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WLmouse BEAST X Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Feb 22, 2024 at 08:45 am
Latest change: Writing modified Mar 07, 2024 at 02:17 pm
WLmouse BEAST X Picture
7.0
Work
9.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.8
Video Games (MMO)
9.6
Raw Performance

The WLmouse BEAST X is an ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse. It has a magnesium alloy exoskeleton body with a symmetrical shape and uses PixArt's flagship 3395 sensor, supporting a 4000Hz maximum polling rate. It also comes with alternate PTFE and glass mouse feet options, and its included cube-shaped wireless receiver has added RGB lighting and an LCD screen that displays the time, the mouse's battery life, and your chosen CPI and polling rate settings.

There's a smaller variant of this mouse called the WLmouse BEAST X Mini. For more details, see the Differences Between Variants section below.

Our Verdict

7.0 Work

The WLmouse BEAST X is decent for work but isn't designed specifically for this usage. It feels sturdy and exceptionally lightweight but lacks Bluetooth connectivity and multi-device pairing. Its scroll wheel also lacks useful productivity features like tilt inputs and free-scrolling.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Scroll wheel lacks productivity features like tilt inputs and free-scrolling.
9.5 Video Games (FPS)

The WLmouse BEAST X is a fantastic FPS gaming mouse. Its magnesium alloy body makes it exceptionally lightweight and easy to move quickly and accurately. Performance-wise, it has remarkably low and consistent click latency and outstanding sensor latency and accuracy, providing all-around performance that's more than suitable for gaming at any competitive level. Unfortunately, its scroll wheel is a minor weak spot as it's made of plastic and feels a bit cheap compared to the rest of the construction. It also takes very little force to actuate the middle mouse button, which some people may appreciate, but it may result in accidental inputs if you're used to heavier scroll wheel buttons.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Exceptionally lightweight.
  • Remarkably low and consistent click latency.
  • Outstanding all-around sensor performance.
  • Supports a maximum wireless polling rate of 4000Hz.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel doesn't feel as high quality as the rest of the construction, and the scroll click's lightweight actuation may result in unintentional inputs for some.
7.8 Video Games (MMO)

While it isn't designed specifically for this usage, the WLmouse BEAST X is very good for MMO gaming overall. However, it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO gaming mice. Additionally, its scroll wheel is made of plastic and feels cheaper than the rest of the mouse. The scroll click also takes only minimal force to actuate, which some people may appreciate but may result in accidental inputs if you're used to heavier middle mouse click buttons. That being said, it has excellent overall build quality, and its lightweight magnesium alloy body feels very sturdy. It also provides remarkably low and consistent click latency and outstanding sensor performance.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Remarkably low and consistent click latency.
  • Outstanding all-around sensor performance.
Cons
  • Doesn't have nearly as many programmable side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Scroll wheel doesn't feel as high quality as the rest of the construction, and the scroll click's lightweight actuation may result in unintentional inputs for some.
9.6 Raw Performance

The WLmouse BEAST X offers exceptional raw performance, making it more than suitable for playing games in any genre at any competitive level. Its click latency is remarkably low, and its sensor supports a maximum wireless polling rate of 4000Hz and provides superb motion and accuracy performance that closely translates the physical movements you make with your mouse into the cursor movements you see on screen.

Pros
  • Remarkably low and consistent click latency.
  • Outstanding all-around sensor performance.
  • Supports a maximum wireless polling rate of 4000Hz.
Cons
  • 7.0 Work
  • 9.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.6 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Mar 07, 2024: We've updated the text in the Style box to reflect the differences in the design between different variants.
  2. Updated Feb 22, 2024: Review published.
  3. Updated Feb 16, 2024: Early access published.
  4. Updated Feb 13, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated Feb 06, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated Jan 26, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The WLmouse BEAST X is available in several different colorways. We bought and tested the Black and Gold color option, and you can see the label for our unit here.

