ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Air Mouse Review


ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Air Mouse Review


We've recently reviewed the other ASUS TUF M4 mouse, the Wireless model, and that actually has a totally different sensor on board. It's all rather confusing to the consumer to have two mice within the same model range but the variance is huge between them. This is particularly true given that Air is synonymous with wireless in many quarters. Maybe that's why we are in the reviewing business rather than marketing.

It might be slightly strange to have a mouse that has such an open structure. After all, how much weight can that actually remove? How bad is weight in a mouse anyway when our wrist muscles are more than capable of moving kilos, much less grams? Unquestionably the difference is stark. Even if you aren't currently running a mouse that sits on the weightier side of the market, having one that rocks up at 50g is insanely freeing. You can, to borrow a cliché, move it almost by thought alone. There is just zero inertia or resistance. You think where you want to go and the pointer/cursor/crosshairs just follow. This ease of use is further aided by the excellent PixArt sensor that is installed beneath that triangular frame. 16000 DPI optical with 400 IPS and 40G acceleration mean that the tracking capabilities of the M4 Air are more than capable of keeping up with even the most frenetic gameplay.

Something that's very important to mention is the coating that covers the components. You would imagine that a mouse full of holes designed to be used by sweaty, snack covered hands is just asking for trouble. ASUS however have covered everything with an IPX6 water-repellent coating to protect it from any accidental spills or particularly sweaty hand moments. Just because it's freezing in the UK right now doesn't mean that gamers in Melbourne aren't enduring tropical heat. Naturally you'd need to stop and leave the T4 Air to dry for a day before using it again, but it's nice to know that something which feels like a crippling flaw has been addressed.

The ASUS TUF M4 Air might not have blazing light show, or a dozen configurable buttons, but what it does bring to the party is a singular focus on giving you the most responsive, least fatiguing mouse around, and it does it with aplomb and wins our OC3D Gamers Choice Award.

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Most Recent Comments

10-01-2022, 13:25:11

That looks like it'll be fun to clean Quote

11-01-2022, 10:20:42

Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That looks like it'll be fun to clean
I knew my Iwata airbrush would serve another purpose. Now I can use it not only for cooling my bits n bobs with fresh air but also cleaning my mouse

Funny thing is it seems like a copy of the Logitech 3d printed mouse mods you see on thingiverse where the housing is done to look like this.

11-01-2022, 10:28:22

I don't know, the conclusion makes me think of even more unwanted movement while reading an article

Plus, the holes will leave marks in your palm if your grip is a little strong.Quote

11-01-2022, 11:07:02

My Logitech g pro wireless is light enough. I don't see the whole dilemma of ultra light mice. Sure heavy ones sucks but I think there is a point of diminishing returns imo. I haven't used anything lighter than the g pro, but I don't see it making me a better gamer for the costs they will surely ask for.Quote

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