Asus ROG Pugio II

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Pros
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Three connection modes
  • Swappable button switches

The Asus ROG Pugio II has a great deal to live up to. The first ROG Pugio has been a fairly solid optical gaming mouse, among the few of its type from big-name manufacturers because of asymmetrical layout that made it comfortable for left-handed people as it had been for’ordinary’ people. Ahem. This shredder is, in reality, a leftie, also discovered the first Pugio that a very well-designed mouse, albeit one with no much in the way of further capabilities.

Features

The most important selling point here’s your tri-mode connectivity, which enables the mouse to be attached through Bluetooth, USB dongle, or wired connection. The prior is a fantastic alternative – the wireless link utilises an ultra-fast 2.4GHz connection for minimal input latency.

Swapping between these modes is done by means of a switch on the bottom of the mouse, by which Bluetooth pairing and DPI controller buttons are also situated. And should you would like to boost sensitivity? The mouse cycles involving up to 5 DPI presets, with a few additional customisations available from the ROG Armory applications (the inability to correct sensitivity on-the-fly without switching across the mouse could prove frustrating for many players, however).

Like other features, the ROG Pugio II also hosts a battery using power-saving manners, pivoted button mechanics, and swappable button switches, letting you correct the sense of your own clicks or fix a broken switch as required. But be mindful that the mouse does need to be removed to do so; it is not intended to come apart with no tools.

Layout

As I said, the ROG Pugio II includes asymmetrical layout enabling for ambidextrous use. It is relatively compact and comfortable, sitting under the hands of their hand. I’d miss the existence of a thumb break, but that would have been nearly impossible to apply on either side of the mouse.

The RGB light is great also, with a Republic of Gamers emblem shining through the translucent grey plastic body and about the foundation. This may be completely customised via Asus’ ROG Armory program.

The buttons feel hardy, and the scroll wheel has both good structures, using a textured rubberised rim. Both buttons on each side are somewhat small but maybe deactivated as required based on if you are using a left- or right-wing arrangement. It is powerful and was absolutely comfortable to use for hours at my hand.

But, I was impressed by charging. The mouse costs via USB-C, along with the shaped interface means you are forced to use the included cable; a marginally annoying layout option.

Performance

The ROG Pugio II performs nicely, but I would expect just as much from a costly mouse similar to this. The optical detector has a sensitivity up to 16,000 DPI, rather standard for gambling mice nowadays, and it feels great to use. The 2.4GHz link worked a charm also, asserting that there wasn’t any apparent latency in my own evaluations (the 2.4GHz also gains from a better array ).

My primary beef with all the Pugio II was long the installation required. That is far from perfect. It does not negate what’s otherwise a fantastic little mouse, even though – it is both comfortable and responsive, that’s the most crucial thing.

Overall

Its lightweight, symmetrical layout places speed and comfort over the controller, which MMO and MOBA lovers are very likely to find unsatisfactory. If you are a leftie like me, however, it is perfect.

7 Total Score
Asus ROG Pugio II

The logical next step for your Pugio lineup, this sequel combines customizability and connectivity to get a superb optical gaming mouse.

PROS
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Three connection modes
  • Swappable button switches
CONS
  • DPI button not accesible during use
  • Small sizes side buttons
  • Setting up is a hassle
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