So the Finalmouse Starlight-12 has become one of the most controversial mice of the year. I’m currently still using my medium copy that I got in last week but will be dropping a full review of that mouse shortly. In the meanwhile I’m familiar enough with the shape to offer up some recommendations to those who are seeking a lightweight shapes that are similar to the wireless Finalmouse.
Small Starlight-12 Alternatives
Razer Orochi V2
The Orochi V2 is a small egg-like shape that uses external AA batteries. That does increase the weight a bit but at around 70g this is still a budget powerhouse. If you don’t want to pay a huge premium for wireless and don’t mind a rounded egg shape, this is an excellent choice for fingertip grip. The Razer Orochi V2 won’t have that featherlight feeling of the S12 but it’s still a decent place to look if you’re in a pinch for a new gaming mouse.
Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town
Now that the wireless Finalmouse is out, the hype and prices for the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 have dropped significantly. You can now find these near their original retail price. The shape is exactly the same as the new metal Finalmouse, so you can get almost the same feeling just with a cable. The only downside is that you’ll only be able to find it at aftermarket retailers like eBay and StockX.
Razer Viper Mini
The Razer Viper Mini is an excellent option if you want a smaller mouse that’s really light without holes. It is a superior shape to the regular Razer Viper in my opinion and it feels great in-hand. The optical switches have a very low latency but the click feel may not be for everyone. Shape wise this also comes very close to the feel of the Starlight-12 in small. One of my personal favorites from Razer.
Glorious Model O-
Glorious mice have been well documented and are well known in the community. Pricepoint is reasonable but it’s not going to feel as premium as more expensive mice on this list. Just in terms of shape and weight however, it deserves a place as an budget alternative.
G-Wolves Hati-S Wireless
The G-Wolves Hati-S Wireless is the latest in a long line of iterations on the shape. The shape is a shorter and wider feeling mouse that takes it’s original inspiration from the GPW. The shape is really great for claw grip in particular and the sensor and wireless tech should be nearly on par with what the competition is giving out. If you’re having trouble finding the mouse you can try iTaktech and use code mousepro for 5% off the order.
Medium Starlight-12 Alternatives
For some reason the discussion about G-Wolves recently only revolves around the Hati-S and the Hati-M is like a forgotten stepchild. The larger size of the Hati-M is still a nicer feeling shape that the GPX in my opinion. Unfortunately the Hati-M shape hasn’t been translated over to the wireless tech yet.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste
HyperX made an absolute banger of the mouse with the Pulsefire Haste and it went a bit under the mainstream radar. That being said it’s one of the closest shapes in feel to the Medium Starlight-12 out there and it punches well above its pricepoint. Sure it isn’t wireless but it’s still got one of the best cables out there right now.
BTL Grexta Wireless
BTL is a Chinese based brand that made a name for themselves with custom grips before going on to making their own mice. The Grexta wireless copies the UL2 shape somewhat but it is slightly larger making it a good alternative to the medium Starlight-12. At 69g and usb-c wireless charging, this mouse ticks a ton of the boxes people are looking for in 2021. While it was really hard to purchase, Nacho Customz has started stocking the mouse for people stateside.
Where to buy the Finalmouse Starlight-12