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ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jul 16, 2021 at 10:53 am
ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless Picture
8.2
Office/Multimedia
6.9
Video Games (FPS)
7.1
Video Games (MMO)
5.6
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.5
Travel
This mouse was replaced by the ASUS ROG Gladius III Wireless
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is an okay wireless gaming mouse that feels well-built and has a right-handed shape with textured rubber sides. It's well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. However, due to its large size and length, it may not be comfortable for small hands using a fingertip or claw grip. Also, it connects wired or wirelessly either with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. Performance-wise, it has a wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 100, a low lift-off distance, and hot-swappable switches for the left and right-click buttons. Unfortunately, it's heavy and has a higher click latency than most wireless gaming mice at this price point.

Our Verdict

8.2 Office/Multimedia

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is a very good mouse for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built, and it has a comfortable, right-handed shape. It has a good number of buttons you can program using the companion software, and it connects wired or wirelessly, either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. Unfortunately, the companion software is only compatible with Windows, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or Bluetooth.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
6.9 Video Games (FPS)

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is an okay FPS gaming mouse, but it's heavy and has high click latency for a gaming mouse. Also, you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100, and while the lift-off distance is low, some gamers may prefer it lower. That said, it feels well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
Cons
  • Quite heavy.
  • High click latency.
7.1 Video Games (MMO)

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is a decent mouse for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. That said, it feels well-built, and it has a right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. It also has a wide CPI range and a low lift-off distance, though some gamers may prefer it lower. Unfortunately, the software is only compatible with Windows, you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100, and the click latency is high for a gaming mouse.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse.
  • High click latency.
5.6 Ultra-Light Gaming

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is inadequate for ultra-light gaming as it weighs more than twice the weight of some of the lightest mice we've tested. It also has high click latency for a gaming mouse. That said, it feels well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Quite heavy.
  • High click latency.
7.5 Travel

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is good for travel, though it's bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. That said, it feels well-built, and you can use it wired or wirelessly, either with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It also has a comfortable right-handed shape that's well-suited for nearly all hand sizes using any grip type. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a storage compartment for its USB receiver, and the customization software is only compatible with Windows. However, it does have onboard memory.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or Bluetooth.
  • Onboard memory.
Cons
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 8.2 Office/Multimedia
  • 6.9 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.6 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.5 Travel
  1. Updated Jul 16, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 09, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (126 mm)
Height 1.7" (44 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
5.5
Design
Portability
Volume
22.95 inยณ (376 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
163 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
124 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
124 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality
8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
9.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

ASUS claims the ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless has a battery life of up to 24 hours connected with its USB receiver and RGB lighting enabled or up to 36 hours with RGB lighting disabled.

6.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.7 ft (2.1 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
Micro USB
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless
  • Micro-USB to USB-A Cable
  • USB receiver
  • Alternate Omron D2F-01F switches (x2)
  • Travel bag
  • Computer case badge
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3389
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-8%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options on the ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. While connected via Bluetooth, the polling rate is locked to 125Hz.

6.8
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
7
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless has hot-swappable switch sockets for the left and right-click buttons.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
7.1
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
21 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
30 ms
Click Latency: Wired
20.5 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Armoury Crate
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is a wireless version of the ASUS ROG Gladius II. While not variants of this mouse, the Gladius lineup also includes two similarly-named and stripped-down versions of the base model: the ASUS ROG Gladius II Origin and the ASUS ROG Gladius II Core. The unit we tested is black, and there are no other color variants. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is a wireless version of the ASUS ROG Gladius II. It's missing the third side button, which acted as a CPI downshift/sniper button by default on the original. It has an improved sensor and the ability to connect wirelessly, either with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. Unfortunately, compared to other wireless gaming mice at this price point, it's heavy and has high click latency, so if you play fast-paced or competitive games, you may prefer a more responsive-feeling option.

See our picks for the best mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best wireless mouse.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is an okay wireless gaming mouse. The Glorious is a wired-only mouse that's much lighter. It also has a much more flexible cable, mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and significantly lower click latency. Comparatively, the ASUS connects wired or wirelessly, either with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It also feels sturdier and has a wider CPI range and hot-swappable switches. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but neither is suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent wired gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is an okay wireless gaming mouse. The Razer is a wired-only mouse that's much lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and a much lower click latency. Comparatively, the ASUS connects wired or wirelessly, either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It also has hot-swappable left and right-click switches. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but neither is suitable for smaller hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a better wireless gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless. It's much lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It has an ambidextrous shape with two additional side buttons on the right. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and a much lower click latency. Comparatively, the ASUS has a right-handed shape and Bluetooth support, which the Razer lacks. It also has hot-swappable left and right-click switches.

Razer Viper Mini

The ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is an okay wireless gaming mouse, while the Razer Viper Mini is an excellent wired gaming mouse. The ASUS connects wired or wirelessly either with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It has a wider CPI range and a right-handed shape. On the other hand, the Razer is much lighter and feels better built. It has an ambidextrous shape, mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and much lower click latency. The ASUS is suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes, while the Razer is suitable for all hand sizes using a fingertip grip or smaller hands using other grip types.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a better wireless gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless.  It's much lighter, and it has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a much lower click latency, and the ability to set a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Comparatively, the ASUS has hot-swappable switches for the left and right-click buttons. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but neither is suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

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