ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the latest gaming peripherals 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.
ROG Fusion II 500 & 300 gaming headsets
The ROG Fusion II 500 gaming headset provides users with unmatched gaming audio with its high-
resolution ESS 9280 with Quad DAC™ technology. Its 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 that gives
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, without 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 headsets 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.
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 Chakram X comes with 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. Its 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.
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% 1 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
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 shown during CES 2022 will be available in the Philippines soon. Stay tuned on ASUS and ROG PH social media pages for updates.