SteelSeries Aerox 3

When milliseconds count, speed matters.

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The very lightweight gaming mouse trend continues to grow in popularity, and each peripheral manufacturers is throwing themselves into the momentum. SteelSeries recently introduced its uniquely-design mouse, Aerox 3.

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Design

Physically, it appears that the Aerox 3 has a very unique where the top and bottom surfaces are hollowed out to significantly reduce weight. As a bonus, the RGB lighting can also be more visible.

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The Aerox 3 is 57 grams, while the Aerox 3 Wireless is slightly heavier at 66 grams because it has to pack its own battery module.

What’s interesting is that the Aerox 3 duo has passed the IP54 certification test, which means it can withstand splashes of water or dust.

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The water and dust resistance certification even applies to both button switches, and SteelSeries claims that the switch can operate normally for up to 80 million clicks.

 

 

Sensors

Aerox 3 Wireless is a superior gaming mouse thanks to the adoption of a new sensor called TrueMove Air, a collaboration between SteelSeries and PixArt.

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Technically, this sensor has a maximum sensitivity of 18,000 DPI and a tracking speed of 400 IPS, far exceeding the sensitivity and tracking speed of the TrueMove Core sensor embedded in the regular Aerox 3 (8,500 DPI and 300 IPS).

 

 

Battery

The TrueMove Air sensor technology is also claimed to be very power efficient. The Aerox 3 Wireless is claimed to be able to last up to 80 hours on a single charge, even though the battery module is small and thin, weighing no more than 13 grams.

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The charging process itself is also very fast thanks to the use of the USB-C connector: 15 minutes of charging is enough to power the mouse for up to 40 hours of use.

The battery on Aerox 3 Wireless can even last longer since it also supports Bluetooth connections. While connected via Bluetooth, Aerox 3 Wireless is commanded to be able to operate for up to 200 hours before it runs out of power.

 

 

Price

With all of its features, the $ 100 tag set for the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless is arguably quite affordable. The regular Aerox 3 on the other hand is even cheaper at $ 60.

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