Apr 11, 2016 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Spatha

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Make no mistake, ROG Spatha is not just a mouse - it's a status symbol to say you mean business. Now that you've got the ultimate weapon and everyone's attention, it's time to show them what you've got. Any attempt to remain inconspicuous would be pretty much futile, as the bold, striking lines, magnisium alloy chassis, and RGB lighting in three independent zones ensure you're spotted as easily as a brown grizzly riding down the street on a tricycle. It might even be hard to distinguish by the look on a person's face if they had just come face to face with a grizzly or a Spatha.

The Spatha can be a wired mouse and offers wireless freedom as well, featuring an 8200 dpi laser sensor with the ability to track 30(gravitational) acceleration, 150 ips (inches per second) and at 2000Hz for polling rate (in wired mode, 1000Hz for wireless). The Mayan-patterned grip and ergonomic design make sure you have complete command of the mouse even if you have ginormous hands. The Spatha is perfect for the palm or claw grip.

No matter what games you're into, the 12 programmable buttons including six for the thumb will have you covered - even for MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games. The large left and right buttons are separated from the body for responsiveness while different Japanese-made Omron switches offer different tactile-feel, up to 20-million click lifespan, and can be easily swapped out (extra switches come bundled). The Alps encoder scroll wheel provides smooth and accurate movement, vital for when cycling through weapons or the inventory. A 2-level dpi switch with light indicator is perfect for FPS (First Person Shooter) games where you want to zoom in and out instantly to snipe, horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) sensitivity can be customized independently to help keep the crosshair leveled for more headshots.

A magnetic charging dock conveniently tops up the mouse whenever not in use and features its own LED battery indicator. The ROG Armoury software allows you customize and fine-tune every little detail in the Spatha including acceleration/deceleration, lift-off distance, six lighting modes (where each of the three zones can display its own effect), and more.

Here's the official feature video!

For more details, hit the PR button below!

 

Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Spatha

MMO-optimized wired/wireless gaming mouse features 12 programmable buttons, switchable socket design, RGB lighting, and up to a 2000Hz polling rate

 

KEY POINTS

  • Wired/wireless laser mouse is optimized for MMO gaming and features 12 programmable buttons   
  • Durable magnesium-alloy chassis; left and right buttons with an easy-swap switchable socket design, and customizable RGB LED effects
  • Industry-leading 2000Hz polling rate to remove input lag for smooth, instantaneous cursor response

 

Taipei, Taiwan (11th April, 2016) — 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.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ASUS ROG Spatha

Connectivity

Wireless RF 2.4GHz

Wired via USB 2.0

Tracking resolution

8200DPI laser sensor

Tracking speed

150 inches per second

Tracking acceleration

30g

Responsiveness

2000Hz polling rate (in wired mode)

1000 Hz polling rate (in wireless mode)

Switch

OMRON® D2FC-F-7N(20M) with 20-million-click lifespan

Additional OMRON® D2F-01F switches included
 

*Compatible switches:

OMRON® D2F Series switches: D2F, D2F-F, D2F-01, D2F-01F

OMRON® D2FC Series switches: D2FC-3M, D2FC-F-7N, D2FC-F-7N(10M) , D2FC-F-7N(20M)

Cables

2m braided USB cable

1m rubber USB cable

OS compatibility

Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Windows 8

Windows 7

Package contents

1 x wireless receiver/ charging dock

1 x 2-meter braided USB cable

1 x 1-meter regular rubber USB cable

2 x Japanese-made Omron switches

1 x ROG hard carry case

2 x ROG logo stickers

1 x screwdriver

User documentation

Size

137 x 89 x 45mm

Weight

175g (without cable)

 

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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