The ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition is the company’s latest superlight gaming mouse offering weighing at only 54 grams. This mouse is aimed squarely at first person shooter gamers with the Aim Lab branding.
Also released alongside the Harpe Ace is the ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition aim training mouse pad, which complements the mouse for a complete FPS gaming package. And no, despite the naming there are no standard Harpe Ace and Hone Ace products as of writing.
ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition
|Dimensions||L 127.5 x W 63.7 x H 39.6 mm|
|Weight||54g (without cable and USB dongle)|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0 (TypeC to TypeA)|
|Max Speed||650 IPS|
|USB Report Rate||1,000 Hz|
|RF 2.4G Report rate||1,000 Hz|
|L/R Switch Type||ROG 70M Mechanical Switch|
|Battery Life||Up to 90 hours (RGB off)|
|Grip Style||Palm grip|
ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition
|Dimensions||L 508 x W 420 x H 3 mm|
What’s In The Box?
ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition:
- ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition gaming mouse
- USB Dongle
- USB Dongle Extender
- ROG Paracord
- Quick start guide
- Warranty Booklet
- ROG x Aim Lab Sticker
- Mouse feet
- Thank you card
- Mouse Grip Tape Set
ROG Hone Ace:
- ROG Hone Ace mousepad
- ROG logo stickers
The ROG Harpe Ace has an ambidextrous design, with the side buttons occupying the left side. The left and right edges are texture with diagonal lines running where you would normally place your thumbs and ring finger. The side buttons are coloured in Aim Lab’s baby blue colour. An Aim Lab logo is placed at the left of the side buttons, which can be revealed under UV light.
The only addressable RGB lighting is found on the mouse wheel, which is a plus in my opinion as RGB lighting heavily reduces battery life. The mode switch, DPI button and pairing button are placed at the bottom of the mouse.
On to the Hone Ace mousepad. It is large and has a hybrid fabric finish with a protective nano coating. The Republic Of Gamers and Aim Lab logos can be found on the top left and top right edges respectively, while the edge stitching are in baby blue.
A grippy rubber surface at the bottom helps keep the mouse pad in place during heavy gaming sessions . You will find vertical lines spaced 1cm apart, which works in tandem with the Aim Lab x ROG 360 task to help players train their flicking skills.
The curvature of the mouse is a bit flatter than the ROG Keris Wireless AimPoint. ROG claims that the mouse is great for all grip styles.
Personally I prefer the palm grip, and the ROG Harpe Ace felt comfortable. It has matte textured plastic, making it easy to grip when with sweaty palms. The size is great for medium sized hands too.
Using the mouse in tandem with the mouse pad, I noticed that it glides smoothly along the surface, with little to no chaffing on my wrists after prolonged gaming sessions.
The 36,000 DPI sensor is a bit overkill as most FPS players prefer lower DPI settings for more precision. Despite that, the ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition is fast, light and accurate. Average small delta is also quite low at less than 6ms.
I noticed a marginal improvement in precision on the Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition mouse pad. It certainly feels much more consistent to glide on across the Hone Ace’s surface compared to a keyboard desk mat.
Thanks to the collaboration with Aim Lab, Harpe Ace users can optimise their mouse settings via Aim Lab Settings Optimise, which offers more options when compared to other gaming mice. This allows users to fine tune their mouse to work to their own individual preference even without much technical knowledge about DPI, lift-off distance and more.
Personally I like this feature, as it allowed me to try out multiple setups back to back, before recommending me what are the ideal settings for my personal mouse usage style.
One neat feature of the ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition is the sheer depth of customisation without the Armoury Crate software. You get the standard DPI switch button at the bottom, but also much more using a combination of buttons
For example, you can adjust the DPI settings in 50 DPI increments by holding down on the DPI button for 3 seconds, then use the mouse scroll wheel to increase or decrease the DPI. You can also adjust the polling rate by holding the pairing button and pressing the back button, then adjust using the scroll wheel. Lastly, you can adjust the lift off distance between high and low by pressing the forward button while holding the pairing button.
If you have the Armoury Crate installed, you get to further fine tune your mouse’s characteristics, such as angle acceleration / deceleration, angle tuning, and mouse pad calibration, which somehow did not include the Hone Ace Aim Lab mouse pad.
ROG claims a battery life of up to 90 hours with the RGB turned off, and about 79 hours with RGB on. I managed about 70 hours with RGB on at 50% brightness before the battery warning indicator lights up.
Do keep in mind that your mileage may vary depending on your RGB brightness and breathing effects. Overall, the battery life is great especially considering how light the mouse is.
The ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition did a great job at what it is designed to do — first person shooters. The collaboration with Aim Lab not only provides a solid tool for serious FPS gamers, but also help them train their aiming skills while also adapting the mouse to individual user characteristics.
By combining the mouse with the Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition mouse pad, users can expect a lot of mileage out of this gaming mouse before feeling the need to upgrade, if ever.
They do not come cheap however, as the mouse retails for RM599, while the bundle retails for RM748, but you do get a great FPS mouse that offer a lot of features on the table.
For more information, please visit the official ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition and Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition product pages.