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Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Nov 10, 2021 at 10:26 am
Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 Picture
7.4
Office/Multimedia
8.3
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
8.6
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.4
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 is a very light, ambidextrous mouse with two side buttons on its left side and a dedicated CPI button behind its scroll wheel. There's also a switch on the underside to choose between three polling rates. It has modular parts that let you customize the look and feel of the mouse, including the palm rest, L/R click buttons, and button spacers. Also, unlike most ultra-light mice, it comes with weights if you prefer a heavier mouse or a different weight distribution. It's suitable for most hand sizes with any grip type; however, people with extra-large hands might find their fingers extending over the front of the mouse, and small hands might struggle to reach the front side button with a fingertip grip. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, a wide CPI range, and a CPI that you can adjust in increments of 50. However, while its click latency is good, it's higher than on some other gaming mice, meaning you may prefer a more responsive-feeling option.

Our Verdict

7.4 Office/Multimedia

The Pwnage Symm 2 is decent for office and multimedia use. It feels well-built, and its ambidextrous shape is suitable for most hand sizes and all grip types. You can reprogram all its buttons through the customization software. Unfortunately, you can't use it wirelessly, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt inputs and free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and free scrolling.
8.3 Video Games (FPS)

The Pwnage Symm 2 is great for FPS gaming. It's very light whether you use it with the honeycomb or the solid palm rest cover installed, and it feels very well-built. It has a comfortable ambidextrous shape that's well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. Its paracord-like cable is flexible, and its mouse feet glide smoothly. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, a wide CPI range, and a CPI that you can adjust precisely in increments of 50. It has good click latency, but you might prefer a more responsive-feeling option if you often play competitive or reaction-based games.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
Cons
  • Click latency is a bit high for a gaming mouse.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The Pwnage Symm 2 is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as MMO mice do. That said, you can reprogram all the buttons it does have through the customization software. It feels very well-built, and its ambidextrous shape is suitable for most hand sizes and all grip types. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, a wide CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI precisely in increments of 50. Also, it has good click latency, though some gamers might prefer a more responsive-feeling option.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes.
Cons
  • Click latency is a bit high for a gaming mouse.
  • Doesn't have as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
8.6 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Pwnage Symm 2 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It's very light whether you use it with the honeycomb or the solid palm rest cover installed, and it feels very well-built. Its ambidextrous shape is suitable for all hand sizes using a claw grip, all but extra-large-sized hands using a palm grip, and all but small-sized hands using a fingertip grip. Also, it has smooth-gliding mouse feet and a flexible, paracord-like cable. It has good click latency, but some gamers who play competitive or reaction-based games might prefer a more responsive-feeling option.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
Cons
  • Click latency is a bit high for a gaming mouse.
5.4 Travel

The Pwnage Symm 2 is inadequate for travel. It's a wired-only mouse, so its cable might get in the way in tight spaces, like buses, trains, or planes. That said, it feels very well-built, and it has a comfortable, ambidextrous shape that's suitable for most hand sizes and any grip type. Also, it has onboard memory, so you can keep your settings even when you move to a computer without the customization software installed.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Bulky; may not fit in laptop cases.
  • 7.4 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.6 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.4 Travel
  1. Updated Nov 10, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 05, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (118 mm)
Height 1.5" (39 mm)
Width 2.4" (61 mm)
Grip Width
59 mm
5.8
Design
Portability
Volume
17.15 inยณ (281 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
121 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
83 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
64 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
Yes

The Pwnage Symm 2 comes with twelve 1.23g weights and a 2g weight housing that you can install inside the mouse to make it heavier or adjust the weight distribution. The solid palm rest cover weighs 7.36g, and the honeycomb cover weighs 4.82g. There are also two side grips that you can add to the mouse that weigh around 0.75g each. We achieved our Minimum Weight Without Wire measurement with the honeycomb palm rest installed and no side grips added.

The mouse functions normally without any of the two palm rests installed, but we wouldn't recommend using it in this configuration as it isn't comfortable with any grip type.