There's a smaller size variant of this mouse called the WLmouse BEAST X Mini, which we expect to have similar performance. We've provided a chart below with the differences between the variants.

Name Size Color Options Advertised Weight Advertised Dimensions
WLmouse BEAST X Medium Black, Red, Purple, Silver, Gold and Black, Pink and Blue, Zebra 39g - 42g 122mm Length x 62mm Width x 37mm Height
WLmouse BEAST X Mini Small Stellar Black (glossy), Orange, White, Lilac, Silver, Pink, Violet, Iceblue, Mint Green 34g ±1g 116mm Length x 58mm Width x 35mm Height

Compared To Other Mice

The WLmouse BEAST X is a wireless gaming mouse with a magnesium alloy exoskeleton, making it extremely lightweight but sturdy. It bears close similarities with several other recently released gaming mice, notably the Finalmouse UltralightX (Medium/Lion) and the Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition, which are both nearly identical in size and shape.

Compared to these other mice, the WLmouse is considerably less expensive, and at the time of writing, it has been continuously in stock since its launch. At the same time, both the Finalmouse and Razer are being released in small periodic batches at irregular intervals. That said, the combined raw gaming performance of the WLmouse falls just short of the Finalmouse and Razer. It also doesn't match the same premium build quality level as the Razer. Still, it presents a comparatively more accessible and widely available option if you're interested in this current generation of cutting-edge and ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mice.

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

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 and the WLmouse BEAST X are wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes and comparable raw gaming performance. The WLmouse has a more unusual magnesium alloy exoskeleton, making it significantly lighter. Comparatively, the Logitech has a much more conventional solid plastic body and a more subdued look.

Finalmouse UltralightX

The Finalmouse UltralightX (Medium/Lion size variant) and the WLmouse BEAST X are both ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mice with virtually the same symmetrical shape. The Finalmouse is made of carbon fiber composite and has slightly better overall raw gaming performance. Unfortunately, we reviewed an early batch model with build quality issues. Reports from the community suggest that many of these issues have been addressed in later batches. We expect current models to be roughly comparable to the WLmouse regarding build quality. Comparatively, the WLmouse has a magnesium alloy body and is slightly more lightweight. Additionally, the WLmouse is more readily available as it has been continuously in stock at the time of writing, while the Finalmouse has only been released in small staggered batches.
 

Razer Viper V2 Pro

The Razer Viper V2 Pro and the WLmouse BEAST X are wireless gaming mice with low-profile, symmetrical shapes and comparable raw gaming performance. The WLmouse has a more unusual magnesium alloy exoskeleton construction that helps make it significantly lighter. On the other hand, the Razer has a more conventional solid plastic body design.

Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition

The Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition and the WLmouse BEAST X are both wireless gaming mice that have exoskeleton body designs made of magnesium alloy, making them both extremely lightweight and sturdy. The Razer has slightly better overall raw gaming performance, and its build quality feels somewhat better and more premium overall. Comparatively, the WLmouse is available in a range of colors, while the Razer is not. Additionally, the WLmouse has been continuously in stock at the time of writing, while the Razer is only being released in small, periodic batches.

Pwnage StormBreaker

The Pwnage StormBreaker and the WLmouse BEAST X are wireless gaming mice with magnesium alloy body designs, making them extremely lightweight but very sturdy. Both mice have comparable raw gaming performance, but the  Pwnage has a larger, right-handed shape and allows you to adjust the sensor position with a slider on the bottom of the mouse. The Wlmouse, on the other hand, has a smaller symmetrical shape and is lighter.

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Test Results

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

This mouse has a magnesium alloy body with an exoskeleton-like framework with large gaps in the shell that expose its internal components.

There are no visible logos. While there's no RGB lighting on the mouse itself, there is programmable RGB lighting on the included wireless receiver.

Not all variants have the same design as our unit. Some are monochrome with a glossy or matte finish, while others boast a gradient or a unique pattern design. Check out the Differences Between Variants section for more information.

