The best left-handed gaming mouse in 2023

Best left-handed gaming mouse
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It's rare to find a left-handed gaming mouse that still holds up to the latest developments being made in the wider market. Whether you're after an ambidextrous model or a fully flipped pointer, finding the right shape and features is all the more difficult due to the lack of leftie mice available. That's why it's so important to know that the investment you're making will be worth it. 

We've had our mitts around a range of left-handed gaming mouse options over the years, and we're bringing your favorite ones to you right here. Each mouse that passes our desks is run through a series of rigorous tests, all while we live, work, and play with them over a period of weeks. The good news is that after all that testing we've found that some of the best gaming mouse models can easily be replicated for lefties. 

Brands like Razer, Logitech, and Corsair do top up their lines with left-handed gaming mouse options, though not as regularly as we might wish. However, that means you'll still find options available from the very best peripheral makers on the market. 

The best left-handed gaming mouse 2023

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The best left-handed gaming mouse

Specifications

DPI: 20,000
Sensor: Razer Focus+ Optical
Interface: USB
Buttons: 20
Ergonomic: Left-handed
Weight: 3.84oz (10g)

Reasons to buy

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Incredible versatility
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Brilliant design
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Superb new tech
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Fast and agile

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks replaceable panels

The Razer Naga Left-Handed Edition is definitely the best left-handed gaming mouse you can buy right now. It takes the familiar shape that the original Naga Trinity made famous, thus making it perfectly ergonomic for lefties. It has the 12-button arrangement on the thumb side to harness the multi-function use of its predecessor, too. 

It doesn't feature the replaceable panels like the original, but that's not a tremendous downside. Indeed, this is due to the fact that a majority of users of the right-handed version stuck to the 12-button layout anyway, and Razer wanted to make this one as streamlined as possible. And hey, we can't complain too much. 

In all, the left Naga has 20 programmable buttons, a brand new optical sensor offering up to 20,000 DPI, one of Razer's new Speedflex cables for reduced drag, and PTFE mouse feet for smoother, faster glides. While it maintains a lean toward MOBA and MMORPG players in particular given its versatility and programmable button pad, I find myself using it for everything: whatever the game, whatever the work task, this mouse has been a revelation for me. Using it with Razer Synapse 3 is a joy and I can even put my pinky on the mouse in a designated resting place. 

Read more: Razer Naga Left-Handed Edition review

The best budget left-handed mouse

Specifications

DPI: 12,400
Sensor: Optical
Interface: USB
Buttons: 8
Ergonomic: Ambidextrous
Weight: 3.14oz (89g)

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable, sleek design
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Smooth glide
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Lightweight

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly spongy click
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Cheaper feeling side grips

Among several left-handed gaming mice that I can personally testify for in this guide, is the Corsair M55 RGB Pro. This left-handed gaming mouse tided me over after my DeathAdder Elite lefty (now sadly discontinued) finally gave up the ghost. Affordable, reliable, and accurate, this ambidextrous offering from Corsair is a great choice.

At just $39.99 / £39.99 (and regularly on sale these days), this is also one of the cheapest left-handed gaming mouse models on the market right now. Not only that, but there's bags of value packed in here; with that lightweight design, 8 programmable buttons, and a 12.4K DPI sensor. Those are specs that we just don't see at this price point, let alone the $20-$30 bracket that this model often finds itself in. 

What's more, it's a very grippy and pleasantly tactile mouse that will stick nicely in your hand. Those rubber side grips did feel a little cheap underhand during our testing, but overall this is a super comfortable mouse for lefties. It's incredibly easy to whip around across mousepads given its featherweight 3.14oz (89g) mass. This is enhanced by its optical sensor that offers up to 12,400 DPI - something that, among other things, can be altered and customized via Corsair's iCue software.

Read more: Corsair M55 RGB Pro review

3. Logitech G903

The best wireless left-handed mouse

Specifications

DPI: 12,000
Sensor: Optical PMW3366
Battery: 32 hours (w/o RGB) rechargeable
Interface: USB
Buttons: 11
Ergonomic: Ambidextrous
Weight: 3.77oz (107g)

Reasons to buy

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Removable buttons
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Great ergonomics and battery life
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Very satisfying click

Reasons to avoid

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More expensive than the competition

The Logitech G903 is the first of a few ambidextrous mice in this list, as they're more prevalent and far easier to get your paws on than dedicated left-handed designs.

