ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Air Mouse Review
Published: 10th January 2022 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
For a mouse that is designed for low weight, any doubts you might have had about exactly how low is dispelled as soon as you pick up the packaging. If we didn't know better we'd have thought ASUS had shipped us an empty box. There is almost zero weight here. The whole package weighs less than many of the mice we review.
Inside we have the usual ASUS warranty card and fold out manual that needs a serious redesign. It's like grabbing an OS map of Wales at 1:1 scale. Just put it in a booklet design instead of testing our origami skills. The mouse itself is extraordinarily light. The cable almost weighs more than the main body. It grabs your attention that's for sure.
On the underside we find three low-friction feet and yet more evidence of the tremendous diet that the M4 Air has gone on. This diet has been so successful we expect to see the TUF M4 Air advertising an Audible book at the beginning of every Youtube video within the week.
The pattern, as well as allowing ASUS to greatly reduce the body weight of the TUF M4 Air, also really allow you to get a good grip on it. It's as heavily textured as anything we've seen, and that, coupled to that low internia, really helps your accuracy.
The right hand side is free from any buttons but still has that texturing we mentioned above.
The cable is the new paracord style, which we prefer to the tight braiding of old. It kinks less, tangles less and generally gives you more freedom of movement even if you're not running with a cable bungee.
Lastly the Air lives up to its name with a measured weight of 50.9g. It's rated at 47g, but even at 50 it's hardly a porker.