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Ninjutso Origin One X Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 15, 2021 at 10:19 am
Ninjutso Origin One X Picture
6.7
Office/Multimedia
7.4
Video Games (FPS)
6.1
Video Games (MMO)
8.3
Ultra-Light Gaming
6.7
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

Ninjutso Origin One X is a right-handed, wireless gaming mouse with a solid plastic shell and two side buttons on the left. Shape-wise, it's heavily inspired by the original Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, but according to the manufacturer, it's slightly smaller to make it more accessible. It's universally suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. However, small hands may have difficulty reaching the front side button using a fingertip grip. It also feels well-built, although the plastic finish feels a little cheap, and there are some sharp plastic edges on the outside lip of the right-click button. It has a high maximum polling rate and a very low lift-off distance. Unfortunately, it has a very high click latency for a gaming mouse. Also, it only has four preset CPI settings within a narrow range, and it lacks software for remapping buttons or making other sensor adjustments.

Our Verdict

6.7 Office/Multimedia

The Ninjutso Origin One X is alright for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built, and it has a comfortable, right-handed shape that's almost universally suitable for all grip types and hand sizes. It connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its charging cable. However, it doesn't support Bluetooth. It also lacks customization software for reprogramming buttons, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape universally suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
Cons
  • Can't reprogram any buttons without third-party software.
  • Lacks Bluetooth support.
7.4 Video Games (FPS)

The Ninjutso Origin One X is decent for FPS gaming, but it has very high click latency for a gaming mouse, and many gamers may prefer a more responsive-feeling option. That said, it's very lightweight and feels well-built. It also has mouse feet that glide very smoothly, and it has a surprisingly high-quality paracord-like cable, despite being a wireless mouse. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance and a high maximum polling rate. Unfortunately, you can only choose between four CPI presets.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Lightweight.
Cons
  • Very high click latency for a gaming mouse.
  • Only four default CPI presets.
6.1 Video Games (MMO)

The Ninjutso Origin One X is adequate for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. It also lacks customization software for making custom profiles, adjusting sensor settings, or reprogramming buttons. Also, it has a very high click latency for a gaming mouse. Despite this, it feels well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape that's well-suited for all grip types and nearly all grip types. It also has a very low lift-off distance and a high maximum polling rate.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape universally suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
Cons
  • Doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Very high click latency for a gaming mouse.
8.3 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Ninjutso Origin One X is a great ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. It's very light and feels well-built. It has a comfortable right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. However, small hands may not be able to reach both side buttons using a fingertip grip. It also has a flexible paracord-like charging cable and mouse feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance and a high maximum polling rate. Unfortunately, it only has four default CPI presets. It also has a very high click latency for a gaming mouse. Even if you're a more casual gamer, you may be able to notice delays and might prefer a more responsive-feeling option.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape universally suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
  • Lightweight.
Cons
  • Very high click latency for a gaming mouse.
6.7 Travel

The Ninjutso Origin One X is okay for travel, but it's somewhat bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. That said, it feels well-built and is well suited for all grip types and almost all hand sizes. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver. However, it doesn't support Bluetooth.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape universally suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
Cons
  • Lacks Bluetooth support.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 6.7 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.3 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 6.7 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 15, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 13, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting
Design
Shape
Length 4.8" (122 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.6" (66 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
5.6
Design
Portability
Volume
19.41 inยณ (318 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
100 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
66 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
66 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality
8.0
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
Yes
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
7.0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

Ninjutso advertises that the Ninjutso Origin One X has 48-hour battery life. The LED light just above the power switch on the underside of the Ninjutso Origin One X flashes red when the battery drops below 15%. This light flashes green while charging and stops flashing when fully charged.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.4 ft (1.7 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB
8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • Ninjutso Origin One X
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Extra mouse feet
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3335
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
3,200 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Variation
7%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rates on the Ninjutso Origin One X are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. This mouse has four default CPI preset settings: 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. You can cycle between these CPI presets using the CPI button on the underside of the mouse.

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

None of the buttons on the Ninjutso Origin One X are reprogrammable without using third-party software. The mouse has a power switch on the underside and a button that cycles between default CPI presets. If you hold both side buttons for three seconds, you can use the CPI button to cycle the available polling rates.

