Competitive gaming mice designs are heading in a different direction: Cooler Master, Glorious, and, as today, G-Wolves with their new Skoll gaming mouse are trimming precious grams to achieve the new ultralight class. Coming in at only 66-grams and $69.99, is the G-Wolves Skoll right for you? Join us as we find out.
- Cost: $69.99 (Newegg.com)
- Dimensions: 4.92 in (H) x 2.67 in (W) x 1.65 in (L)
- Weight: 66 G (mouse only)
- Button: 7 Buttons
- RGB: Yes
- Coating: Matte
- Color: Black
- Cable: Paracord
- Sensor: PMW3360
- Resolution: Selectable resolution up to 12,000 DPI
- Max. Acceleration: > 50 G
- Max. Speed: > 250 IPS
- Optical Lens: 1:1
- USB Data Format: 16 bits/axis
- Frame Rate: up to 12000 FPS
- Onboard Memory: 5 Profiles
- Lightweight, Flexible USB Cable
When it comes to gaming mice, players are shifting towards lighter mice for faster movement that feels like “an extension of themselves.” In my last few mice reviews, I’ve gamed with lightweight mice like the Logitech G Pro Wireless all the way up to heavier mice that top 120-grams. The Skoll is easily the lightest, and while I haven’t seen improvement in gameplay per se, I have gotten very used to using a mouse with a lighter feel. Of course, a mouse is a very subjective thing so the Skoll is likely to be something you love or hate. In first-person shooters, I have really come to enjoy it.
Performance is good, and while the sensor isn’t as high-reaching as the 16K DPI like the Logitech G502 or Razer Viper, the PMW3360 is highly esteemed and can hold its own in any competitive game today. While playing PUBG and other shooters, I always try to dial in the settings for the most freedom of movement while still maintaining accuracy. This mouse comes with software, which you can download directly from the G-Wolves website, and it allows you to change all of your mouse settings within one window. DPI, RGB colors, and the ability to customize your buttons are always nice when you are trying to get things dialed in properly. Being able to find that sweet spot in your DPI setting and polling rate is critical, especially in fast-paced games.
It feels a little out of the ordinary to be using a mouse that you can see right into, but it’s a core part of how G-Wolves keeps the Skoll lightweight. It’s admittedly neat that you can take a look inside and see what makes the mouse tick and how little that actually is. A quick peek reveals the circuit board and the housing for the mouse wheel but is mostly wide-open space. Despite the honeycomb cutouts, the body is mostly solid, though a good squeeze on the left side will activate a side button. That said, you have to try unnaturally hard to do so and this isn’t something you’ll encounter without trying to make it happen.
Another thing that helps with the weight is the paracord. G-Wolves have done a great job here. The cord is extremely lightweight and is extremely flexible. The cord will bend before giving enough resistance to effect your mouse movement, making the Skoll feel almost wireless.
It’s 2019 and that means RGB lighting. The Skoll comes with an RGB strip that rims the bottom of the mouse to create a nice underglow. With 16 million colors available you can change the color profile to one of the handful of presets or a solid color of your choice. I always prefer the rainbow effect as it looks the best with my setup but it’s easy to sync to your own taste.
Another thing I really appreciated was how well presented the mouse was. Unlike most peripherals, G-Wolves ships the Skoll in its own decorative tin. It was a surprise to find in the box and is cool enough to put on display. It’s a nice touch that really helps it feel a cut above the similarly-priced competition.
With new mice all the time, it can be hard to know which is the right choice for you. I wasn’t sold on the ultra-lightweight mouse trend, but the Skoll SK-L Ace went a long way toward making me a believer. It’s shape is very comfortable in the hand and it’s size/weight make it a good fit for any grip-type. It has served me well in FPS games, as well as other genres like RTS. Compared to its biggest competitors, G-Wolves absolutely impresses.
- A good fit for any grip-type
- Paracord makes the mouse feel wireless
- DPI button on the base instead of on top for easy access