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G-Wolves Skoll - 66g Zowie EC Shape w/ PMW3360, Paracord cable, RGB lighting

Thought I would share this with you guys as it looks to be fairly promising, I've been waiting for ultralight ergo mice for a while since I like the weight of the GPW and Model O but I miss the comfortable shape of mice like the G403. I've been waiting for the Xtrify Project 4 which looks promising, but after seeing the review posted today for this new G-Wolves mouse I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on this one as well.

It's a 66g Zowie EC shape, larger than an EC2, and ever so slightly smaller than the EC1 based on the dimensions given. PMW3360 sensor with a dpi button under the mouse and there's an RGB ring around the base and an optional paracord cable in the box. The packaging looks really nice too. It comes in Black/Grey or White.



G-Wolves appears to be a Chinese brand that makes Zowie clones, and I've never heard of them before now, so if it wasn't for this video by Brandon Taylor I'd be feeling pretty sketchy about it, but after watching his review it looks quite promising. The mouse is only available through x-raypad, a Chinese website that appears to sell a limited range of mice as well as mouse pads and other accessories from China to the rest of the world. Release is set for end of July by the looks of things. Here's the review video:


One thing that I noticed though, is that BT added a correction at the end of the video to say that it costs $40, not $60. However the product page says $59 so I'm not sure what's going on there.

I think it's going to be popular and I am looking forward to trying it out, the only thing I'm concerned about with it being a Chinese brand I've never heard of before is QC and warranty if anything goes wrong with it. I'm not sure I understand x-raypad's return policy, or RMA procedure's if there are any.. When searching online for G-Wolves, I couldn't find a manufacturer website at all. For me, it's going to cost a little over $100 AUD to buy it and have it shipped to Australia, so I'd be pissed if I got a really bad sample and had no way to RMA.

Let me know what you guys think.

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Alright I just spoke with x-raypad, apparently the $40 price thing was a communication error, and regarding RMA x-raypad don't handle it, customers have to take it up with G-Wolves directly. i was provided with a link to their Twitter page which has some email addresses: https://twitter.com/g_wolves?fbclid=...ip07eK6ksGnJ-E

So the question is, will G-Wolves honor replacement if a customer gets a bad sample, and will they expect the customer to ship the mouse back to them at their own cost.. I suppose I should ask them.

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www.gm-wolves.com , should be their Homepage ...
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zammin View Post
I like the weight of the GPW and Model O but I miss the comfortable shape of mice like the G403
YAS

I definitely want to try this.

I cannot watch the review right now. Are the stock feet any good?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Klopfer View Post
www.gm-wolves.com , should be their Homepage ...
Thanks, no idea why it doesn't come up when I search them on google.

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YAS

I definitely want to try this.

I cannot watch the review right now. Are the stock feet any good?
Yeah I'm keen too. Trying to decide if I should put in an order now or wait until after they release it to see how the QC is.

The mouse feet are very different to Zowie feet, at least on the review samples. They use pretty generic looking Logitech MX/Microsoft Explorer style oval feet in each corner. They are just normal black mouse feet as far as I can tell. Although I would assume you could get Hyperglides for one of those Logitech/Microsoft mice that use similar sized oval feet and it would probably fit.

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Just watched a video from x-raypad where the owner confirms the feet are the same size as IE3.0 feet, so that's great as it means you could just grab IE3.0 Hyperglides or whatever mouse feet brand you prefer and stick them on in place of the originals.

I think I might order this, I'll be a guinea pig and let you guys know how it is when I receive it, likely in late August haha.

Got high hopes for it. Lightweight + great comfort would be awesome for me.

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Alright I just spoke with x-raypad, apparently the $40 price thing was a communication error, and regarding RMA x-raypad don't handle it, customers have to take it up with G-Wolves directly. i was provided with a link to their Twitter page which has some email addresses: https://twitter.com/g_wolves?fbclid=...ip07eK6ksGnJ-E

So the question is, will G-Wolves honor replacement if a customer gets a bad sample, and will they expect the customer to ship the mouse back to them at their own cost.. I suppose I should ask them.
So will the price be $60 or $40? The communication error was addressed in the video. This explanation only further confuses me.
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So will the price be $60 or $40? The communication error was addressed in the video. This explanation only further confuses me.
Sorry I should have been more specific. Been taking in a lot of information today and I've missed a couple things in these posts that I thought I mentioned haha.

It was a communication error and the $40 price tag was meant for an upcoming G-wolves wireless mouse. BT has added a comment somewhere in the comments section of the video outlining this as well. The mouse is $59 USD + postage.

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Also if you're interested in the wireless mouse this is it here: https://shop.x-raypad.com/a-new-wire...p-omen-photon/

For me it's not very exciting, it looks like a Razer Basilisk clone with more RGB lighting, a PAW 3335 sensor and from what I read on Reddit it's going to be over 100g.

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Just another small update, I asked the owner of x-raypad if the LOD was adjustable on the Skoll and he said that it is.

That's good news since I read that there was an issue with the cheaper and older G-wolves G302 (80-something gram Zowie EC Divina clone with a lower end optical sensor) where the LOD was really high and couldn't be changed.

Prior to this info I watched some videos of the mouse in use on Brandon Taylor's Youtube and Twitch channels, as well as the x-raypad channel and in all cases the mouse was just being tilted up slightly when lifting after a swipe. So that was reassuring as well.

I'm really looking forward to trying it out next month.

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