Review: SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wired & Wireless Gaming Mouse

Review: SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wired & Wireless Gaming Mouse
Review: SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wired & Wireless Gaming Mouse

SteelSeries offers some of the best lightweight gaming mouse line-ups and its Aerox series delivers both performance and comfort in a single package. We got a chance to review the wired and wireless versions of the Aerox 5 gaming mouse and here are our thoughts about it.

The SteelSeries Aerox 5 is the mid-tier version of the Aerox family and offers an outstanding and ergonomic design with the performance to match it. As you can see, both the wired and wireless versions of the Aerox 5 features a honeycomb shell made of ABS Plastic. The honeycomb vents help to reduce weight while maintaining the strength and durability of the product. While similar in design, both the mouse differs in weight.

The Aerox 5 Wired model weighs about 66g and the wireless version is a tad bit heavier at 74g. Despite the open-air design, both devices come with SteelSeries’s AquaBarrier protection against accidental spills, dust, dirt, and oil. The AquaBarrier protection is certified with an IP54 rating and this shielding protects the interior circuitry of the mouse.

The duo of Aerox 5 gaming mice (wired or wireless) also comes with the PrismSync Lighting RGB effects, offering up to 3 zones of 16.8 million colors. The Aerox 5 uses the SteelSeries Golden Micro IP54 mechanical switches with durability that can go on for over 80 million clicks.

There is literally no difference in the outer design of both the wired and wireless versions of the Aerox 5 gaming mice. Both devices feature a total of 9 buttons. This includes the left and right mouse clicks, the scroll wheel, the sensitivity button next to it, and 5 other programmable buttons on the left side. Both devices also have a USB-C port located on the front side. The design of the Aerox 5 for palm and claw grip styles.

The Aerox 5 also comes with 100% pure PTFE glide skates that help with super-smooth mouse movements during intense gaming sessions. The only difference I saw between the two models is the switch for Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz mode, which is located at the bottom of the mouse. The RGB lighting is also extended under the mouse too.

The packing between both the models appears to be almost the same, except for the fact the wireless model comes with a USB-C dongle and an extension adaptor. Both the versions also come with a USB Type-C to USB Type-A Super Mesh Data/Charging Cable and a product information guide.

The Aerox 5 series of gaming mice features the TrueMove Air Sensor, co-developed with PixArt. The CPI rating ranges between 100-18,000. The IPS rating is 400 when the mouse is used on SteelSeries QcK surfaces, along with an acceleration of 40G. The polling rate is also set at 1000Hz per 1ms.

Gamers will be able to use the SteelSeries Engine to customize the RGB lighting, along with light effects for in-game events, adjusting the mouse sensor CPI rating, polling rate, key bindings, and more. The Aerox 5 Wireless mouse offers Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4GHz wireless connection. SteelSeries mentions that the Aerox 5 Wireless offers up to 80 hours of usage when using 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, and up to 180 hours with Bluetooth 5.0 connection.


if you are looking for a good mid-range gaming mouse that offers a comfortable and lightweight design, along with good gaming performance, then try out the Aerox 5 series. Whether the wired or wireless versions, the mouse features an ergonomic design with honeycomb vents that help to keep the mouse durable and lightweight.

The mouse also is IP54 certified so its circuitry is protected from accidental spills, dust, dirt, and more. The TrueMove Air Sensor offers 100-18,000 CPI, 400 IPS, 40G acceleration, and 1000Hz polling rate. The wireless model comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4GHz wireless connections. And the battery life lasts up to 180 hours when using Bluetooth connectivity.



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