ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the latest gaming accessories at the FPS-themed For Those Who Dare: The Rise of Gamers virtual launch event at CES 2022. This extensive lineup includes the ROG Fusion II 500 and 300 gaming headsets with AI Beamforming Microphones; the ROG Strix Flare II Animate gaming keyboard with AniMe™ Matrix display; the ROG Chakram X gaming mouse with the ROG AimPoint sensor and Push-Fit Socket II design; plus stylish ROG apparel.
The ROG Fusion II 500 gaming headset provides users with unmatched gaming audio with its high-resolution ESS 9280 with Quad DAC™ technology. Virtual 7.1 surround sound enables more realistic positional audio and 50 mm ASUS Essence drivers deliver thumping bass for more immersive gaming. The Fusion II 500 has concealed AI Beamforming Microphones that create an acoustic zone that targets the user’s mouth for clear voice pick-up and suppresses noise from other directions. Additionally, AI Noise Cancelation identifies and reduces over 500 million types of background noises by up to 95%. Together, the mics and AI Noise Cancelation ensure a high-quality, natural voice representation to give the user an advantage in team-based online gaming.
.The Fusion II 500 features Game Chat volume control, simply scrolling up increases chat volume to hear teammates more clearly in the heat of battle. It includes a 3.5 mm connector, as well as USB-C® and USB Type-A connectors for compatibility with PCs, Macs, PlayStation®, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox and mobile devices. The Fusion II 300 is identical to the Fusion II 500, minus the 3.5 mm connector and Game Chat volume control. The comfortable and lightweight Fusion II series headsets include ergonomic ear cushions for a perfect fit. Both offerings provide exciting customization options with multi-color RGB lighting with over 16.8-million colors available for a unique look.
ROG Strix Flare II Animate & Strix Flare II gaming keyboards
The ROG Strix Flare Animate II gaming keyboard is the first keyboard to feature the AniMe Matrix™ LED display, and it allows users to express themselves with customizable images and GIF animations uploaded via Armoury Crate for a unique look. In addition, the AniMe Matrix display can show audio visualizations and system parameters.
This stylish keyboard offers users metal media and volume controls at its top-left corner, as well as an ergonomic detachable wrist rest with built-in light diffuser. The wrist rest takes advantage of the Strix Flare II Animate’s light bar to emit a subtle glow when connected to the keyboard.
The Strix Flare Animate II delivers almost instantaneous response with its 8000 Hz polling rate providing a 0.125 ms response time – up to 8X faster than the competition. It is equipped with swappable ROG NX Mechanical Switches for all keys to allow users to change and install their preferred switch type for a customized feel. The durable ROG PBT doubleshot keycaps have a mid-height profile and shorter stems to reduce key wobble, and feature translucent ROG script to enable RGB lighting to brightly shine through. The ROG Switch Stabilizer mechanism reduces friction to ensure smooth keystrokes and helps to stabilize longer keys. And there’s built-in sound-dampening foam to reduce pinging to improve typing acoustics. Lastly, the Strix Flare Animate II includes a USB passthrough port for a convenient connection to other devices.
The Strix Flare II gaming keyboard is similar to the Strix Flare Animate II, but does not feature the AniMe Matrix LED display, swappable switches and light diffuser for the wrist rest. It has a color-customizable ROG logo and is equipped with ROG NX mechanical switches with ROG PBT doubleshot keycaps.
The Chakram X has a new concave joystick design that provides a more comfortable grip and is easier to reach than its predecessor. It gives the user gamepad-like levels of control: the joystick can be programmed and used in analog or digital mode, along with four buttons to mirror the A, B, X and Y buttons. The left and right mouse buttons on top feature a pivoted mechanism to ensure rapid response with a tactile feel. The updated Push-Fit Switch Socket II design is now hot-swap compatible with both 3-pin mechanical and 5-pin optical switches to allow gamers to customize click force and extend the lifespan of the mouse.
ROG Chakram X gaming mouse
The Chakram X wireless gaming mouse is the first to feature ROG AimPoint — an ROG-developed optical sensor that delivers new levels of speed and accuracy with up to 36,000 dpi and true 8000 Hz polling rate. The AimPoint sensor offers unmatched precision with a CPI deviation of less than 1%, that’s well below the 3% industry average. The sensor sensitivity level can be adjusted via the DPI button on the underside of the mouse, or while in play with DPI-on-the-Scroll. The Chakram X features tri-mode connectivity with low-latency wired USB and 2.4 GHz RF modes enabling gamers to compete at the highest levels, and energy-efficient Bluetooth to prolong battery life.
The screw-less magnetic top cover and buttons provide easy access to the switches, customizable logo and wireless RF receiver bay. The Chakram has 100% PTFE mouse feet and includes the ROG Paracord for smooth, unrestricted movement, even while charging. For added convenience, the rechargeable battery can be topped up via USB or wireless Qi.
ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 gaming router
The ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 is the world’s first quad-band WiFi 6E gaming router. ASUS engineers have unlocked the full potential of four bands — 2.4 GHz, two 5 GHz bands, and 6 GHz — with 160 MHz channels in the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands to deliver the fastest speeds possible. It features a flagship next-gen Broadcom WiFi chipset and CPU to improve maximum network throughput by 18% for lightning-fast, accelerated data transfers and an optimized gaming experience. With ASUS RF technology and other exclusive ASUS technologies, RangeBoost Plus leverages multiple upgraded ASUS features that improve WiFi signal range and overall coverage by up to 38%.
The Rapture GT-AXE16000 offers numerous connections including dual 10 Gbps ports, a 2.5 Gbps WAN port and four 1 Gbps LAN ports. The quad-band capabilities of the Rapture GT-AXE16000 also provides users with more choice when connecting to an AiMesh system. For users with WiFi 6E devices, one of the 5 GHz bands can be used as a dedicated backhaul to the central router, so the other three bands are free for device connections. Additionally, the 6 GHz band can be used as a backhaul when used with another WiFi 6E router to provide cleaner and faster transmission between two routers for an optimized mesh experience.
ROG Pixel Game Jacket
The ROG Pixel Game Jacket is made of French terry fleece and features a full-zipper design with ribbed trims for a perfect blend of functionality and premium design. It features a detachable drawstring hood and 8-bit-pixel-inspired graphics to reflect old-school, retro gaming. Available in small, all the way up to XXL sizes, the Pixel Game Jacket provides a comfortable easy-to-layer fit that goes with any outfit.
ROG Gravity Hoodie
The ROG Gravity Hoodie is made of soft, heavyweight French terry fabric used Heavyweight French terry fabric and features a hood large enough for users who wear headphones. It has kangaroo pocket for small items, an embroidered ROG logo and a reflective ROG pattern at the rear for increased visibility in the dark. The ROG Gravity Hoodie is available in small to XXL sizes.
Availability & Pricing
ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000, ROG Fusion II, ROG Chakram X, ROG Strix Flare II Animate & Strix Flare II will be available in the Philippines soon. Stay tuned on ASUS and ROG PH social media pages for updates.
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