So, the Gladius had a fair amount to do to show me it deserves the price tag, what are my thoughts?
Ergonomically if you use a claw grip or a palm grip with smaller hands I think you will find this mouse very comfortable. It has curves in all the right places and the thumb buttons are well positioned, with the shaped M1/M2 buttons being a featured I really liked.
When it comes to design the Gladius is a pretty stealthy and would look good with any setup but I think the pattern on the grips on the side doesn’t look that great. Overall though the design is well sorted and is sure to appeal to ROG fans as well as general consumers.
The performance is virtually spot on, with the exception being that for me the lift off height was still a little higher than I’d like even on the lowest setting. As a higher DPI alternative to the A3310 I think the S3988 is a nice sensor and with a better distance control unit I would have no qualms with it at all, though I would still go for a 3310 given the choice.
So value, at £64.99 the Gladius isn’t exactly going to win any value awards, but does it earn the price tag? Well if you ask me when you consider the great build quality, solid performance and nice included extras such as the carry bag, swappable cables and user upgradeable switches I would say it packs enough unique features to be worth the money, if not exactly a bargain.
Ultimately the ROG Gladius has a very cool first with the replaceable M1/M2 switches and thanks to solid sensor performance and overall good design I’d say it’s perfectly worth of a Gold award.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to ASUS for sending this mouse in for review, I look forward to seeing more from them in the future.
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– Nice ergonomics for a claw grip
– S3988 sensor is a winner overall
– Great switches all around
– Swappable cables and user upgradeable switches are awesome features to have
– Carry case is a nice bonus
– Lift off height could ideally be lower
– Textured sides are still not amazingly grippy
– More colour choice for the lighting modes would be a very welcome addition
– Only having two DPI settings is not really ‘premium grade’
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