If you’re a gamer, having a light gaming mouse can be extremely beneficial. Those quick moves and mouse flicks will be much easier, and your arms will be much less tired during extended gaming sessions. However, sacrificing performance just to lose some weight isn’t the right approach. Therefore, what you want is a lightweight gaming mouse that still performs great. It should have a good sensor, it should be comfortable to hold and use, and it should be able to withstand daily use. Therefore, in this article, we have reviewed the 8 lightest gaming mice that fit that criterion.
Lightweight Gaming Mice Comparison Table
||Glorious Model O||67g|
|Logitech G Pro Wireless||80g|
|Razer D.VA Abyssus Elite||78g|
|BenQ Zowie FK2||85g|
|Logitech G203 Prodigy RGB||85g|
|Corsair Harpoon RGB||85g|
|Dream Machines DM1 Pro S||85g|
Lightest Gaming Mice:
Glorious Model O
Glorious introduced the Model O a short while ago, and it does have quite a lot going for it. Its highlight feature is certainly the weight – at 67 grams, this is the lightest gaming mouse that has RGB lights.
The honeycomb shell isn’t only stiff and strong, but it’s also very comfortable. Even when it’s hot, you’ll still be able to keep your palms fresh and cool. And if you’re worried about that, no, you won’t feel the holes while gaming.
Inside the Model O is Pixart’s PMW-3360 sensor, which even though a bit dated, is absolutely excellent for gaming. You’ll get Omron mechanical switches, and Glorious claim they’ll go up to 20 million clicks. At the bottom are their G-Skates with rounded edges, so the mouse glides over just about any kind of mouse pad. To connect it to your system, you have the Ascended cable, which is very lightweight.
When FinalMouse released the Ultralight, at around 67 grams, people were seriously impressed with how lightweight it was. The Air58 takes things a step further, and it manages to look truly stunning. Its price tag does put it out of reach for many, but if you can afford it, should you go for it? Let’s find out.
To begin with, it has an incredibly good PMW 3360 optical sensor. The Omron buttons should last you a good while, and you’re getting their Phantomcord cable which is lightweight and allows you to freely and quickly move the mouse around.
With that out of the way, let’s discuss the design. The mouse looks stunning in the Cherry Blossom Red color, especially when you add the individually engraved Haiku scrolls that you’ll find on every mouse. The whole mouse has holes in it, which are partly responsible for the low weight, but also help with sweating.
Now, the Air58 is by no means a cheap mouse. However, it is the lightest gaming mouse, by far. With most of the competition hovering between 80 to 85 grams, the 58 grams of the Air58 are a feat of engineering.
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Logitech’s G series of gaming products are making a boom in the past few years, with consistently good models at various price ranges. The G Pro Wireless is one of their higher end gaming mice, with a price tag to match. It is certainly a great lightweight gaming mouse, but how does it perform?
The first thing gamers will scoff at is the fact that it’s wireless. However, Logitech’s Lightspeed technology ensures that there is no latency and you get a 1ms report rate. It has the Hero 16K sensor, which is ten times more power efficient than the previous generation wireless sensors and can go up to an impressive 16,000 DPI.
In terms of buttons, you’re getting eight programmable buttons, four of which are removable if you don’t use them. The left and right click are rated at up to 50 million clicks, so they should last quite a bit. There’s the Lightsync technology that allows you to light up the G logo in any of the 16.8 million colors you want. Last but not least, even with a 48-hour battery inside, the G Pro Wireless comes in at only 80 grams, which is lighter than most of its competitors.
Razer D.VA Abyssus Elite
Razer is a household name when it comes to gaming peripherals, as they’ve constantly created excellent models catered to the gaming crowd. Overwatch fans will instantly recognize the design of the Abyssus Elite, as it was made with the game’s D.VA in mind. But a mouse is more than looks, so let’s take a look at the specs.
To begin with, you have Razer’s 7,200 DPI optical sensor. In line with our expectations, the sensor performs just as well as we’d expect from Razer. We had no issues whatsoever, and we found tracking to be incredibly accurate.
The mouse has an ambidextrous design, so you can use it with any hand you want. It also works with a claw, palm and fingertip grip, so it’s truly made to fit everyone. And with a weight of 78 grams, it’s lighter than most of its competition, so you can make quick and accurate movements without your arms getting tired after an hour or two of playing. Oh, there’s also support for Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting software, so you can customize the mouse as you wish. An excellent lightweight gaming mouse.
