upto 1000hz with options to choose from 250, 500 and 1000.
Overall, it is a very simple, great mouse with basic features and a sleek design. The software is also very basic and easy to use. It is an excellent esports mouse designed for all grip styles, best suiting the fingertip with a flexible cable and lightweight. On top of that, it is very reasonably priced with extremely low click latency to give you that slight edge.