How To Choose The Right Mouse

How To Choose The Right Mouse

Finding the right mouse for your hands can give you a major advantage when it comes to aiming and precision in games, but that isn’t the only benefit. It can also prevent long-term cramps and complications like repetitive strain injury (RSI). Here’s how to find the perfect fit.

While there’s no strict measurements, generally agreed-upon measures are as follows:

Hand Measurements

  • Small – Under 17cm
  • Medium – 17cm to 19cm
  • Large – 19 to 21cm
  • Extra Large – 21cm or larger

To choose the right mouse, you want one that fits naturally into your hands, is easy to manoeuvre and doesn’t strain any muscles. You’ll likely be using this mouse for hours at a time, so finding the right fit is key.

Companies may not strictly define their mouse types in these small to large sizes, but many offer mice designed for smaller or larger-handed people. Razer, for example, recently announced the Viper Mini, a shrunk down version of their larger Razer Viper mouse, for people with small or medium-sized hands. This new design makes it easier to control and less weighty to reduce strain.

Razer's Viper Mini Is Razer Making Great, Affordable Mice Again

Ever since Razer announced the original Viper, it was natural that the company would eventually want to shell out their entire product stack. And after servicing the top end of the market with a wireless offering, the company had to service cost-conscious gamers. So anyone looking for smaller, superlight mice that don't break the bank, Razer has a very serious $69 offering: the Viper Mini.

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When choosing your next gaming mouse, it’s important to consider where you are on the hand size chart. Companies will usually list the sizing specifications of their mice online, so even if you’re unsure if a product is designed for smaller or larger-handed people, you’ll still be able to compare your measurements and make a more informed purchasing decision.

The Rocket Jump Ninja YouTube channel has some excellent guides that will help. It even includes game-specific options.

You can also find a chart that lists every gaming mouse by size, weight and length on the Rocket Jump Ninja website.

If you’re looking for more inspiration for your next gaming mouse, check out our 2020 purchasing guide:

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You're sitting there, trying to click heads in Escape from Tarkov or Apex Legends, and you can just feel it. Your mouse isn't right. It's a bit gummy, the sensor's a bit crap, and it's just a cheap piece of trash you got years ago. It's time for an upgrade. But what do you get? Here's the best mice on the market today.

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  • MX Master for me, its like the Cadillac of mice with enough room for all of my digits to sprawl out and relax and heavy enough you know when you are using it.
    Tried a few other logitech (mx518 included) and razer mice but found the feel / weight and middle click way too stiff / rigid to use daily use.

    Some places like JB hifi or Harvey Norman often have lots of mice on display to try and check out, always a good idea so you dont waste $60+ on a crappy feeling mouse that the internet said was the best

    • Second the MX Master. I’ve had mine for two years at work and the thumb button has today decided to cause me issues. If it continues I’ll definitely be grabbing another one to replace it.

  • While it’s nice that companies come up with new tech I’ve been using the Logitech G502 Hero since it’s creation/release. Before that I had a Logitech wireless rechargeable(station) mouse, but the corded one just seems better in general.

  • Kensington Orbit for me, cause I’m a monster who can’t seem to feel comfortable with a normal mouse

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