ASUS ROG is fast becoming one of the go-to choices when it comes to wireless gaming mice and keyboards. The latest to roll out of its assembly line is the ROG Gladius III Wireless AimPint Gaming Mouse. ASUS’s ROG line of mice is designed to stand out from the competition by offering unique features that are not commonly found in other mice.
That holds true for the Gladius III Wireless AimPoint as it features interchangeable mouse switches and modular parts. This allows users to customise the mouse to their specific preferences and needs.
Inside the box, you get the Gladius III AimPoint mouse along with a flexible cable, a USB dongle, a USB extender, a switch puller, a mouse grip tape, extra mouse feet, and ROG stickers. You also get an extra pair of Japanese OMRON switches that can be used to replace the original switches. The inclusion of the USB extender was particularly impressive and sets these mice apart from other products on the market.
The gaming mouse features a 36,000-dpi ROG AimPoint optical sensor, tri-mode connectivity, ROG SpeedNova wireless technology, swappable mouse switches, ROG Micro Switches, pivoted button mechanism for 0 ms click latency, and an ergonomic design. And it weighs just 79 grams. So, longer gaming sessions won’t feel like a daunting task.
As mentioned earlier, RGB enthusiasts will be happy to know that the mouse comes with an illuminated ROG logo that can be customised with five different preset RGB lighting effects. These effects can be accessed by pressing the “Profile” button located on the underside of the mouse.
The five lighting effects correspond to the five user profiles that can be saved onto the mouse’s onboard memory. These profiles allow users to save custom DPI and RGB settings for different users via the Armoury Crate app. To switch between these profiles, simply press the “Profile” button. This can be done on the fly without interrupting gameplay.
I tested the ROG Gladius III Wireless AimPoint for a week using the 2.4 GHz RF connection mode. I used the mouse for my daily tasks and for playing the game Fortnite. I was pleased with the mouse’s performance.
In terms of battery life, the mouse uses a 370mAh battery and you get around 119 hours with the RGB turned on, on paper. I have been using the mouse for a couple of weeks now, for around six to eight hours per day, and the battery is still at 60 percent. This means that I have used the mouse for at least 110 hours, and the battery has not yet run out. I have been using the mouse with the RGB lighting turned off.
As someone who uses a claw grip, I found the ergonomics of the mouse to be perfect. Its 44mm height was just right for me. I also appreciated the inclusion of grooves on the sides of the mouse that helped with grip, especially during gaming. The glide action of the mouse was smooth when used with a woven mousepad. As a casual gamer, I was impressed with the mouse’s performance and it exceeded my expectations.
The Gladius III Wireless AimPoint has a wide range of settings that can be customized using the Armoury Crate app. This app is comprehensive and allows for a multitude of configuration options. For instance, you can change the polling rate and lift-off distance, as well as customise the RGB lighting effects and change the default assignments of the mouse’s six buttons.
To summarise, the ROG Gladius III Wireless AimPoint is a premium wireless gaming mouse that is deserving of its status. It features an industry-leading 36000-DPI optical sensor in a well-constructed package. The mouse also comes with an extensive set of accessories and user-replaceable mouse switches, which make it a hard-to-beat option for gamers.