One very important device when playing games on a PC is the mouse.
The accuracy, of course, but also the weight, size, connection method, presence or absence of buttons, whether it is light or not, and other factors will vary depending on the genre and title of the game being played, as well as the user's preferences.
It is difficult to find a mouse that can meet all these requirements in a single device, but there are multifunctional mice available from various manufacturers that can meet a variety of needs. The most popular of these is the "ROG Chakram" series from ASUS' ROG gaming brand.
The ROG Chakram is a multifunctional gaming mouse with programmable joysticks and buttons, and a magnetic top cover that can be easily customized and maintained without the need for a screwdriver .
The top-of-the-line model with all the power!
ROG has announced the " ROG Chakram X ", the top-of-the-line model of the "ROG Chakram" series.
The "ROG Chakram" has 2.4GHz, Bluetooth, and wired USB tri-mode connectivity, and the "ROG Chakram Core" has wired connectivity only, but is lighter and less expensive than the other models in the popular series. The "ROG Chakram Core" is a wired connection only, but it is lightweight and low-priced .
First of all, the sensor is the most important part of a mouse.
The "ROG Chakram X" is equipped with the state-of-the-art " ROG AimPoint optical sensor ".
With resolutions from 100 to 36,000 DPI, 650 IPS, maximum acceleration of 50g, and polling rate of 8,000Hz, the ROG Chakram X is far superior to the ROG Chakram in every respect. The 8,000Hz polling rate is only available in wired mode.
The 8,000 Hz polling rate is only available in wired mode.
The top-of-the-line model is, of course, a " tri-mode" connection.
You can choose between a high-speed wireless RF 2.4GHz connection, aBluetooth connection that allows pairing with up to three devices , or a wired connection that can be used with a quick charge and an 8,000Hz polling rate.
It is nice to have a choice of connection methods to suit your environment and style of play.
One of the features of the "ROG Chakram" series is the blogrammable joystick on the left side of the device.
The joystick, which is located at the thumb position when used with the right hand, can be used in two different modes: "analog mode" and "digital mode.
In "analog mode," you can control the game with slight movements of your thumb, just like with an analog joystick.
This is the mode that most closely resembles the use of a joystick.
In "digital mode," you can assign movements in the game to four directions: up, down, left, right, and center.
This allows you to perform actions that require multiple controls or are frequently used, such as reloading, switching weapons, talking, or switching maps, simply by moving the joystick down.
Two different lengths of joysticks are included to accommodate different hand sizes and play styles.
Try using both and install the one at a height that is comfortable for you to operate.
Also, depending on who you are and the title you play, there may be times when you do not need the joystick and would like to remove it.
For such cases, a socket cover that can block the connection part is included, so the joystick can be removed and used as a normal mouse without any discomfort.
Four side buttons are located on the right side of the unit, and all together there are up to 11 programmable buttons.
The buttons can be programmed to a maximum of 11 buttons in total, allowing you to make detailed settings according to the game title you are playing, which will take your game play to another level.
Don't worry if you want to change the settings for different environments or game titles. Up to five profiles can be stored in the onboard memory, allowing you to recall the optimal settings at any time.
The series' ease of customization and maintenance is also inherited.
ROG's unique push-fit switch socket design makes it easy to replace 3-pin mechanical switches or 5-pin optical microswitches.
I can easily replace the switches with the ones I prefer, and I can replace worn or damaged switches for longer use.
If you are thinking of replacing the switch, please try using the switch that is installed by default first.
The ROG microswitch is gold-plated for durability and has a click life of 70 million clicks.
The fast, highly responsive pivot buttons ensure that your clicks are instantly reflected in the game.
The DPI On-The-Scroll feature allows you to change the DPI setting on "ROG Chakram X" alone.
By clicking the DPI button on the bottom, you can switch between up to four DPI levels.
The gables used in wired mode are made of " ROG Paracord," which minimizes resistance and friction.
