The fingertip grip is becoming more and more popular with the latest trend of lightweight honeycomb mice being released. Why is the grip so popular though and more importantly what is the best fingertip grip mouse available right now?
I get my hands on all the mice that are released and test them to ensure they are top quality in terms of shape, sensor, buttons, mouse feet and cable. This list will be updated regularly to keep up to date with all the latest mouse releases so you can be sure you are looking at the latest best mice.
If you are a palm grip player or claw grip player then check out my other lists below to help you pick a mouse for your grip style.
Here is quick overview of the top mice in this list. This is for those of you in a hurry and wanting to pick between the top 3. Read on to find out why these mice made it to the top and some other alternatives you should consider.
Glorious Model O
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Endgame Gear XM1
Before we get stuck into the mice lets go over what the fingertip grip is to ensure that is the grip you are using.
What Is The Fingertip Grip?
So what exactly is the fingertip grip? How can you be sure that is the grip you are using? Simply put, the fingertip grip is where you contact the majority of the mouse only using the tips of your fingers (DUH!).
But also, you should not be contacting the mouse at all with your palm or pads of your hands.
Fingertip players also arch their fingers a lot, more so than claw grip players. And there is little to no contact with the base of the mouse and the base of the hand.
2 Key Things to Look For in a Fingertip Grip Mouse
Ok, great you have definitely confirmed that you are a fingertip grip player, welcome aboard!
When buying a mouse there are 2 key things to look out for to ensure you are finding the right one for you. So let us dive into them in more detail.
It is no secret that if you want to ensure you are able to perform at your very best then the shape of your mouse is crucial. This goes for any grip type and should be at the top of your priority list.
You might be asking but what about the sensor? Or the buttons? Nowadays the sensors on gaming mice (as long as you stick to the known brands) are all top quality. I am not going to get into the details of the sensors in this list because they are all equally as good.
So to help pick your perfect mouse, focus on the shape of these mice and try to think of mice you have tried in the past to see if you might like it. Please watch the video for a mouse if it interests you as I always go into much more detail on the shape.
Fingertip mice should ideally be smaller than your average-sized mouse because it allows fingertip players to position them more easily and be more agile with their movement.
They should also have a small or low lying ‘hump’ or ‘arch’. This is where the mouse curves and where you would usually rest your palm if you were to lay your hand across the mouse.
A lower-lying hump means that it doesn’t contact your palm when you move the mouse back and forward, which creates more flexible movement.
The gaming mice market has seen a surge in lightweight gaming mice that have proven to be really popular. Generally, the lighter your mouse is the better your aim. But this isn’t the case for everyone and there is a balance.
But fingertip grip players in particular need lighter mice because they aren’t controlling the mouse with their entire hand as a palm grip player would.
A fingertip player will position their mouse using their fingertips and they need to do this quickly and accurately so picking a lighter mouse makes this easier, faster and more accurate.
If you haven’t used a lightweight gaming mouse before then it might be a huge change for you going from a 80-100g mouse down to a <80g mouse. This will take some time to adjust to and your aim might be a little off at first but stick with it. Using a lightweight gaming mouse has drastically improved me aim and overall performance.
Best Fingertip Grip Mouse List
All the mice on this list have been specially selected due to them meeting the two key factors discussed above. They also have fantastic mouse 1 and mouse 2 clicks, solid side buttons, top optics and great stock mouse feet for a smooth glide.
So let’s dive into this list and select a mouse for you.
#1. Glorious Model O / Glorious Model O Minus
Exceptional value for money. Lightweight, crisp clicks at an affordable price.
The Glorious Model O and Glorious Model O Minus have topped many of my gaming mice lists because of the value they provide for the price. The Model O comes in two sizes, the Model O and Model O Minus. If the name doesn’t already give it away, the Model O Minus is the smaller of the two.
With a very low hump, it is the perfect fingertip grip mouse as we discussed in the key factor section. The difference in size between these two mice is as follows:
Model O Dimensions
Model O- Dimensions
As you can see, the Model O Minus is very small which makes it the perfect fingertip grip mouse. It is also extremely lightweight at only 58/59g (depending on the texture you choose).
The mouse comes in two coatings, matte and glossy. My recommendation for both these coatings is that if you struggle with sweaty hands pick the matte. If you don’t and like glossy coatings then pick the glossy.
If you have larger hands (19cm+) then I recommend going for the Model O over the Model O Minus as you will find the Minus too small.
The Model O range uses the PMW3360 sensor offering DPI values of 400 up to 12,000. There are 6 buttons which consist of the primary 1 and 2, dpi button, scroll wheel and two side buttons. The primary buttons are very tactile and lightweight to press.
The side buttons are almost the best side buttons of any mouse on this list. They are very lightweight and have no pre-travel so they actuate faster.
