Asus reckons it’s got a one rodent to order them all. The ROG Chakram, announced during Gamescom 2019, comes with a customisable thumbstick that can be tweaked for several play styles, and ROG comparison product executive Kris Huang says it’s been combined to support for FPS gamers, moody sim pilots, and sandbox action-adventure players.
On a own, a ROG Chakram promises to parasite a boxes you’d design from a simple description gaming mouse. It boasts a 400 IPS (inches per second) sensor and 1600 DPI (dots per inch) sensitivity, and there’s a DPI switch so we can dial things adult or down accordingly. The Chakram also has a 1000Hz polling rate, so it’s stating a position to your PC each millisecond. There’s support for connected and wireless (2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) connectivity.
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As good as required charging, a ROG Chakram also supports Qi wireless charging – accessible if you’ve got a gangling wireless iPhone horse to hand. If we cite to assign things in a some-more normal manner, Huang pronounced that quick charging record means that 15 mins with a granted connected horse will give we around 12 hours of playtime.
The genuine pretence adult a Chakram’s sleeve however is a programmable thumbstick. Available in dual lengths – measurements now unknown, yet Huang described them as ‘short’ and ‘long’ – a thumbstick can support analog and digital modes.
These can be set adult flattering most however we want, yet Huang says that a digital mode will be of sold seductiveness to PUBG gamers – or any conflict royale players, for that matter:
“The digital mode means we have 4 some-more buttons on a mouse,” Huang said. “But it’s some-more discerning than 4 apart buttons, since your ride is parked on it, so when we pierce in a certain direction, you’ll usually trigger one action… so when you’re in PUBG, we can travel diagonally [by pressing] W and A, and during a same time, we pierce your ride joystick adult or down to lean your physique right or left during a same time.”
The analog mode, that supports 256 straight steps, and 360 of rotation, is pitched some-more during moody sim players, yet it’d also be useful for any games that momentarily let we take control of an aircraft. Huang combined that it’d be good for pulling of certain moves on Street Fighter as well, yet in a QA, he declined to uncover off how to do Zangief’s Spinning Pile Driver with a Charkram. Them’s fighting words, Huang.
Price and recover dates for a ROG Chakram are still TBC. Stay tuned for some-more updates, and check out a Gamescom 2019 news heart for a latest stories, announcements, and games.