Nature has taught us that honeycomb-style provides a lightweight design without compromising the durability of the structure. Recently, we have witnessed an upward trend in honeycomb shell mice, and they are getting increasingly popular in the gaming industry.
Gamers opt for these mice for a variety of reasons. The hexagonal hollow structure of the mouse promotes airflow to keep your hands cool and dry during long hours of gameplay. They also mitigate the sweat build-up on palms which makes them feel clammy and sticky as a result. Also, the lightweight design of these mice can seriously improve FPS gameplay.
Finalmouse was the first company to introduce a premium mouse with a honeycomb shell. Later, more titles like HyperX, HK Gaming, & Glorious joined the competition offering attractive price points.
If you are looking for a honeycomb gaming mouse, worry not. We have done the legwork for you. In this post, we have covered the best honeycomb mice for gamers. Obviously, we weren’t able to test all of them and rather relied on ergonomic experts, gaming enthusiasts, and authority posts on the subject to bring these mice to you.
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Ultralight Gaming Mice: Comparison Table
|Key Specs & Features||HK Gaming Mira-M||Glorious Model O Minus||Cooler Master MM710||Hyperx Pulsefire Haste||SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless||Finalmouse Ultralight 2|
|CPI / DPI||12,000||12,000||16,000||16,000||18,000||6,000|
|Size (LxWxH)||4.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches||4.7 x2.4 x 1.4 inches||4.6 x 2.4 x 1.5 inches||4.88 x 2.64 x 1.5 inches||4.75 x 2.64 x 1.5 inches||4.6 x 1.4 x 2.3 inches|
|Weight (without cable)||63 grams||58 grams||53 grams||59 grams||57 grams||47 grams|
|Switch Type||Omron Micro Switch For 50 Million Clicks||Omron Mechanical Rated For 20 Million Clicks||Omron Mechanical Rated For 20 Million Clicks||Golden Micro Rated For 60 Million Clicks||Omron Mechanical Rated For 80 Million Clicks||Omron Mechanical Rated For 20 Million Clicks|
|Sensor Type & Model||Optical Pixart PMW3360||Optical Pixart PMW3360||Optical PixArtPMW 3389||Optical PAW 3335||Optical SteelSeries TrueMove Core||Optical PixArt PMW3360|
HK Gaming Mira M & S Review:
There are two Honeycomb shell models by HK gaming under the Mira banner: HK MIRA M & HK MIRA S. As the names suggest, the only difference between these models is the size (and so of Weight). The dimension and Weight for Mira M are given in the table above, for Mira S: Dimensions (LXWXH): 114×60.3x40mm, Weight (g): 61g. The other features and overall performance are almost identical.
HK Gaming Mira-M Key Specs
|Sensor Model||Pixart PMW3360|
|Sensitivity||Up to 12,000 CPI|
|Polling Rates||125, 250, 500 or 1,000 Hz|
|LED Zones||1 RGB zone|
|Cable||~6 feet (1.82m) paracord|
|Measurements (LxWxH)||4.88 x 2.52 x 1.55 inches (124 x 64 x 39.5mm)|
|Weight (without cable)||2.22 ounces (63g)|
The HK Gaming Mira M is a lightweight, durable mouse with an ambidextrous design perfect for FPS titles. It features multiple color finishes and programmable buttons on the left side of the body to make it comfortable for right-handed gaming.
It weighs just 2.2 ounces (63g), thanks to its honeycomb shell body. The Weight depends on the color finish of the mouse. If we compare this to the popular Logitech G Pro Wireless 2.82-ounce weight, Mira-M is roughly 21% lighter. This may seem unimportant, but it significantly enhances the gaming experience, especially playing FPS titles.
The HK Gaming Mira-M also features paracord cable, 100% PTFE feet, and RGB lighting under the scroll wheel, which can be customized with different color patterns or turned off altogether if you’re looking for something subtler. For those who don’t know, Paracord is a rope made out of nylon used for military purposes due to its strength to weight ratio; it got its name due to its use with paratroopers.
