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Best ultra-light mouse 2023: 20 lightweight gaming mice for FPS gaming

All of the top options tried and tested by Digital Foundry.

There's a new type of gaming mouse on the market: the ultra-light. These lightweight mice use honeycomb designs and other measures to cut mass wherever possible, making for a more manoeuvrable mouse that's easier to aim. Following the first releases by specialists like Glorious and Finalmouse, almost every major brand now has at least one ultra-light mice of their own with new sizes, shapes and features. Some of these mice even forgo the holey look, with internal modifications to bring weight down and an intact outer shell. After extensive testing of every ultra-light mouse in FPS games like Call of Duty Warzone, Valorant and Counter-Strike 2, we're ready to make our recommendations.

Note: for the purposes of this article, we consider an ultra-light mouse as any mouse that weighs 80 grams or below - although the lightest mice often weigh considerably less. Both honeycomb and traditional body gaming mice are eligible for inclusion. For comparison's sake, most standard mice weigh at least 100 grams; the popular Logitech G502 Hero weighs over 120 grams.

For more on ultra-light gaming mice, check out our article on why ultra-light honeycomb mice are the next big thing in PC gaming gear. We also have some frequently asked questions at the end of the article and a table of the most important specs. And if ultra-light isn't for you yet, check out our full list of contenders for the title of best gaming mouse 2023.

Without further ado, here are the best ultra-light gaming mice on the market:

Best ultra-light mouse 2023

  1. Glorious Model O / Model O 2 Pro
  2. Cooler Master MM710
  3. Razer Viper Mini
  4. Logitech G Pro X Superlight / Superlight 2
  5. Razer Viper Ultimate / Viper V2 Pro
  6. Glorious Model I / Model I 2
  7. Xtrfy M4
  8. SteelSeries Prime Mini Wireless
  9. NZXT Lift
  10. Xtrfy MZ1
  11. HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless
  12. Endgame Gear XM1r / XM2we
  13. Corsair M75 Air
  14. Corsair Katar Elite Wireless
  15. Xtrfy M42
  16. Fnatic Bolt
  17. SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless
  18. Roccat Burst Pro Air
  19. Logitech G303 Shroud Edition
  20. Phylina S450
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1. Glorious Model O / Model O 2 Pro

67 grams • PMW 3360 sensor • ambidextrous honeycomb design • 128x66x37mm • RGB

The original (£35/$50) Glorious Model O remains our pick for the best gaming mouse on the market, thanks to a clever design that combines a range of modern trends: a weight-saving honeycomb design, an extremely flexible "shoelace" cable, a modern PMW 3360 optical sensor and RGB lighting. It also ranks highly as it's an extremely affordable ultra-light.

The ultimate version of this mouse is the (£120/$130) Model O 2 Pro 4K/8K Edition, which incorporates the BAMF 2.0 optical sensor, optical switches and 2.4GHz wireless with polling rates up to 8K for extremely rapid inputs for high refresh rate displays. This has quickly become my new favourite mouse, thanks to its excellent performance, more comfortable non-ventilated body and remarkably light 59g weight. This is also available with a 1K polling rate for less money (£100/$100), which is better value for 99 percent of players.

2. Cooler Master MM710

52 grams • PMW 3389 sensor • ambidextrous honeycomb design • 116x64x38mm • no RGB

The (£34/$19) Cooler Master MM710 is another strong option, with a unique stubby design and the lightest weight of all the mice we've tested so far. The tall hump at the rear of the MM710 makes it a clever choice for claw grip players, fitting naturally into the bottom of the palm to provide extra comfort and control that isn't possible with a flatter mouse. The short but wide dimensions make this a great selection for gamers with almost any hand size. If you prefer RGB, the (£35/$27) MM711 adds this for a slight increase in cost and 10g extra weight.

