Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town Picture
6.2
Mixed Usage
6.6
Office/Multimedia
5.3
Travel
8.0
Video Games (FPS)
4.4
Video Games (MMO)
8.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
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 DPI and the overall performance of the mouse. The default four DPI 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 Mixed Usage

Mediocre for mixed usage. This mouse is designed for gaming and to be the lightest possible. Its wired connection is great for low latency gaming. Note that the mouse is fairly small so it might not be suited for large hands, although the mouse comes with latex grips that help you modify the size and shape 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.
6.6 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.

5.3 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.

8.0 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 DPI 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.

4.4 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.

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.

  • 6.2 Mixed Usage
  • 6.6 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.3 Travel
  • 8.0 Video Games (FPS)
  • 4.4 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

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
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
87 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
56 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
49 g

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.

5.9
Design
Portability
Length 4.6" (11.6 cm)
Height 1.4" (3.6 cm)
Width 2.3" (6.0 cm)
Volume
15.13 Cu. Inch (248 Cu. centimeter)
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.

8.5
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
Grip Width
57 mm

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
Palm Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
No
Palm Grip: 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
Claw Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
No
Claw Grip: 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
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: 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
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

This mouse is wired-only.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.4 ft (1.9 m)
Braided
Yes
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.

Design
In The Box

  • Finalmouse Ultralight 2
  • 3 sizes of infinityskin

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
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.

8.9
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
6000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Error
4.1 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
500 Hz

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town has excellent performance. It comes with 4 base DPI settings of 400-1500-3000-6000. The high polling rate allows a smooth cursor movement. Note that there's a popular third-party software that allows you to customize the mouse's DPI and raise the polling rate to 1000Hz.

4.8
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Programmable Inputs
0
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

There's no dedicated software for the Ultralight 2, so you can't program its buttons to different commands. The DPI switching button is on the top of the mouse.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal 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.

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 DPI 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
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Glorious Model O and the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town are very similar performing mice, but the Cape Town is noticeably smaller and lighter. However, you can get the Model O minus, which is a smaller variant of the mouse, which should be more comparable to the size of the Cape Town. Also, the Glorious mice are compatible with software that allows control over the performance and RGB settings, which the Finalmouse lacks, as you'll need to use third-party software. 

Razer Viper Mini
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer Viper Mini is a better wired gaming mouse than the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. The Mini 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 Ultralight 2 is even lighter, making it a better option for fans of the lightest possible gaming experience.

Glorious Model D
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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.

Cooler Master MM710
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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

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