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Ninjutso Sora V2 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed May 24, 2024 at 12:22 pm
Latest change: Retest Jun 10, 2024 at 05:01 pm
Ninjutso Sora V2 Picture
7.1
Work
9.4
Video Games (FPS)
7.7
Video Games (MMO)
9.5
Raw Performance

The Ninjutso Sora V2 is a lightweight wireless gaming mouse and the successor to the Ninjutso Sora. It has a solid symmetrical shape similar to its predecessor and is now even lighter. It still sports PixArt's flagship PAW3395 sensor but now uses Omron optical switches for its left- and right-click buttons. Ninjutso has stated that the mouse will support a maximum wireless polling rate of 8000Hz with the purchase of an additional dongle, but it's not available for sale at the time of writing.

Our Verdict

7.1 Work

Despite being designed for gaming, the Ninjutso Sora V2 is a decent mouse for work. It has excellent build quality and an accommodating symmetrical shape. Its convenient, if basic, web-based companion software allows you to reprogram its buttons and assign macros. That said, its scroll wheel lacks a free scrolling mode and L/R tilt inputs, and you can only pair the mouse to one device at a time.

Pros
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Accommodating symmetrical shape.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks free-scrolling and L/R tilt inputs.
  • No Bluetooth connectivity or multi-device pairing.
9.4 Video Games (FPS)

The Ninjutso Sora V2 is a superb FPS gaming mouse. It's incredibly lightweight, making it very easy to maneuver quickly and accurately. It also has excellent build quality, which is impressive for a mouse that's this lightweight. It also provides outstanding overall sensor performance with remarkably low sensor and click latency, delivering a gaming experience suitable for casual or competitive gamers.

Pros
  • Outstanding sensor latency and precision.
  • Remarkable click latency.
  • Incredibly lightweight.
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Accommodating symmetrical shape.
Cons
  • Only supports polling rates over 1000Hz with the purchase of an additional wireless receiver.
7.7 Video Games (MMO)

The Ninjutso Sora V2 is a good mouse for MMO and MOBA gaming. It's not designed explicitly for this use, as it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice. It has a comfortable, symmetrical shape and outstanding overall sensor performance.

Pros
  • Remarkable click latency.
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Accommodating symmetrical shape.
Cons
  • Only supports polling rates over 1000Hz with the purchase of an additional wireless receiver.
  • Has fewer side buttons than dedicated MMO mice.
9.5 Raw Performance

The Ninjutso Sora V2 delivers superb raw performance. It delivers incredibly low and consistent click latency and has outstanding overall sensor performance. That said, it only supports polling rates over 1000Hz with the purchase of an additional wireless receiver, which is not yet available at the time of writing.

Pros
  • Outstanding sensor latency and precision.
  • Remarkable click latency.
Cons
  • Only supports polling rates over 1000Hz with the purchase of an additional wireless receiver.
  • 7.1 Work
  • 9.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.5 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Jun 10, 2024: Abnormally low sensor latency test results prompted an investigation where we identified an issue with the result of the Delay to First Movement test in the Sensor Latency section. We retested the mouse after applying the fix and corrected our scoring. We will provide more details in the comments of this review later this week.
  2. Updated May 24, 2024: Review published.
  3. Updated May 22, 2024: Early access published.
  4. Updated May 10, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated Apr 29, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated Mar 25, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Ninjutso Sora V2 is available in Black or White color options. At the time of writing, no variants are available. We bought and tested the Black version.

Compared To Other Mice

The Ninjutso Sora V2 is a lightweight wireless gaming mouse that succeeds the original Ninjutso Sora. It continues its ethos of using solid plastic construction to achieve its low weight instead of honeycombed designs more commonly found in mice of this weight class. Its shape is largely the same as its predecessor, with minor changes like comfort grooves on the main click buttons and a slightly shorter overall shape. It uses the same sensor but now supports a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz with the purchase of an additional wireless receiver.

Its performance rivals flagship gaming mice from more prominent brands, like the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 and the Razer Viper V3 Pro, making it an especially valid option considering its lower price point.

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

Razer Viper V3 Pro

The Ninjutso Sora V2 and the Razer Viper V3 Pro are lightweight, high-performance wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. They both provide outstanding performance overall, but the Razer has better click latency and a higher native polling rate of 8000Hz. On the other hand, the Ninjutso is significantly lighter.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2

The Ninjutso Sora V2 and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 are lightweight wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. They're both superb for gaming, but the Ninjutso is significantly lighter and has better sensor latency than the Logitech. That said, the Logitech supports a 4000Hz polling rate out of the box, whereas you have to buy an additional wireless receiver to achieve the Ninjutso's maximum polling rate of 8000Hz.

Pulsar X2V2

The Ninjutso Sora V2 and the Pulsar X2V2 are lightweight, high-performance gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The Ninjutso is significantly lighter than the Pulsar despite having a completely solid plastic shell. The two perform similarly, but the Ninjutso has lower sensor latency than the Pulsar. Also, while the two have 1000Hz maximum polling rates out of the box, they're compatible with higher polling rates of 4000Hz and 8000Hz with the purchase of an additional wireless receiver for the Pulsar and the Ninjutso, respectively. The Ninjutso's additional dongle has yet to come on sale.

