The back of the AORUS M5 features a large AORUS logo that also doubles as one of the main illumination areas.
The right side is very heavily sloped which leads down to the side grip. You’ll also note the light strip here which is another illumination zone.
The front of the mouse is quite aggressively styled as it features sharp edges and angles. You can also see the curvature of the left and right click which does help keep your fingers nicely positioned.
The left-hand side shares some similarities to the right, but here there are the thumb buttons as well as the DPI level indicator.
The top of the mouse grants a closer look at the nicely textured scroll wheel, the individual DPI buttons and also the brushed accent that surrounds the buttons and scroll wheel.
The underside features four small feet which can be swapped out if needed. Also here you’ll find the centrally mounted Pixart sensor and branding.
As well as housing the sensor, the underside also has a neat trick as a large section is removable, this removable section allows you to add the included weights. These weights take the mouse from a base 118g up to 130g if you prefer a heavier feeling mouse.