Different mice can be recommended depending on your hand size or the type of grip you use: palm, claw, or fingertip. The claw grip is almost like an in-between of the palm and fingertip grips. The claw grip is often used for faster gliding movement and can be great for flick shots as well. It offers an overall better precision than the palm grip, but might be a bit worse for smooth and slow tracking. The curled up fingers might also be a bit less comfortable than the fully-resting palm grip.
We've tested over 70 mice and listed below are our recommendations for the best mice for claw grip. Also, if you're uncertain about your grip type, simply check out our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best wireless gaming mice, and the best cheap gaming mice.
The best claw grip mouse with a wire that we've tested is the Razer DeathAdder V2. Its overall design didn't change much from the beloved DeathAdder shape, and it's well-suited for a claw grip thanks to its wide body and high back. Its right-slanted and ergonomic design is very comfortable, and it feels very well-built thanks to its good quality plastic and solid-feeling buttons that don't rattle.
It features Razer's latest sensor, which performs exceptionally well. It offers a wide CPI range, which can be customized inside the Razer Synapse software, and it feels very responsive. You can also set your preferred RGB lighting settings inside the software. Also, it isn't too heavy, and its cable is very light and flexible, which allows for smooth movement.
Unfortunately, it has a long body, making it difficult for people with small hands to comfortably reach all the buttons. That said, if you have medium or larger hands, it performs extremely well and is among the best wired mice we've tested.
If you have small hands, the SteelSeries Sensei Ten is a great alternative. Although it doesn't feel as well built as the Razer DeathAdder V2 and its wire is more rigid, it's fully compatible with Windows and macOS, and it's better suited for people with small hands who prefer a claw grip. It has an ambidextrous design with two buttons on each side, unlike the Razer that's built for right-handed people and only has buttons on the left side. However, the SteelSeries has a higher click latency and a significantly higher CPI error percentage, but both should still be low enough that most people won't notice much lag or inaccuracy.
If you have medium or large hands and want a more durable-feeling option with a better wire, look at the Razer, but if you have small hands and want to reach the buttons comfortably with a claw grip, consider the SteelSeries.
The best claw grip mouse with a wireless connection that we've tested is the Razer Viper Ultimate. It's lightweight and wireless, extremely comfortable for both left and right-handed people, and its long body and low back make it very well-suited for both claw and fingertip grip. It's often compared to the excellent Logitech G Pro Wireless, which performs similarly, but the Razer has more programmable buttons and has a better cable when not being used wirelessly.
The sensor performance is outstanding, and it has a very wide adjustable CPI range. The click latency is also excellent, and even wirelessly, it measures under 10ms, creating a responsive and lag-free gaming experience. It comes with a sleek-looking charging cradle with RGB lighting, so the mouse should always be charged up when you reach for it. Should you need to use it wired, it comes with Razer's excellent new braided cable that's a lot less stiff and rigid than their previous one.
Unfortunately, people with very large hands may find it a bit too small to use with a claw grip, and will likely be more inclined to use it with a fingertip grip. We also measured a high CPI error when used at slow speeds, though it seems to be much more accurate when used in faster motion. Overall, this is among the best mice we've tested and is a great choice if you want a wireless option with a claw grip.
If you're looking for a more versatile wireless mouse that is great for a claw grip, consider the Razer Pro Click. Although its minimum CPI can't be set as low as the Razer Viper Ultimate, it's better suited for office use, and its larger size makes it a better option for those with extra-large hands as well. It feels very comfortable to use thanks to its slight slant, rubber side grips, and thumb rest. Unlike the Viper Ultimate, the its wheel allows for tilting, which is perfect for scrolling horizontally through long documents. It has many connectivity options for different preferences, whether you prefer wired, using a USB receiver, or Bluetooth. However, its click latency is significantly lower with Bluetooth, which isn't ideal for gaming, but it's likely unnoticeable for other uses. Otherwise, its click latency when wired and with the receiver is very good, and its CPI range is very wide and adjustable in increments of 100.
If you want a wireless mouse for claw grip that's better suited for gaming, get the Viper Ultimate, but if you're looking for a more versatile option for your office as well as occasional gaming, get the Pro Click.
The best mouse for claw grip with an ultra-light design that we've tested is the Glorious Model O. This ambidextrous option is extremely lightweight and is one of the most comfortable we've ever tested. Despite being so light and having a honeycomb pattern on its back, it still feels very well-built and has no squeaking parts or button rattle. Its cable is lightweight and flexible and shouldn't create too much drag on your desk.
Its performance is outstanding, and it has a wide adjustable CPI range with a very low error. The click latency is low enough for competitive gaming, and all of its six buttons can be reprogrammed through its software. While the software's only compatible with Windows, the mouse has on-board memory, so you can save your settings on a Windows computer and move them over to a Mac.
Unfortunately, it's a bit on the larger side, and people with small hands will likely find it difficult to comfortably reach all the buttons. Glorious makes a smaller version called the Model O Minus, and while we haven't tested it, we expect it to perform the same. If you prefer a slanted, ergonomic design, you may also want to check out the Glorious Model D, which performs very similarly.
If you just want the lightest mouse possible, get the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. While it's noticeably smaller than the Glorious Model O and might not be the best option for a claw grip if you have larger hands, it's one of the lightest mice we've tested. It comes with latex grips that you can stick on its body to modify its shape and size, and it feels surprisingly well-built overall. Unfortunately, since Finalmouse sells their mice via unique drops, it isn't widely available anymore, and you'll have to purchase it from third-party resellers. If you want a lighter option than the Glorious and don't want to pay the high resale price of the Finalmouse, check out the Cooler Master MM710.
If you want the best overall ultra-light gaming mouse for claw grip, check out the widely available Glorious, but if you don't mind having something smaller, the lightest option we've tested is the Finalmouse.
The best mouse for claw grip in the budget category that we've tested is the SteelSeries Rival 3. It has an impressive build quality for its price and feels stable with very minimal rattle. All hand sizes should have no problem using it with a claw grip. It has an ambidextrous design with a high bumped back, and it has two programmable buttons on its left side.
Its performance is outstanding, and it has one of the lowest CPI errors we've ever measured. Although its max CPI isn't as high as some other options, it's likely high enough for most people, and the click latency is low enough even for competitive gamers. It's also fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, and its on-board memory lets you save your settings if you switch computers.
Unfortunately, because the buttons are pretty flush with its body, they might feel a bit difficult to press. The wheel is also very low profile, so scrolling might be a bit of a challenge, but this design does make it easier to use the middle click. Otherwise, this is a great option for its price, and it's one of the best mice that we've tested.
09/24/2020: Added Razer Pro Click as 'More Versatile Alternative.'
07/20/2020: Removed Anker Gaming Mouse due to current availability and replaced the BenQ Zowie Z2 with the SteelSeries Sensei Ten.
05/19/2020: Minor text updates for clarification and accuracy. No changes in recommendations.
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 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.