The cables on the Glorious Model O’s have been upgraded to be more lightweight and better woven. If you put this cable in a bungee the mouse practically feels wireless. Glorious also have their own bungee that pairs with the mouse nicely.
As for the mouse feet, Glorious have created their own PTFE feet called ‘G-Skates’. These are much better than your average gaming mouse stock feet and glide extremely smooth over any gaming pad.
If you haven’t tried PTFE mouse feet then you are in for a pleasant surprise. You will notice the difference immediately if you are coming from the usual stock feet you might find on a Zowie mouse for example.
For the price, this is the best fingertip grip mouse you can get right now. It is currently the mouse I use as my daily driver myself because the clicks are fantastic, side buttons are tactile and responsive and I perform significantly better with it versus any mouse I have tested.
#2. Logitech G Pro Wireless - The King Of Wireless
The best clicks in the game, amazing battery life and the most premium mouse on the list.
Logitech are at the top of their game when it comes to wireless mice. The Logitech G Pro Wireless is one of the best-built gaming mice you can get. It is also one of the lightest wireless gaming mice available alongside the Razer Viper Ultimate.
It has a slightly higher hump than the Glorious Model O but is smaller in length. Here is a quick look at the dimensions:
It was the first mouse to use Logitech’s HERO sensor which has become so popular that the sensor has now been put in all their mice. The HERO supports DPI values of up to 16,000 and can be set in 50 increments through the GHUB software.
The mouse has 8 main buttons which consist of the usual primary 1 and 2, DPI button, two side buttons on each side of the mouse (making this mouse ambidextrous) and a scroll wheel.
Logitech have consistently held the top spot in terms of the best mouse clicks, nobody has really come close. The G Pro Wireless is known for its fantastic clicks which are extremely lightweight and sound so satisfying.
The side buttons are modular, allowing you to switch them out completely and means the mouse can be used by left-handed players too.
As for the buttons themselves, they are the best side buttons on this list. They are tactile, responsive, have no pre-travel and are customisable what more could you want?
The scroll wheel feels very premium, each notch is noticeable and the wheel rolls evenly. The scroll wheel click is quite heavy though.
With a whopping 48 hours battery life with RGB turned on and 60+ hours without, you barely need to plug it in to charge at all. Not only that but it charges fully in around 60 minutes. There is no need to play with the cable in at all!
The G Pro Wireless is the best built gaming mouse available right now. So you might be asking why isn’t it at number 1 then? Which is a valid question however its price does hold it back.
For what you get with the Glorious Model O, the value is exceptional which is the reason it sits at number 1 at the moment.
My advice is if you can afford the G Pro Wireless and don’t mind the weight at 80g then get it. Otherwise, the Glorious Model O will serve you well.
#3. Endgame Gear XM1
Extremely tactile 1ms analog clicks, most comfortable mouse with underrated shape.
Endgame Gear’s first mouse has been a welcome addition compared to the list of honeycomb mice. The XM1 is marketed as ‘the fastest ever gaming mouse’ with 1 ms analog clicks.
You guessed it, the XM1 has a very low hump and is very small too with it being marginally larger than the Glorious Model O Minus. The hump does look bigger in the pictures than it actually is in real life so don’t let that dissuade you.
The shape of the Endgame XM1 is quite unique compared to the rest of the mice on the list. It has ‘hips’ as I like to call them in that the back of the mouse flares out. This provides some extra support if you contact the base of your hand with the mouse.
The shape fits really nicely into the base of the hand and is a personal favourite of mine in terms of comfort.
There are 6 buttons on the mouse including the primary 1 and 2, scroll wheel, two side buttons and DPI button on the bottom. The primary mouse 1 and mouse 2 buttons are exceptionally good. This is the closest anyone else has come to Logitech’s clicks. The mouse feels so crisp and tactile. The side buttons are ok, not the best but they do their job.
The XM1 uses the PMW3389 which supports DPI values up to 16,000 and uses PTFE mouse feet similar to the Glorious Model O so you can be sure you get that sweet sweet glide.
The cable is made of rubber and it is a little stiff which does hold the XM1 back slightly. If you can paracord the cable then this mouse gets even better.
Overall the XM1 is one mouse I keep coming back to. It is actually the only mouse I have used that can get near my Glorious Model O aiming scores on Kovaaks aim trainer.
If you don’t use side buttons and rubber cables don’t bother you definitely consider the XM1 over the Model O as the clicks are better.
#4. G-Wolves Hati - Cheaper Alternative to G Pro Wireless
A cheaper great alternative to the G Pro Wireless. Lots of extras in the box and really nice colour range to choose from.
The G Wolves Hati is a carbon copy of the G Pro Wireless. G Wolves basically took the shape of the GPW and copy and pasted it but made it lighter. So when we look at the dimensions you will see they are almost identical to the G Pro Wireless:
The G-Wolves Hati is marginally smaller than the G Pro Wireless but I don’t think you will notice the difference. The biggest difference is that it is wired not wireless & its 20g lighter which is a lot.
