Page 4 - Conclusion
After putting the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless through its paces, I found many reasons to say it belongs on my desk full time. Starting from the top, the Keris Wireless comes in a conservative and clean design. Its build quality is solid with a strong body that is free of any flexing. I appreciate the use of PBT plastic on the primary buttons to increase the durability and feel. Despite it being wireless, the Keris Wireless is light and feels agile in the hand. In terms of wireless traits, ASUS has answered all of my previous doubts about wireless. Not only do we have good operation range and connectivity options, but I was very impressed with the battery life. Furthermore, ASUS included a great paracord cable to provide a drag-free experience while charging the ROG Keris Wireless. In terms of performance metrics, the PixArt PAW3335 performed reliably in its tracking. There were no noticeable problems with the performance, and the ROG Micro switches held up, albeit sounding a little less clicky than comparable Omron switches. There was also barely any difference between the wireless and wired operation performance. Finally, I do appreciate some of the modularity ASUS brought with its swappable side buttons and internal primary switches. If there are areas of improvement, I would want to see updates to the Armoury Crate software, which felt scattered in some configuration menus and had its occasional bugs along the way. Physically, I also would have liked if ASUS made the surface of the mouse easier to hold onto. Even so, there is a reason why I am still using it as my main mouse after this review. Currently, the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless can be found for around $100 USD, which is a bit more expensive than some other wireless options, but I think the features make this price justified and the ASUS ROG Keris Wireless should be on your list for lighter untethered options.
ASUS provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.8/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is an excellent gaming mouse that provides users with great wireless performance and battery life in a slimmed down package.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests