ASUS ROG Strix Carry is a wireless gaming mouse. Here is the ASUS ROG Strix Carry review. ASUS ROG Strix Carry features and details.
For someone who only has a laptop, a wireless mouse is a real boon. No cable can get tangled, at most an empty battery can interrupt work or fun. The segment-rich manufacturer ASUS has expanded the Republic Of Gamers series with a corresponding rodent: the ASUS ROG Strix Carry. The following pages clarify whether the mouse is actually suitable for professional gaming (…)
The name Carry is a mouse that has just been created for mobile use. The focus was on very small dimensions, which is a typical feature in the mobile segment. To emphasize the gaming aspect, the mouse is compatible with the current ARMOURY CRATE software and the switches of the primary keys can be exchanged, similar to the ASUS ROG Strix Pugio, which is also a fairly compatible model with RGB lighting. In terms of price, you have to put around 70 EUR on the table for the rodent.
In addition to the mouse, the scope of delivery includes a transport bag made of synthetic leather, which is held in the stylish design of the ROG. A 3D sticker, two additional Omron switches, small tweezers and a pair of AA batteries for the direct start are also included. Whether or not a battery should have been installed here is certainly a matter of debate. For the disposal of the product, at some point, it is certainly more convenient that you can simply remove the batteries. Unfortunately, products with a built-in battery cannot be disposed of with household waste, but must always be handed in separately, for example at a recycling center. For some products, the manufacturer describes in the instructions on how to remove the battery. This is often done with just a few simple steps, for example with the Corsair Dark Core Pro RGB Special Edition.
The Razer DeathAdder is reflected in the ergonomics and design. The primary keys diverge towards the front, the mouse wheel appears to be positioned a little forward due to the small mouse. On the sides, a rubberized pad for the thumb, ring and index finger has been chosen, which has a simple striped pattern. At the end of the mouse you can see a small gap, over this and your own fingernail the complete upper cover can be removed. ASUS has been following this idea for a long time, and so is the ROG series with the Strix Evolve embossed, to which two different editions are attached. A DPI switch has been set behind the mouse wheel; this can also be reassigned in the software. Since the mouse is designed for right-handers, there are also two thumb switches on the inside.
Once turned upside down, some will clap their hands over their heads: A gaming mouse with these sliding pads ?! – Well. Reminds a bit of the common PC mice, but who keeps looking at the underside of their mouse? Also, less contact surface means less resistance. At least replacement pads could have been included. In addition to a recess for the laser, there is a switch directly below. With this, the mouse can be switched on and the 2.4GHz radio transmission can be set via a USB dongle (located inside the mouse) or via Bluetooth.
If you remove the cover, you can see what the Strix Carry actually has under the hood. The valuable OMRON switches can be exchanged with the tweezers. When inserting the other switches, make sure that they are pushed in completely. This is also possible with the previously mentioned Strix Pugio, but with a little more effort. The cover is attached magnetically and almost automatically aligns itself when you put it on. The battery compartment is well integrated into the body, the batteries can be easily inserted and removed. The USB dongle is placed between the two compartments and is also secured with a magnet. So it cannot be lost.
In terms of software, there is no getting around the ASUS ARMORY CRATE. Manufacturers are increasingly tending to integrate the many small programs into a single one. It can happen that one or the other function no longer works as it should. In our case, the firmware first had to be updated, which was done within a few seconds. The mouse is connected to the system via a USB dongle and a 2.4GHz wireless connection. All buttons, including the mouse wheel and DPI button, can be assigned their own function, macro or keyboard shortcut. For the performance aspect, basic settings are offered, such as adjusting the DPI and polling rate. Several profiles can be created in which these settings are saved. When trying to activate the surface calibration,
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In total, the mouse weighs an impressive 119g. Since the trend in gaming is trending towards lighter mice, as was recently determined with the Cooler Master MM711, which weighs just 60g, ASUS puts a little stone “in your hands” here. Well, as already mentioned, the mouse only has a small contact surface, which can at least compensate for the high weight given the size. Both the index and middle fingers protrude beyond the primary keys despite being slightly angled. It can still be “clicked” well, but users will get along better with a claw grip.
With the ASUS ROG Strix Carry, the manufacturer is adding another model to its range of wireless mice. The focus is particularly on mobility, but also on diversity. In addition to a transport bag, the manufacturer also includes another set of switches for the primary buttons. Since the mouse does not have a built-in rechargeable battery, which can be argued about, it also comes with a pair of AA batteries that are as easy to replace as the OMRON switches. However, compromises have to be made in terms of the size of the mouse and the total weight. At just under 120g the mouse is heavy in the hand. A total of four smaller gliding pads are responsible for good gliding properties, which can only compensate a little.
The mouse is operated on the PC and primarily on the laptop either via Bluetooth or USB dongle and 2.4GHz transmission. Average results could be achieved with the measured values, but nothing outstanding. The mouse can be adjusted as desired using the Windows software “ARMORY CRATE”. All eight buttons can be reconfigured and several profiles can be created.
In terms of price, the mouse settles at around 70 EUR, even if it was already for less than 60 EUR last year. This makes it the cheapest wireless rodent in terms of price but can save itself with subtle features. Compared to the Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless, you get a much more appealing mouse for 10 EUR that can also be used with the Palm-Grip. The mobile sector, especially those who travel a lot with their laptop will be satisfied with this mouse. For stationary use, however, you should look around for another rodent.
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