G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 01, 2021 at 11:43 am
G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
8.1
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
8.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.4
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition is an excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. It feels well-built, and it's one of the lightest mice we've tested. Its body has two side buttons on the left and honeycomb cutouts on the top shell and sides. Its comfortable ambidextrous shape is well-suited for all grip types and accommodates all but extra-large hand sizes. That said, there's a larger version of this mouse, the G-Wolves Hati Medium, which is better suited for larger hands. It also has a high-quality paracord-like cable with decent flexibility and mouse feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50 across a broad range. Unfortunately, the G-Wolves Hati S has very high click latency for a gaming mouse, and there's some minor flex and creaking when you apply enough pressure to the sides or bottom of the honeycomb body.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The G-Wolves Hati S is satisfactory for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built and has a comfortable ambidextrous shape that's suitable for all grip types and all but extra-large hands. You can also program all the buttons using the customization software. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any wireless connection options, and the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and has no free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All buttons are reprogrammable.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and has no free scrolling mode.
8.1 Video Games (FPS)

The G-Wolves Hati S is a great mouse for FPS gaming, but its click latency is high for a gaming mouse, and many gamers may prefer a more responsive option. That said, it feels well-built and is extremely lightweight. Its comfortable ambidextrous shape is well-suited for all grip types and all but extra-large hand sizes. It also has a high-quality, decently flexible cable and mouse feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI precisely by increments of 50 within a broad range.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • High quality paracord-like cable with decent flexibility.
Cons
  • Click latency is very high for a gaming mouse.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The G-Wolves Hati S is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse, and it has high click latency compared to similar mice. That said, you can reprogram all of the buttons it does have using the customization software. It also feels well-built and has a comfortable, ambidextrous shape well-suited for all grip types and all except for extra-large hand sizes. Performance-wise it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI precisely by increments of 50 within a broad range.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • High quality paracord-like cable with decent flexibility.
Cons
  • Click latency is very high for a gaming mouse.
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The G-Wolves Hati S is an excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mouse, but it has high click latency compared to similar gaming mice. That said, it's extremely light and feels well-built with only minor flexing and creaking if you apply enough pressure to the sides or bottom of the body. It also has a high-quality, decently flexible cable and mouse feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks. Its ambidextrous shape is well-suited for all grip types and all but extra-large-sized hands. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI precisely by increments of 50 within a wide range.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • High quality paracord-like cable with decent flexibility.
  • Mouse feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks.
Cons
  • Click latency is very high for a gaming mouse.
5.4 Travel

The G-Wolves Hati S is inadequate for travel as it's bulky and likely won't fit in most laptop cases. It also lacks wireless connection options, making it cumbersome to use in tight spaces like buses, trains, or planes. That said, it feels well-built and has an ambidextrous shape well-suited for all grip types and all except for extra-large-sized hands. It also has onboard memory that allows you to use custom settings on computers without the software installed.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.4 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 01, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 27, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

There are LED lights inside the palm area of the G-Wolves Hati S that change color according to your selected CPI profile. You can customize these profiles and the lighting effects using the customization software.

Design
Shape
Length 4.4" (113 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.4" (61 mm)
Grip Width
58 mm
5.8
Design
Portability
Volume
16.72 in³ (274 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
90 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
49 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
49 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
7.5
Design
Build Quality
8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

For a similar mouse with a right-handed slant, check out the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
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
8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
Micro USB
Port Type: PC End
USB
8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • G-Wolves Hati S
  • User documentation
  • Replacement mouse feet
  • Grip stickers
  • Replacement L/R click switches (Omron 20m x2)
  • Vanilla scented packet
  • Dusting brush
  • USB caps
  • 2x Micro-USB to USB-A cables
  • Plastic travel bag

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3389
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
50 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
6%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options on the G-Wolves Hati S are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

6.9
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
7
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all the buttons on the G-Wolves Hati S, including the polling rate button on the underside. However, you can't reprogram the scroll up/down inputs, and you need to assign the left-click function to a button at all times. You can also set up to seven CPI profiles on the G-Wolves Hati S and cycle between them using the CPI button behind the scroll wheel by default.

