Left-handed mice are sometimes hard to track down. So many options out there are only made for right-handed users; you might not even realize there were left-handed mice out there. For that reason, many lefties have buckled under the pressure and learned to use one of the best gaming mice designed for right-handed folk. That's cool an all, but if you're committed to leftie life then you've come to the right place.
When using a mouse with the 'wrong' hand, you probably feel it. The ergonomics are all wrong, the side button arrangements are a nightmare, and using your left hand on a right-handed (and vice-versa) can feel pretty bad. You can get used to such arrangements, of course, but using a mouse that has been designed for your preference feels so much better. So much more natural.
Though options are limited, there are still a handful of excellent gaming mice for lefties. You might notice that left-hander versions of some mice have lower stock and, in some cases, might be a hair more expensive at retail (I call it a lefty tax). So make sure to also look into ambidextrous mice by popular manufacturers like Razer, Logitech, and Corsair. They have fewer features, but they are comfortable to use, and the buttons can be customized to your liking.
Best left-handed gaming mouse
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The Logitech G903 is not strictly a left-handed mouse, but it has to be in contention with its ambidextrous design. That and the fact that it's still one of the best gaming mice ever made, even so long after its initial launch.
Starting with the design, it's a really comfortable shape that fits the hand well and houses removable thumb buttons that can be changed according to the user (should you ever have a right-handed person usurp your mouse from you).
Said thumb buttons, and the others on the pointer, have the best click I’ve ever tested: satisfying to push, feel, and hear. On top, its metal scroll wheel can click side-to-side and spin freely for 15 seconds—though you can use it as a notched button if you prefer.
Since its first release, this mouse has been upgraded to Logitech's excellent Hero 25K sensor. This is the same sensor powering most of Logitech's top mice, and it's a real feather in the G903's cap. It's responsive, keeps up with even the most rapid movements, and it runs up to an excruciatingly high 25,600DPI. It's extreme.
Overall, the G903 is a quality wireless option for lefties that will serve you just as well, if not slightly better, than some wired alternatives. It's also compatible with Logitech's wireless charging kit, though that adds a significant premium onto the already pricey package. But, having said that, you could even plug it in and use it as a wired mouse if you prefer. You weirdo.
The Razer Naga has long been the go-to MMO mouse of choice, but resolutely inaccessible for left-handed gamers. Admittedly, the right-handed lot are enjoying some more advanced models in the Razer Naga V2 Pro and Naga V2 Hyperspeed nowadays, but we still have a lot of love for the original Left-Handed Edition.
There's no way you could squeeze all the Naga's many buttons onto an ambidextrous design. Or you could but it'd be an absolute mess of a mouse. Thankfully Razer has created the online-exclusive Naga Left-Handed Edition which caters purely for the sinister southpaws.
Form and function-wise it is identical to the original right-handed Naga design, which means that MMO or MOBA gamers have an otherwise unprecedented volume of programmable buttons at their finger and thumb tips. The sad thing is that it lacks the swappable button panels of the Naga Pro or Pro V2, and that 12 button panel can be unwieldy to use effectively in the heat of battle.
It's also a rather chunky and relatively heavy mouse too, which makes it more of a specialised weapon than a daily driver of a gaming rodent. But it is one of the very few gaming mice designed purely with left-handers in mind, and in a many-buttoned use case that previously passed them by. And that means it's a must for this list.
The Razer Viper 8K Hz is the latest in a long list of mice from the snake-obsessed peripheral and PC maker that subtly tweaks an existing fan favorite. We've had wireless spins of some classics, or updated ones that have better optics. In the case of the Viper 8K Hz, Razer has taken the standard Viper and improved the polling rate. While most mice stick to a 1,000Hz, this new rodent is polled eight times that, at 8,000Hz.
Why does that matter? To be honest for most normal humans it probably doesn't. That's because checking where your mouse is one thousand times a second is generally enough to be able to work out what you're doing. Even quick jerks to the left and right, when you suddenly find you've been flanked can be recorded accurately enough.
We do however live in a point of time where refresh rates are on the rise (we tested this mouse on Alienware's 360Hz panel), and where pro gamers are pushing hardware to the limits. Your hardware letting you down is not an option when money is at stake, so increasing the polling rate of your mouse seems like the latest logical step.
The most obvious thing you'll notice in Windows is how many more mouse pointers are visible when you sweep your mouse around. It's a surprisingly pleasing thing to witness, and I can now be found wiggling my mouse around the screen at regular intervals, just to check that it's still working.