It has a pronounced hump in the middle explicitly designed, so you know where your fingers are when gripping onto it instead of just feeling like they’re floating around without much control.
This mouse offers all the features you could ever want while playing an FPS title: Pixart PMW3360 gaming sensor, which can be found in many popular mice like Glorious Model O Minus and Model D, and also in the FinalMouse Ultralight 2. Max resolution up to 12000cpi and hardware acceleration will let you reach speeds of 250 IPS without having to worry about lag or tracking issues.
The Omron Micro Switch is durable enough for any game and provides excellent feedback when you click it while light enough not to fatigue your hand as quickly as others might.
The polling rate can be adjusted from 125 Hz to 1000 Hz with the included HK Gaming Software that meets your needs perfectly.
This Honeycomb mouse is ergonomic, allowing you to play for hours without feeling the strain on your hand because it is designed with comfort in mind. Its lightweight design reduces fatigue, giving gamers an edge in competitive gaming sessions.
Glorious Model O & D: Best Honeycomb Mouse
This honeycomb mouse is available in two models. Glorious Model O Minus is for small to medium-sized hands, and regular Glorious Model O is for medium to large-sized hands. The difference between these mice is in weight and size. O Minus is lightweight at 58 grams, whereas the regular Model O is slightly heavier at 68 grams.
In addition to that, the company also has a second pair of mice under Model D series. There is no significant difference we can find between the Glorious Model D vs Model O except that of weight and size.
Here is a comparison table that puts it out more clearly:
|Models||Glorious Model D||Glorious Model D Minus||Glorious Model O||Glorious Model O Minus|
|Hand Size||Ideal for MEDIUM to LARGE sized hands||Ideal for SMALL to MEDIUM sized hands||Ideal for MEDIUM to LARGE sized hands||Ideal for SMALL to MEDIUM sized hands|
|Weight||Matte Models: 68 grams | Glossy Models: 69 grams||Matte Models: 61 grams | Glossy Models: 62 grams||Matte Models: 67 grams | Glossy Models: 68 grams||Matte Models: 58 grams | Glossy Models: 59 grams|
|Mouse Length||128 mm||120 mm||128 mm||120 mm|
|Mouse Width||63 mm||61 mm||66 mm||63 mm|
|Mouse Height||42 mm||40 mm||37.5 mm||36 mm|
|Number of Buttons||6||6||6||6|
|Switch Type||Omron Mechanical Rated For 20 Million Clicks||Omron Mechanical Rated For 20 Million Clicks||Omron Mechanical Rated For 20 Million Clicks||Omron Mechanical Rated For 20 Million Clicks|
|Software for Advanced Adjustments||✓||✓||✓||✓|
We are going to discuss the lightest Model O Minus here.
This is the super-lightweight gaming mouse on the market right now. It is available in multiple colors with 2 programmable buttons on the left side of the mouse so the left-handed players can play their favorite FPS games like Doom Eternal and Destiny 2 comfortably.
The weight of this mouse is 58 grams, which is lighter than the Hk Gaming Mira-M discussed above. A lightweight mouse is specially designed for FPS gaming.
Glorious Model O minus has a Braided Ascended Cord cable which is very flexible and lighter and so gives your mouse an almost wireless feel. The gliding experience of this mouse is very good because of its rounded edges, feet which are made up of 100% virgin grade PTFE.
Furthermore, it has 3 RGB zones with 16.78 million colors which adds to the aesthetic appeal of the mouse.
This mouse uses essentially the same sensor as that in HK Gaming Mira M mouse, so no need to get into technicalities this time. We tried this mouse playing popular FPS titles like CS:GO and PUBG, and were surprised by its flick-aiming and overall precision. The max 12000 DPI setting is fitting for high-skilled pro gamers.
