ASUS ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse Overview
The ROG Gladius is more of what I would call a simple mouse, or a purest mouse. There are not a whole lot of buttons and the mouse is not overly large. The mouse has been designed for use in your right hand and is made to work with all grip types.
Starting at the top of the mouse you have your right and left mouse buttons that use OMRON switches. You can actually remove these switches yourself to replace them or choose different switches all-together. ASUS includes two extra OMRON switches that offer a different click resistance for you to try out. This is the first time I’ve seen a mouse have a socket design that allows you to change out the switches. The left and right mouse buttons have been designed separately, as you can see the left button is longer than the right and both buttons jet out from the mouse. This should provide good grip and responsiveness.
Between the two mouse buttons you have the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel has an Alps encoder for a positive stepped action. The scroll wheel of course has rubber on it for that good grip as well. There is a button below the scroll wheel that acts as a DPI switch button, you are able to switch between two different DPI levels on the fly.
Taking a look at the left side of the mouse you can see two more buttons. These side buttons use a ‘slide-to-press’ design. You will also a rubber grip on the side of the mouse, it actually has a pretty cool Mayan pattern on it.
The opposite side of the mouse does not have any buttons on it, but does have another rubber grip on it. From the side of the mouse we can also see how its design will fit the palm of your hand.
Looking at the mouse from the front we can see that design again and how the buttons are actually on an angle. The mouse comes with two removable USB cables, one that is braided, and another that is rubber. The cables connect to the mouse via a microUSB port at the front of the mouse.
There is an ASUS Republic of Gamers logo on the mouse that will light up red when the mouse is powered on.
Flipping the mouse over we can see the optical sensor. This is a 6400 DPI sensor that has 200 IPS, 50g acceleration, and a 1.5mm lift-off distance. This mouse also is the world’s first to have a 2000 Hz USB polling rate. There are four mouse feet on the bottom of the mouse and a small lock switch that allows you to unlock the USB cable from the front port.