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ASUS Republic of Gamers announces ROG Chakram

Nov 26th, 2019

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced ROG Chakram, an all-new 16,000 dpi, tri-mode wired and wireless gaming mouse with a programmable, removable joystick that puts superior control right under the gamer’s thumb. With fast wired charging, plus wireless Qi, pivoted buttons, screw-less magnetic buttons and covers and DPI On-The-Scroll, Chakram is the fearsome new fighting force on the gaming front — and primed to put a new spin on PC gaming.

Dual-wireless 2.4GHz and Bluetooth LE, plus wired USB, for freedom and flexibility combined

ROG Chakram is engineered to enable gamers to connect any way they need, with dual-wireless 2.4GHz and Bluetooth® LE, plus wired USB connectivity all on tap. Chakram bonds in an instant via the included 1 ms 2.4 GHz USB dongle or, for when battery life is the primary desire, Bluetooth LE maximizes the available charge while maintaining the convenience of a wireless connection. The new mouse is even able to connect using a USB cable when the need arises, providing both flexibility and everyday reassurance.

16,000 dpi, 400 ips optical sensor, plus 1000 Hz polling rate in 2.4GHz and wired modes

ROG Chakram is equipped with a high-end optical gaming sensor to deliver the accuracy and speed needed for gaming and beyond. Its 100 to 16,000 dpi sensor tracks movements flawlessly at outstanding speeds of up to 400 inches per second (IPS), and at up to 40 g acceleration. The mouse also maintains lag-free responsiveness, with a 1,000 Hz polling rate in both 2.4GHz and wired mode for ultra-smooth gaming experiences.

Programmable, removable joystick for superior, customizable analog or digital in-game control

ROG Chakram’s built-in joystick empowers players to dispense with a gamepad, enabling them to keep both hands on the mouse and keyboard. It can be configured to perform in one of two distinct modes – analog or digital — to fit different needs.

In Analog Mode, ROG Chakram’s joystick is ideal for flight-sim games. It allows gamers to make small thumb movements to climb, dive or pan the view. When first-person-shooter (FPS) or battle-royale arena commands are the demand, the joystick can go digital, providing four programmable directions. The user can push to reload, switch weapons, tilt, talk, summon a map, scroll content or practically any action imaginable — in games or beyond.

ROG Chakram even comes with both a long and a short joystick, allowing gamers to choose the length that best suits their thumb grip or playing style. It’s also easy to remove the stick completely.

Exceptional battery life, 15-minute fast charge or top up wirelessly with Qi

ROG Chakram majors on charging simplicity, with the ability to top up rapidly by wire, or charge wirelessly wherever there’s Qi. When plugged in via USB Type-C™ (USB-C), a 15-minute fast charge is all that’s required to put enough juice in Chakram’s battery for up to up to 12 hours of gameplay. The battery capacity is also exceptional, providing up to 79 hours of gameplay when connected via 2.4GHz RF — powering play for days or even weeks of real-world use. The mouse will also charge wirelessly via any Qi‑compatible charging surface, such as the awesome ROG Balteus Qi companion gaming mouse pad.

Screw-less magnetic buttons and covers, push-fit switches and customizable badge

ROG Chakram is loaded with easy-DIY features, from its screw-less magnetic buttons and cover to exclusive push-fit switch sockets and customizable badge, providing loads of freedom to make Chakram truly unique.

For starters, the detachable magnetic cover on the top plate slides off quickly and easily, no tools required. The mouse buttons also detach magnetically, enabling fast access to the swappable switches without a screwdriver. It takes just a moment to swap the switches, making it easy to drop in ones that fit individual preferences for operating force and feedback – or replace worn or broken switches to extend ROG Chakram’s lifespan.

The ROG logo is proudly displayed but we’ve also included a customizable blank badge, ready for users to tailor ROG Chakram to their own image.

Pivoted buttons for rapid response and tactile feel, plus DPI On-The-Scroll feature

ROG Chakram is engineered to deliver exceptional gaming experiences and brimming with features to elevate it a level above the competition.

Shorter travel means quicker clicks, which is why our designers equipped ROG Chakram with pivoted buttons. The mechanism utilizes springs and metal hinges to balance the keys and minimize the distance between the buttons and switches. The upshot is minimal travel and rapid return, ensuring superb speed, responsiveness and consistency with every click.

The new mouse also has DPI On-The-Scroll, a feature that allows games to adjust accuracy easily, no software required. Just press and hold the DPI button and then spin the scroll wheel to set the sensitivity freely. Alternatively, just click the button to cycle through four different DPI levels.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

Connectivity 2.4GHz RF, Bluetooth and USB
Sensor Optical sensor
Resolution 100-16,000 DPI
Max Speed 400 IPS
Max Acceleration 40 G
2.4GHz RF/USB Report Rate 1000 Hz
Battery Life 2.4GHz mode: Up to 79 hours
  Bluetooth LE mode: Up to 101 hours
  *No lighting effect
Wired Charging 15-min fast charge for up to 12 hours gameplay
Wireless Charging Standard 5W Qi
L/R Switch Type Omron D2FC-F-K (50-million clicks)
Joystick Analog mode: 360-degree analog joystick

Digital mode: Four-way, programmable controls

Buttons Five programmable buttons, one scroll wheel, one DPI button and one pairing button
Dimensions
Product 132.7 x 76.6 x 42.8 mm
Color box 180 x 130 x 115 mm
Weight
Product 121.6 g (without cable)
Color box 711.5 g
What’s inside the box 1 x ROG Chakram, 1 x USB dongle, 1 x USB extender, 1 x 1.8m USB cable,
1 x accessory box, 2 x Japanese-made Omron switches, 1 x long joystick, 1 x joystick socket cover,
1 x switch tweezer, 1 x ROG sticker, 1 x travel pouch, 1 x customizable badge, 1 x user manual