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SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless Review: The Ultralight and Water Resistant Mouse For Every Serious Gamer

SteelSeries is clearly enjoying the ultra-lightweight gaming mouse momentum and has launched its own iteration of the technology, offering the coolness that is Aerox 3 Wireless, a skeletonized wireless gaming mouse boasting a measly weight of only 66 grams.

It’s already making a name for itself, bagging the first-ever IP54 rating on the market, thanks to its new AquaBarrier technology. That simply means that the Aerox 3 is water-resistant! It’s also built in a way that unwanted substances like oil, dirt, and dust won’t accumulate in the device, which is a key feature for skeletonized designs.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless Specs

  • Battery: Internal
  • Battery Life: 80h with default lighting, 200h when in high-efficiency mode
  • Buttons: 6 programmable
  • Cable: USB-C to USB-A Mesh Data/Charging Cable
  • Charging: Fast-Charging USB-C connection
  • Dongle: USB-C (includes a USB-C to USB-C bridge)
  • Finish: Matte
  • Maximum Acceleration: 40g
  • Polling Rate: 1,000Hz/1ms
  • Sensitivity: 18,000 CPI
  • Sensor: TrueMove Air
  • Weight: 66 grams
  • Wireless: Quantum 2.0 Wireless 2.4Ghz, Bluetooth 5.0

Aerox 3 Wireless Design

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It’s easy to see that the Aerox 3 Wireless takes inspiration from other SteelSeries mice, like the Kinzu and Sensei lines, in terms of the overall shape and the matte finish. If not for the honeycomb shell, you wouldn’t even know that this is an ultralight mouse.

At 66 grams, the Aerox 3 is light and balanced, and out of the box, it’s hard to resist the urge to toss it around. And SteelSeries may be aware of this urge and no doubt tested that the mouse could withstand some missed catches.

The mouse has a shape that’s extremely likable and really comfortable to grasp, particularly because it’s almost ambidextrous. And it’s worth pointing out that you can see and feel the engineering that went into making the Aerox 3 Wireless’ TrueMove Air sensor precise, as well as power-efficient. When the battery drips, the power aspect is extremely beneficial, but the precision is what’s really distinguishable.

On the bottom of the mouse are four PTFE Glide Skates, which contributes a lot to its incredibly silky movement. It’s engineered in a way that the weight of the mouse complements the internal balance nicely.

And in case you’re clumsy with the cabling, the Aerox 3 Wireless incredibly doesn’t wander or jitter even when you’re not holding it.

Aerox 3 Wireless Cons

It’s not a make-or-break feature, but it’s kind of bugging how the Aerox 3 Wireless is entirely dependent on software just so you can tweak or make adjustments on several settings. Be it the superb 200h Bluetooth mode, button reprogramming, or RGB, you really have to fire up the PC app.

Is It Worth Buying?

Well, yeah. Definitely. If you want an ultralight, wireless mouse, this is easily one of the best picks. Its build quality, USB-C capabilities, grip, and weight make it a great purchase. The $100 price is also perfect for what you get out of the box.

The SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless is one good value mouse that deserves a spot in your current setup. It drops Nov. 10.

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