ASUS ROG Chakram Review - What an Impressive Feature Set 6

ASUS ROG Chakram Review - What an Impressive Feature Set

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Introduction

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ASUS is a Taiwan-based computer hardware and electronics company founded in 1989. "Chakram" is the name of an Indian throwing weapon. The ASUS ROG Chakram isn't meant to be thrown around, however. Instead, it's a right-handed ergonomic gaming mouse with a feature list that can only be deemed impressive. The Chakram can be used either as a wired mouse or wireless in low-latency 2.4 GHz or high-endurance Bluetooth mode. Additionally, in conjunction with a Qi-enabled mouse pad, wireless Qi-charging can be used. When using the Type-C USB 3.0 connection, the mouse can be fast-charged. The sensor is the PAW3335, PixArt's latest model specifically intended for wireless applications and capable of up to 16,000 CPI at low power consumption, which keeps battery life high. Speaking of which, ASUS cites up to 79 hours of battery life (without illumination) using 2.4 GHz mode and more than 100 hours using Bluetooth mode. The joystick on the side can be used either in analog or digital mode and customized with a long or short stick. Much like many other ASUS mice, the Chakram comes with the option to install new main switches without having to solder (hot-swap switches), extending the lifespan of the mouse. Button covers are magnetic, making it hassle-free to access the switches. Another feature is the ability to adjust CPI on the fly with the scroll wheel. Lastly, extensively configurable RGB lighting and full software customization are on board too.



Specifications

ASUS ROG Chakram
Size:132.7 mm x 76.6 mm x 42.8 mm
Size (inches):5.22" x 3.01" x 1.69"
Ambidextrous:No
Weight:126 g
Number of Buttons:10 (including wheel click and joystick)
Main Switches:Omron D2FC-F-K (50M) (China)
Wheel Encoder:Mechanical
Sensor:PixArt PAW3335
Resolution:100–16,000 CPI
Polling Rate:125/250/500/1000 Hz
Cable:1.80 m, braided
Software:Yes
Price:$159.99
Warranty:2 years
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