Asus ROG Gladius gaming mouse review




Picture the scene when yet another right-handed mouse landed on my desk to review. I cursed silently as I moved my keyboard and mouse pad around, thinking on the loss in speed in accuracy that was heading to my gaming.

The Asus ROG Gladius is *really* comfortable thanks to the concave shape of the primary mouse buttons for your fingers to rest in. The mouse values sturdiness and is spartan, with two buttons resting near the thumb and a DPI selector as the only extra buttons. This mouse isn’t about changing colours or adding weights. No, the Gladius is about its optical sensor, which is the high-end Avago ADNS-S3988 which makes gaming smooth and precise. How precise? Well, after a weekend of trying to be right-handed again, I switched the mouse to my left hand for a while. It wasn’t the most comfortable experience (given the curve and shape of the mouse making it impossible to be ambidextrous) but the movement was smooth and the tracking of my movements was so great that I ended up using the mouse like that for a few days, rather than packing it up and returning to my own mouse (which has a pretty solid optical sensor too).

The Gladius comes with a bunch of extras, including an extra set of teflon mouse feet, a replacement pair of Omron switches and a travel pouch. The mouse also has a 2-metre-long braided cable and a 1-metre-long standard rubber USB cable, so you can choose a length and texture that fits your current setup.


This mouse is made for heavy petting gaming. It is durable, light and tough, just like the gladius of a bygone age. With a great optical sensor, and a fresh pair of feet and switches for when you wear the first ones out, this mouse will feel right at home with any FPS or MOBA player. With detachable USB cord and travel pouch, it is ready for those LANs and tournaments too. This mouse comes recommended to anyone who needs a solid offering and isn’t too worried about customisation.


  • High build quality. Bundled extras.


  • Right-handed design. Software customisation is pretty lean


Value - 9
Performance - 9.5
Features - 8
If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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