Peripherals

Best Gaming Mouse For Small Hands To Buy In 2020

A powerful gaming mouse is an essential component of any gaming rig. If you are a hardcore gamer or a competitive eSports player, then you must know the importance of having a comfortable quick-response mouse. 

It is extremely vital to choose a mouse that suits your gaming style and gives you a comfortable experience. Sometimes, people buy a mouse that does not suit their hand size and for this reason, they endure repetitive strain injuries that ruins the whole experience. 

Therefore most companies such as Razer, Cooler Master, Zowie, Glorious and many more have catered this problem and produced compact mice suitable for small hands at very reasonable prices. To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of some of the best compact gaming mice designed for small-handed people. 

1. Razer Viper Mini

The Best

  • Cheapest of all
  • Lightweight and flexible cable
  • Amazing switches
  • Top optical sensor
  • None

Sensor: 3359 Optical Sensor | DPI: 12,000 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 6 | Weight: 61g

Last Update on 2020-08-28 using Amazon Product Advertising API

We will start off the list with our top pick, which is the lightest mouse ever produced by Razer and the cheapest mouse on this list: the Razer Viper Mini. Razer is known for producing mid to heavyweight mice like the Deathadder Elite, however as lightweight mice have become increasingly popular among gamers, Razer has also set foot in the lightweight competitive mouse market.

The Razer Viper Mini is basically a smaller, cheaper and a 10g lighter Razer Viper with a 3359 optical sensor instead of 3390, however, in real life usage there is no difference; it’s just that the 3359 has 8500 DPI instead of 16000. 

It comes in a false-ambidextrous form factor and features a six-button layout. The soft braided cable that Razer claims to be the ‘Razer Speedflex Cable’ is very flexible. Probably the best part about the mouse is the weight. It weighs a mere 61g without the honeycomb shell that most mice companies use in order to reduce the weight of the mouse.

Moreover, It comes with optical switches that are said to have a lifespan of 50 million clicks and an amazing response time of 0.2 milliseconds. The mouse is built out of textured plastic which helps maintain steady grip and the mouse feet are made from first class PTFE for smooth movement. The clicks also have subtle comfort curves and the hump is in the middle. 

Out of the box support for the Razer Synapse 3 helps to configure the DPI settings from 200 to 8500 in steps of 100 and the polling rate upto 1000hz. Six programmable buttons can also be configured according to your needs and likings, be it macros or remapping of keys. The RGB Chroma lighting on the Razer logo and under the mouse can also be programmed using the software. The Viper Mini also offers a single on-board memory profile to help you store and access your settings without the software.

Moving on to real-life usage, the mouse performs great and the sensor has no acceleration and tracks pixel by pixel movement. Moreover, it does not spin out with fast movement or flicks. It offers top-notch precision and accuracy. The lightweight allows for easy movement and handling of the mouse. It performs remarkably during games, especially competitive FPS games. The best suited grip style for this mouse is fingertip and claw. Using it for long hours is not a problem at all as it is very comfortable.

To sum up, the Viper Mini is currently the best mouse for small-handed people as it offers premium features and exceptional performance at a very low price.  

2. CoolerMaster MM710

The Lightest

  • Lightest on the list
  • Solid build quality
  • Extremely accurate and precise tracking
  • On-board memory
  • No lighting effects

Sensor: PixArt PMW 3389 | DPI: 16,000 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 6 | Weight: 53g

Last Update on 2020-08-28 using Amazon Product Advertising API

On the third spot we have the Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse. It is a compact gaming mouse designed for small hands and it is well-known for being incredibly lightweight, weighing in at just 53 grams (or 1.87 ounces). 

As we mentioned, the MM710 is one of the lightest gaming mice out there, making it an ideal option for competitive players that require quick speed movements. The design is meant to shed as much weight as possible. It features a honeycomb chassis and a standard six-button layout. Although it is a right-handed mouse, it somewhat has an ambidextrous design: the only thing that makes it right-handed are the two side buttons situated on the left side of the mouse.