Design
Shape
Length 4.8" (122 mm)
Width 2.4" (62 mm)
Height 1.4" (37 mm)
Grip Width
57 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No

Note that due to the limitations of the 3D scanning tool, the scan includes imperfections in its portrayal of textures and doesn't accurately depict the open space inside this mouse's exoskeleton. That said, the dimensions and shape of the mouse are correct.

5.8
Design
Portability
Box Volume
16.90 inยณ (277 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No

This mouse isn't designed specifically with portability in mind. While it's quite small, it's still somewhat bulky. Additionally, it doesn't have a compartment for storing its receiver, which itself is unusually large and bulky. You can see an image of the receiver here. Additionally, the open exoskeleton design of this mouse means the internals are more open to collecting dust and debris in transit.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The WLmouse BEAST X has excellent overall build quality. Its magnesium alloy shell is extremely lightweight but feels very sturdy.

There's a small degree of flexibility in the side panels if you apply considerable force to them. Still, we don't expect this to present any issues unless you hold your mouse extremely tightly. The mouse's underside is made of plastic and flexes with pressure, but this is typical and doesn't present any issues when using the mouse normally.

The cutout segments on either side of the body mouse have rounded edges that don't feel sharp when positioning your fingers over them. The cutouts on the palm rest area have noticeably rougher edges, but these edges typically aren't felt when resting your palm on these sections while using the mouse normally.

There's only minimal side-to-side travel on the left- and right-click buttons, and the scroll wheel is centered and doesn't wobble. Unfortunately, the scroll wheel has a slightly cheaper feel than the rest of the mouse and is made of plastic with a rubber coating rather than magnesium alloy.

During testing, we also noted a minor metallic pinging sound emanating from the left mouse button housing if you lightly lift and drop the mouse. We consider this to be a very minor issue, but it may be irritating to you if you frequently lift and reposition your mouse and you're particularly sensitive to small noises.

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

This mouse is exceptionally lightweight, which makes it 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 is quite small and has a fairly low-profile, symmetrical shape. It's best suited for small or medium-sized hands for palm, claw, and fingertip grips. If you have larger hands, you'll need to use a claw or a fingertip grip with minimal or no palm contact.

Due to the cutouts on the sides and palm section, some people may find this mouse uncomfortable, especially if you're particularly sensitive to somewhat irregular textures against your palm.

That said, there's a set of adhesive grips included in the box that can help alleviate any discomfort of resting your hand and fingers on the body cutouts and can provide added grip for holding the mouse if you have sweatier hands.

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

WLmouse advertises that this mouse has a 300mAh polymer lithium battery, but they don't list an expected battery life on their product page. We've seen reports in the community suggesting a battery life of around 10โ€“15 hours using a 4000Hz polling rate and closer to 30โ€“40 hours using a 1000Hz polling rate.

If you have this mouse and would like to share your battery life experience, we'd love to hear from you in the comments.

This mouse includes an unusual cube-shaped wireless receiver with programmable RGB lighting and an LCD screen that displays the time, current CPI setting, polling rate, and battery life. You can see an image of the receiver here.

7.5
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 comes with a paracord-like charging cable. This cable isn't very flexible compared to most other paracord-like cables. While the material doesn't drag directly on desks, it retains noticeable kinks from its packaging and may be stiff enough to catch on nearby objects on your desk.

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

This mouse has exceptional feet that glide very smoothly with low friction on hard or soft mousepads. They make only minimal scratching sounds when used directly on desks.

This mouse came with four PTFE dot-style feet pre-installed on the mouse, which is what we've based our test results on. Two alternate sets of feet are included in the box: a larger-style PTFE set and a larger-style glass set. You can see an image of these alternate feet here.

We expect the alternate larger PTFE set to perform roughly the same as the PTFE dots that come pre-installed. We expect the glass feet will be noticeably faster and smoother feeling.