3. Razer Viper Mini

60 grams • PMW 3359 sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 118x62x38mm • RGB

The (£40/$50) Razer Viper Mini is a stellar performer at its price point, packing a PixArt 3359 optical sensor, low latency optical switches and RGB lighting into a traditional (no-hole) design of just 60 grams. The feel of this mouse is superb for small and medium hands in fingertip or claw holds, while smaller hands can also palm the mouse easily. The soft cable is another strong point, although it's not quite as flexible as that offered by the likes of Glorious. The Viper Mini is a strong option at its RRP, and is sometimes discounted to ~£20/$20 - where it becomes an essential purchase.

4. Logitech G Pro X Superlight / Superlight 2

63 grams • Hero 25K sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 125x64x40mm • no RGB

Logitech kicked off the trend for wireless ultra-light mice with the release of the 80 gram G Pro Wireless, combining an efficient optical sensor with a small, safe shape and a fast-as-wired connection. The (£90/$110) Logitech G Pro X Superlight is a further evolution of the same concept, with the same core components but a kerb weight of only 63 grams. To achieve that, Logitech has cut out features like movable side buttons and RGB lighting, leaving only the bare essentials - including the solid, well-constructed feel of the original mouse. The design is a triumph, no doubt.

The (£150/$152) Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 is an improved version that includes 2000Hz wireless polling, hybrid mechanical/optical switches, USB-C charging and longer battery life. It is the better mouse overall, but performs similarly to the much cheaper Superlight due to its consistent shape and features. You can read our full Superlight 2 review for more details.

5. Razer Viper Ultimate / Viper V2 Pro

74 grams • Razer Focus+ sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 127x66x38mm • RGB

The (£81/$70) Razer Viper Ultimate is a surprisingly light wireless mouse, given its long 70 hour battery life and non-ventilated design with RGB lighting. The mouse uses optical mouse switches, previously used in Razer's opto-mechanical keyboards, removing the need for a de-bounce delay and therefore speeding up clicks by a few milliseconds. The Focus+ sensor is also intriguing, promising improved responsiveness through syncing the sensor's reporting to the computer's polling rate. It's a winning combination, and a Viper Ultimate has been my go-to mouse for years as a result.

I haven't yet tested it, but there's also a next-gen (£150/$123) Viper V2 Pro, which is lighter at 58g and has an improved sensor. However, it also lacks RGB lighting, rubber side grips and side buttons on the right side, so there is a trade-off there in addition to its higher price.

Another successor is the unusual (£58/$70) Viper V3 Hyperspeed. This is a more affordable model, but takes some sideways steps with mechanical switches rather than optical, AA battery power (good for 280 hours of use), a relatively high weight of 82g and a Focus Pro 30K optical sensor that outperforms the Focus+. 8000Hz wireless polling is available via the £50/$70 HyperPolling dongle, sold separately. After testing, I preferred the lighter Viper Ultimate.

Finally, the wired £60/$49 Viper 8K is a wired alternative which costs significantly less and weighs in at a light 71g. The 8K name comes from an 8000Hz polling rate, which reduces response time - a nice value add for competitive, high refresh rate gaming.

6. Glorious Model I / Model I 2

glorious model i

69 grams • BAMF sensor • ambidextrous honeycomb design • 128x74x42mm • RGB

The ($60/£40) Glorious Model I is a superb mouse in the same comfy, high-button count vein as the popular Logitech G502 Hero and Razer Basilisk V3. The difference, of course, is the ultra-light design, flexible cable and high-grade mouse skates. You can also pop off the side buttons to replace them with ones of a different shape, or flat panels if you don't need them and just want a smooth surface to grip. These characteristics make the Model I a much better choice for FPS gaming, without sacrificing the comfort that made these heavier mice so strong. The only thing it's really lacking from these alternatives is a fancy scroll wheel; the Model I's is serviceable but doesn't offer an 'infinite scroll' mode. That's hardly a dealbreaker for me though, so I'm glad to see some proper competition in this popular space.

