Lightweight gaming mouse: Sharkoon with new Light² 100
We've brought the new gaming mouse Sharkoon Light² 100 along with the Skiller SGP2 mouse pad into the editorial office for testing and have played a few shooters with it. We were immediately struck by its light weight and the extremely easy-glide mouse feet made of 100% PTFE. Replacement pads are also included in the package, in case they need to be changed.
The workmanship itself leaves nothing to be desired, and a velvet matte black plastic serves as the surface. Fingerprints are not visible after the few hours of playing time. The mouse, which by the way is a right-handed model, has a clickable illuminated mouse wheel, two thumb buttons, the right and left mouse button, and a small DPI selection button in front of the wheel, with which you can click through seven different resolutions. The "L2" logo on the mouse housing and a small light strip on the lower rear edge are also color illuminated. On the bottom is another switch with three positions for the polling rate. This can be changed to either 125, 500, or 1000 Hz.
Of course there is also additional software from Sharkoon, with which all keys can be assigned and further settings can be made. Here you'll notice once again that the Light² 100 is intended for gamers. Not only due to the customizable RGB lighting but also because of the available special options, such as "Precision Targeting", in which the DPI is briefly increased - useful when sniping through a scope. But Sharkoon has also thought about standard commands for the media player such as Play/Stop, next/previous title, or volume.
The previously mentioned switching of the DPI can be set in the software, and in seven steps between 200 and 5,000 DPI. Further setting options are the adjustment of lighting effects and the macro manager, where macros can be configured with up to 50 key commands.
A total of five different profiles can be defined. To reload the settings, the software does not have to be opened each time but can be changed by simultaneously pressing the rear thumb button and the two mouse buttons for three seconds.
Due to the low weight, paired with the very good gliding characteristics, the mouse lies really light in the hand and sometimes overshoots the mark at first when it "shreds" over the 90 x 40 cm Skiller SGP2 mouse pad.
The huge "mouse carpet" with the somewhat very eye-catching American Vintage style offers optimal gliding characteristics without starting resistance on the upper side and a non-slip rubber underside. After a short period of getting used to it, the Light² 100 can be steered very precisely and controlled. The clicks are clearly audible and not damped, and the mouse wheel is rasterized.
The Sharkoon Light² 100 mouse is available on Amazon for 29 Euros (~$34) and the Sharkoon Skiller SGP2 mouse pad for about 18 Euros (~$21).