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
6.7
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
24.5 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
23 ms
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
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Ninjutso Origin One X we tested is the black variant, but there's also a white color available. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Ninjutso Origin One X is a great, ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse. Unlike some gaming mice, this mouse has a more subdued, stealthy aesthetic, and it probably wouldn't look out of place in an office setting. It also lacks RGB lighting, customization software for remapping buttons or adjusting sensor settings, and other additional features you may find on other mice. Some may see these as missing features, while other gamers looking for a more focused, minimalist option may appreciate their absence. This mouse could be a great choice if you're looking for a classic IntelliMouse shape in a smaller form factor and with wireless connectivity. Unfortunately, the click latency on our unit is very high, and many gamers may prefer a more responsive-feeling option.

For more options, see our picks for the best wireless gaming mouse, the best lightweight mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the Ninjutso Origin One X are both ultra-light gaming mice, but the Glorious performs better overall. The Glorious is a wired-only model with a more flexible paracord-like cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a higher CPI range and a CPI you can adjust by increments of 100, while the Ninjutsu only has four preset CPI settings. Also, the Glorious has customization software, which the Ninjutsu lacks. On the other hand, the Ninjutso connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its charging cable. It feels sturdier and has a lower lift-off distance.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a better ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse than the Ninjutso Origin One X. The Logitech is marginally lighter and feels better built. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, much lower click latency, a more consistent sensor, a much wider CPI range, and a CPI you can adjust precisely by increments of 50.  Additionally, it has customization software, which the Ninjutso lacks. On the other hand, the Nijnutso has a more flexible cable with a newer USB-C connector, while the Logitech has a cable with a Micro-USB connector. Unfortunately, you can't precisely adjust the Ninjutsu's CPI, and it only has four CPI presets.

Pulsar Xlite

The Pulsar Xlite and the Ninjutsu Origin One X are similar ultra-lightweight gaming mice, but the Pulsar has better overall performance. The Pulsar is a wired-only model and somewhat lighter. It also feels sturdier and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Performance-wise, it has a much wider CPI range, lower click latency, and you can adjust the CPI precisely by increments of 50, while you can only choose between four default CPI presets on the Ninjutso. The Pulsar also has customization software which the Ninjutso lacks. On the other hand, you can connect the Ninjutso connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or with its charging cable.

Logitech G403 HERO

The Logitech G403 HERO and the Ninjutso Origin One X are similar gaming mice, but the Logitech performs better overall. The Logitech is wired-only and feels sturdier. It has much lower click latency, a much wider CPI range, and you can set the CPI precisely by increments of 50, while you can only choose between four default CPI presets on the Ninjutso. Additionally, the Logitech has customization software, which the Ninjutso lacks. On the other hand, the Ninjutso connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or with its charging cable, which is more flexible than the braided cable on the Logitech. The Ninjutso also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Logitech G502 HERO is a good, full-featured wired gaming mouse, while the Ninjutso Origin One X is a great ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse. The Logitech feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has six additional buttons and a scroll wheel with left/right inputs and free-scrolling mode. Performance-wise, it has a much wider CPI range and much lower click latency. You can also adjust the set CPI, while the Ninjutso only has four default preset CPI settings. The Logitech also has customization software, which the Ninjutso lacks. On the other hand, the Ninjutso is lighter. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and it has a more charging flexible cable, despite being a wireless mouse.

DELUX M800 Wireless

The DELUX M800 Wireless and the Ninjutso Origin One X are wireless gaming mice with comparable performance. The DELUX has a wider CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100, while you can only choose between four preset CPI settings on the Ninjutso. The DELUX also has customization software, which the Ninjutso lacks. On the other hand, the Ninjutso has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a lower lift-off distance, and a more consistent sensor. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Ninjutso is more accommodating to a wider range of hand sizes.

Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse

The Ninjutso Origin One X and the Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse are gaming mice with similar shapes. The Ninjutso connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its charging cable. It's significantly lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a more flexible charging cable, despite being a wireless mouse. On the other hand, the Microsoft has much lower click latency and a much wider CPI range. You can also adjust the CPI by increments of 50, while you can only choose between four CPI presets with the Ninjutso. The Microsoft also has customization software, which the Ninjutso lacks.

Razer Mamba Wireless

The Razer Mamba Wireless and the Ninjutso Origin One X are wireless gaming mice with similar shapes, but the Razer has better overall performance. The Razer has much lower click latency, a much wider CPI range, and a more consistent sensor. You can also adjust the set CPI by increments of 50, while you can only choose between four CPI presets on the Ninjutso. Additionally, the Razer has two more buttons and customization software, which the Ninjutso lacks. On the other hand, the Ninjutsu is significantly lighter. It also has a more flexible charging cable, mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and a lower minimum lift-off distance.

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