One of the major drawbacks for us is the absence of a dedicated low DPI/sniper button (not a deal-breaker), however, you can program the button on the mouse for it by using the proprietary software. Other than that, you can set DPI sensitivity steps, save profiles and the features just end there. The software lacks any bells or whistles.
The movement of the mouse is exceptionally speedy on a hard mouse mat, and that is what you actually pay for. The ultra-lightweight design and ultra-flexibles are all the highlight features that come handy in gaming.
Cooler Master MM710, MM711 & MM720: Ultralight Honeycomb Mouse
Cooler Master is offering three types of models in the MM Lineup with minimal differences in their weight and size and some of the other features written in the table below.
|Cooler Master MM710||Cooler Master MM711||Cooler Master MM720|
|Product Dimensions||4.6 x 2.4 x 1.5 inches||4.6 x 2.4 x 1.5 inches||4.2 x 3 x 1.5 inches|
|Sensor||PixArtPMW 3389||PixArtPMW 3389||PixArtPMW 3389|
|Tracking Speed||400 ips||400 ips||400 ips|
|Grip Type||Palm / Claw / Fingertip||Palm / Claw / Fingertip||Claw / Fingertip|
|Material||ABS Plastic||ABS Plastic||ABS Plastic|
|CPI / DPI||7 Levels (400-800-1200(default)-1600-3200-6400-16000)||7 Levels (400-800-1200(default)-1600-3200-6400-16000)||7 Levels (400-800-1200(default)-1600-3200-6400-16000)|
|Polling Rate||1000 MHz||1000 MHz||1000 MHz|
Cooler Master MM710 is the ultra-lightweight mouse at 53 grams (without cable). You don’t have to take our word for it, just compare it with the Glorious Model O Minus which weighs roughly 58 grams, and the popular lightest Ultralight 2 from the Finalmouse banner which is just 47 grams.
The click panel features Omron Switches rated for up to 20 million clicks so we can say without a doubt that it is a very durable mouse. Its ambidextrous design is best for both left-handed and right-handed gaming players but there is a caveat. You would find 2 side buttons on the left side of the mouse, so the left-handed players won’t be able to make the best out of the side buttons.
Furthermore, this mouse has an ultra weave cable that is 6.3ft in length. Its superior mouse feet PTFE material provides smooth control with low friction and consistent glide.
However, this mouse doesn’t have RGB lighting because this is designed for the best gaming performance and not the aesthetics. If you need something flashy for your next LAN party you can opt for MM711 or MM720.
If you are okay with a small mouse, MM 710 has a lot to offer for gamers, especially FPS shooters. Undoubtedly, it has a lightweight design which when combined with a powerful sensor can take your gaming to a whole next level. In fact, it is so lightweight, you might have a hard time adjusting to it in the gameplay. We would certainly recommend it for ultralightweight gaming where speed matters more than anything.
In addition to its lightweight design, the mouse has low latency and allows you to customize both its CPI and polling rate to suit your personal preferences. We found it comfortable enough for gaming marathons, especially during MMO gameplays. The lack of extra buttons might be a disadvantage for MMO fans, the ability to program buttons is a great compensation. Though made for all types of grips, this mouse is suitable mostly for claw-style players mainly due to its small design.
You can also use this mouse for office work. The comfort and ambidextrous design of the mouse make it an appealing choice, but gaming is what this mouse is intended for.
As discussed earlier, you have the freedom to customize the mouse to your preferences. It comes with a proprietary software dubbed Portal, intuitive to use but a little finicky on startup. You can program macros, save at most 7 DPI presets, set preferences, and calibrate the mouse to your mousepad.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste: Durable Honeycomb Mouse
HyperX Pulsefire Haste is another honeycomb shell gaming mouse under the banner of HyperX in our list which is first available at the end of 2020 December. Some of its features and specs are written in the table below.
