Selecting the right mouse size for PC gamers or regular users is essential. If a computer mouse is too large or too small, it would cause your palm to flex unnecessarely. This will reduce your reaction time in video games. In other cases, the wrong mouse size will cause you to use your wrist and the elbow in a non-ergonomic way, increasing your chances of getting a carpal tunnel.
How to select the right mouse size?
Though there isn’t such thing as one-size-fits-all, you can use the below guide to correctly select the correct mouse size for your palm.
Measure Your Palm Size
- Mesure your palm size. Take a tuler and mesure your palm from the crease at the base of your thumb, all the way up to your middle finger (which is the longest one).
Compare Your Palm Size with a Gaming Mouse Size Chart
Whichever palm size cm or inch measurment number you get, you will now compare that to the computer mouse size chart below.
|Hand Size||Mouse Size|
|Under 6-3/4″||Under 17 cm||Small|
|6-3/4″ to 7-1/2″||17 cm to 19 cm||Medium|
|7-1/2″ to 8-1/4″||19 cm to 21 cm||Large|
|8-1/4″ and above||21 cm or greater||Extra Large|
Shop for the Right Mouse Size
Once you determine your size, head on over to your favorite web site and chose the correct mouse size. Here is an example. Say, my favorite mouse is the BenQ Zowie EC2 and my palm length is 20 cm. This means that my size is medium.
Go to Amazon and find the mouse you want.
When looking at the mouse versions, select medium (see screenshot below)
Select the right size and check out! That’s it!
Things to Consider Selecting a Mouse Size
Remember is you have a thin hand your palm size fals in between two measurements (say you are 19 cm), go with the larger size.
This article should help you select the right computer mouse size. It is especially conveneint, because most of us can’t afford buying different mice until we find the correct size for our palm.
What’s the Best Gaming Mouse?
The last thing you have to worry about is, what is the rigth mouse for you. There are many gaming (eSports) computer mice out there. Here are our recommendations for the best gaming mice. Feel free to check them out!
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