Asus has unveiled a new high-end gaming mouse under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming division, the Chakram X. Highlights of the nager include the novel ROG AimPoint optical sensor, which offers 100-36,000 DPI and 8,000 Hz polling rate.
The Asus ROG Chakram X in detail
With a weight of 127 grams, the new gaming mouse Asus ROG Chakram X is not exactly one of the lightest rodents on the market, but it is one of the most precise. This is mainly due to the new ROG AimPoint optical mouse sensor, which has a resolution of up to 36,000 DPI and a polling rate of 8,000 Hz.
The wireless gaming mouse also operates either in the 2.4 GHz wireless network with particularly low latency or in Bluetooth mode, in which it can be paired with up to three devices.
Visually, the Chakram X builds on the design of the original Chakram gaming mouse, this time with a larger, concave-shaped joystick that offers better accessibility and control and can be used in both analog and digital modes. Programming with up to eleven functions for different games or applications is also possible.
For easy customization, the screwless, magnetic main keys can simply be removed. For example, the click feel can be changed or the design can be customized with an individual logo.
Ultra-precise ROG AimPoint sensor
The highlight of the Chakram X is, of course, the ROG AimPoint optical sensor. It marks the first ever sensor developed specifically by ROG and allows resolution adjustment between 100 DPI to a maximum of 36,000 DPI.
The sensor registers motion at speeds of up to 650 inches per second (ips) with acceleration of up to 50g. Additionally, it offers an industry-leading deviation of < 1% CPI and a polling rate of up to 8,000 Hz.
The joystick of the gaming mouse, which is located on the left side, is also exciting. Compared to the predecessor, it is positioned closer to the palm and thus easier to reach. There is also the option to choose between a long and a short joystick. Optionally, it can also simply be removed so that the mouse side is flush with the help of the included base.
The joystick can be used in analog or digital mode. In analog mode, it acts as a standard joystick or gamepad thumb stick. In digital mode, the joystick becomes a button with four programmable directions, all of which can be assigned specific commands such as reload or other actions.
With its seven buttons, the Chakram X offers the possibility to program up to 11 functions for different games and tasks. In addition, up to five profiles can be saved using the built-in memory to allow for customized settings.
Wireless or wired?
In terms of connectivity, the Asus ROG Chakram X also presents itself with many variants. In addition to the 2.4 GHz wireless channel with low latency, the mouse can be connected to up to three devices via Bluetooth Fast Pairing technology. The gaming mouse can be charged with the included cable or wirelessly via the Qi standard.
The battery is supposed to last up to 114 hours when fully charged. Thanks to the quick-charge function, around 15 minutes on the Storm are enough to make the rodent fit for up to 25 hours.
The screwless, magnetic buttons and top cover offer easy access and give gamers the freedom to customize the click feel or add a personalized emblem for a unique look.
The ROG-exclusive Push-Fit Socket Design II allows for easy replacement of mechanical 3-pin switches or optical 5-pin microswitches. This allows you to customize the feedback of the buttons to your own preferences. The high-quality ROG Micro Switch main keys are said to boast a lifespan of 70 million clicks.
Price and Availability
The Asus ROG Chakram X gaming mouse is available in stores now. Thereby, the manufacturer’s MSRP is 168.90 euros. More details can be found on the product website of the manufacturer.