The thing about portable mouse is that, it compromises a lot on the experience more than you think. And if you want more features such as the ability to pair with multiple devices, and so on – it brings the price to a rather expensive range. However, when we started this ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100 review, we wanted it to be a good option with room for versatility, despite being pretty, of course. Did it?
ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100 Review
Look and Feel
From the immediate looks and feel of the ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100, it doesn’t stray much from their ASUS Marshmallow Keyboard design language. The mouse has a pebble-like finish with a dual-tone colour which I do like. Although they do have a mono-tone colour option for you to choose from. We received the Beige version which also comes included with a hot-swappable cover – which comes in this Matcha Green Latte colour, matching our keyboard beautifully.
On top of that, the little strap tag which has the ASUS logo printed is a nice tag to have – as it does help me clip to my bag’s quick access loop without the need to find it buried deep in my bag, which honestly, happens to my other mouse more often than I expect. With a 3cm dimension and weighing 56g – this is a pretty light and compact mouse. Oh, and it has the popular ASUS Antimicrobial guard which the brand claims to last for 3 years.
In terms of the features it has, the ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100 has the right ones users would look for.
- 12-month Battery Life with User Replaceable Battery (AA)
- RF 2.4G Connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0 Option
- 100% PTFE mouse Feet
- 800,1000 and 1600 dpi sensor resolution settings
- Silent clicking button rated upto 10 million clicks with <20 dB noise level
As someone who prefers a mouse that has a nice high arch design, allowing me to have a nice palm grip which I enjoy, this ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100 however, doesn’t have that. Instead, I did notice myself switching to a claw grip or fingertip-based grip which worked best as it is small and thin. Now, what I do love about the mouse is the ambidextrous design choice – which means both left and right-handed users can pick up and use it easily. Not something you can say for most mice in the market.
Now, unlike the satisfying click, we get from a proper mouse, this ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100 is more in tune with the silent mouse – you have a nice tactile click button for both the left and right and it is rated to offer upto 3 million clicks. It does take a while to get used to. I have tried other silent mice that do fall into this category and the experience is pretty much the same.
However, the features that put the ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100 two steps ahead aren’t just the silent experience but the connectivity aspect of it. Not only do you get the 2.4G connectivity which is stable and helps in cases where you want to connect the receiver to a PC for instance, you can have the option to connect via Bluetooth. On top of that, the mouse offers 3 DPI settings ranging from 800,1000 and 1600. These are two features that lack in a simpleton mouse such as the Logitech Silent mouse for instance.
During a month of using this mouse, here are some things I noticed. It fits best when you are constantly on the move, and is a good option for a portable mouse. Secondly, while I do think it seems like an overkill option for office setups – maybe it is okay(?). All the features we mentioned above work without the need for software which saves a whole lot of trouble. I used it mostly with my desktop and I did enjoy the silent clicks, which didn’t bother me for my casual productivity use.
Although yes, when I do want to game, I have to resort to a mouse that is capable of handling it. But 1600 dpi is neat and it can handle a certain level of gaming. Trust me, I played Doom with this. Sure, my hands felt a little cramped but it was playable, well -ish.
The ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100 isn’t just some office or home-use mouse. Well, sure it does fit into that category for the most part, the versatility that it offers from a connectivity perspective, makes this mouse perfect for on-the-go use.
It has a better ergonomic design than something like the Dell Mouse we reviewed a while ago and the chic look is an additional touch to add a dash of vibrance to the bunch of tech goodies you carry around. Sure it is a very niche mouse, but hey if you prefer this, then by all means.
You can get the keyboard to match the ASUS Marshmallow Mouse MD100 which you can read here.
The ASUS Marshmallow Keyboard KW100 is priced at RM 149 and available for purchase here.