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ASUS reveals a pair of lightweight gaming mice with the ROG Keris and Keris Wireless

By Hoots the Owl - on 22 Jan 2021, 2:51am

ASUS reveals a pair of lightweight gaming mice with the ROG Keris and Keris Wireless

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Ultralight gaming mice are commonplace now, and ASUS is finally entering the space with a pair of lightweight rodents with the Keris and Keris Wireless. Both of them share the same ergonomic shape and flexible ROG Paracord cable, but the wireless model comes with a few extras like swappable side keys. You'll also notice that they lack the familiar honeycomb shell of many lightweight mice, and ASUS has managed to retain the solid shell through the use of an internal honeycomb design that helps retain extra structural rigidity. 

At 79g, the Keris Wireless is light for a wireless mouse, but its weight looks less impressive when compared to the competition, where the Razer Viper Ultimate comes in at 74g and the Logitech G Pro X Wireless Superlight tips the scales at a mere 63g.

Having said that, the Keris Wireless differentiates itself with a couple of unique features. It utilises ASUS' push-fit socket design, which makes it easy to remove and drop in new switches without any soldering required. This lets you install switches that better suit your preferences, or simply replace broken switches. In order to maintain a consistent click feel, ASUS says it also individually inspects and sorts each switch to ensure that the left and right switches are always within 5g of each other in terms of actuation force.

The mouse buttons are also PBT plastic, which is more durable and resistant to shine. The mouse also features two black side buttons that can be swapped out for gray and pink ones if you like.

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The Keris Wireless supports a 2.4GHz wireless connection, but you can also use it in wired mode or Bluetooth LE. You'll want to use the 2.4GHz connection for gaming though, but the Bluetooth LE mode may be useful for getting through the workday.

ASUS has paid attention to the details as well. The cables on both mice exit the mouse at a raised angle, which helps reduce cable drag, and it says it's taken care to smooth out the rough edges on its mouse feet for a smoother glide.

Finally, the sensor is a 16,000DPI PMW3389 optical sensor, one of the best on the market.

The Keris Wireless is already available to buy at S$159, while the lighter 62g Keris will be released at a later date. 

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