ASUS created a new wireless mouse for MMO gamers. The ROG Spatha features 12 programmable buttons, swappable Omron switches, a 8200dpi laser sensor that tracks up to 30g acceleration and 1500 inches per second, customizable lighting with three zones and a magnetic docking station. The peripheral features an aluminium chassis and can be used both wireless or wired. Pricing and availability is unknown, the ROG Spatha was first shown at CES earlier this year so this announcement probably means it will be available shortly.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Spatha, a wired/wireless gaming mouse optimized for massively-multiplayer online (MMO) games. ROG Spatha has a sensitivity of 8200 dots per inch (DPI) and features 12 programmable buttons. It has a magnesium-alloy chassis, left and right buttons with the ASUS-exclusive easy-swap switchable socket design, as well as programmable RGB LED effects. When used in wired mode, it features an industry-leading 2000Hz rolling rate for smooth, instantaneous cursor response.
ROG Spatha is the proud recipient of a prestigious 2016 Red Dot Design Award, recognizing Spatha’s design excellence and innovation.
Intuitive command and control
With a total of 12 programmable buttons, including six thumb buttons situated on the left side of the mouse body, ROG Spatha puts all commands at the user’s fingertips. The six buttons feature Alps® switches for tactile feedback and are arranged to resemble the iconic ROG eye.
ROG Spatha has a premium magnesium-alloy chassis and an easy-swap switch socket design for quick customization. The main left and right mouse buttons are independent of the mouse body and feature OMRON® switches with a 20-million-click lifespan for increased durability, responsiveness, and tactile feedback.
ROG Spatha has a sensitivity of 8200DPI; it has a DPI clutch that lets users switch between two sensitivity levels while in the middle of a game.
Dual modes for additional flexibility
Whether used in wired or wireless mode, ROG Spatha provides precise and instantaneous cursor response. In wireless mode, ROG Spatha uses a high-speed wireless connection for high data throughput and low latency.
ROG Spatha gives a polling rate of up to 2000Hz in wired mode. A special raised connector design prevents the cable from dragging on the desk to ensure a smooth glide across any surface. ROG Spatha can be charged in wired mode, or when placed in its charging dock. It comes bundled with a braided 2m cable and a 1m rubber cable.
Customizable LED effects and ROG Armoury
ROG Spatha has an aggressive angular design with independently customizable RGB LED effects on the scroll wheel, side buttons, and ROG logo. It offers six different presets — Static, Breathing, Color Cycling, Trigger, Random, and Battery mode. ROG Spatha has built-in flash memory to save five different user profiles. The intuitive ROG Armoury dashboard lets users customize profiles, LED effects settings, program macros, and more.