SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless Review

Along with the button-packed SteelSeries Aerox 9, the Aerox 5 is an interesting addition to the line-up of Aerox mice from the company. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Aerox 5 is more than another lightweight gaming mouse with holes in it. It's got a lot on offer including an IP54-rated frame and plenty of buttons. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's a choice of 2.4GHz and Bluetooth 5.0 connections here. Bluetooth has the best battery life, but wireless offers a solid low latency connection. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
We found the battery life isn't as high as claimed, at least with default settings. But the good news is you can charge with USB-C and get 40 hours in 15 mins. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Aerox 5 isn't the lightest mouse we've seen, but it's still fairly lightweight for a wireless mouse and slick too, with 100% PTFE feet. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Aerox 5 has a comfortable ergonomic frame, assuming you're right-handed and we found it's a great fit if you're a claw or palm gripper. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
This mouse has nine programmable buttons, including five on the side where your thumb comfortably nestles. We struggled with the up/down flick switch though. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Aerox 5 has a matt finish ABS plastic body, which means it's easy to hold onto, even if you have oily hands or get particularly sweaty when playing. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
This is a great mouse. Sure, it has its quirks with the flick switch and slightly shiny buttons but generally, it ticks a lot of boxes and we'd recommend it. (image credit: Pocket-lint)