Key Features & Specs:
|Sensor Model||PixArt PAW-3335|
|Sensitivity||Up to 16,000 CPI|
|Polling Rates||1,000 Hz|
|LED Zones and Colors||1x RGB|
|Cable Length||6 feet (1.8m) USB Type-A|
|Measurements (LxWxH)||4.89 x 2.62 x 1.5 inches (124.2 x 66.8 x 38.2mm)|
|Weight||2.08 ounces (59g) without cable|
|2.82 ounces (80g) with cable|
HyperX Pulsefire Haste is another ultra-lightweight honeycomb gaming mouse on this list. It weighs only 59 grams. There is only 1 gram difference in the weight of Glorious Model O Minus which is 58 grams.
It has golden micro dustproof switches which provide solid and satisfying clicks up to 60 million. In layman terms, this mouse is highly durable. The design is suitable for the both handed gaming players, but as 2 side buttons are present on the left side of the mouse, the right handed player has an advantage while playing First-Person-Shooter (FPS) gaming.
Furthermore, it provides smooth gliding on the surface because of its PTFE grade. The paracord cable is the same as the other honeycomb gaming mouse models like Mira-M and Cooler Master MM710.
Last but not the least, this mouse has a customizable RGB lighting feature under the scroll wheel.
In the hardware department, HyperX Pulsefire has been a disappointment. It features the old PAW 3335 sensor as compared to the PMW 3360 and 3389 of its competition. Though being an energy-efficient model, the sensor doesn’t deliver performance as slick and tracking as accurate as top-notch that FPS gamers seek. What surprises and disappoints us is the power-efficient sensor in a wired mouse.
16000 CPI is a welcome feature, but the max velocity is low at 450 IPS and the max acceleration is similarly low-end at 40g. However, untrained eyes won’t find any difference in performance when compared to the latest PMW 3360 sensor with up to 12,000 CPI, 250 IPS, and 50G. As the ultralight mice are designed primarily for FPS shooters where responsiveness, precise and quick aim make all the difference, HyperX Pulsefire does a good job in this arena.
To program the buttons, record macros, or perform all sorts of different functions, the mouse is dependent on HyperX’s NGenuity software. You can set four CPI settings, and can also customize the RGB lighting of the mouse. Overall the software is better than the proprietary software by HK Gaming and Glorious.
SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless:
Key Features & Specs:
|Sensor Model||SteelSeries TrueMove Core|
|LED Zones and Colors||3x RGB zones|
|Measurements (LxWxH)||4.75 x 2.64 x 1.50 inches (120.6 x 67.03 x 37.98mm)|
|Weight||2.01 ounces (57g)|
The highlight features of this mouse is its sturdy build with left and right-click buttons built to last for 80 million clicks and of course the lightweight design of the mouse. Its ABS plastic chassis despite having a bunch of holes in it doesn’t allow the dust buildup to a level that impairs the mouse (IP54-certified).
The holes make it breathable and thus less sweaty during gaming marathons. Somehow they don’t look as creepy as in the other mice of this roundup. The wireless design of the mouse would allow you to freely move around and makes it fitting for those who prefer couch gaming.
Despite its symmetrical design (suitable for ambidextrous), the mouse favors right-handers due to its fixed side buttons (the complaint we have with almost all mice with honeycomb bodies). The company should add swappable buttons to make it a truly ambidextrous mouse.
Moreover, the mouse features four small PTFE feet, a standard for light mouses. As mentioned earlier, these feet eliminate friction making the mouse easy to glide no matter what is underneath the surface.
The company excused palm grippers when it mentioned clearly that the mouse is made for fingertip and claw grippers. For both these styles, the buttons are easy to reach.
Steelseries Aerox 3 has let us down, as we expect more from a company that made a reputable name in the gaming peripheral industry. When we compare us with other honeycomb rivals like HK Gaming Mira and Glorious Model O, the specs are somewhat lacking. This mouse can handle max sensitivity of 8500 CPI, max velocity and acceleration up to 350 inches per seconds and 35g.