Despite being designed for both hands, the Logitech G903 is still particularly comfortable. It has a chassis that houses removable thumb buttons, to be changed according to the user, with an incredibly effective and satisfying click to them. Meanwhile, the metal scroll wheel on top is often touted as a game changer as it can be clicked out of a notched spin into a free-spinning action that can go for quite the time and distance if you need to cover ground quickly. 

Also present is 12,000 DPI, which isn't as high as we'd like, but at least it's from Logitech's own range of incredibly accurate sensors. That offers it the makings of a winner, and one of the best ambi options out there. 

Best left-handed mouse for esports

Specifications

DPI: 16,000
Sensor: Optical 5G
Interface: USB
Buttons: 8
Ergonomic: Ambidextrous
Weight: 2.43oz (69g)

Reasons to buy

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Super lightweight frame
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Very comfortable
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16K DPI and 5G sensor

Reasons to avoid

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Awkward DPI button

The Razer Viper is an easy option for me to recommend to lefties. Particularly those into esports or just general competitive online play - it's blindingly quick. It accommodates almost everyone, too. If you've got smaller hands, there's Razer Viper Mini. And if you want to cut the cord? The wireless Razer Viper Ultimate (opens in new tab) is available too.

The standard Razer Viper is a lean machine of a pointer, trimming off a load of weight to make a fast-as-hell Razer mouse. Its chassis - which weighs only 2.43oz or 69g - also houses impressive new tech. A 16,000 DPI 5G sensor and optical switches load more speed into the mouse's design; these are supposed to triple actuation speed and provide near-instantaneous responses to every click. 

We thought it was a shame that each of the side buttons couldn't be disengaged like the Corsair M55 RGB Pro. However, their placement meant they were never accidentally triggered in our testing. 

All of this results in a extremely fast action, making the Viper easily one of the best left-handed mice for gaming (and one of the best wireless gaming mouse options available), and particularly perfect for shooters like Call of Duty: Warzone (opens in new tab), Fortnite (opens in new tab), or Apex Legends (opens in new tab).

Read more: Razer Viper review

5. SteelSeries Sensei 310

A comfortable all-rounder

Specifications

DPI: 12,000
Sensor: Optical
Interface: USB
Buttons: 8
Ergonomic: Ambidextrous
Weight: 3.25oz (92.1g)

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
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Good grips and materials
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Jitter reduction

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks braided cable

The shape and design of the SteelSeries Sensei 310 make for a brilliantly comfy rodent, ideal for those in the market for a reliable, ergonomically-sound mid-sized pointer. 

Like other ambi mice, it has two thumb buttons on both sides, but these pare positioned - like the Viper's  - in such a way where they can be easily used or avoided, simultaneously. There'll be no accidental button mashing, but there will be plenty of easy-to-reach functionality offered by the buttons. The Sensei 310’s design is easy to grip, and will even perform well if you have sticky or sweaty hands.

This is an underrated mouse. It's benefited from a redesign and now it feels - and is - a brand new mouse, built around that sweet ambidextrous shape.


Which brands make left-handed gaming mice?

A number of brands produce left-handed gaming mouse options within their product lines, though very few have enough lefty options to keep up with their right-handed numbers. Razer, Logitech, Corsair, and SteelSeries offer a range of ambidextrous and left-handed mice. 

Why are there fewer left-handed gaming mice?

There are far fewer left-handed gaming mouse options on the market simply because the market for them is a lot smaller. Thankfully we're seeing more and more options for lefties hitting the shelves these days, from dedicated left-handed pointers to the far larger range of ambidextrous models. 

Ambidextrous vs left-handed gaming mice

There is a difference between an ambidextrous gaming mouse and one specifically designed to fit in the left hand. An ergonomic right-handed mouse, for example, may feature a thumb tray towards the bottom of the device, a slight hump around the main body, and a slant away from the left. When these features are mirrored for a left-handed mouse, it's considered to be truly designed for the lefties. 

However, an ambidextrous mouse simply adopts a more neutral stance. Rather than offering an ergonomic design for either hand, you'll find a flat top, and mirrored side buttons on each side. 


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Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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