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ASUS ROG Keris Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jul 07, 2021 at 09:40 am
ASUS ROG Keris Wireless Picture
8.1
Office/Multimedia
8.4
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
8.5
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.6
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse that's lightweight and feels well-built. It has an ergonomic, right-handed shape well-suited for a fingertip or claw grip for most hand sizes. It has low click latency and a wide CPI range; however, you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100, and while it has a low minimum lift-off distance, it isn't quite as low as most other wireless gaming mice in its price range. It also has several other extra features, including Bluetooth support, replaceable side buttons, and left and right-click switches that are hot-swappable, meaning you can install alternate switches without soldering.

Our Verdict

8.1 Office/Multimedia

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is great for office and multimedia work. It feels very well-built, connects wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver or Bluetooth, and has a comfortable ergonomic shape. You can program all of the buttons, except those on the underside, or adjust other settings using the companion software. Unfortunately, the software is only compatible with Windows, and the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
8.4 Video Games (FPS)

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is an impressive FPS gaming mouse. It feels very sturdy and has an ergonomic right-handed shape well-suited for a fingertip or claw grip for nearly all hand sizes. It's also fairly lightweight, has a wide CPI range, and a low click latency. Unfortunately, you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100, and the minimum lift-off distance isn't quite as low as on most other high-end wireless gaming mice.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low click latency.
  • Fairly lightweight.
Cons
  • Can adjust the CPI by increments of only 100.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is decent for MMO gaming, though it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. Thankfully, all the buttons on the top of the mouse are programmable using the companion software. It also feels well-built, and it has a comfortable ergonomic shape, low click latency, a wide CPI range, and a low lift-off distance. Unfortunately, the customization software is only compatible with Windows, and you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse.
  • Can adjust the CPI by increments of only 100.
8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is an excellent mouse for ultra-light gaming, but while it's very lightweight compared to all gaming mice, it's on the heavier end of what we'd consider an ultra-light mouse. That said, it feels very sturdy and has an ergonomic shape well-suited for a fingertip or claw grip for most hand sizes. It also has a low click latency, a flexible cable, and mouse feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low click latency.
  • Fairly lightweight.
Cons
  • Can adjust the CPI by increments of only 100.
8.6 Travel

Despite being somewhat bulky, the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is an excellent mouse for travel. You can use it wired or wirelessly either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. The mouse is fully compatible with Windows and macOS; however, the customization software is only compatible with Windows. That said, it also has onboard storage so that you can use your custom settings on computers without the software installed.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
  • Onboard memory.
Cons
  • Somewhat bulky; may not fit in all laptop cases.
  • 8.1 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.6 Travel
  1. Updated Jul 07, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 09, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

For a wireless gaming mouse with similar performance but modular pieces that you can use to customize the look and feel of the mouse, check out the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo.

Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (118 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.4" (62 mm)
Grip Width
58 mm
7.7
Design
Portability
Volume
17.70 inยณ (290 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
115 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
81 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
81 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.5
Design
Build Quality
8.0
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
No
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
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 advertises that this mouse has a battery life of up to 78 hours or 56 hours with RGB lighting on. However, this isn't something we test.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.7 ft (2.1 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable feels higher-quality and more resilient than the cable on the wired ASUS ROG Keris, but it also feels less flexible.

8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • ASUS ROG Keris Wireless
  • Wireless receiver (stored under mouse)
  • USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • Extra side buttons (2x Gray, 2x Pink)
  • Alternate D2F-01F Omron switches (2x)
  • Extra mouse feet
  • ROG stickers
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3335
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-6%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rates on the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

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

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless has hot-swappable left and right-click buttons. It includes a set of ASUS ROG 70M Micro Switches installed by default, plus a pair of alternate D2F-01F Omron switches.

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
8.5
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
9.5 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
25.5 ms
Click Latency: Wired
10 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

All default buttons on the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless work in both operating systems, but the software isn't compatible with macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is the wireless version of the ASUS ROG Keris. 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 Keris Wireless is a wireless version of the ASUS ROG Keris. While it's heavier than the wired version, it supports Bluetooth, which is uncommon for higher-end wireless gaming mice. However, the click latency is much higher over Bluetooth, so it isn't recommended for serious gaming sessions but shouldn't present problems for browsing the web or productivity tasks. Like some other higher-end ASUS ROG gaming mice, this mouse also has hot-swappable left- and right-click switches.

For other recommendations, check out our picks for the best mice, the best wireless mice, and the best wireless gaming mice.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a better wireless gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless. It's 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, somewhat better click latency, and two extra side buttons on the right side. Comparatively, the ASUS feels sturdier and has Bluetooth support, which the Razer lacks. It also has hot-swappable left and right-click switches.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse. The Glorious is a wired mouse that's lighter, has a more flexible cable, and better mouse feet. On the other hand, the ASUS feels sturdier, and you can use it wired or wirelessly, either with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It also has a wider CPI and hot-swappable left and right-click switches. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Glorious is better-suited for larger hands, while the ASUS is better-suited for smaller hands.

ASUS ROG Pugio II

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is a better wireless gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Pugio II. It's significantly lighter, and it has both a more flexible charging cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Also, it has a much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Pugio II has two additional side buttons on the right side and a lower lift-off distance. Both mice connect wirelessly either with their USB receivers or via Bluetooth. They also both have hot-swappable switches for the left and right-click buttons.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a better wireless gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless. It's much lighter and smoother gliding mouse feet. It also has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and a somewhat lower click latency. Also, its customization software is compatible with Windows and macOS. Comparatively, the ASUS has software that's only compatible with Windows, but it has a more flexible charging cable and Bluetooth support, which the Logitech lacks. Its charging cable also uses the newer USB-C standard compared to the older micro-USB cable used by the Logitech.

ASUS ROG Keris

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is a wireless version of the ASUS ROG Keris. You can use it wired or wirelessly either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It also has a storage compartment for its USB receiver when it's not in use. Also, it has two pairs of alternate, colored side buttons included in the box. The wired-only version is significantly lighter and has a more consistent sensor, but doesn't it come with alternate side buttons.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED is a versatile, feature-rich wireless mouse, while the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is a lightweight wireless gaming mouse. The Logitech has a thumb rest, adjustable weights, several more programmable buttons, and a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling and has left/right tilt buttons. It also has customization software for Windows and macOS, a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. Comparatively, the ASUS is lighter, has a more flexible cable, better mouse feet, Bluetooth support, and hot-swappable switches. The Logitech is better-suited for larger hands, while the ASUS is best for smaller hands.

Glorious Model O Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless is a slightly better wireless gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless. The Glorious is lighter, has a more flexible cable, and better mouse feet. It also has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. Comparatively, the ASUS has Bluetooth support, which the Glorious lacks. It also has a bit better click latency and hot-swappable left and right-click switches. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Glorious is better-suited for larger hands, while the ASUS is best for smaller hands.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse. The Glorious is a wired-only mouse that's lighter, has a more flexible cable, better mouse feet, and a lower lift-off distance. Comparatively, the ASUS feels sturdier and connects wired or wirelessly either with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It also has a wider CPI range, better click latency, and hot-swappable left and right-click buttons. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Glorious is better-suited for larger hands, while the ASUS is better-suited for smaller hands.

Fnatic FLICK 2

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse with a right-handed shape, while the Fnatic FLICK 2 is a good wired gaming mouse with an ambidextrous shape. The ASUS is lighter and feels sturdier. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, and lower click latency.  On the other hand, the Fnatic has a lower lift-off distance and rubberized side grips. It also has customization software compatible with Windows and macOS, while the ASUS has software that's only compatible with Windows.

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