ASUS ROG Gladius II Review


ASUS original ROG Gladius was one of the unique mouse which allows users to change the Omron switches by a hot-swappable mount, but it needed some refinement in the process and updated some minor issue. The ASUS ROG Gladius II is the long-awaited successor to the original Gladius with improve hot-swappable Omron switch design, a new sensor and adding support for ASUS’ Aura RGB lighting technology.

The ROG Gladius II now comes with a Pixart PMW3360 optical sensor with a maximum DPI of 12,000, which is rated at 50g acceleration and offers a 1,000Hz polling rate. The original ROG Gladius had a 6,400dpi sensor and 2,000Hz polling rate. The new mouse comes with an additional thumb button on the left side which acts as sniper button (lower the DPI when pressed). Just like everything in 2017, the Gladius II also features RGB lighting. So how much these new updates help ROG Gladius II ready for 2017? Let’s find out.


  • Exclusive push-fit switch socket design to vary click resistance and extend the lifespan of the mouse
  • Customizable Aura RGB lighting with Aura Sync-support
  • DPI switch toggles sensitivity, while the DPI target button provides short instances of precision
  • Omron switches with 50-million-click durability, plus two extra Japanese-made Omron switches for a different feel
  • Advanced 12000 DPI optical sensor, 250 IPS, 50g acceleration and 1000Hz USB polling rate for fast and accurate tracking
  • Detachable cable design and ROG pouch for convenient portability and storage
  • Intuitive ROG Armoury interface for easy customization of button, performance and lighting settings