ASUS RoG Pugio
Play the hand you’re dealt.
The RoG Pugio walks the fine line between complete ambidextrous support and highperformance gaming capabilities and does so with finesse.
The long and flat design and button layout are both functionally symmetrical and feel comfortable in both palm and claw grips. At only 106g, the Pugio is fairly light, and considering the resistance of the relatively stiff braided cable, the mouse sometimes has to battle against this. The ambidextrous features extend to the ability to swap out the two side buttons with a blank, non-clickable panel, giving you the option of having these buttons on either side of the mouse, both sides, or neither. For even further physical customisation, ASUS has incorporated a Push-Fit switch system that allows you to replace the Omron switches with different levels of resistance. The Pugio comes with a little case for storing the spare switches (a pair of which are included) and the side-buttons or blank panels when not in use.
The RoG Armoury software is user-friendly and offers some serious tweaking, including polling rates, DPI switching and macros, although the limitation of three switchable profiles is unfortunate. If you’ve got several RoG devices, you can sync all of the RGB lighting effects via this software and get a real cosmic display happening.
Considering the premium features, detailed software, and customisability, the Pugio is definitely worth the $129, and for left-handed gamers, this is a no-brainer.
The ambidextrous nature, coupled with the customisability in both design and software, it’s a winner.
$129 | WWW.ASUS.COM/AU Sensor: 7,200dpi optical (model not specified); Design: symmetrical, 4– 8 buttons; Cable: 1.8m, braided; Dimensions: 12 x 6.8 x 3.7cm; 103g