The (£90/$100) Glorious Model I 2 adds wireless and the BAMF 2.0 sensor to the equation, with a very reasonable kerb weight of 75g. It feels even better to use and is well worth the upgrade, though RTings note that its click latency is higher than competitors like the Logitech G502 X Plus and Razer Basilisk V3 Pro, making it less adept at competitive play.

7. Xtrfy M4 Wireless

71 grams • PixArt 3370 sensor • ergonomic honeycomb design • 120x68x39mm • RGB

The (£80/$80) Xtrfy M4 Wireless and (£55/$59) Xtrfy M4 are both great ultralight gaming mice, offering a comfortable ergonomic right-handed shape and a top optical sensor, but our top recommendation is for the wireless option. It's only 5g heavier, which seems a small price to pay for the freedom that wireless mousing provides, and doesn't have any other significant downsides beyond a higher price. The PixArt 3370 sensor sips power to let the mouse last for about a week of heavy use between (USB-C) recharges with RGB on - and Xtrfy say 75 hours with RGB off - and there's a shoelace cables provided in case you want to play while charging. They've also included a small screwdriver and alternative top shell, allowing you to change the wireless mouse's shape between one suited for palm and one more suited to claw - there are even CAD files you can modify to 3D print the perfect shape for you. The battery can also be shifted forwards or backwards to match your grip - neat.

The ergonomic shape of the mouse provided dependable performance in my testing, with the holey sides of the matte mouse adding some much-needed extra texture to aid grip. Kailh's popular 8.0 GM switches are pleasantly clicky with minimal travel, while the scroll wheel is on the softer side of the soft/tactile spectrum. The M4 Wireless uses the same bottom switch as the Xtrfy MZ1, allowing you to have the button on the top of the mouse mapped to Page Down (to be bound into an in-game function) or control the RGB or DPI settings. It's all very sensible, and the design choices here underline the Swedish company's understanding of ultralight mice having existed in the space for a while now.

8. SteelSeries Prime Mini Wireless

73 grams • TrueMove sensor • traditional ergonomic design • 120x66x41mm • RGB

The (£70/$66) Prime Mini Wireless is my favourite of SteelSeries' new generation mice, offering reliable wireless connectivity in a comfortable 73g package. The shape is a little unusual, with a narrow front and wide base suitable for claw or palm grips, but the Mini really works for me - even as someone with relatively large hands.

Inside, you get tactile optical-magnetic switches which sound great, a USB-C port for easy charging and an efficient optical sensor. The mouse feels very solid in the hand, and shows that clever designs can achieve impressively low weights these days without the need for holes. The mouse can be customised via the functional and intuitive SteelSeries GG software, but you probably don't need to keep it installed after your initial selection of DPI settings and key bindings. Overall, it's a performant package that really impresses.

There's also a wired option available, simply called the (£26/$24) Prime Mini, which is considerably cheaper and weighs just 61 grams. Otherwise, it looks and feels identical. Its cable isn't much of a burden for competitive gaming, given its flexibility, but I still prefer the wireless option these days - YMMV. If you prefer a larger mouse, then consider instead the previously released (£30/$40) SteelSeries Prime, (£24/$44) SteelSeries Prime+ and (£62/$83) SteelSeries Prime Wireless.

9. NZXT Lift

67 grams • PMW 3389 sensor • ambidextrous traditional design • 127x67x38mm • RGB

NZXT is best known for their PC cases and water coolers, but the company is beginning to explore the peripherals space. Their new mouse is the (£40/$20) Lift, and it's a surprisingly keen first attempt with a 67g symmetric design, high-end PixArt 3389 sensor, Omron mechanical switches, paracord-sheathed cable and a range of colour options - black and white on most retailers, but blue, purple, cyan, red and yellow on NZXT's site. The Lift's shape is reminiscent of the Razer Viper, which is no bad thing, but the mediocre side mouse buttons (on one side only) and CAM software hold it back from usurping the RGB king's throne. With a small drop from its current asking price, this could be a great choice for anyone that loves the clean NZXT aesthetic and wants a comfortable introduction to lightweight mice.

