ASUS has revealed a new line-up of RoG peripherals at Computex this year. With a bit of help, I got my hands on the new Gladius gaming mouse, and I have to say say, it’s a completely different experience compared to the GX1000.
ASUS, while you’re one of my favorite manufacturers when it comes to hardware, your peripheral line-up never left an impression on me. I mean, it was decent, but not much else. There were better designed mice and headsets out there, and some of ‘em were even at a similar price. However, if what you announced at Computex this year matches the Gladius, you just got a very strong gaming-gear offering.
I'll say it outright, Gladius is a great mouse, but there’s more to it than that. You see, it’s unlike any ASUS peripheral I previously tried. I’d say it doesn’t follow the same principles as its predecessors. It’s simpler, and it takes into account ergonomics and grip-types. It uses a completely different software package (the aptly-dubbed RoG Armoury – which most likely will be the unified software for future gear), and even the interior build-quality has improved considerably from previous models like the GX1000 or the Echelon.
As such, Gladius might mark a new beginning for the company. The questions is “does it do enough to break away from its predecessors?”
Well, let’s find out.