As with any other PC component, some gamers want more than just high function, they want a certain aesthetic. Minimalism has begun to replace the RGB craze, leading to a particular appreciation with elegant hardware that isn’t overly flashy. And to accompany this transition towards a more simple design, many gamers are searching for pure white peripherals and core components that allows for easy matching with a variety of aesthetics and avoids a ‘gamer-y’ thematic. The first step for many is to choose parts for their rig that match this all-white or white-based minimalist design, but once that is done, you need the right desk pieces to match. And while we’ve helped with recommendations for white keyboards and white PC cases, now we want to help you choose the best white version of the other input device: your mouse.
Gaming mice are known for focusing on high-quality sensors to ensure precision and accuracy while similarly providing a comfortable grip and often a nice bit of RGB or other design touches. In this guide, we are going to narrow it down further and look at the best white gaming mouse in several categories to help you choose the minimalist design that best works for your needs. We are looking for an all-white or mostly white design, good build quality and reliability, high-quality sensor for accurate tracking, and a comfortable fit for your hand. As we’ve mentioned in past articles on mice, the comfortability of a mouse is dependent on your hand size and grip type (palm, claw, or hybrid), so while our recommendations are useful in determining which mice to consider in a category and generally if a mouse is comfortable to use, trying in person at a local store will always help in choosing the right mouse for your hand.
With all that in mind, let’s get to the recommendations for best white gaming mice:
Best White Gaming Mice – My Recommendations
Best Ultra-Light White Gaming Mouse
If you saw our recent article on ultra-light gaming mice, you understand that manufacturers have made a big push in cutting down the weight of gaming mice as a factor to differentiate themselves from the competition. The idea is that lighter mouse allow for longer gaming sessions without fatigue and higher accuracy as you can move your hand without ‘pushing’ a weight around. In reality, some gamers just enjoy the light feel of a mouse that can glide with very little effort. But in any case, this push has created a category of ultra-light mice that is popular amongst gamers today and luckily, one of the best comes in a very beautiful white design. It was an honorable mention for our best overall ultra-light mouse and is our favorite when it comes to ultra-light white gaming mice: the Glorious Model O White.
Glorious is a smaller company that first became known for its groundbreaking GMMK gaming keyboards that were among the first to bring hot-swapping (the ability to change switches as well as keycaps) to the mainstream gaming keyboard world. From there, they have built a nice little lineup of products to compete with some of the bigger manufacturers. And when they saw the popularity of mice like the Finalmouse Air58 (one of the first ultra-lights), they did not waste time in bringing the Model O to market. The Model O is a beautiful product, combining a very attractive matte or glossy outershell and some nice RGB with top-notch internals like the PixArt PMW3360 sensor Omron mechanical switches for the buttons. And when we say ultra-light, we mean ultra light, with the Model O tipping the scales at a tiny 58g (or 68g for the larger model).
With a reasonable price of $50-$55, the Model O brings the whole package. So if you are looking for a high-precision gaming mouse that comes in an ultra-light package and matches your all-white aesthetic, the Glorious Model O is a great choice.
Best Budget White Gaming Mouse
$50 is still a considerable sum for a gaming peripheral, so we’re lucky to have plenty of nice options at lower price points that can still give us plenty of bang for our buck. Gaming today is possible on just about any budget level, and high quality mice are no different. At our budget tier, we want a reliable mouse that might not be the lightest or having all the bells and whistles of some more expensive mouse, but that will still let us game and compete without missing a beat. Even at this price point, we recommend going with a known-manufacturer to ensure a high-quality piece of hardware and avoiding any knock-off or unknown producers. For our best budget white gaming mouse, we recommend the Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Spectrum.
