ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Wireless Review: All-In-One Wireless Gaming Mouse

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When it comes to gaming, wireless gaming mice are at the bottom of things that I often consider. I found them unreliable in the past, only suitable for browsing and writing documents. Often times, gaming variants are also more expensive and have less features. That changed when I tried the ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Wireless, a wireless gaming mouse that does not break the bank. Is it actually good? Let’s find out in this review!

ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Wireless Review – Specifications

Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.1
RF 2.4GHz
Weight
62g w/o battery & Dongle
77g w AAA battery & Converter Holder
86g w AA battery
Sensor
3311
Resolution 12000
Max Speed 300
Max Acceleration 35g
USB Report rate 1000 Hz
L/R Switch Type
60 million
Button 6
Battery
AAA or AA
  • AA Battery
    RF 2.4: 134hr
    BLE: 232hr
  • AAA battery
    RF 2.4: 53hr
    BLE: 100hr
OS
Windows® 10/11
Software
Armoury Crate
Dimensions
126 x 63.5 x39.6 mm
Weight With Cable
62g w/o battery & Dongle
77g w AAA battery & Converter Holder
86g w AA battery
Weight Without Cable 47g
Color Black
Contents
1 x TUF GAMING M4 WIRELESS Mouse, 1 x USB Wireless Dongle, 1 x AA Battery, 1 x AAA Battery, 1 x AAA to AA Battery Converter Holder, 1 x Quick Start Guide, 1 x Warranty Card

TUF Gaming M4 Wireless Review – Up Close

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No RGB Lighting

TUF Gaming M4 Wireless LED light

Nothing lights up with the M4 Wireless except its warning LED. By default, it only lights up when you press the DPI button. There are no RGB gimmicks here and you cannot change the settings of the light. Likely due to battery life conservation. If you want a solid black wireless gaming mouse, then consider this one.

The AAA Battery Converter

AAA to AA Battery Converter

The package comes with a converter that you might mistake as just a plastic casing. I initially thought of it as fancy packaging for the AAA battery included in the package. Good thing I decided to read the manual before shoving it into the can. Do not make the same mistake as I did if you find yourself buying this mouse!

TUF M4 Wireless Review – User Experience

ASUS Armoury Crate For All-Around View

ASUS TUF M4 Wireless Armoury Crate

To maximize the features of the ASUS M4 Wireless, you need to have the ASUS Armoury Crate installed on your PC. It is ASUS’ all-in-one program that allows you to view attached ASUS hardware and peripherals. You can use this to view the M4 Wireless’ battery levels, key bindings, DPI settings, sleep mode, and low battery warning threshold. You can also use this program to easily update the mouse’s firmware.

6 Programmable Buttons

Using the ASUS Armoury Crate, you can bind the keys of the TUF Gaming M4 Wireless to your liking. Like with the M4 Air, you can quickly open programs at the press of a button buttons for quick access. You can also assign it to type in multiple keys. However, there is no macro feature that you can use here. This means that you won’t be able to string together commands with a single click.

Rough Texture

Probably the most noticeable trait when using the TUF Gaming M4 Wireless is its texture. It is not the usual smooth-surfaced gaming mouse usually sold in the market. It has a rough feel to it for gripping. This rough surface texture covers only the right and left clickers, half of the left side, and the body of the mouse.

In The Depths Settle The Dirt

Due to the TUF Gaming M4 Wireless’ design, dirt can find itself settling between the left and right mouse buttons. This can be a chore to clean as you may need small earbuds to get the corners when cleaning this thing.

Battery-Life & Maintenance

Battery life is pretty standard. The M4 Wireless shuts down after idling for a couple of minutes, allowing it to conserve batteries. You do however have to wiggle it a bit in order to power it up back again. It can be pretty jarring at first but you are likely not going to idle for extended periods of time during gaming. You can also tweak this setting using the ASUS Armoury Crate

Use Bluetooth For More Juice

TUF M4 Wireless Bluetooth

Bluetooth also extends the battery life of the M4 Wireless by almost twice that of using the USB dongle for RF transmission. Best use the Bluetooth feature if you have a compatible PC. It can be a chore to configure if you are on desktop, but definitely worth it in the long run.

TUF M4 Wireless Review – Verdict & Conclusion

Quality Wireless Without Breaking The Bank

ASUS TUF M4 Wireless Review Award

The TUF Gaming M4 Wireless is definitely a great wireless gaming mouse. It is practical while offering most of what you need in a gaming mouse. Out of the box, it is already versatile with its AAA battery converter and its Bluetooth compatibility. This helps it to be readily compatible with most devices, be it gaming or not. Although I am personally not a fan of using wireless gaming mice on desktop, I can heartily recommend this one for those that game on laptops.

Pricing & Availability

The ASUS TUf Gaming M4 Wirelss is available in the Philippines and is priced at PHP 2,590. PhP 400 more expensive than the lighter but wired M4 Air (review here).

For other similar ASUS ROG or TUF mouse, you can check out our review of the ROG Gladius III, TUF Gaming M3, or the ROG Strix Impact II. You can also check out the top-of-the-line ROG Claymore II review here.

Know more about the TUF Gaming M4 Wireless here.