If you’re one of the 10% of the population that is left-handed, then chances are you are sick and tired of mice that are ergonomically designed for right-handed users, as well as gaming and macro buttons being placed on the left side of the mouse where your pinky and ring-finger rests.
Despite it being the year 2020, there are still very few mouse options truly tailored for lefties, with most options being more simplistic ambidextrous designs. If you’re looking for an MMO mouse, for example, with a large number of programmable buttons on the side, then unfortunately you won’t find anything to suit your needs other than right-handed mice. The best alternative would be purchasing a keypad together with an ambidextrous mouse – which luckily do come in a wide array of models to choose from.
To help you find the best mouse for you, we will list the best lefthanded mice in different categories. Thus, we have the best budget option, the best versatile option, which you can use to change from wired and wireless, the most comfortable option, the sole ergonomic option available, and finally the best price-to-value ratio option for those looking to get the most bang for their buck.
Best Left-Handed Gaming Mice – Our Recommendations
Best Budget Left-Handed Gaming Mice
Logitech is, and arguably always has been, one of the most solid manufacturers of mice, being it gaming or otherwise. They are known both for their high-quality designs and the increased longevity of their products.
The G300 is Logitech’s economic, ambidextrous, model, which however does not skimp out on features. This mouse has nine programmable buttons situated on the top side of the mouse, rather than on the sides, so that they can easily be accessed via the index or middle fingers of either right or left hand. The symmetrical shape of the G300 also allows for a resting spot for both the thumb and pinky, for those with larger hands.
In addition, the G300 has three onboard memory profiles upon which you can save your settings and have them remain within the mouse, rather than on the computer itself. This way you can transfer your settings between devices, and you can see which profile is activated via the lighting display on the sides of the G300 which has seven configurable options. The sensitivity of the mouse ranges from 500 to 2500 DPI, which is also programmable via Logitech’s GHUB software.
If you’re looking for a great left-handed mouse on a budget, then the Logitech G300 is the way to go, and you can currently find it for only $19 – down from its original $39 price tag.
Best Versatile Left-Handed Gaming Mice
The Logitech G903 ambidextrous mouse is ideal for those that love to multitask and switch between gaming and browsing on the fly. This mouse can either be used with a cable – for those that don’t want to miss a single frame during gaming, or for those that hate running out of battery – or wirelessly, for those that want a bit more range of motion. If you hate waiting for the mouse to charge, the G903 has wireless charging capabilities, though the Powerplay charger is sold separately. That being said, the battery of the G903 can last up to 140 hours with the RGB lighting effects, and up to 180 hours without them.
Similar to the Logitech G30, this mouse is built so that it can be used in either hand, though here the 11 programmable buttons on the sides of the mouse can be removed and customized for left-handed use. The sensor on the G903 is a Hero 16K which offers 1:1 tracking, over 400 IPS (inches per second), battery life, and a range of 100 to 16,000 DPI; once again configurable via Logitech’s GHUB gaming software. The RGB lighting is also customizable, and features 16.8 million colors, which can be synced across other Logitech peripherals.
Though the G903 is not the cheapest of mice on the market, its amazing level of versatility, quality of parts, and gaming friendly features make it well worth its $159 price tag for left and right-handed users alike.
Best Comfort Left-Handed Gaming Mice
For those that care little for wide DPI ranges, large number of programmable buttons, and all the other features usually associated with gaming mice, and would rather just have something simple and comfortable to use, then the BenQ Zowie is made for you.
The BenQ Zowie comes in three different sizes to best fit your hand and gripping style. The FK2 is a 64mm wide, 124 mm long, medium sized mouse which weighs 85 grams, the FK1 is a 67mm wide, 128mm long, 90-gram large sized mouse, and the FK1+ is a 68mm wide, 128mm long, 95-gram extra-large sized mouse, all being size variations of the same model. Whether you use a claw grip or a palm grip, or whether you prefer larger or smaller mice, the BenQ Zowie has you covered.
The optical sensor on this mouse is the BenQ 3310 optical sensor, with a range from 400 to 3200 DPI. The buttons on the mouse have tactile feedback, meaning that you feel a slight “bump” when you click them, which is used to avoid accidental multiple key-presses. In addition, the BenQ Zowie has an adjustable report rate of 125, 500, and 1000 Hz, so that you can use the level of responsiveness you feel more comfortable with – the 1000 Hz option having the quickest response time, which translates to about one millisecond.
Both the BenQ Zowie FK2 and FK1+ come at a modest $59 price point, with the large-sized FK1 option currently costing $72, which may simply be due its lack of availability.
Best Ergonomic Left-Handed Gaming Mice
The only ergonomically left-handed mouse, the Razer DeathAdder Essential is an ideal left-handed mouse, held back only by its price.
The DeathAdder Essential has rubber side grips with an ergonomic curve being on the left side, and the two extra buttons being situated on the right side of the mouse. It has a 3.5G infrared sensor which allows for up to 3,500 DPI and a response rate of 1ms, accomplished through its 1000 Hz ultrapolling technology. The RGB lighting featured on the mouse can be customized via the use of 16.8 million colors; taking full advantage of Razer’s Chroma synchronization software.
Best Price-Value Left-Handed Gaming Mice
SteelSeries has made a great ambidextrous option that has everything a gamer can ask for. It has a very simple and minimalistic design which can be used for any type of grip, and weighs only 92 grams. The mechanical switches can last up to 60 million clicks, and the parts are made of high-grade polymer so that the mouse will last you for years to come.
It features eight programmable buttons, which are situated on the two sides of the mouse, and its settings can be saved onto the on-board memory of the mouse. Where the Sensei Ten mostly shines is its TrueMove Pro sensor. It has 1-to-1 tracking, can reach up to 18,000 DPI and 450 IPS of tracking speed. In addition, this mouse also has tilt tracking, meaning it will not drop your input during abrupt or angled movements. This means that when you accidentally lift your mouse off the mousepad, or when you perform a quick flicking motion on a first-person shooter, the mouse will not lose your cursor.
Given that SteelSeries Sensei Ten has top of the line specifications, it’s $69 price tag makes it the most value option available; especially-so for a left-handed ambidextrous design.