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
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
7.1
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
20.5 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name G-Wolves HT-S ACE
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the G Wolves Hati S ACE Edition which has a PixArt 3389 Sensor, Omron 20m switches, and honeycomb cutouts in the sides and at the top of the body. Later versions of the ACE have Kailh 8.0 switches instead of the Omron 20m switches. There's also a classic variant of this mouse with a PMW 3360 sensor, honeycomb cutouts in only the top of the body, and, depending on its production date, either Omron 20m or Kailh 8.0 switches. While certain aspects of our review may apply to both variants, we expect them to perform differently.

The unit we tested is the Stardust Black/Red color version, but it's also available in Stardust Black and Stardust Universe Blue. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The G-Wolves Hati S is an excellent lightweight gaming mouse. It's the smaller version of the G-Wolves Hati Medium, and it's an ambidextrous counterpart to the similar G-Wolves Skoll Small. Its shape is very similar to the Logitech G Pro Wireless, and while many players prefer the shape of the Skoll for palm grip, the Hati has a reputation as a great claw grip mouse. It's suitable for all hand sizes except extra-large hands, but some people may still find it very small in hand and may prefer the larger and slightly heavier Hati Medium.

For more options, see our picks for the best wired mice, the best gaming mice, and the best lightweight mice.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition are comparable ultra-lightweight gaming mice. The Razer feels sturdier and has much lower click latency. Its mouse feet also have rounded edges, while the G-Wolves feet have sharp edges, but this is unlikely to be noticeable during everyday use for most users. It also allows you to program a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of controls. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is somewhat lighter. It also has a wider CPI range, a more adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the G-Wolves is more accomodating for more hand sizes.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition are both excellent lightweight gaming mice with comparable performance. The Glorious has a more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a lower lift-off distance,  a slightly wider CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI more precisely. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Glorious is well-suited for all except for small-sized hands, while the G-Wolves Hati Small is well-suited for all hand sizes except extra-large.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a more versatile ultra-light gaming mouse with better performance than the G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition. The Logitech connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or with its charging cable. It also feels sturdier and has smoother gliding feet. Performance-wise, it has a higher maximum CPI, a more consistent sensor, and much lower click latency. It also has customization software compatible with Windows and macOS, while the G-Wolves software is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is a wired-only mouse. It's also lighter and has a marginally lower minimum CPI, though this feature is unlikely to impact most users.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O and the G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition are both lightweight gaming mice, but the Glorious has better overall performance, while the G-Wolves is markedly lighter. The Glorious feels sturdier, it has a more flexible cable, and its mouse feet glide more smoothly. It also has significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is much lighter, it has a wider CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI more precisely. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Glorious is better-suited for larger hands, while the G-Wolves is more accommodating for smaller hands.

G-Wolves Hati HT-M Classic Edition

The G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition is a smaller version of the G-Wolves Hati HT-M Classic Edition, but the specific versions we tested also have several noteworthy differences. The Small is significantly lighter and has better quality mouse feet. It has a better sensor that allows you to more precisely adjust the CPI within a broader range, has LED lights within the honeycomb body that display what CPI setting you're using, and a polling rate button on the underside; these are two features that the Medium lacks. On the other hand, the Medium has lower click latency.

HK Gaming Mira-M

The G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition and the HK Gaming Mira-M are both excellent lightweight gaming mice. The G-Wolves is significantly lighter and has a more precisely adjustable CPI. It also has a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the HK Gaming feels sturdier, has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and has lower click latency. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the G-Wolves is better-suited for smaller hands, while the HK Gaming is better suited for larger hands.

BenQ ZOWIE EC2

The G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition is a better, wired gaming mouse than the BenQ ZOWIE EC2. The G-Wolves is nearly half of the weight of the BenQ and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Performance-wise it has a lower lift-off distance, a wider CPI range, and you can precisely adjust the CPI, while the BenQ only has four CPI presets. It also has customization software which the BenQ lacks. On the other hand, the BenQ has lower click latency. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the BenQ is better-suited for larger hands, while the G-Wolves is more accommodating for smaller hands.

Mountain Makalu 67

The Mountain Makalu 67 has better overall performance than the G-Wolves Hati Small ACE Edition, but the G-Wolves is significantly lighter. Although it's heavier, the Mountain feels sturdier and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a wider CPI range and significantly lower click latency. The G-Wolves has an ambidextrous shape, while the Mountain has a right-handed shape. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Hati is better-suited for smaller-sized hands, while the Mountain is best-suited for larger hands.

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