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The Best Claw Grip Mouse - Spring 2024 Mice Reviews

Best Claw Grip Mouse

Different mice will suit you better or worse, depending on your hand size and the type of grip you use. A claw grip is a mixture of palm and fingertip grips. It's used for faster gliding movement and is great for flick shots. It generally offers better speed than a palm grip but is worse for smooth and slow tracking. A claw grip can also be better if you prefer higher CPI settings since it encourages snappier movements in smaller arcs using the wrist and fingers rather than the forearm and shoulder. However, because it often relies on a tense hand posture, it's more tiring than your run-of-the-mill palm grip.

We've tested over 320 mice, and our recommendations for the best mice for claw grip are listed below. If you're uncertain what grip type might work best for you, check out our article on ergonomics and grip types. For other recommendations, check out our picks for the best gaming mice, the best wireless gaming mice, and the best cheap gaming mice.

  1. Best Claw Grip Mouse

    The best claw grip mouse we've tested is the Pulsar X2V2. This mouse has a clean and simple design with a premium feel. It has fairly straight sides with a raised hump in the center and a wide rear end that nicely supports your palm when using a relaxed or more aggressive claw grip. We tested the medium-sized X2V2, but there's also the small-sized X2V2 Mini and the X2H and X2H Mini, which have a higher hump that's further towards the back of the mouse.

    The X2V2 offers top-tier performance as well. It has excellent click and sensor latency for a super snappy gaming experience. It also supports up to a 4000Hz polling rate if you buy the 4K Dongle, which is sold separately. It weighs in at 54g, making it extremely easy to flick and aim quickly and precisely. One unusual element of this mouse is that it has an open-style bottom plate. While this design helps cut down on the overall weight, it leaves the interior of the mouse more open to collecting dust and debris. Overall, the X2V2 delivers an excellent gaming experience, serving claw grippers well.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Claw Grip Mouse

    If you're considering options at a mid-range price point, we recommend the Endgame Gear XM1r. It has a highly prized shape among claw grippers, with a cinched middle, a raised centered hump, and a wide, rounded back end to support your palm when using a relaxed or more aggressive claw. Its medium size also puts it right in the sweet spot for providing a comfortable claw grip position for most hand sizes. Additionally, this mouse is available in a range of different body coatings that aren't just cosmetic but offer a chalky, glossy, or rubberized feel to suit your preferences.

    The downsides of this mouse are that it is heavier than our top pick, the Pulsar X2V2, and, of course, it lacks wireless connectivity. That said, the cable on this mouse is extremely lightweight and flexible, so if you don't mind a cable or even prefer using a wired mouse, this is a better option if you want to save some money.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget Claw Grip Mouse

    The best mouse for claw grip we've tested in the budget category is the Cooler Master MM720. This wired model has an unusual right-handed shape that's relatively short and wide, and it features a small ledge on the right that supports your ring and pinky finger. This shape is ideal for a claw grip, especially for those who prefer a knuckle claw grip with minimal or no palm contact. The body's honeycomb perforations make it the lightest model on this list, weighing in at just over 50g, so it's a great option if you prefer the movement speed advantage of an ultra-lightweight mouse. It also delivers high-end sensor performance and click latency, which is surprising given its price point.

    Build quality is its biggest weakness. It feels cheaper and more fragile than most gaming mice, especially compared to premium options like the Endgame Gear XM1r or the Pulsar X2V2 above. Its side buttons feel mushy, and the body squeaks, feeling like it may crack with enough force. It's fine for most people during regular use but can be an issue if you're rougher with your devices. Ultimately, its price, unique claw grip shape, and impressive performance make it a standout option if you're shopping on a budget.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2: The shape of the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 is popular among claw grip gamers. While this mouse isn't specifically designed for a claw grip like the Pulsar X2V2, it has a fairly forgiving shape that fits almost all hand sizes. It also has marginally better overall performance and a higher native polling rate of 2000Hz but is usually significantly more expensive. See our review
  • LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K: The LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K has a similar shape to the Pulsar X2V2 but is slightly smaller and has more aggressive curves. Its performance is similar to that of the Pulsar and even natively supports a 4000Hz polling rate, but its build quality isn't as good, and its more aggressive shape won't be suitable for everyone. See our review
  • Endgame Gear XM2we: The Endgame Gear XM2we is a wireless model that shares the shape of the Endgame Gear XM1r. It offers an overall performance similar to the Pulsar X2V2, but it's noticeably heavier, so it'll take more effort to move quickly and precisely. See our review
  • Logitech G303 Shroud Edition: The Logitech G303 Shroud Edition is designed with a claw grip in mind. It has a distinctive diamond shape that favors more of an aggressive claw grip style. However, this unusual design won't suit everyone, and the Pulsar X2V2 offers more flexibility for relaxed or hybrid claw grips and offers the same high-end performance but is typically cheaper. See our review
  • Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED: The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless alternative that's often in the same price range as the Cooler Master MM720. It has a rounded, egg-like shape that many gamers find very comfortable for a claw grip. However, it's significantly heavier and doesn't offer the same high-end performance. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 08, 2024: We haven't changed our picks with this update but confirmed the pricing and availability of all current recommendations.

  2. Feb 09, 2024: We've replaced the LAMZU Atlantis with its smaller and newer sibling, the LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K, in our Notable Mentions because the original Atlantis has been discontinued. We've also made some minor changes for clarity and accuracy.

  3. Dec 13, 2023: We've replaced the Endgame Gear XM2we with the newly-reviewed Pulsar X2V2 as our pick for the 'Best Claw Grip Mouse' because the Pulsar is lighter and supports a higher maximum polling rate.

  4. Sep 18, 2023: We've confirmed all our picks for price and availability. We haven't made any changes to our lineup with this update, as they all remain the best choices currently available for their respective categories.

  5. Jul 11, 2023: We've replaced the Pulsar X2 Wireless as our pick for the best claw grip mouse with the newly-reviewed Endgame Gear XM2we because the XM2we has somewhat better sensor performance and build quality and is much easier to find in stock.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best claw grip mice for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper mouse wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no mice that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing the best mouse for claw grip yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of mice. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no mouse is perfect for every use, most mice are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.