10. Xtrfy MZ1 (Zy's Rail)

56 grams • PixArt 3389 • ergonomic honeycomb design • 111x53x37mm • RGB

The (£71/$69) Xtrfy MZ1 is a unique mouse designed by veteran mouse reviewer Zy, with a unique shape that sets it apart - plus top-tier components from Xtrfy. Despite being relatively short and flat, design elements including a prominent back hump, deep comfort curves in the buttons and sculpted sides make this mouse surprisingly comfortable to wield. That applies even for those with relatively large hands, although the way you grip the mouse is necessarily different than most others I've tested and therefore there's a bit of a learning curve.

I love that the all of the areas that you grip don't have any holes in them, and that Xtrfy has also coated the internals to provide water and dust protection. The mouse creaks a little when held tightly, and the cable has frayed slightly where it rubbed on the sharp edge of a crummy mouse pad, but neither are genuine issues - I have zero qualms about the build quality here. The mouse can be configured entirely using on-board controls too, no software required. By default, you can adjust the lift-off distance, debounce delay and DPI setting, as well as customise everything about the lighting, from effect and colour to brightness and speed. This works nicely, and the key used for making most changes can be set as the F11 key afterwards so that it can be rebound to be used in games - handy!

Speaking of games: In FPS titles like Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Counter-Strike, the MZ1's low weight (56g), Kailh 8.0 switches and latest-gen Xtrfy flexible cable make it a great performer, with the potential for both quick flick shots and stable tracking. I used it for the entirety of my Black Ops Season 4 campaign, from levels 0 to 100, and consistently performed as good or better than with some of my all-time favourites like the Razer Viper Ultimate, Logitech G Pro X Superlight and Glorious Model O. Provided you can get over that initial hump of the unusual shape and slightly different grip style, I think this mouse is one of the best competitive options on the market right now.

11. HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless

59 grams • PAW 3335 sensor • ambidextrous honeycomb design • 124x67x38mm • RGB

The (£45/$30) HyperX Pulsefire Haste and (£40/$50) Pulsefire Haste Wireless are the company's first ultra-light mice, but you wouldn't know by looking at them. These mice tick all the boxes in terms of design and features. They're a safe shape with ventilation on top but solid panels on the sides, a modern PixArt 3335 optical sensor, a hyper-flexible cable on the wired model and of course an impressively low weight of 59 grams (on both wired and wireless, somehow).

The Haste feels well made too, with no ominous creaking or unwanted movement when it's gripped tightly. HyperX make a big deal of their use of TTC Golden switches under each mouse button, and they do feel great - tactile, responsive and relatively light. The shape works well too, being roughly similar to the Zowie FK series, Razer Viper or Glorious Model O, making it a good choice for fingertip or claw grippers with medium to large hand sizes. Despite lacking a standout spec or feature that could catapult them into must-buy territory, these are solid mice that performed excellently in our testing.

12. Endgame Gear XM1r / XM2we

70 grams • PAW 3370 sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 122x66x38mm • no RGB

The (£49/$60) Endgame Gear XM1r is a great lightweight mouse with no RGB bling - just top quality components throughout, including a PixArt 3370 sensor, super thin PTFE mouse feet, Kailh 8.0 switches and a super-flexible cable. I normally take a few days to acclimate to a new mouse in high-pressure situations like CS:GO, but the XM1r's ambidextrous shape, matte coating and clicky buttons suited me down to a tee from the first moment. (As well as the white matte model I tested, there are three other designs: black matte, see-through black glossy and see-through black matte.)

If you prefer a wireless model, the (£80/$90) XM2WE is an incredible upgrade that delivers the desired mousing freedom while weighing less, at just 63g. It is more expensive, but it's otherwise a huge upgrade. Read our full Endgame Gear XM2we review for more details.

