Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 24, 2021 at 10:26 am
Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm Picture
8.0
Office/Multimedia
7.8
Video Games (FPS)
7.2
Video Games (MMO)
8.1
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.0
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is a lightweight, symmetrically shaped wireless gaming mouse with two buttons on the left side and a range of modular parts to customize the look and feel of the mouse. Despite its interchangeable parts, it also feels very sturdy. You can connect it with its paracord-like charging cable or wirelessly with its USB receiver. It's well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes, but small hands may have trouble reaching both side buttons and the scroll wheel using any grip type. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can set the CPI by increments of 100 within a broad range. Unfortunately, the unit we tested has very high click latency for a gaming mouse.

Our Verdict

8.0 Office/Multimedia

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is great for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built, you can program all of the buttons on the top of the mouse, and it connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its charging cable. It has a comfortable ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and all but small hand sizes. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Bluetooth support, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Lots of physical customizability possible with modular pieces.
  • You can reprogram all buttons on the top of the mouse.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't have a free-scrolling mode.
7.8 Video Games (FPS)

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is good for FPS gaming, but it has a very high click latency for a gaming mouse. That said, it's lightweight, it feels well-built, and it has a comfortable, ambidextrous shape well-suited for all grip types and all but small hands. It also has mouse feet that glide very smoothly and a surprisingly high-quality and flexible charging cable, especially considering it's a wireless mouse. It has a very low lift-off distance and a broad CPI range. Unfortunately, you can only adjust the CPI by steps of 100, and some gamers may prefer being able to customize their CPI more precisely.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Lightweight.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
7.2 Video Games (MMO)

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO gaming mice, and it has very high click latency. Nevertheless, it feels well-built and has a comfortable ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and all but small hand sizes. It also has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a broad range. Unfortunately, you can't program a button to cycle between custom settings profiles and can only swap between them manually within the software.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • You can reprogram all buttons on the top of the mouse.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
8.1 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is an impressive ultra-light gaming mouse, but it has very high click latency. That said, it's lightweight and feels well-built. It also has a high-quality, flexible paracord-like charging cable, mouse feet that glide very smoothly, and a comfortable ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and all but small hands. Performance-wise, it has a very low minimum lift-off distance and a CPI you can adjust by steps of 100 within a wide range.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Lightweight.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
8.0 Travel

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is very good for travel, but it's somewhat bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. That said, it connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, and it has a compartment under its modular palm rest for storing the receiver when it's not in use. It also has onboard memory, meaning that you can use custom settings on computers without the software installed. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Bluetooth support.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Onboard memory.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • 8.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.8 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.1 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.0 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 24, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 20, 2021: Early access published.

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White Ultra Custom Wireless Symm
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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (121 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.5" (64 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
7.7
Design
Portability
Volume
18.55 in³ (304 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
112 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
75 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
73 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The solid plastic palm rest cover on the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm weighs approximately 2g more than the honeycomb version. In the user manual, Pwnage suggests you can remove the palm rest while using a fingertip grip, which reduces the weight of the mouse to 67.68g.

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
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
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

Pwnage advertises the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo has a battery life of up to 66 hours using the "office mode" battery setting with the RGB lighting off and up to 40 hours of battery life using "gaming mode" with all RGB lighting on. The RGB lighting on the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm flashes to indicate when the battery drops to 10%.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB
9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm
  • White, solid-style palm cover
  • White, honeycomb-style palm cover (on mouse)
  • White left/right click cover (on mouse)
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Button spacers (4x 0.5mm, 4x 0.6mm, 4x 0.7mm, 4x 0.8mm)
  • Replacement mouse feet (0.8mm and 0.3mm thickness)
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3335
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
5%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options on the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Pwnage advertises the minimum CPI is 200, but the software allows you to set it to 100. You can set six custom CPI settings per profile and use the default CPI button behind the scroll wheel to cycle between them. The RGB lighting in the scroll wheel changes to identify which CPI setting you're currently using.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all of the buttons on the top of the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm. However, you have to have at least one button assigned as a left-click at all times, and you can't reprogram the up/down inputs of the scroll wheel. There's also an additional switch on the bottom of the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm that changes between battery usage options.

