SteelSeries’ new Aerox 3 gaming mice are lightweight and water-resistant

SteelSeries’ new Aerox 3 gaming mice are lightweight and water-resistant
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SteelSeries’ new Aerox 3 gaming mice are lightweight and water-resistant

SteelSeries’ new Aerox 3 gaming mice are light-weight and waterproof

SteelSeries’ new Aerox gaming mouse lineup marks a couple of firsts for the corporate. It claims each its $60 Aerox 3 wired mouse and the $100 wi-fi model that might be accessible on November tenth are the primary gaming mice to obtain an IP54 score, giving them a preventing likelihood in opposition to water and dirt.

They’re additionally the corporate’s first mice to undertake the ever-popular honeycomb shell design, popularized by extra area of interest peripheral makers like Finalmouse and Wonderful PC Gaming Race, to call a few examples. And with that see-through design, they’re aimed toward individuals who desire a light-weight mouse. The Aerox 3 Wi-fi weighs 66 grams, whereas the wired model weighs 57 grams (minus the load of the cable).

For the wi-fi Aerox 3, it’s SteelSeries’ first mouse to attach by way of USB-C to recharge, too, which marks a welcome replace. Only some main gaming peripheral corporations have began shifting away from Micro USB to USB-C charging in earnest, and I’m glad to see SteelSeries lastly take a step towards integrating the much less cumbersome, sooner charging commonplace in its merchandise. This mouse features a USB-C wi-fi adapter in addition to a braided cable to make use of whereas it fees.

Picture: SteelSeries

These modifications are thrilling, but each are largely equivalent in design to the Rival 3-series mice which can be presently accessible. The raised center part that comprises its DPI switcher and scroll wheel appears to be like the identical, as does the slim false-ambidextrous structure that includes two thumb buttons in a well-known location. The diamond-shaped holes give these mice a novel look, although, and the best way the RGB lighting glows presents a peek on the {hardware} inside.

For its $40 value distinction, the Aerox 3 Wi-fi has some improved specs over the wired model, along with supporting a 2.4GHz or Bluetooth wi-fi connection. SteelSeries says the battery life differs relying on the wi-fi mode. It might allegedly final 200 hours in Bluetooth mode or round 80 hours in 2.4GHz mode. On paper, these claims are worse than the Rival 3 Wi-fi’ 400-hour lifespan, however SteelSeries says the change is because of its transfer away from replaceable AAA batteries to an inner battery to cut back weight. And apparently, charging it for quarter-hour will yield as much as 40 hours of use.

A profile view of the Aerox 3 Wi-fi subsequent to a render of its underside.
Picture: SteelSeries

The Aerox 3 Wi-fi options the TrueMove Air sensor that SteelSeries developed with PixArt, which was additionally used within the Rival 3 Wi-fi. The wired Aerox 3 has the identical TrueMove Core sensor used within the cheaper Rival 3.

There wouldn’t be a lot to get enthusiastic about with the Aerox 3 if not for a few of the massive modifications I discussed above. Incremental enhancements to sensors are good, however I’d a lot quite have options like those SteelSeries carried out within the $100 wi-fi mouse, like water resistance and USB-C charging.

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