Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town Picture
6.2
Office/Multimedia
8.1
Video Games (FPS)
6.1
Video Games (MMO)
8.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.2
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 is a great gaming mouse that's ultra-lightweight like its name suggests. This honeycomb-patterned mouse is one of the lightest we've measured and has great performance. Unfortunately, you need to download third-party software to customize the CPI and the overall performance of the mouse. The default four CPI settings might not be ideal for everyone. This mouse is also very small, which isn't suited for larger hands, but it does come with 'infinityskins', which are latex grips that you can stick on the mouse to modify its size and shape.

Note: Finalmouse produces one mouse at a time and then proceeds to make a drop sale, meaning it's only available for a certain amount of time, or until stock runs out. At the time of publishing, the Ultralight 2 drop is over. This means that any model found online is coming from a third-party reseller, and not the company itself. We also had to purchase our unit via this method.

Our Verdict

6.2 Office/Multimedia

Just okay for office. The mouse is pretty small and doesn't offer great ergonomics for larger hands. However, you can customize its size using the included infinityskin. You also can't customize its programmable buttons, unless you get third-party software.

Pros
  • Ultra lightweight.
  • Customizable shape and size.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • No dedicated software; third-party only.
  • Very small design, not suitable for larger hands without customization.
8.1 Video Games (FPS)

Very good for games like FPS. It's a very light mouse with excellent click latency. This mouse has pretty good performance, although you can't customize its CPI to your liking without third-party software. It's also quite small and larger hands can have some issues holding the mouse, although you can use the included infinityskin to mod the shape and form of the mouse.

Pros
  • Ultra lightweight.
  • Customizable shape and size.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • No dedicated software; third-party only.
  • Very small design, not suitable for larger hands without customization.
6.1 Video Games (MMO)

Bad for MMOs. This mouse doesn't have dedicated software to let you program its buttons. Its size might also be an issue for larger hands unless you use the included infinityskin to mod the form of the mouse.

Pros
  • Ultra lightweight.
  • Customizable shape and size.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • No dedicated software; third-party only.
  • Very small design, not suitable for larger hands without customization.
8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

Excellent for ultra-light gaming. This mouse is one of the lightest we've tested so far and has great performance too. It's suitable for smaller hands, but people with large hands can use the infinityskin to modify the size and shape of the mouse, making it easier to use.

Pros
  • Ultra lightweight.
  • Customizable shape and size.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • No dedicated software; third-party only.
  • Very small design, not suitable for larger hands without customization.
5.2 Travel

Poor for traveling. Although the mouse is small, it's always wired, which takes extra space and makes it a bit harder to pack.

Pros
  • Ultra lightweight.
  • Customizable shape and size.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • No dedicated software; third-party only.
  • Very small design, not suitable for larger hands without customization.
  • 6.2 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.2 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 25, 2021: Changed Gesture Support value from 'N/A' to 'No'.
  2. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Dec 20, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  4. Updated Dec 11, 2019: Review published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 is a pretty sleek looking ultra-light gaming mouse. It has a honeycomb pattern that covers most of the design to reduce weight. It comes in a cream color with orange accents on the mouse wheel and cord. It's a pretty small mouse. If you want a very lightweight mouse that doesn't have a honey-comb pattern, check out the Razer Viper Mini.

Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (116 mm)
Height 1.4" (36 mm)
Width 2.3" (60 mm)
Grip Width
57 mm
5.9
Design
Portability
Volume
15.13 in³ (248 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Although it's a fairly small mouse, the Ultralight 2 is a wired-only mouse, and the cable makes it a bit harder to store it while traveling. However, this won't matter to people who are looking for a gaming mouse to use at home.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
87 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
56 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
49 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 is one of the lightest mice we've tested. It can get a bit heavier when using the 'infinityskin' grips, which are additional grip patterns that you can stick on your mouse. We've tested the maximum weight using the thickest ones. If you're interested in a mouse that's even lighter, check out the FInalmouse Starlight-12 Small.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is great. The material feels solid and doesn't allow for much flexibility like the Glorious Model O. Clicks feel responsive, and the mouse doesn't feel cheap and doesn't have any loose parts. The feet allow smooth and precise gliding.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town has great ergonomics. It's an ambidextrous design, other than the two side buttons on the left side. The mouse is quite small, so it might not be suited for larger hands, but it does come with optional latex grips that you can put on the mouse, which helps to customize the mouse's size to your preference. If you would prefer a right-slanted ultra-light gaming mouse, check out the Glorious Model D.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

Due to its small size, this mouse is better suited for medium or small hands when using the palm grip. However, note that you may still get great control if you customize the size of the mouse with the 'infinityskin'.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

Small and medium hands will find the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 to be great when using the claw grip. However, larger hands might need to use the provided 'infinityskin' to customize the size of the mouse.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

Without the 'infinityskin', only extra large hands feel too big for the fingertip grip. Your hand might feel too long for this smaller-sized mouse.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

This mouse is wired-only. If you're interested in a wireless gaming mouse that's similarly lightweight, check out the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium, or the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small, which is even lighter.

9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.4 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable is great. It's very light, moves around easily, and is very flexible. You shouldn't feel any drag when using it, although using a bungee is still recommended to reduce the weight of the mouse.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Finalmouse Ultralight 2
  • 3 sizes of infinityskin

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3360
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
6,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Variation
-6%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
500 Hz
4.1
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
0
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

Update 06/25/2021: We changed Gesture Support from 'N/A' to 'No' since this mouse doesn't support this feature.