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
6.3
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
27 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
25 ms

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm we tested has very high click latency.

Note: We expected the click latency test results for the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm to be closer to those of the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo, which is a very similar right-handed version of this mouse. We retested the click latency multiple times and received consistently high results. However, we achieved much lower results testing other mice using the same equipment within the same day. If you have this mouse and would like to share your experiences with us, we encourage you to comment in the discussions.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Pwnage Ultra Custom
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 Ultra Custom Wireless Symm has two base colorways in black and white and has both a solid plastic and a honeycomb-design base model to choose between. The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm we tested is the white honeycomb-design base model version. You can order sets of all the modular pieces in nine other colorways on the manufacturer's website. While not a variant, there's also a right-handed, ergo version of this mouse, the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is an excellent wireless gaming mouse in Pwnage's lineup of Ultra Custom mice. One of the major selling points of this lineup is customizability. Through its website, Pwnage offers a range of modular pieces in nine colorways that change the look and feel of the mouse, including palm rests, L/R click buttons, button spacers, mouse feet with different thicknesses, and CPI buttons of varying heights. It also has a very comfortable and time-tested shape very similar to the BenQ ZOWIE S2 and solid sensor performance. Unfortunately, the unit we tested has very high click latency, making it much less suitable for gaming than its otherwise very similar right-handed counterpart, the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo.

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

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm are both lightweight gaming mice, but the Glorious is a wired-only model with better overall performance, and the Pwnage is wireless. The Glorious is marginally lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Pwnage has a wider CPI range and a lower minimum lift-off distance. It also has modular parts that alter the look and feel of the mouse. The Glorious has a right-handed shape, while the Pwnage has an ambidextrous shape.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a better wireless gaming mouse than the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm. The Logitech is lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and much lower click latency. Its software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Pwnage software is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, the Pwnage has a dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel and RGB lighting, both of which the Logitech lacks. It also has modular pieces that allow you to customize the look and feel of the mouse.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is a comparable wireless gaming mouse to the Logitech G Pro Wireless. The Pwnage is somewhat lighter and has a more flexible charging cable. It also has higher-quality PTFE mouse feet and has a range of modular parts available that customize the look and feel of the mouse. The Logitech has two side buttons on either side, while the Pwnage only has a pair of side buttons on the left. It also has a higher maximum CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a more consistent sensor, and a much lower click latency. Also, its customization software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Pwnage's software is only compatible with Windows.

Glorious Model O Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless is a better lightweight wireless gaming mouse than the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm. The Glorious is marginally lighter and has a more flexible charging cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Pwnage has modular pieces that can change the look and feel of the mouse and a storage compartment for its USB receiver when it's not in use.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper MIni is an outstanding, wired ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is an impressive wireless ultra-light gaming mouse. The Razer is lighter and has much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Pwnage has a range of modular parts that customize the look and feel of the mouse. Performance-wise it has a wider CPI range, a more consistent sensor, and a lower lift-off distance. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, depending on hand size. However, the Razer is better suited for smaller hands, while the Pwnage is more suitable for larger hands.

Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town is an excellent wired lightweight gaming mouse, while the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is a great wireless, lightweight gaming mouse. The Finalmouse is significantly lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, much lower click latency, and it includes three adhesive mouse skins. On the other hand, the Pwnage feels sturdier and has a much wider CPI range. It also has a lower minimum lift-off distance, a higher maximum polling rate, and modular parts to change the look and feel of the mouse. Additionally, it has customization software, which the Finalmouse lacks.

Pwnage Ultra Custom Ergo

The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is a wireless, ambidextrous version of the Pwnage Ultra Custom Ergo, which is wired-only and has a right-handed shape. The Wireless Symm feels sturdier and has better quality mouse feet. It also lets you change the polling rate using the customization software, a feature the Custom Ergo lacks. On the other hand, the Custom Ergo is lighter. It also has a marginally lower minimum CPI, and you can adjust the set CPI more precisely.

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