As it features a honeycomb design, you would expect it to have an inferior build quality. However, that is not the case – it has a solid build quality and does not feel plasticky at all. The Omron switches are graded for up to 20 million presses, so there’s no doubt about the durability of the buttons. It is also worth mentioning here that the MM710 might not have the best ergonomics, and the compact design is only suitable for small hands. 

The MM710 can be set up using the configuration software called ‘Portal’. Using this software, you can calibrate the mouse to your mousepad, reprogram your two additional buttons, create macros, set up to seven DPI presets and much more. The software is extremely easy to use, and you can create up to five profiles which are stored in the on-board memory.

One downside is that the software only allows you to save up to five profiles, so you’ll have to export the existing ones before creating a new one, which adds another step in the process. Moreover, there is no RGB backlighting which is quite a bummer. 

In terms of performance, the Cooler Master MM710 has a lot to offer. It makes use of the PixArt PMW 3389 optical sensor rated at a maximum 16000 DPI. As a result, it is no surprise that it is extremely accurate; if you are moving to this from a lower-end mouse, you will definitely feel the improved response and accuracy while gaming. 

Overall, the MM710 is a great option for competitive claw players who are looking for a powerful yet compact, lightweight mouse in order to step up their game. 

3. Glorious Model O Minus

All-Rounder

  • Flexible cable
  • Smooth skates
  • Very low lift-off distance
  • Plug-and-play functionality is available
  • A bit high latency

Sensor: PixArt PMW 3360 | DPI: 12,000 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 5 | Weight: 59g

Last Update on 2020-08-28 using Amazon Product Advertising API

Glorious entered the mouse market with their Glorious Model O which was a very popular gaming mouse as it had all the features that competitive FPS players eye for: Lightweight, top optical sensor and a comfortable shape. It was targeted towards people with medium hands. The Glorious Model O minus is the scaled down version of the original Model O. 

The Model O minus also features a honeycomb shell to reduce the weight of the mouse and it weighs only 58 grams for the matte and 59g for the glossy version. They use their ascended cord, a soft braided cable which they claim to be ultra-flexible and gives a wireless like feel. It is equipped with G-skates made out of 100% PTFE that ensures smooth movement across your mousepad. It comes in black and white color and two textures: glossy and white. The price also varies according to the color and texture.

It uses a Pixart PMW 3360 sensor, a top optical sensor said to have superb accuracy and precision which perfectly tracks your movement.. The mouse features an ambidextrous shape but with side buttons present only on the left side it is more favorable for right handed users. Comfort is not a problem as subtle curves are present on sides and comfort grooves in the clicks.

This mouse is equipped with Omron mechanical switches that are rated for 20 million clicks and the latency is 4ms to avoid unintended double clicks. However, it’s still a bit high compared to other competitors. The mouse has a minimal 0.7mm lift off distance and a maximum DPI of 12,000. The default DPI settings are 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 and the DPI indicator present at the bottom changes colors to yellow, blue, red and green respectively. 

Although the mouse offers plug-and-play functionality, Glorious also offers a software for further settings and options. Through the software, the DPI can be adjusted in steps of 100 and you can also scroll through 8 RGB presets. Lift-off distance, polling rate and debounce time can also be adjusted with the help of the software.

It offers exceptional gaming performance especially in FPS games such as CSGO, Valorant and etc. All movements are very well tracked by the sensor even fast movements across the mousepad as well. The mouse is best suited for claw and fingertip grip however, it might not be the best for palm grip users.

All in all, a great mouse with all the necessary features packed into an excellent shape. The mouse offers great value for its money and is very well priced. It is definitely a mouse worth considering especially for those who are interested in a flashy design, honeycomb shell and bright RGB.

4. Razer Deathadder V2 Mini

Best Grip

  • Superb ergonomics
  • Rubber grips Provide great control over the mouse
  • Highly durable clicks
  • Responsive and accurate
  • No on-board memory

Sensor: 3359 Optical Sensor | DPI: 8500 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ergonomic | Buttons: 6 | Weight: 62g

Last Update on 2020-08-28 using Amazon Product Advertising API

The next entry on our list is, by no surprise, another Razer product, particularly the Razer Deathadder V2 Mini. It is a smaller, lighter, and much compact version of Razer’s latest Deathadder mouse, the Deathadder V2. With a relatively smaller form factor and a less powerful sensor, it is considerably cheaper than its big brother and a great deal for the price. 