Note that some users online have reported receiving different configurations of extra feet. In some cases, some have noted that their mouse came with no feet pre-installed. On The WLmouse website, the product page for the WLmouse BEAST X lists only one set of additional PTFE feet. If you have this mouse and would like to share your experience, we encourage you to reach out in the Comments section.

Design
In The Box

  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Wireless receiver with LCD screen
  • Adhesive grip tape
  • 1x set of alternate (large-sized) PTFE feet
  • 1x set of alternate (large-sized) glass feet
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Main Button
Switch Type
Optical
Switch Model
Omron D2FP-FN2
6.1
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
5
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
4
Profile Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No

Using this mouse's software, you can reprogram the right click, scroll click, and both side buttons. However, you can't reprogram the left-click button or the up/down scroll inputs.

9.9
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
1.1 ms
Wired
1.2 ms
Receiver
1.1 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

The WLmouse BEAST X has exceptionally low and consistent click latency performance. It provides an exceptionally responsive feeling experience for gaming in any genre and is well-suited for both casual and competitive play. This test was conducted at the maximum wireless polling rate of 4000Hz and with Slam Click Protection disabled in the software.

For comparison, we conducted additional testing at 4000Hz and with Slam Click Protection enabled and found identical results.

We also conducted testing at the 1000Hz polling rate with Slam Click Protection disabled. As expected, this results in marginally higher latency measured at 1.5 ms.

9.5
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
0.29%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.12%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.08%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.22%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.27%
Worst Tracking Error
-4.25%
Minimum CPI
50 CPI
Maximum CPI
26,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
1 CPI

The WLmouse BEAST X provides superb CPI performance with a sensor that accurately and consistently tracks your movements.

9.0
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
12.1 ms
Delay At Half Movement
3.2 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
5.1 ms

This mouse offers outstanding sensor latency performance. The sensor reacts extremely quickly when you move your mouse, and these movements closely match the timing of the cursor movements you see on screen. We tested this mouse at the maximum wireless polling rate of 4000Hz and with Motion Sync disabled.

For comparison, we conducted additional tests using a 4000Hz polling rate and with Motion Sync enabled with the following results:

  • Delay To Start Of Movement: 11.9ms
  • Delay At Half Movement: 3.3 ms
  • Delay To End Of Movement: 5.5 ms

You can see a graph of these supplementary results here.

We also tested this mouse using a 1000Hz polling rate with Motion Sync disabled with the following results:

  • Delay To Start Of Movement: 16.7ms
  • Delay At Half Movement: 4.3 ms
  • Delay To End Of Movement: 6.5 ms

You can see a graph of these supplementary results here.

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
4000 Hz

The available wireless polling rate settings are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000hz, and 4000Hz. When using this mouse wired, the polling rate settings are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500hz, and 1000Hz.

You can adjust various sensor settings in the software, including CPI, Motion Sync, and lift-off distance. For more details, see the Configuration Software section.

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 Additional Wheel

Scrolling takes a moderate amount of force, but it's fairly quiet and feels precise. However, the scroll click is lightweight and may result in accidental clicks if you're used to mice with heavier middle-click buttons, especially when scrolling quickly or forcefully.

The scroll wheel doesn't have the same material feel as the rest of the body and is likely made of plastic with a rubber coating, not magnesium alloy. Overall, the scroll wheel feels lower quality compared to the construction of the rest of the mouse.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The left and right-click buttons are relatively quiet and unlikely to bother those around you. The scroll wheel, scroll click, and side buttons are also on the quieter side, especially compared to some of the other mice available at the time of writing with magnesium alloy body designs.

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

The software is straightforward and includes expected settings to adjust the polling rate, CPI, and lift-off distance. You can adjust the sleep settings, debounce time, and enable or disable motion sync. Additionally, you can create macros, save your custom profile settings to onboard memory, and customize the wireless receiver's RGB lighting color, effect, and brightness.

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

This mouse is fully compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux. The software is compatible with Windows and macOS.