I am not just talking about the gamers out there. Even when you are talking about productivity, having the right mouse is going to make all the difference in almost all the situations you are talking about and in case you are not familiar with various styles of handling the mouse, this article is for you.
For those wondering, choosing the right mouse depends on a variety of factors ranging from the shape, size, weight, and a few others. For the gamers who are used to not settling for less, getting access to the best tech is always important and you cannot really overlook it.
That is why it is better to look into the mouse grip styles so we can have more and more people aware of how different mouse grips work and how they can influence your play style. So far, the three most common grip styles are the palm grip, the claw grip, and another less common tip grip.
We are going to explore all of them and tell you what these grips are all about so you can have an easier time choosing the right mouse.
Perhaps the most common grip type is the palm grip and the best thing is that it is not just limited to gaming. For those who are wondering, most of the people who have a computer mouse in their hands use palm grip, so that makes up for a lot of people.
The reason why this grip style is so popular is rather simple: the grip gives you access to a natural and relaxed way of putting your hand on the mouse. This grip has the most contact points and support, as well, allowing you to comfortably glide around using your mouse.
Gaming or other mice that are made to cater to this grip style are usually wider, longer, and also have a steeper back arch so your hand can get the maximum support.
While the palm grip mice are unparalleled in terms of comfort and ease of access, they do fall behind when you are talking about agility, as these mice are larger and heavier in size, making it difficult for everyone to use them with better agility.
Does it matter as much though? Not really. For instance, I do not play competitive shooter games and for me a mouse has to be comfortable since I have to spend long hours using it for one task or another and therefore, the palm grip is the most comfortable offering for me.
While claw grip is not as common or popular as the palm grip, it has slowly started gaining traction in the competitive space. Fans of RTS games have been using this grip for a long, long time. As the name goes, when using the claw grip, your hand is arched up with far less contact points on the mouse. This results in a claw-like shape.
Mice that are made with this grip style are usually shorter with less aggressive back arch angle but the benefit here is that you are getting better agility considering how these mice are also lighter in weight due to a smaller overall size.
Compared to the palm grip style, the claw grip mice are better suited for fast gliding and will provide users with the feeling of control whenever they are moving fast, especially when the movements are back and forth across the screen. If you have bigger hands, these mice or the grip style might not be suited for you at all.
The last grip style is also the least common and the most extreme style of the three. As the name would go, this grip style has the least contact points between the hand and the mouse. The type of grip is only using the tip of the fingers to navigate the mouse in rapid movements with very little to no restraint on the hand and the wrist.
Mice that are made to cater to this style are normally on the lighter and shorter style and tend to have a flat back arch angle as well. As you may have guessed at this point, everything about the tip grip style is about speed, which it does provide. However, if you are looking for better gliding movement or slower movements, for that matter, where control is paramount, such a grip style is not at all suited.
So, Do Mouse Grip Styles Matter?
As someone who has experienced countless mice ever since I started using a PC, I can tell you that the grip styles matter a lot because without the right grip style, you might not be able to use the mouse the way you want it.
The best way is to look at the size of your hand and then compare it with the size of your mouse and then decide if you can actually have something that fits the styles because otherwise, things are not going to be good enough and we all want to avoid that, in the first place.
Rest assured, a good mouse grip is not at all difficult to come by and it only takes a few tries to find out what is good for you and what is not.
So there you have it. I tried making it easier for everyone who is looking for a good understanding of mice grip and how they work in this post. The purpose here is to guide all the people who are in the market looking for a good mouse but are not sure about the various grip styles that are also there.
To make things even simpler, you have to first understand what your grip style is and then according to that, choose the mouse you are looking to get because otherwise, you never know the type of mouse you are going to end up with and whether it will cater to your grip style or not.
I have been gaming for almost 24 years with extensive knowledge of all platforms and the gaming industry, in general. With interests in literature, art, gaming, and PC hardware.