Last updated: January 30th 2017
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Compared to the number of mice available for right handed users the left handed mouse selection is much, much smaller. This is surprising since not only do left handed users need ergonomic choices too, but many right handed users are switching to using their mouse left handed in order to either prevent pain, alleviate pain, or recover from an injury.
There is a definite need for left handed mousing and it can be hard to find the best choices among the sea of right handed devices. The rankings in the table below is our contribution to aggregating and ranking the choices that are available. Drawing heavily from other rankings and reviews on this site and filtering for options that either have a lefty version available or that at a minimum are designed ambidextrously this is a very comprehensive list of the options that are available.
Each product below is a good one so if something particular about a design feature catches your eye then feel free to disregard the ranking in the list. There is always some subjectivity in rankings, but when comparing so many different styles and types of mice that are all good products then user preference will weigh heavily.
Below is the rankings table and then a summary of the individual products.
As a note, most of the reviews originated with the right handed version so there could be differences, but for the most part they are the same or similar.
The chart below will list our ratings and rankings for the best left handed mice. There is a key below the chart explaining the columns and it is followed by a short summary of each mouse as well as a link to read more reviews on the site or to buy on Amazon.
Best Left Handed Mouse Rankings
|Product Name||Style||Left/ Ambidextrous||# of Buttons/ Customizable||Price||Our Ranking||Buy|
|Evoluent VerticalMouse 4||Vertical||Left||6/yes||$$||1||Buy|
|Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse||Finger Trackball||Ambidextrous||4/yes||$||2||Buy|
|Kensington Expert Trackball Mouse (K64325)||Finger Trackball||Ambidextrous||4/yes||$$||3||Buy|
|HandShoe Wireless Ergonomic Mouse||Ergonomic Standard||Left||3/no||$$$||4||Buy|
|Goldtouch Ergonomic Mouse||Ergonomic Standard||Left||3/no||$$||5||Buy|
|Razer Ouroboros Elite Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse||Ergonomic Standard||Ambidextrous||11/yes||$$$||6||Buy|
|Razer DeathAdder Ergonomic Gaming Mouse||Ergonomic Standard||Left||5/yes||$$||7||Buy|
|Kensington K72337US Orbit Trackball||Finger Trackball||Ambidextrous||2/yes||$||8||Buy|
|Kinesis DXT Ergonomic Mouse 2||Vertical||Ambidextrous||3/no||$$$||9||Buy|
|ELECOM Trackball Mouse M-XT3DRBK||Thumb Trackball||Left||6/yes||$$||10||Buy|
|YUMQUA Y-01 Handheld Mini Trackball Mouse||Mini Trackball - Handheld||Ambidextrous||3/no||$||11||Buy|
Product Name – This column lists the name of the products being rated.
Style – This is the style of the product. Vertical for vertical mice, ergonomic standard for an ergonomic version of the more standard mouse style, and thumb or finger trackball depending on how the ball is operated.
Left/Ambidextrous – This column defines if it is specifically a left handed model or if it is ambidextrous and usable by either hand.
# of Buttons/Customizable – The number of clickable buttons on the device and if they are customizable or programmable.
Price – Comparative dollar rankings. The $ is lower price, the $$ moderate price, and the $$$ more expensive.
Our Ranking – Our numerical ranking from 1 to 11 on these selected left hand ergonomic mice and trackballs with 1 being the best.
Buy – Link to buy the product on Amazon.
Summary for the Best Ergonomic Left Hand Mouse Ratings
Let’s start out with a quick preview of the ratings prior to diving into the detailed comments below by looking at the top 5 finishers in the rankins. Our #1 ranked left handed mouse was the excellent Evoluent Vertical Mouse. This is no surprise here as this mouse currently holds the top spot on the vertical mouse rankings and the third spot in the overall ergonomic mouse rankings as well. Coming in at #2 is the Trackman Marble Mouse from Logitech and at #3 is the Expert Trackball Mouse from Kensington. Currently holding down the #2 & #3 spots on our trackball mouse rankings these are two solid trackball products from good companies. Both incorporate an ambidextrous design and use a finger controlled trackball. Next up at #4 is the left handed ergonomic mouse from Handshoe. With a patented ergonomic design this mouse looks and feels great in your hand and is available in a specific left hand version. Rounding out the top 5 is another well designed mouse from Goldtouch. Another one with a specifically left handed model that is well designed and feels good in the hand.
