The ROG Gladius II Wireless presents itself as a high-end gaming mouse, which combines a clean and traditional design with high wireless performance, to offer reduced response times combined with the convenience of not having wires that can limit your movements or disturb the look of your desk.
The mouse is right handed with full palm grip, weighs 130 grams, a medium weight and good for a wireless device. The rough sides make the grip extremely comfortable. It has an optical sensor PixArt PMW3389 16000 DPI capable of handling 50g of acceleration and has a total of 6 buttons on its surface. The two classics plus two on the left side, a button used to change PPE and the click of the wheel.
The Gladius II Wireless offers two different wireless connection modes: wireless on 2.4Ghz frequency with a specific dongle or bluetooth with BLE support. This makes it extremely versatile, as bluetooth is found on many portable devices and the Gladius II can therefore become a travel or support mouse if needed.
In terms of gaming performance, the Rog Gladius II is excellent. Its 1000hz refresh rate remains stable most of the time, with drops to 500hz. There are wired gaming mice that have their polling rate more unstable than this mouse wirelessly. The refresh rate also remains on 1 ms very consistently, with a few peaks at 2 ms. By setting the polling rate to 500hz, this is maintained with much more consistency.
Just out of curiosity, in bluetooth we go to 8ms as update speed and to a polling rate of 100hz, maintained in a basically stable way. Usable for Windows operations and for relaxed games, but for fps you will want to be connected with the wireless dongle, absolutely.
This translates into very precise and responsive in-game tracking. The sensor begins to show signs of smoothing, then interpolation between the recorded points, once the 1900 dpi is exceeded. At settings more similar to those of the pros, therefore in a range of 400-800 DPI the recorded input is very precise, with an error in the order of 0,1% on the position.
Another point in favor of this mouse is his superior maintainability average. It has been designed to be opened in just a few steps by unscrewing four screws in order to easily change the Omron switches that make up the lick implementation of the main mouse keys. D2FC-FK and D2F-01F switches are available in the package. The former are pre-installed and are guaranteed for 50 million clicks. The latter are an option for those who want a lighter feeling of clicks.
As per Asus ROG tradition, there cannot be a product without RGB anywhere and therefore also the Gladius II Wireless is equipped with RGB LEDs that can be modified with their software to obtain an effect synchronized with other devices of the same brand. Unfortunately, I'm a very pragmatic person, so I took advantage of the lighting as a battery indicator, so I never have to run into problems. The duration is excellent, managing to last a continuous 24 hours in wireless and LEDs lit. In bluetooth with the LED off, 52 hours of continuous use can be expected.
The Gladius II Wireless has excellent performance, good battery life and a robust design. The only thing that could turn up your nose is the price, which is just under € 100, but the goodness of the wireless technology made available commands similar prices. And perhaps the fact that the DPI selector changes only between two profiles. Minor stuff. I would recommend it without delay to anyone looking for a high performance wireless gaming mouse with this form factor.