13. Corsair M75 Air

corsair m75 air
Image credit: Corsair

60 grams • PAW 3393 sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 128x65x42mm • no RGB

The first in a new breed of Corsair mice, the (£109/$100) Corsair M75 Air is a comfortable ultralight mouse for larger hands that weighs in at just 60g despite its solid design. There are no grips here, with the matte coating and shape of the mouse itself providing sufficient grip - though grip tape is available separately from Corsair if you'd like it.

Inside, you'll find the same performant Pixart PAW 3393 optical sensor and reliable wireless connectivity as the Katar Elite Wireless, with both 2.4GHz Slipstream up to 2000Hz and Bluetooth options allowing you to minimise latency or maximise battery life (up to 35 hours with 2.4GHz or 100 hours with Bluetooth). The mouse can also be used in wired mode, and a flexible cable is provided for this purpose (and charging). While there is room for the wireless dongle to be stowed, making this a good choice for laptop use, switching between modes requires repeated button presses rather than a conceptually simpler switch - likely for weight-saving reasons. Build quality is still excellent though, with no flex or give evident anywhere on the mouse apart from the scroll wheel which can be nudged side to side.

I'm a big fan of the new design philosophy Corsair is pursuing here, including the decision to drop all RGB lighting for the mouse in favour of an all-black design save for the Corsair-yellow scroll wheel internals. This makes sense for a performance-focused peripheral and ironically makes the mouse stand out against most of its peers from Razer, SteelSeries and Logitech. However, dropping the DPI button is a bit off despite allowing for a sleeker design, and I'd have preferred to see this on the underside of the mouse if nowhere else.

If you have medium to large hands, this is definitely the way to go - otherwise, we'd recommend checking out the smaller and more affordable - but slightly heavier - Katar Elite Wireless below.

14. Corsair Katar Elite Wireless

corsair katar elite wireless

69 grams • PixArt PAW 3393 sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 116x64x38mm • RGB

The (£71/$60) Corsair Katar Elite Wireless is a good lightweight mouse, weighing 69g - not bad for a mouse that offers 60 hours of fast and reliable 2.4GHz or 110 hours of more battery-efficient Bluetooth.

The relatively modest dimensions here make it better for those with small to medium-size hands, with a low hump that marks this mouse out as a better choice for claw or fingertip grips than palm. It has a smoother coating along the top than its predecessor, the Katar Pro Wireless, which means it does show fingerprints easily - but there are textured side grips that worked well in my testing in Warzone 2.0. It also has 'zero gap' primary buttons, which offer a rapid response at the expense of some misclicks while you're getting used to them. I don't think I'll miss these on other mice, but they might come in handy for competitive gaming.

While the Katar Elite doesn't stand out in terms of its physical design, it does boast one of the best software packages in iCUE, which lets you rebind keys, set the RGB lighting (which can be synced across other components and peripherals). It also should benefit from future price decrements, which would earn it a stronger recommendation than at its £70/$70 RRP.

15. Xtrfy M42

59 grams • PMW 3389 sensor • ambidextrous honeycomb design • 118x63x38mm • RGB

The (£55/$55) Xtrfy M42 is a smaller, ambidextrous take on the company's earlier M4. It's one of the best ultra-light mice for small to medium hands we've tested, ranking highly for its top-spec Pixart 3389 sensor, all-around RGB lighting and a super-flexible cable. Uniquely, the M42 comes with a choice of two back panels, allowing you to swap between a raised and less prominent bump. You can even use files from Xtrfy's website to 3D print your own design, which is super neat to see. Like the M4, the M42 is available in five variants: black, white, blue, pink and a unique retro colourway, making it also one of the most colourful gaming mice available.