BenQ Zowie FK2
Zowie is one of those brands that have some of the stealthiest, yet incredibly good performing gaming mice out there. You won’t find RGB lights, flashy designs or thousands of buttons. But if you’re a fan of a simple looking mouse that performs quite honestly, amazing, you’ll love the FK2. And it’s fairly lightweight, too, which is always a bonus, especially for extended gaming sessions.
The sensor inside the FK2 is a 3310 optical sensor, with your choice of 400, 800, 1,600 or 3,200 DPI. You can set it up anywhere you want it, depending on your playing style and needs. The buttons, including the four side buttons (two on each side) all, have noticeable tactile feedback which helps eliminate double clicks.
Unlike some of the flashier mice out there, the FK2 is plug and play, and you change DPI with a button at the bottom. There’s no software required, making it a popular choice for LAN parties and tournaments where you can’t bring your own computer. The ambidextrous design makes it a great pick for both left and right-handed users, and it comes in at a mere 85 grams. All things considered, a great option.
Logitech G203 Prodigy RGB
Logitech’s G series isn’t only full of high-end models. They also have a few very impressive budget-oriented lightweight gaming mice, one of which is the G203 Prodigy. It still has a few of the trademark features of the higher end mice, but at a much lower price point, without any deal-breaking compromises.
To begin with, there’s a 6,000 DPI sensor. The tracking speed, accuracy, and consistency are all excellent, so performance wise, the G203 is truly great. The buttons have Logitech’s advanced button tensioning, which significantly reduces how much force you need in order to click any of the buttons.
The G203’s design is inspired by the Logitech G100S, which was a long time favorite for both casual gamers and eSports pros, but with a few modern touches, such as RGB lighting. The buttons we mentioned are six programmable buttons, so you can easily add custom commands if necessary. There’s one on the top that allows you to quickly change DPI on-the-fly. It also has onboard memory to save your custom commands and weighs 85 grams. All things considered, it’s certainly among the lightest gaming mice for people on a budget.
Corsair is one of those brands that doesn’t have too many peripherals, but some of them are truly excellent. A great example is their Harpoon RGB gaming mouse, which is a great pick for those looking for something lightweight, that also performs really well. It has an interesting design that’s tailored to right-hand users, and the spec sheet is great.
For starters, you’ll find a 6,000 DPI optical gaming sensor inside the Harpoon. Tracking, accuracy, and consistency are all excellent, and we found no issues in terms of performance. You can set custom DPI on the mouse, and with the onboard memory, they’ll stay on the mouse, instead of your computer. In terms of buttons, you’ll find six of them, and all are fully-programable.
In terms of the design, we aren’t fans of the non-ambidextrous design. However, if you’re a right-handed user, it does work very well. It’s comfortable, the side buttons are well placed, and the rubberized grip on the side does make things a lot better. The RGB lighting is compatible with Corsair’s iCUE lighting software, so you can customize it to your heart’s extent. The Harpoon is also compatible with the Xbox One, so you can play mouse-enabled games on it as well. Last but not least, it weighs 85 grams, on par with most of the competition, but still a low number.
Dream Machines DM1 Pro S
Every once in a while, we come across a mouse from a relatively unknown brand and are surprised at how good it is. Such is the case with the Dream Machines DM1 Pro S, a lightweight gaming mouse that checks all the boxes for a great performer.
To begin with, you’re getting a Pixart 3360 optical sensor, which is right up there with the highest end sensors available. It’s perfect for gaming, with quick, accurate tracking and great consistency. You can adjust the DPI on the fly, and the maximum is 12,000 DPI. The buttons have Omron switches beneath, rated at 20 million clicks, so they should last you a good while.
In terms of the design, it’s a matte, ambidextrous shell with a grippy finish. It feels great in the hand, regardless of whether you’re a left-handed or right-handed user. It’s built on the hugely popular SteelSeries Sensei chassis. While you won’t find a lot of buttons or RGB lights or customizable weights, you’re getting an 85-gram mouse that performs really well, looks great and doesn’t cost an exorbitant amount of money.