Ninjutso Sora

The Ninjutso Sora V2 is the successor to the Ninjutso Sora. They're lightweight, wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The V2 is marginally shorter than the V1 and has comfort grooves on the main click buttons. It's also lighter and better built and supports a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz with the purchase of an additional dongle, which has yet to come on sale at the time of writing. Performance-wise, the V2 has significantly better click latency, sensor latency, and mouse feet.

Finalmouse ULX Pro Series

The Finalmouse ULX Pro Series and the Ninjutso Sora V2 are lightweight wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The Finalmouse is marginally lighter thanks to its smaller size and carbon composite honeycombed shell. That said, the difference in weight is minor compared to the delta in build quality; the Finalmouse flexes and creaks with pressure, while the Ninjutso feels solid. The two perform very similarly, but the Ninjutso mouse has a maximum polling rate of 1000Hz while the Finalmouse has a maximum polling rate of 4000Hz.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

This mouse looks nearly identical to its predecessor, the Ninjutso Sora, but it now sports a logo for "Sora" on the front left side. On the black version, the Sora logo has a glossy gold finish, and the Ninjutso logo on the rear hump has a contrasting glossy finish. The logos and scroll wheel on the white version of the mouse have a purple finish.

Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (120 mm)
Width 2.5" (63 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No

Because of the properties of the plastic finish on this mouse, we applied an aerosol spray that added small white particles visible in the scan but not present on the mouse out of the box. Also, marks from the putty that we used to hold the mouse in place are visible in the scan.

This is only cosmetic and helps ensure we can capture a readable scan but doesn't affect the accuracy of the measurements.

5.8
Design
Portability
Box Volume
17.45 inยณ (286 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No

This is a medium-sized mouse, and while it'll fit into most laptop bags without issues, it's not designed specifically for portability. It lacks an internal compartment to store its USB receiver when it's not in use.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has excellent build quality overall. It has a smooth and comfortable matte plastic finish and is notably made from polycarbonate instead of the much more common ABS plastic. There's less flex in the build than in the previous Ninjutso Sora, but there's still some minor flex if you apply significant force to the body. You can actuate the rear side button if you press very hard underneath it, but this doesn't present itself during normal use.

9.8
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
40.9 g
Default Weight
40.9 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

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

Ninjutso advertises a weight of 39 Grams with a unit-to-unit variance of ยฑ2g.

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

This mouse has a comfortable, medium-seized symmetrical shape that's very similar to the previous generation Ninjutso Sora, but with some minor differences. Namely, it's slightly shorter overall and has grooves in the main click buttons. Its rear hump is also marginally further back.

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 No

You can connect this mouse wirelessly using the included 2.4 GHz receiver. Ninjutso advertises a battery life of up to 80 hours. There isn't a battery indicator physically on the mouse, so you can only see how much battery life is left on the web software.

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
5.9 ft (1.8 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, the cable retains some kinks from its packaging.

9.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes

This mouse comes with two sets of virgin-grade PTFE feet that aren't pre-installed. We installed the set with more surface area. They glide exceptionally well across mousepads and desks, providing an extremely smooth experience. Third-party replacement pads are also available.

Design
In The Box

  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • Set of large mouse feet
  • Set of small mouse feet
  • Stickers
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Main Button
Switch Type
Optical
Switch Model
Omron D2FP-FN2
6.4
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
5
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram nearly every button on this mouse to perform various functions, like macros, Windows shortcuts, and multimedia controls. However, you can't reassign the left-click button, and it lacks a physical CPI button where the previous-generation Ninjutso Sora had one. The web software supports up to four CPI stages.

9.3
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
2.9 ms
Wired
1.3 ms
Receiver
2.9 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

This mouse delivers remarkable click latency performance. It provides an extremely responsive gaming experience that's suitable for casual or competitive gaming.

We conducted this test at the maximum native polling rate of 1000Hz and with competitive mode enabled.

9.4
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.10%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.17%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.17%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.75%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.76%
Worst Tracking Error
-6.50%
Minimum CPI
100 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. We tested it at its maximum native polling rate of 1000Hz.

Ninjutso advertises a minimum CPI of 50, but the web software didn't allow us to set a CPI lower than 100.

9.5
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
11.8 ms
Delay At Half Movement
2.3 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
1.5 ms

This mouse has outstanding sensor latency performance. It reacts quickly to your inputs, and you won't notice any delay.

We tested this mouse at its native maximum polling rate of 1000Hz with motion sync off and competitive mode turned on. We also tested with motion sync on and found the following results:

  • Delay to start of movement: 12.6ms
  • Delay at half movement: 3.2ms
  • Delay to end of movement: 2.3ms

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 supports a 1000Hz polling rate out of the box. Ninjutso advertises that this mouse has a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz with the purchase of a separate wireless receiver, which is not yet on sale at the time of writing.

This mouse has "Highspeed" and "Competitive" mode settings in the software. Ninjutso doesn't describe what these modes do. We've seen reports from users that competitive mode increases performance at the expense of battery life.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel Type
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel Type
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. It has a tactile middle click that you can also actuate by pressing it to the right.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

This mouse's main buttons, scroll wheel, and side buttons are fairly quiet and won't bother those around you.

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

This mouse uses NinjaForce, a web-based companion software accessible from Ninjutso's website here. It's a fairly straightforward software that allows you to adjust a range of common settings, including CPI presets, button bindings, macros, lift-off distance, Motion Sync, and macros.

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

All default button functions work in Windows and macOS.