Unfortunately, mice dedicated to left-handed use are much rarer. They pop up from time to time, but quickly seem to be out of stock. We’ve ranked our picks here, so if you see them in stock you might want to act quickly.
TL; DR – These are the best left-handed gaming mice
1. Razer Naga for left-handed
Best left-handed gaming mouse
In many cases, the typical left-handed mouse you’re going to find will simply be an ambidextrous mouse that works in a left hand without being ergonomically designed for it. And, unfortunately, most of the time you won’t get thumb buttons if you use this left-handed mouse. The Razer Naga Left-Handed Edition goes against this trend. Not only is this mouse designed specifically for left-handers, it clips onto an entire number pad for your thumb.
Whether you’re a macro assistant, an MMO player, or just like having save options for your in-game controls, these 12 thumb buttons on the Razer Naga will give you a lot to work with. These thumb buttons along with the middle mouse button and Razer logo all benefit from RGB lighting. With tracking being just as important as buttons, the Razer Naga includes the Razer Focus + optical sensor, which can track even the fastest movements.
2. SteelSeries Sensei Ten
Best budget left-handed gaming mouse
SteelSeries makes a ton of great mice, and the Sensei line has a long history of offering a solid background in an ambidextrous design. The SteelSeries Sensei Ten (read our review) continues with this legacy. Better yet, it doesn’t do the typical pseudo-ambidextrous mouse thing to have a symmetrical design for everything except the thumb buttons. The SteelSeries Sensei Ten includes two thumb buttons on both sides of the mouse, so you don’t miss a thing while playing with your left hand.
The Sensei Ten costs just $ 69 and includes SteelSeries’ high-performance TrueMove Pro sensor. It offers a DPI range of 50-18000, and you can adjust it in 50 DPI increments. Tracking is incredibly precise and can withstand even the fastest hand movements. With SteelSeries Engine, you can customize both areas of RGB lighting to your liking and adjust macros and button mapping. If the extra buttons get in your way, you can just turn them off or configure them for media playback or volume control like we did in our testing.
3. Logitech G300s
Best ultra cheap left-handed gaming mouse
Looking to save a few dollars? Logitech’s ambidextrous G300 is a more affordable choice that still performs admirably. It’s also surprisingly comfortable with pretty finger / thumb grooves, nine programmable buttons, and memory to store three profiles.
It comes with a cord that stretches over six feet which may feel a bit heavy when used with a gaming laptop. Still, DPI can go up to 2,500, which is pretty impressive for a mouse at this price point, and a 1ms response time means it’s ready for professional leagues. Plus, at $ 20, who’s arguing?
4. Logitech G903 Hero Lightspeed
The modular master
Logitech absolutely nails it with the G903 (see our opinion), which is both wireless and incredibly comfortable. Granted, this is actually an ambidextrous mouse, but so are most of the best left-handed options.
You’ll have up to 24 hours of playback with the RGB lights on, 32 with them. But – get it – when you use the G903 with Logitech’s Powerplay mouse pad, it charges automatically, ensuring you never get caught out.
With a 1ms report rate, it also has super-fast response time, which means it’s ready for both professional and non-professional gaming.
5. SteelSeries Sensei 310
Excellent overall balance
The SteelSeries Sensei 310 (see our opinion) brings a lot of good things to the table. First of all, it only weighs 3.2 ounces, so it’s incredibly light without feeling cheap or hollow. Second, it’s been designed for palm and grip styles, with textured grip panels on either side so you don’t slip during those intense (and sweaty) sessions.
In addition, “advanced jitter reduction” gives the mouse more natural movements. We also like the split trigger buttons on the side. You can also save all of your lighting (16.8 million colors to choose from) and performance settings right on the mouse. Just note that this one is only wired.
6. Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition
For those who want a serious range
The second Razer mouse on our list, this ambidextrous option has an impressive 16,000 DPI resolution (scroll down for more on why this is important), nine programmable buttons, and customizable lighting – with 16.8 million combinations. colors to choose from.
There’s a rubberized wheel and tactile grips on both sides to keep you in control when the going gets tough, while built-in storage lets you save your settings right on the mouse. It runs on a single AAA battery, so it’s not rechargeable unless you plug in a rechargeable battery.
7. Corsair M55 RGB Pro
The affordable all-rounder
For a very reasonable price, the Corsair M55 RGB Pro (see our opinion) brings a lot to the table, starting with a comfortable design that weighs just 0.2 lbs (89 g). Combine that with a 12,400 DPI and eight fully programmable buttons, and you’ve got a mouse that’s not only ready for some serious gaming, but won’t break the bank doing so.
It doesn’t seem as high-end as the more expensive mice on our list, but the Corsair is an affordable all-rounder that doesn’t disappoint.
What you need to know about left-handed gaming mice
Wired vs Wireless
Your choice of a wired or wireless mouse may depend on your personal preferences, but be aware of some immutable facts. First, wireless mice can give you a bit more freedom than wired mice just because they don’t have a cord to drag them around.
The good news is that, overall, wireless mice are now just as responsive as wired mice, so lag shouldn’t be an issue – but we still recommend reading reviews before purchasing.
The biggest drawback to wireless mice? The highest price.
Response rate and DPI
If you buy a mouse for gaming, you need to pay more attention to response time and DPI.
The optical sensor is what controls the response rate of the mouse. For gaming, you want a mouse that has a 1ms response rate. When it comes to DPI (dots per inch), you have more room to play, and many mice will actually allow you to set your desired DPI within a specified range.
The higher the DPI, the more sensitive the mouse is; if you’re using a lighter gaming mouse, you’ll want the DPI to be lower. Truth be told, most gamers keep their DPI below 1000, but we recommend going with a mouse with at least 1600 DPI.
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