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The Best Lightweight Mouse in 2022

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The Best Lightweight Mouse in 2022

One of the main reasons people use lightweight mice is because they are easier to control than heavier ones. Heavier mice can be more difficult to move around, and they can also cause fatigue during extended use. Lightweight mice are also generally more comfortable to use, as they put less strain on the hands and wrists.

The right mouse provides a better experience in terms of both comfort and precision. If you’re looking for a new mouse that is lightweight and easy to carry around, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones that you can find in the market today. Without further ado, here are our top picks for this year.

01 Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O appears to have been created with the goal of combining the greatest features of other mice that gamers enjoy with a focus on affordability. The Model O takes the Air58’s honeycomb structure, soft cable, FK1’s shape, and generally robust buttons, adds some cool LEDs and coating options, and sells it for just $50, a fantastic deal.

The mouse can function at various polling rates – 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, and 1000 Hz. The sensor’s DPI can be adjusted in 100-step increments between 400 and 12,000. The software is rather simple to use; among other things, it allows you to remap mouse buttons and adjust your DPI, number of DPI steps, and polling rate.

There are a few unusual parameters that you won’t find in every application, such as the ability to change the lift-off distance. Unless you have a specific setup preference, you should make this as close to zero as you can. In order to prevent duplicate clicking, the program also allows you to specify a parameter known as debounce time, which essentially restricts the mouse to only sending one signal in a specific interval.

This mouse is a budget-friendly dream come true for everyone who envied the Air58.

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • Tried and tested sensor
  • Great RGB implementation
  • Extra large PTFE feet

Cons

  • Looks and cable style may turn off some
  • Ambidextrous design could be problematic
  • No dedicated sniper button

Specification

  • Price $49.99
  • Weight (in grams) 67
  • Sensor PMW 3360
  • Dimensions 128 x 66 x 37 mm
Glorious Model O

02 Cooler Master MM710

The Cooler Master MM710 is full of holes, which isn’t ideal for everyone. Rather than covering a sensor with a solid layer of plastic, the MM710 jams all of its internal hardware near the top of the mouse, leaving the bottom totally hollow. To lighten the device even further, the chassis is full of empty hexagons, giving the whole mouse a honeycombed appearance. The end result is a mouse without a whole lot of mouse in it.

The MM710’s strange design, which will either be loved or despised, is its most distinguishing trait. The Cooler Master MasterPlus software has features you can adjust and does the majority of the work. However, the mouse isn’t at all bad by comparison. Once you’re able to get it going, it actually works pretty well.

You can reprogram the thumb buttons, change the DPI to up to 16,000, and experiment with different functions like polling rate and angle snapping. One issue with the application is that you can only create up to five game profiles at once, and finding the executable files for the games is a hassle.

There is no RGB lighting, but that’s not really something you would have expected, as lightweight and inexpensive prices were the main goals here. Whether you love it or detest it, you won’t find another mouse like it, with its superior sensor and reliable performance. 

Pros

  • Extremely light honeycomb design
  • Good performance
  • Gunk-resistant coating

Cons

  • Unattractive design
  • Feels insubstantial
  • Bare-bones software

Specification

  • Price $48.50
  • Weight (in grams) 52
  • Sensor PMW 3389
  • Dimensions 116 x 64 x 38 mm
Cooler Master MM710

03 Razer Viper Mini

A real miniature mouse, the Viper Mini is comparable to the Ultralight 2 and Model O-. The mouse reduces the flat, ambidextrous design of the original Viper to a shape that works exceptionally well for little hands. It is slightly smaller than the Model O-.

In terms of build quality, this tiny mouse is incredibly sturdy; it does not creak or flex when bent or turned. There are some worries about the buttons and scroll wheel catching or falling loose. The Viper Mini uses the PMW-3359 sensor to accurately track mouse movement, it doesn’t foresee, accelerate, or snap angles. In comparison to other high-end mice, the sensor’s lift-off distance is a little higher. If aiming differently at a higher LOD affects you, make sure to take note of this.

Overall, the Razer Viper Mini is a great deal at around $20 USD. Since there aren’t many mice this small to begin with, the Mini’s excellent design, buttons, cable, and sensor elevate it to the top of its category. If you have a fingertip or claw grip, the Viper Mini should be your first option in the small mouse category.

Pros

  • Great feeling optical buttons
  • Improved side button feel
  • Durable but still flexible cable
  • Great for fingertip and claw
  • Light with no holes at 61 grams

Cons

  • High-ish LOD
  • Removed left-handed side buttons
  • Too flat for palm grip
  • Makes me want a wireless version

Specification

  • Price $20.75
  • Weight (in grams) 61
  • Sensor PMW 3359
  • Dimensions 118 x 62 x 38 mm
Razer Viper Mini

04 Logitech G Pro X Superlight

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight is a high-end mouse that is designed with simplicity in mind. It has a bland five-button design with two click panels, a clickable scroll wheel, and two side buttons. It is designed for right-handed.