In games, the effect is less obvious.
In theory, it is more accurate. With a higher polling rate, it's sampling where your mouse is more regularly, and thus there will be times when it could mean you have the accuracy to kill, rather than be killed. Even writing that feels like a stretch though, and my own reactions and accuracy definitely don't stand up to that level of scrutiny.
The good news is that the Razer Viper 8K Hz isn't just a one-trick snake. It features plenty of things that make this a tempting option for any budding pro gamer.
For starters, you get access to Razer's insanely sensitive Focus+ 20K optical sensor, which is probably way beyond what you'll need to set the sensitivity to, but it does give you full control for setting your sensitivity right up that wrist-twitching high.
The mouse buttons are also Razer's second-generation optical mouse switches, which are rated to 70 million clicks and are faster at actuating. This is very much a competitive mouse and weighs in at a very slight 71g. It glides easily and smoothly in use, aided by the large PTFE feet on its underside. The shape of the Viper 8K Hz isn't really to my liking though, and as a fingertip player, I found this design didn't support my pinky as much as some other mice do.
The good news is Razer isn't charging extra for this version of the Viper over the older model, so it's an obvious upgrade for many. If you're looking for a competitive wired mouse that's lefty-friendly, this is the way to go.
Read our full Razer Viper 8K Hz review.
This isn’t Corsair’s first rodeo when it comes to ambidextrous mice. It had a go in 2015 with the Katar, a bulky vision in gray that’s long-since been pulled from shelves. The M55 stands head-and-shoulders above it in almost every way. To start with, it has a far superior DPI count of 12,400 compared to its predecessor’s 8,000. Secondly, it drops the Katar’s Darth Vader-esque grill for a black design that has more in common with the Corsair Harpoon. It’s understated. Chic.
The M55 RGB Pro is comfortable underhand, too. Although its tear-drop shape may feel strange to those who haven’t used an ambidextrous mouse before, you quickly become used to it. The matte shell is also pleasantly grippy, which means you’re never less than in complete control.
Flaws are lurking beneath the M55’s attractive shell, such as a slight stiffness to its click action: its Omron switches are very slightly resistant—a colleague described it as "spongey." But while there's not a great deal to rave or complain about, it’s available for such an affordable price that it's definitely worth a look.
Read our full Corsair M55 RGB Pro review.
The G Pro Wireless is an awesome wireless gaming mouse, and the good news is that the original is also ambidextrous courtesy of some removeable side buttons on either side of the mouse. It's incredibly light, sitting just over the 80g weight mark, but it doesn't feel cheap or disposable, unlike some more lightweight mice. Instead, it's crafted of high-quality materials and exhibits performance to match.
Logitech designed every component in the G Pro Wireless to be as light and durable as possible, including shaving down the thickness of the chassis' side walls without sacrificing composition or density. Judging from the multiple hard tumbles the G Pro has survived from my desk, it's a very sturdy kit.
It comes with Logitech's Hero 25K sensor, which is the company's go-to in just about all its mice these days. It's an awesome sensor; snappy and accurate.
The G Pro also boasts a healthy 60 hours of battery life without the lighting enabled, or more like 48 Hrs with it on at the default brightness. You could also pair the G Pro with Logitech's Powerplay charging mat and never worry about running out of juice again. The only real downside is the price tag: the G Pro isn't cheap, but it can fully justify that cost with quality.
The one thing to note, and it's probably not of much interest to lefties, there is a right-handed only version of this mouse called the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. It shaves off 17 grams of weight but also loses the switchable side buttons and the DPI switch for it.
Left-handed gaming mouse FAQ
Are there dedicated left-handed gaming mice?
Most gaming mice are either made specifically to fit in the dominant right hand of the majority of users, or are designed to be as comfortable in either hand as possible. But, because of the smaller target audience, there are few that are made to cater for a purely left-handed ergonomic.
Razer has created a left-handed version of the popular Naga, however, which is a smart choice given its many-button design cannot work in an ambidextrous layout.
Are ambidextrous mice good?
The general consensus is that an ambidextrous mouse—those designed to be used with either left or right hands—are best suited to gamers who favor a claw or fingertip grip style. Those who prefer a palm grip, where they lay their entire hand on the mouse, can find them less comfortable than a mouse designed specifically for their dominant hand.
Can you switch a mouse to be left-handed?
You can reconfigure the left and right mouse buttons from within Windows itself. From inside 'Settings,' click on 'Devices,' click on 'Mouse,' and use the 'Select your primary button' drop down to configure the main button.