CES 2022

At CES 2022 today, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the latest gaming devices and gear at their The Rise of Gamers virtual launch event. ROG unveiled multiple product premiers, several gaming laptops with the newest chips and new peripherals.

This extensive lineup of gaming products announced include the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, ROG Zephyrus G14, ROG Strix SCAR and ROG Strix G gaming laptops; the ROG Flow Z13 gaming tablet; ROG Fusion II 500 and 300 gaming headsets; the ROG Strix Flare II Animate and Strix Flare II gaming keyboards; ROG Chakram X gaming mouse; the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN, ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ and PG48UQ gaming monitors; ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 gaming router; and multiple ROG Archer bags.

ROG gaming routers and monitors

In the connectivity realm, ASUS is widely recognized as the best router brand, a legacy that continues with ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000, the world’s first quad-band AXE16000 WiFi 6E gaming router. For gaming-grade visuals, ROG continues to lead the pack this year with the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN — the world’s first ever 360 Hz display with 1440p resolution.

In addition, understanding all the advantages of OLED displays, ROG developed the world’s first 42-inch and 48-inch OLED gaming monitors with Micro-texture coating, ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ and PG48UQ.

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Hyper-charged gaming laptops

ROG gaming laptops in 2022 are set to push the limits of performance with leading innovations – ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, ROG Zephyrus G14, ROG Strix SCAR and Strix G. Each laptop is equipped with Windows 11, brand-new CPUs from AMD or Intel, the latest GPUs from AMD or NVIDIA and all-new ROG innovations — including a MUX Switch for optimizing discrete GPU performance, the exclusive ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal design and Liquid Metal Conductonaut Extreme on flagship models.

Gaming headsets

ROG Fusion II 500 and 300 gaming headsets were also announced today at CES 2022. The comfortable and lightweight Fusion II series headsets include ergonomic ear cushions for a perfect fit. Both offerings provide exciting customization options with multi-colour RGB lighting with over 16.8-million colours available for a unique look.

The ROG Fusion II 500 gaming headset provides users with unmatched gaming audio with immersive virtual 7.1 surround sound and 50 mm ASUS Essence drivers for thumping bass and true-to-life sound. In-game communication gets a boost, too, thanks to industry-leading AI Beamforming Microphones with AI Noise Cancelation.

The Fusion II 500 features Game Chat volume control, allowing gamers to prioritize in-game audio or chat to communicate clearly with teammates. 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.

Asus ROG gaming keyboards

A vital part of any gamer’s arsenal is a good gaming keyboard. Asus announced two new gaming keyboards at CES 2022, ROG Strix Flare II Animate and Strix Flare II. 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 animations. This stylish keyboard offers users metal media keys and volume controls at its top-left corner, plus an ergonomic detachable wrist rest with built-in light diffuser.

The Strix Flare Animate II delivers near instantaneous response. It features 8000 Hz polling rate providing a 0.125 ms response time. It’s equipped with swappable mechanical switches for all keys to allow users to change and install their preferred switch type for a customized feel. There’s also built-in sound-dampening foam to reduce pinging for better typing acoustics. Lastly, the Strix Flare Animate II includes a USB passthrough port for a convenient connection to other devices.

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Laser precision gaming mice

The Chakram X wireless gaming mouse is the first to feature an optical sensor. It delivers a new level of speed and accuracy with up to 36,000 dpi and true 8000 Hz polling rate. The Chakram X features tri-mode connectivity via wired USB, low-latency 2.4 GHz RF and Bluetooth.

Finally, the Chakram X features a new concave joystick design. It provides a more comfortable grip and is easier to reach than its predecessor. 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.

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Jon Scarr
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