Despite the low specs, the mouse gives out satisfactory performance while playing FPS games. The aiming accuracy and precision is OK, sufficient for beginners. The lightness like other mice of this roundup is its key edge. The middle button to switch between CPI profiles comes very handy, and is easy to access if you prefer claw grip.
You can customize the mouse via the Engine software that comes with the mouse. Like the other apps we discussed, you can customize buttons and RGB. Interestingly, the RGB can be customized to signal your health in supported games. The app’s UI is easy to understand and mouse customization is a breeze.
FinalMouse Ultralight 2 (48g): The lightest Mouse In the World
Finalmouse never fails to surprise us with its high-end mice, and this honeycomb gaming mouse by the company is no different. It is not only the lightest mouse in this roundup, but also in the world at only 48g. The mouse delivers quality performance and has a comfortable design.
Key Features & Specs:
|Sensor Model||PixArt PMW3360|
|Sensitivity (CPI)||6,000 CPI|
|Programmable Buttons||5 + DPI switcher (Omron switches)|
|Polling rate||500 Hz|
|Cable Length||2 metres, soft braided|
|Measurements (LxWxH)||116 x 53 x 35.6 mm|
Many users find this mouse very small, and for some this was a deal-breaker. If you are concerned about the size, worry not as you can stick ‘infinityskins’ on the mouse to change its shape and size. The small size makes it highly suitable for users who prefer fingertip or claw grip, and also, it takes a while to get a hold of it.
The right and left click buttons use the standard Omron switch (rated for 20 million clicks). The durability is not exceptional, and if the price has been a little lower, we might have overlooked this shortcoming. Some users have found pre and post-travel, but overall the clicks are snappy and tactile. Apart from the 5 programmable buttons, it also comes with the DPI switch button to scroll between preset 400,800,1600 and 3200 DPI.
The feet are of PTFE white Teflon that makes the overall movement quite effortless. The thin and flexible cable that comes with it isn’t a true paracord, and again we cannot forgive it due to its high price tag. Thankfully, the cord is 2m long.
Overall, we are quite satisfied with the build quality, but the mouse has some serious caveats in design that is unforgivable for many.
Though it doesn’t deliver well in the design department, this Finalmouse model is light and responsive during Gameplay. The tracking aim is precisely really meant to level up your FPS gaming. The fingertip and claw style is dictated by its small design and might work for many, but one thing is sure, it would lead to cramping and discomfort in gaming marathons.
The mouse uses an old PixArt PMW3360 sensor and we can’t blame the company for it as for its time, the sensor was perfectly fine. The CPI, high maximum velocity and acceleration and polling rates are satisfactory, but the company could have done better.
Unfortunately, there is no proprietary software for customization, you will have to rely on third-party software to do so.
The following mice didn’t make it to our best honeycomb gaming mice ultimate list, but deserve a mention. Many of them are low-end models by obscure companies. We don’t vouch for their durability and performance, but if you are low on budget or the models discussed list failed to impress you, there could be a fitting option in the following models.
HTM Gwolves Hati Honeycomb Design Wired Gaming Mouse
$47.99 in stock
- 61g: G-Wolves Hati is a lightweight gaming mouse from the honeycomb shape design
- Pixart 3360 gaming sensor with Maximum resolution up to 12000DPI
- Max. acceleration: 50G, Max Speed 250 IPS , Up to 20 million clicks
- New white PTFE Skates - Ultra lightweight paracord cable to reduce drag - Extra paracord cable
- 6 buttons ambidextrous mouse with packaging that includes 4 Rubberized mouse grips, and 2 TTC Dustproof switches
BENGOO KM-1 Wireless Gaming Mouse Hollow Shell
- Lightweight Honeycome Shell - Taking unique design of lightweight honeycomb shell, offers you better touch experience. Great material makes the mouse owns durable strength, never worried that it is too fragile to ruin. Advanced ventilation would keep your palm be cool and fresh all the time, assures your soft feeling and excellent gaming experience even a long-period using.
