ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced the new ROG Gladius optical wired gaming mouse. This highly-advanced gaming-specific mouse has been tailored for right-handed gamers for better precision, ergonomic comfort, and a competitive advantage in first-person shooter (FPS) games.
The mouse is packed with gaming-related features, including an unique easy-swap switch socket design for customisable click resistance, a two-level in-game DPI switch, two ergonomic slide-to-press side switches, and a 6400 dots per inch (DPI) optical sensor that tracks up to 200 inches per second and 50g acceleration.
For making Gladius, ROG took inputs from the world's top pro gamers during the pre-design stages to get the right look and feel for ROG Gladius.
Measuring 126 x 67 x 45mm and weighing just 116g, Gladius has an ergonomic chassis that perfectly fits all mouse grip types ranging from the palm, claw, or fingertips. Gladius has a steel-grey finish with a special sweat-resistant coating that maintains a comfortable feel even during marathon gaming sessions.
Six programmable buttons are featured in total, with left and right buttons that are independent of the mouse chassis to ensure exceptional responsiveness. There are also two programmable slide-to-press side switches that can be triggered by sliding the thumb forward; along with a scroll wheel with an Alps encoder provides a positive feel.
With an advanced 6400DPI optical sensor, the Gladius ROG is capable of tracking up to 200 inches per second and up to 50g acceleration at lift-off distances of 1.5mm. The DPI clutch enables instant switching between two sensitivity levels — a standard mode tuned at 1600DPI for everyday gameplay, and an extra-low speed mode at 400DPI for better aim and more accurate sniping. Also, with the latest ROG Armoury Driver v1.08 and upwards, you can now enable the 2,000Hz USB polling rate which updates the cursor position every half-millisecond! This is the first and currently the only gaming mouse to offer this option.
Gladius makes use of high-quality Omron mouse switches that are good for at least 20 million clicks; the ROG-exclusive easy-swap socket makes switch replacement simple, and two Japanese-made additional switches are also included for gamers wanting to personalise the click response for a different feel.
To enable gamers to save their profiles, Gladius has built-in flash memory. The innovative Armoury software lets users create, customise and store an unlimited number of profiles on their PCs or gaming notebooks. The software includes a calibration tool that analyses and learns surface characteristics to hone sensor accuracy for pixel-perfect precision and better in-game responsiveness for that added advantage.
The ROG Gladius will be available from December for Rs 4,500. The gaming mouse will also cover 2-year warranty period.