Deathadder V2 Mini is a right-handed gaming mouse specially designed for people with small hands and is basically a scaled down version of the V2. The curvy design, the chassis, the button layout and the overall look itself is very identical. In addition, the V2 Mini is 0.7 ounces lighter than the standard V2 model.

It features a six-button layout, and the buttons are ergonomically situated to allow for easy access. In order to help you achieve a solid grip over the mouse, Razer provides sweat absorbent rubber grip tapes which helps to prevent your fingers from slipping. Optical switches are used in the clicks rated for an enormous 70 million clicks.

The V2 Mini supports Razer’s very own Synapse software which allows you to configure the settings of the mouse, remap keys, control RGB lighting, create macros and much more. There are six programmable buttons, so you can remap them using Synapse as per your preferences. The Synapse software offers a wide range of RGB backlighting options, however one disappointing thing is that the only component that has RGB backlighting is the Razer logo. Moreover, There is no on-board memory so your configurations will be saved on your PC.

When it comes to performance, it is quite impressive. Although the built-in optical sensor has a lower DPI (8500) as compared to the larger Deathadder V2 (20000 DPI), it is still decently responsive and accurate for most FPS games. It offers great precision and accuracy, particularly while playing FPS games like Counter Strike or battle royale games such as PUBG or Apex Legends. Its ergonomic design and effective grip means that you can go on playing for many hours without having a strain in your hand.

All in all, the Razer Deathadder V2 Mini is an amazing mouse for gamers with small hands. At its price tag, it has a lot to deliver and performs well in all conditions. It features a simple, sleek and minimalistic design and therefore it earns the fourth spot in our list.

5. Zowie FK2-B

Plug-and-Play Master

  • Extra mouse feet out of the box
  • Amazing comfort and shape
  • Upgraded sensor over 3310 in FK2
  • Plug-and-play
  • A bit expensive

Sensor: 3360 | DPI: 3200 | Polling Rate: 1000Hz | Shape: Ambidextrous | Buttons: 5 | Weight: 82g

Last Update on 2020-08-28 using Amazon Product Advertising API

Next up, we have the Zowie FK2-B  gaming mouse. The FK2-B is part of Zowie’s most anticipated ‘FK series’ lineup and offers improved internals and a more powerful sensor as compared to the previous model, the FK2. 

Like the other models in the FK lineup, the FK2-B Divina features a simple and sleek design with a minimal curvature and amazing ergonomics. The build quality is pretty solid, and Zowie even offers extra mouse feet in the box, in case the existing ones wear out.

There is no doubt in the fact that Zowie is well-known for producing the best shaped mice, and for this reason most competitive players fancy a Zowie mouse due to its exceptionally ergonomic build. The FK2-B is no different and offers excellent grip as your hands naturally sit on the mouse very comfortably. 

The FK2-B Divina is available in two color options: pink and blue. The colors are part of the ‘Divina initiative’ which works to promote the position of women in eSports. Although it is, by no doubt a good cause, the colors might be an issue for those like me who prefer the matte black/glossy black finish on a mouse. Therefore, the flashy color options might simply not appeal to everyone out there. 

It is equipped with a new 3360 sensor instead of the 3310 which was used by the previous FK2. The 3360 sensor is indeed one of the best optical sensors out there and offers considerably improved accuracy and effective precision. There is no acceleration or prediction whatsoever. The DPI switch underneath the mouse allows you to set the DPI (400, 800, 1600, 3200) and the button next to it lets you choose between different polling rates. 

Unfortunately, there is no configuration software as it is a plug-and-play mouse. This might be disappointing for some people who are into creating macros or saving multiple profiles for different uses. 

For some people, there ,may be the issue of price as well: the FK2-B Divina is the most expensive mouse on this list. Overall, the mouse feels incredibly comfortable and does an excellent job when it comes to playing most FPS games. It is best suited for claw players and you can carry out long gaming sessions without any problem. 

Mark Smith

Mark Smith is a hard working student with a great passion for writing. He likes to express his deep interest in tech gadgets and latest PC hardware through valuable writeups.

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