Sharkoon Light² 200 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 15, 2021 at 10:19 am
Sharkoon Light² 200 Picture
7.4
Office/Multimedia
8.3
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
8.5
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.3
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Sharkoon Light² 200 is a very lightweight, right-handed gaming mouse with honeycomb cutouts on its body. There are two buttons on the left side, and a dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel. It comes with an alternate solid palm rest and alternate CPI buttons with different heights and colors. It feels very well-built, and it's suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip, but only larger hands using a fingertip grip. Performance-wise, the lift-off distance is very low, and you can precisely adjust the CPI in increments of 50 within a broad range. Unfortunately, its click latency is only decently low, and some gamers may prefer a more responsive-feeling option. Also, while you can create multiple profiles in the software, you can't assign a button on the mouse to cycle through them.

Our Verdict

7.4 Office/Multimedia

The Sharkoon Light² 200 is decent for office use. It feels very well-built, and it has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip and larger hands using a fingertip grip. Also, you can reprogram all its buttons using the companion software. Unfortunately, you can't use it wirelessly, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt inputs and free-scrolling.

Pros
  • All default button functions work in Windows and macOS.
  • Suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and free scrolling.
  • Wired-only.
8.3 Video Games (FPS)

The Sharkoon Light² 200 is great for FPS gaming, but its click latency may not feel responsive enough for some gamers. That said, it's very lightweight and feels very well-built. Its right-handed design is suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip and larger hands using a fingertip grip. You can reprogram all its buttons, and it has a flexible paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50 within a wide range.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Adjustable CPI within wide range.
Cons
  • Click latency is only decent.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The Sharkoon Light² 200 is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice. Also, while its click latency is decent, it may not feel responsive enough for some gamers. That said, you can reprogram all buttons it does have using the customization software. Also, the mouse feels very well-built, and it has a comfortable, right-handed shape that's suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip and larger hands using a fingertip grip. Its lift-off distance is very low, and you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50 within a wide range.

Pros
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Adjustable CPI within wide range.
Cons
  • Click latency is only decent.
  • Doesn't have as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Sharkoon Light² 200 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse since it's very lightweight, and it has a flexible paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet. The lift-off distance is very low, and you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50 within a wide range. Unfortunately, while its click latency is decent, it may not be low enough for some gamers.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Adjustable CPI within wide range.
Cons
  • Click latency is only decent.
5.3 Travel

The Sharkoon Light² 200 is inadequate for travel since it's a wired mouse, making it cumbersome to use in tight spaces like buses, trains, or planes. Also, it's bulkier than dedicated travel mice and may not easily fit into a laptop case. On the bright side, it has onboard memory, and all default button functions work on Windows and macOS.

Pros
  • All default button functions work in Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Bulky; may not fit into laptop cases.
  • Wired-only.
  • 7.4 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.3 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 15, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 12, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.8" (121 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 2.6" (66 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
5.6
Design
Portability
Volume
20.93 in³ (343 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
101 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
68 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
65 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The solid plastic palm rest cover weighs approximately 3g more than the honeycomb version. The mouse functions normally with the palm cover removed, and doing so reduces the overall weight of the mouse to 61.05g. While you can use the mouse this way with a fingertip grip, you'll likely be uncomfortable doing so with other grip types.

8.5
Design
Build Quality
8.5
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
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
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

  • Sharkoon Light2 200
  • Solid palm rest cover
  • 2x short CPI buttons, blue and black
  • 2x tall CPI buttons, black (on mouse) and red
  • Replacement mouse feet
  • 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
3%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

You can cycle between three polling rate options via a button on the underside of the Sharkoon Light2 200: 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Also, you can set up to seven CPI settings and cycle between them using the dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel by default.

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 reprogram all buttons on the Sharkoon Light2 200, including the up/down scroll inputs, but you need to have at least one button configured as a left-click at all times. The button behind the scroll wheel, which acts as a dedicated CPI button by default, comes in two different heights and different colors.

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
7.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
18.5 ms
Operating System And Software
7.8
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Sharkoon Light² 200
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The Sharkoon Light² 200 software is easy to use. Unfortunately, there's no way to assign a profile-switching button and no option in the software to adjust the polling rate. Also, you can't adjust the debounce time.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Sharkoon Light2 200 in black, but it's also available in white. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Sharkoon Light2 200 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse with a similar shape to the BenQ ZOWIE EC2, but it's much lighter. It has a honeycomb cutout design on its palm rest and sides, and, like the Pwnage Ultra Custom Ergo, it comes with an alternate solid palm rest and alternate CPI buttons to change the look and feel of the mouse. You can adjust the CPI more precisely compared to some other ultra-light mice, but unfortunately, its click latency is a bit on the higher end and may not feel responsive enough to some gamers.