If you have tried lighter mice than 80g and preferred that weight range then you might want to consider the Hati over the G Pro Wireless. The Hati is also much cheaper too.
20g is a huge difference which is immediately noticeable if you try both mice side by side. This is particularly important if you prefer lighter mice when fingertipping.
The Hati has 6 buttons, the usual suspects which are primary 1 and 2, scroll wheel, dpi button and two side buttons. Note that the side buttons on the Hati are not modular and only on the left side of the mouse.
The primary mouse buttons are good and feel responsive as you would expect. The side buttons are even better, they are very tactile and have no pre-travel allowing for fast actuation.
The G-Wolves Hati uses the PMW3360 the same as the Model O, allowing for up to 12,000 DPI. The cable is fantastic, it is one of the best stock paracord cables (paracord is used to make lightweight mouse cables).
If you put this mouse in a bungee it literally feels wireless. The Hati cable is better than the Model O cable.
As for the mouse feet the Hati’s glide really nicely on fast pads, but I prefer the feet on the XM1 and Model O.
Overall the G-Wolves Hati deserves to be on the list because it is a great alternative for people looking for the G Pro Wireless shape for a cheaper price. This applies even more to those of you who don’t want to use a wireless mouse.
#5. Cooler Master MM710 - A Tiny Beast
An awesome mouse for smaller hands, its the lightest and smallest which makes it the perfect fingertip grip mouse.
Cooler Master has released their own version of the lightweight honeycomb mouse with a unique shape that is hugely popular among fingertip & claw grip players over on /r/mousereview.
It is insanely small too, the smallest on the list in fact, here is a look at the dimensions:
If you thought the Glorious Model O Minus was small think again because the MM710 is tiny. This means it isn’t suited for everyone particularly if you have large hands. It is, however, the lightest mouse on this list which is ideal for any fingertip player.
The shape also sets the MM710 apart from the rest because of its fairly defined hump. The hump is actually quite high on the MM710 but due to how light and small it is, its still suited for fingertip players.
The hump is particularly good for those of you that use a fingertip/claw hybrid grip as it can provide some additional support.
There are 6 buttons on the MM710, primary 1, 2, scroll wheel, dpi button and two side buttons. The primary buttons are great and feel very lightweight to actuate. There is a little bit of post-travel though but it is not noticeable when gaming.
The side buttons are also really solid and have an angled surface to them similar to the Endgame Gear XM1. Overall I like them but they don’t feel quite as good as some of the other mice on this list.
The scroll wheel is great on the MM710 one of my personal favourites, it has very light steps and the click is easy to press. Great for those of you that use the wheel click for a keybind.
As for the sensor the MM710 uses the PMW3389 so supports DPI values up to 16,000. The cable is the best cable of any of the mice on this list. The paracord is extremely flexible even more so than the Model O’s or Hati’s. Bungee this thing and you won’t feel the cable at all.
Onto the mouse feet of the MM710 which were a little scratchy for me at first but after you wear them down a little bit they feel great. These are PTFE feet the same as the XM1 & Model O.
Overall the MM710 is a very small lightweight mouse that is worth your attention. If you really like lightweight mice then this might be your pick. After playing with it for a few weeks its difficult moving back to anything heavier than 65g.
For me, it was a little too light. I was hitting some crazy shots with it but overall my aim felt less consistent. Others are reporting great results with this mouse though so its entirely personal preference.
This is the best fingertip grip mice you can get right now. I can guarantee this because I have tested each of these for hours on end to see where the pros and cons are.
The Model O and G Pro Wireless are difficult to pick between because of the price difference but if you can afford the G Pro Wireless I would consider picking one up. If you are on a budget though the Model O is absolutely insane value for money. At the time of writing this article, it is my daily driver for gaming and I use the G Pro Wireless in between and for browsing.
Hopefully you can find one that fits your hand size and grip style perfectly. If you have any questions about what to pick or anything related, please leave a comment or tweet at me. You can find links to my socials in the header of the website.
FAQ About Fingertip Grip Mice
What Is The Best Mouse For Fortnite?
This is a question I see around a lot but any mouse on this list will be perfect for Fortnite. Fortnite is part of the reason why so many lightweight gaming mice have become so popular. Due to the amount you have to rotate and swing your mouse for building you need a lighter mouse.
If you play Fortnite and you are using a mouse thats above 80g you are missing out. I strongly recommend grabbing one of the mice on this list and guarantee you will prefer it for building those 90s.
Many of these mice were tested while playing Fortnite so you can be guaranteed these mice are suited for Fortnite’s demanding gameplay.
Best Fingertip Mouse For Large Hands?
