Sharkoon Light² 100 (Updated) Review 7

Sharkoon Light² 100 (Updated) Review

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Introduction

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Established in 2003, Sharkoon is a hardware and peripherals company based in Germany. After the critically acclaimed Light² 200, the Light² 100 aims to fill the budget spot. Unlike the Light² 200, the Light² 100 has a solid shell without any holes. As such, weight is accordingly higher, at a still competitive 78 g. Furthermore, the sensor has been downgraded to PixArt's PMW3325 capable of up to 5000 CPI. Other than that, the Light² 100 is pretty much the same mouse: same shape, same cable, same high quality PTFE mouse feet, same software, and very similar RGB lighting. At $24.99, the price is halved in comparison to the Light² 200, however.

Update January 24th:
Since the time of writing, a firmware update has been released that addresses the main flaw originally present on this mouse, which is the poor malfunction speed at higher CPI steps. Applying this firmware update is strongly recommended. All assertions related to performance made in this review are based on this firmware.



Specifications

Sharkoon Light² 100
Size:120 mm x 66 mm x 42 mm
Size (inches):4.72" x 2.59" x 1.65"
Ambidextrous:No
Weight:78 g
Number of Buttons:6 (including wheel click)
Main Switches:Omron D2FC-F-7N (20M) (OF)
Wheel Encoder:Mechanical
Sensor:PixArt PMW3325
Resolution:200–5000 CPI
Polling Rate:125/500/1000 Hz
Cable:1.80 m, braided
Software:Yes
Price:$24.99
Warranty:2 years (EU)
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