The Gladius III Wireless updates on previous ASUS ROG designs by offering lighter weight gaming. The weight has been reduced by 35% percent resulting in a wired version that chimes in at 79 and a wireless version at 89g.
Both versions use 100% PTFE Omni mouse feet and the highly flexible, low-drag ROG Paracord cables. On the Gladius III Wireless, the cable is detachable and connects with a convenient USB Type-C port. Most exciting about the mouse are the hotswappable main switches on mouse 1 and 2. Each main switch sits in an ROG Push-Fit Switch Socket II, an exclusive quick-swap system that lets you easily replace the switches with any compatible three-pin models. In a first, it’s also ready for a new generation of five-pin optical switches. The reinforced structure of these sockets also reduces switch wobble for improved tactile feel and clicking accuracy.
Beyond extending the life of the mouse, the Push-Fit Switch Socket II lets you customize the switch type and feel for your personal preference using a wide range of compatible micro switches. An extra pair of switches is included in the box in the event that the pre-installed units should ever fail.
The sensor on the underside of both Gladius III mice is a brand-new optical unit with a resolution up to 19,000 DPI, capable of handling 50g of acceleration and tracking at up to a whopping 400 inches per second. Asus has stated that this sensor offers 1:1 tracking for pixel-precise movements, and it’s devoid of annoying angle snapping or other motion processing.
Since different setups and users require unique settings, the ROG Gladius III’s onboard memory is able to save a total of 5 profiles, easily selectable with the dedicated profile button on the underside. The customization options extend to the three-zone Aura Sync lighting present on the logo, the scroll wheel, and a bespoke laser-engraved anti-grip side panel.
No word yet on a release date or price as these products were just announced as part of CES 2021.