There's no dedicated software for the Finalmouse Ultralight 2, so you can't program its buttons to different commands. The CPI switching button is on the top of the mouse. If having programmable buttons is important to you, then check out the Cooler Master MM720.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2's mouse wheel is pretty standard for gaming mice. It's incremented, although you don't feel the different notches as much as other mice we've reviewed so far.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
8.3
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
12 ms

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2's click latency is great, and you shouldn't notice any delay when playing competitive video games.

Operating System And Software
0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name No software
Software Windows Compatibility
No
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No Software
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
No
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
No
RGB On/Off
No

Unfortunately, there's no native software from Finalmouse. However, there is a popular third-party software that allows some performance customization like CPI adjustments, polling rate adjustment, and even profile configuration. Since this isn't a dedicated software for this specific mouse, we didn't consider it.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Out-of-the-box, the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 works fully on both Windows and macOS and all buttons have a function. However, note that the third-party software we mentioned earlier in this review isn't available on macOS, so you won't be able to customize the mouse's performance.

Compared To Other Mice

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town is a great ultra-light gaming mouse. It's noticeably smaller than some other mice and feels quite well-built. It's also a unique mouse that has 'infinityskins', which are sticky grips that you can put on the mouse to modify its shape and size, making it more suited for your grip. However, it lacks a dedicated software, which means you can't really reprogram its buttons. See our recommendations for the best wired mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best mouse.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O and the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town are excellent ultra-light gaming mice, but the Glorious has better performance overall. The Glorious has double the polling rate, double the maximum DPI, and a lower lift-off distance. However, it isn't suitable for small hands, though there's a smaller version available with nearly identical performance, the Glorious Model O-. On the other hand, the Finalmouse is substantially lighter and well-suited for small and medium hands using any grip type. However, it isn't suitable for larger hands regardless of grip type, and it lacks companion software for customization.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is a better wired gaming mouse than the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. The Razer is better for people with extra-large hands when using a fingertip grip, has a lower click latency, RGB lighting, a wider CPI range, and has software available to customize the mouse and remap the buttons. On the other hand, the Finalmouse is even lighter, making it a better option for fans of the lightest possible gaming experience.

Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small

The Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. The Starlight-12 Small is lighter and has a magnesium alloy body that feels sturdier. It connects either wired or wirelessly with its receiver. It also has a more consistent sensor, a higher polling rate, and a lower lift-off distance. Comparatively, the Cape Town has a lower click latency. Both mice are best-suited for smaller hands using any grip type.

Glorious Model D

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town and the Glorious Model D are two amazing lightweight gaming mice, but for different reasons. If you want the lightest option, go for the Finalmouse, but if you prefer an ergo-shaped design with a right slant, then the Model D will be a better option.

Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium

The Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. The Starlight-12 Medium has a magnesium alloy body that feels sturdier, and It connects either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver. It also has a higher polling rate and a lower lift-off distance. Comparatively, the Cape Town has a somewhat lower click latency. It's also best-suited for smaller hands using any grip type, while the Starlight-12 Medium is suitable for all grip types and a slightly wider range of hand sizes.

Cooler Master MM710

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the Cooler Master MM710. While the Cooler Master is much more customizable, as it has dedicated companion software, which the Finalmouse doesn't have, the Finalmouse is lighter and feels better built. Both mice are on the smaller side and aren't recommended for people with larger hands.

Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town is an excellent wired lightweight gaming mouse, while the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is a great wireless, lightweight gaming mouse. The Finalmouse is significantly lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, much lower click latency, and it includes three adhesive mouse skins. On the other hand, the Pwnage feels sturdier and has a much wider CPI range. It also has a lower minimum lift-off distance, a higher maximum polling rate, and modular parts to change the look and feel of the mouse. Additionally, it has customization software, which the Finalmouse lacks.

XTRFY M4 RGB

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town and the XTRFY M4 RGB are very similar overall. The Finalmouse is much lighter and has lower click latency. On the other hand, the XTRFY has a better build quality and a wider CPI range.

HK Gaming Mira-S

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the HK Gaming Mira-S. The Finalmouse is lighter and has a slightly more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide a bit more smoothly and lower click latency. It doesn't have customization software and only has four CPI settings, but some users may appreciate this more straightforward approach. On the other hand, the HK Gaming has a wider CPI, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 100, and a higher maximum polling rate. It also has customization software compatible with Windows.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless

The SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless is better than the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town for most uses. The SteelSeries is wireless and allows you to connect to two devices simultaneously for multitasking. Also, the SteelSeries is more customizable because it has software support for Windows and macOS, which the Finalmouse lacks. However, the Finalmouse has a better build quality, it's lighter, and its smaller size makes it better suited for small to medium-size hands regardless of grip type.

G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition and the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town are both excellent wired ultra-light gaming mice that weigh nearly the same, but the G-Wolves has a right-handed shape while the Finalmouse has an ambidextrous one. The G-Wolves has a wider CPI range, a precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and a higher polling rate. Also, unlike the Finalmouse, you can program all of the buttons on the G-Wolves. On the other hand, the Finalmouse has lower click latency, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and a more flexible cable.

Cooler Master MM720

The Cooler Master MM720 is better than the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. The Cooler Master has programmable inputs, lower click latency, and a much wider CPI range. However, the Finalmouse is a bit lighter, has less CPI variation, and feels better-built.

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