Asus ROG Meta Buffs event today unveiled an all-new lineup of gaming gear via an online launch event. Aligning with the event theme, the new products are all meta buffs: status enhancements that are lighter, faster and more powerful for taking gaming experiences to a new level.
Asus ROG Meta Buffs
Apart from the new RTX 3000 series GPUs and 360Hz Monitors, the company also introduced the ROG Strix XF 120 fan for low-noise cooling performance and versatility; ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, the world’s first WiFi 6E router; the ROG Strix Scope RX gaming keyboard, which debuts the responsive, reliable and durable ROG RX Red Optical Mechanical Switches; the ROG Keris Wireless mouse for compact and nimble control; the ROG Delta S headset for crystal-clear audio; and ROG Scabbard II, an extended gaming mouse pad with a protective nano-coating that repels water, oil and dust.
“Recently, people are spending much more time at home working, learning and playing. With a greater focus on doing what they enjoy the most, a lot of gamers have aspired to level up by adding peripherals or upgrading their PC components,” “For all of you looking to gain an advantage in gaming, ROG is here to upgrade your gaming experiences with meta buffs.”Jackie Hsu, ASUS Senior Vice President and Co-Head of the Open Platform Business Group and AIoT Business Group
ROG Strix XF 120 Cooling Fan
ROG Strix XF 120 is a versatile 120-mm 4-pin pulse-width modulation (PWM) cooling fan that has been tested and verified to deliver optimized acoustic profiles across a range of performance demands. It delivers 62.5 cubic feet per minute (CFM) airflow and 3.07 mm H2O static pressure, which provides the flexibility to use ROG Strix XF 120 for static pressure applications, including as a CPU cooler or radiator, or for chassis cooling. For further cooling power, its small fan hub allows greater space for airflow, and the aerodynamic fan blades and curvature of the frame struts help direct air throughput to minimize turbulence and maximize airflow.
ROG Strix XF 120 features magnetic-levitation technology that reduces friction when the fan rotates for a quiet acoustic profile and 400,000-hour longevity, while the specially grooved blades and an anti-vibrating design further reduce noise. With an extensive operating range of 250 to 1800 RPM, the fan can be adjusted to as low as 250 RPM and even automatically turns off when set to 0% PWM duty cycle for an ultralow noise profile and super-efficient cooling.
ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Gaming Router
ASUS is delivering wider bandwidth and increased 160 MHz channels of WiFi 6E with ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, the world’s first WiFi 6E router. With a tri-band design and 802.11ax WiFi 6E connectivity, ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 supports speeds of up to 11,000 Mbps and features WAN aggregation for WAN speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second. With 4×4 WiFi 6 and a 2.5 gigabit-per-second LAN port, both wired and wireless networks can achieve speeds of more than 1 gigabit per second, bringing true multi-gigabit performance to life. GT-AXE11000 is powered by a quad-core 1.8 GHz 64-bit CPU with 1 gigabyte of RAM, so it can handle heavy traffic in WiFi 6E networks. The router also uses the latest 6 GHz power amplifier to improve both the signal coverage and quality.
WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, which has three-times more bandwidth than the 5 GHz band. It also adds seven extra 160 MHz channels to the current WiFi 6 standard, provides lower latency, and will be dedicated to WiFi 6E devices for maintaining high speeds that will not be affected by legacy devices.
ROG Strix Scope RX Gaming Keyboard
ROG Strix Scope RX is the first mechanical RGB gaming keyboard to debut ROG RX Red Optical Mechanical Switches, which are the first in the world to feature a hollow-square stem design with embedded RGB LEDs for all-round per-key lighting. The unique design of each switch delivers a near-zero debounce delay to ensure instantaneous activation the moment a key is pressed. The hollow-square stem and X-stabilizer mechanism provide consistent wobble-free keystrokes, while the 100-million-keypress lifespan ensures extreme durability.
ROG Strix Scope RX provides an alloy top cover and IP56 water and dust resistance to further ensure durability and longevity. It comes ready for the action of first-person shooter (FPS) games with an extended Ctrl key for ‘Crouch,’ and other commands. A USB 2.0 port can be used as a passthrough for device charging and external storage. The Stealth key hides all apps and mutes audio for instant privacy, and the quick-toggle switch quickly changes between functions and media inputs. The keyboard also features a backlit ROG logo and customizable lighting effects. The Armoury Crate software utility allows users to customize user profiles, map keys, record macros and even track hardware stats during gameplay.
ROG Keris Wireless Gaming Mouse
ROG Keris Wireless is a light gaming mouse that weighs only 79g. Made in collaboration with professional eSports teams, after six months and numerous prototypes, ROG Keris Wireless offers gamers the perfect mouse shape.
Featuring tri-mode connectivity, the ROG Keris Wireless gives gamers a choice of using an ultrafast 2.4 GHz wireless, energy-efficient Bluetooth® LE, or wired USB when the battery needs to be topped up. The high-speed sensor has been specially tuned by ROG to have 16,000 dpi sensitivity, 400 ips and 40 g acceleration for premium precision and swiftness. ROG Keris Wireless also features the ROG-exclusive push-fit switch-socket design with the new ROG Micro Switch, which offers 70-million-click durability and a gold-plated electro junction for longevity.
Equipped with the firm texture of L/R buttons made of PBT, ROG Keris Wireless offers exceptional durability. The rounded, 100% TPFE mouse feet provide a smooth glide across any mousepad. ROG Keris Wireless also includes swappable side buttons that come in different colors for more customization options and an extremely soft ROG cable to reduce friction for unimpeded gameplay.
ROG Delta S Gaming Headset
ROG Delta S gaming headset features hi-fi-grade ESS 9281 CODEC with QUAD DAC™ technology, and is the first gaming headset with Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology, which is an award-winning technology that delivers studio-quality audio files to reveal every detail of the original recording. Embedded MQA Renderer technology in ROG Delta S can connect to an MQA core signal and complete the final “unfold” of an MQA file for incredible audio quality. The ASUS AI noise-canceling microphone on ROG Delta S delivers crystal-clear in-game voice communication, and exclusive ASUS Essence drivers, an airtight chamber design and audio signal diversion technology work in unison for incredibly immersive audio.
ROG Delta S weighs just 300 grams and has ergonomic D-shaped ROG Hybrid ear cushions. Its USB Type-C connector allows users to play on a PC and on consoles or mobile devices without needing to swap headsets. Customizable, circular RGB lighting can be used with other Aura Sync-enabled gear and unique soundwave lighting effects flash in tune with the user’s voice.
ROG Scabbard II Gaming Mouse Pad
ROG Scabbard II is an extended gaming mouse pad made out of durable fabric with a military-grade nano-coating that repels water, oil and dust. It features an anti-fray, narrow-stitched edges and a non-slip rubber base.