G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 30, 2021 at 10:52 am
G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
8.2
Video Games (FPS)
7.2
Video Games (MMO)
8.5
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.2
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition is an ultra-light gaming mouse with a right-handed slant and two buttons on its left side. It's suitable for any grip type for most hand sizes, but people with small hands might struggle to reach the front side button using a claw or fingertip grip. It feels sturdy enough for regular use, but it flexes when you apply pressure to the underside of the mouse, and it's possible to activate the rear side button when applying enough pressure into the body below it. Performance-wise, it has a wide CPI range with a CPI that you can adjust in increments of 100, a low lift-off distance, and good click latency, but some gamers might prefer a more responsive-feeling option. Also, this mouse comes with extra mouse feet, adhesive grip skins, and G-Wolves–branded switches to replace the stock Omron 50M switches; however, the switches aren't hot-swappable, so you need to solder them in yourself.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition is decent for office use. It feels fairly well-built, it has a good number of programmable inputs, and all of its default button bindings work on Windows and macOS. Its right-handed design is well-suited for all hand sizes using a palm grip, but small hands might struggle to reach the front side button with other grip types. Unfortunately, you can't use it wirelessly, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Suitable for most hand sizes and grip types.
  • Good number of programmable buttons.
  • All default button bindings work on Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Rear side button activates when applying enough pressure to sides.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and free scrolling.
  • Can't use it wirelessly.
8.2 Video Games (FPS)

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition is great for FPS gaming. It's very light, feels fairly well-built, and it's suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type. It has a flexible paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet. It has a low lift-off distance and click latency, though some gamers might prefer a more responsive-feeling option. Also, you can only adjust the CPI in increments of 100, which might not be precise enough for some.

Pros
  • Low lift-off distance and click latency.
  • Very light.
  • Suitable for most hand sizes and grip types.
Cons
  • Rear side button activates when applying enough pressure to sides.
  • CPI adjustments steps are only 100.
7.2 Video Games (MMO)

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice. That said, you can program all of the buttons on the top of the mouse using the dedicated software. It feels fairly well-built, and it's suitable for all hand sizes using a palm grip, and only people with small hands will struggle to reach the front side button with a claw or fingertip grip. Its lift-off distance and click latency are low, though you might prefer them lower. You can only adjust the CPI in increments of 100, which might not be precise enough for some.

Pros
  • Low lift-off distance and click latency.
  • Suitable for most hand sizes and grip types.
  • All default button bindings work on Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Not as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
  • Rear side button activates when applying enough pressure to sides.
  • CPI adjustments steps are only 100.
8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It's very light, and it has a flexible paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet. It has a low lift-off distance and click latency, but you might prefer a more responsive-feeling option, especially if you play fast-paced games often.

Pros
  • Low lift-off distance and click latency.
  • Very light.
  • Suitable for most hand sizes and grip types.
Cons
  • Rear side button activates when applying enough pressure to sides.
5.2 Travel

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition is inadequate for travel. It's a wired mouse, so its cable might get in the way when used in tight spaces like planes, trains, or buses. Also, it's a bit bulky and might not easily fit into a laptop case. However, it has onboard memory, so you can use your custom settings when using a computer that doesn't have the software installed.

Pros
  • Very light.
  • All default button bindings work on Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Rear side button activates when applying enough pressure to sides.
  • Can't use it wirelessly.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.2 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.2 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 30, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 27, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.9" (125 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 2.7" (68 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
5.5
Design
Portability
Volume
21.91 in³ (359 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
102 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
69 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
69 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
7.5
Design
Build Quality
8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
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 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

Unlike its smaller version, the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition's cable isn't easily removable, so you need to completely disassemble the mouse to replace it.

8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition
  • Label sticker
  • Grip sticker skins
  • Alternate G-Wolves–branded switches
  • Replacement and supplementary mouse feet
  • Replacement cable
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3360
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
5%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

There are three polling rate options: 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Also, you can set up to seven CPI settings and cycle between them using the dedicated CPI button on the underside. If you want a lightweight mouse with a lower lift-off distance, check out the Sharkoon Light² 200.

6.8
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program most of the buttons, including the CPI-switching button on the underside, but you can't program the up/down scroll inputs or the lighting effects button on the underside. The left-click function must be assigned to another button first before you can program the left click. Unlike the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition, the second button on the SK-L's underside cycles through lighting effects instead of polling rate options.

