ASUS ROG Pugio Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅27-07-17
The ASUS ROG Pugio is a good looking mouse, with incredible RGB lighting that truly will stand out from the crowd. The lengthy braided cable with included Velcro tie strap is welcomed, allowing for a tidier workspace.

ASUS choosing to use the PixArt PMW3300 7200DPI sensor is an excellent choice, providing ample resolution along with reliable performance right through the DPI range; we found that 2400 was the sweet spot for the sensor. This resolution may not cut the mustard for all users, especially if you’re in the market for something around 12,000+ but it was perfectly fine in all games tested.

The ability to swap out the side buttons may seem minor, but having the ability is incredibly useful, allowing you pure confidence in squeezing the button with your thumb, without any fear of accidentally pressing the buttons on the opposite side. Alongside that is the OMRON switches which can be replaced to alter the feel of the click, or if they were to ever fail, prolonging the life of the mouse almost indefinitely; the Pugio comes with 2 replacements, however, they do differ slightly from the pre-installed OMRONs.

The ROG Armoury software performs as it should, backing up the Pugio all the way, and being incredibly easy to use at the same time.

All in, the Republic of Gamers Pugio is a cracking little mouse and certainly worthy of the £69.99 price tag.

ASUS are relentless in their pursuit of offering every gamer the ability to purchase their equipment, from £30 mice up to over £130, but the ASUS ROG Pugio finds itself somewhere in the middle, at £69.99, offering a PixArt 7200DPI sensor with rock solid performance, a great ambidextrous shell and unrivalled RGB lighting.

+ Excellent RGB lighting
+ ROG Armoury software
+ Great sensor performance
+ Replaceable OMRON switches
+ Ambidextrous design

- 7200 DPI doesn’t quite cut it for some

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