If you have larger hands (around 20cm+) then I would recommend looking at either the Model O, G Pro Wireless or Hati on this list. The rest of the mice might be a little too small for you.
The advantage of the fingertip grip is that it allows you to have a wider range of mice to pick from. If you were a palm grip player you would have a very limited pool of mice that would fit you.
Why Is The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Not On This List?
I don’t put Finalmouse mice in my lists because they can no longer be purchased. They are limited time buys meaning that they aren’t available to everyone. Not only that but I believe that the Ultralight 2 is insanely overpriced for what it is.
If I were to put it on the list it would sit at the bottom of the list. I don’t think the infinity skins will last and I have some concerns about the durability.
13 thoughts on “5 Best Fingertip Grip Gaming Mouse – 2023”
Hi, after years of gaming I’ve only realised recently that using a mouse in games, especially FPS, has never felt very natural/comfortable because I’m a fingertip gripper.
However, the way I grip the mouse is even weirder because my thumb tends to sit on the top-edge of the side of the mouse, so I accidentally keep pressing the side buttons.
I’m not sure what to do about the situation. At the moment I disable the side-buttons using the x-mouse software, but it would be great if you could advise the best mouse for me.
It seems that my ideal mouse would be one without side-buttons that has an optical sensor near the front of the underside instead of in the middle or back, but finding this combination of features in a mouse seems impossible.
The two most likely mice I think I might buy at the moment, is the HP Omen 600 because it has the sensor near the front, or the Corsair Katar because it is small and doesn’t have any side buttons, but the sensor is in the middle.
Any advice would be appreciated. Maybe I should just train my mouse grip to be different!?
Hi Ross, Sounds like you use a 1-3-1 variant grip so yeah you would be best suited with a mouse that doesn’t have side buttons. It really depends on whether you claw, palm or fingertip grip your mouse. If you aren’t sure which then check out my mouse grip article .
Off the top of my head you might be interested in something like:
Zowie EC Series
Razer Viper Mini
Glorious Model O
Glorious Model D
All very good mice that I recommend here on GamingGem.
Just want to say, what an awesome review. After searching for countless hours for the best mouse for my 20×10 cm hands for a fingertip mouse (I’m a true fingertip gripper) this review sealed the deal on the Model O for me. Awesome mouse, best fit I ever had and for $50 you can’t beat it. You guys def did your homework on this and keep it up. You possibly could have done a Top 10 list, but I’m happy you went with a Top 5 to keep it smaller and really pick out the best. You by far have the best review I’ve seen. Nice Job!
Hi Paul thanks for the kind words. Its just a one man band here I write the reviews and test the mice so I’m pleased you found it useful. Good choice, the Model O is an amazing mouse, especially for the price.
Thank you for an awesome review.
I am wanting to swap from a Razer Naga Trinity as I have found myself playing more MOBA/FPS these days then MMO’s. I have been gaming for 23+ years and I have used the Razer Naga since its release in 2009. So I have become quite reliant on having multiple buttons for my right thumb and I do utilise a lot of these for healing/abilities in games like Apex. I also find these buttons very helpful when I play MOBAs or something like Diablo 4.
I am a fingertip gamer, so I think I could do with a lighter mouse, but I would like 3-4 buttons on the side. Can you recommend any mice that are lightweight but offer additional mappable thumb buttons?
Thank you so much!
How are the clicks of the Model O?
I am a League of Legends player and i can play with stiff clicks since we use them 100000 every game.
The perfect Mouse for me would be G Pro Wireless with a good shape.
fantastic ergonomics explanation!
I am currently using the Glorious model D and I am strictly a finger tip player, my hand size is 18cm by 9cm but this mouse is too big for me to comfortably finger tip and m1 has some issues will I have any issues fingertip gripping the xm1 with my hand size? I heard that my size is a big small for this mouse basically all I want is my index and middle finger to sit on the middle of the clicks m1 and m2 and not want the hump of the back to touch my palm.
Hi, I have only just realised I’m a fingertip player, and have been using the g502 Logitech mouse which is huge and heavy ( probably horrible for finger tip. And the back is too high. Was going too get the final mouse infinity because it’s low arch and lightweight design, but maybe the G pro wireless ? Worried the arch is way too high on the g502 don’t want the same thing.
Hi, my hand size is 18.8 in length, and 11 (10.9 But I rounded it up) wide, Mine grip is 1-2-2, but my Ring finger is closer to the edge of the mouse (logitech g102) looks like a 1-3-1 grip.
And I forgot to say, I’m a fingertip mainer
Hello, I have problems with searching mouses, I’m a fingertip mainer, the length of my hand is 18.9, and wide is 11 cm.
Another very good cheap mouse for fingertip or claw would be the corsair harpoon, it’s low, it’s light it has good hw and it’s cheap and durable, tho I’d recommend ditching icue for x-mouse button control, lighter and more features