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ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 21, 2021 at 09:27 am
ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless Picture
7.7
Office/Multimedia
8.3
Video Games (FPS)
7.2
Video Games (MMO)
8.0
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.9
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is an impressive wireless gaming mouse that you can use wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver. It feels well built and has an ambidextrous shape suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type. It also has very low click latency, a wide CPI range, and a very low lift-off distance. Unfortunately, it's somewhat heavy, lacks Bluetooth support, and you can only adjust the CPI by steps of 100. Also, while it does have a button to cycle between four CPI profiles, it's on the bottom of the mouse and isn't very accessible for on-the-fly adjustments.

Our Verdict

7.7 Office/Multimedia

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is good for office use. It connects either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver, feels well-built, most of its buttons are programmable, and it has a comfortable shape suitable for all grip types and very nearly all hand sizes. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Bluetooth support, the companion software is only compatible with Windows, and the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Nearly all buttons are programmable.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
  • No Bluetooth support.
8.3 Video Games (FPS)

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is a great FPS gaming mouse. It has very low click latency, feels well-built, and has an ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. It also has a high polling rate, a very low lift-off distance, and a wide CPI range. Unfortunately, the mouse is somewhat heavy, and you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Low click latency.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
Cons
  • CPI profile button is on the underside of the mouse.
7.2 Video Games (MMO)

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse, and you can only adjust the CPI by steps of 100. Despite this, you can program almost all the buttons it does have, it feels well-made, and it has very low click latency. It also has an ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and almost all hand sizes.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Doesn't have nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse.
  • CPI profile button is on the underside of the mouse.
8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming

While the ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless scores great for ultra-light gaming, it's significantly heavier than dedicated ultra-light mice. That said, it feels well-built, has very low latency, and has mouse feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. It also has a comfortable ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and almost all hand sizes.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Low click latency.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.
Cons
  • Somewhat heavy.
  • CPI profile button is on the underside of the mouse.
7.9 Travel

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is very good for travel use, although it's bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. That said, it connects wirelessly with a USB receiver, it feels well-built, and it has an ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. Additionally, it has a compartment for storing its wireless receiver when not in use. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Bluetooth support, and the customization software is only compatible with Windows. It does have onboard memory that can carry your settings to computers without the software installed.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Storage compartment for the USB receiver when not in use.
  • Onboard memory.
Cons
  • Bulky; may not fit into most laptop cases.
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • 7.7 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.9 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 21, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 04, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (120 mm)
Height 1.6" (39 mm)
Width 2.5" (62 mm)
Grip Width
56 mm
7.7
Design
Portability
Volume
17.94 inยณ (294 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
137 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
94 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
94 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

If you're interested in a lighter wireless gaming mouse with a solid plastic body, check out the SteelSeries Prime Mini Wireless.

8.0
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
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
6.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

ASUS claims up to 89 hours of battery life for this mouse, or 48 hours with the RGB lighting on. However, this isn't something we test. For a similar wireless gaming mouse with Bluetooth support, check out the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.7 ft (2.1 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB
8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • 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
5%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate options on the ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
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 Strix Impact II Wireless has push-fit switch sockets for the left and right mouse buttons, so you can install a different set to suit your preferences or replace them when they get worn or broken.

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
8.7
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
9.5 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
7 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

We encountered a problem with the software where it wouldn't allow us to change settings without updating, even though no updates were available. Reinstalling the software fixed this issue.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless has no variants and is only available in black. This mouse is a wireless version of the very similar ASUS ROG Strix Impact II. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is a great mid-range wireless gaming mouse and a wireless version of the ASUS ROG Strix Impact II. While the original is a lightweight gaming mouse, the wireless version sacrifices that lighter weight for a wireless connection. Furthermore, similar to some other mice in ASUS's more premium ROG lineup, this mouse also has hot-swappable switches for the left and right-click buttons, which is otherwise a rare feature in mice at this time.

For more recommendations, check out our picks for the best wireless mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best mouse.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent wired gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse. The Razer is lighter, has a more flexible cable, and smoother-gliding mouse feet. It also has two CPI buttons behind the scroll wheel. On the other hand, the ASUS connects either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver, and while it has a CPI profile button, it's on the underside of the mouse. The Razer's shape is best suited for a palm or claw grip, while the ASUS has a shape better suited to a claw or fingertip grip.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse. The Glorious is a wired mouse with a honeycomb body, making it significantly lighter. It also has a much more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Comparatively, the ASUS connects either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver. It feels sturdier, has a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and a better click latency. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a better wireless gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless. The Razer is significantly lighter, has two additional side buttons, a more flexible cable, and smoother gliding mouse feet. It also has a higher maximum CPI and a more precisely adjustable CPI. It's best-suited for a fingertip grip for all but small hands. Comparatively, the ASUS is best-suited for a claw grip for all hand sizes.

Razer Viper Mini

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse, while the Razer Viper Mini is an excellent, wired gaming mouse. The ASUS connects either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver, has a wider CPI range, and has a lower lift-off distance. Comparatively, The Razer is a wired mouse that's significantly lighter, has a much more flexible cable, better mouse feet, and a slightly lower click latency. The ASUS is suitable for nearly all hand sizes and grip types, while the Razer is ideal for a fingertip grip for all hand sizes and well-suited for 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 Strix Impact II Wireless. The Razer is lighter, has a more flexible cable, and better mouse feet. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and lower click latency. Additionally, it has Bluetooth support, which the ASUS lacks. Comparatively, the ASUS has a lower lift-off distance. Both mice are well-suited to nearly all hand sizes, but the Razer is better-suited for a palm or claw grip, while the ASUS is best-suited for a claw or fingertip grip.

EQEOVGA D10 RGB

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is an impressive wireless gaming mouse, while the EQEOVGA D10 RGB is an excellent lightweight gaming mouse. The ASUS connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or with its charging cable. It feels sturdier and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and somewhat better click latency. On the other hand, the EQEOVGA is a wired mouse without any wireless connectivity options. It's also much lighter than the ASUS. The ASUS has an ambidextrous shape and is slightly more accomodating to smaller hands, while the EQEOVGA has a right-handed shape and is a bit more accomodating larger-sized hands.

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