Asus ROG Gladius II

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Pros
  • Cable options
  • Great software
  • Brilliant optical sensor
  • Changeable switches big plus
  • Stylish, ergonomic design with an excellent build quality

I would usually balk at the notion of spending 30 on a mouse. I have never been one for possessing flashy gizmos or the most up-to-date and best, so the notion of forking over more than twice that for something similar to the Asus ROG Gladius II (which now costs only over #70 in the united kingdom and $95 from the US) would, generally, be positively dreadful.

Luckily, that the ROG Gladius II has more than earned its keep within the previous few months, as it is not just among the most comfortable mice I have ever used, but in addition, it includes a load of extras that are useful that will help justify its cost, like some of spare Omron switches and two detachable USB wires, one corded and one routine rubber. Can it be the best gaming mouse substance, though?

The excess cable will probably come as a relief for starving cat owners, along with the lock onto your Gladius II’s underbelly ensures neither cable will unintentionally get pulled outside mid-game, either. The braided cable can be two times as long as the rubber one, providing you with a wonderful bit of flexibility based upon your PC installation.

The buttons are rather easy to replace also. The default ones are ensured to get a large 50 million clicks anyway, but just if they break or you also desire a’distinct texture’ as Asus state in their site, you just get two spare ones at the box. You are going to want something to trophy the four small rubber screw covers on the base of the mouse, but as soon as you’ve loosened the screws on the top just lifts from the bottom, providing you with easy access to pop the old buttons and stick at the new ones.

It is all very considerate; however, the thing that actually stuck with me was how comfy it was to utilize on a daily basis. Weighing 110g, it is not particularly thick, and its own lopsided, right-handed design feels as though it has been perfectly sculpted to match my hands. Moreover, all its three side switches are within perfect reach of my head, which is greater than can be stated for its Corsair Scimitar Guru and HyperX Pulsefire FPS.

Every button’s function can be customized with Asus’ Armoury applications, but from the box that you get ahead and backward clicks for internet browsing, and also what Asus phone a DPI Switch button, which then switches into another DPI or sensitivity setting if it is held down.

Like additional button customizations, these vary from computer keyboard functions and media switches to Windows shortcuts along with your very own recordable macros, giving you a lot of flexibility to prepare your mouse the way you prefer. Armoury is unquestionably better than other parts of mouse applications I have used previously, however, the less I must open it, the better.

Yet more, Armoury provides you lots of breathing, cycle, comet along with other such RGB choices to deck your mouse out but I especially enjoy the way you are able to tone down the brightness of all its three different LED zones, permitting you to have a scroll wheel, for example, compared to foundation and ROG emblem.

I didn’t feel that they need to tinker about too much with all the ROG Gladius II’s performance preferences, but people who enjoy fine-tuning their mouse into the nth level will not be let down. You have got polling speed settings ranging from 125-1000Hz, button reaction times moving from 4ms around 32ms; also acceleration and deceleration alternatives and angle snapping.

Overall, I believe I would be very happy paying a little more for your Asus ROG Gladius II. Its practical buttons, comfortable grip and elegant RGB choices make it a joy to use, and its own bundled extras provide it more flexibility than its marginally cheaper rivals. Yes, additional Omron switches are available for pennies on several component sites elsewhere, but occasionally it is just wonderful to have them at the box today.

7 Total Score
Asus ROG Gladius II

ASUS releases a heavy hitter to their Gladius range using the ROG Gladius II offering the extra bonus of a detachable cable along with replaceable switches, so this mouse hits blow to blow off competition aimed at precisely the same market segment. Only let down by leaving left-handers supporting and a bit too much packaging, this mouse needs to be in your try out a list to get excellent gaming performance and build quality.

PROS
  • Cable options
  • Great software
  • Brilliant optical sensor
  • Changeable switches big plus
  • Stylish, ergonomic design with an excellent build quality
CONS
  • Not cheap
  • Heavy (personal preference)
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