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Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the Sharkoon Light² 200 are both ultra-light gaming mice. The Razer is slightly lighter, and it has smoother gliding mouse feet and significantly lower click latency. Also, it more programmable inputs thanks to its HyperShift feature, which enables a second layer of commands. On the other hand, the Sharkoon has a more precisely adjustable CPI within a wider CPI range, a more consistent sensor, and a lower lift-off distance. The Razer's small, ambidextrous body is better suited for smaller hands using a claw or fingertip grip, while people with larger hands may prefer the Sharkoon's larger, right-handed design for a palm or claw grip.

BenQ ZOWIE EC2

The BenQ ZOWIE EC2 and the Sharkoon Light² 200 have a very similar shape that's best suited for a palm or claw grip for most hand sizes. The Sharkoon has a honeycomb cutout design on its sides and palm rest that makes it much lighter, and it also comes with an alternate solid palm rest if you prefer. Also, it has a lower lift-off distance and a wider CPI range with a CPI that you can adjust in precise increments. You can reprogram all the buttons using the dedicated software, and the CPI switching button is on the top of the mouse instead of on the underside like the BenQ, making it easier to adjust your CPI mid-game. The BenQ has a more straightforward design with no RGB or customization software and has much lower click latency.

Razer Viper

The Razer Viper and the Sharkoon Light² 200 are lightweight wired gaming mice. The Razer has an ambidextrous shape with two buttons on each side, making it suitable for both right and left hands. Its shape and size make it best suited for a claw or fingertip grip for most hand sizes. Also, it has much lower click latency, and you can set a HyperShift button to enable a second layer of controls. On the other hand, the Sharkoon has a right-handed shape with two buttons on the left side only, and it has a honeycomb cutout pattern over its body. It has smoother-gliding mouse feet and onboard memory. Its shape and larger size make it more suitable for a palm or claw grip.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the Sharkoon Light² 200 are excellent ultra-light gaming mice with a honeycomb cutout design and nearly identical weights. The Glorious has a more flexible paracord-like cable, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and much lower click latency. On the other hand, our Sharkoon unit feels sturdier and flexes less. Also, it has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance.

BenQ ZOWIE EC3-C

The BenQ ZOWIE EC3-C and the Sharkoon Light² 200 have a very similar shape. The Sharkoon has a honeycomb cutout design on its sides and palm rest that help reduce its weight, and it also comes with an alternate solid palm rest. It has a wider CPI range, an adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. Its CPI switching button is on the top of the mouse instead of on the underside like the BenQ, and you can reprogram all the buttons using the dedicated software. The BenQ has a more straightforward design with no RGB or customization software, and it has lower click latency.

ROCCAT Kone Pro Air

The ROCCAT Kone Pro Air and the Sharkoon Light² 200 are both excellent ultra-light gaming mice, but the ROCCAT performs better overall. The ROCCAT feels better built, its paracord-like charging cable is more flexible, and you can use it wirelessly via Bluetooth or its USB receiver. Also, its wired click latency is much lower, and the mouse has more programmable inputs thanks to its Easy-Shift[+] button that enables a second layer of commands. On the other hand, the Sharkoon has a honeycomb cutout pattern on its top and sides that makes it much lighter, and it also comes with an alternative solid palm rest if that's what you prefer.

ROCCAT Kone Pro

The ROCCAT Kone Pro and the Sharkoon Light² 200 are both excellent ultra-light gaming mice that weigh nearly the same, but the ROCCAT performs better for gaming overall, thanks to its much lower click latency. The ROCCAT feels sturdier than the Sharkoon, its paracord-like cable is more flexible, and the mouse has more programmable inputs thanks to its Easy-Shift[+] button that enables a second layer of commands. On the other hand, the Sharkoon has a honeycomb cutout pattern on its top and sides, but it comes with an alternative solid palm rest if you don't like the look or feel of the cutouts.

Razer Mamba Wireless

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a very good wireless gaming mouse, while the Sharkoon Light² 200 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. You can use the Razer wirelessly via its USB receiver, and it has more programmable buttons thanks to its HyperShift feature, which enables a second layer of controls. Also, it has much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Sharkoon has a honeycomb cutout pattern on its top and sides that makes it much lighter, and it also comes with an alternative solid palm rest and alternate CPI buttons of different colors and heights. Also, it has a wider CPI range and a lower lift-off distance.

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