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Asus' ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse Has Two USB Cables

Asus may not be known for its peripherals, but that doesn't mean that the company isn't good at making them. Today, Asus announced the availability of its ROG Gladius gaming mouse, which stands out with a handful of distinguishing features.

As far as the basics go, the Gladius is a right-handed gaming mouse with six programmable switches and a 6400 DPI optical sensor. It can track at up to 200 inches per second and accelerate accurately up to 50 Gs. The lift-off distance is set at 1.5 mm. The top of the mouse comes with a sweat-deterring coating, and the right and left sides are covered with rubber grip pads.

The front left and right switches are made by Omron, and best of all, they're replaceable. The mouse comes with two additional Omron switches that have a different tactile feel, allowing you to choose which switch you prefer. You can also use aftermarket switches if you're able to get your hands on some.

Also included with the mouse are two USB cables. One of the cables is a braided cable; the other is a standard rubber cable, which is a highly welcome addition. They connect to the mouse through a micro-USB interface, and don't worry, it is lockable to ensure it doesn't become detached while gaming.

The good stuff doesn't end there though. If you've ever owned a mouse for a long time, you may have noticed the slippy pads start to wear out. Asus included an extra set of pads, although you should be careful not to lose them. Consider keeping all the accessories in the carrying pouch that comes with the mouse.

We've seen other customizable mice in the past, but the details that you could customize were quite different and arguably less important. For users to be able to change to a non-braided cable that won't get trapped behind course surfaces and use a different switch type isn't something we've seen before, and we warmly welcome it.

The ROG Gladius gaming mouse is available immediately through select retailers with an MSRP of $69.

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  • dovah-chan
    Any discerning user will notice that this mouse bears a strikingly strong resemblance to the deathadder. The two mice are of course fairly different besides the shape and basic features though. The advanced features such as changing out switches and including extra mice feet is really kind of them.

    I know many people who would prefer a rubber cable over a braided one as well. I prefer rubber as well because a lot of braided cables cause drag and pull the mouse down if it hangs off your desk.

    It might match my new black and red K70 but if Asus included an RGB LED in an update (as well as getting rid of the text and just keeping the logo) then I can see a huge amount of people preferring this over the deathadder.
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  • bloodroses75
    If it's similar to the deathadder, I hope the durability is much better. Those mice are junk in that department.
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  • Lmah
    Remove the "ROG" branding, I would defiantly buy this thing but I can't have any more "ROG" symbols on my computer it looks really tacky. Wish these companies would make the gaming branding optional for consumers.
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  • dovah-chan
    I can see what you mean by that. There are ROG: laptops, mice, mouse pads, keyboards, GPUs, motherboards, PCI-E SSD(s), monitor(s), small form factor gaming desktops, and a sleuth of other ROG branded and related products. I can see it getting tacky having the same logo everywhere. Also what exactly is the ROG logo? After all these years I'm just now starting to think about it and I have no idea.
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  • bloodroses75
    ROG= Republic of Gamers. Asus's name they use to signify their parts geared directly towards gamers. Doesn't mean much otherwise.

    This is their logo for ROG:

    http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/186/b/2/rog_logo_by_neodarkcz-d6c4ndg.png
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  • dovah-chan
    I'm pretty sure I know what ROG is. I was just wondering what the logo was supposed to be. Like what is it? It looks like an eye sort of but I'm not sure.
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  • trebor1089
    I always see a duck.

    Looks quite nice. If those replaceable switches are quieter then the usual unnecessary loud switches I'm sold
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  • Geza Fischer
    Why isn't the mouse wireless?
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  • dovah-chan
    Because of the extra latency introduced by bluetooth connections. 2.4GHz wireless mice usually don't suffer from much latency up close, but as close as you'd have to get to the receiver to have playable latency with a wireless mouse, you might as well be using a wired mouse that is guaranteed to have no latency issues at and doesn't require batteries.

    Most companies just go with wired because it's cheaper and it causes less headaches as well as performing better.

    Although I guess Asus could engineer a decent wireless gaming mouse but I would see them giving it the price of something like the Razer Mamba and not really being worth it.
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  • slyu9213
    Death.......Adder
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