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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Gladius Gaming Mouse

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Ergonomically-designed wired optical mouse for unbeatable gaming performance with a 6400dpi optical sensor and exclusive customizable click resistance

Taipei, Taiwan (8 September, 2014) - ASUS Republic of Gamers today announced the ROG Gladius optical wired gaming mouse. This highly-advanced mouse has been engineered for right-handed gamers who demand precision, ergonomic comfort, and a competitive advantage in first-person shooter (FPS) games. Gladius is packed with gaming-related features including an exclusive easy-swap switch socket design for customizable click resistance, a two-level in-game DPI switch, two ergonomic slide-to-press side switches, and a 6400 dots per inch (DPI) optical sensor that tracks up to 200 inches per second and 50g acceleration.

Designed with input from the world's top gamers

ROG sought input from the world's top pro gamers during the initial design stages to get the right look and feel for ROG Gladius. Measuring 126 x 67 x 45mm and weighing just 116g, Gladius has an ergonomically-designed chassis that perfectly fits all mouse grip types ranging from the palm, claw, or fingertips; while tactile rubber side panels adorned with intricate Mayan-inspired lines to ensure a secure grip in the heat of battle. Gladius has a steel-grey finish with a special sweat-resistant coating that maintains a comfortable feel even during marathon gaming sessions.

Six programmable buttons are provided in total, with left and right buttons that are independent of the mouse chassis to ensure exceptional responsiveness. There are also two programmable slide-to-press side switches that can be triggered by sliding the thumb forward; along with a scroll wheel with an Alps® encoder provides a positive feel.

Unbeatable gaming performance

ROG Gladius has an advanced 6400DPI optical sensor capable of tracking up to 200 inches per second and up to 50g acceleration at lift-off distances of 1.5mm. The DPI clutch enables instant switching between two sensitivity levels - a standard mode tuned at 1600DPI for everyday gameplay, and an extra-low speed mode at 400DPI for better aim and more accurate sniping.

Gladius makes use of high-quality Omron® mouse switches that are good for at least 20 million clicks; the ROG-exclusive easy-swap socket makes switch replacement simple, and two Japanese-made additional switches are also included for gamers wanting to personalize the click response for a different feel.

To enable gamers to save their profiles, Gladius has built-in flash memory. The innovative Armoury software lets users create, customize and store an unlimited number of profiles on their PCs or gaming notebooks. The software includes a calibration tool that analyzes and learns surface characteristics to hone sensor accuracy for pixel-perfect precision and better in-game responsiveness for that added advantage.

Built for home or LAN parties

ROG Gladius comes with a 2-meter braided USB cable for desktop use and a regular 1-meter USB travel cable for use at LAN parties or internet cafes. A one-push release button detaches the cable from Gladius with a simple click.  The micro USB port sits a few millimeters above the table surface and is angled at an incline to prevent the connector from dragging on the desk. Every Gladius mouse comes with a ROG carry pouch, two ROG logo stickers, and four smooth-glide mouse feet.


ROG Gladius will be available in the UK from Scan, OCUK, Aria and eBuyer. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

The ROG Gladius introduction video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTsTQsPTsJI&feature=youtu.be



Wired USB 2.0

Tracking Resolution

6400dpi optical sensor

Tracking Speed


Tracking Acceleration



1000Hz polling rate


Omron D2FC-F-7N (20M)

Extra Japanese-made Omron D2F-01F included


2-meter braided USB cable

Extra 1-meter regular rubber USB cable

Operating System

Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X (10.7-10.9)


126 x 67 x 45mm


116g (without cable)

Package Contents

1 x 2-meter braided USB cable

1 x 1-meter regular rubber USB cable

2 x Japanese-made Omron switches

1 x ROG pouch

2 x ROG logo stickers

4 x mouse feet


Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world's best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PCTM. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.