ASUS ROG Gladius II Origin Mouse & ROG Scabbard Mousepad Review



ROG Armoury II

ROG Armoury II is an enhanced driver-based software that offers more extensive controls while using fewer system resources. An intuitive UI lets you easily tune ROG Strix Flare to suit your gameplay – create profiles, customize colors and lighting effects, map keys, record macros and more. You can even track hardware stats during gameplay for data analysis.

Note: Lighting synchronization between ROG mice and keyboards can be enabled and controlled via ROG Armoury II software, while synchronization with other components is enabled and controlled via ASUS Aura software.

ROG ARMOURY II install is quick and easy, and it picks up all of your supported hardware instantly. We also have the Strix Flare Keyboard connected.

The Gladius II Origin has 3 onboard profiles you can access with combinations of buttons, each one can be customized to your liking. You have the option of two DPI settings you toggle back and forth pressing the DPI button. The Defaults are 400 DPI and 1600 DPI. You have a myriad of other settings that relate to the performance of the mouse such as polling rate, angle snapping/smoothing, and acceleration curves. We found the defaults pretty close to our liking.

The lighting can be adjusted for each profile as well. You get several effects and can do each zone, the base lighting, the wheel and the ROG logo independently if you wish.

ASUS provides factory calibrations for its own mousepads as well as some optimized profiles for generic cloth, plastic or even glass mousepads/surfaces, but you can do your own calibration here as well.

You can record Macros on the mouse, but the real power comes from the Armory II software when you combine it with other ROG peripherals.

If you would like to sync all of your Armoury controlled peripherals, you can do it from here. If you want to do your entire system, you’ll have to use ASUS’s Aura Sync software instead.

If you hit the little wrench Icon on the top right corner, you can choose weather Armory Starts up with Windows or not, and you can also check and potentially download new firmware from here in a few clicks as well.

It looks like we are up to date as of this review, so we cant show you the process.

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