- 2.4G Wireless Technology - 2.4GHz wireless offers stable connection and precise track. By connecting the USB receiver with the USB port, you could use it at anytime and anywhere, no delays and interference. And please note that 2.4G connection distance cannot be over 10 meters.
- Chroma Rgb Lights - By clicking the on/off button to activate the KM-1 mouse, and pressing the LED button repeatedly to change different light effects - rainbow mode/stream mode/breathing mode/pure mode or turn off the light, which would provide you more fun while gaming.
- 3 Adjustable DPI and Flexible Buttons - Adjustable DPI speed switch: 800-1600-3200, easily and casually control the speed. Plugging the USB receiver into the USB interface directly without any other drivers or software.Equipped with six buttons: Left button, Right button, Forward, Back, DPI button and Scroll wheel.
- Universal Comaptibility & Considerate Charge Cable - Compatible with 98/2000/ME/NT/XP/VISTA/7/8/10/11/MAC OS. Adaptable for Notebook, PC, laptop, Computer, Macbook and so on. With charge cable inside, you could charge your mouse at anytime even using. NOTE: The mouse cursor would move slowly, unstable or stop moving at low battery, please charge it in time, while being fully charged, it would work normally again.
Skoll Mini 50g Honeycomb Design
- 50g: Ultralight Weight Honeycomb Design Gaming Mouse, 10g lighter than the original Skoll which makes it one of the world's lightest ergonomic mice
- 3389 Pixart gaming grade sensor an upgrade from the original Skoll with 16,000 DPI, 400 IPS, 50G Max Acceleration
- Detachable paracord cable to drastically reduce cable weight and low resistance cable drag
- Upgraded White PTFE skates with extras skates - Textured Anti slip mouse grips - Cleaning Brush
- Made to be more comfortable for medium to small hands or claw grips
DREVO Falcon Wireless Mouse
- High-End Optical Sensor -- Pixart PAW3335 is a highly power-efficient sensor for the wireless gaming mouse. It delivers the high performance which is equivalent to PMW3389 but has lower power consumption than PMW3389. Besides, it supports 400 IPS high speed motion, 16000 high resolution and high accuracy for professional gamers.
- 2.4G Wireless & Type-C Wired -- Fast and responsive 2.4G can set up to 1000Hz polling rate which ensures stable and low latency wireless connection; Plugin the type-c cable to the wired mode for ultra-smooth movement with drag-free wireless feel due to the ultra-soft cable.
- 90G Lightweight Design -- Honeycomb shell makes the mouse lightly without losing durability. No more wrist pain and fatigue gained than the ordinary heavy-weight wireless mouse.
- High-Quality Material -- Mouse switch maintains the tactile feel without double-click for over 20 million clicks; 800mAh big-capacity battery supports up to 56 hours wireless play even with RGB on; 100% Pure PTFE feet for low-friction on any surface.
- Attractive Features -- Power Console software; 16.8 million colors full-body RGB illumination; Customizable 16000 DPI; 1000Hz high report rate; Ultra-Soft type-c cable.
We declare Glorious Model O Minus the winner of this roundup. Despite Finalmouse Ultralight 2 being the lightest mouse in the world and HK Gaming Mira offering a competitive pricepoint, Model O Minus reigns superior as it offers the best of both worlds in terms of comfortable design and aesthetic appeal without compromising on the performance. For what it’s worth, all these mice have honeycomb shells and so are significantly lightweight. FPS shooters with claw or fingertip style are the targeted audience of these mice, and none of them misses the mark.
Kevin is a Tech journalist for over a decade. He writes on Wearables, Headphones, and Laptops. When he is not glued to his laptop, You will find him working on exciting projects that include Unboxing new Gadgets, comparing them, and tweaking their hardware.