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ASUS TUF Gaming K5 Keyboard & M5 Mouse Review

Rating: 8.0.

Asus are further expanding their peripheral lineup with two new additions to the TUF Gaming range. This time they’re aiming to please the clumsy gamer with shallow pockets. But is this durable mouse and keyboard combo right for you?

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Asus TUF Gaming M5 Mouse

Specifications:

  • Colour: Metallic Grey/Dark Silver
  • DPI: 100 – 6,200 DPI with 100 DPI steps
  • Connectivity: Wired, 1.8m rubber cable
  • Connector Type: USB 2.0 TYPE-A
  • Backlight: 1 RGB Zone
  • ROG Armoury and AURA sync Software support
  • 6 Programmable Buttons
  • Sensor type: Optical
  • Mouse Button type: Omron
  • Dimensions: 111mm(L) x 61mm(W) x 42mm(H)/ 4.37”(L) x 2.40”(W) x 1.65”(H)
  • Weight: 85g without cable

The Asus TUF Gaming M5 mouse is on sale at Overclockers UK for £34.99 HERE

Box Contents:

  • ASUS TUF Gaming M5 Mouse.
  • Quick-start guide.

Pros:

  • Affordable.
  • Very durable.
  • Lightweight.
  • Responsive and accurate performance.
  • 6 programmable buttons.

Cons:

  • Too small for medium to larger hands.
  • No lift off distance settings in ROG Armoury.

Asus TUF Gaming K5 Keyboard

Specifications:

  • Colour: Grey
  • Form factor: 100% – Full-size – 104 keys
  • Backlight: 5 programmable RGB zones
  • Connector: Fixed USB-A cable
  • Switches: Asus ‘Mech-Brane’ Switches
  • Dimensions: 460mm(L) x 218mm(W) x 40mm(H)/ 18.11”(L) x 8.58”(W) x 1.57”(H)
  • 24-Key rollover: Yes
  • Spill Resistance of 60ml
  • ROG Armoury and AURA sync Software support
  • On-board memory: Yes – 3 custom profiles
  • Weight: 1050g without cable

The Asus TUF Gaming K5 keyboard is on sale at Overclockers UK for £69.95 HERE

Box Contents:

  • ASUS TUF Gaming K5 Keyboard.
  • Quick-start guide.

Pros:

  • Spill resistant.
  • On the fly macro recording.
  • Programmable hot-key combinations and profiles.

Cons:

  • Rubbery feeling non-mechanical switches.
  • Limited lighting customisation options.
  • Noisy rattle from plastic body.
  • Higher price than competitors.

KitGuru Says: The M5 mouse is excellent for the price. The durability aspect is an added bonus to the great performance. The K5 keyboard could be fantastic if you often spill drinks on your desk, however you will be paying a premium over alternative options.

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Rating: 8.0.

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