ASUS ROG Spatha Wireless/Wired Gaming Mouse Review

/ 8 years ago

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The Spatha has a lot of features, but one that I really like is that it can be used in both wired and wireless modes. Sure that’s not uncommon, but as a bonus, the mouse can run at 2000Hz polling rate in wired mode and 1000Hz in wireless mode. Of course, you can also charge it while it is wired in like this so you don’t have to miss out on your game while doing so.


If you prefer to leave the mouse charging between uses, you can place it on the included dock.


The doc has strong magnetic mounts, so you can quickly and easily snap the mouse into place and lift it back off again when you need it with ease.


The cable sits flush in the back and there’s a handy cable routing channel in place to keep things neat and tidy.


While charging, there’s a small customisable RGB LED on the base the dock, as well as the lighting zones on the mouse, giving you a great way to show off the mouse on your desktop.


RGB lighting is a popular feature these days and the Spatha ticks all the right boxes for colour customisation and effects, giving you the freedom to tailor it to suit your needs, highlight which profiles you’ve got selected and more. Pictures speak more than words for lighting, so enjoy the images and we’ll dive into some of the other features.



The thumb grip feels really hard-wearing, which is great for those who play MMO games, as hundreds, if not thousands of hours playtime can take their toll on your peripherals.



The thumb control configuration feels a little strange at first, but thanks to the custom shape and angle of each button, it doesn’t take long to adjust to their layout. The switches all feel fast and have a nice tactile click to them, making them great for gaming.



Of course, it’s the customisable LMB and RMB switches that we love, the lighter switches that are pre-installed are great, but the more clicky second set is even better in my opinion, but this is a very subjective thing, we just like that you have a choice.


Gaming and working with this mouse is a lot of fun, it’s got a huge range of customisation options for the sensor and button configuration that make it ideal for virtually any scenario. Those who play a lot of twitch shooters may prefer some a little more straightforward and lightweight but again, this is a fairly subjective part of testing and everyone likes a different mouse; I prefer a larger and heavier mouse to suit my grip and for the smooth control it gives me for work in Photoshop.


The software is really nicely designed, and it shows that ASUS put a lot of time into it. Everything is adjustable with easily accessible sliders, allowing you to tweak the angle snapping, acceleration, deceleration, lift-off, button response, polling rate and more, so getting that high-performance singing to your tune couldn’t be easier.


Colour customisation is nice and easy too, with a full RGB wheel and multiple zones, profiles, effects and more.


Surface calibration to ensure the sensor is working at optimal efficiency. The mouse works great on cloth, plastic, glass, metal and wood, so you’ll have no shortage of places you can actually use it.


Power management options to save battery life when not in use.


A powerful macro engine which is sure to please the MMO/MOBA gamers out there.


The sensor is superb, offering smooth and jitter free performance right across the range. There are zero issues with acceleration, angle snapping or anything else for that matter, but since you can literally disable any of those things in the software, we wouldn’t have expected anything less than perfect performance and that’s exactly what you get. We tested the mouse wired and wireless and the results were the same, which is obviously a very good sign for those of you who like to be tether free.

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