16. Fnatic Bolt

fnatic bolt is a lightweight mouse in white with an orange scroll wheel

67 grams • PMW 3370 sensor • ambidextrous honeycomb design • 121x55x39mm • RGB

The (£70/$52) Fnatic Bolt is the first ultra-light mouse we've seen from the London-based esports club, yet it gets a lot right. The 67g weight is low for a mouse of this size, especially as the Bolt doesn't rely on the honeycomb design that's proven divisive amongst more mainstream consumers.

The Bolt also comes with highly-regarded Kailh 8.0 switches and a solid optical sensor, the PixArt 3370; the design is comfortable and ambidextrous albeit without side buttons on each side, meaning it's not truly suitable for left-handers. Battery life is also reasonable, thanks to the modest RGB lighting in the scroll wheel, with a quoted 110 hours for 2.4GHz and 210 hours on Bluetooth; USB-C charging is via a provided paracord cable. The one annoyance is that there's no place to insert the 2.4GHz wireless dongle into the mouse itself, making this better for use at home than on the go.

The weight, shape, build quality and sensor are all good, so the Bolt deserves a recommendation.

17. SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless

steelseries aerox 5 wireless gaming mouse, shown with four side buttons and RGB tail lighting

74 grams • PAW 3335 sensor • ergonomic honeycomb design • 129x68x42mm • RGB

The (£90/$100) SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless is a fully-featured but expensive lightweight mouse geared towards the MMO and MOBA crowd, with four side buttons and long 180 hour battery life.

It offers both 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth, making it a good choice for multiple devices, but I found the mouse occasionally lost connection to the USB-C dongle if the two were about a metre apart - something I didn't encounter on other wireless mice in the same configuration. Of course, you can pick up the wired (£44/$93) SteelSeries Aerox 5 model for significantly less money, which has a soft and flexible cable and weighs less at 66g, to avoid this issue.

Wireless annoyances aside, the 74g weight and gently ergonomic shape worked well in a wide range of game genres. This places it alongside the Glorious Model I as a comfort-focused, high button count ultra-light mouse, although I'd tend to recommend the former due to its better wireless reliability.

18. Roccat Burst Pro Air

roccat burst pro air wireless ultralight mouse

81 grams • PAW 3370 sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 120x58x38mm • RGB

The (£90/$50) Burst Pro Air and (£42/$20) Burst Pro are solid evolutions beyond Roccat's first ultra-light mouse, the Kone Pure Ultra. It uses an ambidextrous design this time, like the Roccat Kiro, making it suitable for left or right-handed use. The first thing you're likely to notice when plugging this mouse in is this cool subsurface honeycomb design, which is revealed by RGB lighting below. This prevents dust or moisture ingress, a worry for some potential ultra-light purchasers, while still cutting weight and showing off that cool hexagonal pattern.

The specs here are top notch too, including a soft and flexible cable, Pixart 3370 (wired) or 3389 (wireless) optical sensors and Roccat's own Titan optical switches - which we loved in their Vulcan mechanical keyboards. The combination works well in game, and the weight of 81g for wireless and 68g for wired is respectably low. If you like the design - and we do quite a bit - this is a strong choice, especially at its attractively low price point for the wired model. The wireless model is more pleasant to use, with convenient (if slightly too frequent) USB-C charging to top up the battery.

19. Logitech G303 Shroud Edition

75 grams • Hero 25K sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 125x64x40mm • no RGB

The (£83/$100) Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is an ultra-light evolution of the old diamond-shaped G303 Daedalus Apex wired mouse, adding Lightspeed wireless connectivity, a more prominent hump and the company's 25,000 DPI Hero sensor. The result is an unusual high-performance mouse perfectly suited for claw grip (for medium hand sizes) or fingertip grip (for large hand sizes). There are a few nice design touches here, with a pull-out tray below the Logitech G logo that reveals a resting place for the USB dongle, semi-transparent sides and extremely large mouse skates.

Like the Xtrfy MZ1, it's clear to see the vision of a single creator here, and the result is another uniquely-shaped mouse that will be incredible for some people and intolerable for others. While the earlier mice on this list boast more universal appeal, the G303 Shroud Edition is a fantastic performer with some truly unique ideas - definitely worth a look.

20. Phylina S450

phylina s450 gaming mouse
Image credit: Phylina

56 grams • PAW 3395 sensor • traditional ambidextrous design • 119x61x41mm • RGB

The ($45 at MechKeys/$50 at Amazon/£6 on AliExpress) Phylina S450 is an attractive and compact mouse with a similar shape to the G-Wolves HTS+. Its PAW 3395 sensor and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity proved reliable, and build quality was strong with minimal flex evident throughout despite the fully ventilated bottom. The value proposition here is strong too, with a nice flexible charging cable, USB-C to USB-A adapter, replacement skates and grip tape included in the box.

I did find battery life was on the low side, but at least charging is via USB-C and seems quite rapid. There are a few quality of life complaints too, such as there being no place to stash the 2.4GHz USB dongle inside the mouse for travel and slightly spongey side buttons.

Still, the essentials are well-handled here, and if you're after a compact wireless mouse this is undoubtedly one of the best value options.

Ultralight mice: key specs

Here's how the mice rank in terms of weight alone, plus some other key specifications - such as the sensor on board and dimensions. We've also classified the designs in two dimensions: "honeycomb" or "traditional" based on whether they have external holes and "ambidextrous" or "ergonomic" based on whether the left and right sides of the mouse are similar shapes. Symmetric mice are the only viable option for left-handers, but many right-handers prefer this style as well.

Mouse Weight Sensor Design Dimensions
G-Wolves Hati S 48g PMW 3389 Honeycomb, ambidextrous 113x61x40mm
Cooler Master MM720 49g PMW 3389 Honeycomb, ergonomic 105x78x37mm
Cooler Master MM710 52g PMW 3389 Honeycomb, ambidextrous 116x64x38mm
Glorious Model O- 58g PMW 3360 Honeycomb, ambidextrous 120x63x36mm
Cooler Master MM731 59g PAW 3370 Traditional, ergonomic 122x69x39mm
Xtrfy M42 59g PMW 3389 Honeycomb, ambidextrous 118x63x38mm
HyperX Pulsefire Haste 59g PMW 3335 Honeycomb, ambidextrous 124x67x38mm
Razer Viper Mini 60g PMW 3359 Traditional, ambidextrous 118x62x38mm
SteelSeries Prime Mini 61g TrueMove Pro Traditional, ergonomic 120x66x41mm
Cooler Master MM711 62g PMW 3389 Honeycomb, ambidextrous 116x64x38mm
Logitech G Pro X Superlight 63g Hero 25K Traditional, ambidextrous 125x64x40mm
HK Gaming Mira M 63g PMW 3360 Honeycomb, ergonomic 124x64x40mm
Glorious Model O- Wireless 65g BAMF Honeycomb, ambidextrous 120x63x35mm
MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight 65g PMW 3389 Traditional, ambidextrous 130x67x38mm
Roccat Kone Pure Ultra 66g PMW 3361 Traditional, ergonomic 115x70x39mm
Xtrfy M4 66g PMW 3389 Honeycomb, ergonomic 120x68x39mm
Glorious Model O 67g PMW 3360 Honeycomb, ambidextrous 128x66x37mm
NZXT Lift 67g PixArt 3389 Traditional, ambidextrous 127x67x38m
Glorious Model D- Wireless 67g BAMF Honeycomb, ergonomic 120x66x40mm
Mountain Makalu 67 67g PAW 3370 Honeycomb, ergonomic 127x70x42mm
Roccat Burst Pro 68g PMW 3389 Traditional, ambidextrous 120x58x38mm
Glorious Model D 68g PMW 3360 Honeycomb, ergonomic 128x68x42mm
Corsair Katar Elite Wireless 69g PixArt PAW3393 Traditional, ambidextrous 116x64x38mm
Glorious Model D Wireless 69g PMW 3370 Honeycomb, ergonomic 128x68x42mm
Glorious Model O 69g BAMF Honeycomb, ambidextrous 128x66x37mm
SteelSeries Prime 69g TrueMove Traditional, ergonomic 128x66x37mm
Endgame Gear XM1 70g PMW 3389 Traditional, ambidextrous 122x66x38mm
Xtrfy M4 Wireless 71g PMW 3370 Honeycomb, ergonomic 120x68x39mm
SteelSeries Prime+ 71g TrueMove Pro Traditional, ergonomic 128x66x37mm
SteelSeries Prime Mini Wireless 73g TrueMove Air Traditional, ergonomic 120x66x41mm
Razer Viper Ultimate 74g Razer Focus+ Traditional, ambidextrous 127x66x38mm
Logitech G303 Shroud Edition 75g Hero 25K Traditional, ambidextrous 125x64x40mm
Logitech G Pro Wireless 80g Hero 16K Traditional, ambidextrous 125x64x40mm
Roccat Burst Pro Air 81g PAW 3370 Traditional, ambidextrous 120x58x38mm

