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Ninjutso Sora Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Feb 24, 2023 at 11:15 am
Latest change: Writing modified Jul 10, 2023 at 12:47 pm
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6.6
Work
9.1
Video Games (FPS)
7.6
Video Games (MMO)
9.3
Raw Performance

The Ninjutso Sora is a lightweight wireless gaming mouse with a symmetrical shape. The body of this mouse is made with solid plastic, which is noteworthy as many similarly lightweight gaming mice have small cutouts in their bodies to reduce their overall weight. This mouse's internal components include Huano Pink Dot switches for the primary click buttons and a PixArt PAW3395 sensor, one of the most accurate and consistent sensors on the market at the time of writing.

Our Verdict

6.6 Work

The Ninjutso Sora is adequate for work, though it isn't designed for this use. It feels sturdy and has a comfortable symmetrical shape. Unfortunately, it doesn't support multi-device pairing, and its scroll wheel lacks a free-scrolling mode and left and right tilt inputs.

Pros
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
  • Impressive build quality.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks a free scrolling mode and tilt inputs.
  • Few programmable buttons.
9.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Ninjutso Sora is an outstanding FPS gaming mouse. It's exceptionally lightweight and has a comfortable symmetrical shape suitable for most hand sizes. Its plastic body is made of thin plastic, but it feels very sturdy overall. There's some minor flexibility in the body on the sides and below the primary click buttons, but this doesn't present issues during normal use. Performance-wise, its click latency is very low, and sensor performance is excellent all-around, providing a responsive-feeling gaming experience for casual or high-end competitive play.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Impressive build quality.
Cons
  • The plastic body is fairly thin in some places and slightly flexible beneath the click buttons and on the sides.
7.6 Video Games (MMO)

The Ninjutso Sora is good for MMO gaming but doesn't have nearly as many programmable side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. It feels sturdy and has a symmetrical shape suitable for most hand sizes. It also has excellent sensor performance, and its click latency is very low.

Pros
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Impressive build quality.
Cons
  • Few programmable buttons.
  • The plastic body is fairly thin in some places and slightly flexible beneath the click buttons and on the sides.
9.3 Raw Performance

The Ninjutso Sora has exceptional raw performance. It has excellent click latency, which produces a very responsive feeling in-game. At the same time, its sensor delivers consistent motion and accuracy performance that closely translates the physical movements you make with your mouse into the movements you see on screen.

Pros
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Accurate and consistent sensor performance.
Cons
  • 6.6 Work
  • 9.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.3 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Jul 10, 2023: We've added a link to the Endgame Gear XM2we to the Build Quality section of this review.
  2. Updated Feb 24, 2023: Review published.
  3. Updated Feb 17, 2023: Early access published.
  4. Updated Feb 15, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated Feb 09, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated Jan 19, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Ninjutso Sora is available in black or white colorways. We bought and tested the black color variant, and you can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Ninjutso Sora is a wireless gaming mouse with a symmetrical shape that's exceptionally lightweight, considering its medium size and solid plastic shell construction. It's also among a new selection of mice using PixArt's 3395 sensor, which currently delivers some of the industry's most accurate and consistent sensor performance. This mouse has a subdued look without RGB lighting, similar to current flagship models from more prominent brands, like the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Razer Viper V2 Pro, and its gaming performance also rivals these more premium options, making this mouse a standout option worth considering given its comparatively lower price point.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best FPS mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best lightweight mouse.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Ninjutso Sora and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT are lightweight wireless gaming mice. On the one hand, the Ninjutso is lighter. On the other hand, the Logitech has better click latency and sensor performance. It also feels a bit sturdier, and its shape is somewhat more accommodating to a wider range of hand sizes.

LAMZU Atlantis

The LAMZU Atlantis and the Ninjutso Sora are wireless gaming mice with similar symmetrical shapes and comparable gaming performance. The Ninjutso is slightly more lightweight and has a solid plastic baseplate. On the other hand, the LAMZU is available in a wider range of colors and has a sculptural, open-style baseplate made of semi-transparent plastic.

Pulsar X2 Wireless

The Ninjutso Sora and the Pulsar X2 Wireless are wireless gaming mice with similar symmetrical shapes and comparable gaming performance. On the one hand, the Ninjutso is slightly more lightweight. On the other hand, the Pulsar feels somewhat sturdier and is available in a wider range of color options.

