ASUS ROG Gladius II Review

Packaging & Product Overview

The packaging is pretty standard and straightforward, with a picture of the mouse on top and opening the flap we can see the mouse itself.

At the back, we find a detail specification and features breakdown of the ROG Gladius II.

Inside the box, we find the mouse itself and a quick start manual, a pair of OMRON switches, a pair of Republic of Gamer stickers, mouse carry pouch, and two USB cable one is braided and another with a short length rubber cable. Both cables feature gold plated connectors.

The Gladius II retain the original shape of the previous Gladius mouse, which is a pretty familiar and ergonomically excellent for the multi-grip style. But the design is only for right handed only. It has two colors; the main body is gunmetal gray with black rubberized sides. Which complimented by RGB illumination on the ROG logo, mouse wheel, and an underline light strip.

It feels very well built, and good quality, with rubber side grips, help to grab the mouse and best suited for claw and fingertip style grip.

 

The front of the mouse has typical left/right-click buttons along with a central scroll wheel and DPI button, with two step options. The lower side of the front has a small hole where the USB input cable goes.

On the left-hand side are the three buttons, a pair of usual side buttons which by default mapped to forward and back in your browser and one thumb button acts as a sniper button (lower the DPI when pressed). The right side we don’t have any button as it’s a right handed mouse, only the rubber pattern for grip.

The underside of the mouse we can see some details and model numbers. In the center, we can see the optical sensor and four small Teflon pads for smooth glide to free up space to add four screw holes to open the mouse for switch swipe. The left side corner has a small slider that unlocks the main USB cable to remove it.

Overall the mouse feels and looks great but the mouse is a personal preference, so it is better if you can try peripheral yourself in any store before buying it.

Customization:

Just like original Gladius, you can change the left and right Omron switches with the second pair of switches which offer different clicking feels. The Omron switches that this hot-swaps mounts support are Omron D2F Series switches: D2F, D2F-F, D2F-01, D2F-01F or -Omron D2FC Series switches: D2FC-3M, D2FC-F-7N, D2FC-F-7N 10M, D2FC-F-7N 20M.

Thankfully ASUS has fixed our biggest complaint about the original Gladius, which require users to remove the Teflon pads to expose the screws to open the mouse. The Gladius II has four dedicated holes for screws that covers by rubber caps, means no more damage to your mouse Teflon pads if you decided to change the left and right Omron switches.

Opening the Gladius II, we can see the matt black PCB with all switches and sensor in the center. The left and right switches are placed in a plastic housing, allowing them to pull out easily and put a new switch into the slot.

Size comparison with some other mouses.

 

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