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
7.6
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
17 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name G-Wolves SK-L3360
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

You can create custom profiles and switch between them in the software. Unfortunately, you can't assign a button on the mouse to swap between profiles or configure profiles to automatically switch when a program launches.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition in black/grey, but it's also available in white and black/red colorways. There's also a smaller version called the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition, but it has several differences apart from its size. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition is a 2020 update of the original G-Wolves Skoll SK-L. It looks very similar to its smaller counterpart, the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition but with a few appearance and hardware differences, like an RGB strip along its bottom, a different sensor, a non-removable cable, and differently-shaped side buttons. Also, it has a low lift-off distance and click latency, but other options in its price range perform much better.

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

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition are wired, ultra-light gaming mice with a right-handed design. The Glorious has a more flexible paracord-like cable, and its mouse feet are better quality and glide smoother. Also, it has lower click latency. Comparatively, the G-Wolves feels slightly better built, and it has a lower minimum CPI and one more programmable button.

G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition and the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition are very similar, but they have some physical and performance differences. The SK-S is smaller and much lighter, it has better quality mouse feet, and its paracord-like cable is removable. It has a different sensor, with a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. Also, it comes with different items in its box that the SK-L doesn't, like a dusting brush, alternate TTC pink switches, and a travel bag. On the other hand, the SK-L comes with alternate G-Wolves switches, alternate mouse feet, and a replacement cable. However, neither mouse is hot-swappable, so you need to solder in the switch or cable replacements yourself.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is overall a better gaming mouse than the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition. The Razer feels better built, and it has smoother-gliding mouse feet and more programmable inputs, thanks to its HyperShift function that gives you a second layer of controls. Also, it has a lower lift-off distance, much lower click latency, and a CPI you can adjust more precisely within a wider range. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is lighter and has a honeycomb cutout design along its top and sides. Also, its paracord-like cable is more flexible than the Razer's braided cable.

Pulsar Xlite

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition and the Pulsar Xlite are both wired ultra-light gaming mice with a very similar right-handed shape. The Pulsar feels better built despite its open bottom plate, but this helps make it much lighter. Also, the Pulsar has lower lift-off distance, lower click latency, and a CPI that you can adjust more precisely within a broader range. Both have a cutout design on their top and sides, but the G-Wolves has classic honeycomb holes while the Pulsar has pill-shaped holes.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition are both ultra-light gaming mice, but the Razer performs better overall. While the Razer doesn't have a honeycomb design like the G-Wolves, it's much smaller, which helps marginally reduce its weight. Also, it feels better built. It has smoother-gliding mouse feet, a much lower latency, and you can set a HyperShift button that enables a second layer of controls for as long as you hold it. Comparatively, the G-Wolves has a higher maximum CPI and a more consistent sensor.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is overall a better gaming mouse than the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition. The ambidextrously-shaped Logitech feels much better built, and you can use it wirelessly via its USB receiver or wired. It has a pair of buttons on each side, and you can set a G-Shift button to give you a second layer of controls. Also, the Logitech has much lower click latency, a lower lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI more precisely within a wider range. On the other hand, the wired-only G-Wolves is lighter thanks to its honeycomb cutout design, and it has a right-handed shape. Also, its paracord-like cable is much more flexible than the Logitech's rubber charging cable.

Razer Mamba Wireless

The Razer Mamba Wireless is overall a better gaming mouse than the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition. The Razer has lower click latency, more programmable inputs thanks to its HyperShift function, and a more precisely adjustable CPI within a wider range. Also, you can use the Razer wirelessly via its USB receiver or wired. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is lighter thanks to its honeycomb cutout design, and its paracord-like cable is much more flexible than the Razer's braided charging cable. Also, it's much better suited for a fingertip grip for more hand sizes.

Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo are both right-handed, ultra-light gaming mice, but the Pwnage performs better overall. The Pwnage has lower click latency, lift-off distance, and minimum CPI. Also, you can use it wirelessly via its USB receiver, and it comes with many modular parts to let you customize the look and feel of the mouse. Also, it feels much better built.

ASUS TUF Gaming M3

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition performs better than the ASUS TUF Gaming M3 overall. The G-Wolves is much lighter, and it has smoother-gliding mouse feet and a more flexible cable. Also, it has a higher maximum CPI, a more consistent sensor, and lower click latency. It's better suited for extra-large hands using a palm grip and medium hands using a fingertip grip. On the other hand, the ASUS feels better built, and it's better suited for small hands using a claw grip.

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