8.5
Design
Build Quality
8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
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
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 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2
  • Black honeycomb palm cover (on mouse)
  • Black left/right click cover (on mouse)
  • Black solid palm cover
  • 12x 1.23g weights with 2g housing
  • Replacement mouse feet
  • Button spacers (0.6mm, 07.mm, 0.8mm, 0.9mm
  • Side grip stickers
  • 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 rates available on the Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. While the minimum CPI is advertised as 200, you can go as low as 50 in the software. Unfortunately, the sensor is inaccurate, and it undershoots the set CPI by 13.3% during slow movements and 18.4% during fast movements. Most people won't notice this at all, but if you do, you can compensate for the inaccuracy to a degree by setting your preferred CPI to 13-18% higher than you usually would.

6.9
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
8
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all buttons on the Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2, including the up/down scroll inputs. Also, it has a switch on the underside to change the polling rate. The button behind the scroll wheel cycles through up to seven custom CPI settings by default.

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
Loud
7.5
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
18 ms

We measured the click latency on the Pwnage Symm 2 with the debounce time setting set to the lowest possible (1 ms).

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Ultra Custom Wired Symm2
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
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Pwnage Symm 2 has two base colors: white and black. Each color has an option between a honeycomb version or a solid version. You can choose between nine other solid colors or six metallic colors for the L/R click covers and the palm rest covers. The unit we tested is the black colorway with black L/R clicks and palm rest covers. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Pwnage Symm 2 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, and it's the wired version of the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm 2. Like the other mice in this lineup, the mouse comes with modular pieces to adjust the look and feel of the mouse, including two different palm rest covers, L/R button clicks, and button spacers. The palm rest covers and the L/R click buttons are available in a wide variety of color options. Also, unlike most ultra-light mice, it comes with twelve weights if you prefer heavier mice or want to change the weight distribution. Unfortunately, while it has good click latency, it's higher than other options, and some gamers may prefer a more responsive-feeling mouse.

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Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 are ultra-lighting gaming mice with ambidextrous shapes. The Razer is much smaller, so it's most comfortable with a fingertip grip for all hand sizes. Also, it has much lower click latency, and its mouse feet have more rounded edges, helping them glide better. Comparatively, the Pwnage has a wider CPI range and a lower lift-off distance. It comes with weights in case you want to adjust the weight or its distribution in the mouse.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 are ultra-light gaming mice with honeycomb bodies. The Glorious has a more flexible cable and smoother gliding mouse feet, and its click latency is much lower. In comparison, the Pwnage has a wider CPI range and a lower lift-off distance. Also, it comes with weights if you like heavier mice or want to adjust the weight distribution.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a wireless ultra-light gaming mouse, and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 is a wired ultra-light gaming mouse. The Logitech is slightly lighter, and it has a solid body with no RGB lighting or cutouts. You can use it wirelessly via its receiver, and its mouse feet glide more smoothly. Also, it has significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the Pwnage comes with modular pieces that change the look and feel of the mouse. Also, it comes with weights if you prefer heavier mice or want to change the weight distribution.

Glorious Model O Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 are both excellent ultra-light gaming mice. However, you can use the Glorious wirelessly via its USB receiver, while the Pwnage is a wired-only model. Also, the Glorious has smoother-gliding mouse feet, a more flexible cable, and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Pwnage is more customizable and comes with modular pieces that change the look and feel of the mouse. It also comes with weights if you prefer heavier mice or want to change the weight distribution. The Glorious is better suited for extra-large hands using a palm grip, while the Pwnage is the better option for small hands using a palm or claw grip and medium hands using a fingertip grip.

Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 are similar ambidextrous ultra-light gaming mice. The Symm 2 is a wired-only model that's lighter and also comes with weights in case you prefer heavier mice or want to change the weight distribution. Its software lets you set the minimum CPI to a lower value, and you can adjust the CPI more precisely in increments of 50. The Symm 2 is slightly smaller, so it's more accommodating for small hands using a palm or claw grip. Also, its click latency is much lower. On the other hand, you can use the Wireless Symm wirelessly via its USB receiver. It's slightly larger than the Symm 2 and better suited for extra-large hands using a palm grip.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Symm 2 are excellent ultra-light wired mice. The HyperX is slightly lighter, and its mouse feet are better thanks to their rounded edges. Comparatively, the Pwnage has a lower minimum CPI and a more precisely adjustable CPI. Also, it comes with modular pieces that change the look and feel of the mouse. Also, it comes with weights if you prefer heavier mice or want to change the weight distribution.

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