Feb 14, 2017 Written by: MasterC

Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix Impact gaming mouse

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The ROG Strix Evolve and Impact are the first mice in the ROG Strix series. Both were created for versatility. They're fast enough for MOBA games while being sensible picks for other genres as well. And they can be used with either hand (considering training yourself to be ambidextrous to outlast your opponents). Be on the lookout for the Evolve in the weeks to come. For now, get ready for an affordable gaming mouse that can make a real impact on your games and the look of your battlestation.

The essentials for simplicity

After receiving positive feedback on the Sica, we looked to refine the design further. Lo and behold, we give you the Impact. Like its predecessor (sorry, no white edition...yet), the Impact gets back to basics to satisfy those who desire a high-performance gaming mouse with only the functions they need — nothing more, and nothing less.

One might say making a mouse with basic functionality is easy, but why would anyone in their right mind choose to do so when there are almost countless alternatives with extra buttons, toggles, and scroll wheels? Rest assured, ROG hasn't lost the plot. While some might reminisce about simple controllers with a single D-pad and two buttons, basic gamepads simply aren't applicable to most modern games. Luckily, since mice are used in conjuction with keyboards, it's possible to keep things as simple as possible. For some games (especially MOBAs), the last thing you need is an overwhelming number of distractions built into the mouse. The ROG Strix Impact is for people who want to focus on winning and let the results speak for themselves.

Design and performance

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The size and shape, as well as Mayan-patterned rear flanks, make the Impact easy to grip and control with either hand. The left and right buttons are large to accomodate palm, finger-tip, and claw grips. They're also separate from the body to reduce the force required when clicking, making input feel more responsive.

While the Omron switches on the Sica are rated for 20 million clicks, the Impact upgrades to more durable versions rated for 50 million clicks. A new DPI switch and indicator light have also been implemented below the Mayan-patterned scroll wheel, adding on-the-fly sensitivity adjustments whilst maintaining a streamlined design. The lightweight (91-gram) body is tuned for rapid movement in MOBA games, and it's accompanied by a low-friction cable and fast 5000-DPI optical sensor. Optical sensors are more forgiving in first-person shooters than laser-based alternatives. Add DPI toggling for sniping, plus lightweight construction, and the Impact is also a deadly weapon for FPS gamers.  

The ROG logo on the Impact has AURA Sync RGB lighting with different effects and over 16 million colors. Match your Impact with other AURA Sync-capable products, such as the latest ROG Maximus IX motherboards, graphics cards, and peripherals, and you can synchronize everything to display amazing full-system lighting effects that only ROG can offer. You can even get AURA Sync on an ROG desktop and HB SLI bridge!

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Press Release

Republic of Gamers Announces Strix Impact

Lightweight, ambidextrous gaming mouse offers a comfortable, ergonomic design, Aura Sync RGB lighting, and durable build quality

 

KEY POINTS

  • Wired optical gaming mouse has a lightweight and ergonomic ambidextrous design optimized for multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games.
  • Customizable ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting lets gamers express their personal style.
  • Durable build quality with 50-million-click Omron switches enables ROG Strix Impact to withstand the rigors of marathon gaming.

 

Taipei, Taiwan (14th February, 2017)ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix Impact, a wired optical gaming mouse with a lightweight and ergonomic ambidextrous design optimized for multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games. Built with the essential qualities of lightness, speed, comfort, and durability that MOBA gamers need to triumph and have fun during marathon sessions, ROG Strix Impact is a reliable and effective gaming weapon.

Flexible customization options available in the intuitive ROG Armoury software let gamers change different aspects of the operation of ROG Strix Impact, and ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting lets them express their personal style and synchronize lighting with other Aura-enabled products.

ROG Strix Impact is built to last with durable Omron® switches that are rated to 50 million clicks. Thoughtful design details include a DPI switch and indicator to adjust tracking speed on the fly, and a low-friction, drag-free cable for fast, easy movement.

 

Lightweight and ergonomic ambidextrous design

ROG Strix Impact was designed with input from pro gamers to ensure it meets the needs of even the most demanding players. The lightweight design — it weighs just 91 grams excluding the cable —reduces strain on the wrist and arm during long gaming sessions, while increasing movement speed. Its ergonomic shape is comfortable to hold and use with any grip type, and its ambidextrous design makes it equally suited to both right- and left-handed gamers.

Adding to comfort and usability, the left and right mouse buttons on ROG Strix Impact are separate from the mouse body, reducing the force and travel distance required for each click and providing a more tactile button response.

 

Flexible customization options

ROG Strix Impact comes with the intuitive ROG Armoury software to give gamers complete control over the mouse’s operation, including creating button mappings, tweaking performance settings, and saving mouse profiles. Additionally, ROG Armoury lets gamers customize the look of ROG Strix Impact with RGB lighting in a choice of over 16 million colors and multiple lighting effects to show their own gaming style and personality. Together with ASUS Aura Sync and ROG Sync, gamers can synchronize ROG Strix Impact’s lighting effects with other Aura-enabled products[1] to create a system with stunning, unified lighting themes.                       

 

Durable construction and attention to detail

ROG Strix Impact is built with durable, high-quality Omron switches that have an industry-leading 50-million-click lifespan — 30 million clicks more than normal Omron switches — to ensure it withstands even the most intense gaming session and will provide years of dependable service.

ROG Strix Impact also includes thoughtful design details that further improve its performance and usability. A DPI switch lets gamers make on-the-fly sensitivity adjustments to suit different gaming scenarios without the need to open a separate software window and take themselves out of the action. A DPI indicator lets them know what the current setting is with just a quick glance. ROG Strix Impact also has a low-friction cable with a specialized rubber coating that reduces cable friction and snagging for increased speed and easy movement, and an angled cable attachment point to minimize cord drag.                    

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[2]

ASUS ROG Strix Impact

Connectivity

Wired via USB 2.0

Tracking resolution

5000 DPI optical sensor

Tracking speed

130 IPS

Tracking acceleration

30g

Switch

Omron D2FC-F-K (50M)

OS compatibility

Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Windows 7

Size

115 x 62 x 39mm

Weight

112g with cable

91g without cable

Package contents

1 x ROG Strix Impact gaming mouse

2 x ROG logo stickers

User documentation

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,368 awards and earned approximately US$14 billion of revenue in 2015.

 

[1] Aura Sync synchronization with other product lines is enabled and controlled by ASUS Aura-ready motherboards. ROG Sync, the RGB lighting synchronization between ROG Armoury-supported peripherals, is controlled through the ROG Armoury software.

[2] 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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