Up next are the individual product commentary, and links to onsite reviews as well as to purchase on Amazon.
Individual Product Notes, Reviews, and Comments
Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 – Buy – This vertical mouse in the left handed model brings one of the best mice overall to the left handed user. With the best combination of value and performance on the list it has many things in its favor. With 6 programmable buttons and a clickable scroll wheel it has plenty of input methods. With their patented handshake design intended to promote a neutral “handshake” mousing posture this one is a top performer and a solid ergonomic choice as well.
Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse – Buy – This highly rated trackball style mouse brings an ambidextrous design that works for left handed users just as well as righties. With a nice sized trackball for good scrolling performance and control as well as 4 programmable buttons positioned right to the sides of the ball this one gives good responsive control in a nice ergonomically designed package.
Kensington Expert Trackball Mouse (K64325) – Buy – The second trackball on the list and another high rating. It also has 4 programmable buttons for input and a large size ball with good control, but in addition it incorporates a scroll ring around the ball as well. This one has an ambidextrous design with the 4 large buttons surrounding the ball on 4 equal parts of the base. It also comes with a detachable wrist rest that some users may like.
HandShoe Wireless Ergonomic Mouse – Buy – The name Handshoe comes from the Dutch word for glove. This mouse is designed with the intent of fitting like a glove. It has a great hand feel with good support and neutral positioning for the wrist when in use. This one comes in a specific left handed model. It has 3 input buttons that aren’t programmable.
Goldtouch Ergonomic Mouse – Buy – This mouse from Goldtouch comes in a specific left handed version. It has 3 clickable inputs that aren’t programmable. The slightly slanted mouse body is designed to keep your hand and wrist in a natural 24 degree angle while using. With good comfort and good design the Goldtouch is a good way to round out the top five.
Razer Ouroboros Elite Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse – Buy – Razer is mostly known for their gaming mice where they have a reputation for quality and performance. The good news is that many of these are available in left handed or ambidextrous models as well. The Ouroboros Elite is a high performance gaming mouse, but there is no reason to restrict it just to gamers when there aren’t enough left handed options out there. With a large amount of programmable inputs and a very comfortable design this one just missed the cut for the top 5.
Razer DeathAdder Ergonomic Gaming Mouse – Buy – Another Razer product with a pedigree as a gaming mouse this one comes in a specifically left handed version. This one has five programmable input buttons and is solidly designed with good handfeel and responsiveness.
Kensington K72337US Orbit Trackball – Buy – The next trackball mouse on the list the Orbit from Kensington is a fine product but just didn’t make the cut at a higher rating compared to the others on the list. If they don’t draw your attention feel free to select this one with confidence. Like most finger operated trackball mice this one is an ambidextrous design.
Kinesis DXT Ergonomic Mouse 2 – Buy – The second vertical mouse on the list it is a good product but just cannot compete higher than this. It has an ambidextrous design in that you can select either right or left hand use on the mouse itself and then just turn it around to change it out. The main knocks on this one comparatively are that it is somewhat small and is intended for more of a pen style grip usage. If this is appealing to you it isn’t a bad product, just comparatively low rated to the others on the list.
ELECOM Trackball Mouse M-XT3DRBK – Buy – The only thumb operated trackball mouse on the list so if you want a left handed device with that feature then this one is it for you. It has a specifically left handed model and is also the only trackball on the list that has a version just for lefties instead of ambidextrous. With six programmable inputs including a clickable scroll wheel and a responsive control from the trackball it isn’t a bad choice, just losing out in comparison to others.
YUMQUA Y-01 Handheld Mini Trackball Mouse – Buy – Included primarily to make this style known in case you are interested this handheld mini trackball is ambidextrous. This one seems to make the most sense as a secondary device for recreational purposes such as simple web surfing or limited gaming use. Also could be a decent option for a travel device.
Conclusion and Final Thoughts
There are our rankings of the top left-handed mice for your viewing pleasure. We think this is a complete and fair review of what is out there. Please let us know what you think in the comments below. Agree or disagree? Have a favorite that we left off the list? Let us know and we’ll look into it.