The lightweight and soft gables, combined with the smooth glide of the 100% PTFE mouse sole, make it easy to forget that you are using a wired connection.
Since it can be used wirelessly, battery life is also a concern.
The USB Type-C charging system, which can also be used in wired mode, supports high-speed charging.
It can be used for up to 25 hours with a 15-minute charge, so even if the battery has accidentally run out, it can be used immediately in a little time.
It also supports Qi wireless charging, so if you leave it on a Qi-enabled device after use, it will be fully charged the next time you use it.
The ROG Balteus Qi RGB Gaming Mousepad can be used wirelessly while charging, so it is no exaggeration to say that it can be used semi-permanently.
Although it is easy to use the mouse pad while recharging it, it has a very good battery to begin with.
It is a long battery that can be used for up to 114 hours on a full charge, so even if you play games all night long for several days, the battery will not run out!
In fact, after using it from a full charge until the battery runs out, you need a good rest or you'll collapse! Recharge the "ROG Chakram X" and yourself.
The magnetic buttons and top cover require no screws, so you can easily customize the ROG Chakram X to your liking by changing the aforementioned switches, the ROG logo, or perform maintenance.
Make the ROG logo your team's logo or personal icon and you'll be ready to show off!
It's a gaming mouse, so why wouldn't it shine?
In addition to the ROG logo, 9 lighting zones are available, including both sides of the mouse wheel and the front of the mouse.
Combine the preset light patterns and infinite color variations to create your own unique expression!
Of course, Aura Sync RGB lighting is supported, so you can synchronize the lighting with other ROG compatible devices to create a spectacular atmosphere.
Each setting can be tuned in detail using the " Armoury Crate " software.
Many people are particularly particular about lighting and button programming and mapping, so use Armoury Crate to make various adjustments to find the optimal settings.
On sale July 1! Now accepting reservations!
ROG Chakram X will be released on July 1, 2022, at an open price.
The "ROG Chakram X" is scheduled to be released on July 1, 2022 (Friday) at an open price, with an estimated market price of 22,280 yen (including tax).
This is the top-of-the-line model of the "ROG Chakram" series, which is already a big hit, and many people trust the performance of ROG products without actually touching them, so it is likely that the number of pre-orders will increase.
We hope you will consider pre-ordering as soon as possible, because it would be a waste of your time if you end up not being able to pre-order after the planned number of units are sold out!
For more information on the product, please visit the " ROG Chakram X" product page!
|ROG Chakram X Specifications|
|DPI Resolution||100 ~ 36,000 DPI|
|Tracking Speed||650 IPS|
|Polling Rate|| 8,000 Hz with USB wired connection
1,000 Hz with 2.4 GHz wireless connection
Bluetooth connection: 250 Hz
|Wireless charging||Qi wireless charging support|
|Left-right switch||ROG Micro Switch (70 million clicks)|
|Switch Replacement||Push-fit switch socket version II (mechanical & optical support)|
|Number of Buttons||11 programmable buttons|
|Joystick||256-level analog / 4-way digital joystick|
|DPI Buttons||Yes, bottom of mouse. (Additional DPI button programmable on top button)|
|Battery Life||Up to 150 hours|
|Games||FPS / MOBA / RTS|
|Cable||2.0 m ROG para-coated cable|
|Dimensions|| Main unit: 132.7 x 76.6 x 42.8 mm
Outer box: 203 x 153 x 91 mm
|Weight (main unit)||127 g|
|Included accessories|| 2 x ROG 3-pin microswitches (installed in mouse body)
2 x spare microswitches
1 x wireless receiver
1 x 2 m para-coated cable (Type-A male to Type-C male)
1 x USB RF Extender Adaptor with mousepad clip (Type-A female to Type-C Female)
1 x Carrying case
1 x long joystick (already attached to mouse body)
1 x short joystick
1 x joystick cover
1 x Switch remover
1 x logo badge
1 x ROG logo sticker
1 x instruction manual
1 x Warranty Card