Frequently asked questions

How to measure hand size for a gaming mouse

Your hand size will determine how comfortable a given mouse is to use. Most ultra-light mice will be perfectly usable for the vast majority of hand sizes, but if you have particularly large or small hands then opting for a matching mouse may offer the best results. To find your hand size, keep your fingers together and measure from the tip of your longest finger to your wrist.

  • Small hands: Less than 170mm (6.7")
  • Medium hands: Between 170 and 195mm (6.7" - 7.7")
  • Large hands: More than 195mm (7.7")

You can also measure your hand's width from the bottom of your hand, across your knuckles and past your thumb. You can compare these two hand measurements, length and width, with a mouse that you're considering. A mouse that is about 60 per cent in both dimensions should be suitable for your hand size.

For example, my hand size is 200mm x 100mm, so I personally look for mice that are around 120mm x 60mm. Different grip styles can also influence your ideal mouse size; claw and fingertip grips will hover around the 60 per cent mark, while palm grips are flatter and therefore mice that are closer to 70 per cent of your hand size will feel more comfortable.

Won't dirt get in the holes?

I don't think it matters. I've been testing ultra-light mice since May 2019 and I can't see any visible dust or dirt in even my oldest mice. I also haven't noticed any change in performance over time. If I do, I will update this article accordingly.

Furthermore, there aren't really any components under the holes that would be affected by dirt - just a PCB and potentially RGB lighting, with moving elements like button switches generally covered up. I wouldn't advise eating messy foods or spilling drinks onto an ultra-light mouse, but I wouldn't recommend that with any other kind of computer peripheral either. If you're concerned about this, consider traditional full-body mice like the Roccat Kone Pure Ultra, Endgame Gear XM1 or Logitech G Pro Wireless.

Are ultra-light mice worth it?

Yes, I'd say so. You'll see the greatest benefits to a lighter mouse in fast-paced FPS and battle royale games where aiming quickly and accurately is of paramount importance. Outside of these games, all of the medium to large ultra-light mice I've tested have been perfectly comfortable for general computer use as well.

Most importantly, while there are very expensive ultra-light mice - think of the rare Finalmouse Ultralight 2 and premium Logitech G Pro Wireless - there are also plenty of more affordable options around the £45/$50 mark. Many retailers will accept returns within a certain time window if the mouse is in a saleable condition, so if this is the case for you then it's well worth trying out one of the ultra-lights we've highlighted just to see how you get on.

What do you think of the rankings and which ultra-light is your favourite? Let us know - and iIf there's an ultra-light mouse you think we missed, why not let me know on Twitter @wsjudd?