Redragon is a well-known producer of budget tier peripherals, and they provide a high-quality product for the price you pay. They are best known in the mechanical keyboard space, but also have plenty of experience with gaming mice to back up their product line. The M602 is interesting in that it includes plenty of RGB, plenty of customizable mouse buttons, and a nice all-white outershell. An accompanying piece of software allows for programming of the mouse buttons and customization of the RGB, which is a nice touch we do not usually see outside of major manufacturers. In fact, the only compromise for this mouse appears to be the sensor. Admittedly, this is not the place we would like to see any corners cut, but based on reviews, the mouse still provides a good quality sensor, even if it isn’t as high end as the modern PixArt offerings.
Generally, we would say this mouse is a good buy. But when you factor in the constraints of an all-white mouse and then see that this mouse costs a grand total of $19, you can probably understand why we are saying this is actually a fantastic buy. When it comes to budget white gaming mice, look no further than the Redragon M602 Griffin.
Best Wireless White Gaming Mouse
This category will come as no surprise to anyone that has read previous PremiumBuilds articles. We love wireless devices, and we are fortunate enough to have great options even when restricting to only all-white gaming mice. In fact, I wonder if I even need to write this paragraph or if some readers can fill it in themselves. When it comes to wireless peripherals, there is one company that is known across all product types as one of, if not the, best: Logitech. So for the best wireless white gaming mouse, we recommend the gorgeous Logitech G703 White.
The G703 often shows up on traditional ‘best gaming mice’ articles due to its awesome implementation of wireless connectivity using the Logitech ‘Lightspeed’ protocol and its very comfortable design. With the white version, we can add amazing aesthetic to the list as well, as the mostly white with black accents color scheme is perfect for a minimalist setup, especially with the touch of RGB on the logo. The sensor is the high-end (although one generation older) PixArt PMW3366, so no problems in the precision department. And the build quality is everything we would expect from Logitech, leaving nothing to be desired. The ambidextrous design is easy and comfortable for a variety of grip types and hand sizes. Basically, the G703 is the whole package.
At around $90, or $80 refurbished, the G703 isn’t cheap. But for that price what you do get is a beautiful mouse with high-quality parts and a flawless wireless implementation. If you have the budget, the G703 is an excellent wireless white gaming mouse. And if you don’t have the budget, as an alternative, check out the Logitech G305 White which is around half the price but has a lot of the same features.
Best Laser Sensor White Gaming Mouse
While the gaming mouse world has moved away from the laser sensor for the more common optical sensor, some gamers still swear by the precision of a high quality laser based gaming mouse. Most manufacturers still produce a few for that reason, but they are becoming harder to find as optical sensor technology catches up to the previously unmatched precision of laser sensors. Still, some gamers want the absolute most sensitive mice they can find, so if you want an all-white laser based gaming mouse, we recommend the Steelseries Sensei RAW Frost Blue Edition.
Steelseries is one of the major players in the peripherals market, and while we might not talk about them as much as Logitech, they deserve every bit as much love. They are not quite as innovative in the tech side of the business, but their designs are always very compelling and their Arctis headphones in particular are amongst our favorites. And lucky for someone looking for a white laser sensor, they still have a special edition of their laser-based Sensei RAW mouse for sale. The Sensei RAW Frost Blue takes the arguably most popular laser mouse and transforms it into an elegant, white, cool edition. The frost blue backlight replaces the RGB illuminated logo, but otherwise the white version is almost the same as the regular. The RAW version removes all the bells and whistles of the regular Sensei to produce a less-expensive, more focused mouse that is very compelling. At $50, this is a great mouse in a very sparse space that will fit perfectly anyone with the specific constraints of a laser sensor and an all-white mouse.
There they are, five (including the G305) beautiful white mice that will match any minimalist aesthetic perfectly. Depending on if you have a larger budget, want a laser-based mouse, or are trying to remove wires from your battlestation, these mice will help you get to where you need to be. As a final reminder, keep in mind your hand size and grip type to ensure you like the feel of the mouse you choose. But once you have that under control, these recommendations will guide you to the input device that matches your need for function as well as the need for an all-white or mostly white form.