G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 27, 2021 at 10:24 am
G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition Picture
7.2
Office/Multimedia
8.4
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
8.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.4
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is an ultra-light gaming mouse with honeycomb cutouts on the top and sides of its body, and it's one of the lightest mice we've tested. It has a right-handed shape with two buttons on its left side, and it's suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type, though people with extra-large hands may not feel comfortable with any grip type. It feels well-built, though the plastic feels a bit cheap, and it flexes when you apply pressure to the underside of the mouse. Performance-wise, it has a wide CPI range with a CPI that you can adjust in increments of 50. Also, it has a very low lift-off distance and low click latency, though some gamers may prefer a more responsive-feeling option. It comes with TTC Pink switches if you want to replace the L/R click buttons' stock Omron 50M switches; however, the switches aren't hot-swappable, so you need to solder them in yourself.

Our Verdict

7.2 Office/Multimedia

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is decent for office use. It feels well-built and is suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type, though people with extra-large hands may not feel comfortable with any grip type. You can remap all of its buttons using the dedicated software, and all of its default buttons work on Windows and macOS. Unfortunately, you can't use it wirelessly, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • All default button bindings work on Windows and macOS.
  • Suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and free-scrolling.
  • Wired-only.
8.4 Video Games (FPS)

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is great for FPS gaming. It has a low click latency, although some gamers who play fast-paced games often may prefer it lower. That said, it's very lightweight, and it's one of the lightest mice we've tested. It feels well-built, and it has smooth-gliding mouse feet and a flexible paracord-like cable. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, a fairly consistent sensor, a wide CPI range with a CPI you can adjust in increments of 50.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type.
  • Adjustable CPI in increments of 50.
Cons
  • Click latency isn't as low as other options.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as dedicated MMO gaming mice. That said, you can reprogram all the buttons it does have using the dedicated software. It feels well-built, and it's suitable for any grip type for all hand sizes except for extra-large hands. It has an adjustable CPI within a wide range, a very low lift-off distance, and low click latency, although some gamers may prefer it lower.

Pros
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type.
  • Adjustable CPI in increments of 50.
Cons
  • Doesn't have as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
  • Can't assign a profile-switching button.
  • Click latency isn't as low as other options.
8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is an amazing ultra-light gaming mouse. It's extremely lightweight, and it's among the lightest mice we've tested. It's suitable for any grip type for all hand sizes except for extra-large hands. It feels well-built, and it has a flexible, paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet. The click latency is low, but some gamers may prefer it lower.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Adjustable CPI in increments of 50.
Cons
  • Click latency isn't as low as other options.
5.4 Travel

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is inadequate for travel since it's a wired mouse, so its cable might get in the way if used in small spaces like planes, trains, or buses. Also, it's a bit bulky and may not easily fit into a laptop case. On the bright side, it has onboard memory, so you can keep your settings when using a computer that doesn't have the customization software installed.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • All default button bindings work on Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Bulky; may not fit in laptop cases.
  • 7.2 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.4 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 27, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 23, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (117 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.5" (63 mm)
Grip Width
57 mm

For a similar, larger mouse, consider the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition.

5.7
Design
Portability
Volume
18.00 in³ (295 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
87 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
47 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
47 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
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
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 Skoll SK-S ACE Edition
  • Micro-USB to USB-A paracord-like cable
  • Grip sticker skins
  • Replacement mouse feet
  • Alternate L/R click switches (TTC pink switches)
  • Dusting brush
  • Plastic travel bag
  • User documentation

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
5%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options on the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You can also set up to seven CPI settings and cycle between them using the dedicated CPI button.

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 Skoll SK-S ACE Edition, including the polling rate and CPI switching buttons on the underside. However, you can't reprogram the scroll up/down inputs, and the left-click function needs to be assigned to a button at all times.

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
7.8
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
16 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name G-Wolves SK-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

You can configure custom profiles and switch between them using the software. Unfortunately, you can't assign a button to switch profiles, and you can't configure profiles to automatically switch when certain programs or games are launched.

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-S ACE Edition in Black/Red, but it's available in a few colorways, like Black/White, Sakura Pink, and Black. There's also a larger version called the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition, but it has a PMW3360 sensor. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is the 2020 update of the original G-Wolves Skoll SK-S. It has a similar shape to the BenQ ZOWIE EC2, but it has a honeycomb cutout design on its palm rest and sides. It's one of the lightest mice we've tested and is nearly the same weight as the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small. It has a low click latency, although some other options in this price range are more responsive-feeling. Unfortunately, while it has a good quality paracord-like cable, it uses a micro-USB port instead of the newer USB-C ports seen on other mice.

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

Glorious Model D

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition and the Glorious Model D are excellent wired ultra-light gaming mice with a right-handed design. The G-Wolves is significantly lighter, feels better built, and has more programmable buttons. Also, it has a wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust more precisely, and a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Glorious has lower click latency, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and a more flexible cable. Both are suitable for most hand sizes, but people with extra-large hands may prefer the Glorious, and people with small hands using a claw or fingertip grip may feel more comfortable with the G-Wolves.

XTRFY M4 RGB

The XTRFY M4 RGB and the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition are both excellent ultra-light gaming mice. The XTRFY has lower click latency, better build quality, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and an RGB strip that wraps around the front of the side buttons and L/R click buttons. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is significantly lighter and is one of the lightest mice we've tested. Unlike with the XTRFY, which lacks native customization software, you can reprogram all of the buttons on the G-Wolves. Also, you can adjust its CPI precisely in increments of 50 within a wide range, whereas the XTRFY has only eight presets that you can cycle through.

G-Wolves Skoll SK-L 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.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition are both ultra-light gaming mice. You can use the Logitech wirelessly with its USB receiver, and it's one of the lightest wireless mice we've tested. It has smoother-gliding mouse feet, two more programmable inputs, and a significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is a wired-only mouse and is one of the lightest mice we've tested. It has a honeycomb pattern with RGB lighting, while the Logitech has a solid body with no lighting. The G-Wolves has a more flexible cable and a lower minimum CPI.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

The Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor is an excellent wireless gaming mouse, while the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is an excellent ultra-light wired gaming mouse. You can use the Logitech wirelessly via its USB receiver, and it has more programmable inputs thanks to its G-Shift feature, which gives you a second layer of controls. Also, its click latency is significantly lower. On the other hand, the G-Wolves has a honeycomb design that helps makes it much lighter. Also, it has a better quality paracord-like cable and smoother-gliding mouse feet.

BenQ ZOWIE EC2

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the BenQ ZOWIE EC2 is a good FPS gaming mouse. The G-Wolves is significantly lighter and feels better built. It has a more flexible cable, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and a lower lift-off distance. Also, the G-Wolves has customization software, unlike the BenQ, and you can reprogram buttons and adjust the CPI precisely. On the other hand, the BenQ has slightly lower click latency.

Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town

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.

Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small

The G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition and the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small are very lightweight gaming mice, but the G-Wolves has a right-hand design while the Finalmouse has an ambidextrous one. The G-Wolves is a wired-only model better suited for large hands using a palm or claw grip. It has a broader CPI range with a precisely adjustable CPI, and it has customization software, which the Finalmouse lacks. On the other hand, you can use the Finalmouse wirelessly with its USB receiver. Its charging cable is more flexible, its mouse feet glide more smoothly, and it has slightly lower click latency.

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