ASUS ROG Gladius II Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅13-04-17
Performance Testing
After downloading the ASUS Armoury software and proceeding to update the mouse's firmware, you're quickly presented with an incredible light show, right through the RGB range, swirling around the mouse with pace.

The software is well laid out, easy to use and feature packed.

On the first page, you're able to swap the function of each button on the mouse. This section may interest some, but we left this completely alone.

The performance page is probably where you'll find yourself going next. This section is interesting, with features you may or may not be familiar with. As we mentioned previously, the DPI Target Button can be customised on this page, where you set up a couple of presets with which you can quickly switch between, using the DPI selector on the top of the mouse, or press and hold the DPI Target Button to momentarily slow down or speed up the mouse, dependant on your settings.

Lighting is a big new feature with this mouse, and they've not left the options lacking. With 6 different effects and 16.7 million colours to choose from, as well as the ASUS Aura sync, you will be sure to find something to your tastes.

After doing a quick surface calibration, we found the mouse to be incredibly accurate, absolutely no jitter at all, even when turned all the way up to 12,000. It baffles us to think that people can take advantage of such a sensor speed, but it's nice to know that it's there. The mouse performed equally well on a cloth mousepad and a finished wooden surface.

The mouse, weighing in at 110g, felt about right for our tastes; some users, I'm sure, would prefer the ability to adjust the weight slightly, but this omission doesn't hurt the feel of the mouse at all, in our opinion. The Teflon glides on the bottom do their job magnificently.

The size felt almost perfect, so Bravo to ASUS for that, they've certainly done their homework in that respect. ASUS also claim that this mouse is designed "By gamers, for gamers" and will fit a claw grip, fingertip grip or palm grip equally well.

The rubber grips on the sides are excellent, providing brilliant grip and looking great at the same time! The DPI Target Button could be better placed for my liking; it can seem a little too easily activated when pressured during games, but that could be due to grip style.

The lighting is incredibly crisp and bright, providing a genuinely lovely glow around the skirt of the mouse.

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