Endgame Gear XM1r

The Ninjutso Sora and the Endgame Gear XM1r are gaming mice with similar shapes. The Ninjutso is a wireless model that's significantly more lightweight. On the other hand, the Endgame Gear is a wired-only model that feels sturdier. It also has lower click latency and is available in a range of different coatings.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

This mouse has a subdued look with a black matte plastic body, glossy black side buttons, and a logo on the palm rest. The scroll wheel is made of white plastic and has a black rubber grip.

Design
Shape
Length 4.8" (121 mm)
Width 2.6" (65 mm)
Height 1.5" (37 mm)
Grip Width
59 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No
7.8
Design
Portability
Box Volume
18.00 inยณ (295 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
Yes

There's a compartment under the mouse for storing the wireless USB receiver when it's not in use.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

This mouse's build quality is impressive. There aren't any wobbling parts or rattling sounds when you move the mouse. While the plastic is thin, it feels sturdy overall. There's some minor flexibility if you squeeze into the sides of the mouse or below the left- and right-click buttons. However, this flexibility doesn't present any issues during normal use. If you want a similar wireless gaming mouse with slightly sturdier-feeling build quality, check out the Endgame Gear XM2we.

9.6
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
46.8 g
Default Weight
47.0 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is exceptionally lightweight and extremely easy to move quickly and accurately.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

This mouse has a comfortable symmetrical shape, and the buttons feel well-positioned and easy to reach for most hand sizes and grip types. There's a medium-sized hump positioned closer to the rear that provides good palm support, and both sides have a gentle inward slant which helps make it easy to lift and reposition the mouse quickly.

7.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
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 this mouse has a battery life of up to 70 hours. A small LED indicator light below the left- and right-click buttons flashes red when the battery falls below 10%.

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.3 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

This mouse has a lightweight, flexible paracord-like charging cable that glides easily across desks and mousepads. However, it retains some kinks from how it's packaged.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes

The Ninjutso Sora has superb feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. When used directly on a desk, they produce a faint scratching sound. However, this doesn't affect their gliding performance. By default, this mouse has four feet, but an alternate set of two larger feet is included in the box if you prefer.

Design
In The Box

  • Ninjutso Sora
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • Alternate set of large mouse feet
  • User documentation

Control
6.5
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No

You can program all of the buttons on this mouse, including the button on the underside, which cycles between CPI settings by default. The left- and right-click buttons use Huano Pink Dot switches which feel fairly light and easy to click quickly but have a crisp and satisfying tactile quality.

8.7
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
5.3 ms
Wired
3.7 ms
Receiver
5.3 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

This mouse has excellent click latency that's more than responsive enough for casual or competitive gaming in any genre.

9.6
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.18%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
0.08%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.08%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.33%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.34%
Worst Tracking Error
-5.25%
Minimum CPI
50 CPI
Maximum CPI
26,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI

This mouse has remarkable CPI performance. Its sensor delivers outstanding tracking accuracy, and the physical movements you make with your mouse are closely translated to the cursor movements you see on your screen.

8.8
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
13.2 ms
Delay At Half Movement
4.3 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
5.2 ms

This mouse has excellent sensor latency performance. The sensor reacts very quickly to the physical movements you make with your mouse, and these movements closely match the timing of the cursor movements produced on-screen.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3395
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

This mouse has polling rate settings of 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. This sensor has a Motion Sync feature which attempts to synchronize sensor readings with polling events and can produce a smoother and more consistent in-game experience. While many similar mice using this sensor allow you to toggle this feature off via software, the Ninjutso Sora's companion software doesn't offer a way to toggle this feature on or off at the time of writing.

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

The mouse wheel feels precise, operates quietly, and has a reasonably pronounced step definition with smooth transitions between steps. The wheel is made of plastic and has a grippy rubber surface. The middle click button requires slightly more force to actuate than on many similar gaming mice, which you'll appreciate if you're prone to accidental middle clicks.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name Ninjutso Sora
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
No
RGB On/Off
No RGB

This software is easy to use, and all options are displayed on a single page. You can adjust a range of expected settings, including CPI, lift-off distance, and debounce time.

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

All default button functions work in Windows and macOS. However, the software is only compatible with Windows.