Collaborations are a huge thing these days with tech brands, and now we have not just the Asus x Bandai collaboration for their WiFi 6 routers, but a whole lot more. These new ROG hardware definitely have the sick aesthetics, in the form of a Zaku-II and RX-78-2 themes.
Asus x Bandai Gundam Gaming Components
Asus recently announced the entire collection of Gundam-themed gaming PC components and peripherals. From the image above alone, you can see there are mugs, t-shirts, motherboards, graphics card, power supply, AIO liquid cooler, monitor, PC case, Wi-Fi router, gaming headphone, headphone stand, gaming mouse, mousepad, gaming keyboard, and more.
Asus x Bandai Gundam WiFi 6 Routers
The two Asus WiFi 6 routers being part of this collaboration is none other than the Asus RT-AX82U and the RT-AX86U. The former will don the red, blue, and white colours of the RX-78-2 Gundam, while the latter will be draped in Zeon red in the form of the MS-06S Zaku-II. These two Gundams are probably the most popular and iconic Gundams to ever be released, since its inception back in 1979.
Apart from the external Gundam aesthetics, the internals of the RT-AX82U and RT-AX86U are the same. They both feature the new WiFi 6 (802.11ax) ultra-fast wireless standard, with the RT-AX82U LAN supporting up to 2.5Gbps. The RT-AX86U also carries support for customizable RGB LEDs that are fully compatible with Asus’ Aura Sync.
Pricing and Availability
It isn’t known at this point if this is just a cosmetic upgrade or will there be hardware changes in specs. Asus hasn’t revealed any information on launch pricing or availability as of this writing.
But according to sources, the routers will first launch in China at an SRP of 1,299 CNY (approx. RM791) and 1,999 CNY (approx. RM1,218) respectively.