Looking at its dimensions, the G Pro X Superlight is a typical-sized mouse, unusual since many esports mouse producers shrink the chassis and to achieve the low weight we’re looking for.

The G Pro X Superlight’s smooth, matte plastic chassis, which is available in black or white, is robust and devoid of grip tape. Additionally, it lacks RGB lighting and accent lines. However, the most important characteristics of it—weight, battery life, and wireless connectivity—are pretty basic. Its price tag will give you a little pause. In a strict sense, the cost is acceptable. Few wireless esports mice achieve a weight under three ounces and are fundamentally sound. But, overall, it’s a little high for a lightweight mouse, albeit a pretty decent one.

Pros

  • Very light
  • Comes with additional feet and grip tape
  • Fits many different grip types

Cons

  • Ditches predecessor’s a truly ambidextrous design
  • Scroll wheel sometimes feels finicky

Specification

  • Price $146.95
  • Weight (in grams) 63
  • Sensor Hero 25K
  • Dimensions 125 x 64 x 40 mm
Logitech G Pro X Superlight

05 Roccat Burst Pro Air

With dimensions of 120 x 58 x 38 mm, the Roccat Burst Pro Air mouse is neither the smallest nor the largest one available. Its size may require some getting used to, but someone with a larger hand will find it to be the ideal size. It is also quite lightweight at 81 grams, requiring little effort to move about on a mousepad.

The mouse’s body is heavier than its front, so it isn’t completely balanced, but that is on purpose. The larger body really cradles our palm tightly. This mouse is as comfortable as it is light, with its gently tapered edges and symmetrical shape accommodating both left- and right-handed users.

Although there are only two color options—white or black—it has four RGB zones that can be customized and shine in a honeycomb pattern for an eye-catching display. Additionally, his mouse’s exterior is a bionic shell that is impervious to dust and water, unlike the majority of other honeycomb mice.

The Roccat Burst Pro Air is up to the challenge no matter how fierce the action becomes. It is not simply a quick mouse. It’s also generally enjoyable to use. The optical switches provide a pleasant mechanical sensation when pressed and can have whatever amount of debouncing that you like. Even while its PTFE feet don’t perform nearly as well as predicted on other surfaces, the mouse glides on smooth surfaces like a mouse pad with ease.

Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Gorgeous RGB lighting

Cons

  • Doesn’t work well on all surfaces
  • Not cheap

Specification

  • Price $99.95
  • Weight (in grams) 81
  • Sensor PAW 3370
  • Dimensions 120 x 58 x 38 mm
Roccat Burst Pro Air

06 Logitech G303 Shroud Edition

This rechargeable wireless mouse is made for broader hands and is powered by Logitech’s potent Hero 25K sensor, but you’ll likely love it or hate it based on its unusual form. The G303 Shroud mouse has a sleek, sophisticated appearance at first view. There are no RGB lights or anything similar, but there is a battery LED indication directly over the scroll wheel.

It has two hot keys on the left side, a scroll wheel, a button below the scroll wheel, a Logitech G logo on the lower portion, and other attractive features. Despite its unique design, which you will notice at first glance, it feels somewhat flimsy. Even so, its build quality is decent.

Additionally, the sides are constructed of translucent plastic. There is a visible screw on the mouse’s underside, which you might find to be more of an aesthetic than a quality issue. Considering that there are plenty of opportunities to conceal the screws without affecting performance or access to the internals, one can’t ignore this because it just seems lazy in a mouse at this price point. But, in terms of performance, this mouse shines brighter than its competitors, especially if you’re interested in games that demand a lot of precision.

This mouse does have a lot to offer, and I love its low latency, precision, battery life, and first-glance look. It would be more appealing to each individual gamer if it had a more general shape and more button and weight setting possibilities. You could especially enjoy the G303 Shroud Edition if you’re a gamer who wants an extremely light, rechargeable mouse with a combination claw/fingertip grip. However, this isn’t the mouse for you if you prefer a palm grip, a thumb rest, weight adjustment, or several buttons.

Pros

  • USB-C charging
  • Excellent battery life
  • Useful software
  • Adjustable DPI

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Not ideal for smaller hands or thicker fingers
  • Side buttons are hard to reach

Specification

  • Price $116.98
  • Weight (in grams) 75
  • Sensor Hero 25K
  • Dimensions 125 x 64 x 40 mm
Logitech G303 Shroud Edition

Carla

Sep 14, 2022

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