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ASUS ROG to showcase new gaming peripherals at CES

Asus Gaming brand ROG presented its newest range of gaming peripherals today at CES 2020. Including a mechanical keyboard and three wireless gaming mice. We explain what the devices can do here.

ROG Strix Scope TKL Deluxe Keyboard

The ROG Strix Scope TKL Deluxe is a mechanical keyboard in “Tenkeyless” design. Of course, it offers all the buttons you need and at the same time saves space to have more room for mouse movements, because the device does not have a number pad. For optimal comfort, a padded palm rest is included, which is simply attached to the keyboard with the integrated magnets.


The user can adapt the keyboard to his wishes, as he can use the Cherry MX RGB Red, Blue, Brown and Speed ​​Silver switches manufactured in Germany. So everyone can live out their preferences in terms of actuation force, actuation distance and tactile feedback. The removable, sheathed USB Type-C cable makes the keyboard perfect for on the go. The ROG Strix Scope TKL Deluxe naturally supports n-key rollover and a 1,000 Hz polling rate for an ideal response speed.

Although the keyboard itself is compact, the Strix Scope TKL Deluxe uses a much larger Ctrl key on the left side. Below is a fast Costar stabilizer and under all the other larger keys to ensure low resistance and a smooth typing experience . In addition, a quick toggle switch turns the F5 to F12 keys into media keys, so that no combos are required to adjust the volume or to skip tracks in a playlist. In media mode, pressing the F12 key puts the PC into stealth mode, which hides all open applications and mutes the sound.

Customizable and with Aura Sync

Another feature is the freely customizable lighting of the Scope TKL Deluxe. Because, each button and the lock indicators have their own RGB LED and the ROG logo is illuminated by an additional set of LEDs. There is also a light bar under the front edge of the keyboard, which is equipped with 26 RGB LEDs. This allows up to eleven different effects (10 standard effects, one customizable effect) and a whole range of color variants to be reproduced.

Thanks to the support of ROG Aura Sync, the user can synchronize the Scope TKL Deluxe with other Aura Sync-enabled components. The integrated memory is sufficient for a standard profile and five user-defined profiles that can be linked to specific programs or games. They can be toggled with the Fn key or the Armory II software utility. Macros can be recorded during operation and almost every key is programmable.

ROG Pugio II wireless mouse

The new ROG Pugio II wireless mouse, which is suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users, has a 16,000 DPI sensor installed. According to the manufacturer, it should keep its focus even at movement speeds of up to 400 inches per second. Thanks to the unique “DPI On The Scroll” function, the sampling rate can be adjusted quickly and easily at any time. In addition, the new ROG mouse also offers numerous customization options. So users can adjust the side buttons, swap the main switches and of course configure the RGB lighting according to their own ideas. Even the illuminated logo can be customized.

Further customization options are provided by the Armory II software, which allows users to configure the surface calibration settings of the Pugio II, assign the buttons and switch between the three integrated profiles. In addition, the three available lighting zones can be individually adjusted in order to set the color of the scroll wheel, the logo and the underbody lighting independently of each other. Thanks to AURA-Sync, the lighting can be synchronized with other compatible products such as keyboards, monitors, mainboards or graphics cards.

With interchangeable switches

The ROG Pugio II can be used wirelessly as well as wired. The supplied 2.4 GHz RF dongle and a two meter long cable can be used for this. This can be used to recharge the mouse batteries in less than two hours. Alternatively, the Bluetooth mode is available without a corresponding dongle. Overall, the battery life should amount to around 69 hours (over 2.4 GHZ) or around 100 hours (via Bluetooth LE) playing time. The “Smart Hop” radio technology of the Pugio II also identifies and avoids overloads and interference in the 2.4 GHz band in real time.

There are additional buttons on both sides of the mouse - if you don't need them all, you can simply cover them with the caps provided. These hold magnetically. With the push-fit switch base design, users can even customize the click behavior of the mouse buttons. As standard, the Pugio II includes the Omron D2FC-F-K switches, which are rated for 50 million clicks, and an additional pair of Japanese Omron D2F-01F switches that are included. For additional adjustments, you can use the push-fit socket design for any switch in the Omron D2F or D2FC series to adjust the click behavior or to breathe new life into a button that feels worn.

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