Asus Cerberus Gaming Bundle Keyboard, Mouse & Headset Review: There is a ton of the products available online for gaming for the casual PC gamers. Within the few months of purchase most of cheap ones break. The company behind the excellent Strix gaming products i.e. Asus and the Republic of the Gamers high and brand, now just has introduced Cerberus i.e. a set of the devices that are aimed on the tight budget.
Asus Cerberus Gaming Bundle Keyboard, Mouse & Headset Review
Like the three headed of the hell’s its name after; this i.e. the Cerberus also consists of the Gaming Keyboard, a gaming mouse and a superb big headset. Please Note that: All of these are sold separately, but here we have combined them into the one review so that you can read about all of them at one place only and also we can write about the family easily.
DESIGN and BUILD QUALITY:
After kicking off the things the Cerberus Headset, that looks great, but a cross of Steel Series’s signature style and the Corsair’s Vengeance headset. The cups are slightly heavy and large, by holding the massive of 60mm drivers with 100mm leatherette earcups. Around it the headband is only a frame to keep the headset on your head. These headset comes with the boom mic which you can plug in as well as an inline microphone with the mute buttons and volume control buttons, similar to the ones on your cellphone hands free. The headset is made of the plastics, that keeps the weight down and it seem a bit sturdy. With the coloured highlights the headset looks decent.
The keyboard is the best part of the package, it looks futuristic with all its angles. Although it is made of plastic the keyboard is pretty heavy, that according to the Asus is forged from the steel, cold-rolled coil metal plate and electro-galvanized, that resides as the spine inside, while there is a plastic below and above. The keyboard is not mechanical but the top looks amazing. The backlighting glows an evil red and at night it looks great, if it is not a bit bright but you can reduce the glow. This build quality on this is the top notch, as it prevents spills, with a drainhole and waterproof innards. The Cerberus mouse looks unmistakably like the every FPS mouse out there. Razer, SteelSeries and many more have adopted the same look. It looks quite generic with the token forward and backward browser side buttons. With the rubberised grips the build quality is decent. This time it is great that Asus decided to keep it an ambidextrous shape for the lefties and righties and the mouse is pretty comfortable.
The Cerberus headsets of 60mm drivers on its own were quite decent performers. The first thing that will hit you as soon as you will plug the 3.5mm jack is the bass punch. With the mids, lows and the highs there was no loss in the sound fidelity. The sound immediately took on form and depth as soon as we connected it to as Sound Blaster external sound card.
This headset is calibrated for movies and gaming at they fall into one category in terms of punchy sound. But for music you will going to need a DAC externally or a sound card, so that you can tweak the sound to your liking. On the keyboard the keys felt great, while playing reflex heavy games like Demons Souls III and The Division.
The Cerberus Mouse retails in at around the price of Rs. 1,625 and it rates in at 2500 dpi. All the games played well with it and it is pretty comfy. So the Cerberus mouse does the job and it is recommended only if you want to have the complete Cerberus set.
The complete set of the entire Cerberus bundle is going to cost Rs. 8,250 in total.